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  1. Updates for Wednesday 31 December 2014

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Happy new year

Our updates have now finished for the day. BBC Local Live will start again at 08:00 on Thursday. Have a good evening.

Ex-Ram dies

Former Derby County inside forward Jimmy Dunn

has died at the age of 91.

Jimmy Dunn

The Edinburgh-born player was signed by the Rams for £15,000 in 1953 - four years after helping Wolves win the FA Cup.

Cloudy and mild night

Tonight is expected to be mainly cloudy with outbreaks of drizzle and lows of 7C (45F).

You can read a more detailed forecast


Death of Clarence Wiggins

Derby City Council leader Ranjit Banwait has paid tribute to local basketball star and teacher Clarence Wiggins, who died earlier this week.

Clarence Wiggins
Alan Mousley

He said: "My thoughts and prayers go to the family and friends of Clarence Wiggins at this very difficult time. The man was an inspiration to many."

Foggy Ashbourne

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

Foggy conditions in Ashbourne earlier - I think it looks quite pretty!

Foggy Ashbourne

'Leave your bins out'

High Peak Borough Council

tweets: Ice and snow are still causing delays to waste collections this week, please leave any uncollected bins out


Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

What do you think of BBC Local Live? We'd like

your feedback about this service.

Brewers pair to leave

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby

Burton Albion players Lee Bell and Ian Sharps have been told their futures lie away from the Pirelli Stadium.

Bell, 31, has only made one substitute under Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink while Sharps has not featured since Gary Rowett's departure.

Snow on the pitch

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby

It's a snowy scene at the Pirelli Stadium where Burton Albion are due to play Shrewsbury Town in three days.

Pirelli Stadium

Sir John Hurt

Derbyshire actor John Hurt has been rewarded for six decades in acting

with a knighthood.

He said: "I thought I'd treat it in a circumspect sort of a way but I find myself inordinately proud."

Normanton disturbance: Four arrests

Police say

four people have been arrested after a 20-year-old man was assaulted in Normanton.

Three 17-year-olds and a 14-year-old are being questioned about the attack, which happened on Normanton Road at about 18:50 on Monday.

Big month

Derby County jumped to third with last night's 2-0 win over Leeds United. Here's what January has in store for the Rams.

January fixtures

You can see the full fixture list


Cola theft

BBC Radio Derby

Thieves have stolen several pallets of Coca Cola from a lorry parked in a layby on the A50 near Uttoxeter.

It happened between 21:00 on Monday and 05:45 yesterday.

Man critical after stabbing

BBC Radio Derby

A man is in a critical condition after being stabbed in the chest in Derby.

Police said the 23-year-old, from Burton, was found injured on Lower Dale Road in the early hours of this morning.

Your photos: Hope Valley


Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Thank you to Simon Bull for sending us this impressive photo of a snowy Hope Valley, taken earlier this month.

Hope Valley
Simon Bull

Email or
tweet us your best photos of Derbyshire. I'll feature the best on Local Live.

Christmas tree advice

Derby City Council

tweets: You will soon be taking your Christmas decorations down. Find out what to do with your real Christmas trees here:

Hurt's famous roles

Chesterfield-born John Hurt

has received a knighthood after six decades in acting.

John Hurt

The 74-year-old's most famous roles include John Merrick in The Elephant Man, Winston Smith in 1984 and alien-inside-stomach victim Kane in Alien.

Looking back: Assembly Rooms fire

A major fire at Derby's Assembly Rooms

on a Friday night in March brought the city centre to a standstill.

Assembly Rooms fire

The venue has been out of action since the blaze, with the city council still to decide whether it will be refurbished or torn down and replaced.

Travel update

One lane is blocked on the M1 northbound before J29, for the A617 Chesterfield, because of a broken down car.

And a two-vehicle accident has closed Bearwood Hill Road in Burton,

says BBC Travel.

Cat shelter shuts

Derbyshire Times

A popular cat shelter which has saved thousands of felines

has closed its doors.

Mac 'focused on Rams'

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

After seeing his side

beat Leeds 2-0, Derby County boss Steve McClaren brushed aside speculation linking him with a possible move to Newcastle United.

Steve McClaren

He said: "I'm focused on this job here and want to delight in this performance, three points and a good end to the year."

'Behave', says police chief

Burton Mail

The top cop in Burton has warned people to be 'on their best behaviour' during the New Year celebrations

or face being banned from the town centre.

Poppy artist honoured

Derbyshire artist Paul Cummins, who created the WW1 ceramic poppy installation at the Tower of London, said he was "taken aback"

to be appointed MBE.

Poppy installation

He said: "Thank you to all those involved in bringing my vision to fruition and to those who put me forward for this honour. I'm shocked to receive it but truly grateful."

Bin delays latest

Derbyshire Dales District Council

tweets: No need to report a missed bin collection - we know if we haven't been able to get to you due to ice & snow

Unlikely oracle

Which former foreign secretary's wisdom does ex-Derbyshire cricketer Devon Malcolm try to summon when making key decisions?

Find out in BBC Magazine's

100 things we didn't know last year (it's number 46).

Mild afternoon

BBC Weather's

latest map shows how this afternoon looks set to be a few degrees warmer than yesterday in most areas.

Weather map

Aldi coming to Eckington

Derbyshire Times

Eckington is set for a jobs boost after discount supermarket chain Aldi

got the green light to build a store.

Ambulance staff get ready

East Midlands Today

East Midlands Ambulance Service is preparing for what is traditionally its busiest night of the year.

It's urging people to only use 999 for genuine emergencies and warns that recent icy conditions on the roads has affected its ability to respond to calls quickly.

Fashion watch

Angelina Socci

Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

Co-ordinated outfits for Mel Coles and I today!

Angelina Socci and Mel Coles

Race meet cancelled

BBC Radio Derby

Uttoxeter Racecourse has called off today's race meeting because of weather conditions.

The decision was taken after an early inspection, when temperatures of -4C combined with fog left officials with little option but to cancel.

Have your say

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

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Send us your pictures

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Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

It's still quite snowy across Derbyshire - Dean Hanfrey sent in his fine shot of the Peak District looking very wintry.

Peak District snow
Dean Hanfrey

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tweet us your pictures. I'll feature the finest examples on Local Live.

MBE for charity boss

Derby Telegraph

Derbyshire charity champion Maria Hanson has rounded off a momentous year

with an MBE honour.

Rewards for designated drivers

BBC Radio Derby

Pubs and clubs in east Staffordshire are being urged to join a scheme where designated drivers are rewarded with discounted soft drinks.

More than 100 venues in the county have signed up so far.

New Year's Eve buses

Trentbarton Buses

tweets: Saturday service on all buses until c.8pm - buses running late into the night on some routes, more details here:

John Hurt knighted

Veteran actor John Hurt

has received a knighthood in the New Year Honours.

John Hurt

The 74-year-old, who was born and raised in Derbyshire, was knighted for his services to drama in a career lasting more than five decades.

Rams march on

Derby County moved up to third in the Championship with

a 2-0 win over Leeds United last night.

Jake Buxton goal celebration
Getty Images

An Alex Mowatt own goal was followed by a Jake Buxton header in front of a 31,690 crowd at the iPro Stadium.

MBE for poppy artist

The Derbyshire artist behind the hugely popular ceramic poppy WW1 display at the Tower of London

has been appointed MBE in the New Year Honours.

Paul Cummins
University of Derby

About five million people visited Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, which was put together by Paul Cummins with theatre designer Tom Piper, who has also been honoured.