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  1. Updates for Monday 19 January 2015
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates return from 08:00 Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Ben Truslove

All times stated are UK

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Thank you and goodnight

Ben Truslove

BBC News

That's goodbye from me for today. Gavin Bevis is back in the hot seat tomorrow for all your news, sport, travel and weather for Derbyshire from 08:00.

Dry but frosty tonight

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

It will be

a generally dry and clear evening and night with a widespread frost.

There'll be some freezing fog patches may form in places.

Light variable winds. Lows of -3C (27F) overnight.

What's your dog?

Analysis of the

most popular pooches in the UK has got tongues wagging on the internet.

Dog looking at Facebook
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In Derbyshire,

the most popular dogs are Labradors and Staffordshire bull terriers but several listeners have been in touch on Radio Derby's
Facebook page to mention their breeds.

Mary-Ann Riley wrote to say she lives in Riddings with her German short haired pointer and has never seen another one in the area. Jayne Mitchell also lives in Riddings with her Bassethound.

Derby's piano-playing pig

Simon Ward

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

He was imported from Canada and now lives inside his owner's house in Derby.

Ludwig - the 17 stone pig named for his love of playing a toy piano - has already marked his territory by foiling a break-in by grunting at would-be burglars.

Ludwig the pig

This weekend, he celebrated his third birthday.

More on

BBC East Midlands Today at 18:30.

A football foot in both camps

BBC Sport

Striker Robert Earnshaw is one of a select few to have played for both

Derby County and Nottingham Forest.

Robert Earnshaw
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move along the A52 and winning over the "other" set of fans is never an easy one.

The 33-year-old, who was last season playing for Chicago Fire in the MLS, had a miserable year-long stay with the Rams, scoring just two goals in 25 appearances.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In the 17:00 bulletin you'll hear from "Jilted" John Whitbread, originally from Burton, who has been rejected a third time.

Listen to him explain his heartache after a second bidder failed to pay up for his spare honeymoon ticket on

BBC Radio Derby.

Canine Quiz

Ben Truslove

BBC News

If the BBC's

dog map has got you musing about mutts and considering canines, why not test your terrier knowledge and ponder our puppy puzzles in the
doggy quiz?

Dog in sunglasses

Why not share your pictures and stories of your delightful doggy? Get in touch by

email or
twitter with the hashtag #dogmap

M1 traffic improved

BBC Travel

The broken down vehicle which was causing delays on the M1 southbound near Tibshelf Services has now been cleared.

Traffic is currently running smoothly along the

motorway in Derbyshire.

A Dalek invades Matlock

Mike O'Sullivan

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

While in Matlock with East Midlands Today we spotted this homemade Dalek outside a shop.

Matlock Dalek

Owner Calvin Mills said eBay was not keen on him listing the wheeled-monster because it was worried what the BBC would say.

Masked robber threatens shopkeeper

A shopkeeper in

Heanor was threatened by a masked robber who made off with cash from the till.

Derbyshire police are appealing for witnesses following the robbery at Heanor Convenience Store in Holbrook Street on 22:45 on Friday.

The robber is white, 5ft 6ins (1.68m), tall and stocky and had a scarf over his face. The shopkeeper was unharmed.

M1 traffic trouble

BBC Travel

A broken down vehicle on the southbound carriageway of the M1 is causing severe disruption close to Tibshelf Services.

For up to the minute details of traffic problems, check

BBC Travel News.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

There's more on the porcine pianist who scared off Derby burglars in the 16:00 bulletin on

Radio Derby.

Ludwig the pig

The 17st (108kg) pot-bellied pig celebrated his third birthday this weekend.


Ben Truslove

BBC News

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

your feedback about this service.

Watch: Vandals attack chairman's car

Neil Heath

BBC News

Footage has emerged of two men

vandalising Nottingham Forest's chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi's car after Saturday's clash against local rivals Derby County.

Man damages car outside the Derby County's ground

The video, sent to the BBC by a member of the public, shows two men trying to pull a windscreen wiper away from the Mercedes-Benz Viano outside the iPro Stadium.

Mr Al Hasawi's tyres were also slashed and the number plate was ripped off.

Ludwig the piano-playing pig

Simon Ward

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

Ludwig the piano-playing Vietnamese pot-bellied pig is no different to "any other 240lb toddler", according to his owners.

Ludwig the Vietnamese pot-bellied pig

Liane Scholz and Mike Maughan from Derby say he does need a lot of picking up after, but has already saved their bacon by scaring off burglars.

There will be more from the porcine musician on

East Midlands Today at 18:30.

Video: Footage shows pitch invasion

Sky Sports footage of Saturday's East Midlands derby shows a

man running towards Nottingham Forest player Kelvin Wilson after the final whistle.

Sky Sports footage
Sky Sports

Derbyshire Police is investigating an alleged assault against the player.

A 23-year-old Derby fan, who was originally arrested on suspicion of pitch encroachment, has been interviewed about the incident and bailed.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Morrisons opened a supermarket in Ilkeston this morning close to the newly named Gnome Island.

Of the 234 jobs created, more than 90 were filled by people who were previously unemployed, the firm said.

Listen to the 15:00 bulletin on

Radio Derby.

Your pictures


Facebook, our cover image is this seasonal shot of a dunnock and a robin checking each other out on a wall at Stenson Lock in Derby.

A dunnock and a robin at Stenson Locks
Nick Allen

You can see your pictures here by emailing or sharing on

PCC renews calls for council tax rise

The police and crime commissioner in Derbyshire is asking for people's views on his plans to increase the police element of council tax by almost 2% a year.

Alan Charles

Alan Charles says that's £3.39 per year for a Band D property and that although it would bring in an extra £1m, he still expects a budget shortfall.

The government says any increase above 2% will trigger a local referendum.

Fans will be 'appalled by callous act'

Neil Heath

BBC News

Fans of Derby County found guilty of any "wrongdoing" face a permanent ban from the club, the Rams' chief executive said.

One man invaded the pitch at the East Midlands' derby on Saturday while Nottingham Forests' chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi's car was vandalised.

Tweet from chairman

In a statement, Sam Rush said the majority of supporters will be "appalled by the callous act of a thoughtless individual".

In the news

Kelly Smith

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In the 14:00 bulletin, you'll hear about a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig who is the perfect deterrent to burglars.

That and more on

BBC Radio Derby.

Doggie knowledge quiz

Ben Truslove

BBC News

The Labrador might be

the most popular dog in Derbyshire but do you know your Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever from your Affenpinscher?

BBC Sport

Find out how much you know about man's best friend

in this quiz.

Chesterfield defeat

BBC Sport

Chesterfield FC boss Paul Cooke says the team conceded "really poor goals" as they went down to

their first defeat in eight matches, leaving them a point outside the play-off places in eighth.

The Spireites were beaten 3-1 by league leaders Swindon on Saturday.

Crossings facing cuts

Mike O'Sullivan

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

Around a hundred school crossing patrols could be axed in Derbyshire as part of budget cuts.


The county council says it'd save around £380,000 a year - but campaigners fighting to save the jobs of lollipop staff at crossings like this one in Duffield are worried about safety risk for children.

More details on

East Midlands Today at 13:30

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In the news at 13:00

Derby County has issued an apology about the behaviour of some of its fans during Saturday's home game against Nottingham Forest.

Events "bring shame" on Derby County

Neil Heath

BBC News

Derby County chief executive Sam Rush has said the behaviour of fans at this weekend's clash with Nottingham Forest has

"brought shame" on the club.

Derby County chief exec Sam Rush
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One man invaded the pitch after the final whistle at the iPro Stadium on Saturday while Forest chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi's car was vandalised.

Mr Rush said: "The events which unfolded, following our disappointing result against our local rivals on Saturday, have brought shame on our club."

Woman assaulted on canal

A woman was sexually assaulted as she walked along the canal in Alvaston on Monday morning last week.

Derbyshire police are appealing for information after the 19-year-old was approached by a man near to Haydock Park Road at about 8:30.

He is described as in his late 20s with a tanned complexion, 5ft 8ins (1.72m) tall and stocky.

'Jilted John' jilted again

Sally Pepper

Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

Burton man John Whitbread has been jilted for a third time after he auctioned his ex-fiancée's

honeymoon place for charity on eBay.

Jilted John
John Whitbread

Last week the highest bidder failed to pay the winning sum of £8,000 to join him on the trip to the Dominican Republic, and this weekend the second highest pulled out.

John told me on

BBC Radio Derby this morning the biggest let down was when he found the second placed bid was one "big elaborate lie".

He's now selling raffle tickets for £10 for the chance to join him.

Cricket ground redevelopment

Nigel Cash

BBC Radio Derby reporter

Derbyshire County Cricket Club is set to receive a bridging loan of £2.4m from Derby City Council to help improve its ground.

The 3aaa County Ground
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The club chief executive Simon Storey says the money will be paid back through an "innovative" partnership between the club, the council and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

News in the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Derby County has issued an apology about the behaviour of some of its fans following Saturday's match against Nottingham Forest.

You can hear more on that with me in the

12:00 bulletin.

Staying cold today

Mel Coles

BBC Weather

The cloud will be stubborn to lift and break

in some places creating a cold and gloomy day.

mel coles

But brighter spells will emerge for some this afternoon. Cold with highs of 3C (37F), cooling again by late afternoon.

Lab is fab: Dog mapping the UK

Analysis by the BBC has shown that Derbyshire's favourite dog is the Labrador, with

6,900 tagged in the last decade.


Do you own a Labrador and if so, why did you choose one?

Or maybe you own a more unusual breed? Send us your pictures and dog stories by

email or
twitter with the hashtag #dogmap

Thorntons sales fall

Ben Morris

Business Reporter

Derbyshire Chocolate maker Thorntons has reported a 6.4% decline in sales for the 14 weeks to 10 January.

Thorntons chocolates

At least that is better than the previous quarter when sales fell 11.9%.

Figures last month showed a drop of 25% when Thorntons warned annual profits would fall in the current financial year.

Tributes to weightlifting champion

Tributes have been paid to one of Britain's most successful weightlifters after he died at the weekend in Heanor.

Louis Martin training in Derby in 1968
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Louis Martin won bronze at the Rome Olympics in 1960, silver in Tokyo in 1964 and had four world championships and four European titles.

He moved to Derby in 1955 as an 18-year-old to work on the railways.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In the next bulletin, the son of Derby weightlifter Louis Martin pays tribute to his dad after his death at weekend.

Louis Martin Junior says he had quite a life.

Listen to that and more at 11:00.

Tensions high at derby

Derbyshire police says tensions were running high at the iPro Stadium at the weekend when Derby County lost to Nottingham Forest

which ended with a fan arrested for pitch encroachment.

Forest player pushed out of the way

Officers said it was lucky more people didn't invade the pitch after the final whistle of the East Midlands derby.

A 23-year-old Derby fan has been interviewed about the incident and bailed.

Wolf Hall

BBC Radio 4 Today

There's been a debate this morning about historical accuracies sparked by

Wolf Hall which hits TV screens this week.


Based on the novels by Derbyshire's Hilary Mantel, the period drama has been praised by the author for its authenticity.

Adopted son stole £84,000 from mother

Burton Mail

The adopted son of a Burton pensioner

has been jailed after stealing £84,000 of her money to fund a lifestyle well beyond his means.

Alan Hammant had been granted power of attorney to look after his mother's finances when she went into Summerfield Care Home, in Branston Road.