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  1. Updates for Tuesday 20 January 2015
  2. News, sport, travel and weather from Wednesday morning

Live Reporting

By Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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Good evening

Today's Local Live service has now finished. Our updates will start again in the morning.

Snowfall overnight

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

Cold and cloudy with outbreaks of snow arriving across the Peak District

where further significant accumulations are likely.


Some snow spreading into the south and east through the night, giving icy spells. Lows of 0C (32F)

Coming up on East Midlands Today

Anne Davies

Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

Derbyshire County Council says it's facing its toughest ever year for cuts.

Today the Labour-run authority set out how it intends to save £45m.

More on this with me and Dominic Heale on

East Midlands Today BBC One at 18:30.

Bus lane fines

Derby Telegraph

Motorists caught driving in three Derby bus lanes will be handed a £60 fine from tomorrow.

Your photos

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Thanks to regular contributor Villager Jim for this marvellous shot of a squirrel larking around on Beeley Moor.

Beeley Moor squirrel
Villager Jim

If you've taken any great pics in Derbyshire, send them to or tweet us at


Rams U21s win

Ivan Calero was among the scorers as Derby County's U21 side

beat Huddersfield Town 3-0 this afternoon.

First teamers Lee Naylor and Zak Whitbread also played in the game.

Bells are back

St Martin of Tours Church in Alfreton has had its bells restored after a decade of fundraising.

Restored bell

However, it will be another month before they ring again as the complex procedure of rehanging them starts today.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

17:00 bulletin, Derbyshire County Council lays out plans to cut £45m from its budget.

Video: Snow expected

BBC Weather


It's looking increasingly likely Derbyshire will be hit by snow overnight.

Stav Danaos
Gavin Bevis

BBC Weather's Stav Danaos

has got the latest forecast.

Eye socket broken in assault

BBC Radio Derby

Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault in Somercotes

which left a man with a broken eye socket.

The victim was taken to hospital after being attacked by a group of six men following a row on High Street shortly before 02:00 on New Year's Day.

Gritters being deployed

Derbyshire County Council

tweets: Snow forecast tonight so we're gritting primary & secondary routes before it arrives & will monitor weather overnight

News on the hour

Kelly Smith


A man's been left with a broken eye socket after being assaulted in a Derby village.

You can hear more in my 16:00 bulletin

on BBC Radio Derby.

Video: Corrie star remembered

Ilkeston's Bill Roache

has been paying tribute to his former co-star Anne Kirkbride.

Bill Roache

He said: "She was always loving, always happy - there was a never a laugh far away."

Spireites sell out

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Chesterfield have sold out their ticket allocation for this weekend's FA Cup fourth round match against Derby County at the iPro Stadium.

iPro Stadium

The Spirietes have been allocated 5,700 seats for Saturday's game.

Budget warning

Simon Hare

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

Derbyshire County Council leader Anne Western says people will notice a difference as the authority cuts back on services such as gritting and road repairs to help save £45m from next year's budget.

Anne Western

She says: "It will start to be more evident in terms of services being dwindled, as they drive along roads and see potholes not repaired as they quickly as they were."

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Derbyshire County Council has warned it is facing its toughest ever year for budget cuts.

County Hall

I'll bring you more on this my

15:00 bulletin.

Alfreton man in bribery arrest

Two men, including one from Alfreton, have been arrested over the alleged bribing of a foreign public official

to help in the purchase of ex-naval vessels.

The pair are accused of paying a Norwegian official to help secure the sale of six decommissioned vessels.

Man jailed for sex attacks

Burton Mail

A serial sex attacker who preyed on lone women in Burton

has been jailed for six years.

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Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

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your feedback about this service.

Depressed people 'need more support'

BBC Radio Derby

A Burton woman whose husband and daughter have both attempted suicide says local mental health services need expanding.

The woman, called Kay, said there was not currently enough support available for depressed people and their families.

Your photos

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live


tweeted us a photo of this morning's sunrise, adding: "How lovely does Derby look this morning?"

Derby sunrise

Email or
tweet us your best pics of Derbyshire and east Staffordshire. I'll feature the best on Local Live.

Alfreton traffic problems

Traffic lights have failed at the junction of King Street and High Street in Alfreton.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Derbyshire County Council says it's facing its toughest ever year of budget cuts.

Find out more in my

14:00 bulletin.

Midfielder departs

BBC Sport

Chesterfield midfielder Romuald Boco

has left the club to join Indian side Bharat FC.

Romuald Boco

The 29-year-old Benin international joined the Spireites in the summer on non-contract terms and scored one goal in 19 appearances.

Celebrity wetsuits

Andy Potter

Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

I'll be talking to Derby's business entrepreneur of the year, Dean Jackson this afternoon.

He's achieved international success producing wetsuits for the likes of Jenson Button and Gordon Ramsay.

Listen live.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Derbyshire's cabinet is meeting at County Hall now to lay out it's plans to cut £45m from this years budget.

More at 13:00

iPro vandalism arrest

Police say

a 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage after a vehicle parked outside the iPro Stadium was vandalised following the Derby v Forest game on Saturday.

The vehicle had its rear windscreen wiper and a personalised registration plate torn off, while some of its tyres were also deflated.

Police did not say whether it was the car owned by Nottingham Forest's chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi,

which was damaged after the game.

'Sexy farmer' award

BBC Radio Derby

A teenager from Derbyshire has been shortlisted in the search for Britain's sexiest farmer.

Shannon Bellfield

Shannon Bellfield, 19, is the youngest finalist in the

competition run by Farmers Weekly. She works in a local agricultural suppliers and does relief milking three days a week.

Snow warning

BBC Weather


The Met Office has issued

a yellow warning of snow in Derby and Derbyshire from 16:00 today to 12:00 tomorrow.

It describes the approaching weather front as "complex" and warns the forecast could change over the next few hours.

Van hits horse

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A woman

was thrown off her horse after it was hit by a van in Langley Mill.

The animal was hit by the Volvo as it passed on Aldercar Lane at 10:30 on Friday. Police have appealed for witnesses.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

The leader of Derbyshire County Council has been laying out how the authority will balance its books in the year from April.

Hear the latest in my

12:00 bulletin.

Snow on its way

Anna Church

BBC Weather

This evening there will be a slow-moving weather front arriving from the west which could bring rain, sleet and snow.


The Met Office has also issued a yellow warning for snow which could be up to 15cm over very high ground.

Cuts to lollipop patrols

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

A consultation on scrapping 35 school crossing patrols in Derbyshire is to begin after being approved by the county council's cabinet.

Derbyshire County Council cabinet

The council says it is considering corporate sponsorship to save school crossing patrols.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Derbyshire County Council is proposing to increase council tax by 2% from April.

I'll bring you the details in my

11:00 bulletin.

Striker's loan extended

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby

Burton Albion have extended the loan of Leicester City striker Jacob Blyth until the end of the season.

jacob blyth
Laurence Griffiths/getty

Blyth (pictured in yellow) has scored five goals in 22 appearances for the Brewers and can be used until the end of the play-offs.

Traffic queues in Mottram

BBC Travel

A broken down vehicle has led to delays

on the A628 westbound in Mottram.

Council tax rise planned

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

The proposed 1.98% increase in council tax is near to the maximum Derbyshire County Council can raise it by without having to hold a referendum.

Derbyshire County Council's cabinet

The change would apply from April and would raise an extra £8.8m for the authority in 2015/16.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Derbyshire County Council is outlining how it plans to cut £45m from its budget for the next financial year.

We'll hear the latest from our political reporter Chris Doidge in my

10:00 bulletin.

Body was missing man

Derbyshire Times

The body of a man found in a field has been formally identified

as missing 26-year-old Alistair Gosney.