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  1. Updates for Thursday 29 January 2015
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates return from Friday morning

Live Reporting

By Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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Good evening

Thursday's Local Live updates have now finished. We will be back with more news, sport, travel and weather tomorrow morning.

More snow...and ice too

Kaye Forster

BBC Weather

There will be a few more snow showers pushing through this evening but they will be much more isolated overnight so

most places will have a dry night.


However the Met Office has a yellow warning to cater for around 1-3cm of snow in places and also for ice through tonight and tomorrow morning.

'Consistency the key' says Shotton

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Ryan Shotton says consistency will be the key to the Championship promotion race over the next few months.

Ryan Shotton
Getty Images

The second-placed Rams are preparing to face Cardiff City on Saturday while league leaders will play Watford tomorrow night.

Runway reopens

East Midlands Airport

says it is fully operational once more after closing its runway to allow snow to be cleared.

The disruption has led to some delays though so passengers are advised to check the status of their flight with their airline.

Former Rams chief Tom Glick joins MLS franchise New York City

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Derby County's former chief executive Tom Glick has a new job - he's been appointed president of New York City FC.

Tom Glick
Getty Images

Glick joins the club after a spell at Manchester City.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

A friend of a woman who says Derbyshire's chief fire office raped her, has told a court he did not try to blackmail the firefighter.

Sean Frayne denies rape.

Hear more in

the news at 17:00

Fire chief's rape trial

Rachael Gilchrist

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

The man who sent letters to Derbyshire's chief fire officer calling him a rapist has told a court the alleged victim knew nothing of his actions.

Sean Frayne

The witness told the court he decided to act after the woman, a long-time friend, confided in him she had been raped by Sean Frayne.

Mr. Frayne denies rape - the trial continues.

Managers 'scout by DVD'

BBC Sport

The manager who discovered Sheffield United's Che Adams at non-league Ilkeston FC

has criticised Football League clubs for "scouting by DVD".

Che Adams

Kevin Wilson spotted the 18-year-old at a trial in Leicester two years ago. He said managers should start searching the grass-roots for talent again.


Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

BBC Local Live brings news, sport, travel and weather together in one place.

What do you think of it?

News on the hour

Ian Wood

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my 16:00 news bulletin, I'll bring you up to date on the snow situation in Derbyshire.

Listen live.

Snow in Apperknowle

In pictures: Snowy Derbyshire

BBC News Online has put together a gallery of the best of your snow photos.

See it here.

Sarah Hill

Walton on Trent bypass set to be completed

Burton Mail

Millions of pounds is set to be pumped into a project that will see

major improvements made to road infrastructure in a South Derbyshire village.

The D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership has revealed that, following the signing of a deal with the Government, it will be investing heavily between 2016 and 2021 in the bid to build a bypass and bridge needed in Walton on Trent to help cater for new traffic created by the nearby Drakelow Park development.

Season ticket 'loyalty' move

BBC Radio Derby

Derby County says it is rewarding the loyalty of supporters with its new season ticket pricing plan.

iPro Stadium

Fans who've had a seat since 2013/14 can renew at a discounted rate, whereas new fans will have to pay a higher price.

New signing for Brewers

Dutch forward Nasser El Khayati has signed for Burton Albion until the end of the season.

He said: "I have a good relationship with the manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. It also helps because he can speak Dutch so that helps a lot ."

Your photos: Dronfield blanketed

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Check out this photo of Dronfield, sent in by Ken Hardy who writes: "The road gritters don't seem to be able to keep pace with it!"

Ken Hardy

How's the snow situation where you are? Send your pics to

Final piece of funding for Buxton’s Crescent project secured

Buxton Advertiser

The future of Buxton's long-awaited Crescent development looks secure

after the final piece of funding needed was agreed.

The D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership have agreed to provide £2 million for the project as part of an investment package to boost economic growth across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

News on the hour

Ian Wood

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Snow is causing disruption across Derbyshire today. You can hear the latest in my

15:00 news bulletin.

A6 in Furness Vale
Stephen Phillips

Missing woman found

BBC Radio Derby

A missing woman from Codnor has been found safe and well.

Debbie Palfreyman, 38, had not been seen since last night but returned home this lunchtime.

Pickles meeting

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

Derby's Conservatives are meeting the communities secretary Eric Pickles today.

Eric Pickles

Labour have urged them to ask for a "fair deal" for Derby.

Snow slows motorists

BBC Travel

Heavy snow is causing disruption on dozens of roads around Derbyshire. See the full list


Travel map

Action group needs help to save Matlock ‘oasis’

Matlock Mercury

An action group is appealing for

help to fight a developer which wants to build 110 homes on Matlock's last remaining green space.

The Asker Lane Action Group wants help to pay for a barrister to fight its corner against a developer who wants to build a housing estate on land off Asker Lane, Matlock.

News on the hour

Ian Wood

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Heavy snow has been making its way from north Derbyshire across the county and east Staffordshire.

I'll bring you the latest

at 14:00.

Gritters staying out

Derbyshire County Council

tweets: We're out gritting and ploughing snow areas. Difficult conditions and more snow forecast. Main routes closed:

Struggling bin collectors

Bolsover Council

tweets: Bin collections are taking place as normal. But due to road conditions we may struggle to collect your bins

Velodrome lose £2.1m over three years

Derby's new

£28m velodrome is expected to make a loss of about £2m over the next three years, according to the city council's financial projections.

Derby Arena from outside
Gary Cadman

The Derby Arena, set to open in March to host cycling events and concerts, was built against a backdrop of council cuts.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

Heavy snow is making its way from north Derbyshire across the county and East Staffordshire.

43 schools are closing across Derbyshire this lunchtime.

Listen live at 13:00

Recycling centre shuts

Derbyshire County Council

tweets: Our recycling centre at Waterswallows, Buxton, has closed due to snow. Read the latest snow info here

Teachers scrap picket line

BBC Radio Derby

Members of the National Union of Teachers say they're suspending a picket line at Merrill Academy school today for safety reasons.

The union, which is protesting about working practices, says a pupil and a union member were hit by vehicles entering the school earlier this week. Both escaped serious injury.

Send us your snow pics

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Ready for another snow pic? Here's Tony Cowan's view in Taddington.

Tony Cowan

We'll be featuring more throughout the day - send yours to

Adams make his mark

BBC Newsbeat

Radio 1 and 1Xtra

Former Ilkeston FC teenager Che Adams burst onto the scene with two goals for Sheffield United against Tottenham Hotspur last night.

Che Adams
Getty Images

The Blades failed to make it to the League Cup final but Adams' brace

has sparked a lot of interest in the young striker.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Our top story

at 12:00 is a man who sent letters to Derbyshire's chief fire officer calling him a rapist has taken to the stand at Derby Crown Court.

Brewers sign Dutch forward

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Burton Albion

have signed Dutch forward Nasser El Khayati from Kozakken Boys on a contract until the end of the season.

The 25-year-old started his career at PSV Eindhoven and can play in several positions.

Send us your snow pics

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

North Derbyshire was hit by heavy snow overnight - here's how Buxton looks at the moment.

Snow in Buxton

We'll be featuring your snow photos through the day, so email them to

Investigation into horror crash

Derby Telegraph

Police are investigating how a delivery van went out of control and crashed into a bus stop, injuring three people, one seriously.

Bus stop on Sinfin Lane

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Teachers won't be manning a picket line at a Derby school today after a pupil was hit by a vehicle earlier this week.

Listen to my

11:00 news bulletin for more on this.

Hunt for missing woman

Police are looking for a 38-year-old Codnor woman

who has gone missing.

Debbie Palfreyman was last seen leaving her home address on Hollywell Avenue at 21:20 yesterday.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101.

Is your local school making the grade?

The number of state secondary schools in England deemed to be underperforming,

has more than doubled in a year.

girl at

This year 330 - up from 154 - failed to both reach 40% of pupils attaining five good GCSEs including maths and English and make the expected progress.

Check how

your local school fared here.

Growth fund expanded

BBC Radio Derby

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

are to be given an extra £22m by the government to help local businesses to expand.

Some of the cash, which tops up £174m of funding committed to the area in July, will be spent on the transformation of Buxton Crescent into a five-star luxury hotel.

Wintry weather stops coaches

National Express

tweets: CLOSURE: A6 between Stockport and Newtown closed due to snow and ice. New Mills, Buxton, Bakewell, Matlock Bath and Belper cannot be served.