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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 3 February 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

Get involved

Today's Local Live updates have now come to an end. We will be back at 08:00 tomorrow.

Meetings to be tweeted

Derbyshire County Council

tweets: Follow new
@DCCmeetings account for live meeting updates. We're at Full Council tomorrow where budget and Council Tax will be discussed.

New deal for Spireites boss

Chesterfield FC manager Paul Cook

has signed a one-year extension to his contract.

Paul Cook
Getty Images

Cook's previous deal was due to expire in 2016 but the new contract sees him committed until 2017.

Rams interviews

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Was really impressed with Jesse Lingard and Tom Ince when I spoke to them earlier.

Listen to

BBC Radio Derby to hear my interviews with Derby County's new arrivals.

Brothers face cruelty charge

Derbyshire Times

Two brothers have appeared in court charged with animal cruelty

after a dog was found dead.

Your photos: Snowy Stanage

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here's another cracking photo from Simon Bull, showing the millstones at Stanage Edge.

Stanage Edge
Simon Bull

Email or
tweet us your best photos of Derbyshire and east Staffordshire. I'll showcase the finest examples on Local Live.

Banning order for pitch invader

You can read more about the three-year football banning order given to a man who invaded the pitch during Derby v Forest

here.

Joshua Gregory pleaded guilty to a section 4 public order offence, as well as pitch encroachment.

Phone scam alert

People are being warned about a phone scam in which a fake police officer phones to tell them their bank card has been cloned and then asks for their details.

Derbyshire Police said several elderly callers from Derby had reported the scam yesterday.

City centre crash

BBC Travel

Burton Road in Derby is blocked between Manor Road and Whitaker Road

because of an accident.

Dry but cold night

Kaye Forster

BBC Weather

It should stay generally dry into the evening with some clear spells.

However there is the chance of a few isolated snow showers creeping in from the north later in the night. Lows of -3C (27F).

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

A Derby County fan who ran onto the pitch and attacked a Nottingham Forest player at the end of the recent East Midlands derby has been banned from attending any football match for three years.

You can hear more on this in my

17:00 bulletin.

Derbyshire membership sales up

Derbyshire Cricket Club says membership sales

are up by a third compared to this time last year.

Chief executive Simon Storey said the total had passed the 1,000 mark and he hoped to see it hit 1,400 by the start of the new season.

Pitch invader banned: club responds

Derby County have issued a statement after a man who invaded the pitch during last month's Derby v Forest match was handed a three-year football banning order.

iPro Stadium
BBC

It said: "Derby County will ensure that the decision made by the court is upheld and wishes to stress that it will not tolerate this type of behaviour."

Pitch invader sentenced

Simon Hare

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

A Derby County fan who ran onto the pitch and attacked a Nottingham Forest player has been banned from attending any football match for three years.

Joshua Gregory, 23, from York Road in Chaddesden, ran onto the iPro Stadium's pitch at the end of the 2-1 defeat to Nottingham Forest last month.

He was also ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid community work.

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

The president of the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce says businesses have a role to play in helping young people get work ready.

I'll bring you the details

in my 16:00 news bulletin.

Doggy day off

Derbyshire Police's dog section

has shared this photo of two of its canine officers, Tex and Billy, enjoying a walk on their day off.

PD Tex and TPD Billy
Derbyshire Police

Coffin didn't fit in grave

Derby Telegraph

A widow watched in horror as her husband's coffin was lowered into the ground - but wouldn't fit

because the hole wasn't big enough.

Feedback

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

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

your feedback about this service.

New arrival

Kirsty Edwards

Sports Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

Thirsty work for Thomas Ince as I grill him on his loan move to Derby County.

Thomas Ince interview
BBC

You'll be able to see interviews with him, Jesse Lingard and Rams chief executive Sam Rush on tonight's East Midlands Today.

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Derbyshire Police are getting involved with an online campaign to help prevent jobseeker fraud.

Find out more in my

15:00 bulletin.

Satanist stats scotched

Census figures suggesting Bolsover has the country's highest concentration of Satanists

are being treated with a pinch of salt by the Church of Satan.

Administrator, Priestess Selena Malone, said: "While we have many members throughout the UK, that area does not have any exceptional concentration of our adherents."

Police station closure defended

BBC Radio Derby

Derbyshire's police and crime commissioner has been defending the decision to shut Ashbourne's police station by 2019.

At an open forum in the town last night, Alan Charles said the move was part of a set of changes aimed at making policing in the county more efficient.

Coming up

Andy Potter

Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

Staff at Derbyshire's Calke Abbey are celebrating after receiving a Visit England tourism award.

Calke Abbey
BBC

I'll be finding out all about it at 14:15 today.

Listen live.

Taxi driver attacked

A taxi driver

was punched in the face after picking up three passengers in Derby at the weekend.

A seat was also damaged during the assault, which happened between Wild Street and Great Northern Road at about 04:50 on Sunday.

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Energy bills are falling but Derbyshire County Council is considering an increase in the price schools pay for their electricity.

Find out more about this in my

14:00 bulletin.

Talking transfers

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

I'm at Moor Farm to reflect on the January transfer window with Derby County chief executive Sam Rush.

Sam Rush
BBC

You'll be able to listen to the interview on

BBC Radio Derby later.

Gritters back out

Derbyshire County Council

tweets: Temperatures remaining low so we're gritting secondary routes from noon and primary routes at 6pm and 4am tomorrow.
bit.ly/1CsnVND

Skills shortage causes concern

BBC Radio Derby

More than half of local businesses that tried to recruit new staff in the last three months of 2014 couldn't find people with the right skills, according to new figures from the region's chamber of commerce.

Liz Fothergill, president of the chamber, says economic growth in Derby and Derbyshire could be limited if the situation doesn't improve.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

Latest

headlines include

  • MPs will vote shortly on
    whether to allow three person babies
  • The International Court of Justice in the Hague rejects
    claims of genocide by Serbia and Croatia
  • Businesses leaders are calling for firms to play more of a role in helping young people prepare for employment

Ready for more snow?

The Met Office

has issued a yellow warning for snow and ice in Derby and Derbyshire from 18:00 today to 11:00 tomorrow.

It warns the public "should be aware of the potential for disruption to travel".

Car fire threatens house

Derby Telegraph

A Derbyshire man woke up to find his car on the fire

and rolling towards his home.

School leavers 'unprepared for work'

BBC Radio Derby

Liz Fothergill, president of the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, says economic growth in Derby and Derbyshire could be held up by young people lacking the skills needed to thrive in a work environment.

She said: "There are so many opportunities out there - apprenticeships, traineeships - but so many [young people] are just not ready.

"Our big push as a chamber is to try and fix what we see as a broken link between school and work readiness."

Your photos for Facebook

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Our new

Facebook cover photo was taken at Monsal Dale by Sharon Goodall.

Facebook cover photo
Facebook/Sharon Goodall

We'll be picking a new one soon. To nominate one your pics, send them to

derby.locallive@bbc.co.uk

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

The President of The East Midlands Chamber of Commerce says businesses have a role to play in helping young people get work ready.

I'll bring you more on this story in my bulletin

at 12:00.

Drink firms want more help

Burton Mail

Brewers and pub giants in Burton are joining forces

to call for more help from the government.

Video: Gritters v snow

Derbyshire County Council has posted a short-but-sweet video of its gritters tackling deep snow at Winnats Pass, near Castleton.

Watch it now.

Winnats Pass
Derbyshire County Council

Button's Derby triathlon

BBC Radio Derby

The Jenson Button Trust Triathlon is to take place in Derby's Markeaton Park on 12 July after three years of being staged in Luton.

Jenson Button Triathlon 2014
Jenson Button Trust

Event organiser Dean Jackson said moving it to a new venue would allow them to double the number of competitors.

New Rams arrivals

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby Sport

It looks like Jesse Lingard (pictured) has only played one game this season so will be available for Derby County in the FA Cup.

Jesse Lingard
Getty Images

Thomas Ince, on the other hand, played in the cup for Hull City so is cup-tied.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

The president of The East Midlands Chamber of Commerce says more needs to be done to ensure young people are ready for the world of work.

Hear more on this in my

11:00 bulletin.