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  1. Updates for Tuesday 13 January 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 07:00 on Wednesday

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BBC Local Live will be back from the earlier time of 07:00 on Wednesday with the latest news and sport for Derbyshire.

As snow and ice is expected overnight, we'll have the latest

weather forecasts and
travel updates throughout the day.

Tonight's forecast

It will be breezy and cold overnight with scattered wintry showers, mainly in the south and west where some may be heavy, with snow likely.

Clear periods may lead to some patchy frost and ice developing.

Get your local forecast.

Derby striker loaned out

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Young Derby forward Kwame Thomas has

joined League One Notts County on a month-long youth loan.

Kwame Thomas (left) celebrates scoring for England Under-20s against Romania in September

The 19-year-old will link up with another Derby team-mate Alefe Santos, who has also joined Notts for a month. Thomas says the move will do him good.

Propping up the rouble

Ian Pollock

Business reporter, BBC News

The Russian central bank has revealed the

huge cost of trying to prop up the value of the rouble - which has had a knock-on effect for firms like Duresta in Long Eaton, which exports around 25% of its goods there.

A cashier displays Russian rouble banknotes taken from a cash register at a local grocery store in Stavropol, southern Russia, January 7, 2015

Rams to find out opponents

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Derby County will find out who they will face in the fourth round of the FA Cup tonight.

Scunthorpe travel to Chesterfield for the third round replay - the original tie finished 2-2 a week ago.

The winners will visit the iPro Stadium a week on Saturday.


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BBC Local Live

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New £400k cadet centre

Derbyshire Times

A new £400,000 cadet centre is to be built close to Sheffield.

The facility

will be used by the Air Training Corps in Dronfield and is to be built on the same site as the cadets' current training hut.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

In the

17:00 news bulletin: Eighty per cent of children's centres are to close in Staffordshire. The sites help prepare children for school as well offering support to parents.

Teachers' appraisal policies 'punitive'

Eric Simpson

BBC News

Merrill Academy's appraisal policies, which led to teachers not being awarded pay rises and the dispute before

today's strike action, have been branded "punitive".

Keith Muncie, of the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT), said academy appraisal policies "were an endless catalogue of what happens if you don't do this or do that".

College spokesman Bernadette Doyle said about 50% of teachers had not received pay awards but added: "What we can't sit back and ignore are those teachers who are not helping our pupils to progress."

Chief exec's payout 'disgusting'

Ben Truslove

BBC News

Nicole Berrisford, the Unison branch secretary at the city council, said she was "disgusted" at the size of

the payout for chief executive Adam Wilkinson.

"The chief executive officer is subject to the same voluntary redundancy procedure as the rest of the council workforce.

"However, no other council employee who posts an expression of interest for voluntary redundancy is given payment in lieu of redundancy because it's voluntary redundancy and you are not entitled to a notice period."

First Derby Book Festival

Alex Howick

BBC Radio Derby reporter

Today is the official launch of the first Derby Book Festival.

The idea behind the festival is to bring Derby's residents together in a love of books and inspire a new generation of readers.

The crowd at the festival

I went down to Waterstones in Derby's St Peter's Quarter earlier, where children from Firs Estate Primary School, along with a crowd of Derby residents and book lovers, had all come to celebrate their favourite books and reading.

Panto 'must go on'

Matlock Mercury

Panto players took the old saying 'the show must go on' to heart at the weekend when they

continued to perform despite a power cut.

Derbyshire's 21st Century XI

Derbyshire County Cricket Club is collating a First-Class XI made up of players who have represented the county from the year 2000 onwards.

Chris Rogers
Getty Images


first names on the teamsheet include all-rounder Dominic Cork, and Michael Di Venuto and Chris Rogers (pictured) as openers.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

In the

16:00 news bulletin: Forty six children's centre buildings across Staffordshire will be closing. The county council insists it's part of "a new way of giving under fives the best start in life".

Furniture maker's exports hit

Mike O'Sullivan

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

The dip in Long Eaton luxury furniture maker Duresta's export trade with Russia - its number one market - is around 20%.

Mike O'Sullivan interviews Duresta Chief Executive Clive Kenyon-Brown

The company says jobs are safe, but the

collapse of the Russian rouble has hit sales. It is hoping for more growth in other markets like the Middle East.

Chief Executive Clive Kenyon-Brown says: "There is no confidence in the market - the Russian economy is being squeezed."

Alfreton fixture moved

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby

Alfreton Town's Conference home game with Dartford has been rearranged for Tuesday 24 February.

Lollipop men and woman face cuts

Ilkeston Advertiser

Council chiefs are

proposing to remove lollipop men and women from almost 40 sites across the county from July.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

The Long Eaton luxury furniture maker Duresta says export trade with Russia has dropped.

More on this story and others in

our 15:00 headlines.

Clean up Buxton streets call

Buxton Advertiser

Litter is taking over on the streets of our town, so this year Buxton Town Team is

calling for volunteers to help put it in its place.

This afternoon's forecast

Charlie Slater

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

A couple of showers this afternoon have the potential to turn wintry over higher ground, but otherwise it will stay mainly dry with some occasional brightness. Highs of 5C (41F).

Snares recovered

Alex Homer

BBC Local Live

Officers found that one badger had died, another had escaped and they released the third from the snare.

Illegally placed snares have also been discovered in land near Lower Pilsley and officers have recovered the devices from both scenes.

The Protection of Badgers Act makes it an offence to intentionally capture, kill or injure a badger, or interfere with badger setts.

Badger died in illegal snare

Alex Homer

BBC Local Live

Three badgers were found trapped in snares in fields between Danesmoor and Pilsley -

including one that died, police have revealed.

Derbyshire Constabulary today appealed for information about the three badgers captured in a field east of the industrial estate near Pilsley Road, Clay Cross, on 15 December.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

A number of badgers have been found trapped in snares in north-east Derbyshire.

More on this story and others in

our 14:00 bulletin.

Bus service faces axe

Derby Telegraph

A bus service that links The Wyvern, Pride Park's park and ride and Derby city centre

would be scrapped if city council budget cuts go ahead as proposed.

On TV now

Mike O'Sullivan

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

I'm meeting with Long Eaton-based upholstery firm Duresta, which has seen a significant drop in its Russian export business because of economic conditions there.

Join us for

East Midlands Today now on BBC One.

Row could close school for six days

Eric Simpson

BBC News

A dispute over pay and appraisals at a Derby academy

could close the school for six days over the next few weeks.

Unions representing striking teachers at the 600-pupil Merrill Academy said the refusal to grant pay rises was "unacceptable".

Academy sponsor Derby College said "clear" appraisal and pay policies had been agreed by the staff after consultation.

Mixed reviews on eggs

Alex Howick

BBC Radio Derby reporter

A recipe change by Cadbury's US owners Mondelez International, owned by Kraft Foods, has provoked an online outcry.

It's because the shell is

now made from "standard, traditional Cadbury milk chocolate" not Dairy Milk.

Creme Egg

I went out earlier to ask people in Derby if they could tell the difference and few could.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

In the

13:00 news bulletin: Police are appealing for information after a number of badgers were found trapped in snares between Danesmoor and Pilsley.

Lowest hygiene ratings for restaurants

Ilkeston Advertiser

Four food outlets across Derbyshire were

given a zero-star hygiene rating in 2014, it can be revealed.

The damning scores - based on the latest inspections by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) - mean "urgent improvement" is necessary.

Coming up this afternoon

Andy Twigge

BBC Radio Derby presenter

I've been having a lesson at Alfreton Indoor Bowls Club because indoor bowls and crown green bowls are apparently among the must-do things in 2015.

Andy Twigge playing bowls

Find out if I was any good

on the programme later and I'll also have my latest brain teaser.

I'll also be chatting to actors Jack Shepherd and Terrence Hardiman.

Appeal on animal killers

Alex Homer

BBC Local Live

Police are

appealing for information after a sheep and two chickens were killed in Hope Valley.

Sometime between about 20:00 on 5 January and 10:30 on 10 January, offenders entered a chicken shed at a property in Edge Lane, Bradwell, and killed two of the chickens inside.

Overnight between 09:00 on 1 January and 13:00 on 4 January, a sheep was stolen from a field along Sheffield Road in Hathersage. The carcass of the animal was later found in a nearby field, with the meat stolen.

Milk price threatens farmers

Ashbourne News Telegraph

Farming experts say the latest fall in milk prices could be "ruinous" for the industry and cause dairies to close.

Ashbourne's National Farmers' Union group secretary Paul Cook says more farmers

could now go out of business as a result of the cuts.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Police are appealing for information after a number of badgers were found trapped in snares between Danesmoor and Pilsley.

More on this story and others in

our news at 12:00.

Mandarin names for Peak District

Sally Swinfen

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Chinese tourists are being asked to "rename" popular Peak District areas in Mandarin to give visitors a greater understanding of their significance in their own language.

It's part of a marketing campaign designed to bring more Chinese visitors to the national park.

Invite to police surgery

PCSO Sean Pett, of Sinfin and Osmaston safer neighbourhood team,

tweets: "At a busy Sinfin Library for the police surgery. Here until 1pm for any questions or advice #comeondown"

Floral tributes left

Jonathan Baker

BBC Radio Derby

Floral tributes have been left for Ricky Hill after a body, believed to be the missing 30 year old, was

found in a wooded area near the Royal Derby Hospital.

The floral tributes

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

The Knitwear firm John Smedley says it decided to close its Clay Cross factory for "strategic reasons".

We will hear from the firm's chief executive Ian McLean at 11:00

on BBC Radio Derby.

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Alex Homer

BBC Local Live

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New council boss in place

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

Derby City Council has put a new man in temporary charge of the authority. The chief executive, Adam Wilkinson (pictured), took voluntary redundancy on Friday.

Adam Wilkinson

Paul Robinson is the deputy chief executive and strategic director for neighbourhoods. He'll now assume the top job temporarily.

Yesterday, the trade union Unison said it was disgusted by the £140,000 redundancy payment the council agreed with Mr Wilkinson. The council says the payment

met its value for money test.