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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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  1. 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.

  2. What's your dog?

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

    Dog looking at Facebook

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

    The 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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

    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.

  14. 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.

  15. Your pictures

    On 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

    You can see your pictures here by emailing or sharing on Twitter.

  16. 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.

  17. 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".

  18. 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.

  19. 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?


    Find out how much you know about man's best friend in this quiz.

  20. 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.

  21. 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

  22. 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.

  23. 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

    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."

  24. 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.

  25. '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

    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.

  26. 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

    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).

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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

  30. 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

    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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    Derby City Council is expected to lend £2.4m to Derbyshire County Cricket Club so it can turn the 3aaa County Ground into a year-round venue to bring in more money.

    Improvement work is already underway. Listen live at 10:00.

  35. McClaren: 'we showed our inexperience'

    BBC Sport

    Rams head coach Steve McClaren admits his side need to lick their wounds and move on, after the 2-1 defeat to Nottingham Forest at the weekend.

    Derby County

    Derby had the chance to finish the weekend at the top of the Championship table but instead are now three points behind Bournemouth in third place.

  36. Derby's favourite dogs

    By Beth Rose & Andy Dangerfield

    BBC News

    Labrador Retrievers emerged as Derby's favourite breed of dog. Is that a surprise to you?

    Dog map

    The British have a reputation for being a nation of dog lovers. How does your postcode play a role in which puppy you pick? The BBC analysed 10 years of microchipping data to find out.

    Why did you choose your dog? Let us know over email, Twitter and Facebook. #dogmap.

  37. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    Police say they're working with Turkish authorities to secure the safe return home of a Burton woman who's thought to have fled life in Islamic-State controlled Syria.

    Tareena Shakil took her young baby to Syria. More on this story and others in our 09:00 bulletin.

  38. Assault claim after derby

    Police are investigating an alleged assault against a Nottingham Forest player at the end of a match.

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

    A fan is tackled by stewards after the final whistle

    A clip from Sky Sports shows a man running towards Kelvin Wilson after his team beat their rivals 2-1.

  39. Snow and ice in Glossop

    BBC Travel

    The A57 Snake Pass is closed in both directions between the Hurst Road junction in Glossop and the A6013 junction in Ladybower Reservoir because of ice and snow, drivers are warned.

  40. Today's forecast

    Mel Coles

    BBC Weather

    There's a light dusting of snow in some places along with a widespread frost. Although it'll be a cold day it should stay dry. The cloud may linger into the afternoon but there should be some brighter spells, but still feeling raw, highs of just 2C (36F).


    It's also very important to note the Met Office has a yellow warning in places for snow and ice across Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland and Nottinghamshire. It lasts until 10:00.

  41. Good morning

    Ben Truslove

    BBC News

    I'll be bringing you the news, sport, travel and weather today.

    Get in touch with us through the day over email, Twitter and Facebook.