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  1. Updates for Tuesday 27 January 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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Today's Local Live updates have now finished. We will be back at 08:00 on Wednesday.

Windy night

Cloudy and relatively mild during the evening, with a little light rain possible.

Weather chart

Becoming increasingly windy overnight, perhaps giving way to some heavier and more prolonged rainfall around dawn.

Gritters in action again

Derbyshire County Council

tweets: Freezing temps and possibility of snow forecast. Gritting primary routes from 4am followed by secondaries. Routes:

Woman robbed in city centre

A woman

was threatened and had her handbag stolen in Derby early yesterday morning.

The hooded robber targeted the 29-year-old as she walked along Bradshaw Way at 06:25.

Thorne comeback continues

Derby County midfielder George Thorne played 45 minutes for the club's U21 side this afternoon as he continues his comeback from a long-term injury which has kept him out since July.

George Thorne
Getty Images

The 22-year-old said although he had to regain a lot of sharpness, he was

"starting to see light at the end of the tunnel".


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New date for match

Alfreton Town's home game against Forest Green

has been rescheduled for 10 February, with a 19:45 kick-off.

Homes enjoy cheaper heating

BBC Radio Derby

An estimated 11,000 households in Derbyshire are benefiting from a drop in heating oil prices.

Costs have fallen by about 25% over the past year, with energy regulator Oftec hailing the news.

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

17:00 bulletin, we'll have the latest from the rape trial of Derbyshire's chief fire officer, Sean Frayne.

Sean Frayne

Your questions for ambulance boss

Rob Sissons

Correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

On BBC One at 18:30, East Midlands Ambulance Service's chief executive Sue Noyes will explain why radical change is needed to cope with demand.

Sue Noyes
East Midlands Ambulance Service

Afterwards, at 19:00,

you can take part in a live Q&A with Ms Noyes on our Facebook page.

Man charged with pub burglaries

A man has been charged with

burgling two pubs and a restaurant in Derby city centre on Sunday.

The 37-year-old is accused of stealing from The Thomas Leaper, The Babington Arms and Nando's, as well as an attempted burglary at The Standing Order and an assault in Poundstretcher.

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

16:00 bulletin, a second jury hears evidence from a woman who says she was raped by Derbyshire's chief fire officer, Sean Frayne.

Derby Tories quit 'fair deal' campaign

BBC Radio Derby

Derby's Labour group says it will press on with its campaign for a "fair deal" for local councils from the government, despite the city's Conservatives withdrawing their support.

Derby Council House

Tory group leader Phillip Hickson says the campaign became too political and he believes whoever is in power in Derby has to make sure the city lives within its means.

Coming up

Andy Twigge

BBC Radio Derby presenter

I'm in for Andy Potter today. Shortly Derby auctioneer Charles Hanson will be teaching me how to do his job.

Listen live.

Charles Hanson

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Coming up in the news bulletin on

BBC Radio Derby at 15:00: A fresh jury has been sworn in to hear the case of Derbyshire's fire chief accused of raping a woman in a pub.

Match postponed

Derby County's away game at Rotherham United

has been pushed back three days to 17 February, due to the Rams facing Reading in the FA Cup on the originally scheduled date of 14 February.

Your photos: Snowy Hathersage

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Michiko Smith sent us this wonderful wintry shot of Hathersage.

Michiko Smith

Email or
tweet us any great pictures you take while out and about. I'll feature the finest on Local Live.

Winter blues

Sally Pepper

Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

Do you or someone you know suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?

I'm looking for a case study for my programme.

Send me a tweet if you'd be interested in talking on air.

Major tournament for Burton

Burton Mail

The eyes of Europe are set to descend on Burton after it was revealed that the national football centre

will play host to a major international tournament.

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby


14:00 bulletin will begin with news of Derbyshire County Council approving major budget cuts. Listen live.

Spireites face strugglers

BBC Sport


will have an unchanged squad for the visit of bottom-of-the-table Crawley Town.

Gary Roberts
Getty Images

Injured winger Gary Roberts (pictured) remains the only player unavailable to Spireites boss Paul Cook.

More snow expected

The Met Office

has issued a yellow "be aware" warning of snow for Derbyshire from 08:00 tomorrow to 23:55 on Thursday.

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

Delays near theme park

BBC Travel

An abnormal load

is causing delays on the A50 between the Foston and Alton Towers junctions.

Council cuts move a step forward

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

Derbyshire County Council's cabinet has agreed proposed cuts as it looks to save £45m from next year's budget.

Council cabinet meeting

The proposals will now go to a

full council meeting next week.

News on the hour

Lucy Vladev

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Derbyshire County Council's cabinet has approved tens of millions of pounds of budget cuts.

Find out more in my

13:00 bulletin.

Afternoon drizzle

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather

It's looking like quite a dull day with lots of grey around - but at least it's mainly dry.

Weather chart

There might be the odd spot of drizzle at times this afternoon, but nothing too significant.

Van death man was from village

Police say a 79-year-old man who died when he was hit by a van outside a pub in Alvaston yesterday afternoon

was from the village.

Anyone who saw the incident at the Blue Peter is asked to call Derbyshire Police, using the 101 non-emergency number.

Missing man located

A man who went missing from his South Normanton home

has been found safe and well.

Colin Cook, 65, was reported missing by a friend yesterday but police said he was found in Ashover.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Derby's Labour group says it will press on with its campaign for a "fair deal" for local councils, despite the Conservatives withdrawing their support.

Find out more in my

12:00 bulletin.

Rape trial jury discharged

Rachael Gilchrist

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

The jury at the rape trial of Derbyshire chief fire officer Sean Frayne has been discharged after one member had to step down for personal reasons.

A new jury will be sworn in later and the trial will start again.

Have you seen Ginny?

BBC Radio Derby

A Burton dog owner is appealing for the person who stole her 15-month-old border terrier to return the pet.

Hannah Denton

Hannah Denton, from Shobnall, says Ginny escaped from her garden on Friday. She was then told by an eyewitness that a man had stopped his car, claimed the dog was his and driven off with her.

Have your say

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

We've introduced BBC Local Live to bring you news, sport, travel and weather updates in one place.

We'd like to find out what you think.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

In my

11:00 bulletin, I'll bring you news of a development in the rape trial of Derbyshire's chief fire officer Sean Frayne.

Your photos for Facebook

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live


Facebook cover photo for today is Wayne Brittle's shot of Burton's Trent Bridge.

Facebook cover photo
Facebook/Wayne Brittle

To nominate one of your own pictures as a future cover image, email

Pitch invasion charge

East Midlands Today

A 23-year-old man has been charged with two offences after running on to the pitch at the end of Derby County's game against Nottingham Forest at the iPro stadium earlier this month.

Joshua Gregory, from Chaddesden, has been charged with a public order offence and pitch encroachment. He'll appear before magistrates next week.