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Summary

  1. Updates from Monday 17 November 2014
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Ben Truslove

All times stated are UK

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That's all from BBC Local Live today. We'll be back with more news, sport, travel and weather updates from 08:00 on Tuesday.

Accident in Derby

The A5111 Kingsway in Derby is blocked northbound between the A516 Uttoxeter New Road junction and Kingsway island because of an accident, reports

BBC Travel

Clear spells overnight

Sara Blizzard

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

Showers will become fewer and further between overnight with clear spells developing for many, although the Peak District will retain some hill fog.

The easterly wind will ease overnight, with a low of 7C (45F).

Roman site excavated

Archaeologists have begun to excavate a Roman site at Chester Green in Derby.

An archaeological trench
BBC

Experts have uncovered a large ditch and stone wall which would have formed defences around a fort.

The investigation is being carried out before flood defences for the city are built.

Coming up on TV

Dominic Heale

Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

We'll be taking a close look at the weapons surrendered to Derbyshire police during their amnesty.

Join us for the latest on BBC One at 18:30.

Gun amnesty response 'fantastic'

Derbyshire Police says the response to its gun amnesty is "fantastic".

Assistant Chief Constable Gary Knighton says: "It was to give people the chance to hand in any firearms, whether they were real, fake, antique or fully licensed, and the response we had was fantastic."

The haul of weaponry included 41 shotguns, five pistols, 12 revolvers, 10 replica revolvers, 35 starter or air pistols, 19 BB guns and 19 air rifles, along with four antique replica guns.

Adult education consultation

Derbyshire County Council wants your views on adult education.

The authority says it is facing unprecedented cuts and has proposed changes to the county's adult education fees policy. Its

consultation runs until 14 December.

Supermarket raid

A masked gang armed with crowbars raided a Derby supermarket, making off with a large quantity of cash.

Three men with partially concealed faces forced their way into Asda, in Sinfin, at about 23:00 on Sunday and targeted the self-service cash area.

Derbyshire Police would like to speak to witnesses.

Chief executive talks

Derby County's award-winning chief executive Sam Rush will be joining the Sportscene on Radio Derby this evening.

Sam Rush
Getty Images

Rush recently picked up an award as best Championship chief executive and the Rams are riding high, top of the league.

Peak District solar panels approved

The first application for solar panels in the Peak District has been approved, giving the green-light to an

array of 600 panels.

Generic picture of solar panels
Reuters

Peak District National Park planners approved the installation at Wetwood Farm, Meerbrook, describing it as a "landmark decision" but but one that was not taken lightly.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

In the

17:00 news bulletin: A 12-day campaign's seen more than 150 firearms handed into Derbyshire Police.

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Witnesses sought after stabbing

Police are asking for any witnesses to come forward who were on the Hurst Farm Estate, in Matlock, at about 14:00 today who may have seen anything suspicious.

A 26-year-old man is in hospital after he was stabbed in the chest.

Station delay 'damages trade'

Ilkeston Advertiser

An Ilkeston cafe is struggling for business because of the delayed opening of the town's railway station.

Sereena Long says the delay, due to money and the discovery of newts, is having a devastating impact on trade on her business the Junction Cafe.

Arboretum tops national treasure

BBC Radio Derby

The

National Memorial Arboretum has topped a poll of favourite places in England funded by the National Lottery.

National Memorial Arboretum
Red Devil Photography

The UK's centre for remembrance, in East Staffordshire, was chosen by social media users in the National Treasures survey to mark 20 years of the National Lottery.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

In the

news at 16:00, we'll hear from Assistant Chief Constable Gary Knighton following a firearms amnesty in Derbyshire.

Police say it has seen more than 150 handguns surrendered.

Man stabbed in Matlock

A man is in hospital after being stabbed in the chest in Matlock this afternoon.

Derbyshire Police says the 26-year-old man was walking on the Hurst Farm Estate in the area of Lumsdale Crescent and Hazel Grove when he was approached by two men.

Hotel robbery

Three masked men

threatened staff and stole cash from a hotel in Sandiacre in a robbery early on Saturday morning.

No-one was injured in the robbery which happened at about 02:00.

Edwina in I'm a Celebrity?

Derbyshire Times

Former Derbyshire MP Edwina Currie is hotly-tipped to be joining fellow competitors on the hit ITV show

I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here.

Edwina Currie
BBC

Ms Currie, who has already appeared on Strictly Come Dancing, is expected to be a late entry to the show which started at the weekend.

In the news

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

It has been revealed that former Derby County striker Roger Davies was involved in a serious road accident on Friday.

The A516 was closed at Burnaston garage for several hours following the head-on collision just after 06:00.

Alfreton Town sign Byrne

Alfreton Town have signed former

Scunthorpe United defender Cliff Byrne on non-contract terms.

Cliff Byrne
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Byrne spent nine years with The Iron before joining Oldham Athletic in 2012 and, after leaving the club in January, he has been playing for Derry City.

Rural transport funding

Transport Secretary Patrick McCloughlin told BBC East Midlands Politics Editor John Hess that the £25m pot of money for community transport was funded by a department underspend.

Some of the money will be available to Derbyshire groups which Mr McCloughlin said "can provide a vital link to those rural areas".

Rams 'will keep players'

Derby Telegraph

Derby County are well placed to ward off any

unwanted approaches for their players during the January transfer window, according to head of football operations Chris Evans.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

At 14:00 in our news bulletin: A 12-day campaign has seen more than 150 firearms handed in to Derbyshire police.

The operation aimed to reduce the number of guns in circulation and reduce the risk of criminals getting hold of them.

Download lineup

Rock fans will be pleased to hear Download Festival has released details of some of the lineup for 2015 at Donington Park.

Members of Slipknot, Shawn Crahan and Jim Root
Reuters

Organisers

tweeted this morning that Slipknot (pictured) will be headlining the Friday evening with special guests Judas Priest.

Ambulance service 'working to improve'

East Midlands Ambulance Service says it is working to improve, after a Freedom of Information request revealed it had to apologies 200 times in the past year.

The associate director of operations Pete Ripley says the problems represent "something like 0.001%" of all callouts.

"It's a very small number but we would still like to see this number come down."

England mascot's 'massive smile'

Nine-year-old Jack Evans said leading the teams out on to Wembley's hallowed turf as a mascot was like "going through a massive smile".

England and Slovenia at Wembley
Getty Images

The football fan, who hopes to one day play for Derby County, was presented with a red England top and stood with the teams in

England's 3-1 win over Slovenia on Saturday.

"I'm going to keep it nice and train in my other top," he said

On air

Andy Potter

Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

This afternoon I will be finding out about excavations carried out by archaeologists on a Roman site in Derby.

And Cinderella's ugly sisters will be dropping in to talk to me in the studio.

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

In the 13:00 news bulletin: More than 150 guns have been handed in to Derbyshire Police during a 12-day campaign.

Roads clear

The earlier accident on the A50 near the M1 has now been cleared and all roads are currently looking good,

BBC Travel reports.

Speedwatch success

Heage Safer Neighbourhood Team

tweets: Thank you to the volunteers for the first Heage speedwatch yesterday! Was successful in slowing traffic on Ripley Road.

Chris Martin could start for Scotland

Derby County's Chris Martin could start for Scotland in tomorrow night's friendly against England at Celtic Park.

Chris Martin
Getty Images

It comes after first-choice striker Steven Fletcher picked up an injury in Friday's

victory over the Republic of Ireland, in which three Rams players were involved.

M1 north congestion

An accident on the M1 is causing severe delays to traffic heading north.

BBC Travel says all lanes have reopened but there is congestion from J29, at Chesterfield, backing up to Tibshelf services.

Bid to raise funds for US op

Midlands Today

A woman from east Staffordshire is trying to raise money for an operation in America which British surgeons won't perform here.

Nina Parsons
BBC

Nina Parsons, from Burton-upon-Trent, suffers from a

genetic condition known as EDS, which affects how her head fits into her neck.

The UK's leading specialist in the syndrome is now referring patients to the US, where the results are said to be promising.

News on the hour

Sally Swinfen

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

In the 12:00 news bulletin: The Royal Derby Hospital has introduced cheaper parking for staff who work through the night.

A £2 flat rate is being offered for on-site parking between 17:00 and 08:00. Visitors will also be able to take advantage of the new rate.

Hand grenades among amnesty items

A weapons amnesty in Derbyshire resulted in 153 firearms being handed in to police, including three hand grenades and a World War Two, French-issue rifle.

The amnesty ended on Friday and also saw 41 shotguns, five pistols and 9,300 rounds of ammunition handed in.

Getting stuck in peculiar ways

Ben Truslove

BBC News

University of Derby student Danielle Morgan appears in an interesting feature about

people getting trapped in unusual ways.

Danielle Morgan
other

In 2011, while "mucking about", her head got stuck in a clothes horse and she had to be

freed by the fire service.

Your pictures: Autumnal Peak District

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Sandie Nicholson snapped this autumnal view in the Peak District, which is now today's cover image on Radio Derby's Facebook page.

Peak District
Sandie Nicholson

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Veteran 'stuck in house for 10 months'

BBC News Online has more on the war veteran who says he has been

unable to leave his house unassisted all year because of delays building a ramp.

Roy Pugh
BBC

Roy Pugh, 80, from Ripley, had a heart attack and stroke in January and struggles to walk.