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  1. Updates on Tuesday 2 December 2014
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Alex Homer

All times stated are UK

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Local Live will be back with more news, sport, travel and weather updates from 08:00 on Wednesday.

Dry again tomorrow

Mel Coles

BBC Weather

After a crisp start it'll be another dry day tomorrow with bright or sunny spells. The cloud will increase through the afternoon and it will feel cold, with highs of 6C (43F).

See how the weather is looking for the rest of this week and Saturday


Shed load of beer kegs

There's very slow traffic on the A50, between J3 and J2, because of an accident involving a shed load of beer kegs earlier, reports

BBC Travel.

Helium inhalation 'linked to death'

Derby Telegraph

The death of a bar manager whose body was found at his Derby home is being

linked to helium inhalation.

Derby jihadist

Suspected suicide bomber Kabir Ahmed

reportedly left Derby to fight for IS.

Kabir Ahmed

BBC Radio 4 The Report will air

an investigation on Thursday night into networks connecting Ahmed and a second Islamist extremist who travelled from the small suburb of Normanton to die abroad.

Simon Cox investigates whether the networks' leaders are still active in Derby.

Derbyshire firefighters to strike

Belper News

Firefighters in Derbyshire are to

go on strike for 24 hours next week in action over their pension schemes.


Alex Homer

BBC Local Live

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

your feedback about this service.

Serious accident on A50

Highways Agency

tweets: #A50 #Derbyshire closed westbound between the #A6 and #A514 due to a serious accident involving a HGV. @DerbysPolice dealing. More to follow

Firework maker jailed

Dave Wade

BBC News, East Midlands

A man who made fireworks in his flat, forcing the evacuation of 200 people in Newhall in July, has been

sentenced to three years in jail.

Police cordon in Belvoir Crescent, Newhall
Rich Davis

Free garden waste collection

Ilkeston Advertiser

People in Erewash look set to benefit from a

free garden waste collection during the winter months.

HS2 route arguments

Greig Watson

BBC News

The Toton

route for HS2 includes an expensive tunnel underneath East Midlands Airport, something the Breaston hub would not require.

Breaston is also viewed as having better existing road and rail links.

St Chad's Church

But many have said features in the area such as St Chad's Church (pictured) and nature reserve make it unsuitable.

Man admits making fireworks at flat

Eric Simpson

BBC News

A man has admitted making fireworks at his flat which

resulted in 200 people being evacuated from their homes in July.

Belvoir Crescent, Newhall near Swadlincote

Glenn Robinson, 55, from Belvoir Crescent in Newhall, Derbyshire was found to have several "potentially volatile" substances in his home.

News on the hour

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

A man has admitted making fireworks at his flat in Newhall which resulted in 200 people being evacuated from their homes.

Listen live to

our 16:00 bulletin for more on this and other stories.

Beer delivery causes road closure

Wesley Mallin

Newsreader, BBC Derby

A load of 29 tonnes of beer has been dislodged inside a lorry as it travelled. The curtain of the truck is bulging and a second vehicle is being brought in to transfer the load.

It has closed the A50 in Swarkestone in both directions between J2, for the A6 in Derby, and J3, for the A514 for Swadlincote, while recovery work is taking place.

The latest information is available from

BBC Travel.

Hotel refunds 'delayed'

Derbyshire Times

Scores of outraged customers are

still waiting for hundreds of pounds of their money back from Chesterfield Hotel.

Gun licensing fee rise welcomed

Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles has

welcomed proposals to increase gun licensing fees to enable police to recover processing costs, the PCC account

News on the hour

Martyn Williams

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

There are long queues outside the Nationwide building society in Derby.

It's now been a week since the company took over the Derbyshire Building Society, with accounts being transferred to Nationwide.

We hear from one of the customers who has been waiting today in

our 15:00 bulletin.

Ageing Toyota workforce

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

David Richards, Toyota's HR manager, says as people age, certain jobs could become more difficult and it is an issue that needs considering.

David Richards

Parked car stolen

Buxton Advertiser

Burglars who broke into a house in New Mills

stole the keys to a car parked outside and drove off in the vehicle.

Shop theft witness appeal

Police have

released a CCTV still of two men they want to trace in connection with the theft of food and drink from the Swadlincote Sainsbury's supermarket.

The two men
Derbyshire Constabulary

One man paid for his shopping while a second load of items were placed on a conveyor belt.

But the men did not pay for the second load and left the store.

News on the hour

Martyn Williams

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Three areas in Derbyshire were rejected as possible sites for HS2 when options for the region's hub station were being considered.

Mike O'Sullivan, from East Midlands Today, reports from Breaston in the

14:00 bulletin.

HS2 hub site was 'rejected'

Greig Watson

BBC News

A site rumoured to be under consideration for the East Midlands HS2 hub

was originally rejected in 2012.

Despite Toton in Nottinghamshire at first being the preferred option, it emerged in October a site near Breaston, in Derbyshire, was under close scrutiny, prompting

local dismay.

Google map showing Toton and Breaston

HS2 insisted new options were different from those in the 2012 study.

'Increasing risk' of challenges

Nigel Cash

BBC Radio Derby reporter

Littleover Community School's deputy head Mr Wilding added: "We have noticed an increase in the number of pupils apparently taking part in these challenges in recent weeks.

"The main challenges pupils appear to be taking part in currently include the salt and ice challenge, 99 scratches and the eraser burn challenge.

"These challenges can leave people with significant and long-lasting scars and/or burns, but can also put those taking part at increasing risk as they become more extreme."

Flu jab appeal

Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

tweets: Over 43% of our staff have already been vaccinated! Have you had your flu jab yet? @flufighter

Christmas at Haddon Hall

Andy Potter

Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

For today's show I've been taking a look around Haddon Hall as the Manners family who own it prepare to spend their first Christmas there since 1700.

Haddon Hall Chapel at Christmas

Lord and Lady Edward Manners have organised a series of events for the public from 6-17 December.

The hall will be opened for visitors to see the decorations and there'll also be a carol concert. I went along to find out how preparations are going.

Dangerous dares warning

Nigel Cash

BBC Radio Derby reporter

I've seen a copy of the warning sent to parents at Littleover Community School over internet dares, sent by deputy head Jon Wilding.

He wrote: "One of the most dangerous of the challenges involves the person spraying an aerosol can on to their skin at very close range.

"The outcome of this is a burn which is often circular in shape, extremely red and blistered."

Coming up on TV

Dominic Heale

Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

We can reveal that the Derbyshire village of Breaston was considered and then rejected as a site for the HS2 hub - two-and-a-half years ago.

At the time, HS2 said it was too sensitive to build there. They now say they're considering different locations around Breaston as a rival to Toton sidings, but won't say where.

Mike O'Sullivan reports for

East Midlands Today on BBC One from 13:30.

Staying dry

Mel Coles

BBC Weather

It'll stay dry this evening and overnight with clear skies. The breeze will drop and a frost is expected, especially in rural spots with temperatures dropping below 2C (36F).

The forecast for the next few days is


Acoustic festival acts announced

Uttoxeter Post & Times


first confirmed acts for one of the biggest events of Uttoxeter's musical calendar have been announced.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

At 12:00, Erewash Borough Councillor Chris Corbett tell us it's still concerning that Breaston was ruled out as too sensitive for HS2 to build on two and a half years ago, yet it's back in contention now.

Listen live to

our bulletin.

Fitness of Toyota workers

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

Burnaston-based car manufacturer Toyota says it's examining the impact working at the factory is having on its older employees.

Some of the firm's staff have worked at the plant since it opened 22 years ago.

Chris Doidge tries the health kiosk

I went to try the health kiosk at Toyota which checks blood pressure, BMI, height and weight and does a survey of a person's lifestyle. It takes about five minutes to complete.

Drink-driving crackdown begins

Police in Derbyshire

are repeating their Christmas drink-driving campaign which encourages people to report anyone they know who gets behind the wheel while over the limit.

A total of 79 drivers gave a positive test or refused to be tested in Derbyshire during the last Christmas crackdown.

Need for housing sites

Ashbourne News Telegraph

A deadline is approaching for people to comment on ideas for land the district council

can use to build houses on over the next 20 years.

News on the hour

Kelly Smith

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

The BBC understands Breaston, in Derbyshire, and two areas close by were rejected by HS2 as too sensitive to build on when options for the region's hub station were considered two-and-a-half years ago.

Breaston is now back in contention as a rival to Toton sidings. Listen live to

the 11:00 news for more on this story.

Derbyshire snooker star out

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Darley Dale's Nigel Bond is out of the UK Snooker Championship in York. He

lost his third round match to Scotland's Anthony McGill 6-5.

Nigel Bond

On Saturday it was Bond who staged a memorable comeback, winning his second round match from 5-0 down. Last night he had a taste of his own medicine, as he let a 4-1 lead slip.

Doorman helped impaled man

Derby Telegraph

An off-duty doorman has told how he went to help a screaming man who was

impaled on a metal spike for almost two hours.

Phone scams: Your stories


Ian Skye

Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

Dave Smith has also

written in to us about phone scams.

He wrote: "The Microsoft scam is doing the rounds at the moment I have been called at least five times in the last two weeks."

Pupil burned in internet dare

BBC Radio Derby

A school pupil who took part in a dangerous internet dare was taken to hospital after burning himself with an aerosol.

Hundreds of parents of children at Littleover Community School have now been sent warning letters highlighting the dangers of the challenges, in which other children have been encouraged to harm themselves with compasses.

Jon Wilding

Jon Wilding (pictured), deputy head teacher, says peer pressure can play a part.