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  1. Updates on Tues 11 Nov 2014

Live Reporting

By Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

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

  2. Thunder on the way

    Sara Blizzard

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    Outbreaks of rain will gradually become more widespread tonight, merging into heavier downpours. Lows of 9C.

    Weather forecast for the East Midlands

    Tomorrow we'll see scattered heavy showers and bright intervals.

    The showers may become thundery before dying away through the afternoon. Top temperature 12C.

  3. Football remembers

    Kirsty Edwards

    Sports Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    tweets: On tonight's @bbcemt - football remembers. My report on Derby's new memorial for their players lost to World War One #dcfcfans

    Derby County war memorial
  4. Veterans' centre rethink

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    Derby City Council has given planning permission for a Royal British Legion drop-in centre, in the city centre.

    The proposed centre for service personnel and veterans on St Peter's Street had been struggling to get permission, until political intervention.

  5. Derbyshire Labour 'beleaguered'

    The Conservative opposition on Derbyshire County Council say a reshuffle of the Labour cabinet is an act of a "beleaguered leader, struggling to maintain a tenuous grip on power".

    Clare Neil and Joan Dixon will be replaced by Paul Smith, from Alfreton, and Dean Collins, from Staveley (pictured).

    Dean Collins and Paul Smith

    Labour say the new-look cabinet has the skills to bring more investment to Derbyshire.

  6. MP calls for poppy visit

    Derbyshire Times

    Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins has welcomed news that the Tower of London poppy display is to go on a national tour and demanded that Chesterfield is included on the list.

  7. Lottery money for Ilkeston landmark

    Ilkeston Town Hall's getting nearly £55,000 of lottery funds, for repairs and restoration work.

    Alongside the repair work, starting next year, Erewash council will put on a range of activities to share the history of the Victorian building.

  8. Rams man on injury list

    Alvin McCaig

    BBC Sport Northern Ireland

    Derby forward Jamie Ward has pulled out of Friday's Euro 2016 Northern Ireland qualifier against Romania.

    Jamie Ward

    The 28-year-old striker has a thigh problem.

  9. 'It's my big chance'

    Derby boxer Sandy Ryan says next week's Women's World Championships in South Korea is her "big chance" to prove herself.

    The 21-year-old replaces injured Olympian Natasha Jonas in the GB team.

    "There is no doubt that Natasha being injured has opened the door for me," she says. "Nobody will really know what I'm about, and if I do well out there it could really give me a boost."

  10. Remembrance: Your views

    via Facebook

    Julia Hall from Derby posts: "It is so important to remember all those who lost their lives in wars, but please can we also give a thought to all those who fought in terrible circumstances but were lucky enough to come home.

    "My Dad was such a soldier - he was in Burma, 2nd WW. Thank God, he did come home."

  11. M1 northbound delays

    There's congestion on the M1 northbound between J27 for Hucknall and J28 at Alfreton.

    It's because of a lane closed on the exit slip road at J28, due to a broken down vehicle, says BBC Travel.

  12. More on Kabir Ahmed

    Richard Spurr

    Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

    Coming up on BBC Radio Derby, there's more on the Derbyshire man who's thought to have travelled to Iraq to act as a suicide bomber.

  13. News on the hour

    Rachael Gilchrist

    News Editor, BBC Radio Derby

    In the news at 17:00: The government tells us it's looking for new ways to get people to pay outstanding court fines.

    It's after we reported more than half the fines imposed in Derbyshire last year went uncollected.

  14. Burton delays

    There's been an accident on the A5121 Wellington Road in Burton on Trent, near the A5189 Shobnall Road junction.

    It's causing problems in both directions, reports BBC Travel.

  15. Pylons may be banished from Peak

    Roger Harrabin

    BBC environment analyst

    Pylon cables could disappear from the Peak District, as part of a £500m move by National Grid to cut the impact of energy transmission on the landscape.

    Electricity pylons

    The Peak National Park is one of eight areas of countryside shortlisted for work to put wires underground.

    Countryside groups welcomed the move - but stressed that all new power projects must consider the impact on the landscape from the outset.

  16. Appeal to find missing woman

    A woman's gone missing from the Royal Derby Hospital. Yvonne Reid, 53, was last seen at the Radbourne Unit on 24 October.

    Yvonne Reid

    Derbyshire Police raised the alarm this afternoon.

  17. Electrical store to shut

    Derby Telegraph

    One of the last electrical stores in Derby's suburbs is to close and could become a takeaway.

    The owner of Wilmar Electrical, in Mickleover, says sales don't cover running costs.

  18. Cathedral curate's celebrity faux pas

    The One Show's Rickshaw Challenge for BBC Children in Need has reached Derby Cathedral, where fundraisers paused to mark the two-minute silence.

    Assistant curate Andy Trenier tweets: I met the one show's Matt Baker today but had no idea... I asked him if he was a journalist on a former life. What an idiot!!

    Young fundraisers on coach

    Children in Need's Ellie Jones tweets this picture of the young people taking it in turns to pedal - they're now in the Ashbourne area, heading to Alton Towers.

  19. News on the hour

    BBC Radio Derby

    In the news at 16:00: More than half of the fines imposed by Derbyshire's courts weren't paid last year.

    Fines, prosecution costs and victim surcharges were successfully collected in just 39% of cases.

  20. Pupils' poignant WW1 tribute

    John Hess

    East Midlands Today

    Children in Ripley have made a mosaic to remind future generations of the sacrifice of war.

    At Crossley Park, it sits beneath the story of Ripley lads Tommy and Johntie, who went to the trenches 100 years ago.

    War memorial mosaic

    "It's a fictional story," Dean Fowler, from Ripley's Royal British Legion branch, told me, "but it'll touch lots of people's minds."

  21. Hasselbaink for Brewers?

    Sky Sports News is reporting that Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is in talks to become the new Burton Albion manager.

    Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
  22. Memorial gates rededicated

    Andy Potter

    Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

    As part of Armistice Day commemorations in Swadlincote, the war memorial gates at Eureka Park were rededicated.

    Memorial gates at Eureka Park, Swadlincote

    They were restored earlier this year as part of a bigger project costing more than £500,000 to improve the park.

    Hear more on the afternoon show at 15:15.

  23. Post update

    News on the hour

    BBC Radio Derby

    In the news at 15:00, we'll be hearing from some of the many thousands of people who went to the Tower of London today to see the installation of ceramic poppies created by Derby artist Paul Cummins.

  24. Concern over missing pensioner

    A 72-year-old woman has been missing from home without her medication for four days.

    Hazel Gomes

    Police say they're increasingly concerned about Hazel Gomes, from Bass Street, Derby, who was last seen on Friday.

  25. Town centre 'has lots to offer'

    Burton Mail

    Burton is a more 'vibrant' place to shop than Stoke-on-Trent, Tamworth, Coventry or Wolverhampton, according to an index by retail experts.

  26. Robber absconds from open prison

    A 31-year-old man serving six years for robbery and possession of an offensive weapon has absconded from Sudbury Prison, says Derbyshire Police.

    Mark Trongone

    Mark Trongone is 5ft 8in tall, of medium build and has a scar on top of his head.

  27. Weather: Current picture

    BBC Weather has shared this map of the current conditions across the UK.

    Weather map
  28. Ahmed 'did not think of family'

    BBC Radio Derby

    A former friend of suspected suicide bomber Kabir Ahmed said his actions in Iraq showed he had no consideration for his family's future.

    Kabir Ahmed

    The man, who asked not to be named, said: "He never thought about his mother, who brought him up as a single parent, his wife, his children, what would they go through?"

  29. Fresh hope on veterans centre

    BBC Radio Derby

    Derby City Council leader Ranjit Banwait said he hoped the Royal British Legion's plans for a drop-in centre for veterans in Derby's former Next store would go ahead after initially being rejected by council planners.

    He said: "I've tasked the planning department to re-examine the guidelines and do everything possible to get an approved decision."

  30. A damp and breezy afternoon

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather

    We've a strengthening breeze and much more in the way of cloud around this afternoon.

    Showery East Midlands weather map

    There'll be rain, but it'll be mainly light and drizzly.

    Top temperature 11C - but it might just feel a bit cooler than that.

  31. Climber injured in fall

    via Facebook

    A 20-year-old climber broke his ankle when he fell from Sunset Slab at Froggatt Edge yesterday afternoon.

    Edale Mountain Rescue Team says the man was treated at the scene before being carried to a waiting ambulance.

  32. Young midfielder praised

    Derby County captain Richard Keogh says Spanish midfielder Omar Mascarell (pictured) is making great progress with the club.

    Omar Mascarell

    He also hailed Derby's midfield depth as the among the best in the Championship.

  33. Cadet plants final poppy

    At the Tower of London, 13-year-old cadet Harry Hayes joined Derby artist Paul Cummins to plant the final ceramic poppy in the hugely popular World War One installation there.

    Harry Hayes and Paul Cummins plant the final poppy

    A total of 888,246 poppies now form Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red - one for every Commonwealth fatality in the conflict.

  34. 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 hear what you think.

  35. War dead remembered

    Alex Howick

    BBC Radio Derby reporter

    About 70 people gathered around the war memorial in Derby Market Place to observe this morning's two-minute silence.

    Derby war memorial

    Some were dressed in military colours to remember friends and relatives that had been lost.

  36. Away draw for Spireites

    BBC Sport

    Chesterfield have been drawn away to fellow League One side MK Dons in the second round of the FA Cup.

    The tie will take place on the weekend of 5-8 December.

  37. We will remember them

    Alex Homer

    BBC Local Live

    Veterans, serving armed forces personnel and mourners will mark a two-minute silence at 11:00 in tribute to those who lost their lives in the two world wars and other military conflicts.

    BBC East Midlands Today will be showing some of the tributes later.

  38. Poppy art nears completion

    Kelly Smith

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    I'm at the Tower of London where the final ceramic poppy in Paul Cummins' hugely popular World War One art installation is due to be planted shortly.

    Tower of London poppies

    And of course we will be observing two minutes' silence at 11:00.

  39. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    The chief constable of Derbyshire Police says "there are individuals" from the East Midlands who have travelled abroad to engage in terrorist activity.

    I'll bring you more on this in my 10:00 bulletin.

  40. Terrorist warning from police chief

    BBC Radio Derby

    Derbyshire's chief constable says "there are individuals" from the East Midlands who have travelled abroad to engage in terrorist activity.

    It comes after a British man, reported to be Kabir Ahmed from Derby, was reported to have conducted a suicide attack against a police convoy in northern Iraq.

  41. Last tower poppy planted

    BBC Radio Derby

    The final ceramic poppy will be planted today to complete a huge work of art at the Tower of London.

    Poppies at the Tower of London

    More than 800,000 poppies created by Derby artist Paul Cummins have been placed in the tower moat over the past few months, each representing a fallen Commonwealth soldier in World War One.

  42. County council cabinet reshuffle

    Two of the three women in Derbyshire County Council's cabinet are leaving their posts in a reshuffle.

    County Hall in Matlock

    Joan Dixon and Clare Neill have chosen to leave the cabinet to focus on political campaigning and will be replaced by councillors Paul Smith and Dean Collins.

  43. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    In my 09:00 bulletin, a friend of suspected suicide bomber Kabir Ahmed says his reported actions show he had no regard for his family's future.

  44. Legion hopeful on veterans centre

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    The Royal British Legion has been told it may finally get permission to turn a Derby shop into a drop-in centre for veterans.

    The charity's plan to move into the former Next store on East Street was initially turned down by the city council, but I've been told a second application may be about to succeed.

  45. Police 'assault' investigated

    An alleged assault by a police officer which was filmed on a mobile phone is being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

    Police 'assault' footage

    The footage, captured in the Pear Tree area of Derby in July, appears to show a policeman punching a man while he is restrained by two other officers.

  46. Travel problems

    The A6 in Thulston is blocked and there's very slow traffic northbound between Derby and the A6 junction because of an accident.

    A separate accident has led to the closure of Dale Road in Buxton, warns BBC Travel.

  47. Today's forecast

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather

    Some brightness is possible this morning on a mainly dry, but otherwise it will be cloudy and overcast.

    We could see a couple of light showers too, with highs of 11C (52F).

  48. Good morning

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Hi everyone and welcome to Tuesday's news, sport, travel and weather updates.

    We always enjoy using your comments and photos so feel free to email or tweet us at any time.