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Summary

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

Live Reporting

By Ben Truslove

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 Tuesday.

  2. 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

  3. 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).

  4. Roman site excavated

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

    An archaeological trench

    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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Chief executive talks

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

    Sam Rush

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

  10. 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

    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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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

    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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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

    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.

  19. 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.

  20. Alfreton Town sign Byrne

    Alfreton Town have signed former Scunthorpe United defender Cliff Byrne on non-contract terms.

    Cliff Byrne

    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.

  21. 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".

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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

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

  25. 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."

  26. 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

    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

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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

    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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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

    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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. Your pictures: Autumnal Peak District

    Follow BBC Radio Derby on Facebook

    via Facebook

    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

    If you would like to see your photos shared here, post them on Facebook - or you can also email or tweet us.

  37. 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

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

  38. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    In the 11:00 bulletin, the National Memorial Arboretum has topped a public vote of the favourite places funded by the National Lottery in England over the past 20 years.

  39. Call for school crossing

    A mother has called for a crossing patrol to be reinstated after her son was involved in an accident as he crossed a road in Castle Donington.

    High Street, Castle Donington

    Mitchel Meek was involved in the collision on his way to school when a car apparently jumped a red light. Leicestershire County Council said it was monitoring the crossing.

  40. Accident on A50

    Ben Truslove

    BBC News

    The accident which was causing delays on the A52 in Borrowash has been now been cleared, but there are severe delays on the A50 near the M1.

    BBC Travel is reporting congestion on the eastbound carriageway.

  41. Keep Christmas lights call

    Businesses in Derby's Cathedral Quarter are urging the council to keep the Christmas lights.

    The council planned to scrap them but gave them a one-year reprieve. Shopkeepers in the area say they bring shoppers into the city.

  42. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    Coming up at 10:00: A council defends its decision not to replace a school crossing patrol in Castle Donington, after a boy was involved in an accident there.

  43. County gets share of £25m transport fund

    Derbyshire is to get a share of £25m for community transport schemes.

    Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin

    Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin says the government is committed to rural areas.

  44. Delays remain on A52

    BBC Travel is still reporting delays on the eastbound carriageway of the A52 at Borrowash following a crash earlier today, although recovery work is under way.

  45. Talking point

    Ian Skye

    Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

    We're asking: Who should pay for Derby's Christmas lights?

    Businesses in the city say they attract visitors, but the council considered scrapping them. They were handed a one-year reprieve for 2014, costing £114,000.

  46. News on the hour

    Sally Swinfen

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    In the 09:00 news, there is more on the apologies East Midlands Ambulance Service has had to issue over the past year.

  47. Ambulance apology

    BBC Radio Derby

    East Midlands Ambulance Service has been forced to apologise nearly 200 times in the past year for poor service.

    Excessive waiting times for ambulances have resulted in more than 650 concerns being raised with the Patient Advice and Liaison Service.

  48. Hasselbaink's first match

    Former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink starts life as Burton Albion manager tonight away to Wycombe Wanderers.

    Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

    The Brewers could give a debut to goalkeeper Chris Weale, who signed on loan from Yeovil Town on Saturday following an injury to Dean Lyness.

  49. Today's forecast

    Sara Blizzard

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    It's wet and windy to start with persistent rain. The rain will be heaviest over the Peak District with extensive hill fog.

    The rain will become more showery later in the morning, perhaps allowing some brighter spells for many. A maximum temperature of 10C (50F).

  50. Crash causes delays

    A car accident on the A52 in Borrowash is causing delays for eastbound traffic between Cole Lane and the M1, reports BBC Travel.

  51. Good morning

    Ben Truslove

    BBC News

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