Live BBC Local Live: Updates from Derbyshire on Wednesday 13 August 2014

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STANDARD 08:00 Good morning

Sandish Shoker, BBC News Online

Good morning. I'm here with today's news, travel and sport updates for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire.

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STANDARD 08:03 Dry and bright

Charlie Slater, Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

Lots of dry and bright weather today in the East Midlands.

Just a couple of showers about and the breeze will slowly drop out.

weather map

STANDARD 08:11 Slow traffic on A38

BBC Travel News says there's slow traffic on the A38 southbound in Derby between Palm Court Island and Markeaton Island in the roadworks area.

STANDARD 08:24 Stolen engagement ring

A Derby woman says she has been left "devastated" after her engagement ring was stolen during a burglary at her home in Normanton.

Alison Lynch was given the ring by her fiancé a week before he died in a bike accident.

She told BBC Radio Derby: "If they could understand how what they have done affects people they might have second thoughts about doing it again."

STANDARD 08:42 Travel latest

There's a lot of slow traffic around this morning - the A38, A52 and A511 in Swadlincote are affected.

Check ahead of your journey with BBC Travel News.

STANDARD 08:56 News on the hour

Alex Howick, BBC Radio Derby reporter

A Derby woman has appealed to the thieves who stole her engagement ring and other jewellery during a burglary at her Normanton home.

Alison Lynch was given the ring in 1986 a week before her fiancé died in a bike accident. She said: "It is just a piece of jewellery to somebody else but for me is it the memories. I'm just heartbroken."

Hear more in the 09:00 news bulletin.

STANDARD 09:05 Derby medics send aid to Gaza

More than 35,000 items of medical equipment and gifts from Derby are being sent to war-torn Gaza, reports BBC News Online.

Gaza aid

Surgeon Sherif Awad, who is behind the project, said: "We have been working with a wide range of charities. This is not about politics, it is us as medical caring professionals trying to alleviate the suffering of other human beings."

STANDARD 09:25 Football: League Cup

Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett hailed last night's win over Wigan as the best performance he's seen since taking over as manager.

Burton beat the Championship side 2-1 to go through to the second round of the League Cup.