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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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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.

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.

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

Derby County war memorial
Derby County

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.

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
Derbyshire County Council

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

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.


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BBC Local Live

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your feedback about this service, which we write here in Derby.

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.

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
Press Eye

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

'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."

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Derbyshire Police raised the alarm this afternoon.

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.

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.

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.

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."

'Toby was slowly turning blue'

Ripley & Heanor News

A Leabrooks mum is searching for the woman who

saved her eight-month-old son's life after he stopped breathing.

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
Getty Images

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.

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.

Concern over missing pensioner

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

Hazel Gomes
Derbyshire Police

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

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.

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
Derbyshire Police

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

Weather: Current picture

BBC Weather

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

Weather map

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?"

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."

Male-dominated cabinet

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

The reshuffle of Derbyshire County Council's cabinet means it is now completely composed of males, apart from its leader Anne Western.

The changes also mean the Labour-run cabinet has a slightly less north Derbyshire tinge to it.

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.

Man dies at rugby match

Burton Mail

A rugby club official

died as he was attending a game with his teenage son.

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.

Young midfielder praised

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

Omar Mascarell
Getty Images

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

News on the hour

BBC Radio Derby

In the

12:00 news bulletin: The
final poppy has been planted in the moat at the Tower of London to complete the huge art installation in memory of those who died in World War One.

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.