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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 16 November 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Euan Duncan

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Today's updates have now finished. We'll be back with more at 08:00 on Tuesday.

  2. Irish Rams target Euro 2016 qualification

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Four Derby County players could be involved in the second leg of the Republic of Ireland's play-off against Bosnia-Herzogovina in Dublin tonight. The first leg finished 1-1.

    Rams defender Richard Keogh and midfielder Jeff Hendrick are likely to keep their places in the team, with Alex Pearce and Cyrus Christie also in the squad.

  3. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a recap of the main stories we've been covering this afternoon:

    • Derbyshire has observed a minute's silence in memory of those killed in the Paris terror attacks
    • Man dies after beingstruck by train at Duffield Station
    • National academy targeting modern slavery unveiled by Derby University
  4. Dawkins returns early from international duty

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Derby County's Simon Dawkins has returned home early from international duty with Jamaica for personal reasons.

    Simon Dawkins

    The 27-year-old was an unused substitute in their 2-0 defeat by Panama on Friday but was expected to be part of the squad to face Haiti in a World Cup qualifier tomorrow.

  5. Motorcyclist injured in Burton crash

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    A road in Burton was closed for four hours after an accident between a motorcycle and a taxi.

    Police say the 23-year-old motorbike rider, from the Burton area, suffered serious leg injuries and is in a stable condition.

    The 40-year-old Hackney Carriage driver, also from Burton, wasn't injured in the crash, at the junction of Waterloo Street and Edwards Street at 19:15 on Saturday.

  6. Attacks 'felt very personal', says French ex-pat in Derby

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Valerie Laroumedie, who lives and works in Derby but still has relatives in Paris, told BBC Radio Derby she has felt the emotional impact of the terrorist atrocities.

    She said: "Even if you've been living 25 years in another country, your roots are still in France, and you've got family there and you're thinking about them.

    Floral tributes left at one of sites of Paris terror attorcities

    "And you're thinking that they could have been the victims of the barbary, really you are indeed more patriotic."

  7. Car and van in crash on A515 near Ashbourne

    Wesley Mallin

    BBC Radio Derby newsreader

    The A515 near Ashbourne has been closed for much of the afternoon following a crash involving a transit van and a car.

    The car ended up in a field beside the road south of Darley Moor at Cubley shortly after 13:30.

    The air ambulance was called to the scene but police say nobody was seriously injured.

  8. BBC Radio Derby wants to hear from you

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    We're looking to speak to any Derby County or Burton Albion fans heading to Wembley tomorrow for England v France.

    Give our newsroom a call on 01332 375001 or email us.

  9. Ambulance service being inspected

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    The spotlight falls on East Midlands Ambulance Service this week as it expects around 70 inspectors from the Care Quality Commission to be involved with a routine check on the organisation.

    The CQC team of healthcare experts, commission staff and those with patient experience will speak to staff and patients, while collecting information about the care the ambulance service provides.

    East Midlands Ambulance Service

    The CQC inspects organisations including the ambulance services, hospitals, care homes, and GPs to ensure they are meeting national standards.

  10. Ambulance service to face 'thorough inspection'

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Another story we're looking at today is a review of East Midlands Ambulance Service by a team of inspectors this week.

    The trust has struggled to achieve the required response times for several years but has made a series of improvements including new vehicles and staff.

    Carolyn Jenkinson, from the Care Quality Commission, will be carrying out the visit and says it will be a thorough investigation.

  11. Man killed by train at Duffield Station

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    A man has died after being struck by a train at Duffield Station.

    A British Transport Police spokesperson said: “We were called to Duffield Station in Belper at 13:37. “Colleagues from Derbyshire Police and East Midlands Ambulance Service also attended but sadly the man was pronounced dead at the scene. “The incident is not being treated as suspicious, and officers will now be working to identify the man, inform his family and prepare a report for the coroner.”

  12. Soup kitchens 'used for slave recruitment'

    Jeremy Ball

    Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

    The East Midlands police chief in charge of tackling "modern slavery" has told the BBC that criminal gangs are targeting people in soup kitchens and homeless shelters. 

    Deputy Chief Constable Heather Roach says vulnerable people are being befriended -- then forced to work, and starved or assaulted. 

    Today, a national academy to tackle modern slavery is being unveiled by Derby University and the Nottingham-based Gangmasters Licensing Authority.

  13. Buses replace trains on Derby to Matlock line after incident at Duffield

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    East Midlands Trains has tweeted that trains are now able to run between Derby and Chesterfield, following an incident at Duffield which is being dealt with by the emergency services.

    But buses are replacing trains between Derby and Matlock, and other services are unable to stop at Duffield.

  14. Trains between Derby and Chesterfield disrupted by incident at Duffield

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Emergency services are dealing with an incident at Duffield which is disrupting Cross Country train services between Derby and Chesterfield.

    Initial reports suggest all lines are affected with the southbound track blocked, and the firm is warning of delays and diversions.

  15. Swimmer Peaty picks up award

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    World champion and double world record holder Adam Peaty has been crowned Swimming Performance Athlete of the Year at the ASA Aquatics Awards.

    The honour comes after a year in which the City of Derby swimmer, from Uttoxeter, won two individual golds at the FINA World Championships in Russia.

    Adam Peaty

    The event, held in Leamington Spa on Saturday, honoured the achievements of individuals, facilities and schools involved in aquatics.

  16. New Mills losing run continues

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Still no joy for Derbyshire football club New Mills as they lost again this weekend, making it 21 defeats out of 21 in league and cup this season.

    The latest setback was a 5-1 loss at home to Northwich Victoria.

  17. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    These are the main stories we're covering this lunchtime:

    • A minute's silence is held for victims of the Paris terror attacks
    • French ex-pat in Derby says atrocities felt "very personal"
    • Children are sent home from a school in Derby after a JCB severs a water main
  18. Weather: Bright spells this afternoon but cloud will build

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    There’ll be some brighter spells this afternoon with cloud continuing to build.

    It’ll feel breezy but the temperatures remain high for the time of year at 11C (52F).

  19. Pupils sent home after digger severs water main

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Chellaston Academy in Derby is sending pupils home this lunchtime after a JCB being used to build a new maths block cut through a water main.

    Buses will be taking pupils home shortly but parents who want to know more have been invited to contact the school.

    Chellaston Academy in Derby

    The academy is hoping to be open as normal tomorrow.

  20. Trailblazers into last four of cup after productive weekend

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Derby Trailblazers are through to the semi-finals of the National Cup competition after a 79-69 win away to Essex Leopards.

    That followed a 75-71 win at home to Leicester Warriors the previous evening, in a close game which saw the lead change 20 times.

  21. Paris attacks: Candle tribute at Derby Cathedral

    Navtej Johal

    East Midlands Today reporter

    Canon Chris Moorson lights a candle at Derby Cathedral in memory of victims of the Paris terror attacks.

    Canon Chris Moorsom
  22. Prohibition policy on drugs not the answer, says police chief

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Let's return to our story about Derbyshire's police and crime commissioner criticising the government for its refusal to review the UK's drugs policy.

    Policing minister Mike Penning  says the government has no intention of legalising substances such as cannabis.

    But the county's PCC Alan Charles says it's clear the criminalisation of drug-taking has failed, and that prohibition has never worked in any area whether it's in alcohol, prostitution or in books and films.

  23. Police chief urges government drugs policy review

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Derbyshire's police and crime commissioner says he's disappointed the Home Office will not review the UK's drug policy.

    Alan Charles was among those calling for the government to reconsider its position on which substances should be banned following a conference in the region.

    Alan Charles

    He says the policing minister's response suggests a lack of interest in looking at the latest evidence.

  24. Minute's silence observed at city council HQ

    Navtej Johal

    East Midlands Today reporter

    The minute's silence was impeccably observed here at Derby City Council by staff and visitors  

    Minute's silence
  25. Paris attacks: Flag at half-mast for minute's silence

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    In a few moments, Derbyshire will join the rest of Europe in observing a minute's silence for victims of Friday's terror attacks in Paris.

    Council House

    The flag atop Derby's Council House has been lowered to half-mast ahead of the tribute.

  26. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a reminder of the main stories we're covering right now:

    • A minute's silence will take place at 11:00 in Derbyshire and across Europe in memory of victims of the Paris terror attacks
    • A Derby family on holiday in Paris have been describing a 'tense, nervous' atmosphere in the French capital
    • Inspectors are due to examine the performance of East Midlands Ambulance Service
  27. Paris attacks: Derby holidaymaker describes 'tense' atmosphere

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    This morning BBC Radio Derby spoke to a family who are currently on holiday in Paris.

    Colin Whittaker, from Quarndon, said: "It feels a little tense, a little nervous. Many of the streets are closed, the army are out, the armed police are about.

    One of the sites targeted during the Paris atrocities

    "And there's a look on people's faces of real concern, and occasionally you see someone looking very upset as well, which is sad but understandable given the events."

  28. Man found injured in city centre car park

    Lucy Vladev

    BBC Radio Derby

    A man was found unconscious and in a serious condition at a car park in Derby early this morning.

    The man, thought to be in his thirties, was discovered at the Bradshaw Way retail park just before 02:00.

    Police want to trace a second man who was spotted leaving the car park on a bike at about the same time.

  29. Local tributes to French terror victims

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Staff at Derby City Council's Council House will be among those remembering victims of Friday's terror attacks in Paris during a minute's silence at 11:00 today.

    Council House

    The French flag at High Peak Borough Council's headquarters will also be flown at half-mast.

  30. Silence at lights switch-on event 'showed solidarity'

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    More reaction to the French terror attacks now, and a minute's silence was held as Derby's Christmas lights were switched on at the weekend.

    City mayor Paul Pegg said the gesture was a way of showing solidarity.

    Paul Pegg

    He said: "We need to come together to fight these maniacs because basically that's what they are. 

    "It's no use talking to them because talking's gone beyond bounds now. Just imagine, that could have been Derby."

  31. Brewers boss to guest on football phone-in

    It's a year to the day that Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink took charge of Burton Albion for the first time.

    The international break meant the Brewers weren't in League One action this weekend, as scheduled opponents Millwall had three players called up by their countries.

    Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

    But you can hear from the Burton boss on a special BBC Radio Derby Sportscene Talk-in this evening from 18:00.

  32. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    These are the main stories we're covering this morning.

    • Derby woman living in Paris says city is uncharacteristically quiet
    • Derbyshire's police and crime commissioner criticises the government for refusing to review the UK's drugs policy
    • Burton Albion boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink will field fans' questions on BBC Radio Derby this evening
  33. Paris reaction: 'Scary, sad unbelievable'

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Police have carried out raids in various locations across France and a number of people have been arrested as the investigation into the Paris attacks continues.

    Aftermath of terror attacks in Paris

    Valerie Laroumedie lives and works in Derby but has relatives in Paris. She described the terror attack as "very scary" and "very sad".

  34. Moving on hard for Parisians after terror strike

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Friday night's events in France dominate the news agenda and a woman from Derby who is currently living in Paris says people are finding it hard to carry on with their day-to-day lives in the city since the terror attacks.

    French newspapers after Paris terrorist attacks

    Chloe Poplar lives in the capital and had a friend who was in the Stade de France when the attacks took place.

    She says the city is uncharacteristically quiet at the moment.

  35. Weather: Cloud will increase by this afternoon

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    There'll be some brightness at first, with cloud building throughout the day.

    Alexandra Hamilton

    It'll feel breezy but temperatures are not doing too badly for the time of year with highs of 11C (52F).

  36. Good morning: Join us for today's live news coverage

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    A sombre time as we bring you reaction to the harrowing events in Paris at the weekend, while we'll also talk about a review of East Midlands Ambulance Service by a team of inspectors, and the reaction of Derbyshire's police and crime commissioner to the Home Office decision not to review the UK's drug policy.

    There'll be more of today's news and sport, as well as travel and weather, and you're welcome to email your comments, questions and photos throughout the day, or get in touch on our Facebook page or via Twitter.