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ROADS: A50 closed at Uttoxeter

Two HGV's have been involved in a collision on the eastbound carriageway (towards Derby) and on the westbound carriageway (towards Stoke) a car and HGV have also collided.

Fire service and paramedics are dealing with the incident involving the two HGVs as the drivers of both vehicles has sustained injuries, one believed to the seriously.

The air ambulance is currently also at the location.

It is likely that the road will remain closed for a consideration time.


Calls for LGBT community to adopt or foster children

More lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Derby are being encouraged to either adopt or become foster carers.

Derby City Council is encouraging more to adopt or foster children Credit: ITV News Central

The city council says children do well when they are with adoptive or foster parents from the LGBT community.

Staff will hold special events today and next week to encourage more prospective parents.

With the demand for adoption and fostering being so high, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people can make a real difference in the community by giving children and teenagers the care, support and family life they desperately need.

Our children do well when placed with adopters from the LGBT community and in some cases better, because LGBT people are more likely to keep families together by adopting or fostering siblings.

– Councillor Fareed Hussain, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People

Rolls-Royce secures $130 million contract

Rolls-Royce has a base in Derby Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Rolls-Royce has secured a contract worth $130 million to provide Trent 1,000 engines to All Nippon Airways.

The firm, which has a base in Derby, has previously been selected by the airline for the engine which has now powered more than 80,000 Dreamliners.


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