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Ilkeston railway station plans expected to be approved

The Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, will be visiting the site for the planned Ilkeston railway station today. He will be looking over plans with Jessica Lee MP. Plans for the station are expected to be given approval by councillors at a meeting later today.

Transport Secretary and Derbyshire Dales MP Patrick McLoughlin Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

McLoughlin, MP for Derbyshire Dales, is also visiting the A453 to see how work is going. The road, which links Nottingham with the M1 and East Midlands Airport, is being widened.

The A453, which links Nottingham to the M1 and East Midlands Airport Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Ancient human remains found

Human remains believed to be around two thousand years old have been found on the A453 in Nottinghamshire.

The bones, which are thought to date back to the 1st century (late iron age) were uncovered at two separate locations during preparation work for a dual carriageway.

Human remains found in Nottinghamshire Credit: ITV Central

The remains have now been taken away, and are being examined by specialist archeologists in Sheffield.