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  1. Updates for Tuesday 2 May 2017
  2. Patient recall after doctor tests positive for HIV
  3. Human remains found near Hinckley
  4. Selby wins World Championship title
  5. Tributes for two killed in Belper crash
  6. Renovation of Derby Cathedral underway
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

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Your comments: Selby claims another World Championship title


On Facebook you've been talking about Mark Selby's back-to-back World Championship titles.

Mark Selby
Getty Images

Dawn Wilford said: "Well done to you Mark Leicester city is very proud of you."

Gillian Mudford wrote: "What a great match well done Mark you deserved it."

Fire crews rescue horse

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Firefighters have rescued a horse from a ditch near Two Dales this afternoon.

It was stuck in Sydnope Hill and specialist teams were on hand to help the horse down, along with a vet and its owners.

horse rescue
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue
horse rescue
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue

Paralympian encourages people to attend 'last competition' on track

BBC Sport

We told you earlier about Richard Whitehead hinting that the World Championships in London could be his last.

BBC Sport has more on the story.

The Paralympian made the comments during an interview with BBC Radio Nottingham and said: "The World Championships this year may be my last competition on the track.

"That's why I'm encouraging as many people as possible to come down to the Queen Elizabeth Stadium, because there's going to be fireworks."

Richard Whitehead
Rex Features

Weather: Staying mostly dry tonight

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC weather presenter

It’ll be mostly dry tonight with clear spells and variable amounts of cloud. 


Thousands use Leicester's new A&E

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Almost 4,000 patients have now used the new Emergency Department at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

It opened on Wednesday last week - just in time for a busy Bank Holiday weekend.

A&E at LRI

Richard Mitchell from Leicester’s Hospitals has told the BBC that during this time the majority of patients were treated in a "timely way".

He did however apologise to one patient who claims to have experienced delays.

A&E at LRI

Mr Mitchell said: “Six days after the new ED opened, I am really proud of the effort the team within ED and across all three hospitals sites are putting in to improve the patient experience."  

Your photos: Sunshine in May

BBC Weather Watchers

You've been out and about in the East Midlands today and you've sent us some lovely photos to prove it.

This was taken by GrannieP in Ashby de la Zouch...

Ashby de la Zouch

This was sent in by Reggie who was Dog walking in Hoveringham...

Dog walk in Hoveringham

And finally this lovely rural image was captured by Redbrowny in Belper...


School named after Derby student expanding

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The mother of a Derby woman who was killed by her former boyfriend in 2007 says a school set up in her memory in Pakistan has been so successful, it's going to be expanded into a college.

The school for poor and orphaned girls is named after 19-year-old Halimah Ahmed, who was an international relations student at Nottingham Trent University, and had dreams of becoming a UN ambassador. 

Her family later set up the Halimah Trust charity.

This week, her mother Dr Zareen Roohi Ahmed told BBC Radio Derby fundraising has already started to extend the school.

Dr Zareen Roohi Ahmed

Travel: Accident cleared on A6

Your Questions: Where was the Nottingham mint?

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Janet Thompson has used Your Questions to ask: Do we know where the medieval mint was in Nottingham?

I didn't even know there was one in the city, but after speaking to Scott Lomax, the city archaeologist, he said many people have speculated that it had been in Bridlesmith Gate - because that's where some coins were found a long time ago - or somewhere else within the Lace Market.

He said there was a record of a mint being founded in Nottingham in 928 but no other details have been found of where it was.

Bridlesmith Gate

"People have tried to find out but failed," he said.

"It was almost certainly somewhere in the Lace Market or around there, but the mint itself has probably been built upon many times over the last 100 years, removing any evidence of it.

"It's one of those little mysteries....I would love to find out."

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J30 for A616 and J31 for A57 Sheffield.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J30, A616 (Worksop) and J31, A57 (Sheffield). Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: A6 Leicestershire both ways

BBC News Travel

A6 Leicestershire both ways severe accident, at University Road affecting Regent Street.

A6 Leicestershire - A6 London Road in Leicester blocked and very slow traffic in both directions at the University Road junction, because of an accident. Congestion to the Regent Street junction and to the Granville Road junction.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Cash stolen from elderly woman's bag

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Do these women look familiar to you?

CCTV of wanted women
Leicestershire Police

Police want to speak to them after an 84-year-old woman had money stolen from her bag in Leicester.

The pensioner withdrew a "substantial amount" of cash from a bank in Belgrave Gate on Saturday 18 February but it wasn't until she went into a shop that she found the money had gone.

Have you seen missing Derby teen?

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Police say they are "growing increasingly concerned" for 17-year-old Courtney Meynell-Brookes who has gone missing from her home in Alvaston.

The force said she was reported missing on 25 April and she had been in contact with her family "intermittently" by phone, but she has not been in touch since Thursday.

Courtney Meynell-Brookes
Derbyshire Constabulary

Remains of newborn baby found

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Leicestershire Police have confirmed the human remains found in the Hinckley area on Sunday were that of a newborn baby.

Police said the investigation is in its early stages however an initial post-mortem examination was carried out yesterday.

Further tests are now needed to determine the cause of death.

A 27-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of concealing a birth - she's currently in hospital getting medical treatment.

Haseeb Hameed

The availability of England players for their counties up until July is announced by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

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HIV doctor no longer working in NHS

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The doctor at the centre of the patient recall is not now working in the NHS.

Bosses said he had been working as a locum doctor when treating patients at the three hospitals between June 2010 and February 2015.

In a statement the Chesterfield Royal Hospital Trust said it was "perfectly safe" for health workers to provide patient care and services if they are HIV positive but they need to "adhere to all appropriate infection control procedures".

Chesterfield Royal Hospital

I assure patients and people in North Derbyshire that Chesterfield Royal Hospital is committed to making sure their care and treatment is safe. As worrying as this issue sounds it is extremely unlikely the virus transferred to anyone during their treatment. However, it is important we are open and honest about any issue that relates to people’s NHS care and they have the right to know about it.”

Dr Gail CollinsMedical director, Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Security guard hurt while restraining armed robber

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A security guard has been injured while detaining an armed robber outside a bookmakers in Mansfield this morning.

A man wielding a knife went into the Betfred bookmakers in Market Place at about 11:15. 

Police said the security guard was taken to hospital but his injuries are not believed to be serious.

A 44-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and wounding with intent in connection with the robbery.


Sheep stolen in Derbyshire

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A farmer in Hatton has had 30 sheep stolen from his farm.

He visited his field on Marston Lane yesterday morning to find the animals were gone and there were "fresh tyre marks" on the field.


It's thought to have happened between 10:30 on Sunday and 11:00 yesterday.

Police are appealing to anyone who might have seen any suspicious activity in the area.

Bus Pass Elvis back in the building

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Despite having claimed earlier this year that he was no longer going to stand in elections, Dave Bishop a.k.a. Lord Biro is back. 

Dave Bishop in his elvis costume
Shawn Ryan

Bishop, from Nottingham, who has previously stood for the Bus Pass Elvis party is standing for his new Elvis and the Yeti Himalayan Preservation Party. 

He is running in the Nottingham City Council Sherwood by-election.

The other candidates in Thursday's election in the ward are Carol Boultby (UKIP), Zeb Brigham (Green Party), Barry Holliday (Lib Dems), William Scott (Conservatives) and Adele Williams (Labour.) 

Watch: Cricket pitch inspection

Richard Rae

BBC Radio Leicester Sport

I've been taking a look at the pitch at Fischer County Ground ahead of Leicestershire v Warwickshire this afternoon...

BreakingPatient recall after doctor tests positive for HIV

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Hundreds of people have been advised to have a blood test after a doctor working in Nottingham and Chesterfield tested positive for HIV.

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust has written to 223 patients who were cared for by the doctor. They have also set up a dedicated helpline for patients with questions or concerns.

Another 120 patents who were treated at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and 57 at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, have also been contacted.

Science Photo Library

The risk that any patient has been infected by transmission of the virus from this doctor is extremely low. Transmission of the virus between an infected healthcare worker and a patient with an open wound can only occur if health workers themselves have an injury with bleeding when they are delivering patient care. There is no evidence this happened to this doctor in any patient contact.”

Dr Stephen FowlieNUH Medical Director

The doctor was employed through a locum agency and is no longer working for the NHS.

Classic E-Type Jaguar stolen

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Have you seen this Jaguar? Police have said it was stolen from a parking area outside Donington Park on Saturday.

It happened between 10:50 and 18:50.

Leicestershire Police

It is a white Jaguar E- Type Series 1, manufactured in 1965.

It's worth a fair bit as well by the looks of it - prices seem to average around £200,000.

Cricket: Play starts in One-Day Cup

Dave Bracegirdle

BBC Radio Nottingham commentator

Play is underway at Derby between the home county and the Notts Outlaws. 

Derbyshire are 93-0 (16 overs). Slow, even-paced surface not helping the Notts pace attack at all.

Derbyshire Cricket Ground

Weather: Staying cloudy this afternoon

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

It will be Increasingly cloudy however there’ll still be a few bright spells this afternoon before a few showers arrive later. 

Highs of 15C (59F)


Watch: Resort wants to move on from Madeleine's disappearance

East Midlands Today

Nearly 10 years after the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Portugal, it's claimed many people living in and around the resort of Praia da Luz are unhappy with the continuing media spotlight.

Madeleine McCann
Family handout

Three-year-old Madeleine from Rothley went missing from her parents' holiday apartment on 3 May 2007. 

These defaced road signs can now be seen in the village...

Stop sign in Praia da Luz

The publisher of an English language newspaper in Portugal said after such a high profile case, many residents want to move on.

Kate and Gerry McCann have spoken to the BBC about the upcoming anniversary and say they still have hope their daughter will be found...

Group handed money to help boost town

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A community group has been awarded £10,000 funding to help revive Bulwell town centre.

The We Love Bulwell group has been given the cash after a review led by shopping expert Mary Portas found it was one of two places in Nottingham that needed a boost from the government. 

Money will be used for a variety of projects in the area, while a music event and a local newspaper have already been launched and new seating and plants have been put in place.

Bulwell town centre

Woman critical after crash that killed daughter and partner

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A woman is still in hospital this morning following the car cash in Belper that killed her daughter and partner.

She was driving the car that crashed into railings on Kilbourne Road early on Sunday morning. Her 28-year-old partner and six-year-old daughter were both killed.

Police said the 22-year-old woman is in a critical but stable condition at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.

Belper crash site

City mayor plans Leicester mural to honour Mark Selby

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Leicester city mayor Sir Peter Soulsby has said he is "up for suggestions" for a place to put a mural to celebrate Mark Selby's World Snooker Championship win.  

Mark Selby
Warren Little/Getty Images

A number of murals were painted around the city last year celebrating Leicester's Premier League title win and some of Leicester Tigers' legendary players (pictured below). 

Now Sir Peter wants to honour three-time world champion Selby in a similar way. 

He said: "A mural for his tremendous achievement is something I'd like to get on with."

Selby, from Leicester, won his third World Snooker Championship last night, defeating John Higgins 18-15 at The Crucible theatre in Sheffield.

Tigers mural
Leigh Drummond

Car crashes into Market Harborough house

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A car crashed into a house in Market Harborough over the weekend...

Car crashed into house
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service

The fire service said they were called to Knoll Street on Saturday afternoon to assess the structure of the building - they found it to be safe.

Luckily no one was hurt either.

Car crashed into house
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service

Police told me they were called to the scene but they're not investigating the incident and no one has been arrested.

Skate park damaged by vandals

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A skate park in Nottingham has been vandalised over the weekend.

Firefighters were called early on Saturday morning to the Hook Nature Reserve off Holme Road, Lady Bay after a fire was started underneath one of the skate ramps.

A red swastika was also spray painted on another ramp - but was later painted over and vandalised again.

Skate park

Sam who uses the park with his friends said the damage was "frustrating".

He said: "It's always a nice environment for people to be in and you want to come here, but now we are starting to stay away."

He said there had been vandalism in the past and teenagers who use it are often blamed.

Nottinghamshire Police said it is treating the fire as an arson attack.

skate park

Travel: Faulty lights causing delays

Arrested woman still in hospital

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

We've spoken to Leicestershire Police again this morning about their investigation after human remains were found in a bag in Hinckley.

They've told us they cannot say any more for "operational purposes" but the woman arrested on suspicion of concealing a birth is still in hospital.

Watch: Life on the canal

Helen McCarthy

BBC Radio Leicester Reporter

How would you feel about living on a canal? It certainly doesn't float my boat but according to the Canal and River Trust more and more people are doing it.

They claim 10 years ago, 10% of boats on the waterways were used as "primary residences" 

Now they claim that number has more than doubled to 26%.

This is Beryl in Mountsorrel who's been doing it for nearly 50 years...

She told me: "I started off canoeing then went to a 68ft narrow boat. It's very much like a miniature house inside.

"I like the sense that if you've got neighbours that you don't get on with or you find you don't like the area, it's possible to move. 

"Also it's nice to go out travelling - you can get all over the country. I've been up to Yorkshire and down to Gloucester. I've been to London a few times."

BBC to open garden at flower show

BBC Radio Derby

We've already told you that Chatsworth House is hosting its first ever RHS Flower Show next month.

It's going to be huge and they've already sold over 70,000 tickets.

The exciting news is that BBC Radio Derby is going to have a garden there too, and we're asking for your help to do it.  

Chatsworth House
Getty Images

We want the garden to represent our region and reflect something synonymous with the area, such as a landmark or an industry and we want your ideas.

The plot size is 8m x 8m and you've got until next Monday to send us your suggestions via email or text 81333.

Let your imagination run wild!  

Tributes left for crash victims

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Tributes have been left at the scene of a fatal car crash in Belper over the weekend where a six-year-old girl and a 29-year-old man died. 

A 22-year-old woman is also in hospital.


It happened on Kilbourne Road at around 01:30 on Sunday.

Tom Reith lives nearby and told BBC Radio Derby he was woken up by the noise and then saw the wreckage.


Derbyshire Police are appealing for anyone with dashcam or CCTV footage showing the crash to contact them.

Whitehead talks about retirement speculation

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

He’s a Paralympic legend, a two time gold medallist, World champion in the T42 200m and European champion, but could Richard Whitehead be about to hang up his blades?

He’s told BBC Radio Nottingham over the weekend that this year's World Championships might well be his last competition, although he hasn't made a final decision yet.

"It will be a big competition for me and may be my last competition on the track...maybe...," he said.

"The retirement question has been put out there a lot but the decision has not been made yet." 

Richard Whitehead
Getty Images

May Day at Calke Abbey

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

I went to Calke Abbey in Derbyshire for the first time yesterday - here are a few of my photos...

Calk Abbey
Calke Abbey

Send us your photos from the Bank Holiday weekend by email, Facebook or Twitter.