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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 3 May 2017
  2. Anniversary of Madeleine's disappearance
  3. Our best and worst 4G cities
  4. Body found in Leicester city centre
  5. Peak District National Park unveils new walk
  6. Ex-Nottinghamshire bowler Mike Bore dies
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

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By Amy Woodfield and Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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Thurn Court care home on Thurncourt Road, Leicester

A 56-year-old woman has been released after police confirmed an elderly woman was found dead at a care home.

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Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, between J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham and J24 for A6.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J25, A52 (Nottingham) and J24, A6 (Kegworth), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M69 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M69 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, between J1 for A5 Hinckley and M1 J21.

M69 Leicestershire - Heavy traffic on M69 northbound between J1, A5 (Hinckley) and M1 J21, Leicester, because of all traffic being temporarily held and an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, between J24 for A6 and J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

M1 Leicestershire - Heavy traffic and one lane closed on M1 northbound between J24, A6 (Kegworth) and J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of a broken down vehicle. In the roadworks area.

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

New Foxes boss will have player 'respect'

BBC Leicester Sport

Leicester City captain Wes Morgan has told the BBC whoever the club chooses as their new manager will have the "utmost respect" from the players.

Michael Appleton
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He said "it's not for me to say" when asked about Michael Appleton's chances of getting the job.

The caretaker manager guided the Foxes to their first away win of the season away on Saturday after Craig Shakespeare was sacked last week.

A note penned by rock icon sells for thousands at auction

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A note written 50 years ago by rock and roll icon Jimi Hendrix has sold for thousands of pounds at auction - almost doubling its estimate.

In 1967 Anthea Connell, from West Bridgford, met Hendrix at a gig in Lincolnshire. He handed her the note written on the back of a guitar strings packet.

The note which said, "To Anthea. Love and kisses to you forever. I wish I could really talk to you", sold for £5,700.

Anthea
Hansons Auctioneers Ltd

Anthea is using the money to visit family in New Zealand.

Rugby: Kitto departs Tigers early

BBC Leicester Sport

Scrum-half Jono Kitto has been released from his contract at Leicester Tigers.

The 25-year-old made 29 appearances and scored two tries for Tigers following a move from club rugby in New Zealand during the summer of 2015.

After a short spell on loan at Worcester Warriors last month, he has now been released by Tigers.

Jono Kitto
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Jono has been part of the first-team squad for the last couple of seasons and we thank him for his commitment to the club, but we have two good scrum-halves coming through the system here and believe the time is right to provide opportunities for them to gain experience in the senior environment."

Matt O'ConnorLeicester Tigers, Head coach

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, between J21 for M69 and J22 for A50.

M1 Leicestershire - Heavy traffic and one lane closed on M1 northbound between J21, M69 (Leicester) and J22, A50 (Coalville), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Woman found dead at care home

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

An elderly woman found dead in the Thurnby Lodge area of Leicester was at a care home, it has been confirmed.

Police investigations have been continuing at Thurn Court care home today while they continue to question a 56-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of murder.

Thurn Court care home
BBC

Leicestershire County Care and Thurn Court are fully co-operating with the police and other authorities while the investigation continues."

Leicestershire County Care LtdManaging Director

Peaty wins at Manchester International

BBC Sport

Olympic swimming champion Adam Peaty proves he is on good form after the World Championships with a comfortable win in the 100m breaststroke at the Manchester International swim meet at the weekend.

Appeal to find dog that 'will die' without treatment

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

There's concern for the well being of a ginger pomeranian dog that was taken to a vet in Long Eaton with a serious hernia.

Ashfield House was told the dog - checked in under the name Frankie and like the one below - had been hit by a car when she was brought last week.

pomeranian dog
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But an examination found the dog actually had a serious hernia, which is so severe that her intestines were coming out of her body.

Plans were made to operate but the next day three men collected the dog saying they were taking her to a cheaper vets.

The veterinary practice where the dog was supposed to be going has not received the dog, prompting the RSPCA to investigate.

We are very concerned about the dog as she was very poorly and she urgently needs treatment. We don’t know where she is at all, we have made enquiries but we have not been able to find the dog. The poor dog will die if she does not get any treatment."

Sarah GardnerRSPCA Inspector
Gary Rowett

Derby County manager Gary Rowett says he still expects more from his side despite a fourth home win in five matches.

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Newly cast commemorative bells ring out for first time
Specially cast bells have been fitted into a tower which has stood empty for 90 years.

Newark homes still without power

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Around 70 homes are still without power after a failure in Newark which happened at about 11:00.

Western Power Distribution says it hopes to have everything back to normal in the next hour.

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Sir John Peace named as university chancellor

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

The Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire has been named as the new chancellor for Nottingham Trent University.

Sir John Peace is also chairman of the fashion brand Burberry and Midlands Engine and is trustee of the Djanogly City Academy in Gregory Boulevard.

Sir John Peace
Nottingham Trent University

He was previously chairman of the board of governors at the university.

Sir John said: “The university has much to be proud of and makes a hugely important contribution to the ongoing growth and cultural development of the region.”

Police to put on extra patrols for Halloween

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Derbyshire Police are doubling the number of officers they have on patrol over Halloween.

It follows anti-social behaviour in Allestree last year when cars were damaged, residents were assaulted and eggs were thrown at passing cars.

Police car
BBC

Shops have been asked to limit sales of eggs and flour to under 16s.

Insp Lauren Woods told the BBC behaviour like that "is not going to be tolerated" this year.

Police appeal over missing Lincoln woman

Police are appealing for help in finding a 26-year-old woman from Lincoln who's been missing for over a week.

Kimberley Reynolds
Lincolnshire Police

Kimberley Reynolds was last seen when she left her home on Witham Bank at about midday on Friday 13 October.

It's thought she could currently be in the Nottingham area.

Police are asking for her to get in touch to let them and her family know she's safe and well.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is also being asked to contact police.

Crash on A42 causing delays

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Badoo murderers jailed for life

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Two men have been jailed for life after murdering a man in Shepshed.

Mark Law, 20, from Sandringham Rise, Shepshed, who pleaded guilty to the murder of Tim Smith at Leicester Crown Court last month, was ordered to serve a minimum of 19 years in prison.

Mason Casey, 18, also from Ludlow Place, Shepshed, was convicted of murder following a trial at the same court earlier this month. He was ordered to serve at least 15 years.

Mark Law (left) and Mason Casey (right)
Leicestershire Police

Mr Smith was found injured inside a car, which had crashed into a wall on the Gelders Hall industrial estate, in March.

Wall fallen in Shepshed
BBC

The 45-year-old died at the scene, and a post-mortem examination later revealed he died of a stab wound to the heart.

Mr Smith had arranged to meet Law on the dating-focused social networking app Badoo. After picking up both Law and Casey, he drove to the industrial estate where he was stabbed.

Law and Casey then left the scene and Mr Smith attempted to drive out of the car park but collided with the wall.

Five in court after van thefts and burglary

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Four men and a woman have appeared in court charged with "conspiring to steal from another" after van thefts and a burglary, Derbyshire Police said.

The force said the charges relate to thefts from vans in Alvaston, Chaddesden and Barnsley and a burglary at an industrial unit in Wirksworth, which are alleged to have occurred in a two-week spell between September 29 and October 13.

One man was remanded in custody, three men were released under conditional bail and the woman was released on unconditional bail following their appearance at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court on 14 October.

All five will next appear at Derby Crown Court on Monday, November 13.

Van theft
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Missing teenager Laila Bieeu found

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Officers searching for missing Laila Bieeu say she has been found.

The 13-year-old went missing from Thorneywood yesterday afternoon.

Watch: Bells cast in Loughborough rung in Belgium

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Here are the eight church bells which rang in Belgium at the weekend.

They were specially cast at the John Taylor & Co Foundry in Loughborough to honour World War One victims.

Woman injured in three-vehicle A1 crash

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A woman has suffered minor injuries after a three-vehicle crash on the A1 near Markham Moor.

Nottinghamshire Police said they were called at about 11:45.

A1 MArkham Moor
Google

The road is open but there are still some delays.

Former colliery site to be turned into housing development

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Planning permission has been granted for about 800 homes to be built at the former Thoresby Colliery near Mansfield.

Redevelopment plans also include 250,000 sq foot of employment space.

The 450-acre site will include a retirement village, a primary school, a business park, leisure facilities, and a 300-acre country park.

Thoresby Colliery
BBC

It is expected to create up to 500 jobs and the first phase will see 150 homes on sale by the end of next year.

However, Property regeneration firm The Harworth Group which bought the site in 2015, said the whole project might not be finished for a decade.

Thoresby Colliery
BBC

Severe accident: A1 Nottinghamshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A1 Nottinghamshire northbound severe accident, between A638 and Old London Road affecting B1164 Carlton.

A1 Nottinghamshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on A1 northbound in Markham Moor between Markham and West Drayton Turn Off, because of an accident. Congestion to Carlton.

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

Multi-vehicle crash causing long delays

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

This crash involving several vehicles happened about an hour ago...

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Paralysed woman completes Great South Run

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

In the last couple of hours Melton Mowbray's Claire Lomas has finished the Great South Run after walking through the night.

The former horse rider is paralysed from the chest down but was able to walk the 10 miles using a specialist suit.

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She started the race at 10:00 on Sunday morning and has walked through the night to complete the course in 24 hours.

She has since posted on Twitter: "Thanks to all my team, people helping me and donating."

Missing teen boys 'may have returned to Worksop'

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Officers believe two teenage boys who have been missing for almost a week may have returned to Worksop.

Judge Oliver, 13, and Kyle Scott, 14, were last seen at Worksop railway station catching a train to Sheffield at about 17:00 on Tuesday.

It's thought Judge and Kyle then caught a train to Birmingham before returning to the town at the weekend.

Boys
Nottinghamshire Police

Judge was last seen wearing a black Nike puffa jacket, grey Nike tracksuit bottoms, grey and black Nike trainers with a black Nike backpack and black Nike cap.

Kyle was wearing a black Nike tracksuit top, green tracksuit bottoms and a black cap.

Mark Warburton

Manager Mark Warburton says Nottingham Forest's young players still need time and will make mistakes.

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Power cut in Newark

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

This is affecting more than 350 properties in the NG23 area.

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Witness appeal after man attacked with broken bottle

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

CCTV footage has been released after a man was assaulted during a robbery in Nottingham.

Nottinghamshire Police said a 31-year-old man was attacked when two men approached him and demanded his personal belongings.

The victim refused and was then attacked with a broken bottle.

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A bank card belonging to the victim was used in a supermarket in Long Row later that day.

It happened in St Mary's Gate on 18 August at about 05:00.

Man dies in head-on crash

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A man has died and a second has suffered serious injuries after a head-on crash just outside New Whittington.

Whittington Road
Google

The two cars hit each other on Whittington Road just after 17:00 yesterday.

The driver of one car, a 30-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. A 72-year-old man, who was driving the other car, was taken by air ambulance to hospital in Sheffield where he remains in a critical condition.

Craigslist sales of cocaine and stolen passports exposed

BBC Inside Out

Craigslist sales of cocaine and stolen passports exposed

Secret filming shows how an undercover BBC reporter was able to buy Class A drugs listed on the website Craigslist.

Jonathan Gibson bought cocaine from a dealer in Derby, illegal cigarettes from men in Corby and Carlisle, and was offered a stolen passport from a man in Chatham, Kent. Such items are supposedly prohibited from being offered in classified advertisements on the site.

Craigslist was contacted by the BBC but has declined to comment.

See this story in full on BBC Inside Out West Midlands at 19:30 on BBC One on Monday 23 October, or via iPlayer for 30 days afterwards.

'Moo-ral' marks nature reserve entrance

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A new mural has been created in Leicester marking one of the entrances into Aylestone Meadows.

Mural
Leicester City Council

The mural features some of the animal life that can be seen on the meadows like longhorn cattle, hares, ducks and dragonflies.

It was designed and created by local artist Leigh Drummond.

Cyclist knocked from his bike

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

An investigation has been launched after a cyclist was knocked off his bicycle.

Nottinghamshire Police said a black hatchback car was believed to be involved.

Crown Farm Way
Google

The cyclist suffered minor injuries.

It happened in Crown Farm Way near Bellamy Island in Mansfield on 14 October but police have only just released details.

Watch: Steel wins Great South Run

BBC Sport

Loughborough runner Gemma Steel was crowned the winner of the women's race in the Great South Run over the weekend.

The 31-year-old finished the 10 mile challenge in 55 minutes and 25 seconds.

Have you seen Laila Bieeu?

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Officers are concerned for the safety of missing 13-year-old Laila Bieeu from Thorneywood.

Nottinghamshire Police said she was last seen yesterday at about 13:30.

Laila Bieeu
Nottinghamshire Police

She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black bomber jacket with Los Angeles written on the back, a yellow t-shirt and white Adidas trainers.