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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 5 May 2017
  2. No overall majority on Nottinghamshire County Council
  3. Conservatives win control of Derbyshire County Council from Labour
  4. Conservatives retain control of Leicestershire County Council
  5. Alice Ruggles murder to feature in TV show
  6. Woman bailed after baby found dead
  7. Work begins on new East Coast trains
  8. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Monday

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By Sandish Shoker and Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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Joseph Mendes

Reading hold off a Burton Albion comeback to secure third place in the Championship with a thrilling final-day victory.

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Tom Ince

Tom Ince's late penalty rescues a point for Derby and denies Rotherham a sixth Championship win of the season.

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Forest players celebrate against Ipswich

Owen Phillips

BBC Sport

Britt Assombalonga scores twice as Nottingham Forest cruise past Ipswich to avoid relegation on goal difference.

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Newport County

Mark O'Brien hits a dramatic late winner as Newport County pull off a remarkable relegation escape to stay in the EFL.

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Freddie Burns

Freddie Burns helps Leicester win at Worcester to seal fourth place in the Premiership - and a play-off semi at Wasps.

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Ndidi

Michael Emons

BBC Sport

Leicester City guarantee their Premier League survival with a deserved home victory over struggling Watford.

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Our live coverage across the day

Live updates have finished for the day but we'll be back at 08:00 on Monday with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

County council elections recap

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

It has been a busy day of county council election results - here's a quick recap:

ballot paper
BBC

Teenager attacked by 'gang of five'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A 'gang of youths' chased a teenager down a street and then beat him up in an unprovoked attack, Derbyshire police said.

Girton Way
Google

The 19-year-old was targeted in Girton Way, Mickleover, on 26 April, by a group of about five young people.

He hid behind a row of wheelie bins but was found and then assaulted.

The victim needed treatment for head and leg injuries.

Stephen Cook

Durham beat Leicestershire by five wickets in the One-Day Cup, their 11th win in 12 games over them in 50-over cricket.

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Forest: Manager and players 'confident' ahead of crucial game

BBC Nottingham Sport

Mark Warburton has told us he will be staying at the club whatever the outcome of Sunday's must-win game.

"The focus is on our performance," he said.

"The fans can play a huge part. They're passionate about the club. The players recognise their responsibilities."  

Mark Warburton
BBC

Meanwhile Jamie Ward said: "There's gonna be nerves with everyone, given what's riding on the game. 

"But obviously I'm confident." 

Weather: Milder night with the chance of some rain

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

A fairly cloudy end to the day with cloud pushing in from the south east.

bbc weather map
BBC

Overnight will be largely cloudy and slightly milder than last night with the chance of the odd spot of rain where the cloud is thick enough.  

Minimum temperatures of 8C (46F).

Mark Warburton

Nottingham Forest boss Mark Warburton says he is "100%" committed to remaining at the club, even if they are relegated.

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Election result 'created issues' for Labour

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

The outgoing leader of Nottinghamshire County Council, Alan Rhodes, says the state of the Labour leadership has "created some issues for us".

Alan Rhodes
BBC

Your photos: May in Loughborough

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

It has been a fine day across the region weather-wise and none more so than in Queen's Park, Loughborough.

Queen's Park, Loughborough
scrappy/BBC Weather Watchers
Queen's Park, Loughborough
scrappy/BBC Weather Watchers
Queen's Park, Loughborough
scrappy/BBC Weather Watchers

Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher scrappy for the pics. 

Listen: Rowett out to end the season on a high

BBC Derby Sport

Derby County boss Gary Rowett has said the club must play for pride and end the season as if they were going for promotion at Rotherham on Sunday. 

Ex-Birmingham boss Rowett said: "I've said to the players that if we can finish the season with five wins, two draws and two defeats in nine games that's virtually two points a game. 

"As we know that gives you 92 points over a season, I know that's very easy to extrapolate, but that’s the type of form you'll need over a reasonable period." 

The Rams can end the season in eighth if they beat Rotherham and Norwich lose to QPR.

People rescued from fire next to Leicester police station

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Police saved 23 people from a fire in Leicester city centre last night. 

Fire in Leicester City centre
Milin Damani

The officers acted after seeing smoke coming across the car park at Mansfield House police station. 

The blaze was at the back of a takeaway. 

Fire in Leicester city centre
Milin Damani

The cause of the fire is still being investigated. 

Man arrested over Chilwell crash

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Police say officers have discovered what they believe to be a firearm at the scene of the crash in Chilwell.

A 24-year-old man who was taken to hospital for injuries he picked up in the crash has now been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.  

Ambulance
BBC

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J28 for A38 Alfreton and J29a for Markham Lane Markham Vale.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 northbound between J28, A38 (Alfreton) and J29a, Markham (Markham Vale), because of a broken down van.

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

Make up of Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The Conservative Party is now the largest group at Nottinghamshire County Council, winning 31 of 66 seats. This is short of the 34 seats needed for a majority, so the authority remains in no overall control. Conservative Councillor Kay Cutts will be the new leader.

Here's the new composition: 

  • Conservative - 31 seats (+10)
  • Labour - 23 seats (-9)
  • Ashfield Independents - 5 seats (+1)
  • Mansfield Independent Forum - 4 seats (+2)
  • Liberal Democrat - 1 seat (-4)
  • Selston Area Independents - 1 seat (no change) 
  • Independent - 1 seat (-2)
Nottinghamshire count
BBC

The total number of seats in Nottinghamshire went from 67 to 66 because of boundary changes and most of the 56 divisions have also changed in name, size or both.

Rikki Clarke has rejoined his first county Surrey, from Warwickshire

With the 2017 county season in full swing, keep up to date with the latest signings, departures and rumours ahead of next season.

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Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, at J19 for M6.

M1 Leicestershire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M1 southbound at J19, M6 (Catthorpe Interchange), because of a broken down vehicle. In the roadworks area.

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

Chilwell crash: More pics from the scene

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Police have advised people to avoid the area and expect delays after the crash at the junction of School Lane and Field Lane.

chilwell
BBC
chilwell chopper
BBC
Tony Mowbray, Mark Warburton, Harry Redknapp

Permutations and analysis as Blackburn, Nottingham Forest and Birmingham bid to avoid relegation to League One on Sunday.

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Down in the dumps in Derbyshire

Iain Watson

Political correspondent

Labour insiders were expecting Labour to lose control in Derbyshire but that shouldn’t conceal how rare an occurrance that is.

Labour were the largest party for the past 36 years – except in the dying days of Gordon Brown’s government and after the MPs’ expenses scandal in 2009.

The former chair of the Labour group, Dave Wilcox, said the last time he had lost an election was in 1977. And he is not at all ambivalent about the main reason for his party’s defeat this time.

He told me: "Genuine Labour supporters have been saying we can’t vote for this bloke because he doesn’t speak for me. We heard it time and time and time again on the doorstep. We are not voting for you while you have Jeremy Corbyn as leader."

If Labour loses the general election, Mr Wilcox said he expects Mr Corbyn to "do the honourable thing".

To his mind, that means Mr Corbyn should stand down but he claimed "there is a fortress of iron around Jeremy that refuses to allow those ideas to penetrate".

Basketball: Leicester Riders coach wins top award

Owen Phillips

BBC Sport

Leicester Riders head coach Rob Paternostro has been named BBL coach of the year for the fourth time.

Rob Paternostro
BBC

The American, who first won the accolade in 2009, retains the award he won last season, after guiding Leicester to a second successive BBL title as well as BBL Trophy success.

Riders could yet seal a treble, with a BBL play-off semi-final against London Lions to play on Friday and Sunday.

"This really is about the unselfishness of the team," Paternostro said.

Derbyshire only council to swing in England

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby, political reporter

Derbyshire is the only council in England to swing directly from one party's control to another rather than being in "no overall control".  

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J29a for Markham Lane Markham Vale and J30 for A616.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 northbound between J29a, Markham (Markham Vale) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

'Armed police' in Chilwell: Pictures from the scene

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Nottinghamshire Police has said it's responding to a crash in which a car is believed to have collided with other vehicles at around 14:00.

chilwell
BBC

They confirmed the police helicopter and paramedics are at the scene.

A man has been taken to hospital and is receiving treatment for injuries thought to be sustained during the collision.

chilwell
BBC
chilwell
BBC

The area around the crash at the junction of School Lane and Field Lane has been cordoned off.

Witnesses have reported armed police at the scene.

UKIP vote switch to Tories 'cost Labour council control'

BBC Radio Derby

Anne Western, who was the Labour leader of Derbyshire County Council, has been giving her assessment of why the Conservatives now have control. 

"I think in a lot of places the Labour vote has held up," she told BBC Radio Derby.   

"But I think what has happened time and time again is the UKIP vote has gone completely over to the Conservatives."

Derbyshire count
BBC

Escaped stags cause chaos at busy roundabout

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Two red stags got motorists in Nottingham turning their heads this morning when they ran across the busy roundabout by the QMC hospital.

The pair had escaped through a vandalised fence at Wollaton Hall and Deer Park and were seen running into the road at about 09:00.

A passing ambulance crew managed to herd them into a nearby front garden before calling the police, who put up emergency fencing until the RSPCA arrived.

Stags
RSPCA

RSPCA inspectors and a vet sedated the pair and put them in a horse trailer to escort them back to the park.

Simon Parker from the RSPCA said: “This could have ended tragically as they were running out on the road and it is very lucky that no accident was caused as a result of this.

"It would have been quite an unusual sight to see stags running across the busy road!"

He said they were now recovering at the park.

Leicestershire 'remains mostly blue'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Leicestershire County Council tweets... 

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Watch: Hales stars as England beat Ireland in ODI

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Alex Hales smashed 55 off 39 balls as England thrashed Ireland by seven wickets in the first one-day international at Bristol. 

The hosts reached their target with 30 overs to spare. 

Earlier, Hales' Nottinghamshire team mate Jake Ball took one wicket. 

Derbyshire's Gary Wilson fell for just one as Ireland struggled. 

Chilwell crash affecting buses

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Rushton: Conservatives will 'deal with tough times' in Leicestershire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Nick Rushton, of the Conservatives, has been speaking at County Hall to the other 35 Tory councillors elected.

"A 17 [seat] majority is as much as I expected us to get," he said.   

"We've got some tough times ahead, we've dealt with tough times in the past and I feel certain we'll deal with the tough times going forward. 

"I can promise the electorate the Conservative administration will represent you all irrespective of whether you voted for us." 

Breaking'Armed police' in Chilwell

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

We're getting reports of armed police in Chilwell, Nottinghamshire.

chilwell
Google

According to a witness at the scene, near the junction of Field Lane and School Lane, there has been a crash and a police helicopter is circling.  

We'll bring you more as we get it.