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  1. Updates for Tuesday 23 May 2017
  2. Tributes to Manchester attack victims
  3. Police urge public to be vigilant
  4. Flags at half mast at council buildings
  5. Election campaigning suspended
  6. Emergency number for concerned friends and relatives: 0161 8569400
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

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By Amy Woodfield and Dave Wade

All times stated are UK

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That's all from the East Midlands live page today - updates will start again on Wednesday at 08:00.

Weather: Clear night

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

Warm with some evening sunshine to end the day.


Overnight it’ll stay dry with variable amounts of cloud and some clear spells.

Minimum temperature: 13C (55F).

Woman recalls aftermath of Manchester attack

Heather Burman

Journalist, BBC News Online

Lisa, from Dronfield, recalls the aftermath of the Manchester attack.

She said her 11-year-old daughter suffered a panic attack as she tried to get her out of the arena last night.

CCTV released after Long Eaton arson

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Police have released CCTV footage of someone they want to speak to after a car was allegedly set on fire in Long Eaton.

It happened on Saturday 22 April at about 21:45 at at Auto Car Sales Ltd on Clifton Avenue.

The fire caused extensive damage to the car and to another vehicle, Derbyshire Police said.

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Death following Donington Park crash

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Leicestershire Police have confirmed a 51-year-old man has died from his injuries sustained in a crash at Donington Park racetrack last week.

He's yet to be named but is said to be from Yaxley in Cambridgeshire.

Donington Park

It's the second serious incident at the race track recently after 17-year-old Billy Monger lost both his legs in a crash last month.

David Mirfin

Mansfield sign defenders David Mirfin and Johnny Hunt on free transfers after leaving Scunthorpe and Chester respectively.

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Your Questions: Leicester's surprising industrial heritage

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Yesterday I answered one of Your Questions about Leicester's hat making industry in the 1880s.

It's after Carole West got in touch about her great-grandfather who moved to the city in 1883 - his profession was a hatter.

Men wearing hat in London in 1853
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I revealed there were just three known hat making factories in the area at the time - Hammond and Co, Watters and Vincent, and Thomas Webster & Co.

Carole has been back in touch since we answered her question...

My great grandfather lived in Blake Street in Leicester which is adjacent to the Thomas Webster & Co warehouse and the factory on Darker Street. Although I don’t know for certain, it seems likely that he may have worked there. Having the picture of the warehouse also brings it to life and I can now take my research further."

Carole West

I've also had some more information from social historian Cynthia Brown who said that although Leicester wasn't known for its hat making it was famous for other industries.

"The main industries at the end of the 19th Century were hosiery, footwear and engineering. A lot of hosiery and footwear was exported, and companys like Corahs and Freeman, Hardy and Willis were already very well known."

Other major industries in the city were printing, cardboard box making and cigar manufacture.

In fact, at one time Leicester was the largest centre of cigar manufacture in the UK outside London. Who knew?

Canal body death not suspicious

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Derbyshire Police are not treating the death of a woman, whose body was found in a canal near Swarkestone this morning, as suspicious, a spokeswoman has confirmed.

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 on M1 northbound between J24, A6 (Kegworth) and J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Leicester faith groups plan public event for Manchester attack victims

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Prayers will be said tonight at Leicester Cathedral for the victims of the Manchester attack.

Leicester Cathedral

A meeting will also take place tomorrow between the leaders of all the city’s faiths with the intention of holding a public event later in the week.

Severe congestion: M1 Nottinghamshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Nottinghamshire southbound severe congestion, between Trowell Services and J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

M1 Nottinghamshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M1 southbound between Trowell Services and J25, A52 (Nottingham). In the roadworks area.

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

Woman recalls aftermath of suicide bombing
Heidi Berkeley says she will never go to a concert again after the Manchester attack.

Canal body yet to be identified

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Police have confirmed a body found in a Derbyshire canal is that of a woman.

A force spokeswoman said she is yet to be formally identified.

The body was found by a passer-by this morning in the Trent and Mersey Canal, near Swarkestone.

The stretch remains closed as do roads in the area.

Still no word as to whether the death is being treated as suspicious.

Notts firearms officers deployed to Manchester

Verity Cowley

Presenter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Chief Constable Craig Guilford says firearms officers from Nottinghamshire Police are assisting the Manchester force.

Nottingham arena 'shocked and saddened'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Nottingham's Motorpoint Arena has released a statement after the Manchester attack.

All of the team at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham are shocked and deeply saddened by the horrific attack at Manchester Arena last night. We send our thoughts and heartfelt condolences to the bereaved and injured and all those affected by this terrible event...All our staff receive mandatory training on counter terrorism and emergency procedures on a regular basis...The response of the staff working at Manchester Arena and the emergency services in dealing with such traumatic circumstances was remarkable."

Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
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Cricket authorities to review World Cup security

East Midlands Today

The organisers of the Women's Cricket World Cup have said they will be reviewing security following the attack in Manchester.

Some matches will be played in Leicester and Derby at the event, which starts next month.


In a statement, the International Cricket Council said security is very much front and centre of their preparations.

Finding daughter after attack was 'like she was born again'

BBC News England

Nick Haywood, 46, from Nottingham was waiting for his 16-year-old daughter Caitlin (pictured) and her friend, also 16, when the explosion happened.

Nick Haywood Caitlin Haywood
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He said: "You could feel it, you could feel the noise. It was incredibly loud. My first thought was to find my daughter.

"People were already starting to filter out. You could tell something was wrong, no-one was laughing or chatting. Some people were running, a bit of mild panic.

"I was trying to get hold of them on the phone but the network was down so I made my way into the arena. Seeing her on the stairs was a huge relief.

"It was like she was almost born again. It was the best moment of my life all over again."

Caitlin said: "When people said [the noise] was a balloon or a speaker, in the back of my head I knew it was a bomb and we needed to get out.

"I thought the next minute people with guns were going to start coming in."

She said she and her friend were near the front of the stage when the blast took place and she said people were getting crushed as they panicked and ran for the exit.

Vigils held for Manchester attack

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A couple of vigils are being held tonight in the East Midlands for the victims of the Manchester attack.

Councillor Richard MacRae has organised one in Stapleford town centre.

While the Stand Up To Racism group has arranged one in Chesterfield's Town Hall gardens.

James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore dies

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Sad news to report. Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced.

roger moore

The actor was in Nottingham in 2015 for An Evening With Sir Roger Moore at the Playhouse.

Travel: Collapsed manhole in Nottingham

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Nottingham election debate postponed

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Tomorrow's BBC Radio Nottingham election debate at the National Justice Museum has been postponed until Wednesday 31 May.

It follows the decision to suspend campaigning in the general election after last night's attack in Manchester.

Man charged after 'trying to steal Co-op till'

Kevin Stanley

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

A man has been charged with a burglary in Netherfield on Saturday.

co-op netherfield

Officers were called to the Co-op store at about 20:30 on Saturday after a man had reportedly tried to take the till.

A staff member had intervened and the offender got away with nothing.

A 35-year-old, of no fixed abode, was arrested on Sunday afternoon and is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court later.

Severe accident: A14 Leicestershire eastbound

BBC News Travel

A14 Leicestershire eastbound severe accident, between M1 J19 and J1 A5199.

A14 Leicestershire - A14 blocked and stationary traffic eastbound between Catthorpe Interchange and J1, A5199 (Welford), because of an accident involving two vehicles and a spillage on the road.

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

Body found in Derbyshire canal

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A body has been found in the Trent and Mersey Canal in Derbyshire, police have said.


Police were called to an area between Deepdale Bridge and Barrow Bridge, near Swarkestone, at about 10:15 after a member of public discovered the body.

The stretch has been closed to navigation, as have surrounding roads, while officers investigate.

Police have not said whether they believe the death is suspicious.

Drayton Manor: Evha Jannath inquest opens

An inquest into the death of an 11-year-old girl who fell from a ride at Drayton Manor has been opened in Cannock.

South Staffordshire Coroner's Court was told Evha Jannath, from Leicester, died from chest injuries after being taken from the theme park to Birmingham Children's Hospital on 9 May.

The brief hearing heard Evha was identified by her brother.

Evha Jannath
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The Health and Safety Executive and Staffordshire Police are carrying out an inquiry into the death and the inquest has been adjourned until November.

More profit for water company

Kevin Stanley

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Severn Trent has reported a 4.3% increase in annual profits to £525m.

The water company, which serves much of the East Midlands, was also awarded a £47m bonus by the regulator OFWAT for exceeding its targets on reducing leaks and flooding.

Seven Trent is currently in the process of a £60m upgrade in Newark.

A message from Nottingham Arena

Simon Ward

East Midlands Today Reporter

The Arena in Nottingham has this message today...

Nottingham Arena

Baby peregrines 'getting mobile'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Here's an update on those peregrine falcon chicks born at Nottingham Trent University - don't they grow up quick?

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Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

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

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J29a, Markham (Markham Vale) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of an accident.

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

Special service held for Manchester attack victims

Navtej Johal

East Midlands Today reporter

Canon Elizabeth Thomson is leading the special service here at Derby Cathedral for those affected by the Manchester attack...

Derby Cathedral

Travel: Crash on M1

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Weather: Sunnier later

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Cloud will thin and break as the afternoon passes with some sunny spells developing.


Light winds and highs of 21C (70F).

Listen: Manchester attack - 'I just want to know if she's out there'

More now from Lisa, in Dronfield, who was at the Manchester Arena last night when the explosion happened which killed 22 people and injured 59.

She's looking for a friend from Sheffield and her daughter this morning, who she was hoping to meet after the concert last night:

Notts Police helps out after Manchester attack

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Chief Constable Craig Guildford of Nottinghamshire Police said the force has sent specialist resources to help Greater Manchester Police's response to the attack.

craig guildford

“Our thoughts are with the families of those who have died and those who have been injured following this horrific incident in Manchester," he said.

“Our policing colleagues and the other emergency services are continuing to do an outstanding job in difficult circumstances in the devastating aftermath of this attack, and we are also thinking of them."

He said people should remain vigilant and report anything suspicious.

Joe Leach

Worcestershire captain Joe Leach takes 5-32 as his side beat Derbyshire to claim their third straight Championship win.

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Watch: Carsington Water marks 25th anniversary

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The Derbyshire reservoir was opened by the Queen in 1992.

You've been sharing your memories about the reservoir on Facebook.

Lynda Anita Allsopp posted: "My youngest son, Robert, was one of the local children chosen to go to Ambergate pumping station to turn on the water to fill Carsington Water on 22nd May, 1992."

Sandra Barrett wrote: "I was there when they switched on the water and also when the Queen came. I had to be security checked."

Your pictures: Temperature's rising

BBC Weather Watchers

It's another sunny day in the East Midlands.

Here's a tranquil scene in Misterton, north Nottinghamshire...


Clay Cross in Derbyshire...

clay cross

and Birstall, Leicestershire.