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  1. Updates for Tuesday 30 May 2017
  2. Police name woman whose body was found in Derby house
  3. Boots clue in Nottingham noise mystery
  4. Supermarket staff injured in robbery
  5. Appeal after adult store 'sex assault'
  6. Row over mystery water leak in Sherwood
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

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By Maryam Qaiser and Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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Our live updates have now ended but we are returning with a special election debate live page at about 22:30 tonight. Normal service will resume at 8:00 tomorrow.

Appeal for missing man

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Officers are appealing for information on missing man Paul Mincher.

Paul, 39, was last seen at 8.30am on Saturday in Mansfield.

Paul Mincher
Nottinghamshire Police

He is described as being 6ft 3ins, of a slim build and has brown hair with bits of green in it.

When he was last seen he was unshaven, wearing a black and green striped polo shirt with black joggers and gold trainers.

Weather: Cooler and less humid tonight

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC weather presenter

There’ll be some clear spells tonight. It’ll feel noticeably cooler and less humid with lows of 9C (48F).


It’ll be a bright day tomorrow with plenty of sunshine. Scattered cloud will slowly build over the course of the day. Highs of 21C (70F)

BBC Election Panel: Your thoughts on care for the elderly

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

The BBC is running an election panel, asking voters for their thoughts ahead of 8 June

We asked:

How should we ensure that the elderly are properly cared for? What should we do about pensions? Which party do you think has the best policies to support us in our later life?

Old person and money

Richard, Derby: Make in clear how pensions work. Offer better incentives to save towards a pension.

Dwain, Leicester: We should keep them at high interest rates and let the banks pay for care homes.

Wayne Nottingham: Probably Labour, although there is always the worry about how they would pay for them. Remove tv fee licenses and winter fuel payments from those who have larger incomes.

Linda, Derby: By making people take out health insurance

Tess, Nottingham: I believe that the NHS and social care should be cross party, so not used as political football and should be run by health professionals, patient reps as well as politicians with budgets set for long term

Police rescue hot dog

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A dog had to be rescued from a hot car by police who broke into the vehicle.

Nottinghamshire Police said they tried to find the owner but were left with no choice but to force entry to the car in Lowdham.

The dog was saved by police
Nottinghamshire Police

A spokesman for the force said: "With the temperature set to increase this week, please do not leave dogs in cars – even for a few minutes.

"Temperatures inside cars can increase rapidly, which often makes dogs extremely distressed."

Group booted off plane in 'offensive T-shirts' row

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Jet2 has confirmed a group of people were stopped from flying from East Midlands Airport to Majorca this morning after refusing "numerous requests" to change or cover up T-shirts featuring offensive language.

An airline spokesperson said: "Once in the cabin, and in the presence of families and young children, several members of the group decided to ignore these repeated warnings, at which point our crew took the decision to remove them from the flight.

Jet2 plane
Getty Images

"The flight has departed, and we apologise to all other customers for the delay and inconvenience that this caused at the start of their holiday.

"However as a family friendly airline that carries millions of holidaymakers, including families with young children, we will not allow people on board if they are using or displaying offensive language, or if they fail to comply with the instructions of our crew.”

The firm refused to confirm it was a group of 18 women, as reported in the Nottingham Post, or the nature of the language on the T-shirt.

Children's choir reach Britain's Got Talent semi-finals

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A group of children from Derbyshire have made it through to the semi-finals of ITV's Britain's Got Talent.

Perfect Pitch Creation is a choir made up of youngsters, aged 8 to 14, based in Longstone village.

Perfect Pitch Creation
Perfect Pitch Creation

Emma Hopkins, who leads the group, said if they win, half the prize money would go to #ChallengeDerbyshire which supports three end of life charities.

Emma said: "The charities are close to our hearts as many of the families in the choir have used these very special charities."

Severe accident: A638 Nottinghamshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A638 Nottinghamshire both ways severe accident, at A614.

A638 Nottinghamshire - A638 Great North Road in Scrooby closed in both directions at the A614 junction, because of an accident involving van and motorbike. Traffic is coping well.

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

Relief over 'dead swans' false alarm

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Police were called to a river in Hathersage, Derbyshire earlier after a member of the public reported seeing swans that were in distress and possibly even dead.

The force's dedicated wildlife officer rushed to the scene and found it was actually two plastic swans. He told us the swans had now been put back in position on the riverbank.

Derbyshire Police

Splash of colour added to Southwell to celebrate music festival

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Gates, fences and doors have been decorated in Southwell ahead of this year's Gate to Southwell.

The annual, four-day event, is now in its 11th year and will take place from 8 June to 11 June.

Gates decorated
Gate to Southwell

A splash of colour has been added to the town to celebrate the festival which will see 50 artists performing, including headliners Kate Rusby and Jon Boden.

There will also be crafts, poetry, family entertainment and a beer and cider festival.

Another gate
Gate to Southwell

Live coverage of East Midlands general election debate from 22:30

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's a friendly reminder we've got an extra live page for you later this evening, to tie in with the BBC East Midlands general election debate at 22:45 on BBC One.

Nicky Morgan, Chris Williamson, Kat Boettge, Barry Holliday and Roger Helmer

You'll hear from Nicky Morgan (Conservatives), Chris Williamson (Labour), Kat Boettge (Green), Barry Holliday (Lib Dems) and Roger Helmer (UKIP).

The debate is being hosted by BBC East Midlands Today presenter Geeta Pendse.

You can share your comments later using the Twitter hashtag #ge17eastmids or getting in touch via Facebook.

So grab your slippers and a mug of cocoa and I'll see you later on...

Riyad Mahrez

Leicester's Riyad Mahrez announces he wants to leave the club, stating: "I am fiercely ambitious and feel now is the time to move on."

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Car fire at M1 junction

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Leicester hit by power cut

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

There's a power cut affecting people living in the LE3 postcode area of Leicester. Western Power Distribution says it hopes to have supplies restored by 18:00.

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, at J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham affecting J24A for A50 Derby.

M1 Derbyshire - M1 entry slip road closed and heavy traffic northbound at J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of a vehicle fire. Congestion to J24a, A50 (Derby).

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

Mahrez set for Foxes exit?

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Fatal pub attack victim named by police

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Police have named a 68-year-old man who died after being assaulted in a pub car park.

Graham Hollis, from Scraptoft on the outskirts of Leicester, died in hospital following the attack outside The White House, also in Scraptoft, on Friday night.

The White Horse

Police said a 23-year-old man arrested over the incident has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Will Atkinson

Mansfield make Southend midfielder Will Atkinson their 11th signing of a busy summer, with two more arrivals predicted.

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Your views: Hundreds break mobile phone driving rules


We've had plenty of comments on our Facebook pages about this morning's story that 200 people in the East Midlands were caught using their mobile phones while driving in the first month since rules were tightened.

Curtis Hunt said: "I live in Derby, and work in Solihull. The amount of people I see on the motorways every single day, still using their mobile phones is astounding."

Julie Owen wrote: "I had someone behind me today at traffic lights she even took a photo of her dog in the back and then obviously text a message I was so tempted to get out of the car and tell her."

'Offensive t-shirts' group kicked off plane

Leicester Mercury

Eighteen women were escorted off a flight at East Midlands Airport for wearing offensive t-shirts this morning.

Have you seen missing Beatrice?

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Police have released another photo of a woman from Derby who's been missing for a week.

Beatrice Asare, 51, was last seen in Derby city centre on 23 May.

Beatrice Asare
Derbyshire Police
Roy McFarland

Former player and manager Roy McFarland is among three new appointments to Derby County's board of directors.

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Alleged victim denies obsession with former radio presenter

A court has heard how an alleged victim "felt guilty" making attempts to contact Julie Wadsworth, years after he said the abuse took place.

Under cross examination from Wadsworth's barrister, he also denied becoming "wholly obsessed" with the female radio presenter, only reporting the couple to police when his "heart-felt" messages were ignored.

Julie and Tony Wadsworth

In one message, he accepted sending her on Facebook in 2015, the alleged victim said he wanted to meet up with Mrs Wadsworth. It read: "Been years - I still look back very fondly on fun times xx."

However, he claimed in court to have deleted the messages hoping they were unread, and just over two weeks later made allegations about the couple to the police.

Julie Wadsworth and husband Tony Wadsworth both deny all charges against them.

Pavis's achievements 'quite extraordinary'

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

BBC Radio Nottingham commentator Colin Slater has been paying tribute to former Notts County chairman Derek Pavis following his death.

He said: "What Derek achieved is quite extraordinary. His lasting legacy was the rebuilding of the Meadow Lane stadium to the standard that it is today.

Derek Pavis

"The way that was achieved showed his care and love of Notts County, which over those 13 years he served so magnificently."

Former Magpies owner Derek Pavis dies

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Tributes have been paid to the former Notts County chairman Derek Pavis, who died on Friday at the age of 87.

During his 13-year ownership, the Magpies climbed to England's top division and reached Wembley on five occasions.

Derek Pavis

East Midlands weather update: Late spells of sunshine expected

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

It has been a dull start to the week but there are a few late spells of sunshine expected through this evening, then any showers will fizzle out and skies will largely clear.

It will be a bright start to tomorrow with plenty of sunshine, with temperatures capable of reaching 20C (68F).


Wadsworths 'probably rejected' alleged victim as 'too old'

An alleged victim of two ex-BBC presenters accused of child sex offences has claimed he was eventually rejected by the married couple because he was "probably too old".

Tony and Julie Wadsworth

The man has claimed he had sex with Julie Wadsworth up to 15 times between the ages of 14 and 18, including once when her husband Tony Wadsworth joined in a "threesome".

He is among seven youths alleged to have been indecently assaulted in the 1990s by the Wadsworths, who have worked for BBC Radio Leicester and BBC WM.

Mrs Wadsworth, 60, has pleaded not guilty to 12 charges of indecent assault while her 69-year-old husband denies 10 counts of the same offence. The couple also deny five counts of outraging public decency.

Travellers pitch up in Coalville car park

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

It's market day in Coalville today - but you might have trouble finding a parking space.

coalville market

Market trader @markmaxharris tweeted this picture of caravans in the car park this morning.

North West Leicestershire District Council said it served a notice on a group of travellers to move on yesterday evening.

Clare Proudfoot, from the authority, said: “We are working closely with other organisations, including the county council and the police, to ensure a speedy resolution for the community and to provide advice to the travellers.”

Police name woman whose body was found in Derby house

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Derbyshire Police has named the woman whose body was found at a house in Derby.

Sobhia Tabasim Khan, 37, was found at her home in Pear Tree Crescent, Normanton, on Saturday.

Her family has now released a photograph of her.

Ataul Mustafa, 35, of the same address, has been charged with her murder and will appear at Nottingham Crown Court on Wednesday.

Sobhia Tabasim Khan
Family handout

Campaigners' 'frustration' at railway station access

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Frustrated disability campaigners have said they will continue to push for better access at Kirkby-in-Ashfield railway station.

At the moment, passengers can only access the platform via steep stairs.

Disabled passengers and those with pushchairs have said the lack of a lift or ramps amounts to a form of discrimination.

East Midlands Trains said it offers a taxi service to nearby stations for those who need it.

Police 'very concerned' about missing Leicester man

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Police say they're "very concerned" about a Leicester man who's been missing for several days.

Andrzej Grzegorz Pacholect, 33, was last seen by a family member in the Frolesworth Road area on Friday afternoon and his disappearance is said to be "out of character".

Andrzej Grzegorz Pacholec
Family handout

Basketball: Sullivan calls time on memorable career

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here's a little more on Leicester Riders' Drew Sullivan announcing his retirement.

London-born Sullivan moved to the United States in 1996, where he played college and university basketball, before returning to England to join BBL side Newcastle Eagles in 2004.

Drew Sullivan

The 6ft 8in forward was a four-time BBL title winner and helped the Riders to win the BBL championship, play-offs and Trophy treble this season.

Basketball: Riders star Sullivan retiring

BBC Leicester Sport

Leicester Riders star Drew Sullivan has announced his retirement from basketball.

The 37-year-old has 100 Team GB appearances to his name and won the treble twice with the Riders.

Drew Sullivan retirement announcement

Graffiti festival attracts 150 artists to Leicester

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A major international graffiti festival, Bring the Paint, took place over the weekend, splashing artwork across buildings in Leicester.

More than 150 artists were attracted to the city's Cultural Quarter for the event creating works, some of which are on a large scale.

Pablo, an artist from Germany, travelled to the city to take part. He said: "I was really happy to get a chance, it was an incredible line-up. The high society of the graffiti scene were here. Of course I wanted to take part, it was a real, real pleasure and honour."

Graffiti pic

Music, skate boarding and food stalls were also part of the festival, which celebrated the creative work in the city.

Evacuation after suspect package found in Ilkeston

Derby Telegraph

Businesses had to be evacuated and a road closed off after a suspicious package was found this morning in Ilkeston.

Armed officers remain despite terror level downgrade

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Police in Leicestershire have said although the national terror threat level has been reduced to severe, people will continue to see an increased number of armed and unarmed officers on duty around the county over the next few days.

The force has urged people to be on the look-out for "anything that seems out of place, unusual or doesn’t seem to fit in with day-to-day life".

Armed officers

Archbishop of Canterbury plans three-day Leicestershire visit

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

It's been announced that the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will spend three days in Leicestershire later this year.

He'll be visiting the city and county from 14 to 16 November.

Archbishop of Canterbury

The Bishop of Leicester, Martyn Snow, said: "He's asked for his diary to be full - he wants to work hard while he's here.

"One of his particular interests about Leicester is our inter-faith work so he's very keen to engage with different faith communities and find out more about what we're doing."