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  1. Live updates for Tuesday 13 June 2017
  2. The lies behind England's 'last revolution'
  3. Ambulance service 'needs improvement'
  4. New jobs hope for former tobacco factory
  5. Veggie farmer gives away beef herd
  6. Vandals cause £20,000 worth of damage after break-in
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

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By Amy Woodfield and Gavin Bevis

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Weather: Feeling warm with some sunshine

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

There’ll be some clear spells tonight with scattered cloud - lows of 10C (50F) with the chance of some mist patches forming.


There’ll be sunny spells and scattered cloud on Wednesday. It’ll stay dry with highs of 24C (75F).

It's also worth noting to allergy sufferers that the forecast for pollen is expected to be high to very high.

Your videos: Pot hole patch up


A resident of Rupert Road in Bingham has been in touch with this video after the road was repaired yesterday...

Stephen Perkins counts 50 patches where pot holes used to be.

He said: "When driving over it feels just as bad as when they were holes. It will be dangerous to cycle over."

Former Brewers keeper set for big money move

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Everton are on the verge of signing Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford for a whopping £30m.

The 23-year-old's certainly come a long way since his loan spells at Burton Albion and Alfreton Town.

Jordan Pickford
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Missing man found safe

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Police say 50-year-old Ian Heath, who went missing from his home in Chesterfield on Thursday, has been found safe and well.

MEP Roger Helmer to stand down

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

UKIP's Roger Helmer has announced he's to stand down as MEP for the East Midlands at the end of July.

The former Conservative was elected to the European Parliament in 1999 and switched to UKIP in 2012.

Helmer, who was the party's energy spokesman, also stood for South Leicestershire in last week's general election but said his decision to step down as an MEP was made before then.

Roger Helmer

Traffic: Accident causing delays on the M1 south

BBC News Travel

Traffic is really beginning to build up on the M1 south near Nottingham after an accident involving a car and a lorry.

You can see the congestion here at the junction with the A52...

M1 traffoc
Highways England

War Horse meets Robin Hood

Heather Burman

Journalist, BBC News Online

The National Theatre's War Horse puppet trotted along to meet Robin Hood earlier.

Nottingham's Royal Concert Hall will stage the acclaimed production on tour next March.

I can't believe how life like it is.

Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe accident, between J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham and J24 for A6 affecting Trowell Services.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M1 southbound between J25, A52 (Nottingham) and J24, A6 (Kegworth), because of an accident involving car and lorry. Congestion to Trowell Services.

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

Watch: Police officer takes on bucking bronco

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

It seems the police at Download Festival had a great weekend.

First we saw your selfies with them... then we saw some of you playing football with them.

Now we bring you this - courtesy of Thomas Jenkinson on Facebook...

He lasts about 10 seconds - not a bad attempt.

High pollution levels in Kibworth

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Harborough District Council has told the BBC it has been carrying out air pollution monitoring along the A6 in Kibworth Harcourt and Kibworth Beauchamp.

It's found there's an issue with higher than average levels of nitrogen dioxide.

A6 in Kibworth Beauchamp

They are now in the process of declaring it an Air Quality Management Area - this means the authority will put together a plan to improve the air quality.

There are already a lot of these in the East Midlands but they are generally just in the cities and big towns.

The council will now start consulting with residents about the plan.

Cricket: Somerset chase 430 target

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

It's looking good for Nottinghamshire in their One-Day Cup quarter-final at Somerset.

Set 430 for victory, the hosts are currently on 148-3 after 18 overs.

Follow the scorecard and listen to live commentary here.

Notts fans at Somerset

Bathroom spy's victims awarded council compensation

Aleena Naylor

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

Six young women who were secretly filmed by a drama teacher while using his bathroom have been awarded £70,000 in damages from Derbyshire County Council.

Russell Singleton, who was head of drama at Alfreton Grange Arts College for 35 years, was jailed for three years and two months in April 2013.

Russell Singleton

The settlement follows a major High Court ruling last year, in which a judge concluded those affected by non-physical abuse - such as via text message or being the subject of indecent images - should be awarded damages.

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.

Read more

Man accused of modern slavery

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Police have charged a man from Derby with modern slavery offences.

It's after they identified a man who had allegedly been brought into the UK to work but had his wages withheld.

The 51-year-old has been charged with arranging or facilitating the travel of another person with a view to exploitation and holding a person in slavery or servitude.

He is due to appear at Derby Crown Court on Thursday.

Travellers in Leicester 'for hospital appointment'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

I've had an update from Leicester City Council regarding the travellers who have parked on land near Evington Leisure Centre.

Travellers in Evington

We understand they are here for a local hospital appointment on Wednesday, and have served an order for them to be off the site by 10:00 on Friday."

Leicester City CouncilSpokesperson

Sexual assault reported at Download

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A woman has reported being sexually assaulted at the Download Festival last weekend.

She said it happened in the early hours of Sunday in a grassed area at the top of Car Park C.

Download festival
Leicestershire Police

The woman spent the evening with a group of people she met in the main arena when a man offered to walk her back to her tent before assaulting her.

Police are appealing to the public to try and find out who the man is - he's described as being white with dark swept back hair, in his mid to late twenties and has a Geordie accent.

Forest boss expects to see Grant progress

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Nottingham Forest boss Mark Warburton has challenged midfielder Jorge Grant to establish himself as a first-team regular after being handed a new three-year deal.

He told the club's official website: "I am looking forward to working with him and watching how he takes his chance.

"He is a young player who has gone out on loan to develop and prove a point and he has done that.

Jorge Grant
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"He has gone out, scored goals and impressed the loan club and comes back to his parent club to take the next step in his career.

"He wants to break into the squad, force his way into the plans."

Chesterfield devolution plan dropped

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby, political reporter

Plans for Chesterfield to fall under an elected mayor for Sheffield have been ditched.

Chesterfield's council - and Derbyshire County Council - have been at loggerheads about this for over a year.


Chesterfield had wanted to become a part of the Sheffield city region. They said it would bring them an extra £35m of investment.

But Derbyshire was about to hold a referendum on the idea - which it was confident of winning.

Picture shows damage after head-on crash

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here's a photo of this morning's head-on crash on Leake Lane in Stanford on Soar.

Both drivers had to be cut from their vehicles after the collision and were then taken to hospital.

Leake Lane crash
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service

Tennis: Konta through after opponent retires

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

British number one Johanna Konta has reached the second round of the Nottingham Open after compatriot Tara Moore was forced to retire.

Konta was 6-2 3-0 up when her opponent - and British number four - Moore was forced to retire due to an injury.

Johanna Konta and Tara Moore

The 26-year-old has now amassed 300 career singles victories and will play Belgian Yanina Wickmayer in the second round.

'Offensive' graffiti sprayed across school grounds

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Police have issued a picture of a group of people - after rude graffiti was daubed across the grounds of a school in Swadlincote.

Derbyshire Police said most of the markings were too offensive to be shown to the public.

The vandalism occurred during the night at Granville Sports College in Burton Road earlier this month.

Derbyshire Police
Swadlincote CCTV
Derbyshire Police

Sgt Graham Summers, from the force, said: “This does seem to be an act of pure vandalism in a school that plays an important part in the community."

Hospital to merge 'to improve the quality of care'

BBC Midlands Today

Burton Hospital is to merge with hospitals in Derby this Autumn.

Queen's Hospital, Burton

A business case has been agreed by the two trusts and further discussions will take place over the summer following consultations with staff and the public.

Clinicians at both hospitals says the new way of working will "improve the quality of care".

Ambulances outside Queen's Hospital, Burton

Our partnership will improve local services for patients as we both continue our journey towards providing outstanding care. This includes retaining Queen’s Hospital in Burton as a vibrant district general hospital for our local population, improving the core services we offer, including our A&E. It also enables us to work together on providing more specialist outpatient services at our community facilities in Tamworth and Lichfield.

Helen Scott-SouthChief executive at Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Silk Mill poppies cake impresses online


There has been lots of praise on Facebook for nine-year-old Theo and his cake version of the poppies installation at Derby's Silk Mill.

Helen Shore posted: "Wow what a very talented young man. Well done."

Ian Radford wrote: "I have shared this on my Facebook, but if i had the real thing there would be no sharing."

Theo and his sister with the Weeping Window cake

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, between J23A for A42 and J24 for A6.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J23a A42 and J24, A6 (Kegworth), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Vandals cause £20,000 damage after bus depot break-in

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Vandals have caused £20,000 damage after breaking into a bus depot in Leicester and smashing the windows of 13 buses and two vans.

Bus with smashed windows

It happened on Sunday night at the Centrebus site on the Troon Industrial Estate.

More than 60 windows were broken in total.

Smashed bus window

Police said they are looking at CCTV footage to try to identify those responsible.

Jackpot winners create memorial footpath

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A group of lottery winners have teamed up to build a new footpath at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

The team, which includes retired serviceman Ken Wedgeworth, from Swadlincote, has spent two days creating the 40ft path from the main walkway to the naval section.

Path work
Path work

Lions beaten by Highlanders

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Leicester Tigers prop Dan Cole came on for the last 30 minutes of the British and Irish Lions match against Highlanders.

The Lions were narrowly beaten 23-22 in Dunedin.

Dan Cole
Getty Images

Farmer steps in to stop cow slaughter

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A vegetarian farmer from Ashbourne has given his herd of cows to an animal sanctuary to protect them from the slaughterhouse.

Jay Wilde, 59, sent 63 cattle to a rescue centre in Norfolk after realising he couldn't bear to send them to be killed.

Jay Wilde

He said: "It was very difficult to do your best to look after them and then send them to the slaughterhouse for what must be a terrifying death."

Cricket: Notts in cup action at Somerset

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Nottinghamshire are currently playing Somerset in the quarter-final of the One-Day Cup.

Riki Wessels has a half-century to help his side to 121-1 after 15 overs.

Get the latest score and listen to live commentary here.

Riki Wessels
Getty Images

Building of aerospace engineering hub underway

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Work has begun to build a multi-million pound centre for combustion and aerothermal technology at Loughborough University.

The university claims the National Centre will put the town at the heart of UK aerospace engineering and technology development.

Turning the first turf for building of Combustion and Aerothermal Technology at Loughborough University
Loughborough University

At the centre there will be a focus on developing systems that will reduce the environmental impact of aircraft.

Rolls-Royce will be a lead partner in the project.

Rolls-Royce plane
Getty Images

The centre will also become a training ground for current and future aerospace engineers.

It's costing more than £11m and is expected to open in 2019.

Pair injured in head-on crash in Notts

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Two drivers had to be cut from their cars after a head-on crash in Nottinghamshire this morning.

Police said the vehicles collided in Leake Lane in Stanford on Soar at about 07:20.

Leake Lane

The road has been closed since the crash and anyone with dashcam footage has been asked to contact police.

Afternoon weather update

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Plenty of cloud around this afternoon with some sunny spells developing at times.

Light winds and a very high pollen count with highs of 20C (68F).

End of the road for disabilities charity

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A charity that's helped thousands of people with disabilities across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire to live at home is to close next month.

The Disabilities Living Centre, based in Beechdale Road in Nottingham, has been providing impartial advice and assessments for nearly 30 years but trustees have decided to close it because of a "lack of long-term sustainable funding".

Gateway House

Gossip: Mahrez linked with Italian giants

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A major Italian club is interested in signing Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez, according to a national newspaper.

Find out which one in BBC Sport's football gossip column.

Riyad Mahrez
Getty Images

Georgian building reopens as wedding venue

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Bridgford Hall is reopening after a year-long refurbishment...

Bridgford Hall
Rushcliffe Borough Council

The Grade II listed Georgian building in Bridgford Park has previously been used as offices by the borough council and housed the register office.

Now it is a hotel and civil wedding ceremony venue.

Inside Bridgford Hall
Rushcliffe Borough Council

Transforming the building has cost £2.3m - some of that money came from the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of its Heritage Enterprise programme.