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Summary

  1. Live updates for Tuesday 28 June 2017
  2. Grenfell cladding on university halls
  3. Birdwatchers swarm around rare bee-eaters
  4. Children as young as nine called 'terrorists'
  5. Tory manifesto 'swung Derby North vote'
  6. Hundreds still watching black and white TV
  7. Hucknall youngster out of Wimbledon qualifying

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By Maryam Qaiser and Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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Glamorgan bowler Marchant de Lange

Glamorgan need 212 on the final day to beat Derbyshire after bowling the visitors out for 160 on a dramatic night's cricket.

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Nottinghamshire celebrate

Division Two leaders Nottinghamshire edge closer to victory in their day-night encounter with Kent at Trent Bridge.

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Alex Wakely

Alex Wakely and Rob Keogh both score centuries as Northants set Leicestershire 394 to win at Northampton.

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Tom Flanagan

Burton Albion announce that defender Tom Flanagan is to leave the club, despite having "verbally agreed" a new deal.

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Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, at J22 for A50.

M1 Leicestershire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M1 southbound at J22, A50 (Coalville), because of an accident.

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

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Cash stolen during a robbery in Bilborough

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A woman, who was threatened, had her bag robbed by a man in Bilborough, Nottinghamshire Police said.

She gave him the cash before he ran down an alleyway on 19 June at about 13:40 on Wigman Road.

The scruffy man is described as white, with light brown hair, a moustache and a beard.

Robbery in Bilborough
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Brave children enroll in Spider School

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Children got up and close to a variety of spiders of all shapes and sizes.

Draycott Community Primary School were the first to attend Spider School at the University of Nottingham's SpiderLab.

As part of the project, London Zoo invited year five children taking part to exhibit their own work from Spider School at a special exhibition and to see for themselves a collection of spiders from all over the world.

NHS in the region failing to meet key targets

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

About a third of NHS organisations across the East Midlands are failing to meet key targets when it comes to referring patients for mental health treatment, figures have revealed.

This includes referring people for counselling if they suffer from anxiety or depression.

The mental health charity Mind says it's vital more is done to ensure those who are unwell get the help they need, when they need it.

Failing to meet key targets
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Emily Waller, who is from Mind, said: "It is really disappointing to hear a third of the CCGs in the East Midlands are missing their targets.

"But we do now have a commitment from the government that additional money has been made available so we really need to see CCGs sit down and make a clear plan for how they are going to make sure that money makes it to the front line of services."

Watch: Thieves walk off with 'up to £5,000 worth of stock' from garden centre

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

This is the moment thieves targeting a garden centre were caught on camera...

Thieves targeted Derry's Nursery at Cossington, near Leicester, in the early hours of Sunday morning stealing topiary, palms, hanging baskets.

Leicestershire Police has confirmed it is investigating the theft.

"This is the biggest hit we have ever had," the nursery's owner Alan Dayman said.

Weather: Dry night ahead as rain clears

Anna Church

BBC East Midlands Today weather host

Remaining cloudy to end the day with the rain gradually clearing to the north.

BBC weather map of the East Midlands
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Mostly dry overnight and feeling cool.

Minimum temperatures of 11C (52F).

Bercow pays tribute to beaten North East Derbyshire MP

Tony Roe

BBC East Midlands political editor

Commons speaker John Bercow has paid tribute to former deputy speaker Natascha Engel, who lost her seat at this month's general election.

Natascha Engel
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Ms Engel, who had been a deputy speaker since 2015, was ousted by almost 3,000 votes by the Conservatives' Lee Rowley in North East Derbyshire.

Ms Engel was replaced as a deputy speaker by Labour's Dame Rosie Winterton.

Houses damaged by car 'arson'

Allen Cook

BBC Local Live

Two houses have suffered "significant damage" after police say a nearby car was deliberately set on fire in Burton.

Thornley Street, Burton
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Staffordshire Police says the white Vauxhall Corsa was parked on Thornley Street last night when a man got inside it and set it on fire before running away.

They say the fire spread to the houses but add that nobody was hurt in the blaze.

Severe accident: B6011 Nottinghamshire both ways

BBC News Travel

B6011 Nottinghamshire both ways severe accident, between Waterloo Road and Quarry Lane.

B6011 Nottinghamshire - B6011 Main Street in Linby closed in both directions between the Waterloo Road junction and the Quarry Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

University to run 'hugely important' study into history of women's rugby

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

One of Leicester's universities will be at the forefront of a major study into the role of women in rugby.

Twickenham
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De Montfort University's research, working in conjunction with the World Rugby Museum at Twickenham, will also chart the growth of the women’s game from its emergence in universities in the 1960s and 70s.

"The story of women and rugby has been hidden from history," Professor Tony Collins said.

"Women have played a huge part in the sport, whether it is playing the game, organising it or supporting it. But nobody has carried out this research before.

"We will start with a blank page. This research is hugely important to the study of the development of the sport."

Interestingly as well, Leicester Polytechnic's team was one of the founder members of the Women's Rugby Football Union in 1983.

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, between J29 for A617 and J28 for A38 Alfreton.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Tennis: Nottingham youngster dumped out of Wimbledon qualifying

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Freya Christie (pictured) has been knocked out in the first round of qualifying for Wimbledon at Roehampton.

Freya Christie
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Christie, 19, from Hucknall, was beaten 6-3, 6-0 by Destanee Aiava of Australia.

Meanwhile, Leicestershire's Katie Boulter was beaten 6-2, 6-2 by former world number nine Andrea Petkovic at the Aegon Southsea Trophy.

Brass joint smashes through motorway driver's windscreen

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A man was taken to King's Mill hospital to be treated for minor injuries following this lucky escape...

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It happened as the driver was heading south near Tibshelf but it's not known where the joint came from.

Mark Yeates scoring for Bradford against Chelsea in the FA Cup fourth round in 2015

Former Notts County, Bradford and Watford midfielder Mark Yeates joins National League Eastleigh on a two-year deal.

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New jobs hope as £30m building opens

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

About 100 jobs could be created following the opening of a £30m building.

The Discovery building at BioCity will help high-tech companies develop their products.

BioCity
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Dr Glenn Croker, who is from the BioCity Group, said: "We have got companies working on wound healing treatment for example that is developing a product that can stop wounds from bleeding within a minute.

"Really amazing products that is useful in crashes or in war environments and those sort of things, so some amazing technology coming out."

Weather: Rain remains this afternoon

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

Staying cloudy with outbreaks of rain this afternoon.

Weather map
BBC

The rain will largely start to ease with some drier interludes the further south you are.

Although the odd heavy burst isn’t totally out of the question, particularly in the north.

Highs of 14C (57F).

Fire extinguishers 'go missing' from Nottingham tower block

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Fire extinguishers at a Nottingham tower block have gone missing from all the floors - sparking concerns over safety.

One Manvers Court resident told the BBC they are worried in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire - which claimed the lives of at least 79 people.

The Sneinton resident said: "All the fire extinguishers have gone missing from all the floors... there used to be fire extinguishers all the way up on every floor but they have all gone now."

Manvers Court
BBC

When asked by the BBC why some blocks no longer had fire extinguishers, Nottingham City Homes chief executive Nick Murphy said: "Each of our tower blocks has a current fire risk assessment, this makes sure we have identified all the fire risks in the block and that we have got measures to reduce those fire risks and we do that on the advice of Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service.

"In previous fire risk assessments, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service has said leave putting out fires to the professionals."

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, at J23A for A42.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 northbound at J23a A42, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J30 for A616 and J31 for A57 Sheffield.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J30, A616 (Worksop) and J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of surface water. Traffic is coping well.

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

Concern for the future of vocational training centre

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

An education centre in Leicestershire that teaches children who find mainstream school difficult could close unless it finds £150,000.

man does some sawing of wood
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The Enterprise Centre in Lutterworth, which has charity status, started as an independent education provider last September.

But since separating from Lutterworth College last summer and starting with a bank balance of zero, it has struggled to fill funding gaps while waiting for invoices.

"I'm very much worried because it is not just us...it is all sorts of other alternative providers who are really struggling," teacher Jane Beaumont told BBC Radio Leicester.

"Schools are under so much pressure for budget, if they can't come here, I've no idea where they will go."

Schools from across Leicestershire and Rugby can send children as young as nine to the centre, where they can be taught skills including woodwork, wallpapering and horticulture.

Young children bullied because of race and faith

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Children as young as nine have been called "terrorists" by classmates following recent attacks, according to the NSPCC.

The charity says it received nearly 90 terror-related bullying calls to its centre in Nottingham last year and in the month after the Westminster bridge attack.

Childline received double the number of calls about race or religion than the month before.

Bullying at school
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Myra Sheikh, who is a Muslim parent and primary school teacher in Nottingham, says it is worrying.

"Bullying itself is a huge issue because of what is in the forefront of the media is what is being picked up now.

"It is very scary for us as parents and obviously I'm a teacher as well, I find it quite scary."

Bee-eaters visit county for first time in 40 years

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

The rare bee-eaters we've been talking about are the first spotted in the county since 1970, according to Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

Seven of the birds, normally found in southern Europe, were spotted at a quarry in East Leake.

Tim Sexton from the trust said: "For Nottinghamshire this is the first time we have had bee-eaters in the county since 1970, it has been a long time coming and to have it here in our county on a site where we have worked very closely with Cemex on over the time they have been managing the quarry, is absolutely brilliant news."

Birds in East Leake
Rob Hoare

About 1,000 people are expected to gather at the spot to catch a glimpse of the birds.

Visitors evacuated from Alton Towers Smiler rollercoaster

Allen Cook

BBC Local Live

People had to be manually removed from the Smiler roller coaster at Alton Towers after it broke down due to a "minor technical fault".

The theme park's admitted the stoppage happened yesterday afternoon after a sensor detected the fault and said in a video on Twitter that the releasing of visitors from the ride was "completely routine".

Alton Towers' Smiler ride
Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

The Daily Mail reported passengers had been stuck in the air for 45 minutes.

It's two years after the Smiler ride crashed leaving 16 people injured, including two teenage girls who needed leg amputations.

In September, Alton Towers operator Merlin was fined £5m for the crash in June 2015 after it had admitted breaching the Health and Safety Act.

Cricket: Kiwi quick arrives ahead of Derbyshire stint

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Some Great British summer weather to welcome him too...

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Bee eater

The RSPB say it is likely the rare visitors to the UK will nest at the quarry in Nottinghamshire.

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New High Peak MP slams school funding in maiden speech

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The newly elected MP for High Peak in Derbyshire has used her maiden speech in Parliament to highlight the plight of school funding.

Ruth George
BBC

"So many people across High Peak are so concerned at the enormous cuts facing our schools and our nurseries," Labour's Ruth George told the Commons.

"The government may say there is record spending, but when our excellent schools in High Peak are about to lose £4m a year...it doesn’t cut much ice to say we could have lots of money for a free school if we want one."

The Department for Education (DfE) said in March it was trying to end what it refers to as an "historic postcode lottery in funding."

Tennis: Boulter set to face former world number nine Petkovic

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Katie Boulter will be hoping to beat her opponent and the Great British weather as she attempts to get some vital grass court practice in ahead of her Wimbledon main draw debut next week.

Katie Boulter
Ben Hoskins/Getty Images for LTA

Boulter, 20, from Woodhouse Eaves, is due to be second on court at the Aegon Southsea Trophy.

She is set to face former world number nine and 2014 French Open semi-finallist Andrea Petkovic.

Muslim festival in Nottingham raises £2,500 for Calais camps

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

About 3,000 people attended a fundraiser which coincided with the religious celebration Eid.

Chand Raat was organised by Abid pervez and Sahira Kauser from Nottingham, who regularly volunteers at camps in Calais.

Event to raise money for camps
Sahira Kauser

The event, which is a small celebration held on the eve of Eid celebrated by Muslims, raised more than £2,500 for Calais Refugee Aid.

Event to raise money for camps
Sahira Kauser

Sahira said the charity 'was close to her heart'.

She added: "It was an amazing success."

Firefighters providing advice to people living in tower blocks

BBC Radio Leicester

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue have started giving safety advice to residents living in high-rise buildings.

Tower block
BBC

People living in the city and county have been talking through any concerns they may have following the tragic fire in the Grenfell Tower in London.

"They're [residents] worried about what they should do in the event of a fire," Matt Cane from Leicestershire Fire and Rescue said.

"[People are asking] If they are in a tall building whether they should evacuate or should they stay put.

"We're here to work with the building owners to make sure that the building owners know what policy they should have in place for their building."

Football: Defender makes hat-trick of signings with Burton boss

BBC Sport

Burton Albion's new signing, former Derby County and Wigan defender Jake Buxton, is a "very good, experienced defender", according to his boss.

Jake Buxton
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It's the third time manager Nigel Clough will link up with the 32-year-old, having previously signed the centre-back for both Burton and Derby.

Buxton left the Latics by mutual consent last week because he wanted to be closer to his family.

He very nearly made the Premier League with Derby. He's a very good, experienced defender. He knows the challenges we face at the club the size of Burton. He'll be under no illusions and he will fit straight in."

Nigel CloughBurton Albion manager

Missing school boy found 'safe and well'

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A missing 12-year-old boy has been found safe and well, Nottinghamshire Police said.

Jody Small from Clifton was reported missing at about 18:00 yesterday.