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  1. Live updates for Thursday 31 August 2017
  2. Two arrested after death of five-year-old boy
  3. 'Bladed article' arrest 'not terror-related'
  4. East Midlands ambulance 'catastrophes' on the rise
  5. Man appears in court over fatal stabbing in Long Eaton
  6. Jimi Hendrix note to 'Foxy Lady' up for auction

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By Gavin Bevis and Dave Wade

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Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, after J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound after J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of a broken down car and recovery work.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, between J21 for M69 and J20 for A4303.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J21, M69 (Leicester) and J20, A4303 (Lutterworth), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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


Chelsea sign midfielder Danny Drinkwater from Leicester City for £35m, having also signed Torino full-back Davide Zappacosta.

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Riyad Mahrez

Riyad Mahrez remains a Leicester player, despite being allowed to leave the Algeria squad to "formalise" a move.

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Sam Winnall

Derby County sign Sam Winnall and Maikel Kieftenbeld, while Jacob Butterfield moves to Sheffield Wednesday on loan.

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Cardiff City sign Derby midfielder Craig Bryson on a season-long loan after Blackburn midfielder Liam Feeney joins until January.

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Aleksandr Dragovic

Leicester City sign Bayer Leverkusen and Austria defender Aleksandar Dragovic on loan until the end of the season.

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Max Stryjek

Accrington Stanley sign Sunderland goalkeeper Max Stryjek and defenders Farrend Rawson and Callum Johnson on loan deals.

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West Brom defender Jonny Evans

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Manchester City end their interest in West Brom defender Jonny Evans after having two bids rejected in the summer.

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Calum Butcher

Midfielder Calum Butcher signs for League Two Mansfield Town on a free transfer following his release by Millwall.

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Nanpantan Road

The boy was taken to hospital with a head injury and his death is being treated as "unexplained".

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Regular live coverage on this page has ended for the day, but breaking news, sport and travel updates will continue to appear through the night.

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BreakingTwo arrested after death of five-year-old boy

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Two people have been arrested following the death of a five-year-old boy.

Leicestershire Police has said the boy was taken to hospital in the early hours of Sunday with a head injury - believed to have been sustained during an incident off Nanpantan Road, Loughborough.

He was moved to the Queen's Medical Centre where he died last night. His death is currently being treated as unexplained and a post-mortem examination is yet to take place.

The arrested adults have been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Cricket: Leicestershire board to discuss management row

BBC Leicester Sport

We understand a board meeting will be held at Grace Road tonight following a disagreement between captain Mark Cosgrove and head coach Pierre de Bruyn.

Grace Road
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Rain at Canterbury

Rain disrupts play for a second successive day at Canterbury as Kent and Leicestershire ends in a draw.

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Preparations begin for Darley Park Concert

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Work has begun to build the stage for Sunday's Darley Park Concert in Derby.

The classical music event has returned after being cancelled last year but is no longer free to attend.

Tickets are £2.50 in advance or £5 at the gate.

Darley Park Concert stage
Darley SNT

Spireites sign Scotland international on loan

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Chesterfield have signed Scotland Under-21 defender Zak Jules on loan from Shrewsbury Town.

The 20-year-old has signed until 14 January, with no recall option.

Zak Jules
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Leicester 'bladed article' arrest 'not terror-related'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Police have confirmed the arrest of a 45-year-old man in Leicester city centre earlier on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon was not terror-related.

humberstone gate

Leicestershire Police said officers responded to calls from the public that a man was carrying a "bladed article" in the pedestrianised section of Humberstone Gate.

A force spokeswoman was unable to confirm whether the weapon was a knife.

Transfer Deadline Day: All quiet on the Derby front

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

As expected, it’s been quiet at Derby so far. Youngsters Timi Max Elsnik and Kellan Gordon have joined Swindon on loan, but that’s been it for the Rams. I wouldn’t rule out a couple of dominoes falling later in the day though.

It’s a bit more interesting at Burton Albion. The Brewers are definitely chasing a couple of players, including Sheffield United defender John Brayford (pictured right).

If Nigel Clough gets his man, it would be the fourth time he’s signed him.

John Brayford in action while on loan at Burton Albion last season
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Badger vaccinations pass the 100 mark in Derbyshire

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

The Derbyshire Wildlife Trust says it's now vaccinated 104 badgers against bovine TB this year.

Here's a photo of badger number 100.

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

The trust's vaccination programme resumed earlier this year after being temporarily halted due to a vaccine shortage.

East Midlands weather update: Some scattered showers

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC weather presenter

There’ll be variable amounts of cloud this afternoon with some bright spells and scattered showers.


There’ll be some showers in the first half of tonight but these will fade away to the east. After that expect clearer spells in the early hours. Lows of 7C (45F).

Your comments: Was there ever a Derby Castle?

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Our update yesterday on whether there might have been a castle in Derby at some point has got you talking on Facebook.

Paul Blakeman wrote: "The name Cockpitt hill derives from the name Copecastel in 1085, meaning 'market castle' suggesting that an original castle was a trading post in Norman times although there is no strong evidence for it.

"It was suspected that a castle stood here by the moat shaped hill in the area."

Castle Walk in Derby

Jane Liquorish added: "I believe there was a wooden castle at the end of London road (Castle Hill). In the 10/11thc.

"One of its main purpose was to guard the north south road and stop / allow goods and people to move north and south. Whomever held it could control money and goods.

"It became obsolete when Duffield Castle came into use. This had the same purpose but could better control both road and river, and the degree to valley. Strategically better than the Derby castle."

Road opens again following two-lorry crash

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

The A619 in Whitwell has now reopened following this morning's double lorry crash, police have said.

Your photos: Little owl has a hoot in the sun

BBC Weather Watchers

Owl tell you what, it's been a lovely day in Kimberley.

Steve A

Your photos: Sun-loving cat

BBC Weather Watchers

Looks like someone's enjoying today's warm weather. Thanks to scrappy in Kegworth for the pic.


Man with 'bladed article' arrested in Leicester

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A man has been arrested after police received reports of a man in Leicester city centre with a "bladed article".

Humberstone Gate

The arrest happened at about 13:35 today in Humberstone Gate.

Police have recovered the weapon and the man is currently in custody.

We'll bring you more on this when we get it.

An Interesting Journey, Ndidi

Leicester City's Wilfred Ndidi on being banned from playing football by his dad.
At just 20 years of age Wilfred Ndidi has established himself in the first team with the 2016 Premier League Champions Leicester City and with the Nigeria national team.And that's all despite being banned from playing football by his father when he was growing up. Ndidi will be a key player for the Super Eagles in two crucial World Cup qualifiers against African Champions Cameroon in this international break.

World Football's John Bennett went to meet him just before he played for Leicester at Old Trafford.
Rikki Clarke has rejoined his first county Surrey, from Warwickshire

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Watch: 'Difficult' for PM to lead at next election

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Loughborough Conservative MP Nicky Morgan has told BBC's Hardtalk it would be "difficult" for Theresa May to lead the party into the next election, which is due in 2022.

The chair of the Treasury select committee said the Conservatives needed to think about “how to renew our franchise”.

Ms Morgan said: "If that means the prime minister has to bring in new people in order to do that, to have that fresh policy thinking, we shouldn't be afraid of that."

The prime minister has said she intends to remain in power.

Last year she sacked Ms Morgan as education secretary.

New Rolls-Royce engine passes European safety checks

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A new Rolls-Royce engine has been cleared by safety inspectors to enter service later this year.

Officials from the European Aviation Safety Agency spent hours testing the Trent XWB-97, which the Derby-based firm says is the world's most efficient large civil engine.

It will be used to power the new Airbus A350-1000 superjumbo.

Rolls-Royce engine

Fresh appeal over stolen luggage

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

British Transport Police have made a fresh appeal after luggage was stolen on a train in Newark in July.

Officers want to speak to this man.

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Rare breed of sheep stolen

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Kebab shop closed after numerous zero hygiene ratings

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A Hucknall takeaway has been shut down after a string of zero ratings for food hygiene.

hucknall kebab

After a visit by environmental health officers last month, the Hucknall Family Kebab and Pizza House was deemed to pose a serious risk of harm to the public.

Officers from Ashfield District Council noted that food handlers at the High Street takeaway displayed a very poor knowledge of hygiene.

The shop will not be able to reopen without approval from the council.

Bat put down after 'horrific injuries' from fish hook

Allen Cook

BBC Local Live

A bat has had to be put to sleep after being found in Burton with "horrific injuries" caused by a fish hook.

X-ray of bat

The RSPCA says the animal was found dangling on a fishing line from a tree at Branston Golf and Country Club last week.

The charity says the daubenton bat was taken to their Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Nantwich where they found the hook had gone through a cheek, tongue and then the other side of its face.

They say that the injuries were so severe it had to be put to sleep.

Council left vulnerable people's data online for five years

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Nottinghamshire County Council has apologised after leaving personal information on thousands of elderly and vulnerable people exposed on the internet for five years.

nottinghamshire county council

An online home care directory revealed addresses, care needs and hospital admissions, without even the basic security of a password.

It was only discovered when a member of the public, using a search engine, was inadvertently able to access and view the data with no need to log in.

The Information Commissioner's Office has fined the authority £70,000, calling it a "serious and prolonged" breach of the Data Protection Act.