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Summary

  1. Couple on trial accused of plotting terror attack
  2. Police release rape films 'to increase convictions'
  3. Nottingham human trafficker jailed
  4. Mother visits hostel where daughter was killed
  5. Frosty morning across the East Midlands
  6. Euro Under-17 Championships heading to Midlands
  7. Live updates for Monday 30 October 2017

Live Reporting

By Gavin Bevis and Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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Demarai Gray

Leicester winger Demarai Gray, 21, signs a new four-year contract with the former Premier League champions.

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John Swift opens the scoring for Reading against Nottingham Forest

John Swift's two goals against Nottingham Forest help Reading to a first home league win since August.

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Sam Winnall

Sam Winnall scores two second-half goals as in-form Derby County come from behind to win at Leeds United.

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Severe disruption: M1 Nottinghamshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Nottinghamshire southbound severe disruption, between J26 for A610 Nottingham and J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

M1 Nottinghamshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J26, A610 (Nottingham) and J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of a broken down vehicle. In the roadworks area.

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, at J24 for A6.

M1 Leicestershire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road and heavy traffic southbound at J24, A6 (Kegworth), because of a broken down van. In the roadworks area.

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

Severe accident: M6 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, between M1 J19 and J1 for A426 Rugby.

M6 Leicestershire - Slow traffic and one lane blocked on M6 northbound between M1 J19, Catthorpe Interchange and J1, A426 (Rugby), because of an accident involving two lorries.

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

Our live coverage across the day

East Midlands Live has now ended for Monday, but some news, sport and travel will continue to appear overnight.

Dedicated live coverage for Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland returns from 08:00 tomorrow.

Weather: Chance of overnight rain

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

It’ll be cloudy with the chance of some light rain in the first part of tonight. There’s the chance of some slightly heavier spells of rain in the early hours. Lows of 5C (41F).

Weather
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Snooker: Selby progresses in China

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Mark Selby is through to the second round of the International Championship in China.

Mark Selby
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The world number one, from Leicester, beat Cao Yupeng 6-4 in round one.

He goes on to face fellow Leicester-born player Tom Ford, who beat Ian Preece 6-5.

Man seriously injured at charity football match

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Police are investigating after a man was seriously injured at a charity football match.

The 38-year-old was taken to hospital after being injured during the game at Heanor Town's ground on 22 October.

Derbyshire Police said they wanted to speak to anyone with video footage of the match.

Heanor Town
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Ken Clarke quips he's 'talking cricket' on EU visit

BBC Politics

A cross-party trio of pro-EU politicians jokingly branded themselves "the rebels" before holding talks with the European Commission's chief negotiator Michel Barnier.

Rushcliffe MP Kenneth Clarke was joined by former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg and Labour's Lord Adonis.

Asked if he was there to stop Brexit, Mr Clarke said: "We're here to talk about cricket".

A European Commission spokesman said Mr Barnier's door was "always open".

Kieran Dowell

Nottingham Forest boss Mark Warburton hints that Kieran Dowell will return to Everton when his loan deal expires.

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Your photos: Halloween pumpkins

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Have you carved your Halloween pumpkin yet? Over on BBC Radio Nottingham's Facebook page, a few of you have already started showing off your efforts.

This spooky pair were carved by ten-year-old Preston and seven-year-old Chase.

Pumpkins
Nicola Shaw

'Stupidly nosy' midwife struck off

A "stupidly nosy" midwife, who looked up confidential medical records of friends and neighbours whilst working at University Hospital in Coventry, has been struck-off.

University Hospital Coventry
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A panel of the Nursing and Midwifery Council's (NMC) conduct and competence committee heard that Vicky Bloxham, from Leicester, looked at the records over many years.

Her behaviour came to light after a patient complained Mrs Bloxham had passed on information from her medical records to another person.

Mrs Bloxham said her actions "were completely inquisitive and were never spread to anyone else but myself...pure snoopiness and being stupidly nosey".

A spokesperson for University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust said: "The midwife concerned has not worked for the Trust in over a year.

As soon as these allegations came to light, we launched an immediate investigation and referred this individual to the NMC."

Car recovered from Nottingham canal

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

This car was recovered from a canal in Nottingham after it was found partly submerged on Saturday morning.

car in canal
Samantha Raven Sanderson

It was snapped by a passer-by at the canal off Chippendale Street, Lenton.

Police said there were not believed to be any suspicious circumstances.

Derby terror accused 'asked IS chief for bomb info'

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Prosecutors have been setting out their case against a Derby man and his girlfriend who are accused of plotting a terror attack in Britain using a homemade bomb or ricin poison.

Munir Mohammed, 36, of Leopold Street, Derby and his co-accused Rowaida El-Hassan, from London, have denied preparing terrorist acts between November 2015 and December 2016.

Munir Mohammed
BBC

Anna White QC told the Old Bailey: "Rowaida El-Hassan had a professional knowledge of chemicals because of her professional training and qualifications.

"She assisted Mohammed by providing him with information about chemical components required for bomb-making and how to source them and she assisted his online research about the manufacture of ricin using castor beans."

Mohammed had allegedly pledged allegiance to a so-called IS commander known online as Abubakr Kurdi.

Ms Whyte said: "He requested, using basic code, the receipt of bomb making instructions and had expressed willingness to participate in 'a new job in the UK' - in other words, in an act of terrorism involving extreme violence."

The trial continues.

Police cell closure 'bad for whole town'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A solicitor has criticised the decision to close the custody suite at Newark Police Station.

Newark Police Station
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After 6 November, the cells will only be available during peak times as part of Nottinghamshire Police’s Our PriorityPlan.

People who are arrested will be taken instead to Mansfield or Nottingham.

Ian Carter, from VHS Fletchers, said: "It would have been nice if they [the police] had consulted defence solicitors about the closure."

Mr Carter added that the closure would affect the whole town.

He said "People arrested will have the journey to Mansfield, the incarceration time at Mansfield and then the journey time back to Newark, if they can get home, from Mansfield.

"People could be away for three to four hours, rather than say, an hour, if they were arrested and taken to Newark."

Nottinghamshire Police claim the plan will mean it can invest more in "frontline resources".

Watch: Fire breaks out at The Palfrey

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service has released this video showing a blaze taking hold at The Palfrey, in Derby city centre, in the early hours of Sunday.

The fire, which left the restaurant badly damaged, was started by an unattended tea light.

Avoiding dentist 'increases risk of mouth cancer'

BBC Radio Leicester

A dentist in Leicester claims people who avoid regular dental checks are putting themselves at higher risk of developing mouth cancer.

Dental check up
BBC

The city currently has one of the highest rates of mouth cancer, compared to other local authority areas of a similar size.

Dr Shrik Kotetcha said: "One of the things we do for all of our patients...is to examine the inside of the mouth, checking the areas around the tongue, underneath the tongue and the lip areas.

"This is to make sure there are no unusual lumps, bumps or swellings."

Councillor's child sex case thrown out

Amy Harris

BBC East Midlands Today reporter

A case against a councillor who was charged with a number of child sex offences has been thrown out due to a lack of evidence.

Jason Zadrozny
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Jason Zadrozny, 37, of Sutton Road, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, faced a total of 24 offences including counts of sexual activity with a male child under 16.

The Crown Prosecution Service said no evidence would be offered against the Nottinghamshire County Councillor.

Mr Zadrozny had previously said the allegations were "politically-motivated".

Matt Hayes, Mr Zadrozny's solicitor, said: "There was insufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction.

"That's the Crown's view, our case is there's never been any evidence."

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, at J28 for A38 Alfreton.

M1 Derbyshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic southbound at J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Forest striker returns to Northern Ireland squad

BBC Sport NI

Jamie Ward has been included in the Northern Ireland squad for the World Cup play-off against Switzerland.

Jamie Ward
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The 31-year-old Nottingham Forest striker was unavailable for most of the qualifying campaign because of a calf injury but recently return to club duty.

Michael O'Neill's side play the first leg on 9 November in Belfast with the return in Basel three days later.

Watch: Slaves 'forced to urinate in bottles'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Police have been describing the conditions in which two Polish slaves were kept in at a property in Nottingham.

Edward Zielinski, of Birkin Avenue, Hyson Green, (see 12:48) was jailed earlier after admitting two charges of human trafficking.

Det Sgt Mike Ebbins, of Nottinghamshire Police, said the pair were forced to sleep in a loft and were hit and threatened.

Fraudster avoids jail for VAT scam

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A company boss, who conned his customers out of thousands of pounds via a tax scam, has been handed a suspended jail sentence.

Nottingham Crown Court
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Clifford Lockwood, of Murray Street, Mansfield, charged his customers more than £32,000 in VAT, but kept the money.

Lockwood, 40, did not register his windows and doors company until he was being investigated and used fake VAT numbers on his invoices.

He also removed names and addresses from invoices.

But he was caught when a customer, whose name had not been removed, confirmed to HMRC that they had paid VAT, despite an invoice stating they had not.

Lockwood admitted the tax fraud at Nottingham Crown Court last month and was handed a 10-month jail sentence, suspended for two years, earlier today.

Tea light caused fire that devastated Derby restaurant

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A fire that caused major damage to a restaurant in Derby was started by an unattended Halloween tea light, an investigation has found.

Six crews were needed to deal with the blaze at The Palfrey, in Blacksmiths Yard, at 04:20 on Sunday.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service said the fire started in the bar area of the building and spread to the roof space, causing extensive damage.

Damage at The Palfrey
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service

Restaurant owner Sharon Marlow said she was "absolutely heartbroken" by the fire but thankful nobody was hurt.

She advised other venues to stick to electric candles.

Biker killed in Osbaston crash

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Leicestershire at the weekend.

Police said the man, in his forties, died when his Black Yamaha and a Renault people carrier collided at the junction of Bosworth Road and Hinckley Road in Osbaston yesterday afternoon.

A447 in Osbaston
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Your photos: Cold and crisp in Loughborough

BBC Weather Watchers

It might be cold but we've got lovely blue skies this afternoon. Thanks to Maggie T in Loughborough for this pic.

Loughborough
Maggie T

Alvaston primary teacher named best in the country

East Midlands Today

A teacher from Alvaston has been named primary school teacher of the year at a national awards ceremony.

Michelle Garton (pictured left), from Wyndham Primary Academy, received the honour at the Pearson Teaching Awards which were shown on BBC Two last night.

The judges said: "Her classroom immerses the children in their learning, using amazing texts to stimulate and engage all pupils, a range of teaching techniques to allow children to use a range of technology, experience and explore the topic through drama and research.

Michelle Garton with Naga Munchetty
BBC

Her colleague Nicol Winfield got a silver in the new teacher category. A special assembly was held at the school this morning to celebrate their achievement.

Homeless man charged with Hairy Dog burglary

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A man has been charged with burgling a music venue in Derby city centre.

Police said the 36-year-old homeless man was remanded into custody over 17 thefts, attempted thefts and burglaries from vehicles and properties - including The Hairy Dog in Becket Street.

The alleged offences all happened in October. He is due at Derby Crown Court on 24 November.

The Hairy Dog
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'Don't turn a blind eye' to Westminster harassment claims

BBC Radio 5 live

A Conservative MP has called for change in the "culture" at Westminster, amid a series of allegations of inappropriate behaviour in Parliament.

Nicky Morgan
BBC

Nicky Morgan, MP for Loughborough, said she believes many people working in Westminister do not know where to turn.

She said: "If it's your first job and you're vulnerable and you don't know if this behaviour is acceptable and you don't know who to talk to, actually where do you turn to?

"I think in any workplace it's the people at the top who set the cultures and clearly the culture that we're working in in Westminster - as in many other workplaces - people have to think about the culture they're setting, not just turn a blind eye to it."

At the moment, there is a 24-hour confidential helpline for all staff to report abuse claims and an HR advice service for MPs and their staff.

But those who work for a Member of Parliament are directly employed by that person's office and are not covered by grievance procedures for other parliamentary staff.

Teenager goes missing in Mansfield

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Police are searching for a 15-year-old girl who's gone missing from her home in Mansfield.

Nicole Grant vanished after leaving home at about 18:30 yesterday. Call 101 if you know where she is.

Nicole Grant
Nottinghamshire Police

Nottingham human trafficker jailed

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A man who kept two Polish nationals as slaves, forcing them to urinate in plastic bottles so they did not wake him up at night, has been jailed.

Slave in an attic
Nottinghamshire Police/BBC

Edward Zielinski, of Birkin Avenue, Hyson Green, exploited the pair, locking them in his loft (pictured) and forcing them to work for little or no money.

Zielinski, who admitted two charges of human trafficking earlier this month, was jailed for three years and two months.

Dozens treated after chicken factory evacuation

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

We've had a little more information from the ambulance service on this morning's evacuation at the Moy Park chicken processing plant in Ashbourne.

A spokeswoman said it was alerted to 30 patients needing medical attention at the factory at about 08:05.

The Hazardous Area Response Team was deployed along with the air ambulance and road ambulances.

Paramedics treated 35 patients at the scene and two patients were taken to hospital with minor ailments.

Moy Park
BBC

BBC Radio Derby reporter Heidi Booth said no workers or emergency service vehicles were outside the plant now.

A Moy Park spokesperson said: "As a precautionary measure we halted production in part of our Ashbourne facility for a short period whilst we investigated the cause of an unknown odour.

"In line with our procedures, staff were evacuated from the area and emergency services supported the site.”

The firm added it was still investigating the cause of the odour.

Severe disruption: M6 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, at M1 J19.

M6 Leicestershire - M6 lane closed on entry slip road and queuing traffic northbound at M1 J19, Catthorpe Interchange, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Derby terror suspect 'was planning lone wolf attack'

Jeremy Ball

Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

An Old Bailey jury has been told that Munir Mohammed from Derby is standing trial accused of preparing terrorist acts.

He's jointly charged with Rowaida El-Hassan from London. They've both denied trying to make an improvised explosive device (IED) or poison to attack people in the UK.

Prosecutor, Anne Whyte QC, said the pair had gruesome IS videos designed to justify violence, and used the internet to prepare terror acts.

Munir Mohammed in court
BBC

Munir Mohammed's accused of planning a lone wolf attack, supported by his co-defendant.

Police found chemicals used in the explosive TATP at his Derby home, and instructions to make detonators and ricin poison.

The jury was told the couple met on a Muslim dating website and Munir Mohammed used Facebook to contact an IS commander, asking for a job in the UK.

Watch: Sheffield goalkeeper scores last minute equaliser

Oli Constable

BBC Yorkshire Live

It was a great final few minutes for one non-league goalkeeper after scoring to rescue a point for Stocksbridge Park Steels on Saturday.

The Evo-Stik Northern Premier League team were losing 1-0 to Belper Town when goalkeeper David Reay took matters into his own hands... or feet on this occasion.