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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 25 April 2017
  2. MPs quit pro-Europe group over election tactics
  3. Derby button battery girl home after ordeal
  4. BBC Derby staff remember Colin Bloomfield
  5. Calls for tougher laws for 'dog on dog' attacks
  6. Derby man denies UK terror attack
  7. Cricket: Hales and Ball get Champions Trophy call
  8. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

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By Khia Lewis-Todd and Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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Nacho Monreal

Mike Henson

BBC Sport

Arsenal keep up their top-four chase as a late Robert Huth own goal gives them victory against a stubborn Leicester side.

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Our live coverage across the day

Our live coverage has now ended and will return tomorrow from 08:00. 

BreakingNottinghamshire to host part of national cycling race

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A stage of cycling's Tour of Britain will be held in Nottinghamshire later this year. 

Tour of Britain cyclists
Tour of Britain

Stage four of the event will be run between Mansfield and Newark on Wednesday 6 September. 

The Tour of Britain last visited the area in 2015, with a stage finishing at Nottingham's Forest Recreation Ground. 

Briton Steve Cummings won the 2016 Tour of Britain.

Weather: Chilly night with a patch of frost

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

Another chilly night. There will be variable amounts of cloud, with some clear spells. 

Many staying dry although there is the risk of the odd wintry shower. 

It’ll be fairly windy with a patch of frost in sheltered spots.

Minimum temperature: 3C (37F).

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M1 'closed in both directions' near Leicester

BBC News Travel

Highways England is now reporting that the M1 is shut in both directions between junction 21, for the M69, and junction 20 to Lutterworth.

It's because of a crash involving a lorry and a car. 

Highways England
Highways England

Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, between J21 for M69 and J20 for A4303 affecting J21A for A46 Leicester North.

M1 Leicestershire - M1 closed and stationary traffic southbound between J21, M69 (Leicester) and J20, A4303 (Lutterworth), because of an accident involving lorry and a car crossing the central reservation. Congestion to J21a, A46 (Leicester North).

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

Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, between J20 for A4303 and J21 for M69.

M1 Leicestershire - M1 closed northbound between J20, A4303 (Lutterworth) and J21, M69 (Leicester), because of an accident involving lorry and a car crossing the central reservation earlier on, a spillage of diesel on the road and barrier repairs. Diversion in operation - Join M69, onto A5 then the A4303 to rejoin the M1.

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

Nottinghamshire bacon fraudsters avoid jail

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Two Nottinghamshire fraudsters have been handed suspended prison sentences and hefty costs for selling EU sourced bacon products and claiming they were free range and locally produced. 

Barn Bacon Company stand
Nottinghamshire Trading Standards

Trading standards found that William Smith, 41, of Park Farm Cottage in Kneesall and Andrew Smith, 65, of Park Lidgetts Farm, Newark, were passing off bacon as locally sourced when it had in fact come from as far afield as Germany, Poland and Denmark.   

A legitimate supplier was also unaware that their products were being repackaged and falsely labelled as produce from the pair's company Barn Bacon Limited. 

William Smith received a 19 month sentence suspended for two years, 180 hours unpaid work and made to pay £15,000 costs. Andrew Smith was given a two year jail term, suspended for two years, 200 hours unpaid work and ordered to pay costs of £5,000.     

Gardener still trimming his 15ft topiary bird at 83

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

An 83-year-old man says he's probably going to hang up his shears after more than 30 years of trimming a 15ft topiary chick.

David Shawcross from Callow, near Wirksworth, has been tending to the hawthorn bush since he moved into the house in the 1960s.

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He says his wife isn't overly keen on him getting up the ladder with his shears anymore.  

Topiary chick
BBC

It's not difficult apart from my wife who's frightened about me going onto the top - it has to be a double ladder to get on top.

David ShawcrossTopiary bird owner

Ed Sheeran in Nottingham tonight

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Ed Sheeran will be in Nottingham tonight at the Motorpoint Arena - so as usual with a concert such as this one thing is almost certain...traffic delays - which is very likely to be around the Motorpoint Arena and the BBC roundabout.

Ed Sheeran
BBC
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Public to get the chance to view Leicester's Roman past

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Visitors to Leicester will soon be able to tour a number of Roman archaeological discoveries in the city. 

Roman floor
University of Leicester

The University of Leicester has discovered a Roman mosaic floor and two Roman streets in the city centre. 

Work is being carried out on the former Stibbe factory site, between Great Central Street and Highcross Street. 

The site will be opened to the public on Saturday 6 (10:00-16:00) and Sunday 7 May (11:00-15:00).      

Archaeological dig
University of Leicester

City mayor Sir Peter Soulsby said: "This part of the city would have been at the very heart of Roman Leicester, and it continues to provide further fascinating evidence of this important part of our local history."

Leicester's Selby in control in Crucible quarter-final

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

They've got another four frames to go in this session... 

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BBC Derby staff remember Colin Bloomfield

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Two-years ago today BBC Radio Derby presenter Colin Bloomfield passed away aged 33.

The popular broadcaster touched thousands of listeners with his openness and optimism as he battled skin cancer.  

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Soubry and Morgan in 'difficult' place as pro-European election candidates

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Former Charnwood MP Stephen Dorrell has said he can see why Nicky Morgan and Anna Soubry have quit a pro-European campaign group. 

Stephen Dorrell
BBC

The Broxtowe and Loughborough MPs quit Open Britain over the group's proposed tactics of targeting Brexit-supporting MPs, including Conservatives at June's General Election.  

The pair said they could not "advocate campaigning" against their own party.

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"I do understand why it is difficult for people who are carrying the label of official candidates in the election," Mr Dorrell said. 

"I don’t think it changes the nature of the argument we are making to voters which is – what is the best route forward for Britain." 

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, between J24 for A6 and J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J24, A6 (Kegworth) and J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Firefighters rescue swan from roof

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Firefighters in Leicester have been busy this lunchtime - rescuing a swan from a roof.

They were called to rescue the bird on All Saints Road by officers from the RSPCA - the bird was eventually released, after getting stuck about 14ft (4m) from the ground.

Swan
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Now that's what I call swanning around!...(I had to get that in).  

Gritters out in April...

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

No...you're not seeing things - gritters will be out tonight, as snow and sleet is possible across the East Midlands...

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Trio in hospital after kitchen fire

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Three people were "lucky to escape" from a fire at a house without smoke alarms, the fire service said.

Fire crews from Ilkeston and Stapleford along with East Midlands Ambulance Service were called to a terraced house on Fuller Street at 23:06.

Buller Street
Google

A neighbour on Buller Street said "We saw the three fire engines - we couldn't see any smoke or flames but what we could smell was burning plastic."

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "No smoke alarms were fitted at the property and it was just by luck that the people escaped."

CCTV
BBC

The three were taken to hospital but details of their injuries have not yet been released.

Wenger hails Leicester's European adventure

Leicester City did "remarkably well" to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League, according to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

Okazaki, Koscielny and Xhaka
Michael Steele/Getty Images

The Foxes travel to Emirates Stadium tomorrow after the original game was postponed because of the Gunners' participation in the FA Cup. 

"For Leicester to repeat what they did [retaining the Premier League] would be difficult," the Frenchman said.  

"They have struggled a bit in the Premier League and their focus was more on the Champions League but they have done remarkable well, for a first year participation, to get into the quarter-finals."  

The two sides drew 0-0 when they met in the Premier League in August.

Moor Street reopens

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Moor Street in Spondon was closed earlier while Severn Trent replaced a manhole cover but the road has now reopened.

Moor Street
Google

Our teams were working on Moor Street in Spondon on an emergency job replacing a manhole cover. To ensure the safety of road users, we needed to replace the manhole cover straight away and needed to work under a road closure to keep our team safe as the work was completed. We’re really sorry for the inconvenience caused, however, the road is now fully open and everything is back to normal.

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Weather: Light snow and sleet possible

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Increasingly cloudy with some showers that could well be wintry at times, particularly over hills. 

Light snow and sleet also possible at lower levels but highly unlikely to settle.

Highs of 9C (48F).

East Midlands swimmers in British squad

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

 Adam Peaty, Molly Renshaw, Sarah Vasey and Abbie Wood have all been named in the British swimming squad for this summer's World Championships.

Swimmers
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Chris Martin

Derby manager Gary Rowett says striker Chris Martin, currently on loan at Fulham, is a big part of his future plans.

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Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, at J29 for A617.

M1 Derbyshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Twycross Zoo welcomes new arrival

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A northern white-cheeked gibbon has been born at Twycross Zoo. 

A northern white-cheeked gibbon
Twycross Zoo

Northern white-cheeked gibbons are classed as a "critically endangered" species and this birth is being seen as a way of helping to protect their longevity. 

The zoo's new arrival is yet to be named. 

Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, between J19 for M6 and J18 for A5.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J19, M6 (Catthorpe Interchange) and J18, A5 (Rugby), because of an accident involving lorry and a car. Traffic is coping well.

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

Man found 'eating cardboard'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A Nottinghamshire food bank said it saw a man eating cardboard because he could not afford food. 

cardboard
ELEFTHERIOS ELIS/AFP/Getty Images

Nigel Webster, from Bestwood and Bulwell Foodbank, said that is just one of a number of extreme examples of the type of person they are trying to help. 

"There was a lady who came to see us about a year ago who was using newspaper as a sanitary towel," Mr Webster told BBC Radio Nottingham. 

"We're used to seeing homeless people at the foodbank, that is a fact of life, but for the first time this last 12 months, we have seen homeless families." 

The Department for Work and Pensions has said food bank use has "complex" causes and it is "misleading" to point to any one cause.

Severe disruption: A6096 Derbyshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A6096 Derbyshire both ways severe disruption, between Moor Lane and Chapel Street.

A6096 Derbyshire - A6096 Moor Street in Spondon closed in both directions between the Moor Lane junction and the Chapel Street junction, because of a burst water main.

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

Man who threatened Conservative MP jailed

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A man who called Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry's office and said she should be "Jo Cox'd" has been jailed for eight weeks. 

John Wombell, 58, from London called the Conservative MP's office on 30 November. 

Later that week the MP, who has been vocal about being a Remain supporter, also received a tweet asking someone to "Jo Cox" her

Anna Soubry
Getty Images

Yesterday Wombell appeared at Central London Magistrates' Court. 

He pleaded guilty to one charge of sending a message that was grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing nature and was sentenced to eight weeks in prison.

He was also issued with a restraining order.

After the hearing, Mrs Soubry tweeted her thanks to Nottinghamshire and Met police forces.

Moor Street in Derby closed

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

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Wall collapses forces second road closure in a month

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Derbyshire County Council says it has no choice but to close the road between Youlgreave and the A6 again, after a wall collapsed. 

The route was previously closed for four weeks in March and April - but from today it will be shut until Friday. 

The county council says a water pipe has to be moved during the repair and there's no option but to close the road again.

People living in a Peak District village say it'll be harder for them to do their shopping and get to work this week.  

Youlgreave road
Google

We're dairy farmers so getting to the livestock market - we have to drive our cattle all the way around by Monyash."

Helen ShawFarmer

Election 'must bring us together,' says Soubry

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

More on Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry's decision to leave Open Britain...

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Soubry and Morgan's departures 'an own goal'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The Sun's political editor Tom Newton Dunn tweets... 

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East Midlands MPs quit pro-Europe group over election tactics

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan and Broxtowe's Anna Soubry have quit pro-European campaign group Open Britain. 

Anna Soubry and Nicky Morgan
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A message on the Loughborough MP's Facebook page said: "As long standing Conservative Party members and MPs it is untenable for us to play any further role in an organisation, such as Open Britain, which is advocating campaigning against Conservative MPs or candidates.

"l and we will not be doing so. Nicky Morgan & Anna Soubry." 

Open Britain had said it would be campaiging against a number of Brexit-supporting MPs, including some sitting Conservatives.

Elton John to resume UK tour despite becoming ill

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Have you been lucky enough to bag a ticket to watch Sir Elton John perform in Derby?

The singers been forced to cancel a string of performances in the US after suffering a "potentially deadly" bacterial infection. 

Sir Elton was treated in intensive care after returning from a tour of South America. 

He's due to resume his schedule of live performances in the UK on 3 June - and will be in Derby the following day.

Elton John
Reuters

Severe accident: M69 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M69 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, between J1 for A5 Hinckley and M6 J2.

M69 Leicestershire - One lane blocked on M69 southbound between J1, A5 (Hinckley) and M6 J2, Coventry, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Your photos: East Midlands morning frost

BBC Weather Watchers

A very cold start to the day this morning across the East Midlands reflected in your shots, including snow in Derbyshire.

Frost
Annbie

A great, frosty shot taken in Warsop by Annbie.  

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Lochnessmonster

And a brr-illiant snap taken in Buxton from Locnessmonster.  

University's third peregrine egg hatches

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust tweets... 

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