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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 19 May 2017
  2. BBC presenters 'had sex in parkland'
  3. Factory worker's death 'accidental'
  4. Pregnant candidate rejects nappy row apology
  5. Signal fault causes major rail disruption
  6. More men charged after football fans clash
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Monday

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By Amy Woodfield and Sandish Shoker

All times stated are UK

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Leicester v Bournemouth

Patrick Jennings

BBC Sport

Bournemouth secure their highest top-flight finish with a draw at Leicester on the final day of the Premier League season.

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Wasps

James Law

BBC Sport

Josh Bassett's 78th-minute try sends Wasps to their first Premiership final in nine years thanks to a thrilling win over Leicester.

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Our live coverage across the day

Live updates have finished for the day but we'll be back at 08:00 on Monday with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

Police name student who died at boarding school

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Leicestershire Police has named the teenager who died at Ratcliffe College in Ratcliffe on the Wreake as Charles Evenden.

A spokeswoman for the force said they were investigating the circumstances around the 17-year-old's death last night.

She said: "The Evenden family are understandably struggling to come to terms with their loss and they have asked that their privacy is respected."

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Weather: Rain will fizzle out later

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

A few showers to look out for this evening however these will gradually fizzle out overnight tonight with lows of 8C (46F)

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Council reviews gravel quarry plans

BBC Radio Nottingham

Plans for several new gravel quarries in Nottinghamshire may be shelved after it was found that information being used by the council to identify potential sites was more than 10 years old.

Barby Moor, Shelford and Coddington were among the areas that had been identified, but new figures show there might not be enough sand and gravel after all.

Nottinghamshire County Council has now called for a review of the plans and up-to-date data before making a decision.

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Football: Burton Albion to sign Northern Ireland midfielder from Rochdale

BBC Sport

Burton Albion have made their first signing of the summer by agreeing a two-year deal with Rochdale midfielder Matty Lund.

The 26-year-old's contract at Spotlands expires at the end of June.

Matty Lund
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Twice capped by Northern Ireland, Lund has scored 10 goals in 37 games for Rochdale this season.

Playing in the Championship has been an aim of mine for a couple of seasons. It's an opportunity for me to show what I can do at a higher level and I want to show Burton, my family and friends that I can make that step up."

Matty LundBurton Albion signing

Your comments: New Leicester City kit

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On our Facebook page you've been commenting on the new Leicester City kit.

Shane Hulme said: "About time the new kits were every two seasons now, they would be more eagerly anticipated then and perhaps you could think more about a smart kit."

Chris Gutteridge said: "How to save 50 quid.....take your 2014/15 shirt and take the collar off.....job done."

Grace Road

Rain stops any play being possible on the first day of Leicestershire's Championship fixture against Kent at Grace Road.

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Universities trial drug for asbestos cancer

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The University of Leicester and the University of Southampton are involved in a drug trial for patients with a hard-to-treat type of cancer caused by asbestos.

The drug is already used to treat advanced melanoma and advanced kidney cancer.

The trial will hopefully see if it can also boost the body’s immune system to fight off mesothelioma.

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About 304 patients with relapsed mesothelioma will be involved in the trial at the University of Southampton’s Centre for Cancer Immunology.

Preliminary studies targeting PD-1 in mesothelioma have shown promising activity. Critically, we aim to understand why patients respond (or not) to this drug, and identify biomarkers to ensure that we can personalise therapy to maximize the benefit for patients.”

Professor Dean FennellUniversity of Leicester

Coffee offer to encourage more young voters

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A cafe in Bingham, Nottinghamshire, is offering young people a free coffee in a bid to encourage them to vote in the upcoming general election.

The Circle Eatery said too many 18 to 25 year olds were missing their opportunity to have a say in the election and so has offered a hot drink to any who present their polling card.

People have until Monday to register to vote.

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'Smoking materials' are probable cause of Newhall fire

BBC Radio Derby

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service has said "discarded smoking materials" were likely to blame for a fire in Main Street, Newhall last night.

A representative from the fire service said a woman who lived in the house was "extremely lucky" to get out, particularly as there were no working smoke alarms.

Neighbours raised the alarm and managed to help the woman escape through a first floor window before fire engines arrived.

Matty Lund

Burton Albion will sign Rochdale midfielder Matty Lund on a two-year deal when his contract expires at the end of June.

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Nottingham Forest fans

The chairman of Nottingham Forest supporters trust hopes a "good feeling" will return after Evangelos Marinakis' takeover.

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Inquest concludes factory death was accidental

Amy Harris

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

The inquest into the death of Tarsem Singh in Leicester has concluded it was accidental.

The 52-year-old father of two died after being injured at Nylacast Engineering Plastics Solutions in Leicester in 2016.

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Conservative group considering action over 'nappies' comment

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby, political reporter

The Conservative leader at Erewash Borough Council has said her councillor's comments about a female parliamentary candidate were "totally unacceptable."

Carol Hart
BBC

Jon Wright wrote on Facebook saying Catherine Atkinson might be "too busy changing nappies" to be a voice for the people of Erewash.

Carol Hart said the Conservative group is considering whether to take any action against Mr Wright.

Meanwhile the Labour candidate Catherine Atkinson, has told the BBC she does not accept Mr Wright's apology.

UKIP, the Liberal Democrats, Greens and an independent candidate are all standing in Erewash at this year's general election.

Private school offers support after pupil death

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Ratcliffe College in Leicestershire has confirmed it's grieving following the death of a 17-year-old pupil.

The Year 13 student died yesterday - police were called however there were no suspicious circumstances.

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The school has said pupils have been given the opportunity to talk with trained staff about their thoughts and feelings. A letter has also been sent to parents.

Severe congestion: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe congestion, between J22 for A50 and J24 for A6.

M1 Leicestershire - Queuing traffic on M1 northbound between J22, A50 (Coalville) and J24, A6 (Kegworth).

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

Leicester City: Morgan and Huth will miss final match

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Craig Shakespeare has been talking to the media ahead of Leicester City's final match of the season against Bournemouth.

So what did he have to say about last night's defeat? Well he thinks it was "massively disappointing" but he's hoping it was just a "blip".

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Looking forward, he hopes the team can put things right on Sunday - they will however be without defenders Wes Morgan and Robert Huth.

Not ideal when the Foxes boss thinks "there’s not enough depth" in the team.

He said: "Recruitment is a massive part of any club, and missing all the players we did last night that showed”

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So what's going on with his job then? Well apparently no meeting has taken place yet and a date for a meeting has not yet been set.

We asked him how you prepare for a job interview like this - he said: “This is my time to listen. Of course I have my own ideas, but now is a time to listen and see what the owners decide”

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.

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Legionnaires confirmed at Rutland retirement development

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A resident at a retirement development in Rutland has tested positive for Legionnaires’ disease.

Ranksborough Hall sign
BBC

A number of potential sources at Ranksborough Hall Park in Langham have been tested to try and identify the source of infection. So far, tests have shown Legionella bacteria at one source.

Public Health England has said the area was immediately treated.

Rutland County Council is now working with the site owner to monitor the situation.

Toad-ally massive amphibian 'is gorgeous'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Meet Boris - the giant cane toad.

Weighing almost 1kg, Boris is helping students at Nottingham Trent University's animal unit with their studies.

Ashley Baldwin from the university said Boris is a "love or hate animal" among students.

"A lot of the students think he is quite ugly but I think he is gorgeous," he said.

"He is so different. When people think of frogs or toads they think of what's in the garden which can be quite cute."

Big toad
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Mr Baldwin said Boris is helping students "get a feel for amphibians".

A gallery's steamy artwork leads to passers-by thinking the building is on fire
A steam-based art installation at Nottingham Contemporary leads to concerned passers-by reporting a fire.
Steam at Nottingham Contemporary

An art installation involving water vapour has led to people thinking Nottingham Contemporary is on fire.

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Section of city centre street to close for two weeks

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Part of Carrington Street in Nottingham will be closed for about two weeks from Wednesday as Western Power work to remove and relocate an electrical substation.

The subway entrance to the Broadmarsh shopping centre and side entrance to the bus station will also be shut during this work. Taxis and buses will also not be able to use the area between Collin Street and Canal Street.

Nottingham City Council said the closures were to "ensure public safety".

The council and Western Power have apologised for any inconvenience caused during these works.

Carrington Street
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New Forest owner offers discount to fans

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The new owner of Nottingham Forest, Evangelos Marinakis, is one day into his job and it seems he's already keen to make friends with Forest fans.

He has announced this morning that fans renewing or buying season tickets between now and 20 June will get a 10% discount.

He said he wanted to reward fans for their passion and loyalty.

Evangelos Marinakis
BBC

Watch: An ode to Nottingham Forest's change of ownership

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Reds fan Ryan Freebury has penned this touching little ditty about the recent change in ownership at the club.

Enjoy...

Engelbert Humperdinck: 'Elvis stole my sideburns'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Leicester crooner Engelbert Humperdinck has revealed that hair dye is one of the reasons why he still looks so good at the age of 81.

But did you know Elvis Presley apparently "stole" his look?

Engelbert, who moved to Leicester when he was 10, is marking the 50th year since his hit "Release Me" reached number one in the charts.

He's basically royalty around these parts...

Joe Anyon

Chesterfield sign goalkeeper Joe Anyon and defender Scott Wiseman on free transfers from Scunthorpe on two-year deals.

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More men charged after football fans clash

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Eight men have now been charged after disorder between Notts County and Mansfield Town fans.

Fans clashed on 14 January at the Major Oak pub in Victoria Street, Nottingham.

They are due at Nottingham Magistrates' Court next month.

A ninth man has also been arrested today and remains in police custody.

Major Oak
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Appeal to trace Norfolk man with Leicester links

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Police are asking for help to find this man who is wanted in King’s Lynn and is believed to have links to the Leicester area...

Alexander Hewitt
Norfolk Constabulary

Alexander Hewitt is 60 years old and is wanted on recall to prison for breaching the terms of his licence.

Peaty claims gold in Japan

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Adam Peaty has won Britain's first gold medal at the Japan Open swimming.

Adam Peaty
PA

The Olympic champion from Uttoxeter, who trains in Loughborough, took the top prize in the 100 metres breaststroke.

Inquest into factory worker death continues

Amy Harris

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

I'm at Leicester Coroners Court where the inquest into the death of Tarsem Singh has resumed.

The 52-year-old father of two was fatally injured at the Nylacast factory in the city.

Today is expected to be the final day of the inquest.

Tarsem Singh
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Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe accident, between J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham and J24A for A50 Derby affecting Trowell Services.

M1 Derbyshire - Queuing traffic on M1 southbound between J25, A52 (Nottingham) and J24a, A50 (Derby), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to Trowell Services.

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