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Summary

  1. Taxi driver guilty over cyclist crash charge
  2. Ex-BBC presenter 'wrongly presented as predatory'
  3. East Midlands police forces review resources
  4. Ilkeston Football Club wound up
  5. Couple return to Manchester for special concert
  6. Updates for Monday 5 June 2017

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By Amy Woodfield and Maryam Qaiser

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Live: Leicester candidates in election debate

BBC Radio Leicester

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The candidates are:

  • Jack Hickey, Conservative candidate for Leicester West
  • Chris Williams, Green Party election agent for Leicester
  • Sean Kelly-Walsh, Labour candidate for Charnwood
  • Greg Webb, Liberal Democrat candidate for South Leicestershire
  • Andy McWilliam, UKIP candidate for Loughborough

Digger used in attempted ATM theft

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A JCB digger was used to try and steal a cash machine in Thringstone.

It happened early this morning at the ATM in the Co-op on The Green. Serious damage has been caused to the building.

It’s thought the suspects used a Toyota pick-up - the vehicle was found abandoned in the Copt Oak area.

They didn't manage to get any cash from the machine.

Consultation on children's heart surgery extended

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

A public consultation over the future of children's heart surgery at Glenfield Hospital has been extended because of the general election.

glenfield
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NHS England wants to stop the service, saying it does not meet new standards set by the NHS.

A consultation on the East Midlands Congenital Heart Unit was due to finish today but will now run until mid-July.

Leicester Hospitals continues to fight the plans.

Weather: Rain, rain, rain

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

A damp night, with some heavy rain at times. However the blustery wind will gradually ease down. Turning quite misty on the hills.

Lows of 10C (50F).

Weather
BBC

A very unpleasant morning tomorrow with further heavy rain for a time.

Turning drier later in the day with some late brightness possible - highs of 14C (57F).

Live political debate

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

East Midlands Live will run a bit later than usual this evening to bring you a live political debate in Leicestershire.

Those involved are:

  • Jack Hickey, Conservative candidate for Leicester West
  • Chris Williams, Green Party election agent for Leicester
  • Sean Kelly-Walsh, Labour candidate for Charnwood
  • Greg Webb, Liberal Democrat candidate for South Leicestershire
  • Andy McWilliam, UKIP candidate for Loughborough

Road to close for 'abnormal' load

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Worth noting this road closure tomorrow if you use the A38...

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'Enhanced security' at Nottingham Arena following terror attacks

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Following the recent attacks in Manchester and London, the Nottingham Arena has confirmed it will be "implementing enhanced security measures for all major events with immediate effect."

Nottingham Arena
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A spokesperson for the arena said: "We’re unable to discuss specific security details for each show as this is potentially detrimental to the measures, but there are some important changes we need customers to be aware of.

"A new bag policy has been introduced, and although it is best for everyone if customers do not bring any bags, we will allow handbags and other small bags into the venue. Lockers will no longer be available for use."

Visitors to the arena are also being asked to arrive as close to door opening times as possible to allow for the extra checks to take place.

London victims remembered in messages of condolence

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Books of condolence will open across Nottinghamshire tomorrow to pay respect to the victims of the London attacks.

Book of condolence
BBC

The books will be open until 26 June and after this date, sheets from each location will be collated into one document and sent to the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.

Flags are flying at half-mast on Nottinghamshire County Council buildings.

Councillors and employees will participate in the national one-minute silence tomorrow at 11:00.

Ex-West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul is returning to Lancashire as a Kolpak player

With the 2017 county season here, keep up to date with the latest signings, departures and rumours ahead of the new campaign.

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Tour of Britain bosses 'reviewing security' ahead of Derbyshire stage

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Organisers of the Women's Tour of Britain have said safety and security of riders and spectators remains their "highest priority" in light of the recent terrorist attacks.

Tour of Britain
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Thousands of fans are expected to line the route around the county for the fourth stage and at the start and finish lines in Chesterfield on Saturday.

A spokesperson for the Women's Tour of Britain said they continue to review security and are working closely with the police.

"We continue to place the safety and security of all of our riders, spectators, staff and officials as our highest priority ahead of the 2017 race."

New Dean of Derby appointed by Queen

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

The Reverend Canon Dr Stephen Hance has been appointed as the new Dean of Derby.

He has succeeded the Very Rev John Davies as Dean, following his move to Wells Cathedral.

Dr Hance, who currently works at Southwark Cathedral in London, will be installed at a special service in September.

Dr Hance
BBC

I am thrilled and honoured to have been asked to serve as Dean of Derby. Our first family home was in the East Midlands, and we are looking forward to living and working here again."

Rev Canon Dr Stephen Hance

Nottingham traffic delayed by three sets of roadworks

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

You might have noticed the traffic in the centre of Nottingham is a little heavier than you'd expect today...

It's because of roadworks in London Road, which started today ahead of the Broadmarsh redevelopment.

They are due to take six weeks but the work, which will only be carried out between 9.30 and 15.30, is already a month late.

Canal Street
BBC

Meanwhile, ongoing work in Canal Street, above, is expected to last eight weeks.

And further works are being carried out in Sherrifs Way, near the station, to improve access to the taxi rank.

But the city council assured us the works will improve traffic and pedestrian movements.

Two men charged with robbery offences

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Two men have been charged in connection with an armed robbery at a Post Office in Overseal.

One of the men was charged with robbery, possessing an offensive weapon and possessing a blade in public. The second was charged with robbery and making threats with an offensive weapon.

They are both due before at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court later this month.

Refurbished mental health unit opens

East Midlands Today

A new facility to care for children and adults with mental health concerns opens has opened in Leicester after a £500,000 refurbishment.

The Bradgate Unit at Glenfield Hospital
BBC

The Bradgate Unit at Glenfield Hospital is designed to provide a safe and secure place for people who need to have their mental health assessed.

The Bradgate Unit at Glenfield Hospital
BBC

It means vulnerable people won't be locked up in a police cell whilst waiting for the help they need.

Manchester tribute concert 'a happy atmosphere'

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A teenager from Beeston, Nottingham, who was caught up in the Manchester suicide bomb attack, has been describing the One Love Manchester concert last night.

Cara Verney said there was a "happy atmosphere" in the 50,000-strong crowd at Old Trafford.

The show was held to remember the victims of the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert on 22 May.

Last night's show was headlined by Ariana and also featured Take That, Katie Perry and Coldplay.

Wollaton Hall to close for several weeks

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

One of Nottingham's main tourist attractions, Wollaton Hall, will be closed from today for several weeks to make way for a dinosaur exhibition.

Fossil hunter Xu Xing discovered the remains of Gigantoraptor in 2007, which are on display in Beijing, China
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The Dinosaurs of China event will display some of the biggest dinosaur skeletons in the world.

The history of how the prehistoric creatures evolved into birds will be brought to life with huge 3D skeletons and fossils.

It's the first time the exhibition has come to the UK and the first time anyone has hosted it outside of Asia.

It opens on 1 July.

Dinosaur exhibition at Wollaton Hall
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'Suspicious package' found in Leicester

Leicester Mercury

Staff at the Leicester Mercury building were evacuated this morning after a suspicious package was found.

Taxi driver guilty over cyclist crash charge

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A taxi driver has been ordered to pay £955 in connection with a crash which caused the death of a cyclist in Leicester.

Farook Bhikhu's passenger opened a door of the taxi on London Road last year, which knocked cyclist Sam Boulton off his bike. The 26-year-old fell in front of a moving van and was killed.

Bhikhu was fined £300 and ordered to pay £625 court costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

Sam Boulton
Leicestershire Police

He was found guilty of permitting the opening of a vehicle door so as to injure/endanger a person by Loughborough magistrates.

The prosecution said Farook Bhikhu was "neglectful" in his duties.

Passenger Mandy Chapple has already admitted a charge of opening a vehicle door so as to injure or endanger another person and was fined £80.

Football: Burton skipper promises stronger team after debut season

BBC Sport

The captain of Burton Albion says his side will be stronger next season for having played a maiden campaign at Championship level.

John Mousinho (right) joined Burton from Preston in 2014
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John Mousinho has just signed a new one-year contract and played in the second tier for the first time last season, having captained the Brewers in all three Football League divisions.

The 31-year-old admits the Brewers will no longer carry the element of surprise, but says the team, who were playing non-league football less than a decade ago, will be a tougher test for opponents.

England name U21s final squad

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Leicester City's Ben Chilwell and Demarai Gray have been named in the England U21s final squad for this summer's European Championship.

Ben Chilwell
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Derby County's Will Hughes and Jonathan Mitchell have also made the cut.

Armed police to patrol Download

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Download Festival takes place at Donington Park this weekend - don't be surprised if you see police officers there with guns...

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Woman dies in two-car crash

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A 31-year-old woman has been killed in a crash on the A6 near Market Harborough.

She was a passenger in a car that collided with another yesterday afternoon.

The drivers of both cars, a 39-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman, remain in hospital with serious injuries.

Swiss World War One portraits exhibited in Nottingham

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

An exhibition featuring 84 World War One portraits will go on display in Nottingham today.

The portraits were produced by Eugene Burnand in Switzerland shortly before his death in 1921.

The pieces of artwork, using coloured pencils, capture all the different nationalities that were fighting with the allies during the war.

Doug Jenkinson, of Gotham, who is a distant ancestor of Eugene Burnand, has brought the piece to the city.

Dough Jenkinson
BBC

More then 40 nations were represented in these pieces, including Pakistan, India and France.

The exhibition will run until Saturday in the Nottingham Society of Artists Gallery in Friar Lane.

Ex-BBC presenter 'wrongly presented as predatory'

Bob Hockenhull

BBC News

A jury's been told a radio presenter accused of sex offences with underage boys is the victim of a cheap attempt to paint her as "salacious and predatory".

Julie Wadsworth, 60, is on trial at Warwick Crown Court along with her husband Tony - both are charged with indecent assault and outraging public decency between 1992 and 1996.

Her defence says she was damaged by a past abusive relationship.

The couple, from Broughton Astley, Leicestershire, who have presented on BBC WM and BBC Coventry and Warwickshire, deny five counts of outraging public decency. Mrs Wadsworth has also pleaded not guilty to 11 charges of indecent assault, while her 69-year-old husband denies nine counts of the same offence.

The trial continues.

Julie Wadsworth
PA

Jeremy Corbyn visits Nottinghamshire on last weekend of campaign

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visited Nottinghamshire on Saturday ahead of the general election on Thursday.

Mr Corbyn started out by visiting Hucknall and then moved onto Beeston.

Jeremy Corbyn in Nottingham
BBC

He focused on policies around social care and the NHS.

Prime Minister, Theresa May, visited Pride Park Stadium, Derby, on 1 June as part of her election campaigning.

'Additional resources available' to help police major Derbyshire events

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Security at this week's Women's Tour of Britain and the RHS Chatsworth Show will be "continually reviewed" in light of the weekend's attacks in London, Derbyshire Police said.

Cycling
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"Following the recent atrocities in Manchester and London, it is understandable people will feel worried about attending large events or venues," Assistant Chief Constable Chris Haward said.

"We continually review the threat and risk levels for each event and, where appropriate, we will put additional police resources in place. In addition to this, we can call upon support from other forces in the UK if required."

More than 90,000 tickets have been sold for the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show (7-10 June) and thousands of fans are expected to line the route of the Women's Tour through Chesterfield and Belper.

Extra security at Leicester races following terror attacks

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

There will be extra security at the races in Leicester this afternoon in the wake of the weekend's terrorist attacks in London.

Leicester races
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Adam Gowtage, the racecourse's operations and commercial manager, told the BBC there will be extra safety stewards on duty for the eight-race meeting that gets underway at 14:20.

He added that the course will be continuing to use metal detectors on racegoers and bags entering the site on their "major" meetings on Saturday 17 June and Saturday 8 July.

Police Special Constable denies rape charge

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A 28-year-old man appeared before Leicester Magistrates' Court on Saturday charged with rape.

Paul Rodgers, who was a Special Constable with Leicestershire Police at the time of the alleged offence, denies the attack in June last year in Loughborough.

Mr Rodgers, of no fixed address, is due at Leicester Crown Court on 3 July for a preliminary hearing ahead of a trial.

Ilkeston Football Club wound up

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

It's the end of the road for Ilkeston FC - the football club has been has been wound up over unpaid debts.

Ilkeston FC's ground
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It was thought a deal to stop liquidation could have been struck but it was unsuccessful.

The Robins, who competed in the seventh tier of English football, were managed this season by Manchester City legend Shaun Goater.

Watch: Cricket fans celebrate India win

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A party broke out on Belgrave Road in Leicester yesterday after India beat Pakistan in their opening match of the Champions Trophy...

General election 2017: How can politicians make you happy?

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

There's just three days to go until you head to the polling station.

Ahead of the general election, we asked young people in the East Midlands what they really want from politicians. We then animated their responses...

Armed police called to tram incident

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Armed officers were called to a tram stop following a report of a man with a weapon.

Nottinghamshire Police arrested a man on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon after the incident on Wilkinson Street.

Tram stop arrest
BBC

The man, aged 28, is being questioned by officers following the incident, which happened at 10.45 yesterday.

Injured man dies in hospital

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

On Friday we told you about a man found seriously injured on Lower Brown Street in Leicester.

Over the weekend, police confirmed the man, aged 63, died.

Lower Brown Street cordon
BBC

He was found on Thursday night and taken to hospital in Nottingham. He's thought to have been hit by a vehicle.

A 25-year-old man from Leicester has been arrested.

Rugby: Tigers prop to start for Lions

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Leicester Tigers Dan Cole will start for the British and Irish Lions on Wednesday.

The team will play Auckland Blues after beating New Zealand Barbarians 13-7 at the weekend.

Joe Marler and Dan Cole
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Couple return to Manchester for concert

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Did you watch the One Love Manchester concert on the BBC last night?

There were 50,000 people at the gig put on by Ariana Grande...

Among the crowd were James Smith and fiance Georgina Foulk, from Alvaston. They were given free tickets because they were at the concert in Manchester Arena when 22 people were killed by a suicide bomber.

Police in Manchester after terror attack
PA

James said they were "nervous" about going back to Manchester for the concert but they're glad they did.

He said they did want to return to the city but had it not been for the concert, they probably wouldn't have gone back so soon.

At a lot of big events you can get people pushing, shoving and not being very kind, but James said he saw none of that last night.

He said: "Everyone was respectful to one another. It was a really nice place to be.

"The slogan being used is 'a city united' and it really does feel like that."