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Summary

  1. Ex-BBC Leicester presenters guilty of historic sex offences
  2. Labour lose Mansfield after 94 years
  3. Out of 32 East Midlands seats, 18 have gone to the Tories and 14 are Labour
  4. Conservatives gain Mansfield and NE Derbyshire
  5. Labour gains High Peak and reclaims Derby North
  6. Veteran MPs Ken Clarke and Dennis Skinner keep seats
  7. No change to Leicestershire's seats
  8. Live updates for Friday 9 June 2017

Live Reporting

By Calum McKenzie, Gavin Bevis, Amy Woodfield and Dave Wade

All times stated are UK

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Former Notts County chairman's funeral takes place

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Tributes have been paid to former Notts County chairman Derek Pavis who was laid to rest earlier this afternoon.

Derek Pavis
PA

During his 13 years in charge, Pavis - who died last month following an illness - appointed both Neil Warnock and Sam Allardyce to the Meadow Lane dugout.

Under Warnock, the Magpies achieved successive promotions to reach the old Division One in 1991.

Earlier, fans waited to see Mr Pavis' funeral cortege passed through Meadow Lane.

Murder probe: Woman released 'under investigation'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A woman, aged 21, arrested on suspicion of the murder of a 66-year-old man, has been released pending further investigation, say police.

Long meadow
Google

Anthony White died on Monday at Kings Mill Hospital.

Emergency services had been called out to his home on Long Meadow, Mansfield Woodhouse, following reports of an incident there.

Nottinghamshire Police say they believe his death was an isolated incident and that they are not looking for anyone else.

Chesterfield residents to vote in devolution referendum

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A referendum is being held to ask people in Chesterfield whether they want the town to become part of the Sheffield City Region.

The move would see responsibility for key services being handed to a Sheffield City Region mayor.

The non-legally-binding postal vote has been organised by Derbyshire County Council and ballot papers will be posted out later this month.

Chesterfield
BBC

Council leader Barry Lewis said: "It's time to put this issue to bed once and for all.

"This is a massive decision for the future of Chesterfield and the rest of Derbyshire and many people have already said they do not want the borough to join Sheffield.

"We would rather not have to spend tax-payers' money on holding a referendum but local people deserve the chance to have their say in an officially recognised way."

Weather: Some rain around overnight

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC weather presenter

Showers will die out over the course oftonight with a few clearer spells developing.

bbc weather grid
BBC

In the early hours cloud will thicken with blustery rain moving in from the west.

Lows of 11C (52F).

Ceramic poppies display inspires young artist

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Check out this splendid drawing of the Weeping Window poppies installation at Derby Silk Mill.

It's the work of 10-year-old Olivia from Derby who was inspired to get artistic after seeing the ceramic poppies on TV last night.

We reckon it's even better than the original!

Weeping Window drawing
Olivia
Weeping Window
Getty Images

Watch: How did Nottingham's students vote?

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Turnout among young voters is generally up - but what do they make of the result? Here's what some students in Nottingham have had to say...

Loaded gun found wrapped in tea towel

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A mother has been jailed after drugs were found in her kitchen cupboard during a police raid along with a loaded pistol wrapped in a tea towel.

The discovery came hours after police seized drugs and a Skorpion sub-machine gun from the front seat of a male friend.

Police said the drugs from both locations, which included heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine, had a street value of £24,000.

Remmay Williams and James Orme
Leicestershire Police

Remmay Wiliams, 24, of Blount Road, Leicester, received a six-year sentence for the firearms offences and a two-year-sentence for drug offences after being found guilty by a jury, police said.

James Orme, 29, of Station Road, Countesthorpe, received a nine-year-sentence last year after pleading guilty to firearms and drugs offences.

Man, 96, spared jail for killing his wife

Emily Anderson

BBC East Midlands Today reporter

A 96-year-old man who killed his wife has been given a suspended sentence.

Jack Tindall
BBC

Jack Tindall, strangled Ernestine Tindall at their home in Perlethorpe near Ollerton in August last year.

Tindall had pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

His wife had vascular dementia and had begged him to help her die.

Nottingham Crown Court heard the couple had been happily married for 68 years and were "devoted to one another".

Rugby: Nottingham's fixtures released

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Nottingham will begin the 2017/18 season with a visit to play Rotherham Titans at Clifton Lane.

Nottingham Rugby at Clifton Lane
Nottingham Rugby

The Green and Whites will travel to Yorkshire Carnegie the weekend before Christmas, before hosting London Scottish in a New Year fixture.

The full fixture list can be viewed here.

Fire closes Pride Park sports complex

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A sports complex in Derby has been closed after a major fire in the early hours of this morning.

The fire service said crews managed to contain the blaze, which broke out at Oxygen Freejumping Centre in Pride Park shortly before 02:15 but smoke had caused damage to other parts of the complex, including DW Sports Fitness, JJB Soccerdome and the Intersport shop.

Closed sports complex
BBC

BBC Radio Derby reporter Wesley Mallin said staff from the complex were sitting outside the main entrance on Friday afternoon to explain the situation to customers.

Signs had also been put up saying the building will be closed "for the forseeable future".

The fire service has started a joint investigation with Derbyshire Police.

IPCC to look into Leicester crash

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Leicestershire Police has referred itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) following a crash involving two cars last night.

Crash scene
BBC

The collision, in St. Nicholas Circle in Leicester city centre, involved a suspected stolen Audi A7 and a black Audi A5.

Two people have been treated and discharged from hospital for minor injuries.

A man, 20, from London, has been arrested for failing to stop for a police officer and theft of a car.

Thief attacks 89-year-old woman in her own home

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

An 89-year-old woman was left with a badly injured face after confronting an intruder who broke in to her home in Newark.

Police said the man is thought to have entered her house in The Platts by climbing through a window at about 04:30 on Thursday.

Victim's face
Leicestershire Police

The woman was injured as she tried to stop the thief, who was about 6ft tall and wearing dark khaki clothing and a hat, from getting away.

Sandiacre hit by water supply problem

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Water supply has been disrupted in part of Sandiacre due to nearby pipe maintenance work, Severn Trent has said.

It's affecting homes in Travis Road, Barker Avenue North and Barker Avenue East,

Boys abused by ex-BBC hosts 'carrying burden'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Former BBC Radio Leicester presenters Tony and Julie Wadsworth, who were each jailed earlier for five years for indecently assaulting under-age boys, will also be on the sex offenders register for life.

Sentencing the pair, judge Andrew Lockhart QC, said: "This case demonstrates the danger of conduct such as this.

"I have no doubt that some of the young boys have found themselves carrying some form of burden into adulthood.

"This is grave offending against boys, some of whom were very young - I have come to a view that all were damaged by their experience."

Tennis: Wimbledon's unlikely hero gets Nottingham Open chance

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Marcus Willis - remember him?

Roger Federer and Marcus Willis
GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images

The world number 397, who was beaten by Roger Federer at Wimbledon last summer, will be one to watch when qualifying for the Nottingham Open gets underway tomorrow.

New Derby North MP 'would accept shadow cabinet role'

Simon Ward

East Midlands Today reporter

Chris Williamson, who retook Derby North for Labour last night, has said he would accept a shadow cabinet role if Jeremy Corbyn offers.

Chris Williamson
BBC

Severe disruption: M1 Nottinghamshire northbound

BBC News Travel

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Tony Wadsworth's world 'has come crashing down'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

In mitigation for Tony Wadsworth, lawyer Michelle Clarke, told the court that the hardest thing about a jail sentence would be being separated from Julie.

"Your Honour heard from him that radio in effect was his life and he was working up to six days a week," she said.

"His radio life and being with his wife was his life - all of that has come crashing down."

QC: Julie Wadsworth 'will suffer in prison'

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Mitigating for Julie Wadsworth after her child sex abuse conviction, David Hislop QC said: "I know the court will take into account the substantial charity works this defendant had carried out over the years.

"At 60 years of age, hers has been a tragic fall from grace - she forged from humble beginnings a successful career as a broadcaster.

Julie Wadsworth
PA

"A period of incarceration will be made even more difficult for her, knowing the stigma attached to her convictions will carry on forever.

"She will also suffer way beyond sentence in the knowledge that those who are close to her will continually suffer embarrassment and shame."

Watch: Election night in the East Midlands

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

No shortage of drama around the East Midlands on a memorable election night. This video packs it all into 90 seconds.

NSPCC: Wadsworths 'exposed as child sex abusers'

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

The guilty verdicts for Tony and Julie Wadsworth have prompted a statement from the NSPCC.

It said: “The Wadsworths' behaviour has been exposed for what it is – child sexual abuse.

Julie Wadsworth
PA

“Julie Wadsworth’s fatuous claim in court that she was a victim in this case is insulting. The true victims were young boys who were repeatedly encouraged to engage in illegal sexual activity.

“We commend their bravery in coming forward. They have shown that victims will be listened to no matter how long has passed or who their abusers were and we urge other victims of past abuse to do the same.”

CPS: Radio couple 'lived double lives'

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Tony Rouse, from the Crown Prosecution Service, released a statement after Tony and Julie Wadsworth were found guilty of sex offences against under-age boys.

He said: "Tony and Julie Wadsworth lived double lives. In their public and professional lives they were a couple who came across as caring, warm and respectable.

Tony and Julie Wadsworth
PA

"However, in their private lives, they preyed on young, impressionable victims for their own sexual gratification.

"I would like to thank the victims for their courage during this difficult and sensitive prosecution. They have helped to bring these two sexual predators to justice."

The pair will be sentenced after 14:00.

Meale rules out Mansfield comeback

Rob Sissons

East Midlands Today reporter

Labour's Sir Alan Meale, who lost the Mansfield seat which has been Labour for 94 years, says he won't stand again.

Sir Alan Meale
BBC

Wadsworths to be sentenced later

Bob Hockenhull

BBC Midlands Today

Tony and Julie Wadsworth were found guilty of nine charges of indecent assault and five charges of outraging public decency. Mrs Wadsworth was cleared of two further indecent assault charges.

They've been remanded in custody until sentencing at 14:00.

Tony and Julie Wadsworth
PA

Analysis: Who are the Wadsworths?

Phil Mackie

Midlands correspondent, BBC News

Tony and Julie Wadsworth have been convicted of indecently assaulting under-age boys and outraging public decency by having sex in woodland in Warwickshire. But who are the pair?

Julie and Tony Wadsworth
PA

Tony and Julie Wadsworth were a well known double act in the Midlands, presenting together for more than two decades for BBC local radio in Leicester and in Birmingham.

The couple were known for their double entendres and "Carry On" sense of humour - and played up to it on camera and for publicity

Although little known outside the Midlands the case generated lurid headlines in the newspapers, as details of the couple's sex lives were revealed in court

Staff who worked with them said they had absolutely no suspicions about their sexual behaviour.

BBC presenters on trial: Couple's offences against boys in woodland

Married couple Tony and Julie Wadsworth have been found guilty by a majority verdict of encouraging a string of boys to take part in sexual activity in Warwickshire woodland.

The offences by the pair, aged 69 and 60 respectively, happened between 1992 and 1996.

Tony and Julie Wadsworth
PA

BBC presenters guilty of indecently assaulting boys

Former BBC radio hosts Tony and Julie Wadsworth have been found guilty at Warwick Crown Court of indecently assaulting under-age boys in woodland in the 1990s.

The pair, from Broughton Astley, Leicestershire, worked for BBC Leicester, BBC WM in Birmingham and BBC Coventry and Warwickshire.

Watch: Williamson urges Sun reporter to resign

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Labour's Chris Williamson used his Derby North victory speech to hit out at tabloid coverage of Jeremy Corbyn, with a special mention for The Sun's political editor Tom Newton-Dunn.

The journalist has since tweeted he has no intention of stepping down.

Coaker keeps hold of Gedling

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

There were 4,694 votes between Coaker and Carolyn Abbott (Conservative). He's been Gedling's MP since 1997.

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Watch: Labour come out of election 'with dignity'

East Midlands Today

Former Nottingham MP Alan Simpson has praised Jeremy Corbyn and Labour's campaign despite the party getting fewer seats than the Conservatives...

Election result 'was the revenge of the younger people'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The increase in younger people going out to vote is one of the reasons for this General Election result, according to Mark Stuart from the University of Nottingham.

Mark Stuart
BBC

Mr Stuart, from the university's School of Politics and International Relations, said: "We often think that older people vote more often than younger people.

"But one of the themes of this election is that... this was the revenge of the younger people who were really annoyed about Brexit."

Listen: Defeated Chesterfield candidate on 'difficult situation' for country

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Conservative Spencer Pitfield, who lost out to Labour's Toby Perkins in Chesterfield, has been telling BBC Radio Sheffield we could well see another general election before the end of 2017.

Theresa May 'had too much confidence in herself'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

BBC Radio Leicester have been out and about gathering reaction from voters across the county to the election result.

One woman said: "She [Theresa May] was trying her best, but clearly she had too much confidence in herself."

Brutal.

Engel: 'Confusing' background to election defeat

Watch: Amanda Solloway on Derby North defeat

Watch: Latham's tears for defeated colleagues

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Pauline Latham, winner in Mid Derbyshire with a majority of 11,616, became emotional after being asked about local Conservative colleagues who had lost their seats.

Council boss praises count staff

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Nottingham City Council's chief executive is pleased with how last night's counts went.

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