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Summary

  1. Live updates for Thursday 15 June 2017
  2. Sports Direct slavery landlord jailed
  3. Man found guilty of murder and attempted murder
  4. High-security hospital 'under-staffed'
  5. Leicester City sign Hull City defender Maguire
  6. East Midlands musicians honoured as part of BBC Music Day

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By Maryam Qaiser and Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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Today's Local Live updates have finished. We'll have more news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Friday.

Jake Bugg

Rock star and lifelong Notts County fan Jake Bugg will be a shirt sponsor for the League Two side for a month.

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East Midlands weather update: A warm evening

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

The warm weather is set to continue this evening with temperatures reaching 19C.

There will be some breeze and cloud, with possible spots of light rain, but it will generally stay dry.

Warm evening ahead
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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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Trio join relegated Spireites

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Chesterfield have added three new players to their squad.

The Spireites, who were relegated from League One last season, have added former Peterborough defender Jerome Binnom-Williams to their squad along with midfielder Jordan Sinnott - formerly of Halifax Town - and striker Delial Brewster, an ex-Everton youth player.

Jerome Binnom-Williams
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Jordan Sinnott

Chesterfield sign FC Halifax's Jordan Sinnott, Peterborough's Jerome Binnom-Williams and Everton striker Delial Brewster.

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Ranieri officially takes charge of French side Nantes

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Former Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri has been officially confirmed as the new boss of French side Nantes.

It's the 65-year-old's first job in management since being sacked by the Foxes in February.

He's joined the French outfit on a two-year deal.

Claudio Ranieri
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Eight weeks of roadworks for Derbyshire village

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Drivers in North Wingfield are facing eight weeks of disruption from Tuesday as work begins to replace water pipes running underneath the village.

Severn Trent is spending almost £250,000 on the project, which will see new pipes installed beneath White Leas Avenue, Greenland Close, Wayside Close, Ashford Avenue and Beeley Close.

Ashford Avenue
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The firm said it would do its best to minimise disruption.

Man found guilty of murder and attempted murder

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A man has been found guilty of murdering his partner in Kirkby-in-Ashfield and attempting to murder another man.

Pawel Lupa, 40, of Gleneagles Drive, was convicted of the murder of Aleksandra Mrozik, 47, and the attempted murder of Wojcek Bocek, 32, on 16 July last year, Nottinghamshire Police said.

He will be sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court tomorrow.

Watch: East Midlands musicians honoured as part of BBC Music Day

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Three East Midlands musicians have been honoured with blue plaques as part of BBC Music Day 2017.

This video tells you everything you need to know about Kevin Coyne, Eric Pinkett and Constance Shacklock.

Defender completes Foxes switch

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Leicester City have confirmed defender Harry Maguire as their first signing of the summer.

Harry Maguire
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The 24-year-old centre back joins from recently relegated Hull City.

Great Britain-shaped cloud spotted in the East Midlands

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A cloud looking like a map of Great Britain has been spotted in the East Midlands.

It was snapped by Huddersfield photographer Golcar Matt and submitted to the BBC Weather Watchers site.

Great Britain cloud
Matt Hallas

BBC Weather presenter Alina Jenkins said it was a common cumulus cloud, which can often be seen forming shapes in the sky.

"They're formed by the sun heating the air at the surface," she said.

"The air then rises and as it does it cools and condenses to create the 'cotton wool' type clouds which often take on interesting shapes."

Huddersfield bid for Derby County's Ince 'rejected'

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

From Sky Sports' Midlands correspondent...

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Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire projects to benefit from £62.9 million of funding

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Nottingham's Broadmarsh bus station and car park and the Sherwood Forest visitor centre are among the projects that will benefit from a total of £62.9m of government funding.

The money - from the government's local growth fund secured by the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership - has been allocated to 17 projects across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Nottingham Castle has also been awarded £5m to make improvements.

Nottingham Castle
BBC

Hot air balloon snaps capture beauty of Peak District

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

These cracking photos were taken by BBC journalist Sandish Shoker during a hot air balloon ride in the Peak District yesterday. Looks like she couldn't have picked a better day for it.

Peak District
BBC
Peak District
BBC

Rampton Hospital criticised by inspectors

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A high security hospital in Nottinghamshire has been rated as "requiring improvement" by the Care Quality Commission.

Leadership at Rampton was described as "inadequate" and serious concerns have been raised about the safety of staff working alone at night.

Rampton Hospital
BBC

The trust that runs the Retford hospital insists improvements are being made and says it is "disappointed" with the rating.

Influential bluesman gets plaque in Derby city centre

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here's the newly-installed blue plaque in honour of revered Derby blues musician Kevin Coyne.

It was unveiled this morning at the former Derby Art College in Green Lane where the influential singer studied.

Members of Coyne's family were present to see the plaque put up - one of dozens installed across the country as part of BBC Music Day 2017.

Kevin Coyne's sons and first wife with blue plaque
BBC

Gazza-inspired England Euro '96 win was 21 years ago

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Wow... it's exactly 21 years since an England side featuring Nottingham Forest's Stuart Pearce (and Steve Stone on the bench) overcame Scotland at Euro '96 with that memorable goal from Paul Gascoigne.

Can you remember who scored the opener though?

Paul Gascoigne goal celebration
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Antiques Roadshow: 'All items will be looked at'

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

If you're undecided on whether to take your heirloom down to Abbey Pumping Station for a valuation, there's still plenty of time...

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Woman killed in Leicestershire crash named

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Police have named a 31-year-old woman who was killed in a car crash in Leicestershire last week.

Jospehine Woodward, from Ellistown, was a passenger in a Volvo which collided with a VW Eos at the junction of the A6 Harborough Road and Langton Road in West Langton on 4 June.

Crash scene
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The drivers of both cars have both been discharged from hospital after being treated for serious injuries.

London fire: Safety reviews to be carried out at Nottingham flats

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Safety reviews are being carried out at high rise flats in Nottingham following a massive fire at a London tower block that has so far claimed the lives of 17 people.

Nottingham City Homes - which runs three tower blocks in the city, including Manvers Court in Sneinton (below) - said fire alarms are tested weekly and that it has a "robust response process" in place for emergencies.

Manvers Court, Sneinton
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Derby North MP tweaks Commons oath

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

London fire: Derbyshire tenants given safety tips

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Firefighters have been handing out safety advice to residents at Rivermead House - Derbyshire's only high rise block of flats - following the Grenfell Tower blaze in London.

Rivermead House
BBC

The death toll from the tragedy has risen to 17 and police have warned it's expected to increase further.

Wheeler and Griffiths handed government roles in reshuffle

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby, political reporter

Government reshuffle news...

South Derbyshire MP Heather Wheeler (pictured) has been promoted to government whip - from assistant government whip - and Burton's Andrew Griffiths has retained his government whip role.

It means both will have the title Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury.

Heather Wheeler
BBC

Draw to take place for rebranded League Cup

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Only 24 hours to wait until the draw takes place for the first round of the Carabao Cup.

What's that, I hear you ask?

It's the new name for the League Cup - or the EFL Cup as it was called last season.

Wembley Stadium
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The first round draw is taking in place in Bangkok - not entirely sure why - at 13:00 on Friday and will feature Burton Albion, Derby County, Nottingham Forest, Notts County and Mansfield Town.

Leicester City will join in round two alongside other Premier League sides not involved in European football.

Facebook Live: Antiques Roadshow at Leicester

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

We are now LIVE on Facebook at the Antiques Roadshow in Leicester.

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Severe accident: A17 Nottinghamshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A17 Nottinghamshire both ways severe accident, between Drove Lane and A1.

A17 Nottinghamshire - A17 in Coddington closed in both directions between the Drove Lane junction and Newark Showground, because of an accident. Police directing traffic.

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

Facebook: Derby tennis player urged to 'ignore racists'

Facebook

We've had a few comments on Facebook after young Derby tennis star Jay Clarke opened up about racial abuse he'd received online.

Karen O'Donnell wrote: "Sadly there are scummy people who have nothing better to do. While the likes of EDL, BF and BNP are allowed to move freely, this kind of thing will always happen."

Carol Gadsby offered this advice: "Ignore it if you can, it's more their problem than yours, could be jealousy of course."

Jay Clarke
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Antiques Roadshow filming gets under way

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Away from the parking issues, there are blue skies and plenty of people at Abbey Pumping Station for today's show.

The cameras are rolling and early items have included a couple of elderly cuddly toys and a collection of vintage shoes.

Vintage teddy bear
Antiques Roadshow
Vintage shoe collection
Antiques Roadshow

'Parking full' at Antiques Roadshow in Leicester

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Looks like it's pretty busy down at Abbey Pumping Station...

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Parish council trials security firm in village

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A parish council has been trialing the use of a private security firm - after concerns had been raised about anti-social behaviour in a village and the perceived lack of a police presence there.

Magpie Security has been driving around car parks and secluded areas in Lowdham to tackle the problem on behalf of Lowdham Parish Council.

The council's chairman, councillor Jacqueline Finn, said: "There is a definite feeling that the police are not sufficiently interested in coming to the village.

"As to how successful it is, they clearly have been persuading people not to use the car parks, that has definitely been more noticeable."

Paddy Tipping
BBC

The patrols come after Selston Parish Council considered similar proposals back in January.

Paddy Tipping, Nottinghamshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, says crime is not a big problem in Lowdham and thinks it is unlikely the experiment will continue.

Man accused of manslaughter says he gave alleged victim first aid

Derby Telegraph

An engineer who is accused of causing the death of a young dad with a "single punch" tried to administer first aid to his victim after knocking him unconscious, a court has been told.

Foxes set to complete Maguire signing

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Leicester City are expected to announce the signing of Hull City defender Harry Maguire today.

BBC Radio Leicester is reporting the fee for the defender has been agreed and the player's medical has been completed.

Harry Maguire
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The 29-year-old Northern Ireland captain is expected to cost the Foxes in the region of £12m with about £5m worth of add-ons.