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Summary

  1. Live updates for Monday 3 July 2017
  2. Pedestrian critically ill after car crash
  3. Leicester stabbing victim in stable condition
  4. Video appeal after Swadlincote bank robbery
  5. Broadmarsh replacement car parks set to open
  6. Rise in overweight children in Leicestershire
  7. Tennis: Boulter prepares for Wimbledon debut

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By Gavin Bevis and Maryam Qaiser

All times stated are UK

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Regular live coverage on this page has ended for the day, but breaking news, sport and travel updates will continue to appear through the night.

East Midlands Live will return at 08:00 tomorrow morning.

Weather: Cloudy weather to remain

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC weather presenter

The pollen count across the East Midlands will remain high for the rest of today and tomorrow.

This afternooon will stay cloudy with some bright and sunny spells.

This evening will be dry and mild with clear spells, temperatures reaching lows of 11C (52F).

Weather will be cloudy tonight
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Tomorrow will be cloudy with scattered showers and some bright spells.

Temperatures will reach highs of 21C (70F), it will steadily increase over the next few days with the chance of some warm sunshine by midweek.

Luke Murphy

Midfielder Luke Murphy re-joins Burton Albion from Championship rivals Leeds United on a season-long loan.

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Leeds midfielder back with Brewers

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Burton Albion have re-signed midfielder Luke Murphy on a season-long loan from fellow Championship side Leeds United.

The 27-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at the Pirelli Stadium and Brewers boss Nigel Clough said he was "delighted" to welcome him back.

Luke Murphy
Burton Albion

Man 'punched to ground' in street attack

Allen Cook

BBC Local Live

A man's been punched to the ground in an attack in Burton.

Melbourne Avenue
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The victim was hit twice on the side of the head in the assault on 26 June.

Officers say that caused him to fall to the ground on Melbourne Avenue and he was then hit two more times on the back of his head.

High number of dog attacks on posties in NG postcode

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Nottinghamshire had one of the highest rates of dog attacks on postal workers in the past year, new figures have revealed.

Last year 43 posties were attacked by dogs while they were on their rounds in the NG postcode area.

Karl Russell, who has been a postman in Nottingham for 23 years, said he routinely took dog biscuits with him after his first attack.

Postman attacks
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He said: "If the door is left open and if you have to walk down the pathway towards it, you don't know if when you get to the door, if a dog is going to come scooting out and go for you - that is one of the worst ones."

The NG postcode area had the tenth highest number of attacks on posties in the last year.

Thousands arrive at Wollaton Hall for dinosaur exhibition

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Wollaton Hall attracted 7,338 visitors over the weekend to its Dinosaurs of China exhibition.

The exhibition, which will stay on until 29 October, will tell the story of how dinosaurs evolved into birds.

The skeletons, which arrived after a 50-day sail from China, took two weeks for the installation process.

Dinosaurs
BBC

Rebecca Wilson, programmes co-ordinator for Nottingham City Museums & Galleries, said: "It was even better than we had hoped and all of the visitors were so eager and enthusiastic to see the exhibition.

"We’ve had extremely positive feedback from visitors about the exhibition and the activities in the Dino Explorer Zone.

"Many visitors were just amazed that we have something like this in Nottingham."

Pedestrian critically ill after Ripley crash

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A 20-year-old man is in a critical condition after being hit by a car in Ripley.

Police said the pedestrian was seriously injured when a Renault Clio crashed into him near the junction of Nottingham Road and Brickyard Lane at about 20:30 on Wednesday.

They're now asking anyone with dashcam footage of the crash to get in touch.

Junction of Nottingham Road and Brickyard Lane
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Details of the crash have only just been released by Derbyshire police.

Josh Gordon

Premier League champions Leicester sign forward Josh Gordon from Stafford Rangers, who are in the seventh tier of England football.

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Your questions: Why does Oakham's stocks have five holes?

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Shoppers in the centre of a busy Rutland town everyday pass a set of medieval stocks, once used to punish locals who stepped out of line.

But it's a little unusual as it appears to have an extra hole.

Derek Cullen asked us: "Why have the stocks in Oakham got five holes instead of four?"

Dr Sarah Richardson at the University of Warwick helped us out with an answer and we returned to the town to found out what the people thought of its possibly grisly past...

Prisoners to hold their own art exhibition

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Artwork created by prisoners from Leicester will be showcased at an exhibition.

The Hear Me Out exhibition will feature paintings, drawings, digital art and 3D models.

It has been produced by prisoners from Leicester Prison and Glen Parva prison as part of art sessions to boost prisoners’ wellbeing.

Artwork created by prisoners
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Weekly workshops were held for prisoners, particularly those with mental ill health combined with alcohol and substance misuse, giving them the chance to express themselves and learn creative skills.

It will be on display at Soft Touch Arts in Leicester from Saturday 8 July until Saturday 29 July.

One-Day Cup arrives back in Nottingham

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Now here's a sight to behold - Nottinghamshire's triumphant cricketers have brought the One-Day Cup back to Trent Bridge.

The Outlaws beat Surrey to win the final on Saturday, with Alex Hales's record-breaking 187 not out proving the icing on the cake.

One-Day Cup
Nottinghamshire Cricket Club

Wisdom: 'It's good to be back'

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

New Derby County signing Andre Wisdom has been reflecting on his loan spell at the club three years ago.

He told the club's official site: “It’s good to be back – I can remember my time here before like it was yesterday.

“I loved it at Derby so it is good to sign. It helps that I have been here before so I am familiar with some of the players and staff, as well how the club works, so it made the decision easy.

Andre Wisdom
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“I feel that I played the best season of my professional career here before. Even after I left Derby and went elsewhere, I don’t think I was playing the kind of football that I was during that loan spell.

"I hope I can replicate what I did before this time around.”

University pioneers new mental health phone app

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Leicester's De Montfort University has become the first in the country to adopt a new smartphone app that helps students suffering from a range of mental health conditions.

Brain In Hand uses prompts to remind users where they need to be throughout the day and features a red button they can use to alert support staff if they need help urgently.

Holly McKenna Smith, who has autism and is among 40 students at the university using the app, described it as "a godsend".

Brain In Hand app
BBC
Watch: Men who robbed HSBC bank in Swadlincote caught on camera
There is a £25,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the robbers.

Burst water main causing traffic delays in Anstey

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Something to be aware of if you're heading to Anstey...

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Police seek answers on mystery sword

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Any sword experts out there? Police in south Leicester are keen to know more about this sword which was recently handed in to them.

Sword
South Leics Police
Sword
South Leicester Police

Massive reward for bank robbery information

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A £25,000 reward is on offer for anyone who can identify the two men in this CCTV footage.

Police want to speak to them following a robbery at HSBC bank in Swadlincote back in December.

A "substantial" amount of cash was stolen by two men who used a sledgehammer and concrete block to break in to the High Street building.

The cash has been offered for information leading to a conviction.

Wisdom completes Rams move

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Derby County have completed the signing of Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom on a four-year deal.

The 24-year-old, who had a successful loan with the club during the 2013/14 season, joins for an undisclosed fee.

Andre Wisdom
PA

Wisdom is Gary Rowett’s second summer recruit following the purchase of centre-back Curtis Davies from Hull City.

Derby MP handed role in shadow cabinet

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby, political reporter

Derby North MP Chris Williamson has been made a shadow home affairs minister by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Chris Wiliamson and Jeremy Corbyn
Reuters

'Unique' sculpture stolen from museum and art gallery

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A "unique" silver mayfly has been stolen from Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Derbyshire police have said.

The sculpture, which was taken on 5 June, is a 10cm long solid silver cast of a mayfly.

Take from gallery
Derbyshire Police

Ex-Wolves chief Moxey joins Brewers board

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Former Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey has joined Burton Albion as a non-executive director.

Moxey has also held senior roles at Partick Thistle, Rangers and Stoke City, where he oversaw the club's move to the Britannia Stadium in 1997.

Jez Moxey
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Burton Albion chairman Ben Robinson said: “I’m delighted to welcome Jez onto the board.

"He lives in the Midlands and brings with him a wealth of experience at a number of high-profile football clubs."

Blake and Bella: Police still investigating missing lamb

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Police hunting for a lamb who went missing in May with her canine best friend have said it remains "an ongoing investigation".

Bella was five weeks old when she disappeared from a garden in Perlethorpe, Notts with one-year-old Border Collie Blake.

Blake returned later that month but Bella remains missing - despite a major social media campaign to find her.

Blake and Bella
Natalie Haywood

A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said there had been no further developments over the past few weeks.

Supermarket crash leaves woman with brain damage

Leicester Mercury

A motorist reversed into a married couple, causing the wife to fall and suffer brain damage, while trying to collect a £1 parking refund.

Burton v Blues to be shown live

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Burton Albion's home game against Birmingham City has been brought forward by a day after being selected for live television coverage.

The game will kick off at 19:45 on Friday 18 August.

Tram delays in Nottingham

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

There are no trams between Wilkinson Street and The Forest in Nottingham at the moment and other services are running with increased waiting times.

Service on all other areas of the system is running with increased wait times. We have shuttle buses on their way to get passengers 2/3

Police hunt on-the-run double rapist

Christian Hill

BBC Radio Leicester Reporter

Leicestershire Police have renewed their appeal for help in tracking down a convicted double rapist who has breached his prison licence.

Sean Perry, 46, who also uses the surnames Cawthray and Goldthorpe, was last seen at his probation-approved address in Leicester on 19 June.

Police have warned members of the public not to approach him.

Sean Perry
Leicestershire Police

Man charged with Newark pub assault

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A 47-year-old man from Lincoln has been charged with assault after an incident at a pub in Newark, Nottinghamshire Police said.

The victim was with his wife and three children on Saturday 17 June when he had gone to the bar where he was allegedly pushed and head butted at the Muskham Ferry Pub.

Muskham Pub
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The man is due to appear before Nottingham Magistrates' Court on Monday 17 July.

East Midlands Airport issues travel warning

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Something to bear in mind if you're jetting off this week...

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Your photos: Summer in Derbyshire

BBC Weather Watchers

Some lovely weather this weekend - here's how the Peak District looked. Thanks to Fanfoz for the photo.

Bamford
Fanfoz

Drink-drive pensioner crashed into policeman's car

Derby Telegraph

A pensioner who drank three glasses of wine plus some whisky at lunchtime before reversing into an off-duty police officer's car has been banned from the roads for four years.

Man stabbed in Leicester city centre

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A man is recovering in hospital after he was found was stabbed in Leicester city centre yesterday morning, Leicestershire Police said.

Officers found the 21-year-old man injured at about 03:45 outside Brighthouse in Belgrave Gate.

Police said he is in a stable condition.

Man stabbed
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Leicestershire Police said inquiries are in the early stages.

Four men were arrested at the scene for an unrelated public order offence.

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, between J21 for M69 and J20 for A4303.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 southbound between J21, M69 (Leicester) and J20, A4303 (Lutterworth), because of a broken down lorry.

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