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  1. Climber airlifted to hospital
  2. Teenager jailed after stabbing
  3. Derailed train affects journeys
  4. CCTV of cash machine ram raid
  5. Inquest into teen railway death
  6. Combine harvester fire prompts warning
  7. Live updates for Monday 14 August 2017

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By Maryam Qaiser and Amy Woodfield

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Severe accident: M1 Nottinghamshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Nottinghamshire southbound severe accident, between J27 for A608 Hucknall and J26 for A610 Nottingham.

M1 Nottinghamshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M1 southbound between J27, A608 (Hucknall) and J26, A610 (Nottingham), because of an accident involving multiple cars and a lorry earlier on.

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

Weather: Scattered showers but with plenty of sunshine

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

There’ll be some outbreaks of rain that’ll drift northwards in the first half of this evening and tonight.

After that there’ll be scattered cloud and some clear spells in the early hours with lows of 13C (55F).

Weather for tonight

Tomorrow looks like a day of sunshine and showers.

There’ll be plenty of sunny spells with variable amounts of cloud and some sharp showers with highs of20C (68F).

Road closure causing delays south of Leicester

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

If you're about to head out of Leicester in a southerly direction you might want to take note of this traffic warning...

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Long delays on the M1

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Two lanes are closed on the M1 between junctions 24A for Derby and 24 near Kegworth following a two-vehicle crash.

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Diesel spillage in River Poulter

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

About 500m of the River Poulter has been polluted by a diesel spillage upstream of Clumber Park.

Environment Agency staff have been at the Nottinghamshire site to clean up but thankfully there's been no serious environmental impact.

River Poulter
Environment Agency

Our officers have used a boom in two locations to contain the diesel to prevent it moving downstream and have started the clean-up process using absorbent pads to soak it up.”

Environment AgencySpokesperson

Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, between J24A for A50 Derby and J24 for A6.

M1 Leicestershire - Slow traffic on M1 southbound between J24a, A50 (Derby) and J24, A6 (Kegworth), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Climber airlifted to hospital

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Mountain rescuers raced to the aid of a "mature climber" who collapsed with chest pains at the foot of Castle Naze Crag near Buxton yesterday afternoon.

Climber rescued
Buxton MRT

The Buxton Mountain Rescue Team and East Midlands Ambulance Service arrived to find the man was suffering from heart problems.

He was being cared for by a group of walkers from Austria.

He was treated by paramedics at the scene and then flown to hospital in Sheffield by a Maritime and Coastguard Agency helicopter.

Millions to be spent on road 'improvements'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Two multi-million pound road improvement schemes in Leicestershire have been announced by Highways England.

Nearly £9m is to be spent on improving Anstey Lane (A46 / A560) and more than £18m on the M1 at J23.

Anstey Lane

It claims the improvements will "create growth opportunities" and could see up to 6,378 homes and 5,860 jobs come to the county.

England’s strategic roads are vital for economic success, connecting businesses, people and supporting the government’s agenda of employment and growth. All of these improvements and future upcoming announcements will ultimately ensure England’s major roads continue to make a valuable contribution to the prosperity of our country."

Jim O’SullivanHighways England chief executive
Jake Libby

Nottinghamshire batsman Jake Libby signs a new contract keeping him at Trent Bridge until the end of the 2019 season.

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'Jane Eyre hall' finally rented out

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Tenants are now living in a Grade II-listed hall that influenced Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, its owners have confirmed.

North Lees Hall

The Peak District National Park Authority put North Lees Hall, near Hathersage, Derbyshire, up for rent in April.

The property inspired Thornfield Hall in the celebrated novel.

Thornfield Hall was the home of the 1847 novel's hero Edward Rochester.

Living room at North Lees Hall

Infant and man injured after falling off motorbike

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A one-year-old child and a man are being treated in hospital after falling off a motorbike in Cotmanhay.

The pair came off as the bike went over a speed bump in Bridge Street yesterday.

Bridge Street

Neither of them have suffered life-threatening injuries but Derbyshire Police have appealed for witnesses.

Green plaques to commemorate county's past

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

There will be six new green plaques unveiled in Leicestershire to celebrate and commemorate the county's past.

The authority received 6,000 votes on its shortlist of 12 potential recipients.

The winners are:

  • Ann Ayre Hely from Ravenstone - a nurse in the Crimean war
  • The Drill Hall in Melton, built in 1914 for the Leicestershire Yeomanry
  • Heathcoat and Boden’s Lace Factory in Loughborough - the site of the Luddite attack of 1816
  • John Theodore Kenney from Kibworth - the artist who illustrated Thomas the Tank Engine
  • Tommy Brown from Earl Shilton - he helped rescue an Enigma cypher machine and code book
  • William Pearson from South Kilworth - a founder member of the Royal Astronomical Society
Green plaque for Willam Henry Bragg in Market Harborough
Sir Edward Garnier

They will look like this one unveiled last year for Willam Henry Bragg in Market Harborough.

Derby beach closed because of vandals

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

The pop-up beach at the Market Place in Derby has been closed because of vandalism.

It opened in July and was decked out with sunbeds, sand, children's rides and a bar for adults but is now shut.

Derby beach closed

People wishing to visit are being asked to contact the sales and information centre.

Police name cyclist killed in crash

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A cyclist who died in a crash with a car in Sutton-in-Ashfield has been named as Jordon Gregory.

The 23-year-old, who was from the town, died at the scene on Station Road at about 14:00 on 9 August.

Victim named

Nottinghamshire Police arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He was later released.

Officers are still appealing for witnesses, particularly the occupants of what's thought to be a red Vauxhall Tigra and a small blue Suzuki Swift.

Instructor locked up for sexual abuse of boys

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A former martial arts instructor, who raped and sexually abused two boys, has been jailed for 22 years.

Nottingham Crown Court heard how Lee Martin, 46, of Denewood Crescent, Bilborough groomed one boy in 1996 and sexually abused him over four years.

He groomed another boy in 1999 and sexually assaulted and raped him on two occasions, Nottinghamshire Police said.

Lee MArtin will serve 22 years
Nottinghamshire Police

A jury convicted him of 14 counts of sexually touching a child without consent and two counts of rape relating to two of the victims.

Derailed train affects railway journeys

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A derailed freight train is currently causing some problems on the railways in the East Midlands.

The train has derailed between Peterborough and Ely disrupting trains on the Liverpool Lime Street / Nottingham / Norwich route.

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It's also having an impact on trains travelling through Leicester between Stansted Airport and Birmingham New Street.

Divide in teenagers going into higher education

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby, political reporter

There's lots of discussion about how many children from poorer backgrounds who go on to higher education.

I've been looking at the data for Derby.


Derwent is in the bottom 50 wards in England while Littleover is in the top 50 wards nationally.

These are the five highest and five lowest in Derbyshire - Shirebrook North West has the lowest participation rate in England.


Severe disruption: M69 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M69 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, between J2 for B4669 and M1 J21.

M69 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M69 northbound between J2, B4669 (Burbage) and M1 J21, Leicester, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: A5111 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A5111 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, between A6 Alvaston Bypass and A52 Brian Clough Way.

A5111 Derbyshire - A5111 Raynesway in Alvaston, Derby closed northbound between the A6 Alvaston Bypass junction and the A52 Brian Clough Way junction, because of an accident.

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

Listen: Frustrations in the transfer market

BBC Derby Sport

Gary Rowett has been talking to BBC Radio Derby ahead of Preston's visit to Pride Park.

Listen to what the Rams boss had to say.

Combine harvester fire prompts warning to farmers

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Four fire crews were called to tackle a combine harvester fire in Newbold Verdon over the weekend.

Combined Harvester involved in Fire
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service

The vehicle caught alight in a corn field at about 17:30 last night - it's believed to be accidental.

Combined Harvester involved in Fire
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service are using this as an opportunity to remind farmers to carry out maintenance on machinery.

Teenager jailed after stabbing

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A teenager who stabbed a man in the back five times in Nottingham city centre has been jailed for seven years.

Nthambi Mkanda, 19, from Colwick, attacked the man following an altercation between two groups in King Street in March.

Jailed for 7 years
Nottinghamshire Police

Nottingham Crown Court heard how Mkanda chased the victim along King Street and onto Trinity Square stabbing him five times in the back, Nottinghamshire Police said.

The victim was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre where he required stitches.

Mkanda was convicted of wounding with intent after a trial.

A digger is used to smash a supermarket wall and steal the ATM.
CCTV is released of a cash machine being stolen from a supermarket wall in a Derbyshire village.

Big Ben bongs not being replaced by Little John

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Sad news for Nottingham.

It looks like the Little John bell at the Council House will not be used as a substitute while essential repair work on Big Ben is carried out.

It was considered as an alternative recording for broadcast on BBC Radio 4, which broadcasts the chimes of Big Ben live.

Big Ben

Head of station management Denis Nowlan told Radio 4 various alternatives were considered.

"We came very close to using the sound of Nottingham's bells," he said.

But they will not be used because it doesn't ring throughout the night and instead a pre-recording of Big Ben itself will be used.

Councillor Graham Chapman, deputy leader for Nottingham City Council, said: "We were a bit upset but to be honest we do understand the reasons."

Watch: CCTV of cash machine ram raid

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Police have released this shocking CCTV footage of a cash machine being stolen from a shop in Hatton in Derbyshire.

The footage shows the men arrive at the Nisa store and use a digger to drag the ATM from the wall. It's then loaded into a trailer and driven off.

The digger had been stolen from Tutbury and was left at the scene.

The vehicle, trailer and cash machine were found abandoned in Markfield in Leicestershire a few days later.

Inquest into teen railway death

Jonathan Baker

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

A jury has heard evidence surrounding the death of 16-year-old Mitchell Rodgers who was hit by a train while being chased by police.

He died in March 2015 after a 999 call reported youths entering a property on Bridge Street in Belper.

When the police turned up Mitchell Rodgers gave a false name and ran off towards the station.

Police cordoned off a path

The inquest heard today that a train struck the teenager causing 22 separate injuries including to his head.

The toxicologist and the forensic pathologist concluded that death was almost instantaneous.

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, at J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound at J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of a broken down vehicle. Congestion to Trowell Services.

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

Van deliberately set alight

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Investigations are continuing after a van was deliberately set on fire which then spread to nearby railway arches.

Emergency crews were called at about 19:30 on Saturday to the parked van at the Arches in Friar Gate.

Fire near the arches in Derby

Derbyshire Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen anything suspicious around South Street or the Great Northern Road at the time.

Watch: Rickshaws on the streets of Leicester

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Did you see any of these colourful Rickshaws in Leicester over the weekend?

They were involved in a cycling event to mark the 70th anniversary of India and Pakistan’s Independence.

The vibrant passenger cars are traditionally used in the countries.

A rickshaw driver on a street in Calcutta
Getty Images

The event was part of the festival called An Indian Summer - it's the longest festival celebrating South Asian culture outside of Asia.

Afternoon weather update

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Cloudy and a bit drizzly at times this afternoon with a few light showers.

Highs of 19C (66F)


Bed bugs infest hundreds of homes

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Warning - reading this might make you feel a bit itchy...

Cases of bed bugs treated by Derby City Council has hugely increased in the last 10 years.

In the year of 2005/6 the council were called to nine cases of bed bugs but in the year 2016/17 that number increased to 174 cases.

The worst year on record was 2014/15 when they treated 268 cases.

Bed bugs
Science Photo Library

Jill Haynes and Ian Irving are the council's bedbug busters - last week they dealt with ten cases alone.

They believe the increase in bed bug cases is down to more people travelling and more people shopping at second-hand shops.

Black Mamba warning after man dies

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping has warned of the dangers of taking the drug known as Black Mamba following the death of a man.

The 37-year-old man died after taking the illegal psychoactive drug known as Black Mamba on Saturday, police said.

Man dies at an address in London Road

Mr Tipping said: "It is a problem in Derby, it is a problem in Nottingham, there is a problem nationally and what are we doing about it.?

"Well there has been a lot of publicity both locally and nationally about the dangers and we need to use this event to try and persuade people that these are not recreational drugs, they are killer drugs."

Severe accident: M1 Northamptonshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Northamptonshire northbound severe accident, between J18 for A5 and J19 for M6.

M1 Northamptonshire - M1 partially blocked and slow traffic northbound between J18, A5 (Rugby) and J19, M6 (Catthorpe Interchange), because of an accident involving lorry and a car.

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

Ram-raids could be linked

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Nottinghamshire Police have warned rural landowners to be on the lookout for suspicious activity after a series of ram-raids could be linked.

Ram-raids in East Midlands

In each case thieves have used the same methods and styles of vehicles to take cash points including one a week ago from Sainsbury's in Cotgrave.

There was another attempt to steal a cash machine from the service station at Castle Donington yesterday.

Ram-raids in East Midlands
Sam Metcalf

Watch: Rooney helps GB win bronze medal

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Loughborough's Martyn Rooney helped to bring home Great Britain's sixth medal of the World Athletics Championships in London over the weekend.

Rooney ran the final leg in the last event of the Championships - the 400 metre relay.

He finished 3rd to win bronze behind the US and Trinidad and Tobago.