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Summary

  1. Live updates for Thursday 17 August 2017
  2. Hindu-Jewish lesbian wedding priest joy
  3. Dental nurse suspended indefinitely
  4. Brooch linked to Richard III victim
  5. Cancer drug 'made me lose my identity'
  6. Murder arrest after woman dies in Newark

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By Maryam Qaiser and Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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Will Poulter

Mark Lawrenson takes on Detroit actor Will Poulter in the next round of Premier League matches.

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Meera Dalal

Caroline Lowbridge

BBC News

An inquest heard that Meera Dalal took her own life after being abused by her ex-boyfriend.

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Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, between J24 for A6 and J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J24, A6 (Kegworth) and J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of a broken down car. In the roadworks area.

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

Meera Dalal suicide: Mother's grief over 'abused' daughter's suicide
An inquest heard that Meera Dalal took her own life after being abused by her ex-boyfriend.

Severe accident: A61 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A61 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, between A617 and A619 Rother Way.

A61 Derbyshire - A61 in Chesterfield closed northbound between Spire Walk business park roundabout and the A619 Rother Way junction, because of an accident.

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

Adam Lyth

Adam Lyth scores 161 to break the domestic record in T20 cricket, as Yorkshire amass the highest domestic score of 260-4.

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Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, at J24 for A6.

M1 Leicestershire - Slow traffic on M1 northbound in North West Leicestershire at 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

Severe accident: A38 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A38 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, at A5111 Kingsway.

A38 Derbyshire - One lane blocked and heavy traffic on A38 northbound in Mickleover at Kingsway Island, because of an accident involving 4 vehicles. Congestion to the A516 junction.

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

Our live coverage across the day

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 returns from 08:00 tomorrow morning.

East Midlands weather update: A sunny evening ahead

Anna Church

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

A pleasant end to the day with plenty of sunshine before dark and a few showers possible overnight.

It should stay largely dry with clear spells and lows of 14C (57F).

Weather
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Student celebrates four A* grades after dad's death

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A student from Southwell is celebrating after receiving four A* grades in her A-levels - despite her dad dying suddenly two years ago.

Gemma Lannon, who is a student at The Minster School, said she is now hoping to go to Bath University to study natural sciences.

Gemma
The Minster School

Gemma's mum Rachel said: "We have had a tough couple of years because a couple of years ago very, very unexpectedly, my husband died very suddenly.

"Gemma's dad died and obviously it turned our world upside down. We didn't know it was going to come and the world changes for you in a blink of an eye.

"What Gemma has achieved over the last couple of years I think is extraordinary because she has done that when at times she has had to look after a mum who is grieving."

Chatsworth food products recalled in botulism scare

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

The Food Standards Agency has warned people not to eat various types of Chatsworth House-branded pates and rillettes.

Due to an equipment malfunction during the manufacturing process, they may contain a bacteria that causes botulism - a potentially fatal form of food poisoning.

You can see a full list of which products are affected by the recall on the Food Standards Agency website.

Chatsworth pate labels
Food Standards Agency

City road partially reopened after car fire

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here's how the car fire on Narborough Road South looked from a passing bus.

The blaze led to the road being closed in both directions but Area Traffic Control says it has now partially reopened.

Car fire
Sarah Willoughby

Hallaton family to star in taxi reality show

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A family from Leicestershire will star in a new reality television show that will launch tonight on Channel 4.

Taxi of Mum and Dad uses footage taken from inside the cars of eight families and will aim to give a glimpse of teenage life.

Ben Thompson, 17, from Hallaton, is one of the Leicestershire family members that will appear on the show.

New programme starts
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The first two or three journeys were awkward but then after that I really didn't notice them [the TV cameras] in the car, it just become part of the car and part of the journey.

Ben Thompson

Your photos: Robin in East Leake

BBC Weather Watchers

This little bird seems deep in thought. Thanks to Maggie T for the photo.

Robin
Maggie T

Man arrested on suspicion of attempted child abduction

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted child abduction in Nottingham city centre.

Police said "it is believed a man attempted to take a child from her family" in Angel Row at about 15:00 yesterday.

Nottinghamshire Police has thanked members of the public who "assisted at the scene until officers swiftly arrived".

Child abduction
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Watch: Car well alight near Leicester city centre

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here's another video of the car fire on Narborough Road South.

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said the fire was called in at 15:38 and there was 90% damage to the car.

The road has been closed in both directions while crews deal with the blaze, which is believed to have been caused by a mechanical fault.

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Severe accident: A6005 Derbyshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A6005 Derbyshire both ways severe accident, at B6540 Market Place.

A6005 Derbyshire - A6005 Derby Road in Long Eaton partially blocked and slow traffic in both directions at the B6540 Market Place junction, because of an accident involving a lorry and a bike.

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

Watch: Smoke bellows from Narborough Road South car fire

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A nearby business has shared this video showing the large cloud of smoke created by the car fire in Narborough Road South.

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Car on fire near Leicester city centre

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Police say they're currently dealing with a car fire on Narborough Road South on the approach to Leicester city centre.

They've asked drivers to be patient while the fire service puts the blaze out.

Narborough Road South car fire
Leicestershire Police

Man's eye socket shattered in city centre attack

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A man suffered a broken eye socket when he and another man were attacked by a group in Leicester city centre.

Police have released images of five men they want to speak to about the assault, which happened in Market Street at about 05:00 on Friday 30 June.

CCTV images of five men
Leicestershire Police
Kirby Muxloe brooch

The heart shaped jewellery may have been given by William Hastings, victim of Richard's march to power.

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A-level student becomes school staff member

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Ready for some more A-level winners?

Here's a selection of pupils from Noel Baker Academy in Derby looking very pleased with themselves at having aced their exams.

While most of the students will be moving on to pastures new, Archie Coxon (bottom right) is staying right where he is - he's landed a job as an IT technician at the school.

Noel Baker Academy students
Noel Baker Academy

He said: “All of my friends are here picking up their results and none of them will be here next September.

"That will be a bit strange, as is the idea that my teachers are now my colleagues, but I am looking forward to working here."

Cricket: Blues skies ahead of Leicestershire v Derbyshire

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Sunny skies at Grace Road ahead of Leicestershire's crunch T20 Blast game against Derbyshire - quite an improvement on this morning's heavy rain.

The Foxes need to beat the Falcons to be in with a realistic chance of qualifying for the knockout stages. The game starts at 18:30.

Grace Road
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Watch: Leicester lifeboat returns to action in the North East

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A RNLI lifeboat paid for by donations from people in Leicestershire is to return to action in the North East resort of Redcar after a major refurbishment.

The Leicester Challenge III has been used to save about 150 people over the past five years - and several dogs.

Arnold fire: Derelict council building to be demolished

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A derelict council building which caught fire will be demolished, Nottinghamshire County Council has said.

The site in Rolleston Drive in Arnold was previously used for council services before being vacated in March 2013.

It took about 30 firefighters to control the blaze yesterday afternoon.

The council said the building was due to be demolished in October but that will now be brought forward.

Demolition to take place
BBC

CCTV cameras have been installed at the site and 24-hour security staff will be introduced, along with a higher security fence, according to the council.

Councillor Kay Cutts, leader of Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “We apologise for this incident and we are doing all we can to demolish the remaining buildings as soon as possible and introduce extra security measures to help prevent further incidents."

How does Derbyshire's Dalton fare in battle of the Bonds?

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

After Daniel Craig confirmed he has signed up for a fifth James Bond film, BBC News has been analysing each of the actors who've taken on the role - including Belper's Timothy Dalton.

Dalton actually outscores Pierce Brosnan and the late Roger Moore when it comes to critical acclaim but is close to the bottom for box office takings.

George Lazenby, Roger Moore and Timothy Dalton
BBC

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, at J29a for Markham Lane Markham Vale.

M1 Derbyshire - M1 entry slip road blocked southbound at J29a, Markham (Markham Vale), because of a broken down lorry.

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

NHS recall dental nurse suspended indefinitely

Liam Barnes

BBC News Online

A dental nurse who worked at a surgery at the centre of the "biggest NHS patient recall in history" has been suspended indefinitely.

Sally Hague worked at Daybrook Dental Practice with dentist Desmond D'Mello.

Mr D'Mello was secretly filmed breaking hygiene rules and was struck off last year.

Sally Hague
BBC

Ms Hague was initially suspended in 2015 and admitted 20 charges, which included reusing equipment on multiple occasions, not washing her hands between procedures, using unsterilised apparatus for operations and working in an unclean surgery.

She had also admitted failing to pass on concerns about Mr D'Mello.

In a hearing on 15 August, the General Dental Council (GDC) found Ms Hague's failings were "serious and significant" and "could have had wide-ranging consequences for patient safety", but said her misconduct was "remediable" if she undertook "appropriate retraining".

But a report on the hearing added it had seen "no evidence" that Ms Hague - who did not attend any of the hearings in person - had sought training to rectify the hygiene issues, and had received an email from her saying she did not wish to continue to be a dental nurse.

The GDC's professional conduct committee said the indefinite ban was "appropriate and proportionate".

In Pictures: Thrilled students at Nottingham High School

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Here are some delighted Nottingham High School students collecting their A-level results.

Nottingham High School
Nottingham High School
Nottingham High School
Nottingham High School
Nottingham High School
Nottingham High School
Nottingham High School
Nottingham High School

Pepper pot towers: 'Derby's already lost a lot of old buildings'

Facebook

The number of signatures on a petition calling for the city council to save Derby's so-called pepper pot towers from demolition has risen to 2,500.

Gill Reade got in touch via Facebook to say: "They should both be retained, one will look odd anyway and Derby has lost a lot of it's old buildings already."

Pepper pot towers
Google

Watch: Loughborough University takes 2,000 A-level calls in two hours

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Admissions staff at Loughborough University dealt with nearly 2,000 calls in two hours this morning.

The makeshift call centre is open until 18:00 to deal with students confirming their places or seeking to get in through the clearing system.

In Pictures: Proud students at Trent College

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

There were plenty of delighted students collecting their A-level results from Trent College in Long Eaton.

Matthew got four A* and got a place at Cambridge University to study computer science.

Matthew
Trent College

Pia who got one A* and three As will also be heading to Cambridge University to study music.

Pia
Trent College

Joe Sisson and Fin Willits are heading to the University of Oxford in September.

Joe and Fin
Trent College

Issac Smith got three A* and will be studying medicine.

Isaac
Trent College

Man seriously injured in city centre assault

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A 27-year-old man is being treated for chest injuries after being attacked in Derby city centre last night.

Police said the man was found in St Peter's Street at about 23:25.

Another 27-year-old man is in police custody after being arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

St Peter's Street
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In Pictures: A-level celebrations at Bilborough College

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

There were some excited students collecting their A-level results from Bilborough College this morning.

Millie got three A* and is heading to Cambridge University to study English.

Millie
Bilborough College

Jasmin Verso got four A* and is also going to Cambridge University to study Natural Sciences.

Jasmin
Bilborough College

Leicester water supplies disrupted by engineering work

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A number of homes in Leicester are without water this morning due to engineering work taking place nearby.

Severn Trent said the problem was affecting customers around Victoria Road East but it was working to get things back to normal.

Leicester map
Severn Trent Water

Watch: University vice-chancellor takes calls from A-level students

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Birmingham City University may have Lenny Henry manning the phones but Loughborough University's got Bob Allison!

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Oil tank leak 'probably cause of river pollution'

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A suspected leak from an oil tank is thought to be the cause of a diesel spillage at the river Poulter in Carburton.

The person responsible for the leak will, if proven, be charged for the clean-up and could face legal action, the Environment Agency has said.

Since Tuesday the team have been clearing the river by using booms, which are temporary floating barriers used to contain an oil spill.

They are also using absorbent pads for the clear-up process, which will probably continue into the weekend.

Oil spillage
The Environment Agency

Paul Reeves, environment officer at the Environment Agency, said: "We are now carrying out some tracing work to confirm this and during this time members of the public may see the River Poulter at Carburton slightly coloured with a green dye.

"This is a harmless substance and they should not be alarmed."

Dye testing
The Environment Agency