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  1. Sixteenth cash machine targeted by thieves
  2. Woman groped while jogging
  3. Bronze leaves attract worldwide attention
  4. Council launches own energy brand
  5. A52 roadworks start next week
  6. Live updates for Friday 6 October 2017

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By Amy Woodfield and Liam Barnes

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Brendon Mitchell

BBC Sport

Leicester Tigers beat struggling London Irish to register a fourth successive Premiership victory.

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This week's Local Live updates have come to an end. The service will return at 08:00 on Monday.

Driving instructor setting a bad example

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Police in Derby caught this driving instructor using a phone when they should have been supervising the learner.

Learner driver car
Derbyshire Police

Police appeal for ram raid witnesses

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Police have made an appeal to the public following the 16th cash machine ram raid in Leicestershire in the last 18 months.

The cash machine at the Spar shop on Coventry Road in Market Harborough was targeted by thieves using a JCB telehandler early this morning.

Cash machine ram raid in Market Harborough

Communities defeat criminality, and if anyone sees any heavy farm machinery on the roads overnight, please call us. This isn’t normal. If you are aware of anyone who has come into a large amount of cash recently, and are concerned about where it came from, please call us."

DCI Rob WiddowsonLeicestershire Police

Gray to face Scotland in Euro qualifier

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Good luck to Leicester City's Demarai Gray who is in the England Under 21 squad facing Scotland tonight.

It's a qualifying match for UEFA European Under-21 Championship in 2019.

Demarai Gray
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Loughborough actor attends Liz Dawn funeral

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Loughborough's David Neilson was among the Coronation Street actors paying tribute to their former co-star Liz Dawn at her funeral in Salford this afternoon.

Neilson, who plays Roy Cropper in the ITV soap, was joined by several well known faces, including Michael Le Vell, Helen Worth and Ken Morley.

Dawn, who died last month aged 77, played Vera Duckworth in the show for more than 30 years.

David Neilson
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Un-pea-table! Vicky McClure introduces partner to Goose Fair

Many Nottingham residents are making their regular pilgrimages to the Goose Fair today, and some will be introducing others to its unusual charms.

Bafta-winning actress Vicky McClure is one of them, bringing her partner, the Welsh film-maker Jonny Owen, along for the ride, complete with cock on a stick and mushy peas with mint sauce.

Have a gander at how they got on here.

Weather: Staying breezy with some showers

Anna Church

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

A dry evening, however it will turn increasingly cloudy. It will remain cloudy through the night with outbreaks of rain and a strengthening north westerly breeze.

Min 10C (50f).


Saturday will start cloudy and grey with further light and patchy rainfall.

Some brighter spells are possible as we go through the day and although it will be drier during the afternoon there will still be some showers around.

Remaining breezy - max 15C (59f).

Your photos: Grumpy cows in the East Midlands

BBC Weather Watchers

We've had several pictures of cows moo-ching around the East Midlands sent in today - none of them look overly happy to be photographed.

This grumpy cow was spotted in Great Glen by junee.

cow in Great Glen

I wouldn't mess with this gang eye-balling Buster9 in Misterton.

Cows in Misterton

I don't think anyone told this cow in Lullington it's a Friday - I hope you got out alright Carla Sienna Rafe.

Cow in Lullington
Carla Sienna Rafe

Goose Fair leads to bus delays

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Something to be aware of.

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Former Fox turns 45

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Make sure you wish Mark Schwarzer a happy birthday if you see him later - the former Leicester City goalkeeper is 45 today.

Mark Schwarzer
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Man beaten and robbed in Arboretum Park

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A man was kicked and punched before having his phone and money stolen while walking through Derby's Arboretum Park.

Police said the attack was reported to have happened at about 14:20 on Friday 22 September. The victim also told them he was verbally abused.

Arboretum Park

Football skills meet basketball skills

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A great bit of teamwork here between Leicester City's Christian Fuchs and Leicester Riders' Tyler Bernardini.

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Man killed in A1 crash

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Police have confirmed a man died in a crash on the A1 near Markham Moor Services yesterday when a van left the road and collided with a stationary Land Rover in a layby.


The van driver, who was a foreign national, was pronounced dead at the scene. He's not yet been formally identified.

A man inside the Land Rover suffered minor injuries.

The collision happened at about 00:30 and led to the closure of the northbound road between North Muskham and Tuxford for several hours.

Zameer Ghumra custody photoi

Zameer Ghumra made a "determined effort" to radicalise children into terrorists, a judge says.

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Missing teen thought to be in Nottingham

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

There's concern for a teenage girl who's gone missing from her home in Ripley.

Tia-Louise Barnett
Derbyshire Constabulary

Tia-Louise Barnett was last seen at home on Wednesday morning.

She is thought to be in the Nottingham area.

Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, between J28 for A38 Alfreton and Tibshelf Services.

M1 Derbyshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M1 northbound between J28, A38 (Alfreton) and Tibshelf Services, because of an accident.

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

Teenager pleads guilty to hacking US officials

Press Association

A teenager has admitted attempting to hack into the computers of senior US government officials from his home.

Kane Gamble, from Coalville, pleaded guilty at Leicester Crown Court to eight charges of "performing a function with intent to secure unauthorised access" to the computers and two charges of "unauthorised modification of computer material".

Among the 18-year-old's targets were John Brennan, then director of the CIA, and Barack Obama's deputy national security adviser Avril Haines.

Gamble, of Linford Crescent, will be sentenced on 15 December.

Kane Gamble
Leicester Mercury

Zameer Ghumra: 'Determined effort' made to radicalise

East Midlands Today

A pharmacist from Leicester who claimed Islamic State were "not bad people" and showed a beheading video to children has been sentenced to six years in prison.

Zameer Ghumra, 38, "brainwashed" two primary school-age youngsters, instructing them not to have non-Muslim friends, and said they had a duty to kill people who insulted their religion.

Ghumra was convicted at Nottingham Crown Court yesterday.

Zameer Ghumra
CTU North East

Football: King and Lawrence aiming for World Cup

BBC Sport

England may have sealed their place at next year's World Cup with a narrow win over Slovenia last night, but Wales still have it all to do.

The Dragons, who are without injured star Gareth Bale, play Georgia tonight before a crunch game against the Republic of Ireland on Monday.

Leicester City's Andy King and Derby County forward Tom Lawrence are both in the squad, as is Nottingham-born teenage sensation Ben Woodburn.

Ben Woodburn Wales Nottingham
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BreakingLeicester pharmacist jailed for terrorism offences

Jeremy Ball

Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

Pharmacist Zameer Ghumra has been jailed for six years for trying to brainwash two boys from Leicester into fighting for Islamic State.

Zameer Ghumra

Severe disruption: M42 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M42 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J10 for A5 and J11 for A42.

M42 Warwickshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M42 northbound between J10, A5 (Tamworth) and J11, A42 (Burton Upon Trent), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Travel time is around 15 minutes.

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

Tigers name team for London Irish trip

BBC Sport

After a subdued start the Tigers have started roaring again, and Leicester head to London Irish tomorrow on the back of three wins on the bounce.

The team for the trip to the Madejski Stadium has been announced, with loan signing Dan Tuohy slotting in at lock alongside Dom Barrow.

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M1 now reopened after crash

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

All lanes have now reopened on the M1 between junctions 29 and 29A following a crash earlier.

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Bottoms up... it's Friday

BBC Weather Watchers

These swans in Ilkeston certainly know how it's done.

Swans in Ilkeston

Your questions about Bradgate Park leaves


A lot of people were getting in touch on Facebook yesterday with questions about the Bradgate Park bronze leaves.

We've been speaking to the Bradgate Park Trust and hopefully we can help answer some of them for you.

Memorial Wood at Bradgate Park

Q. How do I order one?

  • Contact the Bradgate Park Trust on 0116 2362713 (extension 22) or email with an address.

Q.How much are they?

  • Leaves cost £250 each and are cast with a short personalised inscription of 30 characters.

Q. How long does is take to to install?

  • They take up to eight weeks from ordering to be prepared and cast before they are added.

Q. Is it not likely that these plaques will be stolen?

  • Leaves will be bolted into oak and industrial resin sealed. The Wood is locked at night and inspected twice a day. The Bradgate Park Trust believe it is as secure as other features and memorials on the Park which do not suffer theft.

Lane closed after M1 crash

Highways England

A crash on the northbound M1 near between junctions 29 and 29A is causing problems for motorists.

Highways England said it has moved one of the damaged vehicles to the nearside lane while it deals with the accident.

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Firefighters deal with Balderton blaze

Liam Barnes

BBC News Online

Three crews of firefighters were called out to deal with a fire at a building in Balderton this morning.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said a building believed to used for office space was severely damaged.

Crews arrived at the scene on Hawton Lane shortly after 12:20, and the fire was under control within four hours.

Hawton Lane Balderton

Park's bronze leaves attract worldwide attention

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Yesterday we told you about the opening of Bradgate Park's new Memorial Wood - a place at the park that's dedicate for quiet reflection.

A feature of the Memorial Wood is bronze leaves that can be bought, engraved and fixed onto a wooden pillar. The idea seems to have interested people across the world.

The Bradgate Park Trust has told the BBC over 50 people have placed an order for a personalised leaf so far. Orders have come from America, Australia, and counties from across the UK.

Bronze leaf

As a charity we were overwhelmed at the response to yesterday’s opening with double the number of people we expected joining us. We are regularly asked about memorials, but the nationally important landscape and heritage designations of the site means we cannot always accommodate these. This is a way that we can provide somewhere for our visitors to remember someone special, with a unique memorial plaque within a dedicated space.”

Peter TyldesleyDirector of Bradgate Park Trust

Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, between J29 for A617 and J29a for Markham Lane Markham Vale.

M1 Derbyshire - Slow traffic on M1 northbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J29a, Markham (Markham Vale), because of an accident involving a car and a lorry earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

It's Now or Never! 'Elvis' drops in to surprise superfan

Heidi Booth

Journalist, BBC Radio Derby

You'd have to have a wooden heart not to smile at this...

Back in 1977, Margaret had been saving up for months to see her favourite singer, the one and only Elvis Presley.

Sadly just before she was due to see him he died, and she never got the chance to see him perform.

So, for her 70th birthday today, her daughter Charlie Baldwin brought in Elvis impersonator Bob to surprise her mum at home in Stretton.

Margaret was, of course, all shook up at the stunt, and said it was "the most different birthday I've ever had in my life".

Margaret Stretton Elvis impersonator

'Clever' cash machine criminals 'will be caught'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Leicestershire's Police and Crime Commissioner has been speaking to the BBC following yet another attack on a cash machine in the county.

ATM ram raid in Market Harborough

Willy Bach said: "The ATM attacks are a concern, not just for Leicestershire but for the other forces in the Midlands as well. There has been a lot of them.

"I think the public will be surprised at how much knowledge the police have about those who are committing these offences and a huge amount of priority is going in to catching them."

ATM ram raid in Countesthrorpe

When asked why the criminals haven't been caught yet he said "we can't be everywhere all the time".

He said crime like this are a consequence of having "too few cops" however he couldn't say for sure that these attacks wouldn't have happened even if there were more officers.

He called the criminals behind the attacks "clever" but said they will be caught.

Money stolen in cash machine raid

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Police have confirmed money was stolen when a cash machine in Market Harborough was ram raided overnight.

A member of the public alerted police to the theft at the Spar shop on Coventry Road at about 02:30 this morning.

ATM ram raid

A JCB telehandler was used to ram the machine, and cassettes containing cash were stolen.

The force has said it has a dedicated team of officers were investigating and had been viewing local CCTV footage and carrying out house to house enquiries.

Scene after cash machine was ripped from wall

Witnesses describe hearing a "massive bang" when a construction vehicle was used to ram the ATM.

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Appeal after bank card used fraudulently

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Do you recognise the man in these CCTV images? Police want to speak to him after a bank card was used fraudulently in stores across the Chesterfield area.

Derbyshire Police

It's thought the owner of the card left in the machine at the till inside the McColls store on Cuttholme Way but didn't realise it was missing for several days later.

In that time it was used to make several purchases in Loundsley Green, Newbold, Brampton, Chesterfield town centre and Hasland.

Backing for 'Leaves of Southwell' restoration project

Liam Barnes

BBC News Online

Southwell Minster Lottery funding
Southwell Minster

Southwell Minster is one of the most eye-catching buildings in Nottinghamshire, and one of its most famous features is set to be the centre of a new restoration project.

The 'Leaves of Southwell', which are a series of stone carvings of animals, plants and green men on the roof of the 13th Century Chapter House, have been left vulnerable due to a leak in the minster's main east roof.

Now the minster has been awarded an initial National Lottery grant of £352,697 to develop a £3m project to research and protect the carvings, which will also be digitally recorded and illuminated to help future generations learn more about them.

Southwell Minster green man
Southwell Minster

“This is very welcome news for the Minster, Southwell and Nottinghamshire. The Chapter House carvings are a vastly significant educational resource and we look forward to making them much better known and accessible.”

Nicola SullivanDean of Southwell

Council launches own energy brand

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Derby City Council is starting its own energy brand today called "RAM Energy".

RAM energy logo
Derby City Council

The authority claims it's offering cheaper gas and electricity bills and that any profit generated will be used to keep prices down.

It's mainly aimed at people living in Derby but is available to anyone with a Midlands home address.

It's been established in partnership with Robin Hood Energy a brand owned by Nottingham City Council.

Derby A52 roadworks to start next week

BBC Radio Derby

Major roadworks to improve the A52 in Derby from the Pentagon to Raynesway will begin on Monday.

The £14.9m scheme, which is supposed to reduce traffic congestion and improve the area for pedestrians and cyclists, is due to last five months.

Asaf Afzal, from Derby City Council, says most of the work will happen overnight in a bid to keep disruption to a minimum.

A52 Derby roadworks

Attack on jogger treated as hate crime by police

BBC Radio Nottingham

Police are treating an assault on a woman runner in Nottingham as a misogynistic hate crime.

The victim, Tracey, was groped as she was out jogging on Sherwood Rise earlier this week.

She said she was shocked at how "unfazed" the man was at her behaviour, even when she stopped to take a picture of him.

At first she didn't consider reporting it - until she posted the story on social media and realised the scale of the problem.

Sherwood Rise Nottingham jogger

It's quite common to have some men shout at you or leer at you, but this was the first time it had ever been a physical assault.

TraceyJogger who suffered sexual assault in Sherwood Rise