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Summary

  1. Megan Bannister drug suppliers jailed
  2. Charity 'thrilled' by Harry and Meghan visit
  3. Drivers escape three vehicle crash
  4. Elderly man punched and kicked in robbery
  5. More Download acts named
  6. Leicester City victory over Spurs
  7. Live updates for Wednesday 29 November 2017

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By Dave Wade and Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, between J29 for A617 and J30 for A616.

M1 Derbyshire - Delays, three lanes closed and queuing traffic on M1 northbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of an accident involving four lorries. Travel time is around 50 minutes.

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

Sam Hird looking to play a pass for Chesterfield

Chesterfield beat Manchester City's under-21 side on penalties to go through to the second round of the EFL Trophy.

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Julius Caesar's invasion site 'found'
Archaeologists believe they may have uncovered the first evidence of Julius Caesar's invasion of Britain.
Composite of Lancaster model and crew

The Lancaster would be erected on top of a column on the A46 between Lincoln and Newark.

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Megan Bannister

Megan Bannister, 16, was found lifeless in the back of a car which crashed in Leicestershire in May.

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Our live coverage across the day

Today's Local Live updates have now finished. We'll be back at 08:00 on Thursday.

Weather: Freezing cold with frost

BBC Weather

For most a dry end to the day with clear skies, it is going to be a very cold night with a widespread frost.

A minimum temperature of -1C (30F) in urban areas.

Alex Hamilton with the weather
BBC

Thursday is set to be bitterly cold with a north-westerly wind.

It will be mostly dry with plenty of sunshine, however a few isolated showers could feed in from the east.

A maximum temperature of 3C (37F).

Urgent talks over 2023 culture bids

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The government is holding urgent talks with the EU over its decision to exclude UK cities from the European Capital of Culture award.

Nottingham 2023
BBC

First Secretary Damian Green was answering a question in the House of Commons earlier about concern that Brexit would damage the UK's international standing.

Nottingham is one of five cities that have already spent thousands of pounds on their 2023 bids.

Mr Green told the Commons the decision was "extremely disappointing".

Megan Bannister parent's hearts 'truly broken'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The parents of 16-year-old Megan Bannister have released a statement on behalf of the family.

They call their daughter a "beautiful, loving and kind" and that she was loved dearly by everyone.

Megan Bannister
Leicestershire Police

Carol and Tony Bannister said: "Our hearts have been truly broken by her death.

“The last six months have been incredibly hard for our family. The grief and numbness we felt after Megan’s death was overwhelming and the absence of Megan in our lives has been so very painful. The hole that has been left in our family is felt every day.

“There have been some very dark times but we have supported each other as a family and sought comfort in the overwhelming number of messages and tributes we have received from people who knew our daughter, as it is clear that Megan was loved by many."

Watch: Sliding dog

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Parks - not just for kids.

Tucco the dog had a great time on the slide in East Goscote.

Lancaster Bomber replica plans 'at an early stage'

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A full size replica of a Lancaster Bomber could soon welcome visitors to Bomber County.

Plans have been revealed for land off the A46 near Newark.

Lancaster Bomber
Bomber County Gateway Trust

Ken Sadler from the Bomber County Gateway Trust says the idea's at an early stage:

We'd like to hope that we can get some structural engineering help to help design it and then some fabrication help in order to construct it and of course some funds to make sure that we can do it properly."

Ken SadlerBomber County Gateway Trust

Decision day on heart surgery procedures looms

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

If you didn't already know - tomorrow is a BIG day for Glenfield Hospital.

NHS England is expected to announce whether or not children's heart surgery procedures will continue to be carried out there.

Glenfield Hosptial
BBC

In 2016, NHS England said surgery for children with heart defects should stop at Glenfield because the hospital didn't meet new standards set out in a national review in 2015.

This sparked a huge local campaign with rallies through Leicester city centre and patients sharing their positive experiences of the hospital's children's heart services.

Leicester West MP Liz Kendall has been very vocal in support of keeping the service at Glenfield.

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Last year she was optimistic children's heart surgery procedures would remain in the East Midlands.

She said it was a leading unit and suggested there was a "real chance" it could be saved.

Man stabbed in Derby city centre

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A man was taken to hospital after being stabbed in the chest in Derby city centre last night.

The 25-year-old told police he was attacked in Kedleston Street at about 19:15 by three teenagers wearing face coverings.

His wound required three stitches. Police have appealed for witnesses.

Kedleston Street
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Broken down lorry prompts M1 lane closure

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

This is the broken down lorry that's led to a lane being closed on the M1 northbound between junctions 28 and 29.

Highways England says it expects things to be back to normal within the hour.

M1 lorry breakdown
Highways England

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J28 for A38 Alfreton and J29 for A617 affecting J27 for A608 Hucknall.

M1 Derbyshire - Slow traffic on M1 northbound between J28, A38 (Alfreton) and J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J27, A608 (Hucknall).

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

Crackdown on poor parking in Normanton

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A crackdown on inconsiderate parking in Normanton and Peartree has led to 22 uninsured vehicles being confiscated.

A total of 176 fines were handed out during the nine-day joint operation by Derby City Council and Derbyshire Police.

It was prompted by complaints from residents and concerns bad parking was making it difficult for emergency service vehicles.

Normanton operation
Derbyshire Police

Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, between J29 for A617 and J30 for A616.

M1 Derbyshire - Heavy traffic and one lane blocked on M1 northbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of an accident involving three vehicles.

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

Your photos: Autumn in Derbyshire

BBC Weather Watchers

It's beautiful out there today. Sky Girl took this photo at Staunton Harold Reservoir, near Calke Abbey.

Staunton Harold reservoir
Sky Girl

Rutland high in rankings for quality care homes

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Rutland has been rated as one of the best areas in England for the quality of its care homes.

The Which? survey found 91% of available beds were in homes rated as good or outstanding by the Care Quality Commission - the third best figures after the Isles of Scilly and Richmond upon Thames.

Rutland from the air
Google

The study of 151 council areas found there were several places where more than half of spaces available were in homes rated as inadequate or requiring improvement.

Which? said the results highlighted "the huge regional variation in the provision of quality local care across the country".

Teenager stabbed man to death after party row

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A teenager has been given a hospital order after admitting stabbing a 27-year-old man to death at a party in Sneinton.

Police said Ben Richardson, 19, from Gedling, attacked Martin Maughan following an argument at a party in West Walk in December.

A post-mortem exam found Mr Maughan died from a stab wound to the chest that had pierced internal organs.

Ben Richardson
Notts Police

Richardson handed himself in the following day and pleaded guilty to manslaughter by loss of control at Nottingham Crown Court.

He was given a hospital order without limit of time, made under the Mental Health Act.

Fatstock Show underway in Uppingham

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Champion pigs, sheep and cattle are primped and preened for the event being held in Uppingham's Market Square today.

It's the 111th year of the town's Fatstock Show.

Cow at Uppingham's Fatstock Show
BBC

After a lapse of 10 years during the Second World War and rationing the Uppingham Christmas Fatstock Show was revived by a committee of local farmers in 1949.

This is thought to be the only event of its kind in the UK still held in temporary penning in a town market square.

Uppingham's Fatstock Show
BBC

Organiser Charles Mason told the BBC it's taken years of practice to get all the animals into the Market Square causing minimal disruption to the public.

Once there, the animals are judged, with rosettes on offer, and some will then be sold.

Mr Manson said event always attracts lots of school children and that it acts as a reminder of where meat comes from.

Pupils 'excited' by royal couple visit

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Pupils at Nottingham Academy have been telling the BBC how they feel about Friday's royal visit.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will visit the school during their first official engagement together.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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Alexandros Vlachos said: "I think it is amazing that the prince is coming to our Academy again. We are not a big school and we are not in a huge city but I think Harry sees that a small change can make big things happen and that’s why he is fond of Nottingham. I hope Meghan likes it here too."

Cagen Goddard said: "I’m really pleased that the prince is coming, it’s been all over the news and Meghan is coming too. I’m happy that they get to see our school and the media can see the great activities that happen here."

Cagen Goddard and Alexandros Vlachos
Nottingham Academy

Arina Fatah said: "It’s so exciting that the prince is coming to visit us again. I am really proud of our school and I am happy that he will get to see all the things we do here. I think it’s great that the prince is getting married and I hope I get to meet him and Meghan on Friday."

Arina Fatah
Nottingham Academy

Teenager named in fatal bypass crash

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A teenager who died in a two-car crash on the A52 Bottesford bypass has been named as Max Hubbard from Grantham, Lincolnshire.

A52
Google

The crash happened on Sunday at about 17:40. The 17-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

A woman was seriously injured and was taken to hospital in Nottingham. Leicestershire Police said she remained in a "stable condition".

Mann: Will government apologise over rape victims?

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Labour MP for Bassetlaw, John Mann, has said at Prime Minister's Questions today that a fear of publicity and a culture of denial mean women are reluctant to report rape and sexual harassment.

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"Will Damian Green apologise on behalf of victims who Parliament has let down?" he asked.

Mr Green said he agreed that as an institution Parliament needed to improve complaints procedures and the culture of politics.

He said young men and women should not be deterred from pursuing a career in politics.

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J31 for A57 Sheffield and J30 for A616.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J31, A57 (Sheffield) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Police praise Megan Bannister's friends and family

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Police involved in the prosecution of Jason Burder and Adam King after the death of 16-year-old Megan Bannister say they hope the conclusion of the case will bring "a degree of closure" for her friends and family.

Burder has been jailed for eight and a half years for supplying the teenage girl with drugs before she died.

King was jailed for four and a half years for being involved in supplying the drugs.

Jason Burder and Adam King
Leicestershire Police

This is an incredibly sad case and Megan’s family are still trying to come to terms with her death. They have acted with great strength and dignity throughout the trial, at a time when they are continuing to mourn the death of their beloved daughter and sister. When Megan’s body was found unresponsive in the back of the car, a number of witnesses immediately attempted first aid in attempts to save her. They too must be recognised for their brave actions in that tragic situation."

Det Ch Insp Martin SmalleyLeicestershire Police

Crash closes A6 in Oadby

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Clarke: Government should welcome 'divorce settlement'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

At Prime Minister's Questions today, Rushcliffe's Ken Clarke was the first to raise the Brexit Bill.

ken clarke
BBC

He said the economic benefits of the EU have always been so great as to justify payments made by members.

He asked Damian Green to welcome "a possible imminent settlement" on the so-called divorce bill, which would allow the government to "get on with serious negotiations to maximise future access to free trade".

Mr Green replied it would be "wrong to go into figures", but agreed ministers were focusing on "getting the possible deal so we can move on to trade talks".

Video appeal after children 'approached by man'

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Police are investigating claims a cyclist acted "inappropriately" around children at a park in Basford.

The man is said to have spoken to two children near Vernon Park on Friday afternoon but rode off when another person stepped in.

Notts Police said they want to hear from anyone who recognises the man in this video.

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Free ATMs 'must be available UK-wide'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Isn't it annoying when you need some cash and the only ATM you can find levies a charge?

Loughborough's MP has told the Link network, which oversees free-to-use cash machines across the UK, there must be an even spread of cash machines across the country.

cash machine
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Nicky Morgan, who chairs the Commons Treasury Committee, has written to the head of the Link network telling them any big fall in the number of ATMs would "clearly be of concern".

Under proposals published earlier this month, Link would reduce the amount it charges card issuers to allow customers to use the machines from around 25p per withdrawal to 20p from next April.

But the ATM industry association said this could lead to some machines no longer being "economically viable".

nicky morgan
BBC

Sir Mark Boleat, who chairs Link and to whom the letter is addressed, said: "We do not envisage any scenario where there will be areas of the UK which will not continue to have free access to their money."

Gary Rowett

Manager Gary Rowett admits he probably should have made changes for Derby County's home defeat by Ipswich.

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Gritters to be deployed in Derby

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Take care if you're driving anywhere this evening.

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Megan Bannister: Men showed 'no concern' for teenager

Mike O'Sullivan

Reporter, East Midlands Today

When sentencing Burder and King, the judge, Mrs Justice Jefford, said they persuaded Megan Bannister to take far more MDMA than either of them had and that they both knew what was going on.

She said: “You were both taking advantage of her youth and inexperience.”

Megan Bannister
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She described them as inexplicably callous. A Snapchat video was shared of Megan Bannister while she was under the effect of drugs.

Megan’s body was found on the back seat of the car by onlookers who tried to help after the car crashed into a motorcyclist.

The judge said: “You didn’t even mention the fact that Megan was in the car. You showed no concern for her at all. Others tried desperately to save her but were too late.”

Scene of crash
BBC

Jason Burder, 29, had met Megan Bannister through social media and told her he was 21.

The judge told Burder: “You portrayed yourself as much younger to make yourself attractive to younger girls you thought you could influence and control.”

Your pictures: Colourful sunrise over East Midlands

BBC Weather Watchers

Some lovely colours in the skies this morning.

Here's Castle Donington looking fiery...

CAstle donington
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Costock in Notinghamshire.

costock
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And Brailsford in Derbyshire.

brailsford
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Woman 'dragged off towpath and assaulted'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A woman was dragged from a canal towpath into waste ground and threatened by two men in Retford, police have said.

asda towpath
Google

The 42-year-old managed to fight them off, receiving minor injuries to her head.

It happened on Saturday at about 19:45 near the town's Asda supermarket.

The two men, described as aged between 20 and 40 with local accents, were then disturbed by a couple walking along the towpath and made off on foot.

BreakingMegan Bannister: Men jailed for drug offences

Mike O'Sullivan

Reporter, East Midlands Today

Leicester's Jason Burder, has been sentenced to eight and a half years in prison for supplying the drug MDMA to 16-year-old Megan Bannister.

Jason Burder (left) and Adam King
BBC

The teenager's body was found in the back of their car following a crash on Desford Road in Enderby earlier this year.

Adam King, also from Leicester, was sentenced to four and a half years at Birmingham Crown Court for being concerned in the supply of the drugs.

Burder, of Braunstone Avenue, and King, of Waltham Avenue were formally cleared of the gross negligence manslaughter of Megan yesterday.

PCSO injured at Christmas lights switch-on

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A PCSO who was on patrol at a Derbyshire Christmas lights switch-on was shoved to the ground by two youths, dislocating her elbow.

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The officer thought she could smell cannabis and went down an alley off Swadlincote's High Street during the event on Friday evening.

Two youngsters she found in the alley pushed her to the ground and ran off.

A Derbyshire Police spokeswoman said the officer was taken to hospital and now has her arm in plaster.

swad pcso shove
Derbyshire Police

These pictures of two people police would like to speak to in connection with the incident were captured by the PCSO's body cam.

Hammer raid gang strike at newsagents

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A gang of hooded robbers threatened staff at a Derbyshire newsagents with a hammer, police have said.

newlands newsagents
Google

Three men and a woman, all wearing black, entered Newlands News in Riddings, near Alfreton, at about 07:00 on Monday.

They took cigarettes, alcohol and cash before leaving in a car waiting outside.

Derbyshire Police are investigating whether the robbery is linked to one at a Co-op in Pinxton, at 07:00 on Sunday.