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Summary

  1. Chesterfield man arrested for terrorism offences
  2. Bomb squad at house in town following arrests
  3. Man killed friend after row over £5
  4. Council admits stingy sprout gaffe
  5. Vending machine for the homeless opens
  6. Trampoline park reopens after arson attack
  7. Live updates on Tuesday 19 December

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By Maryam Qaiser and Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, between J22 for A50 and J21A for A46 Leicester North.

M1 Leicestershire - Stationary traffic on M1 southbound between J22, A50 (Coalville) and J21a, A46 (Leicester North), because of an accident and all traffic being temporarily held.

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

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Melton Jane Austen '£50k' fiver still not found

Heather Burman

Journalist, BBC News Online

A five pound note thought to be worth £50,000 due to a tiny, engraved portrait of Jane Austen on it, has still not been found a year after it was spent in Leicestershire.

Micro-artist Graham Short, engraved four notes and spent them in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Graham Short
BBC

He said he was surprised the note, which he used in Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe in Melton Mowbray, hadn't turned up yet.

"The others turned up quite quickly around Britain. It could be anywhere, I just don't know.

"If it does turn up, it'll be interesting to see how far it has travelled from this shop."

Weather: Cloudy but clear evening ahead

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC weather presenter

It will be a cloudy night with a few clear spells here and there and some drizzly showers are possible in the early hours.

BBC weather
BBC

Expect a mixture of drizzly rain and drier spells tomorrow morning.

It will be cloudy with some brightness in places, feeling mild for the time of year with highs of 11C (52F).

Christmas terror plot: Chesterfield cordon scaled back

Heather Burman

Journalist, BBC News Online

An area cordoned off on a Chesterfield Street following the arrest of a terrorism suspect this morning has now been scaled back, Derbyshire police confirmed.

Four men were arrested early on Tuesday in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire over an alleged Islamist terror plot which could have happened at Christmas.

Bomb disposal unit in Chesterfield
PA

Supt Michelle Shooter said: “I would like to thank the people of the town for their patience and understanding during the unavoidable disruption.

“We are continuing to support officers from Counter Terrorism Policing North East as the investigation continues, but are now in a position to scale-back the isolated area."

She said officers will continue to patrol the area to "offer reassurance to the public".

Green light given to 227-bedroom student housing

Nottingham Post

Housing for up to 227 students will be built on the site of a former school in Beeston after some of the buildings are demolished.

Two applications for student accommodation on Broadgate, near both the University of Nottingham campus and high street have been given the go ahead by Broxtowe Borough Council.

Foxes are underdogs in cup clash

Ian Stringer

BBC Radio Leicester Sport

Leicester City play Manchester City in the league cup at King Power Stadium this evening.

The Foxes head into this clash on the back of a disappointing defeat against Crystal Palace at the weekend whilst opponents Manchester City are walking away with the Premier League having won 16 consecutive games in the league.

King Power Stadium
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I’m not convinced Claude Puel will select his "strongest 11" given Leicester face Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday.

As for tonight’s opponents; Pep Guardiola could change all 11 and still have tens of millions of pounds worth of talent in the team.

Leicester will be massive underdogs in this one, the way they like it.

New vending machine is a hit with homeless people

Maryam Qaiser

BBC News

These people were among the first to try out the new vending machine which supplies free food and other items to the homeless in Nottingham.

It is placed at Broadmarsh Shopping Centre and allows people to use it three times a week for two weeks at a time.

The charity Action Hunger is behind the idea, which will allow people to get water, clothes and toiletries from the machine.

One of Derbyshire's most senior police officers suspended

Derby Telegraph

One of the most senior police officers in Derbyshire has been suspended, the Derby Telegraph can reveal.

Officers deal with over 1,500 social media crime

Maryam Qaiser

BBC News

Nottinghamshire Police dealt with more than 1,500 reports of crimes involving social media last year, according to figures.

The majority of these incidents happened on Facebook according to a Freedom of Information request which showed 62 people were charged in 2016.

Nottinghamshire Police
BBC

Crimes like blackmail, harassment, child sex abuse, conspiracy to murder and threats to kill were all investigated.

It comes as senior executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google have been giving evidence to MPs about tackling the growing rise in online hate crime.

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, at J29 for A617.

M1 Derbyshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road and queuing traffic southbound at J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

CCTV appeal after city centre assault

Maryam Qaiser

BBC News

Police have released CCTV footage as part of a renewed appeal after a man's jaw was broken in an assault.

A 31-year-old man was attacked by another man in Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham, at about 3:30 on 30 July.

Nottinghamshire Police said a man was voluntarily interviewed following a previous appeal but has been released without charge.

Officers now want to speak to the man in this footage.

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Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, at J24 for A6 affecting J23 for A512.

M1 Leicestershire - Heavy traffic and one lane closed on M1 northbound at J24, A6 (Kegworth), because of a broken down vehicle. In the roadworks area. Congestion to J23, A512 (Loughborough).

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

Watch: Police at Fatima Community Centre

Oli Constable

BBC Yorkshire Live

Police are standing guard at the Fatima Community Centre in Burngreave after four arrests in Sheffield and Chesterfield today by officers investigating a suspected terrorist plot.

Officers are extending the cordon in Brunswick Road further away from the building.

Police raided addresses after intelligence suggested the men were planning an alleged Islamist terror plot against the UK that could have come to fruition during the Christmas period

Army bomb squad officers accompanied armed police to an address in Chesterfield and witnesses heard a loud bang as police blew open a door in Meersbrook, Sheffield.

Which New Year resolutions have you kept?

Nafeesa Shan

Reporter, BBC News Online

It's no easy thing to stick to a New Year resolution - with the best will in the world it's a challenge.

But we know there are success stories out there and we want to hear them.

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Severe accident: A606 Rutland both ways

BBC News Travel

A606 Rutland both ways severe accident, between Church Street and A1 Great North Road.

A606 Rutland - A606 Stamford Road blocked and queuing traffic in both directions between the Church Street junction in Empingham and Rutland Water Turn Off in Tinwell, because of an accident.

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

Police guard community centre after counter terror raid

Oli Constable

BBC Yorkshire Live

A street in Burngreave has been evacuated and cleared as part of police efforts to foil a suspected terror plot in the run up to Christmas.

Smashed doors at community centre in Burngreave
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The doors of the Fatima Community Centre on Brunswick Road (pictured above) have been smashed as counter-terrorism officers gained entry to the property.

Officers outside the centre
bb

Officers are now standing guard outside.

An army bomb disposal team is also at a house in Chesterfield.

Four men were arrested by counter terrorism officers in Sheffield and Chesterfield.

Police say these arrests were intelligence-led.

The suspects remain in custody in West Yorkshire.

Police in Burngreave
bbc

Crash closes Rutland road

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Application for new service station approved

Hinckley Times

A new service station will be built close to where the M6 meets the M1 in Leicestershire.

Public appeal helps find owner of attacking dogs

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Information given to the police by the public has helped track down the owner of dogs which fatally attacked this Yorkshire Terrier in Derby.

Mitch the Yorkshire Terrier
Derbyshire Police

Mitch had been on a walk with his owner last month when he was attacked at the junction of Castleton Avenue and Offerton Avenue.

His injuries were so severe that he later died.

Sgt Alex Wood from Derbyshire Police has said: “I would like to thank all the people who made contact with us after our appeal for information.

“Due to the information we received we have now traced both the person who was walking the dogs and the dogs’ owner and will now be deciding on our next course of action."

Housing development near World Heritage Site approved

East Midlands Today

Campaigners opposing a new housing development on the edge of a world heritage site in Derbyshire have said they're disappointed the plans have been approved.

A Derby developer wants to build 65 houses just outside Belper.

Map showing location of proposed housing development
BBC/Google

Locals have said the scheme, passed at an Amber Valley council meeting last night, could hit the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site's Unesco status.

It celebrates the area as the birthplace of industrialisation.

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A radio station broke Ofcom rules after a religious scholar's comments about seeking medical help.

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Power cut in Enderby

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

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This power cut seems to be affecting the traffic lights at Foxhunter Island near Leicestershire Police headquarters.

City council plans to cut 200 jobs

Sonia Kataria

BBC News Online

Nottingham City Council plans to axe 200 jobs in a bid to save £27m by April 2019.

The authority said it has identified £21m, which includes these jobs, but has a gap of £6m.

Deputy leader Graham Chapman said council tax would rise by 4.9% to fund the "rising costs" of adult social care.

The city council added that it has saved over £232m since 2010 and it is at "tipping point".

Market Square
Google

Mr Chapman said it's government funding has been cut by "half in the last three years... and by 80% since 2010".

The consultation period for the proposals are due to end early February before the final decision is taken the following month.

Warning after nine burglaries in 10 days in Rushcliffe

Maryam Qaiser

BBC News

Residents have been urged to be vigilant after nine burglaries in just 10 days in Rushcliffe.

Nottinghamshire Police has stepped up patrols after the break-ins in Ruddington, Gotham, Keyworth and Nornanton-on-the-Wolds.

Most of the offences took place during mid to late afternoon and involved forcing patio doors or a panel in the back doors open to enter the properties.

Police patrols stepped up
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Man killed friend after row over £5

Liam Barnes

BBC News

A man who killed his 14-year-old friend after body-slamming him in a row over £5 has been sentenced for manslaughter.

Nottingham Crown Court heard Reece Seagrave was rendered unconscious instantly after Cole Mackin (below), 18, picked him up by his legs and threw him to the ground on 20 April in Aspley, Nottingham.

Reece was taken to a property on nearby Tenbury Crescent, but later died in hospital.

Cole Mackin
Nottinghamshire Police

Mackin was handed a sentence of three years and eight months.

As he was 17 at the time of the offence, he will serve his custodial sentence in a young offenders institution.

Christmas chocolate stolen from car

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Tins of chocolate and 10 chocolate Santas have been stolen from car that was parked in Glossop.

It happened on Linacre Way on the morning of 7 December.

Chocolate Santa
Getty Images

Three power drills and two drill bit sets were also stolen from a van parked on Hathersage Drive at about the same time.

Derbyshire Police is appealing to anyone who might have information on the thefts to get in touch with them.

Police cordon at scene of anti-terror raid

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

A bomb disposal unit has been called in and a police cordon is in place at the scene of an anti-terror raid in Chesterfield.

Kings Street North in Chesterfield
Rob Wakeling

A 31-year-old man from the town and three men from Sheffield were arrested earlier on suspicion of preparing terror acts following raids at four properties.

Shop staff threatened by thief

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Police are asking for help to identify this man after food was stolen from a Co-op store in Coalville.

Staff at the shop on Bridge Road were also threatened before the person took off on a bicycle.

CCTV of man in Co-op
Leicestershire Police

Road blocked after accident

Maryam Qaiser

BBC News

It may be best to avoid Loughborough Road in Leicester following an accident this afternoon.

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Toys R Us troubles put 3,200 jobs at risk

BBC News

Toys R Us is facing an uncertain future in the UK after it was told to put £9m into its struggling pension fund by the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).

It has to come up with the money by Thursday in order for the PPF to agree to the retailer's restructuring plan.

Toys R Us store
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Earlier this month, Toys R Us said it would close at least 26 UK stores, leading to the loss of up to 800 jobs, as part of the plan. The firm has several shops across the East Midlands.

Failure to agree a deal could put all its 3,200 staff at risk of redundancy.

'Dozens of calls' after victim rape appeal

East Midlands Today

Officers investigating the rape and attempted murder of a woman in Ilkeston say they've received dozens of calls after she made a video appeal.

Derbyshire Police said the woman was strangled and assaulted by a man on Queen's Avenue early on 26 November.

Officers say 38 people have rung with potential information since the woman's plea for help was released last week along with an artist's impression of the suspect.

Artist impression
Ilkeston

Watch: 'We thought someone had crashed outside the house'

Police in South Yorkshire are continuing to search four houses in Sheffield after early morning raids in the city and in Chesterfield.

Counter terrorism police say that people may have heard "loud bangs" as officers entered the suspects' houses.

Elizabeth Fogarty who lives nearby one of the houses that were raided described how she thought "someone had crashed outside the house."

Dead puppy dumped in box

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

A dead six-week-old puppy found in a pink box on a Swadlincote street "may have been alive" when it was dumped.

The brown and white crossbreed-type puppy was found by a member of the public on Friday. He was in a pink box on Guildford Avenue.

Pink box
RSPCA

RSPCA Inspector Charlotte Melvin said: “The poor puppy was really thin and was suffering from worms - there were worms inside the box.

“There are no obvious injuries so there is a chance that this poor puppy died as a result of being neglected as they clearly needed veterinary treatment."

Woman kicked in attempted robbery

Maryam Qaiser

BBC News

A 49-year-old woman was pushed to the floor and kicked during an attempted theft in Derby.

Derbyshire Police said a man carried out the attack in Arlington Road on 6 December at about 17:15.

Arlington Road
Google

The man has been described as eastern European, in his mid-20s and wearing a dark blue hooded jacket, dark bottoms, sandy coloured pump and a knitted hat.