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  1. More arrests over Leicester jeweller death
  2. Two pupils injured after Nottingham stabbing
  3. Motorcyclist dies in Belper crash
  4. M1 reopens after weekend bridge works
  5. Missing man found dead in Colombia
  6. Updates on Monday 14 May 2018

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By Amy Woodfield and Sonia Kataria

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'Diathlete' Gavin Griffiths runs 25 marathons in 30 days
One run took him from the Notts County ground in Nottingham to the King Power Stadium in Leicester.
Police car near scene

The victim's injuries are not thought to be life threatening, another teenage boy has been arrested.

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Mark Wood

England paceman Mark Wood takes a career-best 6-46 for Durham as their Championship game against Derbyshire is drawn.

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Our live coverage across the day

That's it for regular live updates today but some news, sport and travel will continue to update through the night.

Full service will resume again at 8:00 on Tuesday.

Watch: Timelapse footage of bridge installation

Impressive stuff. This is timelapse footage of the bridge on the M1 motorway being lifted into place this weekend.

They started work on Friday evening and managed to open the motorway at 10:00 on Sunday.

Tobias Figueiredo

Nottingham Forest will sign Sporting Lisbon defender Tobias Figueiredo for an undisclosed fee on a four-year deal in July.

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Fate on Derby's side ahead of crunch game

BBC Sport

If you're a nervous Derby County fan looking for a lucky omen ahead of tonight's play-off clash with Fulham, here are two you can have.

The Rams have have progressed to the play-off final on each of the previous three occasions they have won the semi-final first leg (in 1994, 2007 and 2014).

Add to that, Fulham are still looking for their first ever win in the Football League play-offs, having drawn two and lost five of their previous seven games.

Cameron Jerome scores against Fulham on Friday

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle baked into pork pie

They really are the upper crust of society.


Pork Farms worked with food artist Nathan Wyburn to create this giant pork pie at the Nottingham bakery to celebrate the upcoming nuptials.

It used 552 sq in of pastry and gravy granules to recreate the couple's engagement photo. Heartwarming stuff.

Appeal to trace men who helped woman

Sonia Kataria

BBC News

Police are trying to trace five men who helped a woman who was attacked in Derby.

She was assaulted on Midland Road between 20:00 and 23:00 on Friday.

Midland Road, Derby

Det Con Teresa Daniels said: “I’d like to reassure the men, and their families, that our interest in them is purely as witnesses, as we believe they can assist us with our investigation."

A 33-year-old man from Derby has been charged in connection with the assault.

Radmoor Road in Loughborough

The 17-year-old was in a "serious, critical condition" after the fight, but his condition has since improved.

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M1 south to close overnight

BBC News Travel

Plan accordingly, drivers.

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Death crash motorcyclist named

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Police have named a motorcyclist who died in a crash in Pentrich yesterday.

Derbyshire Police said Robert Baker, from Sutton-in-Ashfield, was killed when his Kawasaki motorcycle was involved in a crash with a Riley RMA car in Chesterfield Road at about 14:15.

The 66-year-old car driver is being treated in hospital for serious injuries.

Four men were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and have been released while investigations continue.

Robert Baker
Family photo/Derbyshire Police

Rolls-Royce gets £1.5bn submarine contract

East Midlands Today

A £1.5bn contract safeguarding more than 700 jobs at Rolls-Royce in Derby has been announced by the government.

The contract is to build a seventh Astute submarine for the Royal Navy.

Rolls-Royce facility in Derby

Defence minister Guto Bebb, who was at the Raynesway site for the announcement, said: "Having a security of employment for the next 10 to 12 years, most people would see that as a long-term commitment from the government."

A further £900m of investment has also been agreed to boost the second phase of construction for the UK's four nuclear-armed Dreadnought submarines.

Police still at Ransom Road stabbing

Sonia Kataria

BBC News

Police are still at the scene where two Nottingham Academy students were injured in a stabbing early this morning.

Ransom Road, Nottingham

The school said two of its pupils were taken to hospital after the attack on Ransom Road this morning.

Ransom Road, Nottingham

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the incident and remains in custody.

Driver jailed for crash which left friend brain damaged

Leicester Mercury

A dangerous driver who crashed into a tree, causing his best friend to suffer life-changing brain damage, has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.

Power cut in Holbrook

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

A power cut in the Holbrook area of Derbyshire has left 119 homes and businesses without electricity.

Western Power Distribution said it hoped to have the problem resolved by 19:30 (just in time for Fulham v Derby).

Holbrook power cut

Creating art helped woman through cancer 'ordeal'

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

A Derbyshire woman is publishing a book of art and poetry she created while she was recovering from aggressive ovarian cancer.

Karen Clegg, from Breaston, plans to donate the proceeds from Moments to Derbyshire Mind, because she says producing art helped her deal with the mental side of her ordeal.

She said she hoped to encourage other people to look into an activity or hobby as a way of dealing with mental illness or difficult life events.

Karen Clegg
Karen Clegg

She said: "I’d always advise someone who is going through a difficult experience or time in their lives to do something active or creative.

“Even if you don’t think what you’ve done is very good, the feeling you get from just doing it and getting it out there is really powerful.”

A launch event for the book is due to take place at Quad in Derby on Thursday.

Speed limits could be cut to boost cycling

Daniel Clark

Local Democracy Reporting Service

There are plans to cut speed limits on two roads in Newark in a bid to treble the number of people who cycle to work.

Hawton Road and Lincoln Road could be reduced from 40mph to 30mph as part of Nottinghamshire County Council's cycling strategy.

Lincoln Road, Newark

The Conservative-led authority, which has secured £860,000 of funding, said it would also upgrade existing cycling routes and provide new routes to create "joined-up coherent cycle networks" throughout the town.

A report to be presented to the county council on Thursday said feedback from a consultation held last September supported the reduced speed limit as "beneficial to users' safety", and said it had committed to increasing cycling levels from 3% to 10% by 2025.

Hawton Road, Newark

Tory councillor Keith Girling has objected to the proposed 30mph limit on Hawton Road saying it's wrong to penalise all motorists.

Mr Girling added that the road has been monitored and "at no time has it been shown to be a fast or unsafe road."

Don McLean adds name to charity guitar

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Don McLean has added his signature to a guitar that will be used to raise money for the East Midlands children's hospice Rainbows.

The American singer-songwriter added his name to the instrument when he met with guitar owner Dave Allen and charity worker Andy Goss.

Don McLean

The Fender Stratocaster has already been signed by Eric Clapton, Brian May and Jimmy Page. It went missing 10 years ago but was recovered by Leicestershire Police earlier this year.

The guitar will be sold at auction for Rainbows in December - and it's hoped more rock "legends" will have signed it by then. Those approached to add their names include Alice Cooper, The Hollywood Vampires, Sir Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck and Ozzy Osbourne.

Teen recovering in hospital after street fight

A teenager taken to hospital following a "large street fight" in Loughborough is in now in a stable condition, police have said.

Officers were called to Radmoor Road just after 13.20 on Friday following a report of a brawl which left the 17-year-old in a "serious, critical condition".

Det Sgt Dave Speight, the investigating officer, said: “The condition of the young man who was taken to hospital improved over the weekend and he was subsequently taken from QMC to the City Hospital."

Five people, four men aged 20, 19 and two aged 18, as well as a 16-year-old boy, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

All five have since been released while investigations continue.

Radmoor Road

Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, between J22 for A50 and J21 for M69.

M1 Leicestershire - Two lanes closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J22, A50 (Coalville) in Copt Oak and J21, M69 (Leicester) in Leicestershire, because of an accident.

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

Your photos: Feathered friends

BBC Weather Watchers

It's a quacking day across the region.

This was taken by scrappy in Ashby de la Zouch.

Geese in  Ashby de la Zouch

Maggie T took this in Ruddington.

Bird in Ruddington
Maggie T

This was taken by Village Tales in Wingerworth.

Swan in Wingerworth
Village Tales

Road-rage driver throws perfume bottle

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

An angry motorist flung a bottle of perfume at a car on the A1 in a fit of road-rage, police said.

Blue light
Nottinghamshire Police

It happened heading north on near Worksop on Thursday 3 May. The bottle shattered the car window but no one was injured.

The two cars involved were a Porsche and a Mercedes. Police have said they are keen to hear from anyone who saw what happened or has dashcam footage.

Missing woman last seen on Saturday

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Police have released another photo of missing woman Annette Smith.

The 56-year-old was reported missing from Narborough at the weekend - she is reliant on medication and has mental health problems.

Annette Smith
Leicestershire Police

She was last seen in the Aylestone area of Leicester on Saturday morning wearing a black bandana, a dark jacket and three-quarter length leggings.

She was also carrying a blue suitcase.

A second Made in Derby walk of fame is on its way

Derby Telegraph

Anyone disappointed not to see their favourite Derby person on the newly-unveiled walk of fame in the city centre this weekend should not worry because plans have been announced for a second commemorative trail to be constructed.

Scores of passers-by saw the first Made in Derby walk of fame, containing eight cast-iron and marble plaques, unveiled between the Intu Shopping Centre entrance in Albion Street and Albert Street on Saturday lunchtime.

School offers support following pupil's death

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

A headteacher in Derbyshire said the school community was "devastated" following the death of a Year 12 student over the weekend.

Chellaston Academy

Kevin Gaiderman published a statement on the Chellaston Academy website confirming the death of Samantha Brown. He described her as a "fantastic young woman".

Mr Gaiderman said the school was devastated by the news and that support has been made available to students throughout the week.

Although students have been told about Samantha they have not been told the nature or detail of the death.

Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, between J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham and J26 for A610 Nottingham.

M1 Derbyshire - Lane closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J25, A52 (Nottingham) and J26, A610 (Nottingham), because of an accident.

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

MP supports fundraiser following backpacker's death

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Leicester MP Liz Kendall has shown her support for the crowdfunding page raising money to return Joe Tilley to the UK.

His body was found at the foot of a waterfall in Colombia. More than £10,000 has already been raised so far.

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Lamb feeding wish granted by hospice

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Julia Pullen always wanted to meet and feed a lamb - yesterday LOROS made it happen at their hospice in Leicester.

Julia Pullen with lamb

This six-day-old orphaned lamb was brought in by a farmer from Theddingworth.

Julia named him Herbert.

Julia Pullen with lamb

New 1,200-tonne M1 bridge installed

Sonia Kataria

BBC News

This is the new 1,200-tonne bridge over the M1, installed at the weekend.

M1 bridge work in Kegworth, Leicestershire
Christian Smith

The motorway shut on Friday night, reopening on Sunday morning, to allow for the work which is part of the Kegworth bypass.

M1 bridge work in Kegworth, Leicestershire
Christian Smith

The bridge is due to opened in the autumn.

Waste site homes set to be approved

Amy Orton

Local Democracy Reporter

More than 130 homes are expected to be given the go-ahead in Sileby.

Persimmon Homes plans to build 108 properties on a former waste site in Cemetery Road while Swithland Homes wants to build another 23 on land at 195 Seagrave Road.

Neighbours complained that the roads are too small to cope with the extra traffic and that there are not enough school places or doctors

One Barrow Road resident said in her representation to the council: "This is the third of its type in as many years. Hundreds of houses at a time is completely unreasonable and unrealistic."

Charnwood Borough Council

The NHS has asked for almost £60,000 towards extra healthcare provision if permission is granted for the Cemetery Road plan.

The plans, which will be considered by Charnwood Borough Council on Thursday, have been recommended for approval.

Dashcam appeal after fatal crash

Sonia Kataria

BBC News

Police have appealed for dashcam footage after a man died in a car crash in Morton, Derbyshire.

Robert Leahy, 38, from Ripley, was driving a black Ford Fiesta along Higham Lane when his car left the road at about 11:40 on Saturday.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Robert Leahy
Family handout

A Derbyshire Police spokeswoman said: "We are appealing for witnesses and possible dashcam footage from anyone who thinks they saw the vehicle prior to the collision or witnessed the crash itself."

Two pupils injured after stabbing

Sonia Kataria

BBC News

Two pupils have been injured following a stabbing in St Ann's this morning.

Police said a 16-year-old boy was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries after they were called to Ransom Road at about 07:50 this morning.

Another boy, also 16, has been arrested in connection with the incident and remains in custody.

Nottingham Academy said two of its students were taken to hospital after the attack.

Nottingham Academy

In a statement, the academy added: "Nottingham Academy takes our responsibilities for pupil safety very seriously and we continue to work closely with local authorities in supporting our young people both during their time at the academy and when they are in the local community."

Severe disruption: A453 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

A453 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, between M1 J24 and M1 J23A.

A453 Leicestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on A453 southbound between Kegworth and the M1 J23a junction, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

More arrests over jeweller death

Sonia Kataria

BBC News

Two men have been arrested in connection with the death of a 74-year-old Leicester jeweller.

Ramniklal Jogiya's body was found on 25 January in Gaulby Lane, Stoughton, Leicestershire. Police believe he was abducted the evening before.

Ramniklal Jogiya
Family Handout

A 22-year-old man and a 20-year-old man, both from the city, have been arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods and are in police custody.

Four men have been charged with the manslaughter, kidnap and robbery of Mr Jogiya.

Osprey caught fishing in Rutland

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Catch of the day.

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Council ban on balloons and sky lanterns

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Rushcliffe Borough Council has become the latest authority to clamp down on the release of balloons and sky lanterns.

The new rules are to become part of the agreement when hiring out one of their venues.

Getty Images

Council leader Simon Robinson said it's part of an attempt to try and stop damage to the environment and wildlife. He believes the authority will have the support of local people who have expressed an interest in leading the way with protecting the environment.

The council won't be fining people who break the rules during the first 12 months as it is more interested in changing attitudes. But it added fines will not be ruled out in the future.

BBC Weather Watchers: Sunny weekend caught on camera

BBC Weather Watchers

The recent run of good weather continued into the weekend here in Lincolnshire, so let's take a look at what our BBC Weather Watchers got up to:.

Weather Watcher Ar captured this floral scene in Hainton:


While Weather Watcher All Quiet on the Wolds snapped this next one in Barnetby le Wold:

Barnetby le Wold

And it's not just humans who've been enjoying the recent hot spell...

TwoWei took this picture in Dunham:


You can join in by clicking this link and following the instructions and maybe next time it'll be your photo on here?

Morgan in bid to keep UK ties with EU

BBC Radio Leicester

Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan is among three former cabinet ministers from different parties who will urge MPs today to reject calls to sever the UK's economic ties with the EU, after Brexit.

She will appear at an event alongside the Liberal Democrats' former Deputy Prime Minister, Sir Nick Clegg and the former Labour foreign secretary, David Miliband.

Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan

The prominent Tory Brexit supporter, Theresa Villiers, has called their stance "misguided", singling out Mr Miliband for criticism.