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  1. Conservatives to run Derby City Council
  2. Disappointment over Typhoon memorial flypast
  3. Vardy and Maguire make England World Cup squad
  4. Lancaster bomber memorial gets funding boost
  5. Updates on Wednesday 16 May 2018

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By Amy Woodfield and Calum McKenzie

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Severe disruption: A38 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A38 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between A61 Derby Road and M1 J28 Alfreton.

A38 Derbyshire - One lane closed on A38 northbound between Watchorn Island in Alfreton and Alfreton in South Normanton, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Artwork unveiled in Leicester puts dementia awareness in the picture
The memory montage features hundreds of pictures of people holding objects they hold dear.

Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe accident, between J29 for A617 and J28 for A38 Alfreton.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M1 southbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of an accident.

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

Our live coverage across the day

That's it for dedicated live coverage today but some news, sport and travel will continue to update throughout the evening.

We'll be back with the full East Midlands Live service from 8:00 on Thursday.

Weather: Dry with spells of sunshine

BBC Weather

Tonight looks set to be a dry night with clear spells and patchy cloud cover. A chillier night under the clear skies with a low of 3°C (37°F).

Sun in Kegworth

Tomorrow looks set to remain dry with spells of sunshine and variable amounts of patchy cloud. A little less breezy, but staying on the cool side.

A maximum temperature of 16°C (61°F)

Council intervention in doorstep scams

Interventions by Nottinghamshire's Trading Standards prevented £116,000 being payed to criminals involved in doorstep crime in a three month period, the local democracy reporter service said.

Between October and December 2017, 53 victims were supported by the council's trading standards team, with a further 34 reports of doorstep crime in the first three months of 2018.

Knocking on door
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The details, revealed in a report to the council's communities and place committee, said the interventions in 2017 prevented £116,000 being paid to criminals.

It also said that in the East Midlands region there was a 15% increase in support provided by Trading Standards to doorstep crime victims during the period April 2017 to December 2017 compared to the previous year.

Typhoon jet flypast for Dambuster 75th anniversary
The fighter jet replaced a Lancaster bomber in a flypast to mark 75 years since the daring raid.

Warning follows increase in garden fires

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service has issued a warning about garden fires.

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Route change blamed for Typhoon confusion

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

A last minute change of route is being blamed for the confusion over the memorial flight of the RAF Typhoon.

Many people waited to see the aircraft fly over the Derwent dams but left early after being told it would not be making the flight.

RAF Typhoon

The RAF has told the BBC the confusion arose when the pilot said he could not fly the proposed route due to low cloud.

However he was able to overcome this by flying in a different direction. The RAF claims this message was not passed on.

The RAF has said it is "sorry for the confusion". It understands some people are upset but claims it only acted on the information it had.

Watch: Typhoon memorial flypast

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Some lucky people managed to capture the moment an RAF Typhoon jet flew over Derwent Dams and Eyebrook Reservoir to mark the 75th anniversary of the Dambusters raids.

Not everyone was so lucky though.

Many of those who had been waiting to see the aircraft left early having being told the flypast was cancelled.

One disappointed spectator tweeted: "What a shame thousands of people waiting for hours, to read flyby cancelled yet Typhoon has just flown over all leaving spectators. Poor show RAF".

Another posted on Facebook: "Seventy-five years ago we achieved something never been done but today can't organise a tribute fly over the Derwent dam. To wait in the cold five hours to then be told by the official stewards and police that no plane was coming and then 10 minutes after leaving and under tree cover the Typhoon passes. Absolute disgrace and an insult to the memory of what we were all there to remember."

The Typhoon was a stand-in for the Lancaster Bomber, which was unable to fly due to the weather conditions.

Community launches minibus service
Residents decided to start up their own bus service after the route was cut.

Amateur footballers get FA Cup final honour

Calum McKenzie

BBC News

East Midlands-based footballers from up and down the league pyramid will have their name on the ball for this weekend's FA Cup final.

FA Cup final ball
The FA

The 137 names are a selection of the goalscorers from all of the 737 clubs who participated in this year's compeition.

The list includes Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City), Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest), Jon Stead (Notts County) and Danny Rose (Mansfield Town).

Names on the ball also include Michael Williams (Birstall United), Ryan Foster (Aylestone Park), Ryan Bowen (Kimberley Miners Welfare), Ellis Read (West Bridgford) and Nick Guest (AFC Mansfield).

Manchester United face Chelsea in the 137th FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday 19 May.

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, at J24A for A50 Derby.

M1 Leicestershire - M1 lane closed on entry slip road and slow traffic northbound at J24a, A50 (Derby), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, between J29a for Markham Lane Markham Vale and J30 for A616.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 northbound between J29a, Markham (Markham Vale) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of an accident.

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

Foxes duo get World Cup call

Calum McKenzie

BBC News

Leicester duo Jamie Vardy and Harry Maguire have been named in the England squad for this summer's World Cup.

Harry Maguire and Jamie Vardy
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Gareth Southgate's 23-man party begin their campaign against Tunisia on 18 June, before games against Panama and Belgium.

1966 World Cup winner passes away

BBC Sport

Ray Wilson, a member of England's World Cup-winning side, has died, aged 83.

Ray Wilson holds the World Cup
Hulton Archive/Getty Images

At 32, the Derbyshire-born left-back was the oldest player in Alf Ramsey's starting XI which overcame West Germany 4-2 in the 1966 final at Wembley.

He spent most of his club career at Huddersfield Town before moving to Everton where he helped the Toffees win the 1966 FA Cup.

Emergency services close part of M1

Calum McKenzie

BBC News

Nottinghamshire Police tweets...

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New church set to get green light

Amy Orton

Local Democracy Reporter

Plans to build a new church in Glen Parva are set to be approved by councillors, despite objections from neighbours.

Man wearing a cross holds a candle

An application has been submitted to Blaby District Council to build the place of worship and community facility on the site of the old Cork Lane nursery.

But neighbours have raised concerns about the size of the development, and parking.

The community facility would have meeting rooms, along with a kitchen and toilets. There would be an outdoor patio area and six on-site car parking spaces.

The application is due to be considered by the council on 24 May.

Safety certificate needed for Lionel concert

Eddie Bisknell

Local Democracy Reporter

Chesterfield Football Club has made an application to the county council for a safety certificate, which is vital for it to host a Lionel Richie concert.

The concert, due to take place on 21 June, is set to see 14,000 fans flood to the Proact Stadium. While the stadium and the club do have a safety certificate to host large amounts of spectators, this permission is limited to football matches.

Lionel Richie
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For a football match the ground has a capacity for 10,504 - which will be surpassed by almost another 4,000 with the arrival of Mr Richie, guest star Anastacia and his mass following. Some 9,000 people will be accommodated on the pitch.

As such, a Special Safety Certificate is required from Derbyshire County Council, which will meet on 21 May to debate the issue.

Lancaster bomber memorial gets funding boost

Calum McKenzie

BBC News

Nottinghamshire County Council has agreed to donate £10,000 to help build a replica Lancaster bomber between Newark and Lincoln.

Model of the Lancaster memorial

The cash will go towards the £100,000 the group behind the project needs to complete it in time for Armistice Day.

The last surviving British member of the Dambusters, Sq Ldr George "Johnny" Johnson, led a groundbreaking ceremony for the sculpture on Tuesday.

Confusion over Typhoon memorial flight

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

It would seen the Typhoon flypast at Derwent Dams didn't quite have the desired affect.

Many were told it wouldn't happen and so missed it when it did fly over.

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Dog found stray in Swadlincote

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Can you help police find the owner of this lovely dog?

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Government to run East Coast rail franchise

Calum McKenzie

BBC News

Rail services on East Coast Main Line are being brought back under UK government control, operator Stagecoach Group has said.

Train on the east coast mainline

Stagecoach added it has been advised that an "operator of last resort" would be appointed to run the London to Edinburgh service.

It has operated the franchise, which runs services from Newark North Gate and Retford, along with Virgin Trains since 2015.

It is the third time in a decade that the government has called a halt to the East Coast franchise.

Burglars armed with pick axe and shotgun

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

A man was assaulted with a pick axe during a burglary in Worksop.

It happened when a group of men forced their way into a house on Norfolk Street at about 21:30 on Monday.

Police car with blue light

The men were wearing face coverings and dark clothing. One of them hit the victim in the head with the pick axe, and it’s believed another was armed with a shotgun.

The victim was taken to hospital but has since been discharged. Police say they have increased patrols in the area since the attack.

We are following multiple lines of enquiry including conducting house-to-house enquiries and trawling through CCTV footage within the local area. At this stage we believe this was a targeted attack however our enquiries are ongoing."

DS Andrew HallNottinghamshire Police
Rhys Bennett in action for Mansfield

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Cyclist dies in Newark crash

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

A 52-year-old cyclist has died after he was hit by a car in Newark last night.


Police said they were called to the A617 at the junction of Upton and Southwell at around 22:00.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Paralympian in Celebrity MasterChef

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

She can jump but can she cook? Stefanie Reid is one of 20 famous faces to feature on this year's Celebrity MasterChef.

The Paralympian won silver in the long jump in the 2012 and 2016 games. She lives in Leicestershire and trains at Loughborough University.

Stefanie Reid
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Confusion over Typhoon's Derwent Dams flyover

People waiting for a flypast by a Typhoon at the Derwent Dams in Derbyshire have been left angry after being told it wouldn't happen...only to see the aircraft fly over as they left the site.

The aircraft was drafted in at the last minute to replace a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) Lancaster Bomber on a flight commemorating 75 years since the Dambusters raid.

The RAF Coningsby-based Lancaster had to pull out because of windy weather and earlier this lunchtime the BBMF commanding officer tweeted this:

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But this video is just one that has been shared from the Derwent dams showing the Typhoon actually flying over:

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No explanation yet from the RAF - more as we get it...

Two lanes closed on M1 northbound

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

This could cause you some delays if you're travelling on the M1 this afternoon.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue service has said it will soon be leaving the scene after helping extricate a man from a lorry.

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Political leaders team up to announce Derby deal

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Next week, Derby city councillors will vote on a deal which would see Conservative leader Chris Poulter take charge of the authority, with the backing of the Lib Dems and UKIP.

The party's three leaders announced the news together.

Ruth Skelton, Alan Graves and Chris Poulter

In a joint statement, Ruth Skelton, Alan Graves and Chris Poulter said: "The three parties have agreed a broad consensus on the priorities and practical arrangements necessary to take our city forward in the next 12 months."

Severe accident: M1 Nottinghamshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Nottinghamshire northbound severe accident, at J27 for A608 Hucknall.

M1 Nottinghamshire - M1 entry slip road closed, two lanes closed and queuing traffic northbound at J27, A608 (Hucknall), because of an accident.

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

Gym goer, 90, works out three times a week
Neville Jordan also uses his gym visits to socialise with friends.

Concern 'protected' Stilton may fall foul of Brexit

Calum McKenzie

BBC News

A cheese-maker has called for Stilton to keep its protected name status after the UK leaves the European Union (EU).

Stilton Cheese

EU law states that Stilton can only be produced by six companies in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, where it is thought the cheese originated.

Kim Kettle, from Long Clawson Dairy in Melton Mowbray, said: "Potentially, it [Brexit] could allow other people to legitimately copy our product and use the name of Stilton without us being able to address it or protect the cheese."

Derby City Council leadership deal announced

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby, political reporter

A deal has been announced which will see the Conservatives run Derby City Council, with Lib Dem and UKIP backing

It's subject to a vote in the council chamber next week.

Chris Poulter

In the short term, Chris Poulter will form a cabinet, made up of Conservatives, but longer term they intend to move to a committee system. They've said this will mean the council house sees less conflict and more consensus-building.

The Conservatives will aim to form a minority administration. They have 20 councillors rather than the 26 needed for a majority, but the Lib Dems and UKIP will vote for the Conservatives' choice of leader, Chris Poulter.

They bring eight votes, meaning they can outvote the largest party - Labour.

Man with machete

Police apologise to the victim who said he could have been killed when the weapon was swung at him.

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Appeal to find missing teenager

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Police are concerned for the safety of 15-year-old boy from Derby who's gone missing.

Ralphon Foster was last seen at an address in Birmingham on Sunday but also has links to Wolverhampton.

Ralphon Foster
Derbyshire Police

Paper talk: Rams set to slash wage bill?

Calum McKenzie

BBC News

Derby are considering selling top scorer Matej Vydra after missing out on the play-off final, according to reports in the Telegraph.

Matej Vydra in action with Fulham"s Denis Odoi
Will Fraine

Nottinghamshire sign top-order batsman Will Fraine for all formats until the end of the season.

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