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  1. Updates for Monday 3 April 2017
  2. Cattle stolen from Derbyshire farm
  3. Superbike crash man was 'thrill-seeker'
  4. Doctor struck off for calling receptionist 'fat blob'
  5. New non-emergency ambulance provider
  6. Derby teen travels with Davis Cup team
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Tuesday

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By Sandish Shoker and Amy Woodfield

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Leicester City celebrate

Emlyn Begley

BBC Sport

Leicester make it six wins from six under Craig Shakespeare as Sunderland mark the two-month anniversary of their last goal with another defeat.

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David Nugent

David Nugent scores a hat-trick and misses a penalty as a comprehensive Derby victory dents Fulham's play-off hopes.

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Nouha Dicko

Ged Scott

BBC Sport

Nouha Dicko hits his first Molineux Championship match-winner since May 2015, as Wolves edge to victory over Nottingham Forest.

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Our live coverage across the day

Live updates for the East Midlands have finished for the day but we'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

Weather: Rain overnight into Tuesday

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

After a fine end to the day, skies will turn cloudy overnight with some patchy light rain at times. 

Cloud will thicken to give some hill fog and it will be misty at lower levels - a minimum temperature of 8C (46F).


Tuesday will start damp with some light rain. Cloud will gradually start to break up through the morning with some sunny spells by late afternoon.

A maximum temperature of 13C (55F).

Teenager escapes police custody

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Police say they are investigating after a teenager escaped custody yesterday evening.

The 16-year-old, who was under arrest on suspicion of burglary and theft, escaped from Nottingham City Hospital just after 22:20.

A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said searches are being carried out to find the boy but he "does not pose a danger to the public".

Nottingham City Hospital

Warning about M1 overnight closure

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Mark Warburton

Nottingham Forest boss Mark Warburton says results will pick up if his players believe in their own ability.

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Travel: Latest on East Midlands roads

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Lots of delays around J24 on the M1...

  • Traffic is queuing on the A50 eastbound between the M1 J24A and the junction with the M1 J24
  • The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J24 and the M1 northbound entry slip at junction J24 is queuing
  • Delays also on the A453 southbound between the junctions with the M1 and the A42  


  • There are delays on the A52 westbound  in Nottingham between the A6005 and the junction with the A6514 (near QMC)
  • Also slow on the A38 eastbound towards the M1 J28

Police tweet pics after drunk driver crashes into car

Attack at car dealership

Giles Taylor

BBC East Midlands Today reporter

About 60 cars have been left damaged after this car salesroom in Gunthorpe was targeted last night by vandals.

Smashed car

Police say they were called at around 00:45 and are investigating. 

The owners say they have CCTV footage of the people responsible attacking the cars with a sledgehammer.

Smashed car

Ilkeston to return to the pitch after pay dispute

BBC Derby Sport

Ilkeston's game at Buxton tomorrow WILL go ahead following a meeting between the club's players and owner earlier today.

It's after players refused to take to the pitch at the weekend - captain Matt Baker said they hadn't been paid since before Christmas.

Ranieri surprises city café

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Looks like an old friend of Leicester is back in the city this afternoon...

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Report says GP's behaviour was 'deplorable'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

In total, 22 misconduct allegations against Nottingham GP Khashayar Ghaharian were proved at the tribunal hearing.

As well as calling his receptionist a "fat blob" Dr Ghaharian called her "thick" and called another member of staff a "cockroach" in his native Farsi.

The report concluded: "His unsavoury, bullying, harassing and deeply unpleasant conduct can readily be described as deplorable."

Khashayar Ghaharian
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Name of cinema operator announced

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The cinema operator for the new Broadmarsh centre in Nottingham has been announced. 

The Light, a Romanian company, will open a nine-screen cinema as part of the £86m redevelopment of the shopping centre.

The firm, which promises "a new outlook on the cinema experience" runs cinemas in Cambridge, Sheffield and Dundee.

Broadmarsh cinema

Travel: Latest on East Midlands roads

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

  • There are 20 minute delays on the A38 northbound between the A5121 Burton Upon Trent south and the junction with the A5121 Burton Upon Trent north .
  • There's congestion on the M1 southbound exit slip at junction J24

Tennis: Derby teen travels with Davis Cup team

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Derby teenager Jay Clarke has travelled with the Great Britain Davis Cup team to Rouen to help them with preparations with their tie against France this weekend.

The world number 420, who is not in the official squad, has been on court at Rouen’s Kinder Arena as a hitting partner for doubles duo Jamie Murray and Dom Inglot.

Great Britain take on France for a place in the Davis Cup semi-finals between 7-9 April.

Jay Clarke
Dr Khashayar Ghaharian

Khashayar Ghaharian also used expletives to describe patients, a medical tribunal hears.

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Police called to armed robbery at house

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Here's photos of police responding to the armed robbery at a house in Ilkeston last night. 

The owner suffered minor injuries. A spokeswoman for the police said they believe the house was targeted rather than being a random attack.

A 22-year-old man is being questioned by police.

Ilkeston robbery
Mat Coleman
Ilkeston robbery
Mat Coleman

Stolen cows were worth thousands each

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Sandra Wood, partner of farmer Jonathan Hall, said each of the cows stolen from their land in Youlgreave, Derbyshire was worth around £2,000 and seven of them were pregnant. 

She said: "It's not just the loss of the cow, it's the loss of calf too. 

"These people haven't just taken the first cattle which came to the door, they have been and picked what they fancied....our best cattle." 

James Clifton with his granddad's ashes

Lauren Turner

BBC News

David Hardy had wanted to be on one of the first trains out of the station as it reopened after 50 years.

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Football: Is Shakespeare 'the lucky one'?

BBC Leicester Sport

Craig Shakespeare has told the BBC, Wes Morgan and Nampalys Mendy are still out injured. He said Wes hasn't trained with the group yet and is still a way off from joining with the squad. 

Better news though for Marc Albrighton who trained yesterday after suffering what is thought to have been a 24 hour bug.

Marc Albrighton
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Shakespeare was questioned about 20-year-old Wilfred Ndidi who scored a wonder goal on Saturday.

There's been some speculation that he's attracted the attention of other clubs.

He said: "You can see that he's tailor-made for the Premier League. Hopefully he's with us for a long time.” 

Wilfred Ndidi
Getty Images

The Foxes boss said his focus at the moment is on the game against Sunderland tomorrow - despite a good run of performances he said "it's still tight down there". 

He might also want to keep adding to his new Premier League record of four wins out of four in charge of the team.

He's not superstitions though - he confirmed he doesn't have any lucky underpants or socks that he wears for matches.

He does think "luck" is on his side though. He said if Jose Mourinho is "the special one" then he is "the lucky one".

Cattle stolen from Derbyshire farm

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A Derbyshire farmer has had eight rare cows stolen from his land at Youlgreave. 

Jonathan Hall, who also farms at Longnor, had around 100 cattle on his land and discovered the theft over the weekend.

He says the thieves knew what they were doing because they've taken the best eight cows from his shed.

Bagshaws announcement

Land agents Bagshaws LLP put out a plea to its followers on Facebook over the weekend. 

They said two other cows that had been taken were a pure Limousin cow and a black Limousin cow. 

Mr Hall told BBC Radio Derby: "They can't be replaced. Everybody wants that type of cow.

"Financially this is massive. You build up to produce something decent and somebody comes along and thinks they can take it just like that."

A spokeswoman from Derbyshire Constabulary confirmed they are investigating. 

New non-emergency ambulance provider

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The new provider of non-emergency patient transport services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland will be Thames Ambulance Service Limited.

Ambulances outside hospital

The new service has been commissioned by the three Clinical Commissioning Groups and will take over from Arriva on 1 October 2017.

The deal is a five year contract worth £28 million.

The company already provides services in other parts of the country including Sussex where there were some controversial job losses at the end of last year.

Arriva had been fined three years in a row for failing to meet targets while it held the Leicestershire contract.

Superbike crash man was 'thrill-seeker'

Sonia Kataria

BBC News Online

The girlfriend of Mick Whalley has said his motto was "I'm here for a good time not a long time".

The 42-year-old motorbike rider, from Kent,  died following a seven-bike crash  after competing at Donington Park, Leicestershire, on Saturday.

Kayleigh Shoebridge, who was in the pit lane when the crash happened, praised medics for trying hard to save his life.

Mick Whalley

She told the BBC: "They [track side medical team] told me he was not breathing and his heart was not working when we left the circuit.

"It was instant, he didn't suffer."

It is thought oil on the circuit from a preceding bikes engine was the cause. An investigation is under way.

Jury considering verdict on former teacher accused of rape

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The jury in the case of Christopher Metcalfe has been sent out to consider its verdict.

The 70-year-old defendant is a retired teacher from Blidworth who is accused of sex offences against three girls in the 1970s and 80s.

Artist impression from court

He taught at a former children's home at Skegby Hall near Mansfield.  

Mr Metcalfe denies five separate sex offences including the rape of a teenage girl in his front room.

Shakespeare to discuss upcoming Foxes' match

Ian Stringer

BBC Radio Leicester Foxes commentator

A quiet press conference room ahead of Craig Shakespeare's pre-match meeting with the media...

Leicester City press conference room

Strugglers Sunderland are the visitors tomorrow, a side who look doomed to relegation...

Bottom half of Premier League table

The Foxes on the other hand are flying. Shakespeare's 100% record remains in tact following the weekend win over Stoke. 

Expect the line of questioning to discuss the likelihood of City rising into the top half of the table and away from the relegation trapdoor.

Your photos: Floral Monday in East Midlands

BBC Weather Watchers

Our Weather Watchers have been sending in some lovely floral photos from across the East Midlands.

Like this one from Wuggy's land in Winster...

Blossom in Winster
Wuggy's land

This one from scrappy in Shepshed...

Flower in Shepshed

And this one from Dave in Market Warsop...

Field in Market Warsop

Police officer gets finger broken in domestic incident

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The chief constable of Leicestershire Police has just tweeted this post about an officer getting injured last night...

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Horse dumped in Nottinghamshire field

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A dead horse has been found dumped in a field in Manor Lane, Shelford.

The RSPCA said the female horse, who was not microchipped, was discovered by a member of the public last Sunday and had a deep wound on one of her legs.

RSPCA inspector Kristy Ludlam said they do not know if the horse was alive when dumped and they had not found any witnesses.  


Insp Ludlam said: “It is very upsetting for passers-by and everyone involved when animal bodies are dumped so callously like this as if they were rubbish, but for us what is even more concerning is finding out what caused their deaths.

“Sadly situations such as this one are not uncommon and we see far too many incidents involving dead horses dumped in this way."

Watch: Bowel cancer awareness in Leicester

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Leicester’s Hospitals claim bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK and is the second largest cause of cancer deaths in the UK.

To try and increase awareness of the condition they've teamed up with De Montfort University and opened a shop in the Haymarket Shopping Centre... 

It opened today and will stay for just two weeks. 

Advisers there will target those aged over 55 - they can get a testing kit, an explanation of the procedures currently performed and healthy living tips.

If you haven't seen them yet you won't be able to miss them next week because they'll be joined by a giant inflatable colon to help get your attention.

Retired GP 'struck off' after tribunal hearing

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A Wollaton GP has been struck off the medical register following a misconduct tribunal after he used abusive language towards his staff and patients between 2006 and 2012.

Dr Khashayar Ghaharian from the Wollaton Vale Health Centre, who has now retired, called his receptionist a "fat blob", swore at patients and also asked people to provide false statements to the tribunal investigation. 

Wollaton Vale

The board said Dr Ghaharian’s conduct had "breached a number of the principles" that "did not meet the standards expected of a registered medical practitioner".

The practice closed earlier this year after local health officials decided not to replace him following his retirement.

Dr Ghaharian now has 28 days to appeal before facing immediate suspension.

Injury doubts for Rams tomorrow

BBC Derby Sport

Gary Rowett has told us that Marcus Olsson is a doubt for tomorrow's game against Fulham with an ankle problem.

There is also a question mark over midfielder Bradley Johnson, though he should be fit.

Meanwhile Alex Pearce told us: "Anyone coming to our stadium will know they are in for a game."

Alex Pearce

Travel: Latest on East Midlands roads

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

  • In Nottinghamshire there are about 10 minutes of delays on the A1 southbound exit slip to the A46 
  • There is congestion on the M1 southbound exit slip road at junction 28 for Mansfield

Garth Crooks' team of the week - Demarai Gray

Garth Crooks

Former Spurs striker on Final Score

If Leicester City's game against Stoke was anything to go by, then the Foxes really should have dispensed with the services of Claudio Ranieri much sooner. 

Central to this performance was Demarai Gray, who appears to be becoming a driving force behind the Leicester revival.

Demarai Gray
Getty Images

Gray produced two glorious saves from Stoke keeper Lee Grant and was a constant menace throughout the game.  

Police called to Ilkeston armed robbery

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Police were called to reports of an armed robbery at a house in Market Place, Ilkeston shortly before 21:00 last night. 

A spokeswoman for Derbyshire Constabulary said two men had gone into the house with a knife and the homeowner suffered a minor injury.

A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident. 

Police have asked anyone who witnessed what happened to get in touch.

Donington death: 'He was doing what he loved to do'

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Friends and fellow racers pay tribute to the Kent motorbike racer killed on Saturday at Donington Park.

Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, after J19 for M6.

M1 Leicestershire - M1 partially blocked and queuing traffic southbound after J19, M6 (Catthorpe Interchange), because of an accident.

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

Leicester City boss to speak with media

BBC Leicester Sport

Craig Shakespeare is due to hold his pre-Sunderland press conference today - all the key headlines will be on the live page from 13:00.

Leicester City press desk

Parking permits issued in The Meadows

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

New parking restrictions have been introduced on 20 streets in The Meadows, Nottingham. 

Residents permits have been brought in after concerns that workers on nearby industrial estates and football fans were clogging up the roads, leaving residents frustrated.


The Meadows follows others areas in Nottingham such as West Bridgford and Wollaton which already have parking permits.

A spokesman for Nottingham City Council said the permits were introduced after concerns were raised by councillors and residents.

He said motorists were being given a "two-week grace period" before fines will be handed out.