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  1. Updates for Thursday 13 April 2017
  2. Nottinghamshire family sought over 1970 toddler death
  3. 'Full facts' sought over Leicester City police clashes in Madrid
  4. Queen visits Leicester for annual Maundy Thursday service
  5. School and care staff criticised over death of Nottingham girl
  6. Man charged over police chase death in Hilton

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By Dave Wade and Khia Lewis-Todd

All times stated are UK

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Lasse Vibe

Two goals apiece from Lasse Vibe and Jota help Brentford to a comfortable victory over an out-of-sorts Derby.

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Tommie Hoban

Tommie Hoban scores a late winner for Blackburn Rovers to boost their Championship survival hopes at struggling Nottingham Forest.

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Our live coverage across the day

That's all from East Midlands Live. We'll be back on Tuesday at 08:00 with the latest news, sport, travel and weather. 

East Midlands weather update: Light showers possible

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

It will stay cloudy through this evening and into tonight, with a few light showers possible in the early hours. 

Lows of 7C (45F).


New Derbyshire Police chief constable appointed

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Derbyshire Police has appointed a new chief constable.

Current deputy chief constable Peter Goodman (left) will take up the role from Mick Creedon in June.

Peter Good
Derbyshire Police

Derbyshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa (right) said he was "delighted" with the appointment.

Peter and Hardayl
Derbyshire Police

Peter has a wealth of experience in Derbyshire and across the wider East Midlands region, which will help to streamline our approach to joint working with other forces. In addition, his national portfolio encompasses some of the biggest challenges facing policing today, which can only benefit local residents."

Hardayl DhindsaPolice Crime Commissioner

Watch: Bodycam footage of bricks thrown in rooftop standoff

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

We told you earlier about two teenagers who were jailed yesterday for staging a 10-hour rooftop standoff in Dunkirk, Nottingham, last week. 

The 16-year-old boys threw items, including bricks and tiles, from the tops of buildings in Cloister Street last Wednesday.

Here's bodycam footage released by police showing the damage to the vehicles and debris in the street...

Bus delays due to A38 northbound closure

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Your pictures: The best from today in the East Midlands

BBC Weather Watchers

Earl Shilton, Leicestershire...

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Belper, Derbyshire...

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Bilsthorpe, Nottinghamshire...


Leicester City tightens up security after Dortmund explosions

BBC Leicester Sport

Leicester City and other clubs have received updated security advice from the Premier League in the wake of the Dortmund explosions.  


Watch: Recap of the Queen's visit to Leicester

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Can you believe people came from as far away as the USA to see the Queen visit Leicester today?

Loving the inflatable crowns, ladies.  

Missing man 'may have headed to Birmingham'

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

This is 22-year-old Peter Tidmas.

According to Derbyshire Police, he was last seen leaving his home in Thurvaston Lane, near Ashbourne, at the end of March.

Police said he sometimes visits gaming conventions and was thought to have headed to Birmingham, but has not been heard from since he left. 

Peter Tidmas
Derbyshire police

Travel: Heavy traffic on the M1

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

If you're heading this way, expect delays...

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'Great to see family in royal visit crowd'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

If you missed our Facebook Live from the Queen's arrival in Leicester, watch it here.

Sue emailed to say she spotted her mum and dad at the cathedral.

Football: Midfield check for Burton ahead of Ipswich game

BBC Sport

As they prepare to host Ipswich this weekend, Burton will check on midfielder Lasse Vigen Christensen, who missed the draw with Aston Villa because of a tight gluteal muscle.

Lasse Vigen Christensen
Rex Features

Should Christensen remain out, Michael Kightly is likely to keep his place, while former Ipswich striker Luke Varney will hope for a recall.

Burton have kept just one clean sheet in their last 12 home league games and are five points above the relegation places in the Championship.

Severe accident: A38 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A38 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, at B600 affecting A61 Derby Road.

A38 Derbyshire - Queuing traffic on A38 northbound in Alfreton at the B600 junction, because of an accident involving two cars and a lorry earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is around 30 minute. Congestion to Watchorn Island.

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

Travel: M1 crash between junctions 23a and 22

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Delays of an hour expected, according to Highways England...

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Here's the view from between junctions 22 and 23

Highways England

Cricket: Broad not in squad against Durham

BBC Nottingham Sport

No Stuart Broad in the Notts squad at Durham  but Jake Ball and Brett Hutton have been added to the team that won at Leicestershire.

stuart broad
Nottinghamshire CCC

Magpies; Yeates available for Crewe game

Charlie Slater

BBC Radio Nottingham sports reporter

Notts County will have midfielder Mark Yeates available for the game at Crewe tomorrow. 

mark yeates

Yeates has missed the last three matches because of suspension.  

Videos capture Leicester City fan disturbances in Madrid
Leicester City football fans were in Spain for the Champions League match against Atletico Madrid.

Forest: 'No news on new deal'

Charlie Slater

BBC Radio Nottingham sports reporter

Nottingham Forest midfielder Chris Cohen says he's not heard anything about a new deal at the club yet. 

chris cohen

Cohen is the longest-serving player at the City Ground and is out of contract at the end of the current campaign.

Manager Mark Warburton has said that players' futures will be decided once the Reds have secured their Championship status.

'Full facts' sought over Madrid clashes

BBC Radio Leicester

Leicester City bosses are working with UEFA and the Spanish authorities to examine the "full facts" behind scuffles involving fans in Madrid.  

Supporters were involved in clashes with Spanish police ahead of their Champions League tie against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Matt O'Connor

Matt O'Connor says his title-winning experience will pay off ahead of his first home game in full charge of Leicester.

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Trespassing on railway hits record high across East Midlands

East Midlands Today

The numbers of people trespassing on railway tracks across the East Midlands is at a five-year high.

British Transport Police say more than 400 incidents were reported last year - over a 100 of those were in Nottinghamshire. 

Wheelchair basketball paralympian Simon Munn lost his left leg while trying to take a short cut across a train track aged 22.  

There's a huge and worrying rise each year. Britain has the safest railway in Europe but still too many people lose their lives on the tracks.

Allan SpenceNetwork Rail's head of public and passenger safety

Afternoon weather: Staying dry with a chance of shower

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC weather presenter

There’ll be some bright spells but cloud will continue to thicken over the course of this afternoon. 

It’ll stay mostly dry but under thicker cloud there’s the chance of a shower. 

Highs of 11C (52F).

Your comments: Poultry allowed back outside 'eggcellent news'


There's been a clutch of comments on Facebook following the news that chickens are being allowed back outside thanks to the relaxation of Defra avian flu restrictions.


Anna Robertson said: "Happy chickens day!x"

Denise Pritchard Stretton wrote: "Eggcellent news!!!!!!"

Jan Cooper also said: "Definitely HAPPY HENS." 

Severe accident: A1(M) Nottinghamshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A1(M) Nottinghamshire northbound severe accident, between J34 for A614 Bawtry Road and J35 for M18.

A1(M) Nottinghamshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on A1(M) northbound between J34 A614 Bawtry Road and J35 M18, because of an accident involving lorry and car.

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

Headstones damaged in Swadlincote

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Several headstones in Swadlincote have been deliberately pushed over and scratched according to Derbyshire Police.

It is thought to have happened last weekend at Newhall cemetery.

Police say they will be increasing the patrols in the area.

Derbyshire police

This is a particularly thoughtless crime that we know will be particularly upsetting to the friends and families connected with the damaged gravestones. I would urge anyone who knows anything about the damage to make contact with us.

Craig ThompsonPCSO

Travel: Minor delay on A52 following repairs

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

If you're heading this way minor delays are expected...

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Cricket: Derbyshire chairman 'we've got to appeal to a new audience'

Rory Gallimore

BBC Radio Derby

The new chairman of Derbyshire Cricket Club says the sport has to draw in a more diverse audience to survive.

Ian Morgan was appointed in March after replacing Chris Grant. 

He says something needs to change to stop participation in Derbyshire and across the country from declining.

Ian Morgan
Derbyshire County Cricket Club

The majority of the people who watch cricket at the moment are a bit like me - pale, male, and stale. We've got to appeal to a new audience - the 20 over competition as we've seen with the Big Bash in Australia and the IPL in India brings in a big audience so we've got to go for that.

Ian MorganChairman DCCC

Severe disruption: A46 Nottinghamshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A46 Nottinghamshire northbound severe disruption, at A616 Great North Road affecting B6166 Farndon Road.

A46 Nottinghamshire - A46 in Newark closed and queuing traffic northbound at the A616 Great North Road junction, because of a car fire. Congestion to the B6166 Farndon Road junction.

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

Worksop man jailed for rape

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A man has been jailed for five years for raping a woman in Worksop.

Dean Peacock
Nottinghamshire Police

Nottingham Crown Court heard Dean Peacock's victim kept telling him she did not want to have sex when he attacked her in April last year.

The 31-year-old, who had denied the offence, was sentenced after a trial at Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday, police said.

He was also made the subject of an indefinite restraining order.  

Goose Fair rapist jailed

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for raping a woman on the Forest Rec during the Nottingham Goose Fair, police have said.

Nottinghamshire Police

Nasser Aldin Mohammed Ahmed, of Basford, had been drinking vodka at the fair before consuming more alcohol in a bar in Radford.

The 29-year-old then returned to the Forest Rec where he attacked the woman.

He wrapped his arms around the woman’s throat to prevent her from escaping.

She managed to struggle free and called for help. A passer-by then contacted the police.

goose fair

Ahmed denied the offence but after a trial at Derby Crown Court he was found guilty, also receiving a deportation order to Sudan.

Det Insp Ash Wilson said: “The victim in this case was subject to a horrible sexual attack that evening in October. She was visibly upset and distressed and her bravery that night and throughout the ordeal has been unwavering."

Do you know this man?

BBC Radio Leicester

A photo has been released of a man Leicestershire Police are keen to speak to following an assault outside the train station.

A 49-year-old man was punched in the chest, grabbed by the throat and kicked in the leg on Wednesday 22 February.

Wanted man
Leicestershire Police

Your photos: Thursday morning across the Midlands

BBC Weather Watchers

Here are a few of our favourite photos from this morning's sunrise across the East Midlands.

Beautiful Brailsford taken by Anne.


A great shot of Castle Donington by Loki's Keeper

Castle Donington
Loki's Keeper

Our final fave was the purple skies reflecting on the River Trent taken by David e

River trent
David e

CCTV released of a man police are keen to speak to

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

CCTV footage has been released of a man police want to speak to after the theft of a white UPVC door.

On Monday 27 February at about 18:00 the door was stolen from the garden of a bungalow on Hayes Lane in Swanwick.

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Derbyshire Police want to speak to anyone who recognises the man. 

The flags are out for the Queen

Sonia Kataria

BBC News Online

People enjoying the morning as the Queen arrives for the Royal Maundy Service at Leicester Cathedral...

Crowds gather outside Leicester Cathedral
Crowds gather outside Leicester Cathedral
Crowds gather outside Leicester Cathedral
Crowds gather outside Leicester Cathedral
Crowds gather outside Leicester Cathedral

Care home manager told she couldn't buy 60 Easter eggs

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

With Easter around the corner we all expect one thing... yes a chocolate egg.

Well a care home manager from Newark was told that she couldn't buy 60 Easter eggs.

Margaret Hemstock, who manages Southwell Court Care Home, wanted to purchase the eggs for residents - but when she went to buy them in Morrisons she was told to put the eggs back on the shelf and fill out a form to buy the eggs in a bulk.

She told us she was less than impressed.

Easter Eggs

I felt like he was accusing me of wanting Easter eggs to sell on the open market as if I was some sort of fraudster - I was so angry especially when they asked me to put the Easter eggs back on the shelf.

Margaret HemstockCare home manager

Queen arrives in Leicester

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

She's here...


Queen in Leicester - watch live

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

We're live in Leicester as crowds line the street to welcome the Queen ahead of the Maundy Thursday service.

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