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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 24 April 2017
  2. Former Leicester player picks up top award
  3. Leicestershire group propose new HS2 route
  4. Council leader clears up confusion over Christmas comments
  5. Report crime online to Leicestershire Police
  6. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Tuesday

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By Khia Lewis-Todd and Sandish Shoker

All times stated are UK

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

Weather: Cold night ahead

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Temperatures will fall away to 2C (35F) overnight tonight with a widespread frost likely and a few light wintry flurries also possible over hills.

weather
BBC

Have you seen missing Krzysztof Kubiak?

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

This is Krzysztof Kubiak - he last spoke to his family in January this year. 

Derbyshire police say the 34-year-old from Burton Road, Derby has not been in contact and they're becoming concerned.

If anybody knows his whereabouts they are being asked to contact the police.

Missing man
Derbyshire Police

Council apologises for 'highly regrettable' accident

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Chief executive of Nottinghamshire County Council, Anthony May, apologised and said it was "highly regrettable" that the accident had happened (as reported at 15.21).

He said they had "contingency funding" in place to pay the £1m fine from the court and had already taken action to review and improve their safety procedures. 

He added: "We know things went very wrong on the day and that we failed in our duty of care. For that reason, we have worked hard to improve health and safety arrangements at Rufford Abbey, and across the council."

In the statement Mr May said they had carried out their own investigation and have since improved driver training, improved risk assessments for vehicle use and improved their public information in parks.

General election 2017: How do I register to vote?

Don't get left outside on polling day. Here are details of what you need and where you need to go to register for the general election on 8 June:

The deadline to register is 22 May

Delays M1 northbound

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

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

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Football: National League winners aiming to follow Burton promotion blueprint

BBC Sport

A football club which secured promotion to the English Football League at the weekend is using Burton Albion as an inspiration to get from non-league football to the Championship

Lincoln City won the National League title on Saturday, eight years after Burton began their ascent up the Football League.

Lincoln City players celebrating promotion
PA

"I think it's realistic [to reach the Championship]," managing director Kevin Cooke told BBC Radio Lincolnshire.

"I don't see why we can't do that, as long as you put good foundations down."

Burton were fighting to gain Football League status in 2008 but eight years later, in 2016,  were promoted to the second tier for the first time in their history.  

Cancer free bell helps patients stay positive

UK-wide charity, End of Treatment Bells has put a bell in 88 hospitals around the country to help bring some positivity to cancer patients and their families. 

Leicester Royal Infirmary is one of the latest hospitals to get one and today 67-year-old Harris Wagner got to ring it after his last radiotherapy session.

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Warning over theft of realistic air guns

A collection of realistic BB guns and air weapons have been stolen from a shed, prompting a warning from police.

Stolen airgun
Derbyshire Police
Stolen airguns
Derbyshire Police

The six BB guns and 11 airsoft weapons - similar to paintball guns - were taken sometime last week from a house in Merrill Way, Allenton.

Insp Greg Hunt warned that while the guns are not illegal to own, it could be illegal "to have them in your possession in public".

“Perhaps more importantly though is how realistic they are to the appearance of a real firearm and as such could cause significant fear to a member of the public," he said.

"If our armed officers were called to an incident involving someone carrying such an item they may have only a very short time to decide whether that person was a danger to them or the public, with potentially serious consequences." 

General election 2017: How do I register to vote?

Don't get left outside on polling day. Here are details of what you need and where you need to go to register for the general election on 8 June:  

The deadline to register is 22 May

Your comments: Solar powered bins 'a waste of money'

Facebook

Last week we told you about Derbyshire Dales District Council investing in new solar bins to place around Matlock, Ashbourne, Wirksworth and Bakewell. 

Here's what a few of you had to say about this on our Facebook.

Julie Scott said: "No wonder council tax has gone up ! The bins we had have been good enough for the past God knows how many years."

Solar bins
BBC

Kieran Pallett wrote: "Supposedly saving money in the long run by needing to be emptied less often and more collections on a van etc. Had them in Nottingham for years."  

Linda Gregory added: "Pity they don't have a light on domestic bins so they could be emptied when full!"

Daniel Hatton also added: "Waste of money."

Mansfield Town's stadium 'oldest in the league'

Liam Barnes

BBC News Online

It’s hosted football matches for more than 150 years – with claims that's longer than any other professional ground in the country – but how much do you know about Mansfield Town’s home?

Now known as the One Call Stadium, Field Mill has been hosting football since 1861, and the Stags have been plying their trade there since 1919.

You used Your Questions to ask us more about the ground’s long history, and Mansfield Town’s historian Paul Taylor, who’s spent nearly 50 years watching matches there, has spoken about some of the highlights.

Tennis: Derby's Jay Clarke moving on up

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Derby's Jay Clarke has moved in to the Association of Tennis Professional top 400 for the first time.

Huge congratulations are in order for the Derby lad.

Jay Clarke
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Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

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

M1 Derbyshire - Slow traffic on M1 northbound between J28, A38 (Alfreton) and J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Colin Slater: BBC's Notts County commentator retires after 49 years
BBC Radio Nottingham commentator Colin Slater announces his retirement after 49 years of covering Notts County matches for the station.

Mansfield's Alvin Stardust statue campaign gathers pace

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Campaigners behind a project to try to build an Alvin Stardust statue in Mansfield have released some artists' impressions of what they hope it will look like. 

Alvin Stardust statue
Alvin Stardust Memorial Sculpture Fund

Stardust, who was once described as "the Godfather of British Rock 'n' Roll", grew up in Mansfield and also attended what is now Southwell Minster School.   

The group behind the memorial said they have raised around £2,000 for the statue, which will be situated at Mansfield Museum. 

They are still deciding how much more fundraising they need to do as the amount of money raised will determine the final statue size.  

Alvin Stardust statue
Alvin Stardust Memorial Sculpture Fund

Cricket: Derbyshire lose both opening fixtures

BBC Derby Sport

Derbyshire are trying to remain positive as they prepare to start their one day cup campaign. 

They've now lost both their opening fixtures in the County Championship. Kent beat Derbyshire by 169 runs.

Cricket
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Captain Billy Godleman said: "In terms of championship cricket, once we get our bowling attack at full strength and we're able to string consecutive passages of play together and build some pressure on teams then i'll feel like we're moving in the right direction."

Ched Evans

League One champions Sheffield United are set to re-sign striker Ched Evans from Chesterfield, reports BBC Radio Sheffield.

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Mark Selby

Owen Phillips

BBC Sport at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Mark Selby says he is yet to find his best form despite reaching the World Championship quarter-finals.

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Your views: Council fine 'will further impact services'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Many of you have been tweeting us your thoughts about the £1m fine for Nottinghamshire County Council.

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Gary Rowett to 'make changes over the summer'

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Derby Sport

It sounds like many Derby County players could be preparing for their last game at Pride Park. 

Gary Rowett says he'll be making changes over the summer. 

His comments come ahead of the match against Wolves, which is Derby County's final home fixture of the season.

Gary Rowett
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Leicester is 'curry capital of UK'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Leicester's best Indian restaurants were honoured in the city's first Curry Awards last night.

Chutney Ivy won the Restaurant of the Year title, and owner Shaf Islam was full of praise for his competitors. 

"Because the quality of the Indian food in Leicester is probably the best this side of Delhi, and with the number of Indian restaurants in Leicester per population, probably more than London and Birmingham, the level of competition keeps the quality very high," he said.

"Mark my words, this is the curry capital of the UK."

Leicester Curry Awards
BBC

Selby through to quarter-finals

BBC Sport

Leicester's Mark Selby has beaten Xiao Guodong 13-6 to reach the last eight in the World Championship.

The defending champion next faces either Marco Fu or 2010 champion Neil Robertson.

Mark Selby
Getty Images

Council fined £1m after park accident

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Nottinghamshire County Council has been fined £1m after a man was hit by a tractor collecting branches at Rufford Abbey Country Park.

The accident happened in June 2015 while the man, aged 71, was on a guided walk of the park. 

Nottingham Crown Court heard the council worker was using the tractor to transport branches through the park and could not see the man when he hit him - causing him serious bruising and injuries to arms legs and head.

Rufford Abbey
Nottinghamshire County Council

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found the council "failed to implement a safe system of work" by failing to segregate vehicle movements from the public.

They said the council also "failed to supervise and adequately plan the work sufficiently".

Speaking after the hearing, inspector Martin Giles said: “The failure to properly plan this work and put in place straight forward control measures not only put the gentleman at risk but also endangered other members of the public walking with him.”

Travel: Accident cleared in Meadows

Appeal after man assaulted on train

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Were you on the 19:33 train service from Stoke-on-Trent to Derby on Good Friday?

British Transport Police is appealing for help after a 32-year-old man was assaulted - receiving deep cuts above his eye and swelling around his eyes and nose.

Sheffield United and Notts County fans were on the train and the victim received hospital treatment for his injuries.

British Transport Police
BBC

Injuries blow for Leicester

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Craig Shakespeare has held his press conference ahead of Leicester City's game against Arsenal on Wednesday.

He said Wes Morgan had overstretched his hamstring and won't be playing, Islam Slimani is still out with a groin strain and Nampalys Mendy is out for the rest of the season following ankle surgery.

Craig Shakespeare
BBC

About the upcoming game, he said: "They’ve been bright and the focus is on getting as many points as we can. They’re very focussed as a group. 

"It’s not hard [to lift the players]. The bigger carrot is the Premier League....We’re not mathematically safe.“

Afternoon weather: Cloud and showers clearing away

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Cloud and showers slowly clearing away leaving a drier and brighter end to the day. 

Breezy with highs of 12C (54F).

Barbecue ban at Watermead Park

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Leicester City Council is to ban the use of barbecues on Watermead Park in a bid to stop anti-social behaviour.

The council said large groups have been gathering on the park and loud music and alcohol at the barbecues were intimidating other users.

Large amounts of litter is also being left on the park and cars are parking inconsiderately outside residents' homes, according to the authority.

Watermead park
Google

We want to make sure Watermead is a safe and welcoming place to visit for all park users. We have already begun advertising on site that barbecues will not be permitted at Watermead, with an introduction date of 28 April 2017. Once this is introduced, there will be regular patrols of the site by parks staff to monitor the situation. This will help to tackle some of the problems that nearby residents and park users have reported to us, and which our parks staff have regularly witnessed.

Steve PalethorpeLeicester City Council’s Parks Operational Manager

Police advise motorists to avoid Meadows area

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

We've been trying to get some more details about the accident in The Meadows in Nottingham.

The accident is close to the tram line on Sheriff's Way and is also affecting traffic on Meadow's Way.

Police said they were called at 12:35 but could not give any further details at this stage. A spokesman advised motorists to avoid the area. 

Woman and two teens charged after stabbing in Langley Mill

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

A woman and two teenagers have been charged with wounding with intent to cause harm after a 37-year-old man was stabbed in Langley Mill over the weekend.

Police were called to Station Road at 00:45 on Saturday morning to reports that a man had been stabbed. 

Derbyshire Police said he was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre with non-life threatening injuries and was later discharged.

Station Road
Google

A 33-year-old woman, from Langley Mill, and a 17-year-old boy are due to appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court today.

A 16-year-old boy - also charged with the same offence - has been released on bail and is due to appear in court at a later date.

Teenager released on bail after 14-year-old's death

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A 17-year-old boy who was arrested on suspicion of murdering another teenager in Aspley, Nottingham, has been released on bail.

Nottinghamshire Police were called to the house at about 22:00 on Thursday after being told a 14-year-old boy had suffered a cardiac arrest.

He later died in hospital.

A post-mortem examination into the boy's death proved inconclusive, the force added. 

Tenbury Crescent
Google

Grime artist Stormzy in Nottingham tonight

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Trains to Nottingham are expected to be busy tonight as we welcome grime artist Stormzy - who will be taking to the stage at Rock City.

Stormzy
BBC

East Midlands Trains even tweeted their train times ahead of tonight's show.  

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Watch yourself finish

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Runners completing the London Marathon
BBC

If you took part in the London Marathon yesterday, massive congratulations - we hope you're not aching too much today.

You can watch highlights of the day here.

And, if your time was between 2hrs 30mins and 6hrs, you can see yourself finish with this special feed on iPlayer.

Man dies after Leicester car park assault

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A murder investigation has been launched after a man died two days after being assaulted in Leicester. 

The 20-year-old was found in a car park in Cropthorne Avenue at 12.50 on Friday with stab wounds and was taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Police said he died last night and a post mortem examination will take place today.

Cropthorne Avenue car park
Google

A statement from Leicestershire Police said they are "pursuing several lines of enquiry".

They have asked anyone who saw anything suspicious in the car park on Friday to get in touch with them.

Trams affected by cyclist accident

Trams are running from Hucknall and Phoneix Park to Nottingham Station and trams from Toton and Clifton are running as far as NG2 Business Park and Queen's Walk, Meadows.

NET said East Midlands Trains are accepting their tickets and passes on trains from Nottingham to Hucknall and Beeston.

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Another proud marathon finisher...

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

And here's the Head of BBC East Midlands, Stuart Thomas, showing off his well earned medal from yesterday's London Marathon.

I'm sure he won't mind me telling you he finished it in 05:06:31.

What an achievement!

Stuart Thomas
BBC