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  1. Updates for Monday 8 May 2017
  2. University gets 'single biggest donation'
  3. Sheep gives birth to six lambs
  4. Man arrested over serious crash
  5. Rubbish fly-tipped in nature reserve
  6. Melbourne pub voted 'best in the country'
  7. Fawaz: Forest takeover '99%' complete
  8. Mel Morris: Sam Rush sacking 'to end up in court'
  9. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Tuesday

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By Khia Lewis-Todd and Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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Our live updates have now ended and will return tomorrow from 08:00. 

Your photos: May across Rutland

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Pete for this very artistic shot of a horse in Rutland. 

Horse in Rutland
Pete/BBC Weather Watchers

Weather: Clear and dry night ahead

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC weather presenter

It’ll be dry with variable amounts of cloud and some clear spells.     

BBC weather map

Lows of 5C (41F).

Derelict building fire closes Derby road

Aleena Naylor

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

Police have closed a road in Derby while emergency services deal with a fire in a derelict building on Rutland Street. 

Police have closed neighbouring Portland Street at the junction with St Thomas' road. 

Rutland Street

Derbyshire Fire Service said the fire was put out just after 17:00 and firefighters are now damping down.  

Tigers prop Cole collects Lions touring kit

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here is Leicester Tigers prop Dan Cole at the British and Irish Lions squad's first meeting together ahead of next month's tour to New Zealand. 

Dan Cole and other Lions players

The players collected kit and had the team photo. 

Not fancy carrying a chair though, Dan? 

Your photos: May across Derbyshire

BBC Weather Watchers

"The weather is nuts today"... A great snap taken by our Weather Watcher ericbrew from Shardlow.


Simpson: Form and points under Shakespeare 'speaks for itself'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Leicester City full back Danny Simpson has hinted that he would back Craig Shakespeare getting the manager's job full time. 

Danny Simpson
Clive Rose/Getty Images

The Foxes ensured their Premier League safety on Saturday with a 3-0 win over Watford and have won seven of the ten league matches Shakespeare has been in charge for. 

"Since Shakey took over, the football and the results and the form have been speaking for itself," Simpson told BBC Sport. 

"We'll leave it up to the chairman to decide what he wants to do but I think since he's [Craig Shakespeare] taken over we've been right up there in terms of form and points." 

Peak District launches own tartan range

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

When I mention the Peak District what comes to mind?...Besides beautiful views and lots of green.

Well it now has its own tartan which represents the park's moorland, rock edges, lime stone and rivers.

The design - which was registered by The Scottish Register of Tartans - will be used for merchandise and furnishings in the visitor centre.

The Peak District National Park tartan

We are delighted to launch this beautiful tartan, which perfectly captures the colours of our dramatic landscapes. We hope that local people will share our pride in the tartan and that it will remind visitors of memorable visits to the National Park."

Sarah FowlerChief executive of the Peak District National Park

How a UKIP exodus in places like Mansfield could challenge Labour

Mark Mardell

Presenter, The World This Weekend

The jovial Conservative Party chairman Sir Patrick McLoughlin is deep in what should be enemy territory, the market square in Mansfield in Nottinghamshire.  

Polling station sign
Getty Images

He bumps into one man who could have been sent by Central Office, if not central casting.

"I was brought up in a mining village, Mum and Dad always voted Labour, but I've started to see a bit of sense. You've got to trust Theresa May, haven't you?"

"I'd like the other lot to get in, but I don't think he's strong enough, really," someone else says.

Read more here.

Ched Evans

League One champions Sheffield United complete the signing of Ched Evans, who joins from Chesterfield on a three-year deal.

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Former Brewers player dies on charity bike ride

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Former Brewers player Karl Payne has died whilst taking part in a charity bike ride.

Karl had been riding from Stoke to Llangollen in Wales and back when he collapsed by the roadside.

Karl Payne
Rocester Football Club

The 44-year-old made 133 team appearances for Burton Albion after joining the club as a teenager and was currently a coach at his former club Rocester FC.  

Burton Albion have sent their deepest sympathies to Karl's family and friends. 

Watch: Men wanted in connection with attempted theft of solar panels

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Police would like to speak to this pair, captured on CCTV, about the attempted theft of some solar panels. 

Nottinghamshire Police said officers disturbed two men at Stapleford Solar Farm in Bessell Lane on Wednesday 26 April. 

Nothing was taken in the incident.

University of Leicester takes delivery of 'single biggest donation'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here is Colombian businessman and philanthropist Jimmy Mayer (pictured left) with his £2.7m donation for the University of Leicester. 

Jimmy and David Mayer with their £2.7m cheque
University of Leicester

The cash, the university's biggest donation ever from a single donor, is to go towards kidney research. 

It comes after Mr Mayer's son David (pictured right) was diagnosed with a form of kidney failure in 2012. 

Jimmy Mayer's plaque
University of Leicester

This is the second time Mr Mayer has donated to the university. 

In 2014, he gave them £500,000 to help with kidney research. 

M1 carriageway closure

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Just a quick heads up for travellers this evening...

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Comedian Chris Rock set for Nottingham visit

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Comedian Chris Rock will play a show in Nottingham as part of his first UK tour in ten years.

Chris Rock

The American comedian will head to the city on Tuesday 23 January 2018 to perform at the ice arena. 

His last tour in the UK, "No Apologies", saw two nights at the O2 Arena in London sell out.

The shows also broke a Guinness world record for the largest audience at a comedy show at the time.

Your photos: May across Nottinghamshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Buster9 for this pic from Misterton in Nottinghamshire. 

Cows in Misterton
Buster9/BBC Weather Watchers

Looks like a nice, leisurely start to the week for this particular herd...

Watch: Gatland backs Youngs' decision to miss Lions tour

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Lions head coach Warren Gatland has said he fully "respects and understands" Ben Youngs' decision to pull out of the tour on compassionate grounds. 

Leicester scrum-half Youngs announced on Saturday that he would miss the tour to New Zealand to stay with his brother Tom and his wife Tiffany, who has terminal cancer. 

Gatland said: "It was a tough conversation...but we fully respect and understand [the decision] and part of the values I've always family comes first.

"He [Ben Youngs] has made that decision and we know how close they are as well, so like I say we fully respect their decision." 

Nottingham city centre road reopens after reports of a fire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Friar Lane in Nottingham has reopened after reports of a fire at a bar there. 

Southbank bar

However, there is still some tape round the entrance to the Southbank Bar. 

It is understood to be a cigarette which hadn't been put out properly, not a fire in the cellar as had been suggested locally. 

Man wanted over Derby bag thefts

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Have you seen Stephen Ward? Police want to speak to him about a spate of bag thefts at restaurants and cafes in Derby.

The 34-year-old is also wanted for a recall to prison. Call 101 if you have any information.

Stephen Ward
Derbyshire Police

Passenger numbers rise at East Midlands Airport

BBC Radio Nottingham

Bosses at East Midlands Airport claim passenger numbers have increased by almost 5% year on year. 

The figures, covering 2016/17, show 4.7 million people travelled through the airport - an increase of more than 220,000 people since the year before.

East Midlands Airport

Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, between J24A for A50 Derby and J24 for A6.

M1 Leicestershire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M1 southbound between J24a, A50 (Derby) and J24, A6 (Kegworth), because of an accident.

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

Roman mosaic queues continue

Helen McCarthy

BBC Radio Leicester Reporter

Long queues continue in Leicester as people wait to catch a glimpse of the archaeological dig at the old factory site near Great Central Street and Highcross Street.

Man arrested over serious crash

BBC Radio Leicester

A 19-year-old man has been arrested after a serious crash in Leicester last night.

Police said a silver Peugeot 206 left the road on Aikman Avenue in New Parks just after 18:35 and crashed into a bollard. 

A man in his 20s, who was travelling in the car, was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham, where he remains in a critical condition.

Aikman Avenue

Police have appealed for witnesses to contact them.  

Sheep gives birth to six lambs

BBC Radio Derby

Now here's something ewe don't hear every day (sorry) - a Peak District sheep has given birth to six lambs.

The sheep on Brindley's farm, near Parwich, gave birth to three black lambs and three white ones, which owners say is extremely rare. 

Farmer Patricia Brindley said they named the smallest one after boxer Anthony Joshua.


It's probably even rarer to have three of each - three black and three white, apparently it's one in a million. My grandchildren came up at the weekend and they're boxing mad. We had problems with AJ when he was first born he was very weak, so we bottle fed him and we hadn't got a name for him so they said we're going to call him AJ because his a little fighter.

Patricia BrindleyFarmer

Police appeal over missing teenager

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Have you seen missing 16-year-old, Derryn Oxford?

Derryn Oxford
Nottinghamshire Police

She was last seen in New Basford in Nottingham on Saturday when she was wearing dark "jeggings" (leggings made to look like denim) and a black leather jacket, police said. 

Analysis: Forest takeover '99%' complete

Colin Fray

BBC Radio Nottingham

It is not a time for celebration, it's a time for relief. But it is also a time for looking forward and for making sure this is Forest's lowest point.

Nottingham Forest fans
Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

The quicker the takeover goes through the sooner Mark Warburton and director of football Frank McParland can begin the rebuild.

It's a been a shambolic season and one Forest just want to forget.

Council leader elect has 'lots to get through'

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby, political reporter

The Conservatives have promised to carefully manage Derbyshire County Council's budget, while making the cuts 'that are needed', after winning control in last week's elections. 

Barry Lewis, the leader elect, says they have a list of priorities and work will begin as soon as possible.

Barry Lewis

There's a lot to get through, a lot of details to understand. But right at the very top of that list is the discussion about the £30m care programme, putting money back into highways, and community transport. They're the biggies at the moment."

Barry LewisLeader elect

Your comments: Fly tipping at nature reserve


The rubbish that was fly-tipped at Attenborough Nature Reserve (see 10:46) has certainly got you talking over on the BBC Radio Nottingham Facebook page.

Jill Saunders writes: "It's disgusting, hope they find the culprits."  

Margaret Thunder Buckland adds: "Obviously a vehicle was needed to dump this, so why didn't said vehicle just take it to the local tip."   

Your questions: What's happening with Bakewell police station?

Liam Barnes

BBC News Online

Denis Mooney used Your Questions to ask what the plans are for the site, which was one of 58 buildings earmarked for closure in 2015.

Bakewell police station

 A spokesman for the force said the building is still in use, with safer neighbourhood officers among the staff based there.

There are no plans to sell the building, the force added, but the public enquiries desk remains closed.

Gallery 'getting new art exhibition'

Kevin Stanley

BBC Radio Nottingham reporter

It looks like the new exhibition is moving into the Nottingham Contemporary. This is what happens to the paraphernalia from the last...


It could almost be a piece of art in its own right.

Derby cinema screen named after Sir John Hurt

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

The widow of Sir John Hurt has paid tribute to her late husband, saying he "loved people".

Anwen Hurt was speaking at the opening of a cinema screen in Derby yesterday which has been named after him. 

Sir John Hurt
Getty Images

Hurt became a patron of Quad in 2008 - Anwen spoke about her late husband's love of Derby and Derbyshire, as clips of Sir John's most well-known roles were shown.

Sir John Hurt

He loved people, that's part of why he was a wonderful actor because he was a great observer of people and of life. Every person he came into contact with was important to him."

Anwen HurtWidow of Sir John Hurt

Appeal to return violin left in taxi

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A Nottingham musician is appealing for the safe return of her handmade Transylvanian violin. 

Ursula Donnely left the instrument in the back of a taxi in the city a week ago. 

Here she is playing the instrument...

She's taken to social media to try and find it - and her Facebook post has been shared over 1,800 times.

"It just shows you how kind people are and how thoughtful they are that they care so much that you've lost something," she said.

"It's a big deal to me but I don't think it's a big deal in the grand scheme of things and people have shown me so much support."

Fly-tippers dump rubbish at nature reserve

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A load of rubbish has been fly-tipped at a Nottinghamshire nature reserve. 

Fly tipped waste

The waste was dumped at Attenborough Nature Reserve over the weekend. 

"It is not a great way to start the week," Erin McDaid from the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust said.  

"Obviously they've chosen the most secluded spot in the car park where there are no cameras. 

"That is something we are going to have to be really careful about because it spoils the site."  

Mel Morris expecting Sam Rush sacking 'to end up in court'

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Derby County owner Mel Morris says he expects the dispute over the sacking of his former CEO Sam Rush (pictured left) to end up in court. 

Rush, the Chief Executive and President of the Rams since 2012 was sacked last week. 

The club issued a statement saying he'd been dismissed on the grounds of "gross misconduct and breach of fiduciary duty". 

Rush said the matter was "in the hands of his lawyers."

Mel Morris says he wants to do right by supporters.

Sam Rush and Mel Morris
Getty Images

Fans will get the benefit of the full disclosure in the fullness of time- I think its inevitable that in a situation like this Sam has every right to defend his position. Obviously I anticipate that this will ultimately end up in the courts and we're relishing the opportunity.

Mel MorrisDerby County owner

Youngs' Lions tour decision 'shows great strength of character'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Ben Youngs' decision to pull out of the British and Irish Lions tour to support his brother Tom and his wife through her terminal cancer shows his "great strength of character." 

Ben Youngs and Tom Youngs
Getty Images

Martin Ballard, presenter of the Leicester Tigers rugby show on BBC Radio Leicester, said: "Lions is still the pinnacle of northern hemisphere rugby despite all the commercial competitions that the players play in, they all want to play for the British and Irish Lions. 

"He is in the form of his life so that is a mark of his character that he has pulled out of this. 

"Tom is a very positive person, as is Ben, they've shown great strength of character." 

The brothers will still play their part in the remainder of the season for Leicester Tigers, who face Wasps in the Premiership semi-finals in two weeks. 

Watch: East Midlands weather forecast

A dry start to the day but will you need a jumper? Charlie has more.

Powercut affecting traffic signals in Leicester

BBC Radio Leicester

Western Power Distribution hope to have all supplies restored by 11:00...

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