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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 10 May 2017
  2. Girl in theme park death named
  3. No charges over Tory election expenses
  4. Coalition to run county council
  5. 'First' mental health hotline launched
  6. Toyota sees first profit fall in five years
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

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By Amy Woodfield and Khia Lewis-Todd

All times stated are UK

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That's all from the East Midlands live page - updates will start again on Thursday at 08:00. 

Weather: Clear skies

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC weather presenter

Tonight under the clear skies, temperatures will fall away – particularly in rural spots which could see a touch of frost.

In urban areas expect lows of 3C (37F).    

Weather
BBC

Deer poaching investigation begins after pregnant doe is killed

Aleena Naylor

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

Derbyshire police are investigating a case of deer poaching - after a dead fawn was found with the partial remains of it's mother at Curber near Bakewell last week.

It's believed the doe was pregnant when she was killed.

The county's wildlife officer says it's one of the most disturbing cases they've had to deal with and are asking for anyone with information to get in contact.

Deer
BBC

Residents worried incinerator plans could 'emit toxic fumes'

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Campaigners against plans for an incinerator near Darley Abbey are worried it could emit toxic fumes. 

The company Enviro fusion applied for a temporary permit to test the thermal process of the plant which it said will be subject to 'rigorous' emissions standards. 

If plans are given the go-ahead they plan to build the incinerator on a site it already occupies Northedge Business Park on Alfreton Road.   

enviro fusion
BBC

There have been nearly 100 letters of objection against the plans.

enviro fusion
BBC

Enviro fusion said the permit it applied for is strictly temporary and it is not planning to operate a commercial waste to energy plant. 

Enviro fusion
BBC

If they got the application it wouldn't stop them coming back and applying for it to be a permanent one - I would be very much against that and so would my constituents."

Martin ReptonCouncillor

Lorry collides with car in Derby

Rory Gallimore

BBC Radio Derby

Were you stuck in traffic on Friar Gate? If so then here's why...

Friar Gate
BBC

Police have now cleared the road and the traffic is back to normal - it looks as if both drivers had a lucky escape.

Flowers and teddy for Leicester school girl

Phil Mackie

Midlands correspondent, BBC News

Tributes to Evha Jannath who died following an incident at Drayton Manor Park yesterday...

Tributes to Evha Jannath
BBC

General election candidate makes Derby North switch

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby, political reporter

Bill Piper - previously announced as UKIP candidate in South Derbyshire - is now standing in Derby North.  

Questions put to PM in Mansfield

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

Theresa May has been asked about the rising food bank usage and homelessness in Mansfield. She responded by saying it's "important to tackle the causes".

Another worker at Linney asked her about plans for a new high speed railway line - she confirmed she's fully committed to HS2.

On the subject of fracking she said it could be of "really significant benefit to the economy in the future".

Sheep gives birth to six lambs

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A Peak District ewe has given birth to not one, not two but SIX lambs.

Sheep usually have one or two young but on a farm in Parwich, near Ashbourne, a ewe has had sextuplets - three black and three white.

The chances of that happening are more than one in a million, according to their owner, Patricia Brindley. 

Their mum couldn't feed such a large litter, so the weakest has been bottle-fed by Patricia.

She said her "boxing mad" grandchildren have named him AJ after heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua.

Missing girl may be in Chesterfield

BBC Radio Derby

This is 14-year-old Shannon Bird. Police are appealing for help to trace the teen - officers think she may be in the Chesterfield area.

She was last seen at an address in Yorkshire earlier this week and was thought to have travelled back to Derbyshire. 

Shannon Bird
Derbyshire Constabulary

She was last seen wearing a black t-shirt and black leggings but is likely to have changed her clothes.

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, between J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham and J24 for A6.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J25, A52 (Nottingham) and J24, A6 (Kegworth), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

M1 southbound carriageway closed overnight

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Just a reminder if you're heading on the M1 southbound between junction 25-24 tonight...

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Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, at J30 for A616.

M1 Derbyshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road southbound at J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J30 for A616 and J31 for A57 Sheffield.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J30, A616 (Worksop) and J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of a broken down lorry. Traffic is coping well.

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

Prime Minister in Mansfield

Tony Roe

BBC East Midlands political editor

The Prime Minister is in town - Theresa May is speaking to workers at one of Mansfield's biggest employers, Linney.

Theresa May in Mansfield
BBC

When asked by one worker about why she won't debate Jeremy Corbyn she said she is doing this kind of thing instead.

Teenager stabbed in Nottingham

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A 16-year-old boy was stabbed in the Radford area of Nottingham last night.

Police have said they were called to Denman Street at 19:30 - an investigation has since been launched. 

Parts of Denman Street, Mozart Street and Mozart Close were closed for a while so police could examine the area.

The teenager was taken to hospital but his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.  

Police appeal to find family of fallen officers

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Were these men relatives of yours?

Leicestershire police are trying to trace family members of six former officers who died while on duty so they can be invited to a memorial service in July.

PC Nicolas Edward M. Archer, PC Thomas George Barrett and PC William Henry Wells
Leicestershire Police

PC Nicolas Edward M. Archer died in 1984, aged 28 - he was struck by a car. 

PC Thomas George Barrett died in 1886, aged 36 - he was beaten to death by a man he spoke to about non-payment of a fine. 

PC William Henry Wells died in 1906, aged 31 - he was found drowned in a canal in suspicious circumstances.

The relatives of Detective Constable Edwin George Trump, PC John Percy Newell and Sergeant Thomas Biggins are also being sought.

Reward offered to find lamb and dog best friends

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A £1,000 reward has been offered for the safe return of sheepdog Blake and orphaned lamb Bella who disappeared on Monday.

Their owner Natalie Haywood, told ITV's This Morning they had scraped together a £200 reward when presenter Phillip Schofield said the show would raise it to £1,000.

Afterwards, she told the BBC: "I honestly was not expecting him to up the reward.

"I'd not spoken to them prior to the interview, I just heard on the ear piece they would up the reward."  

Blake and Bella
Natalie Haywood

Ms Haywood said the pair were "inseparable" and Bella, who is still being bottle fed, followed Blake everywhere and thought she was a dog.

She said the pair had last been spotted yesterday just a mile from their farm in Perlethorpe, Nottinghamshire near Thoresby Hall but had not been seen since.

Lamb and dog
ITV

Appeal over wanted man

BBC Radio Derby

Police are keen to speak to Mark Mollison, from Alvaston, (pictured) in connection with a number of offences including robbery, assault and criminal damage.

Officers say the offences were committed between January and April this year.

Mark Mollinson
Derbyshire Police

Leicestershire general election candidates announced

Tim Parker

BBC Radio Leicester political reporter

Meanwhile, in Leicestershire, a number of additional general election candidates have been confirmed.

The most recent additions, ordered by constituency, are:

  • Bosworth: David Tredinnick (Conservatives), Chris Kealey (Labour), Michael Mullaney (Liberal Democrats)
  • Charnwood: Edward Argar (Conservatives), Sean Kelly-Walsh (Labour), Simon Sansome (Liberal Democrats)
  • Harborough: Neil O'Brien (Conservatives), Andrew Thomas (Labour), Zuffar Haq (Liberal Democrats), Teck Khong (UKIP)
  • Leicester East: Keith Vaz (Labour), Edward Yi He (Conservatives), Nitesh Dave (Liberal Democrats)
  • Leicester West: Liz Kendall (Labour), Jack Hickey (Conservatives), Ian Bradwell (Liberal Democrats) 
  • Leicester South: Meera Sonecha (Conservatives), Harrish Bisnauthsing (Liberal Democrats)
  • Loughborough: David Walker (Liberal Democrats)
  • South Leicestershire: Alberto Costa (Conservatives), Shabbir Aslam (Labour), Greg Webb (Liberal Democrats)
  • North West Leicestershire: Michael Wyatt (Liberal Democrats) 
  • Rutland & Melton: Sir Alan Duncan (Conservatives), Heather Peto (Labour), Ed Reynolds (Liberal Democrats) 

Hope for memorial to Belsen survivor

Ryan Morrison

BBC News Online

A historian who found the grave of a survivor of Bergen-Belsen hopes to arrange for a better memorial to the man.

Frank Le Villio
Jersey Heritage

Frank Le Villio was arrested in Jersey in 1944 for taking a joyride on a German soldier's motorbike. He was sent to a French prison but later ended up in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

He died at the age of 21 in Nottingham of tuberculosis a year after being liberated from the camp and historian Stanley Keiller found he was buried in a pauper's grave in the city.

He says after finding it the grave was cleaned up by the local vicar but he hopes a larger more permanent memorial can be put up.

'Everybody is in utter shock,' says family friend

A woman whose 16-year-old sister went on the school trip where an 11-year-old girl died, said the pupils and staff have been left devastated by the tragedy. 

Evha Jannath fell out of a circular boat on the Splash Canyon attraction during a school trip to Drayton Manor Theme Park on Tuesday.  

Zainab Mohammad
BBC

It's tragic. We don't know what the cause is but what we really want is for the family to be able to grieve. A family member has been ripped from [them] and it's a big loss. Everybody is in utter shock - there are no words. I couldn't sleep last night, thinking of this."

Zainab Mohammad (pictured)Sister was a friend of Evah Jannath

Asked how her sister was coping, she said. "She was devastated. She didn't want to talk about it. Nobody knows what's happened, we can't speculate on what has happened. The school is not very big, everybody know each other."

Police car at Drayton Manor Theme Park
PA

Near miss between plane and drone over Hathersage

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Details have just been revealed of a near miss between a plane and a drone over Hathersage last November. 

The pilot of a military transport plane was heading towards Chatsworth from Ladybower reservoir when he saw a black 4 or 5 bladed drone around 200 feet away at the same height as the aircraft. 

The plane veered to the right to avoid a collision - the operator of the drone, similar to the one pictured, hasn't been traced. 

Drone
Getty Images

Gardeners asked to look out for 'alien invader'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Scientists are calling for people across the East Midlands to look for these - the New Zealand flatworm...

New Zealand flatworm
University of Nottingham

Experts at the University of Nottingham call them an "alien invader" which is preying on the UK’s native population of earthworms.

They attack by wrapping themselves around the earthworm and secreting digestive mucus to dissolve them before consuming them.

New Zealand flatworm
University of Nottingham

Originating from New Zealand the worm was accidentally introduced to the UK in plant imports in the 1960s. 

Scientists are asking gardeners and nature lovers to be their eyes on the ground and keep a look out for the creature.

It is very important that we build up as accurate a picture as possible in the midlands region as our earthworms may be under attack. Every record we receive will help us to understand the distribution and impact of these flatworms, so we can develop the best response.”

Dr Sarah PierceUniversity’s school of life sciences

More candidates announced for Ashfield, Bassetlaw and Nottingham East seats

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

More general election candidates have been announced for three Nottinghamshire constituencies. 

Tony Harper, of the Conservatives, will contest the Ashfield seat - as will Bob Charlesworth of the Liberal Democrats.

Tory Annette Simpson has confirmed she will look to be elected in Bassetlaw. She will be competing against Labour's John Mann and Leon Duveen of the Liberal Democrats.

In Nottingham East, UKIP's Robert Hall-Palmer will look to overturn the majority held by Labour's Chris Leslie. 

Hundreds take part in council 'time swap' project

Sally Swinfen

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

More than 100 people in Erewash have signed up for a time swap project set up by the county council.

People who sign up carry out chores, or lend their expertise, and in exchange receive help from other members of the community.

Time swap
Derbyshire County Council

Tim Wright a guitar teacher told Radio Derby it's rewarding to pass on his skills.  

Tim
BBC

You get more of a feeling of satisfaction that you've done something and you've given your time to that person - so it's more of a personal satisfaction than financial reward."

Tim WrightGuitar teacher

Drayton Manor Theme Park death: What we know so far

Stephanie Barnard

BBC Local Live

Here are the latest developments following the death of 11-year-old Evha Jannath at Drayton Manor Theme Park:

  • Evha Jannath died yesterday afternoon after falling from a water rapid ride, Splash Canyon, at Drayton Manor Theme Park
  • The 11-year-old was on a school trip with Jameah Girls Academy in Leicester
  • The girl's family say their "world has been torn apart"
  • The theme park in Tamworth is closed today as a mark of respect to the girl
  • The Health and Safety Executive are on site carrying out their investigations into the cause
  • Jameah Girls' Academy is closed while its pupils come to terms with what has happened
Drayton Manor: Latest aerial footage shows empty rides