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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 11 May 2017
  2. Hannah Bladon killing: Man charged with student's murder
  3. Ex-councillor charged with B&B owner wife's car murder in France
  4. Nottinghamshire children's homes abuse inquiry opens
  5. 'Runaway' lamb and sheepdog still missing
  6. 'No fracking tests in Sherwood Forest'

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By Dave Wade and Khia Lewis-Todd

All times stated are UK

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Manchester City hold on to beat Leicester and move back into third as Riyad Mahrez's late penalty is disallowed for the Foxes.

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Video captures cars engulfed in flames in Newhall

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Firefighters spent three hours tackling a blaze in a car yard in Newhall last night.

Crews from Swadlincote, Burton and Ashby were called just after 20:00.

Thick plumes of black smoke could be seen for miles around. 

Luckily, no-one was injured and crews left the yard at about 23:00, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service said.

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Watch: Cob wins the battle of the bread names

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

If, like me, you're an adopted East Midlander, all this talk of "cobs" when you're after a barmcake is frankly, baffling.

What we call our bread bun, batch or scuffler can cause a fierce debate - wherever you are in the country.

We took to the streets of Derby, Nottingham and Leicester to find out how many of you actually call your midday bread-based lunch a cob.

UKIP announce East Midlands general election candidates

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

UKIP has confirmed they will not be putting candidates forward for seats in Mid Derbyshire, Derbyshire Dales, Erewash, Amber Valley, South Derbyshire and High Peak. 

Derby North is the only Derbyshire seat they will contest. Their candidate is Bill Piper.

In Ashfield, Ray Young will stand for the party, while there will be no UKIP candidate for Bassetlaw.

Other Nottinghamshire UKIP candidates we are now aware of include Fran Loi, who will stand in Broxtowe, Lee Waters - who will compete for the Gedling seat - Stephen Crosby, who will stand in Nottingham North, Robert Hall-Palmer, who will stand in Nottingham East, and David Hollis - who will fight for the Nottingham South seat.

In Newark, Xandra Arundel will stand for the party, while Matthew Faithfull and Stuart Bestwick will stand in Rushcliffe and Sherwood respectively.

Two independent candidates to stand in Leicester East

Tim Parker

BBC Radio Leicester political reporter

Two independent candidates will stand in Leicester East, it has been announced.

Sujata Barot and Ian Fox will stand against Labour's Keith Vaz, Liberal Democrat Nitesh Dave, Tory Edward Yi He and Green Party member Melanie Wakley.  

Bus Pass Elvis returns to stand in Nottingham East

Tony Roe

BBC East Midlands political editor

A retired pensioner dressed as Elvis - known as Bus Pass Elvis - has announced he will stand in Nottingham East as the Elvis & Yeti Himalayan preservation candidate.    

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BreakingHannah Bladon killing: Man charged with student's murder

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

A Palestinian man has been charged with the murder of a British student who was stabbed to death in Jerusalem. 

Hannah Bladon, 20, was attacked as she was travelling on a light rail train near the Old City, in Israel, on Good Friday. 

Jamil Tamimi, 57, faces a charge of intentional murder over the attack on the University of Birmingham student. 

The Derby County fan had been on an exchange programme at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Ms Bladon's family said she had been taking part in an archaeological dig that morning and described her as a "talented musician" and "enthusiastic rugby player". 

The train was packed at the time of the attack as Christians marked Good Friday and Jews celebrated Passover. 

A pregnant woman and a 50-year-old man were also injured when the tram came to a sudden stop in the aftermath of the attack.

Teens arrested over Clifton fire

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Three teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire at a derelict college building in Clifton earlier this week.

Police said the former Fairham Community College in Farnborough Road was significantly damaged by fire at about 19:50 on Tuesday.

At its height, about 40 firefighters tackled the blaze and a big plume of black smoke could be seen in the area.

It was the second fire at the site in a week.

Three boys, aged 15, 14, and 13, were arrested yesterday and have been released on bail.

Porky pets reach final of Pet Fit Club competition

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Two porky pets have become finalists for an animal charity's annual pet slimming competition.

Barnaby the cat and Lola the rabbit - both from Derby - have made the final of the PDSA's Pet Fit Club competition.

Barnaby
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The charity nominated both Lola - who weighs 7.1kg - and Barnaby, who is 8kg, in the hope they would shed the pounds. They're up against six other animals nationwide.

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Both pets have until October to lose weight and start living a healthy lifestyle. Lola herself has already dropped a few pounds.

Drayton Manor staff 'shaken' by schoolgirl Evha Jannath's death

In a post on its Facebook page, bosses at Drayton Manor Theme Park said the "tragedy" of Evha's death had "shaken the whole Drayton Manor family from the board, through to staff and visitors".

The 11-year-old fell into the water while on the Splash Canyon rapids attraction.

The theme park said staff's thoughts "continue to be with the family and all those who have been affected by Tuesday’s incident".

Splash Canyon ride
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Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, at J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

M1 Derbyshire - M1 entry slip road closed and slow traffic northbound at J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Teenagers missing from New Basford home

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Two teenagers have gone missing from their home in New Basford, police have said.

Amaree Ross, 15, and Romy Johnson, 13, left their Nottingham home at about 14:45 yesterday but haven't been seen since.

Amaree Ross and Romy Johnson
Nottinghamshire Police

Police said Amaree is around 5ft tall, and normally wears her hair in a bun on top of her head.

Romy is around 4ft 10ins tall with short black hair.

East Midlands Trains services back to normal

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Some good news for commuters...

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Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J31 for A57 Sheffield and J30 for A616.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 southbound between J31, A57 (Sheffield) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

BreakingDrayton Manor confirms its closure on Friday

Alex Homer

BBC Local Live

Drayton Manor theme park says it will stay closed on Friday "to allow the Health and Safety Executive to complete their work" following the death of 11-year-old Leicester schoolgirl Evha Jannath who fell into water there on Tuesday.

The attraction said its "thoughts continue to be with the family and all those who have been affected by Tuesday’s incident".

East Midlands weather update: Warm and fairly cloudy

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

It’ll be warm and fairly cloudy this evening with some brighter intervals. 

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BBC

Overnight, it will be mild and largely cloudy with the risk of an isolated shower, but it will mostly stay dry.  

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, at J20 for A4303.

M1 Leicestershire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road southbound at J20, A4303 (Lutterworth), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

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Fault at Hathersage causing train disruption

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

East Midlands Trains say they have no estimate time for when services will return to normal.

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Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, at Tibshelf Services.

M1 Derbyshire - M1 lane closed on slip road into the services northbound at Tibshelf Services, because of a broken down lorry. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, between J20 for A4303 and J19 for M6.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J20, A4303 (Lutterworth) and J19, M6 (Catthorpe Interchange), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, between J23A for A42 and J24 for A6.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J23a A42 and J24, A6 (Kegworth), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Derby man who raised thousands for cancer treatment dies

East Midlands Today

A Derby man who raised more than £100,000 to pay for cancer treatment in Germany has lost his fight against the disease. 

Dominic Bergin, 34, was diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer but was determined to try revolutionary treatment abroad which wasn't available on the NHS. 

Friends and family raised funds through his "Do it for Dom" appeal.

Dom
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He passed away just two weeks after marrying his partner Robyn Orridge at a Macmillan hospice.

She said although the treatment didn't work for Dominic, he had still believed it was successful for many others.

Dom
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Ex-councillor charged with B&B owner wife's car murder in France

Rory Gallimore

BBC Radio Derby

A former councillor has been charged with the murder of his wife in France, according to Derbyshire Police.

Stephanie Turtle, 50, who was born in Derby, moved to the Prayssac in the Lot department last year with her husband David, 62, to set up a guest house.

Mrs Turtle's body was found beneath a car on March 30 after emergency services were called to the property. 

Mr Turtle - who served on Bournemouth Council from May 2015 to July 2016 - has now been charged in connection with her death, Derby Coroner's Court heard. Following the inquest, Derbyshire Police confirmed the charge was murder. 

Stephanie and David Turtle
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The brief hearing heard Mrs Turtle's body was identified by a tattoo on her ankle.

The coroner adjourned the inquest until 25 June.

Regent Road in Leicester now open

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Richard III play row 'a storm in a teacup'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The row over staging Shakespeare's Richard III at Leicester Cathedral has been branded "a storm in a teacup" by a leading historian.

Richard III light on the Cathedral wall
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The Richard III Society has branded the decision as a "monumental mistake" which would be "humiliating" to the king.  

But Professor Michael Hicks, who has previously cast doubt on whether it is actually Richard III's remains that were found in Leicester, thinks the issue has been blown out of proportion.

He said: "Of course the story has been dramatised, but the essential message - that Richard usurped the throne and had the princes killed - is not really deniable.

"If plays are to be staged in cathedrals, and this one has been shown there before, I don't see the objection. It is a great play that will continue to be performed.

"It is a storm in a teacup really." 

Regent Road in Leicester blocked both ways due to accident

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Motorists have been advised to avoid the area.

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Further general election candidates for Derbyshire seats revealed

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

More candidates vying for general election seats across Derbyshire have been revealed.

In Amber Valley, Kate Smith will stand for the Liberal Democrats. Two of her confirmed opponents are Conservative Nigel Mills and Labour's James Dawson.

Ross Shipman will stand for the Liberal Democrats in Bolsover. He will stand against UKIP's Philip Rose, Tory Helen Harrison and Labour's Dennis Skinner. 

We told you earlier today that Spencer Pitfield will stand in Chesterfield for the Conservatives. Joining Mr Pitfield will be Labour's Toby Perkins, Dave Wadsworth - from The Green Party - and Tom Snowdon of the Liberal Democrats. 

In Erewash, Martin Garnett from the Liberal Democrats and Green Party member Ralph Hierons will compete with Labour's Catherine Atkinson and Conservative Maggie Throup for the seat.

Charles Lawley, of the Liberal Democrats, has said he will stand in High Peak. Two of his already confirmed opponents will be Tory Andrew Bingham and Labour's Ruth George.

In North East Derbyshire, David Lomax - from the Liberal Democrats - will stand against The Green Party's Dave Kesteven, as well as Labour Party member Natascha Engel and Tory Lee Rowley. 

Liberal Democrat Andrew Hollyer will stand in Derbyshire Dales, as will Matt Buckler from The Green Party. Tory Patrick McLoughlin and Labour's Andy Botham will also fight for the seat. 

And in South Derbyshire, Tory Heather Wheeler will face Labour's Robert Pearson, Lorraine Johnson, from the Liberal Democrats, and Green Party member Marten Kats. 

'Van on barrier' as road blocked on Little Eaton Island due to crash

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

A woman has been taken to hospital following a three-vehicle crash at the Little Eaton Island.

Derbyshire Police were called at 11:05 following the collision between two cars and a van.

The slip road is currently blocked and delays to traffic are expected due to the van hitting the central reservation.  

A picture - taken from the passenger seat of a car - has shown a van on a barrier near the crash scene. 

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No-one is believed to have suffered life-threatening injuries, the force added.  

Video footage shows car engulfed in flames in Ilkeston

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

A video has captured a car engulfed in flames in the early hours of this morning.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to Norman Street in Ilkeston at about 03:15 to reports a car was on fire.

The fire service said firefighters left the scene at 04:27 and are continuing with their investigation into the blaze. 

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Scores of alleged victims involved in sex abuse inquiry

Jeremy Ball

Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

The IICSA has received tens of thousands of pages of evidence, including police inquiries and disciplinaries, linked to 57 children's homes. 

The inquiry is also considering sexual abuse by foster carers in Nottinghamshire and whether "inaction" by councils exposed other children.

A total of 75 applications for "core participants" in the inquiry have been granted, including 69 abuse "complainants", Nottinghamshire Police, the Crown Prosecution Service, Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council and the Department for Education.

Severe disruption: M1 Nottinghamshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Nottinghamshire southbound severe disruption, at J27 for A608 Hucknall.

M1 Nottinghamshire - M1 lane blocked on entry slip road southbound at J27, A608 (Hucknall), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

'No fracking tests in Sherwood Forest'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

On the subject of fracking in Nottinghamshire, the county council has received a formal notification from energy firm Ineos that it's undertaking six months of 3D seismic surveys starting next month.

And it's NOT now planning to survey within the Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve, as was previously suggested.

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BBC

In January the RSPB, which takes over management of the reserve next year, spoke out against Ineos's plans to survey the forest and an anti-fracking protest was held.

The 96 sq mile (250 sq km) area where the surveying is taking place extends into Derbyshire and Rotherham, but excludes important ecological areas, including Thoresby Lake, Welbeck Lake and Sookholme Brook in Warsop.

A 50-metre boundary zone will be in place to safeguard scheduled monuments, including important archaeological sites and historic buildings, the council has said.

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Planning permission is not required for the surveys, which are to determine where shale gas might be located.

They could lead to fracking - but that would require planning permission.

The council has approved a total of two exploratory shale gas well sites between Barnby Moor and Blyth and in Misson but has received no planning applications for fracking.

Surveying will take place between 07:00 and 19:00, seven days a week, at least 50 metres from residential properties.