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  1. Updates for Friday 11 May 2017
  2. Cyber attack on NHS services in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire
  3. Park remains closed following schoolgirl's death
  4. Eighteen shotguns stolen in violent raid
  5. 'Drone with thermal camera' to look for missing dog and lamb
  6. Brothel slavery charges for two men
  7. DNA evidence convicts Loughborough rapist
  8. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Monday

Live Reporting

By Khia Lewis-Todd and Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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Chris Bevan

BBC Sport at Etihad Stadium

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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Our live updates across the day

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

Severe accident: M1 Nottinghamshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Nottinghamshire southbound severe accident, between J27 for A608 Hucknall and J26 for A610 Nottingham.

M1 Nottinghamshire - Two lanes closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J27, A608 (Hucknall) and J26, A610 (Nottingham), because of an accident involving three cars.

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

Weather: Cloudy overnight with clear spells

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

A few showers through the evening and then largely cloudy overnight with some clear spells.  

Tomorrow will be a cloudy start to the day but with some sunshine. Many areas will stay dry but there is a risk of some showers.

Minimum temperature: 11C (52F)


Hospital A&E remains open despite cyber attack concerns

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

I have just spoken to King's Mill Hospital and they've told me that its A&E department remains open.

"The NHS nationally is the victim of a suspected cyber attack," a spokesperson for the hospital said. 

"All our computers are down as a precaution.

"Our A&E remains open, but we ask patients to use A&E wisely.

"The NHS nationally will investigate the full extent and give full details later."  

King's Mill Hospital declares 'major incident'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Dr Tarek Seda, an A&E doctor at King's Mill Hospital in Sutton-in-Ashfield, has been explaining the impact of the suspected cyber attack. 

kings mill hospital

"We started shutting computer systems down and we didn't know what was going on," Dr Seda told BBC Radio 5 Live.  

"We had a bit of a briefing that we had to declare a major incident, which only happens in extreme situations." 

He adds that he has never know anything like this where they have been forced to shut down the computer system. 

Ex-Forest defender guiding students to brink of Europa League place

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Forest fans - ever wonder what happened to former defender Christian Edwards? 

Christian Edwards
Mike Hewitt /Allsport

Well wonder no more... 

Edwards, who played for the Reds between 1998-2003, is currently in charge of university side Cardiff Met FC and they are just one win away from the Europa League.

"I have to pinch myself that five years ago we were playing in Welsh League Division Three," Edwards told BBC Wales Sport. 

Quite remarkable really. 

Fatal crash driver admits charge

Greig Watson

Reporter, BBC News Online

A driver who killed a bystander when he crashed during a police pursuit has pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving. 

Matthew Luke Hogg, 24, from Melville Court, Etwall, struck another car in Main Street, Hilton on 11 April.

His vehicle then hit a 75-year-old man who was killed instantly.

Hogg is due to be sentenced at Derby Crown Court on Monday. 

Hilton High Street

Royal Derby Hospital working to 'protect systems'

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

The trust that runs Royal Derby Hospital has confirmed it was not affected by hackers but it is putting plans in place as a precaution.

“At this stage the Trust has not been affected by the cyber attack which has caused problems for many other Trusts, but we are putting resilience measures in place to protect our systems as the situation develops," a spokesman said.

Royal Derby Hospital

NHS cyber attack: Situation across the East Midlands

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here is what we know so far about the extent of this NHS cyber attack in the East Midlands: 

  • All IT systems at Derbyshire Community Health Services have been shut down, but the Royal Derby Hospital has not been affected 
  • A GP surgery in West Bridgford in Nottinghamshire has said its computer system is down and it cannot access patient records 
  • King's Mill Hospital in Sutton-in-Ashfield said they do not know if they have been affected 
  • Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the Queen's Medical Centre and the City Hospital, said it is not affected 
  • Bosses at Leicester's hospitals have confirmed that they have not been hit by the attack  
police tape

The charges relate to the operation of eight suspected brothels in Chesterfield, Derby, and Lincoln.

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Extent of NHS cyber attack becoming clearer

Christian Hill

BBC Radio Leicester newsreader

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust in Nuneaton, which also serves people in Hinckley and west Leicestershire, has confirmed it has been affected by the NHS cyber attack. 

"We are currently dealing with a suspected cyber attack,and have shut down a number of our systems as a precaution," a spokesperson for the trust said.  

"We have implemented our contingency plans and we continue to provide services in A&E and essential services elsewhere. 

"We do ask that patients only use A&E in an emergency and to call NHS 111 for urgent advice and guidance." 

Prestigious medal for war veteran

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A 99-year-old war veteran has been presented with France's highest honour to mark his part in the liberation of France in the Summer of 1944.

Don Sutton from Ravenshead in Nottinghamshire was presented with the Legion d'Honneur medal by the French Consul in the East Midlands at a presentation ceremony.

Police chase in Wigston 'justified'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

An investigation into a police chase that led to a car crashing into railings was found to be justified and in accordance with force policies.

It happened on Bushloe End in Wigston in January last year. The two men in the BMW being chased by police were seriously injured when the car crashed.

Bushloe End

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has since looked into the circumstances behind the crash and the involvement of Leicestershire Police.

They found the police constable driving was suitably trained and the pursuit had been authorised. There was also footage from the body-worn camera where the officer could be heard updating the control room and assessing the level of risk.   

Since the crash the driver of the BMW has been jailed for 33 months for dangerous driving, driving without insurance and failing to stop.

Zander Diamond

Mansfield continue their rebuilding for the new season by signing experienced former Northampton centre-back Zander Diamond.

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Leicester's hospitals IT team 'on high alert'

Christian Hill

BBC Radio Leicester newsreader

Although it has not as yet been affected by the cyber attack, the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS trust has said its IT team is on high alert.

Cyber attack on screen

Derby healthcare computers 'shut down as a precaution'

BBC Radio Derby

All GP surgeries in southern Derbyshire have been warned to switch off their IT systems after reports of a nationwide cyber attack on the NHS.

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust has confirmed its executives are meeting to asses the risk. The IT system has been shut down as a precaution. 


Cyber attack hits Nottingham GP surgery

Lewis Scrimshaw

News editor, BBC Radio Nottingham

It's unclear what impact the cyber attack is having in Nottinghamshire at the moment.... BBC Radio Nottingham has so far been contacted by one surgery in West Bridgford, which says its computer system is down, and it can't access patient records.

But Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the QMC and the City Hospital, says it is NOT affected.

Kings Mill Hospital 'does not know' if it was hit by cyber attack

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

King's Mill Hospital in Sutton-in-Ashfield has said it does not yet know if it has been affected by this cyber attack on NHS systems. 

Staff there have been asked to turn off their computers. 

BreakingDerbyshire health service suffers cyber attack

Royal honour for cricket broadcaster

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

It's official - he is now Jonathan Agnew MBE...

Jonathan Agnew

BBL Play-off final

Sunday (16:00 BST)

Following on from the WBBL Play-off final the O2 plays host to the BBL Play-off final on Sunday afternoon as Leicester Riders take on the Newcastle Eagles.

The Riders will be looking to complete the treble as they look to add to their BBL trophy and BBL championship wins earlier this season.

Meanwhile the Eagles will be hoping to build on their BBL Cup win in January, which was their third BBL Cup win in a row.

You can watch all the action live from 16:00 BST on the BBC Red Button and across Connected TV & online. 

Leicester Riders v Newcastle Eagles

WBBL Play-off final

Sunday (13:00 BST)

The British basketball season reaches its conclusion this weekend with a double header from the O2 Arena. 

First up is the WBBL Play-off final as Sevenoaks Suns take on the Nottingham Wildcats, the suns will be hoping to make it a double after winning the WBBL trophy earlier this year.

Nottingham Wildcats finished the season as Champions but will hope to go one better in the play-off final, after losing in the last two finals.

You can watch all the action live from 13:00 BST on the BBC Red Button and across Connected TV & online. 

Sevenoaks Suns v Nottingham Wildcats

Travel: Traffic crawling on A46 from Birstall

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Robber absconds from open prison

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

A man who was serving an eight-year sentence for robbery has absconded from an open prison.

Richard Mander, 35, absconded from HMP Sudbury on Wednesday, Derbyshire Police say.

He is described as white, 6ft 2ins tall, of a stocky build with receding brown hair.

Richard Mander absconder
Derbyshire Constabulary

Watch: Duo sought after laptop and card stolen in Chaddesden

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

CCTV footage showing two men police would like to speak to has been released after a laptop and bank card were stolen from a car drive in Chaddesden.

The day after this footage was shot, on 20 April, a car parked on Copes Way was broken into. 

The stolen bank card was later used to purchase items at a petrol station at the Pentagon Island, police say.

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Most people's power supply back on in Ilkeston

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

This will be good news for some - after 260 properties were without power this morning. 

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Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, at J23 for A512 affecting J22 for A50.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M1 northbound at J23, A512 (Loughborough), because of an accident. Travel time is around 15 minute. Congestion to J22, A50 (Coalville).

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

East Midlands weather update: A mixture of patchy and heavy rain

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

Expect a mixture of patchy light rain and heavier, potentially thundery, showers with some slightly brighter spells when the cloud breaks. 

Cricket commentator appointed MBE

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Recognise these faces? If you're a cricket fan you'll definitely recognise this commentator's voice...

Jonathan and Emma Agnew

It's our very own Jonathan Agnew, and his wife Emma, who are at Buckingham Palace where he is being appointed an MBE.

I can't mention Aggers without listening to this famous "leg over" clip - enjoy.

Picture released of shotguns stolen in violent robbery

BBC Radio Derby

Earlier on we told you about 18 shotguns which were stolen from a farmhouse in a violent robbery.

This photo of the stolen shotguns has just been released by Crimestoppers.  

A £5,000 reward has been offered by the charity. It said it's one of the biggest single shotgun thefts in the country this year.

stolen shotguns

Bag tied round dead cat's neck 'like a bow tie'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A cat has been found dead on its own doorstep with a bag tied around its neck in Nottingham.

The RSPCA charity said the garden waste bag could have been used to strangle the animal...

Garden waste bag

On Wednesday the one-year-old black cat was found by his owner on the doorstep of their flat in the Beeston area.

The bag had been rolled up and tied around his neck, like a bow tie. Blood was coming out of his mouth.

Given that he was a young and healthy cat, it is very odd indeed for him to have died suddenly and on the doorstep of his home, and it would be even odder for someone to tie a garden waste bag around the neck of a dead cat. A lot of things do not add up."

Sarah GardnerRSPCA inspector

Mansfield candidates give fracking views

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Yesterday we told you that The Green Party announced they would not be putting a candidate forward for the Mansfield constituency to help Labour's Sir Alan Meale beat "pro-fracking parties".

We have been speaking to other candidates for the seat about their views on fracking.

Fracking explainer

Sir Alan Meale confirmed he is "totally against" it and welcomed the Greens' move to stand aside.

He said fracking is “dirty... dangerous and the science is unproven".

Liberal Democrat candidate Anita Prabhaker said she is also anti-fracking. She added: "Living in an area where this kind of thing is happening is not very good."

Meanwhile, UKIP's Sid Pepper is in favour of the economic benefits of "freeing up a cheap source of fuel".

Conservative Ben Bradley also supports fracking. He said: "We need to look at other sources [of energy]. It's worth exploring at the very least."

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, between J19 for M6 and J18 for A5 affecting J20 for A4303.

M1 Leicestershire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M1 southbound between J19, M6 (Catthorpe Interchange) and J18, A5 (Rugby), because of a broken down car transporter and recovery work. Congestion to J20, A4303 (Lutterworth).

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

Speedway: Lions sign 'exciting' new rider

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Leicester Lions have signed the former British Under-19 Champion Jason Garrity...

Jason Garrity

He's expected to make his debut in Monday’s Premiership fixture against Wolverhampton at Beaumont Park.

We have taken stock of recent results, particularly away from home and quite frankly we should have come out of these meetings with more than we did. We have promised so much and yet were left deflated... Jason will bring something extra to the team in the areas of a meeting where we have trailed off."

David DarcyLions Promoter