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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 1 June 2017
  2. BBC Radio Derby election debate held
  3. Plans to demolish much-maligned car park approved
  4. Further arrests over Leicester street 'gunshots'
  5. Son who killed father 'was merciless'
  6. Pair arrested in modern slavery investigation

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By Maryam Qaiser and Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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Today's updates have now finished but Local Live will return from 08:00 on Friday.

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. In the roadworks area.

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

Facebook Live: BBC Radio Derby election debate

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby, political reporter

We are live at the University of Derby for BBC Radio Derby's election debate - featuring candidates for the country's most marginal seat, Derby North.

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East Midlands weather update: A dry evening with clear spells

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC weather presenter

It will be a dry evening with some clear spells reaching lows of 14C (57F).

There will be a warm start to tomorrow morning with some showery rain and possible thunder in the afternoon.

Temperatures will reach a high of 21C (70F) on Friday.

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

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

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

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

Cricket: Derbyshire name squad for Nottinghamshire clash

Dave Fletcher

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Derbyshire have announced their 14-man squad to play Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge tomorrow.

The squad is: Godleman, Reece, Slater, Macdonell, Thakor, Madsen, Hughes, Wilson, Smit, Mendis, Taylor, Palladino, Hemmings, McKerr.

Rugby: Tigers bring in Tonga star

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Tonga international Sione Kalamafoni is one of four new signings announced by Leicester Tigers today.

The 29-year-old, who has played in two world cups, said he was "delighted" to have joined "a big club with a lot of history".

Sione Kalamafoni
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Frog Island stabbing: Victim now stable, police say

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

The victim of a stabbing in Leicester city centre yesterday is now in a stable condition in hospital, police have said.

Several roads were cordoned off after the man was discovered by a passing police car at the junction of Sanvey Gate and Soar Lane at 00:50.

Police cordon
BBC

Officers have been carrying out door-to-door enquiries today to try to establish what happened.

Police appeal after tram stop 'assault involving knife'

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Police are appealing for witnesses - particularly these three pictured - after a serious assault involving a knife took place at a tram stop.

Officers were called to Highbury Vale tram stop in Nottingham at about 20:50 BST on Monday 17 April after the assault, which police say took place following a confrontation between a group of people.

Tram stop appeal
Nottinghamshire Police

Crossbow stolen during house break-in

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A crossbow pistol and bolts were among the items stolen from a house in Ilkeston.

The crossbow pistol – a small crossbow with a trigger mechanism – was taken along with a compound bow and arrows.

A 42in black Hitachi television, a Panasonic Lumix DSLR camera, and an Xbox 360 games console were also taken during the break-in at a property in Haddon Street, Ilkeston.

The house was unoccupied for a number of days around the time of the burglary, which happened at the start of May.

Weather Watcher breaks down while out snapping

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Spare a thought for Weather Watcher Maggie T from East Leake. She was out taking some photos in the sun this afternoon when her car broke down.

Despite the setback, she cheerily uploaded this pic with the caption: "The show must go on!"

Broken down car
Maggie T

School to shut for extra week following water damage

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Holgate Primary School and Nursery in Hucknall has been forced to close for an extra week after half-term because of water damage following a fire.

The school
Google

The blaze broke out last Friday and although the building was saved, it has been severely affected by the sprinkler system.

It will remain closed until at least Friday 9 June.

Jewellery stolen from house in Ilkeston

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Sentimental jewellery has been stolen from a house in Ilkeston.

It was taken from an art-deco style box, which was black with orange birds on it.

The break-in happened at a house in Oakwell Drive between 09:00 and 17:00 on 24 May.

Further arrests over Leicester street 'gunshots'

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Two more people have been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences following reports of gunshots on a residential street in Leicester.

Police said a 17-year-old youth and an 18-year-old man were questioned yesterday over the incident in Tolton Road on 21 May before being released pending further enquiries.

Despite the reports of shots, nobody was found injured and no local hospitals dealt with injuries relating to gunshot wounds.

Tolton Road in Leicester
Google

Four other people - a 22-year-old man and three 16 year olds - were previously arrested on suspicion of firearms offences and also released pending further investigation.

Green light for Broadmarsh Centre redevelopment

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

This is how the revamped Broadmarsh car park and bus station will look when it opens in late 2019.

The city council plans to create a pedestrian area between the shopping centre and the railway station with a new car park entrance in Canal Street.

Artist impression of new-look Broadmarsh Centre
Nottingham City Council

BreakingBroadmarsh car park to be knocked down

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Nottingham City Council has given the demolition of the Broadmarsh Centre car park and bus station the go-ahead.

Work to build a replacement is expected to be completed by late 2019.

Broadmarsh car park
BBC

The council said it would be running a competition to offer a local person the chance to get the demolition under way next month.

Pic appeal over football fight in Derbyshire pub

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Photos have been released of several men police want to speak to about a clash between football supporters at a pub in Derbyshire.

The men, who are thought to be Birmingham City supporters, fought with Cardiff City fans at the Royal Oak in Barlborough ahead of away games for both sides on 14 April.

The Birmingham City fans were on their way to Rotherham United and the Cardiff City fans were heading to Sheffield Wednesday.

CCTV images of football fans
Derbyshire Police

Spireites star attracts interest from other clubs

Andy Giddings

Sports Editor, BBC Sheffield

We understand reports of interest in Chesterfield forward Kristian Dennis are true.

No concrete offers made though and the club is unwilling to sell.

Kristian Dennis
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Daily Express: Foxes could get £50m for Mahrez

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez could be set for a move to Arsenal - with the Foxes receiving a whopping £50m for his services, according to today's Daily Express.

Read more in BBC Sport's football gossip column.

Riyad Mahrez
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Your photos: Summer in Derbyshire

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

This remarkable photo was sent to BBC East Midlands Today's Facebook page by Sharon Jackson from Duffield. Great shot, Sharon.

Insect in Duffield
Sharon Jackson

Cyclist seriously injured in Loughborough crash

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A cyclist is in a critical condition after being involved in a crash with a car in Loughborough last night.

The collision happened in Epinal Way, close to the Forest Road junction, at about 21:00.

Epinal Way
Google

Derbyshire's new chief constable takes charge

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

It's the first day in the role for Derbyshire's new chief constable Peter Goodman.

Goodman, who was deputy to retiring chief constable Mick Creedon, was welcomed by the county's Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa.

He's identified tackling cyber crime as one of his top priorities and said he hoped for a "long and successful partnership with Derbyshire residents".

Peter Goodman and Hardyal Dhindsa
Better Times

Listen: BBC Radio Nottingham's election debate

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

You can hear BBC Radio Nottingham's one-hour election debate in full below.

Mark Dennison was joined by Kat Boettge (Green Party), Chantal Lee (Labour), Fran Loi (UKIP), Mark Spencer (Conservative) and Robert Swift (Lib Dem).

Latest weather outlook

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Cloud will build this afternoon but there’ll still be some sunny spells with light winds and highs of 23C (73F).

We're then expecting a dry and warm night with lows of 15C (59F).

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, between J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham and J24A for A50 Derby.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J25, A52 (Nottingham) and J24a, A50 (Derby), because of a broken down lorry.

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

Stolen car set on fire in Leicester park

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Crews had to deal with a car fire in Leicester's Western Park this morning.

The fire service said the car was believed to have been stolen and set on fire deliberately.

Car fire in Western Park
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service

Election debate: 'End NHS profiteering'

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Kat Boettge, from the Green Party, tells the BBC Radio Nottingham election debate she wants to stop NHS money ending up in the pockets of private firms.

Broadmarsh Centre car park could be demolished

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A decision will be made this afternoon on the fate of the Broadmarsh Centre car park in Nottingham.

Nottingham City Council is considering demolishing the car park and building a replacement, with work set to last until the end of 2019.

It's not yet clear where the new parking spaces will be - or the bus station, which carries hundreds of services each day.

Broadmarsh Car Park
BBC

The council said Intu, Broadmarsh's owners, was making good progress "towards delivering the major redevelopment of the shopping centre, with full construction likely to begin at the end of the year".

Pest controller looks to clear up wasp/bee confusion

Jonathan Baker

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

A pest controller from Derbyshire says he's been getting lots of call-outs from people confusing wasps with bees.

Pete Bancroft, from South Derbyshire District Council, says he removed about 500 wasp nests last year but never gets involved with bees.

Pete Bancroft
BBC

He told BBC Radio Derby: "We won't kill the bees - we'll let them go, have a life. After a few weeks they'll just go.

"We always get the bees come first [in the year]. They always come about a month or six weeks before wasps do. People see something buzzing about and think it's a wasp - but in May time it never is. It's too early."

Election debate: 'We want to end landbanking'

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Liberal Democrat Robert Swift tells BBC Radio Nottingham's election debate his party would stop developers buying up vacant land with no intention of building on it.

Volunteers' Week 2017

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Organisations and charities across the region are celebrating Volunteers' Week.

The week runs from today until 7 June to celebrate the hard work and dedication of people who give up their time to help others.

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Foxes skipper dreaming of Champions League return

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Leicester City captain Wes Morgan has said he thinks the Foxes are capable of reaching the Champions League again.

He told the official club website: "Everyone knows how good we can be when we play at our best.

Wes Morgan
Getty Images

“If we do, we can compete in the top half and maybe in the top eight. That’s where we need to aim to play.

"Hopefully one day, we can get into a Champions League spot again.”

Election debate: 'More could be done in terror fight'

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

UKIP's Fran Loi tells BBC Radio Nottingham's election debate the government could be doing more to round up suspected extremists.

Appeal for information after assault

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Police are appealing for information in connection with an assault in Jubilee Square, Leicester.

A 23-year-old suffered a fractured jaw after being attacked at about 01:00 BST on Sunday 30 April and police say a group of men spotted on CCTV may have information about what happened.

Group of men
Leicestershire Police

It’s believed the men may have been at the Leicester Tigers v Sale Sharks match earlier in the day.

Election debate: May correct on Brexit?

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Conservative Mark Spencer was asked whether Theresa May's negotiating stance on Brexit was right.

Election debate: Should the elderly pay other people's council tax?

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Labour's Chantal Lee shared her views on the question about why older people - who already pay for their own home care - have to pay for others through their council tax.

Rail passengers warned to expect crowded carriages

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

If you're getting a train today you might find it has fewer carriages than usual.

East Midlands Trains says this is because it has a higher than usual number of trains needing "essential maintenance" so some services are expected to be more crowded.

Train
PA