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Summary

  1. Live updates for Thursday 3 August 2017
  2. Pregnancy arrest woman to sue IPCC
  3. Man admits stabbing housemate to death
  4. Abandoned suitcase causes security alert
  5. Derby student plotting mission to Mars
  6. Bid to save brain rehabilitation unit

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By Calum McKenzie and Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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Lewis Grabban celebrates with James Vaughan

Sunderland come from behind to earn a point as they begin life back in the Championship with a draw against Derby.

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Mark Warburton

Barrie McKay's debut strike earns Nottingham Forest an opening-day win over a Millwall side who waste numerous chances.

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Severe disruption: A38 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A38 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, between A610 and Coxbench Road affecting A61 Derby Road.

A38 Derbyshire - A38 closed southbound between the A610 junction in Ripley and the Coxbench Road junction in Coxbench, because of a police incident. Diversion in operation - local. Congestion to Watchorn Island.

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

Kelechi Iheanacho

Leicester City sign 20-year-old Nigeria striker Kelechi Iheanacho from Manchester City for a fee understood to be £25m.

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Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J28 for A38 Alfreton and J29 for A617.

M1 Derbyshire - Lane closed on M1 northbound between J28, A38 (Alfreton) and J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

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

Our live coverage across the day

Dedicated live coverage for Thursday has now ended, but some news, sport and travel updates will continue to appear on this page through the night.

East Midlands Live returns from 08:00 tomorrow.

Rikki Clarke has rejoined his first county Surrey, from Warwickshire

With the 2017 county season in full swing, keep up to date with the latest signings, departures and rumours ahead of next season.

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East Midlands weather update: A chance of rain

Anna Church

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

It will be a largely dry end to the day with just the risk of an isolated shower. A few bright or sunny spells are possible before dark.

BBC Weather map
BBC

It will remain windy overnight and although it will be mostly dry, a few showers are still possible.

Minimum temperatures of 14C (57F).

Rugby: Tuilagi returns to England fold

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Five Leicester Tigers players, including Manu Tuilagi, have been called up to the England squad for a training camp in London.

Manu Tuilagi
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Tuilagi, who last played for his country in 2016, will be joined by Dan Cole, Ellis Genge, George Ford and Ben Youngs.

Watch: Derby student plotting mission to Mars

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Could the first person to step foot on Mars be from Derby? Ryan MacDonald very much hopes so.

Here's his story.

England centre Manu Tuilagi

Chris Jones

BBC Radio 5 live rugby reporter

Leicester centre Manu Tuilagi is named in a 37-man England pre-season training squad for a three-day camp starting on Saturday.

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Abandoned suitcase causes security alert

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A dumped suitcase has sparked a police alert in Nottingham.

A spokesman for Nottingham Police said they were checking the case, which was left on Shakespeare Street near Nottingham Trent University, as a precaution but do not believe it is suspicious.

Shakespeare Street
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New rules will see Leicester's creative pitch patterns banned

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Elaborate pitch designs, like those seen at Leicester's King Power Stadium, are no more.

King Power Pitch
BBC

New rules, set out by the Premier League ahead of the new season, state that "pitch patterns and designs will no longer be allowed".

Pitches must now only contain no markings other than the traditional horizontal and white lines.

The Premier League has said the rules bring the league in line with UEFA competitions.

King Power Pitch
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Severe disruption: M69 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M69 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, at J1 for A5 Hinckley.

M69 Leicestershire - M69 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic northbound at J1, A5 (Hinckley), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Duffy handed Magpies armband

BBC Nottingham Sport

Notts County boss Kevin Nolan said Richard Duffy will captain the side this season in the absence of Michael O'Connor, who ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in April.

Nolan added he's looking at more signings.

Kevin Nolan
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Bid to save brain rehabilitation unit from closure

BBC Radio Nottingham

Campaigners will be meeting later in an attempt to save a unit at a community hospital.

Mansfield Community Hospital sign
Google

There are plans to shut the Chatsworth Ward at Mansfield Community Hospital, a rehabilitation unit for patients with brain conditions.

Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust has said the decision is not financial, but due to difficulties in recruiting specialist medical staff.

But Jon Dale, from the Unite union, has said staff are not happy: "They see that if this service goes there is nothing on offer for their patients."

Jet makes plane outline during Rolls-Royce engine test

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

This is pretty clever - a Boeing jet has drawn an outline of a plane using GPS tracking while testing Rolls-Royce engines over the US.

The 17-hour flight stayed entirely within the US border and travelled from Washington State, across to Lake Superior before crossing above at least 17 states.

Plane outline flight
Flightradar24/Google/Reuters

It's due to land in Seattle at 17:23 our time. You can track its progress here.

And here's a fun gif showing the plane's route.

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Man admits stabbing housemate to death

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A man has pleaded guilty to killing his housemate at their home in Derby.

Liam Pennick, 31, was stabbed to death at a house in Allen Street, Allenton, on 2 March.

Liam Pennick and the house where he died
Derbyshire Police

Police said 41-year-old James Eames, who had moved in a few days before the killing, admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility at Nottingham Crown Court earlier.

He will be sentenced at the same court on 12 September.

Football: Goalkeeper signs new contract with Rams

BBC Derby Sport

Derby County goalkeeper Jonathan Mitchell has signed a new four-year deal with the Rams.

Jonathan Mitchell
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The deal means that the 22-year-old, who made his debut for the Rams in January 2016, will stay at Pride Park until summer 2021.

"It’s really pleasing news for the club," Rams boss Gary Rowett told the club's official website.

"Any younger players that we see as part of our future we want to ensure that we, and they, have that security to try and develop."

Cricket: Ronchi urges Foxes to play with freedom

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Leicestershire Foxes wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi has urged his team mates to "play with a smile" as they look to end a five-game winless run in the T20 Blast.

Luke Ronchi
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The Foxes won their first four games of the competition, before losing their next four and seeing last night's match with the Notts Outlaws abandoned because of the rain.

"It is a tough game," former New Zealand international Ronchi told BBC Radio Leicester.

"But if we go out there with a smile on our face and just enjoy it as much as we possibly can and not think about results... things will work out better."

The Foxes host sixth-placed Lancashire Lightning on Friday evening.

Nottingham experts attempting to tackle modern day slavery in India

Reuters

Experts from the University of Nottingham are using the internet in an attempt to try and root out modern day slavery in northern India.

Brick kiln in India
ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images

The team are using Google Maps' satellite images to identify brick kilns, sites that are notorious for using slaves, including children.

"The key thing at the moment is to get those statistics right and to get the locations of the brick kilns sorted," Dr Doreen Boyd said.

"There are certainly activists on the ground that will help us in terms of getting the statistics and the locations of these brick kilns to [government] officials."

Anti-slavery activists said the project could be useful in identifying remote kilns or mines that would otherwise escape public or official scrutiny.

Piles of bricks in India
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Council set to honour First World War military hospital

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A former military hospital which housed sick and wounded soldiers during World War One is to be honoured next week.

Wicklow Lodge
Leicestershire County Council

Leicestershire County Council will award a green plaque to Wicklow Lodge, in Melton.

A former hunting lodge, it was transformed into a military hospital in 1914 and between 1915-19 it treated over 1,000 military personnel.

Local historian Derek Simmonds nominated the building for the award. He said: "I was in the county records office and was shown a list of military hospitals in Leicestershire during the First World War.

"I was astonished to find out that Wicklow Lodge treated 1,484 sick and wounded soldiers."

Trench war scene
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Severe disruption: A1(M) South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A1(M) South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J35 for M18 and J34 for A614 Bawtry Road.

A1(M) South Yorkshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on A1(M) southbound between J35 M18 and J34 A614 Bawtry Road, because of vehicle tyre change.

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

Your photos: Airport sunrise

BBC Weather Watchers

Here's how this morning's sunrise looked at East Midlands Airport. Thanks to Loki's Keeper for the pic.

East Midlands Airport sunrise
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Watch: Residents' shock at 'frightening' cash machine raid

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

People in Hatton have been describing their shock at hearing thieves used a digger to rip a cash machine from a supermarket in the village early this morning.

One said: "It is frightening because it does seem to be happening rather a lot now, all over the place."

London Road reopens after crash clear-up

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Severe accident: A6 Leicestershire both ways

BBC News Travel

A6 Leicestershire both ways severe accident, between B6416 Mayfield Road and Regent Street affecting East Street.

A6 Leicestershire - A6 London Road in Leicester closed and very slow traffic in both directions between the B6416 Mayfield Road junction and the Regent Street junction, because of an accident. Congestion on A594 London Road to the East Street junction.

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

Watch: Zoo names snow leopard cubs

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Twycross Zoo has announced its new arrivals have been named Eva and Ceba. Here's a cute video of them finding their feet.

Crash closes main Leicester road

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Regent Road is suffering from the closure of a section of London Road...

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Man punched and kicked during park robbery

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Police say a man was left concussed after being robbed by a "violent duo" in Derby's Arboretum Park.

The victim also suffered facial injuries when he was punched to the ground and kicked on the floor by the pair at about 17:15 on Monday.

Witnesses are urged to contact Derbyshire Police by calling 101.

Arboretum Park
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Listen: Rowett on Black Cats v Rams

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Derby County boss Gary Rowett has been talking about tomorrow night's season opener at Sunderland.

He told BBC Radio Derby Sport no matter how much effort players put in during pre-season, the first ten minutes of the season are always a shock to the system.

Carolyn Radford: Mansfield Town chief executive becomes BBC reporter for the day
Mansfield Town chief executive Carolyn Radford changes roles to become a BBC East Midlands Today reporter for the day,

Broadmarsh car park to close on Monday

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Broadmarsh car park will close on Monday ahead of its planned demolition, the council has announced.

The car park and bus station are being pulled down and rebuilt as part of a £250m redevelopment.

Artist impression of new look Broadmarsh centre
Nottingham City Council

The council said construction of the new Broadmarsh was due to get under way earlier next year with the new car park and bus station reopening in late 2019 and the new shopping centre opening in 2020.

Ex-owner of Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares restaurant sentenced for fraud

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The former owner of a restaurant that featured on Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares on Channel 4 has been sentenced for tax fraud.

Curry Lounge
Google

Arfan Razak, 49, ran the Curry Lounge on Upper Parliament Street, Nottingham, and was found to have lied on his VAT returns to the tune of £64,741.54.

Razak, of Melton Road, West Bridgford, owned the restaurant between 2006 and 2015 and appeared on Gordon Ramsay's programme in 2007.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) began examining the business after a series of unusual tax returns and it found sales were being suppressed on the VAT returns.

During the investigation, Razak provided fake bank statements to try to cover up his crimes.

He was sentenced to 18 months in prison for the fraud, suspended for two years.

Gordon Ramsay
GERRY PENNY/AFP/Getty Images

"Razak first tried reality TV to keep his restaurant going, then crime - and both failed," Stuart Taylor of HMRC said.

"Now he is paying the price for thinking he could cheat the honest majority who do the right thing."

Golf: Strong start for Reid at British Open

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Derby's Melissa Reid currently sits second on five under par after completing her first round at the Women's British Open in Fife.

Her round included seven birdies and two bogeys. America's Michelle Wie currently leads on eight under.

Reid finished joint 65th in the tournament last year.

Mel Reid
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Travel: Trains returning to normal on Newark-Nottingham line

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The barrier fault on the Newark-Nottingham line has been resolved...

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