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Summary

  1. Live updates for Friday 8 September 2017
  2. Man jailed for raping woman after giving her a lift
  3. Memorial for M1 death minibus driver
  4. Gas canisters used in ATM theft
  5. Man falls in burglary CCTV
  6. Madeleine McCann police request funding
  7. Cyclists to be allowed on Derby city centre street

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By Dave Wade and Liam Barnes

All times stated are UK

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East Midlands Live has now finished. We'll be back with more updates at 08:00 on Monday.

Weather: Showers clearing

Anna Church

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

A breezy end to the day with a scattering of blustery showers.

weather
BBC

Showers will tend to ease overnight allowing for some clear spells. Min 10C (50F).

Beauty spot's blue-green algae warning

Ben Truslove

BBC News Online

Dog owners are being warned not to let their pets into the water at Attenborough Nature Reserve.

Attenborough nature reserve
BBC

Signs have gone up at the beauty spot warning of the dangers of blue-green algae which can be toxic to animals.

It builds up from a bacteria caused by a combination of heavy rain, warm temperatures and high UV levels

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, between J29 for A617 and J28 for A38 Alfreton affecting J30 for A616.

M1 Derbyshire - Heavy traffic on M1 southbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J30, A616 (Worksop).

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

Watch: Man falls in burglary CCTV footage

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Police have released CCTV footage after a burglary in Derbyshire, in which a man appears to fall while climbing a wall.

They'd like to speak to the man, who was wearing a hi-vis jacket and a cap.

Jewellery was stolen from one of the bedrooms of the house in High Lane, Walton, near Chesterfield, on Monday 17 July.

Travel: Burst water pipe in Hinckley

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The road is flooded, according to Area Traffic Control in Leicester.

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Police warning after theft from cars

A spate of thefts from cars in north Derbyshire has prompted a warning from police.

Hathersage
Google

Three vehicles were broken into between Saturday and Monday in the village and number plates were stolen off a fourth.

A 46-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the theft of the number plates. He has been questioned and released under investigation while inquiries continue.

Memorial service for M1 crash death driver

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A memorial service has been held in Nottingham today for Cyriac Joseph, who died in a crash on the M1.

The minibus driver from Sherwood was one of eight people killed in the accident.

The victims all had links to the city's Catholic Malayalee community.

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M1 Derbyshire - Heavy traffic on M1 southbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Daryl Mitchell

Worcestershire take a huge step towards Division Two promotion with an eight-wicket win over leaders Nottinghamshire.

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Gas canisters used to break into ATM

Liam Barnes

BBC News Online

A group of thieves used gas canisters to break into an ATM in Lutterworth, Leicestershire Police has confirmed.

The cash machine at the Co-op on Linden Drive was targeted at about 03:40 this morning, with the canisters used to open the machine. Cases containing money were then taken.

The cases were recovered after being spotted by a member of the public in Gilmorton, but police are now investigating to trace the thieves.

Lutterworth Co-Op ATM robbery
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M1 crash: Caravan towed away

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The caravan has now been towed away from the scene.

M1
Highways England

Hopefully the delays on the southbound side, stretching back to junction 29A, will start to ease.

M1
Highways England

M1 crash: More pictures from the scene

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The caravan has now been moved to the inside lane.

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Charity sends Hurricane Irma aid to Caribbean

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A Derbyshire charity's helping with relief efforts following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean.

At least 14 people have died and tens of thousands have been left homeless.

mike tomlinson
BBC

Aquabox, based in Cromford, is preparing to send aid to Barbuda and the British Virgin Islands.

The boxes contain safe drinking water as well as tools and blankets.

Charity chairman, Mike Tomlinson, said: "There's enough there to really get them going on a first baseline."

aquabox
BBC

M1 crash: Traffic moving past overturned vehicle

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

It looks like traffic is being allowed past the overturned vehicle on the M1.

M1
Highways England

The vehicle is blocking three of the four lanes between junctions 28 and 29, however, and there are long delays behind it.

M1 crash: Fire crews at the scene

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Crews from Staveley and Ashfield are at the scene of the crash on the southbound side of the M1 between junctions 29 and 28.

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Travel: Overturned vehicle on M1

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

M1 crash
Highways England
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Sutton 'troublemaker' arrested for being drunk in shop

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A "troublemaker", who was drunk in a shop in Sutton-in-Ashfield, has been given a six-month conditional discharge.

Abigail Smith
Nottinghamshire Police

Abigail Smith had been given a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) which banned her from having an open vessel of alcohol, entering a pub without permission and from acting in a manner likely to cause alarm to people in the town.

The 29-year-old was arrested and charged at Mansfield Magistrates' Court yesterday.

Sgt Carl Holland said: "Smith has been given many chances and continues to cause problems in the area."

Weather: Showers continue

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

The showery theme continues throughout the afternoon however there’ll also be a good deal of dry and even bright weather too.

weather
BBC

The showers that do crop up could be heavy and thundery with highs of 18C (64F).

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, between Tibshelf Services and J28 for A38 Alfreton.

M1 Derbyshire - Severe delays, one lane closed and queuing traffic on M1 southbound between Tibshelf Services and J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of recovery work and a jackknifed caravan. Travel time is around 50 minutes. Congestion to J29a, Markham (Markham Vale).

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

Timothy Smith

The victim was found with a stab wound in a crashed car at an industrial estate.

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Crisp research seeking the science behind the snack

East Midlands Today

Have you ever wondered how exactly crisps get and keep their flavours?

Scientists at the University of Nottingham have been 'chipping' in with their research to work out the science behind one of our favourite snacks.

Let's hope their crisp studies don't go stale.

Family 'shocked and saddened' after man dies following assault

Liam Barnes

BBC News Online

The family of an Arnold man who died after an incident in Carlton last month thanked their friends and family for helping them through a tough time.

John Inger, 58, was pronounced dead at the scene after police responded to a call at an address in Walton Court on 26 August.

John Inger Arnold Carlton death
Nottinghamshire Police

Steven Wooley, 31 of Manvers Court, Sneinton, has been charged with murder and will appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 20 November.

Mr Inger's family said they were "shocked and saddened" after his death.

Dr Foster (no, not that one) bows out on a high

Facebook

While fans of Suranne Jones have been salivating at the return of Doctor Foster this week, patients of the tortured doc's namesake have been paying tribute as their beloved local GP bows out.

As you can see from the video he's created quite an impact in his long career, and you've been getting in touch on Facebook to share your own tributes.

Lesley Baker said: "A true gentleman whom I have always found not only to be professional but very caring and I hope he continues to be my own doctor for many years to come."

Lee Brentnall also paid tribute to Dr Foster, saying: "Great working with you Dr Foster. I hope you have a very happy retirement! You deserve it."

Getting Twiggy with it! Presenter joins in for Derby Pride

BBC Radio Derby

Derby Pride kicks off tomorrow to celebrate the city's LGBT community, and for Radio Derby's Andy Twigge it's anything but a drag.

He's been unleashing his inner diva to get into the spirit of things for Saturday.

Andy Twigge Derby Pride
BBC

Tour of Britain rider 'super bummed' to crash out

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Tour of Britain rider Brent Bookwalter says a crash in Retford on Wednesday "could have been avoided with more pro-active safety measures".

The American cyclist is recovering in hospital after the collision, which ended up with a car window being smashed.

The vehicle had been left parked in a disabled bay.

He said on Instagram he was "super bummed" to end the Tour but is focussing on getting better.

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In a statement, Tour organisers SweetSpot, said: "We operate a rolling road closure and cannot remove every parked vehicle on the race route, however we work with residents, communities and local authorities ahead of the event to ensure as safe and clear a passage for the race as possible."

Tigers team for Northampton trip announced

BBC Sport

The season may only be a week old, but Leicester Tigers will be itching to get a first win after their disappointing defeat at home to Bath.

The Tigers have announced their team for tomorrow's trip to nearby Northampton, with England's Dan Cole, George Ford, Jonny May and Ben Youngs all starting.

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Everyone enjoys derby day, the intensity around it is fantastic and hopefully it brings out the best."

Matt O'ConnorLeicester Tigers head coach

'End of an era' for Notts cricket

BBC Sport

Nottinghamshire's last home match of the County Championship Division Two season continues today, and it's an emotional moment for captain Chris Read.

After announcing his retirement earlier this year, the 39-year-old has walked off the pitch at Trent Bridge for the final time.

Let's hope he gets a well-earned pint with his tea.

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Liam Norwell

Liam Norwell takes 8-43 as Gloucestershire wrap up a 10-wicket win over Division Two's bottom side Leicestershire.

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Weather Watchers: Cloudy with a chance of... more clouds

BBC Weather Watchers

Summer feels well and truly dead today, but the ever-reliable Weather Watchers have been out in force to take the best images of the East Midlands.

Market Harborough
Billie's View

Billie's View managed to capture a glimpse of sunlight in an overcast Market Harborough, while Fractus went one better by managing to get a slice of blue sky in Bakewell, with a bit of rainbow to boot.

Bakewell weather
Fractus

In aptly-named Misterton, though, it's little more than a wall of grey up above, with mistywalker living up to their name. I think that counts as nominative determinism, but I haven't the foggiest...

Misterton weather
mistywalker

Power back on in Leicestershire

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Could city's farmers market be on the moo-ve?

East Midlands Today

Trading for Leicester's farmers market on one of the city's busiest streets could be coming to an end.

Stall-holders have spent the past 15 years on Gallowtree Gate, but now they're being invited by the city council to move to a purpose built area behind the current Leicester Market.

Organisers of the monthly event say the new venue isn't an option for many stall-holders.

Leicester farmers market
BBC

Power cut affects 1,500 properties

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Western Power Distribution has tweeted...

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According to the WPD's website, the cut is affecting 1,530 properties in the LE7 and LE4 postcode areas, which include Birstall, Syston, Rothley, Thurnby and Keythorpe.

It also appears to be affecting traffic lights in the county...

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Hurricane Irma: Ex-Nottingham man describes 'tense' atmosphere in Florida

Press Association

A lot of worrying stories have been coming from Florida and countries in the Caribbean as Hurricane Irma makes its way across the region.

Erik Petersen, who previously lived in Nottingham, is over in Fort Lauderdale, and he said the atmosphere is "pretty tense" as locals and tourists try to look out for each other.

The 40-year-old, who is with his wife Jo and six-year-old daughter Anya, said the situation was more worrying than last year, when Hurricane Matthew battered the Sunshine State.

Hurricane Irma
Google

People aren't just talking about this as a hurricane, they're taking about it as the hurricane. I've had a few people ask if I'm considering going somewhere else in Florida, but this thing's the size of Texas. Roads are clogged, hotels are full, gas is running low."

Erik Petersen
Rain stops play

Nick Webb

BBC Wales Sport

Derbyshire and Glamorgan fall victim to the weather again, with less than one day's play possible because of a wet outfield.

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Severe congestion: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe congestion, between J23 for A512 and J24 for A6.

M1 Leicestershire - Slow traffic on M1 northbound between J23, A512 (Loughborough) and J24, A6 (Kegworth). Travel time is around 20 minutes.

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

Cyclists to be allowed on Derby shopping street

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Work starts next week to upgrade the largely pedestrianised St Peter's Street in Derby city centre.

The plans, which include cycle lanes, should be ready by next summer.

Dave Clasby, from Derby Cycling Group, said it's a step in the right direction, but would like to see it extended to 24 hours a day, rather than between 17:00 and 10:00.

"We're happy to say that Derby is finally following the example of somewhere like Leicester, which for years has had cycling in its city centre pedestrianised areas, which have seen a significant increase in footfall," he said.

Cricket: Leicestershire to get under way despite rain

BBC Sport

Optimistic Leicestershire fans will be hoping they can turn things around in their County Championship match against Gloucestershire today.

Gloucestershire chalked up a lead of 146 in the first innings, and so the home side, who are currently bottom of Division Two, need all the playing time they can get.

Luckily the umpires have completed their inspections, and provided there's no more rain, play will get under way on time today.

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Farhad Mostafa

The woman paid the man thinking he was a taxi driver before he locked the car's doors and raped her.

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Man asks schoolgirls to get in his car

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Police have received two reports of a man approaching girls in West Bridgford and asking them to get in his car.

greythorne waddington
Google

The first happened at about 15:20 on Wednesday in Ascott Gardens and the second was at around 15:10 on Thursday at the junction of Greythorne Drive and Waddington Drive.

The girls who made the complaints are aged 15 and 11 and were on their way home from school.

Nottinghamshire Police said it has increased school patrols.

The man is described as white with short brown hair, short facial hair and in his early to mid-20s. He was driving a small hatchback car.