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  1. Leicester City owners to fight '£323m lawsuit'
  2. Man jailed for life for street stabbing
  3. Alleged bomb plotter 'sent gory videos'
  4. Man, 18, admits killing boy
  5. Fire at Leicestershire pub
  6. Antibiotics amnesty launched across county
  7. Live updates for Tuesday 14 November 2017

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By Dave Wade and Amy Woodfield

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Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, between J20 for A4303 and J21 for M69.

M1 Leicestershire - Stationary traffic on M1 northbound between J20, A4303 (Lutterworth) and J21, M69 (Leicester), because of a rolling road-block and an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, at J29a for Markham Lane Markham Vale.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound at J29a, Markham (Markham Vale), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham and J26 for A610 Nottingham.

M1 Derbyshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M1 northbound between J25, A52 (Nottingham) and J26, A610 (Nottingham), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Queens Park Chesterfield

Derbyshire escape punishment over the loss of their four-day Championship game with Kent at Chesterfield in September.

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Regular live coverage on this page has ended for the day, but breaking news, sport and travel updates will continue to appear through the night.

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Weather: Foggy later

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

Milder than recent nights due to cloudy conditions and patchy light rain and drizzle.


A widespread mix of low cloud and patchy fog will form by the early hours.

Minimum temperature: 8C (46F).

Watch: Caped Crusader returns to Gotham

Is it the Caped Crusader and his plucky sidekick? Or Del Boy and Rodney?

Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, between J24A for A50 Derby and J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M1 northbound between J24a, A50 (Derby) and J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of an accident. In the roadworks area.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, at J29 for A617.

M1 Derbyshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic southbound at J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Watch: Citizens arrest for 'naughty' purse snatcher

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A would-be robber got more than he bargained for when he messed with Terttu Blackett in Ruddington, Nottinghamshire, last week.

Your pictures: Animal magic

BBC Weather Watchers

A good day for getting back to nature today as our Weather Watchers have been finding out.

This snoozing ram was spotted at Calke in Derbyshire.


And this majestic heron was captured in Ruddington, Nottinghamshire.

ruddington heron
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Ken Clarke's Brexit speech met with applause

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Rushcliffe MP Ken Clarke just received a round of sustained applause in the House of Commons after his EU bill debate speech.

The clapping - which isn't allowed under parliamentary convention - came after his killer closing line: "I am the rebel".

Ken Clarke

He said there were only two MPs still in the House, who were present in 1972 when the European Communities Act was passed: Labour MP for Bolsover Dennis Skinner and himself.

Pro-EU Mr Clarke adds that he and Mr Skinner have always voted in opposite ways on Europe and the government have more chance of support from Mr Skinner than from him.

Dennis Skinner

He said the idea has been "put forward by UKIP and others that [the act] led faceless, grey Eurocrats to produce vast quantities of awful legislation and red tape is one of the biggest myths of our time".

But he paid tribute to former UKIP leader Nigel Farage's "campaigning abilities", calling him "the most successful politician of my generation".

He joked that people persuaded by Mr Farage "are all looking forward to bent bananas again once we actually repeal this piece of legislation".


Guns handed to police during amnesty

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Derbyshire Police have received 13 weapons in the first two days of a gun amnesty.

The force wants to take legally held weapons and replicas out of circulation so they don't fall into criminal hands.

The 13 guns handed in so far include BB guns, a starting pistol, air riffles and a shotgun.

People wanting to hand in a weapon can do so at Pear Tree, St Mary's Wharf, Buxton or Chesterfield police stations.

Archbishop takes the bus

Danielle Hunt

BBC Radio Leicester

Here's the Archbishop of Canterbury taking the Hospital Hopper from Beaumont Leys.

Justin Welby

Justin Welby will be chatting to passengers as well as praying with them if they wish.

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, at J28 for A38 Alfreton affecting Birchwood Lane.

M1 Derbyshire - Slow traffic on M1 southbound at J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion on A38 to the Birchwood Lane junction.

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

Leicester celebs head for the jungle

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The new line-up of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here has been announced - and there's quite a showing from Leicester.

Among the famous faces we'll be seeing getting hot and bothered down under include Rebekah Vardy, wife of Foxes star Jamie.

Rebekah Vardy

Dennis Wise - who played for Leicester City from 2001 to 2002 - is also appearing on the ITV show.

Dennis Wise

They'll be battling to stay the three weeks in the jungle alongside Boris Johnson's dad Stanley, former boxing world champion Amir Khan and Jennie McAlpine (Fiz from Corrie).

Find out the full lineup here.

Travel: Car crashes into M1 barrier

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

This crash has happened not far from Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

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Foxes player 'disgusted' by transfer injustice

Press Association

Leicester midfielder Adrien Silva insists he was "disgusted" by the injustice which has left him in exile.

The Portugal international cannot play forthe Foxes until January after the paperwork for his £22m move from Sporting Lisbon was filed 14 seconds after August's transfer deadline.

Adrien Silva

Leicester's appeal was rejected by FIFA which has left Silva facing four months out and unhappy with the situation.

Silva told Portuguese public broadcaster RTP: "I had a lot of desire to talk about the injustice. I was disgusted by this, but people calmed me, they advised me that I had to let go of a painful time to express myself in a calmer, less aggressive way. It was the best decision.

"I cannot hide that it was a big disappointment. I felt a great disillusionment with everything that happened, which I was not responsible for, but I am the big loser. It is not a short time without playing."

Flooding closes school

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A secondary school in Langley Mill is closed today because of flooding, Derbyshire County Council has said.


A post on one of Aldercar School's Facebook pages says a broken sprinkler system has caused the electricity to be turned off throughout the school.

Severe accident: A42 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

A42 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, at J12 B5006 Measham Road Measham affecting M42 J11.

A42 Leicestershire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on A42 northbound in Ashby-De-La-Zouch at J12, B5006 (Measham), because of an accident. Congestion to Burton Upon Trent.

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

Watch: Charity helped by Children in Need

Oli Constable

BBC Yorkshire Live

You probably know that this week sees the BBC Children In Need appeal reach its climax.

A large number of charities benefit from the money you help to raise - like Changing Faces.

I've been to meet Alessandra from Hope Valley whose life has been changed by the charity.

House prices shoot up in part of Leicestershire

BBC Business News

Hinckley and Bosworth has seen the biggest rise in house prices in the UK, according to the ONS.

house price figs

The figures are for annual growth to September this year.

Controversial industrial building development approved

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby, political reporter

An industrial development near Belper, which could create over 600 jobs, has been approved by councillors.

The local MP Pauline Latham and hundreds of members of the public had objected to the proposal.

Aerial view of development site

Historic England said it was concerned the proposed industrial buildings in Bullsmoor would spoil the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site.

The decision may have to be reviewed by the government before work can start.

Councillors asked to rethink plans for new cemetery

Tim Parker

BBC Radio Leicester reporter

A decision by Charnwood Borough Council's cabinet to put Loughborough's next cemetery near a developing housing estate, hasn't gone down well.

Five councillors have decided to call-in the decision bringing it back to the council for further discussion.

Loughborough Cemetery
Charnwood Borough Council

It was realised in 2007 that an extension to the existing cemetery would be needed by 2032. Officers put together a 45-page report looking at five potential sites for a new cemetery for Loughborough.

The Allendale Road site was judged to be the best but local councillors have called it in for a re-think.

Proposed site for cemetery

Councillor David Hayes, who is one of the five who've called the decision in, said people have raised concerns about property prices and had hoped the field would be used as a park or a playground for children on the estate.

Drivers warned about A1 breakdown

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A message from police by the side of the A1 in Rutland.

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Afternoon weather update

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

It’ll be cloudy with the chance of some drizzly showers possible on and off throughout the day.

There will be some brightness where the cloud thins and breaks and the chance of a hint of sunshine.

Highs of 12C (54F).

Life sentence for street murder

Eric Simpson

BBC News Online

An 18-year-old who stabbed a man to death with a single blow over a "seemingly insignificant argument" has been jailed for life for murder.

Mucaad Ali Farah
Leicestershire Police

Mucaad Ali Farah, from Bishopdale Road, in Leicester killed Abdirahman Abdirizak Mahmoud Adam on St Matthews Way in Leicester last May.

The 22-year-old died in hospital of a single stab wound to the chest.

Leicestershire Police said Farah had shown no remorse. A judge ordered him to serve a minimum of 14 years in prison.

Nottingham MP questions Brexit vote

The Daily Politics

The Labour MP for Nottingham East sounds off after David Davis's announcement yesterday that Parliament will get a vote on the final Brexit deal.

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Pupil caught with knife at school

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Police in Leicester have just recovered this knife from a primary school in the city.

The force has posted on Twitter to say the pupil was spoken to and "appropriate referrals completed".

Leicestershire Police

Earlier today police said 17 knives had been recovered in a week-long policing operation in Leicestershire.

Students and cleaners protest over pay

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Dozens of students and cleaners have joined a protest outside the University of Nottingham over how much some of its staff are paid.


The university has been accused of short-changing its cleaners, cooks and estates workers by unions, including the University and College Union.

Although it pays workers the National Living Wage - £8.75 an hour - the unions have said this only happens for three months of the year due to different pay cycles.

The university says it has a fair "pay and reward" package.

Burst water pipe causing supply issues

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Sorry to be the barer of bad news but some people in Leicestershire might find they don't have any water.

There's a burst water pipe in South Croxton causing supplies to be off or at low pressure.

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Adam and Eve musical cancelled

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

This is serpently disappointing... (sorry).

If a musical rendering of the Biblical tale of the Garden of Eden sounds like a good night to you, then we've got some bad news.

Adam and Eve
iStock / Gerry Images Plus

Heaven on Earth, telling the story of Adam and Eve, due to take place at Nottingham's Motorpoint Arena over three nights in January, has been cancelled.

The Arena said the production company has taken the decision after "delays with investment funding".

motorpoint arena

A post on Eden International Productions' website has said the firm is about to go into liquidation and has cancelled the entire Heaven on Earth arena tour.

Refunds will be made in the next 10 working days, the Arena said.

Couple thank 'angels' after firework destroys home

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A woman from Littleover whose house was wrecked by a firework said she's been overwhelmed by the kindness of strangers.

A rocket came through the roof of Wendy and Ted Bagshaw's home on Bonfire weekend.

Since the fire, the couple have been given food parcels, clothes, money and invited into neighbours' homes.

Wendy said: "Everywhere around us are there are people that are angels. They're putting us first in front of themselves, which I'll never know how to thank them. There aren't enough words."

Fire dog chats to cops

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Just a dog wearing shoes sharing a joke with some police officers.

Move along, nothing weird here.

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'Cash for crash' scammers to repay thousands

East Midlands Today

Members of a Derbyshire gang which ran a complex insurance scam have been ordered to pay back more than £37,000.

Markeaton Island

They orchestrated 41 "cash for crash" collisions between 2011 and 2013 where they would stage car crashes before submitting fraudulent insurance clams.

Ten of the incidents happened at Markeaton Island in Derby.

In April this year, 11 men were jailed for a combined total of more than 42 years for conspiracy to defraud.

Soubry: May pandering to hard Brexit Tories

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry has accused Theresa May of pandering to hardline Brexit supporters in her own party.

Yesterday, Brexit Secretary David Davis offered MPs a vote on the final Brexit deal - and MPs are now set for hours of debate over the minutiae of the government's Brexit bill.

anna soubry

Conservative Mrs Soubry said the offer was "completely meaningless" because Mr Davis "couldn't guarantee that we'd have the vote before we left".

And, if the government failed to reach an agreement with the EU on its post-Brexit relationship, Parliament will have no say at all, which she said was not "right" for such an important decision.

"After all, people voted to take back control and yet actually, control is going out of Parliament," she said.

"It's going into the hands of a very small number of ministers, and I'm afraid to say I think Theresa May is really pandering to 35 hard Brexiteer ideologues in my own party and that's not right."

Brexit Minister Robin Walker insisted the government was focused on securing an agreement with the EU that would be backed by the majority of MPs.

Religious leader welcomed to Leicester

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The Archbishop of Canterbury has arrived at the Guildhall in Leicester.

Archbishop of Canterbury

Justin Welby said a few words about "looking forward" to his visit to the city and the county.

This was followed by a few words from the city mayor Sir Peter Soulsby.

The Archbishop of Canterbury with Sir Peter Soulsby

Students sent home after water problem

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Pupils at Derby Moor Community Sports College have been sent home early as it currently has no running water.

derby moor

The school in Littleover, which has about 1,400 pupils, said it would provide more information later on when it plans to reopen.