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Summary

  1. Men admit attacking foxhunting inspector
  2. CCTV footage of missing man released
  3. Mother of explosion victim to keep 'legacy alive'
  4. Another silver medal for Peaty
  5. Police issue advice ahead of football derby
  6. Updates on Tuesday 10 April 2018

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By Calum McKenzie and Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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Ruben Neves goal

Ged Scott

BBC Sport

Ruben Neves' stunning 30-yard volley helps Wolves to victory over Derby and leaves them needing two points for promotion.

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Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M1 Leicestershire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M1 southbound between J19, M6 (Catthorpe Interchange) and J18, A5 (Rugby), because of a broken down car.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J19, M6 (Catthorpe Interchange) and J18, A5 (Rugby), because of a broken down vehicle.

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, between J29 for A617 and J28 for A38 Alfreton.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Football

Will Atkinson salvages a draw for Mansfield at Stevenage but their winless run extends to nine games.

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Football

League Two's bottom side Chesterfield come from two goals down to earn a battling point at Morecambe.

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Nottingham Forest boss Aitor Karanka (left) and Brentford manager Dean Smith

Henrik Dalsgaard's goals keeps Brentford in play-off race as Nottingham Forest's goal drought stretches to six games.

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Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J30 for A616 and J31 for A57 Sheffield.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J30, A616 (Worksop) and J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Our live coverage across the day

Dedicated live coverage on this page has now ended for Tuesday, but some news, sport and travel will continue to be posted automatically overnight.

East Midlands Live returns from 08:00 tomorrow morning.

Boy, 14, gets royal wedding invite

Calum McKenzie

BBC News

A deaf boy who set up a sign language club at his school, has been given an invite to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding.

Reuben Litherland
PA

Reuben Litherland, 14, from Derby, will be among 1,200 other inspiring people in the grounds of Windsor Castle to share in the big day.

Jacinta Litherland, who will attend the wedding with her son, said: "He is very excited, and probably a bit bewildered. It's just not quite sunk in."

She added that she was "very proud" of her son's achievements, which include campaigning for deaf friendly cinema screenings, at such a young age.

Knife point robbery on Wollaton couple

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Four masked robbers held a couple at knife point as they raided their home in Wollaton.

Parkside
Google

The men broke into the property in Parkside at about 21:00 yesterday.

Police said they "ransacked" the house, threatened the occupants to hand over jewellery, before driving away in a dark-coloured saloon car.

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J30 for A616 and J31 for A57 Sheffield.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J30, A616 (Worksop) and J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Family rescued from e-cigarette fire

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

A mother and her two children were rescued from a house fire in Mansfield overnight.

It's been confirmed the blaze on Scholars Way was caused by an e-cigarette lighter that had been left on charge overnight.

Fire engine
BBC

The woman was woken by the sound of the fire alarm downstairs at about 02:30. She woke up her children and took them into the front bedroom and called 999.

Crews from Mansfield, Blidworth and Ashfield were sent to the house. When they arrived they put a ladder up to the window to rescue the mother and her children before going inside to put the fire out.

This incident shows just how important working smoke alarms are, they did their job here and this meant that a family were alerted to a developing fire downstairs."

Simon GlewNottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service

Funding for space research in Leicester

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

The University of Leicester is among a group of universities to receive a share of a £4.5m grant to boost the UK's space industry.

Leicester is one of five universities in the UK that form a Space Research and Innovation Network for Technology programme known as SPRINT.

SPRINT has just received the funding from Research England to allow them to work with small and medium-sized businesses in the space industry. It will mean businesses can get access to university expertise and facilities.

Artists’ impression of the XMM Mission
European Space Agency

The SPRINT programme has our full support – it will help smaller businesses tap into the world-class knowledge of some of the UK’s leading universities, giving them a real boost and creating new jobs.”

Dr Graham TurnockUK Space Agency
Ben Youngs of Leicester and England

Leicester and England scrum-half Ben Youngs is fit after a knee injury and could play against Northampton on Saturday.

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Horses help tackle trauma and mental health issues

Danielle Hunt

BBC Radio Leicester

A Leicestershire woman is hoping to take the love and support that animals can give into more care homes and schools across the county.

Dina Shale from The Way Of The Horse therapeutic centre believes in using horses to help people work through trauma.

Dina Shale and one of her therapy horses
Dina Shale

The non-profit social enterprise is looking for charity status now they have settled into new premises in Lutterworth.

Flood alert for River Idle

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

A barrier has been installed in Retford to reduce the flood risk of homes flooding near the River Idle.

Flood barrier
Environment Agency

The Environment Agency has issued a flooding "alert" for this area.

It has warned of flooding of low lying agricultural land and roads around Goose Moor Lane at Ordsall, farmlands in the Gamston and Eaton areas could start this afternoon.

We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation."

Environment Agency

Norwich and Nottingham to host UNESCO global literature gathering

Eastern Daily Press

Two of the UK’s four Cities of Literature have won the right to co-host the UNESCO global literature gathering in 2019.

Cultural leaders from 28 countries are set to visit for the prestigious forum and this will be the first time it has ever taken place in England.

Graffiti found on police building

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Derbyshire Police has been a victim of crime - this graffiti was found on the forces' temporary building in Alvaston.

Graffiti on portacabin
Derbyshire Police

Police have made an appeal for information on the person behind the tag so they can "bring them to justice".

Terror attack survivor gets royal wedding invitation

Calum McKenzie

BBC News

A survivor of the Manchester Arena attack last year has admitted she was "speechless" to get an invitation to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding.

Amelia Thompson
PA

Amelia Thompson, from Dronfield Woodhouse, has spent a year recovering from the trauma after she witnessed the aftermath of the bombing.

The 12-year-old has decided to give her other ticket to Sharon Goodman, who lost her 15-year-old granddaughter Olivia Campbell-Hardy in the attack.

Ms Thompson said: "I was speechless. I could not respond I was so excited."

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Getty Images

Kensington Palace announced in March that 1,200 members of the public would be among the crowds allowed into the grounds of Windsor Castle to share in the atmosphere of the May 19 wedding at St George's Chapel.

American singer set for Chesterfield show

Calum McKenzie

BBC News

American singer Anastacia will be joining Lionel Ritchie for his show in Chesterfield this summer.

Anastacia
Getty Images

Ritchie brings his "All the Hits" tour to the town's Proact Stadium on Thursday 21 June.

Bid to curb 'persistent' littering

Calum McKenzie

BBC News

Over £7m is being spent on street cleaning in order to keep Nottingham tidy, according to the city council.

Rubbish on a street
Getty Images

Nottingham City Council is urging people to pick up a piece of litter and deal with what it has said is a "persistent problem".

Councillor Sally Longford added: "Litter is a persistent problem that the council takes seriously, spending over £7m a year on street cleaning.

"However, we can’t solve this by ourselves, so the more we work together to tackle litter, the cleaner our streets will be – and the more the minority of litterers will get the message that their actions are completely unacceptable."

Businesses join terror watch system

East Midlands Today

A new alert system for major incidents and terrorist attacks is being set up across the East Midlands.

Police with a crowd
BBC

Dozens of businesses have signed up to a police scheme - including Boots, Next and Rolls-Royce.

The system was designed for the London Olympics. Businesses will communicate anything suspicious they come across - like the purchase of chemicals or storage space.

Take a seat on the 'friendly bench'

Sophie Cook

BBC Radio Leicester producer

Bench
© The Friendly Bench™ 2018

The Friendly Bench is the first of its kind anywhere in the UK, and hopes to provide a location where people can get together and enjoy plants and wildlife, particularly for an ageing population in the village and those who have mobility problems.

The new initiative includes a mini, kerbside community garden specially designed to tackle loneliness and social isolation by connecting people to each other, to places and with nature.

People smilng
© The Friendly Bench™ 2018

Watch: Another silver for Peaty and Clogg

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Nine one hundredths of a second.

That's how much Australia beat England by in the men's 4x100m medley relay.

Among the England swimmers was Nottinghamshire's Elliot Clogg and Adam Peaty, who grew up in Derby and now trains in Loughborough. Here's the moment England were - just - denied gold...

Men admit attacking foxhunting inspector

Victoria Hicks

Reporter, East Midlands Today

A father and son have pleaded guilty to their involvement in an attack on two members of an animal welfare charity as they monitored the Belvoir Hunt.

George and Thomas Grant
BBC

George and Thomas Grant, both from Belvoir, pleaded guilty at Leicester Crown Court to one count of grevious bodily harm, one count of actual bodily harm, theft of a video camera and damaging an SD card today.

It happened at Stathern near Melton Mowbray in March 2016.

The men, aged 57 and 25, will be sentenced on 14 June.

Watch: CCTV footage of missing man

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Police have released this CCTV of a missing Derbyshire man in a fresh appeal to find the 68-year-old.

Trevor Needham, from Codnor, hasn't been seen since Wednesday 4 April. This footage shows him walking through Darley Abbey Mills on that afternoon.

If you feature in this video clip, or you know anything about Mr Needham's disappearance, police would like to hear from you.

Family work to keep daughter's legacy alive

East Midlands Today

A woman who's daughter was killed in an explosion in Leicester, is raising money for the charity her daughter worked for.

Leah Reek
Leicestershire Police/Family handout

Leah Reek, 18, was one of five people who died following an explosion at a shop and flat on Hinckley Road in February.

She had worked as a volunteer at the Loros hospice in the city, and was hoping to become a full time nurse.

"She had the biggest heart, she was so kind, she always looked out for everybody," Joanne Reek told East Midlands Today.

"When she saw a weak person, she always helped them."

Joanne Reek
BBC

Boy hurt in park play area

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

A seven-year-old boy picked up this nasty looking injury to his head while playing on a roundabout at Dovecote Lane Park in Beeston.

His mum Kay Rowntree said a metal bar on the equipment had been broken and hit him in the head.

She said: "You don't expect something like that to happen at a children's play area. I was appalled to be honest."

Dovecote Lane play area
Kay Rowntree

Mrs Rowntree said after posting about it on Facebook she heard about another accident on the same roundabout two weeks previously which was apparently reported to the council - but not fixed.

She added: "We're now two weeks on and my son has been quite seriously injured by it so I'm angry really. I'm angry because it should never have happened."

Broxtowe Borough Council says it's investigating what happened and its officers have been in touch with the family.

Dovecote Lane play area
Kay Rowntree

Cancer screening tests: Don't bin them

Helen McCarthy

BBC Radio Leicester Reporter

A woman from Leicestershire says her life was saved by using an NHS bowel cancer self-screening kit. Joyce Crookes from Newbold Verdon is keen to tell others to use them and not bin them as many are thrown away as junk mail.

Joyce standing smiling in her living room
BBC

The kit is posted out to those over 60, every two years until the age of 74 and requires taking stool samples. The NHS says one life is saved for every 200 screened.

Heavy rain causing some flooding

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

There's been reports of flash flooding in parts of Nottinghamshire this morning.

Heavy rain overnight has caused a stream to burst in Lambley and flooded a road into Lowdham.

For a short time it forced buses to be divert around Lambley and Woodborough.

It still looks pretty bleak out there and the Environment Agency has six flood alerts across Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.

Brailsford
Anne

Pair released in jeweller death probe

Calum McKenzie

BBC News

Two people arrested in connection with the death of a Leicester jeweller have been released while investigations continue.

Ramniklal Jogiya
Family handout

The 22-year-old man and 19-year-old woman were held on Monday on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Four men have already been charged over Ramniklal Jogiya's death.

The 74-year-old did not return home after leaving his Belgrave Road shop on 24 January. His body was found the next morning in Gaulby Lane, Stoughton.

Patient talks about death with grandson

BBC Two

On tonight's episode of The Hospital you'll hear Peter's story and about his grandchildren. It's going to be emotional.

Police issue advice ahead of local derby

Calum McKenzie

BBC News

Football fans have been warned to expect a "significant police presence" at this weekend's local derby between Chesterfield and Mansfield.

Police at a football match
Getty Images

Ch Supt Jim Allen, from Derbyshire Police, said: "Our goal is to keep disruption to a minimum for both fans and local residents.

"Fans are advised to expect a significant police presence, including mounted police, and measures are being taken to limit opportunities for disorder.

"This may include a staggered exit from the stadium at the end of the game, where Mansfield supporters are advised to remain seated until the home fans have left the stadium.

The match between relegation-threatened Chesterfield and promotion-chasing Mansfield Town is a 13:00 kick-off on Saturday.

Tortoise on the run for nine months

Alex Thorp

BBC News

Pippa's bid for freedom was brought to a dramatic end...

Marathon couple sprint into marriage

Jonathan Lampon

BBC Radio Leicester News Editor

A couple from Leicester are to get married moments before running the London marathon.

Mel Elliott and James Parker from Knighton will read their vows just 10 minutes walk away from the start line.

They're ditching suits and dresses for running gear for the service but Mel still plans to wear a veil.

They hope their wedding will be an inspiration to other couples as well as raise money for the charity, Get Kids Going.

Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, at J23A for A42.

M1 Leicestershire - M1 lane blocked on exit slip road and slow traffic southbound at J23a A42, because of an accident.

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