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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 4 May 2017
  2. Pair killed woman 'over football puncture'
  3. Man admits 1992 Nottingham bus stop rape
  4. Belper fatal crash: Father and daughter named as victims
  5. Leicestershire mechanic died in 'moment of madness'
  6. Polystyrene plane travels from Wales to Leicestershire

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By Amy Woodfield and Sandish Shoker

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates have finished for the day but we'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. East Midlands weather update: Some late evening sunshine

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    There will be a bit more in the way of cloud but a few late spells of sunshine this evening. 

    Overnight, it will be fairly chilly and breezy with variable amounts of cloud and some clear spells at times.

    Weather

    There will be lots of dry and bright weather tomorrow with some patchy cloud at times and good spells of sunshine. There will be a maximum temperature of 15C (59F).

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe accident, at J28 for A38 Alfreton.

    M1 Derbyshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic southbound at J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of an accident.

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

  4. Pair sentenced after breaking into car and stealing tablet

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Thieves Natalie Picken and Daniel Treece have been sentenced after admitting breaking into a car and stealing a Samsung tablet.

    The theft occurred on Tuesday morning when the car was broken into on Otter Street, Derbyshire Police said.

    Natalie Picken and Daniel Treece

    Picken, 26, who was already the subject of two suspended sentences, was today jailed for 40 weeks for those previous offences, this theft and a further charge of handling stolen goods from another previous offence.

    Meanwhile, Treece was handed a 12-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months.

  5. Travel: Accident on the A38 near Mickleover

    BBC News Travel

    There are delays on the A38 near Mickleover because of an accident. 

    It's causing problems on local buses too.

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    Video caption: Kasper Schmeichel: Can players get a manager sacked?
  7. Nottingham bus stop rape victim: 'You can't believe that happened to you'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A rape victim who was dragged from a Nottingham bus stop 25 years ago told BBC's Crimewatch in 2008: "Every time you see a man or hear a man speak, you think is it him...

    "You can't believe that happened to you."

    Christopher Scott pleaded guilty at Nottingham Crown Court today and was remanded into custody to await his sentencing later this month.

    Warning: This video has no sound. 

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    Video caption: Man admits 1992 rape
  8. Pair killed woman 'over football puncture'

    Caroline Lowbridge

    BBC News Online

    A father and daughter have been convicted of killing a woman they attacked because she punctured a child's football. 

    Kelly Machin (below) had been fed up with balls landing in her back garden in Leicester, so she burst one before throwing it back over the fence. 

    The child's mother and grandfather assaulted her and she died almost two weeks later. 

    A jury found both Natalie Bollen and William Jelly guilty of manslaughter. 

    Jelly, 48, was not in the dock for the verdicts as he collapsed in court earlier and was taken to hospital. 

    Both he and his daughter, who is 28, will be sentenced in June.

    Kelly Machin
  9. Fire crews free person from car after accident

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service has tweeted that one person has been cut out of a car after an accident in Watnall Road, Hucknall. 

    The fire service said the accident involved one car on its roof and has warned motorists to expect delays in the area.

  10. Watch: Shakespeare 'unaware' of United interest in Schmeichel

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare has been speaking to the media this afternoon.

    Questions were asked about the future of goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel - he's been linked with Manchester United...

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    Video caption: Watch: Craig Shakespeare 'unaware' of Manchester United interest in Kasper Schmeichel

    The Foxes boss also spoke about Wes Morgan, who's missed the last few games.

    Shakespeare said the captain won't make the match against Watford on Saturday but he’ll train next week and be in contention to face Manchester City on 13 May.

    Wes Morgan

    Of course, this was this time last year the city was celebrating winning the Premier League but Shakespeare said no-one has been marking the anniversary.

    He said the squad did, however, say goodbye to the trophy.

    “It came down to the canteen and we all had a look at it again. No-one can take the memories away but we have to move on," he added.

  11. Hundreds evacuated after East Midlands Airport fire scare

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Hundreds of people were evacuated from East Midlands Airport this morning over a fire scare.

    Paul Reddington called to tell us the airport had been evacuated for what he thought was a fire, having seen hundreds of people queuing outside and being able to smell smoke inside.

    "There were large fire trucks and everybody was outside when we arrived at 11:00," he said. 

    East Midlands Airport

    Fortunately, Mr Reddington was able to get his flight to Ireland on time after passengers were let back into the airport, but delays of less than an hour were caused to three flights to Belfast, Jersey and Bergamo respectively.  

    An East Midlands Airport spokesman said: "After a full investigation by the fire service, all passengers were allowed to re-enter the terminal building following a fire alarm."

  12. Jewellery containing ashes stolen in Littleover burglary

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Sentimental jewellery including an "Ashes to Glass" pendant, that contains the ashes of a woman's mother, has been stolen in a burglary in Littleover, Derby

    Police said the jewellery was taken some time between 12:00 BST on Saturday and 16:30 BST on Monday while the occupants of a house on Normanton Lane were away for the weekend.  

    jewellery
  13. Last day for paper £5 note

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    It's worth noting that from midnight tomorrow you won't be able to spend the old £5 note in a lot of places.

    The Bank of England says there are still about 150 million of the old paper notes in circulation. 

    They can still be used or exchanged at the Post Office and banks though. 

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  14. Your Questions: The mysterious 'green woman' of Screveton

    Liam Barnes

    BBC News Online

    If you've ever driven through the village of Screveton, you may have spied a rather large green statue of a woman on the edge of the road and wondered what it's doing there.

    Chris Underwood did, and after he asked us to look into it we pulled over to investigate.

    Get in touch if you've got any questions about your area.

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    Video caption: Have you seen the giant green lady in Nottinghamshire?
  15. DNA helped catch bus rapist

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Christopher Scott was arrested after his DNA was tested last year in relation to a separate matter.

    It matched samples that were taken in 1992 - when DNA was still in its infancy. 

    At the time no match was found and it wasn't until 1995 that a national DNA database was set up.

    Scott will now be sentenced on 26 May.

    Christopher Scott
  16. Deer put to sleep after becoming trapped in railings

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A sad story from earlier today.

    Firefighters were called to help a deer that had got itself stuck in railings in Birstall.  

    Deer stuck in railings

    The crew managed to calm the deer down and cut the railings but a medical examination found it had suffered a fractured spine trying to free itself. 

    Sadly this meant the deer could never recover and had to be put to sleep.

    Deer
  17. Leicestershire mechanic died in 'moment of madness'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    An inquest has taken place into the death of a mechanic from Braunstone, who died from brain injuries sustained when he put his head between the wheel of a lorry and its arch.

    Crouch recovery

    Peter Hummel had been trying to help a colleague who was towing a broken down truck when his head became trapped.

    Forensics investigator Brian Johnson said the 56-year-old had "placed his head in the crocodile's mouth".

    It's thought Mr Hummel had cut tie clips which had been holding a metal arm in place. This caused the arm, which controls the amount of air in the bag, to fall. Air was pushed from the bag and the wheel arch fell back towards the wheel.

    Paramedic Shay Cullen said he found Mr Hummel with his "head trapped under a lorry".

    Despite receiving treatment at the scene, Mr Hummel was pronounced dead soon afterwards.