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  1. Updates for Tuesday 23 May 2017
  2. Tributes to Manchester attack victims
  3. Police urge public to be vigilant
  4. Flags at half mast at council buildings
  5. Election campaigning suspended
  6. Emergency number for concerned friends and relatives: 0161 8569400
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

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By Amy Woodfield and Dave Wade

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live updates across the day

    That's all from the East Midlands live page today - updates will start again on Wednesday at 08:00.

  2. Weather: Clear night

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    Warm with some evening sunshine to end the day.


    Overnight it’ll stay dry with variable amounts of cloud and some clear spells.

    Minimum temperature: 13C (55F).

  3. Woman recalls aftermath of Manchester attack

    Heather Burman

    Journalist, BBC News Online

    Lisa, from Dronfield, recalls the aftermath of the Manchester attack.

    She said her 11-year-old daughter suffered a panic attack as she tried to get her out of the arena last night.

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    Video caption: Woman recalls aftermath of Manchester attack
  4. CCTV released after Long Eaton arson

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Police have released CCTV footage of someone they want to speak to after a car was allegedly set on fire in Long Eaton.

    It happened on Saturday 22 April at about 21:45 at at Auto Car Sales Ltd on Clifton Avenue.

    The fire caused extensive damage to the car and to another vehicle, Derbyshire Police said.

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  5. Death following Donington Park crash

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Leicestershire Police have confirmed a 51-year-old man has died from his injuries sustained in a crash at Donington Park racetrack last week.

    He's yet to be named but is said to be from Yaxley in Cambridgeshire.

    Donington Park

    It's the second serious incident at the race track recently after 17-year-old Billy Monger lost both his legs in a crash last month.

  6. Your Questions: Leicester's surprising industrial heritage

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Yesterday I answered one of Your Questions about Leicester's hat making industry in the 1880s.

    It's after Carole West got in touch about her great-grandfather who moved to the city in 1883 - his profession was a hatter.

    Men wearing hat in London in 1853

    I revealed there were just three known hat making factories in the area at the time - Hammond and Co, Watters and Vincent, and Thomas Webster & Co.

    Carole has been back in touch since we answered her question...

    Quote Message: My great grandfather lived in Blake Street in Leicester which is adjacent to the Thomas Webster & Co warehouse and the factory on Darker Street. Although I don’t know for certain, it seems likely that he may have worked there. Having the picture of the warehouse also brings it to life and I can now take my research further." from Carole West
    Carole West

    I've also had some more information from social historian Cynthia Brown who said that although Leicester wasn't known for its hat making it was famous for other industries.

    "The main industries at the end of the 19th Century were hosiery, footwear and engineering. A lot of hosiery and footwear was exported, and companys like Corahs and Freeman, Hardy and Willis were already very well known."

    Other major industries in the city were printing, cardboard box making and cigar manufacture.

    In fact, at one time Leicester was the largest centre of cigar manufacture in the UK outside London. Who knew?

  7. Canal body death not suspicious

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Derbyshire Police are not treating the death of a woman, whose body was found in a canal near Swarkestone this morning, as suspicious, a spokeswoman has confirmed.

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, between J24 for A6 and J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

    M1 Leicestershire - Heavy traffic on M1 northbound between J24, A6 (Kegworth) and J25, A52 (Nottingham), 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

  9. Leicester faith groups plan public event for Manchester attack victims

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Prayers will be said tonight at Leicester Cathedral for the victims of the Manchester attack.

    Leicester Cathedral

    A meeting will also take place tomorrow between the leaders of all the city’s faiths with the intention of holding a public event later in the week.

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    Severe congestion: M1 Nottinghamshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Nottinghamshire southbound severe congestion, between Trowell Services and J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

    M1 Nottinghamshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M1 southbound between Trowell Services and J25, A52 (Nottingham). In the roadworks area.

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

  11. Video content

    Video caption: Woman recalls aftermath of suicide bombing

    Heidi Berkeley, from Gedling, who witnessed the aftermath of the suicide bombing in Manchester says she'll never go to a concert again.

  12. Canal body yet to be identified

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Police have confirmed a body found in a Derbyshire canal is that of a woman.

    A force spokeswoman said she is yet to be formally identified.

    The body was found by a passer-by this morning in the Trent and Mersey Canal, near Swarkestone.

    The stretch remains closed as do roads in the area.

    Still no word as to whether the death is being treated as suspicious.

  13. Notts firearms officers deployed to Manchester

    Verity Cowley

    Presenter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    Chief Constable Craig Guilford says firearms officers from Nottinghamshire Police are assisting the Manchester force.

  14. Nottingham arena 'shocked and saddened'

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Nottingham's Motorpoint Arena has released a statement after the Manchester attack.

    Quote Message: All of the team at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham are shocked and deeply saddened by the horrific attack at Manchester Arena last night. We send our thoughts and heartfelt condolences to the bereaved and injured and all those affected by this terrible event...All our staff receive mandatory training on counter terrorism and emergency procedures on a regular basis...The response of the staff working at Manchester Arena and the emergency services in dealing with such traumatic circumstances was remarkable." from Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
    Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
    nottingham arena
  15. Cricket authorities to review World Cup security

    East Midlands Today

    The organisers of the Women's Cricket World Cup have said they will be reviewing security following the attack in Manchester.

    Some matches will be played in Leicester and Derby at the event, which starts next month.


    In a statement, the International Cricket Council said security is very much front and centre of their preparations.

  16. Finding daughter after attack was 'like she was born again'

    BBC News England

    Nick Haywood, 46, from Nottingham was waiting for his 16-year-old daughter Caitlin (pictured) and her friend, also 16, when the explosion happened.

    Nick Haywood Caitlin Haywood

    He said: "You could feel it, you could feel the noise. It was incredibly loud. My first thought was to find my daughter.

    "People were already starting to filter out. You could tell something was wrong, no-one was laughing or chatting. Some people were running, a bit of mild panic.

    "I was trying to get hold of them on the phone but the network was down so I made my way into the arena. Seeing her on the stairs was a huge relief.

    "It was like she was almost born again. It was the best moment of my life all over again."

    Caitlin said: "When people said [the noise] was a balloon or a speaker, in the back of my head I knew it was a bomb and we needed to get out.

    "I thought the next minute people with guns were going to start coming in."

    She said she and her friend were near the front of the stage when the blast took place and she said people were getting crushed as they panicked and ran for the exit.