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  1. Updates for Thursday 25 May 2017
  2. Manchester attack: The region falls silent to remember victims
  3. Manchester attack: Nottingham man drove 200 miles to help
  4. Tram derails in Nottingham city centre
  5. Driver captured going down wrong way of carriageway
  6. Second teen arrested over gunshots in Leicester

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By Calum McKenzie and Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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  1. King 'rested' for Wales World Cup qualifier

    Jason Bourne

    BBC Radio Leicester Sport

    Leicester City midfielder Andy King hasn't been included in the Wales squad for their World Cup qualifier against Serbia next month.

    Andy King

    King had been struggling with a hamstring injury towards the end of the season before returning for the final game against Bournemouth on Sunday.

    We understand he's simply been rested from the squad.

    Foxes forward Tom Lawrence is in the 26-man squad.

  2. Vardy included in England squad

    Jason Bourne

    BBC Radio Leicester Sport

    Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has been included in England's squad to face Scotland and France.

    Vardy scored 18 goals for club and country this season.

    Jamie Vardy

    Meanwhile, Leicester City's Demarai Gray and Ben Chilwell have both been included in England's preliminary squad for this summer's European U21 Championship in Poland.

    The final squad has to be named by 6 June.

  3. Man charged with historical child sex offences

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A 52-year-old man from Radcliffe-on-Trent has been charged with six counts of indecent assault and two counts of rape.

    The offences are alleged to have taken place in 1987 at the Amberdale Observation and Assessment Centre in Stapleford.


    All the charges against Dean Gathercole relate to the same victim, Nottinghamshire Police said.

    Mr Gathercole will appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court on 22 June.

    He was arrested by officers involved in Operation Equinox - a team dedicated to investigating allegations of historical abuse of children in Nottinghamshire.

  4. Armed officers present to 'reassure and protect' Leicestershire

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Leicestershire Police has additional officers and armed officers out in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland today.

    They are to "reassure and protect" the public.

    Here are two I saw earlier in the city centre...

    Armed police
  5. Notts County's pre-season schedule taking shape

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Notts County will host Wigan in a pre-season friendly at Meadow Lane on Saturday 22 July.

    Meadow Lane

    Kevin Nolan's side also have friendlies against Nottingham Forest and Linby Colliery Welfare.

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A1(M) Nottinghamshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) Nottinghamshire northbound severe disruption, between J34 for A614 Bawtry Road and J35 for M18.

    A1(M) Nottinghamshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on A1(M) northbound between J34 A614 Bawtry Road and J35 M18, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  7. Your photos: May across Derbyshire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Thanks to Pat Powdrill for getting in touch via Facebook and sending in this excellent picture from New Mills in Derbyshire.

    Waterfall in New Mills
  8. Manchester attack: The East Midlands falls silent to remember victims

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The East Midlands joined a national minute's silence in honour of the victims of the Manchester terror attack.

    This was the scene in Leicester...

    Silence for Manchester victims at Leicester War Memorial

    This was Derby...

    Memorial in Derby

    And people also gathered in Nottingham.

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    Video caption: Watch: Nottingham falls silent for Manchester attack victims
  9. Police concerned over missing Derby woman

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Derbyshire Police said officers are growing increasingly concerned after a 51-year-old woman was reported missing.

    Beatrice Asare

    Beatrice Asare was last seen in Derby city centre at about 09:30 BST on Tuesday.

  10. Manchester attack: Nottingham man drove 200 miles to help

    Caroline Lowbridge

    BBC News Online

    A man has described how he felt compelled to drive 200 miles in the middle of the night to help people affected by the Manchester attack.

    Jacob Brentnall and family

    Jacob Brentnall (pictured centre) drove to Manchester from his home in Nottingham after midnight when he read about the bombing in the news and on social media.

    After giving a young woman a lift across the city he drove a family of three to Leeds, before returning home.

    The 21-year-old then turned up for work in Derby despite getting no sleep.

  11. CCTV appeal after four vehicles broken into in one night

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Derbyshire Police has released CCTV footage after four vehicles were broken into on one night in Littleover.

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    Vehicles on Serena Avenue, Rowley Lane and South Avenue were targeted overnight between 25 and 26 April, the force said.

    Items like money, electricals and credit cards were stolen.

  12. East Midlands weather update: Blue sky and sunshine

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    There will be widespread blue sky and sunshine for most of the afternoon with only little bits of cloud building at times.

    Hot with highs of 27C (81F).

  13. Rugby: Tigers prop earns England starting berth

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Leicester Tigers prop Ellis Genge has been named in the England starting XV for Sunday's game against the Barbarians at Twickenham.

    Ellis Genge

    Tigers-bound fly-half George Ford will start at 10.

  14. Watch: Reporter inspects cricket pitch ahead of Derbyshire v Leicestershire

    Richard Rae

    BBC Radio Leicester Sport

    I've been looking at the pitch at The 3aaa County Ground ahead of Derbyshire v Leicestershire.

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    Video caption: Richard Rae takes a look at the pitch at The 3aaa County Ground
  15. Foxes to play in Hong Kong

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Leicester City will compete for the Premier League Asia Trophy this summer.

    They'll play either Liverpool, West Bromwich Albion or Crystal Palace at the Hong Kong Stadium on 19 and 22 July.

    Leicester City
    Quote Message: We are very excited to be returning to Hong Kong this summer for the Premier League Asia Trophy. We know from previous visits that fans in Hong Kong, and across the region, are passionate supporters of our clubs. In Crystal Palace, Leicester City, Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion, we have a group of excellent clubs, players and managers who will give local fans a fantastic Premier League experience.” from Richard Scudamore Premier League executive chairman
    Richard ScudamorePremier League executive chairman
  16. Rushcliffe Borough Council set to name new leader

    Peter Saull

    BBC Radio Nottingham political reporter

    I understand Simon Robinson will be confirmed as the new leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council later this evening.

    Neil Clarke, the leader for the past 12 years, is stepping down after being elected as a county councillor in the local elections earlier this month.

  17. Indian soldiers to be remembered in special ceremony

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Look at these two war memorials. The one on the left is in Leicester, and the one on the right is in the Indian city of Delhi.

    War memorial in Leicester and Deli

    Similar right?

    That's because - apart from the fact the one in Delhi is double the size of Leicester's - they were both designed by English architect Edwin Lutyens.

    Edwin Lutyens

    Today Leicester's memorial will be visited by the High Commissioner of India.

    He is expected to attend a special commemorative event to lay a wreath of marigolds at the Arch of Remembrance in memory of the 1,174 Indian men from the Labour Corps who lost their lives in World War One.

    About 300 schoolchildren, as well as the city and Lord mayors of Leicester, will attend the ceremony.

    It's part of the Unremembered Project, which has been organised by the Big Ideas Company.