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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 26 May 2017
  2. Nottingham runners to hold minute silence
  3. More security at Leicestershire festival
  4. Police aim for greater diversity in recruitment
  5. Horse left to die in 'excruciating' pain
  6. New coach for women's Twenty20 team

Live Reporting

By Calum McKenzie and Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Our live updates have now ended and will return from 08:00 on Tuesday.

  2. Extra firearms officers coming to the East Midlands

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    More firearms officers will be coming to the East Midlands to support the region's police forces while the UK's threat level for terror attacks remains "critical."

    Firearms officers

    The officers, who have come from the strategic policing reserve, will be deployed on the streets of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire from tonight.

    The strategic policing reserve is made up of police officers from the Civil Nuclear Authority, Ministry of Defence Police and British Transport Police.

    There are currently no plans to deploy the military to the East Midlands.

  3. Special constable appears in court

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A Leicestershire Police special constable has appeared in court charged with a series of offences including criminal damage, harassment and possession of a weapon for the discharge of a noxious gas.

    Leicestershire Police emblem

    Shahib Asan, who is 21 years old and from Birstall, is next due before Leicester Crown Court in November.

  4. Motorbike stolen in Belper

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police trying to find a stolen motorbike in Belper have released images to help trace it...

    Black Kawasaki ER 650

    The black Kawasaki ER 650 was taken from a shed at a house on Nottingham Road overnight between 6 and 7 May.

    The motorbike has a partial registration plate of LD59.

  5. Road to close for brewery drum delivery

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A stretch of the A38 will be closed next week as police escort an abnormal load through South Derbyshire and into Staffordshire .

    The load is a number of huge brewery drums destined for the Molson Coors site in Burton.

    At about 20:00 on Thursday evening the delivery will travel along the A50 from Doveridge, then along the A516 towards the A38.

    The northbound carriageway will be closed from Egginton to Clay Mills so the convoy can use it to travel south.

  6. Nottingham early morning noises 'probably from machinery,' police say

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    A number of people across Nottingham reported hearing some strange/mysterious noises across the city first thing this morning.

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    I've spoken to the police who have said that it is likely to have come from machinery.

    The force also wanted to stress that the noises were nothing to be worried about, following Monday's attack in Manchester.

  7. Festival fun in Wymeswold

    Emily Anderson

    Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

    I've just met Tragedy - they've flown in from the USA to perform at Glastonbudget tonight.

    It's their first time at the festival - what a crazy, amazing bunch...

    Tragedy

    I've also met this bunch of festival-goers having fun in the sun...

    People at Glastonbudget
  8. Fewer coaches on some East Midlands Trains services

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Useful information if you are planning on travelling between Nottingham, Derby, Liverpool and Matlock...

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  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, at J24 for A6 affecting J22 for A50.

    M1 Leicestershire - Very slow traffic and one lane closed on M1 northbound at J24, A6 (Kegworth), because of a broken down vehicle. In the roadworks area. Congestion to J22, A50 (Coalville).

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

  10. Watch: Walkers Crisps Gary Lineker campaign inTwitter sabotage

    BBC News UK

    Leicester-based crisps maker Walkers has had a marketing campaign hijacked by Twitter users.

    Video content

    Video caption: Twitter users hijack Walkers Crisps ad campaign

    Offering followers the chance to win tickets to the Champions League final, users were soon replying with distasteful photos, including images of killers Fred West and Harold Shipman.

    The user's picture would then be incorporated into a personalised video, featuring Gary Lineker, automatically tweeted and captioned by Walkers.

    Walkers has apologised for what happened.

  11. Magpies sign striker Lewis Alessandra

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Notts County have signed striker Lewis Alessandra from Hartlepool United for an undisclosed fee.

    Lewis Alessandra

    Alessandra, 28, has signed a two-year-deal at Meadow Lane.

    Magpies boss Kevin Nolan told the club's official website: "There were a number of clubs interested in Lewis and it looked tricky at one stage, but I’m absolutely delighted that he chose to come and work with us."

  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, between J23 for A512 and J23A for A42.

    M1 Leicestershire - Slow traffic on M1 northbound between J23, A512 (Loughborough) and J23a A42, 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

  13. Your photos: Warm and sunny Nottingham

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Plenty of people have taken the opportunity to cool off in the fountains in Market Square in Nottingham...

    Market Square in Nottingham

    ...and in this heat - I don't blame them.

  14. Cricket: New coach for women's Twenty20 team

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Loughborough Lightning have unveiled former England international Matthew Hoggard as their new Assistant Coach...

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  15. More security at Leicestershire festival

    Emily Anderson

    Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

    I'm at Glastonbudget in Wymeswold - it claims to be the biggest tribute festival in the world.

    Organisers have increased security for this weekend after the bombing in Manchester on Monday.

    Police at Glastonbudget
  16. Shopping centre evacuated

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    We're just hearing shoppers are being asked to leave the Highcross shopping centre in Leicester because of a fire alarm.

    It seems this has happened once already today...

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    Police haven't been contacted and it's thought to be caused by a heat activated fire alarm.