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  1. Live updates for Thursday 29 June 2017
  2. Mum opened nappy to find son circumcised
  3. Rolls-Royce announces £150m investment in aerospace facilities
  4. Murder probe after man dies following alleged assault
  5. Inquest into Leicestershire quarry death opens
  6. Extra security for Little Mix concert

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By Amy Woodfield and Maryam Qaiser

All times stated are UK

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Raft building for Bakewell

Oli Constable

BBC Radio Sheffield

This weekend is the Bakewell Carnvial and in the lead up to it, children from the local area, including Sheffield, have been in the Peak District for the annual Make a Raft Race down the river.

I've been to take a look at some of the finished vessells that the children have made and to find out what else is going on:

Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, between J29 for A617 and J29a for Markham Lane Markham Vale.

M1 Derbyshire - Three lanes blocked and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J29a, Markham (Markham Vale), because of an accident involving 2 lorries and a car.

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

Severe accident: A616 Nottinghamshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A616 Nottinghamshire both ways severe accident, between B6325 Great North Road and Newark Road.

A616 Nottinghamshire - A616 Great North Road in South Muskham closed in both directions between the B6325 Great North Road junction and the Newark Road junction, because of a serious accident.

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

Rory Kleinveldt

Northamptonshire win an extraordinary match by two runs as Leicestershire fall agonisingly short of chasing down 394.

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James Pattinson

Nottinghamshire have to settle for a draw after resilience from Kent's tail and bad weather deny them victory.

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Hamidullah Qadri

Derbyshire break their two-year Championship drought as 16-year-old debutant Hamidullah Qadri spins Glamorgan out for 172.

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Regular live coverage on this page has ended for the day, but breaking news, sport and travel updates will continue to appear through the night.

East Midlands Live will return at 08:00 tomorrow morning.

East Midlands weather update: Cloudy and unsettled with more rain

Anna Church

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

It will remain cloudy and unsettled this evening and overnight, with further outbreaks of rain.


Friday will be another unsettled day, with the cloud remaining stubborn in places.

Although some lengthy dry spells are possible, a band of patchy rain will push south eastwards during the afternoon.

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, at J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham affecting J22 for A50.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound at J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of emergency repairs. Travel time is one hour and 23 minutes. Congestion to J22, A50 (Coalville).

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

'Trespassing' Derby travellers issued council notice

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Travellers have been issued a notice by Derby City Council to vacate Chaddesden Park following reports of illegal trespassing.

Council officers, along with Derbyshire Police, issued the notice - which means the travellers must leave the site immediately.

The council said if the notice is not complied with, officers will issue court proceedings to seek to gain possession of the land on Friday morning.

Derby City Council

Murder probe after man dies following alleged assault

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a 69-year-old man who was allegedly assaulted in Staveley.

Derbyshire Police said the man was attacked on 21 June in the Beechers Brook pub on High Street.

The man - named by police as Peter Matts, of Staveley - was taken to hospital in Sheffield but has now died from his injuries.

Beechers Brook pub

As part of the police's investigation, officers have released this CCTV image of a man, woman and child.

CCTV image
Derbyshire Constabulary

The force believes they could have been witnesses to the incident and have urged them to get in touch with officers.

A 45-year-old man, from Staveley, has been charged with assault occasioning grievous bodily harm.

He is due to appear at Derby Crown Court on Monday 24 July.

Extra security for Little Mix concert

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Additional security will be put in place for this weekend's Little Mix concert at Donington Park, Leicestershire Police has confirmed.

Little Mix
Getty Images

Police have said following the recent terror attacks in Manchester and London, security at the event has been reviewed and now extra measures will be put in place - including armed officers patrolling with unarmed colleagues.

Music fans are also being warned that bags will be searched, so it may take a bit of extra time to get inside.

There's also a warning about the extra traffic on the roads for the event on Saturday. Roads near the park are expected to be busy before the concert starts at 17:30 BST and after it finishes at 21:30.

Police appeal to find former prisoner in breach of licence

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Police are asking for the public to help them find this man who has breached his prison licence...

Sean Perry
Leicestershire Police

Sean Perry was last seen at his probation-approved address in Leicester on 19 June. He failed to return later that day.

Police claim "extensive enquiries" have been conducted to find the 46-year-old but without success.

They ask that if you see him, you should not approach him but call the police.

Travel: A6 crash causing long delays

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Britt Assombalonga

Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton says he has no intention of selling striker Britt Assombalonga.

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Photos released of A619 crash

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Luckily, nobody was seriously injured in the collision on the A619 near Derbyshire.

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Man charged over fatal crash

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving over a fatal crash in Nottinghamshire last year.

Road closed

Dominique Wright, 23, from the Lincoln area, was a passenger in the vehicle which crashed in Southwell Road, between High Cross and Thurgarton Village on 30 October last year.

She died at the scene.

A 24-year-old man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and driving with alcohol over the prescribed limit.

He has been bailed and is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court on 27 July.

Severe disruption: A1 Nottinghamshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A1 Nottinghamshire southbound severe disruption, between A46 Newark Showground and B6326 Great North Road.

A1 Nottinghamshire - One lane closed on A1 southbound between Newark Showground in Newark and Fernwood South Junction in Fernwood, because of a earlier van fire and recovery work. Traffic is coping well.

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

Watch: Moment two off-duty officers tried to stop armed robbery

Alex Rhodes

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Take a look at this....

Off-duty Lincolnshire Police officers Sgts David Wilson and Iain McIvor were in Newark on 6 January last year when they heard a commotion coming from a jewellery store.

They ran down the street to find an armed robbery in progress. Instead of backing down they confronted the men, one of whom was brandishing a pump action shotgun:

Sgt McIvor then lunged at the man with the gun, locking him in a bear hug and trying to wrestle the weapon from him.

The offender, struggling, managed to get into the getaway car, which then took off, dragging Sgt McIvor for almost 20m before he was thrown out.

The officers managed to give enough information that it would lead to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

Both officers have now been nominated for a national bravery award.

These two officers, who were off-duty, and had zero protective equipment, made the heroic decision to act in the face of incredible danger. This is an incredible example of bravery in the finest traditions of the British police service."

Jon HassallLincolnshire Police Federation chairman

Severe accident: A1 Nottinghamshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A1 Nottinghamshire northbound severe accident, at A17.

A1 Nottinghamshire - A1 in Newark blocked and entry slip road partially blocked and slow traffic northbound at Newark Showground, because of an accident involving car and lorry.

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

Woman cut out of car after three-vehicle crash

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A woman has been rushed to hospital after being cut out of a car following a three-vehicle crash in South Clifton, Newark.

Three other people had managed to get themselves out before Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service arrived at the scene in Gainsborough Road today.

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Watch: Day four pitch check ahead of Northamptonshire v Leicestershire

Richard Rae

BBC Radio Leicester Sport

I've been taking a look at the pitch ahead of day four of Northamptonshire v Leicestershire...

Travel: M1 lane closure causing 'long delays'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

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East Midlands weather update: Cloudy with outbreaks of rain

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

It will stay cloudy with outbreaks of light rain/drizzle on and off. There will be some drier interludes too, but the cloud is always thick enough to produce the odd spot of rain. Feeling cool with highs of 16C (61F).

Watch: Inquest into Leicestershire quarry death opens

Helen Astle

BBC East Midlands Today reporter

An inquest has been opened into the death of Luke Branston - who died at a quarry in Mountsorrel last Wednesday.

The 26-year-old, from Ratcliffe on the Wreake, had been carrying out plant maintenance when an "incident" occurred.

Emergency services were called, but he was declared dead at the scene. He was identified the next day by his brother.

The inquest has now been adjourned until 7 September.

Sneinton Boulevard trees removed due to fungal disease

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A total of 14 trees have been removed on Sneinton Boulevard in Nottingham because of a fungal disease in their roots.

More trees will be removed from Wells Road and they will all be replaced over the next two years.

Nottingham City Council said the preventative work is being done to protect buildings and the public.

Trees in Sneinton Boulevard

James Shallcross, from Nottingham City Council, said: "It is very important we inspect the trees and react accordingly.

"We have had two trees, three actually in the past 12 months or so, fall down in this area.

"That is a good pointer to say to us, 'we must get down, have a look at the trees and inspect them'."

Watch: Ground sampling under way at Moorways

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Tests have begun at Moorways in Derby, where a new £33m swimming centre is being planned...

Workmen are checking the suitability for the building of a new Olympic-sized swimming pool by drilling five metre holes around the site.

Their findings will be passed on to Derby City Council by the end of the week.

Safety deadline for Nottingham high rise building owners

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

The owners of 15 high rise buildings have until today to reassure Nottingham City Council of their safety.

They wrote to the owners following the fire at Grenfell Tower fire in London, which is presumed to have killed about 80 people.

Questions were raised about the cladding used on Grenfell in the immediate aftermath of the disaster, which led to a nationwide operation to review safety procedures and test buildings with similar cladding.

Prime Minister Theresa May told the Commons on Wednesday that cladding from 120 high-rise buildings in 37 local authority areas in England has failed fire safety tests.

Nottingham City Homes and the city council has already reviewed its own 13 residential tower blocks. A further 60 landlords will be contacted this week.

Manvers Court
Chris O'Grady

League Two side Chesterfield sign striker Chris O'Grady after his release by Brighton.

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'Action needed to clean up polluted Netherfield Lagoons'

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Campaigners have said they are still waiting for answers from the Environment Agency - several weeks after a serious pollution incident at the Netherfield Lagoons.

The pollution killed vegetation and wildlife at the Nottinghamshire beauty spot.

Mark Glover, chairman of the Gedling Conservation Trust - which owns the nature reserve - said there is no life returning to the stream.

He said: "I was down there a couple of days ago, in fact there was a dead toad in the middle of the waterway.

"There is a public footpath down there and this filthy poisonous water goes over the footpath through the reserve."


Mr Glover said: "We would like some action to be taken, I fully understand the pressures on the Environment Agency following cutbacks.

"But nevertheless they do have a statutory responsibility and powers to investigate this, to get to the bottom of this and to take action to clean this up."

Ditches in Netherfield

The Environment Agency has taken samples for analysis but the results have not come back yet.

Emma Collyer, from the agency, said: "I can totally understand the frustration around this but it is quite a complex investigation. It is being made more difficult because the stream is underground, it is culverted.

"For our officers to actually assess that, access has been really difficult.

"We have undertaken a number of tests and investigations already, there is a number of wide sources potentially coming into that pollution, we have undertaken DNA analysis to understand better where that is coming from as a source."

Rolls-Royce investment 'great news' for local workers

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The Labour MEP for the East Midlands has welcomed the announcement that Rolls-Royce will be investing £150m into their aerospace facilities.


This investment is great news for thousands of local workers dependent on the future of the Rolls-Royce site in Derby. Aerospace is an area which will be greatly affected by a bad Brexit deal and we can’t afford to lose these highly skilled, quality jobs."

Dame Glenis WillmottEast Midlands MEP

Football: Burton Albion defender to leave Championship club

BBC Sport

Burton Albion have announced that Tom Flanagan is to leave the club, despite claiming the defender had "verbally agreed" a new contract.

Tom Flanagan

The 25-year-old made 32 appearances for Burton last season and earned his first Northern Ireland cap against New Zealand on 2 June.

Flanagan joined the Brewers in 2015 on a free transfer from MK Dons and helped the club to promotion to the Championship in his first campaign.

We are disappointed with his decision. But, more than that, by the way things have been conducted by the player and agent over the last couple of months. "

Nigel CloughBurton Albion manager

Severe disruption: A1 Nottinghamshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A1 Nottinghamshire southbound severe disruption, between A46 Newark Showground and B6326 Great North Road.

A1 Nottinghamshire - A1 closed and queuing traffic southbound between Newark Showground in Newark and Fernwood South Junction in Claypole, because of a van fire. Diversion in operation - via B6326.

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

Power cut in Market Harborough

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A power cut in the Market Harborough area is currently affecting about 1,400 properties...

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Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, between J23A for A42 and J24 for A6.

M1 Leicestershire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M1 northbound between J23a A42 and J24, A6 (Kegworth), because of an accident involving a lorry and a van.

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

Rolls Royce engine

The engineering giant will create another 200 jobs by investing £150m in a new test bed in Derby.

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Owners fear cat poisonings in Netherfield after feline deaths

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Pet owners in Netherfield have expressed fears that their cats are being deliberately poisoned.

It comes after at least two cats died in recent days - and some owners have taken to social media to say they suspect the poisonings are deliberate and possibly involve antifreeze.

Stuart Hunter, who lives in Dunstan Street, said his cat Freddie was put down because of suspected poisoning.

Tests showed Freddie had high levels of antifreeze in his system.

Dunstan Street

Mr Hunter said: "He had been really lethargic for a few days, he had not moved about or anything, so [we] decided to take him to the emergency vets on Sunday.

"[They] took some blood tests, but after 10 minutes they came back and they were off the chart, so he [the vet] said that there's a high amount of antifreeze in his system so he assumed that he'd been poisoned."

Traffic and travel: A1 closed southbound

BBC News Travel

The A1 is closed southbound near Claypole.

It's closed between the Balderton and Long Bennington junctions.

It's because of a vehicle fire, emergency services are on the way.

Eateries in Broxtowe borough go years without hygiene check

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Broxtowe Borough Council currently has a backlog of 480 premises waiting for their hygiene ratings to be checked - nearly 90% of the total number they are responsible for.

At least one eatery has not been checked since 2008.

Tonight, councillors will be asked to endorse a plan that will see three more inspectors employed temporarily to clear the backlog.

Metro cafe still waiting to be checked

Sue Kudryk, who owns the Metro cafe in Beeston, said their premises was last checked in November 2014 when it was given a five-star rating.

She said: "I believed it was supposed to be an annual check, so from the moment when the year came up I anticipated a visit and nobody has been in touch."