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By Sandish Shoker and Dave Wade

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  1. Appeal after girl, 11, goes missing

    Dave Wade

    BBC News

    Have you seen Nikira Shaw?

    Nikira Shaw

    Nottinghamshire Police said they're concerned for her safety after the 11-year-old was reported missing from Mansfield at about 23:00 yesterday.

    She is about 5ft 2ins tall with long, straight, mousey brown hair.

  2. Delays expected due to over-running repair work

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Your tea might be delayed if your drive home from work takes you past here.

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  3. Dog walkers call for 'safe zones'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    A petition has been handed to Charnwood Borough Council calling for "dog safe zones" to be set-up across Loughborough.

    A group of dog walkers want their pets to be able to run freely and off the lead and say the zones will improve safety for their animals and children.


    Craig Jordan, who is backing the campaign, said: "Dogs love to wander, they love to explore, they love to sniff, but also with children they love to throw a ball and the dogs chase it.

    "When you have a dog on a lead and wandering down a path, people get annoyed at you so you want somewhere a dog can go and explore at his pace safely."

  4. Loft fire leads to cannabis cultivation arrest

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    A woman has been arrested on suspicion of growing cannabis after a fire in a loft at a house in Leicester.

    Firefighters called police at 17.15 yesterday after they were called to put out a fire at a house in Peverel Road, Braunstone.

    The 38-year-old woman was arrested at the scene but has since been released while investigations continue.

    Peverel Road
  5. Woman attacked with broken bottle in Ilkeston

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    A woman needed stitches after a robber struck her with a broken glass bottle in Ilkeston.

    Police said the 22-year-old was approached by the man as she walked along the canal path near Rodney Way at about 22:45 on 18 May.

    He demanded her mobile phone but when she told him she didn't have it, he hit her across the arm with the bottle before running away.

    Police have asked witnesses to call 101.

    Canal path near Rodney Way
  6. Appeal over missing teenager

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    Have you seen 15-year-old Ellie-May Barratt?

    She was reported missing from Bulwell, Nottingham at about midday yesterday.

    She's described as slim, about 5ft 2in tall and was last seen wearing blue jeans, a cream vest and carrying a black River Island bag.

    Ellie-May Barratt
  7. Leicester City former home 'still a mess'

    Ian Stringer

    BBC Radio Leicester Sport

    Developers George Downing promised a "sprucing up" of Filbert Street last week, the historic home of Leicester City Football Club.

    I went down to the site yesterday to check the results.

    filbert street

    It's still a mess but it looks like they've had a go at doing something.

    The grass has been cut back and chipboard fencing has been erected and there's an enormous skip full of rubbish.

    filbert street

    There's no sign that any litter picking has taken place and the area is still a state.

    This is history and it feels like a better job could have been done.

    filbert street

    The BBC has asked the developers for a comment.

    Leicester City moved from Filbert Street, below, to the Walkers Stadium in 2002.

    Filbert Street
  8. Tied-up kitten: More details revealed

    Dave Wade

    BBC News

    Police have revealed more details about the men who were found holding this poor kitten which was bound with cable ties and tape.


    Four or five men with dogs and ferrets in Unstone, near Dronfield, were spotted with the cat by a concerned passer-by earlier this month, the RSPCA said.

    Police believe the kitten was going to be used as some kind of bait.

    Today Derbyshire Wildlife Crime tweeted that the men's dogs were described as whippet-staffy crosses.

    One was brindle, one black and tan and one was black with white paws.

    Police previously said the men were in their early 20s and 30s. One had a swallow tattoo on his neck and the others all had tattoos on their hands.

    The kitten is now safe and well.

  9. Seven VWs broken into during Derby game

    Dave Wade

    BBC News

    Police have released dash cam footage of a hooded man they want to speak to after seven cars were broken into in one night.

    dash cam VW robberies

    All the thefts involved VW vehicles parked in the Pride Park and Ascot Drive area of Derby during the Ram's EFL Championship semi-final against Fulham on 11 May.

    The vehicles all had the entertainment system stolen from the dashboards.

    Sgt Matt O’Neil said: "I realise that the person has a hood up and his full face is not caught, however I am hoping that someone may recognise a certain feature or the clothing.

    “The victims were considerably inconvenienced by the crimes and although insured, will still be out of pocket in order to replace and repair the damage."

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, between J30 for A616 and J29a for Markham Lane Markham Vale.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 southbound between J30, A616 (Worksop) and J29a, Markham (Markham Vale), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  11. Ban on sex shops near schools discussed

    Eddie Bisknell

    Local Democracy Reporter

    New powers which could prevent strip clubs and sex shops from being set up near schools could be brought in by South Derbyshire District Council.

    sex shop

    Under current legislation, councils cannot refuse applications for these types of licences based on whether the proposed location is inappropriate but this could change.

    By adopting the Policing and Crime Act 2009, the district council could bring the location of the proposed sex shop or strip club - among other similar venues - into the debate.

    The public would also be heavily consulted as part of these applications.

    In a paper for councillors, officers stated the authority was unlikely to approve applications for sex establishments in areas that are predominantly residential or close to sensitive premises such as schools or places of worship.

    The Policing and Crime Act, which came into force in April 2010, reclassified lap dancing clubs and similar locations as sexual entertainment venues - which gave local authorities further powers to regulate them.

    The authority will discuss the changes at a meeting of its environmental and development services committee on Thursday.

  12. Burglar absconds from prison

    Dave Wade

    BBC News

    A man who was sentenced to six years for burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary has absconded from an open prison in Derbyshire.

    Anthony Jones

    Anthony Jones, 32, who was held at category D HMP Sudbury, was convicted in September 2016 at Caernarfon Crown Court.

    He is 6ft tall and has a scar on his left forearm, Derbyshire Police said.

    Jones has links to Accrington in Lancashire and to various locations in South Wales.

  13. Former Ilkeston boss in line for Championship job

    BBC Sport

    Former Ilkeston Town boss Paul Hurst is on the verge of becoming the new Ipswich Town manager.

    Hurst, who led the Robins to promotion in 2009, is currently in charge of Shrewsbury Town, who lost to Rotherham in the League One play-off final on Sunday.

    The Shrews have reluctantly given Ipswich permission to start talks with the 43-year-old after agreeing compensation for him and his assistant Chris Doig.

    Paul Hurst
  14. Man charged after city centre police chase

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    A man from Derby has been charged after a police chase through the city centre on Sunday evening.

    Officers had spotted a car being driven with no lights on at about 23.20 on Sunday which failed to stop. After a short chase the driver got out and ran off.

    A man was arrested nearby in Duckworth Square.


    The 21-year-old has now been charged with dangerous driving, driving without a licence, driving with no insurance and obstructing a police officer and will appear at magistrates' court today.

  15. Smallest property in Notts goes up for sale

    Nottingham Post

    A very small and quirky building has been put up for sale and it could be one of the smallest houses in Nottinghamshire.

  16. Protesters to march after stabbings

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    A march has been organised in Arnold after a spate of stabbings since Friday.

    Called Enough is Enough, it's been organised by the Save the Earth Cooperative - The People's Cooperative who run community groups and organise events in the town to bring people together.

    Emlyn Mousley from the group said: "I've lived in Arnold for 14 years and in two years the crime rate has risen dramatically, and a lot of people want to do something about it.


    "Our group is about finding solutions to our problems whether it's more police on the streets, more CCTV, more for young people to do or more severe punishments for persistent offenders.

    "There's just an endless cycle of nothing being achieved."

    The march starts from the town's market at 10:00 on 9 June and ends at Arnot HIll Park.

  17. Fans kept waiting on Rams boss decision

    BBC Derby Sport

    Frank Lampard remains the favourite to succeed Gary Rowett as Derby County manager but an appointment is not expected to be made until later in the week.

    Hibs boss Neil Lennon has said the former Chelsea and England midfielder has all the credentials to be a success at Pride Park.

    He said: "He's very intelligent, had an unbelievable career working with some of the best managers of all-time.

    "But it's still a risk - a risk for Frank and a risk for Derby County."

    Frank Lampard
  18. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, between J29 for A617 and J28 for A38 Alfreton.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 southbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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