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  1. Latest updates for Tuesday 26 June
  2. Murder arrest after stabbing death
  3. Rats with tumours dumped in park put to sleep
  4. Dive team searching for missing boy
  5. Brother to run in memory of tragic doctor
  6. Firefighters cheered after rooftop iguana rescue

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By Gavin Bevis and Dave Wade

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Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, at J29 for A617.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound at J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of a broken down lorry.

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

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 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

Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J24, A6 (Kegworth) and J23a A42, because of an accident involving an overturned vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

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

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J28, A38 (Alfreton) and J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Nottinghamshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Nottinghamshire northbound severe disruption, at J26 for A610 Nottingham.

M1 Nottinghamshire - M1 lane closed on entry slip road and heavy traffic northbound at J26, A610 (Nottingham), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Kevin Phillips (left), Callum Davidson and Rory Delap have all worked with Gary Rowett before

Stoke City boss Gary Rowett adds St Johnstone's Callum Davidson and Derby's Kevin Phillips and Rory Delap to his staff.

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Dedicated live coverage on this page has now ended for today, but some news, sport and travel will continue to be posted automatically overnight.

East Midlands Live will return at 08:00 on Wednesday morning.

Second arrest after shots fired near pub

Dave Wade

BBC News

A second man has been arrested in connection with shots fired near a Nottingham pub last week.

tavern pub

Police were called to Arnold Road in Old Basford on Thursday afternoon to a report of shots near the Tavern Pub. No-one was injured.

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm.

A 24-year-old man, who was arrested in connection with the incident, has been released under investigation.

East Midlands weather update: Staying hot tonight

BBC Weather

It's staying dry and mostly clear tonight with a minimum temperature of 10C (50F).


It will be another very warm and sunny day tomorrow with a maximum temperature of 25C (77F).

Rams staff follow Rowett to Stoke

Press Association

Derby County have announced the departures of assistant boss Kevin Summerfield and five other members of the club's backroom staff.

Frank Lampard

Summerfield, Mark Sale, Kevin Phillips, Joe Carnall, Dave Carolan and Rory Delap have all left Pride Park, with all bar Summerfield teaming back up with former Rams boss Gary Rowett at Stoke City.

Derby appointed Frank Lampard as their new manager on a three-year deal at the end of last month following Rowett's decision to take charge at the bet365 Stadium.

Derby confirmed the departures on their official website while Stoke confirmed the arrival of Sale, Phillips, Carnall, Carolan and Delap on its official page.

Former England and Chelsea midfielder Lampard, who retired as a player in February 2017 following spells at Manchester City and New York City FC, has taken on his first job as manager.

Rowett succeeded Paul Lambert at Stoke last month following their relegation from the Premier League.

Your pictures: Animals make the most of the sun

BBC Weather Watchers

It's not just humans out enjoying the hot weather.

These collared doves were spotted coo-ling down in Winster, Derbyshire.

Wuggy's Land

These birds have been relaxing on their own private island in Ruddington, Nottinghamshire.

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And these deer have been making the most of the beautiful blue skies over Leicester.

Cupcake Steve

Worksop crash: One person cut out of car

Dave Wade

BBC News

Leicestershire monks brew UK's first Trappist beer
Mount Saint Bernard Abbey is the world's 12th recognised Trappist brewery.

Severe accident: A60 Nottinghamshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A60 Nottinghamshire both ways severe accident, near B6045 Blyth Road.

A60 Nottinghamshire - A60 Turner Road in Worksop blocked and slow traffic in both directions near the B6045 Blyth Road junction, because of an accident.

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

Worksop road closed after crash

Dave Wade

BBC News

Fracking director 'intimidated' by protesters

Dave Wade

BBC News

The director of a firm which plans to drill in Derbyshire to seek shale gas deposits has said he's found dealing with protesters "intimidating".

Tom Pickering, of petrochemical giant Ineos, has been speaking at a public inquiry into fracking exploration near Eckington, the Local Democracy Reporter Service said.

Tom Pickering
Eddie Bisknell

Mr Pickering said: "At the first meeting with residents there were 150 people shouting 'get out Tom', which is pretty intimidating if you are Tom.

"I do have sympathy for the community and I think you will find very few company directors that consistently attend public meetings."

fracking demos
Eddie Bisknell

However he said the UK needs to rely on gas from fracking "in the transition process towards renewable energy".

He also revealed that the overall cost of the project could total £9m, £1m of which would be for measures to reduce noise.

The inquiry began on Tuesday 19 June and is due to conclude on Friday.

Severe disruption: A611 Nottinghamshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A611 Nottinghamshire both ways severe disruption, between Kersall Drive and B6004 Arnold Road.

A611 Nottinghamshire - A611 Hucknall Road in Nottingham closed in both directions between the Kersall Drive junction and the B6004 Arnold Road junction, because of roadworks.

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

Severe disruption: A52 Derbyshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A52 Derbyshire both ways severe disruption, between M1 J25 Nottingham and Cole Lane.

A52 Derbyshire - A52 Brian Clough Way in Long Eaton closed in both directions between Nottingham and the Cole Lane junction, because of a grass fire.

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

Jonathan Forte

League Two side Exeter City signed former Notts County striker Jonathan Forte on a free transfer.

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Pictures from Rutland ram-raid

Dave Wade

BBC News

A petrol station supermarket has released pictures of its store after a ram-raid in the early hours of this morning.

Budgens ram raid

Three men used a dark coloured car to smash their way through the door of Budgens in North East Road, Uppingham, at about 04:00.

They stole alcohol and cigarettes before driving off towards Corby.

Budgens ram raid

A spokesman for the store said they were closed at the time of the raid so no-one was inside.

It has re-opened using a side entrance but is closed for fuel.

Ancient sex object comes to Nottingham

Dave Wade

BBC News

The world's earliest known depiction of a couple having sex is visiting Nottingham.

Ain Sakhri Lovers
Getty Images

Ain Sakhri Lovers features two figures, both of "ambiguous" gender, "making love, face-to-face in a sitting position".

The British Museum is taking the 11,000-year-old figurine on tour for the first time in the Desire, Love Identity: Exploring LGBTQ Histories exhibition, according to the Press Association.

It'll be coming to Oxford, Nottingham, Bolton and Norwich.

Discovered in a cave near Bethlehem, the object which has an overall "phallic shape", may have been used by the Natufians for rituals associated with fertility.

Campaigners determined to stop village homes plan

Amy Orton

Local Democracy Reporter

Residents have vowed to fight a planning application that would increase the size of a Leicestershire village by 25%.

Gladman Land has applied to Charnwood Borough Council for permission to build 270 homes on farmland in East Goscote.

Campaign group Keep East Goscote Green (KEGG) say the plans are "badly researched", would increase the risk of flooding and did not take into account a high pressure gas pipe near to the site.

Campaign website

It is understood the application will be considered by Charnwood Borough Council's planning committee on Thursday.

Gladman Land was approached for comment has yet to respond.

Man in court over drug and assault offences

Dave Wade

BBC News

A man who was arrested on suspicion of a number of offences - including possession of a machete - in Arnold has been charged.

ravenswood road

Police were called to Ravenswood Road, at about 21:00 on Sunday after reports of an assault.

They found what was thought to be a small cannabis grow at the scene and arrested a 44-year-old.

A 44-year-old man, of Ravenswood Road, appeared before magistrates in Nottingham this morning, charged with:

  • wounding with intent
  • threats to kill
  • criminal damage of a mobile phone
  • assault by beating
  • possession of a machete
  • production of cannabis
  • possession with intent to supply cannabis

He's been remanded in custody to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 24 July for a trial.

Grass fire closes A52 between Borrowash and Long Eaton

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Not ideal with rush hour fast approaching.

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Traffic jams in Hinckley

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Something to be aware of if you're anywhere near Hinckley.

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Police swoop on Derby park after reports of fight

Derby Telegraph

Police swooped on a Derby park and scuppered a planned fight between gangs of young teenagers.

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, between J21 for M69 and J20 for A4303.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J21, M69 (Leicester) and J20, A4303 (Lutterworth), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

Sunseekers told to stay out of reservoirs

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Severn Trent has reminded people to stay out of the water when visiting its reservoirs during the heatwave.

The firm has 12 visitor sites across the Midlands and Wales - including Ladybower Reservoir (pictured) in Derbyshire - but has reiterated they are not for swimming in.

Site supervisor Tom Crawford said: “Although our reservoirs look tempting and the ideal way to cool down, the fact is they’re extremely dangerous.

"On the surface they look calm and steady but, underneath, the water is extremely deep with incredibly strong currents that even the most experienced swimmer would struggle with.”

Ladybower Reservoir
Keith B

“Not only are our reservoirs really deep, they’re also extremely cold.

"If you go into any of our reservoirs, you might end up in serious trouble, and, unlike beaches and swimming pools, there are no lifeguards to help you."

Watch: Huge moorlands fire in Derbyshire

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Here's some more footage of that major moorland fire near Tintwistle.

The blaze originally broke out between Dovestones and Stalybridge on Sunday night but fire crews were called back when it reignited yesterday.

Your photos: Mercury rising in Breedon

BBC Weather Watchers

It's certainly a hot one today. Sky Girl sent us this photo from Breedon on the Hill.

Breedon thermometer
Sky Girl

Police 'concerned' about missing 15-year-old

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Police have asked public to be on the look-out for a Nottingham teenager who's disappeared.

Zoe Barr-Lieper, 15, was reported missing from the Carlton area yesterday afternoon.

She was wearing black jeans and a grey smock top when she was last seen. Call 101 if you've seen her.

Zoe Barr-Lieper
Nottinghamshire Police

Man dies after being hit by lorry on M69

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

A man was killed when he was hit by a lorry on the M69 in Leicestershire last night.

Police said the pedestrian died at the scene after being struck on the southbound carriageway near Hinckley at about 18:55.

A force spokesman said: "There were road closures put in place after the incident and inquiries are continuing."

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Man jailed for child rape

Dave Wade

BBC News

A man has been jailed for 20 years for raping a child.

Jonathon Arrington
Nottinghamshire Police

Jonathon Arrington, 51, formerly of Berridge Road East, Nottingham, was found guilty of three counts of rape of a child under 13 and one count of attempted rape of a female under 16, following a week-long trial at Nottingham Crown Court.

The court heard he raped the child between 2015 and 2017, according to Nottinghamshire Police.

At his sentencing yesterday he was told he must also sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for life and was made subject of a lifetime sexual harm prevention order.

Det Con Natalie Stokes said: "The impact of this attack has been devastating for the survivor and her family but I hope the fact Arrington has now been locked up for a significant amount of time will give them some comfort."

'Fracking will drive parents away' - headteacher

Dave Wade

BBC News

The head of a primary school near a proposed shale gas drilling site has said she fears parents will remove their children from the area if the plans are approved.

Fiona Marsh gave her statement at a public inquiry which could see petrochemical firm Ineos given permission for exploratory drilling 753 metres from Marsh Lane Primary School in Eckington, the Local Democracy Reporter Service said.

fracking inquiry
Eddie Bisknell

"Parents have informed us that if the proposal is approved then they will move their children to another school," she said.

"We need to ensure that our parents do not move out of the area but we also need to be advised on how Ineos would safeguard the pupils at our school, especially in the case of an emergency at the site."

Ms Marsh also said Derbyshire County Council and Ineos have been lax in communicating with the school.

Fiona Marsh
Eddie Bisknell

As part of the proposals, Ineos would construct a 18m (60ft) drilling rig in a field in Bramley Moor Lane, which would drill 2,400m (7,874ft) down for three months. The firm has applied for permission to use the site for five years.

The public inquiry, led by planning inspector, Elizabeth Hill, and hosted at Chesterfield Assembly Rooms,began on June 19 and is due to conclude on Friday.

Ram-raid at Rutland supermarket

Dave Wade

BBC News

Burglars used a car to damage a door in a raid on a supermarket in the early hours of this morning.

Two men in balaclavas took alcohol and cigarettes from Budgens in Uppingham, at about 04:00 while another man waited in the small, dark-coloured car.

Leicestershire Police said the car is believed to have driven off on the A6003 towards Corby.

A cordon remains in place around the shop in North East Street.

Channel 4 Nottingham hub decision due in October

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Channel 4's chief executive Alex Mahon says a decision on where its new headquarters and creative hubs will be in the UK will be announced in October.

Nottingham is in the running to be one of the channel's creative hubs.

She told a House of Commons select committee that channel bosses were part way through the process of visiting the shortlisted cities.

Channel 4 logo
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Belfast, Brighton, Newcastle/Gateshead, Sheffield and Stoke are also bidding to be creative hubs.

Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Greater Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and the West Midlands are all being considered as potential locations for the national HQ and the creative hubs.