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Summary

  1. Hungry caller phones 999 over late takeaway
  2. Charity groups told of funding cut on NHS's birthday
  3. Arrests after World Cup disorder
  4. Disorder could mean no big screen for semi-final
  5. Man missing from Chesterfield home
  6. Region failing to hit donor targets
  7. Live updates on Monday 9 July 2018

Live Reporting

By Sandish Shoker, Amy Woodfield and Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J23a A42 and J23, A512 (Loughborough), because of a vehicle fire.

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

Severe disruption: M42 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M42 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, at J11 for A42.

M42 Leicestershire - The main road is closed, with traffic being routed around the junction and back on again, on M42 southbound at J11, A42 (Burton Upon Trent), because of emergency repairs.

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, at J24 for A6.

M1 Leicestershire - M1 lane closed on entry slip road southbound at J24, A6 (Kegworth), because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: A46 Lincolnshire westbound

BBC News Travel

A46 Lincolnshire westbound severe disruption, between A1434 Newark Road and A1133.

A46 Lincolnshire - One lane closed on A46 westbound between the A1434 Newark Road junction in Thorpe on the Hill and the A1133 junction in Langford.

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

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East Midlands Live has now finished however some local news, sport, weather and travel will still appear overnight.

Live coverage will return at 08:00 on Tuesday.

Weather: Feeling cooler on Tuesday

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

For the first half of the tonight there will be areas of cloud and the odd patch of light rain or drizzle but it will turn dry during the early hours of Tuesday.

Weather
BBC

Tomorrow will be a dry day with sunny spells and variable amounts of cloud.

Feeling less warm with light to moderate northerly winds.

Castle to screen World Cup semi-final

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

The England v Croatia match will be shown on the big screen at Nottingham Castle.

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About 3,000 were there to watch the match against Sweden on Saturday.

This time the city council is making it a ticket-only event. The authority has said the tickets will be free but there will be a "minimal transaction fee" to help cover the cost of ticketing. Details of how to get the tickets will be announced tomorrow.

The leader of Nottingham City Council, Jon Collins, has said he's confident the event will be a "real success". He also said it was a "real shame" to see some of the bad behaviour in the city after the match at the weekend.

Night time closures on M1

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Worth noting if you're out on the road tonight.

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Watch: Morgan shows support for PM's Brexit plans

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Theresa May has been facing questions about Brexit after two of her cabinet members quit.

David Davis and Boris Johnson resigned following the Prime Minister's announcement of the UK's Brexit strategy.

The Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan, who has previously spoken strongly in favour of remaining in the EU, stood by the strategy in the commons earlier.

Severe accident: A38 Nottinghamshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A38 Nottinghamshire southbound severe accident, between B6018 Sutton Road and B6023 Alfreton Road.

A38 Nottinghamshire - A38 Kings Mill Road East in Sutton In Ashfield closed and queuing traffic southbound between the B6018 Sutton Road junction and the B6023 Alfreton Road junction, because of an accident involving three cars and a lorry.

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

Hospital warn of 'extremely busy' A&E

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

The Royal Derby Hospital has reported having a particularly busy Accident and Emergency Department and is asking people with certain injuries to go to the urgent care centre instead.

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Increase in grass fires during hot weather

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Fire crews across the region have been getting calls about grass fires following the recent dry weather.

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Some of the fires are thought to be deliberate. Leicestershire firefighters were called over the weekend by a security guard at Victoria Park. It was reported youths were setting fire to grass near to football courts.

Council to vote on unitary authority proposals

Kit Sandeman

Local Democracy Reporter

Plans to abolish district and borough councils in Nottinghamshire are set to go to the vote this Thursday. If approved, it will be the first formal step in a process which would see the councils dissolved.

At Nottinghamshire County Council, the ruling Conservative Party is in an informal coalition with the Mansfield Independents, and only has a slim majority.

Nottinghamshire County Council
Nottinghamshire County Council

The vote comes after the leaders and chief executives of the seven district and borough councils met today to discuss the plans.

Supporters of the proposed change, known as a unitary council, say it would save taxpayers money by removing duplication. However opponents say it would be bad for democracy, and would remove local decision making.

Water leaks for five months

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

We've seen lots of messages about saving water during the heatwave - like this from Severn Trent.

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This has been particularly frustrating for some people in Croxton Kerrial where there's been water leaking from a drain on the A607 for several months.

Leak in Croxton Kerrial
BBC

Clive Wood lives in the area and told the BBC he noticed the leak in February and reported it several times.

Today, when the BBC were filming at the scene, a team from Leicestershire County Council arrived to investigate the problem. It was found the leak was being caused by a tree root blocking a pipe, forcing the water out of the drain. The leak has now been stopped.

As road users will be aware, we’ve had to deal with an unprecedented number of pothole repairs due to the recent harsh winter so we’re now dealing with a backlog of work which we had to reprioritise, including the investigations at Croxton Kerrial.”

Leicestershire County CouncilSpokesperson

Force receives record number of calls over weekend

BBC Radio Derby

Derbyshire Police said its record for the number of incidents officers have been called to within a 24-hour period has been broken twice in the space of eight days.

The force said they had to deal with "an all-time high" of 809 incidents on 29 June, which was largely due to a combination of the hot weather and the World Cup.

Then this Saturday, as England beat Sweden in the quarter-finals, that figure was topped as the force received 920 calls in just one day.

As reported earlier, Leicestershire police also recorded its busiest ever day on Saturday with 661 emergency calls made in 24 hours.

Police officers
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Comedian postpones show because of the football

'Urgent' appeal to find missing Hinckley man

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Police are "urgently" asking for the public to help them find Steven Grimstead.

Steven Grimstead
Leicestershire Police

The 62-year-old was last seen on Station Road in Hinckley shortly before 06:00 this morning.

It is believed he is in a "distressed state" and the force has "grave concerns" for his welfare. He has a medical condition which requires daily treatment and it's thought he could be feeling depressed.

Derby councillor calls for big screen to show football

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

While Nottingham Castle clears up after the England fans on Saturday, a Derby councillor is calling for a big screen in the city to show England's semi-final match.

Amo Raju, who represents the Blagreaves Ward, said every other city seemed to have an outdoor screen and it was "a shame" Derby people would have to watch at home rather than in a big crowd.

"We should celebrate and get the community together and have a shared experience," he said.

"We don't know when England will be in the semi-final again and we don't want to miss this opportunity."

Derby city centre
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Derby City Council said "it's highly doubtful" they will put up a screen and it would have needed advance organisation and commitment for the whole tournament.

There will however be several pubs around the city showing the game on Wednesday evening and Derby County FC said they would be showing it on a large screen inside The Yard restaurant.

Police warn fans over behaviour following disorder

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

Here's some of the footage that has been circulating around social media of crowds in Nottingham city centre following England's quarter-final match on Saturday.

It includes people damaging a taxi.

Nottinghamshire Police has warned fans it "won't tolerate this sort of behaviour" again on Wednesday evening when England play Croatia in the semi-finals.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the damaged vehicle.

Family of disabled girl criticise council over home woes

Amy Orton

Local Democracy Reporter

The family of a disabled girl who needs round the clock care have criticised their local council for failing to find them an adapted home.

Seven-year-old Leah Clarke has 18 separate illnesses including epilepsy, chromosome deletion and Gilbert Syndrome. She needs round the clock care, can't walk and uses signing to communicate.

She lives with her parents Sue and Alan Smart and her brother in Melton Mowbray. The family had to move from the bungalow they rented when the landlord gave them notice it was being put up for sale.

Melton Borough Council
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Sue said a council property they were invited to look around was "totally unsuitable" so the family went back on the housing list and they have now moved to a privately rented property.

Sue said: "Leah is in a room downstairs and we're upstairs, Alan has to carry her up and down the stairs to use the bathroom and it's just not practical."

We are sorry that Mrs Smart has been affected in this way regarding her housing situation. We would like to work with Mrs Smart and partner agencies to assist her in her search for a property with the appropriate adaptations for her needs."

Melton Borough CouncilSpokesperson

'Car in a ditch' in Melbourne

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Police are at the scene of a crash in Melbourne.

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Road to be closed for most of the day after fire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

Police have now said the A60 Mansfield Road is likely to stay closed for most of the day after a fire involving a refuse lorry and trees.

Gedling Borough Council said the lorry was their recycling vehicle and had been on the Ravenshead route when the blaze started.

A spokesman said the cause of the fire was still unknown and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service is investigating.

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Lorry fire closes road

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

Firefighters have been dealing with a fire involving a rubbish lorry and trees on the A60 Mansfield Road. The road has been closed while they deal with it.

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Age is no limit for Derbyshire weightlifters

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

In case you missed it over the weekend, here's a super fit couple from Derbyshire.

Eric and Lynn Dolman won gold in their respective age categories at the European Masters' Weightlifting Championship in Budapest, Hungary, last month.

Man missing from Chesterfield home

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Police in Derbyshire are concerned for the safety of a 71-year-old man who is missing from Chesterfield.

Graham Bedford was last seen wearing navy knee-length shorts and a black t-shirt.

Graham Bedford
Derbyshire Police

Police link record 999 calls to football celebrations

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

A record number of 999 calls were made in Leicestershire on Saturday - the day of England’s quarter-final win over Sweden in the World Cup.

Police said they took 661 emergency calls during a 24 hour period - two thirds of which were received after the game finished.

The average number of calls the force would expect to get on a Saturday is about 420.

Police putting a man in handcuffs into a van
Leicestershire Police

The number of 999 calls was the highest volume we have ever recorded, and it’s fair to say it was an incredibly busy day."

Assistant Chief Constable Jason MastersLeicestershire Police

Despite the high volume of calls just five people were arrested in relation to the post-match celebrations. One was in Hinckley where a flare was set off. Two officers received minor injuries in connection with the arrests.

The force is now preparing for the semi-final match on Wednesday by cancelling all officers’ rest days and annual leave. Special Constables are also being asked to help take over neighbourhood and response policing roles.

Man charged with Asda stabbing

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

A 37-year-man has been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing outside a supermarket in Chesterfield.

A 26-year-old was in the passenger seat of a parked car when he was attacked with a knife. It happened at the Asda store on Sheffield Road in the Whittington Moor area at about 21.45 on Thursday.

Asda store on Sheffield Road in the Whittington Moor area
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The man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries but his condition has since stabilised.

A man from Brimington is due to appear before magistrates today.

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, at J24 for A6.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 southbound at J24, A6 (Kegworth), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Queue for UK's first Trappist beer

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

A queue formed outside a monastery shop near Coalville earlier with people keen to buy the UK’s first Trappist beer.

Queue for Trappist beer
BBC

Tynt Meadow goes on sale today at Mount Saint Bernard Abbey. It's only the 12th in the world to get permission to call itself a Trappist brewery.

A bottle will set you back £2.75.

Tynt Meadow
BBC

Man charged with criminal damage

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

A man has been arrested and charged with criminal damage after a window at Nottingham’s Tourist Information Centre was smashed.

Nottingham’s Tourist Information Centre
Google

It happened on Friday 6 July. The 21-year-old suspect is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court later this month.

Taxi driver 'shaken up' after World Cup disorder

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

Nottingham Cars has said they are supporting their driver whose taxi was damaged in disorder after England's victory in the World Cup quarter-final on Saturday.

Videos and photos of the disturbance have been widely distributed of people jumping on the cab in the city centre.

Nottingham Cars manager Tony Baccoli said the driver was inside the vehicle at the time and is unhurt but "shaken up".

Nottingham Cars taxi
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Mr Baccoli added: "This is supposed to be a celebration and Nottingham is better than this."

"We'll be there to take you home at night when you've had a drink but you can't carry on like this, with this behaviour."

A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Train plans in the pipeline

East Midlands Today

Plans have been announced to try and increase the number of trains between Derby, Leicester and Nottingham to Birmingham.

It's part of a report out today which also looks at reducing journey times and reinstating direct services between Leicester and Coventry.

But the plans have yet to be approved and it could take up to 20 years to come to fruition.

Leicester railway station
BBC

Leicester City mayor Sir Peter Soulsby said for a long time the Midlands has had different priorities.

He said: "For the very first time we have identified what will really make a difference for the whole of the Midlands, and we'll be telling the Secretary of State that we need our share of the investment, that for too long has gone to other regions, and particularly to London."

Vandals force paddling pool closure

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Bad news for anyone planning to cool off at Heanor Memorial Park.

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Swimming star Adam Peaty pops down to Wimbledon

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Out of the pool and looking cool - former City of Derby swimmer Adam Peaty was looking very dapper in white at Wimbledon this weekend.

Peaty, now at Loughborough, was among an array of sports stars watching the action on Centre Court on Saturday.

Adam Peaty
Reuters
Adam Peaty at Wimbledon
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Men gathered behind a woman

Women report being upskirted, followed home and groped in a study looking at misogyny hate crime.

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Gossip: Mahrez on verge of Man City switch

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Today's BBC Sport football gossip column features reports Leicester City midfielder Riyad Mahrez is set to have a medical at Manchester City within the next 48 hours ahead of a £60m move.

Riyad Mahrez
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Royal Mint commemorates NHS anniversary

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

If you buy something from one of the shops at Leicester Royal Infirmary be sure to check your change.

A new 10p coin marking 70 years of the NHS is going into circulation.

10p
The Royal Mint

The Leicester Royal Infirmary is one of a handful of hospitals selected to start the distribution of the new coins.

Photo appeal after man and woman attacked

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

A 69-year-old man has suffered serious head injuries after being attacked in Clowne.

Police said two men pulled up outside a property off Low Road on 26 June and one went inside and got involved in a fight with the occupants.

A 27-year-old woman suffered leg injuries in the same incident.

A still image captured by a dashcam has been released of a man police want to speak to about the attack.

Dashcam image
Derbyshire Police