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  1. Isla Tansey dies from terminal spinal cancer
  2. Police warning to football fans
  3. Men convicted of killing amputee father
  4. Millions to be spent on creating new churches
  5. Mahrez joins Man City for record price
  6. Live updates on Wednesday 11 July 2018

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By Sandish Shoker and Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, from J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham to M1 J24A.

M1 Derbyshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M1 southbound from J25, A52 (Nottingham) to M1 J24a, Derby, because of a broken down vehicle. In the roadworks area.

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, from J29A for Markham Road J29A to J30 for A616 Sheffield.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound from J29a Markham Road J29a to J30, A616 (Sheffield), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

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Updates on East Midlands Live have now finished. Some posts may continue to appear overnight but live coverage won't resume until 08:00 on Thursday.

'Penny drops' for Foxes Maguire

Rio Ferdinand

Former England defender on BBC One

Harry Maguire's emergence as an integral part of the England team has been one of the stories of this World Cup, but I am not surprised it has happened for him here in Russia.

Harry Maguire

Sometimes, the penny just drops for a player at a tournament, and it is the right time for you, in the right team.

For me, that moment came at the 2002 World Cup. That was when I found my way, and developed a total and clear understanding of my position.

It seems like Maguire, a ball-playing defender like me, is doing something similar.

Weather: Staying dry with some morning sunshine

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

Tonight will be dry with clear periods at first but cloud may thicken in the early hours. There will be a light breeze. A minimum temperature of 12C.


The overnight cloud should become well broken through Thursday morning to allow sunny periods.

In the afternoon there will be further sunshine and just a very slight chance of an isolated shower. A maximum temperature of 25C.

Hundreds of new student flats set for approval

Kit Sandeman

Local Democracy Reporter

Hundreds of new student flats could be built in Nottingham over four different sites.

Next week, planning bosses at Nottingham City Council will vote on four different student accommodation schemes, which between them would see almost 800 new flats built over the coming months. All are expected to be approved.

Artist impression of student accommodation
AXIS Architecture

The largest of the schemes is a 12-storey building with 462 bedrooms, on Waterway Street West, near the Vat and Fiddle pub. The building would range from five stories high to 12 stories high, which the Nottingham Civic Society has said is "far too tall".

A second, unrelated scheme is on Station Street where the old job centre was. Developers are set to build 323 new student flats here along with a gym, reception area and coffee shop. Unusually, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has raised concerns about the development, because part of the new building would overlook the Crown Court.

Job centre in Nottingham

A third development would involve the demolition of a single-storey flat roofed furniture store on Huntingdon Street. Planning permission was granted for 86 flats on the site, but developers have now come back and asked for additional permissions to be granted. The city archaeologist has said supervision of construction will be needed due to the potential that there could be medieval remains.

The fourth is a smaller scheme for 23 apartments on Gregory Street.

Tram changes following football disorder

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Trams won't be running through Nottingham's Old Market Square immediately after the football match this evening.

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The company that runs the tram network has said it follows disruption after the game on Saturday with some football fans blocking the tracks.

Following a discussion with the police, NET has said trams from Hucknall and Phoenix Park will turn at the Royal Centre whilst services from Toton Lane and Clifton South will run as far as the Railway Station.

Want your own show on Radio Nottingham?

BBC Radio Nottingham

Fancy being a presenter on BBC Radio Nottingham? The station is looking for someone to host a show celebrating the diversity of the city and county on weekdays from 19:00.

There will be open auditions for the role - which starts in the autumn - at the The Royal Concert Hall on 28 July.

CCTV shows bar assault

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Police have released this CCTV footage of an assault in Ilkeston in an appeal to trace the man involved.

It happened outside the Market Bar on Friday 18 May.

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Police have said a 39-year-old man was punched and kicked leaving him with serious injuries.

Man dies after van and lorry crash

A man has died after a van and a lorry collided yesterday.

Warwickshire Police said it was called to Siskin Parkway on Middlemarch Industrial Estate, Coventry, at about 22:50.

The driver of the van, a 37-year-old man from Leicester, was taken to hospital where he died.

His family are being supported by specially trained officers.

The driver of the lorry was unhurt.

Officers are asking for anyone who witnessed the incident, or who may have dashcam footage, to come forward.

'It's Coming Home' banners on A52

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

You might spot these banners on your way home tonight - they've gone up above the A52 westbound near Borrowash.

Let's hope they're not coming down tomorrow...

Banner on a bridge
Banner on a bridge
Banner on a bridge

'Unprovoked' attack in Mansfield

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

A man has head injuries and a broken arm after a "seemingly unprovoked" attack in Mansfield.

Stafford Street

Police have said the 42-year-old was punched several times on Stafford Street just after 17:00 on Monday. They would like to hear from anyone with information.

Football traffic starting early

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Football's coming home so everyone in Leicester is... going home.

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City centre road closures after football

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

There will be some road closures to traffic in Nottingham city centre at the end of the England game tonight.

The city council said it will be shutting Friar Lane and Maid Marian Way for about half an hour after the final whistle, and other streets around the castle and the city centre are being designated as "no stopping" areas for vehicles until 23.00.

Friar Lane
Notts County chaplain's prayer for England football
Reverend Liam O'Boyle is praying for a result tonight.

Man in hospital after Sutton stabbing

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested after a man was stabbed in Sutton-in-Ashfield in the early hours of this morning.

The 38-year-old man was found in Bishop Street just before 00.30 and was taken to the QMC for treatment but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Bishop Street

Detectives from Nottinghamshire Police said they think the man was stabbed in Northwood Avenue before making his way to Bishop Street.

The teenager has been arrested on suspicion of GBH and remains in police custody.

Train staff rail-y excited for tonight

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

East Midlands Trains are usually used to taking you home (or to work) and staff at London St Pancras station have been getting into the spirit of the World Cup today with their signs.

East Midlands Trains
Jon Dixon

Who's saying their prayers for tonight?

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

Notts County Football Club's chaplain, Reverend Liam O'Boyle has been saying his.

He's created his own take on the Lord's Prayer.

Patriotic plaster for broken leg

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Staff at Nottingham's Queens Medical Centre have been getting artistic with their plaster.

Paul Rolling will be sporting an England flag on his cast for tonight's match. Get well soon.

England flag plaster cast
Paul Rolling

Bombardier embrace football fever

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

One of the region's biggest employers is showing World Cup spirit by allowing staff to wear the England strip to work.

Bombardier staff

Bombardier in Derby has also changed shift times to allow more workers to watch the match against Croatia tonight.

Pub prepares for thirsty football fans

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

In the words of Benjamin Franklin - "by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."

Well, one pub in Leicester isn't taking any chances tonight. The Rutland and Derby has ordered an extra 12 barrels of lager - that's 133 gallons more than normal.

Beer delivery at Rutland and Derby

Extra staff have also been brought in to manage an expected busy crowd of England football fans. Takings on previous matches have been 50% higher.

Isla's passing a 'massive loss'

Sonia Kataria

BBC News

The aunt of Isla Tansey, who inspired people across the world to decorate and hide stones, has told the BBC the family is now "trying to process the massive loss".

Jackie Moore said Isla, who had a rare form of spinal cancer, "just went to sleep peacefully at home" in Hinckley at about 19:00 on Tuesday.

Isla Tansey

Isla had asked people to take selfies when they found the painted stones and post them on social media.

Her parents hoped the Isla Stones would create a "legacy" for their daughter.

An Isla stone in Antarctica
Esther Rodewald

Ms Moore said Isla was at home with her parents Katherine and Simon and 10-year-old brother Harrison when she died.

Isla progressively got more and more tired and less conscious. We are all together as a family and trying to process the massive loss. We are taking each day as it comes and trying to take hold of all our emotions and trying to keep strong."

Jackie MooreIsla's aunt

Wait over for Mahrez

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Everything comes to those who wait, according to Riyad Mahrez following the announcement of his departure from Leicester City.

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It was widely known that the Foxes player was keen to move on from the club and last night that happened when he was bought by Manchester City for £60m. Leicester City signed Mahrez in 2014 for just £400,000.

Bradley 'couldn't defend' Brexit deal to Mansfield

Tony Roe

BBC East Midlands political editor

After quitting as a Tory vice-chair last night, Mansfield MP Ben Bradley said people in the town "aren't daft" in understanding what Brexit should be.

He said: "I just felt as though within the party and within that role I couldn't give my honest view and if I'm not doing that, why am I here?"

Ben Bradley

He continued: "Hearing from constituents in great numbers and my own members, I didn't feel I could honestly go out and defend it."

We put this to the test in Mansfield and the message from people there seems to be - get on with it and stop squabbling!

Your pictures: Weather watchers meets World Cup fever...

BBC Weather Watchers

Here's some lovely pictures from our weather watchers, featuring a great scenic backdrop in Longnor, courtesy of Peter Steggles.

While Mikesnapper and PJ's have used the weather watchers platform to share some rather more patriotic pics...

Peter Steggles

Travel: Overturned lorry closes A6

The fire service has also been at the accident on the A6 in Derbyshire. It said the lorry which was leaking diesel has been made safe, and no one has been injured.

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Police message to football fans

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Police in Leicester are reminding the public they "have no superpowers" when it comes to policing the streets on what is expected to be a very busy day for the force.

Both Leicestershire and Derbyshire police forces received a record number of emergency calls during the last England World Cup game on Saturday.

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Crash closes A6 near Thulston

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

This could cause some travel disruption in Derbyshire.

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Cash machine stolen from village shop

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

A cash machine has been stolen from the Co-op in Edwinstowe this morning.

A police spokeswoman said four people wearing dark clothing broke into the store in High Street at about 03:00, then drove away in a dark coloured car.

The frontage of the machine is still in place, but the cash box behind was taken.

cash machine

Det Insp Steve Wragg said: “There was a lot of noise at the time of the break-in and I’d urge anyone who was alerted to what was happening, and saw anything at all, to let us know.”

It's not clear how much money was stolen in the raid and the shop remains closed while police investigate.

Your comments: Isla Tansey dies


So many messages of condolence have been posted on our Facebook page following the death of seven-year-old Isla Tansey from Hinckley.

Isla Tansey

Nigel Hardy said: "Such sad news about a wonderful little girl and an inspiration to others hope her stones last forever as a permanent reminder of the beautiful Isla. R.I.P. baby."

Gemma Carlin said: "Very sad news to wake up to today sending love and hugs to all family and friends of this beautiful little lady."

Maggie Sharp said: "So so sad. Such a lovely little girl, life is so cruel sometimes. My heart goes out to her mummy and daddy and family."

New leisure centre plans for Bingham

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

A new leisure centre, costing up to £23m, could be built in Bingham near the current centre.

Rushcliffe Borough Council said at a meeting last night it would "explore plans" and start investigating whether the new centre can be built on land in Chapel Lane, on land owned by the council north of the railway line.

The results of this study are expected next year, and if given the go-ahead, the centre could include a sports hall, 25m swimming pool, fitness gym, exercise studios and office space.

Bingham leisure centre

The borough council’s deputy leader, councillor Debbie Mason, said: "The cost of building a new leisure centre is significant so we are undertaking a further study to give careful consideration not only to ensure the location of the site is correct, but also in the long term so the site can give us the sufficient financial return to make it viable."

Roads 're-named' after England footballers

Heidi Booth

Journalist, BBC Radio Derby

It might confuse the postman but it had to be done, right?

I've been over to Sterling Close in Denby Village to re-name it after England footballer Raheem Sterling.

Sterling Close sign

I've also been to Southgate Close in Mickleover - or should I say "Gareth Southgate" Close.

Southgate Close

Police close road following crash

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Drivers, one to avoid - Chesterfield Road in Rowsley is currently closed after a crash.

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Man beaten with prosthetic leg in drug deal gone wrong

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Two men have been convicted of killing a man in Loughborough after attacking him with his own prosthetic leg.

Mark Swinhoe
Leicestershire Police

In January, 38-year-old Mark Swinhoe and a friend went to Moira Street where to collect drugs but when they arrived they were attacked. Mr Swinhoe was kicked, stamped on, hit with his prosthetic leg and stabbed. He died from a stab wound to his chest.

A jury found Harry Matthews, who is 22 years old and from Brush Drive in the town, guilty of Mr Swinhoe''s murder. He was also found guilty of assault.

Another man, 24 year old Jamie Wileman from Elm Grove in Moira, was found guilty of Mark's manslaughter but acquitted of murder.

A third man was acquitted of both murder and manslaughter.

Mark will be remembered as a loving and caring man. He loved his children dearly and the events of January 14 this year have deprived them of having their father in the future. The attack on Mark lasted only a few minutes but the lasting effects of his death will stay with his family for a lifetime."

Family statement

Men arrested after large street fight

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

Four men have been arrested after a large street fight in Sneinton last night.

Police were called to Sneinton Boulevard after 18.00 yesterday to reports of a large fight with some of the men then leaving in a black Audi and white Mercedes car.

Sneinton Boulevard

The four men - two aged 27, a 31-year-old and a 37-year-old - were arrested a short time later on suspicion of public order offences and affray.

Detectives have asked any drivers with dashcam footage who were in the area at the time to get in touch.

Travel: Bus break down causing delays