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  1. Updates for Tuesday 11 April 2017
  2. Rapist jailed for 'sadistic' sex attack
  3. Dog rescued from cliff face
  4. Thatched Grubenhaus burnt down by vandals
  5. Toyota reports best UK sale figures in a decade
  6. Care home workers quit in the East Midlands
  7. Leicester's Ayerza announces retirement
  8. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Amy Woodfield and Khia Lewis-Todd

All times stated are UK

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  1. Andy West

    Spanish football writer

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    Andy West

    Spanish football writer

    Driven by the pain of two final defeats, Atletico Madrid are fearsome Champions League opponents for Leicester, writes Andy West.

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  2. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all from East Midlands Live - updates will continue on Wednesday at 08:00.

  3. Weather: Cloud will increase but remaining dry

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC weather presenter

    Cloud will steadily increase overnight but it’ll remain mostly dry. 

    Lows of 8C (46F).   

  4. Stranded dog had been missing for a week

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    It turns out the rescued dog we told you about earlier (16:13) is called Bella and has been missing since 31 March.

    Derbyshire police say they have contacted Bella's owners and they are over the moon to know she is safe and can't wait to have her back home.

    What a happy ending.

    Stranded dog
  5. City road set for resurfacing works

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A road and slip road in Nottingham will be closed from next Tuesday as part of resurfacing works, Nottingham City Council has announced.

    The work, on Queens Drive on the inbound lanes between Clifton Boulevard (A52) and the electricity sub station, will mean the road - from the roundabout at Clifton Boulevard to the sub station as well as the Electric Avenue slip road for traffic accessing Queens Drive - will be closed.

    The work - which will take place outside normal working hours from 7pm to 5am - is expected to take four days.

    The second phase of the work - on the inbound lanes between Castle Bridge Road and Waterway Street - will begin on 24 April and is expected to take about four days to complete.

    Queens Drive
  6. Watch: Smoke from gallery just a test

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Don't worry. Nottingham Contemporary isn't on fire, they're testing a new art installation due to be exhibited later in this year.

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    Video caption: Smoke from Nottingham Contemporary is a test for a new art installation

    Surrounding businesses and the fire service were warned beforehand.

    Still, bit of a shock for people walking past.

  7. Retired police chief 'asked for Janner investigation to be stopped'

    Tim Parker

    BBC Radio Leicester political reporter

    It's emerged that a former chief constable asked for investigations into the late Leicester MP and peer Lord Janner to be stopped. 

    Tony Butler, who was an assistant chief constable in Leicestershire before leading the Gloucestershire force, said other investigations had met public concerns. 

    But Professor Alexis Jay, chair of the national Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has confirmed she's rejected the request.

    Lord Janner

    She said this section of the national independent inquiry will carry on - once it's clear the hearings won't interfere with other legal cases.

    Lord Janner's family continue to say the investigation is "misconceived" and that Lord Janner was innocent of all allegations made against him.

    Professor Alexis Jay
  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A616 Nottinghamshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A616 Nottinghamshire both ways severe accident, between B6034 Swinecote Road and Netherfield Lane.

    A616 Nottinghamshire - A616 Worksop Road in Budby closed and slow traffic in both directions between the B6034 Swinecote Road junction and the Netherfield Lane junction, because of an accident involving lorry and cyclist.

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

  9. Video content

    Video caption: Atletico Madrid v Leicester: Fernando Torres on how 'we all became Leicester fans'

    Atletico Madrid's Fernando Torres reflects on Leicester's "spectacular" achievement winning the Premier League last season ahead of their meeting in the Champions League.

  10. More volunteers needed for Derbyshire Scouts

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    The Derbyshire scouts say they need at least 200 more volunteers to help provide enough clubs in the county. 

    There are currently 580 children on the movement's waiting lists between the ages six and eight.

    The Scouts

    The organisation says if they find enough people to help, they could open another 14 clubs.

    Quote Message: Being part of Scouting and sharing our values gives young people skills for life, makes them more employable and offers them a wide range of opportunities and adventures." from Sue Harris Regional commissioner
    Sue HarrisRegional commissioner
  11. Travel: All lanes reopen on the A42 north

    BBC News Travel

    One lane was closed on the A42 north earlier near Ashby de la Zouch because of a broken down vehicle.

    The lane has now been reopened with minor delays.

    Broken down vehicle
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  12. BreakingVictims of double-fatal crash near Creaton named

    Zoe Applegate

    BBC News

    Two people killed in a three-vehicle road crash in Northamptonshire on Sunday have been named by police.

    The A5199 Welford Road, near Creaton.

    Guy Marriott, 25, of Theddingworth, Leicestershire, and Sophie Griffin, 22, of Lutterworth, also in Leicestershire, both died on the A5199 Welford Road, near Creaton.

    It's believed Mr Marriott was driving a blue Vauxhall Corsa and Ms Griffin was a passenger.

    The crash happened at about 20:45 and also involved a blue Hyundai i40 and white Peugeot Partner van.

    Northamptonshire Police is appealing for any witnesses of the crash - or anyone who spotted the vehicles beforehand - to get in touch.

  13. Rapist jailed for 'sadistic' Bede Park attack

    Press Association

    A "damaged and dangerous" killer has been given a life term for a "sadistic" sexual attack on a woman in Leicester.

    Michal Podlaszczyk has already served 12 and a half years for the equivalent of manslaughter in his native Poland - now he has been jailed for a minimum of seven and a half years after subjecting a 55-year-old woman to a savage attack as she walked through Bede Park in October last year.

    Bede Park

    The 33-year-old punched the woman to the ground, raped her and stole £1.15  from her purse saying he needed it for beer. 

    While he was carrying out the attack, he asked the victim for her PIN which he used to steal £20 from her bank account.

    Podlaszczyk was released from prison in Poland in July 2015 and settled in the UK in August 2016.

    Judge Philip Head said the attack was "sadistic". He said the defendant took "great pleasure from it by humiliating her by some disgusting actions".

    Podlaszczyk, of no fixed address, admitted counts including three charges of rape, sexual touching, assault, robbery and attempted robbery and showed no emotion as he was sent down. 

  14. Hinckley artist designs solid Easter egg

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Ever cracked open an Easter egg and thought it would be so much better if it was solid? I know I have.

    Well it's that thought that inspired a Hinckley artist to design this SOLID egg.

    Solid egg

    It weighs 540g and contains 2,500 calories - maybe not one you should eat in one day.

    This isn't the first time Sarah J Coleman has created these but every year they do become more popular.

    In fact production was nearly quadrupled this year because of high demand.

    Sarah J Coleman with solid egg
  15. A familiar sight for former Foxes player

    Ian Stringer

    BBC Radio Leicester Foxes commentator

    Pictured here is former Leicester City defender and BBC Radio Leicester analyst Matt Elliott - returning to the Vicente Calderon for the first time since 1997 when he played for the Foxes in the UEFA Cup first round.

    Matt Elliott
  16. Dog stranded on rocks rescued by firefighters

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    To adapt a well-known phrase, it would seem this dog was barking up the wrong rocks... 


    But don't worry, because the canine has been rescued by firefighters from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service today.

    Firefighters based in Buxton received a call from Nikita Murray after she spotted the stranded canine on the rocks above a railway track.

    Paw thing...

    Pictured left to right: Neil Dewick, Delwyn Quigley, Nikita Murray, Steven Clark and David Hodgson. 

    Dog rescued
  17. Foxes fly off to Spain for Champions League clash

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The Foxes team set off to Spain this morning for their Champions League quarter-final against Atletico Madrid tomorrow. 

    Christian Fuchs and Ron-Robert Zieler (pictured here on Leicester City's Instagram page) look fairly relaxed...

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  18. Watch: Maundy money recipient speaks of excitement

    Amy Harris

    Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

    There are just two days to go until the Queen hands out Maundy coins in the traditional Royal service at Leicester Cathedral. 

    Ninety-one men and 91 women will be presented with the coins in recognition of their service to the church and community. The number of male and female recipients represents the Queen's age eight days after the service.

    I have been meeting one of them...

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    Video caption: Watch: Maundy money recipient speaks of excitement
  19. Mansfield man jailed after grooming girl, 14, online

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A man who groomed a 14-year-old girl online was jailed last week after being convicted of sexual offences, Nottinghamshire Police has said.

    Nottingham Crown Court heard how Daniel Meakin, 21, of Scarcliffe Street, Mansfield, targeted the girl via a social media app and made numerous demands and threats to her which resulted in her sending him indecent images of herself. 

    The force launched an investigation after the girl reported it to the police and Meakin was arrested on 16 January. When he was detained, Meakin was found to be in possession of eight indecent images of children, aged between eight and 12, and cannabis was recovered from his bedroom. 

    Daniel Meakin

    Meakin pleaded guilty to attempting to incite a girl aged 13 to 15 years to engage in sexual activity between 10 October 2016 and 20 December 2016, attempting to meet a girl under 16 years following sexual grooming between 10 November 2016 and 15 December 2016, and making indecent photographs of children on 16 January.

    Meakin also admitted being concerned in the supply of cannabis on 16 January and admitted breaching a conditional discharge.

    He was jailed for four years and nine months.