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  1. Updates for Tuesday 25 April 2017
  2. MPs quit pro-Europe group over election tactics
  3. Derby button battery girl home after ordeal
  4. BBC Derby staff remember Colin Bloomfield
  5. Calls for tougher laws for 'dog on dog' attacks
  6. Derby man denies UK terror attack
  7. Cricket: Hales and Ball get Champions Trophy call
  8. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Khia Lewis-Todd and Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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  1. Mike Henson

    BBC Sport

    Nacho Monreal

    Mike Henson

    BBC Sport

    Arsenal keep up their top-four chase as a late Robert Huth own goal gives them victory against a stubborn Leicester side.

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  2. Our live coverage across the day

    Our live coverage has now ended and will return tomorrow from 08:00. 

  3. BreakingNottinghamshire to host part of national cycling race

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    A stage of cycling's Tour of Britain will be held in Nottinghamshire later this year. 

    Tour of Britain cyclists

    Stage four of the event will be run between Mansfield and Newark on Wednesday 6 September. 

    The Tour of Britain last visited the area in 2015, with a stage finishing at Nottingham's Forest Recreation Ground. 

    Briton Steve Cummings won the 2016 Tour of Britain.

  4. Weather: Chilly night with a patch of frost

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    Another chilly night. There will be variable amounts of cloud, with some clear spells. 

    Many staying dry although there is the risk of the odd wintry shower. 

    It’ll be fairly windy with a patch of frost in sheltered spots.

    Minimum temperature: 3C (37F).

  5. M1 'closed in both directions' near Leicester

    BBC News Travel

    Highways England is now reporting that the M1 is shut in both directions between junction 21, for the M69, and junction 20 to Lutterworth.

    It's because of a crash involving a lorry and a car. 

    Highways England
  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, between J21 for M69 and J20 for A4303 affecting J21A for A46 Leicester North.

    M1 Leicestershire - M1 closed and stationary traffic southbound between J21, M69 (Leicester) and J20, A4303 (Lutterworth), because of an accident involving lorry and a car crossing the central reservation. Congestion to J21a, A46 (Leicester North).

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, between J20 for A4303 and J21 for M69.

    M1 Leicestershire - M1 closed northbound between J20, A4303 (Lutterworth) and J21, M69 (Leicester), because of an accident involving lorry and a car crossing the central reservation earlier on, a spillage of diesel on the road and barrier repairs. Diversion in operation - Join M69, onto A5 then the A4303 to rejoin the M1.

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

  8. Nottinghamshire bacon fraudsters avoid jail

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Two Nottinghamshire fraudsters have been handed suspended prison sentences and hefty costs for selling EU sourced bacon products and claiming they were free range and locally produced. 

    Barn Bacon Company stand

    Trading standards found that William Smith, 41, of Park Farm Cottage in Kneesall and Andrew Smith, 65, of Park Lidgetts Farm, Newark, were passing off bacon as locally sourced when it had in fact come from as far afield as Germany, Poland and Denmark.   

    A legitimate supplier was also unaware that their products were being repackaged and falsely labelled as produce from the pair's company Barn Bacon Limited. 

    William Smith received a 19 month sentence suspended for two years, 180 hours unpaid work and made to pay £15,000 costs. Andrew Smith was given a two year jail term, suspended for two years, 200 hours unpaid work and ordered to pay costs of £5,000.     

  9. Gardener still trimming his 15ft topiary bird at 83

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    An 83-year-old man says he's probably going to hang up his shears after more than 30 years of trimming a 15ft topiary chick.

    David Shawcross from Callow, near Wirksworth, has been tending to the hawthorn bush since he moved into the house in the 1960s.


    He says his wife isn't overly keen on him getting up the ladder with his shears anymore.  

    Topiary chick
    Quote Message: It's not difficult apart from my wife who's frightened about me going onto the top - it has to be a double ladder to get on top. from David Shawcross Topiary bird owner
    David ShawcrossTopiary bird owner
  10. Ed Sheeran in Nottingham tonight

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Ed Sheeran will be in Nottingham tonight at the Motorpoint Arena - so as usual with a concert such as this one thing is almost certain...traffic delays - which is very likely to be around the Motorpoint Arena and the BBC roundabout.

    Ed Sheeran
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  11. Public to get the chance to view Leicester's Roman past

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Visitors to Leicester will soon be able to tour a number of Roman archaeological discoveries in the city. 

    Roman floor

    The University of Leicester has discovered a Roman mosaic floor and two Roman streets in the city centre. 

    Work is being carried out on the former Stibbe factory site, between Great Central Street and Highcross Street. 

    The site will be opened to the public on Saturday 6 (10:00-16:00) and Sunday 7 May (11:00-15:00).      

    Archaeological dig

    City mayor Sir Peter Soulsby said: "This part of the city would have been at the very heart of Roman Leicester, and it continues to provide further fascinating evidence of this important part of our local history."

  12. Leicester's Selby in control in Crucible quarter-final

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    They've got another four frames to go in this session... 

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  13. BBC Derby staff remember Colin Bloomfield

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Two-years ago today BBC Radio Derby presenter Colin Bloomfield passed away aged 33.

    The popular broadcaster touched thousands of listeners with his openness and optimism as he battled skin cancer.  

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  14. Soubry and Morgan in 'difficult' place as pro-European election candidates

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Former Charnwood MP Stephen Dorrell has said he can see why Nicky Morgan and Anna Soubry have quit a pro-European campaign group. 

    Stephen Dorrell

    The Broxtowe and Loughborough MPs quit Open Britain over the group's proposed tactics of targeting Brexit-supporting MPs, including Conservatives at June's General Election.  

    The pair said they could not "advocate campaigning" against their own party.

    Open Britain logo

    "I do understand why it is difficult for people who are carrying the label of official candidates in the election," Mr Dorrell said. 

    "I don’t think it changes the nature of the argument we are making to voters which is – what is the best route forward for Britain." 

  15. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, between J24 for A6 and J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J24, A6 (Kegworth) and J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  16. Firefighters rescue swan from roof

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Firefighters in Leicester have been busy this lunchtime - rescuing a swan from a roof.

    They were called to rescue the bird on All Saints Road by officers from the RSPCA - the bird was eventually released, after getting stuck about 14ft (4m) from the ground.


    Now that's what I call swanning around!...(I had to get that in).  

  17. Gritters out in April...

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live're not seeing things - gritters will be out tonight, as snow and sleet is possible across the East Midlands...

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  18. Trio in hospital after kitchen fire

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Three people were "lucky to escape" from a fire at a house without smoke alarms, the fire service said.

    Fire crews from Ilkeston and Stapleford along with East Midlands Ambulance Service were called to a terraced house on Fuller Street at 23:06.

    Buller Street

    A neighbour on Buller Street said "We saw the three fire engines - we couldn't see any smoke or flames but what we could smell was burning plastic."

    Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "No smoke alarms were fitted at the property and it was just by luck that the people escaped."


    The three were taken to hospital but details of their injuries have not yet been released.

  19. Wenger hails Leicester's European adventure

    Leicester City did "remarkably well" to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League, according to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

    Okazaki, Koscielny and Xhaka

    The Foxes travel to Emirates Stadium tomorrow after the original game was postponed because of the Gunners' participation in the FA Cup. 

    "For Leicester to repeat what they did [retaining the Premier League] would be difficult," the Frenchman said.  

    "They have struggled a bit in the Premier League and their focus was more on the Champions League but they have done remarkable well, for a first year participation, to get into the quarter-finals."  

    The two sides drew 0-0 when they met in the Premier League in August.

  20. Moor Street reopens

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Moor Street in Spondon was closed earlier while Severn Trent replaced a manhole cover but the road has now reopened.

    Moor Street
    Quote Message: Our teams were working on Moor Street in Spondon on an emergency job replacing a manhole cover. To ensure the safety of road users, we needed to replace the manhole cover straight away and needed to work under a road closure to keep our team safe as the work was completed. We’re really sorry for the inconvenience caused, however, the road is now fully open and everything is back to normal. from Severn Trent
    Severn Trent
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