Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.


  1. Updates for Thursday 27 April 2017
  2. Second murder arrest following Leicester stabbing
  3. Ten sentenced after Forest and Notts County fan violence
  4. Dying Derby mum to tie the knot after donations
  5. Documentary on Leicestershire schoolgirl's murder to be aired
  6. Derbyshire cricket club assured over Elton John show

Live Reporting

By Calum McKenzie and Khia Lewis-Todd

All times stated are UK

Get involved

  1. Facebook Live: Leicestershire County Council elections debate

    Tim Parker

    BBC Radio Leicester political reporter

    We are live on Facebook at the BBC Radio Leicester studio for a Leicestershire County Council elections debate.

    View more on facebook
  2. Watch: Car rolls across M1 lanes

    Eric Simpson

    BBC News Online

    Dashcam footage has been released showing a driverless car rolling off the hard shoulder and crossing the M1 in Nottinghamshire.

    Video content

    Video caption: Car rolls across M1 motorway

    No-one was hurt as the car finally ended up on the central reservation on the southbound side, near Mansfield.

    Motorist Daniel Richardson filmed the video on his car's dashcam in March 2015.

  3. Strategy to bring Derby and Nottingham closer together launched

    BBC Radio Derby

    It's hoped a closer relationship between Derby and Nottingham will benefit both cities. 

    The "Metro Strategy" was officially launched yesterday and the leaders of Derby City Council and Nottingham City Council hope it'll improve the region's standing on a global stage. 

    Ranjit Banwait, Derby's council leader, says the authority will be looking at various ways to improve links between the two cities.

    Derby Nottingham
    Quote Message: For years now we have been talking about the importance of devolution, the importance of councils working collaboratively together in these tough times. If you look at the two cities, they have unique identities with their own strengths. If we're going to compete in the national and international stage, it's better to do that together." from Ranjit Banwait Derby City Council leader
    Ranjit BanwaitDerby City Council leader
  4. Nottinghamshire Police chaplain dies following illness

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Nottinghamshire Police has announced their chaplain, the Reverend Thomas Irvine, has passed away aged 77 following an illness.

    Mr Irvine was a minister at Hucknall United Reformed Church and started his voluntary police role in the late 1980s after being invited by former area inspector Pete Sadler.

    Revd Thomas Irvine

    Originally his role was to talk to people who had been taken into the cells at Hucknall police station, but he was later asked to be chaplain for the whole force, offering comfort and support to officers who had encountered traumatic incidents. 

    He leaves behind his wife Jean Irvine, and daughters Alison Irvine and Kirsteen Buxton - who works as a Nottinghamshire Police control room operator.

  5. Conservative reselected as North East Derbyshire candidate

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Lee Rowley has been reselected as the Conservative candidate for North East Derbyshire for June's general election.

    Mr Rowley - who contested the seat in the 2015 general election - said he was "honoured" to have been selected again. 

    Lee Rowley
  6. Your photos: Ducks having a 'quacking time' in Loughborough

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Translucidus for sending in this picture of what appears to be a family of ducks enjoying a day out on the water in Loughborough. 

    Ducks in Loughborough
  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J10 for A5 and J11 for A42.

    M42 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M42 northbound between J10, A5 (Tamworth) and J11, A42 (Burton Upon Trent), because of a spillage on the road.

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

  8. Nottingham hospital trust gets new chairman

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust has announced its new chairman. 

    Eric Morton

    Eric Morton (pictured), will replace Louise Scull, who announced she was stepping down earlier this year. 

    Mr Morton has worked in senior positions at hospital trusts across the country, including Sherwood Forest, Burton and Northern Lincolnshire. 

    His role as chairman entitles him to a remuneration of £40,000. 

  9. Snooker: Selby bidding for place in Crucible final

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Leicester cueman Mark Selby begins his bid to reach the final of the World Snooker Championship later (13:00). 

    Mark Selby

    Selby, the world number one and reigning champion, faces China's Ding Junhui in a repeat of last year's final. 

    Their best of 33 frames semi-final takes place across four sessions today, tomorrow and Saturday.

    The winner will face either John Higgins or Barry Hawkins in the final. 

  10. Cricket: Derbyshire Falcons set to face Durham

    BBC Derby Sport

    The Derbyshire Falcons are in action today. 

    It's their first match of the One-Day Cup and they're playing against Durham Jets. 

    To hear ball-by-ball commentary, click here.

  11. Derbyshire County Cricket Club assured over Elton John show after infection

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Derbyshire County Cricket Club say they have had assurances Sir Elton John will be playing at the 3aaa County Ground in June.

    The singer suffered from a "potentially deadly" bacterial infection during a tour, forcing him to spend two nights in intensive care and cancel concerts in the US.

    Sir Elton is now recovering at home, according to his management team.  

    He has already cancelled a number of US shows but will resume his UK tour - including an appearance at the cricket club on 4 June.

    Sir Elton John
    Quote Message: We've had the assurances that he's well and well on the way to recovery - he clearly had excellent medical treatment. We're fully geared up and working extremely hard. It's going to be amazing. We're expecting about 14,000 and we're delighted that Elton's making a full recovery." from Simon Storey Derbyshire County Cricket Club chief executive
    Simon StoreyDerbyshire County Cricket Club chief executive
  12. Police cordon in place after 'attempted sexual assault' in Nottingham

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Nottinghamshire Police has cordoned off a small stretch of a canal towpath in the city centre following a report that a man attempted to sexually assault a woman.

    The cordon is in place between the HMRC office and Sainsbury's following the report that came in at about 03:10 this morning, the force added. 

  13. Two more chosen to contest Nottingham seats at general election

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Labour has chosen Alex Norris (pictured) to stand for them in Nottingham North at June's general election. 

    Alex Norris

    Mr Norris replaces Graham Allen, who is stepping down as MP after more than 30 years due to ill health. 

    Elsewhere, Jane Hunt has been chosen as the Conservative candidate for the Nottingham South constituency. 

  14. Second murder arrest following Leicester stabbing

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    A second man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a 20-year-old man in Leicester.

    Cropthorne Avenue

    Isaac Williams was found on Cropthorne Avenue, Leicester, last Friday and died in hospital early on Monday. 

    A post-mortem examination has revealed he died as a result of injuries sustained by a stab wound, Leicestershire Police said.  

    A man, 20, was arrested on suspicion of murder overnight and will be questioned by detectives. 

    A 19-year-old man, also arrested on suspicion of Isaac’s murder, and a 22-year-old woman - detained on suspicion of assisting an offender - remain in custody.

    A 23-year-old man, who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, has been released with no further action. 

  15. Missing Dronfield woman found

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Yesterday we told you about 20-year-old Janessa White, who was last seen in Dronfield.

    Derbyshire Police say she has been found safe and well in Manchester.

  16. Dying Derby mum to tie the knot after donations

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    A Derby woman with terminal cancer will tie the knot with her fiancé after many offers of help made the wedding possible. 

    Sarah Lowndes, 40, was told she had breast cancer several years ago and it has since spread.  

    She and fiancé David Moore say they have been overwhelmed by kindness after they received free catering, flowers, a wedding dress and venue hire.  

    Sarah Lowndes

    Ms Lowndes, who has two children (below), said the family was "very excited".  

    The 40-year-old said: "I can't believe that so many people donated something for someone they didn't know."  

    She and Mr Moore, who met driving buses, had been unable to fund their wedding due to her illness.

    Sarah Lowndes

    The wedding is due to take place at Makeney Hall, in Milford, Derbyshire, on Friday.