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  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

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  1. Murder raises questions about abuse reporting, charity says

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Women reporting abuse "must be taken seriously every time," a charity has said following the murder of a woman originally from Leicestershire.

    Alice Ruggles

    Alice Ruggles was stalked and then killed by her ex-boyfriend Trimaan "Harry" Dhillon after their relationship ended. 

    Dhillon was jailed for life for her murder on Wednesday.

    Polly Neate, chief executive of Women's Aid, said Alice's murder was "a potent reminder" that authorities have a duty of care towards anyone worried about their safety.

  2. County council candidates at studio for election debate

    Ian Skye

    Presenter, BBC Radio Derby

    In one week, Derbyshire residents will go to the polls for the county council elections. 

    Labour currently runs the authority and have done since 2013.

    They've got a sizeable majority - 43 seats to the 18 seats held by the Tories and the three Liberal Democrat seats - but their opponents think that majority can be overturned.

    Here's a little bit more information on each candidate (pictured left to right).

    • UKIP's Martin Fitzpatrick stood as an MP in Mid Derbyshire in 2015, and in 2010 ran against Nick Clegg. He's from Melbourne and is the chairman of UKIP in Derbyshire
    • The Green Party's Sue MacFarlane also ran for Parliament in Mid Derbyshire in 2015. She's a singing tutor from Belper
    • Conservative Barry Lewis has been the leader of the opposition since 2014. He co-owns a vineyard near Wessington, where he lives 
    • Liberal Democrat David Lomax was head of special needs at New Mills School, where he taught for 26 years. He's from Whaley Bridge. In 2010 he stood against George Osborne in the general election   
    • Labour's Anne Western has led Derbyshire County Council since 2013. She's from Barlborough and last year received a CBE from the Queen for services to local government 
    County council candidates

    All of the candidates are currently in the studio - if you have any questions you would like to ask them, feel free to email or tweet us.  

  3. Moores: Format switch should not faze Outlaws

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Notts Outlaws head coach Peter Moores said he thinks the switch to 50 over cricket after three weeks of County Championship action should be comfortable for his players. 

    Stuart Broad

    The Outlaws head to Worcestershire Rapids later (11:00) to begin their One-Day Cup campaign. 

    Moores said: "I think the way the ECB have done the season is better for a player.

    "You've got these Championship games and then you've got a good group of 50 over cricket before it starts to mix up a little bit more. 

    "It has broken up the season a little bit more than it has in the past." 

    Australia fast bowler James Pattinson is rested, but Notts do have England trio Alex Hales, Stuart Broad (pictured above) and Jake Ball available for the trip to New Road. 

  4. Documentary on Leicestershire schoolgirl's murder to be aired

    BBC Radio Leicester

    The family of murdered Leicestershire schoolgirl Kayleigh Haywood has backed a TV documentary which will retell the story of her death. 

    Kayleigh Haywood

    Kayleigh, 15, was raped and murdered after being groomed by a much older man online.

    Kayleigh's aunt, Tracey Haywood, said: "It is a worthy cause because children realise people at the end of a computer screen aren't as nice as what they pretend to be."

    "Murder on the Internet" is being broadcast on Channel 5 at 22:00 tonight.

  5. Operators to meet council to discuss Derby bus station congestion

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Bus operators Trent Barton, Arriva and Your Bus are meeting officials from Derby City Council this afternoon to discuss the congestion at the city's bus station. 

    New routes were introduced earlier this year meaning more buses are using the terminal. This has led to calls for the bus station to be extended.

    Tom Morgan, from Trent Barton, says there are a number of possible solutions.

    Derby bus station
    Quote Message: The congestion on the Morledge is a massive issue - freeing up and taking private cars out of that area would certainly stop the impact that the bus station has on the network." from Tom Morgan Trent Barton
    Tom MorganTrent Barton
  6. Burton goalkeeper gets vote of confidence from boss

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough says he has full confidence in goalkeeper Stephen Bywater. 

    The 35-year-old made his first league start for the club in the win over Leeds on Saturday. 

    Stephen Bywater

    Burton will secure their Championship safety if they get a point at Barnsley at the weekend. 

  7. Foxes could welcome Wes Morgan back from injury

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare said he is hopeful of having captain Wes Morgan back for Saturday's trip to West Brom.

    Wes Morgan

    Morgan, who has only played once in April, missed last night's 1-0 defeat against Arsenal.

    "I'm hoping that he trains on Thursday so we'll see where he's at," Shakespeare told BBC Radio Leicester. 

    "Obviously with a hamstring strain you want to be mindful of it."

  8. Nottinghamshire landlords: Brewery costs 'behind high number of pubs for sale'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Landlords across Nottinghamshire have suggested high brewery costs might be the reason why there are currently 46 pubs up for sale across the region. 

    Pub scene

    The Fellows, Morton and Clayton in Nottingham is the latest to close. 

    Jason Weston (pictured below), who has just taken over The Salutation Inn in the city, has said many deals are not very appealing. 

    "I've got very good discounts on my beer and very good rent... it [the breweries] looks like they are changing the way they operate. 

    "Sadly, there are a lot of people out there on the old style lease deal and they were crippling."

    Jason Weston

    Nottingham City Council said it has granted 90 new pub licences in 2016, 10 more than 2015.    

  9. Travel: Latest on the roads

    BBC News Travel

    Some more travel news for you...

    Derbyshire - There are delays on the A52 Pentagon Island westbound between the A5111 Raynesway and A61 Sir Frank Whittle Road and queuing traffic near the Queensway roundabout.

    Nottinghamshire - There is slow traffic on the A52 Clifton Boulevard westbound in Ruddington and Western Boulevard near Whitemoor.

    Leicestershire - There are severe delays increasing on the A46 southbound between the A46 and the M1, and slow traffic on the M69 coming into Leicester.

  10. All lanes on M1 southbound reopen after broken down vehicle cleared

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Good news for people heading this way after a speedy recovery from traffic officers...

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  11. Watch: East Midlands weather outlook

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    Here's how it's looking today... 

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    Video caption: Watch: East Midlands weather outlook
  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, between J29 for A617 and J28 for A38 Alfreton.

    M1 Derbyshire - Two lanes blocked on M1 southbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J28, A38 (Alfreton). Traffic is coping well.

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

  13. Ex-airport manager cleared of bigamy

    Sonia Kataria

    BBC News Online

    Yesterday we told you about Iain Theyers, who wed a woman while already married.

    After a three-day trial, the 45-year-old was cleared of bigamy after a judge accepted his first wedding in Peru in 2006 "may not have been legal".

    Mr Theyers, of Inverness, remarried in 2011 while apparently wedded to Marian Belahonia, 38, of Peru.

    Ms Belahonia, who wanted to file for divorce, discovered through Facebook he had remarried, Hull Crown Court heard.

    Iain Theyers

    Mr Theyers claimed his marriage to Ms Belahonia in Peru was a sham to enable her to get a UK visa.  

    While ex-Robin Hood Airport manager Mr Theyers' conduct was "reprehensible" he had no case to answer, the judge said.  

    Marian Belahonia
  14. 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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  15. Good morning: Welcome to today's live updates

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Good morning and welcome to Thursday across the East Midlands. 

    Khia Lewis-Todd and I will be with you until later with the region's news, sport, weather and travel.