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  1. Live updates for Monday 3 July 2017
  2. Pedestrian critically ill after car crash
  3. Leicester stabbing victim in stable condition
  4. Video appeal after Swadlincote bank robbery
  5. Broadmarsh replacement car parks set to open
  6. Rise in overweight children in Leicestershire
  7. Tennis: Boulter prepares for Wimbledon debut

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By Gavin Bevis and Maryam Qaiser

All times stated are UK

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    Regular live coverage on this page has ended for the day, but breaking news, sport and travel updates will continue to appear through the night.

    East Midlands Live will return at 08:00 tomorrow morning.

  2. Weather: Cloudy weather to remain

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC weather presenter

    The pollen count across the East Midlands will remain high for the rest of today and tomorrow.

    This afternooon will stay cloudy with some bright and sunny spells.

    This evening will be dry and mild with clear spells, temperatures reaching lows of 11C (52F).

    Weather will be cloudy tonight

    Tomorrow will be cloudy with scattered showers and some bright spells.

    Temperatures will reach highs of 21C (70F), it will steadily increase over the next few days with the chance of some warm sunshine by midweek.

  3. Leeds midfielder back with Brewers

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Burton Albion have re-signed midfielder Luke Murphy on a season-long loan from fellow Championship side Leeds United.

    The 27-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at the Pirelli Stadium and Brewers boss Nigel Clough said he was "delighted" to welcome him back.

    Luke Murphy
  4. Man 'punched to ground' in street attack

    Allen Cook

    BBC Local Live

    A man's been punched to the ground in an attack in Burton.

    Melbourne Avenue

    The victim was hit twice on the side of the head in the assault on 26 June.

    Officers say that caused him to fall to the ground on Melbourne Avenue and he was then hit two more times on the back of his head.

  5. High number of dog attacks on posties in NG postcode

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    Nottinghamshire had one of the highest rates of dog attacks on postal workers in the past year, new figures have revealed.

    Last year 43 posties were attacked by dogs while they were on their rounds in the NG postcode area.

    Karl Russell, who has been a postman in Nottingham for 23 years, said he routinely took dog biscuits with him after his first attack.

    Postman attacks

    He said: "If the door is left open and if you have to walk down the pathway towards it, you don't know if when you get to the door, if a dog is going to come scooting out and go for you - that is one of the worst ones."

    The NG postcode area had the tenth highest number of attacks on posties in the last year.

  6. Thousands arrive at Wollaton Hall for dinosaur exhibition

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    Wollaton Hall attracted 7,338 visitors over the weekend to its Dinosaurs of China exhibition.

    The exhibition, which will stay on until 29 October, will tell the story of how dinosaurs evolved into birds.

    The skeletons, which arrived after a 50-day sail from China, took two weeks for the installation process.


    Rebecca Wilson, programmes co-ordinator for Nottingham City Museums & Galleries, said: "It was even better than we had hoped and all of the visitors were so eager and enthusiastic to see the exhibition.

    "We’ve had extremely positive feedback from visitors about the exhibition and the activities in the Dino Explorer Zone.

    "Many visitors were just amazed that we have something like this in Nottingham."

  7. Pedestrian critically ill after Ripley crash

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    A 20-year-old man is in a critical condition after being hit by a car in Ripley.

    Police said the pedestrian was seriously injured when a Renault Clio crashed into him near the junction of Nottingham Road and Brickyard Lane at about 20:30 on Wednesday.

    They're now asking anyone with dashcam footage of the crash to get in touch.

    Junction of Nottingham Road and Brickyard Lane

    Details of the crash have only just been released by Derbyshire police.

  8. Your questions: Why does Oakham's stocks have five holes?

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Shoppers in the centre of a busy Rutland town everyday pass a set of medieval stocks, once used to punish locals who stepped out of line.

    But it's a little unusual as it appears to have an extra hole.

    Derek Cullen asked us: "Why have the stocks in Oakham got five holes instead of four?"

    Dr Sarah Richardson at the University of Warwick helped us out with an answer and we returned to the town to found out what the people thought of its possibly grisly past...

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    Video caption: stocks
  9. Prisoners to hold their own art exhibition

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    Artwork created by prisoners from Leicester will be showcased at an exhibition.

    The Hear Me Out exhibition will feature paintings, drawings, digital art and 3D models.

    It has been produced by prisoners from Leicester Prison and Glen Parva prison as part of art sessions to boost prisoners’ wellbeing.

    Artwork created by prisoners

    Weekly workshops were held for prisoners, particularly those with mental ill health combined with alcohol and substance misuse, giving them the chance to express themselves and learn creative skills.

    It will be on display at Soft Touch Arts in Leicester from Saturday 8 July until Saturday 29 July.

  10. One-Day Cup arrives back in Nottingham

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Now here's a sight to behold - Nottinghamshire's triumphant cricketers have brought the One-Day Cup back to Trent Bridge.

    The Outlaws beat Surrey to win the final on Saturday, with Alex Hales's record-breaking 187 not out proving the icing on the cake.

    One-Day Cup
  11. Wisdom: 'It's good to be back'

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    New Derby County signing Andre Wisdom has been reflecting on his loan spell at the club three years ago.

    He told the club's official site: “It’s good to be back – I can remember my time here before like it was yesterday.

    “I loved it at Derby so it is good to sign. It helps that I have been here before so I am familiar with some of the players and staff, as well how the club works, so it made the decision easy.

    Andre Wisdom

    “I feel that I played the best season of my professional career here before. Even after I left Derby and went elsewhere, I don’t think I was playing the kind of football that I was during that loan spell.

    "I hope I can replicate what I did before this time around.”