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Summary

  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

Live Reporting

By Gavin Bevis and Maryam Qaiser

All times stated are UK

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  1. Man stabbed in Leicester city centre

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    A man is recovering in hospital after he was found was stabbed in Leicester city centre yesterday morning, Leicestershire Police said.

    Officers found the 21-year-old man injured at about 03:45 outside Brighthouse in Belgrave Gate.

    Police said he is in a stable condition.

    Man stabbed

    Leicestershire Police said inquiries are in the early stages.

    Four men were arrested at the scene for an unrelated public order offence.

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, between J21 for M69 and J20 for A4303.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 southbound between J21, M69 (Leicester) and J20, A4303 (Lutterworth), because of a broken down lorry.

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

  3. Video appeal after Swadlincote bank robbery

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    CCTV footage has been released in a reappeal for information about a bank robbery in Swadlincote.

    Police said two men used a sledgehammer and a concrete block to break into HSBC in High Street before stealing a "substantial" amount of cash.

    The bank has offered a £25,000 reward for information leading to a conviction over the robbery, which happened in December.

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  4. Watch: Farmer saves cows from slaughterhouse

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    An Ashbourne farmer who decided to send his cows to a sanctuary rather than the slaughterhouse has been explaining his decision.

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    Video caption: The beef farmer rescuing his cows from the slaughterhouse
  5. Leicestershire's Boulter prepares to make Wimbledon debut

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Wimbledon gets under way today with Leicestershire's Katie Boulter set to make her first appearance at the tournament tomorrow.

    The 20-year-old was awarded a wild card for the competition and will face world number 59 Christina McHale.

    Katie Boulter

    She said: "I'm definitely going to relish the opportunity to have a go at her. It's a chance to test my skills and see how well I can do.

    "Obviously I'm going to be a little nervous and excited. There's going to be such a mix."

  6. Broadmarsh replacment car parks to open soon

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    Work on two temporary car parks in Nottingham City Centre is almost finished.

    They will replace Broadmarsh car park which will close on 10 July ahead of its demolition.

    One is being created off Canal Street below the tram bridge and a second near Cliff Road.

    Car parks

    Bus stops will be located at various locations around the city centre while the bus station is rebuilt.

  7. Cyberman heads to the shops

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    If you spotted a cyberman at Derby's Wyvern Retail Park this morning then don't worry - the city isn't under attack.

    The suit actually belongs to Swadlincote's Stephen Griffiths and he wore it out and about for this morning's breakfast show on BBC Radio Derby.

    Cyberman at Wyvern Retail Park

    The Doctor Who fan, who works as a DJ and paranormal investigator, joined millions in watching the show's finale at the weekend.

    He told us he also owns his own Dalek.

  8. Leicester's Central Fire Station could close

    Christian Hill

    BBC Radio Leicester Reporter

    Concerns are growing that Central Fire Station in Leicester could face closure.

    Leicestershire's chief fire officer Steve Lunn has confirmed the service is looking at initial proposals for sharing a city centre hub with the police at their Mansfield House building near the Haymarket bus station - but insists it's only an idea.

    Community campaigner Mags Lewis described the potential consequences of closing the fire station on Lancaster Road as "frightening".

    Leicester Central Fire Station
  9. Concerns over potential new housing estate

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    More than 500 objections have been raised by West Bridgford residents over plans to build 600 homes.

    Work is already underway on 900 homes in Sharpill Woods but developers now want to make the top end of Musters Road into a through route and build more homes.

    Plans have been submitted by John A Wells and Bovis Homes, who says only one third of the estimated traffic would use the road.

    Homes in West Bridgford

    Guy Roberts from the Sharphill Action Group said: "If they build 1,500 homes here and each has perhaps six journeys a day, that is 9,000 car journeys a day off this site.

    "Most of the amenities are towards Trent Bridge and Nottingham that way, so while a proportion of people will drive out the ring road an awful lot of traffic will be heading down West Bridgford, which is why we are anxious about Musters Road being opened."

    Simon Robinson, leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council, said it was 'imperative' that residents put their concerns forward.

    He said: "We have got to build over 13,000 houses across the borough, it is very difficult and we have six major sites to do that and Sharpill Hill is one of them."

  10. Week in the sun for Rams squad

    Ed Dawes

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Derby County's players have arrived at their summer training camp in Tenerife.

    The squad will stay on the island for a week before returning to their pre-season friendly campaign.

    Deals bringing in Andre Wisdom (pictured) from Liverpool and taking Tom Ince to Huddersfield Town are yet to be finalised.

    Andre Widsom
  11. Fine for organiser of 'disgusting' Winter Wonderland event

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    The organiser of a family Christmas event that was branded "disgusting" by visitors has been fined for illegally advertising it.

    Shaun Hogg was behind the Bakewell Winter Wonderland and Christmas Market, which drew sharp criticism on social media last year for its muddy conditions and lack of festive feel.

    Amber Valley Borough Council said Mr Hogg was fined £2,000 plus costs after admitting putting up signs for the event in Duffield and Quarndon in October.

    Winter Wonderland event

    Chris Short, the authority's cabinet member for the environment, said: “Casually erecting advertising signs on grass verges, street furniture and traffic roundabouts is not only unsightly and has a detrimental effect on the community, but it is a dangerous distraction to motorists."

  12. Busy road in Hucknall closed because of unsafe building

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    A main road in and out of Hucknall remains closed today.

    Annesley Road was shut throughout the weekend because of an unsafe building between Spring Street and Baker Street.

    The road is expected to remain closed for the day.

    Road closed
  13. Vandals could force closure of Markeaton rope adventure course

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    The operators of a rope adventure course at Markeaton Park in Derby say repeated vandalism could force them to close it permanently.

    The Challenge Academy Adventure hub is currently closed after vandals caused up to £20,000 of damage in the most recent attack.

    Adventure course

    The company said it had experienced more problems with vandalism at its Derby site than anywhere else in the country.

    Greg Brookes-Clayton, from Challenge Academy, said: "It's demotivating for myself and the team when time after time we come in in the morning to find more damage."

  14. Rise in number of overweight children in Leicestershire

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    The number of children classed as obese or overweight is on the rise in Leicestershire.

    The figure for 10 and 11-year-olds in the year to April 2016 was 31.5% - up from 29.9% in the previous year.

    For reception class children, the figure has risen from 20.2% to 21.6% in the same period.

    Children's feet

    Paula McKee, a dietician who works on a weight management programme for children in Charnwood said many parents were surprised to find their children were classed as overweight.

    She said: "75% of parents don't realise their child is overweight. If you think one-in-three is overweight at year six and one-in-five at reception, people look round the playground and think their child is exactly the same as other children in the playground.

    "Sometimes it can be a great shock for them and some can get quite upset about it."

  15. Travel: Updates from across the region

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    • The M1 northbound exit slip at junction 21 near Leicester is busy
    • Drivers should expect some delays on the A453 southbound between the M1 and junction A42 near East Midlands Airport
    • One lane is closed on the M1 southbound between junctions 26 and 25 near Nottingham
  16. Watch: Monday's weather for the East Midlands

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    Here's how it's looking today...

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    Video caption: Weather for the East Midlands on Monday 3 July 2017
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    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    Good morning. Hope everyone had a lovely weekend.

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