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By Dave Wade and Calum McKenzie

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  1. Listen: Man tells Burger King staff restaurant is on fire

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Here's Craig Lilley describing the moment he saw smoke coming out of the Burger King restaurant in Nottingham, this morning...

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    Video caption: Man tells staff Burger King is ablaze

    Fire crews left the Lady Bay Retail Park a few hours ago after tackling a blaze at the restaurant.

    At its height, 15 firefighters from three crews were at the scene.

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    Video caption: Fire at Nottingham Burger King
  2. Leicester deputy mayor to become Labour MEP

    Tim Parker

    BBC Radio Leicester political reporter

    Leicester's deputy mayor, Rory Palmer, has told the BBC that he will be Labour's MEP in the East Midlands.

    Rory Palmer

    His announcement comes after Labour's Glenis Willmott announced earlier today that she would be retiring in October.

  3. East Midlands MPs at PMQs

    Tony Roe

    BBC East Midlands political editor

    In the House of Commons for Prime Minister's Questions today...

    • Labour MP for Nottingham East, Chris Leslie, and Tory MP for Erewash, Maggie Throup spoke on voter registration
    • Nottingham North's Labour MP, Alex Norris, asked for police to have resources to tackle cyber security
    • Sherwood's Conservative MP, Mark Spencer, had a good bellow and point at the Labour benches
    • Bolsover's Labour MP, Dennis Skinner, was up and down in a sprightly manner eager to get in
    • Meanwhile Conserrvative MP for Broxtowe, Anna Soubry, came to the defence of tuition fees, saying more working class and poor young people are going to university
  4. Teenager charged after four injured by car

    Liam Barnes

    BBC News Online

    A 19-year-old man will appear in court after four pedestrians were injured by a vehicle in Leicester city centre last year.

    Three men and a woman were hit by a car that failed to stop on Humberstone Gate on 1 November.

    Wahid Rob, from Neston Road in Leicester, has been charged with four counts of attempted grievous bodily harm and dangerous driving.

    He is set to appear at Leicester Magistrates' Court on 10 July.

    Leicester Magistrates Court
  5. Man charged after 'gun fired' in Worksop

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    A man has been charged after a shot was allegedly fired in Worksop in the early hours of Monday.

    Armed officers searched an address in Cheapside after they received a report of a gunshot in Gateford Road at about 01:40.

    A 23-year-old, from Cheapside, was charged with possession of a firearms weapon with intent to endanger life and appeared at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court this morning.

    He was remanded into custody to appear at Nottingham Crown Court next month.

  6. Man dies after Nottinghamshire crash

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    An 84-year-old man has died after a crash between a lorry and car on the B6463 in Nottinghamshire.

    It happened at about 10:00 on Tuesday between Oldcotes and Styrrup.

    A police investigation is under way.

  7. BreakingStaff members change plea over pupil's brain damage

    Peter Saull

    BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

    Two staff members admitted failing to take reasonable care for the health and safety of a disabled teenager after an 18-year-old suffered brain damage at a Leicester school.

    West Gate School Leicester

    Marilyn Smith and Eileen Coull, from Ratby, Leicestershire, changed their pleas from not guilty and will be sentenced next Thursday

    The teenager, who has mental and physical disabilities, slipped out of his rubber ring and was underwater for a minute and a half at the West Gate School, before being revived.

    He also suffered lung damage following the swimming lesson.

  8. Water park lake death parents deny manslaughter

    Amy Harris

    Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

    The mother and stepfather of Charlie Dunn, 5, who drowned in a Leicestershire lake have appeared at Leicester Crown Court this morning where they denied manslaughter by gross negligence.

    charlie dunn

    Lynsey Dunn and Paul Smith also deny five child cruelty offences.

    Charlie, from Tamworth, was found submerged in a paddling area while on a day out at Bosworth Water Park on 23 July last year.

  9. Alfreton Town get Conference North fixtures

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Alfreton Town will begin the 2017-18 season with a home game against Blyth Spartans.

    Impact Arena in Alfreton

    The Reds then have away trips to Boston and Darlington.

    Full details of the Reds' fixture list can be found here.

  10. Man taken to hospital after city crash

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    A man has been taken to hospital with what are thought to be non life-threatening injuries following a crash in Nottingham (see 12:54).

    Nottinghamshire Police said they were called at about 11:45 to Mansfield Road after a collision involving a car and a bus.

    Two lanes were closed but have now reopened, the force added.

  11. BreakingVictoria Park attack: Boy further arrested on suspicion of rape

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    A teenager has been now arrested on suspicion of rape - after being arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following an attack at Victoria Park in Leicester.

    Victoria Park cordon

    The victim, who police believe was in her 20s, remains in a critical condition in hospital following the attack in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

    The 17-year-old remains in custody and is being questioned by detectives.

  12. Wimbledon: East Midlands players in action

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Having just missed out on a place in the main draw singles, Derby's Jay Clarke, playing alongside Marcus Willis, plays his opening match in the men's doubles later.

    Jay Clarke

    The pair will pay Jared Donaldson and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan in the last match on court eight.

    Meanwhile, Leicestershire's Katie Boulter, playing alongside fellow Brit Katie Swan, opens her doubles campaign against Timea Babos and Andrea Hlavackova.

    The match, which has not yet been assigned a court, will not take place before 17:00.

  13. Acid attacker told to pay compensation to partner she tried to kill

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    A woman who poured sulphuric acid on her partner as he slept has been told to pay him almost £20,000 in compensation.

    Katie Leong

    Katie Leong, who is serving a life sentence for the attack on Daniel Rotariu, in Leicester last July, asked the judge to let her keep some of her savings for her eventual release but this was rejected.

    "I want to state that obviously I am in prison for a while and when I come out I don't want to be dependent on my family," Leong, 52, told Leicester Crown Court.

    "So I will need some money, I need a little bit myself for when I come out."

    Judge Nicholas Dean told Leong that her plea was "not really how it works" and ordered her to pay £19,300 to Mr Rotariu.