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  1. Live updates for Tuesday 15 August 2017
  2. Man cleared of causing wife and son's death
  3. Body found in Derby city centre
  4. Drugs seized from industrial estate
  5. Beach to reopen after vandalism
  6. Councillor's family during partition
  7. Union flag covers city hotel

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By Amy Woodfield and Maryam Qaiser

All times stated are UK

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Kate Palmer

BBC News

With rail fares rising again, we speak to those paying £5,000 a year - or more - in travel costs.

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In 1972, Ugandan dictator Idi Amin announced plans to expel the country's Asian population
In August 1972, Ugandan dictator Idi Amin announced his plans to expel the country's Asian population
Watch as Luis Reece's 66 helps Derbyshire reach their target of 162 with three balls to spare and three wickets in hand to beat Durham, lifting them to second place in the North Group.
Jonathan Dinzeyi and Danny Hylton

Manchester City Under-21s win on penalties in their first EFL Trophy game, while fellow debutants Tottenham lose at Luton.

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Luis Reece

A round-up of Tuesday's T20 Blast action, with wins for Derbyshire and Middlesex boosting their hopes of quarter-final spots.

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Matej Vydra celebrates his penalty against Preston

Matej Vydra's penalty is enough to beat Preston North End and earn a dominant Derby their first win of the season.

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Ryan Hedges

A Ryan Hedges strike secures Barnsley's first win of the season as they end Nottingham Forest's 100% start.

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Severe accident: A6514 Nottinghamshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A6514 Nottinghamshire both ways severe accident, between B690 Aspley Lane and A610 Nuthall Road.

A6514 Nottinghamshire - A6514 Western Boulevard in Nottingham closed between the B690 Aspley Lane junction and the A610 Nuthall Road junction, because of an accident.

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

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

East Midlands Live returns from 08:00 tomorrow morning

Policeman describes the moment he saw teen hit by train

Navtej Johal

East Midlands Today reporter

A police officer who was following a teenager when he was killed by a train told an inquest he "thinks about it every day" and gets flashbacks.

Mitchell Rodgers, 16, ran onto the tracks in Belper after he was challenged by police who were responding to reports of a group of youths trying to enter a property.

At his inquest today, Det Con Andrew Cocking - who was a PC at the time - told the hearing that Mitchell went to the railway station and was on his side of the platform but on the tracks.

Police cordoned off a path

He saw a light and shouted "there's a train coming, get off the track" but seconds later the train passed at about 100 mph.

He said: "I could feel the blood draining away from me and I was dry retching".

The teenager suffered 22 injuries including a fatal head injury.

Weather: Dry evening ahead

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC weather presenter

This evening will be calm and settled with clear spells in the first half of the night and cloud building in the early hours.

Temperatures will reach lows of 9C (48F).


It’ll be cloudy with some bright spells tomorrow morning.

Cloud will increase over the course of the day with rain moving in from the west overnight with highs of 21C (70F).

East Midlands Airport changes car parking names

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

The names of the car parks at East Midlands Airport have changed and people who made their booking before 28 June should check the new names.

Here is a map of where all the car parks are located.

Map of the car park
East Midlands Airport

These are a list of the new names:

  • Short Stay is now Short Stay 1
  • Express Park is now Short Stay 2
  • Long Stay 2 is now Mid Stay 2
  • Long Stay 3 is now Mid Stay 1
  • Long Stay 4 is now Long Stay 1
  • Long Stay 5 is now Long Stay 2
  • Long Stay 1 has been split in two and is now either Short Stay 3 or Mid Stay 3*
  • Jet Parks 1 and 2 remain the same

Confused? Me too.

Migrants are 'more likely to start their own business'

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby, political reporter

The local enterprise partnership for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire has released a report today into the impact migrants have had on the region’s economy.

The accompanying publicity material says migrants in the two counties are more likely to start their own business than people born in the UK.

But it’s not quite that simple.

The full report reveals the figures are at least six years old and are only available for the UK – there aren’t actually any local figures about this.

It may well be the case that migrants here are more entrepreneurial but as the report itself says, when it comes to the kind of businesses migrants are setting up: “There is very limited hard evidence.”

Severe accident: A38 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A38 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, at A516.

A38 Derbyshire - Slow traffic on A38 northbound in Mickleover at the A516 junction, because of an accident involving a lorry and a car earlier on.

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

Rail fares price out commute to London

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Rail fares are set to rise next year meaning we will have to pay more to get to work by train.

Many could see themselves joining the so-called £5k commuter club.

Leicester Railway Station

Matt Blackwell lives in Leicester with partner Niki - she is a teacher in the city but he commutes to London for his job in the media.

Matt Blackwell
Matt Blackwell

The 27-year-old told the BBC: "I lose a crippling £750 from my salary each month in repayments to my company, which covered the upfront cost of my ticket."

"Even if the increase is minor come next January - when my season ticket runs out - I'm really not sure that I can afford to accommodate it, especially when I am far from guaranteed a rise in my salary."

Dad 'relieved' after being found not guilty over crash deaths

Liam Barnes

BBC News Online

Rashminder Gill said he was looking forward to getting his life back on track after a jury found him not guilty of causing the death of his wife and 14-year-old son in a car crash last year.

Leicester Crown Court heard the 41-year-old was driving his family home from a meal out in Leicester in January last year when his Mercedes hit standing water on the A50.

Witnesses described seeing the vehicle zig-zag before it crossed the central reservation, where it collided with an Audi.

Mr Gill's wife Amrit and son Taran were killed, and his daughter was severely injured in the incident.

The jury deliberated for about an hour before clearing him of two counts of causing death by careless driving.

"I feel like I can breathe again," said Mr Gill, who runs a logistics company.

"The whole last year-and-a-half has been a nightmare."

Leicester Crown Court
Manu Tuilagi

The "mental torture" of injuries played a part in Manu Tuilagi's latest off-field indiscretion, says his Leicester Tigers head coach Matt O'Connor.

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Severe accident: A1 Nottinghamshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A1 Nottinghamshire northbound severe accident, at B6326 Balderton.

A1 Nottinghamshire - One lane blocked on A1 northbound at Balderton, because of an accident involving one vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Oil cleaned from Derbyshire river

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

An investigation is underway into how oil managed to pollute water close to the River Erewash.

Clean up of oil near River Erewash
Environment Agency

Officers for the Environment Agency have used four booms and numerous absorbent pads to contain and clean up the pollution.

The River Erewash has not been affected.

Rikki Clarke has rejoined his first county Surrey, from Warwickshire

With the 2017 county season here, keep up to date with the latest signings, departures and rumours ahead of next season.

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Trains to have fewer coaches this evening

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Worth noting if you're planning to use the train this evening.

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Community payback schemes 'are a success'

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Community payback work by people serving sentences handed out by the courts in the East Midlands has been valued at £2.7m in a year.

The regional figure comes from the company running a range of projects including the project in Bulwell to reduce the number of feral cats.

Communty pay-back

Daniel Wooliscroft, a community payback manager in the East Midlands, says a scheme to renovate a youth support centre for those excluded from school also has wide range of benefits.

He said: "The students, they return back in September for a much brighter learning environment and they are more engaged with the lessons to be able to then able to return back to mainstream school sooner rather than later."

Vladimir Stojkovic

Vladimir Stojkovic leaves Championship side Nottingham Forest after his contract was cancelled by mutual consent.

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Development of 'innovative and sustainable' housing estate under way

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Work is under way to build 3,000 homes on the Ashton Green development near the Beaumont Leys area of Leicester.

Ashton Green

This is just phase one of what looks to be a major project.

It's been dubbed by the city council as "the most innovative and sustainable new development in Leicester in more than 30 years".

Map of Ashton Green
Leicester City Council

The new housing is one of the main reasons Anstey Lane is to become a duel carriageway. The £7.8m investment in the road was announced yesterday.

The council has now released images of how the estate could look in the future.

Ashton Green
Leicester City Council

Lawrence trades Foxes for Rams

BBC Sport

Derby County have signed Tom Lawrence from Leicester for an undisclosed fee.

Are Adrian Mole's diaries still relevant?

Sophie van Brugen

Entertainment reporter

Does Adrian Mole still appeal to today's teenagers? Nottingham's Josh, appropriately aged 13 3/4, went to find out.

Tom Lawrence

Derby County sign Wales international winger Tom Lawrence from Leicester City for an initial fee believed to be £5m.

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Motorway cleared following caravan crash

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

It looks like the M1 is now back to normal at junction 26...

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Man jailed for infecting men with HIV

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A man has been jailed for seven years for infecting two other men with HIV.

Antonio Reyes-Minana, from Coppice Row in the Arnold area of Nottingham, was convicted of two counts of grievous bodily harm.

Antonio Reyes-Minana
Nottinghamshire Police

During a trial at Nottingham Crown Court, the jury heard how the 25-year-old knew he was HIV positive when he engaged in unprotected sex with two other men in 2008 and 2012.

Test results showed that the same virus was present in both victims and the defendant.

It has taken a long time to bring the case to court and we are pleased with the result. The victims now have to live with a terminal illness. They gave evidence during the trial as Reyes-Minana had maintained his innocence but can at least find some comfort in knowing that their offender now has to take responsibility for what he's done."

Det Sgt Andrew HallNottinghamshire Police

Charity donations stolen from hotel

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Two charity boxes have been stolen from a hotel in Buxton.

They were taken from the reception area at the Old Hall Hotel on the evening of Monday 8 August.

CCTV images of wanted man
Derbyshire Police

Donations inside were for the air ambulance and the Christie cancer charity.

Police have released these CCTV images of a man they'd like to speak to about the theft.

Derbyshire mum reunites with paramedics after baby drama
Ella Barber was born at home in Derbyshire with the umbilical cord around her neck, but survived thanks to paramedics.

Fire destroys archery equipment

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

An archery club in Ashby de la Zouch has had some "irreplaceable" equipment stolen and set on fire.

Thieves took a number of items from a container at Ivanhoe Archers - the rest was then torched.

Fire at Ivanhoe Archers
Ivanhoe Archers

The fire was discovered by the caretaker of a nearby school early this morning.

It's thought most of the items taken were training bows. The club estimates the damage will cost them about £5,000.

Delays on M1 after caravan overturns

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A caravan has overturned on the M1 near junction 26 near Kimberley.

Highways England has closed one lane southbound.

Caravan overturns
Highways England

Have you seen missing teenage sisters?

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Nottinghamshire police are appealing for information over two teenage sisters who have been missing for five days.

Missing sisters
Nottinghamshire Police

Precious, 13, and Tiayna Harris, 16, were reported missing from Sherwood at about 18:00 on Thursday.

Soldier's grave vandalised with excrement

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Excrement has been smeared over the grave of a Second World War soldier in Lutterworth.

St Mary's Churchyard

The headstone of 24-year-old Royal Engineer Reg Granger was targeted in St Mary's Churchyard on Friday.

Police have told the BBC they're investigating but so far no arrests have been made.

Severe accident: M1 Nottinghamshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Nottinghamshire southbound severe accident, at J26 for A610 Nottingham.

M1 Nottinghamshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 southbound at J26, A610 (Nottingham), because of an accident involving a car towing a caravan.

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

Rail fares set to increase

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

The price of rail fares are set to rise by 3.6% from January.

This means a season ticket between Nottingham to Derby and Nottingham to Birmingham will cost an extra £52 next year according to the Trades Union Congress.

Ticket prices to increase

Campaign groups are now calling for a review of the way rail fares are calculated.

The formula is worked out according to the consumer prices index rate of inflation for July but rail companies say profits are reinvested in services.

Woman left unconscious after park robbery

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A woman who stopped to help a man in a park was knocked unconscious and robbed in Cheapside.

She was walking home on Thursday when she saw three men drinking on a bench in the Canch Park.

Woman robbed in park

Nottinghamshire Police said she stopped when she saw another man lying on the ground who appeared to be unconscious.

She was then struck from behind and when she woke up she found that her new Samsung Mobile, which she had just bought, was gone.