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Summary

  1. Giant portrait of King Richard III made of Lego
  2. Car overturns on M1
  3. Almost 200,000 bus lane fines issued in Nottingham
  4. Vending machine for homeless removed after four months
  5. Holocaust survivor Bernard Grunberg: 'Nazis weren't human'
  6. Birth trauma mother 'wanted to die'
  7. Updates on Wednesday 4 April 2018

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By Sandish Shoker and Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe accident, between J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham and J24A for A50 Derby.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J25, A52 (Nottingham) in Stapleford and J24a, A50 (Derby) in Leicestershire, because of an accident. In the roadworks area.

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

  2. Experts give voice to Richard III

    Christian Hill

    BBC Radio Leicester Reporter

    Work is underway in Leicester to find a voice for Richard III.

    The Richard III Society is hoping to create a talking, animated king for the Richard III Visitor Centre in Leicester.

    A portrait of King Richard the Third

    Yvonne Morley specialises in vocal profiling and is leading the project.

    "It's a little mad, I know," she says. "We've got linguistic evidence, based on how Richard spelt, his letters, his writing. There was no uniform spelling back then, so it's a gift to us."

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  4. Labour loses control of council

    Hugh Casswell

    Reporter BBC Radio Nottingham

    Labour has lost overall control of Ashfield District Council after a string of councillors quit the party.

    Ashfield District Council

    Four councillors quit from Ashfield Labour group and opted to sit independently in recent weeks, as well as two who defected to the Conservatives. Labour still has 16 of the council's 35 seats meaning it's still the biggest party but doesn't have enough for an overall majority.

    One of the departures, Councillor Helen Hollis, has said her decision to sit as an independent from now on is down to "divisions within the local Labour group".

  5. Councils' gender pay gap revealed

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire county councils have the highest gender pay gap out of the local authorities in the East Midlands.

    Both councils have median pay gaps of 25%. The gender pay gap is the difference between the median average hourly earnings for men and women.

    Meanwhile, Derby City Council gender pay gap is in favour of women, although only by 0.2%.

    pay gap

    Nottinghamshire council said the mean average, rather than the median, would be more informative as it would take everyone's salaries into account.

    In a statement it added: "The council’s gender pay gap exits largely because we have a much larger percentage of women than men in our direct workforce, 77.6% of employees... with the highest proportion occupying our lowest paid front line roles in services such as catering, cleaning and business support."

  6. Date for City vs Arsenal confirmed

    Owynn Palmer-Atkin

    BBC Radio Leicester Sport

    The Premier League has announced that Leicester City's rearranged fixture with Arsenal is to be played on Wednesday 9 May with a 19:45 kick-off.

    The game was initially scheduled for March but was moved due to Leicester City’s fixtures in the FA Cup.

    King Power Stadium
  7. Snooker: Success for Selby in Beijing

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    Mark Selby has beaten fellow Leicester player Ben Woolaston to secure a place in the third round of the China Open.

    The world number one finished 6-3 up and will next take on China's Lyu Haotian.

    Mark Selby
  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, at J28 for A38 Alfreton.

    M1 Derbyshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M1 northbound at J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, at J23 for A512.

    M1 Leicestershire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road to one and slow traffic southbound at J23, A512 (Loughborough), because of an accident.

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

  10. Amateur photographs 'Serengeti scene' at Chatsworth

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    An amateur photographer from Belper found himself in the right place at the right time on Sunday to capture these glorious pictures.

    Deer in the water at Chatsworth estate

    Jim Bell was taking photos by the River Derwent on the southern edge of the Chatsworth estate when he saw a herd of fallow deer on the other side of the river.

    The 73-year-old said: “There must have been 100 of them. They ran a couple of hundred yards downstream and I realised they were going to go into the water. I quickly reset the camera and started taking pictures of them."

    Deer in the water at Chatsworth estate

    He described the scene as being "like a scene from the Serengeti".

    Mr Bell said he'd been taking photographs since he was 16 but had never seen anything like this before.

    Deer in the water at Chatsworth estate
  11. Shilton 'devastated' by death of former England captain

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    The former England captain Ray Wilkins has died aged 61 following a cardiac arrest.

    Peter Shilton, a goalkeeper for Leicester City in the 60s and 70s, has tweeted to say he is "devastated" by the news.

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    Shilton told the BBC his former England team mate was a "terrific player" was was also a lot of fun "larking around" off the pitch.

  12. Cricket: Notts pose for 2018 photos

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    Nottinghamshire held their pre-season photocall at Trent Bridge earlier.

    Harry Gurney, Samit Patel, Peter Moores and Steven Mullaney

    There were appearances from new signings Paul Coughlin and Chris Nash, but Ross Taylor and Alex Hales were missing.

    Taylor has only just completed his international commitments with New Zealand, whilst Hales, 29, is heading to the Indian Premier League.

    Nottinghamshire squad photo
  13. Missing 13-year-old boy last seen at railway station

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    There's concern for the safety of this 13-year-old boy who has gone missing.

    Tyler Parmar-Andrews was last seen at Hadfield railway station yesterday afternoon where it's believed he caught a train to Manchester. The teenager also has links to the Cambridge area.

    Tyler Parmar-Andrews
  14. King Richard III portrait in Lego

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    A large mosaic of King Richard III - made from 96,000 pieces of Lego - was displayed at KRIII Visitor Centre in Leicester over the weekend.

    Mosaic of King Richard III,

    The portrait was based on an oil painting of the last Plantagenet king and was on show close to where his remains were found in 2012.

    If you missed it, I'm sorry to say the 10m long portrait has now been dismantled.

    Lego
  15. Chris Jones

    BBC Radio 5 live rugby reporter

    Premiership trophy in Times Square, New York

    Chris Jones

    BBC Radio 5 live rugby reporter

    Global insurance brokers Gallagher are close to signing a long-term deal as the Premiership's new title sponsors.

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  16. Watch: Theatre runs dog-sitting for guide dogs

    East Midlands Today

    This lovely dog-sitting scheme allows people with assistance dogs the chance to enjoy a trip to the theatre while their helper takes a break.

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    Video caption: Theatre becomes more accessible to people with disabilities