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  1. Men arrested over woman's death
  2. Water company apologises after burst pipe
  3. Man arrested over street fight in Derby
  4. Missing man's sister flies in from Poland
  5. Escaped python 'not dangerous'
  6. Man 'attacked with guitar' in Sutton
  7. Live updates on Monday 6 August

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By Sandish Shoker and Gavin Bevis

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Matt Phillips

Tom Garry

BBC Sport

Matt Phillips' late strike earns West Bromwich Albion a point against an impressive Nottingham Forest side.

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Plastics fire burning for several hours

Dave Wade

BBC News

Firefighters have been tackling a large fire involving hundreds of plastic pallets near Swadlincote since the early hours.

The fire's spread to a building and forklift trucks on the site off Occupation Lane, Albert Village.

Eight fire crews from Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire are at the scene where 100m x 100m of pallets are alight.

The smoke can be seen over a wide area.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue were called out at about 01:20 this morning and are still at the scene.

Swad fire
Neil Machin
swad fire

John, from Albert Village, told Radio Derby: "It's just over the field from me. I looked through the kitchen window and I thought it's going black, we're going to have a shower.

"The smoke's going right up to the sky over to Woodville, thick black smoke."

Katie Boulter puts her hands up to her face during her first round match at the Rogers Cup

British number two Katie Boulter loses in straight sets to Lesia Tsurenko in the first round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

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Lowdham Grange

The "small disturbance" at HMP Lowdham Grange was quickly brought under control, prison bosses say.

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Severe accident: A511 Leicestershire both ways

BBC News Travel

A511 Leicestershire both ways severe accident, from Thornborough Road to Broom Leys Road.

A511 Leicestershire - A511 Stephenson Way in Coalville closed in both directions from the Thornborough Road junction to the Broom Leys Road junction, because of an accident.

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

Doreen Simmons: Life of sumo wrestling commentator, 85, remembered
Nottingham-born Doreen commentated up until a month before her death aged 85 in April.

Severe disruption: M69 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M69 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, from J2 for B4669 Hinckley Road to J1 for A5 Watling Street Hinckley.

M69 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M69 southbound from J2, B4669 (Burbage) to J1, A5 (Hinckley), because of a vehicle fire.

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

Severe disruption: M69 Warwickshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M69 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between J1 for A5 Watling Street Hinckley and J2 for Hinckley Road J2.

M69 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M69 southbound between J1, A5 (Hinckley) and J2, Hinckley (Coventry), because of a broken down lorry. Traffic is coping well.

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

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Severe accident: M69 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M69 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, before J3 for M1 J21.

M69 Leicestershire - Queuing traffic on M69 northbound before J3, M1 J21 (Leicester), because of an accident earlier on.

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

Funding boost for new mums in Leicestershire

Christian Hill

BBC Radio Leicester Reporter

Health bosses in Leicestershire have secured £460,000 from NHS England to double the size of the perinatal mental health team.

Every year the team provides support for more than 400 women across Leicestershire who experience mental illness during pregnancy and in the months following birth.

The extra cash will be used to bring occupational therapists and psychologists into the team.

Dr Fabida Noushad, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Dr Fabida Noushad, clinical director for adult mental health and learning disability services at Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, said: 'The new funding will enable us to strengthen and build the specialist care available through our expanded team, allowing more women and their families access to support that will allow them to stay well in the community, in familiar surroundings and with their loved ones.'

Tonight's weather: Dry with light winds

BBC Weather

Tonight looks set to remain dry with predominantly clear skies and just a few patches of cloud.

Winds will remain light, perhaps allowing the odd mist patch to develop.

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Fikayo Tomori.

Defender Fikayo Tomori becomes the second Chelsea youngster to join Frank Lampard's Derby County on a season-long loan deal.

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Man charged over double rape in Worksop

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

A man has been charged with carrying out a serious sexual assault in Worksop.

Nottinghamshire Police said the 44-year-old was arrested following an incident at an undisclosed location in the town on Thursday.

The man has been charged with two counts of rape, a sexual assault, trespass and intent to commit a sexual offence.

He was also charged with theft and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

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Severe accident: M69 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M69 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, from J1 for A5 Watling Street Hinckley to J3 for M1 J21.

M69 Leicestershire - Slow traffic on M69 northbound from J1, A5 (Hinckley) in Warwickshire to J3, M1 J21 (Leicester) in Leicestershire, because of all traffic being temporarily held and an accident involving a car.

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

Chelsea defender joins Rams

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Derby County have signed Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori on a season-long loan.

The 20-year-old becomes Frank Lampard’s sixth signing of the summer, following fellow Chelsea team-mate Mason Mount, Harry Wilson, Florian Jozefzoon, Jack Marriott and George Evans.

Fikayo Tomori
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Severe accident: Nottinghamshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

Nottinghamshire eastbound severe accident, from Harby Lane to Strathern Lane.

Nottinghamshire - Long Lane in Harby closed and slow traffic eastbound from the Harby Lane junction to the Strathern Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

Rucksack clue in missing man mystery

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Detectives searching for a Leicester man who's been missing for nearly two weeks say new CCTV footage has thrown up a "baffling" new line of enquiry.

Michal Zygan, 25, disappeared while walking from his home in Hopefield Road to nearby Percy Street early on 25 July.

CCTV footage taken later that morning showed him walking toward the canal towpath near Bede Park with a Nike rucksack on his back.

However, new CCTV footage has emerged showing him further along the towpath a few minutes later without the rucksack.

CCTV footage of Michal Zygan
Leicestershire Police

Insp Lynda Sherwin, said: "Despite extensive police enquiries, we can still find no logical reason why Michal was on that towpath instead of being at work doing a job he clearly loved.

“Now, in the space of perhaps three or four minutes, we have him pictured carrying his rucksack, and then without it.

"Somewhere between 08:30 and 08:34 along that towpath, Michal’s rucksack has vanished. Since 8.34am that morning, 12 days ago, Michal has also vanished."

Three charged over Porsche theft

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

A man and two teenagers have been charged after a Porsche was stolen during a burglary at a bungalow in Kirkby-in-Ashfield.

The alleged break-in took place in Bourne Avenue at about 05:30 on Friday.

The trio, aged 28, 17 and 14, were charged with theft and burglary and have been released on bail.

Bourne Avenue

Loughborough hit by water woes

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

A number of homes in Loughborough are without water this afternoon due to a burst water pipe.

Severn Trent said the problem was affecting properties in the LE12 postcode area.

Severn Trent logo
Severn Trent

Young Rams winger handed new contract

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Derby County winger Luke Thomas has signed a new four-year deal with the club.

The 19-year-old, who joined from Cheltenham Town in January 2016, has risen through the academy ranks and is highly regarded by new Rams boss Frank Lampard.

Luke Thomas graphic by Derby County
Derby County

Rugby posts vandalised at Long Eaton park

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

Vandals pulled down rugby posts, which are used by Long Eaton RFC, at West Park in Long Eaton over the weekend.

Erewash Borough Council has posted the damage on their Facebook page and said the posts are "irreparable" and the sockets are missing which means they have to be completely replaced.

The council said they had contacted the police.

rugby posts
Erewash Borough Council
rugby posts
Erewash Borough Council

Drug supplier known as 'Jonny Mamba' jailed

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

A man known as "Jonny Mamba", described by police as one of Nottinghamshire's biggest suppliers of Mamba, has been jailed for three years for producing and supplying large amounts of the psychoactive substance.

Jonny Henderson, 39, from East Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield, was arrested in October 2016 after officers raided his house and found 44kg of unprepared vegetable matter along with the acetone and synthetic powders used to prepare Mamba - as well as 12kg of the already prepared substance.

They also found a substantial amount of cash.

Jonny Henderson
Nottinghamshire Police

Henderson, who carried business cards with the name Jonny Mamba on them, was found guilty after a five-day trial at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday.

After sentencing, the officer in the case, Dale Smith, said the force had been gathering evidence on Henderson for some time and were "pleased" he'd now been taken off the streets.

Couple 'desperate to return home' after earthquake

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

The mother of a Derby woman stuck in Lombok following yesterday's earthquake says her daughter is "traumatised" and "desperate to come home".

Naomi Mulryan and husband Adam were celebrating their honeymoon on one of the Gili Islands close to Lombok when the quake struck.

Naomi's mum Elaine Froggett, from Oakwood, said after managing to get on to one of the boats leaving the island, the newlyweds have since made it to Lombok and are hoping to get a flight to Bali tomorrow.

Naomi and Adam Mulryan
Naomi and Adam Mulryan

"They have had no help from anyone," said Mrs Froggett.

"The ATMs have ran out of money, they've not had any food or water since yesterday and they just want to come back."

She said she was now trying to contact their airline to get the couple's flight home changed.

The UK Foreign Office said it was working with Indonesian authorities to help British people affected, and that extra flights were being added for people who wished to leave Lombok.

Search party to look for missing Mansfield man

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Police have said they're "extremely concerned" about the well-being of a 51-year-old who's gone missing from a hospital in Nottinghamshire.

Lee Wightman was last seen at King's Mill Hospital in Mansfield yesterday morning.

Nottinghamshire Police said officers will be conducting searches this evening for Mr Wightman, who was wearing a dark-quilted jacket and jogging bottoms when he vanished.

Lee Wightman
Nottinghamshire Police

Repairs to busy Kelham road bridge under way

Dean Jackson

BBC Radio Nottingham

Repairs to Kelham Bridge on the A617 near Newark have begun and are expected to continue for up to three weeks.

The busy road bridge over the River Trent was damaged in an accident last November. However, repair work has been postponed until now to take advantage of the lighter traffic volumes during the school summer holidays.

Rob Driver, from Via East Midlands - which manages the county's highways network for Nottinghamshire County Council - says the bridge will be closed to traffic from 09:00 until 16:30 each weekday while the damage is mended. Diversions are in place.

A lorry crossing Kelham bridge on the A617
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Notts farmers deploying medieval anti-theft measures

Hayley Compton

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Farmers are deterring thieves by adopting medieval-style security, according to insurer NFU mutual.

As well as high-tech gadgets including motion sensors, Matthew Blant from Swingate Farm in Kimberley has been digging deep ditches around his land to keep would-be robbers out.

He also says dogs, geese and guinea fowl make brilliant security guards.

Ditch on Farm

Plea to rescue scorched football pitches

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

This is what's happened to 12 pitches at Bottesford FC because of the summer's dry weather.

The Leicestershire club has today put out an appeal for volunteers to help fill in the cracks in order for their 28 teams to start training and playing for the next season.

Vice chairman Nick Dobney said: "We don't have a single pitch that is safe to play on and are scratching our heads on how to sort this out."

Bottesford FC

Mr Dobney added that teams would normally be starting training in the coming weeks and organising friendly matches.

"It [the ground] did improve a bit after the rain we had a few weeks ago but now it's started to decline again and if we don't do this they don't have a chance of playing football in the next few weeks."

He said they had ordered three or four tonnes of topsoil to add into the cracks and had started to gather a team of volunteers to help them do it this week.

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, from J29A for Markham Road J29A to J30 for A616 Sheffield.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M1 northbound from J29a Markham Road J29a to J30, A616 (Sheffield), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Sharp rise in children being home-schooled

Eddie Bisknell

Local Democracy Reporter

The number of children who are taught at home in Derbyshire has almost doubled in three years - but the actual figure is unknown, with many kids not registered at all.

Elective home schooling is on the rise, with the number of children being taught from home increasing from 495 in July 2015 to 808 as of July this year.

However, Derbyshire County Council says that this is "likely to be higher" because there is no legal requirement for parents or carers to notify the authority if they have chosen not to register their child or children with a school.


Deer crashes family picnic

Dave Wade

BBC News

This uninvited guest helped itself to a boy's sandwich in Bradgate Park at the weekend.

deer bradgate
Amy Orton

The family were celebrating a birthday when one of the park's fallow deer dropped by to wish them many happy returns.

Amy Orton

Your photos: Spectacular sunrise in Derbyshire

BBC Weather Watchers

Mike Swain sent us this fabulous photo of this morning's dramatic sunrise in Clay Cross.

Hopefully it made the early wake-up worth it.

Clay Cross sunrise
Mike Swain

Watch: Spilled bales cleared from A50

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Remember that farm trailer that caused a mess on the A50 near Sudbury earlier? Well Derbyshire Police have shared a video of the clear-up operation.

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Mansfield teenager missing since Saturday

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

The search for a missing 14-year-old boy from Mansfield has entered its third day.

Ethan Lewis was last seen in the Forest Town area at about 15:00 on Saturday.

He was wearing a grey Nike t-shirt and black jogging bottoms when he disappeared.

Ethan Lewis
Nottinghamshire Police

Police have asked anyone with information on where he could be to call 101.

Man 'attacked with guitar' in Sutton

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

A 41-year-old man is recovering after allegedly being hit over the head with a guitar in Sutton-in-Ashfield.

Police said the attack happened in the Portland Square area at about 16:50 on Saturday.

A 30-year-old man from the town has been charged with assault by beating and is due to appear before magistrates on 22 August.

Portland Square

Road reopens after spilled bales cleared

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

The A50 is back to its best.

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Leicestershire suburb continues to grow

Tim Parker

BBC Radio Leicester reporter

It’s said to be the biggest housing development in the region at the moment, and the work to extend Lubbesthorpe is already making a mark in the Leicestershire countryside.

Three developers are on site already working on plans to build 4,000 new homes in the area, three new schools and community buildings.

They're years from finishing but about 160 of these homes are already occupied.

Lubbesthorpe Bridal Road, where I interviewed campaigners against the development five years ago, is no longer a tiny country lane through unspoilt countryside.


One of the original campaigners, Paul Fox, says he's continuing to fight it's impact on neighbouring communities.

"It was farmland with five farms on here. It was a nice area to walk along, very peaceful," he said.

"I appreciate things have to change and houses have to be built somewhere but If local people don't raise concerns and object then nobody else will."


Sunday funday at Carsington Water

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

The Press Association dispatched one of its photographers to Carsington Water yesterday to capture scenes of fun in the sun.

Looks like it was a great place to be - although we feel a bit anxious about the chap in the third picture holding his phone while larking around in the water.

Carsington Water
Carsington Water
Carsington Water