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Summary

  1. Cable theft near Worksop disrupts trains
  2. Man stamped on in Beeston attack
  3. Gove takes up MP's idea on EU citizenship charge
  4. Pedestrian in hospital after being hit by car
  5. Scheme launched to tackle street crime
  6. Live updates for Tuesday 28 May

Live Reporting

By Sandish Shoker and Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    The East Midlands Live page has now finished for the day however some posts linking to BBC articles may continue to appear.

    Full live coverage will continue at 08:00 on Wednesday.

  2. Weather: Sunny start to Wednesday

    BBC Weather

    Daytime showers may continue for a time in some areas tonight.

    Most places will become dry with clear periods. Some mist may develop later in the night.

    Sky above Great Longstone

    Wednesday should start dry with some sunny periods.

    Cloud will push in during the day and there will be an increasing chance of showery outbreaks of rain, particularly in the afternoon and evening.

  3. Sikh cancer survivor to appear in charity TV ad

    BBC Radio Leicester

    A man from Leicester, who survived prostate cancer, is starring in a new TV advert for Cancer Research UK.

    Surinderpal Singh Rai features alongside his wife and grandson to encourage people to support the work of the charity.

    Surinderpal Singh Rai with his wife and grandson

    The 68-year-old told the BBC that he wanted to take part in the campaign to raise awareness in the Sikh community in Leicester where cancer is referred to as "it".

    He said: "I wanted to get the news out in my own community because, as in certain communities, the word 'cancer' is a taboo subject."

  4. Travel: Railway line reopens after cable theft

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    Good news, train users.

    The railway line has reopened north of Mansfield Woodhouse after signalling cables were stolen near Worksop.

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  5. Derbyshire MP backs Hunt in PM contest

    BBC Radio Derby

    Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, is one of 10 MPs who've formally entered the contest to replace Theresa May as Prime Minister.

    And he's got the backing of Derbyshire Dales MP Sir Patrick McLoughlin.

    He said: "I think he's got the right experience both as a long-serving cabinet minister but also as somebody who is an entrepreneur who built up a business.

    "That's going to be very important in the long-term - how we attract business into this country."

    Jeremy Hunt

    Mr Hunt's said he would expand the UK's Brexit negotiating team to include advocates of no deal.

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire both ways severe disruption, at J24A for A50.

    M1 Leicestershire - M1 lane closed on entry slip road at J24a A50, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  7. Escaped exotic pet 'attacks goat'

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    A search is under way for an exotic dog that's gone missing in Nottinghamshire.

    The Japanese raccoon dog - also known as a tanuki - escaped by digging its way out of an enclosure in Clarborough early this morning, its owner said.

    It was spotted and photographed at a local farm at about 06:00, where it reportedly attacked a goat.

    Missing raccoon dog

    The dog's owner described the exotic pet as being "less dangerous than a fox" and said every effort was being made to find it, with further searches planned for this afternoon and evening.

    Nottinghamshire Police said they had received a report of the animal being spotted in Little Lane at 06:00 and were aware of the situation.

    Anyone who spots it is advised to call 101.

  8. Serious sex assault on woman in Leicester park

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    A woman has reported being seriously sexually assaulted in Leicester.

    She was walking in the area of Watermead Park on Thursday when a man started talking to her.

    He then grabbed her and sexually assaulted her before leaving, police said.

    Map of area between the A563 Watermead Way and Bath Street.

    It happened on the east side of the River Soar between the A563 Watermead Way and Bath Street at about 18:30.

    Leicestershire Police have arrested a 33-year-old man in connection with the attack.

    He remains in police custody.

    Det Insp Paul Kenyon said: "We know there were a number of people in the park at the time of the incident.

    "If you were walking, cycling, running through the park or having a BBQ in the park on Thursday evening please get in touch."

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A6514 Nottinghamshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A6514 Nottinghamshire southbound severe disruption, at Wilkinson Street.

    A6514 Nottinghamshire - A6514 Western Boulevard in Old Basford closed and queuing traffic southbound at the Wilkinson Street junction, because of a police incident.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, from J30 for A616 Worksop to J31 for A57 Worksop Road Sheffield.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 northbound from J30, A616 (Worksop) to J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  11. Appeal to find football fan's missing ring

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    A woman is hoping to reunite her dad with his gold engagement ring after he lost it at Wembley yesterday.

    The 78-year-old Derby County fan was watching the Rams play Aston Villa in the play-off final match when the piece of jewellery went missing.

    Marie Worthington's father

    Marie Worthington said: "It would be lovely, for mainly sentimental reasons, to get it back."

    The family were sitting in Block 115 just outside Entrance C.

  12. Police officer injured in arrest

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    A man has been charged with assaulting a police officer in Nottingham.

    Police officer

    The officer stopped two men on Maid Marian Way on Friday morning. One ran off but was arrested after being chased.

    A lock knife and cannabis were recovered but the officer was hurt during the struggle.

    The 18-year-old suspect was also charged with possession of a bladed article and cannabis.

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, from J21 for M69 to J20 for A4304 Lutterworth Road.

    M1 Leicestershire - Lane blocked on M1 southbound from J21, M69 (Leicester) to J20, A4304 (Lutterworth), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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