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  1. Updates for Friday 7 April 2017
  2. Man who faked cricket contract jailed for beating wife
  3. Mother bailed after abduction arrest
  4. Two teenagers charged for Dunkirk disruption
  5. Policeman's funeral at Leicester Cathedral
  6. Suspected cat poisoning in Croft
  7. Morgan injury could affect Champions League line-up
  8. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Monday

Live Reporting

By Amy Woodfield and Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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  1. Mike Henson

    BBC Sport

    Romelu Lukaku

    Mike Henson

    BBC Sport

    Everton move within goal difference of Arsenal in sixth as Romelu Lukaku scores twice to check Leicester's recent renaissance.

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  2. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all from East Midlands Live - updates will start again at 08:00 on Monday.

  3. East Midlands weather update: A sunny weekend

    Kay Crewdson

    BBC East Midlands Today weather presenter

    It will be a chilly start Saturday with a little patchy mist and fog in places but then there will be long spells of sunshine with light southerly winds. 

    Temperatures will be above average for the time of year - around 18C (64F). 

    The evening looks lovely too; fine and dry with clear skies.

  4. Cricket: Shreck calls kill threat allegation 'wholly false'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Leicestershire cricketer Charlie Shreck has spoken out about the bad language he used during the match against Loughborough last month that resulted in him being suspend for two County Championship games.

    His comments come in response to an article in The Times newspaper that said: “The Times was told by one source that Shreck said he would 'kill' Loughborough University opener Hasan Azad, although the county deny that.”

    Charlie Shreck

    Shreck has released this statement through the club to stress further that this was not what he said...

    Quote Message: "I did not use that wording on the cricket field. To say that I threatened to kill somebody is wholly false. I accept the three penalty points for the Level 1 offence, and the club’s punishment, and will now work hard on gaining my place in the First XI for the Specsavers County Championship game against Glamorgan." from Charlie Shreck Leicestershire County Cricket club
    Charlie Shreck Leicestershire County Cricket club
  5. Watch the Sharks on the BBC

    Andy Giddings

    Sports Editor, BBC Sheffield

    Fans of the Sheffield Sharks can watch their side play tonight live on the BBC Sport website.

    The Sharks play top of the table Leicester Riders.

    Coverage starts at 19:30 here and it's also being streamed on the BBC Sport app and selected Connected TVs.

    Riders v Sharks basket ball promotional flyer
  6. Listen: Chris Baird on Derby County's new boss

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Derby County defender Chris Baird has been telling BBC Radio Derby's sport team how the arrival of Gary Rowett has given all the players the opportunity of a fresh start.

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    Video caption: Derby County's defender says new manager is a breath of fresh air for the squad.
  7. Travel: Update on Leicestershire and Derby roads

    BBC News Travel

    • There are delays of 15 minutes on the M1 northbound in Leicestershire between junctions 22 and 23
    • On the  A38 northbound  in Derby there are delays of 20 minutes between the A52 and the junction with the A61
  8. Police: 'Fake crashes hurt us all'

    Liam Barnes

    BBC News Online

    Here's a little more from Det Con Kevan Handley after 11 members of a "cash for crash" gang were jailed earlier .

    He said: "We are all victims of this type of offence, from the victims who were unwittingly involved in the crashes to your regular drivers, who as a result of all this have their premiums increased.

    Fake crash gang members

    "It's not just about the cost to the insurance companies or drivers, as these incidents can potentially lead to serious injury, if not worse.

    "It's luck of the draw really - you only need one thing to go wrong and somebody dies."

  9. Homes evacuated due to 'possible gas leak' after death

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    The sudden death of a man at a house in Bulwell this morning is not thought to be suspicious, police have said.

    Officers were called to the Spruce Gardens property at about 09:30 following the death and two neighbouring homes were evacuated as a precaution due to a possible gas leak.

  10. Kick-start your career with street cricket


    As the County Cricket season gets underway today,  England opener Haseeb Hameed gives his support to a different form of the game....

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    Video caption: Street Cricket: From tape balls to playing at the highest level

    If you want to find out more about how to get into cricket, take a look at the Get Inspired guide.

  11. Leicester GP surgery to remain open

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Patients will be able to use the Merlyn Vaz Centre on Spinney Hill Road in Leicester for at least another three years.

    The GP surgery had been earmarked for closure, but the city's clinical commissioning group has said they took into account the views expressed by patients and decided it wasn't a good idea to move the service until there is more clarity on the future of the General Hospital site.

    This is under consultation as part of the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP).

    The Merlyn Vaz Centre
    Quote Message: “Coupling the views of patients and stakeholders with the lack of certainty about what other services may or may not be provided from the General campus in the future, we felt that now was simply not the right time to move the service. By procuring the contract for a minimum of three years it enables us to offer certainty to patients in the medium term." from Professor Azhar Farooqi GP and Chair of Leicester City CCG
    Professor Azhar Farooqi GP and Chair of Leicester City CCG
  12. Police: Fake crash gang 'ran complex operation'

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    The detective who led an investigation into a "cash for crash" gang that targeted drivers  said today's sentencing showed police were serious about cracking down on the practice.

    Kevan Handley

    Det Con Kevan Handley said: “The gang all played their part in this complex fraudulent activity, their roles ranged from carrying our fraudulent medical examinations of personal injury claims, driving the vehicles involved in the collisions to providing fraudulent vehicle examination forms.

    “This type of crime will always be taken seriously, investigated thoroughly and will not be tolerated; the sentences received today reflect this.”  

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J31 for A57 Sheffield and J30 for A616.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J31, A57 (Sheffield) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  14. Listen: Gary Rowett on Birmingham return

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Derby County boss Gary Rowett has been talking to BBC Radio Derby about his return to St Andrew's tomorrow.

    Rowett was sacked by Birmingham City in December after two years in charge.

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    Video caption: The Rams Manager says it's a game they want to go and win first and foremost.