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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 18 April 2017
  2. Spanish football fans head to Leicester for Champions League quarter-final
  3. Reaction from MPs to general election
  4. Hannah Bladon stabbing: 'Attacker attempted suicide'
  5. Man in court over Mapperly Park fatal stabbing
  6. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

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By Sandish Shoker and Khia Lewis-Todd

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates have finished for the day but we'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Weather: Expected to be colder tonight

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC weather presenter

    There will be a few clear spells overnight and variable amounts of cloud.

    Expect colder conditions with a frost possible, especially in rural spots.

    weather
  3. Plans to simplify 'most dangerous junction'

    BBC Radio Leicester

    Plans to make Leicester's 'most dangerous road junction' safer have been published today. 

    City Mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby, has revealed details of how he wants to redesign and simplify the Five Ways junction - where Woodgate, Fosse Road North and Groby Road, Blackbird Road and Buckminster Road meet - as part of a wider £9m scheme to change the A50.

    Groby Road

    There were 33 accidents at the junction between January 2011 and November last year  - making it one of the worst accident hotspots in the city.

    Mr Soulsby said the plans, which people can give their thoughts on from today, should help reduce confusion and congestion for drivers.

  4. Woman shot with BB gun in Swadlincote

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    A woman was shot with what is thought to have been a BB gun fired from a car in Swadlincote, police said.

    Officers believe the gun was fired from a white Ford Fiesta in Belmont Street on Monday last week.

    Belmont Street

    Anyone with information should contact the police.

  5. Trees damaged at Long Eaton park

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Several trees have been damaged at West Park in Long Eaton over the Easter weekend. 

    Users of the park spotted that 25 newly planted trees had been snapped and damaged on Saturday morning.

    Adrian Sheldrick, said: "It's a beautiful park...For somebody to do this unnecessary damage, you can't explain it in words."

    West Park trees damaged

    This is the second time in a year that trees at the park, which has Green Flag status, have been damaged.

    Phil Wright from Erewash Borough Council said they "share the disappointment and anger of residents at this vandalism". 

    He urged anyone who had any information about the damage caused to get in touch with local police.

    West Park
  6. Concern for missing teenager

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Police say they are concerned for the safety of 16-year-old Tialo Miguel who has been missing since Thursday afternoon.

    The force said Tialo has a heart condition which he takes daily medication for. 

    Tialo Miguel
  7. General Election called before public sees 'effect of cuts'

    Andrew Strachan

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    In less than two months, Britain will go to the polls again - after Theresa May called for a snap General Election to be held on 8 June.

    Derby South MP Dame Margaret Beckett says there are a number of reasons behind the Prime Minister's decision.

    Margaret Beckett
    Quote Message: There are a lot of massive public expenditure cuts - schools the health service a lot of other things that are in the pipe line. The legislation's gone through but they haven't started to bite yet and if she goes now she can get people to make a choice, before they see the effects of those cuts and before they see the effects of the Brexit negotiation." from Dame Margaret Beckett Derby South MP
    Dame Margaret BeckettDerby South MP
  8. Envelope update

    Severe congestion: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe congestion, between J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham and J24 for A6.

    M1 Derbyshire - Heavy traffic on M1 southbound between J25, A52 (Nottingham) and J24, A6 (Kegworth). All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  9. In pictures: Hundreds take part in annual bottle kicking event

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The annual Easter Monday Hallaton Bottle Kicking match took place yesterday and it was as well-attended and as brutal as ever.

    Here's some more photos from the event.

    Hallaton bottle kicking
    Hallaton bottle kicking
    Hallton bottle kicking
  10. Stabbing victim Hannah Bladon 'a joy to teach'

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Earlier on we told you about Hannah Bladon from Burton who was killed on a tram in Jerusalem on Easter Sunday. 

    Over the weekend tributes poured in for the 20-year-old from her family, school and her regular church.

    Annabel Stoddart, headteacher at Abbot Beyne School, said: "Abbot Beyne School are shocked and saddened by the tragic death of Hannah Bladon. 

    "Hannah left Abbot Beyne in August 2015 to follow her dreams. She had always wanted to study Theology and the University of Birmingham offered her a scholarship to do this. 

    "Hannah was a lovely young lady - determined, hardworking and a joy to teach."

    Hannah Bladon

    The Rev Michael Freeman said Hannah was an active member of St John's Church, Horninglow, where the community was "shocked and saddened" by her death.

    "We, an extended family, are doing all we can to support her close family and friends in their devastating grief," he added.

  11. Your photos: Oilseed rape provides beautiful scenery around East Midlands

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Holmesfield oilseed rape
    Melton Mowbray field
    Oxton field
  12. Family escape fire after 'electric fault'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A father has been describing the lucky escape he and his three children had last night when their home in Addison Street, Eastwood, caught fire. 

    Michael James Lowe told the BBC he was watching TV with his children around 21:30 when he noticed a "fishy smell" and saw sparks coming from the fuse box.

    Eastwood fire

    He said: "I saw it sparking and popping and took the kids out straight away to a friend's house. When I came back it [the house] was ablaze." 

    Firefighters spent almost two hours tackling the fire and also rescued eight kittens from the house.

    A fire service spokesman said they believed the fire had started due to an electrical fault and the house was now "uninhabitable".

    Mr Lowe said much of the house had suffered smoke damage and they were now staying with friends and family. 

    Michael James lowe
  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, between J30 for A616 and J29a for Markham Lane Markham Vale.

    M1 Derbyshire - Slow traffic on M1 southbound between J30, A616 (Worksop) and J29a, Markham (Markham Vale), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  14. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, between J23A for A42 and J24 for A6.

    M1 Leicestershire - Slow traffic on M1 northbound between J23a A42 and J24, A6 (Kegworth), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  15. Man hurt in pub attack

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A 50-year-old man suffered head injuries in an assault at the Atrium pub in Castle Gate, Newark, in the early hours of Sunday.

    Police said the man was attacked between 02:00 and 03:00 and remains in a stable condition at King's Mill Hospital.

    Atrium pub

    A 25-year-old man has been arrested and released in connection with the assault.