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Amy Woodfield and Sandish Shoker

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all from the East Midlands live page - updates will start again on Thursday at 08:00

  2. Weather: Cloudy night ahead

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC weather presenter

    It’ll be cloudy tonight with isolated patches of drizzle later. 

  3. Foxes season to remember

    Natalie Jackson

    BBC East Midlands sports editor

    What an adventure that was - on East Midlands Today tonight we look back on Leicester City's European tour and stunning debut campaign in the Champions League.

    You can watch tonight's episode here after it's broadcast.

    Leicester City
  4. Police name pensioner killed in Hilton crash

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A 75-year-old man who was killed after being hit by a car being chased by police has been named as Barry Arkesden from Hilton.

    Mr Arkesden was a pedestrian and hit in Main Street on 11 April.

    Matthew Hogg, 24, from Etwall was charged with causing death by dangerous driving and has been remanded into custody.

    Hilton crash
  5. Lamp-post knocked down at Long Eaton park

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Here are the photos of the latest damage at West Park in Long Eaton.

    Park users found a lamppost had been pulled down this morning, along with some goal posts.

    It's after 25 newly planted trees were vandalised at the weekend. 

    Anyone with information about the vandalism has been asked to contact police by calling 101. 

    West Park
    West Park
  6. More passengers expected on East Midlands Trains

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Expect your train journey to be a bit busier than normal this afternoon - Euston Station has been closed because of a fire near the lines and some passengers are being diverted onto East Midlands Trains.

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  7. Watch: 1,000 cannabis plants found by police

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Have a look around the cannabis farm that was discovered in Brinsley this morning.

    Video content

    Video caption: Cannabis farm found by police in disused building
  8. Leicester teenager reported missing

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    This is 15-year-old Chloe Hallam who has been reported missing from her home in the Glen Parva area of Leicester.

    The teenager was last seen at 22:00 last night in New Parks.

    Chloe Hallam
  9. Chatsworth lamb killed by dog

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Chatsworth House has tweeted to ask visitors with dogs to keep them on a lead after one of their spring lambs was killed...

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  10. Radio One broadcast from Leicester

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Little bit excited Greg James from BBC Radio One is doing his show in Leicester this afternoon...

    Greg James

    He's here for the Student Radio Association Conference that's being hosted by De Montfort University's DemonFM.

  11. Cannabis hoard worth thousands

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The cannabis plants were found in the Farm House Restaurant on Cordy Lane, Brinsley which has been empty for some time.

    Before it was a restaurant it was a pub called The Yew Tree.

    Nottinghamshire Police said the cannabis found by officers had a street value of £500,000.


    Insp Steve Wragg said they were tipped off about some "activity" at the disused building this morning and arrested the man at the scene.

    "This is an extraordinarily large grow to be found in Nottinghamshire and it's always a shock to make these sorts of discoveries." 

  12. More parking at Loughborough station

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Good news for users of Loughborough Railway Station - an extra 50 car parking spaces are going to be created.

    The spaces will be in a new car park to the left of the current entrance on a piece of land currently unused by Network Rail.

    Loughborough Railway Station
    Quote Message: “We regularly receive feedback from people asking for more spaces as the current car park is so well used, so we’re really pleased to be able to deliver this for our customers. We’ll be working over the summer on the additional car park and hope to have the extra spaces available by August." from Jake Kelly Managing Director for East Midlands Trains
    Jake KellyManaging Director for East Midlands Trains
  13. Murder probe: Villager tried to help driver

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    One of the residents of Grassmoor has told BBC East Midlands Today she helped the driver of the car before he was taken to hospital.

    She said: "I hear a noise and commotion and looked out of the window and saw the motorbike and the elderly gentleman, and helped him out as much as I could.

    "It's just shocking."

  14. Large cannabis farm found at former restaurant

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A 26-year-old man has been arrested after 1,000 cannabis plants were found inside a former restaurant in Brinsley, Nottinghamshire.

    Officers discovered the plants, which were growing in 10 rooms of the two-storey building, this morning.

  15. Bolsover MP votes against general election

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Dennis Skinner is one of the 13 MPs to have voted against Theresa May's plans for general election motion this afternoon.

    The Bolsover Labour MP said he doesn't want any Conservative MPs involved in the 2015 election expenses row to stand in June.

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  16. Father of the House not standing down

    Tony Roe

    BBC East Midlands political editor

    Father of the House of Commons, Ken Clarke, is to stand again. 

    He always said he would stand down at the 2020 election, and it's clearly not 2020.

    And the Rushcliffe seat has avoided the Boundary Commission axe.

    Ken Clarke