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  1. Updates for Thursday 11 May 2017
  2. Hannah Bladon killing: Man charged with student's murder
  3. Ex-councillor charged with B&B owner wife's car murder in France
  4. Nottinghamshire children's homes abuse inquiry opens
  5. 'Runaway' lamb and sheepdog still missing
  6. 'No fracking tests in Sherwood Forest'

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By Dave Wade and Khia Lewis-Todd

All times stated are UK

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  1. Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Etihad Stadium

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    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Etihad Stadium

    Manchester City hold on to beat Leicester and move back into third as Riyad Mahrez's late penalty is disallowed for the Foxes.

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  3. Video captures cars engulfed in flames in Newhall

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Firefighters spent three hours tackling a blaze in a car yard in Newhall last night.

    Crews from Swadlincote, Burton and Ashby were called just after 20:00.

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    Video caption: Video captures cars engulfed in flames in Newhall

    Thick plumes of black smoke could be seen for miles around. 

    Luckily, no-one was injured and crews left the yard at about 23:00, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service said.

    car fire
  4. Watch: Cob wins the battle of the bread names

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    If, like me, you're an adopted East Midlander, all this talk of "cobs" when you're after a barmcake is frankly, baffling.

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    Video caption: What do East Midlanders call a sandwich?

    What we call our bread bun, batch or scuffler can cause a fierce debate - wherever you are in the country.

    We took to the streets of Derby, Nottingham and Leicester to find out how many of you actually call your midday bread-based lunch a cob.

  5. UKIP announce East Midlands general election candidates

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    UKIP has confirmed they will not be putting candidates forward for seats in Mid Derbyshire, Derbyshire Dales, Erewash, Amber Valley, South Derbyshire and High Peak. 

    Derby North is the only Derbyshire seat they will contest. Their candidate is Bill Piper.

    In Ashfield, Ray Young will stand for the party, while there will be no UKIP candidate for Bassetlaw.

    Other Nottinghamshire UKIP candidates we are now aware of include Fran Loi, who will stand in Broxtowe, Lee Waters - who will compete for the Gedling seat - Stephen Crosby, who will stand in Nottingham North, Robert Hall-Palmer, who will stand in Nottingham East, and David Hollis - who will fight for the Nottingham South seat.

    In Newark, Xandra Arundel will stand for the party, while Matthew Faithfull and Stuart Bestwick will stand in Rushcliffe and Sherwood respectively.

  6. Two independent candidates to stand in Leicester East

    Tim Parker

    BBC Radio Leicester political reporter

    Two independent candidates will stand in Leicester East, it has been announced.

    Sujata Barot and Ian Fox will stand against Labour's Keith Vaz, Liberal Democrat Nitesh Dave, Tory Edward Yi He and Green Party member Melanie Wakley.  

  7. Bus Pass Elvis returns to stand in Nottingham East

    Tony Roe

    BBC East Midlands political editor

    A retired pensioner dressed as Elvis - known as Bus Pass Elvis - has announced he will stand in Nottingham East as the Elvis & Yeti Himalayan preservation candidate.    

    Lord Biro
  8. BreakingHannah Bladon killing: Man charged with student's murder

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    A Palestinian man has been charged with the murder of a British student who was stabbed to death in Jerusalem. 

    Hannah Bladon, 20, was attacked as she was travelling on a light rail train near the Old City, in Israel, on Good Friday. 

    Jamil Tamimi, 57, faces a charge of intentional murder over the attack on the University of Birmingham student. 

    The Derby County fan had been on an exchange programme at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


    Ms Bladon's family said she had been taking part in an archaeological dig that morning and described her as a "talented musician" and "enthusiastic rugby player". 

    The train was packed at the time of the attack as Christians marked Good Friday and Jews celebrated Passover. 

    A pregnant woman and a 50-year-old man were also injured when the tram came to a sudden stop in the aftermath of the attack.

  9. Teens arrested over Clifton fire

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Three teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire at a derelict college building in Clifton earlier this week.

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    Video caption: Fire at derelict Clifton school

    Police said the former Fairham Community College in Farnborough Road was significantly damaged by fire at about 19:50 on Tuesday.

    At its height, about 40 firefighters tackled the blaze and a big plume of black smoke could be seen in the area.

    It was the second fire at the site in a week.

    Three boys, aged 15, 14, and 13, were arrested yesterday and have been released on bail.

  10. Porky pets reach final of Pet Fit Club competition

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Two porky pets have become finalists for an animal charity's annual pet slimming competition.

    Barnaby the cat and Lola the rabbit - both from Derby - have made the final of the PDSA's Pet Fit Club competition.


    The charity nominated both Lola - who weighs 7.1kg - and Barnaby, who is 8kg, in the hope they would shed the pounds. They're up against six other animals nationwide.


    Both pets have until October to lose weight and start living a healthy lifestyle. Lola herself has already dropped a few pounds.

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    Video caption: 'Massive' rabbit reaches PDSA slimming competition final
  11. Drayton Manor staff 'shaken' by schoolgirl Evha Jannath's death

    In a post on its Facebook page, bosses at Drayton Manor Theme Park said the "tragedy" of Evha's death had "shaken the whole Drayton Manor family from the board, through to staff and visitors".

    The 11-year-old fell into the water while on the Splash Canyon rapids attraction.

    The theme park said staff's thoughts "continue to be with the family and all those who have been affected by Tuesday’s incident".

    Splash Canyon ride
  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, at J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

    M1 Derbyshire - M1 entry slip road closed and slow traffic northbound at J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  13. Teenagers missing from New Basford home

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Two teenagers have gone missing from their home in New Basford, police have said.

    Amaree Ross, 15, and Romy Johnson, 13, left their Nottingham home at about 14:45 yesterday but haven't been seen since.

    Amaree Ross and Romy Johnson

    Police said Amaree is around 5ft tall, and normally wears her hair in a bun on top of her head.

    Romy is around 4ft 10ins tall with short black hair.

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    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 and heavy traffic on M1 southbound between J31, A57 (Sheffield) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  15. BreakingDrayton Manor confirms its closure on Friday

    Alex Homer

    BBC Local Live

    Drayton Manor theme park says it will stay closed on Friday "to allow the Health and Safety Executive to complete their work" following the death of 11-year-old Leicester schoolgirl Evha Jannath who fell into water there on Tuesday.

    The attraction said its "thoughts continue to be with the family and all those who have been affected by Tuesday’s incident".

  16. East Midlands weather update: Warm and fairly cloudy

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    It’ll be warm and fairly cloudy this evening with some brighter intervals. 


    Overnight, it will be mild and largely cloudy with the risk of an isolated shower, but it will mostly stay dry.