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Summary

  1. Live updates for Tuesday 20 June 2017
  2. Ex-presenter stripped of doctorate after conviction
  3. Men charged over Crich Post Office robbery
  4. Train builder Bombardier lands £900m contract
  5. Homes left without water on hottest day
  6. Leicestershire Police 'require improvement' on child protection

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By Maryam Qaiser and Liam Barnes

All times stated are UK

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    Video caption: MP Ruth George 'shocked' by link to Hitler tweet
  2. Our live coverage across the day

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    We hope you have enjoyed today's Local Live updates.

    We'll have more news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

    Updates on breaking news will continue throughout the night.

  3. Watch: Cancer patient who campaigned for new drug on NHS

    East Midlands Today

    Janine Brook has breast cancer and campaigned for the Kadcyla drug to be available on the NHS. She said it's made a huge difference to her life...

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    Video caption: Janine Brook has breast cancer and campaigned for Kadcyla drug to be available on the NHS
  4. Two arrests after unexplained death

    Ben Truslove

    BBC News Online

    Two people have been arrested on suspicion of preventing the lawful and decent burial of a dead body after a man was found dead in a house in Leicester.

    Officers were called to the property in Glazebrook Road, New Parks earlier today and are investigating the cause of death.

    A 35-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man remain in police custody.

    The death is currently being treated as unexplained, Leicestershire police said.

    Glazebrook
  5. Weather: Cooler evening ahead

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    Tonight will be rather cooler after yesterday's heatwave but still a warm night.

    A yellow weather warning has been issued by the Met Office from 03:00 tomorrow to 06:00 on Thursday.

    There is a risk of a thunderstorm with torrential downpours, which could cause some localised flooding across the region, although many will not see one at all.

    It will remain warm with temperatures reaching 30C tomorrow.

    Weather
  6. Animal owner who kept dogs in 'little prison cells' sentenced

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    A woman who kept dozens of dogs in stacked crates with no food, water, blankets or toys has been banned from keeping pets.

    Margaret Greaves, 64, kept 30 dogs, six puppies, two cats and two parrots, in squalid conditions at her home in Sutton-in-Ashfield.

    At Mansfield Magistrates' Court she admitted six charges which included failing to meet their needs and causing unnecessary suffering by not providing veterinary treatment.

    Dogs in crates

    RSPCA inspector Laura Kirkham said: “They were living in their own little prison cells - it was absolutely horrific and not something you expect to see in this day and age.

    "The smell was disgusting - it was so overpowering that it was burning my throat."

    Greaves has been given a lifetime ban on keeping dogs, a 12 week prison sentence suspended for a year, banned from keeping all animals for three years, and ordered to pay £500 costs and a £115 victim surcharge.

    Dogs
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    Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, at J30 for A616.

    M1 Derbyshire - Very slow traffic on M1 northbound at J30, A616 (Worksop), because of an accident involving lorry and a car earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  8. Cricket: Leicestershire looking at mountain to climb at Trent Bridge

    BBC Sport

    As if it wasn't bad enough for Leicestershire fans watching top-of-the-table Nottinghamshire rack up 548 runs before declaring, they're now watching their own side struggle at Trent Bridge.

    The away side are already five wickets down, having only put 76 runs on the board.

    Nottinghamshire's attack, led by Stuart Broad, has been looking very dangerous.

    Both sides have now broken for tea, but it's looking like a tough task for Leicestershire to get back into this match.

    Nottinghamshire Leicestershire cricket
  9. Polish man 'forced to work by couple', court hears

    Jeremy Ball

    Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

    A modern slavery trial's heard that a Polish man was forced to work at Sports Direct, by a couple who committed benefit fraud "on an industrial scale".

    Nottingham Crown Court heard that seven men were crammed into two squalid caravans in a garden in Aspley.

    Nottingham Crown Court

    Bozena and Dariusz Parczewski have both been charged with forced or compulsory labour.

    The jury heard they kept half the man's wages, then charged extra for rent and bills.

    He was sent to Sports Direct through an agency called Blue Arrow, and the jury heard that he was assaulted and threatened if he didn't do what he was told.

    The couple and their son Krystian are also charged with fraudulently claiming housing benefit, Jobseeker's Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, and Carer's Allowance.

    The prosecution say they withdrew the money from cashpoints, using cards in the names of several Polish men.

    The trial is taking place in their absence.

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    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, at J21 for M69.

    M1 Leicestershire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road and heavy traffic southbound at J21, M69 (Leicester), because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, between J19 for M6 and J18 for A5.

    M1 Leicestershire - Queuing traffic and one lane closed on M1 southbound between J19, M6 (Catthorpe Interchange) and J18, A5 (Rugby), because of a multi-vehicle accident.

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