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  1. Live updates for Friday 14 July 2017
  2. Robbery suspect 'apprehended' after Co-op raid in Ashby
  3. Student killer breached bail 24 times
  4. Test match at Trent Bridge 'to bring in £10m'

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  1. Our live coverage has ended

    That's it for East Midlands Live for this week. Normal service resumes at 08:00 on Monday morning.

  2. Weather: Breezy weekend ahead

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    This evening will remain dry but cloudy which will gradually increase overnight with little rain.

    It will be a warm night with lows of 13C (55F).

    Weather for the weekend

    The start to the weekend will be breezy with some clouds and drizzle but it will be drier in the afternoon with some sunny spells.

    It will begin to feel warm with temperatures reaching highs of 21 C (70 F) on Saturday.

    Sunday will be brighter with some rain but Monday and Tuesday will be dry with sunny spells and some light winds.

  3. Two cannabis farms discovered

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    A 54-year-old man has been arrested after cannabis plants - worth over £300,000 - were found in Mansfield.


    Officers uncovered the first group, which has an estimated worth of up to £250,000, in Hermitage Lane, last week.

    The second was found in Wellow Close yesterday, worth up to £65,000, and the arrest was made at the scene.

    The man, from Mansfield, has been bailed.

  4. Travel: M42 crash

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    An accident on the M42 southbound is causing problems heading out of Leicestershire.


    The crash, near Tamworth, has now been cleared but lengthy tailbacks are taking a while to clear.

  5. Officers release man in connection with Co-op robbery

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    A 24-year-old man arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm has been released pending further investigations.

    He was arrested in connection with the robbery at the Co-op in Market Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch last night.


    A gang of men threatened staff and demanded cash.

    A member of the public managed to stop a 30-year-old old man on the street before he was arrested in connection with the robbery.

    When he was arrested he was taken ill and remains in Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham.

    Some of the suspects made off in a vehicle which was waiting outside, Leicestershire Police said.

  6. Man stabbed drinking partner six times

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    A man who stabbed another man six times in the chest and head after an argument has been jailed for 11 years, Nottinghamshire police said.

    Attilla Luzsanyi, 54, formerly of Player Street, in Radford, Nottingham, had been drinking with two other men when he fell out with one of them.

    He repeatedly stabbed his victim with a kitchen knife.

    Attilla Luzsanyi jailed for 11 years

    The victim made a full recovery after he was taken to hospital.

    Luzsanyi denied wounding with intent earlier this month but was convicted following a five-day trial at Nottingham Crown Court.

    He was sentenced yesterday to 11 years in prison and was given a four year extended license period after release.

  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, between J11 for A42 and J10 for A5.

    M42 Leicestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M42 southbound between J11, A42 (Burton Upon Trent) and J10, A5 (Tamworth), because of an accident.

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

  8. Let the sunshine in

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    It has certainly been a lovely day with plenty of sunshine.

    Anne, one of our Weather Watchers, has sent us this picture of the sun in Derbyshire.

    We thought it was such a great picture we posted it onto our BBC Derby Instagram account.

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  9. 'How safe am I on the road?'

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    In 2015, Polly's friend, Ian Massey from Enderby, died after he was knocked down by an elderly driver who was driving the wrong way up a dual carriageway in the A5 in Leicestershire.

    Video content

    Video caption: "Without my car...I'd feel like I've been abandoned"

    In the wake of Ian's death, Polly, who is 75 years old, has decided to voluntarily take a driving assessment which will determine how safe she is on the road and whether she can continue driving.

    If she fails, Polly will lose her independence as she says her inability to drive will leave her trapped in her house.

  10. Man charged with attempted rape

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    A 25-year-old man has been charged with attempted rape after a woman reported she'd been attacked on her way home from work in Nottingham.

    The 22-year-old managed to fight off a man after he allegedly assaulted her in Waverley Street at the junction with Raleigh Street in the early hours of Saturday.

    He was due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates this afternoon.

  11. Blower's bus tribute

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Howzat for an honour? Cricket commentating legend Henry Blofeld has had a bus named after him on the first day of England's Test match against South Africa.

    Henry Blofeld

    And not just any bus - it's the first of Nottingham City Transport's gas powered fleet.

    Kept a secret from Henry, the presentation took place at Trent Bridge to coincide with his last Test Match Special commentary from the ground

    Henry Blofeld

    Henry, who's retiring later this year after 45 years, always mentions the colourful buses passing Trent Bridge when he's commentating in Nottingham.

    Rob Hicklin, from NCT, said: “Over the years, Henry has mentioned Nottingham City Transport’s buses going past the ground hundreds of times and we thought it would be a fitting gesture and tribute to thank him for that by naming one of our brand new gas buses after him."

    Henry Blofeld
  12. Ashby Co-op robbery: Cordon still in place

    Quentin Rayner

    East Midlands Today chief news reporter

    Police are still at the scene of the robbery in Ashby.

    It's the second robbery on the street this week - a cash machine was ripped from the wall of the nearby Nationwide early on Monday.

  13. Weather: Warming up

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    Any remaining showers should disperse in the next hour.


    The cloud will also begin to clear as we go through the afternoon. It will stay dry with sunny spells.

    There’ll be some light winds and it’ll be feeling quite warm in the sunshine with highs of 20C (68F).

    This evening will remain dry but cloud will gradually increase overnight with a little patchy rain or drizzle possible by early morning.

    A warm night with lows of 13C (55F).

  14. Your comments: Co-op robbery


    People have been getting in touch on Facebook to share their views after the robbery at the Co-op store in Ashby-de-la-Zouch last night.

    A gang of men threatened staff with a baseball bat and golf club, and afterwards one suspect was held in the street by a member of the public. Police have made two arrests.

    Martin Avins said: "Well done to those members of the public who assisted in the apprehension and restraining of this chap and also to those emergency services personnel attending the scene."

    Your comments on our Facebook page

    Nat Gray said: "Oh my gosh it's all happening in Ashby isn't it."

    Karl Savill said: "Police station closes, crime increases! Who would have guessed?"

  15. Street orchestra to play in Leicester

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    The Street Orchestra of London will be performing 20 different pieces of music, including classical and jazz, in Leicester today.

    As part of their summer tour, the band is performing at six different locations, including Jubilee Square.

    They've already played at Leicester Prison and Leicester Hospital's oncology centre.

    View more on twitter
  16. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe accident, between J29 for A617 and J28 for A38 Alfreton.

    M1 Derbyshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M1 southbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of an accident.

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

  17. New car seized

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    The owner of a car, which is thought to have only just been purchased, has had their car sized because it didn't have insurance.

    View more on twitter