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  1. Live updates for Tuesday 8 August 2017
  2. Murder charge over hostel attack death
  3. Woman left 'foxed' by garden visitors
  4. 'Horrendous' child sex abuser jailed for 22 years
  5. New Midland Mainline trains 'will go slower'
  6. Weather: Rain expected throughout the day

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By Calum McKenzie and Gavin Bevis

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Premier League at 25: Funny moments from 25 years of the Premier League
Some of the weirdest and funniest moments from Premier League history including Phil Brown's half-time team talk and that Pires and Henry penalty.
Joe Orton

Liam Barnes

BBC News

Fifty years after his brutal murder, what is the playwright's legacy?

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A family of foxes were spotted playing football in a Foxes fan's garden.
The eight foxes have started "training" in the back garden of a family in Leicester.

Our live coverage across the day

Dedicated live coverage has now ended, but some news, sport and travel updates will continue to appear on this page through the night.

They'll resume at 08:00 on Wednesday.

Weather: Wet and windy night ahead

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

Staying cloudy this evening with further spells of rain that will be heavy at times overnight.

Winds will strengthen through the night making it feel colder.

Weather map

Your photos: Rainy weather in Notts

BBC Weather Watchers

It's been a pretty wet day. This photo from Steve A in Kimberley sums things up (we particularly liked the numberplate trickery!)

Standing water in Kimberley
Steve A

A1 remains shut after pasta sauce lorry fire

Ben Truslove

BBC News Online

The A1 north remains closed in Rutland after a lorry carrying pasta sauce caught fire earlier.

pasta fire
Highways England

Highways England expects the road - shut between the junctions with the A47 and the A606 - to open by about 18:30.

Pasta fire
Highways England

Thankfully the driver was unhurt in the blaze.

Football: Chelsea 'highly rate' Danny Drinkwater

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Danny Drinkwater joining Chelsea "fits" with what Antonio Conte's squad needs, according to former Leicester captain Matt Elliott.

Danny Drinkwater
Michael Regan/Getty Images

National newspaper reports have continued to link England international Drinkwater with a move to the capital.

Elliott told BBC Radio Leicester's Football Forum: "The more you think about it, the more it fits.

"I think Chelsea are looking at buying him as cover, even though they obviously rate him quite highly.

"Will they be willing to pay over the odds for Drinkwater?"

Your comments: Dinosaurs of China exhibit value for money?


It appears the price of going to the Dinosaurs of China exhibition at Wollaton Hall (see 14:46) has sparked plenty of debate over on the BBC Radio Nottingham Facebook page.

Dinosaurs of China

Steven Pires Allsop writes: "Bit of a let down for the money over in about half hour."

Tony Durrant seems more upbeat: "Not long back from there, Wet soggy day so wife and I along with the grandson went this morning. Wife and I thought it was good, interesting and enjoyable but the grandson described it as ....... "BRILLIANT."

Whilst Anthony Allen adds: "I would love to go but with 6 kids it works out expensive."

Severe accident: A512 Leicestershire both ways

BBC News Travel

A512 Leicestershire both ways severe accident, between Loughborough Road and Low Woods Lane.

A512 Leicestershire - A512 Ashby Road in Thringstone closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the Loughborough Road junction and the Low Woods Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

Dashcam footage sought after woman's A38 death

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Police have made a fresh appeal for dashcam footage after a woman died in a crash on the A38 last week.

The woman, who has yet to be named, was found dead on the southbound carriageway near Ripley on Thursday night.

A38 graphic

Detectives investigating the death are keen to view any footage motorists may have. Call 101 if you can help.

Alex Hales

In-form Nottinghamshire batsman Alex Hales insists he does not want to think about an England Test recall.

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Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J30 for A616 and J31 for A57 Sheffield.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 northbound between J30, A616 (Worksop) and J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Lorry carrying pasta sauce goes up in flames

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A fire on board a lorry carrying thousands of jars of pasta sauce is likely to close a section the A1 for the next few hours.

Pasta sauce lorry fire

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue said the closure, near the junction for the A606 on the northbound carriageway, would allow for the HGV and glass to be cleared.

The service added that the driver had sustained no injuries in the blaze.

3aaa County Ground, Derby

Rain prevents play on day three between Derbyshire and Notts, with the home side needing 243 to avoid an innings defeat.

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Staff 'threatened with fake gun' during attempted robbery in Matlock

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A robber left empty-handed after threatening staff at a newsagent shop in Matlock this morning.

Police said the man entered the Smedley Street East store at about 07:30 holding what appeared to be an imitation handgun and demanded money from the till.

When staff refused he left the shop and headed off in the direction of Henry Avenue.

Police now want to hear from anyone who saw a man wearing a black tracksuit and hooded jacket loitering near the shop's entrance with his face partially covered.

Smedley Street East

Government praises Rutland's social care provision

BBC Radio Leicester

Rutland County Council has been ranked the top local authority in the country for its social care services, according to the Department for Health.

Clasped hands together
Yui Mok/PA Wire

Social care provision helps reduce strain on the National Health Service.

Each local authority has been assessed on its performance in six areas, before an overall ranking is reached.

In total, 152 local authorities were assessed.

Deaf teenager found safe and well

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Police say 16-year-old Thomas Ashmore-Barbosa, who was reported missing from his home in Calow on Sunday, has been found safe and well.

Cricket: Day three of Derbys v Notts abandoned

Dave Fletcher

BBC Radio Derby Sport

Inevitably, play has been abandoned for the day at the County Ground.

Let's hope conditions improve for day four.

County Ground

Watch: The Lord of Milan film trailer released

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The team behind the project to remember the Nottingham-born founder of AC Milan, have released this movie trailer, ahead of the film's release later this year.

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The Lord of Milan, telling the story of Herbert Kilpin, will have its world premiere in Nottingham in October.

It will then be shown at the Milan Sports Film Festival in November.

On this day: Ashes anniversary

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

England needed just 39 minutes to take three Australian wickets to win the Ashes at Trent Bridge on this day two years ago.

Mark Wood celebrates
Getty Images

The remarkable win, famous for hometown hero Stuart Broad's 8-15 on day one, was capped by this spectacular flypast by the Red Arrows...

Red Arrows flypast
Getty Images England's players stayed for hours to take pictures and sign autographs for the crowd.

Jos Buttler signs an autograph
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Ben Stokes celebrates
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Severe disruption: A1 Cambridgeshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A1 Cambridgeshire northbound severe disruption, between A47 and A606 Empingham Road.

A1 Cambridgeshire - A1 Great North Road closed and slow traffic northbound between the A47 junction in Thornhaugh and Rutland Water Turn Off in Tinwell, because of a vehicle fire.

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

Dinosaurs of China exhibition receives mixed reviews

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Fifty thousand people have been to the dinosaurs exhibition at Wollaton Hall during its first month, according to Nottingham City Council.

Dinosaurs of china exhibition

Visitors to the exhibition have come from as far afield as New Zealand and Malaysia, but it has also received mixed reviews from visitors.

"I was a bit disappointed as there wasn't much for the kids to interact with," one woman leaving the attraction told BBC Radio Nottingham.

But this man said he was impressed: "We've travelled up from Rugby, it is very nice actually. There are lots of things that aren't in the London or Oxford [natural history] exhibitions."

Foxes in garden

The family-of-eight enjoy playing in the garden and are confident enough to "just ignore" the dog.

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Pair arrested after man found injured and unconscious

Christian Hill

BBC Radio Leicester

Detectives have arrested two men in connection with a suspected assault on a man found injured on a Leicester housing estate.

An ambulance crew found the 19-year-old unconscious when they were called to Bendbow Rise in Braunstone in the early hours of Sunday.

The man is in a stable condition.

Bendbow Rise

Murder accused remanded in custody

Aleena Naylor

BBC Radio Derby newsreader

A 60-year-old man's been remanded in custody after appearing before magistrates this morning charged with murder.

Martin McDermott is accused of killing 44-year-old Leslie Salmon, who died in hospital shortly after being attacked at a hostel in Bass Street, Derby, on Sunday.

Mr McDermott will appear at Nottingham Crown Court tomorrow.

Leslie Salmon
Derbyshire Police

Sewer repairs may take two more months

BBC Radio Nottingham

Nottingham City Transport says emergency roadworks in the city centre could take another two months to complete.

A collapsed sewer at the junction of Parliament Street and Clumber Street led to gridlock during yesterday afternoon's rush hour.

The company says it'll continue to monitor things today.

Holme Pierrepont caravan fire 'probably an arson attack'

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A little update on yesterday's caravan fire in Holme Lane, near Holme Pierrepont...

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service has told us the blaze is believed to have been started deliberately.

A spokesman added it appeared the fire spread quite quickly due to high winds.

Burnt caraven

Man 'stunned' as 99p glass valued at £150

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A man paid 99p for a fancy glass at a Derbyshire charity shop - only to learn it could be worth up to £150.

The buyer had the elegant glass valued at Hansons Auctioneers and it was identified as a "highly collectable" item created by famous Austrian designer Koloman Moser in 1900.

It's due to go under the hammer in Etwall in October with a guide price of £100 to £150.

Hansons Auctioneers

Hansons' decorative arts specialist John Keightley said: "Our vendor bought the glass in a Derbyshire charity shop simply because he liked it.

"He was stunned when I told him it was by Koloman Moser, whose work is sought after."

Grace Road rain

No play is possible on day three between Leicestershire and Durham because of heavy rain.

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'No injuries' after Station Street coach crash

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

We've now heard back from National Express after one of its coaches crashed into a bus shelter on Station Street in Nottingham earlier.

A company spokesman said: "We can confirm one of our vehicles was involved in a collision with a bus shelter in Nottingham this morning.

"There were no passengers on board and no third parties were involved in the incident. We have recovered the vehicle and work is being undertaken to repair the shelter."

Damaged bus shelter

Severe disruption: A1 Rutland northbound

BBC News Travel

A1 Rutland northbound severe disruption, at A606 Empingham Road.

A1 Rutland - A1 Great North Road exit slip road closed, delays and one lane closed northbound at Rutland Water Turn Off, because of a lorry fire.

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

Bus shelter crash 'being dealt with'

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

We asked Nottingham City Council what they could tell us about a coach crashing into a bus shelter in Station Street this morning.

They responded: "We have an arrangement with our contractor JC Deceaux to deal with incidents of damage to bus shelters as quickly as possible and they are on site doing that."

We will update you with more information when we have it.

Bus shelter crash

Cricket: Play looking unlikely at Derbys v Notts

Dave Fletcher

BBC Radio Derby Sport

The umpires are having another look at the County Ground pitch as the rain continues to fall.

Wet County Ground

Rugby: Tuilagi incident 'particularly disappointing'

Chris Jones

BBC 5 live rugby union reporter

Leicester Tigers head coach Matt O'Connor said he will be speaking to Manu Tuilagi after the centre was sent home early from an England training camp.

Manu Tuilagi
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Tuilagi, 26, who has not played for England since 2016, was sent home along with Denny Solomona for what is being described as "team culture issues."

O'Connor, who returned to Leicester last season, added the news was "particularly disappointing because Manu has worked so hard to get back to fitness after long-term injury and to get back into the England squad."

Your photos: Soggy golf green

BBC Weather Watchers

The weather's pretty grotty today - certainly not great conditions for golf, as Bry in Ilkeston has been finding...

Puddle on golf course

'Horrendous' child sex abuser jailed for 22 years

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A 72-year-old man who repeatedly abused a child over a 15 year period has been jailed.

Police said John Worsley, of Victory Avenue, Ripley was given a 22 year sentence at Derby Crown Court after being found guilty of 12 charges including multiple rapes, indecent assaults and cruelty.

The offences took place in Ripley between 1974 and 1989, starting when the child was six and continuing until she became pregnant by him at the age of 21.

As well as being sexually abused, the victim was also physically and mentally abused, including being punished with a riding crop.

John Worsley
Derbyshire Police

Det Con Mick Wallis, who investigated the offences, said: “The victim of these crimes found the strength to report the abuse to us after many years of living with the turmoil and I have so much respect for her, particularly after she gave her evidence during a lengthy court trial.

"She did the right thing by reporting these matters to police and I am pleased that Worsley has been brought to justice for the horrendous crimes that he committed."

Caravan destroyed by fire in Notts

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

This is all that remains of a caravan that was on fire on a lane in Notts yesterday afternoon.

The fire service said the blaze, in Holme Lane, near Holme Pierrepont, was called in to them at 15:15 and had been put out by 15:53.

There were no injuries and the cause has not yet been established. It's thought the caravan had been parked in the lane for about two weeks.

Caravan fire aftermath
Caravan fire

Paper talk: Leicester midfielder heading to the capital?

Evening Standard

Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater has emerged as a top target for Chelsea, according to the London Evening Standard.

Danny Drinkwater
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