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Summary

  1. Live updates for Wednesday 23 August 2017
  2. Man jailed over Leicester stabbing
  3. MP mocked over women-only carriages
  4. FA to investigate Foxes 'homophobic chants'
  5. Christmas cards on sale in summer
  6. Gold brooch linked to Richard III fetches £20k

Live Reporting

By Dave Wade and Samantha Fisher

All times stated are UK

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Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, between J21 for M69 and J20 for A4303.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J21, M69 (Leicester) and J20, A4303 (Lutterworth), because of vehicle tyre change.

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

Severe disruption: M42 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M42 Leicestershire - Very slow traffic on M42 southbound between J11, A42 (Burton Upon Trent) and J10, A5 (Tamworth), because of an earlier vehicle fire. On the hard shoulder. Travel time is 30 minutes. Congestion on A42 to J12, B5006 (Measham).

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

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 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

Glamorgan's bowlers make light work of Leicestershire during their comprehensive nine-wicket victory in the T20 Blast quarter-final at Cardiff.
Jacques Rudolph and Colin Ingram celebrate

Adam Williams

BBC Sport

Glamorgan reach their first T20 Finals Day since 2004 with a comprehensive nine-wicket win against Leicestershire.

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Severe accident: A38 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A38 Derbyshire southbound severe accident, between A6 Duffield Road and A52 Ashbourne Road.

A38 Derbyshire - Slow traffic on A38 southbound in Derby between Palm Court Island and Markeaton Island, because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to Kingsway Island.

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

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East Midlands weather update: A sunny end to the day

Anna Church

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

The cloud will slowly thin and break to allow for some bright or sunny spells to end the day.

weather
BBC

It will remain dry overnight with long clear spells and light winds. Some mist or fog forming. A less humid night.

Clumber Lake clean-up continues

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A large diesel spill on the River Poulter in Nottinghamshire is "out of the emergency phase", nine days after it was spotted.

poulter
Environment Agency

Paul Reeves, from the Environment Agency, tweeted that a private contractor was taking over to finish the clean-up.

The river flows into the lake at Clumber Park.

Last week, the agency said the spill was believed to have come from an oil tank.

It said it was considering legal action against those responsible.

poulter spill
Environment Agency

Severe accident: A514 Derbyshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A514 Derbyshire both ways severe accident, around B587.

A514 Derbyshire - Slow traffic on A514 in both directions in Stanton by Bridge around the B587 junction, because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, before J29 for A617.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M1 southbound before J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of a jackknifed lorry.

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

Will The League of Gentlemen return to Derbyshire?

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Can you believe it's been 20 years since The League of Gentleman first aired?

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Today it's been announced that the series - shot largely in Hadfield, Derbyshire, and its surroundings - is returning for three episodes later this year.

But will they be returning to Derbyshire?

Man jailed for stabbing man to death in Leicester

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A man has been jailed for life for stabbing a man to death in Leicester city centre.

Dilovan Mohammed
Leicestershire Police

Dilovan Mohammed, 30 (pictured above), was initially thought to have been the victim of a hit-and-run when he was found near the train station in March.

He died in hospital, but a post-mortem examination revealed he had died from a stab wound.

A trial at Nottingham Crown Court heard Mr Mohammed had been in a fight with Rajesh Khunti, 30, in Arnhem Street.

After Khunti stabbed him, he staggered to London Road where he was found.

Rajesh Khunti
Leicestershire Police

Today, Khunti, of Kinley Road, Leicester, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to life in prison.

He'll serve a minimum of five years before being considered for release.

Britt Assombalonga

Jay Freeman

BBC Sport

A Walsall fan's unexpected ferry ride to Fratton Park and other things you may have missed in Saturday's EFL games.

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Can you help police find this wanted man?

Samantha Fisher

BBC News Online

Police are re-appealing for the public's help to trace a man who is wanted in connection with two alleged offences.

Craig Shaw
Derbyshire Constabulary

Officers are trying to find Craig Shaw, 26, from Derby, to speak to him about an alleged burglary in Chilwell, Nottinghamshire, and an alleged drugs offence.

Mr Shaw is also wanted for recall to prison. He is thought to be in the Derby area.

If you have seen him, call police on 101.

Waterfall's fencing off criticised

Samantha Fisher

BBC News Online

The fencing off of the waterfall's platform in Derby's market place has been met with a barrage of criticism online, with people calling it "stupid" and "embarrassing".

It has been shut by Derby City Council for safety reasons as people have been seen leaning over the edge.

Steps to the waterfall's platform in Derby's market place
BBC

On Facebook Glen Mgf said: "It's a waterfall with no water, stairs that no-one can climb and a bridge that no-one is allowed to cross! Where is the point! When we had friends visiting from Australia I was too embarrassed to show then around Derby!"

Wayne Taylor said: "This is not a good decision it's just a stupid idea."

However, some people did express concerns about safety.

Karen O'Donnell said: "I've seen kids run up and down it narrowly missing the steps which could have had a bad outcome."

Derby man convicted in police drugs plot

Samantha Fisher

BBC News Online

A Derby man has been convicted for his part in a plot by two police officers to steal and sell drugs for profit.

Birmingham-based West Midlands Police constables Wahid Husman, 48, and Tahsib Majid, 36, used their roles to conspire to steal quantities of Class A and B drugs.

From L-R Wahid Husman and Tahsib Majid
West Midlands Police

Imran Rehman, of Talbot Street in Derby - who is unemployed - has admitted conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office, two counts of conspiracy to steal, conspiracy to possess class A drugs with intent to supply, and conspiracy to possess class B drugs with intent to supply.

Rehman, 42, the two officers, and four other men, will be sentenced in October.

FA to investigate reports of Leicester fans' homophobic chanting

Jonathan Lampon

BBC Radio Leicester Presenter

The Football Association is to investigate last weekend's Leicester City home game against Brighton after complaints of homophobic chanting from Leicester fans.

The FA has told BBC Radio Leicester it will be reviewing observations of the game and have asked LCFC for their response. The football governing body says it will take time before reaching a verdict.

One man was charged after the game last Saturday with chanting indecently.

King Power Stadium
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Can you help police identify these men?

Samantha Fisher

BBC News Online

Derbyshire Constabulary has released CCTV images of two men officers would like to speak to after a bank card was stolen in Chesterfield.

A 66-year-old man went to use the cash machine inside Lloyds Bank, on Rose Hill, at around 11:10 BST on Thursday 27 July.

A spokesman for the force said it is believed he was watched by a man while entering his PIN number. This man then allegedly approached the victim while at the machine and distracted him, pressing cancel on the ATM and taking the card as it came out.

A second man is thought to have distracted a woman who had been waiting behind to use the machine.

The card was then used in a cash machine outside the bank to withdraw cash.

Call police on 101 if you can help identify these men.

A man police want identify
Derbyshire Constabulary
A man police want identify
Derbyshire Constabulary

Gold brooch with Richard III links sells for £20k

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A heart-shaped piece of gold jewellery, found in a Leicestershire castle, has fetched £20,800 at auction - far exceeding the guide price.

brooch
Hanson's

The brooch, from the 15th Century, might have been a gift from nobleman William Hastings to his wife Katherine, before he was executed by RIchard III.

At Hanson's Auctioneers in Derbyshire, seven phone lines were booked by prospective buyers from around the world.

The brooch, inscribed with the medieval French "honor et ioie" (honour and joy), was found near Kirby Muxloe Castle by a metal detectorist in 2016.

It had a guide price of between £6,000 and £8,000 and was sold to a private UK buyer.

On the hashtag's 10th birthday we remember #EdBallsDay

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Many happy returns to the hashtag.

The ability to tag tweets was invented 10 years ago and now the # symbol is used to tag tweets 125 million times a day.

There's even a hashtag to mark the milestone (#Hashtag10).

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BBC Newsbeat has looked back at some of the biggest ever hashtags.

That list includes one of my favourites - one that commemorates the time former Nottinghamshire schoolboy, Ed Balls, accidentally tweeted his own name.

The then-MP was out shopping in 2011 when he made the social media faux-pas.

Now every 28 April the internet marks the occasion by using the hashtag.

Ed Balls
BBC
Shop manager sorting Christmas cards in Card Factory

The cards have been on sale since the middle of August - more than four months before Christmas.

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Toton fire still burning

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Firefighters have been tackling a fire in hay bales in Toton - the second in just over a week - since last night.

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They're working with the landowner to keep it under control.

Smoke was visible for miles around after a fire nearby in Stapleford on Tuesday last week.

Horses' manes chopped off

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The owner of two horses has been left devastated after their manes were hacked off.

Hacked off mane
Charlotte Hovell

One of the horses was attacked on Tuesday, sometime between 08:00-16:00, in a field in Bildworth, near Mansfield.

The other horse was targeted in an identical attack five weeks ago, its owners said.

They believe the attackers climbed over barbed wire and electric fence in order to destroy the manes.

Hacked off horse mane
Charlotte Hovell
Hacked off horse mane
Charlotte Hovell
Hacked off horse manes
Charlotte Hovell

Grenfell cladding on uni block to stay into new year

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

Nottingham Trent University has confirmed that flammable cladding on Byron Residence won't be removed in time for the new academic year.

The cladding is the same as on the Grenfell Tower block in London, where a fire killed at least 80 people.

byron house
BBC

A university spokesman said the blocks, owned and managed by a firm called UPP, will remain unoccupied until the work is complete.

We previously informed students due to move into three blocks of the residence that essential work to remove and replace the cladding on these blocks would not be completed in time for the new academic year. All affected students have since selected alternative high-quality accommodation for their first year."

UPP and Nottingham Trent University joint statement

Deli's licence revoked after illegal cigarettes found

Samantha Fisher

BBC News Online

A deli in Derbyshire has had its alcohol licence revoked after repeatedly selling illegal cigarettes.

Derbyshire County Council’s trading standards officers found counterfeit goods at Zabcia, in High Street, Alfreton, on five different occasions.

The decision to revoke the licence was made at Amber Valley Borough Council's licensing sub-committee yesterday.

Zabcia, in High Street, Alfreton
Google

The sale of tobacco products does not require a licence in the United Kingdom. However, a licence to sell alcohol can be revoked if criminal activity is found to be taking place on the premises.

Carol Hart, Derbyshire County Council’s cabinet member for Health and Communities, said: “This isn’t the type of action our trading standards team take lightly as we’re here to support businesses wherever possible.

“But when a business repeatedly flouts the law – despite receiving warnings – we’ll do all we can to protect the livelihood of legitimate traders."

Anonymous photographer to be ambassador for the Peak District

Samantha Fisher

BBC News Online

An anonymous photographer - known as "Banksy of the photographic world" - has agreed to become the ambassador for Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire.

Villager Jim, who is famous for his stunning wildlife and countryside images - including one of a sleeping Labrador - said he is very excited about being asked to help raise awareness of the Peak District, Derbyshire, and the tourist board’s marketing campaigns.

Dilly
Villager Jim

He said: “I feel very honoured that Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire has asked me to become an ambassador because it enables me to play an even more active part in letting as many people as possible know about this beautiful area where we are so privileged to live and work,” he said.

See a few more of Villager Jim's photographs's below.

Robin
Villager Jim
Row of stags in Peak District
Villager Jim
Barnaby
Villager Jim

Man charged over drugs haul

Samantha Fisher

BBC News Online

Police have seized a substantial amount of drugs from a car in Chesterfield.

Officers stopped and searched a Volkswagen Passat in Lockoford Lane on Monday, and found a large amount of what they believed was amphetamine.

Lockoford Lane, Chesterfield
Google

A 55-year-old man from Stretton in Derbyshire has been charged with possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply.

He appeared at Chesterfield Magistrates' Court on Tuesday and was remanded in custody to appear at Derby Crown Court on 19 September.

Clint Mckay

Leicestershire T20 captain Clint McKay is hoping his side's winning momentum can help them reach T20 Blast Finals Day

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Weather: Brighter later

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

There’s still the risk of a couple of showers however most of the afternoon will be dry and cloudy with some brighter weather developing later.

weather
BBC

Highs of 22C (72F).

Over 200 piglets stolen from farm

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Come on people, let's bring home the bacon.

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More than 200 piglets, like the ones pictured, are believed to have been stolen over the past month from the farm.

Man stabbed near Nottingham pub

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Police have confirmed an assault yesterday in Nottingham was a stabbing.

pelham pub
Google

A man was taken to hospital following the attack in Gawthorne Street, New Basford, at around 13:40.

A cordon was in place around the Pelham pub for a number of hours while officers carried out searches.

Man arrested after police pursuit

Samantha Fisher

BBC News Online

A man has been arrested following a police pursuit last night.

The 36-year-old, from Normanton in Derby, is in custody being questioned following the police chase on the A38, near Burton-on-Trent, shortly before 22:00 BST.

Officers said the pursuit started when they saw a vehicle being driven erratically on the Branston Underpass.

A Derbyshire Constabulary spokesman said the driver eventually lost control and stopped after a “minor collision”.

The arrested man is being questioned on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, dangerous driving and assaulting a police officer.

A38, near near Burton-on-Tren
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Cheteshwar Pujara

Nottinghamshire re-sign India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara for their final four County Championship matches of 2017.

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Gary Wilson

Derbyshire captain Gary Wilson says his side will be back in contention for T20 Finals Day next season.

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Travel: Forklift blocks A6

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live