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Summary

  1. 'Christmas terror plot' pair appear in court
  2. Strike set to affect New Year's Eve trains
  3. Snow warnings across the East Midlands
  4. Anti-slavery boss dies aged 54
  5. Football: Forsyth signs new Rams deal
  6. Live updates on Friday 29 December

Live Reporting

By Calum McKenzie and Dave Wade

All times stated are UK

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  1. Kris Holland

    BBC Sport

    Sam Hill of Exeter Chiefs looks to break past Luke Hamilton of Leicester Tigers

    Kris Holland

    BBC Sport

    Premiership champions Exeter Chiefs end 2017 with a 30-6 win over Leicester Tigers at Sandy Park.

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  2. Emma Sanders

    BBC Sport

    Mohamed Salah scores Liverpool's second goal

    Emma Sanders

    BBC Sport

    Mohamed Salah's double helps Liverpool extend their unbeaten run to 15 games in all competitions with victory against Leicester at Anfield

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  3. Our live coverage across the day

    That's it for East Midlands Live for 2017, we'll be back from 08:00 on Tuesday 2 January.

  4. Weather: Milder night ahead

    BBC Weather

    Dry with clear spells at first this evening, giving frosty conditions for a time.

    bbc weather grid

    However, thickening cloud will bring outbreaks of rain from the west after midnight, perhaps starting as snow on the Derbyshire hills.

    Lows of 3C (37F).

  5. Fourth man arrested over Basford crash

    Dave Wade

    BBC News

    A 20-year-old man has been arrested after a car crashed in Nottingham and a gun was reportedly fired.

    arnold road

    Two men, aged 19 and 36, and a 15-year-old boy were arrested on Boxing Day after reports of a crash in Arnold Road, Old Basford.

    Police said they had reports the firearm was discharged at the vehicle shortly before or after the collision.

    The men and boy arrested on Tuesday have now been released pending further investigation.

    The fourth man is being questioned.

  6. Watch: Man, 46, knocked unconscious in bar

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    Police have released this CCTV footage of a man being knocked unconscious in a bar, in a bid to help find his attacker.

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    Video caption: CCTV footage is released showing the moment a man is knocked out in bar.

    The assault happened in Revolution, in Loughborough, at around 23:30 on Friday 22 December.

    The 46-year-old man sustained a fracture to his skull in the attack and is still undergoing treatment.

  7. No England recall for Tuilagi

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    Leicester centre Manu Tuilagi has not been included in an England training squad for a two-day camp in Brighton.

    Manu Tuilagi

    Tuilagi, 26, has not played for the national team since March 2016 and has just returned to domestic action following his most recent injury.

    Tigers trio Ben Youngs, George Ford and Dan Cole have been included.

    The camp starts on 1 January.

  8. Thieves break into salon on Christmas Day

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    The owner of a chain of hairdressing salons has admitted a number of break-ins at one of his shops has cost him around £20,000.

    Barrie Stephen

    There have been six burglaries at Barrie Stephen in King Street, Leicester, in the last year, with the latest being on Christmas Day night, the owner said.

    Mr Stephen said the costs come from insurance claims, stolen stock and repairs.

    He added that he would like to put bars or shutters on his window, but is prevented from doing so because of a conservation order in the King Street area of the city.

    "From a small business point of view it is devastating," he told BBC News.

    Leicestershire Police added that it attended the salon late on Christmas Day and are still investigating the break in.

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, at J29 for A617.

    M1 Derbyshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road and heavy traffic southbound at J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of an overturned lorry.

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

  10. Man taken to hospital after city centre crash

    Dave Wade

    BBC News

    East Midlands Ambulance Service has said a man was taken to hospital after he was hit by a bus in Nottingham this afternoon.

    canning circys

    "We sent a paramedic in an ambulance car, a doctor in a car and a crewed ambulance to the scene," a spokeswoman said.

    The crash happened on Derby Road in Canning Circus at about 14:45.

    The man is being treated at the Queen's Medical Centre but no details about the extent of his injuries have been released.

  11. Envelope update

    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 slow 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

  12. Plan to merge vulnerable family services

    Dave Wade

    BBC News

    Services for vulnerable families in Leicestershire look set to be merged.

    leicestershire county council

    If the plans are approved, eight full-time jobs will go, and £1.5m will be saved.

    The county council has insisted it won't affect the quality of the service.

    Agencies including children's centres, the youth offending service and the supporting Leicestershire families scheme are set to come under one umbrella - a family wellbeing service

    Of the 40 buildings across the county, used by vulnerable families, 25 will close.

    ivan ould

    Councillor Ivan Ould, said the most needy "will not notice any different".

    However he said: "Those who are emerging or maybe borderline or threshold may find they will have to wait longer to qualify."

    The plans are currently out to consultation and come into effect in 2019 if approved.

  13. BreakingPedestrian hit by bus

    Lewis Scrimshaw

    News editor, BBC Radio Nottingham

    One lane of Derby Road in Nottingham has been closed after a man was hit by a bus.

    It happened in Canning Circus at about 14:45, a Nottinghamshire Police spokesman said.

    We'll bring you more on this as we get it.

  14. Outdoor classes boosting children's friendships

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    Children who spend more time outdoors at school get along better with their peers, research has found.

    Children at a woodland class

    Academics from Loughborough University studied children at so called "forest schools" in the county - an idea that originated in Scandinavia.

    It involves children taking part in woodland activities - including shelter building - as part of their curriculum.

    Dr Janine Coates, from Loughborough University, said the youngsters involved also spoke about having more friends.

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    Video caption: Children who spend more time outdoors at school get along better, researchers claim.
  15. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Nottinghamshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Nottinghamshire southbound severe disruption, between J27 for A608 Hucknall and J26 for A610 Nottingham.

    M1 Nottinghamshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M1 southbound between J27, A608 (Hucknall) and J26, A610 (Nottingham), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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

  16. Postponement set to cost racecourse thousands

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    Thursday's postponement of racing at Leicester due to weather is set to cost the course at least £20,000 in refunds.

    Snow at Leicester races

    Around 750 people had pre-booked tickets for the fixture, but the snow and ice meant racing could not go ahead.

    In addition to the refunded tickets, a spokesperson for the course said losses on food, drink and hospitality is set to cost them "many, many thousands".