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  1. Updates on Monday 19 February 2018
  2. Murder probe after man's death
  3. Gay couple left meal after kiss complaint
  4. Girl, 12, violently attacked for phone
  5. Meat supplier goes into administration
  6. PM Theresa May visits Derby College
  7. Pair released over zebra crossing crash

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By Calum McKenzie and Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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Lee Tomlin celebrates

Lee Tomlin's late equaliser rescues a point for Nottingham Forest in a 1-1 home draw against Reading.

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Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J29a for Markham Lane Markham Vale and J30 for A616.

M1 Derbyshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M1 northbound between J29a, Markham (Markham Vale) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down vehicle.

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 - One lane closed on M42 southbound between J11, A42 (Burton Upon Trent) and J10, A5 (Tamworth), because of emergency repairs.

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 and slow 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

Our live coverage across the day

Dedicated live coverage has ended for today but some breaking news, sport and travel will continue to appear through the night. We will be back again tomorrow at 08:00.

Nile Ranger in action for Southend United

Ex-Newcastle striker Nile Ranger may be offered a chance to resume his career by Notts County, says boss Kevin Nolan.

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Weather: A dry and bright start to Tuesday

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

It will be cloudy with some patchy rain and drizzle this evening.

This will die away overnight, leaving it mainly dry with some mist in places.


It will be a dry and bright start to Tuesday with some long spells of sunshine - however cloud will increase possibly giving us some drizzle in the afternoon.

Your comments: Girl, 12, attacked for phone


Lots of you on Facebook have been commenting on the video of a 12-year-old girl being robbed in Derby.

Robbery CCTV image
Derbyshire Police

Charlotte Carter said: "Wow what a girl, I’m so sad this has happened to her but what a brave strong willed girl fighting it out."

Faye Rowland-Mcdonald wrote: "This is absolutely horrific... I hope the poor, brave girl recovers quickly."

Robert Cauldwell added: "Good girl, I bet he didn't expect your determination to hang on to your phone. Always try and keep your phone hidden."

Teen blackmails teacher out of £10k

Leicester Mercury

A teenager blackmailed his former teacher into handing over £10,000 which he spent on a car and designer clothes after alleging the pair engaged in an inappropriate relationship.

Theresa May dons 'wild' footwear in Derby

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

The PM wore some "fierce" shoes for her speech in Derby earlier - maybe she was hoping they'd help make her a "roaring" success...

Theresa May's shoes
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CCTV footage has captured the moment a 12-year-old girl was robbed in Derby
The attacker is shown to grab the girl and throw her to the ground.

Dozens of people from different faiths join mosque open day

Maryam Qaiser

BBC News

More than 15 mosques in the East Midlands welcomed people from different faiths and backgrounds to an open day to break down barriers between communities.

The national initiative, Visit My Mosque, was launched to help people better understand Islam.

Nottingham Islamic Centre
Nottingham Islamic Centre

Visitors were able to have a tour of the mosque, listen to talks and try on Islamic clothing during the annual event yesterday.

Jamia Mosque
Masjid At-Taqwq
Masjid At-Taqwq

Severe disruption: M42 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M42 Leicestershire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M42 southbound between J11, A42 (Burton Upon Trent) and J10, A5 (Tamworth), because of a broken down car.

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

Watch: Girl violently attacked for phone

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

CCTV footage has captured the moment a 12-year-old girl was the victim of a "horrific" robbery in Derby.

It happened on Cambridge Street at about 16:40 yesterday, when the child was on her way to the local shops on an errand for her mum.

The man struggled violently with her and stole her phone.

The CCTV footage captures the horrific incident taking place. I realise that the quality is not the best but we have released it quickly in the hope that someone will recognise the man. The 12-year-old victim has been very brave but was attacked for apparently no other reason than to steal her phone, a rose gold iPhone 6s."

DC Mick StainsbyDerbyshire Police

The man, who spoke with a "European accent", has been described as white/tanned, aged between 16 and 19, about 5ft 6in tall, and of a slim build.

His hair is black, shaved on the sides and longer at the top, with a V-shape at the back.

Severe disruption: M42 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M42 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J10 for A5 and J11 for A42.

M42 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M42 northbound between J10, A5 (Tamworth) and J11, A42 (Burton Upon Trent), because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

Soldiers deny being part of banned neo-Nazi group

Daniel De Simone

BBC Home Affairs producer

Two British soldiers have pleaded not guilty to membership of the banned neo-Nazi group National Action.

Mark Barrett
Julia Quenzler

Mark Barrett (pictured), 24, and Mikko Vevhilainen, 33, entered their pleas during a preliminary hearing at Birmingham Crown Court.

A third defendant - a 23-year-old man who cannot be identified for legal reasons - has yet to enter a plea to the membership charge.

The three men, who are all in custody, will stand trial on 5 March.

Private Barrett, from Cottesmore in Rutland, appeared in court in person, while Lance Corporal Vehvilainen, from Sennybridge Camp in Powys, appeared by video link from HMP Belmarsh.

National Action rally

At an earlier preliminary hearing L/Cpl Vehvilainen pleaded not guilty to two counts of posting material online that was threatening, abusive or insulting, thereby stirring up racial hatred, and one count of possession of a document likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

The document is alleged to have been 2083: A European Declaration of Independence, written by Anders Breivik (pictured below), who killed 77 people in two terror attacks in Norway in 2011.

He is also accused of possession of a pepper spray.

The third defendant has previously pleaded not guilty to two counts of possession of a document likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism, and one count of distributing a terrorist publication.

National Action became the first far-right group to be banned in the UK when it was proscribed under anti-terror laws in December 2016.

In pictures: Theresa May's visit to Derby College

Calum McKenzie

BBC News

The prime minister has been speaking at Derby College, calling for better value for students across the country.

Theresa May
Getty Images

On her visit to the Roundhouse, she also spoke about the need to end "outdated attitudes" that favour university over technical education.

Theresa May
Getty Images

Labour says it would abolish fees and bring back maintenance grants.

Theresa May in the audience
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'Holidaying students' to miss PM's speech in Derby

Calum McKenzie

BBC News

BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg tweets...

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BreakingDerby-based meat supplier goes into administration

BBC Business News

A meat supplier being investigated by the Food Standards Agency has gone into administration with the loss of almost 270 jobs.

Steaks on a BBQ
Getty Images

KPMG has been appointed as administrators to Derby-based Russell Hume Limited.

Its meat products were recalled last month and chains including Wetherspoon took them off their menus.

The FSA said its investigation concerned Russell Hume's failure to comply with food hygiene regulations.

Police welcome puppy arrival

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Leicestershire Police welcomed some new arrivals over the weekend - police dog Orla gave birth to five puppies.

The force's Dog Section has described her as a "fantastic, loving and attentive mother".

Police dog Orla with puppies
Leicestershire Police

Last week there was an appeal for donations of puppy items like clean newspapers, unused puppy blankets or puppy training pads.

Well, the dog lovers of Leicestershire didn't let them down.

Puppy training pads, blankets and toys
Leicestershire Police

Leicestershire Police have thanked everyone who donated the items and said clean, unstapled newspapers are still needed.

Nottingham graduate lands job with Meghan Markle

Calum McKenzie

BBC News

A University of Nottingham graduate has been handed a top job working with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Meghan Markle and Amy Pickerill

Amy Pickerill (pictured right), who read history at the university, will be working on Ms Markle's official diary.

Her role will also involve handling any official correspondence Prince Harry's bride-to-be may receive.

Stuart Broad mocks dad's clothing choice

Calum McKenzie

BBC News

Nottinghamshire and England cricketer Stuart Broad tweets...

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New life for rescued blind terrier

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Last summer Tina the terrier was found by the RSPCA at a house in Nottinghamshire.

She was living in a crate, along with 40 other dogs, and had a "nasty eye infection".

Tina the terrier

She was rescued by the charity, along with most of the other dogs, but she eventually went blind.

She found a new home though - with Julie Iliff and her Westie-cross Tyke in Swadlincote.

Tina the terrier with Julie Iliff

She said: “I don’t think we chose her, I think she chose us.

"I truly believe that any dog, if they’ve got disability or not, deserves a second chance and a loving home and that’s what she’s got."

Julie is now trying to raise £5,000 to take Tina to a specialist who might be able to help her see again.

Severe disruption: M69 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M69 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between M6 J2 and J1 for A5 Hinckley.

M69 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M69 northbound between M6 J2, Coventry and J1, A5 (Hinckley), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Police investigated over failure to locate rape victim

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

The police watchdog is investigating the way Leicestershire Police handled a call connected to the rape and attempted murder of a woman in Leicester.

Charlie Pearce was jailed for a minimum of 11 years last week for an attack in Victoria Park last year.

People nearby witnessed the initial struggle and called 999, but a police patrol failed to find the woman. She was found with "truly dreadful" injuries about an hour later by a passing cyclist.

Leicestershire Police has referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

Following a mandatory referral received from Leicestershire Police on 14 July 2017 we started an independent investigation in connection with the force's handling of the incident and that is currently ongoing.

Independent Office for Police ConductSpokesperson
Elise Christie

Britain's Elise Christie is making "good progress" in her bid to be fit for her final Winter Olympic medal chance.

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Nottingham family performs at BAFTAs

East Midlands Today

A family from Nottingham wowed audiences at the BAFTAs last night.

Kanneh Mason family

Former Young Musician of the Year, Sheku Kanneh Mason, was joined by some of his siblings at the glitzy event.

The family, from Mapperley Park, performed as the British Academy remembered those the industry has lost in the past year.

Lead stolen from school and church

Calum McKenzie

BBC News

A church and a school have been targeted by lead thieves.

St. Martins Church on The Nook at Stoney Middleton

Lead flashing was stolen from the roof of Pilsley CE Primary School at the end of January, police said.

Metal was also taken from the rood of St. Martins Church (pictured) on The Nook at Stoney Middleton.

It is believed this happened some time between Thursday 2 February and Sunday 11 February.

New owners take over Hinckley bakery

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

For more than 80 years Connors of Hinckley has been selling baked goods to people in the town.

However, the firm has now been passed on to another family - the Wrobels.

Wrobel family

The Polish family want to continue baking traditional products at the store, but are also open to the idea of introducing some new food inspired by their home country.

Slawek Wrobel, who runs the business with his wife and two children, told the BBC he's been baking since he was a teenager and that it makes him feel "wonderful".

Tonne of litter collected in A42 cleanse

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Over a tonne of litter was removed from the A42 in Leicestershire over the weekend.

North West Leicestershire District Council

Six slip roads were cleaned up as part of North West Leicestershire District Council's annual A42 cleanse.

Nottingham envoy set for EU talks

Calum McKenzie

BBC News

A delegation from Nottingham are meeting the European Union's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, in Brussels.

EU flags in Brussels
Getty Images

Along with nine other UK cities, they will be looking at how the interests of local communities and businesses can best be met in the lead-up to, and after, Brexit.

Councillor Jon Collins, the leader of Nottingham City Council, said: "We want to put a strong positive case for the importance of the UK’s city-regions continuing to work with Europe.

"This isn’t about undermining the current Brexit negotiations.

"It’s vital that the UK’s city regions maintain open, productive relationships with other European countries and markets post-Brexit. We’re leaving the EU not Europe."

Elise Christie and Steven Bradbury

Caroline Chapman

BBC Sport

Why Great Britain's Elise Christie can take inspiration from the story of Australian gold medal winner Steven Bradbury.

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Police arrest 11th person in murder investigation

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Police investigating the murder of a Leicester jeweller have made yet another arrest.

The 24-year-old woman is the eleventh person to be detained by the force in connection with the death of Ramniklal Jogiya.

Ramniklal Jogiya
Leicestershire Police

She was arrested this morning on suspicion of conspiracy to commit kidnap and robbery.

Mr Jogiya’s body was found in Gaulby Lane in Stoughton on Thursday 25 January.

So far, four men have been charged with robbery and the kidnap of Mr Jogiya. No one has been charged with his murder.

'Incorrect coupling' caused runaway trailer

Calum McKenzie

BBC News

A railway trailer became detached from an engine and rolled for about a mile because a linch pin was wrongly fitted, an investigation has concluded.

Detached railway trailer
Rail Accident Investigation Branch

It was being pulled by a small rail tractor between Edale and Bamford in May 2017 when it became uncoupled.

This was because a linch pin that secured the towbar pin had "almost certainly" been attached "in the wrong orientation," a report for Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) concludes.

No one was injured as a result of the uncoupling, nor was there any significant damage to the railway.

However, following its investigation, the RAIB has published a number of recommendations which centre on staff guidance and training.

Church of England slams Sports Direct's failings

Press Association

Sports Direct has been criticised by the Church of England over its treatment of factory workers and governance failings.

Sports Direct factory

The Shirebrook-based retailer, which is owned by Newcastle United chief Mike Ashley, has faced a number of difficult questions over working conditions, which were described by unions as "Victorian".

Press Association understands the church, which has a minority shareholding in the company, wrote to the retailer echoing similar concerns.

It also made its disapproval clear at the group's AGM, voting against the re-election of both chairman Keith Hellawell and chief executive Mr Ashley in 2017.

The Church of England declined to comment.

Murder investigation after man's death

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a man found injured in Hucknall.

Strathmore Close

Police were called to Strathmore Close in the town at about 05:40 yesterday where the injured man was found. He was taken to hospital but later died.

A 20-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of his murder.