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Summary

  1. Latest updates for Thursday 24 May 2018
  2. Pair in court over racist abuse at university
  3. Appeal to find boy's 'bus adventure' bear
  4. Couple's lift trauma 'like a horror movie'
  5. Son's murder left mother 'suicidal'
  6. Traveller encampment at Park and Ride site
  7. Man admits hospital stabbing
  8. Vardy claims England can win World Cup
  9. East Midlands dog thefts 'showed highest increase'

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By Amy Woodfield and Sandish Shoker

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A61 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A61 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between B6057 Jordanthorpe Parkway and A61 Chesterfield Road South.

    A61 Derbyshire - A61 Chesterfield Road South in Low Edges closed and queuing traffic northbound between Bowshaw Roundabout and the A61 Chesterfield Road South junction, because of serious police incident on Lowedges Road.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A61 Derbyshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A61 Derbyshire both ways severe disruption, between B6057 Jordanthorpe Parkway and A61 Chesterfield Road South.

    A61 Derbyshire - A61 Chesterfield Road South in Batemoor closed in both directions between Bowshaw Roundabout and the A61 Chesterfield Road South junction, because of a police incident.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Northamptonshire northbound severe disruption, between J18 for A5 and J19 for M6.

    M1 Northamptonshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J18, A5 (Rugby) and J19, M6 (Catthorpe Interchange), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Our live coverage across the day

    That's it for dedicated live coverage today but some news, sport and travel will continue to update throughout the evening.

    We'll be back with the full East Midlands Live service from 8:00 on Friday.

  5. Man released over jeweller death

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    A 29-year-old man arrested on suspicion of the murder of a Leicester jeweller has been released under investigation.

    The man, from Leicester, was arrested yesterday morning on suspicion of the murder, kidnap and robbery of Ramniklal Jogiya (pictured).

    Four other men have previously been charged with Mr Jogiya's murder - as well as charges of manslaughter, kidnap and robbery.

    Ramnikal Jogiya

    Mr Jogiya was reported missing by his family when he failed to return home, having locked up his shop on 24 January. His body was found the following morning in Gaulby Lane, Stoughton.

    Thomas Jervis, 24, of Enderby Road, Whetstone, and Callan Reeve, 20, of Biddle Road, Leicester have both admitted charges of kidnap and robbery but denied murder and manslaughter.

    Javon Roach, 30, of Norwich Road, Leicester denied all the charges and Charlie Ward, 20, of Gooding Avenue, Leicester is due in court at a later date.

  6. Nottingham households earn lowest incomes in UK

    BBC Business News

    Nottingham households have lower disposable incomes than anywhere else in the UK according to official government figures.

    According to the stats the average income, once taxes and benefits are accounted for, in Nottingham was £12,232.

    Households in Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham in west London had much higher average incomes of £58,816.

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    Leicester also features third from bottom in the table of the lowest average incomes, with households earning just over £12,500.

  7. Students warned about end-of-year parties

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    Nottingham students are being warned to be considerate to their neighbours as they prepare for their end-of-year parties.

    The city council said in the final weeks of last year they were called to numerous late-night parties at student houses in Lenton where there were "unacceptable levels of noise and anti-social behaviour" causing a nuisance to other residents - and they don't want a repeat.

    The council says it is working both of the city's universities to warn students and said, if called out, they will use "more robust powers" this year which could include court injunctions.

    student parties
  8. Man, 28, charged with attempted murder

    BBC Radio Leicester

    A 28-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder following an assault in Leicester two weeks ago.

    David Rzeszowski, of no fixed address, is also accused of grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon.

    The attack happened on Marshall Street where a 41-year-old man was assaulted and a 50-year-old man suffered serious injuries.

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, at J30 for A616.

    M1 Derbyshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road and heavy traffic northbound at J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  10. Man in hospital after Derby knife attack

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    A teenager has been taken to hospital after being stabbed and attacked by four men in Derby city centre.

    It happened on Friar Gate in the early hours of this morning between 01.30 and 02.00.

    The 18-year-old suffered chest and back injuries which are not thought to be life-threatening.

    Friar Gate

    Derbyshire Constabulary said the attack happened after a disagreement inside the Popworld bar and the victim was followed out by two men, who were then joined by a further two men.

    One of the men is believed to have arrived on a green bicycle and is thought to have injured the victim with a knife.

  11. Reminder of BBQ ban following Peak District fire

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    The National Trust has posted a reminder to anyone planning to visit the Peak District this weekend about the ban on BBQs and campfires following a devastating fire on the East Moors earlier this week.

    It's not been confirmed what caused the fire yet but Derbyshire Fire and Rescue said it believes it was deliberate.

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  12. Construction of 50m pool complex to start

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    Plans to start building a new swimming pool complex at the Moorways site in Derby are set to start this summer.

    The facility is scheduled to open in 2020, according to Derby City Council.

    Artist impression of swimming pool

    The facility will have a 50m 10-lane pool, teaching pool, leisure water, sauna, steam, gym, exercise studios, a soft play area and multi-use rooms.

    The authority said funding for the project has now been secured, planning consent obtained and a construction contractor chosen.

    Artist impression of swimming pool
  13. Pair of coats 'were stolen from home'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    Have you seen someone with two coats that might not be theirs?

    Derbyshire Police are appealing for help to track down a Barbour coat and sleeveless jacket that were stolen from a house in Hathersage on Monday 7 May.

    The force said they were taken from the porch of a house in Mill Lane some time between 14.00 and 23.00 and asked for anyone with information to contact them.

  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, at J29a for Markham Lane Markham Vale.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 southbound at J29a, Markham (Markham Vale), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  15. Footballer to be remembered in stage show

    BBC Radio Derby

    A stage production documenting the life of footballer Jeff Astle is being shown for the first time tonight.

    Jeff Astle

    Astle became a club legend at West Brom but spent his later years operating a window cleaning business in South Derbyshire.

    He died in 2002 from a severe brain injury caused by repeated concussions from heading the ball.