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Summary

  1. Boy dies in hospital after Colwick Marina search
  2. Saddleworth Moor fire 'treated as arson'
  3. WW2 hand grenade found at Sherwood Forest
  4. Grass fire burning since Monday
  5. Leicester City Council 'anti-Semitism' claims dismissed
  6. Man has face slashed in 'terrifying attack'
  7. Horse in bar witnesses England win
  8. Rams renew interest in Chelsea midfielder
  9. Live updates on Wednesday 4 July 2018

Live Reporting

By Amy Woodfield and Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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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 on M1 southbound at J29a, Markham (Markham Vale), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: A632 Derbyshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A632 Derbyshire both ways severe disruption, between B6036 Ashover Road and Hut Lane.

A632 Derbyshire - A632 Matlock Road in Kelstedge closed in both directions between the B6036 Ashover Road junction and the Hut Lane junction, because of an overturned car and recovery work.

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

Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J21, M69 (Leicester) and J20, A4303 (Lutterworth), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, between J20 for A4303 and J21 for M69.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J20, A4303 (Lutterworth) and J21, M69 (Leicester), because of an accident.

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

Enzio Boldewijn in action for Crawley Town

Notts County sign Dutch midfielder Enzio Boldewijn from fellow League Two side Crawley for an undisclosed six-figure fee.

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Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, between J29a for Markham Lane Markham Vale and J29 for A617.

M1 Derbyshire - Slow traffic and two lanes closed on M1 southbound between J29a, Markham (Markham Vale) and J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of an overturned vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: A6117 Nottinghamshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A6117 Nottinghamshire both ways severe disruption, between A6117 Pump Hollow Road and Crown Farm Way.

A6117 Nottinghamshire - A6117 Pump Hollow Road in Forest Town closed in both directions between the A6117 Pump Hollow Road junction and the Crown Farm Way junction.

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

Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe accident, between J31 for A57 Sheffield and J30 for A616.

M1 South Yorkshire - Queuing traffic on M1 southbound between J31, A57 (Sheffield) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of an accident and all traffic being temporarily held.

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

Rescue teams in water

Emergency teams were called after the 16-year-old boy went into the water and did not resurface.

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Weather: Sunny evening and clear night

BBC Weather

Plenty of hazy evening sunshine is expected, leading into a dry and mostly clear night. Winds will remain light and mostly from the east.

Weather map
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Your photos: Summer in the East Midlands

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

As another sunny day draws to a close, here's a beautiful photo taken in Shelford by Ed Potter.

Shelford
Ed Potter

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, between J29 for A617 and J28 for A38 Alfreton.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

University scraps World Cup screenings after disorder

Leicester Mercury

De Montfort University has confirmed it will not be showing any more World Cup matches ‘for the time being’ after louts pelted its campus big screen with bottles during England’s victory over Colombia.

Petition calls for rethink on library volunteer plan

East Midlands Today

Almost 3,000 people have signed an online petition calling on Derbyshire County Council to scrap plans for volunteer-run libraries.

The authority is currently consulting on proposals to hand over 20 libraries to community groups, which will save £1.6m a year.

The petition calls on the council to ditch the plans and keep control of all 45 libraries.

Library shelves
BBC

Boy died in hospital after water search

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Nottinghamshire Police say the 16-year-old boy died at Queen's Medical Centre shortly after 16:00 - about 40 minutes after he had been pulled from the water at Colwick Park.

The force has said its thoughts are with the teenager's family.

Colwick Park
BBC

BreakingTeenager pulled from marina has died

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

A 16-year-old boy who was pulled from the water at Colwick Park Marina has died, police have said.

Emergency services were called to the park following reports a person had gone into the water and not resurfaced at about 14:00.

The teenager was brought out of the water at about 15:20.

Colwick Park Marina
BBC

Teenager rushed to QMC after water search

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

We've had this statement from East Midlands Ambulance Service after a teenage boy was pulled from the water at Colwick Park Marina.

It said: “We received a call at 14:08 to an incident at Colwick Park, Nottingham. The caller reported a patient who was drowning.

"We sent a paramedic in a fast response car, a double crewed ambulance, our Hazardous Area Response Team and the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance.

"We worked closely on scene with Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue and Nottinghamshire Police to locate and extract the patient from the water. One patient was taken to Queen's Medical Centre for further care.”

Colwick Park Marina
BBC

No further details on the boy's condition have been made public.

Rams renew interest in Chelsea midfielder

BBC Derby Sport

Chelsea midfielder Kasey Palmer could be on his way back to Derby County.

It's been reported the Rams have been given permission to discuss a deal with the 21-year-old, who had a successful loan spell at Pride Park last season.

Kasey Palmer
Reuters

Man questioned over fatal crash in Bruntingthorpe

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a man was killed in a crash in Bruntingthorpe yesterday.

A BMW driver died when he was involved in a collision with a Ford Fiesta and a car transporter in Bath Lane yesterday afternoon.

The teenager has been released while investigations continue.

Bath Lane
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Disused pub could become shops and apartment block

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

An empty pub in Langley Mill could be converted into shops and apartments after plans were submitted to the borough council.

Developer Bob Dunn has applied to convert the ground floor of The Railway Tavern in Station Road into two retail units and create five apartments by extending the building, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

The pub closed in 2017 and was sold at auction. Amber Valley Borough Council will consider the plans over the coming months.

The Railway Tavern
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BreakingTeenager pulled from water at Colwick Lake

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

A teenager has been taken to hospital after being pulled from the water at Colwick Park.

Police said they were called after reports a boy had gone into the water and not re-surfaced at about 14.00.

Colwick Park
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With the help of an underwater dive team police said the teenager was recovered from the water more than an hour later at 15:20.

The boy has been taken to the Queen's Medical Centre by ambulance. Police have not yet released details of his condition.

Fire crews tackle large grass fire in Long Eaton

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service said the swift actions of its staff helped to prevent a large grass fire in Long Eaton from causing more damage.

The blaze broke out on land near Denacre Avenue at about 10:00 but was quickly put out by firefighters.

The service added damping down afterwards took "some considerable time".

Grass fire in Long Eaton
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service

Man charged with stealing pensioner's purse at hospital

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

A man has been charged with stealing an 87-year-old woman's purse at the Royal Derby Hospital.

Police said the woman was targeted while at the hospital on 31 May.

The 32-year-old suspect has been remanded in custody charged with theft and is due to appear before magistrates tomorrow.

Royal Derby Hospital
BBC

Prostate cancer campaigner dies

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

A high-profile prostate cancer campaigner from Countesthorpe has died.

Hugh Gunn from Countesthorpe
Other

Hugh Gunn was diagnosed with the disease and fought for his right to get a new experimental drug.

Initially he was refused abiraterone after the NHS East Midlands Strategic Health Authority had said funding for the drug was not clinical and cost effective.

He continued to campaign and in the end he got the drugs calling it the "best present ever".

His widow Kate has told the BBC it was worth the fight. She said: "You can't put a price on those extra 12 years of life and they were quality years."

Railway line reopens after person hit by train

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Here's an update on the train delays between Chesterfield and Derby.

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'Lively' fans interrupt reporter

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

When you're trying to do your job but football fans have other ideas...

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Twelve years in jail for child rapist

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

A man from Leicester has been jailed for the rape of a 12-year-old girl.

Police said Gary Smith, known as Tommy, showed affection to his victim by buying her presents but he would manipulate situations so he could be alone with her and abuse her.

He also sent her inappropriate messages and encouraged her to do the same to him.

Gary Smith
Leicestershire Police

The 50-year-old, from Imperial Avenue, denied two counts of rape against the girl but was found guilty by a jury on 13 June.

He's been sentenced to 12 years in prison and must sign the sex offenders' register for life.

Smith thought that by buying his victim presents, she wouldn’t tell anyone about the horrific abuse he’d committed. He thought that he could buy her silence. But she must be praised for her bravery. Despite her age, she gave detailed accounts to police which were vital in helping to bring Smith to justice."

Det Con Jim MuzzellLeicestershire Police

Vardy has groin problem after Colombia clash

BBC Sport

Jamie Vardy had an injection in his groin following England's win over Colombia last night.

It's not known yet whether it will affect the Leicester City striker's chances of playing in Saturday's World Cup quarter-final against Sweden.

Jamie Vardy
Reuters
World Cup 2018: Horse in Selston Working Men's Club witnesses England win
Owner Diane Howard said one of the bar's customers took Meg by the reins and led her inside.

Your comments: Heatwave of 1976

Facebook

Several of you have been reminiscing about the heatwave of 1976, when there was a drought and people had to get their water from stand pipes in the street.

People getting water from pipes in the street
BBC

Rosemary Jacob said: "Remember it well. We were lucky we didn't have stand pipes where I lived. I remember hubby and I went swimming at the outdoor lido in Nottingham and the water was full of ladybirds so we had to get out."

Martin John Bolsover added: "Huge cracks appeared in my parents back garden and the grass turned yellow, tar on the roads bubbled."

Celia Jones said: "Worked in an office in Beeston, that had glass windows all down the side, sun on them most of the day, with no blinds or escape from the heat, awful."

Saddleworth Moor fire 'treated as arson'

Dave Wade

BBC News

A huge moorland blaze on the northwestern edge of the Peak District which is "continuing to burn" is being treated as arson, police have said.

saddleworth fire
EPA

Greater Manchester Police said a lit bonfire was seen on the moors near Stalybridge on 24 June, shortly before a call was made to the fire service.

Hundreds of firefighters, including crews from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, have been working on the blaze.

The fire started several days ago and has spread to nearby Saddleworth Moor.

Concern for 'vulnerable' missing woman

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Police are concerned for the safety of a "vulnerable" missing woman.

Johanna Goacher is 48 years old and was last seen near to the Royal Derby Hospital yesterday.

Johanna Goacher
Derbyshire Police

WW2 hand grenade found at Sherwood Forest

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

There was a panic this morning when workers building the new Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre in Edwinstowe uncovered a grenade.

Police said the joint explosive services ordinance disposal team was called but the device turned out to be an old World War Two hand grenade that was empty and posed no threat.

Sherwood Forest
Google

Horse watches England game

Dave Wade

BBC News

A horse walks into a bar...

No, not a joke. This actually happened in Nottinghamshire during last night's match between England and Colombia.

Diane Howard, from Awsworth, was out riding Meg when she stopped outside the Selston Working Men's Club for a drink.

One of the customers took Meg by the reins and led her inside where she quietly watched the game with the other drinkers.

"She doesn’t go in pubs, she’s never done it before," said Diane.

"She never flinched or anything – she just watched the screen for a bit and she just came back out."

Delays warning as M1 lanes reopen after crash

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Good news and bad news for motorway users.

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Rail disruption after person hit near Clay Cross

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Worth noting if you're due to catch a train this afternoon.

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Water levels plummet at reservoir during heatwave

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

This is the scene at Torside Reservoir in Longdendale, where water levels have dropped significantly during the recent prolonged period of hot weather, exposing its floor in some parts.

Torside Reservoir
Reuters
Torside Reservoir
Reuters