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  1. Autistic man welcomes silent supermarket sessions

    Michaela Atkins

    Producer, BBC Radio Nottingham

    A man with autism from Arnold is welcoming a move by the supermarket chain Morrisons to introduce a quiet hour for shoppers with autism who struggle with music and noise.

    Every Saturday morning from 9 o'clock, the lights in the retailer's Gamston store are dimmed, the music is silenced and check-out beeps are turned down.

    Kevin Harrison says a regular shopping trip can often be stressful because of the various noise in store.

    Quote Message: It makes me want to cry. It's the noise of the babies crying and the clattering of trolleys." from Kevin Harrison
    Kevin Harrison
    Morrisons Supermarket
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    Video caption: UK heatwave: England's parched landscape from the air

    England's green and pleasant lands are turning brown.

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  4. Weather: Thunderstorms warning

    BBC Weather

    The Met Offce has issued a yellow weather warning for the rest of today and tomorrow for thunderstorms.


    It'll be a warm and muggy night with one or two thunderstorms and a minimum temperature of 18°C (64°F).

    Tomorrow it'll be very warm and humid with thunderstorms likely. Maximum temperature: 27°C (81°F).

  5. Mum appeals for missing teenager to come home

    Dave Wade

    BBC News

    The mother of a missing Leicester teenager has made an emotional appeal for her daughter to come home.

    Chloe Weston

    Chloe Weston was last seen leaving her nan's house in Newcombe Road in Leicester at about 14:50 on Friday.

    Her family didn't hear from her over the weekend and reported her missing to police.

    She was last seen wearing black leggings and a white t-shirt

    Chloe is known to frequent the Narborough Road area and may well be still in that part of the city.

    Sherena Weston

    Today, her mum Sherena Weston said: "I just want her home it's tearing me apart not knowing where she is, if she's safe.

    "Chloe please come home or go to Nana's so I know you're safe. I just want you home, I want to hug you.

    "You're my baby girl, please come home. You're not in trouble."

    Chloe Weston
  6. By Owen Phillips & Natalie Jackson

    BBC Sport

    Matt Hampson

    Paralysed ex-rugby player Matt Hampson says his desire to see his Get Busy Living Centre in action helped keep him alive.

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  7. Nottinghamshire's ancient trees get protection

    Hayley Compton

    Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    Ancient trees and woodland in Nottinghamshire will now have the same protection from development as some buildings.

    The Woodland Trust has been campaigning for more than 20 years to ensure planners preserve important trees like the Parliament Oak, near Mansfield.

    The new rules are detailed in the National Planning Policy Framework.

    Picture of the Parliament Oak tree near Mansfield

    Austin Brady from the Woodland Trust said: "It is believed that the Parliament Oak is where monarchs held meetings. It may well have been under this tree in the year 1212 that King John heard of the rebellion in Wales and chose to execute prisoners in Nottingham Castle."

  8. '15 come forward' after Aston Hall report

    Dave Wade

    BBC News

    Police have said a further 15 people have contacted them since a report was published yesterday into abuse at a former Derbyshire psychiatric hospital.

    Kenneth Milner

    Derbyshire Police's report said Dr Kenneth Milner (pictured) who ran Aston Hall, from 1947 to the 1970s, would have been interviewed if he was alive.

    It said 65 children were allegedly drugged to a zombie-like state, stripped and abused.

    The force said people who attended the facility, near Aston-on-Trent and staff who worked there have contacted them since the report was published.

    aston hall
  9. Appeal after man stabbed in back

    Dave Wade

    BBC News

    A woman has been charged after a man was stabbed in the back in Derby earlier this month.

    burton road littleover

    Police were called at about 00:15 to Burton Road in Littleover on Sunday 15 July to reports of a stabbing.

    Natalia Sawicka appeared at Derby Magistrates' Court the following day charged with assault occasioning grievous bodily harm.

    The 23-year-old, of Burton Road, was remanded to appear at the city's crown court on 13 August.

    Police said they want to speak to a man and a woman who the injured man spoke to after the attack.

  10. Mosaic exhibition extended due to popular demand

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    About 2,000 people have been to visit a Roman mosaic on display at BBC Leicester.

    Stibbe Mosaic

    The Stibbe Mosaic was originally only expected to stay in the open centre for two weeks but because of its popularity it's now going to stay an extra week.

    The mosaic was discovered near Great Central Street and Highcross Street in the city last year. It's considered to be the "finest" ever found in more than 150 years in the city.

  11. Lineker's Brexit views 'don't affect BBC impartiality'

    Dave Wade

    BBC News

    The BBC has responded to Gary Lineker, who yesterday backed the campaign for another Brexit referendum.

    gary lineker

    The former England and Leicester City striker said he has been left more bewildered and worried than ever after catching up on developments since returning from the World Cup.

    The Match of the Day presenter has thrown his support behind anti-Brexit group People's Vote, which is planning a "summer of action" that will include a series of rallies and protests across the country.

    A spokesman for the corportation said: "Gary is not involved in any news or political output for the BBC and as such any expression of his personal political views does not affect the BBC's impartiality."

  12. Lightning strikes across East Midlands

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    Many lightning strikes showing on my observations near Mansfield, Southwell and Newark.

    Showers not lasting long but they are very heavy. Watch out for flash flooding.

  13. Your pictures: Clouds gathering

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Getting several reports of rain - YES RAIN - around the East Midlands.

    In Southwell, Nottinghamshire, earlier, it rained for a whole five minutes, according to this Weather Watcher.


    There were moody skies over Wingerworth, Derbyshire.


    And in Burton on the Wolds in Leicestershire too.

    Burton on the Wolds