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Summary

  1. Decision on Derby swimming pool delayed
  2. Thousands sign up to buy Rock City dancefloor
  3. Changes for this year's Bakewell Show
  4. Pedestrian killed on M42
  5. Police officer faces misconduct hearing
  6. Sex act teacher banned for life
  7. Updates for Wednesday 9 January 2019

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By Sandish Shoker and Nick Smith

All times stated are UK

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  1. Husband and wife's £43,000 tax fraud

    David Pittam

    BBC News Online

    A couple running a kitchen and bathroom store pocketed more than £43,000 in unpaid VAT, tax inspectors said.

    Russell and Marie Hill, 43 and 41 of Countesthorpe in Leicestershire, charged their customers at C & R Kitchen and Bathrooms Ltd VAT over four years but gave false information to HMRC.

    Instead they used the money to pay off their debts and buy a second property.

    They admitted fraud at Leicester Crown Court yesterday and were both sentenced to eight months in prison suspended for two years and ordered to do 150 hours of unpaid work.

    VAT
  2. Call to save former department store from demolition

    East Midlands Today

    A leading architect says the 1960s curves on a former Debenhams store in Derby should save it from demolition.

    The empty site could be knocked down as part of a regeneration plan, that's already cost £8m.

    Architect Derek Latham believes that an extra storey could be added to the building and that refurbishing would be a better option than demolition.

    He added: “Re-envisioning this as part of a new development is likely to bring a much better quality of design than simply taking it down and starting again.”

    Debenhams
  3. New prison to have barless windows

    BBC Radio Leicester

    A new prison in Leicestershire will be among the first in the country to get rid of bars on cell windows.

    Ministers said the windows would be hard to break and better for stopping prisoners "accessing contraband".

    Prison

    The prison - going up on the site of the former jail at Glen Parva - is expected to open in 2022.

    The cell windows will be fitted with toughened glass and air vents, under Ministry of Justice plans.

  4. Government 'wanted to drag out Brexit'

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    Chris Leslie, MP for Nottingham East, tweeted this immediately after the Grieve amendment was passed in the House of Commons this afternoon.

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    The amendment, put forward by Dominic Grieve MP, means the government must put forward an alternative Brexit plan within three days, should Theresa May's proposed deal be defeated in the House of Commons on Tuesday.

  5. Images released following van theft

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    Police would like to speak to this man caught on CCTV after the theft of a van

    The Ford Transit was taken between 7 and 8 November in Cotmanhay Road, Ilkeston.

    It was later found abandoned in Burke Drive, Somercotes. A large number of tools stolen were stolen from the van.

    Ilkeston

    Details of the theft have only just been released.

  6. London stabbing victim believed to be from Nottingham

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    A teenager stabbed to death in London on Tuesday is thought to have recently moved to the capital from Nottingham.

    The 14-year-old, who has been named locally as Jayden Moody, is believed to have been knocked off his moped by a car in East London before being stabbed by three men, in what police called a "targeted attack".

    Jayden Moody

    Ch Supt Richard Tucker from the Met Police said the age of the victim "beggars belief".

  7. Liz Kendall calls for 'decency' over Brexit debate

    BBC Radio Leicester

    MP for Leicester West, Liz Kendall, has repeated calls for the Brexit debate to be conducted with decency and integrity.

    She says she's noticed tighter security today around Westminster is keeping abusive protesters away, following a number of verbal attacks on politicians outside Parliament.

    She said: "Some of the people we saw in those videos and clips, haranguing and abusing Owen Jones and Anna Soubry, they don’t represent many of the leavers and Brexiteers who I know from my own constituency who are decent people."

    Liz Kendall
  8. Missing man found

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    Stephen Beasley, who was reported missing from Chesterfield on Monday, has been found.

    Police have thanked everyone who shared their appeal to find the 49-year-old.

  9. Fan group organise pre-match foodbank

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    A football supporters group is running its second annual food bank in Leicester.

    Foxes' fan group Union FS will be accepting donations of non-perishable food, clothing and hygiene products outside the King Power ahead of Saturday's clash with Southampton. The donations will be given to homeless charity The Bridge.

    UnionFS foodbank

    Union FS member Jack Munton said: "I walk through the city centre every day to get to work and I just see loads of homeless people.

    "As a supporters group, we're good at organising things so it's no skin off our nose to organise this and do something for the city."

  10. Anyone know the way to Nottinhgam?

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    You would think a road sign directing you towards Nottingham, would be able to spell the name of the city correctly?

    But it seems not!

    Nottingham

    This misspelt sign has been spotted on a large roundabout at the junction of the A610 and M1.

    Via East Midlands, which manages Nottinghamshire's roads, told the Nottingham Post they are carrying out work in the area and are arranging a replacement sign.

  11. Ken Clarke shouted down for suggesting Brexit delay

    BBC Politics

    It's getting tense at today's Prime Minister's Questions, as you'd expect this close to a crucial Brexit vote.

    Conservative MP for Rushcliffe, Ken Clarke, was shouted down by colleagues for suggesting a delay to Brexit, should Theresa May's proposed deal be rejected.

    There will be five days of debate in the House of Commons ahead of a vote by on the deal on Tuesday.

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