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Heavy rain and thunderstorms over East Midlands

BBC Weather

Any rain will clear north to give a dry and cloudy start to the night, but further heavy rain and thunderstorms will spread through the early hours.

Clouds above Braunstone
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Lingering overnight rain will ease during the morning to leave it dry but largely cloudy for many. However, showers will develop, and some of these could be heavy and thundery.

Recovering addict claims gambling has been 'normalised'

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

A recovering gambling addict from Derby has said there is a need for a new service supporting young addicts.

The NHS is opening its first National Problem Gambling Clinic to offer support to people aged 13 to 25.

Phone being used to place an online bet
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Before getting help Andy Margett racked up about £60,000 of debt by playing online poker.

Now he uses social media to speak out about his addiction and often gets approached by other addicts for help.

"From my experience I think the addiction is getting younger and younger."

Mr Margett last placed a bet in April 2007 - back then he said the people betting were usually in their 40s and 50s. Now, most of the people reaching out to him for help are men aged under 21.

He said betting has now been "normalised" and he's "not surprised" people are developing a problem from a younger age.

'Little surprise' left for ambulance workers

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Ambulance workers on a call-out in Keyworth earlier returned to their vehicle to find a kind gesture had been left on their windscreen.

Not only was there a note thanking them for their "hard work" but also two cereal bars.

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Night closure for shopping centre walkway

BBC Radio Nottingham

A popular walkway in Nottingham, which runs through the Broadmarsh Centre, is to close at night.

The indoor walkway - between Collins Street and Lister Gate - is popular for people walking between the city centre and the railway station.

Broadmarsh Centre cut through
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Starting this evening, it will be closed every night from 19:00 until 07:00 so that work can be carried out.

Intu has apologised for the inconvenience and said signs will be in place to guide people along the Castle Gate and Maid Marian Way diversion.

The closures will continue until the centre is fully redeveloped, Intu says, but the walkway will remain open during the day.

High-tech chest binder designed for trans men

BBC Radio Leicester

A Loughborough University student has created an item of clothing which it says is potentially life-changing for the transgender community.

Miles Kilburn, who studies Industrial Design and Technology, has produced a chest binder for transgender men that is both safer and smarter than existing products.

Chest binding is the act of flattening breasts using a tight garment to make the chest appear more masculine.

Miles with his product
Loughborough University

The binder is made from a smart material which loosens when it is electrified, giving wearers space to breath if it is hurting without having to go somewhere private to adjust it.

Jamie models the bra
Loughborough University

Derby department store's new owners 'to retain core values'

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

The company which is taking over the Bennetts department store in Derby has been confirmed as London Sole.

The company is a "retail conglomerate group" which owns several jewellery, shoes and accessory brands.

Bennetts went into administration in February putting the stores in Derby and Ashbourne at risk.

A buyer for the Ashbourne store was never found and it closed for the final time in April.

Bennetts
BBC

Lucy Whittaker from London Sole has said jobs at the Derby store are safe.

"If anything it would be looking to expand on the current staffing position because it is quite thin at the moment," she said.

The company has said it wants to keep a lot of Bennetts' "core values" at the store but also plans to modernise and update some parts.

Ms Whittaker said they are already starting to think about Christmas decorations and have plans to start opening on a Sunday serving afternoon tea.

Wheelchair user targeted by robbers

David Pittam

BBC News Online

A woman was pulled out of her wheelchair and robbed by two men on Friday night.

The 43-year-old victim had been approached at 21:50 at Beeston Fields Recreation Grounds in Beeston, Nottinghamshire.

She was left on the ground by the men who demanded money and then stole alcohol.

Beeston Fields
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Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, at J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

M1 Derbyshire - Two lanes closed and it's slow on M1 northbound at J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of a break down.

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

Airport parking charges 'scandalous'

David Pittam

BBC News Online

A taxi driver who was caught out by the rise in the cost of parking in rapid drop off at East Midlands Airport said it is "scandalous".

This morning the cost of a 10 minute stay went up from £2 to £3.

Terry from NG11 cars said: "It's absolutely scandalous to charge £3 just for the privilege of dropping someone off."

Gridlocked cars
Dale Wesson

He added the cost would have to be passed on to passengers.

East Midlands Airport, which recently scrapped their attempts to charge £2 for a five-minute stay at the rapid drop off, said the extra cash will be used to improve infrastructure.

Murder arrests after fire death

East Midlands Today

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died in a flat fire.

The man was rescued from the property on Lynden Avenue in Long Eaton on Saturday, but died in hospital from his injuries.

Forensic teams
BBC

A 54-year-old woman and a 51-year-old man are being questioned by Derbyshire Police.

Nine millionth tree planted in National Forest

East Midlands Today

The National Forest will be planting its nine millionth tree this year - 25 years on since its creation.

The forest was established across former mining fields covering Derbyshire and Leicestershire.

Staff are now preparing for the forest to host the annual Timber Festival, a three-day festival with music and talks starting on 5 July.

They hope it will inspire more people to plant their own trees.

Tree being measured
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Parking charges to rise again at East Midlands Airport

David Pittam

BBC News Online

East Midlands Airport is (again) raising the price of its rapid drop off.

Just over a week after they scrapped their controversial £2 for five minute charge, bosses have announced the charge for a 10-minute stay will go up from £2 to £3.

Waiting cars
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They said it will be introduced today and will pay for infrastructure improvements and more staff to ease congestion at peak times.

Watch: East Midlands weather forecast

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

It's set to be a warm but wet and at times thundery couple of days.

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, at J24 for A453 Ashby Road Nottingham South.

M1 Leicestershire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road and it's slow northbound at J24, A453 (Nottingham South), because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Nottinghamshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Nottinghamshire southbound severe disruption, from J26 for A610 Nottingham to J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

M1 Nottinghamshire - Two lanes closed and queues on M1 southbound from J26, A610 (Nottingham) to J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of a police investigation.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, at J23A for A42 Derby.

M1 Leicestershire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road southbound at J23a, A42 (Derby), because of a car that's broken down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: A38 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A38 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between A61 Alfreton Road and A610.

A38 Derbyshire - One lane closed on A38 northbound between Little Eaton Island in Breadsall and the A610 junction in Ripley, because of a break down.

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, from J22 for A50 Coalville to J23 for A512 Ashby Road East.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and it's slow on M1 northbound from J22, A50 (Coalville) to J23, A512 (Loughborough), because of an accident.

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

East Midlands weather: Dry night with patchy cloud

BBC Weather

Tonight will be dry with light winds, clear spells and some areas of low cloud drifting around.

We can expect another dry day tomorrow, with further sunny periods and patches of cloud developing once again.

Weather
BBC

Missing teenager Morgan Bowler found

Nick Smith

BBC News Online

Morgan Bowler, who went missing from the Eastwood area on Wednesday, has been found.

Nottinghamshire Police have thanked everyone who shared their appeal.

Missing boy Mckenzie Lennox found

Nick Smith

BBC News Online

Mckenzie Lennox, who went missing on 8 June in Hucknall has been found.

Police have thanked the public and the media for their help in locating him.

Cash stolen in knife-point robbery

Nick Smith

BBC News Online

Police are currently investigating reports of a knife-point robbery at a newsagents in Toton.

At 10:50 today, police say a hooded man entered Toton News and Off Licence in High Road with a large knife and demanded money from the till.

The man, who is white and believed to be between 20 and 25, rode off on a bicycle towards Manor Park with a quantity of cash from the shop.

Investigations are ongoing.

High Road
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Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, at J23 for A512 Ashby Road East.

M1 Leicestershire - M1 exit slip road closed and it's slow northbound at J23, A512 (Loughborough), because of a lorry that's broken down. Congestion to J22 (Coalville / Ashby-De-La-Zouch).

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

Trams running again after power restored

Nick Smith

BBC News Online

Good news...

Trams are now running in Nottingham after power was restored.

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All trams in Nottingham held because of power outage

David Pittam

BBC News Online

It's bad news for commuters...

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Bus journeys 'longer than in 2009'

East Midlands Today

Commuters are having to wait more than ten minutes longer than ten years ago on some lines because of heavy traffic, Trentbarton has said.

It claims some of its Nottingham and Derby routes take a third longer than they did in 2009, with "huge volumes" of sole-occupancy cars, and said this "can't continue".

Bus stuck in traffic
Trentbarton

They called on the councils to give them priority on lanes and traffic lights in a bid to get more people to use their service than drive themselves in.

Nottingham City Council said it already has 12 miles of bus lanes and along with Derby is looking to create bus routes on the A52. Derby City Council said it has invested millions to improve bus transport.

Concern for missing boy

Nick Smith

BBC News Online

Morgan Bowler, 13, has gone missing from the Eastwood area of Nottinghamshire.

He was last seen at around 15:00 on Wednesday.

He is of slim build and is about 5ft 4ins tall, with dark brown hair and was last seen wearing a grey hoodie, black jeans and trainers.

Morgan Bowler
Nottinghamshire Police

East Midlands Railway to have purple colour scheme

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

The company due to take over the East Midlands rail franchise this summer has unveiled the branding it plans to use.

Dutch-owned Abellio will replace East Midlands Trains as operator of the franchise from August.

East Midlands Railway branding
Abellio

The firm has pledged to invest £600m in new trains and upgrades to existing trains.

It said the introduction of the new branding will be "gradual", with trains rebranded in stages between 2020 and 2022.

Mouse problem at city council HQ

BBC Radio Derby

Derby City Council is dealing with a mouse infestation at its city centre headquarters.

Cleaning has been stepped up in response to the problem at the Council House in Corporation Street and staff have been told not to eat at their desks.

Council House
BBC

Pair pulled from car after bus crash

BBC Radio Leicester

Two men had to be rescued from a car which hit the back of a bus at speed in Ashby Road, Loughborough in the early hours of this morning.

Firefighters put out a fire in the car and the men - one of whom had suffered head injuries - were taken to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham.

Junction of Schofield Road and Ashby Road
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Listeria outbreak: Inquest to open into Derby death

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

An inquest into the suspected listeria death of a cancer patient at the Royal Derby Hospital is due to open today.

Ian Hitchcock, 52, from Crich, was being treated at the hospital after being diagnosed with liver cancer last month.

Royal Derby Hospital
BBC

In a statement, the businessman's family said he contracted listeria and was transferred to Nottingham City Hospital, where he died on 8 June.

Derby Coroner's Court said Mr Hitchcock's death was being treated as a "possible listeria case".

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

Friday's looking mainly dry and bright with plenty of sunshine.

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, from J23A for A42 Derby to J24 for A453 Ashby Road Nottingham South.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 northbound from J23a, A42 (Derby) to J24, A453 (Nottingham South), because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, from J24 for A453 Ashby Road Nottingham South to J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 northbound from J24, A453 (Nottingham South) to J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

East Midlands weather: Dry and clear night

Nick Smith

BBC News Online

Any lingering daytime rain should clear to then leave a dry rest of the night with lengthy clear spells, with generally gentle winds.

It should essentially remain dry tomorrow, as high pressure builds over the region.

There will be sunny spells and in places a partial build up of cloud.

Weather
BBC

Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, from J23 for A512 Ashby Road East to J22 for A50 Coalville.

M1 Leicestershire - Two lanes closed and it's slow on M1 southbound from J23, A512 (Loughborough) to J22, A50 (Coalville), because of an accident.

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