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Sandish Shoker and Amy Woodfield

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates have finished for the day but we'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Your comments: Selby claims another World Championship title


    On Facebook you've been talking about Mark Selby's back-to-back World Championship titles.

    Mark Selby

    Dawn Wilford said: "Well done to you Mark Leicester city is very proud of you."

    Gillian Mudford wrote: "What a great match well done Mark you deserved it."

  3. Fire crews rescue horse

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Firefighters have rescued a horse from a ditch near Two Dales this afternoon.

    It was stuck in Sydnope Hill and specialist teams were on hand to help the horse down, along with a vet and its owners.

    horse rescue
    horse rescue
  4. Paralympian encourages people to attend 'last competition' on track

    BBC Sport

    We told you earlier about Richard Whitehead hinting that the World Championships in London could be his last.

    BBC Sport has more on the story.

    The Paralympian made the comments during an interview with BBC Radio Nottingham and said: "The World Championships this year may be my last competition on the track.

    "That's why I'm encouraging as many people as possible to come down to the Queen Elizabeth Stadium, because there's going to be fireworks."

    Richard Whitehead
  5. Weather: Staying mostly dry tonight

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC weather presenter

    It’ll be mostly dry tonight with clear spells and variable amounts of cloud. 

  6. Thousands use Leicester's new A&E

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Almost 4,000 patients have now used the new Emergency Department at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

    It opened on Wednesday last week - just in time for a busy Bank Holiday weekend.

    A&E at LRI

    Richard Mitchell from Leicester’s Hospitals has told the BBC that during this time the majority of patients were treated in a "timely way".

    He did however apologise to one patient who claims to have experienced delays.

    A&E at LRI

    Mr Mitchell said: “Six days after the new ED opened, I am really proud of the effort the team within ED and across all three hospitals sites are putting in to improve the patient experience."  

  7. Your photos: Sunshine in May

    BBC Weather Watchers

    You've been out and about in the East Midlands today and you've sent us some lovely photos to prove it.

    This was taken by GrannieP in Ashby de la Zouch...

    Ashby de la Zouch

    This was sent in by Reggie who was Dog walking in Hoveringham...

    Dog walk in Hoveringham

    And finally this lovely rural image was captured by Redbrowny in Belper...

  8. School named after Derby student expanding

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The mother of a Derby woman who was killed by her former boyfriend in 2007 says a school set up in her memory in Pakistan has been so successful, it's going to be expanded into a college.

    The school for poor and orphaned girls is named after 19-year-old Halimah Ahmed, who was an international relations student at Nottingham Trent University, and had dreams of becoming a UN ambassador. 

    Her family later set up the Halimah Trust charity.

    This week, her mother Dr Zareen Roohi Ahmed told BBC Radio Derby fundraising has already started to extend the school.

    Dr Zareen Roohi Ahmed
  9. Your Questions: Where was the Nottingham mint?

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Janet Thompson has used Your Questions to ask: Do we know where the medieval mint was in Nottingham?

    I didn't even know there was one in the city, but after speaking to Scott Lomax, the city archaeologist, he said many people have speculated that it had been in Bridlesmith Gate - because that's where some coins were found a long time ago - or somewhere else within the Lace Market.

    He said there was a record of a mint being founded in Nottingham in 928 but no other details have been found of where it was.

    Bridlesmith Gate

    "People have tried to find out but failed," he said.

    "It was almost certainly somewhere in the Lace Market or around there, but the mint itself has probably been built upon many times over the last 100 years, removing any evidence of it.

    "It's one of those little mysteries....I would love to find out."

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J30 for A616 and J31 for A57 Sheffield.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J30, A616 (Worksop) and J31, A57 (Sheffield). Traffic is coping well.

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

  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A6 Leicestershire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A6 Leicestershire both ways severe accident, at University Road affecting Regent Street.

    A6 Leicestershire - A6 London Road in Leicester blocked and very slow traffic in both directions at the University Road junction, because of an accident. Congestion to the Regent Street junction and to the Granville Road junction.

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

  12. Cash stolen from elderly woman's bag

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Do these women look familiar to you?

    CCTV of wanted women

    Police want to speak to them after an 84-year-old woman had money stolen from her bag in Leicester.

    The pensioner withdrew a "substantial amount" of cash from a bank in Belgrave Gate on Saturday 18 February but it wasn't until she went into a shop that she found the money had gone.

  13. Have you seen missing Derby teen?

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Police say they are "growing increasingly concerned" for 17-year-old Courtney Meynell-Brookes who has gone missing from her home in Alvaston.

    The force said she was reported missing on 25 April and she had been in contact with her family "intermittently" by phone, but she has not been in touch since Thursday.

    Courtney Meynell-Brookes
  14. Remains of newborn baby found

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Leicestershire Police have confirmed the human remains found in the Hinckley area on Sunday were that of a newborn baby.

    Police said the investigation is in its early stages however an initial post-mortem examination was carried out yesterday.

    Further tests are now needed to determine the cause of death.

    A 27-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of concealing a birth - she's currently in hospital getting medical treatment.

  15. HIV doctor no longer working in NHS

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The doctor at the centre of the patient recall is not now working in the NHS.

    Bosses said he had been working as a locum doctor when treating patients at the three hospitals between June 2010 and February 2015.

    In a statement the Chesterfield Royal Hospital Trust said it was "perfectly safe" for health workers to provide patient care and services if they are HIV positive but they need to "adhere to all appropriate infection control procedures".

    Chesterfield Royal Hospital
    Quote Message: I assure patients and people in North Derbyshire that Chesterfield Royal Hospital is committed to making sure their care and treatment is safe. As worrying as this issue sounds it is extremely unlikely the virus transferred to anyone during their treatment. However, it is important we are open and honest about any issue that relates to people’s NHS care and they have the right to know about it.” from Dr Gail Collins Medical director, Chesterfield Royal Hospital
    Dr Gail CollinsMedical director, Chesterfield Royal Hospital
  16. Security guard hurt while restraining armed robber

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A security guard has been injured while detaining an armed robber outside a bookmakers in Mansfield this morning.

    A man wielding a knife went into the Betfred bookmakers in Market Place at about 11:15. 

    Police said the security guard was taken to hospital but his injuries are not believed to be serious.

    A 44-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and wounding with intent in connection with the robbery.

  17. Sheep stolen in Derbyshire

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A farmer in Hatton has had 30 sheep stolen from his farm.

    He visited his field on Marston Lane yesterday morning to find the animals were gone and there were "fresh tyre marks" on the field.


    It's thought to have happened between 10:30 on Sunday and 11:00 yesterday.

    Police are appealing to anyone who might have seen any suspicious activity in the area.