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  1. Megan Bannister accused appear in court
  2. Police remain at scene of Derby car fire
  3. Teens 'attack' elderly cat
  4. Original Snow White cine reel set for auction
  5. Boulter set to face McHale at Wimbledon
  6. Live updates for Friday 30 June 2017

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By Calum McKenzie and Maryam Qaiser

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Tom Ince

Huddersfield sign Derby winger Tom Ince for an undisclosed fee and Reading midfielder Danny Williams on a free transfer.

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Alex Hales hits 187 not out, the highest score in a Lord's final, as Nottinghamshire beat Surrey to win the One-Day Cup.

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Watch: 'Stop and search may have saved my son'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The mother of a 16-year-old who was stabbed and killed in Leicester has told the BBC she believes if the police had greater powers to search people for knives her son may still be alive.

Tyler Thompson, 16, was stabbed in the chest during a brawl on Freeman Road, Leicester in November 2015.

A Leicestershire Police spokesperson said: "We have a number of activities planned, including proactive targeting of known offenders and intelligence-led operations.

"These are continuous, and aim to find those responsible for carrying knives."

Meanwhile, Tyler's mother, Amy Morgan, said she also wants to see tougher punishments for those caught carrying knives and has set up a petition to try to change the law.

Charlie Shreck

Leicestershire seamer Charlie Shreck, 39, retires from all forms of cricket with immediate effect because of injury.

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George Formby's banjolele hits the right note at auction

Samantha Fisher

BBC News Online

The banjo ukulele formerly owned by popular 1930s and 40s entertainer George Formby has sold at auction for £28,500.

Hansons Auctioneers, in Etwall, Derbyshire, sold the Gibson UB3 banjolele to a man who lives in the UK.

George Formby
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The instrument attracted worldwide interest, with bids from as far afield as America and Dubai.

Auctioneer Charles Hanson said the room broke out in applause when it sold.

"The room was abuzz with theatre, drama and excitement and I am pleased to say it has sold.

"It was a great honour to handle it. It came from the estate of George Formby's contents back in the mid-20th Century. It was quite a moment.”

Call handler saves man's life

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Today the emergency number 999 is celebrating its 80th birthday and grandfather Keith Arnold is thanking the call handler who saved his life.

The 84-year-old choked on his Sunday roast dinner at The Piano restaurant in Southwell but a quick-thinking waitress dialled 999.

Kerry Jackson, 57, Keith’s nephew from Edwinstowe followed the instructions given by the emergency call handler to dislodge the blockage.

Man found dead in burnt out car

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A 72-year-old man was found dead in the car fire in Derby early this morning, Derbyshire Police has said.

Police cordon

Emergency services were called out to the fire in a car park just off Sinfin Lane in the city at about 05:50 this morning.

Police added that they believe there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

A cordon remains in place whilst investigations continue.

Man found dead on Oakham drive

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The death of man who was found on a driveway in Oakham is not being treated as suspicious, Leicestershire Police have said.

Lonsdale Way sign

The force was called to Lonsdale Way in the town at about 05:30 this morning after a member of the public reported finding an elderly man on the driveway.

The identity of the man has not yet been confirmed.

Your comments: Four ambulances vandalised


People have been getting in touch on Facebook to share their views after four ambulances were smashed and had equipment stolen.

East Midlands Ambulance Service estimates the damage will cost them and the taxpayer £85,000.

Pat Allingham Morgan said: "Someone knows who did this, come on, this is not a normal theft and destruction of property, so man up and give names to the police."

Ambulance smashed and equipment stolen

Sue Powell said: "No words for this. Hunting for drugs I wonder? Or things to sell for drugs? It's not just the cost, the service is pushed to the limits and now it is 4 ambulances short."

Marie Crouch added: "Let hope that one of their relatives don't get seriously poorly and need an ambulance.What the hell is wrong with people."

Weather: High pollen count for the weekend ahead

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC weather presenter

This weekend will see a high pollen count with plenty of clouds.

There will be light showers with temperatures reaching 11C (64F) this evening.

It will be fairly cloudy on Saturday with some bright spells but rain showers in the evening.

Temperatures will reach 21C (70F) on Saturday.

Weather for the weekend

Football: Foxes youngsters set to continue in Checkatrade Trophy

BBC Sport

Leicester City's Under-21 side have accepted an invitation to compete again in the Checkatrade Trophy.

Checkatrade Trophy
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The competition features 16 Under-21 teams from clubs with Category A academies, in addition to the 48 League One and League Two clubs.

This means the Foxes' youngsters could face the likes of Notts County and Mansfield Town.

The tournament attracted critcism last season due to its low crowds, restrictive rules for the League One and Two teams, and the absence of most of England's major clubs.

Eyewitness recalls Derby car fire

BBC Radio Derby

An eyewitness has described how he saw the full extent of the car fire in Redwood Park in Derby earlier this morning.

Police cordon in Derby

Emergency services were called to the incident at the car park just off Sinfin Lane in the city at around 05:50 this morning.

"From us coming off the field, coming up the hill and going across, the car was up in flames," Clive Roe told BBC Radio Derby.

"You could see the slight colour of the car, but the interior was completely engulfed."

Tennis: East Midlands hopefuls learn of Wimbledon doubles draw

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Having narrowly missed out on qualifying for a place in the singles, Derby's Jay Clarke has learnt who he will face in the doubles.

Jay Clarke
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Clarke, playing alongside former Loughborough University graduate Marcus Willis, will face the unseeded pair of Jared Donaldson and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan in round one.

Elsewhere, Jocelyn Rae, from Nottingham, playing with Laura Robson will face the 11th seeds Raquel Atawo and Jelena Ostapenko.

Leicestershire's Katie Boulter and her partner Katie Swan have also been handed a tough draw. They'll face fourth seeds Timea Babos and Andrea Hlavackova.

Two men in court over Megan Bannister's death

Giles Taylor

BBC East Midlands Today reporter at Leicester Crown Court

Two men have appeared in court over the death of a teenager whose body was found in the back of a car after a crash with a motorbike.

Megan Bannister
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Jason Burder, 28, of Braunstone Avenue, Leicester, and Adam King, 27, of Waltham Avenue, Leicester, are accused of the gross negligence manslaughter of 16-year-old Megan Bannister.

The pair, who appeared via videolink from HMP Nottingham at Leicester Crown Court, did not enter a plea during the short hearing.

Mr Burder and Mr King's case has been adjourned until 8 September and the pair are due to face a trial in November.

War of the Roses exhibition set to open

East Midlands Today

A new exhibition is set to open at the Richard III visitor in Leicester this weekend.

Richard III War of the Roses exhibition

'Murder, Mystery and Mayhem' looks at the stories of the families who fought in the War of the Roses - a conflict that inspired the hit TV series Game of Thrones.

"We've been open nearly three years now and in that time we've welcomed over 200,000 visitors," Iain Gordon from the centre said.

"One of the recurring themes from those guests is to be told more about the War of the Roses."

Richard III display board

Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, between J24 for A6 and J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham affecting J22 for A50.

M1 Leicestershire - Delays and very slow traffic on M1 northbound between J24, A6 (Kegworth) and J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is 35 minutes. Congestion to J22, A50 (Coalville).

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

Elderly cat 'attacked by teenagers'

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A group of teenagers was spotted attacking an elderly cat, kicking it in the head and running it over with a skateboard, the RSPCA said.

The charity was contacted by a member of the public who saw the attack at 16:20 yesterday in Coleman Street, Alvaston.


RSPCA inspector Sarah Gardner said: “The group of teenagers - there were 11 of them, of which two were girls - had surrounded the cat and were throwing bottles and cans at her, clearly tormenting her.

“One of the teenagers then kicked the cat eight times in the head and another rode a skateboard over her."

The 19-year-old cat is now being cared for at a vets.

Busy Nottinghamshire road could be improved

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

The junctions along the A52 in Nottinghamshire could be improved as part of a multi-million pound programme.

Work, which should begin in the next six months, will include signalisation and junction reconstruction.

It is part of the government's upgrade to the road network in England.

A52 Nottinghamshire

The Department for Transport said drivers will see shorter journey times, reduced congestion and increased capacity on roads, creating better local connections and improved passenger journeys.

Vandals smash four ambulance windows and steal equipment

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Four ambulances have had their windows smashed and equipment stolen in the early hours of this morning while parked outside of Gorse Hill ambulance station.

East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) estimates the damage will cost them and the taxpayer £85,000.

East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Mark Gregory, paramedic and general manager for Leicestershire, said: “This reckless act means four ambulances require major repair works and can’t respond to emergencies.

"Whoever did this clearly didn’t think of the impact that their actions would have on their community.

“Further to this, the loss and replacement of four lifesaving defibrillators will divert valuable funds from frontline resource."

Ambulances smashed
East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust

EMAS added Leicestershire Police is investigating.

Nick Malouf

Premiership side Leicester Tigers complete the signings of versatile backs Nick Malouf and Gareth Owen.

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Forensic investigation under way following car fire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

BBC reporter Gavin Bevis has just sent these pictures from Redwood Park in Derby, where the police are investigating a car fire.

Forensic cordon

Derbyshire Police said they were called to the car park, just off Sinfin Lane in the city, at about 05:50 BST this morning.

Forensic cordon

Forensic officers are on the scene and police have said that the car park will be closed "for some time."

Nearby Redwood Primary School remains open as normal.

Driver suffers serious injuries in crash

Kevin Stanley

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Police are investigating after a man suffered serious injuries after his car crashed into a tree.

He was found in his car off Newark Road in Caunton at about 01:00 this morning.

Newark Road

He was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre where his condition is described as serious but stable.

Officers are appealing to anyone who may have seen anything in the area around the time it happened, particularly in relation to a green hatchback car.

M1 northbound lane reopens following crash

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

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University to remove cladding from accommodation blocks

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Cladding will be removed and replaced on three Nottingham student accommodation blocks "as a matter of urgency" following the Grenfell Tower fire.

Nottingham Trent University carried out an immediate review of Byron House following the blaze in London and evacuated a number of students.

The university, along with UPP which owns and manages the Byron House accommodation, carried out further tests on the cladding, prompting the removal.

University Tower Blocks

It is not known when the cladding will be removed but the university said it hopes to complete the work by the start of the new academic year in September.

Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, between J21 for M69 and J22 for A50.

M1 Leicestershire - M1 lane closed on entry slip road from M69, one lane closed and very slow traffic northbound between J21, M69 (Leicester) and J22, A50 (Coalville), because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: A515 Derbyshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A515 Derbyshire both ways severe disruption, between A53 Station Road and Scarsdale Place.

A515 Derbyshire - A515 Terrace Road in Buxton closed in both directions between the A53 Station Road junction and the Scarsdale Place junction, because of a serious fire.

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

Tigers bolster back division with Owen signing

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Leicester Tigers have completed the signing of centre Gareth Owen from the Scarlets.

Gareth Owen
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Owen, 28, who has been capped by the Wales Sevens side, can also play at full back and fly-half.

"Everyone knows about the size of the Leicester Tigers and the support for the club, and I am looking forward to getting started," Owen told the club's official website.

"There is always competition for places at Tigers but I was very keen to come here when I heard about the opportunity."

Missing Derbyshire teenager was heading to Nottingham

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A teenager, who has gone missing from Riddings, Derbyshire was believed to be heading to St Ann's in Nottingham, Derbyshire Police have said.

Officers said they are increasingly concerned for Sara Gillott, 16, from Heanor, who has not been in contact with her family since 24 June.

Derbyshire Constabulary

She was believed to be heading to St Ann’s when she left her sister’s address in Riddings at about 10:00.

Sara is described as white, 5ft 8ins with long, straight, blonde hair and she was wearing a grey crop top, black leggings and black Nike trainers.

Two cats shot with air rifle

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A cat was shot with an air rifle, hours after its owner's other pet was put down because it had also been shot.

Vet Janice Dixon said a radiography showed the first cat Dizzy had a fractured hind leg because of an air gun pellet.

Unfortunatelay Dizzy had to be put down because of its age.

Janice said: "[The owner] returned to the surgery three or four hours later, absolutely devastated, with her younger cat Pepper. It had also been shot, in the exact same place, right hind leg."

Vets in Rainworth

Pepper is now recovering at home in Hucknall after the pellet was removed.

It comes just days after pet owners in Netherfield claimed their cats had been poisoned with anti-freeze.

Two cats in the area have died.

Businesses see surge in trade thanks to poppy display

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A Derby pub claims the Tower of London poppy display on show in the city has "doubled" its daily trade.

Tower of London poppies in Derby
Richard Stonehouse/Getty Images for 14-18 NOW

The Weeping Window display, designed by Derbyshire-based artist Paul Cummins, went on show to the public at Derby's Silk Mill and will remain there until 24 July.

It is part of a nationwide tour for the ceramic poppies after they first went on show at the Tower of London in 2014.

Sophie Tillett, from the Old Silk Mill pub in Derby, said: "They've pretty much doubled our daily business.

"So it has been really, really phenomenal. It has been quite funny because people have been coming in here thinking the poppies are in here rather than across the road.

"People have been coming from all over, definitely."

Tennis: Leicestershire youngster learns Wimbledon draw fate

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Katie Boulter will take on the American world number 59 Christina McHale in the first round at Wimbledon.

Katie Boulter
Ben Hoskins/Getty Images for LTA

Boulter, 20, from Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire, is making her debut in the main draw at SW19 after being handed a wild card for the All England Club.

Football: Tom Ince nearing Rams exit

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby Sport

It's believed a deal to take Derby's Tom Ince to Huddersfield Town is very close.

Tom Ince
Getty Images

The Terriers had a £7.5m bid rejected previously.

M1 crash: Lane remains closed after three-vehicle collision

Liam Barnes

BBC News Online

Three vehicles were involved in a crash shortly after 08:00 after junction 23a on the northbound carriageway of the M1, a Highways England spokesman said.

One lane remains closed while the incident is dealt with, which is affecting traffic in the area around East Midlands Airport.

Leicestershire Police said there was also a minor crash at junction 23 shortly before this larger collision.

M1 motorway crash Leicestershire
Highways England

Delays after tram failure

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

There are still delays on Nottingham's tram network after the earlier breakdown between Highbury Vale and Bulwell.

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George Formby's banjo ukulele to be auctioned today

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Popular 1930s and 40s entertainer George Formby's banjo ukulele will be auctioned today. Here he is in action in a British Pathe clip...

It has an estimated sale price of £30,000 in but in 2008 another George Formby banjo ukulele sold for £72,000 at auction to Queen's Brian May.

The Gibson UB3 banjolele is due under the hammer at Hansons Auctioneers, in Etwall, Derbyshire and is expected to attract worldwide interest.

Watch: Rare bee-eaters caught on camera

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

These little exotic birds will definitely brighten your morning up.

Andrew Chick captured this video of the bee-eaters who are visiting the Cemex quarry in East Leake...

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Hundreds of people have flocked to the site since they were spotted earlier this week with many more expected this weekend.

It prompted the RSPB to urge visitors to use the official car park and warning police will be called if anyone seeks unauthorised access.

The birds are usually seen in Southern Europe but may have headed north because of climate change. the RSPB said.

Emergency services at scene of M1 crash

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

An ambulance has attended the crash on the M1 (see 08:48).

The incident, involving a lorry and two cars, has blocked one lane, Leicestershire Police said.

The force added that it has not attended the incident.

M1 traffic
Highways England

This is the view of the motorway from a traffic camera on the A453.