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  1. Live updates for Monday 7 August 2017
  2. Murder investigation following Derby death
  3. Car fire sends black smoke plume up over Nottingham
  4. Shop ram-raided in Cotgrave
  5. Rugby: Tuilagi dismissed from England camp
  6. Car park closes ahead of demolition

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By Gavin Bevis and Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, around J30 for A616.

M1 Derbyshire - Queuing traffic and three lanes closed on M1 southbound around J30, A616 (Worksop). In the roadworks area.

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

A Leicester MP is encouraging the "Dutch Reach" technique following the death of a cyclist
The family of a cyclist who died after being "car-doored" want the Dutch Reach method taught in schools.
Alex Hales

Alex Hales hits a double century as Division Two leaders Nottinghamshire move towards a likely victory at Derbyshire.

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Cameron Steel

Durham opener Cameron Steel becomes the youngest double centurion in the county's history at Leicestershire.

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Manu Tuilagi and Denny Solomona

Chris Jones

BBC Radio 5 live rugby reporter

Manu Tuilagi and Denny Solomona are sent home from an England training camp over "team culture issues", says the Rugby Football Union.

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Dedicated live coverage has now ended, but some news, sport and travel updates will continue to appear on this page through the night.

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Car park fire: Dozens of vehicles damaged

Quentin Rayner

East Midlands Today chief news reporter

The owner's of the car park in Stoney Street in Nottingham's Lace Market said drivers should be able to collect their vehicles tonight - if the fire service gives them the go ahead.

Driver Jon Morley suspects his car will be a write-off.

It's thought one car caught fire, destroying several others and damaging another 30.

Nottinghamshire Fire Service is investigating the cause of the blaze.

Severe accident: A628 Derbyshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A628 Derbyshire both ways severe accident, at B6105.

A628 Derbyshire - A628 in Crowden closed in both directions at Glossop Turn Off, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well. Also affecting B6105 at Glossop Turn Off.

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

Weather: Rain on its way

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC weather presenter

Cloud will thicken this evening and overnight. A band of rain, which could be heavy at times, will move northwards in the early hours.

Lows of 11C (52F).


It’ll be cooler tomorrow with showery rain expected on and off throughout the day. It’ll be cloudy with the chance of some thunder. Highs of 15C (59F).

Woman sues council over Bakewell footpath fall

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A pensioner from London is suing Derbyshire County Council after she tripped over on a path in Bakewell and broke both her wrists.

According to papers issued at the High Court, the 65-year-old stumbled on "raised and broken tarmac" on a footpath between Coombs Road and the River Wye bridge that had left an 'exposed edge".

The woman is seeking damages of at least £300,000, claiming her movement has been restricted since the 2014 fall.

Derbyshire County Council declined to comment but says it will deal with the case through court proceedings.

Burglar 'crept through window and stole phone'

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A burglar stole a mobile phone from a house in Oakwood after getting in through an open downstairs window, police have said.

The theft took place in Lydstep Close between 02:00 and 10:45 on Saturday 15 July.

Police have now released photos of a man they want to speak to in connection with the burglary.

Burglary suspect
Derbyshire Police

Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

Ben Truslove

BBC News Online

A 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman was seriously injured in Nottingham.

She remains in QMC but her injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

It follows an incident in Coniston Avenue in the early hours of Friday.

The man remains in police custody.

Ex-Rams boss McClaren fancies Hearts job

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Could former Derby County boss Steve McClaren be heading for the Scottish Premier League?

The 56-year-old, who was sacked by the Rams for a second time in March, has been linked with the vacant managerial position at Hearts.

BBC Sport says McClaren, pictured below dancing to YMCA, has registered interest in the role, and will be on the club's final shortlist, to be compiled this week.

Steve McClaren
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Hospitals trial billing non-British patients

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Hospitals in Nottingham are taking part in a trial that's hoping to curb what's known as "health tourism".

Pregnant woman
Science Photo Library

Patients attending their first appointment at maternity and fracture clinics will be asked to provide documents to prove their identity and that they're UK residents - those who aren't eligible for free treatment will be sent a bill.

The hospitals have confirmed that no one will be refused treatment.

Arrests and bans in Spice crackdown

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Police say they made at least five arrests in Derby city centre over the weekend as part of a crackdown on the use of formerly legal highs such as Spice and Black Mamba.

Derbyshire Police said its officers had also used police powers to banish at least ten users from the city centre for 48 hours.

The drugs, known as synthetic cannabinoids, are currently a major priority for forces around the country following complaints they lead to "zombie-like" or erratic behaviour in users.

Police van in Derby city centre

Missing man could be in Wales

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The family of this man are "growing increasingly concerned" for his safety...

Garry Llewellyn
Leicestershire Police

Garry Llewellyn from Broughton Astley has been reported missing.

Despite living in Leicestershire it's thought the 41-year-old could have travelled to Llangollen in North Wales.

He's been described as speaking with a Welsh accent and having a stammer.

Your Questions: What will happen to the Cemex site in Attenborough?

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

One of our readers used Your Questions to ask: What is happening with the gravel pit on Long Lane, Attenborough, now Cemex has closed? Has it been purchased by a developer?

Cemex has confirmed that the site of the old sand and gravel processing plant next is still owned by the firm but is no longer operating.


A spokesman said: "This area is being considered for development but would of course be subject to a planning application, should this option be pursued.

"However the main part of the Attenborough site which is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) is leased to and managed by Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust."

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, between J21A for A46 Leicester North and J22 for A50.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 northbound between J21a, A46 (Leicester North) and J22, A50 (Coalville), because of vehicle tyre change.

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

Thirteen cars damaged in car park fire

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The fire at a car park in Stoney Street in Nottingham is now out - one crew remains at the scene and an investigation into the cause is under way.

I've been told six cars in the basement of the multi-storey caught fire but 13 have been damaged in total.

Mystery surrounds dumping of thousands of vials

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Bassetlaw District Council says it's still working to find out who is responsible for dumping nine barrels packed with thousands of vials and syringes in a layby in Worksop.

The unmarked items were discovered by the side of the A57 towards Five Lane Ends on Friday.

The council told us they were still waiting to find out what the equipment had been used for.

Dumped vials
Bassetlaw District Council

A spokesman said: "The council understands that the vials that have been dumped are the type used in sample testing machines, although until we have results back from the laboratory we won’t know what they have been used to test.

"More specifically, the vials are used in automatic sample injection systems associated with gas chromatography, mass spectroscopy and HPLC analysers.

"These types of sample testers and analysers can be found in a large health related laboratories as well as university, pharmaceutical and industrial labs so at this stage it’s almost impossible to rule out any particular source industry."

Dumped vials
Bassetlaw District Council

Dumped caravan set on fire near Holme Pierrepont

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A caravan that had been left on a lane in Notts has been set on fire.

BBC News reporter Dave Wade said the caravan had been sat on Holme Lane, near Holme Pierrepont, for about two weeks and a notice had been stuck on the window over the past few days.

The blaze is being dealt with by the fire service.

Caravan fire
Caravan fire

Police appeal following Rolex fraud

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A shop has been left "heavily out of pocket" after selling a Rolex watch to a man using a Nigerian debit card.

After the customer left the store with the watch the payment was cancelled.

Police now want to speak to this man...

CCTV of man
Derbyshire Police

It's thought three stores in Chesterfield and Derby were targeted in total but the other two refused to accept the debit card.

Watch: Charity Tuk Tuk challenge complete

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A man from Wigston has completed his challenge of driving around the UK in a Tuk Tuk...

Steve Gibbs drove 3,000 miles in the tiny vehicle raising money for Healing Little Hearts, a charity which performs cardiac operations on babies in poor countries.

With a top speed of 40mph it took Steve 21 days to reach the twelve cardinal points of mainland England, Wales and Scotland - this includes Land’s End, Lowestoft Ness, Breaksea Point and Dunnet Head.

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, at J24 for A6.

M1 Leicestershire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road and heavy traffic southbound at J24, A6 (Kegworth), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J29a for Markham Lane Markham Vale and J30 for A616.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 northbound between J29a, Markham (Markham Vale) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Durham break their record score in Leicester

Durham 525-8d v Leicestershire

I have given up trying to second-guess Durham skipper Paul Collingwood and declarations, but there was clearly an element of trying to get things done quickly after lunch.

Once Cameron Steel departed for 224, the fifth-highest score by a Durham batsman, they started to accelerate.

Neil Dexter helped himself to a 5-for in the process, with Michael Richardson edging him to second slip on 82 and Matty Potts doing the same for two.

But with Twitter starting to suggest it may be time to declare, I said the only reason Durham were still batting was to break their record score of 523 against Leicestershire, set here on their last championship visit - and to this date their only win - in 2005.

That match also included a double century from Mike Hussey on debut.

Paul Coughlin hit a six to take Durham to 524 and with a single added on the final ball of the 142nd over they walked off at 525-8.

Steel is the first player from California to score a double-hundred in FC cricket!

Chris Rushworth bowls to Harry Dearden in Leicester
BBC Sport
Durham now in the field v Leicestershire

Fire causes oil leak

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The fire service have been called to a fire in an electrical transformer in Morton.

The Environment Agency has been told about the blaze because there's a large amount of oil seeping into the ground from two transformers.

Western Power Distribution is also there as part of the investigation.

Owen Jenkins death: Weir safety to be bolstered

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A Nottinghamshire MP has revealed new safety measures are to be installed next to a weir where a 12-year-old boy died last month.

Owen Jenkins was found dead four hours after trying to rescue a girl from the River Trent in Beeston.

Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry says a number of measures are being introduced, including new warning signs, lifesaving equipment, and a temporary fence.

Stoney Street fire: 'No risk to nearby buildings'

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

This photo, taken by Alex Lipinski, shows the scene outside the NCP car park in Stoney Street from another angle.

Notts Fire Service said its crews were making "good progress" dealing with the basement blaze and there's not thought to be any risk to people in neighbouring buildings.

Car park fire
Alex Lipinski

Rebellious cows make their mooove

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Two police officers had to round up a group of cows who had pushed over their fence in Leicestershire.

Market Bosworth Police said the unusual operation took place near Sharnford on Friday evening.

They urged farmers keeping livestock in the area to make sure their hedges and fences were secure.

Cows being rounded up
Leicestershire Police

Stoney Street fire 'in underground floor of NCP car park'

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue has told us the fire in Stoney Street was called in at 12:55.

The fire, which is now affecting several vehicles, is in the basement floor of the NCP car park.

Stoney Street fire
Alex Shacklock

Stoney Street fire: Multiple vehicles involved in underground car park blaze

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

In pictures: Crews deal with Stoney Street car fire

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here's the scene on Stoney Street in Nottingham city centre, where two crews are dealing with a car fire.

The blaze has sent a black plume of smoke into the air that can be seen from quite a distance.

A cordon has been put in place while the fire is put out.

Stoney Street car fire
Stoney Street car fire
Car fire on Stoney Street

Black smoke prompts art gallery fire fears

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A steam-based installation at Nottingham Contemporary has led to a few people believing the building was on fire over the past few months.

But this lunchtime, it looked like the venue might actually be alight when black smoke could clearly be seen.

However, the fire service has said the smoke relates to a vehicle fire at a car park on nearby Stoney Street which is being dealt with.

Black smoke near Nottingham Contemporary
Richard Holt
Max Qayyum

Watch: Reaction to Cotgrave ram-raid

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Police are investigating another ram-raid in the East Midlands - this time it's in Cotgrave...

Police at scene of ram-raid

People in the town have been talking to the BBC about the theft of the Sainsbury's cash machine...

At this stage police are not saying if this ram-raid is connected to similar attacks in Leicestershire and Derbyshire.

Lost father and son spark 60-person mountain rescue

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A man sparked a 60-person mountain rescue operation last night when he got lost with his 11-year-old son on Kinder Scout.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team said the man called 999 at about 22:00 when worsening weather conditions left the pair "wet, cold and scared".

Buxton MRT teamed up with three other mountain rescue teams to try to locate the pair from four directions.

Using visual clues and mobile phone technology, rescuers eventually found them safe and well at Fairbrook Naze and escorted them back to their car in Edale.

Kinder Scout