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  4. Derbyshire police can download data without consent
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  8. Updates on Tuesday 27 March 2018

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By Chris Fawcett

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe congestion: A5 Warwickshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A5 Warwickshire eastbound severe congestion, at A47 The Long Shoot.

    A5 Warwickshire - Very slow traffic on A5 Watling Street eastbound in Hinckley at the A47 The Long Shoot junction.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A5 Leicestershire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A5 Leicestershire westbound severe disruption, between Nutt's Lane and A47 Dodwells Road.

    A5 Leicestershire - A5 in Hinckley closed westbound between the Nutt's Lane junction and the A47 Dodwells Road junction, because of a vehicle striking a bridge.

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

  3. Our live coverage across the day

    Dedicated live coverage has now ended but some news, sport and travel updates will continue to appear overnight.

    East Midlands Live will return from 08:00 tomorrow morning.

  4. Weather: Chance of hail

    BBC Weather

    There will be some clear spells tonight, but with showers spreading from the west.

    Some of the showers could be wintry with hail or sleet mixed-in.


    Tomorrow will also be cloudy at times with further showers moving in from the west.

    One or two of the showers could have some hail mixed-in. Gentle westerly winds.

  5. Motorcylist killed in crash named by police

    BBC News

    The motorcyclist who died in a crash in Leicester on Sunday has been named by police.

    Rikesh Surani, 27, died after a collision with a silver Kia estate in Hamilton Way at about 10:15.

    Hamilton Way

    Officers would like to speak to anyone who saw the Kia or Mr Surani's red Triumph motorbike before the crash.

    Nobody else was injured, Leicestershire police said.

  6. Flytipped mobility scooter found by D of E students

    Dave Wade

    BBC News

    A group of students orienteering for the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme came across this mess in Nottinghamshire.

    fly tipped mobility scooter

    A mobility scooter and a couch were among items of rubbish which have been flytipped in a wooded area between Upton and Kelham.

    Newark and Sherwood District Council is appealing for information.

    fly tipped mobility scooter
  7. Building site rescue: Firefighters leave scene

    Dave Wade

    BBC News

    Here's a picture from the scene in Stapleford where a man was rescued from a building site earlier.

    crane fall

    The fire service has since tweeted it has now left the scene.

    It said it had firefighters from several stations at the incident.

  8. Firefighters in building site rescue

    Dave Wade

    BBC News

    Fire crews from across the East Midlands have been called in to help rescue a man from a construction site in Stapleford.

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    Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue has said five fire crews are at the site on Toton Lane, including a specialist rescue unit.

    We'll bring you more on this as we get it.

  9. Man dies after M1 crash

    Dave Wade

    BBC News

    A man has been charged after a fatal crash on the M1 on Saturday.

    M1 crash

    The collision involved several vehicles near junction 27 at about 05:40.

    The passenger of one of the vehicles, 48-year-old Mark Downham, from Chorley, Lancashire, was taken to hospital but died from his injuries yesterday, Nottinghamshire Police said.

    Adrian Radu, 27, of Alfreton Road, Nottingham, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, driving while over the prescribed limit, failing to stop after a collision and driving without insurance.

    He appeared before city magistrates this morning and was remanded into custody to appear at Nottingham Crown Court next month.

  10. Body found was missing woman

    Dave Wade

    BBC News

    A body recovered from water at Attenborough Nature Reserve has been formally identified as Sarah Wright.

    attenborough body find

    Sarah was reported missing on 15 March.

    Her body was discovered a week later on Thursday last week.

  11. Your pictures: Blooming lovely East Midlands

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It might not feel it outside but spring has sprung with colourful flowers appearing all over the region.

    Here's Kegworth in Leicestershire.


    Lullington in Derbyshire.


    And East Leake in Nottinghamshire.

    east leake
  12. Police chase car collides with cyclist

    Dave Wade

    BBC News

    A cyclist is being treated in hospital after a collision with a car shortly after it was chased by police.

    howe road

    Leicestershire Police said officers tried to stop a BMW in Park Road, Loughborough, at about 18:00 yesterday.

    A "short authorised pursuit" took place after the vehicle made off.

    Not long after the chase was called off on nearby Howe Road, the car and cyclist crashed.

    The cyclist remains in QMC after suffering non life-threatening injuries.

    The BMW was later found abandoned on a track at the rear of Parklands Drive.

    The force said it has referred the incident to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

  13. 'More needs to be done' to tackle Islamophobic hate crime

    Chris Fawcett

    BBC News

    A charity which aims to tackle Islamophobia in the UK has called for authorities to take hate crime targeted towards Muslims more seriously.

    MEND (Muslim Engagement and Development) believes that acts of Islamophobia are not treated with the same seriousness as other hate crimes in the country.

    It follows the sentencing of Paul Moore for the attempted murder of a Somali woman, pictured, who is still confined to bed, six months after she was deliberately run over.

    Zaynab Hussein

    Dr Shazad Amin, chief executive said there should be equal legislation between racial hatred and religious hatred.

    He continued: “Inappropriate use of words like Islamist, extremist and radical to describe conservative or politically active Muslims, leads to some people assuming that it is open season on visible Muslims, like hijab wearing women and girls. These are the conditions in which Paul Moore’s crime occurred.”

    The charity thanked the police in the speed with which they apprehended Moore.

  14. Hundreds of homes set to be refused planning permission

    Amy Orton

    Local Democracy Reporter

    Plans to build 250 homes in Leicestershire look set to be refused at a meeting this week.


    Two applications have been submitted to Blaby District Council by Gladman Developments, one for 150 homes at land off Peatling Road in Countesthorpe and another for 100 homes on land south of Marston Crescent.

    Hundreds of letters have been received in objection to both applications citing increased traffic, demand on local health services and additional pressure on local schools, among other reasons.

    Despite a number of amendments the plans are still being recommended for refusal at the planning committee meeting.

    Countesthorpe Parish Council chairman, Mick Gillespie, said: "We believe that the village has reached saturation point. The infrastructure is already creaking and we simply can't take any further development."

  15. Nottinghamshire farmer 'had enough' of damage to his land

    Chris Fawcett

    BBC News

    A farmer from Farnsfield says "green laners" have destroyed his land over and over for the past few years and he's finally "had enough of the abuse".

    Oliver Collingham took to social media to display photos of his fields that had been driven on repeatedly, damaging lanes and crops in the process.

    Muddy field
    Muddy field

    Gateways onto the field have also been broken, while pathways through the fields are now "impassible by a standard 4x4", he said.

    Mr Collingham added: "The countryside is being ruined and farmers' livelihoods blatantly ignored."