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Summary

  1. Social worker jailed for care home rapes
  2. Drink driver jailed for pavement crash
  3. MP Keith Vaz returns to Commons
  4. Plans to demolish shops for student flats
  5. Thieves steal lectern from chapel
  6. Bid to save original Bramley apple tree
  7. Updates on Tuesday 8 May 2018

Live Reporting

By Calum McKenzie and Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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  1. Greg O'Keeffe

    BBC Sport

    Riyad Mahrez waves to fans at the final whistle

    Greg O'Keeffe

    BBC Sport

    Leicester earn a first Premier League win over Arsenal since 1994 as Arsene Wenger's penultimate game ends in defeat.

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    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, between J29 for A617 and J28 for A38 Alfreton.

    M1 Derbyshire - Heavy traffic and one lane closed on M1 southbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

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    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J31 for A57 Sheffield and J30 for A616.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J31, A57 (Sheffield) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe accident: A38 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A38 Staffordshire southbound severe accident, between A5121 and A5121.

    A38 Staffordshire - Heavier than usual traffic and queuing traffic on A38 southbound in Burton Upon Trent between Clay Mills and Branston Interchange, because of a rolling road-block and an accident. Approach with care.

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

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    Video caption: Drunk driver jailed for ploughing into pedestrians in Leicester
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    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, between J21A for A46 Leicester North and J21 for M69.

    M1 Leicestershire - Slow traffic and two lanes closed on M1 southbound between J21a, A46 (Leicester North) and J21, M69 (Leicester), because of a broken down lorry.

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

  7. Our live coverage across the day

    East Midlands Live has now ended for Tuesday but some news, sport and travel will continue to be posted overnight.

    Dedicated live coverage for this region returns from 08:00 on Tuesday morning.

  8. Sting's play opens in Nottingham

    Dave Wade

    BBC News

    Sting's said his play - about a shipyard closing down on Tyneside - should resonate with the East Midlands.

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    Video caption: Sting's new play 'resonates' with the East Midlands
  9. Large wood-powered boiler planned for recycling plant

    Eddie Bisknell

    Local Democracy Reporter

    Plans for a large woodburner and 15-metre chimney at a recycling plant are due to be approved by a county council.

    Peak waste plant

    The application, put forward for the Peak Waste Recycling plant in Kniveton, Derbyshire, would see 2,500 tonnes of waste wood such as MDF burned in a biomass boiler.

    Heat generated from this boiler, which will run seven days a week, would be used for a new waste drying plant.

    Planning officers wrote: "I am satisfied that the development would not result in any significant environmental or amenity impacts.

    "However, it is recognised that the development would expand the existing facility to a point where it could be considered to be at its limit."

  10. Applications for Trent Bridge world cup tickets opens

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    Organisers of next summer's Cricket World Cup have begun taking applications for tickets.

    Jonny Bairstow and Alex Hales

    Trent Bridge will host five games, including England v Pakistan, as part of the 10-team tournament.

  11. Warm weekend sparks concern over hot dogs in cars

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    An animal charity received 13 calls about dogs stuck in hot cars across the East Midlands as temperatures soared over the weekend.

    Dog in a car

    The RSPCA said between Saturday 5 to Monday 7 May it took eight calls from concerned people in Derbyshire, two in Nottinghamshire, two in Leicestershire and one in Rutland.

    Holly Barber from the charity said: "Many people think it will be fine just to leave their pets for a minute or two but we know that this is all it takes for temperatures inside a car to soar to dangerous levels."

  12. Plans to demolish shops for student flats

    Kit Sandeman

    Local Democracy Reporter

    Several vacant shops on Glasshouse Street in Nottingham could be demolished to make way for 92 one-bedroom student flats.

    Developers Megaclose Ltd said the retail space has been vacant for more than 10 years, is of "very poor quality and is currently in a bad state of repair".

    "In short, it is desperately in need of revitalisation," it said.

    The developers added that it hopes to "breathe life back" to Clare Street, which would be the main entrance for a six-storey block.

    Glasshouse Street, Nottingham

    Megaclose Ltd has already built more than 650 student flats in the area.

    Planning officers have recommended the development for approval, but said a a noise limit is imposed.

    The planning committee at Nottingham City Council will decide on 16 May.

  13. Thieves steal lectern from chapel

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    Police are appealing for information after a cross, candlesticks and a lectern were stolen from a chapel.

    Items stolen from a chapel

    The items were taken from the chapel in the grounds of Catton Park near Swadlincote overnight between Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 May.

  14. MP Keith Vaz returns to Commons

    Paul Rowley

    BBC Political Correspondent

    Keith Vaz has returned to parliament for the first time this year following illness.

    Keith Vaz

    The MP for Leicester East is the subject of an inquiry by the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner after he was accused of paying male escorts following a newspaper sting.

    The investigation was suspended because of his illness, but it has recently resumed.

  15. Puel urges Leicester's owners to give him more time

    Press Association

    Under-fire Leicester boss Claude Puel has warned the Foxes to sack him at their peril.

    Claude Puel

    The Frenchman is under pressure at the Foxes after just four wins in their last 19 top flight games.

    He took Southampton to eighth in the Premier League last season before he was sacked and the Saints are now only out of the relegation zone on goal difference.

    "The Premier League is like a piranha club but the most important thing for me is to build for the future," said Puel, who was only appointed in October.

    "It is not possible in six months to have all the possibility to perform like a great team.

    "We have to work together with patience and we can build something strong for the future.

    "I am pragmatic about this. I finished eighth in the table with Southampton and we can see where they play now."