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By Sandish Shoker and Gavin Bevis

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  1. 'Dangerous' derelict care home warning

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    People are being warned to stay away from the derelict Hornsey Rise care home in Wellsborough.

    Police in Market Bosworth said people have been travelling from outside the county to visit the site which has been repeatedly targeted by vandals and arsonists since it closed in 2013.

    Hornsey Rise care home

    In a Facebook post, officers said: "This site is extremely dangerous with concealed underground drainage, unstable floors in the buildings and an endless list of trip & fall hazards.

    "As exciting as some people may think this place is- is it really worth potentially seriously harming yourself- or worse!"

    The force said it was aware of some websites claiming the site was safe, but warned that is not the case, and as it's private property, anybody on the premises is trespassing.

    Hornsey Rise care home
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    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, at J23A for A42.

    M1 Leicestershire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road and heavy traffic northbound at J23a A42, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  3. Missing man 'has limited English'

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Police say they're worried about a 68-year-old man who's gone missing in Derby.

    Gurmit Singh disappeared from the London Road area on 23 May and is said to speak "broken English".

    Anyone with information on where he is has been asked to call 101.

    Gurmit Singh
  4. Hundreds of blue badges misused

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    Nearly 700 blue badges were either removed from vehicles in Nottingham or their drivers fined for misusing them last year.

    Enforcement officers reported more than 300 concerns where badges had expired or weren't being used by disabled drivers or passengers.

    disabled badges

    Marcus Hall from the council's compliance team says it's an ongoing issue and they sometimes find commuters using a family member's badge to park on yellow lines in the city centre.

    He said Nottingham was no different to any other city with the issue, they just try and check people's badges more and make sure they're being used correctly.

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    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, between J23A for A42 and J23 for A512.

    M1 Leicestershire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M1 southbound between J23a A42 and J23, A512 (Loughborough), because of an accident.

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

  6. Former social worker jailed for indecently assaulting boy

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    A former social worker has been jailed for 30 months after admitting indecently assaulting a 15-year-old boy at a children's home in Stapleford.

    Nottingham Crown Court heard Myriam Bamkin, 61, of Ripley Road, Belper, had sex with the child at a gym at the Amberdale Children's Home in 1985.

    The prosecution said the offence, which was reported to police by the victim in 2016, was the culmination of Bamkin grooming the boy.

    Myriam Bamkin

    The case formed part of Operation Equinox, Nottinghamshire Police's investigation into non-recent abuse at children’s homes and other institutions across the county.

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    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, between J22 for A50 and J21A for A46 Leicester North.

    M1 Leicestershire - Stationary traffic on M1 southbound between J22, A50 (Coalville) and J21a, A46 (Leicester North), because of all traffic being temporarily held and a serious accident involving two cars.

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

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    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, at J29a for Markham Lane Markham Vale.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 southbound at J29a, Markham (Markham Vale), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  9. Derbyshire holiday cabin plan facing rejection

    Eddie Bisknell

    Local Democracy Reporter

    Plans to build six holiday log cabins in woodland that has been untouched for more than 100 years are set to be rejected by South Derbyshire District Council.

    The site, known locally as Boden's Sticks, lies off Cropper Lane, close to the hamlets of Osleston and Thurvaston.

    The application for six cabins and nine car parking spots has been submitted by the landowners.

    Boden's Sticks site

    However, council officers have recommended that the application should be refused on the basis that the site is covered by a tree protection order and that any development could affect protected great crested newts, butterflies and birds.

    It will be debated by the council's planning committee on Tuesday.

  10. Arrests after sex assault victim's details publicised

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    Two people have been arrested by Nottinghamshire Police on suspicion of publicising the details of a victim of a sexual assault.

    The men, aged 42 and 34, are accused of naming the victim in a case which saw the accused convicted of indecent assault and jailed.

    Under UK law, any victim of a sexual offence has lifetime anonymity and nothing should be published that could lead to them being identified.

  11. Average speed cameras to be installed

    BBC Radio Leicester

    Leicestershire County Council is pressing ahead with a 12-month trial of installing average speed cameras across the region.

    Seven villages, including Woodhouse Eaves, Walcote and Groby, feature in this latest road safety programme.

    speed camera

    Councillor Blake Pain, cabinet member for transport, says they're responding to concerns people have raised about speeding in their areas.

    He said: "I do accept some motorists might not find it's the most popular policy but it is being welcomed across Leicestershire through those communities that are blighted by speeding traffic and we'd like to do something about that."

  12. Thief snatches cash from mobility scooter woman

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Police are hunting a thief who stole cash from a woman who was riding a mobility scooter.

    The man had stopped her to ask for a cigarette in Osmaston Road in Derby on 16 May and snatched the money when she opened her handbag.

    He's described as aged between 25 and 30 with a small beard. Call 101 if you can help.

    Osmaston Road
  13. Former Tigers president Tudor Thomas dies

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Leicester Tigers have paid tribute to their former club president Tudor Thomas following his death aged 89.

    The club said Thomas, who had been involved with the Tigers since the 1970s, was known for his "good cheer and sense of humour".

    He served as president from 1993 to 1995 and became well known to supporters during his time as the voice on the loudspeaker at Welford Road matches.

    Tudor Thomas

    Club chairman Peter Tom said: “He was a very popular member of the team behind the scenes and a great number of players, officials and supporters will remember him fondly as much for his good humour and that unmistakable Welsh voice as for his hard work on behalf of the club.

    “We pass on our sincere condolences to family and friends at this time. He will be sorely missed.”

  14. Stags 'saddened' after death of young player

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    Mansfield Town has paid tribute to a young player who has died at home.

    Ryan Evans, 18, was previously captain of the U18s team and had recently accepted a place in the U21 squad ahead of next season.

    His coach, Jamie McGuire, said: “As a player, Ryan was a fantastic leader, always willing to learn and had a never-ending enthusiasm to do the best he could.

    “We’ll remember him as a smiling young man, with a great energy and charm.”

    Ryan Evans
  15. New Foxes kit unveiled

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Leicester City have unveiled their new home shirt for the 2018/19 season.

    It's the first made for the club by Adidas since it switched supplier from Puma.

    Leicester City kit