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Nick Smith and Gavin Bevis

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    We've reached the end of today's live updates but some breaking news, travel and sport will continue through the night. We'll be back in the morning.

  2. Tonight's weather: Mild and dry overnight

    BBC Weather

    Tonight will be dry with largely cloudy skies, although there may be a few clear interludes at times too. Quite a mild night.

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  3. Missing Matlock woman found

    Christine Hill, from Matlock, who was reported missing has been found safe and well.

    Police received "a great response" to the appeal and thanked those who helped find Christine.

  4. Drink drivers could be 'named and shamed'

    Amy Orton

    Local Democracy Reporter

    Leicestershire police chiefs are set to make a decision soon on whether or not to publicise the details of people caught driving while over the legal limit.

    The number of people being killed or injured by drink drivers is on the rise and the scheme, which is being discussed nationally by the National Police Chiefs' Council, is seen as a potential way to bring the figure back down.

    Across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, about 80 drivers a month are testing positive for excess alcohol.


    Members of the police and crime commissioner (PCC) for Leicestershire's ethics, integrity and complaints committee discussed the idea at its latest meeting.

    PCC Lord Willy Bach said: "I'm not sure whether naming and shaming should be introduced but it could be a way of making people realise that what they are doing is wrong."

    Derbyshire Police launched naming and shaming in December but withdrew the initiative after a single complaint from a member of the public.

  5. Photo appeal after thief takes 84-year-old woman's purse

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Photos have been released of a man police want to speak to after an 84-year-old woman had her purse stolen at a supermarket in Derby.

    The elderly victim was shopping at Iceland in Burton Road, Littleover, on Thursday when she realised the purse had been taken from her shopping trolley.

    Derbyshire Police have invited anyone who recognises the man to get in touch.

    CCTV stills
  6. Paedophile jailed for 'abusing boy through childhood'

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    A 79-year-old man has been jailed for 12 years for sexually assaulting a boy in Mansfield.

    The abuse came to light when a male victim came forward to report being abused by Malcolm Burwood when he was a child.

    Burwood, of Dene Gardens, Sunderland, was found guilty of indecent assault of a child and attempted buggery at Newcastle Crown Court in January and sentenced on Thursday.

    Newcastle Crown Court

    Investigating officer Det Con Jo Dodders said: "Burwood abused this child for almost a decade and the fact that he refused to accept his crimes and insisted on putting the victim through a trial was yet another example of his abusive nature.

    "I’m pleased the court has recognised the severity of the abuse and imposed a lengthy sentence."

  7. Watch: I beat Next in copyright battle

    BBC Stories

    An independent clothing designer has been telling the story of how she took on Leicester-based clothing giant Next in a copyright battle - and won.

    Jo Tutchener-Sharp, of Scamp & Dude, took issue with a lightning bolt children's top that looked remarkably similar to one she had come up with.

    Enderby-based Next reached a settlement with the smaller firm and donated profits from the item to charity.

    Ms Tutchener-Sharp joined four other designers who'd had similar tussles with retailers to talk about the issue.

    Video content

    Video caption: Fashion rip-offs: Independent designers 'copied' by high street
  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, from J24 for A50 Nottingham South to J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound from J24, A50 (Nottingham South) to J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  9. Leicester man 'revealed terror plan to US agent'

    Mike O'Sullivan

    Reporter, East Midlands Today

    Two men - one from Leicester and one from Birmingham - were arrested as they tried to cross from Turkey to Syria to join the so-called Islamic State, a court has heard.

    The arrests were made after they were in contact on a messaging site with someone who they thought could help them get to Syria - but who turned out to be a United States government agent.

    Hanzalah Patel, 22, of Frederick Road, Highfields, Leicester and Safwaan Mansur, 22, of Hampton Road, Aston, Birmingham both deny preparation of terrorist acts between 31 May 2017 and 24 June 2017.

    Birmingham Crown Court

    Simon Davis, prosecuting at Birmingham Crown Court, told the jury: "In 2017, they were going to join Islamic State and in doing so commit terrorist acts."

    The court was told both men had been reported as missing by their families but were returned to the UK and arrested after their plans were intercepted.

    Richard Thomas, representing Mr Patel but speaking on behalf of both defendants told the jury they would be explaining “their hopelessly naive and idiotic plans”.

    He said they wanted to cross over the border for a short time to see something of what was going on, “securing bragging rights on their return.”

    The trial continues.

  10. Man in hospital after Leicester 'stabbing'

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    A man is in hospital after being stabbed during an assault in Leicester.

    Leicestershire Police said the 22-year-old was found with a serious arm injury at an address in London Road on Saturday.

    A cordon was put in place in London Road for a period but has now been removed. Officers are now reviewing CCTV footage.

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    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, from J22 for A50 Coalville to J21A for A46 Leicester North.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J22, A50 (Coalville) to J21a, A46 (Leicester North), because of emergency repairs. Traffic is coping well.

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

  12. Man arrested on suspicion of post office gas raid

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    A man has been arrested in connection with a gas attack on an ATM at a Southwell post office and a number of home burglaries.

    The 20 year old was arrested in Rotherham today on suspicion of burglary and theft.

    The post office in Queen Street, Southwell, was badly damaged when a gas canister was used to blow open the ATM and cash was taken from the machine.

    Southwell Post Office

    The arrest follows three reports of burglaries at the homes of elderly people in Retford, Farndon and Newark-on-Trent between January 3 and 10.

    The man has also been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, following an incident at Tolney Lane Caravan Site, Newark-on-Trent on 10 February.

    He remains in police custody.

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    Severe disruption: A6008 Nottinghamshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A6008 Nottinghamshire southbound severe disruption, at Hockley.

    A6008 Nottinghamshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on A6008 Cranbrook Street southbound in Nottingham at the Hockley junction, because of a broken down vehicle.

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