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  1. Updates for Monday 10 April 2017
  2. Man dies after falling through roof
  3. Fire devastates Bradgate Park
  4. New one-way system at Derby hospital
  5. Abortion protests end in Nottingham
  6. Shakespeare disappointed after 'basketball game'
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Tuesday

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By Khia Lewis-Todd and Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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Our live coverage across the day

Live updates for the East Midlands have finished for the day, but we'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.  

Football: Foxes fever in Madrid

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The BBC Leicester sport team have arrived in Spain ahead of Leicester's Champions League fixture on Wednesday.

Looks like they've already found some Foxes fans...

Foxes fans in spain

Weather: Staying dry with some sunshine

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

Tonight it'll be dry with patchy cloud and light winds - lows of 4C (39F).


Tuesday will be mostly dry again with some bright and sunny spells, and variable amounts of cloud. 

Highs of 13C (55F).

Football: Premier League champions sign Stafford Rangers youngster

BBC Sport

Leicester City have signed forward Josh Gordon from Northern Premier League Premier Division side Stafford Rangers.  

Josh Gordon
Getty Images

The 22-year-old has scored 11 times in 18 games in the seventh tier this season and will join the Premier League champions' under-23 side for the rest of the season.  

Gordon had eight years at Stoke before dropping into non-league football.  

Rangers said: "We are proud to have played a part in a young man's journey to a top club."  

Man on police bail after fatal motorbike crash near Gullivers Kingdom

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

A 49-year-old man arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been released on bail.

On Saturday a 73-year-old man from Holbrook died after two motorbikes collided on the A6 in Derbyshire.

The crash happened at about 17:20 near Gulliver's Kingdom in Matlock Bath.

A6 Derbyshire

Burton Albion shortlisted as Midlands Community Club of the Year

BBC Derby Sport

Burton Albion has officially been shortlisted as Midlands Community Club of the Year at the EFL Awards. 

View more on twitter

Samantha Baldwin 'wrongly claimed' boys were abused

Jeremy Ball

Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

A court's heard that the Nottinghamshire mother who went missing, with her two young sons, made false allegations against their father. 

A judge said Samantha Baldwin's claims that he'd abused the boys weren't true, and she also gave them drugs to try to prove her claims. 

Samantha Baldwin

Judge Jeremy Lea said people needed to know some essential facts because there has been so much "ill-informed speculation".

Samantha has since been  arrested on suspicion of abduction  and released on bail. 

Today, the judge revealed that while he was making a ruling on how much contact their father was allowed, she took the boys away.

He also said that the father "had not perpetrated sexual, physical or emotional abuse against the boys, as alleged by their mother".

And he added she genuinely believed he had done so, but the belief was "irrational".

Travel: Delays across the East Midlands

BBC News Travel


  • Delays on the A38 northbound between the junctions with the A61 Alfreton and the M1


  • Delays on the A52 westbound at the junction with the A6514  
  • Delays on the A50 eastbound between the A6 and the junction with the M1 junction 24  


  • Delays on the A5 northbound between the junctions with the M69 and the A47 Hinckley  

Travel: Congestion caused by temporary lights

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Watch: Live with Leicester fans in Madrid

Two from Lutterworth die in three-vehicle crash

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A man and a woman from Lutterworth have died in a three-vehicle crash on the A5199 Welford Road, Northamptonshire Police said .

The crash, which involved blue Vauxhall Corsa was in collision with a blue Hyundai I40 and a white Peugeot Partner van, occurred last night just over the Northamptonshire border, between Thornby and Creaton.

The driver of the Corsa, a 25-year-old man from Lutterworth, and one of the Corsa's passengers, a 22-year-old woman from Lutterworth, died at the scene.

Two further passengers in the Corsa and the driver of the Hyundai were taken to hospital with suspected serious injuries, the force added. 

A5199 Welford Road

Ambergate death: 'Tragic, unnecessary accident'

Jonathan Baker

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

James Litchfield the managing director of the Ambergate site where a 19-year-old man fell to his death last night - has described the incident as a "tragic, unnecessary accident". 

The Litchfield Group owns the industrial estate, which is monitored by security around the clock. 

Police are preparing a file for the coroner.


Your photos: Monday in the East Midlands

BBC Weather Watchers

Lets take a look at some of the photos you've been sending in across the East Midlands.

This was taken by John Yorkshire Lad Leigh - it shows Hope Valley in the Derbyshire Peak District...

Hope Valley in the Derbyshire Peak District
John Yorkshire Lad Leigh

In Melton Mowbray there are are a few more clouds in the sky than we had yesterday - taken by Pete...

Melton Mowbray

Over in Nottinghamshire, Badger has been to Newark Castle and shared this lovely image...

Newark Castle

Witness appeal after River Gardens assault

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

A man and woman sitting on a bench were kicked and punched in an unprovoked attack by another man and woman, Derbyshire police said.

The pair were left shaken but not seriously injured.

The attack, details of which have only just been released, happened in Derby's River Gardens on 1 April between 21:30 and 21:45.

Derby River Gardens

Derbyshire police believe a man walked past the bench before or after the assault and is urging any witnesses to get in touch.

A38 reopened after lorry fire

BBC News Travel

Campaign to return Broadmarsh monkey

Hayley Compton

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Do you remember this monkey that used to do somersaults in the Broadmarsh?

Broadmarsh monkey

It was in the Gordon Scott window which moved out of the shopping centre several years ago. When the shop shut recently we didn't know where the monkey had gone. 

Until now.

It turns out Charlie - who is actually a chimp not a monkey - moved to the Brewhouse Yard Museum, but there's no case big enough to display him.

And now there's a campaign to get him back in the Broadmarsh. 

The monkey came here in 2014 when it moved from Broadmarsh centre to outside. His name's Charlie the chimp - he is in remarkable condition considering he was swinging around that branch consistently for 40 years. I think it's amazing that he is still going. The reason we keep him is because of his importance to Nottingham and because he matters.

Simon Brown Curator of community history and world cultures

Warmer weather means more outdoor rescues

The warm weather has seen an increase in calls for help to Edale Mountain Rescue.

They say they were called out five times  in 24 hours, mainly to help climbers, walkers and bikers falling and hurting themselves.

Edale Mountain Rescue
Edale Mountain Rescue

Second man arrested for assault

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A second man has been arrested in connection with an assault in Nottingham yesterday morning.

Police were called to Wilford Road at around 05:25 - a 22-year-old woman was then taken to the Queen's Medical Centre with injuries not believed to be life threatening.

A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and a 32-year-old man taken into custody yesterday has been released under investigation.

Police appeal for man caught on CCTV

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Does this person look familiar to you?  

CCTV of wanted man
Leicestershire Police

Police in Leicestershire want to identify him following an attempted break-in at the Lancaster Arms on Station Road in Desford.

It happened in the early hours of 3 March. The pub was successfully broken into but nothing was taken.

Burton Albion draw 1-1 with Aston Villa

BBC Derby Sport

Burton Albion keep picking up points at the bottom end of the table.

They're five points above the relegation zone after their 1-1 draw with Aston Villa

Pirelli Stadium

Travel: Accident blocks Walnut street

BBC Radio Leicester

Derby County 2-1 win against Birmingham City

BBC Derby Sport

Derby County are still mathematically in with a chance of making the Championship play-off places. 

They sit seven points off sixth place...with five games left. 

Saturday's injury-time goal from Tom Ince gave the Rams a 2-1 win over Birmingham City.

League table

Severe accident: A42 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

A42 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, between M42 J11 and J12 B5006 Measham Road Measham.

A42 Leicestershire - One lane closed on A42 northbound between Burton Upon Trent and J12, B5006 (Measham), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Sandi the police dog visits school pupils in Alfreton

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Pupils from Riddings Infant and Nursery School in Alfreton last week had a special visitor -  one who was fluffy and cute. 

Children at the school were learning about "dogs that help us" and Sandi the police dog popped in.

Sandi dog
Derbyshire Police

The visit taught the children about the work police dogs and police humans do every day.  

Sandi dog
Derbyshire Police

The youngsters have been learning all about 'dogs that help us' and it was a great opportunity for them to meet Sandi and find out more information first hand from her handler PC Swift about the work they do. Sandi was a very popular visitor."

Richard PlantPCSO
Kurt Zouma of Chelsea (left), Coventry collect EFL Trophy at Wembley and small crowd at Charlton

Andrew Aloia

BBC Sport

The EFL Trophy finished a controversial campaign with a crowd of 75,000 at its Wembley final, but what next for the competition?

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Lorry fire still causing delays on the A38

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Leicester police fall silent in memory of murdered policeman

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Photos show 'zombie-like state' of city centre 'drug users'

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Derbyshire Police has released photos of two young men walking around Derby city centre in a "zombie-like state" after taking what is believed to be formerly legal highs that are now outlawed.

The pictures were taken by an officer's body-worn camera during a crackdown last week on anti-social behaviour linked to synthetic cannabinoids like Spice and Black Mamba.

Police said two arrests were made and 13 people were handed dispersal orders to leave the city centre.

Drug users
Derbyshire Police
Drug users
Derbyshire Police

Cyclist in 'critical condition' after collision with police van

BBC Radio Leicester

A cyclist is in a critical but stable condition in hospital after a collision involving a police van, Leicestershire Police say.

The cyclist was taken to Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre following the collision on Hadfield Drive at 01:45 on Saturday morning in Melton Mowbray.

The force has referred itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) and said enquiries into the incident are "continuing".  

Hadfield Drive

Severe accident: M1 Nottinghamshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Nottinghamshire southbound severe accident, at J26 for A610 Nottingham.

M1 Nottinghamshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound at J26, A610 (Nottingham), because of an accident.

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

Police appeal to find missing Bulwell man

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

This is 25-year-old Hanok Beyene. He's been reported missing from his home in Bulwell. 

Mr Beyene has not been seen since 18:40 last night, Nottinghamshire Police said. 

Hanok Beyene
Nottinghamshire Police

Holidaymaker unpacks lizard on return from Thailand

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Often when we go on holiday to hot countries, we see creatures like this sitting on rocks and scuttling around under bushes... but imagine opening your suitcase when you get home to find it has come back with you.   

Well, that's what happened to a stunned holidaymaker in Derbyshire.  

Clouded monitor lizard

A six-inch clouded monitor lizard had burrowed itself inside a suitcase of diving equipment and travelled 6,000 miles from Thailand to Chapel-en-le-Frith.

Animal welfare officer Steve Wickham collected the lizard - a protected species in its homeland that can grow to 1.5 metres in length - and took it to a specialist reptile centre where it was identified.

“Despite being zipped up in a suitcase for at least 24 hours, the monitor lizard appeared to be in good health. Permission will now be sought from Defra to allow the lizard to be transferred to a new home in a zoo or wildlife park.

Steve WickhamRSPCA animal welfare officer
Rikki Clarke has rejoined his first county Surrey, from Warwickshire

With the 2017 county season here, keep up to date with the latest signings, departures and rumours ahead of next season.

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Police 'family' come together for funeral

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

In under an hour, the funeral for PC Keith Palmer , who was killed in last month's Westminster attack, will get underway.

About 2,000 Met officers will be on duty for the funeral in policing and ceremonial roles. Officers have also travelled to London from the East Midlands to pay their respects.

          Police officers arrive in Southwark for the funeral of PC Keith Palmer
Getty Images

Special sgt Matthew Warden, from Nottinghamshire, made the journey "because we are all one big family."

Kenny Foley, a special constable in Nottinghamshire, said the London attack had brought the country closer together. 

He said: "They [the public] appreciate we are willing to put ourselves in harm's way, we are there to protect the public... it means a lot to have the community behind us."

Broad Street closing to traffic for more outdoor seating

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

From tonight, there will be new driving restrictions on Broad Street in Nottingham.

Nottingham City Council is closing the road for traffic between 18:00 and 06:00 as part of an experiment to boost outdoor seating for cafes and bars.

Businesses will have six months to raise any objections - but the council hopes to make the arrangement permanent.

Broad Street, Nottingham

“These changes will help to support a successful and vibrant area of the city which has built up a reputation for its cafe culture and our new and independent businesses. The trial at Christmas was very successful and created a happy and laid-back environment precisely because people felt safe and because of what local businesses had to offer to citizens. We look forward to seeing how this experiment pans out."

Councillor Nick McDonald Nottingham City Council

Beer festival glass travels to Afghanistan

Kawoon Khamoosh

BBC reporter, Afghanistan

This is coming to Kabul - all the way from the Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival in Nottingham - to become a glass for dough.

From stout beer to milky dough...

Nottingham beer festival glass
Proact Stadium

Chesterfield academy products Dylan Parkin, Jack Brownell and Jay Smith sign professional contracts with the club.

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Traffic and travel: Disruption on the tracks

BBC News Travel

There's delays of up to an hour on the East Coast main line this lunchtime.

Overhead wires in Retford have been damaged and it's going to take some time to repair them. 

A38 north remains closed because of fire

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Highways England has confirmed that the A38 northbound is still closed although the southbound carriageway is now open.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said they were called to the A38 at 9:46.

The lorry driver, in his 60s, managed to get out of his cab and was treated for minor injuries before being taken to hospital.

Staffordshire Police said severe delays are expected.


Delays northbound have been very long with severe tailbacks. Earlier people reported they had been waiting around two hours.

Water issues in North Luffenham

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live