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Amy Woodfield and Alex Smith

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Our live coverage has now ended and will return tomorrow from 08:00.   

  2. Listen: Alice Ruggles' friend's 999 call

    Sonia Kataria

    BBC News Online

    A short clip from the 999 call made by Alice Ruggles' housemate.

    WARNING: May be upsetting.   

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    Video caption: A short clip from the 999 call made by Alice Ruggles housemate
  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, at J21A for A46 Leicester North affecting J21 for M69.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M1 northbound at J21a, A46 (Leicester North), because of an accident. Congestion to J21, M69 (Leicester).

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

  4. Watch: The perfect free-throw

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Two days before the start of the BBL Playoffs, Leicester Riders captain Tyler Bernardini explains the perfect free-throw... 

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    Video caption: Leicester Riders captain Tyler Bernardini explains the perfect free-throw
  5. Weather: A chance of frost overnight

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    The showers will lessen and steadily clear overnight. Skies will clear which will leave the chance of a frost – particularly in rural spots, before cloud thickens again in the early hours. 

    Lows of 1C (34F).


    Tomorrow will be cloudy with spells of showery rain. Brighter spells will develop from the north later. 

    Highs of 11C (52F).

  6. Weather Watchers: A cloudy East Midlands

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It's been a cloudy afternoon across the East Midlands... here's some shots of the fluffy fellas.

    This is from Dave in Market Warsop...

    Market Warsop

    Here's a great effort from LindafromBelper in, you guessed it, Belper...


    And finally, here's Leigh984 with his cloudy contribution from Newbold Verdon.  

    Newbold Verdon
  7. Road to close for tower crane removal

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Motorists have been advised that Wollaton Street in Nottingham will close at its junction with Canning Circus from 08:00 on Saturday to 16:00 on Monday for the removal of a tower crane from student accommodation being built at Talbot House.

    Diversions will be in place to direct traffic from Canning Circus, Talbot Street and Clarendon Street, Nottingham City Council said.

  8. Robbery and attempted robbery at post offices 'linked'

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Nottinghamshire Police now believe a robbery and an attempted robbery at two Mansfield Woodhouse post offices are linked.

    Officers were called to reports of an attempted robbery in Brown Avenue on Monday, where it was reported two males wearing balaclavas, dark clothing and gloves entered the property just before 11:30. One of the men was armed with a knife, which police say he waved at a staff member after trying to grab the till from the kiosk.

    It's understood a second male entered the building armed with a hammer and threatened a member of the public who tried to intervene and stop him leaving. No-one was injured following the two attempted raids and both men fled empty-handed.

    Station Street post office

    Detectives are now linking the attempted robbery to a robbery at the post office on Station Street (above) at 11:50 on Saturday, April 22, in which two males wearing dark clothing and balaclavas threatened staff and attacked tills before leaving with a quantity of cash. 

    They made off in a black Peugeot 207 S that had been recently stolen. It is believed the vehicle was used in both post office raids.

  9. Watch: New use for old A&E

    Rob Sissons

    East Midlands Today Reporter

    The old A&E department at Leicester Royal Infirmary will be turned into emergency assessment wards...

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    Video caption: The old A&E department at the LRI will be turned into emergency assessment wards
  10. Family of Alice Ruggles to set up fundraising trust

    The family of murdered Alice Ruggles have set up the Alice Ruggles Trust to raise money for good causes. 

    The trust will also provide training and education about issues like stalking. Her family have released a statement encouraging other victims to speak out about stalking and harrassment. 

    Miss Ruggle's mother,Dr Sue Hills, a teacher at a a girl's school in Leicester, will be running the Great North Run this year to raise money for Women's Aid. 

  11. Armed robbery in Hinckley

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A convenience store in Hinckley was robbed at gunpoint last night.

    Police have said a man wearing a balaclava went into One Stop, on the corner of Stoke Road, with a weapon believed to be a handgun.

    He demanded money from the two members of staff and left with cash.

    One Stop
    Quote Message: “I am keen to speak to anyone who may have seen a man matching the description, either before or after the robbery occurred. We believe after taking the money the man ran along Stoke Road in the direction of Tudor Road. If you were driving or walking in this area around 11.00pm you may have seen something that can help with our enquiries.” from Det Con Yassin Desai Leicestershire Police
    Det Con Yassin DesaiLeicestershire Police
  12. Alice Ruggles was 'life and soul of the party'

    Alice Ruggles had an her infectious love of life, friends and colleagues said.

    The 24-year-old was murdered by her ex-partner Lance Corporal Trimaan "Harry" Dhillon, 26, and he has today been jailed. 

    Miss Ruggles studied at Northumbria University and afterwards took a job at Sky in Newcastle. 

    Her boss Paul Lynch said she was "the life and soul of the party" and she was promoted from handling calls to the specially-created role of office co-ordinator. Colleagues remembered her for her for her smile, her friendliness and her wit.

    Alice Ruggles drinking from a coconut

    But friends said a change came over her after she met Dhillon and the prosecution during the trial at Newcastle Crown Court  placed the blame firmly on her ex and his controlling ways. 

  13. Alice Ruggles' family urge other victims to speak out

    The family of Alice Ruggles released a statement after her ex-boyfriend Trimaan "Harry" Dhillon was convicted of her murder in which they said her loss would stay with them for the rest of their lives. 

    In a statement made through the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, which helps people avoid becoming victims of violence, they urged other victims of stalking to speak out. 

    He mother Dr Sue Hills said: "I just keep thinking I can't believe we didn't identify the signs of stalking but you just don't know when it's going on.

    "I would like what happened to Alice to encourage others to seek support if they are worried about someone's behaviour."

    Dhillon, 26, has been jailed for a minimum of 22 years after being found guilty of murdering Alice Ruggles.

  14. Flat mate calls 999 after finding body

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Here's some of the 999 call made by Alice's flat mate when she found her.

    WARNING: May be upsetting. 

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  15. Northumbria Police deny they could have prevented murder of Alice Ruggles

    Following the conviction of Trimaan "Harry" Dhillon Northumbria Police have denied that they could have done more to prevent him from murdering ex-girlfriend Alice Ruggles. 

    Ms Ruggles, 24, has previously reported to Northumbria Police that she felt "harrassed" by Dhillon making a police statement on 2 October in which she said he sounded "crazy" on voicemails, and described him as obsessed.

    The court heard she felt  "palmed off" and was asked if she wanted Dhillon arrested but she decided not to take that step. 

    Det Ch Insp Lisa Theaker, of Northumbria Police said: "Alice spoke to a number of police officers and she spoke to Victims First and we went through a risk assessment. And as a result of that we would not have been able to predict at that stage that he would go on to murder Alice." 

    Following the murder the case was referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, who sent it back to the force for an internal investigation. 

  16. Alice Ruggles murder was an act of 'utter barbarism'

    A judge who jailed a soldier for a minimum of 22 years for the murder of his ex-girlfriend said it had been an act of "utter barbarism".

    Lance Corporal Trimaan "Harry" Dhillon, 26, had denied the murder of Alice Ruggles, 24, in Gateshead in October but was found guilty after a trial at Newcastle Crown Court.

    Judge Paul Sloan QC told Dhillon said: "Not a shred of remorse have you shown from first to last - indeed you were concentrating so hard on getting your story right when giving evidence you forgot even to shed a crocodile tear."

    Miss Ruggles' family wept and hugged each other when a jury found him guilty.

    There was no visible reaction from Dhillon.

  17. Alice Ruggles murder: Soldier convicted of killing after 90-minute deliberation

    The jury of eight women and four men took 90 minutes to reach a unanimous verdict - L/Cpl Trimaan "Harry" Dhillon murdered his ex-girlfriend, Alice Ruggles.

    Dhillon, who was based at barracks in Edinburgh, broke into Miss Ruggles' Gateshead flat on 12 October last year and cut her throat.

    Alice Ruggles

    The court heard Dhillon, who's 26, stalked Alice in the weeks before her death and had been aggressive, controlling and manipulative throughout their short relationship.  

    L/Cpl Trimaan "Harry" Dhillon
  18. Soldier jailed for ex-girlfriend's murder

    Alison Freeman

    BBC Look North

    Lance Corporal Trimaan Dhillon has been jailed for life with a minimum of 22 years for the murder of Leicestershire's Alice Ruggles.

    Alice Ruggles.
  19. MP 'breaks up fight' in Worksop

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Fists might be flying on the campaign trail right now but the Bassetlaw MP has apparently been keeping the peace on the streets of Nottinghamshire.

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    I particularly like that the Labour MP got recognised part way through his intervention...

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    Queen Street worksop