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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 28 April 2017
  2. Hundreds of lives saved by bowel cancer programme
  3. Weeks of roadworks to start in Nottingham
  4. Peregrine chicks hatch on top of university building
  5. Man arrested over canal towpath sex assault
  6. Murder charge after Leicester stabbing
  7. Man avoids jail after dragging puppy across cemetery
  8. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Sandish Shoker and Khia Lewis-Todd

All times stated are UK

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  1. Owen Williams

    Leicester Tigers take a big step to securing a top four finish with a bonus-point win against Sale at Welford Road.

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  2. Our live coverage across the day

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

  3. New rugby pitch 'could increase chance for young players'

    Wesley Mallin

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    Derby Rugby Football Club is angling for an artificial pitch from the Rugby Football Union. 

    The club says it would secure the future of the sport in the city - allowing more games to be played and increase the chances for young players.

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  4. Weather: A fairly mild weekend with some sunny spells

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC weather presenter

    It’ll be dry tonight with variable amounts of cloud and a few clear spells.

    Weather

    It’ll feel milder tomorrow with light winds, sunny spells and scattered cloud, with a small chance of light showers.

    There’s some uncertainty about the extent of rain on Sunday. It’s likely to start bright and breezy with rain possible later.

  5. Football: Burton Albion have proved a lot of people wrong, says midfielder

    BBC Sport

    Midfielder Jackson Irvine says Burton Albion have confounded the critics who felt they could not survive their first-ever campaign in the second tier.  

    Jackson Irvine scored the winner for Burton against Derby in August.

    The Brewers, 18th in the table, have all but secured a second season in the Championship, just eight years after winning the National League title.  

    Irvine's 10 goals for the Brewers this season include the injury-time winner at Huddersfield and the decisive strike against rivals Derby.  

    Quote Message: As a collective I think we've proved a lot of people wrong. We've shown we're capable of not just staying at this level but competing." from Jackson Irvine Burton Albion midfielder
    Jackson IrvineBurton Albion midfielder
  6. Roads to close for Leicester Sikh parade this weekend

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Just a reminder there will be several rolling temporary road closures in Leicester on Sunday afternoon as thousands of people take part in the annual parade to celebrate the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi.

    Up to 10,000 people are expected to walk through the city centre from the Guru Nanak Gurdwara at Holy Bones in the city centre to the Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara in East Park Road.

  7. Froch gives verdict on Joshua v Klitchsko fight

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Nottingham boxer Carl Froch has been giving his thoughts on Anthony Joshua's huge fight at Wembley tomorrow night. 

    Joshua will take on Wladimir Klitchsko in front of a record 90,000 crowd and Froch thinks he'll be under pressure taking on his toughest fight yet.

    "This is his acid test against the veteran Wladimir, who can throw a good punch and knows how to move and survive when he needs to.

    "Joshua will be nervous and being at Wembley Stadium will add to those nerves."

    Carl Froch
  8. Dying Derby mum ties the knot

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Earlier on we told you about a Derby mum who was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

    Sarah Lowndes and David Moore tied the knot after strangers helped pay for catering, flowers, a wedding dress and venue hire.

    Now she is a married woman...and my word she looks absolutely picture perfect.

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  9. Man guilty of murdering and dismembering friend

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A man described by a judge as an "insatiable gambler" has been found guilty of dismembering his wealthy friend and dumping his remains in a suitcase in Tintwhistle, Derbyshire - on the edge of the Peak District.

    The court heard Ming Jiang, 43, tried to solve his gambling and debt problems by killing his friend Yang Lui (pictured), 36, before chopping up his body and stuffing the torso in a suitcase.

    The suitcase was found by walkers on October 10 last year in a lay by just off the A628.

    The other body parts have never been found.

    Yang Liu

    During the trial the court heard Jiang was a heavy gambler who "lost more than he won".

    After murdering his friend he assumed his identity, gaining access to his apartment and bank accounts, where he took a total of £800. 

    Jiang will be sentenced on Tuesday.

  10. BBL continues on the BBC tonight

    Surrey Scorchers v Leicester Riders

    BBC Sport

    BBC Sport's coverage of the British Basketball returns this evening with league leaders Leicester Riders travelling to Surrey Scorchers. 

    The Scorchers have had an indifferent season and are currently in eighth position. They narrowly lost their last game to Bristol Flyers (79-71) but showed their potential in the match before, in which they were impressive in beating Plymouth Raiders (90-73). 

    Although the Riders top the table, they will be looking to get back to winning ways after losing their last two - to Worcester Wolves (80-77) and Newcastle Eagles (83-76).

    Coverage begins from 19:30 BST across the BBC Sport website, app and selected Connected TVs. You can watch it here and you can learn more about the BBC's coverage of the BBL and WBBL here.

    Surrey Scorchers v Leicester Riders
  11. Man robbed petrol station three times in one week

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    CCTV images have been released of a man who robbed a petrol station three times this week.

    The man covered his face with his hand in the first robbery at the Marmion service station in Carlton Road, Nottingham at about 12:50 on Sunday.

    He threatened staff before escaping with cash from the till as well as chocolate and energy drinks.

    He returned again that night wearing a mask from the film Saw taking more cash and cigarettes.

    Police said the man went back to the same petrol station at 03:30 on Tuesday but failed to take any money and fled with more cigarettes. 

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  12. New contract for Reds defender

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Michael Mancienne has agreed a new contract at Nottingham Forest.

    He is expected to sign today.  

    Michael Mancienne
  13. Two burka-clad 'men' steal safe and van from house

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Two burka-clad people, believed to be men, are wanted in connection with a burglary at a house in Dorothy Road, Leicester, shortly before 10.30 yesterday.

    The pair stole a safe containing cash, watches, personal belongings and made off in a silver VW van which was parked outside.

    Police said the homeowner was assaulted and was treated in hospital for minor injuries.

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    Video caption: Pair dressed in burkas steal cash and van from house
  14. Third person faces murder charge over Gregory Kelly death

    A third man has been charged with murdering Gregory Kelly in Mancetter at the end of March. 

    Manor Road

    The 26 year old died five days after being found with critical head injuries on Manor Road. 

    Robert Keavey, 38, of Princess Road in Atherstone was remanded in custody at an appearance at Leamington Spa Magistrates' Court earlier.