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  1. Updates for Wednesday 17 May 2017
  2. Police given more time to question murder suspects
  3. Tributes left to Megan Bannister
  4. Building demolished following collapse
  5. Body found in search for missing man
  6. Cyber attack causes surge in A&E visitors
  7. Fly-tippers dump mess in Bolsover
  8. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

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By Khia Lewis-Todd and Amy Woodfield

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Son and Harry Kane

Tom Rostance

BBC Sport

Harry Kane scores four times as a dominant Tottenham hammer Leicester City to secure their 25th league win of the season.

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Megan Bannister

Two men in their twenties are being questioned on suspicion of murdering 16-year-old Megan Bannister.

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That's all from the East Midlands live page - updates will start again at 08:00 on Thursday.

Weather: Rain easing overnight

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

Cloud and rain will steadily move eastwards overnight. Conditions will slowly become drier and clearer.

It’ll feel cooler with lows of 8C (46F).


For Thursday there’ll be variable amounts of cloud with a mixture of sunshine and showers. Some of the showers could be quite sharp at times but it’ll feel pleasant in any sunny spells.

Highs of 17C (63F).

First Co-op dementia friendly store in Derbyshire

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

The first dementia friendly store has been announced by the Central England Co-op and it is in Derbyshire.

The Society has linked up with Amber Valley Dementia Action Alliance and now the Ripley Co-op store has been improved to help people with the condition.

Central England Co-op

Staff in the store have also been given specialist training to allow them to help customers affected by the dementia - and new signage has been put in place in order to remove confusion for anyone shopping who has the condition.

Central England Co-op

Shadow Chancellor visits Derby North

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

The shadow chancellor John McDonnell was in Derby today as campaigning continues for the general election.

The Labour battle bus stopped in the Derby North constituency which was the most marginal seat in England at the last election.

Shadow Chancellor

Despite the heavy rain, he spoke to voters and told Radio Derby how Labour hopes to invest and renationalise the railways.

He talked about how keen they are to get Christopher Williamson back in parliament.

Shadow Chancellor

Rare car stolen in Buxton burglary

BBC Radio Derby

A rare classic car has been stolen in a burglary at a house in Buxton.

Police are trying to trace the bright red Triumph TR5 which was taken between 12 and 13 May from a house on Lascelles Road.

Police say the burglars took the keys from inside the property and drove off with the classic car.

They want to hear from anyone who's been offered the car or parts from it in the last few days.

Derbyshire Police

Great weather for ducks

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

You know it's been raining a lot when the ducks are walking around Jubilee Square in Leicester...


Forest buy-out 'moves forward'

East Midlands Today

We understand a meeting between Evangelos Marinakis and the Football League has taken place and the Greek takeover of Nottingham Forest is nearing a conclusion.

The club's manager Mark Warburton has said he expects the new owners to be aggressively ambitious and and that he's looking forward to the future at the club.

Here's more from Warburton...

Man charged over death of pensioner

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

A man has been charged with manslaughter following the death of a pensioner after an alleged altercation in Derbyshire.

Derek Levers, 86, collapsed at his address after the reported row in Station Road, Ilkeston, and later died in hospital.

Ryan Belfon, 31, of Stapleton Road, Ilkeston, has been charged with manslaughter.

He has also been charged with criminal damage, assaulting a police officer and fraud offences, Derbyshire Police said.

Mr Belfon is due before Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

Sadiq el Fitouri

League One strugglers Chesterfield sign defender Sadiq el Fitouri after he was released by Manchester United.

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BreakingDrayton Manor death: Evha Jannath 'died from chest injuries'

Allen Cook

BBC Local Live

The initial investigation into the death of an 11-year-old girl who fell from a theme park water ride has found she died from chest injuries.

Evha Jannath was on a school trip when she fell from the Splash Canyon ride at Drayton Manor Theme Park on 9 May.

Evha Jannath
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Staffordshire Police says a post-mortem examination's been carried out and that an inquest has been opened and adjourned this afternoon.

The force says no date's been set for the full inquest and they and the Health and Safety Executive are continuing their investigation.

Shola Ameobi

Notts County sign former Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi on a deal until the end of the season.

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Nottingham Forest's Portuguese winger Lica rejoins former club Estoril on loan for the rest of the season.

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Money raised for funeral of Megan Bannister

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

An online fundraising page has been set up to raise money for the funeral of 16-year-old Megan Bannister who was found dead in the back of a car in Enderby on Sunday.

Megan Bannister

The person that set up the crowdfunding page said: "This would be a massive help in allowing Megan to have that special day she deserves."

The page aims to raise £3,000 towards funeral costs - any money left over will go to the maternity ward at the Leicester Royal Infirmary in Megan's honour. The teenager was hoping to become a midwife.

Zander Diamond

Mansfield continue their rebuilding for the new season by signing experienced former Northampton centre-back Zander Diamond.

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Evangelos Marinakis

Evangelos Marinakis' takeover of Nottingham Forest is edging towards a conclusion after a meeting with EFL bosses.

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Tributes left for teen found dead after crash

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Flowers have been left for 16-year-old Megan Bannister who was found dead in the back of a car in Enderby on Sunday.

Flower tributes for Megan Bannister

The tributes are on Desford Road where the teenager was involved in a crash between a car and motorbike.

Her death however is not believed to have been the result of the crash and a murder investigation has been launched.

Flower tributes for Megan Bannister

Jobs at risk at pet food manufacturer

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

About 64 jobs are at risk at the pet food manufacture Mars Petcare UK in Melton Mowbray.

The company has said the restructure will affect those involved in "canning" the product.

Mars Petcare UK in Melton Mowbray

We have proposed a restructure relating to our canning line, to ensure that our factory in Melton Mowbray remains fit for the future. Our priority at this time is supporting our associates who are aware of the proposal and are taking part in a consultation process. A final decision on the restructure will be made following this period of consultation.”

Chris SackreePlant Manager, Mars Petcare UK

Fire in hospital maternity unit

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

There's been a fire at the maternity unit at Nottingham City Hospital this afternoon.

Nottingham City Hospital

Patients have been evacuated to another part of the hospital following the fire on Lawrence Ward - the antenatal and postnatal ward.

The hospital has said no patients have been injured and the fire has now been put out.

Patients are expected to be able to return to the ward as soon as it is safe to do so.

House searched in murder investigation

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Police have confirmed searches have been carried out in connection with the investigation into the death of Megan Bannister.

Braunstone Avenue in Leicester.

Officers have been at an address in Braunstone Avenue in Leicester.

Birdman of Burton's robin friendship

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

We've all heard of the saying a dog is a man's best friend - well in this case a robin is a man's best friend.

John Anderson from Burton is best mates with a robin.

The robin - imaginatively named Robin - pops into John's house, sits on his hand and eats cheese...yes, cheese.

John Anderson

They're so inseparable, Robin even rides around with John in his car.

Their friendship began last winter and in that space of time Robin and John have built up a very good relationship and when John calls, Robin appears.

John Anderson

Last winter he started coming for food. I started putting cheese out for him on the wheelie bin top then began edging closer and closer and he eventually started eating from my hand. In the spring he was calling for a friend and Mrs Robin turned up and he used to bring her cheese."

John Anderson

Severe accident: M69 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M69 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, between J1 for A5 Hinckley and M6 J2.

M69 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M69 southbound between J1, A5 (Hinckley) and M6 J2, Coventry, because of an accident earlier on. Traffic is coping well.

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

Vehicles caught breaking weight limit on ancient bridge

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Six drivers have been caught breaking the weight limit on Swarkestone bridge during a joint operation by police and trading standards yesterday.

The action was in response to complaints that some drivers were ignoring the restrictions on the ancient causeway.

Police say that one driver was also issued with a fixed penalty for using his mobile phone during yesterday's crackdown.

Derbyshire Police

We often receive complaints about heavy goods vehicles driving over the causeway, an ancient monument and narrow piece of road, which is not designed for such vehicles.

Kerry Wallington-WaitePCSO Mercia Safer Neighbourhood Team

Firm 'reassuring' residents over incinerator

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

The company Envirofusion which wants to build an experimental incinerator in Derby has told local people the plant won't affect their quality of life.

The facility, off Alfreton Road, is intended to operate for 18 months, while the technology inside it is tested.

Residents are fighting the plans, but chief executive Andrew Morris said they're doing all they can to reassure residents that the unit is safe.

enviro fusion

We've actually got some of the people who have made those objections coming to see us tomorrow - hopefully we can talk them through what we're actually going to do and allay their fears and show them how much work we're putting in in trying to make sure there is no affect on them or the local neighbourhood.

Andrew Morrischief executive of Envirofusion

Cricket: Derbyshire defeated by Worcestershire

In cricket, Derbyshire Falcons ended their run in the One Day Cup yesterday with a defeat to Worcestershire Rapids.

It was a difficult day for the Falcons who faced a long rain delay in the middle of their innings.

In the end, they lost by five wickets following the Duckworth-Lewis method.

Fast-bowler Hardus Viljoen said it was important to learn from the experience.

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We are a young team. We've shown in patches in this competition that we can play good cricket but we are also still learning.

Hardus ViljoenDerbyshire fast bowler
St Matthews Way, Leicester

Police want to trace anyone who may have inadvertently recorded events surrounding the fatal attack.

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Ambitious plans for old viaduct revealed

BBC Radio Nottingham

Ambitious plans are underway to bring a landmark on the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border back into use.

Bennerley Viaduct
Steve A/BBC Weather Watchers

The charity Sustrans is bidding for £6m to restore the Bennerley Viaduct between Awsworth and Eastwood into a cycling and walking route.

The group Friends of Bennerley Viaduct hope it'll boost tourism.

Delays to train services as man hit by train

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

A man has been hit by a train at a level crossing in Attenborough between Nottingham and East Midlands Parkway.

This is causing disruptions to routes between Nottingham and London, Leicester, Lincoln, Matlock and Newark.

British Transport Police said the incident is not being treated as suspicious but it is investigating how the man came to be on the tracks.

EMT trains

Afternoon weather: Heavy rain

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

It’ll rain for most of the afternoon and at times the rain could be heavy with some tricky driving conditions possible due to standing water and spray.

Highs of 15C (59F).


How snail romance could help human genetics

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Scientists at the University of Nottingham have been running their own dating program - for snails.

It all started with Jeremy the "one in a million" rare mutant garden snail who has an anti-clockwise spiralling shell. It means his genitals are on the wrong side making it difficult for him to mate.

An appeal was made to find another snail with a left spiralling shell in the hope the pair could "hook up" and TWO were found - one in Ipswich and one in Majorca.

However things didn't quite go to plan...

On a more serious note, Dr Angus Davison reckons this study could be beneficial to humans.

Last year we discovered a gene, which when variable in snails makes them coil to the left or the right. We also found that the same gene seems to be involved in setting up the body asymmetry of our cells. So the process of determining left and right side of the body is so deeply conserved that snails and humans are probably using the same set of genes."

Dr Angus DavisonUniversity of Nottingham’s School of Life Sciences

He said there's a chance this could lead to developments in helping people born with their organs in the wrong place.

Derby County manager 'expected to make major changes' to squad

BBC Derby Sport

The Derby County Manager Gary Rowett says if he has to separate players who are staying or going then he will.

The Rams manager is expected to carry out major changes to his squad this summer.

He's mentioned two potential deals are ongoing - but hasn't had any offers for his players.

Gary Rowett

More time to question murder suspects

Simon Ward

East Midlands Today Reporter

Leicestershire Police have been given more time to question two men on suspicion of murder.

It's after the body of 16-year-old Megan Bannister was found on the back seat of a car in Enderby.

Megan Bannister
Leicestershire Police

Police appeal for dashcam footage in murder investigation

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

If you're one of those people with a dashcam in your vehicle then police are appealing to you.

It's after a 22-year-old man was found fatally injured on St Matthews Way in Leicester on Monday afternoon.

Police want to hear from drivers who were in the area at the time and may have captured some vital video footage about the murder.

Police on St Matthews Way

We are trawling through CCTV in the area surrounding St Matthews Way, however there may be private CCTV cameras in the vicinity that we haven’t identified. We would ask anyone who owns CCTV or has dashcams in their vehicles to check whether they have captured any footage from Monday afternoon, which may assist with our investigation."

DCI David Swift-RollinsonEast Midlands Special Operations Unit Major Crime team

A 17-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

Fly-tippers dump mess in Bolsover

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Bolsover council is trying to track down the culprit who dumped this mess on the main road from Hillstown to Glapwell between 09:00 and 14:00 yesterday.

Fly tipping
Bolsover Council

They want anyone with information to get in touch with them.

Football: Spurs match 'will be interesting'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Craig Shakespeare has held Leicester City’s pre-Tottenham press conference - the Foxes boss began by taking questions on that Riyad Mahrez penalty from the weekend.

He said: “I think bizarre is the right word. But we know the letter of the law, the ref got it right”.

Referee Robert Madley talking to Riyad Mahrez
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He then spoke about injuries, saying he didn't want to put a time limit on the return of Wes Morgan but Robert Huth and Andy King could be ready for the final game of the season.

Marc Albrighton is also "fine" and back on the training pitch.

Marc Albrighton
Getty Images

Looking ahead to tomorrow's home game Shakespeare said: “The players can see the light at the end of the tunnel" but want to finish as high as they can. Eighth place is still possible.

He compared Spurs to last weekends opponents Manchester City but said: "We’ve got a great record here at the King Power. It will be more than interesting”

Missing Whitwick man found safe

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Missing Leicestershire man David Moseley has been found safe and well.

The 55-year-old was reported missing from the Whitwick area but was found yesterday evening.