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Summary

  1. Live updates for Wednesday 14 June 2017
  2. UKIP MEP denies EU cash misuse claims
  3. Two houses damaged by fire in Bilsthorpe
  4. Disgraced presenter could lose honorary degree
  5. Doctor suspended over boy's death
  6. Poppies display still proving popular
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

Live Reporting

By Gavin Bevis and Maryam Qaiser

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Today's updates have now finished. Local Live will return at 08:00 on Thursday.

  2. Weather: Muggy night in store

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    It's going to be a mild and muggy night, with variable amounts of cloud and clear spells into the early hours.

    Lows of 16C (61F)

    weather

    A bright start tomorrow with some sunshine first thing but cloud will push in from the west fairly quickly. Some sunny spells through the afternoon, with the odd isolated shower. Mild but breezy.

    Highs of 20C (68F)

  3. Leicester 'road rage' attacker still not found

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    An irate driver who was caught on camera assaulting another motorist has yet to be identified, police have said.

    Dashcam footage showed the man driving his BMW over the pavement to undertake and block a Renault Clio before reaching into the car's window to attack the driver.

    It happened in Blackbird Road in Leicester on 31 May. Police have appealed for the public's help in identifying the man.

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    Video caption: Dashcam captures 'road rage' incident
  4. More than 100 victims of modern slavery rescued in East Midlands

    Jeremy Ball

    Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

    Police forces across the East Midlands have discovered 140 suspected victims of modern slavery in the last three years.

    They include foreign children and women, some of whom were sold into prostitution.

    Red Cross

    Many of the suspects were never prosecuted because victims were often too scared to given evidence, police said.

    A Red Cross team supports the work of the police by taking clothing, food and blankets to victims who are rescued in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

    Derbyshire's Assistant Chief Constable Chris Haward said: “It’s estimated that there are more than 20,000 victims of modern slavery in the UK at the moment.

    “This includes victims of domestic servitude, forced labour and sexual exploitation."

  5. Buildings in Nottingham to be assessed for safety

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    Premises will be assessed to ensure safety measures are put in place following the blaze which has destroyed a block of flats in London.

    Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said, although incidents like this were extremely rare, they would continue to work with partner agencies to assess the fire safety measures in premises.

    Assistant chief fire officer Craig Parkin, said: "Our thoughts are with those affected by this tragic incident, including our emergency services colleagues who have worked through the night and are still on scene."

    Tower fire

    Nottingham City Homes held an emergency meeting today to discuss safety measures for its buildings.

    At least 12 people have died in Grenfell Tower in London after a fire ripped through the tower block.

  6. Extra cash made available for Assembly Rooms replacement

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    A further £2.5m has been found to rebuild Derby's Assembly Rooms after the fire there three years ago.

    Assembly Rooms

    The D2N2 enterprise partnership - which funds projects in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire - is proposing to give the city council the full £8.6m needed for the rebuild by postponing some of the projects on its list in order to prioritise others.

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Nottinghamshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Nottinghamshire northbound severe disruption, between J27 for A608 Hucknall and J28 for A38 Alfreton.

    M1 Nottinghamshire - Heavy traffic and one lane closed on M1 northbound between J27, A608 (Hucknall) and J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  8. High rise residents offered fire safety advice after London blaze

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Fire safety experts are to visit Derbyshire's only high rise block of flats to reassure residents in the wake of the devastating tower block fire in London.

    Area manager Alex Johnson said: “I would like to assure everybody that Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service carries out regular inspections of blocks of flats, including Rivermead House, owned and managed by Derby City Council and Derby Homes, which fully complies with current fire safety regulations."

    Rivermead House

    Fareed Hussain, Derby City Council's cabinet member for urban renewal, said it was "understandable" if council tenants were concerned about their own safety.

    He said: “Our organisations would like to reassure residents that fire safety precautions are given the highest priority across all of the properties we manage.

    "All blocks of flats have fire risk assessments in place and are subject to regular inspection and review.

    "Rivermead House, our only high rise block, fully complies with current fire safety regulations. The construction of the block is designed to prevent the spread of fire between flats and between floors."

    Fire safety experts will be at Rivermead House from 11:30 to 12:30 on Thursday.

  9. Your photos: Summer in Leicestershire

    BBC Weather Watchers

    A splendid photo of a busy bee, taken by Maggie T in Loughborough.

    Bee
  10. Concern for missing Derby man

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Police are searching for a 48-year-old Derby man who's been missing for nearly a week.

    Matthew Collymore was last seen in the Kingsway area on Thursday afternoon.

    He's about 5ft 7in, with a slim build and dreadlocks.

    Matthew Collymore
  11. Loughborough thieves take triathlon star's bike

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Double Commonwealth gold-winning triathlete Jodie Stimpson says thieves in Loughborough stole her new bike and a swimming bag last night.

    She branded the person responsible a "scumbag" and is circulating photos of the white Amira bike in a bid to try to get it back.

    Jodie Stimpson's stolen bike
    Jodie Stimpson stolen bike
  12. Racist abuse 'a regular thing', says Derby tennis star

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    British tennis player Jay Clarke has been talking about the racist abuse he receives online.

    The 18-year-old, from Derby, told BBC Sport he receives 15 to 20 abusive messages via social media a month and it is "not a surprise" when it happens.

    He highlighted one abuser who repeatedly referred to him as a monkey and included a series of monkey emojis.

    Jay Clarke

    "The first few times it's a shock, now you're almost waiting for it," he said.

  13. Rolls-Royce investigating Sydney engine emergency

    James Roberson

    Reporter, East Midlands Today

    Derby-based Rolls-Royce is investigating after damage occurred to an airliner's engine, forcing it to turn back to Sydney.

    The Airbus A330 had been on its way to China two days ago when the hole appeared in the engine casing.

    Damage to plane's engine

    The firm said: "We are aware of the incident, and we will be working closely with our customer, and relevant partners, to understand the cause of the issue."

    Airbus also said it was discussing the incident with Rolls-Royce.

  14. Detectives search for Asfordby sock thieves

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Police are on the hunt for burglars who broke in to a garage in Asfordby and helped themselves to a load of socks.

    School socks, novelty socks and walking socks were taken during the raid in St John's Road at the weekend along with Christmas candles and a couple of gazebos.

    Police said they were keen to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious or had been approached about buying socks.

    St John's Road
  15. London fire 'was accident waiting to happen'

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    A Nottingham woman who once lived in the London tower block that was gutted by a huge fire overnight said the blaze "was an accident waiting to happen".

    Agnes told BBC Radio Nottingham there were concerns over safety at Grenfell Tower.

    Six people have been confirmed dead following the fire. Police say they expect that number to rise.

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    Video caption: London fire was 'accident waiting to happen'