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Summary

  1. Live updates for Wednesday 6 September 2017
  2. Nottinghamshire hosts Tour of Britain stage
  3. Tour of Britain cyclists in crash with parked car
  4. Hundreds of Asda jobs axed in Leicester
  5. 'Extinct' plant rediscovered at Peak District National Park
  6. Sports Direct chairman survives shareholder vote

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By Alex Smith and Maryam Qaiser

All times stated are UK

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  1. Steve Crossman

    BBC Sport

    Adrien Silva

    Steve Crossman

    BBC Sport

    Fifa rejects Leicester's application to register midfielder Adrien Silva after the club missed the deadline at the end of the summer transfer window.

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  2. Our live coverage across the day

    Regular live coverage on this page has ended for the day, but breaking news, sport and travel updates will continue appear through the night.

    East Midlands Live returns from 08:00 tomorrow morning.

  3. Weather: Dry and cloudy end to the day

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    It will be a dry and rather cloudy end to the day with maximum temperatures to reach 14C but it will remain largely dry overnight with some clear spells.

    Weather

    Tomorrow, one or two isolated showers are possible, but for the most part it will be dry and fine with some bright spells.

    Cloud will increase during the afternoon with outbreaks of rain from the west and a strengthening south westerly wind.

  4. Large scale search for missing man

    Helen Astle

    BBC East Midlands Today reporter

    More than 40 officers have spent today searching for missing Robin Mills near Sibson in Leicestershire.

    missing man

    The 63-year-old man is missing from his home in Fenny Drayton, Hinckley.

    He suffers from epilepsy and is heavily reliant on his medication which he has not taken with him.

    Robin, pictured below, is of medium build, 5ft 10ins tall, with a slightly gaunt appearance and has short, fair greying hair.

    missing man
    robin mills
  5. Watch: Youngsters race balance bikes for Tour of Britain

    Ben Truslove

    BBC News Online

    Look at these little children go! They're wheelie good on their balance bikes. It was part of the Tour of Britain celebrations in Newark this afternoon.

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    Video caption: Youngsters raced balance bikes on the Tour of Britain route.
  6. Protest over 60 homes in Hinckley

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    Campaigners will hold a protest this afternoon over proposed plans to build 60 homes in Hinckley.

    They will gather by the Big Pit in Ashby Road where plans have been submitted for the development.

    60 homes could be built in Hinckley

    The developers Orbit Group said they've already addressed concerns over flood risk and the impact on local ecology.

    Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council is yet to decide on the planning application.

  7. Commentator John Motson's 'funniest moment at Derby'

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    After 50 years with the BBC, English football commentator John Motson will retire at the end of the season.

    He has covered 10 World Cups, 29 FA cup finals, 10 European championships and more than 200 England games, but says the funniest moment of his career happened at Derby's Baseball Ground.

    John Motson

    He said: "Probably when they had to paint the penalty spot at Derby when there was so much mud on the pitch they couldn't find it.

    "It was a great moment, the groundsmen came round with a pot of paint and a brush and the referee measured out the 12 yards and they actually painted the penalty spot while they all wait, that was probably the funniest moment I think."

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    Video caption: Watch: Mini tornado flies through Leicestershire field
  9. CCTV footage released after city stabbing

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Police have released CCTV footage of a man they want to trace in connection with a stabbing in Leicester.

    Leicestershire Police found a 21-year-old man injured at about 03:45 on Sunday, June 2 outside Brighthouse in Belgrave Gate.

    Det Con Emma Kunne said the victim was stabbed in the back and under his left arm.

    "He remained in hospital for a number of days," she said. "He is recovering well at home but the events of that night will still be traumatic for him.

    "We would like to identify the man in the footage as he may be able to assist with our enquiries."

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  10. Cricket: Four early wickets for Worcestershire

    Dave Bradley

    Cricket commentator

    After fighting their way back from a potentially disastrous 89-6 to get a first innings lead of 50 in their game against Nottinghamshire, the county are keeping the pressure on, taking four early wickets in the home side's second innings.

    You can hear the rest of the day's play on BBC Hereford & Worcester's 738AM frequency and online.

  11. Woman fined £861 for not picking up dog mess

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    A woman from Mansfield has been ordered to pay £861.87 in fines and costs for failing to clear up her dog's poo.

    Bridget Smith, 27, was prosecuted by Mansfield District Council after a neighbourhood warden saw she didn't clean up her pet's mess in Tuxford Court in the town back in March.

    Dog fouling in Mansfield

    After the case, councillor Bill Drewett said: "Dog owners need to understand that allowing their pets to foul public places in this district will simply not be tolerated and they can face a very costly outcome for a totally avoidable situation."

    The case was proved in her absence after she indicated no plea to South Derbyshire Magistrates' Court on 30 August.

  12. Hundreds of Asda jobs axed in Leeds and Leicester

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Asda is to axe hundreds of jobs at its Leeds head office and in Leicester as part of a major cost-cutting drive at the supermarket.

    The Walmart-owned grocery giant informed staff this afternoon.

    An Asda spokeswoman said: "These changes impact around 1,100 roles across Asda House in Leeds and George House in Leicester, and sadly result in around 300 colleagues leaving us.

    "The changes are in response to the ever-changing sector in which we're working and the need to adapt to create an agile business which is fit for the future."

    Asda
  13. Football: Warnock set for Burton return against Leeds

    Allen Cook

    BBC Local Live

    Burton Albion are hoping to have Stephen Warnock back from injury for their game at Leeds United this weekend.

    Nigel Clough at press conference today

    Manager Nigel Clough's held his mid-week press conference today and says the defender is close to returning.

    However, he says forward Luke Varney is struggling with a hamstring injury and they will not be able to play Luke Murphy against his parent club.