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  1. Live updates for Thursday 7 September 2017
  2. Teen charged over boy's cardiac arrest death
  3. Nine injured in 10-vehicle crash on A50
  4. '25 million-to-one' triple-yolk egg laid in Nottinghamshire
  5. Inquest opens into the death of boy, 5
  6. Probe after Tour of Britain cyclist crashes into car

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By Maryam Qaiser and Dave Wade

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Phil Cartwright

BBC Sport

Derby County score four goals in a clinical first-half display to secure a comfortable Championship win over Hull City.

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Jamie Vardy's mission to find the next Vardy
Jamie Vardy's rise from non-league footballer to England international has been well documented. Now he is hoping to discover the next star.
Rikki Clarke has rejoined his first county Surrey, from Warwickshire

With the 2017 county season here, keep up to date with the latest signings, departures and rumours ahead of next season.

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Hibernian midfielder John McGinn

Clive Lindsay

BBC Sport Scotland

Hibernian head coach Neil Lennon thinks John McGinn will attract fresh interest if the Nottingham Forest target continues to improve.

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Maikel Kieftenbeld

Derby County and Barnsley both fail to have deadline-day transfers ratified by the English Football League.

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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 to appear through the night.

East Midlands Live returns from 08:00 tomorrow morning.

Liam Norwell

Liam Norwell takes five wickets to keep Gloucestershire on course to beat Leicestershire before bad light stops play.

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Soubry: Brexit is 'a blooming nightmare'

BBC Politics

Conservative Anna Soubry has argued it's "folly" to oppose the bill at second reading, but observed the "many concerns on these benches" about the boost to executive power are justified.

Anna soubry

"We can find other mechanisms to achieve that, and to scrutinise properly," she says of the use of delegated powers.

"If people tell you we are thwarting the will of the people, they are telling you lies."

She added: "They said Brexit would be so easy and as you now know it's not just challenging - it's a blooming nightmare."

Morgan on Brexit bill: 'We're going to take the rules, not make them'

BBC Politics

During the EU (Withdrawal) Bill debate, Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan mentioned the so-called divorce bill, citing Dan Hannan MEP's observation that "we are a country that pays what we owes", asserting: "We should pay what we owe to the EU."

nicky morgan

She talked about the difference between "rule-makers" and "rule-takers".

"If we want convergence [on regulation after Brexit] we're going to have to take the rules and not make them," she warned.

Clarke on Brexit bill: 'We may have to go back to the drawing board'

BBC Politics

Rushcliffe's Ken Clarke has said he accepts "we are going to leave the EU" and it's "idle" to pretend otherwise - the question is how we do so.

Ken Clarke

The Conservative former chancellor said he's minded to vote for the bill, but he's "going to need some assurances".

"I think we may have to force it to go back to the drawing board," he said, in order to ensure the bill gives Parliament the control which the Leave campaign sought.

He also describes the timetable for the bill as "comic", asking for more time to discuss the complexities.

"I don't want any more assurances or charm... I want amendments," he added.

'25 million-to-one' triple-yolk egg laid in Nottinghamshire

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

This is not a yolk. It's three yolks. In one egg.

triple egg
Kay Sullivan

It was laid by a hen named Sully in Nottinghamshire.

Sully is one of a number of chicks hatched at Alderman Pounder School in Chilwell earlier this year.

Teaching assistant Kay Sullivan took four of the them home - and they've been consistently laying double-yolkers.

Kay Sullivan

However, last night Kay got her camera ready as Sully had laid a particularly big one.

"I thought one of my friends had played a trick with a joke egg, it was so big," she said.

"Last night I thought, 'I'm going to crack it'.

"I Googled it and it said there's a one in 25 million chance of getting a triple yolk."

Kay Sullivan

Kay had the triple yolker on two slices of toast (it wouldn't fit on one) with a bit of brown sauce and it tasted "lovely", she said.

triple egg on toast
Kay Sullivan

Rare pheasant spotted in Leicester

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

BBC Radio Leicester reporter Bridget Blair spotted this striking bird on her roof in Leicester this morning - but what is it?

reeve's pheasant

We contacted the British Trust for Ornithology.

Claire Boothby, from the trust, said: "What a bird! It looks like a Reeves's pheasant to me.

"It is captive bred in the UK but we see occasionally escapees and there are a few odd feral populations."

The East Midlands has been getting twitchers excited of late, with the dusky thrush in Derbyshire in December, the bee-eaters of East Leake over the summer and, most recently, a hoopoe in Loughborough.

Teenagers arrested after two robberies in Leicester

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Two teenagers, aged 17 and 14, have been arrested after two robberies along the canal towpath between Abbey Park and St Margaret's Pastures in Leicester last night.

The robberies are believed to have taken place between 21:00 and 22:30.

Robberies along the canal path

Two people were approached in separate incidents and threatened before items were stolen including a bank card and cash, Leicestershire Police said.

The teenagers, detained on suspicion of robbery, remain in police custody.

Body found in search for missing Robin Mills

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Officers searching for Robin Mills from Fenny Drayton have discovered a body.

Although formal identification of the body has not yet been confirmed, it is believed to be Robin Mills, Leicestershire Police said.

The discovery was made earlier this afternoon in an area close to Mancetter in Warwickshire.

Your comments: Kitten found with bulging eyes


People have been getting in touch on Facebook to share their views after Rupert the kitten was found in Derby with severely protruding eyes, thought to have been caused by a head injury.

The RSPCA said Rupert's eyes will now have to be removed.

Vanessa Bond wrote: "How awful for him, poor little baby."

Judith Harris de Massa said: "Heart breaking...made me cry."

Sultanah Bunhejee Sooo said: "So sad for him."

Rupert the cat

People who Google symptoms cost the NHS, researchers say

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

People who Google their symptoms on the internet could be costing the NHS hundreds of millions of pounds a year.

Researchers believe health anxiety is behind an estimated one in 20 outpatient appointments.

Doctor Helen Tyrer, who carried out some research at King's Mill Hospital, said nurses need training to spot the symptoms of health anxiety.

Googling symptoms
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She said: "They may have an underlining condition, they may have had angina treated, but it could have generated so much anxiety that they don't go out of the house again."

Daryl Mitchell

Worcestershire reach 123-2 at the end of day three, chasing 226 to defeat unbeaten Division Two leaders Nottinghamshire.

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Lukas Carey

Nick Webb

BBC Wales Sport

Derbyshire are restricted to 236-9 by Glamorgan with Lukas Carey the pick of the visitors' seamers in murky conditions.

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Adam Federici

Nottingham Forest are waiting to hear the extent of the injury on-loan goalkeeper Adam Federici suffered while with Australia.

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Cricket: Worcestershire pass 100 in victory run-chase

Dave Bradley

Cricket commentator

Worcestershire have passed 100 for the loss of only one wicket as they chase a victory target of 226 to beat leaders Nottinghamshire.

Opener Daryl Mitchell (pictured) has made an unbeaten half century.

You can hear ball-by-ball commentary on BBC Hereford & Worcester's 738AM frequency, and online.

Daryl Mitchell
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Boy, 5, was 'hit by gun pellet while camping at quarry'

Amy Harris

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

An inquest has opened into the death of a five-year-old boy, who died in hospital after being injured in Loughborough.

napantan road

It's believed Alexander Moroz was hit by an air gun pellet while camping at Charnwood Quarry, close to Nanpantan Road, Loughborough, during the bank holiday Sunday.

He was taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary shortly after 00:00 with a head injury and quickly moved to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham, where he died on Wednesday evening.


At the short hearing today, we heard from Det Insp Jonathan Blockley, from Leicestershire Police, who said officers are trying to establish what happened during the camping trip.

Police would like to hear from a group of rock climbers, who they say were in the area on Saturday afternoon and evening, a group of walkers who were also in the area and the driver of a French registered vehicle.

Two adults were arrested in connection with Alexander's death and bailed.

A post-mortem was carried out on 4 September but it will be 12 to 14 weeks before there is a full report.

The inquest has been adjourned until December.

First cases of dog disease reported

Michaela Atkins

Producer, BBC Radio Nottingham

This is Ivy the spaniel, who fell ill hours after being walked by her owner Mandy Froggatt in Blidworth on Sunday.

It's one of the first cases of Seasonal Canine Illness of the season.

Mandy Froggatt

Her symptoms were treated quickly and thankfully, she’s making a slow recovery.

Nottinghamshire vet, Janice Dixon, from McPherson's in Rainworth, has warned dog owners to keep an eye out for signs of the disease.

Symptoms include extreme vomiting and lethargy and, if it's not caught early, it can prove fatal.

Lorry driver charged over fatal collision

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A 38-year-old lorry driver has been charged over a fatal crash involving six vehicles on the A1 in Newark.

Motorist Ian Newell, 52, from Grantham, was pronounced dead at the scene in March.

The scene of the fatal collision

The man, from Essex, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

He will appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on 5 October when he'll also face two charges of using a false instrument, relating to the logging of driver's hours, Nottinghamshire Police said.

Boy, 16, charged after telegraph pole crash

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A 16-year-old has been charged with dangerous driving after a car hit a telegraph pole in Bulwell.

Bulwell crash
Paul Stevenson

It happened in Main Street at around 12:00 yesterday.

The boy has also been charged with driving without insurance, driving without a licence and failing to stop.

He has been bailed to appear at Nottingham Youth Court later this month.

Kitten with bulging eyes needs your help

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Just look at this poor cat.

Stray kitten Rupert, who's just 12 weeks old, was found in Derby with severely protruding eyes.

The RSPCA believes it's the result of a serious head injury.


Sadly, a vet has said his eyes will need to be removed.

The charity's Abbey Street rehoming centre is raising funds for Rupert's rehabilitation.

“He requires an operation to alleviate the pressure, which we’re sure will result in him losing both eyes," said Kerry Draper, from the charity.

"He’ll need antibiotics to fight any infection, ongoing pain relief and specialist foods to help him build up strength."


The cost of his care is likely to be around £1,000.

"Rupert is a little fighter – he skips around purring whilst seeking out the next person available for petting and cuddles. Despite our efforts to ease his pain, it is often quite clear that he is in discomfort.”

Cricket: Worcestershire chasing victory target of 226

Dave Bradley

Cricket commentator

Worcestershire need to make 226 to beat leaders Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

They bowled the home side out for 275 in their second innings and have made a good start on their run chase, passing 50 without losing a wicket.

You can hear ball-by-ball commentary on BBC Hereford & Worcester's 738AM frequency, and online.

Tour of Britain: 200,000 supporters cheer on cyclists

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

An estimated 200,000 people turned out to watch the Tour of Britain as it came through Nottinghamshire.

Nottinghamshire County Council said TV commentators were confident that the county had the biggest crowds of the tour so far.

Phase four of the tour started in Mansfield and finished in Newark yesterday.

Tour of Britain in Nottinghamshire
Dan Westwell

The leader of the county council is now calling for the tour to return to Nottinghamshire next year.

Councillor Kay Cutts said: "It was an incredible day and shows that our county has what it takes to host a sporting event of this scale – which is why we want to see the Tour of Britain come back here in 2018 – so that even more people can experience this fantastic event.”

Body found in city centre

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A body was discovered in Leicester city centre this morning.

Leicestershire Police said they were called to Tigers Way at about 08:00 after reports concerning the welfare of a man.

The man's body was found near the Leicester Tigers ground. Police said his death is not believed to be suspicious.

Musa was 'very close' to Hull move

BBC Sport

Hull City boss Leonid Slutsky says the Championship side came "very close" to signing Leicester striker Ahmed Musa.

The Tigers attempted to bring in Musa on transfer deadline day but he opted to stay at the Foxes.

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Slutsky told the Daily Mail: “We came very close to Musa, but not each decision depends on me or the club. I think maybe he wants to prove himself at Leicester and he needs one more attempt.

“The final decision was at midday on deadline day and we didn’t have a chance to change Musa for another option.”

Driver injured after lorry hits house

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A lorry has crashed into a house in Alfreton, police have said.

It happened just before 10:00 in Cressy Road, Derbyshire Police said.

The driver of the HGV was taken to the QMC in Nottingham with non life-threatening injuries.

A wall to the property has been damaged.

The road was closed but has since re-opened.

Brexit debate: Henry VIII powers 'offensive' - Soubry

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

MPs are beginning to scrutinise the EU (Withdrawal) Bill - the main piece of Brexit legislation in the House of Commons.

Anna Soubry

Government ministers have said it's an "essential foundation" for post-Brexit Britain.

But Conservative MP for Broxtowe, Anna Soubry, said the so-called Henry VIII powers are "offensive" and has asked for "triage" of those powers.

These are delegate powers giving ministers the authority to make law themselves rather than putting an entirely new law through Parliament.

Labour has claimed that the bill gives the government sweeping powers to alter or scrap existing regulations after Brexit without the approval of Parliament via these powers.

Brexit secretary David Davis said: "Using secondary legislation to tackle issues such as these is not unusual."

Weather: Showers later

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

Turning cloudy through the afternoon with outbreaks of showery rain arriving towards evening.


Maximum temperature: 18C (64F).

Big Ben's bongs debate 'about British reliability'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Conservative Pauline Latham asked for a debate on the silencing of Big Ben's bell in the House of Commons earlier, asking "is it beyond the wit of man for workers to wear silencer headphones?"

The MP for Mid-Derbyshire has tweeted...

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Last month, the clock fell silent for major repair work expected to last until 2021.

Teenager takes on top cricketers

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A 13-year-old from Nottinghamshire turned heads when he bowled to top cricketers ahead of the third test between England and the West Indies.

Rehan bowled in the nets to Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Alastair Cook and Mark Stoneman during a training session yesterday.

Rehan Ahmed
Rehan Ahmed
Flowers outside house

Police found Reece Seagrave at a house in Aspley following a report that he had suffered a cardiac arrest.

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Cricket: 'Guard of honour' for players last game

A touching tribute to Nottinghamshire's Chris Reid as Worcestershire players applaud him to the wicket for his last appearance at Trent Bridge.

You can hear ball-by-ball commentary on BBC Hereford & Worcester's 738AM frequency, and online.

Chris Reid
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East Midlands Trains staff to be balloted for strike action

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A union is to ballot for strikes after it claimed East Midlands Trains had made a "totally inadequate" pay offer.

east midlands trains

The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union said the 2.7% pay rise offer was below the average agreed with other train operators and was less than the current RPI inflation rate of 3.6%.

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said the firm had made "massive profits" and was offering staff a "de facto wage cut".

The union has begun preparations for a ballot for both strike action and action short of a strike if it goes into dispute with the company after September 19 when pay talks will resume.

East Midlands Trains said the pay offer is "reasonable and fair".

CCTV footage examined as search for Robin Mills continues

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Officers will continue their searches in Fenny Drayton today for missing Robin Mills.

The 68-year-old who was reported missing on Monday suffers from epilepsy and is heavily reliant on medication which he hasn't taken with him, Leicestershire Police have said.

A number of lined of enquiry are being investigated and CCTV footage is being examined.

Volunteers from the Leicestershire Search and Rescue team are helping officers search local woodland areas and nearby waters.

Robin Mills
Leicestershire Police

Inspector Yakub Ismail from the force’s patrol and response unit asked people to check their outbuildings on their properties.

He added: "As time goes on we are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare."

'Can we debate Big Ben's bongs?' - Derbyshire MP

Esther Webber

BBC News

Conservative MP for Mid-Derbyshire, Pauline Latham, has asked for a debate on Big Ben's bongs falling silent.

Here's her question and reply by Commons leader, Andrea Leadsom.