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  1. Live updates for Thursday 28 September 2017
  2. Madeleine McCann: Police given more funding for inquiry
  3. Fleckney death: Teenager released with no further action
  4. Hales and Stokes dropped by England after nightclub arrest
  5. Council 'underestimating cost of Assembly Rooms rebuild'

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By Maryam Qaiser and Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's it for regular updates us for today, we'll be back tomorrow from 08:00 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for the East Midlands.

    Updates on breaking news will continue to appear throughout the night.

  2. East Midlands weather update: A dry and bright evening ahead

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    It will be a dry and sunny end to the day with cloud gradually increasing from the west.


    Tomorrow will start cloudy and grey with outbreaks of rain, which will gradually clear east to leave a largely dry afternoon with some sunny spells.

  3. Madeleine McCann: Police given more funding for inquiry

    BBC News UK

    Police have been given more money to continue investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

    The Home Office sanctioned a £154,000 boost to fund the Metropolitan Police inquiry - known as Operation Grange - up until the end of March 2018.

    Madeleine was three when she went missing from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal on 3 May 2007.

    More than £11m has been spent on the search so far. The Met have been involved in the inquiry since 2011.

    It is understood the total cost of the operation for the year 2017/18 is about £309,000. Funding for Operation Grange had been agreed up until the end of September.

    Madeleine McCann
  4. Mickleover robber punched female jogger in face

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Photos have been released showing the injuries suffered by a jogger who was attacked and robbed in Mickleover.

    The 27-year-old victim was running along a cycle path near Onslow Road on 10 September when a man demanded her phone and then punched her.

    Jogger's injured eye

    When she explained she wasn't carrying her phone, he took some small change and left.

    Police described it as a "terrifying ordeal" for the woman and have appealed for witnesses.

    Jogger's injured mouth
  5. Guardiola: 'I cannot forgive you, Gary Lineker!'

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has been reminiscing about his days as a ball boy at Barcelona when Gary Lineker was their star signing.

    He jokingly told BBC Sport he will never forgive Lineker for refusing to give him his shirt after matches.

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    Video caption: 'I cannot forgive you' - Guardiola as Lineker's Barca ball boy
  6. Probe after arson attack in Mansfield

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    Police have launched an investigation into an arson attack after a house's window blind was believed to have been deliberately ignited.

    The occupants of the house, in Mappleton Drive, Mansfield, were in bed at the time of the attack at about 01:15 on Tuesday. They were alerted to the blaze by a neighbour.

    Nottinghamshire Police said they are treating the attack as arson.

    Mappleton Drive in Mansfield
  7. Fox-tail Feather-moss found in Leicester for first time

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    Fox-tail Feather-moss has been recorded in Leicester for the first time.

    Uta Hamzaoui found it in Knighton.

  8. Stokes and Hales out of England fold after nightclub 'brawl'

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Ben Stokes and Nottinghamshire's Alex Hales will not be considered for selection for England matches until further notice, the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced.

    It comes after Stokes was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm at a nightclub in Bristol on Monday.

    Hales was at the nightclub with Stokes and returned to Bristol to help police with their enquiries,

    Ben Stokes and Alex Hales

    The ECB said: "Each remains on full pay pending further ECB investigation and the ongoing police investigation into an incident in Bristol in the early hours of Monday 25 September."

  9. Watch: Brownlee offers Derby schoolchildren triathlon tips

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Double Olympic gold medallist Alistair Brownlee has been in Derby today to encourage children to try the sport of triathlon.

    More than 1,300 children from across the county travelled to Allestree Woodlands School to take part in the event, set up by the sports star and his brother Edward.

    He told BBC East Midlands Today's Navtej Johal it was great to see so many smiling faces.

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    Video caption: Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee said it was great to see so many taking part.
  10. Watch: Shop worker tied up by poncho-wearing robbers

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    A shop worker was tied up by two poncho-wearing robbers during a raid in Etwall last night.

    Police said the pair stole cigarettes and alcohol from the One Stop Shop in Main Street at about 20:30.

    CCTV footage of the robbery has been released to try to identify the men.

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  11. Injured Vardy left out of England squad

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Leicester City's Jamie Vardy has been left out of England's squad for their final two World Cup qualifying matches against Slovenia and Lithuania.

    Manager Gareth Southgate said the 30-year-old needs an injection for a hip injury and has been "playing with lots of pain".

    Jamie Vardy
  12. 'Laptop and cars stolen' in a spate of burglaries

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    Officers have stepped up patrols after a laptop and two cars were stolen in Chalbury Road yesterday.

    Chalbury Road

    Nottinghamshire Police said this was the tenth burglary in Wollaton in just over four weeks.

  13. Ploughing match cancelled

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    The Southwell Ploughing Match and Show has been called off due to health and safety concerns.

    Organisers say it's down to "factors beyond their control" because the car park has been "deemed to be unfit".

    It looks like our scarecrow won't be making an appearance on Saturday after all.


    People who have bought tickets have been told not to email the office and that refunds will be issued in the next few weeks.

  14. Solicitor General visits Nottingham

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    One of the government's top legal officials visited the National Justice Museum in Nottingham today.

    Solicitor General Robert Buckland went to the museum to see how they educated people about the law.

    National Justice Museum

    He took part in a mock trial on gang violence with students from The University of Nottingham.

  15. Elderly people encouraged to get fit

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    A campaign has been launched to encourage elderly people in Leicestershire and Rutland to take up a new sport or physical activity.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Sport is backing the Alive at 65 campaign.


    Carol Smith, who is part of a dance group in Leicestershire, said: "I wanted something to keep me active, obviously try and lose weight, keep my brain alive... and dancing and fitness is one way to keep the brain and body alive."

  16. Former Derby County boss turns 53

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Make sure you wish Paul Jewell a happy birthday if you bump into him this afternoon - the former Rams boss is 53 today.

    Paul Jewell