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  1. Sixteenth cash machine targeted by thieves
  2. Woman groped while jogging
  3. Bronze leaves attract worldwide attention
  4. Council launches own energy brand
  5. A52 roadworks start next week
  6. Live updates for Friday 6 October 2017

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By Amy Woodfield and Liam Barnes

All times stated are UK

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  1. Brendon Mitchell

    BBC Sport

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    Brendon Mitchell

    BBC Sport

    Leicester Tigers beat struggling London Irish to register a fourth successive Premiership victory.

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  2. Our live coverage across the day

    This week's Local Live updates have come to an end. The service will return at 08:00 on Monday.

  3. Driving instructor setting a bad example

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police in Derby caught this driving instructor using a phone when they should have been supervising the learner.

    Learner driver car
  4. Police appeal for ram raid witnesses

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police have made an appeal to the public following the 16th cash machine ram raid in Leicestershire in the last 18 months.

    The cash machine at the Spar shop on Coventry Road in Market Harborough was targeted by thieves using a JCB telehandler early this morning.

    Cash machine ram raid in Market Harborough
    Quote Message: Communities defeat criminality, and if anyone sees any heavy farm machinery on the roads overnight, please call us. This isn’t normal. If you are aware of anyone who has come into a large amount of cash recently, and are concerned about where it came from, please call us." from DCI Rob Widdowson Leicestershire Police
    DCI Rob WiddowsonLeicestershire Police
  5. Gray to face Scotland in Euro qualifier

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Good luck to Leicester City's Demarai Gray who is in the England Under 21 squad facing Scotland tonight.

    It's a qualifying match for UEFA European Under-21 Championship in 2019.

    Demarai Gray
  6. Loughborough actor attends Liz Dawn funeral

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Loughborough's David Neilson was among the Coronation Street actors paying tribute to their former co-star Liz Dawn at her funeral in Salford this afternoon.

    Neilson, who plays Roy Cropper in the ITV soap, was joined by several well known faces, including Michael Le Vell, Helen Worth and Ken Morley.

    Dawn, who died last month aged 77, played Vera Duckworth in the show for more than 30 years.

    David Neilson
  7. Un-pea-table! Vicky McClure introduces partner to Goose Fair

    Many Nottingham residents are making their regular pilgrimages to the Goose Fair today, and some will be introducing others to its unusual charms.

    Bafta-winning actress Vicky McClure is one of them, bringing her partner, the Welsh film-maker Jonny Owen, along for the ride, complete with cock on a stick and mushy peas with mint sauce.

    Have a gander at how they got on here.

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    Video caption: Nottingham's Vicky McClure shows her boyfriend around the Goose Fair
  8. Weather: Staying breezy with some showers

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    A dry evening, however it will turn increasingly cloudy. It will remain cloudy through the night with outbreaks of rain and a strengthening north westerly breeze.

    Min 10C (50f).


    Saturday will start cloudy and grey with further light and patchy rainfall.

    Some brighter spells are possible as we go through the day and although it will be drier during the afternoon there will still be some showers around.

    Remaining breezy - max 15C (59f).

  9. Your photos: Grumpy cows in the East Midlands

    BBC Weather Watchers

    We've had several pictures of cows moo-ching around the East Midlands sent in today - none of them look overly happy to be photographed.

    This grumpy cow was spotted in Great Glen by junee.

    cow in Great Glen

    I wouldn't mess with this gang eye-balling Buster9 in Misterton.

    Cows in Misterton

    I don't think anyone told this cow in Lullington it's a Friday - I hope you got out alright Carla Sienna Rafe.

    Cow in Lullington
  10. Former Fox turns 45

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Make sure you wish Mark Schwarzer a happy birthday if you see him later - the former Leicester City goalkeeper is 45 today.

    Mark Schwarzer
  11. Man beaten and robbed in Arboretum Park

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    A man was kicked and punched before having his phone and money stolen while walking through Derby's Arboretum Park.

    Police said the attack was reported to have happened at about 14:20 on Friday 22 September. The victim also told them he was verbally abused.

    Arboretum Park
  12. Football skills meet basketball skills

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A great bit of teamwork here between Leicester City's Christian Fuchs and Leicester Riders' Tyler Bernardini.

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  13. Man killed in A1 crash

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police have confirmed a man died in a crash on the A1 near Markham Moor Services yesterday when a van left the road and collided with a stationary Land Rover in a layby.


    The van driver, who was a foreign national, was pronounced dead at the scene. He's not yet been formally identified.

    A man inside the Land Rover suffered minor injuries.

    The collision happened at about 00:30 and led to the closure of the northbound road between North Muskham and Tuxford for several hours.

  14. Missing teen thought to be in Nottingham

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    There's concern for a teenage girl who's gone missing from her home in Ripley.

    Tia-Louise Barnett

    Tia-Louise Barnett was last seen at home on Wednesday morning.

    She is thought to be in the Nottingham area.

  15. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, between J28 for A38 Alfreton and Tibshelf Services.

    M1 Derbyshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M1 northbound between J28, A38 (Alfreton) and Tibshelf Services, because of an accident.

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

  16. Teenager pleads guilty to hacking US officials

    Press Association

    A teenager has admitted attempting to hack into the computers of senior US government officials from his home.

    Kane Gamble, from Coalville, pleaded guilty at Leicester Crown Court to eight charges of "performing a function with intent to secure unauthorised access" to the computers and two charges of "unauthorised modification of computer material".

    Among the 18-year-old's targets were John Brennan, then director of the CIA, and Barack Obama's deputy national security adviser Avril Haines.

    Gamble, of Linford Crescent, will be sentenced on 15 December.

    Kane Gamble
  17. Zameer Ghumra: 'Determined effort' made to radicalise

    East Midlands Today

    A pharmacist from Leicester who claimed Islamic State were "not bad people" and showed a beheading video to children has been sentenced to six years in prison.

    Zameer Ghumra, 38, "brainwashed" two primary school-age youngsters, instructing them not to have non-Muslim friends, and said they had a duty to kill people who insulted their religion.

    Ghumra was convicted at Nottingham Crown Court yesterday.

    Zameer Ghumra