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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 5 April 2017
  2. Former teacher found 'not guilty' of raping girl
  3. Police stand-off with men on roofs
  4. Body recovered from River Soar
  5. Burton shop robbed at knife-point
  6. Tram firm makes changes after man's death
  7. Foxes move up the Premier League after 2-0 win
  8. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday.

Live Reporting

By Sandish Shoker and Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for the East Midlands have finished for the day but we'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Weather: Warmer than last night

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    After another dry day, the cloud that’s pushed in through the daytime will remain overnight leading to a warmer one than last night.

    Overnight lows of 7C (45F).

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  3. My kingdom for a... banana

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Leicester

    Erm, we're not sure why Richard III has a banana now.

    Richard III statue
  4. Rugby: Youngs looks forward to facing England teammate

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Leicester and England scrum-half Ben Youngs has said he's excited at the prospect at being reunited with his England partner George Ford this weekend.

    George Ford and Ben Youngs

    The two will go head-to-head when the Tigers travel to Twickenham to face Bath in a Premiership game, which could go a long way to deciding who gets the final play-off place.   

  5. Elderly woman in hospital after Hinckley robbery

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    An elderly woman has a broken hip and wrist after she was robbed and assaulted in Hinckley yesterday.

    The 87-year-old was walking on Westfield Road at about 21:00 when a man pushed her from behind - she fell head first into the kerb.

    He then took her handbag and ran off.

  6. Inquest opens into death of man killed in six-vehicle crash on A1

    Lincolnshire Reporter

    An inquest has opened into the death of a man killed in a six-vehicle crash on the A1 last month.  

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  7. Cloister Street stand-off continues

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    As we head into the evening rush hour Abbey Street in Nottingham is congested as there continues to be a big police presence around Cloister Street and Warwick Street in Dunkirk.

    It has now been almost 10 hours since police were first called to reports of the two men on the roofs of properties in the street.

    A force spokesman said negotiations were continuing with the men and residents from about 10 homes that were evacuated are still unable to return home.

    Cloister Street Nottingham
  8. Teenager arrested over sexual assault

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police in Derbyshire have arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with a sexual assault.

    It's believed to have happened on Sunday afternoon in a wooded area near Foresters Leisure Park in the Sinfin part of Derby.

  9. Teenage cancer surviver watched Foxes beat Sunderland

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Yesterday we told you about the Leicester City fan Travis Hackett from the US.

    The teenager is recovering from leukaemia and was surprised by a charity with a trip to watch the Foxes play Sunderland last night.

    Well when he arrived the club had a few surprises for him - like being a mascot. It looks like he enjoyed his day...

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  10. Football: Quartet of Burton injury concerns for Newcastle

    BBC Sport

    Burton Albion have injury doubts ahead of their game this evening away at high-flying Newcastle United.

    Kyle McFadzean

    The Brewers have concerns over Lewis Akins, John Brayford, Kyle McFadzean (pictured) and Tom Flanagan. 

    Akins's knock was picked up in training while the other three carry concerns from Saturday's win at Huddersfield.

  11. Bowling firm announces new Derby site

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Confirmation that bowling is still a popular day out.  

    Hollywood Bowl has confirmed it is opening a new site in Derby as it announces a rise in sales so far this year.

    It reported sales had increased 7.8% in the first half of this year and that it would also be opening new sites in three other areas.

    Hollywood Bowl
  12. Cloister street stand-off: Residents still not allowed home

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Police said the Cloister Street stand-off is still ongoing and it is not yet clear when residents will be able to return home. 

    Several homes in the Dunkirk street were evacuated this morning when two men appeared on the roofs of houses.

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    Video caption: Men causing damage on roofs

    The pair have been seen throwing items, believed to be bricks and tiles, from the top of the properties.  

    Nottinghamshire Police has advised people to stay away from the area.

  13. Jury fail to reach verdicts on sex offence charges

    Jeremy Ball

    Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

    The jury in the trial of Christopher Metcalfe has now been discharged after failing to reach verdicts on two remaining charges against the defendant.

    The case has been adjourned until 27 April.

  14. Teacher cleared of second indecent assault charge

    Jeremy Ball

    Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

    The jury in the trial of former teacher Christopher Metcalfe has come back with a verdict of not guilty for a third charge.

    This was a claim that he indecently assaulted a girl on his farm in South Normanton.

    Earlier he was found not guilty of rape and another indecent assault charge. The jury has asked for 15 more minutes to try to agree on the final two verdicts.

  15. Cloister street standoff: Men 'using hammer' to break off bricks

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Two men are still on top of roofs in Cloister Street, Nottingham and there is still a big police presence in the area.

    The Nottingham Post has photos of the men using a hammer to break off bricks from chimneys and roof tiles, which they are throwing into the road.

  16. Lloyds branches to close in region

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Four Lloyds Bank branches across the East Midlands are to close as the bank announces plans to shut 100 branches between July and October.

    The branches include Nottingham's Market Square and three in Bakewell (pictured), Clay Cross and Wirkworth, Derbyshire.

    Lloyds Bakewell

    Staff were told about the plans this morning and are among the 9,000 staff whose job cuts were previously announced along with 400 other branch closures. 

  17. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J28 for A38 Alfreton and J29 for A617.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 northbound between J28, A38 (Alfreton) and J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of a broken down van.

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

  18. Wife attack cricketer's suspended sentence to be reviewed

    A cricketer who was spared jail after admitting beating his wife with a bat is to have his sentence reviewed .

    Mustafa Bashir

    Mustafa Bashir, of Middleton, who admitted two counts of assault was given an 18-month sentence, suspended for two years, at Manchester Crown Court in March.

    Judge Richard Mansell QC was told Bashir, 34, would be employed as a professional by Leicestershire County Cricket Club, which was "wholly false".

    The judge was criticised by domestic abuse charities for saying his wife was not vulnerable as she was a graduate.

    Bashir was said to have beaten his wife with a cricket bat and forced her to drink bleach.

    The sentence will be reviewed at Manchester Crown Court on Friday.