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  1. Man arrested for murder after Derbyshire crash
  2. Rugby: Youngs and Cole make Lions squad
  3. Adam Peaty wins gold in British Championships
  4. Leicester City thank fans after Champions League exit
  5. Updates for Wednesday 19 April 2017

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That's all from the East Midlands live page - updates will start again on Thursday at 08:00

Weather: Cloudy night ahead

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC weather presenter

It’ll be cloudy tonight with isolated patches of drizzle later. 


Foxes season to remember

Natalie Jackson

BBC East Midlands sports editor

What an adventure that was - on East Midlands Today tonight we look back on Leicester City's European tour and stunning debut campaign in the Champions League.

You can watch tonight's episode here after it's broadcast.

Leicester City

Police name pensioner killed in Hilton crash

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A 75-year-old man who was killed after being hit by a car being chased by police has been named as Barry Arkesden from Hilton.

Mr Arkesden was a pedestrian and hit in Main Street on 11 April.

Matthew Hogg, 24, from Etwall was charged with causing death by dangerous driving and has been remanded into custody.

Hilton crash

Lamp-post knocked down at Long Eaton park

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Here are the photos of the latest damage at West Park in Long Eaton.

Park users found a lamppost had been pulled down this morning, along with some goal posts.

It's after 25 newly planted trees were vandalised at the weekend. 

Anyone with information about the vandalism has been asked to contact police by calling 101. 

West Park
Sue Woolett
West Park
Cindy Beeston

More passengers expected on East Midlands Trains

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Expect your train journey to be a bit busier than normal this afternoon - Euston Station has been closed because of a fire near the lines and some passengers are being diverted onto East Midlands Trains.

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Watch: 1,000 cannabis plants found by police

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Have a look around the cannabis farm that was discovered in Brinsley this morning.

Leicester teenager reported missing

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

This is 15-year-old Chloe Hallam who has been reported missing from her home in the Glen Parva area of Leicester.

The teenager was last seen at 22:00 last night in New Parks.

Chloe Hallam
Leicestershire Police

Chatsworth lamb killed by dog

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Chatsworth House has tweeted to ask visitors with dogs to keep them on a lead after one of their spring lambs was killed...

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Ben Turner

Burton Albion are to appeal against a Football Association charge of racial abuse handed to defender Ben Turner.

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Radio One broadcast from Leicester

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Little bit excited Greg James from BBC Radio One is doing his show in Leicester this afternoon...

Greg James

He's here for the Student Radio Association Conference that's being hosted by De Montfort University's DemonFM.

Support for Ken Clarke continues

Cannabis hoard worth thousands

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The cannabis plants were found in the Farm House Restaurant on Cordy Lane, Brinsley which has been empty for some time.

Before it was a restaurant it was a pub called The Yew Tree.

Nottinghamshire Police said the cannabis found by officers had a street value of £500,000.

Nottinghamshire Police

Insp Steve Wragg said they were tipped off about some "activity" at the disused building this morning and arrested the man at the scene.

"This is an extraordinarily large grow to be found in Nottinghamshire and it's always a shock to make these sorts of discoveries." 

Paint brushes and colouring pencils

Richard Clark tried to lure a child to engage in sexual activity and made indecent images of a minor.

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More parking at Loughborough station

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Good news for users of Loughborough Railway Station - an extra 50 car parking spaces are going to be created.

The spaces will be in a new car park to the left of the current entrance on a piece of land currently unused by Network Rail.

Loughborough Railway Station

“We regularly receive feedback from people asking for more spaces as the current car park is so well used, so we’re really pleased to be able to deliver this for our customers. We’ll be working over the summer on the additional car park and hope to have the extra spaces available by August."

Jake KellyManaging Director for East Midlands Trains

Murder probe: Villager tried to help driver

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

One of the residents of Grassmoor has told BBC East Midlands Today she helped the driver of the car before he was taken to hospital.

She said: "I hear a noise and commotion and looked out of the window and saw the motorbike and the elderly gentleman, and helped him out as much as I could.

"It's just shocking."


Large cannabis farm found at former restaurant

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A 26-year-old man has been arrested after 1,000 cannabis plants were found inside a former restaurant in Brinsley, Nottinghamshire.

Officers discovered the plants, which were growing in 10 rooms of the two-storey building, this morning.


Bolsover MP votes against general election

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Dennis Skinner is one of the 13 MPs to have voted against Theresa May's plans for general election motion this afternoon.

The Bolsover Labour MP said he doesn't want any Conservative MPs involved in the 2015 election expenses row to stand in June.

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Father of the House not standing down

Tony Roe

BBC East Midlands political editor

Father of the House of Commons, Ken Clarke, is to stand again. 

He always said he would stand down at the 2020 election, and it's clearly not 2020.

And the Rushcliffe seat has avoided the Boundary Commission axe.

Ken Clarke

Rugby: Youngs reacts to Lions call up

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

When you find out you've made the British and Irish Lions squad in the car with your kids... 

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Ken Clarke 'will stand in election'

Conservative MP for Broxtowe Anna Soubry has confirmed her colleague Ken Clarke, MP for Rushcliffe, will be standing in June's general election. 

He had previously said this would be his last Parliament.

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Snooker: McLeod and Trump to resume tonight

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

If you're wondering what happened with the snooker - the rest of the game will continue tonight.

Leicester's Rory McLeod is beating world number two Judd Trump 7-9.

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More damage at vandal-hit park

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

We told you yesterday about vandals damaging 25 newly planted trees at West Park in Long Eaton over the Easter weekend.

Adrian Sheldrick, who uses the park, has been back in touch this afternoon to tell us there was more damage to the park last night.

He said now some lampposts had been knocked down. 

West Park trees
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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Air ambulance lands at Castle Marina

Lisa Teanby

Newsreader, BBC Radio Nottingham

The Air Ambulance was called to Nottingham's Castle Marina this morning after reports of a person having collapsed at the McDonald's off Castle Bridge Road.

It happened just before 09:30.

One person was taken to the City Hospital by road ambulance.

Man remanded in custody over Mapperley Park murder

Greig Watson

Reporter, BBC News Online

Nathan Towsey, 20 from Mapperley has appeared at Nottingham Crown Court accused of the murder of 18-year-old Matthew Rothery at a house in Woodborough Road, Mapperley Park.

He has been remanded in custody with a trial provisionally set for 16 October.

Campaigning begins for Labour Party

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Labour politicians across the East Midlands aren't wasting any time getting their campaigns on social media...

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North Wingfield Road in Grassmoor, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

A motorcyclist is in police custody after a 74 year-old car driver died in hospital.

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Snooker: McLeod beating Trump

Leicester's Rory McLeod could be about to knock out the world number two in the World Snooker Championship...

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Missing Worksop man

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

This is 28-year-old Adam Scattergood - police are concerned for his safety after he was reported missing from the Worksop area this morning.

Adam Scattergood
Nottinghamshire Police

Man stole TV from Glossop shop

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Police want to speak to this man after a TV was taken from the Co-op shop on Norfolk Street, Glossop.

It happened some time between 13:00 and 13:30 on Monday 27 March.

The force said staff followed the man out of the shop to the train station where the TV was left and the offender ran off.  

Derbyshire Constabulary

Man wanted over Nottingham burglaries

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Police have released a photo of 34-year-old Zbigniew Mirga who they want to speak to in connection with a series of burglaries at homes in Radford and Sneinton.

The force said one of the alleged offences was a distraction burglary involving an elderly occupant.

Zbigniew Mirga
Nottinghamshire Police

Afternoon weather update

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

More cloud around than this morning but there’ll still be some bright weather and some sunny spells.

Highs of 12C (54F).

Your photos: Sunrise over Belper

BBC Weather Watchers

There was a beautiful sunrise over the Belper Mill Basin this morning. 

And Weather Watcher Belper Jim was there to capture it

Belper Mill Basin
Belper Jim

'Nightmare' gridlock caused by roadworks

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

You might have noticed new roadworks under way on the M1 in the East Midlands -  the road is being upgraded to a smart motorway between J23a and J25.

Well two weeks in and it seems this is already causing problems for one local business.

Traffic on M1

Medstrom in Castle Donnington delivers specialist beds for seriously ill hospital patients in Leicester and Nottingham.

Jane McLaughlin from the company has said the roadworks are causing "intolerable" delays and that the rush hour gridlock around J23a is a "nightmare" for them.

It seems as though the traffic is being made worse by a diversion directing traffic off the M1 at J23a and onto the A453 where there are also roadworks.  


It looks like delays could continue for a long time yet though - work isn't expected to complete until winter 2018.

Highways England has said they are "improving" the road and the project will make journeys "faster and more reliable".

Grassmoor murder probe: Motorcyclist arrested

Jeremy Ball

Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

I have had a few more details confirmed from the police about the murder investigation following the crash in Grassmoor last night. 

A force spokeswoman said no weapon had been used and the man arrested was the motorcyclist, while the 74-year-old man who died was the driver of the car.

We'll try and bring you more details as we get them.

BreakingRugby: Lions 2017 squad named

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Leicester Tigers Dan Cole and Ben Youngs make British and Irish Lions 2017 squad

Full squad here.

Dan Cole and Ben Youngs
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Derby-born Jonathan Joseph has also been named.

Local company gets bumper car order for 'Big Fat Gypsy Weddings' funeral

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A East Midlands funeral company has supplied 17 Rolls Royce cars for a family that stars in TV show Big Fat Gypsy Weddings. 

Rolls Royce Phantoms
Yui Mok/PA Wire

Paddy Doherty (pictured below), who has also been on Celebrity Big Brother, wanted the Rolls Royce Phantoms for the funeral of his dad in Surrey.

Paddy Doherty
Yui Mok/PA Wire

Matthew Lymn-Rose, from the funeral directors, said: "Each member of our staff was at work for 16 hours on Bank Holiday Monday, each of our vehicles did over 300 miles and if we were to replace every one of those vehicles... there would be over £6m worth of rolling stock."  

Funeral cortege
Yui Mok/PA Wire

A.W. Lymn, who have offices in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, said it was the biggest number of identical cars it had provided in its 110-year history.