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Summary

  1. Fundraising page set up for river death boy
  2. Murder probe over woman's A38 death
  3. Family welcomes contaminated blood inquiry
  4. Underpass wall turned into legal graffiti spot
  5. England v New Zealand at Derbyshire's County Ground
  6. Live updates for Wednesday 12 July 2017

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By Maryam Qaiser and Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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  1. Test match 'to bring in £10m'

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    The Test match at Trent Bridge could see Nottinghamshire's economy benefit by an estimated £10m.

    trent bridge

    Thousands of cricket fans are in town to see England take on South Africa.

    Some 60,000 tickets have been sold for the first four days and nearly every one of Nottingham's 4,371 hotel rooms is full.

    It all adds up to a big boost for the ground and dozens of local businesses.

  2. Student killer had breached bail 24 times

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Bail breaches by a man from Derby who killed a student in Leeds six years ago were handled in a "fundamentally flawed" manner, an IPCC report has found.

    Jagdip Randhawa

    Jagdip Randhawa, 19, (pictured), from Hounslow, hit his head on a pavement after he was punched by boxer Clifton Ty Mitchell in Leeds in 2011.

    He died in hospital five days later.

    Mitchell, now 26, from Derby, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for seven years in 2012.

    He'd breached bail conditions for a previous violent offence 24 times in the preceding five months but no action was taken.

    Quote Message: The procedure in place at the time of the incident was fundamentally flawed and was not fit for the control of persons deemed by the court system to require active monitoring. This process was in my opinion so flawed that none of the staff operating under it appeared to recognise the ongoing issues with this one individual and see the obvious opportunities missed." from IPCC
    IPCC

    Derbyshire Police has said procedures have since been reviewed and were now more robust.

  3. Transport projects need HS2 money now, says Dennis Skinner

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    There should be a "reassessment" of the "pie in the sky" plans for the HS2 high-speed rail link, according to Bolsover MP Dennis Skinner.

    HS2 rail artists impression

    Mr Skinner said: "Why doesn't the Secretary of State for Transport tell his friends that some of these so-called projects are pie in the sky from the government that's already committed to spending more than £80bn on the HS2.

    "Why doesn't he get real and understand there should be a reassessment of HS2... believe me there are a lot of people on both sides of this House are fed up of the idea of spending money in the far distant future for HS2 when there's all these projects on the order paper today where they want action?"

    dennis skinner

    Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said he "very surprised" that Mr Skinner was opposed to a scheme that would improve rail capacity in the north of England.

    The Birmingham to Leeds leg of HS2 is expected to pass through towns including Long Eaton and Sandiacre.

  4. Travel: Latest from East Midlands' roads

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    • The A453 southbound between the junctions with the M1 and the A42, near Kegworth, is busy this morning
    • There are delays on the A52 at the Pentagon Island, heading into Derby
    • There's some congestion on the A52 at Radcliffe-on-Trent in both directions
    • There's also a road closure in Ashby-de-la-Zouch this morning after a robbery
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  6. Thank you tea for community police officers

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    Two community police officers were invited to afternoon tea by the Sheriff of Nottingham, councillor Glyn Jenkins to thank them for their service.

    CPO Flora has been with the Hyson Green beat team since 2008 but is leaving to take up a new job with Derby City Council.

    Flowers and a card, signed by local residents were also handed to CPO Flora, who is leaving the Hyson Green policing team after nine years.

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  7. Weather: Dry and bright evening ahead

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    It will be a bright evening ahead with some showers but it will generally feel mild with temperatures reaching 14C (57F).

    There will be some clouds which will thicken during the night but it should remain largely dry.

    Weather for 13th July

    Tomorrow will see some light drizzle in the morning but with sunny spells later in the day.

    Temperatures will reach highs of 19C (66F).

  8. Airport sees a hike in passengers

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    This summer is set to be the busiest on record at East Midlands Airport.

    In the last 12 months, 4.7 million people used it and numbers will continue to rise, according to their website.

    During May alone there was a 4% rise in passengers compared to the previous year.

    East Midlands Airport

    Jack Kelly, from the airport said: "If you look at how people are going to get to the airport, as we plan to double our passengers over the next 10 to 15 years, we are going to have to get people here by some other way than road.

    "We are desperate for the government to make big improvements to East Midlands parkway with that we will put our money where our mouth is and put £2.5m into improving connections to the airport from that facility."

  9. Ice cream for train visitors

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    It may not have been a typical summer's day but ice cream was handed out to guests at the official opening of Ilkeston Railway Station today.

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  10. Man used false name to store illegal cigarettes

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    A man, who used a false name to store and sell thousands of pounds worth of illegal cigarettes, has been been sentenced.

    Philip Tatham, 53, of Alfreton Road, in Sutton-in-Ashfield, used another name to rent a storage unit to hold 198,000 illegal cigarettes and 125kgs of hand rolling tobacco, worth £74,989.16 in unpaid duty.

    He was sentenced to 18 months suspended for two years at Nottingham Crown Court yesterday.

    Following an investigation, a Stanley knife with Tatham’s DNA on it was found, at the storage unit in Kirkby-in-Ashfield.

    He admitted renting the unit but claimed he sub-let it to a third party who must have owned the cigarettes.

    Tatham was charged with storing cigarettes and keeping rolling tobacco with intent to defraud.

  11. Murder accused claims teen girl's strangle death was accident

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    A man accused of murdering a 16-year-old girl by strangling her in his bedroom has told a court he did not intend to kill her.

    James Morton, 24, denies murdering Hannah Pearson after taking her back to his home in Newark.

    Hannah Pearson

    Mr Morton told the court Miss Pearson's death was an accident caused by him strangling her as they began to get intimate, having seen it in a film a few weeks earlier and being curious to try it.

    Asked by his defence counsel whether he intended to harm Miss Pearson, he replied "not at all".

    He gave the same response when asked whether it was his intention to kill her and he said there was no reason he would have wanted her dead.

  12. Stop-smoking project facing the axe

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby, political reporter

    A scheme which gave new Derbyshire mums £750 if they stopped smoking looks set to be scrapped.

    Derbyshire County Council will make a decision next week.

  13. Man jailed for shooting bouncer

    Samantha Fisher

    BBC News Online

    A man who deliberately shot a doorman in the leg after he was kicked out of a nightclub has been jailed for 20 years.

    Theodore Antonio Paget, 29, was told to leave Sub8ten, in Leicester, but returned soon after on 8 May 2016.

    Theodore Paget

    Leicester Crown Court heard he pulled a gun on one doorman, then shot and injured another who intervened.

    Paget, of no fixed address, was found guilty by a jury of wounding with intent after admitting unlawfully wounding.

  14. Man critically ill after Alvaston assault

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    A man is in a critical condition following an alleged assault in Alvaston.

    Police said the 34-year-old was reportedly attacked in Cropton Close on Friday afternoon.

    Cropton Close

    An 18-year-old man has been charged with assault occasioning grievous bodily harm and remanded in custody.

    Two other men, aged 18 and 20, were questioned about the incident but have been released while investigations continue.

  15. Loughborough University rapist has sentence increased

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    A rapist who targeted students at Loughborough University has had his prison sentence increased.

    On three separate occasions during a six-week period in 2010, Ibrahim Elamin lay in wait and attacked male students as they walked home from nights out.

    The 35-year-old was jailed for seven years and eight months at Leicester Crown Court in May.

    However, Elamin's sentence has been increased to 11 years and three months after the Court of Appeal agreed with the Solicitor General Robert Buckland that the original sentence was unduly lenient.

    Ibrahim Elamin

    Speaking after the hearing, Mr Buckland said: "These were premeditated attacks, preying on young men on their way home. Young people should be able to enjoy a night out and walk home without fear.

    "I felt the original sentence did not accurately reflect the seriousness of this offending and I am pleased that the Court of Appeal agreed with me."