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  1. Man, 96, hit and injured by bus
  2. Hospital parking penalties introduced
  3. Rolls-Royce reports £1.9bn profit
  4. Man set to tackle 1,300-mile bike ride
  5. 146-year-old port set for auction
  6. Mother's anguish over baby's burial plot
  7. Live updates for Tuesday 1 August 2017

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By Maryam Qaiser and Calum McKenzie

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Severe disruption: A50 Derbyshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

A50 Derbyshire eastbound severe disruption, between J4 A38 and J3 A514 Swarkestone Road Swadlincote.

A50 Derbyshire - A50 closed eastbound between J4, A38 (Toyota Island) in Willington and J3, A514 (Swadlincote) in Swarkestone, because of a vehicle fire.

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

Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, at J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

M1 Derbyshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of an accident involving a lorry and car.

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

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Notts County sign experienced former Bolton full-back Nicky Hunt and ex-Lincoln City winger Elliot Hodge.

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Our live coverage across the day

Dedicated live coverage has now ended, but some news, sport and travel updates will continue to appear through the night.

East Midlands Live returns from 08:00 tomorrow morning.

Woman attacked in city street

Ben Truslove

BBC News Online

A woman was sexually assaulted in Derby at the weekend.

The victim was found by the roadside in Rosehill Street, Normanton, at about 16:45 and said she had been attacked nearby.

A 34-year-old man was arrested in connection with the assault and released under investigation.

Officers are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the man or the woman at the time.

Rosehill Street

Tour of Britain: Voting opens on flag design

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

The vote to choose the best design for a flag and trophy to mark the start and finish of the Tour of Britain has opened.

Nottinghamshire County Council received 750 entries from school children, which have now been shortlisted to just 10.

Flags and trophy
Nottinghamshire County Council

The competition was held to celebrate the world’s top cyclists who will race through the county on 6 September.

Two winners will have their designs custom-made and will wave their flag to officially start the race in Mansfield and present their trophy to the winner of the Nottinghamshire stage in Newark.

Voting closes on Monday.

Nottingham astronomers produce stunning image of night sky

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The largest ever infra-red image of the sky has been released by astronomers.

Night sky
University of Nottingham

The image, which is 1.5m mega pixels, is the result of ten years' work by the University of Nottingham.

It was captured using a telescope located near the summit of a dormant volcano on Hawaii.

"Releasing this image is a hugely exciting moment for astronomy," Dr Simon Dye from the University of Nottingham said.

"It gives the clearest view we have ever seen of the northern sky in the infra-red.

"This is a significant milestone, providing an important database with a high legacy value for astronomers in years to come."

Weather: Fairly dry evening ahead

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

It should be a fairly dry evening ahead with showers fizzling out.

Clouds will tend to thicken into the early hours with lows of 14C (57F).


Tomorrow will be a bright start but clouds will thicken from the southwest through the morning.

There will be some showery outbreaks of rain at times before more persistent rain spreads to most parts by early evening.

Temperatures will reach highs of 17C (63F).

Urgent changes made over "dangerous roundabout"

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Urgent safety changes have been made to a "dangerous" roundabout after several crashes in only the first few days since it opened.

One nearby resident said he witnessed four accidents on Sunday and the Derby Telegraph has reported a total of 10 crashes in 48 hours on the A516 dual carriageway in Mickleover.

Peter Hall, who lives nearby, said: "On Sunday night it was pitch black and another car had gone onto the island and whilst we stood there checking the driver was okay three more crashes occurred.

"A police traffic officer said it was no fault of the drivers, but it was a dangerous island."


Barratt Homes, which altered the junction to create access to a new housing development, said it is carrying out a "safety audit", has replaced temporary signs and installed more iluminated signs.

Since the roundabout opened Derbyshire Police said they were called to one crash on Sunday evening.

Your photos: Summer in the East Midlands

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

In general, it has been a nice day across the East Midlands. Here's how it has looked through the eyes of our BBC Weather Watchers. Thanks to Steve A for this effort from Kimberley.

Steve A

Belper Joy took this pic in...

Windmill in Belper
Belper Joy

...yep, you guessed it, Belper.

Thanks as well to Pete for this pic from Melton.

Field in Melton
Tom Lawrence

Derby County have a £7m offer for Leicester City forward Tom Lawrence rejected by the Foxes, reports BBC Radio Derby.

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Ex-Tigers head coach lands Super Rugby role


Former Leicester Tigers boss Aaron Mauger has been appointed head coach of Highlanders in his native New Zealand.

Aaron Mauger
Getty Images

Mauger, who took temporary charge of Tigers part way through last season after Richard Cockerill was sacked, missed out on the top job at Welford Road to Matt O'Connor.

Dariusz Parczewski (left), and Bozena Parczewski (right)

A Nottingham family who forced a Polish man to work as a modern slave fled from the UK to Canada.

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Prison asks neighbours to switch off wi-fi hotspots

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Residents living near a high security prison have been asked to turn off their wi-fi hotspots, amid concern the signal is being used in the jail.

Prison cell lock and keys

The Prison Service wrote to neighbours of HMP Gartree, in Leicestershire, asking for residents' help in turning off public access on their wi-fi.

Part of the letter reads: "As part of a recent operation we identified that wi-fi signals from nearby properties are breaching the prison boundary meaning that potentially prisoners could log on."

Mary Dilks, 66, who lives nearby, said: "We know that the government are looking at jamming signals, we just hope they don't jam our signal."

A Prison Service spokesperson added: "We are taking decisive action to find and block mobile phones in prisons, including a £2m investment in detection wands and technology to block mobile phone signals."

They added there was "no evidence" to suggest prisoners used people's wi-fi but had asked residents to "switch off the hotspot facility" as a precaution.

Letter from a prison
Dilks Family
Letter from a prison
Dilks Family

Man, 96, hit by bus

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A 96-year-old man has been taken to hospital with what are being described as serious injuries after being hit by a bus.

Main Road cordon

Nottinghamshire Police said the incident on Main Road in Radcliffe on Trent happened at around 12:10 this afternoon.

The road is closed between Shelford Road and Wharf Lane and will be for some time.

Police are appealing for any witnesses, CCTV or dashcam footage of the incident to establish what happened.

Ellie Downie out of gymnastics World Championships

BBC Sport

Britain's Ellie Downie will miss the 2017 World Championships as she recovers from ankle surgery.

Ellie Downie
Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

The 18-year-old, from Nottingham, injured her left ankle at the British Championships in March but went on to win four medals in April's European Championships.

She had surgery on the injury on Monday and will now miss October's competition in Montreal, Canada.

"My eyes are now set on getting ready and fit for the Commonwealth Games next year," Downie said.

Football: Man City striker 'poised for medical' at Leicester City

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

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Cash promise for Nottinghamshire roads

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Sections of the A38 and A617 in Nottinghamshire will be improved after Nottinghamshire County Council was awarded £5m from the government.

The Department for Transport today announced the cash for what is described as a "whole route treatment" of the roads through Mansfield and Ashfield.

A617 Mansfield

It says the improvements will cut traffic and boost the economy.

IT technician one of first in county to be convicted under law

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

An IT technician - who remotely accessed a school server and changed passwords - has become one of the first people in Derbyshire to be convicted under the Computer Misuse Act.

Paul Davidson's contract at a junior school in Derby was not renewed last March and he left their employment.

But less than a month later, the school found its server had been accessed remotely.

There was no staff or student data held on the server, Derbyshire Police said, but Davidson had changed passwords, making it difficult for staff to access information.

Derby Crown Court

Davidson, 42, of Oakleigh Avenue, Chaddesden, admitted the offence of unauthorised access with intent to impair, or with recklessness as to impairing, the operation of a computer.

He was sentenced to six months in prison, suspended for two years, on Wednesday, July 19 at Derby Crown Court.

New East Midlands MEP warns of 'fake Brexit'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The East Midlands' newest MEP has warned of a "fake Brexit" as he takes up his seat in the European Parliament.

Jonathan Bullock

Jonathan Bullock has taken over as one of UKIP's two representatives for the region following Roger Helmer's retirement.

Mr Bullock, who helped instigate a Conservative-UKIP pact in Kettering at the last general election, said: "They [Remain-supporting MPs] are trying to ignore the Brexit vote and slide straight into a ‘fake Brexit’, which really means no Brexit at all.

"This has caused further uncertainty for business and both uncertainty and disillusionment in the country in general."

Downing Street has insisted it is committed to leaving the European Union and "delivering" Brexit.

Grayson Perry art on show in Leicester

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A display by Grayson Perry, one of Britain's most well-known artists, has gone on show in Leicester.

Grayson Perry
BBC/ Hat Trick Productions

The work, two giant tapestries and a graphic installation, has been unveiled at The Gallery at De Montfort University.

The tapestries showcase the life of fictional character Julie Cope and "the trials, tribulations, celebrations and mistakes of an average life".

Grayson Perry tapestry
De Montfort University

"We are hugely excited to be showing work by Grayson Perry in Leicester," gallery curator Hugo Worthy said.

"He is a giant figure in the British culture today, and The Gallery is very proud to be sharing both his tapestries and his poetry with our audiences in the city and beyond."

Grayson Perry Tapestry
De Montfort University

The tapestries will be on show until Saturday, September 2.

Artist captures bee-eaters in stunning pictures

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

These beautiful pictures of bee-eaters have been created by artist Darren Woodhead.

Darren Woodhead

He has been studying the birds, which have been at the Cemex quarry in East Leake, for the past few weeks.

These birds are usually found living in southern Europe but have more recently set up home locally for a while.

Darren Woodhead

Forced labour couple on the run in Canada

Jeremy Ball

Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

Nottingham Crown Court's heard that a couple who forced a "modern slave" to work at Sports Direct in Shirebrook, are now on the run in Canada.

Dariusz and Bozena Parczewski fled to Poland from their Nottingham homes before a trial that went ahead without them.

Dariusz and Bozena Parczewski
Nottinghamshire Police

An International Arrest Warrant has also been issued for their son, Krystian.

The Parcewskis lured Polish men to the UK with offers of houses and well-paid jobs, but then crammed them into squalid caravans and used threats to make them work for little or nothing.

The Parczewski's Polish passports were confiscated by police, but today the court heard they're now in Canada.

They may have obtained replacement Polish travel documents and the Canadian authorities are now being asked to extradite the family back to the UK.

CCTV released of teen assault

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Police have released this CCTV footage after a 17-year-old was assaulted in Derby city centre...

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The attack, which happened at around 23:00 on Thursday 29 June, took place on St Peter's Street in Derby city centre.

Detectives want help identifying people in the video who may know what happened.

Car crashes into a house in Farnsfield

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Firefighters freed a man from a car which had crashed into a house in Mansfield Road, Farnsfield this morning.

The man was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre but his injuries are not thought to be life threatening, Nottinghamshire Police said.

Cockett Lane junction with Mansfield Road

The road was closed at the Cockett Lane junction but shortly reopened.

Your photos: Sunny Derbyshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

After the rain over the weekend, the weather has improved and it is a lovely day out there.

Garden and fountains in Belper

Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher LindafromBelper for this pic from (unsurprisingly) Belper.

Grandad transforms playground in memory of wife

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A grandad has helped raise about £115,000 to transform a children's playground in memory of his wife.

Paul Yorke from Crich in Derbyshire became involved in The Place Project after his wife Ruth died.

Over the last three years Paul and members from the project raised the money to buy play equipment, some of which is pictured below.

New playground
Paul Yorke

Paul said: "We thought no, we don't just want to replace the playground equipment but we also looked at making the ground a place for everyone.

"So we looked at what we could do to improve access onto the ground for elderly people and disabled people to provide opportunities for people to keep fit."

Can you write a poem for Beeston?

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

There is plenty going for Beeston with its summer beach, popular pubs, brimming high street and the tram service - and now residents want to sum this all up in a poem.

Beestonian magazine is running a competition to find a wordsmith who will define life in Beeston.

Beeston man
Becky Kennedy

Jade Moore, from the magazine, said: "We just thought lets celebrate the creative culture in the town by looking for a poem by asking the people of Beeston and even people outside of Beeston to write a poem that is inspired by the town and what they feel about it."

The poem will be published in an anthology and in the Beestonian magazine and it will also be part of a mural in the town.

Your comments: Hospitals introduce £50 penalty charge


People have been sharing their views on Facebook after a new £50 penalty was introduced if drivers park dangerously or inconsiderately at Nottingham hospitals.

This will include parking on grass verges, a disabled space without a valid blue badge, or anywhere where it is reserved for emergency vehicles.

Tracy Lawton said: "Should be clamped, towed away and charged the usual recovery fee (£160?) for blocking obvious 'keep clear' areas."


Wayne Oxley said: "Should be more."

David Homer added: "Good."

Bottles of 146-year-old port set for auction

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Two bottles of port, made when Queen Victoria was still on the throne, are to be auctioned.

Port and glasses

The 146-year-old bottles of fortified wine, believed to be some of the oldest in the world, were found in the cellar of a country house.

John Keightley, wines and spirits experts at Hansons Auctioneers, said: "As you would expect, this vintage port was extremely pleasant as port famously improves with age.

"It was a real honour to try this port. It's the oldest drink I have ever tasted. Quite astonishing."

The bottles are expected to fetch between £150-250 when they go under the hammer in Etwall, Derbyshire next month.

Football gossip: Drinkwater to Chelsea?

BBC Sport

Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater has been linked with a move to Chelsea in the latest BBC Sport gossip column.

Danny Drinkwater
Stanley Chou/Getty Images

There's also some talk about Derby boss Gary Rowett and his desire to bring in some more new players before the transfer window shuts.

Watch: Decision on Y Not refunds 'may take two or three days'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A decision on whether Y Not Festival ticket holders will get refunds may take "two or three days," the Association of Festival Organisers has warned.

Fans took to social media to demand refunds after the three-day music festival, near Matlock, was cancelled a day early due to heavy rain.

"The organisers will take two or three days to work out how they may move forward," Steve Heap from the Association of Festival Organisers said.

"The terms and conditions of how the ticket was sold is the thing to look at."

Y Not Festival said on Monday it was meeting insurers and would be making a decision in the "coming days" regarding refunds.

Watch: Man set to tackle 1,300-mile bike ride

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A man is taking on the challenge to cycle from Spain to Ilkeston to raise money and awareness of breast cancer.

Jordan Gregory lost his mother to the disease last year.

"Even during her hardest times she was inspiring everybody else," Mr Gregory said ahead of his 1,300-mile challenge.

The ride will start in Salou and end in Ilkeston, his mother's home town, 13 days later.

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, between J23A for A42 and J24 for A6.

M1 Leicestershire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M1 northbound between J23a A42 and J24, A6 (Kegworth), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Watch: East Midlands weather forecast

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Here's the outlook for today.

Football: Mahrez may be attracted to Rome

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Champions League football and the Italian lifestyle could be what lures Riyad Mahrez to Roma, according to former Leicester captain Matt Elliott.

Riyad Mahrez

Mahrez, 26, stated his desire to leave the Foxes earlier this summer and national newspaper reports have continually linked him with Serie A side Roma.

"All areas have got good places, every town in every country," Elliott told BBC Radio Leicester's Football Forum.

"Leicester to Rome, with the best of intentions, it is some special place to live."

Mother's anguish over baby's burial plot

BBC Radio Leicester

A mother who lost her premature baby in 2014 has said she is struggling to visit the grave after a large memorial stone and border was put up on the next burial plot.

No cemetery rules were broken, but Pauline Hutchinson, from Melton, feels her daughter's grave is hemmed in and is now considering burying her elsewhere.

"It would be another funeral in effect for Sunshine," Ms Hutchinson told BBC Radio Leicester.

"I would keep it to just me and dad, but then it is explaining to my other children, the older ones especially, about how Sunshine has moved from A to B."

Melton Borough Council said it will review the rules surrounding grave plots.

Rolls-Royce reports £1.9bn profit

BBC Business News

Rolls-Royce says that the first six months of the year have been "encouraging".

The Derby-based firm said that production of large jet engines was up 27% on last year.

Rolls-Royce engines

Pre-tax profit rose to £1.9bn, compared with a loss in the same period of 2016.

The company has orders for 2,700 large engines, which represents five years of production.

Chief executive Warren East said the news was "encouraging".

Hospital parking penalties introduced

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Drivers who park dangerously or inconsiderately at Nottingham hospitals will be given a £50 parking charge from today.

Finding a decent parking space at the QMC or Nottingham City Hospital can be tricky but drivers who don't park in an appropriate space will be hit with the penalty.


This will include parking on grass verges, a disabled space without a valid blue badge, or anywhere where it is reserved for emergency vehicles.