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Summary

  1. Tributes paid to Nottingham graduate
  2. Council yet to fulfil sprinkler promise
  3. Great Northern Railway Warehouse "endangered"
  4. Nottinghamshire quilt gifted to America
  5. Live updates for Wednesday 13 September 2017

Live Reporting

By Amy Woodfield and Maryam Qaiser

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A609 Nottinghamshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A609 Nottinghamshire both ways severe accident, between Lambourne Drive and A6514 Middleton Boulevard.

    A609 Nottinghamshire - A609 Wollaton Road in Nottingham closed in both directions between the Lambourne Drive junction and Crown Island, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  2. Our live coverage has ended

    Regular live coverage on this page has ended for the day, but breaking news, sport and travel updates will continue to appear through the night.

    East Midlands Live returns from 08:00 tomorrow morning.

  3. Weather: More sunshine and showers

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    Remaining blustery to end the day with a few heavy showers, these have the potential to be thundery but will move through quickly.

    Overnight it will be largely dry with clear spells, however a few showers will remain. Min 9C (48F).

    Weather

    Sunshine and showers is the theme again on Thursday. Showers may be heavy at times with the risk of thunder.

    Remaining breezy and feeling cool with a maximum temperature of 16C (61F).

  4. Man in court for neglecting dalmatian puppy

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The RSPCA has said a man has been disqualified from keeping animals for 10 years after his pet dalmatian was found in an emaciated state.

    Penny

    Alastair Watt, from Sherwood Road, in Worksop pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to the puppy at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court.

    The eight-month-old dog, called Penny, had been seen by builders who were at Watt’s house to carry out some work. They were so shocked that they contacted the charity.

    RSPCA inspector Becky Harper said: "She was so thin and you could see her hip bones, spine and ribs. She was also very nervous but clearly desperate for food.

    "She weighed 9kg, which is far from what she should have weighed. It was clearly obvious that she was in a state of neglect."

    Penny

    Penny has been in RSPCA foster care since February and has made a full recovery. She will be available for rehoming soon.

  5. Rise in rough sleepers in the region

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    There has been a significant rise in the number of homeless people in the last seven years in the East Midlands.

    New figures by the National Audit Office estimates there were 255 rough sleepers in the region last year compared to 111 in 2010.

    Rough sleepers

    It backs up other recent figures for Nottingham which showed a three-fold rise in the last three years to 35 rough sleepers.

  6. Your photos: Weather and wildlife

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Some wonderful photos from Derbyshire this afternoon taken by Janice's Patch in Wingerworth and Anne in Brailsford.

    Swans in Wingerworth
    Rainbow in Brailsford
    Cow in Brailsford
  7. PCC attacks government over police pay rise

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Leicestershire's police and crime commissioner has described an increase in police pay as "a cynical deception".

    Yesterday the government announced that police officers would receive a one-off 1% bonus in addition to a 1% increase in base salary.

    Police officers

    Willy Bach said: "Her Majesty's government has offered police officers a 1% bonus for the next calendar year but who is to pay for this extra 1%?

    "You might have thought it would be the government putting its money where its mouth is but you would be wrong - Her Majesty's government is not putting a penny piece into this bonus.

    "This money is to come from the already absurdly reduced Leicestershire Police budget."

  8. Emile Heskey relatives missing in Barbuda

    Leicester's Emile Heskey has revealed some of his family have been missing since Hurricane Irma struck the Caribbean.

    Emile Heskey

    The former footballer, who played for the Foxes between 1995 and 2000, said his parents are safe in Antigua but his mother has had no contact with relatives in Barbuda for almost a week.

    Barbuda

    Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne said Barbuda had been left "barely habitable".

  9. Views sought on reducing beggar numbers

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    If you often spend time in Leicester city centre you may have noticed a large number of street drinkers and people begging for money.

    Leicester City Council said there's about 50 people who beg on the city's streets with up to 15 of these begging at any one time in a 24-hour period.

    Beggar in Leicester

    The authority has now launched an eight-week consultation asking for public views on how to tackle the problem.

    One potential solution it has come up with is the introduction of a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) that would mean police and authorised council officers could order people to stop begging.

  10. New life for Western Park properties

    Helen McCarthy

    BBC Radio Leicester Reporter

    A future has finally been found for buildings around the entrance to Leicester’s Western Park.

    Western Park

    On one plot of land there is a Grade II listed former "open-air school". The second plot of land is home to the Eco House that opened in 1989 as a flagship environmental project.

    Western Park

    Parmar Properties is hoping to finalise the purchase of both plots of land within the next two weeks.

    It plans to demolish the Constance Jackson Centre, better known as the Mencap building, and the building housing Fosse Riders Motorcycle Association. On the site they will build 20 new homes.

    The former Eco House and a part of the school building will be handed over to Western Ward Community Enterprises. It plans to open cafes and community rooms on both sites.

    The rest of the school building will be turned into offices.

  11. Anniversary for Nottingham fire station

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Happy Birthday!

    London Road Fire Station is celebrating its first birthday today. In the 12 months it's been open crews have attended nearly 2,600 calls.

    London Road Fire Station
  12. Concern for missing man

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police have said they are "concerned" for the safety of this man who has been reported missing from his home in South Wingfield.

    Richard Cano

    The family of 37-year-old Richard Cano haven't heard from him since the end of August.

    They would like to hear from anyone with information on where he is.

  13. 'Teenagers robbed by moped riders'

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    Three teenagers were punched and robbed by two moped riders in Derby.

    The boys, aged 16, were cycling along the River Derwent near Raynesway, when the riders stopped and blocked their path.

    One boy had his Samsung phone stolen, Derbyshire Police said.

    River Derwent in Raynesway

    One rider was wearing a purple Derby County away shirt with the name Forsyth and the number four on the back and the second moped rider was wearing a grey puffer jacket with an orange zip.

    It happened at about 16:00 on 23 August.

  14. Keep your eyes peeled for this apple

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    This amazing apple has been created by a farmer who ploughed the shape in a field.

    The apple in Halam Hill

    Farmer Tim Butler created it for Sir John Starkey and it represents the Bramley apple.

    In 1910, Mr John R. Starkey, then MP for Newark, planted a Bramley apple orchard and his grandson, Sir John Starkey, and his daughter, Suzannah have kept the fruit-growing tradition alive at their home in Norwood Park.

    All Bramley apples are descended from the original tree grown in nearby Southwell in 1809. It still stands today.

  15. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, between J30 for A616 and J31 for A57 Sheffield.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 northbound between J30, A616 (Worksop) and J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of an accident.

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