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    Video caption: Officers injured after Co-op ram-raid in Creswell
  2. Our live coverage across the day

    Dedicated live coverage on this page has now ended for Wednesday, but some news, sport and travel will continue to be posted automatically overnight.

    East Midlands Live returns from 08:00 tomorrow morning.

  3. One lane blocked after A52 crash

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    This crash is causing delays on the A52 in Kirk Langley.

    Smashed up car

    One lane is blocked and police are advising drivers to find an alternative route.

    Police said the crash involved two cars and that no-one has serious or life-threatening injuries.

    Smashed up car
  4. NHS 'committed' to working with council

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    The NHS has responded to concerns raised by Leicestershire County Council regarding its sustainability and transformation plans (STP).

    The authority wrote to the local NHS last year to express "serious concerns" about the lack of detail in the plan and requested the council's name and logo was not used on the publication of a further draft plan this year.

    Leicester Royal Infirmary
    Quote Message: Partnership working is complex. Clearly we are committed to working with local councils and improving the way we do that and some of the comments made today will allow us focus on those areas.” from Toby Sanders STP lead for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
    Toby SandersSTP lead for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
  5. Watch: Officers injured after Co-op cash machine ram-raid

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    CCTV footage has shown the moment a group of men tried to steal a cash machine in a ram-raid in Creswell, only to be disturbed by police.

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    Video caption: Officers injured after Co-op ram-raid in Creswell

    The attempted theft happened early this morning at the Co-op store on Elmton Road.

    Police were alerted by an alarm at the shop and officers in the area went to the scene.

    Before fleeing, the men smashed the windscreen of the car. As a result, the officers inside suffered cuts to their face and the vehicle was left damaged.

    Derbyshire Police would like to speak to anyone who saw what happened.

  6. Council axes brand from NHS reform plans

    Samantha Fisher

    BBC News Online

    Leicestershire County Council wants its branding taken off local NHS publications outlining major health reform plans.

    The NHS is publishing sustainability and transformation plans, which aim to reduce pressure on acute services and cut costs across England.

    Leicestershire County Council

    County Hall said it had "serious concerns" about the lack of detail in the local plan.

    The Conservative-led authority said it had invested £1.3m this year supporting the effort to join up patient services.

  7. Massive new quarries planned near Derbyshire villages

    Derby Telegraph

    Plans have been revealed for vast new quarries close to three Derbyshire villages.

    The proposals, near Egginton, Foston and Swarkestone, are among 16 sites for new and increased quarrying as part of the Minerals Local Plan – a blueprint for mining developments in Derbyshire up until 2030.

  8. Your comments: Regrown jaw patient 'amazingly strong'


    Lots of people on Facebook have been commenting on the story about Val Blunden who featured on the BBC Two programme Hospital last night.

    The 55-year-old woman had surgery in Nottingham to repair the damage mouth cancer caused to her jaw.

    Val Blunden

    Pauline Marsh said: "Amazingly strong woman and what a lovely guy the surgeon was. So pleased the op was successful."

    Sally Spencer said: "Love to watch the programme and see the amazing medical staff and patients, makes me proud to come from Nottinghamshire."

    Margaret Mallender said: "Very courageous lady. What knowledgeable surgeons we have."

  9. Charnwood man's fight to overcome Parkinson's disease

    Christian Hill

    BBC Radio Leicester Reporter

    A former head teacher from Thurcaston who suffers from Parkinson's Disease has pledged to run in the Leicester Marathon.

    John Hemingway has been living with the condition for 12 years.

    In October he completed the Leicester Half Marathon with his son-in-law Jon in under 2 hours.

    John Hemingway with his son-in-law Jon at the Leicester Half Marathon

    "I did a lot of road-running when I was younger," said John. "I was determined that I was going to come back to running again, particularly as the specialists told me I never would. That's a red-rag to a bull as far as I'm concerned.

    "It's not just about medication, it's not just about diet, it's not just about exercise, it's not just about positive thinking. It's about the whole lot rolled up together."

  10. Student flats planned for Allestree

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby, political reporter

    Plans have been submitted for flats for 132 students, which would be built above the Park Farm shopping centre in Allestree.

    Artist impression of student accommodation

    That's not scaffolding - it's a "perforated metal mesh" which is part of the design.

  11. Leicester explosion road reopens

    Chris Fawcett

    BBC News

    Leicester's Hinckley Road has fully reopened in both directions after repairs following the explosion in a shop and flat.

    The site was severely damaged in the blast which killed five people on 25 February. Three men deny their manslaughter.

    Hickley Rd

    A major clean-up operation took place in the days that followed, with the road reopened for traffic heading out of the city before a single lane was opened for those travelling inbound.

    A new bus stop has also been installed on the site after the last one was destroyed in the explosion and the pavement has been repaired.

  12. Missing woman found

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    Missing woman Sharon Barker has been found "safe and well" in Chesterfield.

  13. Melton sheepdog trainer wins first championship

    Melton Times

    A Melton sheepdog trainer and farmer has won the first-ever UK Four Nations Nursery Championship.

    Nij Vyas, who resides in the hamlet of John O’Gaunt, took the title with his sheepdog Cody.

  14. Woman, 67, pinned down in own home by masked burglars

    Chris Fawcett

    BBC News

    A 67-year-old woman was pinned down on her bed by four masked men who broke into a house in Pear Tree, police said.

    The victim and a 67-year old man were both asleep when the raiders burst into the home on Saturday between 21:00 and 21:40.

    The woman was repeatedly held down and had her mouth covered when she tried to call for help.

    One of the men was brandishing a sharp tool, thought to be a screwdriver.

    Peartree Crescent

    The men forced the rear door of the home on Pear Tree Crescent before stealing jewellery, documents and cash.

    They were all wearing dark-coloured clothing with their faces covered.

  15. Peaty's Commonwealth medals 'pride'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    "Pride" from Derby's Adam Peaty who has won two silver medals in the Commonwealth Games.

    We're proud of you too!

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  16. Concerns for 'vulnerable' missing woman

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    Police are appealing for help to find this "vulnerable" woman who has gone missing.

    Sharon Barker was last seen on Monday in Chesterfield town centre.

    Sharon Barker

    The 54-year-old is said to have connections to the Long Eaton and Derby areas but could also have travelled to Nottinghamshire or Sheffield.

  17. Hinckley chorister to record album before voice breaks

    Jack Rafferty

    BBC Radio Leicester

    A choir boy from Hinckley is looking to record an album with a professional orchestra before his voice gets too deep.

    Sebastian Carrington, who has appeared on The Voice Kids, says some of his friends have come back after summer holidays sounding totally different.

    The 12-year-old's dream is to perform with a professional orchestra and record a series of songs as a solo album before his voice changes.

    His parents are now considering crowd-funding the project before it is too late.

    Chorister Sebastian Carrington
    Quote Message: He has just turned 12, the age at which traditionally a boy treble's voice is at its best. He's hoping that he'll have at least a year or two before his voice becomes deeper." from Denise Carrington Sebastian's mum
    Denise CarringtonSebastian's mum
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    Video caption: Leicestershire Police breeds dogs for the first time