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Gavin Bevis and Dave Wade

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    Video caption: Boy, 4, befriends dementia patient, 91, at Nottingham care home
  2. 'How to move four elephants'

    Ben Sidwell

    BBC Midlands Today

    A TV documentary airs tonight telling the story of how zookeepers moved four of the largest creatures in the world 140 miles.

    Asian elephant

    The Asian elephants were transferred from Twycross near Tamworth to Blackpool and a truly jumbo-sized task it proved to be.

    Asian elephant in transport

    You can see more in Elephants on the Move on Monday 23 July at 19:30 on BBC One.

  3. Our live updates across the day

    That's it for today's live coverage. We'll be back with more news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 tomorrow.

  4. Weather: Dry and humid night ahead

    BBC Weather

    This evening and tonight it's going to be dry and humid with a minimum temperature of 17°C (63°F).


    Tomorrow, (surprise, surprise), it'll be dry and humid. Expect a maximum temperature of 27C (81F).

  5. Dog rescued from 'unbearable' heat in trailer

    Dave Wade

    BBC News

    Police in Derbyshire have said they rescued a dog from this trailer, near Long Eaton.

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    PCSO Matt Boyer tweeted: "attended this incident and the heat was unbearable inside the trailer."

    He said the dog was being checked over by a vet.

  6. Passengers react to £200m station upgrade

    East Midlands Today

    These passengers have been reacting to the £200m upgrade of Derby railway station on the first full working day of disruption.

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    Video caption: Passengers react to Derby station works

    About 80% of trains travelling to and from the city will be replaced with buses during work which is due to last until 7 October.

    Network Rail said it was part of the "biggest upgrade of the Midland Mainline since it opened in 1870". It added that journey times will be shorter once the work is complete.

  7. Airport workforce 'to double in five years'

    BBC Radio Leicester

    It's been confirmed that 8,000 new jobs will be created in and around East Midlands Airport in the next three to five years.

    East Midlands Airport

    The announcement was made by work and pensions secretary, Esther McVey, on a visit to the area this afternoon.

    The airport currently employs around 8,000 people so the workforce is set to double.

    She said further expansion and investment could also see the workforce grow to more than 20,000 in the East Midlands Gateway logistics park, making it one of the largest employment sites in the region.

  8. BreakingNottingham loses Channel 4 bid

    Dave Wade

    BBC News

    Nottingham has lost its bid to host one of Channel 4's new "creative hubs".

    channel 4

    The broadcaster announced today that it will be progressing its bid with just three cities - Cardiff, Glasgow and Bristol.

    Nottingham was one of six cities bidding for one of two creative hubs.

    Channel 4 is also looking for a new headquarters, after it moves around the country in 2019.

    Nottingham had also lost out on this bid which is now between Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds.

  9. Splendour festival from above

    Dave Wade

    BBC News

    The event, held in Wollaton Park in Nottingham, celebrated its 10th anniversary this weekend.

    Here's how it looked from the skies...

    Video content

    Video caption: Footage shows Nottingham's Splendour Festival from above
  10. Man sought after women attacked and spat at

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    A photo has been released showing a man police are keen to speak to after two women were assaulted in Leicester city centre.

    The pair told officers they were spat at in Church Gate at about 22:30 on Saturday 16 June.

    One was then hit in the face and knocked to the floor, suffering a head injury that needed hospital treatment.

    Anyone who recognises the person in the photo is asked to call 101.

    CCTV photo