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Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

Patchy cloud is expected at times today but there will be some breaks and we will see blue and sunny skies.

Temperatures will be getting up to 6C or 7C but as we head towards the end of the week things will be turning a bit milder.

Man's jaw broken in pub brawl

Samantha Fisher

BBC News Online

A man has had his jaw broken in a fight outside a pub in Scraptoft.

Leicestershire Police were called to a report of a brawl outside the entrance to The White House in Scraptoft Lane at about 19:15 on 22 November.

Officers believe the victim was punched after an argument with a group of eight to 12 men and women who had earlier attended a funeral.

The White Horse, in Scraptoft Lane
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PC Nabeel Ayub said a man in his 60s went to hospital with "nasty injuries" and has since been discharged.

He has appealed for anyone with information to get in touch.

Labour promises regional 'investment blitz'

BBC Politics

Labour has promised an "investment blitz" across England to bring "wealth, power and prosperity" to communities.

The party launched regional manifestos for each part of the country earlier, including pledges on transport, housing and jobs.

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said the announcement would "bring our country back together".

But Tory minister Jake Berry said it was "a clear distraction from Corbyn's failure to set out a Brexit plan".

Launching the manifestos in Nottingham, shadow transport secretary Andy MacDonald said the plans would "make sure we deal with the climate crisis", but "harness opportunities at the same time".

Composite image
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Could we have more Christmas elections?

Tony Roe

BBC East Midlands political editor

The timing of this year's general election has certainly prompted much discussion about the difference winter can make to voters.

But, looking ahead, Paul McFadden, from Nottingham, has got in touch with us using the Your Questions Answered tool on the BBC website to ask whether the fixed term parliaments act (FTPA) means the next scheduled election will also take place in December in five years' time?

BBC East Midlands' political editor Tony Roe says: "It is indeed the case that under the FTPA the next election will be in five years time, so in theory Christmas elections are on the cards for a while.

"But the feeling among MPs of all parties in the last parliament was that the FTPA has been a bit of blunder.

"It’s only actually worked once with the 2015 election. The current election is the second since then... 2020 was meant to be the next election."

Voters
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Mr Roe warns voters not to be surprised if the act is repealed, with a reversal to the situation where we have to have an election "at least every five years".

"That will make Parliament more responsive to events," he said.

"No-one likes treading the streets canvassing in the dark, not the politicians who have to knock on the doors nor the people opening their doors, letting the heating out and the cold air in. And the hot air..."

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

It's been a frosty start, which will give way to a clear, bright and sunny day.

However, this will mean lower temperatures and a chilly night.

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

There will be showers, some heavy, likely throughout the day but clearing later.

A clear, cold night could lead to some frosts but it will be a brighter day tomorrow.

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

Persistent rain will sweep across the region for much of the next 24 hours.

Temperatures are a little lower but still relatively mild for the time of year.

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

What do you want to know about the general election?

The election campaign is well and truly under way and on 12 December the UK will go to the polls.

The BBC wants to know about the issues which matter to you and affect your village, town or city.

Whether it's polling, policies, or a local issue, send your questions to us and we'll do our best to answer them.

Follow the links below to ask your questions:

Your Questions Answered
BBC

Little Mix to play Leicestershire cricket ground gig

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Little Mix have announced a concert at Leicestershire's Grace Road ground next summer.

The quartet will belt out the hits on 17 July as part of a 19-date UK tour.

The gig is their only East Midlands stop on the tour.

Little Mix
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Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

It will be an unsettled start to the week with patches of rain throughout the day, which could turn heavy.

Expect some breezy weather with highs of 11C and lows this evening of 7C.

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands
Brighton boss Graham Potter says penalty decisions did not decide the game vs Leicester
Brighton manager Graham Potter insists multiple penalty decisions going against his side were not the reason for their 2-0 loss to Leicester.

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

There's a chance of more rain this afternoon and overnight.

Here's your full forecast...

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

A mostly cloudy and dry day across the region.

Here's your full forecast...

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

It's another chilly day, but not quite as cold as yesterday.

Here's your full forecast...

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

It's a frosty start out there, and there's a Met Office weather warning for fog.

Here's your full forecast...

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Flood warnings remain in East Midlands

Alex Regan

BBC News

Flood warnings remain across parts of the East Midlands after heavy rainfall saw severe disruption across the region last week.

The Environment Agency has issued several warnings - meaning flooding is expected - across the River Trent at Cavendish Bridge, Carlton-on-Trent, Collingham, and Girton.

In Leicestershire and Derbyshire, the River Soar and the Derwent both have several flood alerts, meaning flooding is possible.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue boats
Lynne Haw
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue teams helped rescue people by boats last week

East Midlands weather: Drier and brighter

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

It's going to be drier and brighter this week.

There's a bit of mist and fog early on, but we can expect blue skies as we go into the afternoon.

We can expect highs of 8C, but tonight temperatures could dip to as low as -2C.

What do you want to know about the election?

The election campaign is under way and on 12 December the UK will go to the polls.

The BBC wants to know about the issues which matter to you and affect your village, town or city.

Whether it's polling, policies, or a local issue, send your questions to us and we'll do our best to answer them.

Follow the links below to ask your questions:

Your Questions Answered
BBC

Watch: East Midlands weather

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

Well, the rain hasn't completely stopped but it's not looking as bad as yesterday.

Here's the full weather forecast for the East Midlands.

End of live updates

David Pittam

BBC News Online

It's been a long day of flooding - with even a bit of snow further north.

The rain has caused travel disruption across the region and in some cases flooded homes and businesses.

It should be drier overnight and into tomorrow, and in places the flood waters are subsiding but we will be back early on to bring you all the latest.

Fire service: 'Call council for sand bags'

David Pittam

BBC News Online

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service say they are taking a "number of flooding related calls".

They have told people asking for sandbags to call the local council instead.

Floods: Drivers urged to use caution

David Pittam

BBC News Online

Police in Leicestershire are warning drivers to be careful as they have not been able to close every flooded road.

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What do you want to know about the election?

The election campaign is under way and on 12 December the UK will go to the polls.

The BBC wants to know about the issues which matter to you and affect your village, town or city.

Whether it's polling, policies, or a local issue, send your questions to us and we'll do our best to answer them.

Follow the links below to ask your questions:

Your questions answered
BBC

Flooding: Preparation for more heavy rain

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

More heavy rain is set to fall across the East Midlands.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Thursday and Friday meaning "further heavy rain may lead to further disruption and flooding".

Map showing weather warning
Met Office

Derbyshire Dales District Council is urging residents and businesses to be ready for a possible repeat of last week's flooding that killed one local woman.

The authority's chief executive, Paul Wilson, said: "While we will always try to help vulnerable residents, our advice to anyone concerned that their home or business is at risk of flooding is to buy sandbags from a hardware store. Garden soil can be used as an alternative."

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The district council is handing out filled sandbags at local "hubs" in areas which suffered most from the flooding on Friday.

People are being asked to take only what they need so there is enough to go around.

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service is also asking people to "be prepared" and avoid routes prone to flooding.

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What do you want to know about the election?

The election campaign is under way and on 12 December the UK will go to the polls.

The BBC wants to know about the issues which matter to you and affect your village, town or city.

Whether it's polling, policies, or a local issue, send your questions to us and we'll do our best to answer them.

Follow the links below to ask your questions:

Your Questions Answered
BBC

Flood threat remains as wet weather continues

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Flood warnings and alerts remain in place across the East Midlands as the wet weather continues.

The Environment Agency has kept warnings in place for the River Idle in Retford, Eaton, Gamston and Ordsall and the River Trent at Barrow, Carlton, Castle Donington, Swarkestone and Willington.

Flooding in Stoke Bardolph
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A total of 13 alerts - meaning flooding is possible - are also in place across the region, including the River Erewash, the River Wye, the River Sence and the River Maun.

The prime minister is to chair a meeting of the government's emergency committee later in response to the flood problems in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and other parts of England.

You can browse the full list of warnings and alerts here.

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

We're likely to see further showers through the morning and into the afternoon but things should be a little drier towards the end of the day.

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Fresh weather warnings for rain in the region

David Pittam

BBC News Online

Residents of the East Midlands have been warned there could be more flooding and disruption this week.

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for rain covering most of Derbyshire from now until 12:00 tomorrow.

The forecasters said we should expect "frequent heavy showers [which are] likely to cause some flooding and transport disruption".

Weather map
Met Office

Wednesday is looking drier, but then there are two further yellow weather warnings for rain for the whole of Thursday.

One covers most of England, including the East Midlands, and a second specifically covers Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, stating "further heavy rain may increase disruption from flooding".

Weather update
Met Office

Travel: Flooding forces Leicestershire road closures

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

There are some tricky driving conditions across Leicestershire this morning with flooding causing several road closures.

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Flood disruption continues as more rain falls on region

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Flood warnings and alerts remain in place for several parts of the East Midlands after more heavy rain overnight.

The Environment Agency has issued warnings for the River Idle in Retford, Eaton and Gamston, along with the River Trent at Barrow, Carlton, Castle Donington, Collingham, Girton, Swarkestone and Willington.

The B5010 between Borrowash and Elvaston
BBC

Meanwhile, tributes are continuing to be paid to the former High Sheriff of Derbyshire, Annie Hall, who died when she was slept away by floods in Rowsley.

There are still a handful of road closures in Derbyshire - including a stretch of the B5010 between Borrowash and Elvaston (pictured).

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

It will be a chilly day with further showers, hail and possibly thunder expected.

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Flooding advice for region, as light rain forecast

Alex Regan

BBC News

The Environment Agency is advising people from the East Midlands to check for possible flood risks, as light rain is forecast over the weekend.

A spokeswoman advised people to be cautious because "the ground is saturated and the river levels are high".

She added: "We advise people to stay away from swollen rivers and not to walk or drive through flood water, as just 30cm of flowing water is enough to move your car.”

Matlock
BBC

UK flooding: Road closures in Leicestershire

Sonia Kataria

BBC News

In Leicestershire, a number of roads are closed.

These include:

  • Church Hill Road, in both directions, from Dickinson Way to Ivydale Road in Thurmaston
  • Countesthorpe Road, in both directions, from Lansdowne Grove to Leicester Road in Wigston
  • Hamilton Lane, in both directions, between Hamilton Lane and King Street
  • Slash Lane in Sileby, in both directions, between Mountsorrel Lane and Sileby Road
Hamilton Lane and King Street, Leicestershire
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service