Melton Mowbray

England, United Kingdom

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  1. Video content

    Video caption: Rock fans return to scaled-back Download festival pilot

    Ten thousand people are taking part in a government-backed pilot version of the three-day rock festival.

  2. East Midlands Railway announce cuts to services

    Samantha Noble

    BBC News Online

    East Midlands Railway (EMR) is reducing its regional services from tomorrow.

    The operator said it "has become clear" the new timetable, which was introduced last month, "is not performing as well as we, or our customers, expect".

    "This has led to short notice cancellations and difficult journeys," EMR added.

    The company apologised for the disruption and inconvenience caused.

    A spokesman said: "We are acting swiftly to implement changes which will improve performance and provide a reliable experience across our network."

    EMR said the reduced timetable only affects EMR Regional, with EMR Intercity and EMR Connect services to and from London unaffected.

    East Midlands Railway Regional train

    The firm said reducing the regional timetable "will allow us to protect our most used services, such as summer services to Skegness and allow us to fix the underlying problems so we can reintroduce the full timetable".

    Earlier this week a further eight days of strike action were announced by conductors working for EMR in a row over contracts.

    The 24-hour strikes are scheduled to take place in June, July and August.

    EMR said it did not anticipate the action would cause much disruption to timetables.

  3. Today's weather for the East Midlands

    BBC Weather

    We're starting off with grey and cloudy skies this morning and there will be heavy, persistent rain later.

    There's still also a yellow weather warning in place for thunderstorms and it will feel pretty cool with highs of 16C.

    This evening, the wind will pick up and the rain will linger through the first part of tonight but as we go to the the early hours it is due to turn a little bit drier and clearer.

    Weston on Trent in Derby
  4. Video content

    Video caption: Dashcam footage released after 165mph chase

    Usman Kiani, 19, led police on a 60-mile chase from Bradford to Leicestershire.

  5. Reduced Download festival ready to rock

    East Midlands Today

    Download festival

    Download Festival gets under way tomorrow - but it won't be quite the same for the lucky rock and metal fans making their way to Castle Donington.

    It's part of a government pilot to examine how Covid-19 transmission takes place in crowds.

    The capacity for the festival - which was originally called off back in March - has been been significantly reduced, down from 111,000 to just 10,000.

    A full-scale festival is set to return in 2022, with Biffy Clyro, Iron Maiden and Kiss confirmed as the headliners.

    Download festival
  6. Weather forecast for the East Midlands

    BBC Weather

    We'll see largely cloudy skies throughout the day with scattered showers or spells of rain, especially during the afternoon.

    Turning drier into the evening. A maximum temperature of 19°C (66°F).

    Flowers in Cropwell Bishop
  7. Weather forecast for the East Midlands

    BBC Weather

    Today will be a dry and warm day with plenty of sunny spells and just some patchy cloud during the afternoon.

    Cloud will become more widespread later in the evening. A maximum temperature of 28°C (82°F).

  8. Music festival cancelled after Covid restrictions extended

    Liam Barnes

    BBC News

    Organisers of the Noisily festival in Leicestershire have confirmed it will not be taking place this year.

    The dance music event had been due to take place at Coney Woods, near Market Harborough, on 8-12 July.

    In a statement, festival bosses cited the extended delay in reducing restrictions in England as the reason and said tickets could be refunded or retained for its planned return in 2022.

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  9. Dazzling sunsets captured across East Midlands

    BBC Weather Watchers

    We've had some cracking photos of last night's sunset from our BBC Weather Watchers coming in from across the region.

    Maggie T Howlett captured the scene above East Leake in Nottinghamshire.

    Sunset East Leake

    Over in West Bridgford Curly Claire also caught the kaleidoscope of the sun going down.

    West Bridgford sunset

    This was Breedon-on-the-Hill in Leicestershire, where sky girl got a great view.

    Sunset Breedon

    Fife on a Bike found a friend on a glorious evening near Melton Mowbray.

    Sunset Melton
  10. Thunderstorm warning for East Midlands

    Dave Wade

    BBC News

    The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for thunderstorms for the next four days.

    The warning covers a large part of England, including Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, from 18:00 on Wednesday and lasts until Saturday.

    It said there is a small chance of flooding and a risk of damage to buildings from lightning strikes, hail and strong winds.

    Met Office thunderstorms warning map
  11. Today's weather for the East Midlands

    BBC Weather

    Get ready for another lovely day.

    Although there is some cloud around this morning, by this afternoon there will be a full blue sky and sunny spells, with temperatures up to 23 or 24C.

    Later, we will continue to have some bright spells through the early parts of the evening and it's expected to stay largely dry and clear overnight with temperatures remaining mild at 11 or 12C.

    Holme Pierrepont, Nottinghamshire
  12. Delay to restrictions easing 'huge disappointment'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    The East Midlands Chamber, which represents businesses in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, has responded to the prime minister's announcement that the lifting of lockdown restrictions has been pushed back to 19 July.

    Chief executive Scott Knowles said: “Today’s announcement that coronavirus restrictions will no longer end on 21 June is a huge disappointment to everyone and means businesses will have to stagger on for four weeks longer than they’d anticipated.

    "Without proper support, for some this may prove to be one setback too many."

    He called for enhanced support in the form of grants for businesses in the hardest-hit sectors until everything can fully re-open.

    Crowded pub

    “Every week that goes by in which restrictions are in place has a real-life impact on the owners of hospitality, events and leisure businesses in particular as they must operate significantly under capacity," he added.

    “Many of these companies, already tight on cashflow, will have spent lots of money on marketing, staffing up and perishable stock in preparation for a milestone that is no longer happening."

    He urged the government to extend the furlough scheme which had been due to end on 1 July and said the four-week extension must be the "final delay".