It looks set to be an unsettled day with showery outbreaks of rain for many areas, becoming heavy at times.
The rain will ease later into the afternoon.Copyright: OrangePeel
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Ryan Morris, the leader of the Betel UK, said the charity "completely changed his life" by helping him recover from his addiction.
He and others have been performing Christmas carols in Leicester city centre to raise money for the charity, as they could not before the national lockdown finished.
Mr Morris, 37, from Etwall in Derbyshire, said: "The response has been great.
"It's absolutely brilliant we can be back. People have been a bit down with the whole coronavirus situation and we're lifting a few spirits."
Betel UK helps people with drug and alcohol addiction and homelessness.Copyright: Google
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Oadby and Wigston, in Leicestershire, still has the highest infection rate in the East Midlands for the seven days up to 27 November.
It currently has the ninth highest rate in England at 328 per 100,000 people, while Leicester is 14th with a rate of 295.9.
Both areas have seen a significant drop in rate of infection since last week.Copyright: PA Media
In Derbyshire, the rates are decreasing in all areas of the county, with Amber Valley the highest with 202.9 per 100,000 people.
Meanwhile in Nottinghamshire, rates are also decreasing - Bassetlaw is the highest with 210.3 per 100,000 people.
Nottingham, which had the UK's highest infection rate in October, stands at 110th with a rate of 164.3 per 100,000 people. The national average is 157.3.Copyright: PA Media
In Rutland, the only county in the region to be under tier two restrictions, there were 52.6 cases per 100,000 people.
Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire have entered the highest level of coronavirus restrictions.
This morning's major announcement about UK regulators approving Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine means we could be just days away from the first jabs being given to people in the East Midlands.
Last week Derby City Council gave the green light for Derby Arena to be used as a temporary mass vaccination centre by the NHS if it is required.Copyright: Reuters
Health bosses in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire have been working towards a 9 December start date for a roll-out of the vaccine, subject to it being approved.
And the Local Democracy Reporting Service has said Leicester Racecourse in Oadby is also on standby to be used as a potential temporary vaccination centre, though the local clinical commissioning group would not confirm any sites it planned to use.
It will be a mainly cloudy start with patchy light rain edging in before brighter spells appear later.Copyright: Happy Walker Heanor WG
Tonight, it will be clear at first, but it will cloud over later on.
Witnesses to a stabbing who may have been stood at a bus stop when it happened are being urged to speak to police.
Derbyshire Police said a 14-year-old boy was stabbed on 11 November on Tamworth Road, Sawley, just before 14:40.
Witnesses told the BBC a bus driver and passengers helped the boy to safety.
Police are now appealing for anyone who was stood at the bus stop at the time and may have seen what happened to get in touch.Copyright: Spotted: Long Eaton
A 15-year-old boy has since been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent and was remanded into custody last month.
As millions prise open the first door of their advent calendar today, parts of the East Midlands could be set for some festive snow later this week.
The white stuff is currently forecast to fall in Ashbourne and Buxton on Friday, with sub-zero temperatures expected in the early hours.Copyright: Annan
Most other parts of the region are likely to see sleet on the same day.
Get the latest forecast for your area here.
After a cold start, plenty of sunshine is expected throughout the day.Copyright: Johann van der Leigh
It will be mainly clear this evening and then cloud will increase through the night.
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An overturned lorry trailer has caused congestion on one of the region's busiest roads.
A trailer came off a lorry on a roundabout where the A38 meets the M1 at junction 28 in Derbyshire at about 11:20.
Two lanes on the A38 have been closed and tailbacks of up to 30 minutes have been reported.Copyright: Highways England
A Highways England spokesman said the lorry was carrying building supplies.
Queues stretched back on to the M1 slip roads, he added.
There have been no reports of injuries.
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Business leaders in the region worry they'll miss crucial Christmas trade after most areas were placed in the highest level of restrictions when national lockdown ends.
It means serious restrictions on the hospitality industry at typically one of their busiest times.Copyright: BBC
Chris Hobson, from the East Midlands Chamber, said: "Businesses need time to plan, they need time to order stock, they need time to talk to staff, to talk to customers.
"We need much greater clarity and much clearer timescales from government in terms of decisions being made so people can try and charge back out of this."
Communities secretary and Newark MP Robert Jenrick has said "there will be a meaningful review" of the tiers allocation next month.
He said some areas could see their restrictions change before Christmas.
Council leaders in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire have complained about not being consulted over the new tier allocations for the counties.
Both found out yesterday they would be need to follow the strictest coronavirus regulations under the government's three-tier system.Copyright: BBC
Barry Lewis, the leader of Derbyshire County Council, said: "I'm fairly disappointed we've ended up in tier three.
"We had falling numbers, a decline in infections in the county and it really gave us hope we'd come out in tier two."
He also said he needs to understand the "disparity" between tiers two and three that allow gyms and hairdressers to open but not pubs and hotels.
The deputy leader of Gedling Borough Council said he was "deeply frustrated" to be in tier three as the area had also seen a decline in the rate of coronavirus infections.
Michael Payne said: "It obviously wasn't enough, from the government's perspective, to get us over the line."
He also wants urgent clarity on a potential route map out of tier three.
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The owner of Derby Brewing Company, which has three pubs in the city, believes tier three will be the end for many Derbyshire businesses in the hospitality industry.
Pubs and restaurants - except those doing takeaways and delivery - will have to shut on Wednesday after the national lockdown ends and tier three measures come into effect.
Paul Harris says it just doesn't seem fair.Copyright: Google
"It's just appalling the way the government has handled it because they have made those businesses who are struggling spend money because they have told us we are reopening, then they have effectively left us in a lockdown," he said.
"It's like a separate lockdown just for hospitality which is just ridiculous."
The government says hospitality premises are places where infections are more likely to spread.
Today will be cold and mainly cloudy with fog lingering in places, which could be dense in some places this morning.
However, locally, some brightness is possible.Copyright: Curly Claire