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Homemade motorbike and scooter stopped by police

David Pittam

BBC News Online

"Pimp my ride", it is not...

Police issued warnings to the owners of a souped-up bike and scooter after coming across them yesterday in Aylestone Meadows nature reserve, in Leicester.

Motorbike
Leicestershire Police

The bike had an engine tied to the crossbar by string and an exhaust fitted below the pedals while the scooter had a petrol engine on the back.

Police said machines like these had caused "alarm and distress" to people living nearby and both owners were spoken to, but not arrested.

Motorscooter
Leicestershire Police

Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, from J21A for A46 Leicester North to J22 for A50 Coalville.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and queues on M1 northbound from J21a, A46 (Leicester North) to J22, A50 (Coalville), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Second Waitrose closing to become Lidl

A further East Midlands Waitrose store is shutting to become a Lidl.

Waitrose confirmed today their store in Oadby, Leicestershire, will close in autumn and be replaced by the German discount chain.

Their Blaby branch also closed in June, and although a spokesman said it will not become a Lidl, he could not confirm who was buying it at this point.

Waitrose
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Waitrose confirmed earlier today that its Wollaton store in Nottingham will close in autumn and reopen as a Lidl.

Severe accident: M1 Buckinghamshire northbound

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M1 Buckinghamshire northbound severe accident, from J14 for A509 to J15 for A45.

M1 Buckinghamshire - One lane blocked and queues on M1 northbound from J14, A509 (Milton Keynes) to J15, A45 (Northampton), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M1 Northamptonshire southbound

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M1 Northamptonshire southbound severe accident, between J17 for M45 Dunchurch and J16 for A4500.

M1 Northamptonshire - One lane blocked and it's slow on M1 southbound between J17, M45 (Dunchurch) and J16, A4500 (Daventry), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: A14 Cambridgeshire eastbound

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A14 Cambridgeshire eastbound severe disruption, from J23 A141 to J24 A1198.

A14 Cambridgeshire - One lane blocked and it's slow on A14 eastbound from J23, A141 (Spittals Interchange) to J24, A1198 (Godmanchester), because of a break down.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

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M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, from J21 for M69 to J20 for A4304 Lutterworth Road.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J21, M69 (Leicester) to J20, A4304 (Lutterworth), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Concern growing for missing woman

Police are searching for a woman who was last seen in Market Deeping this morning.

Michelle Prentice
Lincolnshire Police

Michelle Prentice, 37, was last seen at 08:45 today in the Market Deeping area.

Police have said they are concerned for her welfare.

Anyone who has seen her or knows where she is should contact Lincolnshire Police.

Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Northamptonshire northbound severe disruption, from J18 for A5 to J19 for M6.

M1 Northamptonshire - One lane closed and it's heavy on M1 northbound from J18, A5 (Rugby) to J19, M6 (Catthorpe Interchange), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Two arrested over restaurant stabbing

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two 19-year-old men were stabbed during a fight at a Leicester restaurant.

Police cordon on Upper Brown Street
BBC

Both men were taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries after the stabbing on Upper Brown Street on Monday night. The pair have since been discharged.

Leicestershire Police said armed officers went to two properties in the city earlier and two men, aged 23 and 22, were arrested. They remain in custody while inquiries continue.

McCann: Luggage tag appeal to find daughter

East Midlands Today

The family of Madeleine McCann is asking people who are going on holiday this summer to use a special luggage tag in an effort to help find their missing daughter.

Madeline McCann luggage tags
BBC

The tag can be printed off alongside a poster, which the Leicestershire family is also asking people to take with them on their holidays.

The materials are available in 17 different languages, and can be downloaded from the Find Madeleine website.

Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

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M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between J3 for A444 Bedworth Bypass Nuneaton and J2 for M69.

M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M6 southbound between J3, A444 (Nuneaton) and J2, M69 (Coventry), because of a broken down van. In the roadworks area.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M1 Bedfordshire northbound

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M1 Bedfordshire northbound severe disruption, between J13 for A421 Bedford Road Bedford and J14 for A509.

M1 Bedfordshire - One lane blocked and it's very slow on M1 northbound between J13, A421 (Bedford) and J14, A509 (Milton Keynes), because of a break down.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

University building evacuated after package found

Nick Smith

BBC News Online

A university building was evacuated this morning after a suspected suspicious package was discovered.

The package was found at the University of Leicester's Robert Kilpatrick Building at Leicester Royal Infirmary this morning and staff conducted an evacuation as a precaution shortly after 10:00.

Leicestershire Police attended and deemed the package non-suspicious.

Robert Kilpatrick Building
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Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Northamptonshire southbound severe disruption, from J17 for M45 Dunchurch to J16 for A4500.

M1 Northamptonshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J17, M45 (Dunchurch) to J16, A4500 (Daventry), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M1 Buckinghamshire southbound

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M1 Buckinghamshire southbound severe accident, at J14 for A509.

M1 Buckinghamshire - Temporary closure and queues for six miles on M1 southbound at J14, A509 (Milton Keynes), because of an accident involving lorry and a car. Congestion to J15 (Northampton). In the roadworks area.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire northbound

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M1 Northamptonshire northbound severe disruption, from J16 for A4500 to J17 for M45 Dunchurch.

M1 Northamptonshire - One lane blocked on M1 northbound from J16, A4500 (Daventry) to J17, M45 (Dunchurch), because of a lorry that's broken down. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: A47 Cambridgeshire westbound

BBC News Travel

A47 Cambridgeshire westbound severe accident, at Fulbridge Road.

A47 Cambridgeshire - Road closed on A47 Soke Parkway westbound at the Fulbridge Road junction, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M1 Northamptonshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Northamptonshire southbound severe accident, at J15 for A45.

M1 Northamptonshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M1 southbound at J15, A45 (Northampton), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Northamptonshire northbound severe disruption, from J18 for A5 to J19 for M6.

M1 Northamptonshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M1 northbound from J18, A5 (Rugby) to J19, M6 (Catthorpe Interchange), because of a break down.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M1 Northamptonshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Northamptonshire southbound severe accident, from J18 for A5 to J17 for M45 Dunchurch.

M1 Northamptonshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J18, A5 (Rugby) to J17, M45 (Dunchurch), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire northbound

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M1 Northamptonshire northbound severe disruption, before J15 for A45.

M1 Northamptonshire - One lane blocked and queues on M1 northbound before J15, A45 (Northampton), because of a lorry that's broken down.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Overturned trailer causing delays

Nick Smith

BBC News Online

A trailer has overturned on the approach to a roundabout in Leicestershire.

Police were called to the Hobby Horse roundabout at 13:15 this afternoon.

The A607 towards Thurmaston has been closed and police say it could be "some time" before the trailer is recovered.

No injuries have been reported.

Trailer
Leicestershire Police

Severe disruption: M1 Buckinghamshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Buckinghamshire northbound severe disruption, at J14 for A509.

M1 Buckinghamshire - One lane blocked and it's very slow on M1 northbound at J14, A509 (Milton Keynes), because of a break down.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: A45 Northamptonshire eastbound

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A45 Northamptonshire eastbound severe accident, from A5076 Great Billing Way to B573 Northampton Road Grendon.

A45 Northamptonshire - A45 closed and it's slow eastbound from Great Billing Interchange to Grendon, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Lorry crashes into Enderby house

Nick Smith

BBC News Online

A house has been damaged after a lorry crashed into it this morning.

The corner of the house and a garden wall in High Street, Enderby, Leicestershire, have been damaged by the vehicle, which was carrying a forklift truck.

Enderby house
Vivian Ellis

Vivian Ellis, who lives on the road, said: "The picture doesn't really do the damage justice.

"I don't think the house is going to be able to be lived in for a while."

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said they were called at 11:15 and had to stem a fluid leak from the forklift truck.

Severe accident: M1 Buckinghamshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Buckinghamshire northbound severe accident, from J14 for A509 to J15 for A45.

M1 Buckinghamshire - One lane blocked and it's slow on M1 northbound from J14, A509 (Milton Keynes) to J15, A45 (Northampton), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Restaurant stabbing injuries 'not life-threatening'

Nick Smith

BBC News Online

Injuries suffered by two men who were stabbed in a Leicester restaurant last night are not believed to be life-threatening.

The two 19-year-olds were taken to hospital following the fight at the restaurant in Upper Brown Street.

Leicestershire Police said it was reported the suspects had fled the scene before emergency services arrived.

The force has urged anyone with information to come forward.

Upper Brown Street
BBC

Two in hospital after city centre stabbing

Nick Smith

BBC News Online

Two 19-year-old men have been taken to hospital following a stabbing last night.

Leicestershire Police said they were called to Upper Brown Street in Leicester city centre at 23:10 to reports of a stabbing.

One of the men was taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary and the other to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham. The extent of their injuries is not known at this stage.

A cordon is currently in place outside the Tinseltown restaurant and officers are in the early stages of their investigation.

Upper Brown Street
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