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Drivers urged to assist inquiry

Police investigating a motorway pile-up which left two people, including one from Derby, dead have appealed for the driver of a car and a van to come forward.

'Terror risk' before Algeria deaths

Terrorists increasingly threatened and attacked oil assets and government facilities in the politically volatile countries of north Africa in the years before a terrorist siege at an Algerian gas plant in which British hostages, including one from the East Midlands, were killed, an inquest has heard.

Store raises £100k for greyhounds

A Nottinghamshire couple who founded a charity shop to help retired greyhounds are celebrating after their store collected £100,000 in four years.

Ex-footballer faces match-fix trial

A man who has played for Notts County and Lincoln has appeared in court after being charged over an alleged match-fixing conspiracy.

Funding to restore ancient woodland

An area of ancient woodland in Derbyshire is to be restored after the project received funding worth £15,085.

Man jailed for child sex offences

A man from Leicester who drugged and sexually abused under-age girls has been jailed for 12 years.

Seven arrested in slavery probe

Seven people have been arrested in Lincolnshire and other parts of the UK as part of an ongoing investigation into allegations of modern slavery.

Students out after chemical spill

Student halls in Derby were evacuated after a chemical spill.

Doctor unaware of spleen rupture

A doctor who discharged a patient from Leicestershire who later collapsed and died has told an inquest he was unaware that accident victims can suffer a delayed rupture of the spleen.

HIV project welcomes funding boost

Children and young people affected by HIV will be given help to deal with their diagnosis thanks to a project that has been awarded £91,717.

Unemployment rate falls by 12,000

Unemployment in the East Midlands fell by 12,000 in the three months to July, official figures have revealed.

Thorntons backs hospice campaign

Chocolate maker Thorntons has become the latest company to sign up to a fundraising challenge in aid of a Derbyshire hospice.

Fundraiser gets surprise proposal

A fundraiser has been given an extra reason to celebrate after getting engaged to her partner during the home stretch of a 160-mile cycle ride.

Footballers join charity golf event

Former footballers Lee Sharpe and Teddy Sheringham are to join golfers at a fundraising event in aid of the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre in Nottingham.

Ex-patient runs 10km for charity

A man who suffered a heart attack last year has completed a 10km run to raise money for the hospital where he was treated.

Woman charged with assisted suicide

A woman from the Sleaford area has been charged with assisting the suicide of a 21-year-old who was found dead eight months ago.

Fog blanket disrupts flights

Much of southern England and the East Midlands has been blanketed in thick fog with flights delayed as visibility dips to less than 100 metres in places.

New rape crisis centres to open

Two new rape crisis centres to support victims of sexual violence are to be opened in England, including in Grantham, the Government has announced.

Road crash teen dies in hospital

A teenager left critically injured when he was hit by a car in Nottingham has died in hospital.

Four arrested at Rotherham protests

Four men, including two from Nottinghamshire, have been arrested in relation to protests planned in the light of revelations about child sexual exploitation in Rotherham.

Landmark lab 'completely destroyed'

A landmark £20 million chemistry lab in Nottingham destroyed by fire was set to open next year hosting world-leading research.

Samantha Morton tells of sex abuse

Award-winning actress Samantha Morton has spoken out for the first time about sexual abuse she suffered while in care as a teenager in Nottingham.

Gang jailed over £55m drugs seizure

Members of a criminal gang, including two men from Northamptonshire and another from Nottingham, that operated across the UK and abroad have been jailed after the police seized £55 million worth of drugs.

Minister opens new sports pavilion

Children and families minister Edward Timpson has officially opened a newly refurbished sports pavilion in Whetstone, Leicestershire.

Safety book to help young people

A charity has produced a new workbook for young people in a bid to reduce accident and injury rates in the East Midlands.

Swing but no switch in by-elections

Liberal Democrats easily defended a crucial marginal council in a key parliamentary constituency in the latest by-elections, but there was also good news for Labour in Nottinghamshire.

Tributes left to stabbing victim

Touching tributes have been left to a "true gentleman" found stabbed at a house in Derbyshire minutes after an armed robbery at a nearby shop.

Growing concern for missing Elise

Police are becoming increasingly concerned about the welfare of a 16-year-old girl from Northamptonshire who has gone missing.

Cyclists wanted for charity ride

Cyclists are invited to bike 20 or 40 miles as part of a new fundraising event in aid of a Derbyshire hospice.

Bank staff to take on half marathon

Three bank employees are taking on a half marathon to raise money for a children's cancer charity.

Football stars 'took Ebola advice'

Mustapha Dumbuya, who plays for Notts County in League One, and several Premier League stars took advice from their club doctors before taking part i n an international fixture that was in doubt due to fears over Ebola.

Passenger numbers rise at airports

Passenger levels rose at all four airports operated by the Manchester Airports Group (Mag) - including East Midlands airport - last month.

Footballer King loses crash appeal

Footballer Marlon King has lost his appeal over a driving offence in Nottinghamshire which left a seriously injured motorist having to be cut out of his car.

Coroner urges dog re-homing curbs

A coroner is to recommend strengthening the rules around re-homing stray dogs after an inquest into the death of a four-year-old girl mauled at home in Leicestershire.

Plan to split care children blocked

A family court judge has refused to approve Leicestershire County Council's plan to take two children from their mother's care and separate them after criticising assessments made by social services staff.

Lottery grant to help older people

Gardening, art and other activities will be used to bring generations together as part of a new project in Leicester.

Man arrested after stabbing murder

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after police were called to reports of an armed robbery in Ilkeston.

Thieves steal ambulance sat-nav

East Midlands Ambulance Service has hit out at thieves who stole a sat-nav system from one of its vehicles.

Man arrested in fatal crash probe

A man has been arrested in connection with a fatal collision between two cars on the A6 in Leicestershire.

Cardinal Nichols at Richard service

The most senior Roman Catholic archbishop in England and Wales will take part in services marking the reinterment of the remains of Richard III in Leicester, officials have confirmed.

Ex-patient's run to thank hospital

A runner who overcame tuberculosis almost five decades ago is to take on a half marathon for the hospital that saved her life.

Longer sentences for race hate pair

A murderer and a robber who sent crude explosive devices from the segregation unit of a top security jail to Asian solicitors in Nottingham and Halifax as part of a race-hate campaign have had their prison sentences increased.

Murder charge after 2003 incident

A man has been charged with murder following an incident in Leicester 11 years ago.

Killer dog went for girl's throat

The mother of a little girl mauled to death by a dog in her home in Leicestershire has said it went straight for the four-year-old's throat.

Tributes to death probe father

Relatives of a 42-year-old father from Lincolnshire who died after being rushed to hospital with a serious head injury have paid tribute to his generosity and compassion for others.

Plane evacuated after landing

A holiday jet was evacuated shortly after it touched down at East Midlands Airport due to an electrical fault which caused a smell of burning in the cabin.

Breeding success for hen harriers

Hen harriers have bred successfully in the Peak District for the first time in eight years, providing a glimmer of hope for the rare bird.

Napoleonic-era model up for auction

A model of a naval ship thought to have been made during the Napoleonic Wars is expected to fetch up to £5,000 when it goes on sale at Derbyshire-based auction house Hansons later this month.

Woman injured in car crash dies

A woman who was seriously injured in a collision in Nottinghamshire last week has died, police said.

Support centre gets £100k revamp

A support centre for people with mental health difficulties is to be revamped thanks to a project costing £100,000.

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