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Two charged over care home cruelty

Two men including one from Nottingham have been charged with child cruelty as part of a widespread investigation into allegations of historical abuse at care homes across North Wales.

Student writes forced marriage poem

A student has written a poem about the scandal of forced marriage after being inspired by a global campaign aimed at preventing it.

Volunteers needed to rehome turtles

People are being asked to help protect a canal in Leicestershire from the ravages of invading turtles.

Patients' data lost at ambulance HQ

The personal data of tens of thousands of patients who were treated by paramedics in an emergency have gone missing, East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EMAS) has said.

Arthritis project secures £9,800

A charity which supports people with arthritis has been awarded £9,819 to promote exercise and project participation.

£30,000 donated to wish charity

Staff at a paint manufacturing firm have raised more than £30,000 to help grant the wishes of children suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

Man stole from church collections

A thief who stole from church collection boxes across the country including the East Midlands was condemned by his own hand after penning a diary detailing his targets.

Robber absconds from open prison

A prisoner who is serving more than seven years for robbery has absconded from an open prison in Derbyshire.

Felix to chop off hair for charity

A kind-hearted schoolboy who has been growing his hair for more than six years is having it all cut off to raise money for charity.

Girls and boy held in murder hunt

Detectives have arrested two girls and a boy in Spalding in connection with the death of a man who was airlifted to hospital with a serious head injury.

Digital boost for creative SMEs

Creative businesses across England are invited to apply for £12,500 of investment and support to develop their most innovative digital ideas.

YMCA partners with Derwent Students

Clothing banks are to be introduced at three student sites in the Midlands as part of a new charity partnership.

Natalie reaches Column Idol final

An aspiring journalist from Derbyshire has reached the final of a national competition for young writers.

Lottery cash funds baking project

Vulnerable women in Northampton will receive help from a community baking project which has received more than £386,000.

Pensioner dies as car hits tree

A pensioner died and another man and a girl were left in hospital after a car collided with a tree in Nottingham.

King Richard 'was driven to drink'

The pressures of power drove King Richard III to drink, according to new evidence uncovered in a documentary about the medieval monarch, whose skeleton was discovered underneath a Leicester council car park in 2012.

Stabbing students' inquest opens

The grieving fathers of two medical students - including one from Derbyshire - stabbed to death in Malaysia identified their sons' remains after they were flown home, an inquest has heard.

Strongman stages fire engine pull

A strongman has pulled an 18-tonne fire engine to raise money for a children's cancer charity.

Labour holds two council seats

Labour easily defended two seats in the latest council by-elections, including one in Derbyshire.

Baldy Walkers aim to raise £10,000

Two colleagues who call themselves the Baldy Walkers are preparing to trek 200 miles for Diabetes UK.

Cyclist bids for logo world record

A man with autism has cycled through wind and rain to break an unusual world record.

Unemployment rate falls by 18.7%

Unemployment in the East Midlands fell by 29,000 in the three months to June, official figures have revealed.

Charity reschedules summer show

A dog rescue charity has rescheduled its summer show in South Lincolnshire after bad weather forced organisers to cancel the event.

Train cleaners to stage pay strike

Cleaners working on the East Coast line, running through Grantham and Newark, are to stage a fresh strike in a row over pay, but action in a separate dispute over jobs has been suspended.

Family's tribute to stabbed student

The family of a Derbyshire man who was one of the two medical students stabbed to death in a bar in Borneo last week have spoken of their disbelief.

Battery-powered trains considered

Trials have begun in Derby which could lead to a fleet of battery-powered trains running on Britain's railways.

Inquest into Borneo stab deaths

An inquest into two medical students, including one from Derbyshire, stabbed to death in Borneo is due to be held next week.

£10,000 boost for church renovation

A run-down church hall is to be renovated thanks to a funding boost of £10,000.

Charity seeks volunteer befrienders

A parenting charity is looking for volunteers to help families in Nottingham.

Mother's plea over crash deaths

A bereaved mother has pleaded with drivers to look after their vehicles after an inquest heard two young sisters from Lincolnshire died when the poorly-maintained car they were in came off the road.

Grandmother to care for punched boy

A three-year-old boy over whom Lincolnshire County Council launched care proceedings and who demonstrated how his mother's 20-year-old boyfriend had punched him in the groin must be cared for by a grandmother, a family court judge has ruled.

Simmonds quits Foreign Office role

Foreign Office minister and Boston and Skegness MP Mark Simmonds has resigned from the Government and will stand down as an MP at the next general election.

Dog tasered by armed police dies

An aggressive dog has been shot and killed by police armed with a Taser after it attacked a man in the street in Leicester.

Lancasters together at RAF base

Heavy rain failed to dampen the spirits of crowds who had gathered to see the last two airworthy Lancaster bombers fly over Lincolnshire.

Streets flooded after downpours

Heavy downpours led to several streets being left underwater and residents evacuated from their homes in the Lincolnshire town of Louth , while downpours also led to waterlogged roads in Maidstone, Kent.

Pupils raise £1,000 for hospice

Schoolchildren have raised almost £1,000 for a hospice during a competition aimed at getting students thinking about charity.

Navy commander removed from post

The first female commander of a frontline warship in the history of the Royal Navy, who was born and raised in Lincolnshire and who left her vessel last month amid claims she had an affair with a shipmate, has been removed from her post.

Man jailed for headbutting officer

A man has been jailed for headbutting a police officer in the face in Mansfield after a fight broke out following an England World Cup game.

Thief's shock at security camera

A man is hoping footage of a burglar caught raiding his parents' home in Daventry will help to trace the intruder.

Fire engine pull for cancer charity

A strongman will pull an 18-tonne fire engine to raise money for a children's cancer charity.

Dog-themed summer show for charity

A dog-themed summer show is to be held, raising money for an animal rescue charity.

Date set for Richard III reburial

The body of King Richard III will be reburied at Leicester Cathedral next March, it has been announced.

Combined shops open after merger

The first PC World and Currys stores - including one in Derby - to feature Carphone Warehouse outlets have been opened after the completion of a £3.9 billion merger.

Four admit killing British students

Four men arrested over the murder of two medical students from Newcastle University, including one from Derbyshire, who were stabbed in Borneo after a row in a bar have admitted the crime, a police chief has said.

Reunion for young cancer patients

British children who received pioneering cancer treatment in America are to come together for a special reunion.

Aunt in court on girl murder charge

A 23-year-old woman is due in court charged with the murder of seven-year-old Shanay Rihanna Walker, found dead in Nottingham.

'Missing teenager's body' found

A body believed to be that of a missing 15-year-old boy in Northampton has been found by members of the public, police have said.

Regret as gay canon NHS job revoked

An NHS Trust in the East Midlands has expressed its regret after being prevented from recruiting a gay clergyman because a bishop refused to license his appointment.

Union backs public sector operator

A transport union is stepping up its fight to stop a key London to Scotland rail franchise, which covers Grantham and Newark, being re-privatised after revealing the public sector company currently running it is paying "massive sums" back to taxpayers.

Cyclists team up for Ryan's charity

Two friends are cycling more than 200 miles across Lincolnshire to help promote bike helmet safety.

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