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Police warn pupils over 'sexts'

A police force has warned schoolchildren in Nottinghamshire who share so-called "sexts" with friends over the internet that they could face prosecution in the criminal courts.

Prisoner 'gouges out own eyes'

An investigation has been launched after a prisoner reportedly gouged his eyes out in his cell in HMP Nottingham.

£10,900 for MH17 victim's charity

A charity appeal set up by a man originally from Leicester who was a victim of flight MH17 has broken through the £10,000 barrier after attracting hundreds of new donations following his death.

Zoo celebrates rare leopard cubs

A zoo on the Leicestershire/Warwickshire border is celebrating the birth of a pair of rare leopards.

Bodies of dead arrive in Holland

Bodies of the dead from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, on which a student at Loughborough University and 20-year-old Richard Mayne who was originally from Leicester were flying, have arrived in Holland to be received by a nation in mourning.

Hospice opens refurbished garden

A Derbyshire hospice has unveiled its new garden, designed to be more accessible and welcoming for patients.

Prison 'is unsafe and violent'

A prison in Nottinghamshire has been described as unsafe with high levels of violence by a report.

Church to host art competition

Children are being invited to draw or paint pictures of an historic church as part of a fundraising event in Northamptonshire.

Ex-RAF fighter jets under hammer

Two former RAF fighter jets are set to be sold at a public auction in Northamptonshire this weekend.

House crash driver in hospital

A driver has been taken to hospital after his car ploughed into the side of a house in Spalding, Lincolnshire, demolishing part of the property.

Ceremony to honour plane victims

Victims of the MH17 plane crash, including a student at Loughborough University and 20-year-old Richard Mayne who was originally from Leicester, will be remembered at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.

Village hall 'dream comes true'

Residents in Derbyshire will see their "dream become a reality" as they are to get their own village hall thanks to a grant of £500,000.

Donations to victim's appeal soar

An online charity fundraising appeal set up by a university student, originally from Leicester, killed on flight MH17 has continued to attract thousands of pounds of donations in his memory.

Charity receives £30,000 in pledges

A children's cancer charity has received £30,000 in pledged donations at a business lunch in Sheffield.

Three killed as pile-up closes A1

Three people have died after a number of vehicles were involved in a crash on the A1 in north Nottinghamshire.

Man arrested over street attack

Detectives have made an arrest in connection with a street attack on the outskirts of Nottingham which left a 45-year-old man in a critical condition.

University pays tribute to student

Tributes have been paid to a Loughborough University student killed in the Malaysia Airlines tragedy in Ukraine.

Student feared among plane victims

A student from Leicester is feared to have been among the 298 people aboard the Malaysia Airlines MH17 flight when it crashed in eastern Ukraine.

Boy, 4, calls 999 to save mother

A four-year-old boy from Leicestershire has been praised for calling 999 when his mother had an epileptic seizure.

Baby 'died after cut into skull'

A premature baby died after a doctor unwittingly cut into a weak spot in his skull during an emergency Caesarean section at Nottingham City Hospital, an inquest has heard.

Teacher banned for joke threat

A Derby teacher who put his arm around a pupil's neck while holding a knife and jokingly threatened to kill him for giving a wrong answer has been banned from the classroom for two years.

Volunteers sought for police scheme

People are being urged to apply as volunteers to help monitor the service provided by Northamptonshire Police's control room.

Library campaigners win court fight

Campaigners have won a significant High Court battle against cuts to council library services in Lincolnshire.

Health warning ahead of heatwave

As temperatures are set to soar across the South East, London, the East of England and the Midlands, health officials have urged people to take care in the summer heat.

Unemployment figure drops by 30,000

Unemployment in the East Midlands has decreased by 30,000 in the quarter to May, official figures have revealed.

Ryanair probes plane boarding error

Ryanair has ordered an inquiry into how six holidaymakers were allowed to board the wrong flight at East Midlands Airport.

Agency seeks new foster carers

A fostering agency is looking to recruit up to 500 foster carers in the East Midlands.

Groups to help social entrepreneurs

Social entrepreneurs in the North of England, the Midlands and Northern Ireland are to receive financial support from a new two-year programme.

Banker swaps finance for medicine

A bank worker has been inspired to go back to university and study medicine after volunteering at a hospice in Derbyshire.

Paramedic attacked at crash site

A paramedic needed hospital treatment after she was assaulted while attending to a road crash victim in Leicester.

Man denies 'police siren' charges

A man from Northampton who is alleged to have impersonated a police officer by driving a vehicle fitted with flashing blue lights and a siren has denied the charges.

Pensioners hurt in M11 death crash

Police investigating a motorway crash in which a 79-year-old woman died have said two other pensioners, from Nottinghamshire, were also injured.

Briton trampled by bull in 'agony'

A 23-year-old Nottingham man is recovering in hospital in Spain after he was trampled during the world-famous bull run.

Egypt row statue sold for over £15m

A statue at the centre of a row between an East Midlands council and the Egyptian Ambassador to Britain has sold for more than £15 million.

Maternity units 'closed 97 times'

Maternity units at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust had to close 97 times in the past year, figures show.

Family saddened by railway deaths

The family of an elderly couple from Lincolnshire who died after being struck by a freight train at a level crossing have spoken of their "deep sadness" at their loss.

Military rehab centre moves to home

The military rehabilitation centre at Headley Court in Surrey will move to a stately home in the East Midlands, the Ministry of Defence said.

Cathedral repair grants announced

The first cathedrals in England to be awarded money from a £20 million Government fund to carry out urgent repair work have been announced, with Derby getting the largest grant.

Queen to visit historic factory

The Queen is expected to be greeted by large crowds as she visits Derbyshire.

Police plea after car break-ins

Police in Leicestershire have urged motorists not to leave spare keys inside vehicles after 39 Audi cars were broken into.

Inquiry care home closes doors

A care home in Leicester at the centre of an inquiry into claims residents were ill-treated has closed its doors after accusing regulators of over-reacting to the allegations.

Two killed by train at crossing

Two people killed after being struck by a freight train at a level crossing outside Lincoln city centre are thought to have deliberately stepped on to the line.

Lottery cash to revamp roof garden

Nottingham Children's Hospital School has been awarded £9,990 to resurface its roof garden.

Van Dyck portrait fails to sell

A painting bought by a priest based in the Peak District and revealed to be a genuine Van Dyck portrait during an episode of the Antiques Roadshow has failed to sell at auction.

Railway deaths 'non-suspicious'

Two people from Lincolnshire, a man in his 80s and a woman in her 70s, who died after being struck by a freight train at a level crossing are thought to have deliberately stepped on the line.

Motorway work to speed up journeys

Drivers have been promised faster journey times from three new motorway schemes, including in Derbyshire, announced by the Government.

Briton hurt in Pamplona bull run

Three people including a man from Nottingham have been injured as thousands of daredevils raced alongside six fighting bulls at Spain's world-famous San Fermin festival.

McCanns 'devastated' by book claims

The McCanns, from Leicestershire, told a court of their "devastation, desperation, anxiety and pain" when a former Portuguese detective accused them of faking their daughter's abduction and hiding her body.

'Serious issues' found at care home

Inspectors sent in to an old people's home in Leicester where several staff have been arrested over allegations residents were ill treated uncovered several "serious issues".

Lottery cash funds park restoration

More than £740,000 has been awarded to fund restoration work at a park in Derbyshire.

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