Capital Reports: East Midlands News

25 October 2016, 11:00


Find out what's going on in Nottingham, Derby and Leicester

Man Appears In Court Over Derbyshire Layby Murder

A 42-year-old man has appeared in court charged with murder after a badly burned body was found in a lay-by in Derbyshire.

Ming Jiang, from Manchester, is accused of murdering Yang Liu in the city earlier this month.

Jiang due at Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday.

Heathrow Airport Gets Thumbs Up For New Runway

Heathrow IS getting a third runway.

The government's approved expansion there rather than at Gatwick in the southeast

A public consultation will now be held with a vote put to MPs in a year's time.

Capital Speaks To Nottinghamshire Kurdish Fighter

A 22 year old from Nottinghamshire's told Capital he should never have been arrested after coming back from fighting against the so called Islamic State.

We began speaking to Aiden Aslin, months ago, but can finally now tell you his story after Nottinghamshire Police cancelled his bail.

He spent 9 months fighting with Kurdish forces, trying to retake areas captured by IS.

But when he got back he was arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences because some Kurdish groups are considered terrorists too.

Teen Arrested After Sexual Assaults In Notts

A 17 year-old man's been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and attempted rape in Nottingham.

It's in connection with two serious assaults in Wollaton and Lenton early yesterday morning.

Nottingham In Parliament

Charities, businesses and athletes are among the hundreds of people from Nottingham, taking over parliament.

In the biggest event of it's kind with almost every committee and meeting room in Parliament being used to promote the city.

Motorcyclist Dies After A38 Crash

Police are investigating after a fatal crash in Burton - upon - Trent.

It happened in Claymills Road at the junction with the A38 just before 8pm last night.

The driver of motorbike died at the scene.

Arrest After Leicester City Centre Assault 

Police in Leicester have made an arrest after a man was found lying in the street with a serious head injury.

The 37-year-old victim was found in Peacock Lane, close to Leicester Cathedral, just after 3am yesterday (Saturday).

He was taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary – where he remains in a stable condition.

A 20-year-old man, held on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, has been bailed.

Police are asking witnesses to come forward.

Nottingham Uni Students Apologise Over Rollercoaster Costume

Students calling themselves the Seven Legless - who dressed as a rollercoaster for a charity pub crawl - have apologised to victims of the Smiler ride crash.

They've denied the costume in Nottingham had anything to do with the collision at Alton Towers last year - where two teenagers lost a leg.

Two victims tweeted it was 'disrespectful'.

Investigation After Serious Collision In Castle Donington

Leicestershire police are investigating a serious crash in Castle Donington.

It happened on Hill Top just before 6pm on Saturday.

A car and jeep crashed - with the driver of the red Vauxhall Astra still in hospital with serious injuries.

New Sexting Training In Nottinghamshire First In UK

The team who wrote the sexting guidelines for teachers in Nottinghamshire hope it will force schools to update their safe guarding policies.

Teachers in Nottinghamshire are the first in the UK to go to official sexting workshops.

Tim Peake Visits National Space Centre Leicester

And British astronaut Tim Peake's been giving a talk at the National Space Centre in Leicester.

He's explained what's it's like to actually 'blast off' when he met with local schoolchildren before getting an honorary degree.

Beliebers: Give Justin A Break

And Justin Bieber fans are asking people to respect him after he reportedly left the stage because he thought the crowd was getting too loud.

He's been asking fans during his UK tour not to scream too much while he's performing.

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