Capital Reports: East Midlands News

19 January 2017, 14:31


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

Leicester Murder Charge

A man charged with murdering his ex-wife, whose body was found hidden in a suitcase in Leicester, has been remanded in custody by magistrates.

Kiran Daudia, who was 46, was discovered in an alley off Cromer Street on Tuesday

50-year-old Ashwin Daudia from Lyme Road is due back in court next month.

Apology At Tunisia Inquest

The families of British people killed in a gun attack at a Tunisian beach resort have received an apology after they had to sit through distressing inquest evidence without warning.

A lawyer at the hearing in London's said sorry for not flagging up potentially graphic material was coming.

Five of the victims were from the East Midlands.

Robbery At Nottingham Bank

An investigation's on after a teenager stole cash from a bank in Nottingham.

It happened at the Natwest in Victoria Road in Netherfield yesterday afternoon.

Thorntons Recall Jolly Santas

Thorntons is recalling its hollow milk chocolate jolly santa after concerns some may have plastic in.

The Derbyshire company says all batches of the 200 gram product are affected, and may pose a safety risk.

People who've bought them are being advised not to eat them and to return them to the firm.

Most Inclusive Workplaces Named

Leicestershire Police has been named the most inclusive workplaces for supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff in the East Midlands.

They're 15th in a national list of the top companies.

Lloyds has been named the most inclusive employer in the country.

Equality charity Stonewall has named the top 100 employers for being most inclusive for gay, lesbian, bisexual and

Workplaces in the East Midlands:

15 Leicestershire Police

35 Nottinghamshire Police

36 Leicestershire County Council

39 De Montfort University

51 Nottinghamshire County Council

89 Nottingham City Homes

99 Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service

Nottingham Britain's Third Friendliest City

Nottingham's been named the third friendliest city in the UK.

Sheffield came first, then Norwich second.

The study looked at how likely people were to trust a neighbour with signing for a parcel or looking after a pet.

Derby and Leicester didn't make the top ten.

Dan Evans Wins Arguably Biggest Match

Dan Evans has had what's arguably the biggest win of his tennis career - after beating seventh-seed Marin Cilic at the Australian Open.

The player - who trains at Nottingham Tennis Centre in Beeston - came from a set behind to earn a spot in the 3rd round.

Families Of Knife Victims Donate Weapons For Tribute

Knives used in murders in Nottingham are being given to a project to create a so-called Knife Angel, to remember those who have lost their lives.

100,000 across the country are being donated.

It will be displayed in London once finished.

Derby Crown Court Steps Covered In Muck

Muck has been spread across the steps outside Derby Crown Court this morning.

A 49-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.

Police are trying to move a tractor and spreader, which were abandoned just after 7am.

New Sherwood Forrest Visitors Centre Given Go-Ahead

Sherwood Forest's new visitor centre in Nottinghamshire has got planning permission.

Newark and Sherwood District Council has approved the submission - made in September.

The current 1970's visitor centre and car parks will be removed with a modern one built at Forest Corner in Edwinstowe.

Man Charged After Derby Death

A man's been charged with the manslaughter of a 22 year old in Derby.

Oliver Falivena died in Nottingham's Queens Medical Centre - a week after being attacked on August bank holiday.

31 year old Richard Last from Spondon's appearing in court next month.

Warnings Over Listening To Loud Music

A Nottingham Uni expert's told Capital listening to loud music could affect more than just our hearing.

Rebecca Dewey says long-term damage could also make our brains age more quickly.

Even though the effects aren't immediate, she's warning people not to ignore sound alerts which pop up on our devices:

Panthers Win Continental Cup

Nottingham Panthers are the first British team to win the Continental Cup, a major European ice-hockey title.

They beat Italian hosts Ritten, as well as teams from Denmark and Kazakhstan to reach the final.

Fans from all over the world have been sending the team messages, congratulating them, from countries like America and New Zealand.

Nottingham Forest Sack Manager 

Nottingham Forest have sacked manager Philippe Montanier after takeover talks collapsed.

The club said they made the decision after a series of disappointing results and given the current position in the league table.

Gary Brazil will take temporary charge while a replacement is found.

Forest are now 20th in the table and just three points above the relegation zone after a goalless draw at Birmingham.

Meanwhile the Forest Supporters Trust has called on the club's owner to find a way of saving the £50m takeover deal.

A US consortium was lined up to buy an 80% stake in the club, but negotiations between chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi and multi-millionaire US businessman Jay Moores broke down in the final stages.

The trust released a statement saying that they're disappointed the deal fell through.

They said: "The club needs to draw a line under the poor performances and leadership on and off the pitch and the takeover gave us that chance.

"We urge Fawaz Al Hasawi and John Jay Moores to get back around the table and find a way of concluding the deal."

In the meantime the trust has asked for a series of commitments, including a promise not to sell players "we need to keep us in the championship" and to remain active in the transfer market.

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