Capital Reports: East Midlands News

14 December 2017, 16:20


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

New pictures of the Broadmarsh car park released

More detailed plans have been revealed for Nottingham's new Broadmarsh bus station and car park.

They include nearly one thousand four hundred car parking spaces, which is 250 more than the old one.

They'll go before a planning committee in February.

To see the pictures, head to @CapitalEMNews on Twitter.

And meanwhile its been announced that the new Broadmarsh shopping centre will be home to a bowling alley next to the cinema.

Big Boost for Derby's Bombardier

Derbyshire based train maker Bombardier has secured a £100 Million order from rail firm c2c.

60 carriages will be built in Derby and run between London and Essex.

It comes days after the business agreed a £500 Million deal with West Midlands Trains.

No more bike for the "Bulwell Bomber"

Doctors have given Nottinghamshire bowler Luke Fletcher the all clear to resume training.

He'll come back after Christmas, six months on from suffering a serious head injury in Notts T20 clash with the Bears.

He can also drive again, after spending the last few months cycling to Trent Bridge in the cold on his bike!

No criminal investigation in to fatal Birstall explosion

The explosion which killed a woman in Birstall on Monday was accidental.

That's according to an investigation from Leicestershire Police and the Fire and Rescue service.

There was a "catastrophic failure" of a gas pipe joint.

The Health and Safety Executive are now looking in to what casued that.

Mum of Murdered Teenager Hopes Video Will Have Same Effect As #KayleighsLoveStory 

A mum whose son was groomed online then murdered has told Capital she hopes a video about it can warn others of the dangers and that boys can also be victims. 

Lorin Le Favre wants the story of Breck Bednar's murder in Surrey to go viral - like the one Leicestershire Police helped make about Kayleigh Haywood's murder in Ibstock in 2015.

Leicestershire Police have helped produce the short film about Breck's death.

The force won several awards for the educational video about Kayleigh's murder.

Newark Man Has Bail Cancelled After Travelling To Syria

A man from Nottinghamshire arrested on his return to the UK from fighting against the so-called Islamic State group has had his bail cancelled.

Aiden Aslin was questioned when he came back from Syria and Iraq in September.

Police say he's still under investigation though.

Village Road Closed After Explosion Reopens

A road in a village in Leicestershire closed after a gas explosion destroyed a house has been reopened.

One woman died when a wall collapsed on her as she laid in bed in Allington Drive in Birstall on Monday.

9 in 10 East Midlands Schools 'Good' or 'Outstanding

A report's found almost 9 in 10 schools in the East Midlands are judged as good or outstanding.

The latest annual Ofsted report shows improvements with many early years - as watchdog bosses admit the region's often been associated with poor quality schools.

The region's Ofsted Director says she's concerned though that poorer children are doing very poorly in some places.

Five Year Old Caught With Knives At School

Police officers have gone into a primary school in Leicester where a five year old's been found with two knives.

Capital's been told pupils are being spoken to at St Joseph's Catholic Primary in Thurnby Lodge as part of the force's Lives Not Knives campaign.

A Woman Has Died In Hospital After House Explosion In Leicester

A woman has died and a man is still in hospital after a gas explosion destroyed a house in Leicester and damaged several others.

Everybody has been accounted for after the blast, which led to the evacuation of dozens of properties in Birstall. Two people were dug out from under rubble by firefighters.

Leicestershire Fire Service said one semi-detached property had been "involved in gas explosion".

A neighboring property also partially collapsed and six other properties had been affected, it said, adding that no fire or smell of gas had been reported.

Around 30 people were being looked after at an evacuation center earlier at Birstall Village Hall, most have now returned to their homes.

Firefighters are still do safety checks at least six homes in Allington Drive.

An online fundraising page has been set up for people affected by what happened. It currently has almost £3,000 less than 24 hours after it happened. 

Leah Russell, from Birstall, set it up, telling Capital she just wanted to help:

Find out more about the donation page here.

Derby Man Jailed For Trafficking Workers To The East Midlands

A man has been jailed in Derby for almost 4 years -after trafficking workers from the Czech Republic.

51 year old Miroslav Bily from Sinfin Lane admitted trafficking five men who were forced to work for an average of 35p an hour. 

One victim was made to live in an old caravan in Chellaston another said:

 “When he brought me to the house in Derby, I was put in an unfurnished room with three or four other men. When I saw this, I could see the situation I was in but I couldn’t do anything and I was terrified of what would happen.

“I had no money on me so there was nothing I could do. He took us to work and said he would pay us every single week. After I had been there about 20 days, I asked him where the money was that I had earned. He said he didn’t have any money and I would have to wait at least another week."

Teen Boy Charged With Rape At Nottingham School 

A teenage boy's been charged with rape after a reported incident at a school in Nottingham.

The 15-year-old's also been charged with possessing a knife on 10th November.

The boy has been remanded in custody to appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court on Saturday 9th December. 

Attempted Murder Trial In Leicester After Teenager Admits Rape

Leicester Crown Court has heard that a 17-year-old raped a woman in a park and then left her for dead after using a paving slab to cause her "truly dreadful" head injuries.

The Court was told the teenager attempted to kill the victim and dragged her into undergrowth, where she was found by a passing cyclist almost an hour later.

The boy has admitted causing grievous bodily harm, two counts of rape, and stealing the victim's handbag, but denies attempting to murder her in Leicester's Victoria Park on the night of July 3.

Opening the case against the youth, who cannot be named because of his age, prosecutor Gordon Aspden told jurors the woman would have died were it not for the treatment she received in hospital.

The trial continues.