Capital Reports: East Midlands News

25 May 2019, 08:55


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

Tory Leadership Race Hots Up After May's Resignation Announcement

Health Secretary Matt Hancock's confirmed he's entering the race to become the next Conservative leader.

It means five candidates have now put their names forward - including Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt.

It's after Theresa May announced she's stepping down next month.

The Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell says the next Prime Minister has a "moral responsibility" to call a general election.


Terror Investigation Underway After Explosion At Lyon Bakery

A terror investigation's continuing after a small explosion at a bakery in France.

Seven people were hurt in Lyon yesterday afternoon.

Detectives have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to.


Man Charged With Murder In Leicester

A 52-year-old man's due in court - accused of killing a man in Leicester.

Ricky Simon of Mere Road is charged with the murder of Constantine Papathanasiou earlier this month.

The 51-year-old's body was found inside a flat in St Peters Road.


Meghan To Miss Out On Donald Trump Visit

The Queen and the royal family will welcome Donald Trump to the UK during his state visit.

But Buckingham Palace has confirmed the Duchess of Sussex won't be there.

The US President arrives on June the third.


Mansfield man Jailed For Child Abuse

A man from Mansfield's been jailed for nine years after he admitted child abuse.

Daniel Bailey of Hatton Court was found to have assaulted his four-year-old victim between June and August last year.

The 22-year-old also admitted extreme pornography offences.


Sonic Movie Pushed Back

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie's been delayed by three months.

The director's tweeted to say it won't now be out until next February as he needs more time to make the character "just right".

Fans weren't too happy when the design was unveiled earlier this month.


Spice Girls Perform First Gig Of Reunion Tour

The Spice Girls have performed together for the first time in seven years.

Their UK and Ireland reunion tour - without Victoria - started at Dublin's Croke Park last night.


Capaldi's Album Because Fastest-Selling Of The Year

Lewis Capaldi's debut album's become the fastest-selling of 2019.

The singer-songwriter says he might now finally "make some money".