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With the news now for the East Midlands, I'm Jim Davis.
The police investigation into the disappearance
of Madeleine McCann is to be extended by a further six months.
The three-year-old from Leicestershire went missing
from her family's holiday apartment in Portugal.
Our Social Affairs Correspondent, Jeremy Ball, reports.
It's almost a decade since the McCanns left their family
home here in Rothley for a family holiday which ended in tragedy.
But Maddie's parents have vowed they'll never give up
hope of finding her, and this candle is
a constant reminder.
They were at a restaurant when the three-year-old disappeared
from their holiday complex in the resort of Praia da Luz.
Four years later, Kate and Gerry McCann persuaded
the Prime Minister, David Cameron, to order a British
police investigation called Operation Grange.
That has been run by the Metropolitan force.
It has cost over ?11 million so far, and was due to end
in the next few months.
Today, though, the Home Office has confirmed that it's allocated
another ?85,000 to extend the inquiry until September.
Now, last year, the head of the Met said British and Portuguese officers
were following a single remaining line of inquiry, and today,
the Sunday Express newspaper is reporting they want to speak
to an individual who was near the area where Madeleine went missing.
The paper also says there's an international search
to find that person.
That hasn't been confirmed by the police, who say they can't
comment on a live investigation, but for Madeleine's parents
and neighbours here in Rothley, it shows they haven't given up hope.
Jeremy Ball, BBC East Midlands Today, Leicestershire.
Police have arrested four teenagers following what's been
called an "altercation" on a street in Nottingham.
Officers were called in the early hours of this
morning to Hamilton Road in the Sherwood area.
Police say a 35-year-old was taken to hospital.
Three 18-year-olds and one 19-year-old
were arrested at the scene.
A 19-year-old man is in hospital with serious injuries after impaling
himself on railings.
It happened on Curzon Street in Derby near the Crown Inn.
Firefighters were called to cut the man free.
It's thought he fell, and was trapped by his arm.
Business leaders in Leicester are putting together a plan
to create the city's first Business Improvement
District, or BID.
Derby and Nottingham already have one set up,
and Leicester is the only city in England without such a scheme.
It would mean up to 700 local shops and firms paying a small
tax towards the fund, as Sumeer Kalyani reports.
This chocolatier trades at the heart of Leicester,
benefiting from the city's vibrant retail scene, but now,
he's part of a group looking to boost business for traders
large and small.
We're at the top of our game at the moment, we've got a fantastic
arts and culture scene, we've got businesses
coming into the city, and actually we need to build
on that momentum, and a BID will help that happen.
But the scheme would mean local businesses within a certain radius
paying around a 1% tax on their rateable value.
That contribution will help generate about ?3 million to promote growth.
This retailer's backing the scheme.
We are the businesses, we put money in, we get
to say where it's spent and what we want to
improve the city with.
It's nothing to do with the council -
its purely for the businesses, by the businesses.
I think the crucial thing to point out is that it's levy,
but it's not a tax.
The businesses get to decide exactly how this money will be spent.
Firms in the proposed area will be balloted
about the plans this summer.
If the majority of them vote in favour, Leicester could get
its Business Improvement District in place by early next year.
Sumeer Kalyani, BBC East Midlands Today, Leicester.
A new breakfast club has been set up in Loughborough aimed
at helping past and present servicemen and women.
More than 80 veterans have already joined the monthly group.
The idea has come from a local Army widow who says more needs to be done
to combat loneliness and isolation, and also celebrate the bonds that
service personnel have.
There's a life when you live in the military that is very unique,
and when you come out and go onto civvy street, you miss that,
and this is giving them an opportunity to talk
about the good times, banter, share memories,
and make new friends with like-minded people.
It's really positive.
You meet people that you know, whom you served with, you know?
You do sometimes bump into each other at the checkout
at Sainsbury's, but yes, it's very nice to bump
into everybody and have time to talk, enjoy a meal and enjoy
a joke instead of fighting over the cashpoint!
Leicester City have appointed Craig Shakespeare as their caretaker
manager until the end of the season.
He's been in charge since Claudio Ranieri
was sacked last month.
Shakespeare has reversed Leicester's poor form in the two matches
since he's led the team - both were 3-1 victories.
He's now preparing for the Champions League game
against Seville on Tuesday night.
After a lovely afternoon for most of us, here's Alex with a look ahead
to the next 24 hours.
Well, we've had a rather mixed bag of weather across the East Midlands
over the course of this weekend.
Sunshine and showers, but high pressure is starting
to build in for the new working week, so we are expecting
more settled conditions.
As we have a look at the charts tonight, variable amounts of cloud
around, the odd shower here and there, and lows of around
four degrees Celsius, with clearer spells in the early hours.
And as we go towards tomorrow morning, we should start a fairly
bright, and in places sunny note, but that cloud will spill
in from the north-west over the course of day.
Still, temperatures not doing too badly, highs
of around 13 degrees Celsius, maybe even a little bit warmer
where we get those sunny spells.
I'll leave you with the outlook - a mixture of sunshine and showers
over the next few days.
That's all for now.
I'll have more for you at 10:20pm.
Have a good evening.
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