Wildlife presenter Sir David Attenborough has opened a new centre to train conservation volunteers in Rutland.
The £1.5 million centre at the Rutland Water Nature Reserve will teach volunteers skills such as dry-stone walling, hedge-laying, bird ringing and wildlife recording.
Bolsover MP Dennis Skinner clashed with the Prime Minister David Cameron at PMQs today over miners' pensions.
During a heated exchanged in which the speaker was forced to intervene. Mr Skinner said: "No wonder they call him Dodgy Dave" and the PM referred to the Labour MP as "Jurassic Park".
Watch the exchange below:
The M1 motorway has been closed in both directions between Junction 28 and 29 this afternoon after a lorry caught fire.
Pictures posted on social media showed thick black smoke in the sky.
The blaze, close to Mansfield, is now believed to be under control but the motorway lanes remain closed.
Crews dealing with lorry fire on M1 - M1 closed between j28-29 Working with partners to re-open Asap&will inform when http://t.co/Tgx6dIc1aC
Police are being investigated over concerns they failed to act thoroughly on reported sightings of the schoolgirl Amber Peat before she was found dead.
It's just under three weeks since the body of 13-year-old Amber was found by officers less than a mile from her home in Mansfield - three days after she went missing.
Amber was found hanged after vanishing from her home following a row with her mother and stepfather. The police watchdog is investigating whether officers missed opportunities to find her. Sally Simpson reports.
Nottinghamshire Police says it has voluntarily referred itself to the IPCC in relation to its handling of the Amber Peat case.
We made a voluntary referral to the IPCC and will fully support their investigation. Referrals like this are part of standard procedure for cases with such high public interest, we do this to ensure transparency.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has launched an investigation into Nottinghamshire Police's response to the disappearance of tragic Mansfield teenager Amber Peat.
It is believed the force voluntarily requested that a review is carried out by the watchdog.
Amber, 13, went missing from her home in Mansfield earlier this month. Her body was found after a four-day search. Test revealed the cause of death as hanging.
A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of malicious communication following the publication of an offensive Facebook post.
The man, who lives in the London area, is accused of making the post on social media during the inquiry to find missing school girl Amber Peat.
The man was arrested by the Metropolitan Police and is currently in custody.
An inquest into the death of a 13-year-old schoolgirl from Mansfield has heard her injuries are consistent with hanging.
Amber Peat's body was discovered last week after a four-day search. She had gone missing after a family row over chores.
The inquest was adjourned to a later date for further tests to be carried out.
A vigil in the town on Monday raised £955 to go towards her funeral costs.
An inquest will open today into the death of Mansfield teenager Amber Peat.
The body of the 13-year-old was discovered last week after a four-day search. Tests revealed the cause of death as hanging.
Earlier this week, residents held a vigil and raised £995 for her funeral.