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The People's Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) will reintroduce the hazel dormouse to Nottinghamshire today.
The range and population of the dormouse has diminished significantly over the past 100 years and the species is now vulnerable to extinction.
As part of the charity's national conservation programme, 40 captive-bred dormice will be released into the wild at a woodland in Nottinghamshire.
Pukka Pies is celebrating its 50th anniversary today with a series of events.
The Leicestershire-based company was founded in 1963 by Trevor Storer, but it is currently run by his sons Tim and Andrew.
262 people work at its factory in Syston, producing 180,000 pies and pasties per day. More than 60 million Pukka pies are sold around the world each year.
Government minister Don Foster will be in Stoke-on-Trent later to visit the thirty five empty homes which are available for a pound.
There are currently seventy-five applications for the homes in Portland Street and Bond Street in what is the first scheme of its kind in the country.
The regeneration scheme is being funded by the city council and government and the council say it will give the area a new lease of life.
The programme will revamp empty council-owned properties which have fallen into disrepair.
A civic reception is to be held this evening in honour of Nottingham boxer Carl Froch, who was crowned super-middleweight world champion last month.
Fans can gather in the Old Market Square to get a chance to see the 35-year-old champion 'The Cobra', who is expected to arrive from around 6.25pm.
He will appear on the Council House balcony with his boxing belts to address the crowd at around 7.15pm.
At around 7.45pm it is hoped he will meet some of his fans and sign autographs.
Leicester City will host rising superpower AS Monaco in a friendly next month according to the Ligue 1 club's website.
Monaco have caused a stir in the transfer market this summer, having spent more than £110m on superstars Radamel Falcao, James Rodriguez and João Moutinho after Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev's purchase of the club.
Falcao is one of the most prolific strikers in the world, scoring 28 league goals in 36 matches.
The friendly is expected to take place on 27 July.
There are delays of around one hour and thirty minutes on the East Coast mainline because of an incident at Peterborough.
It s believed that a man was threatening to jump off a bridge.
He has now been moved but trains are severely delayed through the area.
Disruption is affecting services between Kings Cross and Edinburgh Waverley and between Kings Cross and Leeds because of the earlier incident.
Trains affected are, East Midlands, Grand Central, Cross Country and First Hull trains.
Five ambulance trusts across England, including in the East Midlands, have failed to meet crucial response time targets, new figures suggest.
Ambulance crews across the country did not arrive on scene within eight minutes for 26% of patients who needed urgent emergency assistance last year.
On Monday, NHS England said that the health service must design a simpler system if it is to relieve pressure on emergency care.
Firefighters at Birmingham Airport are called out once a day on average.
Today, five new fire engines were delivered. They have cameras which can see inside planes and let firefighters tackle the fire inside the cab - so they do not risk their lives saving others.