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Midlands Match Day Live: Full-time scores

Premier League:

  • Aston Villa 2 - 0 Norwich
  • Newcastle 1 - 0 West Brom
  • Stoke 0 - 3 Everton

Championship:

  • Birmingham 1 - 2 Sheffield Wednesday (still playing)
  • Fulham 1 - 1 Derby
  • Leeds 0 - 1 Nottingham Forest
  • Reading 0 - 0 Wolves

League One:

  • Burton 3 - 1 Bradford
  • Chesterfield 0 - 1 Peterborough
  • Walsall 0 - 3 Millwall

League Two:

  • Mansfield 2 - 1 Morecambe
  • Northampton 2 - 0 York
  • Notts County P - P Hartlepool

Midlands Match Day Live: Half-time scores

Premier League:

  • Aston Villa 1 - 0 Norwich
  • Newcastle 1 - 0 West Brom
  • Stoke 0 - 3 Everton

Championship:

  • Birmingham 1 - 0 Sheffield Wednesday
  • Fulham 1 - 1 Derby
  • Leeds 0 - 0 Nottingham Forest
  • Reading 0 - 0 Wolves

League One:

  • Burton 1 - 0 Bradford
  • Chesterfield 0 - 0 Peterborough
  • Walsall 0 - 0 Millwall

League Two:

  • Mansfield 2 - 1 Morecambe
  • Northampton 1 - 0 York
  • Notts County P - P Hartlepool

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Weather update: Yellow warning of wind for the Midlands

Colour-coded warnings from the Met Office Credit: Met Office

The Met Office has issued a Yellow warning for both the West and East Midlands.

Counties including Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire are all likely to be affected.

Yellow means that you should plan ahead thinking about possible travel delays, or the disruption of your day to day activities.

The Met Office is monitoring the developing weather situation and Yellow means keep an eye on the latest forecast and be aware that the weather may change or worsen, leading to disruption of your plans in the next few days.

– Met Office

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Notts County's game with Hartlepool postponed because of heavy rain

Nottingham County's game against Hartlepool at Meadow Lane has been cancelled because of heavy rain.

The club tweeted earlier this morning to say the pitch had been called in for an inspection.

The club is yet to announce when the match will take place.

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Rapist who groomed teenager via Facebook is jailed

A man who groomed a teenager via Facebook and then raped her has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.

Imtiaz Baig sentenced to 16 years in prison for rape

Imtiaz Baig made contact with the 16-year-old through social media and spent months messaging her trying to arrange a meeting. He told her he was a businessman, who rented out prestige car and helicopters.

The 37-year-old tried to meet her on several occasions but she was wary of his motives and did not turn up. Finally he managed to persuade her to meet him at a hotel in Newark on August 29 2015.

He plied her with alcoholic drinks and raped her.

Baig, of Straight Drove, Farcet, near Peterborough, was convicted following a trial in January and sentenced yesterday at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

This case underlines the lengths that dangerous individuals like Baig will go to in order to entice a child to engage in sexual activity.

I would like to pay tribute to the courage of the victim. Despite the trauma of the incident and the effect of the alcohol he had persuaded her to drink, she had the presence of mind to take his clothing and other belongings to prevent him from fleeing the hotel.

Her brother, whom she had already arranged to meet to pick her up, sensibly took her to Newark Police Station where excellent work by the officer who met ensured that crucial evidence, including the telephone correspondence between Baig and the girl, was quicky obtained.

– Detective Inspector Nikki Smith of Nottinghamshire Police
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