A new law banning EU migrants from claiming benefits for children living overseas should be introduced, a Midland MP has claimed.
Generally starting dull and misty, with low cloud and patchy fog - but sunny spells will develop.
Sunny spells with heavy, isolated heavy showers, turning thundery in the east
There are delays of up to 45 minutes on East Midlands Trains between Nottingham and Skegness due to a signalling problem at Grantham.
There is no estimate for when a normal service will resume.
The service between Nottingham and Worksop has been suspended due to a signalling problem.
Replacement bus services are being set up whilst trains are unable to run.
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The community of Southwell will come together later for a 'Flood Fest' to commemorate last year's flood which affected almost 100 homes.
There will be sport, a BBQ, music and the first annual Southwell Tug o' War Championship.
The local residents will also tae part in the mass singing of a song for Southwell - "The Rain Came Down." The song tells the story of the increasing severity of the storm and what happened.
A second student in the East Midlands has been named as one of those killed in the Malaysian Airlines MH17 plane crash.
20-year-old Ben Pocock had just completed the second year of his International Business BSc degree at Loughborough University and was travelling to Australia for a work placement.
The father of a student from Leicester who died in the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crash says he is 'beyond devastated'.
20-year-old Richard Mayne, who was a former pupil at Dixie Grammar School in Market Bosworth, was among hundreds of people who were killed when the plane came down.
– Simon, Richard's father
When I first saw it on the news, my heart dropped. I just thought, oh god, oh god – I couldn't believe it. We were hoping and praying he had fallen asleep and missed his flight. You think you’ve got problems and them something like this happens and it all just takes over. I can’t even bring myself to look at a photograph of him. We are beyond devastated. It is such a beautiful sunny day but our lives have been torn apart.
University student Richard Mayne from Leicester has been named as one of the nine Britons on board the Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed in Ukraine.
The experienced traveller visited Nepal last year to work with underprivileged children and had trekked to Everest to raise money for charity.
The 20-year-old is originally from Leicester where he lived with his parents.
His University rugby team tweeted:
Hearts go out to the friends & family of Richard Mayne, a popular clubman taken from us too soon. We pay tribute to an honest and kind man
Dramatic CCTV footage has been released of the moment a shopkeeper wrestled armed robbers who were targeting his store in Hinckley.
It happened in February but the footage has only been released after his attackers were jailed over the brutal attack, which was caught on camera in his shop.
37-year-old Raj Rathod initially confronted one of the robbers who ran behind the counter and pulled out a knife.
You can see what happened next here:
Health experts are warning that people could begin to suffer from exhaustion as temperatures across the Midlands continue to rise.
Despite lightning overnight, a heatwave is expected later today.