The latest from the Forestry Commission indicates 16 sites across the region are affected by the disease. 14 of these are trees that were recently planted, while the other two sites, one on the Leicestershire/Derbyshire border and the other near Peterborough, are much older trees.
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Demonstrators will gather in Lincoln this morning to protest against proposed cuts to the city's local fire service.
Passengers have been warned to expect disruption on East Midlands Trains this weekend because of work on the main line into St Pancras.
A cold and mostly dry day, with wintry showers becoming more confined to coasts. Brisk winds, especially near coasts.