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    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, between J22 for A50 Coalville and J23 for A512 Ashby Road East.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and it's slow on M1 northbound between J22, A50 (Coalville) and J23, A512 (Loughborough), because of an accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, from M1 to J23 for A512 Ashby Road East.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from M1, Derby to J23, A512 (Loughborough), because of a breakdown. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  3. Weather forecast for the East Midlands

    BBC Weather

    Today will be a dry and warm day with plenty of sunny spells and just some patchy cloud during the afternoon.

    Cloud will become more widespread later in the evening. A maximum temperature of 28°C (82°F).

    Nottingham
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    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, from J24 for A50 Nottingham South to J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 northbound from J24, A50 (Nottingham South) to J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of an accident involving a lorry and a car. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, at J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

    M1 Derbyshire - M1 lane closed on entry slip road and one lane closed southbound at J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of a breakdown. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, between J22 for A50 Coalville and J21 for M69.

    M1 Leicestershire - Two lanes closed and queues on M1 southbound between J22, A50 (Coalville) and J21, M69 (Leicester), because of an accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, between J21A for A46 Leicester North and J21 for M69.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and queues on M1 southbound between J21a, A46 (Leicester North) and J21, M69 (Leicester), because of an accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  8. Cyclist dies after bike crash

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    A cyclist who was seriously injured in a crash in Leicester at the weekend has died in hospital.

    The 24-year-old man suffered a head injury when he came off his bike in Briton Street at 02:05 on Saturday.

    Briton Street

    He died at the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham on Sunday evening.

    No other vehicles were involved in the crash but police are appealing for witnesses.

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, between J22 for A50 Coalville and J23 for A512 Ashby Road East.

    M1 Leicestershire - The road is temporarily closed and stationary on M1 northbound between J22, A50 (Coalville) and J23, A512 (Loughborough).

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  10. Music festival cancelled after Covid restrictions extended

    Liam Barnes

    BBC News

    Organisers of the Noisily festival in Leicestershire have confirmed it will not be taking place this year.

    The dance music event had been due to take place at Coney Woods, near Market Harborough, on 8-12 July.

    In a statement, festival bosses cited the extended delay in reducing restrictions in England as the reason and said tickets could be refunded or retained for its planned return in 2022.

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    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, at J24 for A50 Nottingham South.

    M1 Leicestershire - M1 exit slip road partially blocked northbound at J24, A50 (Nottingham South), because of a breakdown. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  12. Dazzling sunsets captured across East Midlands

    BBC Weather Watchers

    We've had some cracking photos of last night's sunset from our BBC Weather Watchers coming in from across the region.

    Maggie T Howlett captured the scene above East Leake in Nottinghamshire.

    Sunset East Leake

    Over in West Bridgford Curly Claire also caught the kaleidoscope of the sun going down.

    West Bridgford sunset

    This was Breedon-on-the-Hill in Leicestershire, where sky girl got a great view.

    Sunset Breedon

    Fife on a Bike found a friend on a glorious evening near Melton Mowbray.

    Sunset Melton
  13. Thunderstorm warning for East Midlands

    Dave Wade

    BBC News

    The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for thunderstorms for the next four days.

    The warning covers a large part of England, including Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, from 18:00 on Wednesday and lasts until Saturday.

    It said there is a small chance of flooding and a risk of damage to buildings from lightning strikes, hail and strong winds.

    Met Office thunderstorms warning map