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By Maryam Qaiser and Calum McKenzie

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, at J22 for A50.

    M1 Leicestershire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M1 southbound at J22, A50 (Coalville), because of an accident.

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

  2. Our live coverage across the day

    Regular live coverage on this page has ended for the day, but breaking news, sport and travel updates will continue appear through the night.

    East Midlands Live returns from 08:00 tomorrow morning.

  3. Cash stolen during a robbery in Bilborough

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    A woman, who was threatened, had her bag robbed by a man in Bilborough, Nottinghamshire Police said.

    She gave him the cash before he ran down an alleyway on 19 June at about 13:40 on Wigman Road.

    The scruffy man is described as white, with light brown hair, a moustache and a beard.

    Robbery in Bilborough
  4. Brave children enroll in Spider School

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    Children got up and close to a variety of spiders of all shapes and sizes.

    Draycott Community Primary School were the first to attend Spider School at the University of Nottingham's SpiderLab.

    As part of the project, London Zoo invited year five children taking part to exhibit their own work from Spider School at a special exhibition and to see for themselves a collection of spiders from all over the world.

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    Video caption: Derbyshire pupils enjoy 'first-ever Spider School'
  5. NHS in the region failing to meet key targets

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    About a third of NHS organisations across the East Midlands are failing to meet key targets when it comes to referring patients for mental health treatment, figures have revealed.

    This includes referring people for counselling if they suffer from anxiety or depression.

    The mental health charity Mind says it's vital more is done to ensure those who are unwell get the help they need, when they need it.

    Failing to meet key targets

    Emily Waller, who is from Mind, said: "It is really disappointing to hear a third of the CCGs in the East Midlands are missing their targets.

    "But we do now have a commitment from the government that additional money has been made available so we really need to see CCGs sit down and make a clear plan for how they are going to make sure that money makes it to the front line of services."

  6. Watch: Thieves walk off with 'up to £5,000 worth of stock' from garden centre

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    This is the moment thieves targeting a garden centre were caught on camera...

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    Video caption: CCTV footage of a thief stealing a plant from a garden centre

    Thieves targeted Derry's Nursery at Cossington, near Leicester, in the early hours of Sunday morning stealing topiary, palms, hanging baskets.

    Leicestershire Police has confirmed it is investigating the theft.

    "This is the biggest hit we have ever had," the nursery's owner Alan Dayman said.

  7. Weather: Dry night ahead as rain clears

    Anna Church

    BBC East Midlands Today weather host

    Remaining cloudy to end the day with the rain gradually clearing to the north.

    BBC weather map of the East Midlands

    Mostly dry overnight and feeling cool.

    Minimum temperatures of 11C (52F).

  8. Bercow pays tribute to beaten North East Derbyshire MP

    Tony Roe

    BBC East Midlands political editor

    Commons speaker John Bercow has paid tribute to former deputy speaker Natascha Engel, who lost her seat at this month's general election.

    Natascha Engel

    Ms Engel, who had been a deputy speaker since 2015, was ousted by almost 3,000 votes by the Conservatives' Lee Rowley in North East Derbyshire.

    Ms Engel was replaced as a deputy speaker by Labour's Dame Rosie Winterton.

  9. Houses damaged by car 'arson'

    Allen Cook

    BBC Local Live

    Two houses have suffered "significant damage" after police say a nearby car was deliberately set on fire in Burton.

    Thornley Street, Burton

    Staffordshire Police says the white Vauxhall Corsa was parked on Thornley Street last night when a man got inside it and set it on fire before running away.

    They say the fire spread to the houses but add that nobody was hurt in the blaze.

  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: B6011 Nottinghamshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    B6011 Nottinghamshire both ways severe accident, between Waterloo Road and Quarry Lane.

    B6011 Nottinghamshire - B6011 Main Street in Linby closed in both directions between the Waterloo Road junction and the Quarry Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

  11. Watch: Son's stabbing 'ended my life'

    BBC Breakfast

    BBC Breakfast has spoken to Amy Morgan, the mum of 16-year-old Tyler Thompson, who was stabbed to death in a street brawl in Leicester in 2015.

    She was asked whether more stop and searches would halt the rise in knife crime.

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    Video caption: Would more stop and searches halt the rise in knife crime?
  12. University to run 'hugely important' study into history of women's rugby

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    One of Leicester's universities will be at the forefront of a major study into the role of women in rugby.


    De Montfort University's research, working in conjunction with the World Rugby Museum at Twickenham, will also chart the growth of the women’s game from its emergence in universities in the 1960s and 70s.

    "The story of women and rugby has been hidden from history," Professor Tony Collins said.

    "Women have played a huge part in the sport, whether it is playing the game, organising it or supporting it. But nobody has carried out this research before.

    "We will start with a blank page. This research is hugely important to the study of the development of the sport."

    Interestingly as well, Leicester Polytechnic's team was one of the founder members of the Women's Rugby Football Union in 1983.