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Summary

  1. Midland Mainline electrification scrapped
  2. "Sexual thrill" killer jailed for 12 years
  3. Murder investigation in Derby
  4. Dogs smuggled into UK 'under cling film'
  5. Notts County owner Alan Hardy buys Ilkeston Town
  6. Live updates for Thursday 20 July 2017

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By Calum McKenzie and Dave Wade

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A38 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A38 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, between A610 and A61 Derby Road.

    A38 Derbyshire - A38 in Ripley closed northbound between the A610 junction and Watchorn Island, because of a serious multi-vehicle accident.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A38 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A38 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, between A516 and A5111 Kingsway.

    A38 Derbyshire - A38 in Derby closed northbound between the A516 junction and Kingsway Island, because of an accident and recovery work.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J31 for A57 Sheffield and J30 for A616.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J31, A57 (Sheffield) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  4. Our live coverage across the day

    Dedicated live coverage on this feed has now ended for the day.

    Some news, sport and travel updates will continue to appear overnight before East Midlands Live returns from 08:00 tomorrow morning.

  5. Weather: Cool but generally pleasant night

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    A dry and fine evening with plenty of bright or sunny spells.

    BBC Weather map

    It will be largely dry overnight but a few spots of light rain is possible and cloud will gradually increase.

    It’s a cooler night than of late. Minimum temperatures of 14C (57F).

  6. Cricket: Foxes ready for Durham following unbeaten start

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Leicestershire spinner Callum Parkinson has admitted he is pleasantly surprised by the Foxes' unbeaten start to the T20 Blast.

    Callum Parkinson

    The Foxes put their 100% in the competition on the line tonight when they travel to Durham Jets.

    "In the North Group there are a lot of good teams," Parkinson told BBC Radio Leicester.

    "Like you say, out of three away games [so far] we'd have probably taken two wins.

    "Obviously now we've got a great chance to go four from four and the lads are just chomping at the bit to get out there at Durham."

  7. Union questions reliability of new Midland Mainline bi-mode trains

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    The general secretary of the Aslef union, which represents train drivers, has said that the decision not to electrify the Midland Mainline shows a "lack of ambition for the future".

    Mick Whelan

    The government's new plans are for bi-mode trains to use overhead cabling up to Kettering before switching to diesel power mid-journey to complete journeys.

    Mick Whelan said: "It's yet another reminder of the lack of ambition for the future which has beset the railway since privatisation and confirms that the government's rail policy is no more than make do and mend.

    "Bi-mode trains are more expensive, less reliable and slower to accelerate than electric trains. Passengers on packed trains today will be on even more packed trains in 10 years' time."

    The Department for Transport has said the move not to electrify the route will mean passengers benefit sooner and experience less disruption.

  8. Derby murder inquiry: Picture of dead man released

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    A man, who was found dead in Normanton, Derby, yesterday has been named as Murrey Paulson.

    Murrey Paulson

    The 52-year-old's death prompted a murder inquiry.

    Police were called to Meynell Street about 07:30, where they found a man with an injury to his throat.

    He remains in a critical condition in Royal Derby Hospital.

    Later, officers discovered Mr Paulson’s body in a house on the same street.

    Mr Paulson and the injured man are thought to have known each other.

    House-to-house inquiries in the area will continue tonight, police said.

  9. Your photos: Drier and brighter afternoon

    BBC Weather Watchers

    After this morning's rain - the weather has brightened up. It looks quite pleasant in Clipstone.

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Windyshepherd for the pic.

    Skies over Clipstone

    The indifferent weather also hasn't deterred visitors to Chatsworth. This photo is from BBC Weather Watcher happyhoppy.

    Bridge at Chatsworth

    It also looks a bit more like summer in Loughborough. Thanks to scrappy for the pic.

    Park in Loughborough
  10. Castle play cancelled after set stolen

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    If you were planning to see an open air performance of The Comedy of Errors at Nottingham Castle tonight, you'll have to find other plans.

    nottingham castle

    It's been cancelled, but not because of the weather - the theatre company's van, containing the set, costumes, lighting and props was stolen in London last night.

    Director Peter Stickney, from The Lord Chamberlain's Men, said they also had to cancel their show in London last night but is optimistic the items will be returned.

    "I'm hoping that when they open the back of the van and see what's in there, they'll leave it by the side of the road," he said.

    "It's worthless to anyone else, but priceless to us."

    Full refunds are being offered to anyone who bought a ticket.

  11. Cricket: Team news ahead of Notts vs. Derbyshire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Jake Ball returns to the Notts Outlaws squad for the first time since limping out of the Championship match against Kent at the end of June.

    Jake Ball

    England international Ball and Brendan Taylor replace Luke Fletcher and Michael Lumb for tomorrow night's T20 Blast fixture with Derbyshire.

    The Falcons, who won their third game of the competition last night, have named an unchanged squad, including former Notts bowler Imran Tahir.

    Imran Tahir