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Live Reporting

Calum McKenzie and Liam Barnes

All times stated are UK

  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M1 Leicestershire - Two lanes closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J22, A50 (Coalville) and J21, M69 (Leicester), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  2. Our live coverage across the day

    Dedicated live coverage on this page has ended for today, but some news, sport and travel will continue to appear through the night.

    East Midlands Live returns tomorrow from 08:00.

  3. Woman injured in dog attack

    Four dogs have been seized and another died after a woman was attacked in a country park earlier.

    The 23-year-old was taken to hospital with injuries not thought to be life-threatening after the incident at Vicars Water Country Park in Clipstone this morning.

    Vicars Water

    Nottinghamshire Police said they had recovered a dog which they believe died as a result of the incident.

    Four others have been seized as part of the investigation.

  4. Weather: Mainly dry, but cool night ahead

    Anna Church

    BBC East Midlands Today weather presenter

    The rain from earlier is now clearing away and it will be a dry end to the day with a few bright spells possible before dark.

    Weather map

    Remaining dry overnight with clear spells, feeling cool for the time of year.

    Minimum temperatures of 10C (50F).

  5. Police 'can't prosecute every single minor traffic offence'

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    A police force is urging people to think twice before sending in dashcam footage from cars or bikes.


    Nottinghamshire Police said due to the rise in popularity of the cameras, it had also seen an increase in the amount of footage sent in.

    "We can't prosecute every offence that comes to light," Dave Keen from the Nottinghamshire Police Federation said.

    "It would be inconceivable for the police to say that they will prosecute every single minor traffic offence brought to their attention."

  6. Nottingham's Froch predicts 'hungry' McGregor could shock Mayweather

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Floyd Mayweather's two-year break from boxing gives Conor McGregor a chance of causing an upset in their controversial cross-code fight, Carl Froch has said.

    Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor

    UFC champion McGregor faces legendary American boxer Mayweather, 40, in Las Vegas on 26 August in a boxing match that could earn both men $100m.

    Nottingham boxer Froch told BBC Sport: "Everyone expects Mayweather to win.

    "But McGregor is 29. He is young, fit, hungry and confident."

    The four-time super-middleweight world champion added: "I know McGregor is not a boxer; he's a cage fighter.

    "But Mayweather could just come unstuck early on and might get caught with something. That's the big concern. It's a fascinating match."

    Video content

    Video caption: Carl Froch says boxing comeback after three-year break is too dangerous
  7. Cricket: Notts beat Derbyshire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Notts have beaten Derbyshire and the Great British weather...

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    ...the win puts Peter Moores' side 35 points clear at the top of Division Two.

  8. Bosworth Battlefield targeted by illegal metal detectorists

    BBC Radio Leicester

    Bosworth Battlefield, famous for being the place where Richard III was killed, has been targeted by illegal metal detectorists.

    Views over Bosworth Battlefield

    Leicestershire Police has confirmed it recovered property left behind by the illegal searchers last month.

    The battlefield was also found with several holes dug into it.

    The force said the illegal detectorists had possibly removed historical artifacts.

    "Advice was given about ways in which to improve the security of the site," a force spokesperson added.

    Richard III killed in battle
  9. Three arrested after house searched by police

    Liam Barnes

    BBC News Online

    Two men and a woman have been arrested after officers from Derbyshire Police found what they believe to be Class A drugs at a house in Ripley.

    A 33-year-old man and 34-year-old woman, both from the area, and an 18-year-old man from Birmingham were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs after the search on Park Road on 26 July.

    They have been questioned and released while police continue their investigation, a spokesman for the force said.

    Park Road Ripley
  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J28 for A38 Alfreton and J29 for A617.

    M1 Derbyshire - Delays and very slow traffic on M1 northbound between J28, A38 (Alfreton) and J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is 15 minutes.

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

  11. Video content

    Video caption: Man fined after 30 cats and ferret found in faeces-ridden house

    Some of the cats were put to sleep as they were suffering with feline AIDS.

  12. Keith Vaz: Labour MP's home targeted by thieves

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Thieves have attempted to break into the house of Labour MP Keith Vaz.

    Keith Vaz

    Leicester city councillor Deepak Bajaj said Mr Vaz's home in Leicester was targeted at around 01:00 on Tuesday.

    Mr Bajaj added that the thieves, who were trying to gain access to Mr Vaz's property via a garden, were scared off by neighbours.

  13. Shakespeare: Mahrez has given me 'no problems' despite wanting to leave

    BBC Sport

    Riyad Mahrez will continue to feature for Leicester despite wanting to leave, Foxes boss Craig Shakespeare has said.

    Craig Shakespeare

    Mahrez, 26, who is a target for Serie A side Roma, has featured for the Foxes throughout their pre-season campaign.

    "I can only speak about how I have found him and he hasn't given me one problem," Shakespeare said.

  14. Road closed following serious crash

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    A serious crash has closed Station Road in Sutton-in-Ashfield in both directions, Nottinghamshire Police have said.

    Station Road towards A38

    Officers are currently on the scene and have told drivers to avoid the area near the A38 junction.

  15. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, between J24 for A6 and J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham affecting J23A for A42.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M1 northbound between J24, A6 (Kegworth) and J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of an accident involving three cars. In the roadworks area. Travel time is around 15 minutes. Congestion to J23a A42.

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