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  1. Child dies in Duckmanton crash
  2. Police to get own DNA profiling lab
  3. Warning after 'cat flap' burglaries
  4. Plans to redevelop former slum housing
  5. Clear-up as Goose Fair finishes
  6. Live updates for Monday 9 October 2017

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By Amy Woodfield and Maryam Qaiser

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    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, at J19 for M6.

    M1 Leicestershire - Queuing traffic on M1 southbound at J19, M6 (Catthorpe Interchange), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is around 60 minutes. Congestion to J20, A4303 (Lutterworth).

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

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    Severe accident: A38 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    A38 Derbyshire - A38 in Alfreton blocked and stationary traffic southbound between Watchorn Island and the A610 junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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

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    Severe disruption: M42 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, between J11 for A42 and J10 for A5.

    M42 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M42 southbound between J11, A42 (Burton Upon Trent) and J10, A5 (Tamworth), because of a broken down lorry. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, between J22 for A50 and J22 for A50.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J22, A50 (Coalville) and J22, A50 (Coalville), because of a broken down car.

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

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  7. Weather: Dry evening ahead

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    It will be largely dry through the evening with clear spells and variable amounts of cloud.

    The cloud may be thick enough to bring some patchy rain later, however most places will stay dry.


    Tomorrow will be cloudy with a few showers around.

    Whilst one or two showers could linger through the afternoon, it should stay largely dry with some sunny spells.

    Maximum temperatures will reach 17C (63).

  8. Vulnerable people encouraged to get the flu jab

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    Nottinghamshire County Council has agreed a plan to get 75% of its workforce dealing with vulnerable people vaccinated for seasonal flu.

    The current take-up rate is just under 17%.

    If they succeed over the next three years it will cost the authority almost £60,000.

    Flu jab
    Quote Message: Vaccination is the best protection we have against flu so I would encourage everyone who is included in the at-risk categories to book a flu jab at their general practice or with another healthcare professional." from Councillor Stewart Wallace Chairman of the adult social care and public health committee
    Councillor Stewart WallaceChairman of the adult social care and public health committee
  9. Girl, 11, dies after being hit by car

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    An 11-year-old girl who was hit by a car last week has died from her injuries.

    The crash happened at about 19:30 on Thursday on Chesterfield Road in Duckmanton.

    Chesterfield Road in Duckmanton

    A second child aged 13 was also hit but suffered minor injuries.

    The driver and several witnesses stopped at the scene. Police are appealing for anyone with information about the collision to contact them.

  10. Mystery over bird of prey carcass

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    This is a bit odd - a bird skeleton has been found just off A57 Snake Pass near Glossop.

    Derbyshire Police say there's no evidence any foul play was involved in the death but they're keen to know more about where it came from.

    Bird skeleton
  11. Clear-up as Goose Fair finishes

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    As another Goose Fair comes to an end, a team of cleaners arrive on site for a mass clear-up.

    Thousands of people flocked to the annual fair at Forest Recreation Ground over the last four days.

    Goose Fair
  12. Ambulance service release 999 stroke call

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    When Rob Goodwin had a stroke at home in Nottingham his partner Kate Feenan originally thought he was messing around.

    When she realised it wasn't a joke she shouted for her daughter Tilly to call 999 for help.

    East Midlands Ambulance service has put the call on YouTube as an example of how to deal with a situation like this.

    View more on youtube
  13. Police to get own DNA profiling laboratory

    Mariam Issimdar

    BBC News

    Five police forces are to share a new DNA forensic laboratory which they say will speed up detection and save money.


    Forensic officers from Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire will work alongside scientists at a lab in Nottinghamshire.

    Until recently forces would have to send samples of DNA material such as blood, saliva, hair or skin to labs in Oxfordshire and Lancashire.

    The new lab will mean police will have DNA results within a matter of hours instead of days.

  14. Chesterfield wheelchair user left 'absolutely soaked' at Sincil Bank

    Rob Makepeace

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

    Lincoln City Football Club has been criticised for making away fans who are wheelchair users sit in the rain at its Sincil Bank ground.

    Wheelchair users in rain at stadium

    At the weekend, Chesterfield fans who use wheelchairs were directed to a corner of the ground without any cover.

    Among them was Sylvia Tooley who says she was left "absolutely soaked":

    Quote Message: My carer was doing everything she could to keep me dry. We got soaked to the skin." from Sylvia Tooley
    Sylvia Tooley

    Lincoln City Football Club says it's working with Chesterfield over the concerns and is fully committed to ensuring Sincil Bank is an accessible stadium for all fans.

  15. New pancreatic cancer pathway improving survival rates

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Thirteen patients have so far benefited from a new system of treating Pancreatic Cancer patents in Leicester.

    Some of those diagnosed now wait just two weeks to be operated on instead of the usual six.

    This system follows research carried out in Sweden that suggests pancreatic cancer patients’ five-year survival rates improve dramatically if surgery is carried out within two weeks of diagnosis.

    Research claims survival rates jump from 5% to 30-40%.

    Pancreatic cancer
    Quote Message: In order to date these patients within two weeks of their diagnosis, we often have to utilise weekend operating lists as it would be unfair to cancel other patients’ planned cancer surgery. There are certainly some patients who are not suitable for this new pathway but by operating on patients as soon as possible from their diagnosis, we are helping to avoid additional unnecessary procedures and other problems such as weight loss." from Deep Malde Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgeon at Leicester’s Hospitals
    Deep MaldeHepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgeon at Leicester’s Hospitals