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  1. Man, 42, dies in M69 crash
  2. Neck Deep scrap Rock City show after violence
  3. Power lifters' flight axe weighs heavy
  4. Tribute to 'remarkable' Ada Lovelace unveiled
  5. Nottingham frog rescue has 'hoppy' ending
  6. Live updates for Tuesday 10 October 2017

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By Maryam Qaiser and Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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  1. Delays caused by A1 closure

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    This fatal crash on the A1 in Lincolnshire is affecting traffic on the A607 Norman Way in Melton Mowbray, the A606 Oakham Road in Langham and the A606 Audit Hall Road in Empingham.

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    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, at J30 for A616.

    M1 Derbyshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road and heavy traffic southbound at J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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

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    Severe accident: A1 Rutland northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1 Rutland northbound severe accident, between A606 Empingham Road and A151.

    A1 Rutland - A1 Great North Road closed, delays and queuing traffic northbound between Rutland Water Turn Off in Stamford and Colsterworth Services Junction in Colsterworth, because of emergency repairs and earlier serious accident and investigation work. Diversion in operation - traffic is diverting via the A606 and A607. Solid circle for northbound and hollow diamond for southbound. Congestion to Wothorpe.

    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, at J23A for A42.

    M1 Leicestershire - M1 exit slip road closed and queuing traffic northbound at J23a A42, because of a broken down car.

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

  5. Our live coverage has ended

    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.

  6. Appeal to find 'chubby' man who exposed himself

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    There's an appeal for witnesses after a "chubby" man was reportedly seen exposing himself in a field next to a public path.

    The incident allegedly happened at around 13:50 on Saturday afternoon in a field in Etwall, Derbyshire.

    The field is near the A516 Etwall by-pass, between the A516 flyover bridge and a dismantled railway bridge.

  7. Weather: Mild evening ahead

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    Tonight will see patchy outbreaks of showery rain developing in the early hours.


    A band of showery rain, which could be heavy at times, will move south eastwards tomorrow.

    It will be cloudy and blustery with a few drier spells in between the showers with temperatures will reach highs of 15C (59F).

  8. Fight to save former bowling green from housing

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    Plans to sell off part of a former bowling green in Mapperley are being contested by campaigners.

    Gedling Borough Council wants to sell the land at Haywood Road for housing.

    But the area was officially listed as an asset of community value in May, which gives community groups six months to put together a bid to buy it.

    Haywood Road Community Association
  9. Taxi driver praised for bravery during armed robbery

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    Police have commended a taxi driver who tackled two armed robbers at a petrol station in Warsop.

    Otis Kirby, 20 and Richard Dowdall, 27, were both wearing masks as they entered Castelle Service Station on Sherwood Street demanding cash on 5 August.

    Nottingham Crown Court heard Kirby, from Chesterfield, was armed with a firearm and Dowdall, of no fixed address, had a knife.

    A taxi driver then pulled into the forecourt and wrestled with the pair before they escaped.

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    Video caption: Taxi driver tackles two armed robbers in Warsop

    Because of his intervention, clothing was left behind which was used to trace the pair.

    Kirby, 20, was jailed for five years and three months after admitting robbery and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

    Dowdall, 27, received the same sentence after also pleading guilty to robbery and possession of a bladed article.

  10. Many schools not teaching 'life skills,' MP says

    Press Association

    A Conservative MP has said schools which do not teach character are only doing "half a job".

    Nicky Morgan

    Nicky Morgan, the MP for Loughborough and a former education secretary, said there should also be an emphasis on skills such as resilience, persistence, grit and leadership as well as academic study.

    This, she said, would give young people the ability to cope with what "life throws at them".

    She added: "Yes, we need our students to be taught knowledge and acquire knowledge in their time at school but they also need to have character development and to learn about character.

  11. Designer's tribute to friend who killed herself

    A textile designer whose friend took her own life has created a series of T-shirts to highlight World Mental Health Day.

    Saima Majid, from Littleover, wanted to encourage people to open up about mental health issues.

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    Video caption: Textile designer Saima Majid created a series of T-shirts to for World Mental Health Day.

    She said her friend killed herself after a long bout of depression.

    "She never talked about her issues as she did not want to bring pain to others or inconvenience anyone, and so she always gave the impression that everything was fine.”

  12. Man dies in M69 crash

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    A man has died following a crash on the M69 earlier this morning which left the motorway shut for much of the day.

    Police collision sign

    The three-vehicle smash, which involved a breakdown recovery truck, a black BMW and a white van, happened between junctions 1 (Hinckley) and 2 (Sapcote) at about 10:00.

    The driver of the recovery truck, a 42-year-old man, died at the scene.

    Two other drivers involved in the crash have been treated in hospital for their injuries.

    The northbound carriageway only recently reopened while the southbound side was shut until mid-afternoon, causing severe delays on the M1 and round Leicester.

  13. Warning over young adults watching TV without licence

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Almost 1,500 people aged between 18-25 in the East Midlands were caught watching live TV or BBC programmes on iPlayer without a TV Licence in the past year.

    BBC iPlayer app on a phone

    Figures from TV Licensing reveal there were 748 offenders in Nottinghamshire, 362 in Derbyshire and 360 across Leicestershire.

    Jason Hill, from the licensing authority, said: "Students and young adults need to be aware of their legal responsibilities.

    "Anyone caught watching TV without a TV Licence can face prosecution and a fine of up to a £1,000."

    Nationally, more than 33,000 18-25-year-olds were caught watching TV without a licence in the year from October 2016.

  14. New ichthyosaur species discovered in cupboard

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    A new species of ichthyosaur has been identified from a fossil found in a university storeroom.

    An expert from Manchester University spotted that the specimen was a new species and today announced its name as Protoichthyosaurus applebyi

    It has been in Nottingham University's collection for about 50 years and was used by Dr David Large from the engineering department as part of his teaching and outreach work in schools.

    Discovered at Uni of Nottingham

    Dean Lomax, a palaeontologist and visiting scientist at The University of Manchester, was searching for another ichthyosaur fossil when he came across this specimen.

    Eventually it was determined that it is new to science. It is currently on display alongside the Dinosaurs of China exhibition at Wollaton Hall .

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    Severe congestion: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe congestion, between J20 for A4303 and J21 for M69.

    M1 Leicestershire - Very slow traffic and one lane closed on M1 northbound between J20, A4303 (Lutterworth) and J21, M69 (Leicester).

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

  16. Foxes-Man Utd game 'will be before 16:00 Christmas Eve'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    The Premier League has agreed any Christmas Eve games will kick off before 16:00, according to the Football Supporters' Federation.

    Leicester fans in a festive mood

    The group said the league's chief executive Richard Scudamore had told them at a meeting that fixtures will not take place at that time.

    Newspaper reports suggest that Leicester's home match with Manchester United, currently scheduled for 23 December, could be moved to Christmas Eve for TV coverage.

    Leicester Tigers are currently scheduled to play Saracens at Welford Road at 15:00 on 24 December.