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  1. Live updates for Thursday 12 October 2017
  2. Taxi driver appeal against 'car dooring' conviction rejected
  3. Jeremy the 'lefty' snail dies
  4. Four dead in four weeks at prison
  5. Police cleared over fatal village chase
  6. Elderly woman dies after being hit by van

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By Maryam Qaiser and Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

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    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.

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

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  3. East Midlands weather update: A dry evening ahead

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    It will remain dry and fine to end the day. Cloud will gradually increase overnight but it will stay dry.


    Friday will start cloudy with a strengthening south westerly wind, but it should be a dry day with a few bright or sunny spells possible during the afternoon.

  4. Taxi driver appeal against 'car dooring' conviction rejected

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A taxi driver who was fined after his passenger knocked a cyclist off his bike, leading to his death, has had his appeal against his conviction rejected.

    Passenger Mandy Chapple, 56, was exiting Farook Yusuf Bhikhu's cab near Leicester railway station last July when her door hit 26-year-old cyclist Sam Boulton (pictured below).

    Mr Boulton then fell into the path of a moving van and died from the injuries he sustained.

    In his defence, driver Bhikhu told the court he did not give permission for Ms Chapple to open the door, but he was fined £300 after being convicted of permitting the opening of a vehicle door so as to injure or endanger a person in June.

    Sam Boulton
  5. Have you seen Lily Megan Jones?

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    A teenage girl has gone missing from Wollaton.

    Nottinghamshire Police said Lily Megan Jones, 16, was reported missing on Monday at about 14:00.


    She was last seen wearing a black and white coat, a black hooded top, black jeans, purple trainers and was carrying a purple rucksack.

  6. Company fined after hundreds of clock faces dumped

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    A company based in Retford has been fined £500 after hundreds of plastic clock faces were fly-tipped at two sites in Morton and Carlton-in-Lindrick.

    Bassetlaw District Council said Protime Clocks were charged under section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 after documents linking the company were found in the rubbish at the sites.

    The authority added that while there's no suggestion Protime Clocks knew the waste was going to be fly-tipped, the company had failed to ensure it was using an authorised waste removal firm.

    Clock faces found
  7. Man charged with attempted murder

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    A 54-year-old man from Bilsthorpe has been charged with attempted murder.

    Nottinghamshire Police said a 50-year-old woman was stabbed in Newark on Monday.

    She remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

  8. Wolvey light aircraft crash: Victims named

    Two men who died when a light aircraft crashed in a field in Wolvey, Warwickshire, have been named as Adrian Findlay, 55 from Rugby and 56-year-old Robert Stephens from Wolvey.

    Scene of light aircraft crash

    Adrian's wife Alison said her family and friends were in shock at the "sudden and tragic loss".

    Robert will be remembered for his "cheeky sense of humour," said wife Caroline.

    An investigation by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch into the crash is continuing.

  9. Arrival of Hindu guru celebrated in Leicester

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Thousands of people have lined the streets of Leicester to see a world-famous Hindu preacher.

    Hindu celebrations

    His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj is the spiritual leader of the international Hindu organisation BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha.

    He's currently on a UK tour and will be in at the city's Hindu temple on Gypsy Lane from 12 to 15 October.

    Hindu celebrations

    His visit comes just days before Diwali and Hindu New Year.

    Darshan Patel is the lead volunteer of BAPS in Leicester - he said: “Diwali will be immensely memorable for us all this year because Mahant Swami Maharaj will be visiting Leicester for the first time as our guru and celebrating with us.

    "We feel incredibly blessed to be welcoming the inspirer of so many noble activities around the world and who is loved and respected by millions.”

  10. 'Intimidating' man has sentence cut

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A man who was jailed for "intimidating" his ex-partner in the street has had his sentence reduced.

    Robert William North from Owen Street in Coalville was jailed for 34 months at Leicester Crown Court after he was convicted of witness intimidation in February.

    The 32-year-old also pleaded guilty to two attempted robberies.

    A judge at London's Appeal Court said North’s behaviour was clearly “intimidating” but ruled his sentence was "excessive" and cut it by 10 months.

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  12. Lottery money saves 'at risk' church

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A historic Derbyshire church once on the "at risk register" has been saved.

    There were fears that parts of 13th Century St Mary's in Marston on Dove would collapse until December 2014 when the Heritage Lottery Fund stepped in to help.

    St Mary's in Marston on Dove

    The tower and spire have now been restored in a project costing nearly £230,000.

    Reverend Andy Murphie told the BBC it was pretty bad condition before with "huge blocks of stone" falling to the ground.

    Inside St Mary's in Marston on Dove

    He said: "With the project being completed, not only do we preserve the building for those who just enjoy it as a building, but also those who choose to come and worship here. It's great to feel that we've safeguarded that future for many, many generations."

  13. Victory for campaigners as housing plans scrapped

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    Controversial plans to sell off part of a former bowling green in Mapperley have been scrapped.

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

    But residents from campaign group Save the Haywood Road Green protested against the plans for several months.


    The group applied for the site to be officially listed as an asset of community value in May.

    The decision was approved by a panel of council officers and the group was given six months to put together a bid to buy it.

    However the council has today decided to keep the land and turn it into an open space for the community.

    Protest 2

    In a letter to residents, the council said: "We have been persuaded by the depth of feeling to create additional open space for the whole community."

    But they said the decision not to sell the land "resulted in a loss of £300,000 and six homes" which could have been built on the site.

  14. New houses could be built in Bingham

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    Plans to build 1,050 houses in Bingham are a step closer.

    Rushcliffe Borough Council has received a planning application for 317 new properties from Barratt Homes as part of phase one of the housing growth project.

    It will include two to five bedroom homes, including affordable housing and bungalows.

    The next phases of the development to deliver further housing will be submitted later.