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By Gavin Bevis and Amy Woodfield

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  1. By Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    Worcester celebrate

    Worcester win at Leicester for the first time in 122 years to claim their second Premiership victory in eight days.

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  2. Our live coverage across the day

    Today's live updates have now finished. We will be back at 08:00 on Monday.

  3. Weather: Cold with a chance of a wintry shower

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    A cold and dry end to the day. For most it will remain dry overnight with clear skies however there is a very slim chance of a wintry shower, which may lead to some ice on untreated surfaces.

    A low in urban areas of 1C (34F).


    A cold and frosty start to Saturday. It’s a mostly dry day with plenty of autumn sunshine but a few wintry showers may feed in from the north west.

    It will feel very cold in the north westerly wind - a maximum temperature of 5C (41F).

  4. Terror accused 'sent IS propaganda to wife in Sudan'

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    An asylum seeker accused of plotting a terror attack with the help of a woman he met on a dating site had a wife abroad to whom he sent so-called Islamic State propaganda, a court heard.

    Munir Mohamed, 36, from Derby, and Rowaida El-Hassan, 33, from north-west London, deny preparing terrorist acts.

    The Old Bailey heard that in 2015 Mr Mohamed married a woman in the Sudan whom he has still never met.

    Munir Mohamed and Rowaida El-Hassan

    The jury were shown a series of messages between the married couple including material produced by IS, stories generated by the group’s news agencies and, on one occasion, the hashtag #support_islamic_state.

    Speaking through an interpreter, Mr Mohamed dismissed the exchanges as "news and jokes".

    The pair deny preparing terrorist acts by engaging in research, planning, and obtaining materials to produce an improvised explosive device or poison, with a view to committing attacks in the UK.

    The trial continues.

  5. Watch: Man loses £200,000 to online fraudsters

    East Midlands Today

    A man has been speaking about his "shame and embarrassment" at losing £200,000 in a investment scam.

    The victim, who is remaining anonymous, was contacted by a woman who claimed she needed money to release gold held by a bank.

    He was so convinced, he overruled the concerns of banks and money transfer companies and ended up losing his job, pension, savings and share in a house.

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    Video caption: A man from Notts has spoken of his shame at losing a huge sum in an investment scam.
  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J29a for Markham Lane Markham Vale and J30 for A616.

    M1 Derbyshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M1 northbound between J29a, Markham (Markham Vale) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  7. Viking exhibition to open in Nottingham

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    If you're out in Nottingham tomorrow don't be alarmed if you get stopped by a Viking asking for directions.

    They're going out to promote the opening of a new Viking exhibition at Nottingham Lakeside Arts.

    York Helmet

    It's called Viking: Rediscover the Legend and features nationally and internationally significant Anglo-Saxon and Viking artefacts from the British Museum and York Museums Trust.

    Items there include this Vale of York Viking Hoard.

    Vale of York Viking Hoard
  8. Envelope update

    Severe congestion: A38 Derbyshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A38 Derbyshire both ways severe congestion, at A61 Alfreton Road affecting A6 Duffield Road.

    A38 Derbyshire - Queuing traffic and heavier than usual traffic on A38 in Little Eaton at Little Eaton Island. Congestion to Palm Court Island and to the Coxbench Road junction.

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

  9. University honour for departing duke

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    The Duke of Devonshire received an honorary doctorate from the University of Derby today.

    He joined hundreds of graduating students to receive the honour at Derby Arena.

    It comes as the duke steps down from his role as chancellor of the university after 10 years in the position.

    Duke of Devonshire
  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J30 for A616 and J31 for A57 Sheffield.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J30, A616 (Worksop) and J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  11. Dog seriously injured by three other dogs

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    A dog needed emergency treatment after being attacked by three other dogs in Ollerton.

    Police said the dog suffered multiple injuries when it was set upon by three white dogs, believed to be Bull Mastiffs, while being taken for a walk in Forest Corner yesterday afternoon.

    The dog's 51-year-old owner also suffered hand injuries trying to stop the attack. Police have appealed for witnesses.

    Forest Corner
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    Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe accident, between J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham and J24 for A6.

    M1 Derbyshire - Queuing traffic and one lane closed on M1 southbound between J25, A52 (Nottingham) and J24, A6 (Kegworth), because of an accident. Travel time is around 40 minutes.

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

  13. Major delays on M1 after double lorry crash

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Highways England making full use of its newly-doubled character limit here.

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  14. Police use of batons 'justified' by watchdog

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The police watchdog has found Leicestershire Police used "proportionate force" when arresting a man armed with a knife outside a community centre in Leicester.

    The man arrested in the Beaumont Leys area on 11 September this year needed stitches to his face after two police officers used batons to restrain him.

    The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said he refused to put the knife down despite repeated requests, and approached one of the officers with it.

    He was eventually arrested and later given a four-month jail sentence, suspended for a year.

    Quote Message: We had a duty to investigate due to the injury the man sustained, and our investigator concluded that officers faced a very real threat to their safety and acted with substantial restraint." from Steve Martin IPCC Operations Manager
    Steve MartinIPCC Operations Manager
  15. Councils 'losing out' on government funding

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Nottinghamshire County Council is going to write a letter to the Communities Secretary asking for more money following discussions of the Full Council today.

    Pound coins

    The authority reckons the region is losing out when compared to others like the South East, West Midlands and the Northern Powerhouse.

    The letter will ask Sajid Javid to seek a fairer settlement for all councils throughout the East Midlands.

  16. Man jailed for dazzling helicopter pilot with laser

    Amy Harris

    Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

    A 35-year-old man from Leicester, who shone a laser at a police helicopter, has been jailed.

    It happened in the Thurnby Lodge area of the city in October.

    Neil Wright, from Croyland Green, shone the laser into the sky targeting the helicopter a number of times over a 15-minute period.

    Neil Wright

    The light dazzled the pilot, forcing him to turn the helicopter around and abandon enquiries into a firearms incident.

    Wright was sentenced to 20 weeks in prison. The judge said the seriousness of the offence is "blindingly obvious" as he could have cause the death of everyone in the helicopter.

  17. Dozens of guns handed to police

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police in Leicestershire have received 56 guns during the first week of the national firearms surrender.

    Among those handed in were a WW2 Enfield pistol & a Walther semi auto pistol.