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Summary

  1. Doctor struck off over boy's death
  2. Four arrests over Normanton hit-and-run
  3. East Midlands sees rise in rough sleepers
  4. Ex-Swap Shop host gets honorary degree
  5. Van overturns on A14
  6. Rams' Shackell agrees to Millwall loan
  7. Updates on Thursday 25 January 2018

Live Reporting

By Calum McKenzie and Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A1(M) South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J35 for M18 and J34 for A614 Bawtry Road.

    A1(M) South Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on A1(M) southbound between J35 M18 and J34 A614 Bawtry Road, because of a vehicle fire.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, between J21 for M69 and J22 for A50.

    M1 Leicestershire - Queuing traffic and one lane closed on M1 northbound between J21, M69 (Leicester) and J22, A50 (Coalville), because of an accident.

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

  3. Video content

    Video caption: Woman gets surprise from horseback soldiers for 100th birthday
  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, at J23 for A512.

    M1 Leicestershire - Two lanes closed on M1 northbound at J23, A512 (Loughborough), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Today's live updates have now come to an end. Our coverage will resume at 08:00 on Friday.

  6. Weather: Showers to fizzle out

    Anna Church

    Weather presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    Further scattered showers will move east this evening and are expected to gradually ease and fizzle out overnight.

    For most it will remain cloudy but a few clear spells are possible and it’s here that temperatures could fall close to freezing. Lows of 4C (39F).

    Weather map
  7. Watch: Surprise for 100th birthday

    Heather Burman

    Journalist, BBC News Online

    Here's Joan Hart's reaction to her birthday treat.

    Video content

    Video caption: Woman gets surprise from horseback soldiers for 100th birthday
  8. Man arrested over 'front door fire'

    BBC Radio Leicester

    A man has been arrested following reports of arson on a street in Leicester.

    The emergency services were called to an address on Birds Nest Avenue shortly after 16:30 following reports that the front door of a property was on fire.

    Birds Nest Avenue

    A woman and three children who were inside at the time were able to get out unharmed.

    A 37-year-old man was questioned in connection with the fire. He's been released pending further enquiries.

  9. Man found dead in country lane

    A man has been found dead in a country lane near Oadby.

    Leicestershire Police said the body was discovered in Gaulby Lane, Stoughton, at about 10:00 and the death is being treated as unexplained.

    The force has appealed for anyone with information to get in touch.

    Gaulby Lane
  10. Major food chains hit by problems at Derby meat firm

    BBC Business News

    Wetherspoon, Jamie's Italian and Butlins have stopped selling meat from a Derby-based supplier.

    It's after the Food Standards Agency inspected Russell Hume and found instances of "serious non-compliance with food hygiene regulations".

    Russell Hume has said the product recall was a "precautionary measure".

    Wetherspoons menu
  11. Philbin offers words of advice to fellow graduates

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Broadcaster Maggie Philbin received her honorary degree from the University of Leicester earlier.

    The former Tomorrow's World presenter began her speech by inviting her young audience to give their parents an extra round of applause for the support they had given during their studies.

    She then told them: "You have absolutely no idea what you are capable of and what you really can go on to achieve."

    Maggie Philbin
  12. Country lane cordoned-off near Oadby

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    The Leicester Mercury is reporting a country lane near Oadby has been cordoned off by police.

    However, the newspaper said the force had not released any details about the nature of the incident on Gaulby Lane.

  13. Smoke warning after Carbuton farm fire

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    The fire service has been dealing with a burning barn at a derelict farm in Ollerton Road, Carburton for the past few hours.

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  14. Russell Brand postpones Derby date

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Russell Brand's forthcoming show at Derby Arena has been put back three weeks.

    The comedian was due to appear at the venue on 19 April but said he needed to postpone it to 9 May due to filming commitments.

    Russell Brand

    Derby Arena apologised for the inconvenience and said anyone unable to make the new date would be offered a refund.

  15. Teenager charged over Mansfield stabbing

    A 17-year-old boy has been charged with stabbing a 34-year-old man in Mansfield.

    Police said the victim was taken to hospital after being attacked in Tuckers Lane at 19:45 on Saturday.

    The teenager was detained shortly after and has been charged with grievous bodily harm.

    Tuckers Lane

    He was also charged with a robbery and attempted robbery in Mansfield that allegedly took place earlier this month.

  16. Horseback soldiers surprise woman on 100th birthday

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    The British Army served up a birthday surprise for a Leicestershire woman as she turned 100 today.

    Soldiers - and horses - from the Defence Animal Centre stopped off at Joan Hart's house in Melton Mowbray to wish her many happy returns.

    The horses and their riders pass by Joan’s home when they exercise and she always tries to catch sight of them.

    Mrs Hart described the surprise as "wonderful" and "marvellous".

    Horse serenade
    Joan Hart
  17. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, between J19 for M6 and J18 for A5.

    M1 Leicestershire - Heavy traffic and one lane closed on M1 southbound between J19, M6 (Catthorpe Interchange) and J18, A5 (Rugby), because of a broken down car.

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