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Summary

  1. Updates on Thursday 1 March 2018
  2. Hundreds of schools opt to close
  3. East Midlands Airport reopens runway after closure
  4. Snow, ice and wind cause travel problems
  5. More snow expected through the day

Live Reporting

By Maryam Qaiser, Chris Fawcett, Gavin Bevis and Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, from J23 for A512 to J23A for A42.

    M1 Leicestershire - M1 closed northbound from J23, A512 (Loughborough) to J23a A42, because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: A50 Derbyshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A50 Derbyshire westbound severe accident, from J5 A516 Derby Road Etwall to J6 A511 Scropton.

    A50 Derbyshire - A50 closed westbound from J5, A516 (Etwall) in Hilton to J6, A511 (Scropton) in Scropton, because of an accident.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, from J21A for A46 Leicester North to J22 for A50.

    M1 Leicestershire - Two lanes closed on M1 northbound from J21a, A46 (Leicester North) to J22, A50 (Coalville), because of an accident.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, at J11 for A42.

    M42 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M42 northbound at J11, A42 (Burton Upon Trent), because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: M42 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, at J11 for A42.

    M42 Leicestershire - Heavy traffic and one lane closed on M42 northbound at J11, A42 (Burton Upon Trent), because of an accident.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, between J21A for A46 Leicester North and J22 for A50.

    M1 Leicestershire - Slow traffic and two lanes closed on M1 northbound between J21a, A46 (Leicester North) and J22, A50 (Coalville), because of an accident.

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

  7. Our live coverage across the day

    Dedicated live coverage has ended for today but some breaking news, sport and travel will continue to appear through the night. We will be back again tomorrow at 06:00.

  8. Tomorrow's school closures in Leicestershire

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC News

    Meanwhile, in Leicestershire, these schools will be closed tomorrow:

    • Billesdon Church of England Primary School
    • Brocks Hill Primary School
    • Casterton College
    • St Mary’s Catholic Primary School
  9. Tomorrow's school closures in Nottinghamshire

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC News

    These schools will be closed tomorrow in Nottinghamshire:

    • Nottingham College sites
    • Albany Infant & Nursery School
    • All Saints C Of E Infant School
    • Arno Vale Junior School
    • Arnold Mill Primary School & Nursery
    • Arnold View Primary School
    • Ashfield School
    • Asquith Primary School
    • Bagthorpe Primary School
    • Banks Road Infant And Nursery School
    • Bilsthorpe Flying High Academy
    • Bluecoat Academy Wollaton
    • Bluecoat Academy Aspley
    • Bluecoat Beechdale Academy
    • Bramcote C of E Primary school
    • Brierley Forest Primary And Nursery School (foundation Stage Uni
    • Brierley Forest Primary And Nursery School (primary Unit)
    • Brinsley Primary School
    • Carlton Digby
    • Claremont Primary
    • Coddington Church Of England Primary School
    • Crescent Primary School & Nursery
    • Cropwell Bishop Primary School
    • Derrymount School
    • Edgewood Primary & Nursery School
    • Edna G Olds Primary & Nursery School
    • Ellis Guilford School
    • Firbeck Academy
    • Forest Glade Primary School
    • Fountaindale School
    • Gateford Park Primary School
    • Glade Hill Primary & Nursery School
    • Good Shepherd Academy
    • Heathlands Primary School
    • Holly Hill Primary & Nursery School
    • Holly Primary School
    • Holy Cross Catholic Primary School
    • Jacksdale Primary & Nursery School
    • John Hunt Primary & Nursery School
    • Kimberley Primary School
    • Kirkby College
    • Lambley Primary School
    • Langold Dyscarr Community School
    • Lincoln College
    • Meden School
    • Melbury Primary School
    • Newark Orchard School
    • North Clifton Primary School
    • North Wheatley C Of E Primary
    • Nottingham College
    • Nottingham Girls' Academy
    • Oak Tree Primary School And Nursery
    • Our Lady Of Perpetual Succour
    • Portland Spencer Academy
    • Python Hill Primary School
    • Ravenshead C Of E Primary
    • Retford Oaks Academy
    • Rosslyn Park Primary & Nursery School
    • Round Hill Primary
    • Rushcliffe School
    • Sawley Infant And Nursery School
    • Sawley Junior School
    • Springbank Primary School
    • St Giles Special School
    • St. Augustines Catholic Primary & Nursery School
    • St. Luke's C Of E Aided Primary School
    • St. Mary Magdalene Primary
    • St. Mary's Catholic Primary School
    • St. Teresa's Catholic Primary School
    • Standhill Infants' School
    • Sutherland House School
    • The Beech Academy
    • The Bramble Academy
    • The Brunts Academy
    • The Fernwood School
    • The Garibaldi School
    • The Nottingham Emmanuel School
    • The Samworth Church Academy
    • Tuxford Academy
    • Tuxford Primary Academy
    • Victoria Primary School
    • Westdale Pre-school
    • Westwood Infant & Nursery School
    • William Booth Primary School
    • Woodthorpe Infants
    • Wynndale Primary School
  10. Tomorrow's school closures in Derbyshire

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC News

    Here is a round-up of schools that are closed so far tomorrow in Derbyshire:

    • Carlyle Infant and Nursery
    • Noel Baker Academy
    • St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy
    • Whitecross Nursery School
    • Roe Farm Primary School
    • Littleover Community School
    • St Andrew’s School in Breadsall Hilltop (including key stage 5 campus"
    • St Giles Special School
    • Derby High School
    • Cavendish Close Infant School
    • Chaddesden Park Primary School
    • Portway Junior School
    • Derby Pride Academy
    • Derby Grammar School
    • Netherthorpe School Closure
    • Murray Park School
    • Mickleover Primary School
    • St Martins School and Horizons sixth form
    • Great Bowden Academy
    • Ridgeway Primary Academy
    • Meadow Farm Community Primary School
    • Saint Benedict, A Catholic Voluntary Academy
    • St Peter's Church of England Aided Junior School
    • Carlyle Infant and Nursery School
    • Noel-Baker Academy
    • Chellaston Junior School
    • Ravensdale Infant and Nursery School
    • Ravensdale Junior School
  11. Mother's plea to find son's killers

    Jonathan Lampon

    BBC Radio Leicester News Editor

    The mother of a young man who was stabbed to death in Leicester has made a heartfelt plea to find her son's killers.

    Ashley Johnson was found injured in Dannett Street in the city in the early hours of Saturday, 24 February.

    His mum, Karen Johnson, said: “Ashley was a lovable, kind, young man who had his whole life ahead of him. He’d do anything for anybody.

    "I don’t know why somebody would want to do this. I want to know who and why."

    Picture of Ashley Johnson

    Police believe there may have been a fight between two groups of young men who were in separate vehicles travelling in the Fosse Road North or New Parks area.

  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1 Lincolnshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1 Lincolnshire southbound severe accident, between A151 and B668 Stretton.

    A1 Lincolnshire - A1 closed southbound between Colsterworth Services Junction in Colsterworth and Stretton, because of snow and an accident.

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

  13. Spades at the ready

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC News

    It has been all hands on deck as residents in Nottingham helped this ambulance through the snow earlier this afternoon.

    snow
  14. Theatre shows to go ahead as planned

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC News

    Two performances at Nottingham Theatre Royal will go ahead as planned.

    Tonight's shows from the Rambert Dance Company and comedian Bill Bailey have not been cancelled.

    Nottingham Theatre Royal

    A theatre spokesperson said: "Please be aware that our terms and conditions only allow for refunds to be offered in circumstances which result in scheduled performances being unable to go ahead."

  15. Market Hall to remain closed until Monday

    Chris Fawcett

    BBC News

    Derby's Market Hall will remain closed until Monday because of the heavy snow.

    Inside Derby Market Hall

    Derby City Council said: "A number of panes of glass on the roof of the Market Hall are in need of maintenance to prevent them from coming loose during adverse weather conditions."

    An inspection will be done before it can open on Monday.

  16. Council thanks snow patrol volunteers

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC News

    Volunteers who have battled the snow to keep "vulnerable children and adults across the county safe" have been praised for their efforts.

    Derbyshire County Council said this group of volunteers have been helping countryside rangers with their snow patrols.

    Derbyshire County Council
  17. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A515 Derbyshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A515 Derbyshire both ways severe disruption, between B5033 Cockshead Lane and A50 J7.

    A515 Derbyshire - A515 blocked and heavy traffic between the B5033 Cockshead Lane junction in Cubley and Cubley in Sudbury, because of snow.

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