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Summary

  1. Man threatened with machete while holding child
  2. Dumped rubbish still not removed four years on
  3. Man accused of raping and murdering 72-year-old woman
  4. Eight flee arson attack at Clumber Park
  5. Call to screen ex-miners for lung disease
  6. Winston Churchill cigar butt to be sold
  7. Cricket: Derbyshire return for Wright and Cork
  8. Updates on Tuesday 13 March 2018

Live Reporting

By Calum McKenzie and Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Nottinghamshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Nottinghamshire southbound severe disruption, at J26 for A610 Nottingham.

    M1 Nottinghamshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road and very slow traffic southbound at J26, A610 (Nottingham), because of emergency repairs.

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

  2. In pictures: sunrise over Yorkshire

    There has been a beautiful sunrise across Yorkshire this morning.

    It's been captured by some of our BBC Weather Watchers.

    Top left is Northallerton, top right is Wakefield, bottom right is Misterton and bottom left is Kirk Smeaton.

    Sunrise over Yorkshire
  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane blocked and heavy traffic on M1 southbound between J25, A52 (Nottingham) and J24, A6 (Kegworth), because of a broken down lorry.

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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Our live coverage across the day

    Dedicated live coverage for this region has now ended for Tuesday, but some news, sport and travel updates will continue to appear overnight.

    East Midlands Live will return from 08:00 tomorrow morning.

  7. Man 'raped and smothered 72-year-old woman'

    BBC Radio Leicester

    A man raped and murdered a 72-year-old woman by smothering her with a pillow, a court has heard.

    Craig Keogh, 27, is also accused of stealing jewellery and cash from Jane Hings' home and using it to buy a carvery and rounds of drinks.

    Birmingham Crown Court heard he attacked Ms Hings at her bungalow in Fleckney, Leicestershire, after a night out when he had been taking cocaine.

    Mr Keogh, of no fixed address, denies all of the charges.

    Picture of Jane Hings
  8. Pair arrested after car hits Chinese takeaway

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    A man and a woman have been arrested after a vehicle crashed into the front of a takeaway in Mansfield.

    Canton restuarant

    Police said it happened at around 12:40 this afternoon at Canton Restaurant on Ravensdale Road after the car failed to stop for routine checks on Eakering Road.

    No one was injured.

    The 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop, having no licence or insurance and vehicle theft.

    The 27-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft.

    The pair remain in police custody.

  9. Town centre crossing set for upgrade

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    A pedestrian crossing is being upgraded as part of a £1.7m scheme to improve links between Ilkeston town centre and its railway station.

    Puffin crossing in Ilkeston

    The crossing, on Manners Road between Bath Street and Pelham Avenue, is being converted from a puffin to a toucan crossing.

    Puffin crossings are for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists. Toucan crossings are wider to allow pedestrians and mounted cyclists to cross together.

    Councillor Simon Spencer, from the county council, said: "These better connected routes will make it easier for people to get to work and other services."

    Work on the crossing is expected to be completed by Friday 23 March.

  10. Where science meets art

    Most people consider themselves with either an artistic or scientific brain - but those worlds are colliding in a new exhibition at the Newark Houses museum in Leicester.

    It's called Brief Encounters - it opened over the weekend as part of Leicester University's celebration of science week.

    This is one of the pieces on display from jeweller Kate Bajic:

    A piece of jewelry inspired by science.
    Image caption: "Emerge" by Kate Bajic
  11. Charity bid helps save narrow boat scheme

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    A programme that helps young people get experience on the region's waterways has been saved from closure.

    Front of two narrow boats

    The Nottingham Narrowboat Project has been operating since 1974, but had been under threat because of funding cuts.

    It has successfully applied to become a charity and has secured £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund.

    Carl Bloch, who operates one of the project's two narrow boats, said: "People do come on the boats and they do get an experience.

    "It is something that you can't actually put a financial value on."

  12. Watch: Dumped rubbish still not removed four years on

    East Midlands Today

    A huge pile of waste, dumped on land opposite homes in Newark, is still there, almost four years after it was first discovered.

    Piles of rubbish

    The 900-tonne pile of household and commercial waste remains at the site on Bowbridge Road despite attempts by the Environment Agency and district council to get it removed.

    The authority said although an Environment Agency investigation found the waste was illegal, there was insufficient evidence to prosecute.

    However, residents remain frustrated that nothing has been done and have told the BBC it encourages rats.

    Video content

    Video caption: People living in Newark say a pile of rubbish smells and has encouraged rats.
  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, between J23A for A42 and J24 for A6.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J23a A42 and J24, A6 (Kegworth), because of a broken down vehicle.

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