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Summary

  1. Leicester's hospitals 'require improvement'
  2. Woman dies after Newark bike crash
  3. Tram extension gets lukewarm response
  4. Tower block considered for demolition
  5. Park's high ropes 'could return'
  6. Updates on Wednesday 14 March 2018

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By Amy Woodfield and Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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  1. 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 affecting J29 for A617.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M1 northbound between J29a, Markham (Markham Vale) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down car. Congestion to J29, A617 (Chesterfield).

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe accident, at J29a for Markham Lane Markham Vale affecting J30 for A616.

    M1 Derbyshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M1 southbound at J29a, Markham (Markham Vale), because of an accident involving a car and lorry. Congestion to J30, A616 (Worksop).

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

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    Live coverage for Wednesday has now ended, but some news, sport and travel will continue to appear on this page overnight.

    East Midlands Live returns from 08:00 tomorrow morning.

  4. 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 - Broken down car on M1 northbound between J29a, Markham (Markham Vale) and J30, A616 (Worksop).

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

  5. MPs clash over response to spy attack

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    Anna Soubry has described Labour's leadership as "shameful" for not fully backing Theresa May's response to the nerve agent attack in Salisbury.

    Anna Soubry and Chris Williamson

    Jeremy Corbyn was jeered by Conservative MPs as he asked Mrs May how she had responded to Russia's request for a sample of the nerve agent so it could run its own tests.

    Ms Soubry, the MP for Broxtowe said: "This place [Parliament] has completely supported not just the wise words and the leadership of the Prime Minister, but also her firm actions with the notable exception of the front bench of the opposition.

    "That is shameful."

    However, Chris Williamson, the Labour MP for Derby North, accused the Conservatives of "shamelessly seeking party political advantage" from the attack.

    He added: "We need to ensure we have the full facts and full co-operation from our allies in place before escalating international tensions."

  6. Stags set for bumper backing at local derby

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    Mansfield will be backed by over 4,000 fans at Meadow Lane this weekend for the local derby with Notts County.

    Mansfield town fans

    The club has sold out its allocation of 4,172 tickets for the Saturday lunchtime (13:00) fixture.

  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A57 Derbyshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A57 Derbyshire both ways severe accident, between A6013 and A6101 Rivelin Valley Road.

    A57 Derbyshire - A57 closed and stationary traffic in both directions between Ladybower Reservoir in Bamford and the A6101 Rivelin Valley Road junction in Dungworth, because of an accident.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A57 Derbyshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A57 Derbyshire both ways severe accident, between Hurst Road and A6013.

    A57 Derbyshire - A57 Snake Pass closed in both directions between the Hurst Road junction in Glossop and the A6013 junction in Ladybower Reservoir, because of an accident.

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

  9. Ex-Corrie star's theatres to be sold

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    A collection of toy theatres, belonging to former Coronation Street actor Peter Baldwin, are to be sold at auction.

    Peter Baldwin and his toy theatres

    Baldwin, who played Derek Wilton in the ITV soap for more than two decades, developed a passion for toy theatres after seeing a production of Peter Pan.

    Auctioneers expect the late actor's collection to "generate interest around the world".

    They will be sold by Etwall-based auctioneers Hansons next month.

    Toy theatre
  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Nottinghamshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Nottinghamshire northbound severe accident, between J26 for A610 Nottingham and J27 for A608 Hucknall.

    M1 Nottinghamshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J26, A610 (Nottingham) and J27, A608 (Hucknall), because of an accident involving two cars.

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

  11. Ken Clarke: Poisoning 'serious threat' to our safety

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    Ken Clarke has said that countries need to act together against Russia.

    Ken Clarke

    The Rushcliffe MP was speaking in Parliament after Moscow refused to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent was used on a former spy in Salisbury.

    "This [poisoning] is actually a serious threat to the safety of the western world," he added.

    Russia denies being involved in the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal.

  12. University of Leicester academics pay tribute to Hawking

    Jonathan Lampon

    BBC Radio Leicester News Editor

    Academics from the University of Leicester have been paying tribute to world renowned physicist Stephen Hawking who's died at the age of 76.

    Professor Paul O’Brien, Head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, said: “Stephen Hawking was not just a remarkable scientist but also a remarkable person. He refused to let his medical condition stop him having a full life, not only contributing scientifically but reminding us what being human is all about.”

    Professor Hawking visited the university in 2008.

    Professor Stephen Hawking at the University of Leicester in 2008
    Quote Message: Stephen Hawking was not just a remarkable scientist but also a remarkable person. He refused to let his medical condition stop him having a full life, not only contributing scientifically but reminding us what being human is all about.” from Professor Martin Barstow Director of the Leicester Institute of Space and Earth Observation
    Professor Martin BarstowDirector of the Leicester Institute of Space and Earth Observation
  13. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Northamptonshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Northamptonshire northbound severe accident, between J18 for A5 and J19 for M6.

    M1 Northamptonshire - Very slow traffic and one lane blocked on M1 northbound between J18, A5 (Rugby) and J19, M6 (Catthorpe Interchange), because of an accident involving two cars and lorry.

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

  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, at J30 for A616.

    M1 Derbyshire - M1 entry slip road partially blocked northbound at J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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