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Maryam Qaiser and Chris Fawcett

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    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J28 for A38 Alfreton and J29 for A617.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J28, A38 (Alfreton) and J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of an earlier broken down vehicle.

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

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    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M1 Leicestershire - Stationary traffic on M1 northbound between J21, M69 (Leicester) and J22, A50 (Coalville), because of a rolling road-block and a police incident.

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

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    Video caption: Delia El-Hosayny: Being 'Britain's first female bouncer'
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    Severe disruption: M69 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M69 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between M6 J2 and J1 for A5 Hinckley.

    M69 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M69 northbound between M6 J2, Coventry and J1, A5 (Hinckley), because of emergency repairs.

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

  5. Our live coverage across the day

    Chris Fawcett

    BBC News

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

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

  6. East Midlands weather update: A cold night ahead

    Chris Fawcett

    BBC News

    Any remaining showers will fade this evening to leave a cold night with lengthy clear spells and a widespread frost.

    There will be a few freezing fog patches developing towards dawn.

  7. Work set to cause disruption to busy Nottingham road

    Alex Thorp

    BBC News

    Motorists have been told to allow extra time for any journeys on a busy road in Nottingham during the Easter holidays.

    Temporary traffic lights will be installed on Hucknall Road from 9 April for about four days.


    It's to allow road surfacing works to take place between the junction of Arnold Road to Gala Way.

    On-street parking will also be restricted within the works area from 08:00 until 16:00.

    Nottingham City Council has apologised for any inconvenience that may be caused but said Hucknall Road was "in need of attention".

  8. PCC backs plans for greater protection of police dogs

    Chris Fawcett

    BBC News

    Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping has written to the government asking ministers to support plans that would give police dogs and horses the same status as injured officers.

    Quantum dog

    Currently attackers are prosecuted under rules for causing criminal damage and there are no laws to specifically protect police dogs or horses.

    However, the PCC is hoping ministers support "Finn's Law", which was launched following the stabbing of a police dog called Finn, who was chasing a suspect in Hertfordshire in 2016.

    Nottinghamshire Police dog Quantum recently suffered stab wounds on March 15, which required nine stitches. Three officers also sustained knife injuries in the same attack in Ridgeway, Top Valley.

    In his letter, Mr Tipping said: "There must be a change in the law to offer greater protection to our police dogs and to recognise the exceptional contribution they make to community safety."

  9. Sepsis survivor nominated for national award

    Alex Thorp

    BBC News

    A Leicester student who battled for her life three times with sepsis has been nominated for a national award.

    Katie Dutton, who studies at De Montfort University (DMU), said she felt "excited and proud" to be in the running for the Most Inspirational Student Nurse of the Year prize.

    Katie Dutton outside De Montfort University
    Image caption: Katie Dutton has battled for her life three times with sepsis

    The 27-year-old has ambitions to work in the sepsis team at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

    "Even though it [sepsis] was a really negative experience, I met so many wonderful nurses who inspired me to be the nurse I want to be," Katie said.

    She will head to London for the awards ceremony on 26 April.

  10. Special 'police beer' raises money for charity

    Chris Fawcett

    BBC News

    A beer brewed in the honour of a much-loved Leicestershire police officer has helped raise £1,800 for charity.

    Local brewery Everards donated 5p from every pint of their "Tubby" beer sold in pubs at the end of last year, to the Care of Police Survivors (COPS) charity, which supports the families of officers who've died in the line of duty.

    Tubby beer

    The beer was created to commemorate Leicester PC 83, John William “Tubby” Stephens, a popular officer who served for 22 years with Leicester Borough Police Force in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

    Chief Constable Simon Cole said; “I am delighted that this special beer brewed in memory of an iconic Leicestershire police officer has raised such a significant amount for charity... COPS is charity that is close to the hearts of everyone who works for the police."

  11. Beeston Grainger Games store closure confirmed

    Chris Fawcett

    BBC News

    These pictures from the Beeston Grainger Games store seem to confirm reports that the chain is closing some of its shops due to a "critical financial situation".

    The staff inside the shop are currently packing the shelves away, while the sign on the door says customers should use the Derby or Nottingham stores, which are still open.

    Grainger Games
    Grainger Games
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    Video caption: PMQs: Clarke and May on post-Brexit EU-UK border arrangements

    Ken Clarke says there is no time to train enough customs staff and build the infrastructure for a hard border at British ports ready for Brexit.

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    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M1 Leicestershire - Two lanes closed on M1 northbound between J23a A42 and J24, A6 (Kegworth), because of an accident.

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