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  1. 'Taxi driver' rapist found guilty
  2. MP's aide quits Labour Party over 'plots'
  3. Bin lorry tribute for cancer victim, six
  4. New rules to control dogs at country park
  5. Tigers quartet picked for South Africa tour
  6. Updates on Thursday 10 May 2018

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By Gavin Bevis and Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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  1. Owen Phillips

    BBC Sport

    Scott Carson celebrates a Derby goal

    Owen Phillips

    BBC Sport

    Cameron Jerome's bullet header gives Derby a one-goal lead against Fulham in their Championship play-off semi-final.

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    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, at J24 for A6.

    M1 Leicestershire - M1 entry slip road closed and slow traffic northbound at J24, A6 (Kegworth), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

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    Severe accident: A1 Nottinghamshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1 Nottinghamshire northbound severe accident, between A57 and A614 Bawtry Road affecting Jockey Lane.

    A1 Nottinghamshire - Queuing traffic on A1 Worksop Road northbound between Apleyhead in Ranby and the A614 Bawtry Road junction in Blyth, because of an accident earlier on. Diversion in operation - Follow Hollow Circle signs - Via A57 to Worksop, take Worksop by-pass to M1 J32, then M18 to rejoin A1M at J35 (Blyth Roundabout). Congestion to Eaton.

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

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    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

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    Video caption: Man filmed waving machete around Eastwood street

    Nottinghamshire Police said its officers "couldn't find any sign of a disturbance".

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    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, at J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

    M1 Derbyshire - M1 lane blocked on exit slip road northbound at J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of a broken down lorry. Traffic is coping well. In the roadworks area.

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

  7. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates on this page have now ended, but some news, sport and travel will continue to be posted throughout the night.

    East Midlands Live returns from 08:00 tomorrow.

  8. Football: Loanee ruled out of Magpies' play-off matches

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Notts County manager Kevin Nolan has ruled striker Mason Bennett out of the Magpies' play-off campaign.

    Mason Bennett

    Bennett, who is on loan from Derby, has not played since February because of injury.

    The Magpies face Coventry in the semi finals of the League Two play-offs, with the winner of the two-legged tie going on to face Exeter or Lincoln City.

  9. Man in serious condition in hospital after A1 crash

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a three-car collision on the A1 near Newark.


    The crash happened at around 08:55 this morning on the southbound carriageway between the turn-off for North Muskham and the A46 junction.

    The road has now reopened but you are being warned to expect delays.

  10. Feminist football pioneer honoured

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    A plaque has been unveiled to commemorate an early feminist and a pioneer of women's football.

    Plaque for Lady Florence Dixie

    Lady Florence Dixie was president of the British Ladies' Football Club when it formed in 1895 - despite medical professionals calling for women and girls to be banned from playing.

    She was also a strong supporter of the suffragette movement and predicted the UK would have a female prime minister before 1999.

    The plaque has been installed at Bosworth Hall Hotel in Leicestershire.

    Lady Florence was Scottish but she lived at the hall in Market Bosworth between 1875 and 1883.

  11. Severn Trent boss lands top award

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    The boss of a water company has won a top award for businesswomen.

    Liv Garfield

    Liv Garfield, the chief executive of Severn Trent, was crowned Business Woman of the Year at the Veuve Clicquot awards ceremony.

    The company, which supplies water to homes across the East Midlands, has seen its share price rise by 15% since Ms Garfield took the helm in 2014.

    The Veuve Clicquot Business Woman awards were created in 1972 as a tribute to Madame Clicquot, who single-handedly took over her husband's champagne business after he died.

    Previous winners of the UK ceremony include Anya Hindmarch and Alison Brittain, chief executive of Whitbread.

  12. Execs get roles with 'financially-troubled' authority

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    A former deputy chief executive of Leicestershire County Council has been appointed by the government to run Northamptonshire's local authority.

    Brian Roberts

    Brian Roberts (pictured) will work alongside Tony McArdle, a former chief executive of Lincolnshire County Council, at the financially-troubled authority until 2021.

    Earlier this year, a government report found serious failings at the council and said it should be scrapped.

    When the report was issued, the authority had a projected £21.1m overspend for 2017-18.

    It has since managed to balance its books after spending controls were implemented in February.

  13. Warning over fake arrest warrant telephone scam

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    Police are urging people not to give out any information to fraudsters claiming that a warrant has been issued for their arrest.

    Hand on a telephone keypad

    Derbyshire Police said it had been contacted by a number of people about a recorded telephone message.

    The force said people are being told the British Government has issued a warrant for their arrest due to tax issues.

    Some callers also reported being transferred to a person with an Indian or Pakistani accent asking for information.

  14. MP 'disappointed' at campaign chief's exit from Labour

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    A Labour MP has said she is "disappointed" a former aide has quit the party.

    Gloria De Piero

    Melanie Darrington, who ran Gloria De Piero's last two election campaigns, has joined Ashfield Independents citing infighting in the local Labour Party.

    Ms De Piero, who has been an MP since 2010, added: "Ashfield Labour is bigger, brighter and younger than ever before."

    Ashfield Independents took control of the district council last month following a vote of no confidence in Labour and a series of defections.

    Ashfield Independents welcome Melanie Darrington
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    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, before J20 for A4303.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 southbound before J20, A4303 (Lutterworth), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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