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By Dave Wade and Sandish Shoker

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 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.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M1 Northamptonshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J18, A5 (Rugby) and J19, M6 (Catthorpe Interchange), because of a broken down lorry. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, between J19 for M6 and J18 for A5.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J19, M6 (Catthorpe Interchange) and J18, A5 (Rugby), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Our live coverage across the day

    East Midlands Live has now ended for the day but some news, sport and travel will continue to be posted overnight.

    Live coverage for this region returns from 08:00 on Friday morning.

  5. Weather: Rain could be heavy tonight

    BBC Weather

    The threat of a shower will continue into this evening and tonight, with some of them possibly on the heavy and thundery side.

    Remaining mild and rather humid with a minimum temperature of 12C (54F).

    Tomorrow will see some more showers with some sunny spells. Staying a warm and humid day.

  6. Two more signings for Magpies

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Two more signings have been confirmed for Notts today....

    Kristian Dennis (pictured) from Chesterfield FC has joined for an undisclosed fee on a three-year contract.

    Kristian Dennis

    And former Wigan Athletic left back/midfielder Andy Kellett (who was on loan at Chesterfield last season) has signed a two-year contract at Meadow Lane.

  7. Swarm of bees 'force pregnant mother to leave home'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    A pregnant mother in Derby said she has been driven out of her home by "thousands" of bees.

    Georgia French was "shocked" when she returned home from holiday on Sunday to find the swam over the chimney of her house.

    Bees around chimney

    Georgia said the bees were also finding a way inside the property and into her bedroom.

    After becoming worried about the safety of her two-year-old son, Georgia said she grabbed what possessions she could and left and is now staying with family and friends.

    Bees around chimney

    Derby Homes, which owns the property on Hornsea Road, has now arranged for an external company to come out to "inspect the swarm" and has agreed to "cover the cost of removing the bees, if deemed necessary".

    It's thought Georgia will be able to return home in about two weeks.

  8. Pro-Brexit Lord accused of hypocrisy over French residency

    BBC Politics

    Lord Lawson of Blaby, who served as an MP for the constituency for nearly 20 years, says he is applying for a French residency card, despite chairing a board for Britain to leave the EU.

    The Conservative peer, who lives in a country house in Gers, south-west France, has been accused of hypocrisy after he chaired the Vote Leave campaign.

    Lord NIgel Lawson

    Lord Lawson, told BBC News: "It was the French authorities who told me that I should apply for a carte de sejour. Nothing else has changed."

    A spokesman from anti-Brexit campaign, Best for Britain, Paul Butters said the thought of Lord Lawson applying for a French residency card "takes the biscuit".

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, at Tibshelf Services.

    M1 Derbyshire - M1 lane closed on slip road from the services southbound at Tibshelf Services, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  10. Hospital appeal to find owner of lost teddy

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    This smiling teddy was spotted stuck in a hedge outside the Outpatients department at Leicester General Hospital yesterday.

    lost tedy

    The hospital has now retrieved it from the hedge and has appealed on social media to try to find the owner.

    On Twitter the hospital wrote: "We can report we now have Teddy safe and sound in the hospital! Lets see if we can reunite him with his owner."

  11. Mystery over teenager's 'nasty' head injury

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    Detectives in Ilkeston are trying to piece together how a teenager picked up a serious head injury last month.

    Ryan Spencer knocked on the door of a house on Cotmanhay Road asking for help on the morning of Thursday 26 April.

    The 19-year-old was taken to Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre with a bleed on the brain and remained unconscious for two days.

    However police said he woke up with no recollection of how he got his injuries.

    Ryan Spencer

    Det Con Claire Croll said: "We believe he left his home on Norman Street at some time after 02.00 that morning and may have been on a push bike.

    “His rucksack was found by the Tesco store on Challon’s Way but it appears that nothing was stolen from it."

    She said officers had been trawling CCTV and carrying out house-to-house enquiries to find out what happened to Ryan but so far, nothing had come to light.

  12. Carluccio's restaurants could shut in rescue bid

    Dave Wade

    BBC News

    One in three Carluccio's restaurants could close in a plan to rescue the chain, it's been announced.


    The Company Vountary Arrangement, approved by 90% of Carluccio's creditors, will allow it to close loss-making branches.

    There are four branches in the East Midlands - Nottingham, Derby, Leicester and West Bridgford - and 103 nationwide.

  13. Nottingham actress in Star Wars film

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    From Nottingham's Television Workshop to a Galaxy far, far away, a Nottingham teenager is being tipped as a huge Hollywood star.

    Erin Kellyman is hitting cinema screens worldwide in the new Star Wars film, Solo and was trained at the Television Workshop.

    The group's former director Ian Smith went with the 19-year-old to the film's premiere in LA.

    Erin Kellyman

    He said: "Chatting with Woody Harrelson he was so full of praise for her performance and Ron Howard who directed it was saying how amazed he was because she's a relative first timer into the Star Wars franchise.

    "She's great. She has such power and presence on the stage."

  14. 'High steaks' at elite BBQ championship

    Dave Wade

    BBC News

    I went along to the Brew 'N' Q "Champions League" of barbecue at the weekend to get an insight into the world of bbq competitions.

    Video content

    Video caption: 'High steaks' at elite BBQ championship

    Organised by husband and wife Scott and Lindsay Lane, from Leicestershire, it attracted competition winners from countries including Australia, the US, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Hungary.

    And it's all taken extremely seriously with judges swearing a "barbecue oath".

    IQ BBQ, from the Netherlands, were crowned grand champions at the National Brewery Centre in Burton upon Trent.