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Summary

  1. Boy, 8, killed in motorway crash
  2. Former social worker jailed for indecently assaulting boy
  3. Hairdryer speed gun gran Jean Brooks reflects on being famous
  4. Police hunt killer on anniversary of death
  5. Europe's largest shared battery switched on
  6. Pharmacy scheme set to be scrapped
  7. No direct weekend trains between East Midlands and capital
  8. Latest updates for Friday 1 June 2018

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By Sandish Shoker and Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    This week's live coverage has now come to an end. We'll be back with more news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday.

  2. Tonight's weather for the East Midlands

    BBC Weather

    Any daytime showers and thunderstorms will fade away this evening.

    The night will then be dry with some clear spells, but also areas of low cloud and possible mist.

    Weather map
  3. Former plumber's gin wins world award

    Dave Wade

    BBC News

    A former plumber who built his own copper distillery in Nottingham has just won the "Oscars of the spirits world".

    Wayne Asher runs the city's only distillery from Sneinton market.

    Video content

    Video caption: Nottingham gin distiller wins award
  4. Family's heartbreak at boy's M6 death

    An eight-year-old boy who died following a collision on the M6 last night has been named as Dev Naran from Leicester.

    His parents have described him as a "kind and compassionate angel" who "excelled at school and wanted to become a doctor".

    The Leicester City fan looked after his brother Neel who suffered brain damage at birth, his family said.

    Dev Naran

    Dev was was pronounced dead at the scene of a collision between a lorry and a red Toyota Yaris, which is believed to have stopped on the hard shoulder between junctions 6 and 5 southbound.

    A man and a woman from the car were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

    A 62-year-old lorry driver from Hampshire was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has since been released while further investigations are carried out.

  5. Foxes goalkeeper moves to Premier League rivals

    Huddersfield Town have signed Leicester City goalkeeper Ben Hamer on a three-year deal.

    Hamer, 30, made 12 league appearances in four seasons with the Foxes. The move is due to be officially completed on 1 July.

    Ben Hamer
  6. More safety barriers for West Bridgford pavements

    East Midlands Today

    Temporary barriers will be installed in parts of West Bridgford ahead of forthcoming sporting events.

    The barriers will be put in place this month and will be in the same style as the existing ones on Trent Bridge, pictured.

    Barriers

    They'll be installed on Radcliffe Road, Bridgford Road and a section of Loughborough Road with temporary parking restrictions in place while they are in position.

    Nottinghamshire County Council say they're a temporary safety measure until a permanent solution can be found.

  7. Jailed social worker 'no longer works for council'

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Nottinghamshire County Council has given its response after former social worker Myriam Bamkin was jailed for indecently assaulting a 15-year-old boy at a children's home in Stapleford in 1985.

    Steve Edwards, the authority's service director for youth, families and social work, said: "Bamkin betrayed the trust of the children she was responsible for and her colleagues.

    "I want to take this opportunity to personally thank the victim of Bamkin’s abuse for coming forward, it was a courageous step to take and I can only imagine how difficult this must have been for him.

    Myriam Bamkin arriving at court

    “As soon as the allegations came to light Bamkin was immediately suspended from her post; she no longer works for Nottinghamshire County Council.

    "All allegations of abuse, historical or current, are taken extremely seriously, and we as a council work tirelessly to bring the perpetrators to justice. I would encourage anyone who feels they have been abused to contact Nottinghamshire Police."

  8. Magpies organise friendlies against Rams and Foxes

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Notts County have announced pre-season friendlies against Derby County and Leicester City ahead of the 2018/19 season.

    Frank Lampard's Rams are due to visit Meadow Lane on Saturday 14 July and the Foxes are scheduled for the following Saturday.

    The Magpies have also organised friendly games against Basford United, Luton Town and a Rolls-Royce Leisure Select XI.

    Frank Lampard
  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Nottinghamshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Nottinghamshire southbound severe disruption, between J27 for A608 Hucknall and J26 for A610 Nottingham.

    M1 Nottinghamshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J27, A608 (Hucknall) and J26, A610 (Nottingham), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  10. Century-old Cadbury's chocolate to go under the hammer

    Nine Cadbury's chocolate bars dating back 103 years are to be sold at auction next week, after being discovered among the mementos of a World War 1 soldier.

    The Colonies Gift Tins were sent to troops serving in the trenches in France at Christmas 1914.

    Cadbury chocolate

    The tin was made by Barringer Wallis & Manners of Mansfield and the collection is expected to sell for about £2,000.

    The collection of items belonged to a Leicestershire Regiment soldier called Richard Bullimore.

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  11. Your photos: Duck family time

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Thanks to Maggie T for this charming photo, taken in Attenborough.

    Duck and ducklings
  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, at J28 for A38 Alfreton.

    M1 Derbyshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of a broken down white car. Traffic is coping well.

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

  13. Car sought after 100-year-old's neck broken in robbery

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Police investigating a robbery in Normanton that left a 100-year-old woman with a broken neck have released photos of a car they believe could be involved.

    The elderly victim also suffered a fractured cheekbone and facial bruising when she was targeted in Empress Road on Monday.

    A Seat Leon with the registration plate SL02 KVZ was spotted in the area around the time of the attack and found abandoned in a nearby car park two days later.

    Seat Leon

    Supt Tracy Harrison said: “We know that there will be people out there who have seen this car – and may even know the man driving it.

    “We believe he is a key person in helping our inquiries into this despicable crime and we need your help to identify him."

  14. Broad grabs three wickets against Pakistan

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Nottinghamshire's Stuart Broad picked up three wickets as England reduced Pakistan to 174 all-out on the first day of the second test at Headingley.

    James Anderson and Chris Woakes also claimed three wickets each. England are 23-0 in response.

    Stuart Broad
  15. Van crashes into stream during police pursuit

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    A van has crashed into a stream while being pursued by police in Eckington.

    Derbyshire Police said the "scruffy looking" vehicle refused to stop for officers, went off road and then crashed through a wall.

    The force said suspected stolen items were found in the back of the van and one person was arrested.

    Eckington van crash
    Eckington van crash
  16. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, at J28 for A38 Alfreton affecting J29 for A617.

    M1 Derbyshire - Slow traffic on M1 southbound at J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. Congestion to J29, A617 (Chesterfield).

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

  17. M1 breakdown leads to tailbacks

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    A lane's been closed on the M1 northbound near J23 due to a broken down vehicle - and traffic's building up as a result.

    M1 delays