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Amy Woodfield and Sandish Shoker

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  1. Points failure causing rail delays

    BBC News Travel

    A points failure between Water Orton and Coleshill Parkway is disrupting trains running between Birmingham New Street and Leicester, the National Rail website reports.

    Trains are currently unable to run from Nuneaton towards Birmingham New Street and will be delayed or cancelled.

    It's hoped the problem will be fixed later this morning.

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    Severe accident: A38 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A38 Staffordshire northbound severe accident, between A5121 and A5121.

    A38 Staffordshire - A38 in Burton Upon Trent busy but moving and one lane closed northbound between Branston Interchange and Clay Mills, because of an accident involving a lorry and a car and a fuel spillage.

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

  3. Video content

    Video caption: Disabled student reaches shorthand goal using mouth

    Alex McKenzie is able to write shorthand at 60 words per minute.

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    Updates on East Midlands Live have now finished. Some posts may continue to appear overnight but live coverage won't resume until 08:00 on Wednesday.

  5. Weather: Warmer tomorrow but still fresh

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    Clear spells with patchy cloud and dry for most throughout the evening and during the night.

    A gentle north-easterly breeze giving us a minimum temperature of 10°C (55°F).


    Wednesday is expected to be generally dry with some sunny spells and variable amounts of broken cloud cover.

    A little warmer than today but still fresher then recent days.

  6. Maguire: Vardy calls me 'slab head'

    BBC Sport

    A bit of banter between the Leicester City players in the England squad.

    Video content

    Video caption: World Cup 2018: Blame my Dad for my big head - Maguire
  7. MP 'owes it to constituents' to quit

    Hugh Casswell

    Political reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    Letter of resignation from Mansfield MP Ben Bradley.

    mansfield Mp
  8. Bradley - keeping quiet over Brexit 'hypocritical'

    Tony Roe

    BBC East Midlands political editor

    Mansfield MP Ben Bradley tells me he can’t justify a position on the doorstep he doesn’t think is right, and keeping quiet would be hypocritical.

    His seat voted most heavily for Brexit in the East Midlands.

  9. BreakingMansfield MP resigns over Brexit plan

    Dave Wade

    BBC News

    Mansfield MP Ben Bradley has quit his post as vice chair of the Conservative party in protest at Theresa May's Chequers Brexit compromise plan.

    ben bradley

    Fellow vice chair Maria Caulfield has also resigned.

  10. Trout rescued from low water

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    It looks like the hot weather and lack of rainfall is causing a problem for trout in Derbyshire.

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  11. Missing woman found 'dehydrated and confused'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    Good news - a missing 79-year-old woman with dementia has been found.

    Greta Ford was found this afternoon in a field off Radcliffe Road near Bassingfield. She was dehydrated and confused and was taken to hospital.

    She had been missing from Cotgrave since Friday morning. Her family are said to be "overcome with relief".

    Quote Message: It has been a long four days, we've been out searching the Cotgrave and Gamston areas 24/7. It was tricky to pin down an exact search area with the knowledge that she'd been on and off buses but she was found as a result of a recent sighting following the appeals that we’ve been doing." from Detective Inspector Kim Binns Nottinghamshire Police
    Detective Inspector Kim BinnsNottinghamshire Police
  12. World Cup screening tickets sell out 'within minutes'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    The city council says 3,000 tickets to watch the England v Croatia game at Nottingham Castle have sold out "within minutes".

    The tickets for the game, which will be shown on the castle's big screen, went on sale via the council's events website at 13.00, and were all snapped up by 13.05.

    Apart from an admin fee of £1, they were free.

    nottingham castle

    The quarter-final match on Saturday was also screened at the castle, and Councillor Jon Collins, leader of the city council, said supporters on enjoyed a "positive, family atmosphere" at the castle and there was "no trouble".

    He said there was nothing to suggest those responsible for the later scenes in the city centre - when a taxi was trashed - had come from the castle event.

    He said the authority was working with police to to plan for tomorrow's match and they had asked bars and pubs to take their own measures and serve drinks in plastic glasses.

  13. Mamba operation in Mansfield

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    Police have been targeting rough sleepers and those using the drug "mamba" in Mansfield.

    Police officers

    Over the last month Nottinghamshire Police made over 23 arrests as part of the operation. With the help of the district council, 60 people were also told to leave the town centre.

    The force has said the operation is about getting help for those affected.

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    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 - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M1 northbound between J29a, Markham (Markham Vale) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  15. Boy, 8, wins bravery award for saving mum's life

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    Here's eight-year-old Mitchell Taylor picking up a special award this afternoon for saving his mum's life by calling 999 when she suffered a double stroke.

    The schoolboy from Old Whittington near Chesterfield, called for an ambulance when he realised his mum, Lauren Taylor, was unable to speak, and followed instructions from the call handler to carry out a stroke test.

    An East Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said his "quick-thinking and calm attitude on the phone" helped paramedics get help to his mum within 10 minutes and save her life.

    Bravery boy

    The service said that unknown to 26-year-old Ms Taylor, she had a tumour in her heart and two small pieces had broken off and lodged in different parts of her brain, causing her to suffer a double stroke, which could have killed her.

    She's since had heart surgery and has made a full recovery.

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    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J31 for A57 Sheffield and J30 for A616.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J31, A57 (Sheffield) and 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

  17. Your comments: Stabbed police dog discharged from vet


    Lots of people have been sharing their joy on the speedy recovery of police dog Axle.

    PD Axle

    Tracey Henshaw said: "That's great news so pleased he's ok. Lots of cuddles and rest."

    Pauline Marriott said: "Bless him give him lots of love and cuddles from me. Such a brave boy."

    Riwha Serena Susette Sharp said: "Fantastic news. Wishing you a speedy recovery officer Axel."