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Summary

  1. Live updates for Wednesday 26 September 2018
  2. Do not post crisp packets to Walkers, says Royal Mail
  3. Husband admits killing wife in crash
  4. Disqualified driver caught taking son to school
  5. Judge's copy of 'obscene' DH Lawrence novel to be sold
  6. Lampard "shell-shocked" as Rams knock Man Utd out of cup
  7. Flood prompts student apartments evacuation
  8. Homes evacuated after car crashes into gas main

Live Reporting

By Gavin Bevis, Amy Woodfield and Nick Smith

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, at J29 for A617 Chesterfield.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound at J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  2. Video content

    Video caption: Stabbed Derbyshire police dog back in training

    PD Axle was knifed four times while helping officers arrest a man.

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Nottinghamshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Nottinghamshire southbound severe disruption, at J27 for A608 Mansfield Road.

    M1 Nottinghamshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M1 southbound at J27, A608 (Hucknall), because of a vehicle fire.

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

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    Today's updates have come to an end. We'll be bringing you more news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 tomorrow morning.

  5. Weather: Dry and mild tonight and sunny tomorrow

    BBC Weather

    Clear skies are expected tonight with light winds and potentially patches of fog forming later in the evening.

    Tomorrow, we can expect more sunshine and warm weather but the light winds are expected to stick around.

    Weather
  6. Sheep 'in good health' after river rescue

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    Firefighters have rescued a sheep from a river in Asfordby this afternoon.

    Crews from Melton, Birstall and Southern Fire Station attended at 14:28 and had rescued the animal 15 minutes later.

    The sheep was described as being in 'good health but tired'.

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  7. Students allowed back into flats after flood

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    Students are being allowed back into their flats following a flood at an apartment block in Nottingham, the BBC understands.

    Nearly 100 students were moved at around 01:00 BST after water affected four floors of the Orbital apartments in Canning Circus, Nottingham.

    flats
  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe accident, from J29A for Markham Road J29A to J29 for A617 Chesterfield.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J29a Markham Road J29a to J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  9. Slip road crash causing delays

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    A lane is closed on the M1 northbound entry slip at J21 because of a crash.

    Highways England are predicting the scene will clear between 17:45 and 18:00.

    M1 queuing
  10. Investigation launched into by-election campaign

    Kit Sandeman

    Local Democracy Reporter

    Nottinghamshire Police is currently investigating whether the law was broken during a city council by-election campaign.

    In March, a by-election in Wollaton West was fought after the former Conservative leader Georgina Culley passed away.

    It was won by Labour's Cate Woodward who is now one of three councillors serving the ward.

    Due to the ongoing investigation, police are unable to give details of exactly who is being investigated but a spokeswoman for the force confirmed it was "making inquiries into allegations made under the Representation of the People Act".

    No individuals have been accused of wrongdoing, and no arrests have been made.

    Nottingham City Council
  11. Disruption caused by closure of city roads

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    Talbot Street and Clarendon Street in Nottingham are closed because police are dealing with a incident on Wollaton Street.

    The closures are causing long delays in the city centre with traffic backing up near Canning Circus and down Maid Marian Way.

    It's also affecting several routes on public transport.

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  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire both ways severe accident, at J21 for A5460.

    M1 Leicestershire - M1 lane closed on entry slip road and queuing traffic at J21, A5460 (Leicester), because of an accident.

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

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A610 Nottinghamshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A610 Nottinghamshire both ways severe disruption, from Hanley Street to Goldsmith Street.

    A610 Nottinghamshire - A610 Wollaton Street in Nottingham closed and queuing traffic eastbound from the Saint Helen's Street junction to the Clarendon Street junction, because of a police incident.

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

  14. Council secure funding for Pilgrim Roots project

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    A state-of-the-art Pilgrims Gallery is going to be created in Retford after Bassetlaw District Council secured a National Lottery grant.

    Almost £450,000 has been donated to the Pilgrim Roots project, which will see £776,000 worth of investment into the North Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and West Lindsey area.

    People in pilgrim dress with National Lottery grant board

    As well as the gallery at Bassetlaw Museum, the money will fund a mini-pilgrim trail highlighting eight key sites including the church of St Swithun's and the Pilgrim Room at Retford Hub.

    It will also pay for two new members of staff to spend three years visiting schools and groups telling the story of how the legendary "Pilgrim Fathers" emigrated to America from the area on board the Mayflower.

  15. Second-hand drug smoke a risk for prison staff

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    Second-hand smoke from drugs such as mamba and spice are putting prison healthcare staff at risk, according to a new report by the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

    The use of the former legal highs is becoming more prevalent in prisons, due to their low cost and availability.

    The report from trust, which runs mental heath services at a number of prisons in the county, says: "There is a risk to staff health and wellbeing from long-term prolonged inhalation of these vapours".

    In a statement, the trust said: "We take this matter very seriously and have put controls in place to mitigate this risk."

    The Ministry of Justice said the government is investing in new technology to keep drugs out of prisons.

    HMP Nottingham