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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A607 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A607 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, from A46 to Barkby Thorpe Lane.

    A607 Leicestershire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on A607 Melton Road into town in Wanlip from Hobby Horse Island to the Barkby Thorpe Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

  2. Video content

    Video caption: 'You mourn the child you would have wanted'

    Two-year-old Thomas has a rare condition which left him with communication and mobility problems.

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, at J30 for A616 Sheffield.

    M1 Derbyshire - M1 exit slip road blocked southbound at J30, A616 (Sheffield), because of all traffic being temporarily held and a vehicle fire.

    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, from J30 for A616 Sheffield to J29A for Markham Road J29A.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J30, A616 (Sheffield) to J29a Markham Road J29a, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. Our live coverage across the day

    Today's live updates are now at an end. We'll return with more news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 tomorrow.

  6. Weather: Mild and dry evening ahead

    BBC Weather

    Tonight will be dry and mild with a fair amount of cloud interspersed with some clear spells.

    Tomorrow will be dry with rather a lot of cloud but with increasing sunshine as we head into the afternoon, with breezy conditions expected.

  7. Kewell 'frustrated' at losing Magpies job

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    Harry Kewell has released a statement saying he was "frustrated" at losing his job as Notts County boss and wanted to "see the project through".

    The former Magpies boss said: "As you can imagine I’m very frustrated to leave after 73 days and 14 games in charge.

    "I was excited by the opportunity of rebuilding a great football club with a proud history but unfortunately I was unable to see the project through.

    "I wish the club and everyone involved all the best in the future."

    He also thanked the fans, staff and chairman John Hardy for the opportunity.

    Harry Kewell
  8. Busiest day for Leicester's new emergency department

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    Yesterday was the busiest day yet for Leicester's Emergency Department, with 766 people coming through the doors.

    Despite the busy day at Leicester Royal Infirmary, consultant Ben Teasdale was full of praise for the team at the new department, which opened in March.

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  9. Stags chairman and chief executive to switch on lights

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    The chief executive and chairman of Mansfield Town Football Club and their children have been chosen to light up the town for Christmas.

    Chief executive Carolyn and chairman John Radford will join Hugo, Rupert and Albert to switch on the Christmas lights on Sunday.

    John and Carolyn Radford
  10. Council leader abuse apology 'should not be hollow words'

    Kit Sandeman

    Local Democracy Reporter

    The leader of Nottingham City Council has said he didn't want any apology over the sexual abuse of children in council care to be "just bland, hollow words".

    His comments came after the recent Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) heard that his view in February this year on making a public apology was that we will apologise "when there is something to apologise for."

    Nottingham City Council

    Leader councillor Jon Collins was responding to Conservative councillor Andrew Rule who asked him if he stood by his previous statement.

    Mr Collins replied: "I believe that to be meaningful, public apologies need to be a response to specific service failings, and not just bland, hollow words.

    "That's why when the Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse provided new and previously undisclosed evidence demonstrating the council had failed to provide the highest level of care for some of its looked-after children, that apology was made."

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A620 Nottinghamshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A620 Nottinghamshire both ways severe disruption, at Green Mile Lane.

    A620 Nottinghamshire - A620 Straight Mile in Babworth blocked and queuing traffic in both directions at the Green Mile Lane junction, because of a vehicle fire.

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

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    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, from J28 for A38 Alfreton Road to J29 for A617 Chesterfield.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound from J28, A38 (Alfreton) to J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  13. Mayor apologises for using 'racist' expression

    Eddie Bisknell

    Local Democracy Reporter

    A formal complaint has been made against the mayor of Erewash after he used the phrase "play the white man" at a council meeting.

    The expression - which means to act with decency - has fallen out of favour over the past few decades due to its racial connotations.

    Conservative councillor Christopher Corbett used it during a heated debate about leisure centres.

    Erewash Borough Council meeting

    Afterwards, Mr Corbett apologised for using "the wrong set of words" and said he had just been trying to make councillors be fair and let each other speak.

    Erewash Borough Council said the complaint had been made by a member of the public and was being dealt with.

  14. Rogue fisherman ordered to pay £950

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    A fisherman has been ordered to pay more than £950 for fishing without a licence at a Leicestershire lake.

    Sam Kirk, 28, was prosecuted by the Environment Agency for the offence which took place at Beedles Lake, East Goscote in May. He was convicted at Wellingborough Magistrates' Court yesterday.

    Kirk, of Scotland Lane, Burton Overy, was fined £220 and ordered to pay £737 in costs.

    Beedles Lake
  15. Foxes asked for £250,000 towards gift for league chairman

    BBC Sport

    Leicester City and 19 other Premier League clubs have been asked for a £250,000 contribution so that the league's outgoing executive chairman Richard Scudamore can be given a £5m farewell gift.

    The clubs were asked for the money before a meeting on Tuesday.

    Richard Scudamore

    It is expected they will agree to Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck's request.

    Scudamore, 59, who is reportedly paid £2.5m per season, is stepping down next month after 19 years at the organisation.

    Buck has been leading the search for Scudamore's successor along with Leicester City chief executive Susan Whelan and Burnley chairman Mike Garlick.

  16. Campaigner waives anonymity over peerage harassment claim

    Press Association

    A women's rights campaigner from Derby, who says she was promised a peerage in return for sleeping with a senior member of the House of Lords, has urged other victims of harassment to speak out.

    Jasvinder Sanghera

    Jasvinder Sanghera has disclosed that she was the woman who lodged a complaint against the former Liberal Democrat frontbencher Lord Lester of Herne Hill.

    The 82-year-old peer is facing the longest suspension in modern parliamentary history after the Lords' Privileges and Conduct Committee upheld a complaint that he sexually harassed her.

    Lord Lester

    Lord Lester, a prominent QC, has strongly denied the allegations, saying they are "completely untrue".

    Ms Sanghera, who was not named in the report, waived her anonymity in an interview with The Times to say that she had made the complaint to establish that "what he did to me wasn't acceptable and wasn't honourable".