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  1. British mountaineer assumed dead after failed rescue attempts
  2. Industrial park evacuated following fire
  3. Arrest over teenage girl stab death
  4. Shrovetide football game continues
  5. Teacher trains for penny farthing record
  6. Updates for Wednesday 6 March 2019

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By Amy Woodfield and Nick Smith

All times stated are UK

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  1. Steven McKenzie

    BBC Scotland Highlands and Islands reporter

    Alison Hargreaves and her children

    Steven McKenzie

    BBC Scotland Highlands and Islands reporter

    Tom Ballard's drive to scale the world's highest peaks was forged by his mountaineering mother and a childhood on Scotland's hills.

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  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, from J29A for A6192 Erin Road Markham Vale to J30 for A616 Worksop.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound from J29a, A6192 (Markham Vale) to J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, at J30 for A616 Worksop.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound at J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Our live coverage across the day

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    Today's updates have now come to an end.

    Join us from 08:00 tomorrow for more news, sport, travel and weather for the East Midlands.

  5. Weather: Dry and breezy night

    BBC Weather

    Showers will die away this evening to leave tonight mainly dry with clear periods breaking through, especially during the early hours.

    It will stay breezy through a lot of the night.

    After a mainly fine start on Thursday it is expected to cloud over with outbreaks of rain pushing in from the west, especially during the afternoon.

    It will be a windy day and it will feel chillier.

  6. Boy suffers injuries to jaw in assault

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    A boy was left with facial injuries after an assault in Old Basford last week.

    He was approached by another boy who asked him for money in Scotland Road at around 17:15 last Wednesday.

    He then hit the boy three times in the head before running off in the direction of The Fox pub.

    The attack left the victim with injuries to his jaw.

    The suspect is described as around 5ft 9ins, of slim build, mixed race and around 15 years old.

    Scotland Road
  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A608 Derbyshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A608 Derbyshire both ways severe accident, from Brookside Road to Church Lane.

    A608 Derbyshire - A608 in Breadsall closed and queuing traffic in both directions from the Brookside Road junction to the Church Lane junction, because of an accident involving car and motorbike. Congestion to Breadsall Hilltop. Expect delays.

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

  8. Firefighters damping down Blaby blaze

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    The fire at an industrial estate in Blaby is being scaled down and most of the blaze is now extinguished.

    Firefighters are now in the process of damping down hot spots.

  9. M1 slip road reopens

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    The M1 southbound slip road at J23A has now reopened following a closure for pothole repairs earlier today.

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  10. Maserati stolen during village burglary

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    A Maserati sports car has been stolen from a garage in a Leicestershire village, along with a number of items of jewellery.

    The blue Maserati Grancabrio was taken on Monday afternoon, along with a gold Brietling ladies and men’s watch, white gold Bulgari earrings and a platinum and diamond ring.

    The burglary happened at around 14:00 in Cosby and police are urging anyone who has seen the distinctive car driving around the area to get in touch.

  11. Salford football coach jailed for sex assaults

    A junior football coach who sexually abused a young player in the back of the team's minibus has been jailed.

    Stephen Turto

    Stephen Turton, 66, was sentenced to 13 years and six months at Manchester Crown Court after admitting sexually assaulting two young boys.

    Turton coached a now-disbanded under-11 side in Salford from the early 1990s.

    Judge Suzanne Goddard said Turton was a "calculating and predatory paedophile" who abused his position.

    Turton, of Castleton Close, Gamesley, Derbyshire, pleaded guilty to seven counts of committing indecency with a child, six counts of indecent assault and two counts of sexual assault.

  12. Ballard disappearance 'devastating' as search is called off

    BBC News

    A friend of missing climber Tom Ballard has called his disappearance "devastating" for his family.

    His disappearance follows his mother Alison Hargreaves' death while climbing in 1995.

    Ian Sykes, a climber and founder of Nevis Range, near Fort William, became a close friend of Mr Ballard’s family during their time in the Highlands.

    Ian Sykes

    Describing Tom as a committed climber who had made a name for himself in continental Europe, Mr Skyes said: "Tom was doing extremely well and had done some amazing climbs in the Alps."

    He added: "I know his family are very upset to have this devastating thing to happen and for it to happen twice is extraordinary.

    "Both Jim and Katie must be feeling dreadful and all I can do is wish them the best."

    Mr Ballard and Italian Daniele Nardi last made contact from Nanga Parbat 10 days ago, while they climbed the Pakistani peak.

  13. Two arrested after air pistol fired

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    Two men have been arrested following reports of an air pistol being fired in Mansfield.

    Nobody was hurt in the shooting which happened in Danvers Drive at around 11:45 this morning.

    The men were arrested shortly afterwards in Portland Avenue, Annesley.

    Danvers Drive
  14. Roads remain closed at industrial estate

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service are still at the scene of a fire in an industrial unit in Blaby.

    Winchester Avenue and Foulds Lane remain closed.

  15. Budding reporters visit BBC studios

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    Pupils from The Holgate Academy have visited BBC Nottingham as part of the BBC Young Reporter scheme.

    The aspiring reporters got to see how a real newsroom works, producing news for radio, TV and online.

    Holgate Academy pupils

    Back in the classroom they have produced their own news reports on subjects such as Brexit and the redevelopment of Broadmarsh shopping centre, as well as interviewing Bake Off contestants.

    Quote Message: We got the chance to watch the news being broadcast live, see the studios, be interviewed on the radio and talk to people about everything that they need to get done to create the news. We saw how the news broadcast has to be timed to the second. The best part was when we got to stand in front of the green screen which they use to broadcast the weather and see ourselves on the screen. from Jemma, Joel and George The Holgate Academy
    Jemma, Joel and GeorgeThe Holgate Academy
    the Holgate Academy pupils