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Summary

  1. Live updates for Thursday 27 July 2017
  2. Man arrested over child abduction scare
  3. Lorry's bodged 'Blue Peter' windscreen
  4. Third cash machine ram-raid in weeks
  5. Coping with daughter's murder 'not easy'
  6. Deadly air raid remembered 75 years on

Live Reporting

By Maryam Qaiser and Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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  2. Envelope update

    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

  3. East Midlands weather update: A chance of thunder

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    There will be a few sharp showers to end the afternoon and these will continue into the evening.

    The odd rumble of thunder is also possible. However, there will be plenty of sunny spells in between.

    Weather
  4. Man rushed to hospital after Meadows stabbing

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    A man has been rushed to hospital after being stabbed in the chest this afternoon, Nottinghamshire Police has confirmed.

    The force said they were called to Humber Close, in the Meadows, at about 13:40 BST.

    Humber Close

    The victim's injuries are not thought to be life-threatening or altering.

  5. Horse found dead in flooded field

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby, political reporter

    An animal welfare group is calling for more to be done - after a horse was found dead in a field by the A61 near Little Eaton island.

    The charity Help for Horses wants more action to stop horses being left to die in Derbyshire after the dead animal was brought to their attention.

    It's not clear who owned the horse. The incident has now been passed on to the Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner's office.

  6. Watch: Train in near miss with tractor

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    With harvest season around the corner, British Transport Police has released video footage to warn farmers of the dangers of crossing the railway.

    This was recorded by a train in Huncote...

    Video content

    Video caption: Watch: Train in near miss with tractor in Leicestershire
  7. Watch: Family living in fear after burka robbery

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    You might remember this burglary at a house in Leicester back in April - two men wore burkas to break into a house on Dorothy Road...

    Video content

    Video caption: Pair dressed in burkas steal cash and van from house

    Police have said three men and a woman have since been arrested on suspicion of burglary.

    The victim, who had a hand and several ribs broken in the attack, has spoken out about what happened to him...

    Quote Message: I just went to the door and was attacked in my own home without warning. I want the people responsible caught so that I can stop living in fear and to stop this happening to anyone else. This has left me and my family scared every time someone comes to the door or a car passes the house.” from Victim
    Victim

    Despite having made arrests police have said they need the help of the community.

    They are asking the public to think back and see if they can remember anything out of the ordinary.

  8. Search for missing Syston man

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police are concerned for welfare of this 21-year-old man who has been reported missing...

    Liam Jones

    Liam Jones was last seen yesterday by a family member at his home in the Syston area.

    It looks like the Lowland Search & Rescue Unit is also helping with the search...

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  9. Welly weather at Y Not Festival

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Better pack your wellies if you're heading for the Y Not Festival - police have just shared these photos of the festival site...

    Y Not Festival
    Y Not Festival
  10. Morgan on 'tipping point' abuse online

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Nicky Morgan has been speaking to the BBC about receiving death threats on Twitter.

    Nicky Morgan

    The Loughborough MP said there are limits to what anyone should have to put up with on social media.

    She told: "I think all MPs are used to pretty robust political debate and we're quite used to being sworn at on Twitter or people making it very clear what they think of us.

    "But I think the threat of violence is something for me that is a tipping point."

  11. Man arrested over attempted child abduction

    Greig Watson

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    A 36-year-old man was arrested after reports a girl had been followed into a house in Beeston last night.

    The suspect was spotted acting suspiciously on Central Avenue just after 16:30 BST.

    Burrows Avenue

    Police said when they arrived in the area, members of the public helped them track down the man.

    Here's Inspector Steven Wragg...

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    Video caption: A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted child abduction