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Summary

  1. Blind dog dumped in street gets new home for Christmas
  2. Boy, 7, sells his toys to help homeless
  3. Rams winger targeted by burglars
  4. Leicester hospitals under 'extreme pressure'
  5. Beaten mother's death 'was drug-related'
  6. 'New lines of inquiry' in 2015 murder investigation
  7. Updates for Wednesday 12 December 2018

Live Reporting

By Amy Woodfield and Gavin Bevis

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, from J29A for A6192 Erin Road Markham Vale to J29 for A617 Chesterfield.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J29a, A6192 (Markham Vale) to J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, from J22 for A50 Coalville to J21 for M69.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound from J22, A50 (Coalville) to J21, M69 (Leicester), because of an accident involving two cars.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire both ways severe disruption, from J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham to J26 for A610 Nottingham.

    M1 Derbyshire - All traffic being temporarily held and animals on the road on M1 in both directions from J25, A52 (Nottingham) to J26, A610 (Nottingham).

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

  4. Our live coverage across the day

    East Midlands Live has now finished for the day but some links to our articles may continue to appear on this page.

    Live updates will resume at 08:00 on Thursday.

  5. Weather: Cold and breezy

    BBC Weather

    Tonight will be dry with some clear spells but there will also be large areas of cloud drifting in from the east.

    It'll feel cold and be rather breezy.

    Thursday will be a cold and blustery day but it will stay dry with spells of sunshine and some patchy cloud.

  6. Tory MPs to cast confidence vote on PM

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    You might want to brace yourself for a lot of politics tonight as Conservative MPs decide the fate of the prime minister Theresa May.

    Here's what some of our local representatives have been saying on Twitter.

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  7. Two arrested following handbag robberies

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with five handbag robberies, including one which saw two women pushed to the floor.

    One of the robberies saw two women, aged 86 and 85, pushed to the ground in Woods Hill, Sutton in Ashfield, before one had her handbag taken.

    The 33-year-old man and 29-year-old woman have been questioned, with the man remaining in custody while the woman has been released under investigation.

    The robberies happened in Alfreton Road and Stoneyford Road in Sutton in Ashfield, Blackwell Road in Huthwaite and Main Road in Jacksdale between 13 and 19 October.

    Woods Hill
  8. Police release suspected shooter

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    A 23-year-old man arrested in connection with a shooting in Nottingham has been released by police while their investigation continues.

    Eversley Walk

    He was arrested yesterday on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

    It's after a 31-year-old man was shot in the leg in the Eversley Walk area on the evening of Friday 9 November. His injuries were not life-threatening or altering.

  9. Firefighters save puppy trapped under gate

    David Pittam

    BBC News Online

    You've heard of firefighters rescuing cats trapped up trees - but how about puppies stuck under gates?

    This pair of firemen saved Maisie the Alsatian on Valley Road in Chaddesden this afternoon.

    Two firemen, a dog and her owner
  10. Three schoolgirls go missing together

    David Pittam

    BBC News Online

    A trio of teens from Nottingham have gone missing today and police believe they are all together.

    They are appealing for anyone who sees 12-year-old Serena Roome, 16-year-old Daria Gralewska and 14-year-old Haiden Eley to let them know as they are concerned for their safety.

    It is not known what they are currently wearing but all are between 5ft 1in and 5ft 5in tall.

    The missing teens
  11. Shop damaged in attempted ATM theft

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    "Extensive damage" has been caused to a store in Coalville during an attempt to steal a cash machine.

    Police van

    Police were alerted to the break-in on Whitwick Road in the early hours of this morning. When officers arrived they disturbed three suspects who made off empty handed in a Ford Focus.

    During their escape a police car was hit and damaged. The Focus was later found abandoned nearby.

    Police have said the investigation is in its early stages and that CCTV is being reviewed.

  12. Body found in Bulwell 'not suspicious'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    A man's body has been discovered on land off Golf Close in the Bulwell area of Nottingham.

    He was found just after 08:00 this morning. Police have said his death is not being treated as suspicious at this time.

    Police cordon
  13. Collins stands down as energy boss

    Kit Sandeman

    Local Democracy Reporter

    The head of Nottingham City Council has resigned his position as the director of the council-owned energy company Robin Hood Energy.

    Councillor Jon Collins, who represents the St Ann's Ward for Labour, has said he is busy with other commitments.

    Jon Collins

    A joint statement from Robin Hood Energy and Nottingham City Council said: "Jon Collins has resigned as a director at Robin Hood Energy because he is busy with his regeneration portfolio at the council and his work to secure the development of the south side of the city."

    The company, which is wholly owned by the Labour-run city council, was set up as a not-for-profit energy company in September 2015 with an initial loan from the council of £11.6m.

    In July this year, it reported a small profit, which was then re-invested in the company. The previous financial year, it posted a loss of £7.6m.

  14. Two-vehicle crash blocks road

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    A car and a motorcycle have crashed in Wigston blocking Aylestone Lane. More on this as we get it.

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  15. Actress with Down's syndrome makes history

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    Congratulations to Sarah Gordy who has received an honorary degree from the University of Nottingham.

    Sarah Gordy

    The 40-year-old actress and campaigner made history by becoming the first person with Down's syndrome to receive an honorary degree by a UK university.

    In her acceptance address the Call the Midwife star said she was on an "unexpected journey" and told graduates to "believe" in themselves.

  16. Man, 85, attacked and robbed on way home from pub

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    An 85-year-old man was pushed to the floor and robbed as he walked home from his local pub in Radford last night.

    The pensioner told police he had left The Plough Inn at about 18:45 and was attacked in Churchfield Lane by a man in front of him who kept turning and stopping.

    After pushing him to the ground, the robber took a bag containing shopping items, his house keys, cash and a Samsung tablet.

    The Plough Inn

    Set Sgt Kylie Westlake said: "The victim wasn’t injured but has been left extremely shocked and shaken by what happened.

    "Our inquiries are ongoing, including checking CCTV footage, and we’re appealing for anyone with any information about this robbery to get in touch."