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Summary

  1. Former England and Leicester City keeper Gordon Banks dies
  2. Troubled 300-year-old department store to be discussed by business leaders
  3. Drivers in Leicester lose 155 hours in traffic
  4. Corn on a cob request 'lost in translation'
  5. Leisure centre plan to be considered by council
  6. Lip filler disaster prompts Westminster debate
  7. Nottingham woman missing for four days
  8. Updates for Tuesday 12 February

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By Gavin Bevis and David Pittam

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, from J30 for A616 Worksop to J31 for A57 Worksop Road Sheffield.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound from J30, A616 (Worksop) to J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, from J23 for A512 Ashby Road East to J22 for A50 Coalville.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound from J23, A512 (Loughborough) to J22, A50 (Coalville), because of a broken down lorry.

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

  3. Book of condolence to be opened for Gordon Banks

    BBC Midlands Today

    Stoke City are to open a book of condolence for their former goalkeeper and club president Gordon Banks whose death was announced yesterday.

    Scarves are left on a statue of Gordon Banks outside the stadium

    It will be located at the main reception at the Bet365 Stadium for fans to leave their own personal tributes.

    Banks was a key part of England's 1966 World Cup-winning side and is regarded as one of the game's greatest in his position.

    He won the League Cup with Stoke and Leicester, before retiring in 1973.

    Tributes have poured in for him including from England manager Gareth Southgate, who called him an "all-time great" and former England striker Gary Lineker, who described him as "an absolute hero of mine".

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, from J30 for A616 Worksop to J31 for A57 Worksop Road Sheffield.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound from J30, A616 (Worksop) to J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, from J22 for A50 Coalville to J23 for A512 Ashby Road East.

    M1 Leicestershire - Stationary traffic on M1 northbound from J22, A50 (Coalville) to J23, A512 (Loughborough), because of all traffic being temporarily held and an accident involving.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A6030 Leicestershire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A6030 Leicestershire both ways severe accident, from Gipsy Lane to A563 Thurmaston Lane.

    A6030 Leicestershire - A6030 in Humberstone closed and slow traffic in both directions from the Gipsy Lane junction to the A563 Thurmaston Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

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    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, from J19 for A14 to J18 for A5.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J19, A14 (Catthorpe Interchange) to J18, A5 (Rugby), because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. Pele says goodbye to 'warm man who gave so much to people'

    BBC Radio Stoke Sport

    Pele has said his goodbye to Gordon Banks, describing him as a "kind and warm man who gave so much to people".

    He recalled that incredible save in the 1970 World Cup when he said he was denied a certain goal by a "kind of blue phantom" and he described Banks as "a goalkeeper with magic".

    Banks and Pele

    He added: "I am glad he saved my header - because that act was the start of a friendship between us that I will always treasure."

  9. Our live coverage across the day

    David Pittam

    BBC News Online

    East Midlands Live has now finished for the day but some articles may still appear on this page throughout the evening.

    We'll be back tomorrow with all the latest news, sports and weather.

  10. Weather for the East Midlands

    David Pittam

    BBC News Online

    It's set to be a dry and relatively mild evening, and we might even get some sun on Valentine's Day.

    Weather
  11. Almost £500k of cannabis found in home

    David Pittam

    BBC News Online

    A man and a woman in their 60s have been arrested after officers found 575 cannabis plants growing in a house.

    Some of the plants in the Nottingham semi were up to 2m tall but if all had been mature they would have had a street value of £475,000.

    Cannabis growth

    A 64-year-old man and a 60-year-old woman are being questioned on suspicion of production of cannabis, police said.

    They also called Western Power Distribution because the electricity was bypassed.

    Cannabis farm
  12. Man abused as boy 'still being punished'

    Jeremy Ball

    Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

    A victim of historical abuse in Nottinghamshire's children's homes has told us how he was branded a "male prostitute", then wrongly jailed for sex offences.

    He was only fifteen when he was caught and then persuaded to admit committing crimes against several grown men. The men had paid him for sex but he says at the time he "didn't realise [he] was being abused".

    The man, who we're calling Tony, gave evidence to the child sex abuse inquiry.

    He told the BBC he had also been sexually abused by an older boy at the age of 11 in his dormitory and would "cry himself to sleep".

    Blurred man

    His convictions have now been overturned, but he says he's still being punished. His records mistakenly said he served time for abusing children and that led to other unsubstantiated complaints and he is now facing restrictions around children.

    A group that helps survivors of the abuse, Nottingham CSA Survivors, said he is far from alone and a significant number of children in care were prostituted.

    "The abuse as a child has got no comparison to the abuse since 2010," Tony added. "And I'm questioning myself - would I be better off dead?"

  13. Burning mobility scooter damages home

    David Pittam

    BBC News Online

    Firefighters had to put out a mobility scooter which had caught fire.

    The flames in the garden of the Staveley home, in Derbyshire, then started spreading to the house at 7:00 this morning.

    Once they had put it out the scooter was completely destroyed and parts of it had even started to melt. The cause of the blaze has not been revealed but it is not being investigating as arson.

    Burnt mobility scooter
  14. Former Nottingham council leader dies

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    The former leader of Nottingham city council, Betty Higgins, has died aged 92, the authority has said.

    First elected as a Labour councillor in 1971, Mrs Higgins was leader from 1983-87 and again from 1991-93, before standing down as a councillor in 2003.

    The current council leader, councillor Jon Collins, said: “Betty will be greatly missed by those who worked with her and knew her.

    "She made sure their voices were heard and was a role model and an inspiration for many Nottingham people."

    Betty Higgins
  15. Gordon Banks: Hull City to hold minute's applause

    Hull City will hold a minute's applause later in memory of Yorkshire-born World Cup 1966 legend Gordon Banks.

    Mr Banks, who the club calls "one of the greatest goalkeepers to have ever graced the game", has died at the age of 81.

    Players will "commemorate the life" of the World Cup-winning goalie before kick-off at the KCOM Stadium tonight:

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