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Summary

  1. On-the-run Polish gangster arrested in Nottingham
  2. Warehouse staff in Wigan offered job in Derbyshire
  3. Man admits killing two people in 'wrong-way' motorway crash
  4. Rise in demand for specialist prison squad
  5. Climate change protesters block city road
  6. 'Corsa cannibals' strike in Nottingham
  7. Statins 'don't work well for one in two'
  8. Updates for Tuesday 16 April

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By Amy Woodfield and Nick Smith

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, from J22 for A50 Coalville to J21A for A46 Leicester North.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J22, A50 (Coalville) to J21a, A46 (Leicester North), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A42 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A42 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, from M1 J23A Derby to J14 A453.

    A42 Leicestershire - One lane closed on A42 southbound from Derby in Diseworth to J14, A453 (Castle Donington) in Breedon On The Hill, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1 Rutland northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1 Rutland northbound severe accident, from B668 Greetham Road to A151.

    A1 Rutland - A1 Great North Road closed northbound from the B668 Greetham Road junction in Stretton to Colsterworth Services Junction in Lincolnshire, because of an accident.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A1(M) South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J35 for M18 J2 to J34 for A1 J34 Blyth.

    A1(M) South Yorkshire - One lane closed on A1(M) Doncaster By Pass southbound from J35 M18 J2 to J34, A1 (Blyth), 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 disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J31 for A57 Worksop Road Sheffield to J30 for A616 Worksop.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J31, A57 (Sheffield) to 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

  6. Our live coverage across the day

    The East Midlands Live page has now finished for the day however some posts linking to BBC articles may continue to appear.

    Full live coverage will continue at 08:00 on Wednesday.

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, from J24 for A453 Ashby Road Nottingham South to J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 northbound from J24, A453 (Nottingham South) to J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. Weather: Dry and sunny after foggy start

    BBC Weather

    Tonight it will be dry with the cloud breaking to give long clear spells. There could be a few areas of mist and fog forming too overnight.

    Any early areas of mist and fog will lift on Wednesday to leave a largely dry day with spells of sunshine.

    There is the chance of the odd shower breaking out.

    Weather
  9. Janner inquiry: Police documents 'inappropriately modified'

    Tim Parker

    BBC Radio Leicester reporter

    An inquiry into how Leicestershire Police investigated the former Leicester MP and peer, Lord Janner, has raised a number of concerns.

    The police watchdog, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), said it's examining potential document tampering as it looks into three investigations dating back to 1991.

    Lord Janner, who served as a Labour MP for almost 30 years, died in 2015 shortly after a judge ruled he was not fit to stand trial for alleged sex offences.

    Lord Janner

    The IOPC inquiry has focused on three police investigations in 1991, 2002 and 2006 relating to claims from former residents of children's homes.

    It has found there were "a number of references to a relationship, including a sexual relationship, between Lord Janner and a child" but no evidence this was looked into.

    It's found that once an investigation did begin "there is an indication that senior officers may have influenced decisions regarding the enquiries being carried out."

    Leicestershire Police van

    This report says a new referral was made to the IOPC as recently as February this year, which indicates that "police documents may have been inappropriately modified" and that a person serving with the police may have committed a criminal offence.

    Lord Janner's son Daniel Janner QC says "This private document should never have been published. It is yet another astonishing example of this discredited inquiry's mishandling of information."

  10. Anglo-Welsh sign confuses rural Leicestershire

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    Pan for golaun goch arhoswch yma - understand?

    This rather baffling sign has been spotted between Bruntingthorpe and Peatling Parva.

    Road sign and traffic lights in Leicestershire

    The sign, featuring the Welsh language, is on Main Street where Severn Trent is renewing the water pipes.

    The water company told the BBC its contractors have used a dual-language sign because it's all they have available.

    They added: "We're not sure if there's a big Welsh community in this part of Leicestershire, but if there is we hope they appreciate the sign."

  11. Service station police gifted burgers and cakes

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    You won't catch police at Tibshelf services eating doughnuts - not when they've been given burgers and cakes by friendly youngsters.

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  12. Former police special constable jailed for harassment

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    A former Leicestershire Police special constable has been jailed after threatening to burn a family's house down.

    Shahib Asan was originally sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years after being found guilty of harassment and perverting the course of justice.

    Leicestershire Police logo

    The 23-year-old from Birstall sent threatening letters and text messages to former family friends and threatened to burn down their house. He was also caught on camera throwing paint stripper over their car.

    He's now been given an immediate custodial sentence of four years and nine months after the Solicitor General appealed the original decision.

    Quote Message: The original sentence handed down was, in my view, unduly lenient. I hope the offender’s immediate imprisonment gives some comfort to the family who were harassed and lived under the threat of violence for a sustained period.” from Robert Buckland QC MP Solicitor General
    Robert Buckland QC MPSolicitor General
  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, at J24 for A453 Ashby Road Nottingham South.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound at J24, A453 (Nottingham South), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  14. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe accident, between J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham and J24A for A50.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J25, A52 (Nottingham) and J24a A50, because of an accident involving lorry and van.

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