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Summary

  1. Teacher banned over safeguarding failures
  2. Work on new A52 footbridge to begin
  3. Newark road remains closed following large metal fire
  4. Police get £1m to tackle knife crime
  5. Bridge to be demolished after lorry smash
  6. Updates for Thursday 18 April

Live Reporting

By Nick Smith and Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire both ways severe disruption, from J20 for A4304 Lutterworth Road to J21 for M69.

    M1 Leicestershire - All traffic being temporarily held and an incident on M1 in both directions from J20, A4304 (Lutterworth) to J21, M69 (Leicester).

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

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    Severe accident: A631 Nottinghamshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A631 Nottinghamshire westbound severe accident, from A161 to B1403 Green Road.

    A631 Nottinghamshire - A631 in Beckingham closed westbound from the A161 junction to the B1403 Green Road junction, because of an accident involving three vehicles.

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

  3. Our live coverage across the day

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

    Full live coverage will continue at 08:00 on Tuesday 23 April.

  4. Weather: Lots of spring sunshine

    BBC Weather

    A fine end to the day with some late sunshine. It will then remain dry overnight with largely clear skies.

    Weather map

    Tomorrow will be fine, dry and warm with lots of bright spring sunshine and largely clear blue skies - bank holiday bliss!

  5. Bridge removed after lorry crash

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    A country road near Brassington has reopened after a bridge was hit by a lorry yesterday afternoon.

    The bridge over the B5056 has now been demolished.

    B5056 without bridge

    A stretch of the High Peak Trail, that crosses the bridge, remains closed.

    Derbyshire County Council said it is investigating whether alternative measures can be put in place to allow people to use the full length of the trail again.

    'Trail closed' sign
  6. Rodgers: 'Europe could come too early for us '

    BBC Leicester Sport

    The Leicester City manager is unsure whether or not European football next season would be good for the club in the long-run.

    At the moment the club is sitting on a potential place in the Europa League.

    Brendan Rodgers

    Brendan Rodgers said: "It could come too early for us when we're trying to create something, but it’s difficult to turn down when the opportunity is there.

    "Our job is to finish as well as we can. If that takes us to seventh, then we'll embrace whatever the challenges are for next season whether that's around Europe or not."

    Marc Albrighton in training

    Looking ahead to the Foxes' match against West Ham this weekend Rodgers said Marc Albrighton isn't ready to play 90 minutes yet.

    The winger, who suffered a hamstring tear two months ago, hasn't been ruled out of starting on Saturday though.

    "He's looked good in training and it's great to have him back and available," said Rodgers.

  7. 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 - Lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound from J29a, A6192 (Markham Vale) to J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

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    Severe disruption: A616 Nottinghamshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A616 Nottinghamshire both ways severe disruption, between Main Street and A617.

    A616 Nottinghamshire - A616 Great North Road in South Muskham closed in both directions between the Main Street junction and Cattlemarket Roundabout?, because of a building fire.

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

  9. Naked TV show boosts woman's body confidence

    BBC Radio Derby

    A woman from Derby who went on a naked TV show has said it made a "life-changing impact" on her body confidence.

    Jolie Davis flew to Greece to take part in a Channel Four programme Naked Beach. The episode she features in is on tonight.

    Over four days she took part in activities while the shows hosts were naked. The aim was for her to be naked by the end of the four days - if she was or not is top secret.

    Jolie Davis

    The 29-year-old has a skin condition called Vitiligo, which causes light patches, and she originally felt very self-conscious.

    Ms Davis said: "They're really positive people and, when you're around that 24 hours a day, it sort of rubs off on you.

    "I guess the theory behind it is - if you spend time with people that are confident, your body image and your self-esteem rises."

  10. 'Kindest person you could know' killed in crash

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    A woman killed in a crash in Sandiacre yesterday has been named as 79-year-old Jean Levers.

    Her family have paid tribute to her saying she was the "loveliest, kindest person you could know".

    Jean Levers

    Ms Levers, who was a pedestrian, was on Derby Road when she was hit by a vehicle shortly after 09:00. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

    A 50-year-old lorry driver was arrested at the scene in connection with the crash. He's since been released while the investigation continues.

    Scene of the crash

    Following the crash, police made an appeal to trace the driver of a blue Toyota Aygo who may have information about what happened.

    The driver has now been interviewed by police.

  11. Drivers warned of city crash

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    Drivers in Nottingham are being advised to avoid the the Hucknall Road area while they deal with a crash at the junction with Paton Road.

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    Police say two cars were involved. One woman has been extricated by the fire service and taken to hospital.

    The crash is also having an impact on some public transport services.

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  12. Man jailed for M62 wrong-way death crash

    A man who drove the wrong way up a sliproad on the M62, killing two men when their vehicles collided, has been jailed.

    M62 J26

    Taryl Moxam, 23, from Barlborough, was driving in the wrong direction when he smashed into another vehicle on the exit slip at Chain Bar, Bradford on 3 April 2018.

    Adam Afsar and Jason Wilby from Dewsbury were killed at the scene.

    Bradford Crown Court heard how Moxam was sentenced to nine years and four months in jail.

    Judge David Hatton QC said it was "a grotesque piece of driving".

  13. Firefighters damping down Newark metal blaze

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    Firefighters are currently damping down a large metal fire in Newark which started yesterday morning.

    The blaze on Great North Road started just before midday yesterday and involved 1,000 tonnes of metal.

    The A616 remains closed as firefighters continue to tackle the blaze.

    Fire
  14. Approval for new children's mental health unit

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    A new 15-bed mental health facility for children and young people in Leicestershire has been approved by the Department of Health.

    Glenfield Hospital sign

    The purpose-built £8m unit will be on the Glenfield Hospital site. Work is expected to start next month with a view to opening in August 2020.

    The current inpatient unit has been temporarily based at Coalville Hospital since 2015.

    Quote Message: It will help us fulfil our vision to support more children and young people locally, which is so important. We will continue to talk to staff, service users and families about the internal design of the new unit." from Paul Williams Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT)
    Paul WilliamsLeicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT)