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By Sandish Shoker and Amy Woodfield

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe accident, from J29 for A617 Chesterfield to J28 for A38 Alfreton.

    M1 Derbyshire - Two lanes closed on M1 southbound from J29, A617 (Chesterfield) to J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of an accident.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A453 Leicestershire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A453 Leicestershire both ways severe disruption, at M1 J24 Nottingham South.

    A453 Leicestershire - One lane closed on A453 Ashby Road at Nottingham South, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well. On the roundabout.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, at M1 J19.

    M6 Leicestershire - M6 lane closed on exit slip road to M1 Southbound southbound at M1 J19, Catthorpe Interchange, because of a broken down lorry. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, from J24 for A453 Ashby Road Nottingham South to J24A for A50.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 northbound from J24, A453 (Nottingham South) to J24a A50, 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: 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 and slow traffic on A1(M) Doncaster By Pass southbound from J35 M18 J2 to J34, A1 (Blyth), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J22, A50 (Coalville) to J21, M69 (Leicester), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  7. Our live coverage across the day

    The 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 Friday.

  8. Weather: A warm and sunny Friday

    BBC Weather

    Staying dry tonight but it will become cloudier with some mist locally.

    It will feel mild overnight.

    Blue sky in Hoveringham

    Friday will start largely cloudy but this will break to give sunny spells during the day.

    It will be a warm day with longer, sunny periods developing in the afternoon and evening.

  9. Van crashes into parked cars near city mosque

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    A van driver has lost control in Leicester and crashed into three parked vehicles close to Jame'ah mosque.

    Van crash in Leicester

    It happened at about 16:15 on Wood Hill. Police say there are no reports of injuries and it's not believed to be linked to the hit-and-run crash on Humberstone Road early this morning.

  10. Cricket: Patient bowling helps Derbyshire to victory

    BBC Derby Sport

    Derbyshire are up to second in Division Two of the County Championship after beating Leicestershire at Grace Road.

    They dismissed the home side for 168 this morning - to wrap up a 65-run victory.

    Grace Road

    After the match, Derbyshire captain Billy Godleman told the BBC the side he knew they'd have a good chance of winning if they started strong.

    He said: "The game plan was to make sure we built pressure with patient bowling and some energy and good skill in the field.

    "We knew that if we played the long game we would have a good chance of winning - thankfully we did."

    The result leaves Leicestershire eighth in the table.

  11. Watch: Hit-and-run near-miss caught on CCTV

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    Footage has emerged showing a car narrowly missing two pedestrians moments before a man and a teenage boy were struck in a suspected hit-and-run.

    The two women jumped clear of the car before two other worshippers at the Masjid At-Taqwa mosque were struck, at about 01:00.

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    Video caption: Mosque 'hit-and-run driver' caught on CCTV
  12. Second arrest in hit-and-run near mosque

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    A second person has been arrested by police investigating a hit-and-run near a mosque in Leicester.

    It happened early this morning on Humberstone Road near to the junction with Spinney Hill Road.

    Scene of mosque crash

    A man in his 40s was seriously injured while a teenage boy sustained minor injuries.

    A 21-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. Earlier a 23-year-old man was arrested for the same offence.

    Police say they would like to hear from anyone who saw a blue three-door hatchback in the area at the time.

  13. Eighth arrest over gun fire

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    A 23-year-old man has become the latest person to be arrested in connection with a gun being fired in Nottingham.

    There were reports of gunshots on Hazel Hill Crescent in Bestwood Park last Thursday.

    The man is the eighth person to be arrested as part of the investigation.

    Hazel Hill Crescent

    Nottinghamshire Police say he's being questioned on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

    In the meantime, police have been granted extra time to question four other suspects who have been in police custody since Tuesday.

    Three other men, who were arrested yesterday, are also still being questioned.

  14. Man to be questioned over cannabis find

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    More than 70 cannabis plants were found growing at a house in a Derbyshire village yesterday.

    Police said they searched the house in Burntheath Lane, Hilton after getting information from a member of the public and found the plants in two rooms.

    A 61-year-old man who lives at the address is being questioned by officers.

    cannabis find
  15. Fire and car damage 'believed to be linked'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    A fire at a Leicester business in the early hours of this morning is being treated as suspicious, say police.

    Leicestershire Police were called to Rowsley Street, Evington at 00:35 by the fire service.

    Five minutes earlier, the force said it had received a report of damage at another property in Wavertree Drive where a window and car were smashed - and they believed this to be linked to the fire.

    Rowsley Street

    Detectives have appealed for anyone who saw what happened to get in touch.

    "We are sure there are people out there who will know the circumstances surrounding the incident and we need to speak to them," said Det Sgt Fraser MacIntosh.

  16. Parents demand more special needs funding

    East Midlands Today

    Thousands of families with children who have special educational needs and disabilities are protesting over what they call a "crisis in funding".

    A petition with over 12,000 signatures has been handed into Downing Street.

    Parents say funding cuts have left many pupils without support. Protests are being held up and down the country including in Derbyshire.

    Protesters at the railway station

    At a protest picnic in Matlock, Nikola Matulewicz-Evans told the BBC she's had to give up working to look after her two sons with special needs. She's now their full-time carer and educator.

    She said she wants to send a message to the government about the need for a change in attitude and more funding.

    Children and families minister Nadhim Zahawi said: "Funding for the high-needs budget is a priority for this government and we know that councils and schools are facing pressures.

    "That's why in December we provided an extra £250m up to 2020 to help manage these costs."

  17. Rise in reported hate crime against children

    East Midlands Today

    Reported hate crime against children in the East Midlands is "soaring", according to the NSPCC.

    The charity says some youngsters have been targeted before they're even a year old.

    Young women wearing headdresses

    The charity has collected police data showing 229 incidents last year. Derbyshire saw the highest percentage rise over two years - with reported abuse more than tripling.

    Nottinghamshire saw an 80% increase.

    Atiyah Wazir, from Childline, believes the rise could be down to police recording the crimes better or more people feeling empowered to report racism.