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Calum McKenzie and Gavin Bevis

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A38 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A38 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, between A610 and Coxbench Road affecting A61 Derby Road.

    A38 Derbyshire - A38 closed southbound between the A610 junction in Ripley and the Coxbench Road junction in Coxbench, because of a police incident. Diversion in operation - local. Congestion to Watchorn Island.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J28 for A38 Alfreton and J29 for A617.

    M1 Derbyshire - Lane closed on M1 northbound between J28, A38 (Alfreton) and 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

  3. Our live coverage across the day

    Dedicated live coverage for Thursday has now ended, but some news, sport and travel updates will continue to appear on this page through the night.

    East Midlands Live returns from 08:00 tomorrow.

  4. Rikki Clarke has rejoined his first county Surrey, from Warwickshire

    With the 2017 county season here, keep up to date with the latest signings, departures and rumours ahead of next season.

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  5. East Midlands weather update: A chance of rain

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    It will be a largely dry end to the day with just the risk of an isolated shower. A few bright or sunny spells are possible before dark.

    BBC Weather map

    It will remain windy overnight and although it will be mostly dry, a few showers are still possible.

    Minimum temperatures of 14C (57F).

  6. Rugby: Tuilagi returns to England fold

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Five Leicester Tigers players, including Manu Tuilagi, have been called up to the England squad for a training camp in London.

    Manu Tuilagi

    Tuilagi, who last played for his country in 2016, will be joined by Dan Cole, Ellis Genge, George Ford and Ben Youngs.

  7. Watch: Derby student plotting mission to Mars

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Could the first person to step foot on Mars be from Derby? Ryan MacDonald very much hopes so.

    Here's his story.

    Video content

    Video caption: Derby student dreams of life on Mars
  8. Abandoned suitcase causes security alert

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    A dumped suitcase has sparked a police alert in Nottingham.

    A spokesman for Nottingham Police said they were checking the case, which was left on Shakespeare Street near Nottingham Trent University, as a precaution but do not believe it is suspicious.

    Shakespeare Street
  9. New rules will see Leicester's creative pitch patterns banned

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Elaborate pitch designs, like those seen at Leicester's King Power Stadium, are no more.

    King Power Pitch

    New rules, set out by the Premier League ahead of the new season, state that "pitch patterns and designs will no longer be allowed".

    Pitches must now only contain no markings other than the traditional horizontal and white lines.

    The Premier League has said the rules bring the league in line with UEFA competitions.

    King Power Pitch
  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M69 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M69 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, at J1 for A5 Hinckley.

    M69 Leicestershire - M69 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic northbound at J1, A5 (Hinckley), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  11. Duffy handed Magpies armband

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Notts County boss Kevin Nolan said Richard Duffy will captain the side this season in the absence of Michael O'Connor, who ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in April.

    Nolan added he's looking at more signings.

    Kevin Nolan
  12. Bid to save brain rehabilitation unit from closure

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    Campaigners will be meeting later in an attempt to save a unit at a community hospital.

    Mansfield Community Hospital sign

    There are plans to shut the Chatsworth Ward at Mansfield Community Hospital, a rehabilitation unit for patients with brain conditions.

    Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust has said the decision is not financial, but due to difficulties in recruiting specialist medical staff.

    But Jon Dale, from the Unite union, has said staff are not happy: "They see that if this service goes there is nothing on offer for their patients."

  13. Jet makes plane outline during Rolls-Royce engine test

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    This is pretty clever - a Boeing jet has drawn an outline of a plane using GPS tracking while testing Rolls-Royce engines over the US.

    The 17-hour flight stayed entirely within the US border and travelled from Washington State, across to Lake Superior before crossing above at least 17 states.

    Plane outline flight

    It's due to land in Seattle at 17:23 our time. You can track its progress here.

    And here's a fun gif showing the plane's route.

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