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Summary

  1. Live updates for Monday 21 August 2017
  2. Man jailed for life for Leicester murder
  3. Football fan charged over homophobic abuse
  4. Convict back in jail after 22 years on run
  5. Ibiza death man was 'sensible drinker'
  6. Baby deer born at Twycross Zoo

Live Reporting

By Dave Wade and Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A6 Derbyshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A6 Derbyshire both ways severe accident, between Haig Street and Wisgreaves Road.

    A6 Derbyshire - A6 London Road in Derby closed in both directions between the Haig Street junction and the Wisgreaves Road junction, because of an accident. Diversion in operation - use Brighton Road.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, at J29 for A617.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 southbound at J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of a broken down car.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A5460 Leicestershire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A5460 Leicestershire eastbound severe accident, at Turnball Drive.

    A5460 Leicestershire - A5460 Narborough Road South in Leicester blocked into town at the Turnball Drive junction, because of an accident.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A6 Derbyshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A6 Derbyshire both ways severe disruption, between Wisgreaves Road and Haig Street.

    A6 Derbyshire - A6 London Road in Alvaston closed in both directions between the Wisgreaves Road junction and the Haig Street junction, because of a serious police incident.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Nottinghamshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Nottinghamshire southbound severe disruption, between J26 for A610 Nottingham and J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

    M1 Nottinghamshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J26, A610 (Nottingham) and J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of a vehicle fire.

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

  6. Our live coverage across the day

    Regular live coverage on this page has ended for the day, but breaking news, sport and travel updates will continue to appear through the night.

    East Midlands Live returns from 08:00 tomorrow morning.

  7. Watch: 'Weird' toe wrestling championships take place

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a nice video to sum up this weekend's unusual competition in Ashbourne...

    Video content

    Video caption: Watch: 'Weird' toe wrestling championships take place
  8. Your photos: Wildlife in the East Midlands

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Our wonderful wildlife has been caught on camera by photographers across the region.

    This spider was getting in a spin in Belper.

    Spider

    Meanwhile, this cheeky little squirrel was caught stealing nuts in East Leake.

    Squirrel

    And this busy bee has bee-n enjoying himself on this bee-utiful Monday in Birstall.

    bee
  9. Hundreds of Leicester children benefit from free breakfast

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Up to 700 children in Leicester have taken up the offer of a free breakfast over the summer holidays.

    The scheme to help disadvantaged families was launched by Verity Bryan, a mum from New Parks, who was concerned that children who relied on free school meals would go hungry.

    Breakfast box

    The breakfast boxes were made up of donations from the public and local groups.

    Megan and her one-year-old son were supported by the project.

    She told the BBC: "I am on benefits and I struggle anyway. I've not long moved into my own house so there's mountains and mountains of things that you've got to pay for.

    "The help that Verity gave us was incredible. For myself, my little boy, my mum and her son, we could not have got through the holidays without it."

  10. 'Technical issue' disrupting police's 101 number

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    This might explain why you're struggling to get through to Derbyshire Police on their 101 number.

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  11. Watch: CCTV shows fatal stabbing

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    CCTV footage has shown the moment Lauric Lebato was murdered in Leicester.

    It forms part of an emotional video put together by Mr Lebato's father Tagbeu following his son's death in Albion Street in February.

    Video content

    Video caption: Watch: CCTV shows fatal stabbing in Leicester

    Tagbeu Lebato said his life has been destroyed by his son's death.

    He describes how he left his home in the Ivory Coast to give his son a better future in England.

  12. Watch: Baby deer born at Twycross Zoo

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Twycross Zoo has announced the birth of their latest arrival - a baby Michie’s tufted deer.

    Michie’s tufted deer

    The species are usually found in a small area of south eastern China but they're listed as "near-threatened" due to overhunting.

    The little boy seems to be finding his feet...

    Video content

    Video caption: Watch: Baby deer born at Twycross Zoo
  13. Cash machine ram raids 'could be linked'

    Allen Cook

    BBC Local Live

    Two ram raids on the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border involving diggers may be linked to a series of cash machine raids elsewhere in the country.

    Earlier this month, police in the East Midlands said they believed a string of such incidents on the Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire border showed a "distinctive focus".

    Video content

    Video caption: Watch: Raiders rip out cash machine

    They said the offences almost always happened in the early hours, involved the use of a digger, a pick-up truck to take the cash machine away and then a car as the final getaway vehicle.

    The two linked ones in the West Midlands happened in Kings Bromley on 2 August followed by a robbery in nearby Hatton the next day.

    Today, Staffordshire Police says it's working with the forces in the East Midlands to establish if they are all linked together or not.

    Video content

    Video caption: JCB used in botched Kings Bromley cash machine raid
  14. East Midlands weather update: A cloudy but mostly dry evening

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC weather presenter

    It’ll be cloudy and overcast for the rest of today with the chance of a few drizzly showers in places.

    weather

    Tonight, it’ll be cloudy but mostly dry with a chance of some mist patches forming in places. Lows of14C (57F).