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Summary

  1. Live updates for Wednesday 23 August 2017
  2. Man jailed over Leicester stabbing
  3. MP mocked over women-only carriages
  4. FA to investigate Foxes 'homophobic chants'
  5. Christmas cards on sale in summer
  6. Gold brooch linked to Richard III fetches £20k

Live Reporting

By Dave Wade and Samantha Fisher

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, between J21 for M69 and J20 for A4303.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J21, M69 (Leicester) and J20, A4303 (Lutterworth), because of vehicle tyre change.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, between J11 for A42 and J10 for A5.

    M42 Leicestershire - Very slow traffic on M42 southbound between J11, A42 (Burton Upon Trent) and J10, A5 (Tamworth), because of an earlier vehicle fire. On the hard shoulder. Travel time is 30 minutes. Congestion on A42 to J12, B5006 (Measham).

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J30 for A616 and J31 for A57 Sheffield.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J30, A616 (Worksop) and J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A38 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A38 Derbyshire southbound severe accident, between A6 Duffield Road and A52 Ashbourne Road.

    A38 Derbyshire - Slow traffic on A38 southbound in Derby between Palm Court Island and Markeaton Island, because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to Kingsway Island.

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

  5. 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 on Wednesday morning.

  6. East Midlands weather update: A sunny end to the day

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    The cloud will slowly thin and break to allow for some bright or sunny spells to end the day.

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    It will remain dry overnight with long clear spells and light winds. Some mist or fog forming. A less humid night.

  7. Clumber Lake clean-up continues

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    A large diesel spill on the River Poulter in Nottinghamshire is "out of the emergency phase", nine days after it was spotted.

    poulter

    Paul Reeves, from the Environment Agency, tweeted that a private contractor was taking over to finish the clean-up.

    The river flows into the lake at Clumber Park.

    Last week, the agency said the spill was believed to have come from an oil tank.

    It said it was considering legal action against those responsible.

    poulter spill
  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A514 Derbyshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A514 Derbyshire both ways severe accident, around B587.

    A514 Derbyshire - Slow traffic on A514 in both directions in Stanton by Bridge around the B587 junction, because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, before J29 for A617.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M1 southbound before J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of a jackknifed lorry.

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

  10. Will The League of Gentlemen return to Derbyshire?

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Can you believe it's been 20 years since The League of Gentleman first aired?

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    Today it's been announced that the series - shot largely in Hadfield, Derbyshire, and its surroundings - is returning for three episodes later this year.

    But will they be returning to Derbyshire?

  11. Man jailed for stabbing man to death in Leicester

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    A man has been jailed for life for stabbing a man to death in Leicester city centre.

    Dilovan Mohammed

    Dilovan Mohammed, 30 (pictured above), was initially thought to have been the victim of a hit-and-run when he was found near the train station in March.

    He died in hospital, but a post-mortem examination revealed he had died from a stab wound.

    A trial at Nottingham Crown Court heard Mr Mohammed had been in a fight with Rajesh Khunti, 30, in Arnhem Street.

    After Khunti stabbed him, he staggered to London Road where he was found.

    Rajesh Khunti

    Today, Khunti, of Kinley Road, Leicester, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to life in prison.

    He'll serve a minimum of five years before being considered for release.

  12. Can you help police find this wanted man?

    Samantha Fisher

    BBC News Online

    Police are re-appealing for the public's help to trace a man who is wanted in connection with two alleged offences.

    Craig Shaw

    Officers are trying to find Craig Shaw, 26, from Derby, to speak to him about an alleged burglary in Chilwell, Nottinghamshire, and an alleged drugs offence.

    Mr Shaw is also wanted for recall to prison. He is thought to be in the Derby area.

    If you have seen him, call police on 101.

  13. Waterfall's fencing off criticised

    Samantha Fisher

    BBC News Online

    The fencing off of the waterfall's platform in Derby's market place has been met with a barrage of criticism online, with people calling it "stupid" and "embarrassing".

    It has been shut by Derby City Council for safety reasons as people have been seen leaning over the edge.

    Steps to the waterfall's platform in Derby's market place

    On Facebook Glen Mgf said: "It's a waterfall with no water, stairs that no-one can climb and a bridge that no-one is allowed to cross! Where is the point! When we had friends visiting from Australia I was too embarrassed to show then around Derby!"

    Wayne Taylor said: "This is not a good decision it's just a stupid idea."

    However, some people did express concerns about safety.

    Karen O'Donnell said: "I've seen kids run up and down it narrowly missing the steps which could have had a bad outcome."