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Summary

  1. Officer sacked for sex act in police van
  2. Soldier rescued people during Las Vegas attack
  3. Five arrests after stabbing in Leicester city centre
  4. Moorways security to be bolstered after group films inside
  5. Council calls time on pub's fireworks display
  6. Live updates for Tuesday 3 October 2017

Live Reporting

By Gavin Bevis and Maryam Qaiser

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M1 Derbyshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M1 southbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A453 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A453 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, between M1 J23A and M1 J24.

    A453 Leicestershire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on A453 northbound between the M1 J23a junction and Kegworth, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  3. Our live coverage across the day

    That's it for regular updates us for today, we'll be back tomorrow from 08:00 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for the East Midlands.

    Updates on breaking news will continue to appear throughout the night.

  4. Weather: Dry and chilly night expected

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    A dry night is expected with clear spells developing.

    The westerly breeze will also ease a little and it will turn chilly by dawn, especially in rural areas. Lows of 8C (46F).

    Weather chart
  5. Your photos: Autumn in Leicestershire

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    A big thank you to Helen Clarke who sent us this glorious photo showing autumn at Bradgate Park.

    Bradgate Park
  6. Driver crashes into hospital

    Ben Truslove

    BBC News Online

    Thankfully the driver of this car only suffered minor injuries when they ploughed into Chesterfield Royal Hospital this morning.

    Chesterfield Hospital

    Medics were on scene pretty quickly and the driver was taken to A&E with injuries described as minor. Nobody else was injured.

    The Den - home to children's outpatient services - was evacuated for a short time as a precaution.

    An investigation is now under way into the cause but the hospital said it wasn't deliberate.

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  7. Armed robbers target village Post Office for second time

    Jo Hollis

    Reporter, BBC Radio Leicester

    Armed robbers threatened staff in a village Post Office and punched a woman before making off with a quantity of cash.

    Two masked men stormed into the Stoke Golding store at about 9.15 this morning and made off down High Street towards Dadlington in what is thought to have been a silver Audi A3.

    The punched woman was treated at the scene.

    It is the second time in six months the Post Office was been targetted by armed robbers.

    Stoke Golding village Post Office
  8. Watch: Video appeal after man beaten and robbed in Nottingham

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Video footage has been shared showing several people police want to speak to about a robbery and assault in Nottingham city centre.

    The 25-year-old victim was in Long Row at about 01:30 on 26 August when a woman snatched his phone out of his hands and ran way.

    As he attempted to get it back, he was assaulted by a group near Chaucer Street and his watch and wallet were taken.

    His bank cards were used at McDonald's in Netherfield later the same day.

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  9. 'No place' for Boris Johnson in government, says Nicky Morgan

    Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan has said that Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson should be sacked from the cabinet following his latest intervention on Brexit.

    Nicky Morgan

    In an interview last weekend, Mr Johnson said there were four conditions that should be met as Britain leaves the European Union.

    These included a transition period that should not last "a second more" than two years.

    But speaking at this week's Conservative Conference in Manchester, Ms Morgan said Mr Johnson should remember the principle of collective cabinet responsibility.

    She added: "Someone who cannot give up the oxygen of publicity, who decides he wants to set down arbitrary red lines [on Brexit], he does not have a place in a responsible government.

  10. Council still using women's centre it cut funding for

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    A charity for vulnerable women that faced closure after losing its council funding says it has raised enough money to stay open until Christmas.

    The Derby Women's Centre couldn't even pay its phone bill last month but a big fundraising push has brought in some much-needed cash to keep the organisation running for another few months.

    The charity's chief executive Yasmin Nazir (pictured) said: "The whole experience has been humbling. It's touching to know there are people who recognise and value the work we do."

    Yasmin Nazir

    Meanwhile it's emerged the city council is still referring vulnerable women to the centre, despite stopping its funding five years ago.

    The authority said it did refer women to the centre "on some occasions" but declined to comment further.

  11. Listen: Derbyshire cricket chief reflects on season of improvement

    Ed Dawes

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Derbyshire's director of cricket Kim Barnett has been looking back at the club's 2017 season.

    He says he's seen definite improvement and believes there's better to come. Listen to the interview in full below.

    Video content

    Video caption: Director of Cricket says improvement has been made and more is to come.
  12. Notts soldier rescued people during Las Vegas attack

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    A British soldier who rushed to the aid of those injured in the Las Vegas massacre has been hailed a hero by his younger brother.

    Ross Woodward, 24, from Beeston, had been enjoying a trip to the US gambling capital with other off-duty troops when the attack happened on Sunday night.

    As bullets rained down on an open-air concert from high above, the soldier, from 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards, helped lead wounded people to safety.

    Las Vegas attack

    His brother Curtis Dyer said: "He is the type of the person who would do it anyway, he's always there to help people when they need his help, the Army always brought out the best in him.

    "I'm dead proud of what he's done, that he was able to do it."

    The actions of Mr Woodward and two of his British colleagues were also praised by Prime Minister Theresa May, who said she would like to "thank them for what they did".

  13. 'No size 28 jeans in obese Mansfield'

    Facebook

    News that Mansfield has been named as the fattest area in Nottinghamshire has prompted a few cheeky Facebook comments.

    "Explains why none of the shops in Mansfield sell jeans with a 28 inch waist, " laughed Jono Newbury.

    Noel Marsh-Gidding posted: "Wuhoo! Number one at something! We’re number 1! We’re number one!"

    Waist being measured
  14. Man taken to hospital after city centre attack

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    A 23-year-old man needed hospital treatment for serious facial injuries after being attacked in Nottingham city centre at the weekend.

    Police said the victim was walking down Spaniel Row at about 03:00 on Sunday when he was assaulted by a man who it's believed had two other men with him.

    Spaniel Row
  15. On-duty sex cop 'fell below standards required'

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Derbyshire's Deputy Chief Constable Gary Knighton has released a statement following the force's decision to dismiss PC Christopher Forest, who'd admitted to sexual activity in a police van with a female officer.

    He said: “We expect our officers to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times and treat their colleagues and the public with respect.

    Police van generic image

    "This officer failed to meet these expectations and has been dismissed after a gross misconduct panel found his actions amounted to a breach of the standards of professional behaviour.

    "The public has a right to expect the highest standards of conduct and integrity from those delivering their policing services and the force will take appropriate action as necessary to uphold those standards."

  16. First look at new Triumph visitor centre in Hinckley

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    The Triumph motorbike factory in Hinckley is preparing to open the doors to its new museum.

    The collection will feature notable bikes from the company's history - including the one ridden by Steve McQueen in The Great Escape.

    Visitors to the Triumph Factory Visitor Experience will also be able to book factory tours when it opens on 1 November.

    Triumph museum
    Triumph-branded items
    Triumph motorcylces