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Summary

  1. Live updates for Wednesday 4 October 2017
  2. Flower seller 'railroaded' for TK Maxx
  3. 'Extinct' spider found in country park
  4. Derbyshire cricketer denies sexual exposure
  5. A46 double death prompts coroner letter
  6. Nurse struck off after overdose blunder

Live Reporting

By Liam Barnes and Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1 Nottinghamshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1 Nottinghamshire northbound severe accident, between B6325 and A638.

    A1 Nottinghamshire - Slow traffic on A1 northbound between South Muskham in North Muskham and Markham in Markham Moor, because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to Newark Showground.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe accident, at J30 for A616.

    M1 Derbyshire - Two lanes closed on M1 southbound at J30, A616 (Worksop), because of an accident.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A50 Derbyshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A50 Derbyshire eastbound severe accident, at J7 A515.

    A50 Derbyshire - The main road is closed, with traffic being routed around the junction and back on again, on A50 Doveridge Bypass eastbound in Sudbury at J7, A515 (Cubley), because of an accident involving a tractor, van and a combine harvester earlier on and emergency repairs. Diversion in operation - traffic is diverting via the slip roads.

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

  4. 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 - Heavy traffic on M1 southbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of an earlier vehicle fire. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  5. Video content

    Video caption: Jonathan Foster's flower stall is moving after a council deal with TK Maxx.
  6. Our live coverage across the day

    That's the end of our live coverage for today. Updates on breaking news will continue to appear throughout the night.

    We'll be back tomorrow from 08:00 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for the East Midlands.

  7. East Midlands weather update: Heavy rain and gusty wind expected

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    It's going to be wet and windy for much of the night with gusts of up 60mph possible.

    The rain should clear south by dawn with clearer but chillier weather and lows of 10C (50F).

    Weather chart
  8. Your photos: Why the long face?

    BBC Weather Watchers

    With a yellow weather warning in place ahead of this evening's incoming wind and rain, you can understand why this horse in East Bridgford may not look too happy. Thanks to Emmyloo for the picture.

    East Bridgford horse weather

    Elsewhere, our Weather Watchers have been out and about despite the looming clouds, with Anne snapping these birds in flight above Brailsford and scrappy snapping this playful feline chasing leaves in Kegworth.

    Birds Brailsford weather
    Cat Kegworth chasing leaves weather
  9. Rush hours delays expected on A50 after tractor crash

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    This relates to a crash early this morning involving a tractor, van and combine harvester.

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  10. Teenager injured in social club attack

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    A 17-year-old boy is recovering after being hit in the face near a social club in Derby.

    Police said the teenager suffered swelling and a lump behind his ear when he was attacked by a group of young men in Arleston Lane, near Sinfin Moor Social Club.

    The assault happened at about 18:30 on 22 September but details have only just been made public.

    Sinfin Moor Social Club
  11. Watch: Goose Fair in 1959

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Take a look at this amazing footage of how Nottingham's Goose Fair looked nearly 60 years ago.

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  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, between J29a for Markham Lane Markham Vale and J29 for A617.

    M1 Derbyshire - Slow traffic on M1 southbound between J29a, Markham (Markham Vale) and J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  13. Council boss to step down

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    David Slater has announced he will be stepping down as the leader of Charnwood Borough Council next month.

    Mr Slater has been at the helm for seven years but says the time is right to hand over to someone new.

    He will formally resign as leader at the full council meeting on 6 November and members will vote on a replacement.

    David Slater
  14. Your photos: Storm clouds gather over Bolsover Castle

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Dramatic skies in this photo of Bolsover Castle, taken by Viki The Blue.

    Bolsover Castle
  15. Weather: Yellow warning for wind across East Midlands

    Liam Barnes

    BBC News Online

    The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind after it emerged westerly winds of up to 60mph could be hitting the region tonight.

    Heavy rain will also be present in patches, and the warning is in place from 21:00 tonight until 09:00 tomorrow morning.

    A spokesman for the Met Office said there could be disruption to transport and temporary power cuts as a result of the wind and rain.

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  16. Blogger to face trial after anti-Semitic song posted

    Press Association

    A blogger accused of posting an anti-Semitic song online denying the Holocaust is to stand trial in January following a campaign by a Jewish charity.

    Alison Chabloz, from Glossop, penned the song (((Survivors))), which describes notorious death camp Auschwitz as "a theme park".

    She performed it, along with another called Nemo's Anti-Semitic Universe, at a conference hosted by a group called The London Forum in September last year.

    District Judge John Zani listed her trial for January 10 next year, while a further preliminary hearing was listed for October 25.

    Anita Chabloz anti-Semitism