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Summary

  1. 'Hazardous waste incident' at Heanor industrial unit
  2. Neighbouring businesses evacuated as firefighters work to make site safe
  3. 'Sling out' hard Brexiteers, Soubry tells PM
  4. Pothole opens in M1
  5. Could 'female-friendly' crisps be made in Leicester?
  6. 'Emaciated' dogs found at Leicester property
  7. Rugby: Tigers' Ben Youngs out for four months
  8. Updates on Tuesday 6 February 2018

Live Reporting

By Gavin Bevis and Chris Fawcett

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Nottinghamshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Nottinghamshire northbound severe accident, at J26 for A610 Nottingham affecting Trowell Services.

    M1 Nottinghamshire - M1 entry slip road closed, two lanes closed and slow traffic northbound at J26, A610 (Nottingham), because of a multi-vehicle accident. Congestion to Trowell Services.

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

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    Severe accident: M69 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M69 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, between M1 J21 and J2 for B4669 affecting B4114 Narborough Road South.

    M69 Leicestershire - One lane blocked and queuing traffic on M69 southbound between M1 J21, Leicester and J2, B4669 (Burbage), because of a multi-vehicle accident. Congestion on A5460 to Everards Island (For Fosse Park).

    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. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    BBC Sport Wales at the Liberty Stadium

    Swansea City ruthlessly demolish League Two Notts County to seal their passage to the fifth round of the FA Cup in emphatic fashion.

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    Today's updates have now come to an end. Our live coverage will start again at 08:00 on Wednesday.

  6. Liz Kendall pays tribute to suffragettes during debate

    BBC Politics

    Several MPs wore tributes to suffragettes during a special House of Commons debate this afternoon to mark 100 years since the law that let women vote for the first time.

    Leicester West MP Liz Kendall said "the fight for equality never ends" and called for more rights for female carers.

    Liz Kendall
  7. Chemical spill involved '1,000 litres of cyanide'

    Derbyshire fire service said the chemical spill in Heanor involved 1,000 litres of liquid cyanide.

    Firefighters from around the county were called to the spill at an industrial estate in the town at about 13:30 this afternoon.

    Seven people were "decontaminated" and checked over by paramedics before being given the all clear.

    “We continue to work with colleagues from the Environment Agency and Severn Trent Water to manage any risk to the environment and bring the incident to the quickest and safest conclusion," Group Manager Gary Platts said.

    Heanor

    Martin Plant is director of SCB Logistics and said the spill happend in a car park at the neighbouring business.

    He said: "There were a lot of guys wandering round in chemical suits and a wash down area."

  8. Watch: Tonight's weather for the East Midlands

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It's going to be cold this evening.

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  9. Innovative surgery for fixing pelvis fractures

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    Surgeons at Nottingham University Hospitals are taking a new approach to treating people who suffer a broken pelvis after a fall.

    It involves having an MRI scan followed by keyhole surgery to fill the fracture with a substance known as "bone cement".

    Stella Travis

    For 80-year-old Stella Travis it meant she was able to walk just two days after having spinal surgery.

    Ms Travis said: “It’s not perfect but it’s so much better. I’m hoping it will get better still.”

  10. Watch: Life with tinnitus for a 10-year-old boy

    Chris Waring

    BBC News

    Ten-year-old George describes life with tinnitus.

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    Video caption: Ten-year-old George Heath has been describing life with tinnitus.
  11. Thieves take children's hospice charity box

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Photos have been released of two women police want to speak to after a charity box raising money for a children's hospice was stolen.

    The box was taken from the counter of the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice Shop in Packers Row, Chesterfield, on Friday 26 January.

    Police said one of the women allegedly distracted a member of staff while the other stole the box.

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    CCTV
  12. Design for Mansfield hotel released

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    Mansfield Town has released an artist impression of a planned new hotel at the clubs One Call Stadium.

    Mansfield Town hotel artist impression

    Supporters are being asked to share their opinions during an exhibition at the ground today.

    It's in the Kevin Bird Suite until 19:00.

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, after J11 for A42.

    M42 Leicestershire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M42 southbound after J11, A42 (Burton Upon Trent).

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

  14. Train company honours emergency services after fire

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    East Midlands Trains is to name one of its fleet after Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and the British Transport Police following a fire at Nottingham railway station last month.

    Fire at Nottingham railway station

    The train will be fitted with two nameplates to honour the organisations and there'll be an official naming ceremony on 12 February - exactly one month since the blaze that closed the station all day.

    It's thought to be the only locomotive in the country to have two nameplates.

    Quote Message: On behalf of British Transport Police, I'd like to thank East Midlands Trains for this touching acknowledgement of their gratitude to the Force. I know my officers will probably say they were just doing their jobs, but the fact is they don't always get the praise they deserve for putting themselves in danger every day, in order to protect the public, and it can be easy to take them for granted." from Chief Constable Paul Crowther British Transport Police
    Chief Constable Paul CrowtherBritish Transport Police

    A 33-year-old woman from Derby has been arrested on suspicion of arson following the fire.

    She's since been released while investigation continue.

  15. Heanor chemical spill 'involved forklift truck'

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    There's still a big emergency service presence in Adams Close in Heanor after this afternoon's chemical spill.

    Gary Platts, from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, said the accidental spillage involved a forklift truck and a container.

    He reiterated there was no risk to people living nearby or the local water supply.

    Chemical spill in Heanor