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Summary

  1. Parking fine for snow covered car
  2. Mayor 'to overturn' Christmas Day bus stop fine
  3. Woman released in jeweller murder investigation
  4. Leicester Comedy festival celebrates 25th anniversary
  5. Updates on Wednesday 7 February 2018

Live Reporting

By Chris Fawcett and Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, between J22 for A50 and J21A for A46 Leicester North.

    M1 Leicestershire - Two lanes closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J22, A50 (Coalville) and J21a, A46 (Leicester North), because of an accident.

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

  2. Traffic across the East Midlands

    Chris Fawcett

    BBC News

    - M1 southbound and northbound between J23 and J23A (East Midlands Airport) are heavily congested due to roadworks, two lanes are closed southbound with traffic building.

    - The A6 at Milford is slow due to temporary traffic lights, both lanes affected.

    - M1 southbound at J25 (Sandiacre) is also congested due to roadworks.

    Junction 23
  3. Edale Mountain Rescue at the ready

    When most of us were tucked up in our beds with a hot water bottle earlier this week, members of the Edale Mountain Rescue Team were out practicing their skills near Sheffield.

    Team members practice an extraction in icy conditions

    The team was out training at Stanage Edge where there is still snow on the ground.

    Its members worked their way through a typical scenario at this time of year - a fallen climber who needed medical treatment and evacuating down to the road.

    Practice rescue on Stanage Edge

    Despite the conditions, it's good to know the volunteers are always ready for action whatever the weather.

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, between J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham and J24A for A50 Derby.

    M1 Derbyshire - Two lanes closed and heavy traffic on M1 southbound between J25, A52 (Nottingham) and J24a, A50 (Derby), because of a broken down lorry.

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

  5. Our live coverage across the day

    Today's live updates have now finished. We'll be back at 08:00 on Thursday.

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

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    Here's the forecast for Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

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    Video caption: Weather: weather_eastmidlands.avi
  7. Your photos: Snow in Derbyshire

    BBC Weather Watchers

    The hang-gliders were out in force at Edale this afternoon. Thanks to Highpeakstu for the photo.

    Hang-gliders

    Meanwhile Ditchdigger Eve took this pic while out on horseback in Charlesworth,

    Charlesworth
  8. Thieves steal gymnastic display team's equipment

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    A trailer holding thousands of pounds worth of gymnastics equipment belonging to a display team has been stolen in Mapperley.

    Police said it was taken from Kingsbridge Avenue at about 18:00 on Tuesday.

    They've asked anyone who knows where it might be to call 101.

    Trailer and minibus
  9. Missing Leicester pensioner returns

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Police say 74-year-old Alexander Monteith, who was reported missing from his home in the Dane Hills area of Leicester earlier, has returned safe and well.

  10. Nine years since car had last MOT

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Police say they stopped a car in Woodville earlier that hadn't been taken for an MOT test since February 2009.

    The car, which also had no insurance, was confiscated by officers.

    Stopped car
  11. Band 'Photoshop' themselves up Y Not festival bill

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    A band have been ridiculed for apparently changing the line-up poster for this year's Y Not Festival to move themselves higher up the bill.

    A version of the poster shared on The Sherlocks' social media accounts mysteriously showed them in a higher position than the official graphic.

    Y Not posters

    Organisers of the Derbyshire festival told the BBC there was only one official version of the poster so the band must have altered it themselves.

    After hours of merciless ribbing on social media, the band responded with a mocked up Glastonbury 2018 poster showing themselves as headliners.

    View more on twitter
  12. Missing Newark teenager found safe

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Nottinghamshire Police say 15-year-old Emma-Jayne Mortiboy, who went missing from her home in Newark on Monday, has been found safe and well.

  13. Former Foxes striker: Depression is 'rat in my head'

    BBC Sport

    Former Leicester City striker Billy Kee has been talking about his battle with severe anxiety and depression.

    The 27-year-old, who now plays for Accrington Stanley, described it as "the rat in my head that won't stop".

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    Video caption: Billy Kee - Accrington Stanley's striker on dealing with depression
  14. Millennials react to Winter Olympic moments

    BBC Sport

    Watch Millennials react to some historic moments in GB Winter Olympic history, including Nottingham's Torvill and Dean taking gold at Saravejo in 1984.

    And yes, contact lenses were around in the 1980s...

  15. Woman arrested after appeal

    Chris Fawcett

    BBC News

    A woman police have been searching for has been arrested in Derby.

    They issued an appeal last week in a bid to trace Sarah Blackham in connection with three allegations of theft.

    Srah Blackham

    A 48-year-old has been arrested and released under investigation while inquiries continue.