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Summary

  1. Tea towels 'set restaurant on fire'
  2. Laser shone as plane approached airport
  3. East Midlands knife crimes rise
  4. George Formby memorabilia up for sale
  5. BMW crashes after driver nods off
  6. PFA offer help in Mahrez row
  7. Updates on Thursday 8 February 2018

Live Reporting

By Chris Fawcett and Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, near J29a for Markham Lane Markham Vale.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound near J29a, Markham (Markham Vale), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well. Approach with care.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, between J20 for A4303 and J21 for M69.

    M1 Leicestershire - Stationary traffic on M1 northbound between J20, A4303 (Lutterworth) and J21, M69 (Leicester), because of a rolling road-block and an accident involving one vehicle.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe accident, between J28 for A38 Alfreton and J27 for A608 Hucknall.

    M1 Derbyshire - Three lanes closed on M1 southbound between J28, A38 (Alfreton) and J27, A608 (Hucknall), because of an accident.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Nottinghamshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Nottinghamshire northbound severe accident, between J27 for A608 Hucknall and J28 for A38 Alfreton.

    M1 Nottinghamshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J27, A608 (Hucknall) and J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of an accident.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M69 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M69 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, between J1 for A5 Hinckley and M1 J21.

    M69 Leicestershire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M69 northbound between J1, A5 (Hinckley) and M1 J21, Leicester, because of an accident.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J31 for A57 Sheffield and J30 for A616.

    M1 South Yorkshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M1 southbound between J31, A57 (Sheffield) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A46 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A46 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, between Seagrave Road and Broome Lane affecting A607.

    A46 Leicestershire - Heavy traffic on A46 northbound in Cossington between the Seagrave Road junction and the Broome Lane junction, because of a broken down heavy goods vehicle. Congestion to Hobby Horse Island.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A6 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A6 Derbyshire southbound severe accident, near A50 J2 Derby.

    A6 Derbyshire - Heavy traffic and one lane closed on A6 southbound in Aston-on-Trent near Derby, because of an accident.

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

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    We've reached the end of today's live coverage. Updates will start again at 08:00 on Friday.

  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A50 Derbyshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A50 Derbyshire westbound severe accident, between J2 A6 Derby and J3 A514 Swarkestone Road Swadlincote.

    A50 Derbyshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on A50 westbound in Thulston between J2, A6 (Derby) and J3, A514 (Swadlincote), because of an accident involving two cars.

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

  11. Weather: Milder night but chance of snow

    BBC Weather

    Spells of rain this evening and for a time tonight. The rain is then expected to clear away to the east later in the night to leave some clear spells, but also a few wintry showers.

    Feeling a lot less cold.

    Weather map
  12. Bus stop killer wins cut in minimum jail term

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    A cyclist who stabbed a journalist to death at a bus stop has been told he can apply for earlier parole.

    Rickell Patterson, then aged 16, used a pocket knife to deliver a single fatal stab wound to Timothy Smith in Nottingham in 2007.

    The teenager had been riding his BMX along the pavement and lost his temper when the 40-year-old accidentally stepped into his path.

    He was found guilty of murder and jailed for life with a minimum term of 14 years, later reduced to 12 years on appeal.

    Rickell Patterson

    Now aged 27, Patterson has won a cut in his minimum term after a senior judge ruled he has made "exceptional progress" in prison.

    The judge recommended Patterson's tariff should be reduced by nine months, which means he will be eligible to apply for parole in the summer.

  13. Video appeal after clubber attacked

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    An 18-year-old needed hospital treatment for head and chest injuries when he was attacked after leaving a nightclub in Nottingham at the weekend.

    Police said the assault happened as the teenager walked along North Sherwood Street shortly after he had left Pom Pom at about 03:00 on Sunday.

    Officers said they wanted to speak to the man in this video about the attack.

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  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M1 Derbyshire - Lane closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J28, A38 (Alfreton) and J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of a broken down vehicle.

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