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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A42 Leicestershire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A42 Leicestershire both ways severe accident, at J13 A511 Ashby-De-La-Zouch.

    A42 Leicestershire - The main road is closed, with traffic being routed around the junction and back on again, on A42 in both directions at J13, A511 (Ashby-De-La-Zouch), because of an accident. Diversion in operation - via the slip roads.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, from J23A for A42 to J24 for A453.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 northbound from J23a A42 to J24, A453 (East Midlands Airport), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

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  4. Weather: Dry and sunny this evening

    BBC Weather

    It is expected to be mainly dry and fine this evening with long spells of sunshine in the East Midlands. It is then expected to stay dry through tonight with mainly clear skies.


    Tomorrow it looks set to be a mainly dry day with spells of sunshine, but cloud is expected to build for a time and this could bring the small chance of the odd shower.

  5. Heavy delays expected following crash on A50

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    Heavy delays are expected on the A50 and the M1 following a crash earlier today.

    All lanes have since been reopened following the incident but delays are still expected, with bus company Trentbarton Land saying they are expecting delays of close to two hours.

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  6. Frank Lampard photo used to promote New York Park

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    Did they think nobody would notice?

    Derby County manager Frank Lampard has been featured in a series of pictures released by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo imagining what the upcoming Shirley Chisholm State Park will look like.

    The images have been widely mocked online, but one thing which caught the eye was the former England and Chelsea midfielder enjoying a jog down the waterfront.


    The original image, which has been flipped, was taken when Lampard was out on a jog in Central Park in 2015 while he was playing for New York City.

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  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe accident, before J28 for A38 Alfreton Road.

    M1 Derbyshire - Three lanes blocked and queuing traffic on M1 southbound before J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of an accident.

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

  8. Printing firm backs people's vote on final Brexit deal

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    A printing firm in Blidworth is donating £10,000 to the People's Vote, which is campaigning for a referendum on the country's final Brexit deal.

    Mirical Emblems' managing director Jonathan Dul said: "What I keep seeing in the media and reported in the news, we can’t trust the government to come up with a decent deal.

    “There is a danger we could fall out of Europe without a deal at all and that would be disastrous for businesses of all types.”

    The Nottinghamshire company employs 55 people in the county and a further 10 people in sales roles across Europe.

    Miricial Emblems

    While updating MPs on negotiations on Tuesday, Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab said "dangling" the prospect of another vote at this stage would invite the EU to give the UK "the very worst terms".

  9. Derbyshire libraries discussed in Parliament

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    Derbyshire County Council has confirmed there are no plans to close any of its libraries after the issue was raised in Parliament earlier.

    Dennis Skinner, MP for Bolsover, called on Culture Secretary Michael Ellis to take action.

    Mr Skinner said: “Has he been to Derbyshire? Has he had words with the Tory-controlled county council? Whose first decision, almost its first decision, was to close 20 libraries in the county of Derbyshire.

    "Get something done about it."

    Dennis Skinner

    However a council spokeswoman said proposed changes to the way its libraries were run did not include closure.

    She said: "Council leader councillor Barry Lewis has been clear that no libraries will close on his watch.

    “The council held a 12-week consultation asking Derbyshire residents to give their views on the proposals earlier this year which include transferring 20 libraries out of a total of 45 to community management."

  10. Man jailed over child sex offences

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    A Leicester man has been jailed for five years after admitting a string of child sex offences.

    Fahim Patel, of Kedleston Road, Leicester, was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court earlier.

    He admitted three counts of making indecent images of a child, two counts of attempting to engage in sexual communications with a girl aged under 16, two counts of possessing extreme pornographic images, one count of attempting to meet a girl under 16 following grooming, one count of attempting to cause or incite a girl aged 13 to 15 to engage in sexual activity, one count of attempting to engage in sexual communications with a girl under 16 and one count of causing a child to watch a sexual act.

    He pleaded not guilty to two charges of attempting to cause sexual exploitation, which will remain on file.

    He has also been made subject of a sexual harm prevention order for eight years and must sign the sex offenders’ register for life.

    Fahim Patel
  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J28, A38 (Alfreton) and J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  12. Lanes reopen after A1 powder paint spill

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    The A1 is new getting back to normal after an unusual powder paint spillage near Newark.

    All lanes are now open.

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  13. Police seize property in Bestwood raids

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    Cars, bikes, cash, drugs and cannabis plants have been seized during raids on two properties in Nottingham this morning.

    Cannabis plants

    More than 15 officers went to the addresses in the Bestwood area as part of Operation Reacher. One man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs.

    Officers at Comfrey Close discovered a number of plants growing in the garden. These were seized along with an Audi TT, Ford Focus and five off-road bikes.

    Police with off-road motorbike

    Officers at Rose Ash Lane seized "a large amount of cash" along with a VW Polo GTI. A significant amount of drugs, believed to be Class A, were found inside the car.

    Seized cash
  14. Your comments: Bank freezes trans woman's account

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    More comments are coming in on our story about Sophia Reis.

    The transgender woman from Nottingham had her bank account frozen when using Santander's telephone banking service because she sounded like a man.

    Sophia Reis

    Santander said it has a "duty to protect the security" of accounts but apologised for any offence caused.