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By David Pittam and Gavin Bevis

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, at J20 for A4304 Lutterworth Road.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 northbound at J20, A4304 (Lutterworth), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

  2. Our live coverage across the day

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Today's updates have now come to an end. We'll be back with more from 08:00 on Wednesday.

  3. Tonight's weather: Showers set to ease off

    BBC Weather

    Any showers around in the evening will die away to leave it dry for a time but rain will then spread from the south-west and become persistent. Becoming breezier too with a brisk south-easterly wind.

    Weather map
  4. Rams agree deal for Aberdeen skipper

    BBC Sport

    Aberdeen captain Graeme Shinnie has signed a pre-contract deal with Derby County.

    The 27-year-old central midfielder, who can also play left-back, will move to Pride Park on a three-year deal in the summer as a free agent.

    Graeme Shinnie

    Shinnie has made 185 appearances for Aberdeen since signing from Inverness Caledonian Thistle in 2015, where he won the Scottish Cup.

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    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, at J28 for A38 Alfreton.

    M1 Derbyshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic northbound at J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  6. Public warned not to approach missing prisoner

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    A man who was serving a five-year sentence for drug and gun offences has gone on the run from Sudbury open prison.

    Police have issued an appeal for help in locating Jason McCormack, 32, who vanished on Saturday 27 April.

    Jason McCormack

    The public has been urged not to approach McCormack, who has links to West Yorkshire, if they spot him and to contact Derbyshire Police instead.

  7. Pensioner killed in city centre bus crash

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    A woman who was hit by a bus in Leicester on Friday has died in hospital.

    Police said the woman, who was in her 70s, died yesterday after being struck in Humberstone Gate at about 17:00 on Friday.

    No-one else was hurt in the crash. Police have appealed for witnesses.

    Humberstone Gate
  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, from J30 for A616 Worksop to J31 for A57 Worksop Road Sheffield.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound from J30, A616 (Worksop) to 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

  9. Future of city council still to be decided

    East Midlands Today

    Derby's political parties are due to meet this week to discuss which of them might run the city council.

    Last week's local elections left the authority in no overall control, with no party gaining a majority.

    Council House

    There could be a deal between two of them, or the Conservatives might try to run Derby on their own.

    A decision is expected by 23 May, in time for the new civic year.

  10. Woman to go on trial accused of killing baby

    Press Association

    A jury panel has been sworn in at the trial of a woman accused of killing her newborn baby.

    Hannah Cobley denies murdering the unnamed infant in April 2017 while living at a farm in Leicestershire.

    The 29-year-old, of Broughton Road, Stoney Stanton, was charged with the offence in August last year.

    Leicester Crown Court

    Addressing jurors after they were sworn in at Leicester Crown Court, trial judge Mrs Justice Carr urged them to consider the case dispassionately.

    The prosecution is due to start setting out its case tomorrow, with the trial expected to last up to six weeks.

  11. Concern for missing Mansfield man

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Police say they're worried about the safety of a 36-year-old man who's gone missing from the Mansfield area.

    Adrian Lewis was wearing black trousers and a green and white jacket when he disappeared at about 04:20 today.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police.

    Adrian Lewis
  12. Lampard 'proud' as Derby County secures play-off place

    BBC Sport

    Derby County boss Frank Lampard described himself as "proud" after the Rams secured a Championship play-off place with victory over West Bromwich Albion.

    Two goals in three second-half minutes from Mason Bennett and Harry Wilson saw the Rams finish sixth, to set up a play-off semi-final against Leeds United.

    Martyn Waghorn headed Derby ahead against West Bromwich Albion

    The manager said: "Pride is probably the main emotion, to see the team play from 1-1 onwards, with the quality and the work rate and the calm nature to play the football we played.

    "When we got our noses in front we kept moving the ball, it was brilliant.

    "We need to try to carry that momentum."

  13. Work under way for new WWII memorial

    Amy Payne

    Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

    Work has begun on a £75,000 memorial for a unit stationed in Leicestershire before the Battle of Arnhem.

    The 10th Parachute Battalion was stationed in Somerby before the battle in Holland, where more than 1,400 allied troops died.

    Artist at work

    Now almost 75 years on, its men are to be permanently remembered.

    One of the pieces depicts a chicken, which one soldier carried on his practice jumps, and which died in the battle.

    Chicken statue
  14. Shakespears Sister comeback tour to start in Nottingham

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Shakespears Sister have reformed after 26 years - and will kick off their comeback tour in Nottingham.

    The duo, who enjoyed chart success with hits including You're History and Stay, will play the Royal Concert Hall on 31 October ahead of 13 other UK dates.

    The tour follows the release of a greatest hits compilation in July featuring two new tracks.

    Shakespears Sister
  15. Church window smashed during break in

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    All Saints Church in Scraptoft, Leicestershire was broken into last night.

    The culprits smashed a stained glass window which police said would cost the church "a lot to repair" but nothing was reported as taken.

    It is thought the building in Church Hill was broken into some time between last night and 06:40 this morning.

    Broken window at All Saints Church, Scraptoft

    Officers from the Market Harborough police team said they were investigating.

    They have asked anyone who witnessed what happened to give them a call or ring Crimestoppers.

    All Saints Church, Scraptoft