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Summary

  1. Woman dies in house fire
  2. Christmas 'terror plot': Man released without charge
  3. Storm Eleanor closes Market Hall
  4. Rail fare price hike protest in Nottingham
  5. Houses demolished after gas leak
  6. Council spends £7.5m on new property
  7. Rail confusion ahead of FA Cup tie
  8. Live updates on Tuesday 2 January

Live Reporting

By Calum McKenzie and Dave Wade

All times stated are UK

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Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, at J20 for A4303.

M1 Leicestershire - M1 lane closed on entry slip road southbound at J20, A4303 (Lutterworth), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, at J20 for A4303.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 southbound at J20, A4303 (Lutterworth), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe accident: M1 Nottinghamshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Nottinghamshire southbound severe accident, between J27 for A608 Hucknall and J26 for A610 Nottingham.

M1 Nottinghamshire - Three lanes closed on M1 southbound between J27, A608 (Hucknall) and J26, A610 (Nottingham), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: A61 Derbyshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A61 Derbyshire both ways severe accident, near A6175 Eyre Street.

A61 Derbyshire - A61 High Street in Clay Cross blocked in both directions near the A6175 Eyre Street junction, because of an accident.

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

Our live coverage across the day

Dedicated live coverage for Tuesday has ended on this page, but some news, sport and travel will appear overnight.

East Midlands Live returns from 08:00 tomorrow morning.

Weather: Wet and windy night

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

Heavy rain is expected overnight with winds becoming very strong by the early hours.

BBC Weather map
BBC

Highs of 5C (41F).

BreakingSheffield 'terror plot': Man released without charge

A Sheffield man arrested last week over an alleged Christmas "terror plot" has been released without charge.

Police cordon
PA

Police say they are satisfied there are no grounds to charge the 21-year-old man, from the Fir Vale area of the city, with any offences.

In a statement, counter-terror police say: "We would like to reassure the public that public safety remains our priority at all times."

Two other men, Andy Sami Star, 31, who owns a chip shop in Chesterfield, and 22-year-old Farhad Salah, from Sheffield, have previously been charged with terrorism offences and remain in custody.

Storm Eleanor closes Market Hall

Dave Wade

BBC News

Derby's Market Hall will close tomorrow after reports there'll be winds of up to 80mph.

derby market hall
Google

The building in Derby's Market Place is currently having glass panels on its roof repaired and the city council fears they may come loose as Storm Eleanor hits.

It said it will review the weather conditions and the roof on Thursday to assess whether it can reopen.

"This decision has not been taken lightly. The council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause and the short notice, but public safety has to be our first priority," the authority said.

Crash driver warned he may be jailed for dangerous driving

A van driver has been warned he may go to prison after a crash near Brougham on the A66 in which a lorry driver was seriously injured.

At Carlisle Crown Court today, Chey Clark, 24, of Coronation Drive, South Normanton, Alfreton, in Derbyshire, admitted causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He was driving a Vauxhall Vivaro that collided with a heavy goods vehicle driven by Mark Bowcock early on 9 February last year.

Recorder Julie Clemitson adjourned the case until she had a probation service assessment of Clark and up-to-date medical information about the other driver's condition.

Chey Clark
Craig McGlasson

Clark was given an interim driving ban, and told the length of his ban would be fixed on 30 January when he will return to face sentence.

Man jailed after gun fired

Dave Wade

BBC News

A man who used a firearm in Worksop has been jailed for 30 months.

Shane Frost
Nottinghamshire Police

Nottinghamshire Police said it received a report a shot had been fired in Gateford Road at about 01:40 on Monday 3 July.

Armed officers swooped on Shane Frost's house in Cheapside, where he was arrested.

The 23-year-old pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence at Nottingham Crown Court today.

New sexual health clinic for city

BBC Radio Leicester

A council is looking to spend £1.6m on a new sexual health clinic.

Sexual health testing kit on a counter
BBC

Leicester City Council wants to put the clinic in an unused unit at the Haymarket Shopping Centre.

Deputy city mayor Adam Clarke said: "What we are looking to do is take up a unit that has long been empty and turn it into something positive.

"What we have there is a unit that retail aren't attracted by, but will provide an excellent location for our new sexual health clinic that will replace the St Peter's clinic into a more affordable and accessible clinic."

Baseball bat robbery images released

Dave Wade

BBC News

These CCTV images have been released by police investigating an armed robbery in Carlton, Nottinghamshire.

baseball bat robbery carlton
Nottinghamshire Police

Two masked men entered a shop in Standhill Road armed with a baseball bat on the evening of Sunday 19 November.

They threatened the staff members and got away with cash.

The man holding a baseball bat had the word "TAZZ" printed on the back of his hoodie.

Travel: A38 crash

Dave Wade

BBC News

Steelers player runs away from Browns

Cleveland Browns became the third team in NFL history not to win a game all season.

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Donington 'a challenge F1 is missing,' says Hamilton

Calum McKenzie

BBC News

Four-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has suggested adding Donington Park to the sport's calendar would be a welcome challenge.

Lewis Hamilton
Getty Images

An ill-fated attempt to bring the British Grand Prix to the Leicestershire-based circuit failed a decade ago, with the race staying at Silverstone.

In an interview with the BBC, in which he was asked about track specifications, Hamilton expressed his "love" for driving at Donington.

1993 European Grand Prix
Getty Images

"The Old Hairpin was a nightmare," he added. "You have to come off the brakes and run the speed in, use the downforce.

"Then up the hill and the second right-hander before the back straight [Coppice]. You can't even see the white line.

"Finding the limit there, that corner is way harder than all the corners in F1. That's the sort of corner F1 is missing. If we had that back in F1, it would bring another level to the challenge."

Donington staged the European Grand Prix in 1993, a race won by Ayrton Senna.

BreakingWoman dies in house fire

Dave Wade

BBC News

An elderly woman died in a house fire in Leicestershire yesterday, the fire service has said.

wayside drive, oadby
Google

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene in Wayside Drive, Oadby.

The fire service said the woman was believed to have died prior to the arrival of the emergency services.

It is thought to have been started by an electrical heater being knocked over.

Drugs, cash and knives seized

Dave Wade

BBC News

Bags of cannabis, wads of cash and weapons were among items seized in the last six months in one area of Leicester, according to police.

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Shredded waste dumped

Dave Wade

BBC News

Do you know who's responsible for this?

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Mr Motivator comes to Nottingham

Dave Wade

BBC News

You might remember him from his morning TV workouts in the '90s, and now he's coming to Nottingham.

mr motivator
PA

An event called, Wake Up Shake Up, will be hosted by former GMTV star Mr Motivator later this month.

It's part of Wellness Week, which is running from Monday 22 January to Sunday 28 January.

The workout has been organised by Nottingham's Business Improvement District (BID), which puts on city centre events and campaigns.

Staff at 800 businesses which are part of BID can take part for free but it will be opened up to the public for a charge if it's not fully subscribed.

Collapsed car park to re-open

Kevin Stanley

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

A Nottingham car park, which partly collapsed last summer, is to fully reopen by April.

car park
BBC

Repairs to the NCP car park in Mount Street have cost £1.8m.

Season ticket holders and weekend shoppers have been allowed to use a controlled area of the car park in recent weeks.

Two men released over woman's death

East Midlands Today

Police investigating the death of a woman have released two men from custody.

Map showing Earl Shilton
BBC

The 21-year-old died on Sunday at a house at The Hollow in Earl Shilton, Leicestershire.

The cause of her death is inconclusive, but further tests are being carried out.

Two men, aged 21 and 43 were arrested on suspicion of supplying a controlled substance.

80-year-old farrier left speechless by MBE honour

BBC Radio Derby

A pioneer of the farrier industry has admitted being left speechless after being awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours.

Doug Bradbury
BBC

Doug Bradbury, 80, from Clay Cross, has spent his life training apprentices as blacksmiths and was seen as a pioneer of the travelling farrier, bringing services direct to farms and riding schools.

His work also saw him achieve the highest qualification in the profession - a Fellow of the Worshipful Company of Farriers in 1986.

Having been told about his MBE, Mr Bradbury, said: "I couldn't speak.

"I never expected it, it is just something I've done and people have noticed. I was shaking, I still am".

He also created the UK Horseshoeing Museum, which is based above his forge.

Fears over Wes Morgan injury

Calum McKenzie

BBC News

Leicester City boss Claude Puel is concerned captain Wes Morgan could be out for a prolonged period after limping off during their 3-0 win against Huddersfield.

Wes Morgan
Reuters

Puel said: "It's a bad injury, a hamstring injury.

"He slipped on the pitch in the first half. With all the tiredness from the games and we can see a lot of injuries with all the teams. It is difficult".

The Foxes face Fleetwood in the FA Cup third round on Saturday lunchtime (12:45) live on BBC One.

Young Muslims from the Ahmadiyya Community spent the New Year cleaning up the streets.
Young people from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community worked with local councils to tidy their streets.

Weather: Rain clearing this afternoon

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

Rain will clear leaving a dry afternoon.

Weather map
BBC

There’s a chance of some bright spells before it turns wet and windy again tonight.

Highs of 8C (46F).

Wind weather warning issued

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind across the region.

Yellow wind weather warning map
Met Office

Winds are expected to be very strong tonight and will continue through Wednesday.

Houses demolished after fatal gas leak

Calum McKenzie

BBC News

Two homes have been demolished following a fatal gas leak.

Demolished house
BBC

A cooker spark ignited the blast in Birstall, Leicestershire, in December last year, killing one woman and injuring two others.

A number of families remain out of their homes, with many neighbouring properties boarded up.

Remains of a cooker and fireplace
BBC

Retired medical secretary Lesley Ward, 71, who lives opposite, said: "It is absolutely devastating to look out of your window every day and just see all the scaffolding and all your neighbours have gone.

"It really is heartbreaking".

Demolished house
BBC

Investigators found "a catastrophic failure of an internal gas pipe joint" was the source of the leak.

The fire service also confirmed there would not be a criminal investigation.

Travel: Broken down train moved

Dave Wade

BBC News

It was causing delays to services between Grantham and Peterborough on the Norwich-Nottingham-Liverpool line.

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Agatha and Alistair Carter

Kate Palmer

BBC News

With rail fares rising again, we speak to those paying £5,000 a year - or more - in travel costs.

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East Midlands politicians who died in 2017

BBC Politics

BBC Politics has been looking back at the politicians who died in 2017.

Former Nottinghamshire miner and popular Labour MP, Jim Hood, died in June.

jim hood
BBC

He served for 18 years as an MP for his native Clydesdale in 1987 and for Lanark and Hamilton East from 2005 to 2015.

The mining engineer and NUM offical moved his family from Scotland to Nottinghamshire in search of work.

During the miner's strike of 1984-5 he witnessed the bitter divisions within the NUM in Nottinghamshire - which led to the formation of the breakaway Union of Democratic Mineworkers.

Sir Michael Latham
David Fowler / Alamy Stock Photo

Sir Michael Latham, who died aged 74 in November, was a Conservative MP for Melton in Leicestershire for 18 years, and continued in the post when the constituency borders changed to Rutland and Melton in 1983.

His great interest was housebuilding. He worked for the Federation of Building Trade Employers before entering Parliament, and pressed consistently as an MP for action to get more homes built.

Read more here about the politicians who died in 2017.

Christmas lights display raised over £25k

Dave Wade

BBC News

A family with a display of more than 100,000 Christmas lights in Nottinghamshire have had another record year for donations.

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Have another look here at the display, which was created by Tony and Wendy Swift and stepson Adam Butler, in Nuthall - and is now in its 14th year.

The lights were switched on by Gogglebox stars the Siddiqui family in front of 2,000 people in November.

The family said the lights raised a total of £25,776, beating last year's record of £21,500, which will be donated to Nottingham City Hospital's Hayward House palliative care unit and the When You Wish Upon a Star foundation.

Travel: Broken down train closes line

Dave Wade

BBC News

The 09:35 Virgin Trains East Coast service from London Kings Cross to Leeds, has broken down near Stoke Tunnel, disrupting East Midlands Trains services on the Norwich-Nottingham-Liverpool Lime Street route.

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The line towards Grantham from Peterborough is closed, meaning some services will be cancelled, revised or diverted via Oakham.

Uncle of seaplane victims loses 'fantastic boys'

Dave Wade

BBC News

A man from Leicestershire, who lost two nephews in a seaplane crash in Australia on New Year's Eve, has said they were "fantastic boys".

seaplane victims
PA/Facebook

Six people died in the crash north of Sydney, including Will and Ed Cousins (pictured top right and bottom left).

Mr Thorpe, from East Goscote near Syston, is their uncle and godfather and the brother-in-law of the boys' father, businessman Richard Cousins (pictured top left), who also died.

"I loved them, I was very, very fond of both of them, they were fantastic boys. It's just come as a total shock," he said.

"They were very, very nice young men and I was really proud of both of them."

The plane is set to be raised from the River Hawkesbury this week, Australian authorities have said.

Watch: Sherwood Forest visitor centre timelapse

Dave Wade

BBC News

A £6m visitor centre being built in Sherwood Forest is reaching the halfway mark.

The new centre just outside Edwinstowe is hoping to welcome 350,000 visitors a year after it opens this summer.

It's been made possible thanks to a consortium including Nottinghamshire County Council and the RSPB.

As the unique curved timber frame is put in place it gives a glimpse of what the finished building, which will include an outside amphitheatre, will look like.

Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, 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 an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Teenager missing for six days

Dave Wade

BBC News

Have you seen missing 14-year-old, Que Smith?

Que Smith
Derbyshire Police

He hasn't been seen since leaving his home in Burton Road, Derby, on Wednesday last week.

Que is 5ft 2ins tall and was wearing a black Adidas hoody with skinny black joggers and black Nike trainers.

He has links to Staffordshire and Northamptonshire, and Derbyshire Police believe he may have spent time in the Coventry area.

Council spends £7.5m on new buildings

Tim Parker

BBC Radio Leicester political reporter

A council's £7.5m spending on property is an investment for the future, according to Leicester's city mayor.

York House
BBC

Leicester City Council is planning to buy York House (pictured), which it already occupies, and several buildings near new market square.

Sir Peter Soulsby believes owning the properties will help the authority increase its budget to help pay for day-to-day services.