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Summary

  1. Concern over insurance costs after fatal gas blast
  2. Labour ousted as leaders of Ashfield council
  3. Machete wielding men in shop robbery
  4. Delays expected on weekend rail services
  5. Wheelie bins to replace bags in recycling cost cutback
  6. Updates on Friday 27 April 2018

Live Reporting

By Sandish Shoker and Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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Luke Fletcher

Luke Fletcher upstages Stuart Broad with 5-27 before Worcestershire fight back against Nottinghamshire on day three.

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Leicestershire's Paul Horton

Leicestershire reach 267-5 after play finally gets under way on day three of their Championship game against Derbyshire.

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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 - Two lanes closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J31, A57 (Sheffield) and J30, A616 (Worksop).

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

Severe accident: A610 Nottinghamshire westbound

BBC News Travel

A610 Nottinghamshire westbound severe accident, between M1 J26 Nottingham and A6096 Gin Close Way.

A610 Nottinghamshire - A610 in Eastwood closed westbound between Nottingham and Ikea Island, because of an accident.

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Are everyday saris on the decline?
The drop in sales is thought to be a worldwide trend.

Severe accident: A6 Leicestershire both ways

BBC News Travel

A6 Leicestershire both ways severe accident, between School Lane and Firfield Avenue.

A6 Leicestershire - A6 Loughborough Road in Birstall closed in both directions between the School Lane junction and the Firfield Avenue junction, because of a serious accident.

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Chris Cohen in action for Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest midfielder Chris Cohen retires from playing and is likely to take up a coaching role with the club.

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Wilfried Zaha celebrates

Caroline Chapman

BBC Sport

Roy Hodgson says "no-one wants to tempt fate" but the thrashing of Leicester should secure Crystal Palace's Premier League future.

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Severe disruption: A594 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

A594 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, at A6 St Margaret's Way affecting Abbey Park Road.

A594 Leicestershire - A594 Vaughan Way in Leicester closed and queuing traffic southbound at the A6 St Margaret's Way junction, because of a van fire. Congestion on A6 Abbey Lane to the Abbey Park Road junction.

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Lewis Grabban

Aston Villa strike back to earn a draw against play-off hopefuls Derby County, who miss the chance to move up to fifth.

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Lee Tomlin

Nottingham Forest miss a second-half penalty as they are held to a goalless draw against Bristol City in the Championship.

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Football

Jamille Matt's late goal secures Grimsby's safety as they beat Notts County to end the visitors' automatic promotion hopes.

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Football

Lee Angol Mansfield's saviour as they twice come from behind to beat Yeovil to keen their League Two play-off hopes alive.

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Gareth Ainsworth

Wycombe Wanderers secure promotion to League One after coming from behind to win at relegated Chesterfield.

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Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

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

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

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, at J24 for A6.

M1 Leicestershire - M1 lane closed on entry slip road northbound at J24, A6 (Kegworth), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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Rain at New Road

Day two of Worcestershire's match against Nottinghamshire at New Road is abandoned without a ball being bowled.

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Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, at J21A for A46 Leicester North.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 southbound at J21a, A46 (Leicester North), because of an accident.

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

Driver in passenger seat of Telsa

He said he was the "unlucky one who got caught" after being seen in the passenger seat on the M1.

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Severe disruption: A46 Nottinghamshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A46 Nottinghamshire northbound severe disruption, between A606 Melton Road and A52.

A46 Nottinghamshire - One lane closed on A46 northbound between the A606 Melton Road junction in Widmerpool and Saxondale Island in Newton, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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Severe disruption: A1 Rutland northbound

BBC News Travel

A1 Rutland northbound severe disruption, between A606 Empingham Road and A151.

A1 Rutland - One lane closed on A1 Great North Road northbound between Rutland Water Turn Off in Stamford and Colsterworth Services Junction in Colsterworth, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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Leicestershire rain

The second straight day of Leicestershire's County Championship game against Derbyshire is called off because of rain.

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Louise Wright

A roller derby tournament is being held in memory of Louise Wright who was killed riding her bicycle in Nottingham.

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Severe accident: A47 Leicestershire both ways

BBC News Travel

A47 Leicestershire both ways severe accident, at Sunnycroft Road.

A47 Leicestershire - A47 Hinckley Road in Leicester closed in both directions at the Sunnycroft Road junction, because of a serious accident.

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'Largest' Nottingham cave opens to public for first time in 20 years
Nottingham's largest cave system is to be opened up for the first time in more than 20 years.
Ed Sheeran

Councillors were also given bottles of champagne as well as tickets to see Drake and Justin Bieber.

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Severe accident: A5250 Derbyshire both ways

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A5250 Derbyshire both ways severe accident, at Shepherd Street.

A5250 Derbyshire - A5250 Burton Road in Derby closed in both directions at the Shepherd Street junction, because of an accident involving one car and two parked cars.

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Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, between J19 for M6 and J18 for A5.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J19, M6 (Catthorpe Interchange) and J18, A5 (Rugby), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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, between J19 for M6 and J18 for A5.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J19, M6 (Catthorpe Interchange) and J18, A5 (Rugby), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, at J23 for A512.

M1 Leicestershire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J23, A512 (Loughborough), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Our live coverage across the day

Our coverage has finished for another week. Live updates will resume at 08:00 on Monday

Yellow warning for rain for parts of East Midlands

BBC Weather

Heavy rain is expected to hit parts of the region this weekend, prompting the Met Office to issue a weather alert for parts of Leicestershire and Rutland.

Tomorrow is expected to continue generally cloudy, misty and chilly with the chance of some rain and drizzle from time to time.

Sunday will be generally fine across East Midlands but with heavy rain forecast in the evening and into Monday.

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Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, at J21A for A46 Leicester North.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M1 southbound at J21a, A46 (Leicester North), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Men jailed after violent pub robberies

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

Three men have been jailed for 15 years each after three knifepoint robberies at pubs in Nottingham last summer.

They raided the Brewhouse pub on Trent Bridge around midnight one night in July and threatened the manager with a knife before taking £10,000 from a safe.

Two weeks later they climbed up the fire escape of Nottingham Knight pub, in West Bridgford, to gain entry.

They put a wet cloth over the manager’s face and held a pair of scissors to her throat before punching her in the face. She had been in the middle of counting the day's takings.

Pub robberies
Nottinghamshire Police

They were arrested after the third raid on 29 August at the Ferry Boat Inn in Stoke Bardolph when a sniffer dog found them hiding in bushes nearby.

Nathaniel Smith (right) 31, of Phoenix Close, The Meadows pleaded guilty to all three robberies on the first day of the trial and was sentenced today.

Steven Ward (centre) 33, of Lammas Gardens, The Meadows and Liam Campbell (left), 27, of Osier Road, The Meadows pleaded guilty to the Ferry Boat Inn robbery but denied the other two. Both were convicted of the Nottingham Knight robbery but cleared of attacking the other pub.

Raids across county target wanted criminals

Police raided 47 properties across Leicester and Leicestershire in a crackdown on wanted criminals.

The force said it arrested seven people on Wednesday in Operation Cabriolet, targeting "outstanding offenders wanted for live crime investigations".

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Of those arrested, five were charged with a range of offences including possession of an offensive weapon and sexual assault.

One person was released with no further action and another was released pending further inquiries.