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Summary

  1. Live updates on Wednesday 27 December
  2. One lane reopens after M1 crash
  3. Delays after 'car stuck on tram lines'

Live Reporting

By Maryam Qaiser

All times stated are UK

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Deborah Steel

Orla Moore

BBC Look East

Deborah Steel went missing after a shift at a pub in Ely, Cambridgeshire on 28 December 1997.

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Samaritans volunteers talk about life at the end of the phone
More than 11,000 volunteers will be manning the charity's helpline across Christmas and New Year.

Severe disruption: A38 Derbyshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A38 Derbyshire both ways severe disruption, between A516 and A516.

A38 Derbyshire - A38 in Derby closed in both directions between the A516 junction and the A516 junction, because of a police incident.

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

Severe accident: A6006 Leicestershire both ways

BBC News Travel

A6006 Leicestershire both ways severe accident, between B676 Six Hills Lane and Loughborough Road.

A6006 Leicestershire - A6006 in Grimston closed and slow traffic in both directions between the B676 Six Hills Lane junction and the Loughborough Road junction, because of an accident.

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

Our live coverage has ended

Regular live coverage on this page has ended for the day, but breaking news, sport and travel updates will continue to appear through the night.

East Midlands Live returns from 08:00 tomorrow morning.

East Midlands Weather: Yellow warning for ice

Anna Church

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for ice, which will remain in place until 11:00 tomorrow.

Icy patches are expected to develop overnight but it will be a dry evening for most with clear skies and some frost forming.

East Midlands weather
BBC

It will be a frosty but dry start to tomorrow for most with plenty of winter sunshine and temperatures reaching 4C (39F).

Prince Harry praises Nottingham project

Maryam Qaiser

BBC News

Prince Harry has personally praised a Nottingham project he's been supporting through one of his charities.

He said Full Effect in St Ann's has enabled young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to have a voice and speak honestly.

He spoke about the charity as he guest edited BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

Prince Haryr talks about local project
BBC

The community recording studio has been helping young people for 20 years.

It's now being supported by Prince Harry's Royal Foundation and he has told the BBC it's making a huge difference.

A1 lane closure following an accident

Maryam Qaiser

BBC News

One lane is closed on the A1 northbound near Tuxford because of an accident.

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In Picture: Wintry scenes from the region

BBC Weather Watchers

There has been plenty of snow in Leicestershire.

This was taken in East Farndon near Market Harborough this morning

East Farndon
David C

This was the scene in Bonsall Moor, near Matlock today...

Bonsall Moor
Kate

There was even some of the white stuff in Mansfield Woodhouse this afternoon too.

Mansfield Woodhouse
Maggie T

And this was Bakewell in Derbyshire today.

Bakewell
Bally Wings

Man charged with burglary offences

Maryam Qaiser

BBC News

A 42-year-old man has been charged with burglary offences in Ravenshead and Kirkby-in-Ashfield.

Nottinghamshire Police said one burglary happened in Longdale Lane on 19 December and an aggravated burglary in Sutton Road two days later.

Longdale Lane
Google

The man has been charged with one count of burglary, one count of aggravated burglary and possessing a knife in a public place.

He has been remanded in custody.

Robber absconds from Sudbury Prison

A 29-year-old man convicted of robbery and theft has absconded from HMP Sudbury in Derbyshire.

Navarone Dominic McIntosh was sentenced to four years in prison at Birmingham Crown Court in February 2016.

McIntosh has family in Birmingham and the West Midlands.

Police have asked anyone with information about McIntosh's whereabouts to contact them.

Navarone McIntosh
Derbyshire Constabulary

Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe accident, between J29 for A617 and J28 for A38 Alfreton.

M1 Derbyshire - Very slow traffic and one lane closed on M1 southbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of an accident.

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

Sponsor sought for new school

Maryam Qaiser

BBC News

Nottinghamshire County Council is looking for sponsors to run a new primary school.

As part of plans to build new homes on the former Rolls-Royce site in Hucknall, developers are also building a new free school.

Plans for the new school in Hucknall
Ashfield District Council

County councillor Phillip Owen said: "This new school is now essential to meet projected demand from the new housing development. It will grow in size from the bottom up and mean that convenient school places will be available to families as they move in, which will in turn make the housing development more attractive.”

Interested sponsors will need to be Department for Education approved and can come in the form of a single academy, a multi-academy trust or a diocese, he said.

Potential sponsors have until 5 February to submit their application.

Rolls-Royce site Hucknall
Nottinghamshire County Council

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, between J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham and J24 for A6 affecting J26 for A610 Nottingham.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M1 southbound between J25, A52 (Nottingham) and J24, A6 (Kegworth), because of a broken down vehicle. Congestion to J26, A610 (Nottingham).

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

'Man suffers facial injuries during assault'

Maryam Qaiser

BBC News

A 51-year-old man suffered injuries to his nose and mouth during an assault in Derby.

Derbyshire police said the man "staggered from Abbotts Barn Close to Gerard Street leaving a trail of blood" after the attack on 19 December.

The man was taken to Royal Derby Hospital for treatment.

Abbotts Barn Close
Google

A 62-year-old man was arrested over the assault and has since been released while inquiries continue.

Vehicle fire causes M1 delays

Maryam Qaiser

BBC News

One lane is closed on the M1 northbound between junctions 28 for Alfreton and 29 for Chesterfield because of a vehicle fire.

This is causing traffic to back up to junction 27 for Hucknall.

Junction 28 delays because of car fire
Highways England
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University loans award-winning art work from library

Maryam Qaiser

BBC News

People in Leicester will have the chance to display award-winning art work in their own homes as part of a new scheme by De Montfort University.

The university has a new art-lending library where members of the public can borrow works of art.

The library has been opened by Glasgow-based artists Neil Bromwich and Zoe Walker.

Library launched by Glasgow-based artists Neil Bromwich and Zoe Walker
De Montfort University

There are 57 pieces of art for loan including work by two Turner Prize-nominated artists, Ciara Phillips and Marvin Gaye Chetwynd.

Mr Bromwich, who was born in Leicester, said: "To actually have the one-to-one relationship living with the contemporary piece of art in your own home is a really different experience of enjoying and appreciating art."

How has the UK's landscape changed since World War II?
How has the UK's landscape changed since World War II?

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J28 for A38 Alfreton and J29 for A617 affecting J27 for A608 Hucknall.

M1 Derbyshire - Three lanes closed and queuing traffic on M1 northbound between J28, A38 (Alfreton) and J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of a vehicle fire. Travel time is around 40 minutes. Congestion to J27, A608 (Hucknall).

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

Flooding closes A46

Maryam Qaiser

BBC News

The A46 southbound near Upper Broughton is closed this afternoon because of flooding.

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A46 closure
BBC

Teen arrested over gun after street fight

Clumber Street
Google
Police said the reported fight happened in Clumber Street

Two other boys were also arrested following an altercation in Nottingham city centre on Boxing Day.

Clumber Street

Teen arrested over gun after street fight

Two other boys are also arrested following an altercation in Nottingham city centre on Boxing Day.

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Severe disruption: A46 Nottinghamshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A46 Nottinghamshire southbound severe disruption, between A606 Melton Road and A6006.

A46 Nottinghamshire - A46 closed southbound between the A606 Melton Road junction in Stanton-on-the-Wolds and the A6006 junction in Willoughby-on-the-Wolds, because of flooding. Diversion in operation - Traffic is being diverted via the A606 to Wartnaby, then the B676 (Six Hills Lane), rejoining the A46 at Six Hills junction. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe congestion: A617 Derbyshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A617 Derbyshire both ways severe congestion, at B6407 Common Lane.

A617 Derbyshire - A617 Chesterfield Road North in New Houghton blocked and slow traffic at the B6407 Common Lane junction. On the roundabout.

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

Victory for manager as team beat Nottingham Forest

BBC Sport

Lee Bullen earned victory in his first game as interim manager as Sheffield Wednesday ended a seven-game winless run by beating Nottingham Forest.

Adam Reach's superb long-range shot and a Jordan Rhodes penalty put the Owls in control of an open match at the break.

Lee Bullen was in charge of Sheffield Wednesday after Carlos Carvalhal left the club on Christmas Eve
PA

Forest had missed four decent chances to level, notably through Barrie McKay.

But they were second best after Rhodes' spot-kick and Reach teed up Lucas Joao to seal an emphatic win and consign Forest to a fourth loss in six.

Lanes reopen after second M1 crash

Maryam Qaiser

BBC News

All lanes have reopened on the M1 southbound between junctions 21A and 21 in Leicestershire following an accident.

There are still delays of up to 45 minutes.

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Train delays in the region

Maryam Qaiser

BBC News

There are some delays to train services on the Sheffield / Nottingham / London route because of horses on the line near Wellingborough.

Heavy snow near Market Harborough earlier also caused some delays but this has now cleared and trains are running as normal.

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Further M1 delays because of another crash

Maryam Qaiser

BBC News

Worth noting if you are heading in this direction.

Two lanes are closed on the M1 southbound between junctions 21A and 21 near Leicestershire because of a crash.

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Power set to be restored later than planned

Stephanie Barnard

BBC News

Western Power Distribution (WPD) says power should be restored to thousands of homes across the Midlands by 18:00 this evening.

It originally said it hoped to have 200 faults caused by snowfall repaired by midday.

WPD said earlier there were more than 11,000 homes still affected - and about 7,800 of them were in the West Midlands, with Warwickshire and Worcestershire the worst affected.

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Car crashes after police chase

Maryam Qaiser

BBC News

This Audi crashed into a wall after a police pursuit in Stenson Road, Derby, last night.

Derbyshire Armed Response Unit said the car failed to stop and eventually hit the wall and several parked cars.

Car crashes in Derby
Derbyshire Armed Response Unit

Police say the driver fled from the car, which had a false number plate.

A passenger was detained at the scene.

Scene of the crash
Derbyshire Armed Response Unit

Road closed after car ends up in ditch

Maryam Qaiser

BBC News

Police have closed a road in Cotgrave because of "large amounts of standing water" due to the heavy rainfall last night.

Stragglethorpe Road is closed after a car ended up in a ditch.

Stragglethorpe Road
Nottinghamshire Police

Homes without power - update

Stephanie Barnard

BBC News

I've just spoken to Western Power which says about 11,000 homes are still without power across the Midlands - it was 13,000 earlier.

I'm told engineers are looking to repair more than 200 faults to the network after overnight snow and ice.

Warwickshire and Worcestershire are said to be the worst affected areas.

A Western Power spokeswoman says there are about 7,800 affected properties in the West Midlands, and 3,600 in the East Midlands.

Flood warning in place for Leicestershire

Maryam Qaiser

BBC News

The Environment Agency has issued one flood warning and 12 flood alerts for Leicestershire this morning.

The warning is in place at River Sence from Temple Mill to Sheepy Magna because heavy and persistent rain is expected.

Flood alert
Environment Agency

Arrests after 'shots fired' in car crash

Police generic image
BBC

Nottinghamshire Police said there were reports a firearm was discharged shortly before or after the collision.

Police generic image

Arrests after 'shots fired' in car crash

Police said there were reports a firearm was discharged shortly before or after the collision.

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One lane reopens after M1 crash

Maryam Qaiser

BBC News

One lane has reopened following a crash involving an HGV on the M1 southbound between junctions 20 and 19 for Lutterworth.

There are still reports of 20-minute delays as one lane remains closed.

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Delays after 'car stuck on tram lines'

Maryam Qaiser

BBC News

There are delays to tram services this morning because of a car which was stuck in the tracks on Lenton Bridge.

Tram operator NET said the the car had now been removed but there were still some delays to the network.

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East Midlands Weather: Outbreaks of wintry showers

Maryam Qaiser

BBC News

There will be outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow gradually easing away during the morning with a few wintry showers in some parts of the region.

Drier, sunnier conditions will emerge throughout the day but it will be cold with brisk winds.

East Midlands weather
BBC

This evening will remain cold with largely clear skies and a brisk breeze and frost likely by dawn.

M1 delays after HGV crash

Maryam Qaiser

BBC News

Two lanes are closed on the M1 southbound between junctions 20 and 19 near Lutterworth because of an accident.

Police are warning drivers of "hazardous" conditions due to snow in some parts of the region.

Crash causes delays on the M1
Highways England
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Some properties in Oakham and the surrounding areas are currently without power.

Western Power Distribution said engineers were working to restore the power as soon as they could.