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  1. Derbyshire could get more armed police officers
  2. School considering early Friday finishes
  3. University of Derby conned out of £300,000
  4. Police crackdown on M1 car cruising
  5. Homophobic bullying above national average in East Mids
  6. Live updates for Tuesday 27 June 2017

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By Gavin Bevis and Liam Barnes

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, 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 flooding. Traffic is coping well.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M69 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M69 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between M6 J2 and J1 for A5 Hinckley.

    M69 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M69 northbound between M6 J2, Coventry and J1, A5 (Hinckley), because of an accident involving a vehicle that has left the carriageway.

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

  3. Our live coverage across the day

    The dedicated live coverage is over for today, but news, sport and travel updates will continue to appear throughout the night.

    East Midlands Live returns from 08:00 tomorrow morning.

  4. Fire crews rescue trapped horse

    Ben Truslove

    BBC News Online

    Heartwarming news from Belper - the horse which was trapped in a ditch has now been freed.


    Fabulous team work.

  5. Pair jailed over gunpoint raid on building society

    Two men who admitted robbing a building society at gunpoint have been jailed, Leicestershire police said.

    Christopher Dennis, left, and Marlon Watson

    Christopher Dennis, left, and Marlon Watson made off with almost £5,000 after threatening staff at Shepshed's Nottingham Building Society with a firearm in March.

    Earlier today, Dennis, 48, of Pedley Street, Ilkeston, was jailed for eight years. Watson, 31, of French Street Ilkeston, was sentenced to nine years and four months.

    They had both admitted two counts of robbery and possession of a firearm at an earlier hearing.

    Quote Message: This was, understandably, a frightening incident for the two members of staff who were in the premises at the time.People should be able to go to work in the morning and not have to worry about being a victim of an offence such as this." from Det Con Emma Kunne Leicestershire police
    Det Con Emma KunneLeicestershire police
  6. Weather: Wet night ahead

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    It will be a wet evening and night with heavy bursts of rain continuing into the early hours.

    Minimum temperature: 12C (54F)


    Tomorrow will bring another wet day with spells of heavy rain. A few drier and brighter intervals will develop during the afternoon with further showers in between. It will also feel cooler.

  7. Stags boss backs himself to outshine Brad Pitt

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Steve Evans detailed a fictional scenario in which he was competing with Brad Pitt for the love of a beautiful woman after being asked by reporters what he thought of Mansfield being promotion favourites...

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  8. Watch: Fancy walking an alpaca?

    Carol Hinds

    Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

    This pair of animal lovers from the Charnwood Forest started keeping alpacas as a hobby. It's now a thriving business with 10 staff and will be visited by 15,000 people this year...

    Video content

    Video caption: A couple have turned their hobby farm into a successful alpaca business.
  9. Mansfield man to compete at World Cup of cobblers

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    A Mansfield cobbler is heading to California to go toe-to-toe with some of the world's best shoe repairers.

    Dave Lee has been invited to the compete in the World Cup event at the Shoe Service Institute of America's annual convention, due to take place next month on board a cruise liner in Long Beach.

    His invitation comes after he came first in a UK competition last year.

    Dave Lee

    He told BBC East Midlands Today: "I'll be up against people from across the world - it isn't just Americans.

    "I know I've got a trophy coming as they don't invite you out otherwise but I don't think I'll win the thing looking at some of the other repairs - although you never know."

  10. Chesterfield drivers facing months of roadworks

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Drivers in part of Chesterfield have been warned to expect disruption until the end of this year as a major project to replace water pipes gets under way.

    Severn Trent is spending £500,000 upgrading about 2.1 miles (3.4km) of pipes beneath Upper Newbold.

    The firm said it would be working hard with its contractors to minimise disruption.

    Severn Trent logo
  11. Dirty takeaway closed down after inspection

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    A takeaway restaurant in Nottinghamshire has been shut down after inspectors found a host of food safety, hygiene and health and safety breaches.

    Matiz Ali and Choudhry Shoaib-Ur-Raza, who ran Kirkby Balti House in Kingsway, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, were handed Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Orders after the district council decided standards at the eaterie posed a danger to the public.

    Dirty fridge
    Dirty fridge door

    Inspectors cited a lack of separation between raw and ready-to-eat food, inadequate cleaning and poor personal hygiene by the two men.

    Nicolle Ndwiweni, from the council, said: "Preparing food in a dirty environment is not just bad practice, it can lead to serious illness or even death."

  12. Early school finish idea 'not fair on working parents'


    We've had plenty of comments on Facebook about proposals by Danemill Primary School in Enderby to close early on Fridays.

    Adina Ridgeon said: "Think of the parents who are working, but barely managing financially..... they will have to consider additional childcare costs and if they think they can't manage the extra cost may be forced out of work."

    Danemill Primary School

    Christopher Frith wrote: "Secondary schools maybe as most are old enough to take themselves home, but primary school children they're too young and not fair on working parents."