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By Amy Woodfield and Maryam Qaiser

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  1. Raft building for Bakewell

    Oli Constable

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    This weekend is the Bakewell Carnvial and in the lead up to it, children from the local area, including Sheffield, have been in the Peak District for the annual Make a Raft Race down the river.

    I've been to take a look at some of the finished vessells that the children have made and to find out what else is going on:

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    Video caption: Raft building for Bakewell Carnival.
  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, between J29 for A617 and J29a for Markham Lane Markham Vale.

    M1 Derbyshire - Three lanes blocked and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J29a, Markham (Markham Vale), because of an accident involving 2 lorries and a car.

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

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    Severe accident: A616 Nottinghamshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A616 Nottinghamshire both ways severe accident, between B6325 Great North Road and Newark Road.

    A616 Nottinghamshire - A616 Great North Road in South Muskham closed in both directions between the B6325 Great North Road junction and the Newark Road junction, because of a serious accident.

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

  4. Our live coverage across the day

    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 will return at 08:00 tomorrow morning.

  5. East Midlands weather update: Cloudy and unsettled with more rain

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    It will remain cloudy and unsettled this evening and overnight, with further outbreaks of rain.


    Friday will be another unsettled day, with the cloud remaining stubborn in places.

    Although some lengthy dry spells are possible, a band of patchy rain will push south eastwards during the afternoon.

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    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, at J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham affecting J22 for A50.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound at J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of emergency repairs. Travel time is one hour and 23 minutes. Congestion to J22, A50 (Coalville).

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

  7. 'Trespassing' Derby travellers issued council notice

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    Travellers have been issued a notice by Derby City Council to vacate Chaddesden Park following reports of illegal trespassing.

    Council officers, along with Derbyshire Police, issued the notice - which means the travellers must leave the site immediately.

    The council said if the notice is not complied with, officers will issue court proceedings to seek to gain possession of the land on Friday morning.

  8. Murder probe after man dies following alleged assault

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a 69-year-old man who was allegedly assaulted in Staveley.

    Derbyshire Police said the man was attacked on 21 June in the Beechers Brook pub on High Street.

    The man - named by police as Peter Matts, of Staveley - was taken to hospital in Sheffield but has now died from his injuries.

    Beechers Brook pub

    As part of the police's investigation, officers have released this CCTV image of a man, woman and child.

    CCTV image

    The force believes they could have been witnesses to the incident and have urged them to get in touch with officers.

    A 45-year-old man, from Staveley, has been charged with assault occasioning grievous bodily harm.

    He is due to appear at Derby Crown Court on Monday 24 July.

  9. Extra security for Little Mix concert

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Additional security will be put in place for this weekend's Little Mix concert at Donington Park, Leicestershire Police has confirmed.

    Little Mix

    Police have said following the recent terror attacks in Manchester and London, security at the event has been reviewed and now extra measures will be put in place - including armed officers patrolling with unarmed colleagues.

    Music fans are also being warned that bags will be searched, so it may take a bit of extra time to get inside.

    There's also a warning about the extra traffic on the roads for the event on Saturday. Roads near the park are expected to be busy before the concert starts at 17:30 BST and after it finishes at 21:30.

  10. Police appeal to find former prisoner in breach of licence

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police are asking for the public to help them find this man who has breached his prison licence...

    Sean Perry

    Sean Perry was last seen at his probation-approved address in Leicester on 19 June. He failed to return later that day.

    Police claim "extensive enquiries" have been conducted to find the 46-year-old but without success.

    They ask that if you see him, you should not approach him but call the police.