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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 10 August 2017
  2. Woman's body exhumed in murder probe
  3. 'Ancient' Grade II listed windmill damaged and robbed
  4. Nursery closed following assault allegation
  5. Abandoned kitten rescued twice in one day
  6. 'Granny's plate' valued at £60,000

Live Reporting

By Calum McKenzie and Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A6 Leicestershire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A6 Leicestershire westbound severe accident, between Regent Street and A563 Palmerston Way.

    A6 Leicestershire - A6 Harborough Road in Oadby closed westbound between the Regent Street junction and the A563 Palmerston Way junction, because of accident investigation work.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Nottinghamshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Nottinghamshire northbound severe disruption, at J26 for A610 Nottingham.

    M1 Nottinghamshire - M1 exit slip road partially blocked and slow traffic northbound at J26, A610 (Nottingham), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  4. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all from East Midlands Live. Some news, sport and travel will continue to appear through the night until full coverage returns at 08:00 on Friday.

  5. Jennifer Blackwell death: Body exhumation 'relatively unusual'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Police have confirmed that the post-mortem into Jennifer Blackwell's death will take place later today following the exhumation of her body.

    "To exhume a body is relatively unusual but what is not unusual is that we receive information all the time after people have died," Det Supt Rob Griffin added.

    "It is important that we, the police, react to that information."

  6. East Midlands weather update: A dry night

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    It will remain dry and fine to end the day with plenty of sunny spells. It will stay dry overnight with clear skies - perfect for viewing the Perseid Meteor Shower.

    Weather
  7. Jennifer Blackwell death: 'Wrong to talk' about reason for murder probe

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Police have said it would be "wrong to talk" about the information they were given that led them to ask to exhume Jennifer Blackwell's body.

    Rob Griffin

    "It would be wrong to talk about the information that came to light," Det Supt Rob Griffin told reporters.

    He adds that the information was passed to them after her funeral.

  8. Jennifer Blackwell death: Arrested man 'knew victim', police say

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Nottinghamshire Police has confirmed that the 38-year-old man arrested on suspicion of the murder of Jennifer Blackwell (16:17) was known to her.

    However, the police would not go as far as to say if they were related or not.

    The man has been interviewed and will continue to be interviewed throughout the day.

  9. 'Ancient' Grade II listed windmill damaged and robbed

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A 220-year-old Grade II listed windmill in Derbyshire has been broken into and had an "almost irreplaceable" item stolen.

    Heage Windmill

    Thieves got into Heage Windmill in Belper overnight by forcing their way through the west door.

    Windmill door

    The mill was damaged as well as the undercroft, where there are displays explaining the story of the mill.

    The Heage Windmill Society is particularly upset by the theft of one item - a mill bill used to sharpen the millstones.

    mill bill

    Not only is the society "distressed" by the loss of the 150-year-old tool, it is also concerned it could be a "potential deadly weapon". It had been chained down at the mill.

    Those behind the break-in even left their stamp on their crime by scrawling in the visitor book.

    Visitor book

    The society has said steps have now been taken to secure the windmill and further safety measures will follow.

  10. Football: Stags preparing to break club record to sign striker

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Mansfield Town boss Steve Evans has said the Stags are preparing a club record bid in an attempt to sign a new striker.

    Steve Evans

    Evans told the club's official website: "In the last few days, we've become aware that a player, a type of player that we like, might be available.

    "It won't be a question of whether we can get there on the fee, I know we can get there on the fee.

    "The manager is going to have a chat with that player today and say, 'would you like to have a football chat [with Mansfield]?'"

    The club's current transfer record is thought to be about £150,000.

  11. Appeal following nightclub sexual assault

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police investigating a sexual assault in a Leicester nightclub are asking for help to identify this man.

    CCTV of wanted man

    In June a woman reported being following into the ladies toilets by a man who touched her inappropriately and exposed himself.

    The woman in her 20s is said to have been shaken by what happened.

  12. Council official storms out of accounts meeting

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    Derby City Council's last two years' worth of accounts still have not been signed off, because auditors have said there are serious errors with them.

    Derby City Council building

    I’ve spent today at the authority’s audit and accounts committee, whose job it is to monitor the problems.

    It began with two senior officials arguing loudly about who could and could not attend the meeting. One briefly stormed out.

    It ended with the chair of the committee attempting (unsuccessfully) to tell its members not to speak to the press afterwards.

    The council has said it is sorting out its accounting problems. But it is clearly still a sensitive subject.

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M1 Derbyshire - Two lanes closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J28, A38 (Alfreton) and J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of a broken down vehicle and recovery work.

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

  14. Nursery closed following assault allegation

    Caroline Lowbridge

    BBC News Online

    A nursery school in Leicestershire has been temporarily shut down following allegations that children were mistreated - including one child being "assaulted".

    Child on a tricycle

    Ofsted received a complaint that the manager "dragged" a two-year-old girl across the floor, "swung" her around then "aggressively forced her to sit down on the floor".

    A referral about the child being "assaulted" was made to Ofsted in June by a former member of staff. The facility has been shut until at least 23 August while they investigate.

    The manager denies the allegations.