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Summary

  1. Live updates for Thursday 31 August 2017
  2. Two arrested after death of five-year-old boy
  3. 'Bladed article' arrest 'not terror-related'
  4. East Midlands ambulance 'catastrophes' on the rise
  5. Man appears in court over fatal stabbing in Long Eaton
  6. Jimi Hendrix note to 'Foxy Lady' up for auction

Live Reporting

By Gavin Bevis and Dave Wade

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, after J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound after J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of a broken down car and recovery work.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, between J21 for M69 and J20 for A4303.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J21, M69 (Leicester) and J20, A4303 (Lutterworth), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    West Brom defender Jonny Evans

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Manchester City end their interest in West Brom defender Jonny Evans after having two bids rejected in the summer.

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  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 returns from 08:00 on Friday morning.

  5. BreakingTwo arrested after death of five-year-old boy

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Two people have been arrested following the death of a five-year-old boy.

    Leicestershire Police has said the boy was taken to hospital in the early hours of Sunday with a head injury - believed to have been sustained during an incident off Nanpantan Road, Loughborough.

    He was moved to the Queen's Medical Centre where he died last night. His death is currently being treated as unexplained and a post-mortem examination is yet to take place.

    The arrested adults have been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

  6. Cricket: Leicestershire board to discuss management row

    BBC Leicester Sport

    We understand a board meeting will be held at Grace Road tonight following a disagreement between captain Mark Cosgrove and head coach Pierre de Bruyn.

    Grace Road
  7. Preparations begin for Darley Park Concert

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Work has begun to build the stage for Sunday's Darley Park Concert in Derby.

    The classical music event has returned after being cancelled last year but is no longer free to attend.

    Tickets are £2.50 in advance or £5 at the gate.

    Darley Park Concert stage