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Summary

  1. Man shot outside karaoke bar
  2. 'Miracle' baby has heart operation
  3. Six arrests at Forest-Rams match
  4. Man charged over £3.5m cannabis find
  5. Cricket: Coughlin dislocates shoulder
  6. Updates on Monday 12 March 2018

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By Calum McKenzie and Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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Traffic and travel: M1 fully reopened

There've been problems on the M1 between J30 and J31 this morning - but things appear to be improving.

Repairs on the road have been completed and all lanes have reopened:

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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 emergency repairs. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, between J23A for A42 and J24 for A6.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J23a A42 and J24, A6 (Kegworth), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, after J19 for M6.

M1 Leicestershire - Queuing traffic on M1 southbound after J19, M6 (Catthorpe Interchange), because of all traffic being temporarily held and removal of overnight roadworks.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, at J20 for A4303.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 northbound at J20, A4303 (Lutterworth), because of emergency repairs.

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

Our live coverage across the day

East Midlands Live has now ended, but some news, sport and travel updates will continue to appear overnight.

Dedicated coverage for this region returns at 08:00 tomorrow morning.

Weather: Rain around overnight

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

Outbreaks of rain will continue for a time before clearing to the south east.

Weather map
BBC

Dry into the early hours with some breaks in the cloud developing and the risk of a few patches of mist/fog forming.

Minimum temperatures of 2-6°C (36-43°F).

Rail tunnel cleared for use amid flood concern

Calum McKenzie

BBC News

East Midlands Trains tweets...

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Severe accident: A628 South Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

A628 South Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between A616 and A6024.

A628 South Yorkshire - A628 closed westbound between Flouch roundabout in Langsett and Holmfirth Turn Off in High Peak, because of an accident.

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

Navy reservist unit gets Freedom of the City honour

Calum McKenzie

BBC News

The East Midlands' only Royal Naval Reserve Unit is to be given the Freedom of the City of Nottingham.

HMS Sherwood
Royal Navy

Beeston-based HMS Sherwood's honour will be presented at a full council meeting in May.

A Freedom Parade will take place through Nottingham later in the summer.

Rail crossing 'could be replaced by flyover'

Stefan Pidluznyj

Local Democracy Reporter

Rail journey times between Nottingham and Lincoln may be reduced by removing a crossing at Newark, a report suggests.

Flat crossing at Newark
J. Hannan-Briggs/Geograph

The study, by Network Rail, proposes removing the Newark Flat Crossing and replacing it with a flyover.

Currently, any increase in east-west train services is limited by the crossing with the East Coast Mainline.

This means trains have to wait for each other, costing time and capacity.

The report states that the crossing is an "outdated piece of infrastructure" but removing it would be "very costly" and involve a "complex engineering task".

Any upgrades are likely to be only made in the 2030s once HS2 has been completed.

Severe disruption: M42 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M42 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, at J11 for A42.

M42 Leicestershire - M42 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J11, A42 (Burton Upon Trent).

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

Riding centre closes due to flooding

Calum McKenzie

BBC News

Scropton Riding and Driving Centre tweets...

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Heavy rain causing flooding

Calum McKenzie

BBC News

This picture gives some idea about the level of flooding across parts of Derbyshire following a day of heavy and persistent rain.

Flooding in Ockbrook
Jo Briggs

It was taken by Jo Briggs on Collier Lane in Ockbrook earlier this afternoon.

Severe accident: A57 Derbyshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A57 Derbyshire both ways severe accident, between Hurst Road and A6013.

A57 Derbyshire - A57 Snake Pass closed in both directions between the Hurst Road junction in Glossop and the A6013 junction in Ladybower Reservoir, because of a serious accident involving a car.

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

Flooding across parts of Derbyshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC News

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue has said it is starting to receive calls to rescue people stranded in flood water.

A flood alert has been issued by the Met Office for Bottle Brook in Derbyshire and there is a flood warning in place for Rolleston Brook and the River Dove at Rolleston.

The fire service is urging people to take extra care on the roads and not to take risks.

Flooding disrupting rail services

Calum McKenzie

BBC News

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