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By Sandish Shoker and Amy Woodfield

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A50 Leicestershire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A50 Leicestershire eastbound severe accident, from A46 to Roundabout at Gynsill Lane.

    A50 Leicestershire - A50 Groby Road partially blocked and queuing traffic eastbound from the A46 junction to the Roundabout at Gynsill Lane junction, because of an accident involving a van and a lorry.

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

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    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, at J21A for A46.

    M1 Leicestershire - M1 exit slip road closed northbound at J21a A46, because of a police incident.

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

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    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, from J22 for A50 to J21A for A46.

    M1 Leicestershire - Stationary traffic on M1 southbound from J22, A50 (Ashby-De-La-Zouch) to J21a A46, because of a rolling road-block and a police incident.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A1 Nottinghamshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1 Nottinghamshire southbound severe disruption, from A634 Spital Road to A620 Retford Road Retford.

    A1 Nottinghamshire - A1 Blyth Road closed southbound from Blyth South Junction in Blyth to Retford in Ranby, because of a vehicle fire.

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

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    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, between J29A for Markham Road J29A and J29 for A617 Chesterfield.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M1 southbound between J29a Markham Road J29a and J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  6. Our live coverage across the day

    Updates on East Midlands Live have now finished. Some posts may continue to appear overnight but live coverage won't resume until 08:00 on Friday.

  7. Weather: Some mist or fog overnight

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    It will be mainly dry throughout this evening and tonight with long clear spells, although there could be some patches of mist or fog forming.

    A minimum temperature of 11°C.


    On Friday it will be a mainly dry and fine day with spells of sunshine, but also the risk of a few showers breaking out.

  8. How the council voted

    Hugh Casswell

    Political reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    All Conservative and Mansfield Independent Forum councillors voted in favour of ditching the borough and district councils and moving to a unitary authority system.

    Inside meeting at Nottinghamshire County Hall

    All of the Labour and Ashfield Independent councillors voted against it, as did the sole Liberal Democrat and the one other independent councillor.

  9. BreakingCouncillors vote to scrap district and borough councils

    Hugh Casswell

    Political reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    Nottinghamshire County Council has approved plans that could lead to district and borough councils being scrapped - 35 for, 30 against.

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  10. Bullets posted to murder suspect's family

    Amy Harris

    Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

    The mother of one of the men accused of killing the Leicester jeweller Ramniklal Jogiya has reported receiving two bullets through her letterbox during her son’s trial.

    Jurors at Birmingham Crown Court heard Thomas Jervis’ mother Linda and girlfriend Georgia Smith also had their cars targeted by vandals last week as the case began.

    Thomas Jervis sketch

    The incidents were revealed during evidence this afternoon. Leicestershire Police said it’s unclear who is behind it or why.

    The police officer in court said they were treating it "seriously" and the bullets had been sent for forensic testing.

    The letterboxes of both homes had now been sealed "to reduce the risk of an arson attack". They have also had CCTV cameras and panic alarms installed.

    Ramniklal Jogiya

    Ramniklal Jogiya was abducted near his shop on Belgrave Road on 24 January. The 74-year-old's body was found on a country lane in Stoughton the following day. Jurors were told he was "badly beaten" and "tortured for information".

    Mr Jervis is one of four men on trial for his murder and manslaughter.

  11. Mansfield councillors key to unitary authority plan

    Hugh Casswell

    Political reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    Lively scenes at Nottinghamshire County Hall during a discussion about moving to a unitary authority system.

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    Councillors for the Mansfield Independent Forum will be key as the ruling Conservatives usually rely on their votes to get things passed.

    Councillor Stephen Garner has said he is in favour of the change. Councillor Andy Sissons also agreed, even though it would mean he loses his Mansfield District Council place.

  12. Car crashes into shop window

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    Emergency services have been dealing with a crash in Nottingham where a car hit a shop window.

    It happened on Radford Road at about 12:45. Police said one person inside the car was taken to hospital with injuries. No arrests have been made.

    Crash on Radford Road
  13. Women who died after mobility scooter fall had cancer

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    A woman who died after falling from her mobility scooter in Derby has been named as 73-year-old Eileen Fieldsend.

    Eileen Fieldsend

    The accident happened on 5 July on Chaddesden Park Road. Mrs Fieldsend died in hospital two days later.

    Her daughters have paid tribute to their mum whom they said was leading a "very independent life" despite having terminal cancer.

    Eileen Fieldsend

    Karen, Lynne and Tracie said their mum had been busy working her way through a bucket list of activities since her cancer diagnosis, including doing a charity sky dive.

  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A6 Derbyshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A6 Derbyshire both ways severe disruption, from Morrisons petrol station to A53 Spring Gardens.

    A6 Derbyshire - A6 Bakewell Road closed and slow traffic in both directions from the Morrisons petrol station junction to the A53 Spring Gardens junction, because of a serious police incident.

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

  15. Build-A-Bear closes following 'safety concerns'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    Bad news if you're heading to Leicester to take up the "pay your age" Build-A-Bear Workshop offer.

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    This was the queue in the Highcross store about 90 minutes ago.

    Build-A-Bear queue
  16. Councillors discuss unitary authority plans

    Hugh Casswell

    Political reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    Councillors have been discussing plans to scrap district and borough councils in Nottinghamshire this afternoon.

    Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council, Kay Cutts, has delivered her motion and has called the current system an "obsolete bureaucracy". She has previously said combining to become one council could save up to £30m a year.

    The opposition Labour leader, Alan Rhodes, has called the plan "the equivalent to a Nottinghamshire Brexit".

    Nottinghamshire county council

    However, Lib Dem councillor Stephen Carr has called on councillor Cutts to resign over the plans.

    This has also been voiced by councillor Michael Payne, deputy leader of Gedling Borough Council, who said the authority should hold a referendum on the unitary plans, and that councillor Cutts should "stand down" if she loses.

  17. Travel: Emergency services deal with two car crash

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    Here are more details from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service about the crash on the A609 Ilkeston Road.

    Faraday Road in Radford is also closed in both directions.

    Motorists have been told to avoid the area.

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  18. Police pups on airport patrol

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    Wow - don't they grow up quick?

    Believe it or not these are two of the Leicestershire Police puppies that were born earlier this year.

    Astro and Arlo have been for a visit to East Midlands Airport.

    Astro and Arlo police dogs