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By Sandish Shoker and Nick Smith

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, at J28 for A38 Alfreton.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound at J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  2. 'I'm not going' heckle from Skinner ahead of Queen's Speech

    Press Association

    Bolsover MP Dennis Skinner refused to attend the Queen's Speech after he delivered a traditional heckle in the Commons.

    The Labour member responded to the invitation for MPs to attend by calling out: "I'm not going."

    The remark prompted laughter from both sides of the House of Commons.

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    Mr Skinner, who has represented Bolsover since 1970, remained behind in the chamber as other MPs filed out towards the House of Lords.

    The heckles have become a regular fixture at the ceremony.

    In 2006 he called out: "Have you got Helen Mirren on standby?" following the release of the film The Queen, and in 2012 he shouted: "Jubilee year, double-dip recession, what a start."

  3. Windows smashed at Newark Castle railway station

    Neil Heath

    BBC News Online

    A number of windows have been smashed at a railway station in Nottinghamshire.

    British Transport Police said the criminal damage at Newark Castle was reported at 06:09 this morning.

    The force said they are investigating the vandalism, which is believed to have happened overnight.

    Smashed rail windows
  4. PC Andrew Harper: Police chief joins hundreds at funeral

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    The Deputy Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police has joined hundreds of mourners at the funeral of a police officer who was killed on duty in Berkshire.

    PC Andrew Harper

    Newlywed PC Andrew Harper, 28, died from multiple injuries when he was dragged under a van on a road near Sulhamstead, Berkshire, on 15 August.

    DCC Rob Nixon said he's attending the service in Oxford to "pay our respects" on behalf of all of Leicestershire Police.

  5. Leicester bus fire leads to city road closure

    Neil Heath

    BBC News Online

    A fire in the engine compartment of a bus led to the closure of a road in Leicester this morning.

    Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service started tackling the blaze at Netherhall Road, and the junction with New Romney Crescent, at about 08:30.

    Smoking bus

    First Leicester described it as a "minor fire" and the two passengers on board were safely transferred on to the next bus.

    The fire service said it was caused by an electrical fault.

    Bus fire in Leicester
  6. Four charged after ATM theft in Holton-le-Clay

    Four men are due to appear in court later today in connection with the theft of an ATM at Holton-le-Clay.

    Holton-le-clay

    The machine was taken from the McColl's store in Louth Road at about 02.30 on Friday.

    Following a pursuit, during which a Humberside Police vehicle was rammed and damaged, the ATM was recovered by officers from the back of an abandoned Transit van.

    Four men aged between 32 and 38, from Doncaster, Alfreton and Newark, have been charged with offences including burglary, theft and assault.

    They are due to appear at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court later today.

  7. CCTV appeal after 'vulnerable' couple burgled

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    Two masked men stole a "significant amount" of cash from the home of an elderly couple in West Bridgford.

    The men entered the the property on Chantrey Road at about 19:45 on 9 October.

    They left the scene in an Audi A4 or A6 estate.

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    Nottinghamshire Police said this isn't the first time the "vulnerable" couple have been targeted by burglars.

    Det Insp Steve Wragg said: "This incident has left these repeat burglary victims very distressed.

    "We're urging anyone who recognises the men in the footage or from the voices that can be heard in the clip to please get in touch with us."

    Residents are also being warned to lock their front and back doors and windows even when at home.

  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, from J23 for A512 Ashby Road East to J22 for A50 Coalville.

    M1 Leicestershire - Two lanes closed and queues on M1 southbound from J23, A512 (Loughborough) to J22, A50 (Coalville), because of an accident.

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

  9. Woman missing without medication

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    Police are concerned for the welfare of missing Kerry Ball who was last seen near Leicester Royal Infirmary on Friday.

    Kerry Ball

    The 44-year-old is on medication but doesn't have any with her.

    She is known to drink in pubs in Leicester city centre. Officers would like to hear from anyone with information on where she is.

  10. Airport IT system crash causes long queues

    Neil Heath

    BBC News Online

    Long queues were reported at East Midlands Airport this morning after an IT system crashed.

    An airport spokesman said problems started when one of their computer networks went down at about 03:20.

    Passengers arriving for early morning flights were faced with long delays getting through security.

    The problem has now been resolved and no flights have been cancelled - although they are now playing catch-up to get all flights out.

    East Midlands Airport departures
  11. Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC weather presenter

    It's going to be rather wet and windy today.

    The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain - that's valid from about 12:00 to just before midnight tonight.

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    Video caption: Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands
  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, from J19 for M6 to J18 for A5.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J19, M6 (Catthorpe Interchange) to J18, A5 (Rugby), because of a break down.

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

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, from J21 for M69 to J20 for A4304 Lutterworth Road.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J21, M69 (Leicester) to J20, A4304 (Lutterworth), because of a broken down horsebox. Traffic is coping well.

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

  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, from J21 for M69 to J20 for A4304 Lutterworth Road.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J21, M69 (Leicester) to J20, A4304 (Lutterworth), because of emergency repairs. Traffic is coping well.

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

  15. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, from J23 for A512 Ashby Road East to J22 for A50 Coalville.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and queues on M1 southbound from J23, A512 (Loughborough) to J22, A50 (Coalville), because of an accident.

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

  16. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, from J29 for A617 Chesterfield to J28 for A38 Alfreton.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J29, A617 (Chesterfield) to J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  17. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A38 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A38 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, from A610 to A61 Derby Road.

    A38 Derbyshire - A38 in Ripley closed northbound from the A610 junction to Watchorn Island, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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