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Summary

  1. Mansfield mother denies murdering toddler
  2. Tributes to man found dead in canal
  3. Police paid out £250,000 in compensation last year
  4. Leicester City star dedicates goal to girl
  5. Owner dyes dog pink for Crufts
  6. Fire causing delays on the rails
  7. Updates for Monday 18 March

Live Reporting

By Nick Smith and Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, from J29A for A6192 Erin Road Markham Vale to J29 for A617 Chesterfield.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J29a, A6192 (Markham Vale) to J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  2. Our live coverage across the day

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    That's the end of today's updates. We'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow.

  3. Tonight's weather: Mild night with light rain

    BBC Weather

    Tonight will be rather cloudy with the odd patch of drizzle but a few clear spells should develop as the night progresses. Not as chilly as last night.

    Weather map
  4. New deal for Foxes skipper

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Leicester City captain Wes Morgan has signed a new one-year contract extension to June 2020.

    The 35-year-old, who lifted the Championship and Premier League titles as skipper, made his 700th career club appearance on Saturday

    Wes Morgan

    He signed for the Foxes from Nottingham Forest in January 2012 and has played 22 games this season.

  5. Girl, 12, launches appeal to find bone marrow donor

    East Midlands Today

    A 12-year-old girl from Nottingham diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukaemia has started an online appeal to encourage people to become bone marrow donors.

    Lilya, from Wollaton, was told four months ago she had acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. She is currently undergoing chemotherapy and a donor is being sought for a transplant.

    Her brother stepped up but after it was found he was not a match, she decided to work with family and friends to set up the Find a Match For Lilya campaign.

    Lilya

    She said: "It's not guaranteed that someone will be a match specifically for me but I really want to do this whole thing to raise more awareness and get people to donate."

    Her mother said: "She said to me 'I know it's probably not going to help me mum but if I can help somebody else then that would be brilliant."

  6. Condition of people involved in Cotgrave crash 'not known'

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Nottinghamshire Police said the crash in Stragglethorpe Road, Cotgrave between two cars and a lorry, happened at about 15:40.

    In a statement, the force said: "Police, fire and ambulance crews were all in attendance following the collision. The extent of the injuries sustained by the vehicles’ occupants are not yet known.

    "Stragglethorpe Road remains closed in both directions between its junctions with Main Road and Hollygate Lane following the collision."

  7. Man builds £600 Brexit stockpile

    East Midlands Today

    A man from Leicestershire has stockpiled almost two months of food over fears about panic-buying in the event of a no deal Brexit.

    David Ivory, from Wymeswold, is vegan and has been buying additional items over the past six months.

    He estimates by the end of March he'll have spent about £600 on everything from frozen fruit to oat milk, tinned vegetables and coffee.

    David Ivory

    He said: "I started in October just buying a few extra bits and pieces and gradually we've bought more and more as we approach D-Day.

    "It just seemed like a sensible insurance policy to be prepared."

    The Department for Exiting the European Union has said it has no plans to stockpile food and people should not do so either.

    A spokesperson said: "The UK has a strong level of food security built upon a diverse range of sources including strong domestic production and imports from third countries. This will continue to be the case whether we leave the EU with or without a deal."

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, from J30 for A616 Worksop to J31 for A57 Worksop Road Sheffield.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound from J30, A616 (Worksop) to J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  9. Cotgrave crash involved two cars and lorry

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service have sent us a brief statement on the crash that's closed Stragglethorpe Road in Cotgrave.

    It said: “Two cars and a lorry were involved in a crash and there is a lot of debris. We were called at 15:45. One extrication is in progress.”

  10. Fire at empty shop in Ilkeston

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Crews have been dealing with a fire at a disused shop in Ilkeston this afternoon.

    No-one was injured in the blaze, which broke out in Bath Street at 12:00.

    Ilkeston fire
    Ilkeston fire
  11. Police investigate sex assault near supermarket

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Witnesses are being sought following a sexual assault outside a supermarket in Mickleover.

    A woman told police a man touched her inappropriately while she was waiting for a bus near Tesco in Kipling Drive at about 13:00 on Tuesday 5 March.

    Derbyshire Police say they're keen to hear from anyone who saw the assault.

    Tesco in Mickleover
  12. Mansfield mother denies murdering toddler

    BBC News

    A toddler's ribs and skull were fractured and refractured leading up to her death, a court has heard.

    Professor David Mangham, a histopathologist, said he found evidence of "at least three" attacks on 22-month-old Eve Leatherland.

    Her mother, Abigail Leatherland, 26, and partner Thomas Curd, 31, deny murdering the toddler at their home in Cornwall in October 2017.

    Eve Leatherland

    Truro Crown Court heard the toddler was also poisoned with codeine.

    Ms Leatherland had moved to the county from Mansfield earlier that year. The trial continues.

  13. Tributes to man found dead in canal

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    The family of Thomas Boyle, who was found in the Erewash Canal on Saturday morning, have paid tribute to him.

    A family member said: “Thomas was a sensitive, talented young man who was liked by all who met him.

    “We all love him and miss him so much.”

    T

    He was last seen at 22:35 on Friday evening walking along Derby Road, Long Eaton, heading towards the town centre.

    Mr Boyle, 37, of Russell Court, Long Eaton, was spotted in the water by a passerby and was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding his death.

  14. Power cut in Beeston

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    More than 200 homes and businesses are without electricity following a power cut in Beeston.

    Western Power Distribution said it hoped to have the problem resolved by 15:30.

    Beeston power cut