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Summary

  1. Live updates for Monday 26 June 2017
  2. Funerals for Hinckley brothers
  3. Chinese firms in Nottingham for trade summit
  4. Water 'still affected' by chlorine failure
  5. Belper's Mr Potato Head gets fixed
  6. Tennis: Clarke wins at Wimbledon qualifying

Live Reporting

By Calum McKenzie and Amy Woodfield

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, at J29 for A617.

    M1 Derbyshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M1 southbound at J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of a broken down car.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J28 for A38 Alfreton and J29 for A617.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J28, A38 (Alfreton) and J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of a broken down car.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, 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 an accident involving caravan and lorry. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Our live coverage across the day

    The dedicated live coverage is over for today, but news, sport and travel updates will continue to appear throughout the night.

    East Midlands Live returns from 08:00 tomorrow morning.

  5. Joule's Brewery to produce Everards ales

    Tracey Higgins

    BBC Local Live

    Joule's Brewery is to take on the production of Everards Ales as the 169-year-old Leicester-based brewery moves into a smaller facility.

    The Everards team will be working alongside the Shropshire brewers making Old Original and Sunchaser golden ale.

    Joule's brewery in Market Drayton

    The two companies have been working towards the partnership for the past year.

    Management at Joule's say they hope it will lead to further investment at the Market Drayton plant, and the creation of new jobs.

  6. Leigh Wood: Nottingham boxer eyes title after winning return

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Radio Nottingham sports reporter

    Nottingham featherweight boxer Leigh Wood has said his clinical win in his first fight after 15 months out injured shows he is ready to challenge for a title.

    Leigh Wood

    The 28-year-old beat Lithuania's Simas Volosinas on points in Bingham on Saturday to take his record to 18 wins and just one defeat.

    "It's like I'd never been gone," Wood told BBC Sport. "My shots and my timing were there.

    "It'll definitely be a title fight next. I don't need to box eliminators."

  7. Your photos: June across the East Midlands

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Here's a look at the best of the BBC Weather Watcher pictures from the East Midlands. Thanks to Phil for this one from Gedling Country Park near Nottingham:

    Gedling Country Park

    John Leigh has been to Chatsworth House...

    Bridge and river at Chatsworth

    ...and thanks as well to scrappy for this panoramic shot at Kegworth.

    Fields near Kegworth
  8. Weather: Some rain around overnight

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC weather presenter

    It’ll stay dry through this evening and the first part of the night with a few clear spells.

    BBC Weather map

    Showery rain will move eastwards in the early hours.

    Lows of 13C (55F).

  9. Tribute paid to schoolboy brothers

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The heart-broken mother of two brothers Adam and Matthew spoke of "the most difficult time".

    A message read on behalf of the Sally Stokes thanked friends, Adam and Matthew's friends, and the whole community for all uniting together.

    She also thanked the police, church, school, her counsellor and the medical staff who treated her.

    Flowers for Adam and Matthew Stokes

    During the service, friends and family heard how Adam "enjoyed life" listening to music on YouTube, playing on his Xbox and enjoying rugby and football with friends.

    Matthew was "extremely happy" - Rev John Whittaker said he loved his mum and was very affectionate to her.

    St Mary's Church of England primary school

    The boys' headteacher, Rachel Ayres, of St Mary's Church of England primary school also paid tribute to the boys.

    She said fellow pupils were still "struggling to come to terms" with their deaths and that the school had been left "deeply shocked and saddened by the deaths".

    The school had been closed at lunchtime as a mark of respect to the youngsters.

  10. Young brothers laid to rest seven months after death

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    More than 100 mourners, including school friends, have gathered at a church in Hinckley to pay their respects to Adam Stokes, 11, and his five-year-old brother Matthew.

    Seven months ago their bodies were discovered by police at their home in the town. The boys' father was also found dead inside the house on Welwyn Road in November last year, having suffered a stab wound.

    The family have had to wait until now to be able to lay the children to rest.

    Sally Stokes in tears outside Hinckley church

    As the coffins arrived at church, their mother broke down in tears and was comforted by close family.

    Each coffin was topped with a single rose; one red, the other blue.

    Coffins for Matthew and Adam Stokes

    Five-year-old Matthew's coffin was accompanied by a Minion character, arranged in flowers of yellow and blue, while his older brother's arrived with a floral rugby ball.

    The boys had been close in life, and on the end of each coffin was a photograph them arm-in-arm.

    Matthew Stokes coffin
  11. Watch: Mother releases balloons at sons' funeral

    Amy Harris

    Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

    Sally Stokes, the mother of Adam and Matthew, has released two balloons representing her sons after their funerals in Hinckley...

    Sally Stokes releasing balloons

    Video content

    Video caption: Sally Stokes releases two balloons representing her sons Adam and Matthew
  12. Derby 'transformed into virtual reality'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    It is hoped a number of 3D scans of some of Derby's most well known buildings will encourage more visitors to come to the city.

    Virtual reality map

    The virtual reality versions of buildings, including Derby Cathedral, can now be explored online.

    Richard Shaw, from the company which developed the map, added that he sees it being used by a number of different types of people.

    "There are obviously people that for physical and health reasons are unable to climb 189 steps in the Cathedral," he told BBC Radio Derby.

    "So for those people they wouldn't be able to explore that space in real life anyway."

  13. Driver crashes into house 'to avoid cat'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A 17-year-old man from Melbourne said he crashed into a house when he swerved to avoid hitting a cat.

    It happened last Friday in Chellaston...

    Car crashed into house

    The driver - who did not want to be named - told the BBC he was driving down Parkway at about 30mph when a cat ran out.

    He said: "I swerved to the right and the back of the car went out, I then swerved to the left and lost control - I couldn't bring it back."

    Car wreckage

    Managing to avoid two parked cars and a tree he ended up in the wall - "it was a big impact."

    He said swerving to avoid the cat was a "natural reaction" but he claims he is still in shock from hitting the wall.

    After the crash he managed to get out of the car and went to hospital. He has since been discharged but said he still has some pains in his leg and neck.

    Police have reported the driver for driving without due care or attention. He will be asked to appear in court at a later date.

  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A5012 Derbyshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A5012 Derbyshire both ways severe disruption, between B5056 and B5023.

    A5012 Derbyshire - A5012 in Grangemill closed in both directions between the B5056 junction and the B5023 junction, because of fallen rocks. Traffic is coping well.

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