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Calum McKenzie and Maryam Qaiser

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J10 for A5 and J11 for A42.

    M42 Warwickshire - Lane closed and slow traffic on M42 northbound between J10, A5 (Tamworth) and J11, A42 (Burton Upon Trent), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe accident, between J31 for A57 Sheffield and J30 for A616.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J31, A57 (Sheffield) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A631 Nottinghamshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A631 Nottinghamshire both ways severe accident, between High Street and Tethering Lane.

    A631 Nottinghamshire - A631 Bawtry Road in Everton blocked and heavy traffic in both directions between the High Street junction and the Tethering Lane junction, because of an accident and recovery work.

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

  4. Our live coverage across the day

    Dedicated live coverage on this feed has now ended for the day.

    Some news, sport and travel updates will continue to appear overnight before East Midlands Live returns from 08:00 tomorrow morning.

  5. Weather: Dry night ahead

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It’ll be a mostly dry night with variable amounts of cloud and some clear spells. Lows of 11C (52F).


    Expect a cloudy start to the day tomorrow. Thicker cloud will start to thin and break over the course of the day leaving some brighter spells in the afternoon. Highs of 21C (70F).

  6. Your photos: July across the East Midlands

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It has been a bit of a funny old day out there weather-wise. But here is what the BBC Weather Watchers have been capturing on camera.

    This was taken by Chalps at Glossop.


    Thanks as well to scrappy for this pic from Loughborough.

    Water in Loughborough

    And how a bit of greenery to finish? This was taken by Buster9 at Misterton.

    Stream in Misterton
  7. Weeping Window display leaves Derby

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    These beautiful poppies were taken down at The Silk Mill, in Derby yesterday as they prepare to make their way to the next location as part of their UK-wide tour.

    The Weeping Window exhibition was first seen at the Tower of London and commemorated those who died in World War One.

    Video content

    Video caption: The Weeping Windows display has been taken down
  8. One lane remains closed on the M1

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    There are still long queues on the M1 north between junctions 29A Chesterfield and 30 for Sheffield following the lorry fire.

    View more on twitter
  9. Peaty takes gold in World Aquatics Championships

    BBC Sport

    City of Derby swimmer Adam Peaty set a new World Championship record as he successfully defended his men's 100m breaststroke title in Budapest.


    The 22-year-old Olympic champion, who also set a World Championship record in qualifying, clocked 57.47 seconds.

    Peaty, who won gold in Rio last summer in a world record 57.13, told BBC Sport: "You aim for world records, but they are world records for a reason."

  10. Summer switch for Africa Cup of Nations set to benefit Foxes?

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Leicester City could be the Premier League team set to benefit the most, when the Africa Cup of Nations moves to the summer.

    Mahrez and Slimani playing for Algeria

    The tournament, which has traditionally been held in January and February, will move to June and July from 2019.

    Research compiled by the Press Association found that the Foxes had seven African players playing 9,116 Premier League minutes last season.

    No other team in English football's top flight relied as heavily on African players.

    The seven players? Riyad Mahrez, Daniel Amartey, Wilfred Ndidi, Islam Slimani, Yohan Benalouane, Ahmed Musa and Jeff Schlupp (moved to Crystal Palace mid-season).

  11. Watch: Mum's death 'haunts our dreams'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    The family of a grandmother, who was stabbed to death in her own home four years ago, have said her death still "haunts our dreams."

    Video content

    Video caption: Helen Dixon says the stabbing of her mother affects all of their lives.

    Two of Sandra Bainbridge's daughters were speaking following the publication of a report that concluded a mental health trust let down their mother and her killer.

    Andrea Cutler, who has a long history of mental illness, was detained indefintely under the Mental Health Act following the killing in Belper.

    Helen Dixon (pictured left), added that her mother's death had impacted on the lives of all their family.

  12. M1 lorry fire picture reveals extent of blaze

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    This dramatic picture has emerged of the lorry fire which closed the M1 north between Chesterfield and Sheffield earlier today.

    Lorry fire

    Highways England has now reopened two of the four lanes but there are still lengthy tailbacks.

    Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service and the police were called at about 10:10 to a 40 tonne lorry which caught fire.

  13. Abandoned dog could have 'strangled himself'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    A diseased dog, abandoned and tied to a chicken wire fence, could have "strangled himself," the RSPCA said.

    Abandoned dog

    Protection officers from the animal charity said the lead the black Patterdale cross was tied to in Hamilton, Leicester, was so short he was unable to move.

    He was also suffering from a flea allergy and demodectic mange which has left him with bald patches on his tail, back legs and neck.

    "This is a horrible case of abandonment of a very poorly dog who could have strangled himself the lead was so short," Inspector Richard Durant from the RSPCA said.

    The dog was found on Friday on Sandshill Avenue and is currently recovering at Woodside Animal Centre in the city.

  14. Severe delays remain on M1 north

    Ben Truslove

    BBC News Online

    There are still severe delays on the M1 north five hours after a lorry fire between Chesterfield and Sheffield earlier.


    Specialist equipment is at the scene to clear the debris but with only one of four lanes open there is an estimated hour-and-a-half delay.


    The lorry was carrying recycled waste and caught fire at about 10.20 this morning. It's not known when the road will fully reopen.

  15. Masked robbers threatened bar staff with knives

    Ben Truslove

    BBC News Online

    Armed robbers forced their way into a pub and threatened staff with knives before making off with a haul of cash.

    Trent Bridge

    Detectives are investigating the raid on the Brewhouse and Kitchen on Nottingham's Trent Bridge at about midnight last night.

    It's thought the three masked robbers fled along the Embankment towards The Meadows area.

  16. NHS Trust 'failings' contributed to squatter killing grandmother

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    An NHS report has highlighted failings by a mental health trust that led to a woman under its care killing a stranger.

    Sandra Bainbridge

    The report concludes Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust let down not only the victim, Sandra Bainbridge (pictured above), but also Andrea Cutler, the woman who killed her.

    Ms Bainbridge, 70, was stabbed to death at her cottage in Belper after returning from holiday in December 2013.

    Cutler, who then continued to live at the cottage as a squatter after the stabbing, has been detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act.

    Andrea Cutler

    The report's conclusions include the fact that there were no comprehensive reviews of Cutler's care, poor sharing of information about the dangers of her mental illness and a lack of a long term strategy regarding her care.

    Helen Dixon and Lele Bobeszko

    Two of Ms Bainbridge's daughters, Helen Dixon (pictured left) and Lele Bobeszko, were in Derby to see the publication of this report and said their mother's death still impacts on their life.

    Ms Dixon told BBC East Midlands Today: "It haunts our dreams, it affects our life, family life and our careers."

  17. Aftermath of M1 lorry fire

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    This is the aftermath of the lorry fire that's caused major delays on the M1 northbound between junctions 29a for Chesterfield and 30 for Sheffield.

    Lorry fire

    Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service is still dealing with pockets of the fire within the load area of the lorry.

    Highways England has said the motorway is expected to clear by 17:30 this evening.