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Summary

  1. Live updates for Thursday 17 August 2017
  2. Hindu-Jewish lesbian wedding priest joy
  3. Dental nurse suspended indefinitely
  4. Brooch linked to Richard III victim
  5. Cancer drug 'made me lose my identity'
  6. Murder arrest after woman dies in Newark

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By Maryam Qaiser and Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, between J24 for A6 and J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J24, A6 (Kegworth) and J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of a broken down car. In the roadworks area.

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

  2. Video content

    Video caption: Meera Dalal suicide: Mother's grief over 'abused' daughter's suicide

    An inquest heard that Meera Dalal took her own life after being abused by her ex-boyfriend.

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A61 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A61 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, between A617 and A619 Rother Way.

    A61 Derbyshire - A61 in Chesterfield closed northbound between Spire Walk business park roundabout and the A619 Rother Way junction, because of an accident.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, at J24 for A6.

    M1 Leicestershire - Slow traffic on M1 northbound in North West Leicestershire at J24, A6 (Kegworth), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A38 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A38 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, at A5111 Kingsway.

    A38 Derbyshire - One lane blocked and heavy traffic on A38 northbound in Mickleover at Kingsway Island, because of an accident involving 4 vehicles. Congestion to the A516 junction.

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

  6. Our live coverage across the day

    Regular live coverage on this page has ended for the day, but breaking news, sport and travel updates will continue to appear through the night.

    East Midlands Live returns from 08:00 tomorrow morning.

  7. East Midlands weather update: A sunny evening ahead

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    A pleasant end to the day with plenty of sunshine before dark and a few showers possible overnight.

    It should stay largely dry with clear spells and lows of 14C (57F).

    Weather
  8. Student celebrates four A* grades after dad's death

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    A student from Southwell is celebrating after receiving four A* grades in her A-levels - despite her dad dying suddenly two years ago.

    Gemma Lannon, who is a student at The Minster School, said she is now hoping to go to Bath University to study natural sciences.

    Gemma

    Gemma's mum Rachel said: "We have had a tough couple of years because a couple of years ago very, very unexpectedly, my husband died very suddenly.

    "Gemma's dad died and obviously it turned our world upside down. We didn't know it was going to come and the world changes for you in a blink of an eye.

    "What Gemma has achieved over the last couple of years I think is extraordinary because she has done that when at times she has had to look after a mum who is grieving."

  9. Chatsworth food products recalled in botulism scare

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    The Food Standards Agency has warned people not to eat various types of Chatsworth House-branded pates and rillettes.

    Due to an equipment malfunction during the manufacturing process, they may contain a bacteria that causes botulism - a potentially fatal form of food poisoning.

    You can see a full list of which products are affected by the recall on the Food Standards Agency website.

    Chatsworth pate labels
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  11. City road partially reopened after car fire

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Here's how the car fire on Narborough Road South looked from a passing bus.

    The blaze led to the road being closed in both directions but Area Traffic Control says it has now partially reopened.

    Car fire
  12. Hallaton family to star in taxi reality show

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    A family from Leicestershire will star in a new reality television show that will launch tonight on Channel 4.

    Taxi of Mum and Dad uses footage taken from inside the cars of eight families and will aim to give a glimpse of teenage life.

    Ben Thompson, 17, from Hallaton, is one of the Leicestershire family members that will appear on the show.

    New programme starts
    Quote Message: The first two or three journeys were awkward but then after that I really didn't notice them [the TV cameras] in the car, it just become part of the car and part of the journey. from Ben Thompson
    Ben Thompson
  13. Your photos: Robin in East Leake

    BBC Weather Watchers

    This little bird seems deep in thought. Thanks to Maggie T for the photo.

    Robin
  14. Man arrested on suspicion of attempted child abduction

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted child abduction in Nottingham city centre.

    Police said "it is believed a man attempted to take a child from her family" in Angel Row at about 15:00 yesterday.

    Nottinghamshire Police has thanked members of the public who "assisted at the scene until officers swiftly arrived".

    Child abduction
  15. Watch: Car well alight near Leicester city centre

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Here's another video of the car fire on Narborough Road South.

    Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said the fire was called in at 15:38 and there was 90% damage to the car.

    The road has been closed in both directions while crews deal with the blaze, which is believed to have been caused by a mechanical fault.

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  16. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A6005 Derbyshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A6005 Derbyshire both ways severe accident, at B6540 Market Place.

    A6005 Derbyshire - A6005 Derby Road in Long Eaton partially blocked and slow traffic in both directions at the B6540 Market Place junction, because of an accident involving a lorry and a bike.

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

  17. Watch: Smoke bellows from Narborough Road South car fire

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    A nearby business has shared this video showing the large cloud of smoke created by the car fire in Narborough Road South.

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