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Summary

  1. Chesterfield man arrested for terrorism offences
  2. Bomb squad at house in town following arrests
  3. Man killed friend after row over £5
  4. Council admits stingy sprout gaffe
  5. Vending machine for the homeless opens
  6. Trampoline park reopens after arson attack
  7. Live updates on Tuesday 19 December

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By Maryam Qaiser and Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, between J22 for A50 and J21A for A46 Leicester North.

    M1 Leicestershire - Stationary traffic on M1 southbound between J22, A50 (Coalville) and J21a, A46 (Leicester North), because of an accident and all traffic being temporarily held.

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

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  3. Melton Jane Austen '£50k' fiver still not found

    Heather Burman

    Journalist, BBC News Online

    A five pound note thought to be worth £50,000 due to a tiny, engraved portrait of Jane Austen on it, has still not been found a year after it was spent in Leicestershire.

    Micro-artist Graham Short, engraved four notes and spent them in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

    Graham Short

    He said he was surprised the note, which he used in Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe in Melton Mowbray, hadn't turned up yet.

    "The others turned up quite quickly around Britain. It could be anywhere, I just don't know.

    "If it does turn up, it'll be interesting to see how far it has travelled from this shop."

  4. Weather: Cloudy but clear evening ahead

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC weather presenter

    It will be a cloudy night with a few clear spells here and there and some drizzly showers are possible in the early hours.

    BBC weather

    Expect a mixture of drizzly rain and drier spells tomorrow morning.

    It will be cloudy with some brightness in places, feeling mild for the time of year with highs of 11C (52F).

  5. Christmas terror plot: Chesterfield cordon scaled back

    Heather Burman

    Journalist, BBC News Online

    An area cordoned off on a Chesterfield Street following the arrest of a terrorism suspect this morning has now been scaled back, Derbyshire police confirmed.

    Four men were arrested early on Tuesday in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire over an alleged Islamist terror plot which could have happened at Christmas.

    Bomb disposal unit in Chesterfield

    Supt Michelle Shooter said: “I would like to thank the people of the town for their patience and understanding during the unavoidable disruption.

    “We are continuing to support officers from Counter Terrorism Policing North East as the investigation continues, but are now in a position to scale-back the isolated area."

    She said officers will continue to patrol the area to "offer reassurance to the public".

  6. Green light given to 227-bedroom student housing

    Nottingham Post

    Housing for up to 227 students will be built on the site of a former school in Beeston after some of the buildings are demolished.

    Two applications for student accommodation on Broadgate, near both the University of Nottingham campus and high street have been given the go ahead by Broxtowe Borough Council.

  7. Foxes are underdogs in cup clash

    Ian Stringer

    BBC Radio Leicester Sport

    Leicester City play Manchester City in the league cup at King Power Stadium this evening.

    The Foxes head into this clash on the back of a disappointing defeat against Crystal Palace at the weekend whilst opponents Manchester City are walking away with the Premier League having won 16 consecutive games in the league.

    King Power Stadium

    I’m not convinced Claude Puel will select his "strongest 11" given Leicester face Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday.

    As for tonight’s opponents; Pep Guardiola could change all 11 and still have tens of millions of pounds worth of talent in the team.

    Leicester will be massive underdogs in this one, the way they like it.

  8. New vending machine is a hit with homeless people

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC News

    These people were among the first to try out the new vending machine which supplies free food and other items to the homeless in Nottingham.

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    Video caption: A vending machine is a hit with homeless people in Nottingham

    It is placed at Broadmarsh Shopping Centre and allows people to use it three times a week for two weeks at a time.

    The charity Action Hunger is behind the idea, which will allow people to get water, clothes and toiletries from the machine.

  9. Officers deal with over 1,500 social media crime

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC News

    Nottinghamshire Police dealt with more than 1,500 reports of crimes involving social media last year, according to figures.

    The majority of these incidents happened on Facebook according to a Freedom of Information request which showed 62 people were charged in 2016.

    Nottinghamshire Police

    Crimes like blackmail, harassment, child sex abuse, conspiracy to murder and threats to kill were all investigated.

    It comes as senior executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google have been giving evidence to MPs about tackling the growing rise in online hate crime.

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    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, at J29 for A617.

    M1 Derbyshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road and queuing traffic southbound at J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  11. CCTV appeal after city centre assault

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC News

    Police have released CCTV footage as part of a renewed appeal after a man's jaw was broken in an assault.

    A 31-year-old man was attacked by another man in Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham, at about 3:30 on 30 July.

    Nottinghamshire Police said a man was voluntarily interviewed following a previous appeal but has been released without charge.

    Officers now want to speak to the man in this footage.

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    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, at J24 for A6 affecting J23 for A512.

    M1 Leicestershire - Heavy traffic and one lane closed on M1 northbound at J24, A6 (Kegworth), because of a broken down vehicle. In the roadworks area. Congestion to J23, A512 (Loughborough).

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

  13. Watch: Police at Fatima Community Centre

    Oli Constable

    BBC Yorkshire Live

    Police are standing guard at the Fatima Community Centre in Burngreave after four arrests in Sheffield and Chesterfield today by officers investigating a suspected terrorist plot.

    Officers are extending the cordon in Brunswick Road further away from the building.

    Police raided addresses after intelligence suggested the men were planning an alleged Islamist terror plot against the UK that could have come to fruition during the Christmas period

    Army bomb squad officers accompanied armed police to an address in Chesterfield and witnesses heard a loud bang as police blew open a door in Meersbrook, Sheffield.

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    Video caption: Counter terror police in Burngreave
  14. Which New Year resolutions have you kept?

    Nafeesa Shan

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    It's no easy thing to stick to a New Year resolution - with the best will in the world it's a challenge.

    But we know there are success stories out there and we want to hear them.

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    Severe accident: A606 Rutland both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A606 Rutland both ways severe accident, between Church Street and A1 Great North Road.

    A606 Rutland - A606 Stamford Road blocked and queuing traffic in both directions between the Church Street junction in Empingham and Rutland Water Turn Off in Tinwell, because of an accident.

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