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Summary

  1. Woman, 100, dies after neck broken in handbag robbery
  2. Residents return home after flat fire
  3. Woman trapped in car crash
  4. A-maze-ing design celebrates 70 years of the NHS
  5. Road reopens after bridge crash
  6. Download festival opens
  7. Two people in hospital after 'minor explosion'
  8. Latest updates for Wednesday 6 June 2018

Live Reporting

By Dave Wade and Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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Jonny Evans

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

West Brom captain Jonny Evans is on the brink of joining Leicester City for £3.5m after completing a medical with the Premier League side.

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Severe accident: A610 Nottinghamshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A610 Nottinghamshire both ways severe accident, between Talbot Street and Clarendon Street.

A610 Nottinghamshire - A610 Wollaton Street in Nottingham closed between the Talbot Street junction and the Clarendon Street junction, because of a serious accident.

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

Severe disruption: A5194 Derbyshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A5194 Derbyshire both ways severe disruption, between A601 Bradshaw Way and B6000 Midland Road.

A5194 Derbyshire - A5194 London Road in Derby closed in both directions between Royal Telgraph Roundabout and the B6000 Midland Road junction, because of a police incident.

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

The 'Spider-Man' who cheers up sick kids in Nottingham
Dale Grounds first dressed up as the superhero to help his eight-year-old son Reece, who is autistic.

Severe accident: A50 Derbyshire westbound

BBC News Travel

A50 Derbyshire westbound severe accident, between J3 A514 Swarkestone Road Swadlincote and J4 A38.

A50 Derbyshire - A50 closed and very slow traffic westbound between J3, A514 (Swadlincote) in Swarkestone and J4, A38 (Toyota Island) in Willington, because of two accidents.

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

Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, between J23A for A42 and J24 for A6.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J23a A42 and J24, A6 (Kegworth), because of an accident.

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

Our live coverage across the day

Wednesday's live coverage has now come to an end, although breaking news and travel will continue through the night. We'll be back with more news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday.

Tonight's weather for the East Midlands

BBC Weather

Spells of late sunshine this evening. Tonight it will be mainly dry with long clear spells, although once again some cloud is likely to start to push back in the from the east during the early hours.

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'What has this country of ours come to?'

Facebook

We've had lots of comments on our Facebook page following the death of 100-year-old Sofija Kaczan, whose neck was broken in a robbery in Normanton last week.

Kate Gilbert said: "So sad and angry that this poor lady and others like her cannot walk in broad daylight in this Country without being attacked or be in fear of being attacked. What has this Country of ours come to!"

Pamela Tripp: "What a shame she had to die in such tragic circumstances after reaching such a great age. Rest in peace."

Zofiya Kaczan
PA
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Recipients are promised free tickets if they answer four questions and share the link with friends.

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Magpies defender signs new deal

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Notts County full-back Dan Jones has signed a new two-year contract at Meadow Lane.

The 31-year-old, who scored four goals in 33 appearances for the Magpies last season, said there was "only one place I wanted to be next season".

Dan Jones
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Notts police boss calls for calm over knife crime

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Nottinghamshire's police and crime commissioner Paddy Tipping has moved to reassure the public concerned about recent knife attacks across the county.

He said: "Knife crime nationally has gone up by 22% and over the same period it's gone up by 11% in Nottinghamshire.

"That's not to deny that there's a problem but in recent incidents of knife crime, people have been arrested very, very quickly."

Paddy Tipping
BBC

Tragic death of Chesterfield pilot was 'accidental'

Derbyshire Times

The tragic death of a much-loved Chesterfield pilot who died after his plane crashed in a Derbyshire field was an 'accident', an inquest heard.

More traffic warnings as rock fans arrive at Download

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Worth making a note of - especially if you've got a flight to catch.

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Tributes paid to tragic robbery victim

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

People in Normanton have been paying tribute to 100-year-old Sofija Kaczan, who died 10 days after her neck was broken during a robbery.

A neighbour said: “She was a lovely lady who would mind her own business and now and again I would see her going up and down the road.

"She was a lovely person who never harmed anyone. It is sad news but unfortunately this is society – it should not be like this.”

Zofija Kaczan
PA

Another man living in the area said: “It is quite sad for the whole neighbourhood because she was quite a part of this whole street. It is quite shocking and saddening.”