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Summary

  1. Mugger jailed for killing woman, 100
  2. Police officer admits child sex offences
  3. Disabled cuts scaled back by council
  4. Bar staff get 'black eyes' to highlight abuse
  5. 'World's oldest' Valentine card sold
  6. Lampard frustrated after Rams draw
  7. Updates for Thursday 14 February

Live Reporting

By Gavin Bevis, David Pittam and Nick Smith

All times stated are UK

  1. Matthew Henry

    BBC Sport

    Anthony Knockaert

    Matthew Henry

    BBC Sport

    Brighton reach the FA Cup quarter-finals with victory over Derby, despite Ashley Cole's first competitive goal in English football for six and a half years.

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  2. Video content

    Video caption: Bouquet made out of fish and chips for Valentine's day
  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, at J24 for A50 Nottingham South.

    M1 Leicestershire - M1 lane closed on entry slip road northbound at J24, A50 (Nottingham South), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, from J29 for A617 Chesterfield to J29A for A6192 Erin Road Markham Vale.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound from J29, A617 (Chesterfield) to J29a, A6192 (Markham Vale), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe disruption: A47 Leicestershire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A47 Leicestershire both ways severe disruption, from Roston Drive to Jacknell Road.

    A47 Leicestershire - A47 in Wykin closed and queuing traffic in both directions from the Roston Drive junction to the Jacknell Road junction, because of a building fire.

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

  6. Our live coverage across the day

    David Pittam

    BBC News Online

    East Midlands Live has now finished for the day but some articles may still appear on this page throughout the evening.

    We'll be back tomorrow with all the latest news, sports and weather.

  7. East Midlands weather outlook

    David Pittam

    BBC News Online

    It's going to be a clear night but temperatures could drop pretty low as we head in to Friday.

    Weather
  8. Firefighters tackle factory blaze in Leicestershire

    David Pittam

    BBC News Online

    Firefighters dealing with a fire in a factory have requested more help to put out the flames and are asking people to avoid the area.

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  9. Deaf twins in star-studded advert

    East Midlands Today

    Deaf twins Natasha and Rhianna Cullen have appeared alongside stars Olivia Colman and Gary Oldman in a new advert.

    The 12-year-olds, who go to the Royal School for the Deaf in Derby, feature in the advert for British Airways.

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    Video caption: Deaf twins join stars in BA advert
  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, from J19 for A14 to J18 for A5.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J19, A14 (Catthorpe Interchange) to J18, A5 (Rugby), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  11. Nottingham joins calls for cash to tackle pollution

    David Pittam

    BBC News Online

    The leader of Nottingham City Council has joined colleagues from across the country in London today, to call for more funding to tackle air pollution.

    Jon Collins has been meeting Mayor of London Sadiq Khan - as well as representatives from Bradford and Liverpool.

    They want £1.5bn to encourage people to scrap polluting vehicles and use public transport.

    Car exhaust
  12. Supper for your sole-mate?

    Alex Thorp

    BBC News

    Would you bring this home for your batter half?

    The Valentine's bouquet has been created by Chris’s Fish 'n' Chips in Barwell.

    There’s potato fritter hearts, chips shaped as roses and then battered fish has been used for the leaves.

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    Video caption: Bouquet made out of fish and chips for Valentine's day
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    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, from J29 for A617 Chesterfield to J28 for A38 Alfreton.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J29, A617 (Chesterfield) to J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  14. Gang jailed for distraction thefts

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    A gang has been jailed for a series of distraction thefts carried out over six months across Nottingham and West Bridgford.

    Anna-Marie Moiceanu (left), 26, Alina-Aretina Iancu, 26 and Marius Ion, 28, (pictured left to right) were jailed for 60, 54 and 46 weeks respectively at Nottingham Crown Court on Monday.

    Moiceanu had pleaded guilty to three counts of theft, four of fraud and one of conspiracy to commit theft or fraud.

    Ion and Iancu both pleaded guilty to two counts of theft and to one of fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation.

    Police say that the gang, all of Lamcote Grove, Nottingham, targeted elderly people, with Ion stealing money and items from their bags while the two women distracted them.

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  15. Firefighters make loveheart for Valentine's Day

    David Pittam

    BBC News Online

    In case you didn't know, today is Valentine's Day. (Hopefully no-one reading this is just realising they need to get a card sharpish...)

    Across the East Midlands people have been taking to social media to share messages of love.

    Here's a pretty impressive contribution from the team at Oakham fire station, who spent half an hour of their tea break crafting a heart out of some things they had to hand.

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  16. Drones to be sent to save stricken walkers in UK first

    David Pittam

    BBC News Online

    If you get lost or hurt in the Peak District, you could soon find it's a flying robot that comes to find you.

    That's because Buxton's Mountain Rescue Team has become the first in the country to be granted permission by the Civil Aviation Authority to use drones in its searches.

    The "Drone Team" is eight-people strong and they have trained and bought the equipment with the help of local authorities, community groups and donors, who raised £10,000.

    Drone flyers
    Quote Message: The drones will allow the team to search areas such as boulder fields, water margins, moorlands, crags and difficult ground. The drone technology will complement our other search resources.” from Neil Carruthers Team Leader
    Neil CarruthersTeam Leader