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Summary

  1. Supermarket worker injured 'detaining suspected thief'
  2. Ilkeston rape victim speaks out
  3. Terrorism suspect denies planning to join IS
  4. Mumps outbreak at Nottingham universities
  5. Paraglider airlifted to hospital after mountain rescue
  6. Report criticises 'chaotic' police custody suites
  7. Council official leaves after spiraling roadworks cost
  8. Campaign to save rare bilberry bumblebee
  9. Richard III discovery 'still benefiting Leicester'
  10. Updates for Tuesday 26 March

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By Amy Woodfield, David Pittam and Sandish Shoker

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, from J21A for A46 Leicester North to J21 for M69.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and long delays on M1 southbound from J21a, A46 (Leicester North) to J21, M69 (Leicester), because of an accident. Congestion to J22 (Coalville / Ashby-De-La-Zouch). Travel time is 45 minutes.

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

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    Severe disruption: A57 Derbyshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A57 Derbyshire both ways severe disruption, from Woolley Bridge Road to A628 Market Street.

    A57 Derbyshire - A57 Mottram Moor in Hollingworth closed and queuing traffic in both directions from the Woolley Bridge Road junction to the A628 Market Street junction, because of over-running roadworks.

    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 J30 for A616 Worksop to J31 for A57 Worksop Road Sheffield.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound from J30, A616 (Worksop) to J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Our live coverage across the day

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    Today's live updates have now finished. We'll be back with more news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday.

  5. Weather: Dry and calm for the night

    BBC Weather

    Tonight will be dry and calm with light winds and clear periods.

    Minimum temperature of 4 to 7C (39 to 45°F).

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  6. May 'needs to get MPs on board' says Mansfield MP

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    Mansfield MP Ben Bradley has echoed the concerns of mid-Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham that Theresa May has not spoken to many of the MPs in the Commons.

    The Tory MP voted against the Prime Minister's deal in the first vote but supported it second time round.

    Speaking to the BBC this afternoon he said: "It's a weird scenario but if you're not going to reach out to the people you need to get on board then you're going to struggle."

    Ben Bradley MP

    Mr Bradley said he was not confident of them reaching a majority tomorrow when MPs vote on alternative options.

    He said: "I think the closer we get to the 12 April deadline, if it's not the deal, I think we're going to end up with a long extension which is not going to be acceptable to any of my constituents."

  7. Three charged with cross-county burglaries and theft

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    A man from Nottingham has been charged with burglaries and a theft across three counties.

    The 26-year-old, of Bestwood Road, was charged along with two other men in connection with burglaries in Swadlincote, Rugby and Nuneaton and a van theft in Sydenham, Surrey.

    All three were due before Warwick Magistrates' Court today.

    Warwick Magistrates' Court
  8. Family told not to lay tributes on daughter's grave

    BBC Radio Leicester

    Grieving parents who had items taken from their daughter's Leicestershire grave are asking the local council to rethink its policy.

    Alan and Julie Axon have left candles and flowers at their daughter's graveside in Groby Cemetery ever since she died in a car crash nearly 20 years ago.

    The local parish council has told them though that it's not allowed.

    Alan said: "If it was a mess I would understand, we need to have rules, I agree with that - but they need tempered with some heart."

    grave

    He added: "When Kelly died that's when my wife's life stopped. It froze at that point and the only way she can get on is to come here and see there is still some sort of memory of her."

    The council said it would be inappropriate to comment while the complaint was being investigating.

  9. Supermarket worker injured 'detaining suspected thief'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    A member of supermarket staff has been injured while attempting to stop a suspected shoplifter in Thurmaston.

    Police confirmed they were called to the retail park shortly before 14:30. Witnesses said it happened at the Asda store and it was a security guard who was injured.

    Asda in Thurmaston

    Police have arrested a 42-year-old man on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent. He remains in custody while inquiries continue.

    East Midlands Ambulance service has confirmed it was called at a similar time to assist with a "medical emergency" at a commercial property

    Two paramedics in two ambulance cars and a crewed ambulance were sent and one patient was treated at scene.

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    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, from J24 for A50 Nottingham South to J23A for A453 Ashby Road Derby.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M1 southbound from J24, A50 (Nottingham South) to J23a, A453 (Derby), because of an accident.

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

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    Video caption: Rape victim: 'I thought I was dying'

    A woman who was beaten and raped has spoken-out about her experience in an effort to encourage others to come forward.

  12. Delays following M1 crash

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    Long tailbacks are forming on the M1 northbound following a crash involving a car and a lorry.

    It happened near Bolsover between junctions 29A and 30 and resulted in three of four lanes being closed.

    Two lanes have since been reopened.

    M1
  13. Terrorism suspect denies planning to join IS

    Mike O'Sullivan

    Reporter, East Midlands Today

    A Leicester man arrested in Turkey has told a jury there was “not a chance” that he wanted to join and fight for the Islamic State group in Syria.

    Hanzalah Patel, from Frederick Road, has been giving evidence in his defence at Birmingham Crown Court.

    The 22-year-old denies preparing to commit acts of terrorism between 31 May and 26 June 2017.

    Istanbul

    The prosecution alleges that Mr Patel, who was arrested at an Istanbul hotel in June 2017, was trying to arrange a border crossing to join IS in Syria.

    Mr Patel denied preparing to "blow himself up" or wanting to enter battle as an IS soldier.

    The jury heard that a month before Mr Patel was arrested in Istanbul, his co-defendant Safwaan Mansur made contact with Witness A - who was in fact a United States law enforcement agent.

    Mr Mansur told the court Mr Patel wanted Witness A as a back-up in case another contact in Turkey let them down. The trial continues.

  14. University 'monitoring' mumps outbreak

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    The University of Nottingham said it was made aware of suspected mumps cases by the Cripps Health Centre on University Park campus.

    A spokeswoman said they were working closely with Public Health England to "monitor the situation"

    MMR vaccine

    She added that staff in the halls of residence had been made aware of the cases and encouraged students with any of the symptoms of mumps should visit their GP.

  15. Goldfish turn from pets to pest in pond

    Hayley Compton

    Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    A clean-up operation is going on at a Nottinghamshire park to rid it's pond of goldfish.

    It's thought the invasive species were dumped in the water at Colliers Wood pond near Eastwood several years ago and they've bred into the thousands.

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    Video caption: It's thought they were dumped there years ago and have bred into thousands

    Matt Faulkner is from MF Aquatics who are carrying out the work and said the problem is they eat insects and tadpoles and bring up mud which can kill plants.

    He added: "[The water] just looks like a chocalety brown colour all around. They are illegal to introduce in to the wild but people don't see that, they think they're doing their best for their pet."

    Goldfish pond
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    Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, from J29A for A6192 Erin Road Markham Vale to J30 for A616 Worksop.

    M1 Derbyshire - Three lanes blocked and queuing traffic on M1 northbound from J29a, A6192 (Markham Vale) to J30, A616 (Worksop), because of an accident involving lorry and a car.

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