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Summary

  1. 'Chances missed' to help brothers at risk of harm
  2. Terror accused 'had Mein Kampf wedding edition'
  3. Dozens of caravans destroyed in large fire
  4. MP calls for sky lantern ban
  5. Rutland has highest Band D council tax
  6. Updates for Wednesday 27 March

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By David Pittam and Sandish Shoker

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    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 vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A453 Nottinghamshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A453 Nottinghamshire both ways severe accident, at Farnborough Road.

    A453 Nottinghamshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on A453 Clifton Lane at the Farnborough Road junction, because of an accident involving 3 cars and 2 vans.

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

  3. 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 Thursday.

  4. Weather: Staying dry and clear tonight

    BBC Weather

    Tonight will be dry with clear periods and some patchy cloud.

    Minimum temperature: 2 to 5°C (36 to 41°F)

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  5. Police warning over 'out of control' dog

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    Leicestershire Police say they were called to Collingham Road earlier this afternoon because of an "out of control" husky dog.

    The force tweeted that officers were unable to catch the dog and it is now loose on Aylestone Meadows nature reserve.

    Members of the public have been warned not to approach the dog and call the local dog warden.

    Collingham Road
  6. Watch: Gran has first horse ride on 90th birthday

    How sweet. This is the moment Joan Natzel first climbed into the saddle for a horse riding lesson.

    It was her 90th birthday.

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    Video caption: Gran has first horse ride for 90th birthday
  7. Crash closes lane outside city hospital

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    One lane is closed on Hucknall Road outside the entrance to Nottingham City Hospital following a crash involving a car and a bus.

    The crash, on the inbound side of the A611 Hucknall Road, is causing minor delays to traffic.

    A611
  8. 'Chances missed' to help brothers at risk of harm

    Amy Orton

    Local Democracy Reporter

    More should have been done to help a seven-year-old boy who scalded his hand preparing milk for his baby brother, according to a serious case review.

    Chances to help the two boys, who were found to be at risk of physical harm, were missed by agencies involved in their care according to the Leicestershire and Rutland Safeguarding Children Board (LRSCB).

    Key findings of the review included the brothers had lived in a high risk environment since birth where there was evidence of, at times, uncontrolled violence.

    The children's mother had a long history of mental health issues and alcohol abuse and that there was a long history of a series of abusive relationships.

    Baby with bottle of milk

    The board looked into the boys' case after the youngest child was found with an untreated head wound, when a social worker visited the family home unannounced in 2016.

    The boy was taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary where doctors diagnosed a depressed fracture to the front of his skull, which was suspected to be a non-accidental/unexplained injury.

    At the time of injury, both children were subject to child protection plans under the category of risk of emotional harm.

    During the time frame looked at by the board, there was evidence that the mother "inappropriately" required her older child to undertake a caring role for his baby brother. There was evidence that he had scalded his hand while warming milk for him.

    Both boys now live with their respective fathers and the youngest child made a full recovery from the head injury.

  9. Man arrested after large amount of cash found in car

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    A man has been arrested after a large amount of cash was found in his car.

    Police stopped the man in South Avenue, Radcliffe-on-Trent, at around 10:30 today.

    He has been arrested on suspicion of possession of criminal property and will be questioned by officers.

    South Avenue
  10. Vehicle wedged between car and wall after crash

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    A crash in Hinckley earlier saw a car wedged sideways between a wall and another car.

    Crash on Alma Road in Hinckley

    Police have said they were called to Alma Road just before 10:00 and both vehicles have now been recovered.

    Crash on Alma Road in Hinckley

    Luckily no one was injured and so far no one has been arrested.

  11. Two arrested over crossbow tweet to MPs

    BBC News

    Two people have been arrested in connection with a series of malicious tweets sent to five MPs, including Anna Soubry.

    Messages were sent to Ms Soubry and her Independent Group colleagues Chuka Umunna, Angela Smith and Sarah Wollaston, and Labour MP David Lammy.

    One showed a crossbow above the words "We are ready for civil war, are you?"

    South Yorkshire Police said a man and a woman had been arrested on suspicion of sending malicious communications.

    Crossbow
  12. Fire crews leave scene of caravan park fire

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    Fire crews have left the scene of a fire which destroyed or damaged 80 caravans today.

    Firefighters were called to the storage yard at Ainmoor Grange Caravan Park in Stretton, Derbyshire, at 05:30 this morning.

    The fire was extinguished by 09:30 and nobody was injured.

    Caravan fire
  13. Constituents 'will not trust PM again'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    "Good" and "not stupid" - I think the people of North West Leicestershire can take that as a compliment.

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  14. 'Dream come true' for horse riding grandmother, 90

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    Age is just a number for Leicester's Joan Natzel.

    To celebrate her 90th birthday she rode a horse for the first time yesterday.

    Joan ans her grandson Adrian Natzel

    The lesson was booked as a surprise by her grandson 44-year-old Adrian who said: "She loved it".

    Joan Natzel

    Joan, who turns 90 tomorrow, has been very active throughout her life but despite always having an interest in cowboys, she'd never been on a horse. She told her grandson it was "a dream come true".

    Verity Saul from Witham Villa Equestrian Centre said: "She had a half hour riding Holly in our indoor school. She didn't stop smiling for the whole time."