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Summary

  1. Teacher banned over safeguarding failures
  2. Work on new A52 footbridge to begin
  3. Newark road remains closed following large metal fire
  4. Police get £1m to tackle knife crime
  5. Bridge to be demolished after lorry smash
  6. Updates for Thursday 18 April

Live Reporting

By Nick Smith and Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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  1. Man arrested after woman's body found in Leicester fire

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    A man has been arrested after a woman was found dead in a burning building in Leicester.

    A murder investigation was opened after Leah Fray, 27, was discovered by firefighters tackling a blaze at a property in Mere Road on Saturday night.

    Leah Fray

    Leicestershire Police said a 56-year-old man was arrested in Barwell yesterday evening in connection with her death.

    The force has renewed its appeal for anyone with information to come forward.

  2. Murder arrests after Chaddesden death

    Liam Barnes

    BBC News

    Six people have been arrested following the death of a man found injured in a car park.

    The man was discovered near Chaddesden Park on Saturday and died soon after being taken to hospital.

    Derbyshire Police said two 19-year-old men and a 21-year-old woman had been arrested on suspicion of murder.

    Police cordon in Chaddesden

    A 16-year-old girl, a 19-year-old man and a 26-year-old man had also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

    A 16-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of murder over the weekend has been released without charge.

  3. Cause of factory fire still to be established

    East Midlands Today

    Investigations are continuing into a series of explosions and a fire that shut off part of Derby yesterday.

    At its height 45 firefighters tackled the blaze at a factory off Enterprise Way after a number of loud bangs were reported around lunchtime, caused by gas cylinders exploding.

    Fire engine at scene of factory fire

    Nobody was injured at the factory, which produces rubber matting, but train services were disrupted by the large smoke flume and a number of roads were closed.

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    Video caption: Drone footage of fire in Derby
  4. Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    We're in for another cracker of a day with plenty of sunshine.

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    Video caption: Weather for the East Midlands on Tuesday 23 April 2019.
  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, from J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham to J26 for A610 Nottingham.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound from J25, A52 (Nottingham) to J26, A610 (Nottingham), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, at J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

    M1 Derbyshire - M1 lane closed on entry slip road and slow traffic northbound at J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, from J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham to J26 for A610 Nottingham.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound from J25, A52 (Nottingham) to J26, A610 (Nottingham), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, from J19 for M6 to J18 for A5.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J19, M6 (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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, from J11 for A42 to J10 for A5 Watling Street.

    M42 Leicestershire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M42 southbound from J11, A42 (Burton-Upon-Trent) to J10, A5 (Tamworth), because of a vehicle fire.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham and J26 for A610 Nottingham.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J25, A52 (Nottingham) and J26, A610 (Nottingham), because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

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

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J31 for A57 Worksop Road Sheffield to J30 for A616 Worksop.

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

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