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  1. Live updates for Thursday 22 June 2017
  2. Three arrested over boy's circumcision in Nottingham
  3. Man denies railway station murder
  4. Kedleston Hall housing plans overturned by High Court
  5. Next falls down Leicestershire's 'rich list'
  6. Twycross Zoo welcomes baby orangutan

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By Maryam Qaiser and Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, between J21 for M69 and J20 for A4303.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J21, M69 (Leicester) and J20, A4303 (Lutterworth), because of a broken down lorry. Traffic is coping well.

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

  2. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates have now finished for the day but some local news will still appear on the page through the evening and overnight.

    We will be back at 08:00 on Friday with more news, sport, weather and travel from across the East Midlands.

  3. East Midlands weather update: Some clouds and clearer spells

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC weather presenter

    Expect high pollen counts this evening and into tomorrow.

    This evening will see some clouds and clearer spells in the early hours with lows of 13C (55F).

    Cloudy weather ahead

    Tomorrow will be cloudy and breezy with some rain in the morning but this should clear – leaving some drier and brighter spells in the afternoon. Temperatures will reach highs of 19C (66F).

  4. West Bridgford homes with external mail boxes targeted by fraudsters

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    Nottinghamshire Police has issued a warning - after some homes in West Bridgford with external mail boxes were targeted by fraudsters.

    It is believed offenders obtained personal details and made fraudulent applications for credit cards. Police said they then intercepted the deliveries by filling the mail boxes with newspapers.

    This meant that when the post is delivered, it sits on top of the newspapers, allowing the mail to be easily retrived by criminals thought to have been following Royal Mail staff as they conduct their deliveries.

    Post Boxes

    Two men, aged 48 and 33, have been arrested on suspicion of stealing mail on Tuesday and have since been released pending further enquiries.

    Police have advised those with external mail boxes to empty them regularly.

  5. Charity walk held in Mansfield to raise awareness of social exclusion

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    About 200 people came together for a walk in Mansfield to raise awareness of social exclusion.

    It was organised by the Nottingham branch of national charity Mencap as part of Learning Disability Week.

    Volunteers and service users from Reach Learning Disability and Nottinghamshire Victim Care also took part in the One Walk event today.

  6. Man denies Leicester murder

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A man charged with murdering a man found stabbed outside Leicester railway station has pleaded not guilty.

    Police cordon on London Road

    Rajesh Chhagan Khunti is accused of killing 30-year-old Dilovan Fazil Mohammed in March this year.

    Khunti, also 30, has been remanded in custody and is due to go on trial at Nottingham Crown Court in August.

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    Severe accident: A6 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A6 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, between A6 and A6 Alvaston Bypass affecting A50 J2 Derby.

    A6 Derbyshire - A6 Alvaston Bypass in Thulston closed and stationary traffic northbound between the A6 junction and the A6 Alvaston Bypass junction, because of an accident involving two cars. Congestion to Derby.

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

  8. Jury discharged in manslaughter trial

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The judge in charge of a manslaughter trial at Derby Crown Court has discharged the jury.

    Richard Last, 31, of Bridgeside Way, Spondon, had pleaded not guilty to the manslaughter of 22-year-old Oliver Falivena (pictured below).

    Oliver Falivena with his family

    Mr Falivena died after suffering head injuries in Derby Market Place last August.

    The court has said it is unable to give out any further information at this stage.

  9. Police concerned for missing woman thought to be in the Workington area

    Police are concerned for the welfare of a 38-year-old woman.

    Donna Jennings is from Derbyshire but it is believed she is in the Workington area.

    She was last seen on Walker Road, Workington, after being dropped off by a taxi late yesterday evening.

    It is thought that she could be wearing leggings and a loose jacket.

    Donna Jennings
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    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, between J23 for A512 and J23A for A42.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M1 northbound between J23, A512 (Loughborough) and J23a A42, because of an accident.

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

  11. In pictures: Shoppers evacuate the Highcross shopping centre

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    This was the scene earlier today when shoppers were told to evacuate the Highcross shopping centre in Leicester following a fire alert.

    The centre has now reopened.

    Highcross Shopping Centre
    Highcross Shopping Centre
  12. Kedleston Hall housing plans overturned by High Court

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Plans for up to 400 new homes close to Derbyshire's Grade I listed Kedleston Hall have been overturned by the High Court.

    The hall is recognised as "one of the finest examples of 18th Century architecture anywhere", the court was told.

    Kedleston Hall

    Catesby Estates Limited has been pushing to build new homes on Kedleston and Memorial Roads, 1.7 miles from the hall.

    Despite the need for more housing in the area, Amber Valley Borough Council refused planning permission for the scheme.

    Catesby Estates appealed and a government planning inspector granted outline consent after a public inquiry. He said the development would not be visible from the hall and therefore did not form part of its setting.

    Aerial image showing proximity of Kedleston Hall to proposed housing development

    Concerned residents campaigned against the decision and were today handed victory.

    The court heard Historic England, the National Trust and the Gardens Trust had all objected to the development as well.

    Mrs Justice Lang said the inspector had failed to focus on the "historic, social and economic connections" between the hall and the development site, which once formed part of its sprawling agricultural estate.

  13. Woman injured in Nottingham crash

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police have confirmed the crash on King Street/Queen Street in Nottingham involved a car and a cyclist.

    Queen Street

    A woman has been taken to the Queen's Medical Centre with injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening.

    The roads are still closed with no indication as to when they will reopen.

  14. Nottingham tower blocks not using Grenfell Tower cladding

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    Tower blocks across the UK are being examined after the London fire.

    About 600 high rises in the country are using similar cladding to Grenfell Tower, Downing Street estimates.

    But Nottingham City Homes has confirmed all 13 of their tower blocks do not use the same cladding.

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