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By Maryam Qaiser

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  1. Video content

    Video caption: Samaritans volunteers talk about life at the end of the phone

    More than 11,000 volunteers will be manning the charity's helpline across Christmas and New Year.

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    Severe disruption: A38 Derbyshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A38 Derbyshire both ways severe disruption, between A516 and A516.

    A38 Derbyshire - A38 in Derby closed in both directions between the A516 junction and the A516 junction, because of a police incident.

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

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    Severe accident: A6006 Leicestershire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A6006 Leicestershire both ways severe accident, between B676 Six Hills Lane and Loughborough Road.

    A6006 Leicestershire - A6006 in Grimston closed and slow traffic in both directions between the B676 Six Hills Lane junction and the Loughborough Road junction, because of an accident.

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

  4. Our live coverage has ended

    Regular live coverage on this page has ended for the day, but breaking news, sport and travel updates will continue to appear through the night.

    East Midlands Live returns from 08:00 tomorrow morning.

  5. East Midlands Weather: Yellow warning for ice

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for ice, which will remain in place until 11:00 tomorrow.

    Icy patches are expected to develop overnight but it will be a dry evening for most with clear skies and some frost forming.

    East Midlands weather

    It will be a frosty but dry start to tomorrow for most with plenty of winter sunshine and temperatures reaching 4C (39F).

  6. Prince Harry praises Nottingham project

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC News

    Prince Harry has personally praised a Nottingham project he's been supporting through one of his charities.

    He said Full Effect in St Ann's has enabled young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to have a voice and speak honestly.

    He spoke about the charity as he guest edited BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

    Prince Haryr talks about local project

    The community recording studio has been helping young people for 20 years.

    It's now being supported by Prince Harry's Royal Foundation and he has told the BBC it's making a huge difference.

  7. In Picture: Wintry scenes from the region

    BBC Weather Watchers

    There has been plenty of snow in Leicestershire.

    This was taken in East Farndon near Market Harborough this morning

    East Farndon

    This was the scene in Bonsall Moor, near Matlock today...

    Bonsall Moor

    There was even some of the white stuff in Mansfield Woodhouse this afternoon too.

    Mansfield Woodhouse

    And this was Bakewell in Derbyshire today.

  8. Man charged with burglary offences

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC News

    A 42-year-old man has been charged with burglary offences in Ravenshead and Kirkby-in-Ashfield.

    Nottinghamshire Police said one burglary happened in Longdale Lane on 19 December and an aggravated burglary in Sutton Road two days later.

    Longdale Lane

    The man has been charged with one count of burglary, one count of aggravated burglary and possessing a knife in a public place.

    He has been remanded in custody.

  9. Robber absconds from Sudbury Prison

    A 29-year-old man convicted of robbery and theft has absconded from HMP Sudbury in Derbyshire.

    Navarone Dominic McIntosh was sentenced to four years in prison at Birmingham Crown Court in February 2016.

    McIntosh has family in Birmingham and the West Midlands.

    Police have asked anyone with information about McIntosh's whereabouts to contact them.

    Navarone McIntosh
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    Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe accident, between J29 for A617 and J28 for A38 Alfreton.

    M1 Derbyshire - Very slow traffic and one lane closed on M1 southbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of an accident.

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

  11. Sponsor sought for new school

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC News

    Nottinghamshire County Council is looking for sponsors to run a new primary school.

    As part of plans to build new homes on the former Rolls-Royce site in Hucknall, developers are also building a new free school.

    Plans for the new school in Hucknall

    County councillor Phillip Owen said: "This new school is now essential to meet projected demand from the new housing development. It will grow in size from the bottom up and mean that convenient school places will be available to families as they move in, which will in turn make the housing development more attractive.”

    Interested sponsors will need to be Department for Education approved and can come in the form of a single academy, a multi-academy trust or a diocese, he said.

    Potential sponsors have until 5 February to submit their application.

    Rolls-Royce site Hucknall
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    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, between J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham and J24 for A6 affecting J26 for A610 Nottingham.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M1 southbound between J25, A52 (Nottingham) and J24, A6 (Kegworth), because of a broken down vehicle. Congestion to J26, A610 (Nottingham).

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

  13. 'Man suffers facial injuries during assault'

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC News

    A 51-year-old man suffered injuries to his nose and mouth during an assault in Derby.

    Derbyshire police said the man "staggered from Abbotts Barn Close to Gerard Street leaving a trail of blood" after the attack on 19 December.

    The man was taken to Royal Derby Hospital for treatment.

    Abbotts Barn Close

    A 62-year-old man was arrested over the assault and has since been released while inquiries continue.

  14. Vehicle fire causes M1 delays

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC News

    One lane is closed on the M1 northbound between junctions 28 for Alfreton and 29 for Chesterfield because of a vehicle fire.

    This is causing traffic to back up to junction 27 for Hucknall.

    Junction 28 delays because of car fire
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  15. University loans award-winning art work from library

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC News

    People in Leicester will have the chance to display award-winning art work in their own homes as part of a new scheme by De Montfort University.

    The university has a new art-lending library where members of the public can borrow works of art.

    The library has been opened by Glasgow-based artists Neil Bromwich and Zoe Walker.

    Library launched by Glasgow-based artists Neil Bromwich and Zoe Walker

    There are 57 pieces of art for loan including work by two Turner Prize-nominated artists, Ciara Phillips and Marvin Gaye Chetwynd.

    Mr Bromwich, who was born in Leicester, said: "To actually have the one-to-one relationship living with the contemporary piece of art in your own home is a really different experience of enjoying and appreciating art."