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Summary

  1. 'Hazardous waste incident' at Heanor industrial unit
  2. Neighbouring businesses evacuated as firefighters work to make site safe
  3. 'Sling out' hard Brexiteers, Soubry tells PM
  4. Pothole opens in M1
  5. Could 'female-friendly' crisps be made in Leicester?
  6. 'Emaciated' dogs found at Leicester property
  7. Rugby: Tigers' Ben Youngs out for four months
  8. Updates on Tuesday 6 February 2018

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By Gavin Bevis and Chris Fawcett

All times stated are UK

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Severe accident: M1 Nottinghamshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Nottinghamshire northbound severe accident, at J26 for A610 Nottingham affecting Trowell Services.

M1 Nottinghamshire - M1 entry slip road closed, two lanes closed and slow traffic northbound at J26, A610 (Nottingham), because of a multi-vehicle accident. Congestion to Trowell Services.

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

Severe accident: M69 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M69 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, between M1 J21 and J2 for B4669 affecting B4114 Narborough Road South.

M69 Leicestershire - One lane blocked and queuing traffic on M69 southbound between M1 J21, Leicester and J2, B4669 (Burbage), because of a multi-vehicle accident. Congestion on A5460 to Everards Island (For Fosse Park).

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

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J30 for A616 and J31 for A57 Sheffield.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J30, A616 (Worksop) and 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

Daniel James scored on his debut

Dafydd Pritchard

BBC Sport Wales at the Liberty Stadium

Swansea City ruthlessly demolish League Two Notts County to seal their passage to the fifth round of the FA Cup in emphatic fashion.

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Our live coverage across the day

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Liz Kendall pays tribute to suffragettes during debate

BBC Politics

Several MPs wore tributes to suffragettes during a special House of Commons debate this afternoon to mark 100 years since the law that let women vote for the first time.

Leicester West MP Liz Kendall said "the fight for equality never ends" and called for more rights for female carers.

Liz Kendall
BBC

Chemical spill involved '1,000 litres of cyanide'

Derbyshire fire service said the chemical spill in Heanor involved 1,000 litres of liquid cyanide.

Firefighters from around the county were called to the spill at an industrial estate in the town at about 13:30 this afternoon.

Seven people were "decontaminated" and checked over by paramedics before being given the all clear.

“We continue to work with colleagues from the Environment Agency and Severn Trent Water to manage any risk to the environment and bring the incident to the quickest and safest conclusion," Group Manager Gary Platts said.

Heanor
Martin Plant

Martin Plant is director of SCB Logistics and said the spill happend in a car park at the neighbouring business.

He said: "There were a lot of guys wandering round in chemical suits and a wash down area."

Watch: Tonight's weather for the East Midlands

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

It's going to be cold this evening.

Innovative surgery for fixing pelvis fractures

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Surgeons at Nottingham University Hospitals are taking a new approach to treating people who suffer a broken pelvis after a fall.

It involves having an MRI scan followed by keyhole surgery to fill the fracture with a substance known as "bone cement".

Stella Travis
BBC

For 80-year-old Stella Travis it meant she was able to walk just two days after having spinal surgery.

Ms Travis said: “It’s not perfect but it’s so much better. I’m hoping it will get better still.”

Watch: Life with tinnitus for a 10-year-old boy

Chris Waring

BBC News

Ten-year-old George describes life with tinnitus.

Thieves take children's hospice charity box

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Photos have been released of two women police want to speak to after a charity box raising money for a children's hospice was stolen.

The box was taken from the counter of the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice Shop in Packers Row, Chesterfield, on Friday 26 January.

Police said one of the women allegedly distracted a member of staff while the other stole the box.

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Derbyshire Police
CCTV
Derbyshire Police

Design for Mansfield hotel released

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Mansfield Town has released an artist impression of a planned new hotel at the clubs One Call Stadium.

Mansfield Town hotel artist impression
Mansfield Town FC

Supporters are being asked to share their opinions during an exhibition at the ground today.

It's in the Kevin Bird Suite until 19:00.

Severe disruption: M42 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M42 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, after J11 for A42.

M42 Leicestershire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M42 southbound after J11, A42 (Burton Upon Trent).

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

Train company honours emergency services after fire

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

East Midlands Trains is to name one of its fleet after Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and the British Transport Police following a fire at Nottingham railway station last month.

Fire at Nottingham railway station
BBC

The train will be fitted with two nameplates to honour the organisations and there'll be an official naming ceremony on 12 February - exactly one month since the blaze that closed the station all day.

It's thought to be the only locomotive in the country to have two nameplates.

On behalf of British Transport Police, I'd like to thank East Midlands Trains for this touching acknowledgement of their gratitude to the Force. I know my officers will probably say they were just doing their jobs, but the fact is they don't always get the praise they deserve for putting themselves in danger every day, in order to protect the public, and it can be easy to take them for granted."

Chief Constable Paul CrowtherBritish Transport Police

A 33-year-old woman from Derby has been arrested on suspicion of arson following the fire.

She's since been released while investigation continue.

No threat from 'heavily diluted' cyanide

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Here's a little extra info from East Midlands Today.

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Heanor chemical spill 'involved forklift truck'

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

There's still a big emergency service presence in Adams Close in Heanor after this afternoon's chemical spill.

Gary Platts, from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, said the accidental spillage involved a forklift truck and a container.

He reiterated there was no risk to people living nearby or the local water supply.

Chemical spill in Heanor
BBC

Water alert after cyanide spill in Heanor

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

We've had a little more information from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service on the chemical spill at an industrial unit in Adams Close, Heanor.

A spokeswoman said firefighters had been dealing with an accidental spillage of cyanide waste liquid.

She said a small percentage had entered the watercourse but there was no threat to the local population or drinking water.

Adams Close
Google

The fire service is working with the Environment Agency, Severn Trent Water and the county council to assess the scale and risk to the environment.

Seven workers were decontaminated after the spill. We're still awaiting confirmation of which business was involved.

Heanor waste incident: Nearby businesses evacuated

BBC Radio Derby

We understand a number of businesses have been evacuated in Adams Close in Heanor as emergency services deal with a "hazardous waste incident" at an industrial unit.

Fire officers are working with the land owners to make the site safe. The Environment Agency is also there to check if it's caused any problems for nearby land.

We're still awaiting details on the exact nature of the incident.

Adams Close in Heanor
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Lorry crash on M1

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

About to get on the M1 southbound? Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but this might hamper your journey.

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Investigation into off-duty police officer 'a witch hunt'

Lisa Teanby

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Derbyshire Police Federation says a senior detective shouldn't have had to go to a misconduct tribunal after he tackled a drunken man while he was off duty.

Police Officers
BBC

Yesterday, Insp Matthew Mozley was cleared of using excessive force to detain a man in Heanor in 2015.

It was investigated twice internally and three times by the Crown Prosecution Service, but on each occasion it was found there was no case to answer.

Tony Wetton from Derbyshire Police Federation described the situation as a "witch hunt" and said: "You have to question what message it sends out to off duty and on duty officers - a bad outcome can mean years and years of investigation."

CCTV footage of Lee Williamson's car parked at the bus stop on Christmas Day

Lee Williamson pulled into a bus stop to give a homeless man food and clothes and was later fined £70.

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Staff 'decontaminated' after hazardous waste incident

BBC Radio Derby

It's understood six workers have been decontaminated at an industrial unit in Heanor after what the fire service has described as a "hazardous waste incident".

We're awaiting further information but have a reporter heading to the site, in Adams Close.

Breaking'Hazardous waste incident' in Heanor

BBC Radio Derby

About 25 firefighters are at the scene of a "hazardous waste incident" at an industrial unit in Heanor.

Police, the ambulance service and the Environment Agency are also at the site in Adams Close.

We're awaiting further information on what has happened.

Adams Close
Google

Gritters sent out as more snow expected

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

An evening to avoid all-but-essential travel.

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PM 'doing what British people asked'

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Theresa May has responded to calls by the Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry to remove "hard ideological Brexiteers" from the Conservative Party.

Ms Soubry said it was time for the Prime Minister to "get a spine" and stand up to politicians, who she said were in danger of ruining the country with their policies.

Anna Soubry
UK Parliament

When we leave the EU we'll be able to see global Britain standing tall and proud in the world and trading with other countries around the rest of the world as well. We're focused on doing what the British people asked us to do and that's leaving the European Union."

Theresa MayPrime Minister

Appeal for information over sexual assault

Chris Fawcett

BBC News

Police are appealing for information after a teenager was sexually assaulted as she walked down the street.

Beechdale Road, Nottingham
Google

The 18-year-old woman reported the attack last month but it's believed to have happened on 17 October at about 21:20 in Beechdale Road, Nottingham.

The attacker is described at white, in his 30s, 6ft tall with short light hair and stubble on his face. There is also a distinctive mark on his right temple.

Mahrez still absent at training

Natalie Jackson

BBC East Midlands sports editor

Another day and still no Riyad Mahrez at training at Leicester City.

He hasn't reported for duty for a week now since his dream move to Manchester City was turned down.

Riyad Mahrez
Getty Images

Leicester play at Manchester City this weekend and it looks increasingly unlikely Mahrez will be in the team.

We understand internally Leicester are trying to reintegrate Mahrez back into the club.

Marking 100 years of women's right to vote

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

You've probably heard about this already, but today marks 100 years since women won the right to vote in the UK.

To mark the milestone, there are several events across the East Midlands.

Alice Hawkins statue
BBC

In Derby, there's an exhibition called On The Shoulders of Giants at the Mandela Centre and there's a screening of the film Suffragette at Derby City Council House tonight.

The National Justice Museum in Nottingham has opened a Right To Vote exhibition, and in Leicester, the statue of suffragette Alice Hawkins was unveiled at the weekend.

Your photos: Snow in the East Midlands

BBC Weather Watchers

Many thanks to Tracey Whitefoot for this lovely wintry shot of Colwick Park.

Colwick Park
Tracey Whitefoot

We also enjoyed this shot of Newton Linford.

Newton Linford
Linford

Pensioner who forced cyclist off road gets three-year ban

Derby Telegraph

A 67-year-old motorist who “deliberately” forced a cyclist off the road and caused them serious injuries has been disqualified from driving.

Watch: Group sought over Nottingham robbery

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

A video has been released of four men police want to speak to about a robbery and attempted robbery in Nottingham.

Police said a 28-year-old man was told to hand over his bag by four men in Jubilee Avenue at 19:30 on 10 January but he ran away without giving them anything.

Two 18-year-old men were then robbed of their mobile phones in Highfield Park about 30 minutes later.

Warning: Video may contain third party content.

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Foxes star Mahrez 'acting like a big baby'

BBC Sport

Leicester midfielder Riyad Mahrez has been acting like "a big baby" since a potential deadline-day move to Manchester City fell through, former England striker Chris Sutton said.

Mahrez, 26, who helped Leicester to the Premier League title in 2016, handed in a transfer request in January.

Riyad Mahrez
Getty Images

Foxes boss Claude Puel vowed to help the Algerian back into the fold, but Mahrez has not played since 20 January.

"If I was one of his team-mates I'd be deeply unhappy with him," Sutton said.

"He's disappointed not to go to a bigger club, I understand that, but he has to see out his contract - so get on with it."

Newark teenager goes missing

A 17-year-old girl has gone missing from her home in Newark.

Emma-Jayne Mortiboy was last seen in the town yesterday and police say they're concerned for her safety.

Call 101 if you know where she might be,

Emma-Jayne Mortiboy
Nottinghamshire Police

Photo appeal over fake £50 shop fraud

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Police want to speak to this man after a fake £50 note was used at a shop in Mickleover.

Officers said staff at the Vicarage Road Stores spotted the forgery after a man paid for several items and left on 17 January.

It's believed the same man was involved in a similar incident at a takeaway in Ladybank Road the day before.

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Derbyshire Police

Doctor's manslaughter conviction prompts review

Chris Fawcett

BBC News

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced a review into gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare following the dismissal of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba.

Jeremy Hunt
BBC

She was convicted of the manslaughter of six-year-old Jack Adcock at Leicester Royal Infirmary and, last month, struck off by the General Medical Council.

Dr Bawa-Garba
BBC

Mr Hunt said: "Today I can announce that I have asked Professor Sir Norman Williams, former President of the Royal College of Surgeons and my senior clinical advisor to conduct a rapid review into the application of gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare."

It will look at "where the line is drawn between gross negligence manslaughter and ordinary human error"; the process of learning from mistakes; and any lessons that need to be learned by the GMC.

Watch: The man keeping Mansfield's streets safe

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Dave Dawson has been hired by Mansfield's Business Improvement District to patrol almost 600 shops and market stalls.

He keeps an eye out for shoplifting and other criminal activity and has made 230 citizen's arrests over the past 12 months.