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Summary

  1. Tea towels 'set restaurant on fire'
  2. Laser shone as plane approached airport
  3. East Midlands knife crimes rise
  4. George Formby memorabilia up for sale
  5. BMW crashes after driver nods off
  6. PFA offer help in Mahrez row
  7. Updates on Thursday 8 February 2018

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By Chris Fawcett and Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, near J29a for Markham Lane Markham Vale.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound near J29a, Markham (Markham Vale), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well. Approach with care.

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

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Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, between J20 for A4303 and J21 for M69.

M1 Leicestershire - Stationary traffic on M1 northbound between J20, A4303 (Lutterworth) and J21, M69 (Leicester), because of a rolling road-block and an accident involving one vehicle.

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

Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe accident, between J28 for A38 Alfreton and J27 for A608 Hucknall.

M1 Derbyshire - Three lanes closed on M1 southbound between J28, A38 (Alfreton) and J27, A608 (Hucknall), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M1 Nottinghamshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Nottinghamshire northbound severe accident, between J27 for A608 Hucknall and J28 for A38 Alfreton.

M1 Nottinghamshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J27, A608 (Hucknall) and J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M69 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M69 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, between J1 for A5 Hinckley and M1 J21.

M69 Leicestershire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M69 northbound between J1, A5 (Hinckley) and M1 J21, Leicester, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J31 for A57 Sheffield and J30 for A616.

M1 South Yorkshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M1 southbound between J31, A57 (Sheffield) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: A46 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

A46 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, between Seagrave Road and Broome Lane affecting A607.

A46 Leicestershire - Heavy traffic on A46 northbound in Cossington between the Seagrave Road junction and the Broome Lane junction, because of a broken down heavy goods vehicle. Congestion to Hobby Horse Island.

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

Severe accident: A6 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A6 Derbyshire southbound severe accident, near A50 J2 Derby.

A6 Derbyshire - Heavy traffic and one lane closed on A6 southbound in Aston-on-Trent near Derby, because of an accident.

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Left-back Juan Fuentes in action for Osasuna

Nottingham Forest complete the signings of out-of-contract duo Stefanos Kapino and Juan Fuentes.

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Matty Fryatt in action for Nottingham Forest

Ex-Walsall, Leicester, Hull and Nottingham Forest striker Matty Fryatt retires because of a long-standing Achilles injury.

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Severe accident: A50 Derbyshire westbound

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A50 Derbyshire westbound severe accident, between J2 A6 Derby and J3 A514 Swarkestone Road Swadlincote.

A50 Derbyshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on A50 westbound in Thulston between J2, A6 (Derby) and J3, A514 (Swadlincote), because of an accident involving two cars.

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Weather: Milder night but chance of snow

BBC Weather

Spells of rain this evening and for a time tonight. The rain is then expected to clear away to the east later in the night to leave some clear spells, but also a few wintry showers.

Feeling a lot less cold.

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Bus stop killer wins cut in minimum jail term

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

A cyclist who stabbed a journalist to death at a bus stop has been told he can apply for earlier parole.

Rickell Patterson, then aged 16, used a pocket knife to deliver a single fatal stab wound to Timothy Smith in Nottingham in 2007.

The teenager had been riding his BMX along the pavement and lost his temper when the 40-year-old accidentally stepped into his path.

He was found guilty of murder and jailed for life with a minimum term of 14 years, later reduced to 12 years on appeal.

Rickell Patterson
Nottinghamshire Police

Now aged 27, Patterson has won a cut in his minimum term after a senior judge ruled he has made "exceptional progress" in prison.

The judge recommended Patterson's tariff should be reduced by nine months, which means he will be eligible to apply for parole in the summer.

Video appeal after clubber attacked

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

An 18-year-old needed hospital treatment for head and chest injuries when he was attacked after leaving a nightclub in Nottingham at the weekend.

Police said the assault happened as the teenager walked along North Sherwood Street shortly after he had left Pom Pom at about 03:00 on Sunday.

Officers said they wanted to speak to the man in this video about the attack.

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Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J28 for A38 Alfreton and J29 for A617.

M1 Derbyshire - Lane closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J28, A38 (Alfreton) and J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Rams boss calls for calm when unbeaten run ends

BBC Derby Sport

Derby County boss Gary Rowett has said it is important not to get too upset if and when his side's unbeaten run comes to an end.

The Rams have gone 11 games without defeat since suffering a 1-0 loss to Ipswich in November.

Rowett could have a fully-fit squad to choose from for Saturday's Championship clash with Norwich.

Gary Rowett
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Watch: Tattoo artist 'goes against the norm'

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Leicester tattoo artist Heleena Mistry has been telling the BBC how she’s using her Indian-inspired designs to challenge taboos.

Female elephants bid farewell to Twycross Zoo

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Twycross Zoo is preparing to move four female elephants to take part in a breeding programme.

Blackpool Zoo has a bull elephant and Twycross doesn't have room for one so the decision was made last year to take Minbu, Tara, Noorjahan and Esha up north.

You can read more about the move here.

Tara during her move last week
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Road to close as police investigate fatal crash

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Part of the A515 in Little Cubley is to close for several hours this weekend as part of a police investigation into a fatal crash that happened there last year,

A 60-year-old man from Ashbourne was killed when his car was involved in a collision with a lorry on 20 November.

The 59-year-old lorry driver was subsequently arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and released while investigations continued.

A515 through Little Cubley
Google

Derbyshire Police said the stretch would be closed from 16:00 on Sunday with diversions put in place.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area, if possible.

Children in stand-up stand-off

Schoolchildren have been up on stage telling jokes as part of the Leicester Comedy Festival.

Your photos: Round robin in Attenborough

BBC Weather Watchers

A gorgeous shot - taken by David E at Attenborough Nature Reserve.

Robin
David E

George Formby memorabilia up for sale

Chris Fawcett

BBC News

An archive of George Formby memorabilia, which was found at an East Midlands car boot sale, is due to be sold.

George Formby
Hansons

The collection, which includes several private letters from Formby and his wife Beryl about the star's famous songs, was discovered by Long Eaton couple Rosemary and Paul Gregory at a sale two years ago in a nearby hotel.

Mrs Gregory said: “My husband came across the archive and bought it for £25. Now we’ve decided to part with it so someone who really likes George Formby can enjoy it.”

Formby collection
Hansons

The archive has an estimated value of £200-£300 and is due to be sold at Hansons Auctioneers on 27 March.

Matt O'Connor was brought back to Welford Road in March

Under-pressure head coach Matt O'Connor admits Leicester "haven't been good enough" recently but remains optimistic.

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Riyad Mahrez

Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez will not face Manchester City but Claude Puel hopes he will "get his head right" and return to the squad.

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Restaurant owner Shaima Swift examining the damage

They set a Nottingham restaurant on fire and caused £25,000 worth of damage, firefighters said.

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Trio of contract extensions at Nottingham Rugby

Chris Fawcett

BBC News

Nottingham Rugby have announced contract extensions for three of their players.

Centre Joe Cobden and scrum-half Darryl Veenendaal have got new one-year deals, whilst fly half/centre Will Millett has signed a two-year contract.

Nottingham rugby players
Nottingham Rugby

Head Coach Neil Fowkes said: "We’re just happy that players want to stay here, it just shows the strength of the environment here and how much the players are improving and developing.”

Your photos: Shooting the moon in Chaddesden

BBC Weather Watchers

We love how you can see craters in this super shot of the Moon, taken in Chaddesden by Sassy.

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Sassy
Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest confirm Luke Dowling as successor to Frank McParland in the role of sporting director.

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Power back on in Bakewell

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Western Power Distribution says a power cut affecting more than 1,000 homes and businesses in the Bakewell area has been resolved.

Teenager injured in masked brawl at Victoria Centre

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

A 19-year-old man has been arrested after another teenager was injured in a fight at Nottingham's Victoria Centre.

Police said 10-15 people in masks were involved in the violence in and around the centre's car park at about 16:30 yesterday.

Victoria Centre
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The injured 17-year-old boy was taken to hospital but has since been released.

The 19-year-old was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon.

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A50 exit closed after crash

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Something to be aware of.

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Water has been removed from the attraction so essential maintenance can take place.
Water has been removed from the attraction so essential maintenance can take place.

Laser shone as plane approached airport

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

A laser pen was shone at a plane as it came in to land at East Midlands airport last night.

Airport staff said the DHL cargo flight from Belfast had managed to alight safely with no injuries.

East Midlands Airport
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A spokesman said: "The aircraft was at 6,200 ft when air traffic control were informed.

"Standard procedures were followed and the police were informed."