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By Dave Wade and Gavin Bevis

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, from J24 for A453 to J23A for A42.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J24, A453 (East Midlands Airport) to J23a A42, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, between J29 for A617 Chesterfield and J28 for A38 Alfreton Road.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, from J29 for A617 Chesterfield to J28 for A38 Alfreton Road.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound from J29, A617 (Chesterfield) to J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  4. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates on East Midlands Live have now finished for the day.

    Some posts may continue to appear overnight however normal service won't resume until 08:00 on Thursday.

  5. Weather: Another warm night

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    Tonight will remain dry with mostly clear skies, although a few areas of cloud are likely to drift up from the south.

    Another warm night - a minimum temperature of 13°C.

    Alex Hamilton

    A hot and humid day tomorrow with periods of sunshine.

    There is the chance of the odd shower breaking out though, locally heavy and thundery. A maximum temperature of 32°C.

  6. Police puppy growing up

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    What a difference a few weeks can make - this is Nottinghamshire police dog Taggart.

    Taggart

    The photo on the left shows him at just eight weeks old. Let's be honest, he wouldn't have frightened many criminals looking like that.

    He's now 15 weeks old and Nottinghamshire Police have said his confidence is "growing every day".

  7. Revamped castle will 'attract more international visitors'

    Kay Wright

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    The man leading on the £30 million revamp of Nottingham Castle says he's confident it will pull in more overseas visitors once it's completed in two years time.

    Professor Ted Cantle chairs the Nottingham Castle Trust that's behind the ambitious project which has seen the Grade I listed tourist attraction closed to the public until 2020.

    He says what's being planned will change visitors' experience of the castle through new attractions like the cave system and a Robin Hood and Rebellion Gallery.

    Nottingham Castle
    Quote Message: The new Robin Hood and Rebellion Gallery will pull in visitors from around the world." from Ted Cantle Chairman, Nottingham Castle Trust
    Ted CantleChairman, Nottingham Castle Trust
  8. Parch marks appear at Hardwick

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    When the National Trust took over the running of the Elizabethan Hardwick Estate it removed this "high maintenance" design from the front garden.

    Hardwick

    About 50 years on, following weeks of dry weather, patterns from the former design are starting to reappear.

    Hardwick

    The National Trust has said the initials E and S were for Elizabeth the Countess of Shrewsbury – commonly known as Bess of Hardwick.

  9. Watch: Corbyn takes to the track

    Tony Roe

    BBC East Midlands political editor

    Choo choo!!

    It's the first day of Parliamentary recess and Jeremy Corbyn has been in Derby driving a new Bombardier train.

    Video content

    Video caption: It's the first day of Parliamentary recess and Jeremy Corbyn has been in Derby
  10. Neighbours urged to care for street trees in heatwave

    Hayley Compton

    Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    A West Bridgford woman is urging her neighbours to adopt trees on their street and water them regularly during the heat wave.

    Environmentalist Penney Poyzer fears some urban trees may perish during the hot weather as their root systems struggle to find moisture.

    So she's calling on her neighbours and other communities to draw up rotas for watering trees on their streets.

    Branches of an ash tree with blue sky
    Quote Message: It's hard for some trees in built-up areas to find moisture through their root systems." from Penney Poyzer
    Penney Poyzer
  11. Huge increase in 'deliberate' grass fires

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    Firefighters in Nottinghamshire have dealt with nearly 350 grass fires so far this month - that's a 600% increase on July 2017.

    Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said it believes most of these fires were set "deliberately".

    Grass fire

    The service is asking parents in the county: "​Do you know what your kids will be getting up to this summer?"

    Parents, teachers, coaches and other influential people are being asked to spread the message that fires are "simply not fun".

    Quote Message: When our crews are mobilised to deal with grass fires, which can be large or small, they are potentially being taken away from attending more serious incidents where lives may be at risk, and I am sure that nobody wants that on their conscience." from Paul Gair Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service
    Paul GairNottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service
  12. Gas leak cordon in place for 'several hours'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    The fire and rescue service remains at the scene of a gas leak in Worksop. It's been caused by a fractured gas pipe on Sandy Lane.

    A 150m cordon is expected to be in place for "several hours" yet.

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  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, from A14 to J18 for A428.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from A14, Catthorpe Interchange to J18, A428 (Rugby), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  14. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A54 Derbyshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A54 Derbyshire both ways severe accident, from A537 to Wildboarclough turn off.

    A54 Derbyshire - A54 in Ladmanlow closed in both directions from the A537 junction to the Wildboarclough turn off junction, because of an accident involving a motorbike.

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