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Nick Smith, Gavin Bevis and Amy Woodfield

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  1. Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

    Mel Coles

    BBC Weather presenter

    We're expecting cloud to move in from the west today - and there could be some showers.

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    Video caption: Weather for the East Midlands on Thursday 6 September 2018.
  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A607 Leicestershire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A607 Leicestershire both ways severe accident, between Queniborough Roundabout and Dalby Road.

    A607 Leicestershire - A607 Leicester Road closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the Queniborough Roundabout junction in East Goscote and the Dalby Road junction in Melton Mowbray, because of a serious accident.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, from J10 for A5 Watling Street to J11 for A42.

    M42 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M42 northbound from J10, A5 (Tamworth) to J11, A42 (Burton-Upon-Trent), because of emergency repairs.

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

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    Video caption: Muslim student makes history as the first to wear a headscarf in Miss England final
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  6. Weather: Light cloud and dry

    BBC Weather

    Tonight is expected to be mainly dry and clear across the East Midlands, but cloud may thicken at times, with the chance of a spot of rain towards dawn.


    Tomorrow morning it is expected to be cloudy, but that will give way to sunshine as the day goes on.

  7. Paul Hart returns to Notts County as technical director

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    Paul Hart has returned to Notts County, taking up the role of technical director following a reshuffle at Meadow Lane.

    A former Notts County player who also had spells as academy manager and caretaker manager during the 2014-15 season, Hart returns to Meadow Lane to work alongside manager Harry Kewell.

    Paul Hart

    In a statement, Notts County chairman Alan Hardy said: "Paul is a superb addition for us. Not only is he one of the most respected men in the game, he also knows Harry very well."

    Hart joins from Luton Town, with whom he enjoyed promotion from League Two last season as assistant to Hatters boss Nathan Jones.

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, at J23A for A42.

    M1 Leicestershire - M1 lane closed on entry slip road and slow traffic northbound at J23a A42, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  9. Hockley model shop set to close after 72 years

    Nottingham Post

    It has provided children and adults with model vehicles, train sets and many other hobby products for more than 70 years.

    But Gee Dee Models, one of Nottingham's oldest shops, looks set to close for the final time this year after an unsuccessful search for a new owner.

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    Severe disruption: A52 Derbyshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A52 Derbyshire eastbound severe disruption, at Wyvern Way.

    A52 Derbyshire - A52 Brian Clough Way in Derby blocked and queuing traffic eastbound at the Wyvern Way junction, because of a broken down bus.

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

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    Video caption: Leicester's 'God's Squad' vicar 'there for guys on the edge'

    The Reverend Nigel Rostock reaches out to "guys on the edge" on his Harley-Davidson.

  12. Floppy eared friend found on train

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    Staff at London North Eastern Railway are looking for the owner of this bunny rabbit after it was left unattended on a train travelling between London and Newark.

    Bunny toy

    It's currently being looked after at Newark station until the owner is found.

  13. Greek midfielder heading to City Ground

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    Nottingham Forest have made a new signing - Greek international midfielder Panagiotis Tachtsidis.

    Panagiotis Tachtsidis

    The 27-year-old has signed a deal with the club until 2020 after he left Olympiacos last season. He's also featured for Genoa, Roma, Torino and Cagliari.

    You might also recognise him from the 2014 World Cup squad.