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Amy Woodfield, Nick Smith and Gavin Bevis

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    Severe accident: A42 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A42 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, from J12 B5006 Measham Road Measham to M42 J11.

    A42 Leicestershire - A42 closed southbound from J12, B5006 (Measham) to Burton-Upon-Trent, because of an accident involving a lorry and a van.

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

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    Severe disruption: A42 Leicestershire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A42 Leicestershire both ways severe disruption, from M1 J23A to J13 A511 Ashby-De-La-Zouch.

    A42 Leicestershire - Stationary traffic on A42 in both directions from the M1 J23a junction to J13, A511 (Ashby-De-La-Zouch), because of all traffic being temporarily held and a police incident.

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

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    Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, at J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

    M1 Derbyshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic northbound at J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of an accident.

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

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    Our news, sport, travel and weather updates have now finished for Monday. We'll be back at 08:00 on Tuesday.

  5. Tonight's weather: Mostly dry with chance of fog

    BBC Weather

    It will remain mostly dry through tonight with some clear periods and areas of cloud.

    Some mist or fog could form in places with light to locally moderate south-easterly winds.

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  6. Foxes players due to return from Thailand

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Leicester City has said their players and manager are due to fly home from Thailand after attending the funeral of club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

    The group, which included Jamie Vardy and Kasper Schmeichel, offered their condolences to Mr Vichai's wife and children, and joined the family for Buddhist recitations.

    Leicester players in Thailand

    The sacred ceremony is due to continue for several more days but the players are to return to the UK to resume preparations for their weekend match against Burnley.

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    Video caption: Drone footage of Nottingham Cattle Market fire
  8. Bonfire Night: What's legal and what isn't?

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Derbyshire Police have issued a reminder of the laws for Bonfire Night. They say it's illegal to:

    • Possess fireworks in a public place if you're under the age of 18
    • Supply fireworks to anybody under the age of 18
    • Set off fireworks in the street/highway
    • Throw or cast or fire any firework in or into any highway, street, thoroughfare or public space (even if set off from a private place)
    • Set off fireworks after midnight

    They've invited people to report anyone breaking the law by calling 101.

  9. Drone shot shows extent of cattle market fire damage

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    This before and after image shows how much damage was caused by the fire at Nottingham's former cattle market.

    Cattle market before and after fire

    Traders have praised firefighters for their efforts in containing the blaze, which broke out yesterday evening.

  10. Fire service: Cattle market blaze now out

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    The fire service has said it has now finished putting out the fire at Nottingham's former cattle market.

    About 85 firefighters were needed at the blaze, which broke out at 17:30 yesterday and destroyed four buildings.

    A joint police and fire investigation is now under way into the cause of the blaze.

    Cattle market fire
  11. 'Explosion' reports as men injured and building damaged

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Police have given us a little more information on two men injured in Leicester city centre this afternoon.

    Officers were sent to Leicester Road in Glen Parva at about 15:10 after people reported hearing an explosion.

    They found a damaged outbuilding at the back of a property and are carrying out investigations at the scene.

    Two men were taken to hospital but the force said it had no further information on their condition or the nature of their injuries.

  12. Pair taken to hospital after 'incident' in city centre

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Two people have been taken to hospital following an undisclosed incident in Leicester city centre.

    Police have released few details about what's happened but the ambulance service said two patients were taken to Queen's Medical Centre at about 15:00.

    It's led to Leicester Road and Little Glen Road being partially closed in Glen Parva.

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    Severe disruption: A52 Derbyshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A52 Derbyshire eastbound severe disruption, from M1 J25 Nottingham to B6003.

    A52 Derbyshire - Slow traffic on A52 Brian Clough Way eastbound in Stapleford from Nottingham to Bardills Island, because of abandoned vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  14. Shilton questions extra cap honour for Rooney

    BBC Sport

    Former Derby, Forest and Leicester goalkeeper Peter Shilton said caps should not be "given out like gifts" after it was announced Wayne Rooney would make a one-off return to the national side.

    Rooney, who retired from international football in 2017, is due to pick up his 120th cap when he forms part of the England squad that faces the United States at Wembley on 15 November.

    The Football Association said the game was an opportunity to "honour" the 33-year-old striker's "record-breaking international career".

    Peter Shilton

    Shilton, who won 125 caps for England, said: "I think there are better ways to do it. We could have a presentation on the pitch.

    "I think if he was picked on merit, fair enough. But I don't think you can give caps out like gifts.

    "You have got to be careful it doesn't set a precedent. It's great Wayne's foundation are going to get money from this game, but that is going to happen whether Wayne plays or not."

  15. Man admits sexually abusing three young girls

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    A 56-year-old man from Leicestershire has pleaded guilty to child sex abuse dating back to the 1980s.

    Police said Richard Packer, of Freemans Lane, Burbage, sexually abused three female victims over a 14-year period between 1989 and 2003.

    They said the assaults began when the girls were aged seven and eight, and continued into their teenage years.

    Packer admitted four counts of indecently assaulting a female child at Leicester Crown Court and is due to be sentenced on 26 November.

    Leicester Crown Court

    Det Con Anna Blockley, the investigating officer, said: “Each of Packer’s victims have shown bravery in coming forward and telling us about the abuse they’ve suffered.

    “Packer himself probably thought that they wouldn’t do such a thing and that his horrific actions would never bring him before the courts."

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    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

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

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

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    Severe accident: A5 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A5 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, from B578 Lutterworth Road to B4455 Fosse Way.

    A5 Leicestershire - A5 in Smockington closed and queuing traffic southbound from the B578 Lutterworth Road junction to the B4455 Fosse Way junction, because of an accident involving.

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

  18. Adrian Eyre jailed for £7m fraud

    Adrian Eyre
    Image caption: Adrian Eyre was jailed for seven-and-a-half years for the fraud

    A fraudster who duped 340 people in a renewable energy share scam which netted him almost £7m has been sent to prison and ordered to pay back £1.9m.

    Bristol Crown Court heard that Adrian Eyre, 64, from Derby, masterminded the elaborate investment fraud.

    Avon and Somerset Police's Complex Crime Unit spent three years investigating him.

    Detectives found he used money from investors to fund luxury goods and a lavish lifestyle for himself, which included a £136,000 Mercedes Gullwing sports car.

    Eyre showed potential investors, many of whom were vulnerable pensioners, a glossy brochure for Oxford Renewable Fuel Ltd and made false claims about teams of scientists, other investors and technology.

    Eyre was convicted of three counts of fraud by false representation and has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years.

    Robert Fucilla, 42, from Barnet, who was also arrested as part of the inquiry, was acquitted by the jury.

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    Severe disruption: A426 Leicestershire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A426 Leicestershire both ways severe disruption, from B582 Little Glen Road to Middleton Street.

    A426 Leicestershire - Slow traffic on A426 Lutterworth Road in both directions in Glen Parva from the B582 Little Glen Road junction to the Middleton Street junction, because of earlier police incident.

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