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Summary

  1. False alarms cost fire service almost £1m
  2. Prisoner escaped after fooling guards with dummy
  3. Reservoir death boy 'the perfect pupil'
  4. Drone used in search for missing man
  5. Two die in flat fire
  6. Prince Charles bakes bread in Asda
  7. Long-serving Rutland councillor dies
  8. Bridge to be repaired following death crash
  9. Updates for Monday 26 November 2018

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By Gavin Bevis, Amy Woodfield and Nick Smith

All times stated are UK

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    Severe disruption: M1 Nottinghamshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Nottinghamshire northbound severe disruption, at J26 for A610 Nottingham.

    M1 Nottinghamshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound at J26, A610 (Nottingham), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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

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    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, from J30 for A616 Worksop to J29A for Markham Road J29A Markham Vale.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J30, A616 (Worksop) to J29a, Markham (Markham Vale), 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: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe accident, from J29A for to J29 for .

    M1 Derbyshire - Lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound from J29a, / (Markham Vale) to J29, / (Chesterfield), because of an accident.

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

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    Today's updates have now finished but we'll be back with more news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday.

  5. Tonight's weather: Cold but dry

    BBC Weather

    Tonight will be a cold night with mostly dry with some clear spells, but areas of low cloud, mist and fog will develop in the light winds. There could also be the odd isolated shower around.

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  6. Town centre Christmas tree vandalised

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Vandals have damaged the Christmas tree in Hucknall town centre over the weekend.

    Ashfield District Council said its officers will be attempting to repair the mess ahead of the official Christmas lights switch-on next week.

    Damaged Christmas tree
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    Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe accident, from J29A for to J29 for .

    M1 Derbyshire - Two lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound from J29a, / (Markham Vale) to J29, / (Chesterfield), because of an accident.

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

  8. Police officer charged with assaulting football fan

    BBC News

    A police officer has been charged with assaulting a teenage football fan.

    PC Liam Stewart is accused of assaulting the 18-year-old man before a local derby League Cup tie between Sheffield Wednesday and Chesterfield at Hillsborough.

    Hillsborough

    The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said the teenager was arrested and was treated for injuries to his face following the incident on 8 August 2017.

    PC Stewart is due to appear at Barnsley Magistrates' Court on 28 November.

    The IOPC said the South Yorkshire Police officer will also be the subject of a misconduct hearing.

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    Severe disruption: M1 Nottinghamshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Nottinghamshire northbound severe disruption, from J27 for A608 Mansfield Road Hucknall to J28 for A38 Alfreton Road Alfreton.

    M1 Nottinghamshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound from J27, A608 (Hucknall) to J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  10. Police searching for missing teenager

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Police have asked for the public's help in finding a 16-year-old girl who's gone missing from Derby.

    Shannon Serra vanished from the Rose Hill area of the city at about 17:45 yesterday.

    She was wearing blue jeggings and a grey T-shirt when she disappeared. Call 101 if you can help.

    Shannon Serra
  11. Prisoner escaped after fooling guards with dummy

    Press Association

    An inmate escaped an open prison after fooling guards by putting a dummy made up of clothes and a protein powder container in his bed.

    Ross Gallagher was spotted "hopping gardens" after absconding from HMP Sudbury in Derbyshire on 19 October before falling through a shed roof.

    The 32-year-old was "finally flushed out" by police dogs after stingers were used to try to stop a stolen Peugeot 308 he was driving at Rothwell Services on the A14 in Northamptonshire.

    Ross Gallagher

    Leicester Crown Court heard how the dummy he used "suggested someone was still in the bed" when officers peered through his cell window.

    The court was told Gallagher had 80 "substantive" previous convictions but was transferred to HMP Sudbury from a closed prison on 25 April.

    Gallagher, originally of Corby, Northamptonshire, pleaded guilty to escaping from prison, dangerous driving, aggravated vehicle taking, driving while disqualified and criminal damage.

    He was jailed for 27 months to run consecutively with an eight-year sentence he is currently serving.

    Amar Mehta, defending, said: "He was going to come back in the morning – he simply wanted to see his father."

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    Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M1 Derbyshire - Lane closed on M1 southbound from J29, A617 (Chesterfield) to J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of an accident.

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

  13. Reservoir death boy 'the perfect pupil'

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    The headteacher of the school attended by Jenson Spellman has paid tribute to the five-year-old following official confirmation he and his mother died at Valehouse reservoir last week.

    Debbie Greaves, from Simmondley Primary School, said: "The whole school was devastated to hear the very sad news about our pupil Jenson and his mum Emma and our thoughts are with their family and friends.

    Tributes outside Simmondley Primary School

    "Jenson had been at the school for just over a year and was a bundle of energy. He constantly had a beaming infectious smile and was kind and caring.

    "He loved running around outside and playing on the bikes with his friends. There was nothing he didn't know about dinosaurs, as he was an expert.

    "The perfect child to have in your class, and he will be very much missed.”

  14. Bollard crash death driver named

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    A driver who died when his car hit a bollard in Earl Shilton last week has been named.

    Ronald James, 32, from Nuneaton, was killed when his Rover Metro crashed in Wood Street at about 23:00 on 17 November.

    It happened ten minutes after he had called police to report his car being damaged in a nearby car park.

    Crash scene

    Two men aged 19 and 32, were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and released while further investigations are carried out.

    Police are still appealing for witnesses.

  15. 'Angry' charity worker rips up fake twenties

    David Pittam

    BBC News Online

    This founder of a homeless charity was delighted to find two £20 notes in a donation tin for the first time in more than a year.

    But when Arif Voraji, founder of Leicester's Help the Homeless charity, went to pull them out he found they were pink on the edges and made of thin paper.

    He believes he has been the victim of a prank and was so angry at the trickery he filmed himself tearing them up on Facebook.

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    Video caption: Fake £20 notes left in charity boxes

    The 39-year-old told the BBC if they were real the cash could have bought a sleeping bag for a homeless person or gloves for 40.

    "They are clearly fake," he added. "I'm hurt and angry. They probably thought it was just a prank but I don't find it funny."

    But he said since he posted the video the charity has made £160 through people donating real £20 notes.

  16. Bodies of mother and son formally identified

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    The bodies of Emma Sillett, 41, and her son Jenson Spellman, 5, have been formally identified.

    Emma and Jenson, from Dinting, Glossop, were reported missing at around 23:35 on Tuesday 20 November, having last been seen at a McDonald's in Hattersley, Tameside.

    Following searches her car was found in Tintwhistle on Thursday, with two bodies recovered from Valehouse Reservoir later that day.

    Emma Sillett and Jenson Spellman