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Summary

  1. 'Brexit link' to device left on rail tracks
  2. Driver guilty of running over armed police officer
  3. Education 'crucial in preventing radicalisation'
  4. Anger over headteacher redundancy
  5. Self-testing bowel cancer kits to be made available
  6. East Midlands MPs react to continued Brexit uncertainty
  7. Police make 'headway' with stalking training
  8. 'Digital hubs' replace phone boxes
  9. Updates for Tuesday 2 April

Live Reporting

By Amy Woodfield, Gavin Bevis and Sandish Shoker

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M69 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M69 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, from M1 J21 to J1 for A5 Hinckley.

    M69 Leicestershire - One lane closed and queues on M69 southbound from M1 J21, Leicester to J1, A5 (Hinckley), because of an accident.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire both ways severe accident, at J30 for A616 Worksop.

    M1 Derbyshire - M1 exit slip road closed and queues at J30, A616 (Worksop), because of an accident.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A52 Derbyshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A52 Derbyshire eastbound severe accident, from A5111 Raynesway to M1 J25 Nottingham.

    A52 Derbyshire - One lane closed on A52 Brian Clough Way eastbound from the A5111 Raynesway junction to Nottingham, because of an accident.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A614 Nottinghamshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A614 Nottinghamshire both ways severe disruption, from A1 to Scrooby Road.

    A614 Nottinghamshire - A614 closed in both directions from the A1(M) Doncaster By Pass J34 (Blyth junction to the Scrooby Road junction, because of a police incident.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, from J24 for A50 Nottingham South to J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

    M1 Leicestershire - All traffic being temporarily held and an accident on M1 northbound from J24, A50 (Nottingham South) to J25, A52 (Nottingham).

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

  6. Our live coverage across the day

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    That's it for today's live updates. We'll be back with more news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday.

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, before J24 for A50 Nottingham South.

    M1 Leicestershire - Lane closed on M1 southbound before J24, A50 (Nottingham South), because of a broken down lorry. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. Tonight's weather: Cold with showers

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    A few lingering showers in to this evening and overnight. There will be areas of cloud but also some clear spells, allowing it to become rather cold.

    Weather map
  9. Vandals scrawl 'spliffa' on WW2 memorial

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Vandals have defaced a World War Two memorial bench in Hinckley.

    Graffiti was added to the dove that forms part of the seat in the Memorial Gardens in Argents Mead earlier this week.

    The borough council said the writing had since been removed using a large amount of industrial cleaner and CCTV footage was being studied to try to identify the culprit.

    Vandalised memorial bench
  10. 'Highly significant' features removed from listed building

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    A married couple and a joiner have admitted making unauthorised changes to a 17th Century house in the Peak District.

    Chris and Sarah Gillott, of Hurds Hollow, Matlock and joiner Simon Mcloughlin, of Greenhill, Wirksworth, pleaded guilty to five counts of altering The Lodge, Main Street, Winster, in a way which affected its character at Chesterfield Magistrates' Court yesterday.

    Modifications made to the Grade II-listed building, formerly owned by the Gillotts, included the removal of features of "highly significant historic and architectural interest", the Peak District National Park Authority said.

    Nina Pindham, representing the authority, said: “With a listed building, you cannot just do what you wish. You are a custodian of that building not just for this, but for subsequent generations.”

    All three are due to be sentenced at Derby Crown Court on 24 April.

    Main Street Winster
  11. Fatal E. coli infection source 'not found'

    Sonia Kataria

    BBC News

    The source of an infection that killed two children from the same family in the Charnwood area has not been found, officials have confirmed.

    The siblings, who have not been identified, died in October last year after E. coli led to kidney failure.

    Public Health England said: "Final results found it has not been possible to confirm or isolate a source of infection from the extensive tests that have been carried out."

    E. coli

    The organisation said the chances of a link to food or water were "very low".

    E. coli bacteria can cause infections that lead to a number of illnesses, ranging from cramps and diarrhoea to severe illnesses.

    In this case, it caused haemolytic-uraemic syndrome, leading to kidney failure.

  12. Accident shuts country road

    BBC News Travel

    The main road between Melton and Oakham is shut in both directions because of an accident.

    Queues are building on the A606 after police shut the road between Burton Lazars and the turn off for Whissendine,

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  13. Concerns for missing Derbyshire man

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    Officers searching for a 40-year-old man from Lond Eaton say they are concerned for his safety.

    Rafal Kostkowski was last seen in the area at about 09.30 this morning.

    Derbyshire Constabulary said the last information they have is that Mr Kostkowski was in Heath, Derbyshire earlier today in his blue Mazda car.

    Rafal Kostkowski
  14. Boots considering store closures in costs drive

    Press Association

    The owner of Boots has warned over UK store closures as it looks to slash costs amid the "most difficult" quarter in the group's history.

    US-based Walgreens Boots Alliance said it had started taking "decisive steps" to cut costs, including reviewing its near-2,500 retail stores.

    The group revealed it is looking at poor performing shops as well as "opportunities for consolidation".

    Boots store

    The details come as the firm reported a recent dip in sales with boss Stefano Pessina saying they had not acted quickly enough "to offset challenging conditions".

    He added: "We are going to be more aggressive in our response to these rapidly shifting trends....focusing on our operational strengths and addressing weaknesses."

    In February, the group announced 350 jobs are at risk at the Nottingham head office amid plans to restructure and trim staff costs by 20%.

  15. East Midlands Office Outlets survive cull

    BBC Business Live

    Stationary firm Office Outlet has announced it's closing 16 stores in the next few weeks - but none in the East Midlands.

    The former Staples chain fell into administration last month and Deloitte today revealed that store closures will begin on Sunday with the loss of 161 jobs.

    However, its outlets in Derby, Nottingham and Leicester do not feature on the closure list.

    Office Outlet in Derby
  16. Kevin Randall funeral details announced

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    The funeral of former Chesterfield, Mansfield and Notts County striker Kevin Randall is to take place later this month.

    The 73-year-old died on Thursday at the age of 73. No further details have been shared.

    Chesterfield FC said the service will start at Chesterfield and District Crematorium at 12:50 on Thursday, 17 April.

    Kevin Randall
  17. Protesters call for action on poor air quality

    East Midlands Today

    Environmental campaigners wearing gas masks will be outside Leicester's Town Hall this evening calling for more efforts to improve the city's air quality.

    The World Health Organisation last year identified Leicester as among the worst for air pollution in the UK.

    Leicester traffic jam

    Later today, Friends of the Earth will launch its air quality manifesto and ask the city council to take action.

    Leicester City Council said it has been awarded some government cash and has a plan in place to tackle the issue.