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Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, from J24 for A453 Ashby Road Nottingham South to J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 northbound from J24, A453 (Nottingham South) to J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

East Midlands weather: Dry and clear night

Nick Smith

BBC News Online

Any lingering daytime rain should clear to then leave a dry rest of the night with lengthy clear spells, with generally gentle winds.

It should essentially remain dry tomorrow, as high pressure builds over the region.

There will be sunny spells and in places a partial build up of cloud.

Weather
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Lightning and heavy rain expected to hit East Midlands

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for torrential rain and lightning from Sunday.

The warning, in force from 15:00 on Sunday to 23:59 on Monday, applies to the whole region.

Lightning
PA

The Met Office said there was a risk of flooding and damage to buildings from lightning strikes.

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, at J24 for A453 Ashby Road Nottingham South.

M1 Leicestershire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J24, A453 (Nottingham South), because of a break down.

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

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

We're expecting a mixture of sunshine and showers today.

Severe disruption: M1 Nottinghamshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Nottinghamshire southbound severe disruption, from J26 for A610 Nottingham to J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

M1 Nottinghamshire - One lane closed and queues on M1 southbound from J26, A610 (Nottingham) to J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, from J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham to J24 for A453 Ashby Road Nottingham South.

M1 Derbyshire - Three lanes blocked and queues on M1 southbound from J25, A52 (Nottingham) to J24, A453 (Nottingham South).

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

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, at J24A for A50.

M1 Leicestershire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road southbound at J24a A50, because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M1 Derbyshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road and it's slow southbound at J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Man wanted over kill threat and behaviour allegations

Nick Smith

BBC News Online

Derbyshire Police have released an image of a man they wanted to speak to over allegations of making threats to kill and coercive and controlling behaviour.

Mohammed Kabeer, 35, is 5ft 6ins tall and of medium build with black hair.

Police said he has links to Derby and Bradford.

Mohammed Kabeer
Derbyshire Police

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

A damp and cloudy start with showers and possibly thunder expected later but we could also see bright spells towards the end of the day.

Weather: Cloudy, thundery and humid night

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter

Showers will pep up this evening with the risk of a thundery downpour here and there.

They will be fairly hit and miss and they will ease up for a time overnight.

It will remain cloudy, damp and humid overnight with lows of 12C.

Weather
BBC

The rain has the potential to pep up again through tomorrow morning bringing the risk of a thundery downpour again.

They will again be hit and miss but with the ground already saturated from last week’s rain, the Met Office is warning of the potential of very localised flooding. The rain will clear away by late afternoon giving a dry and perhaps bright end to the day.

More than a dozen arrests at Download Festival

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Leicestershire Police say there were 90 crimes reported to them during this year's Download Festival and 14 arrests were made.

The force said eight were for drug offences, two were for sexual assault and the other four were for burglary, possession of a weapon, flying a drone and a public order offence.

Download Festival 2019
Ben Zacaroli

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

A bright start to the day but cloud should increase later with rain arriving from the south and the chance of thunderstorms.

Weather: Dry night but risk of thunderstorms tomorrow

BBC Weather

We can expect heavy rain and thunderstorms across the region later tomorrow, though tonight will remain dry.

Overnight there will be area of fog and mist, with showers expected which are due to turn heavy later on.

Weather
BBC

Burned bridge could cost £500,000 to replace

East Midlands Today

It could cost up to £500,000 to replace a bridge damaged when would-be robbers burned a getaway van underneath it.

The extreme temperatures from the fire last week left Cockayne's Bridge in Sandiacre cracked and unsafe for traffic.

The council is now weighing up whether to fill in the bridge - which would cost about £100,000 - or replace it at a cost of up to £500,000.

Cockayne's Bridge
BBC

Download drone sightings delay flights

Nick Smith

BBC News Online

Police are investigating after three separate drone sightings disrupted flights at East Midlands Airport during Download Festival.

Drone
PA

Leicestershire Police said a drone pilot had been interviewed after it was reported to police at 09:30 on Saturday.

Two further drones were reported inside the restricted airspace of East Midlands Airport at 00:00 that night and Sunday at 13:30.

Police said they have not been able to identify the pilots.

A TUI flight to Larnaca was delayed by 52 minutes and a Ryanair flight to Pisa was delayed by 25 minutes.

Police appeal to community over missing Sheffield man

Police officers in Sheffield are stepping up their search for a missing man who hasn't been seen for a week.

Minod Monger
South Yorkshire Police

Minod Monger, 23, was last seen on Remington Road last Monday.

Police say his family is extremely worried for his welfare, with officers carrying out inquiries in the Parson Cross and Ecclesfield areas of Sheffield.

Speaking at a press conference last week, Ch Insp Helen Lewis appealed for people in West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Derbyshire to be on the lookout for Minod as he is a keen walker.

Anybody who has seen him is being asked to call 999 and not approach him.

Thunder and lightning set to hit East Midlands

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for thunderstorm and torrential rain in the East Midlands between 18:00 on Tuesday and 21:00 on Wednesday.

"There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds," it said.

It follows last week's heavy rain that caused flooding and disruption across the region.

Flooding in Sileby
Tina Onions

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire both ways

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire both ways severe disruption, at J24 for A453 Ashby Road Nottingham South.

M1 Leicestershire - M1 exit slip road closed at J24, A453 (Nottingham South), because of traffic management.

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

Delays on A50 and M1

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Here's a photo of the fuel spill that has closed two lanes on the A50 eastbound between Scropton and M1 J24.

Traffic is also extremely slow on the M1 southbound between junctions 25 and 24 due to Download Festival traffic and a broken down car.

A50 fuel spill
Highways England
Broken down car
Highways England

Fuel spill adds to Download departure delays

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Roads are already very busy with thousands of people leaving the Download Festival.

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Thousands of offences 'dealt with informally'

East Midlands Today

Police forces in the East Midlands have dealt with about 30,000 crimes since 2014 using an out-of-court process that doesn't count as a conviction.

Community resolutions do not appear on criminal records but can be given out for a range of offences, including antisocial behaviour and assault.

Derbyshire Police headquarters
BBC

Derbyshire Police has resolved 6% of its recorded crimes in this way over the past five years - the highest proportion in the region.

The force said they had only been used when deemed "the right thing to do".

Severe disruption: A50 Leicestershire eastbound

BBC News Travel

A50 Leicestershire eastbound severe disruption, from J1 B6540 Tamworth Road to M1 J24 Nottingham South.

A50 Leicestershire - Two lanes closed and it's slow on A50 eastbound from J1, B6540 (Long Eaton) to Nottingham South, because of a fuel spillage. Congestion to A50 J2 and M1 J26.

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

Derbys and Notts crews fight floods in Lincolnshire

East Midlands Today

Fire crews from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire have been helping to pump water from a flood-hit town in Lincolnshire.

More than 580 homes were evacuated in Wainfleet after two months' worth of rain fell in two days and the River Steeping broke its banks.

High volume pumps are being used to bring water levels down so people can return home.

Flooding in Wainfleet
PA

Muddy Download punters head home

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Tens of thousands of rock fans are due to head home from the mud-hit Download Festival at Donington Park today.

Heavy rain before and during the event created mudbath conditions at the festival site - prompting some to leave before a riff had even been played.

The festival was brought to a close last night by Tool following headline performances by Def Leppard on Friday and Slipknot on Saturday.

Muddy Download
Getty Images

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

There's plenty of cloud around this morning but this should thin out as the day goes on with sunny spells and showers possible later.

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, from J24 for A453 Ashby Road Nottingham South to J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 northbound from J24, A453 (Nottingham South) to J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, from J24 for A453 Ashby Road Nottingham South to J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 northbound from J24, A453 (Nottingham South) to J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Weather outlook for the East Midlands

BBC Weather

For the first time this week there's good news and (some) clear skies on the way.

Weather
BBC
Billy Godleman

Nick Webb

BBC Sport Wales at Parc y Scarlets

Glamorgan comfortably held out for a draw at 184-2 after Derbyshire gave themselves 58 overs to bowl the home side out.

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Ambulance crews battled to save man who fell into lake

Police say the man who died after falling into Windermere earlier this week was 57 and from Heversham, near Milnthorpe.

Emergency services were called to Glebe Road, one of the busiest tourist areas in the Lake District, just before 13:00 on Wednesday, and medical staff from the ambulance and air ambulance tried in vain to save the man's life.

Police say the coroner has been informed, and they have no reason to be suspicious about the man's death.

Your photos: Neon lights and mud at Download

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Ben Zacaroli sent us this awesome photo of the Download Festival fairground last night.

Looks like there's plenty of fun to be had if you can deal with the mud.

Fairground and mud
Ben Zacaroli

Download's 'mop man' switches to a broom

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Remember the Download Festival worker who became a social media star yesterday when he was snapped tackling a huge puddle with a mop?

It looks like he's back in action at the mud-hit festival site this morning - but has switched his mop for a broom.

Stewart Lawes, who spotted him near a catering van, paid tribute to his "bulldog spirit".

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Mop man in action
Nathalie Kerr

Man stabbed at McDonald's

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

A man has been taken to hospital after being stabbed at McDonald's in Clifton.

Nottinghamshire Police said officers were called to the fast food restaurant in Clifton Lane at about 06:40.

Clifton Lane
Google

The man's injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Officers remain at the scene and witnesses are being sought.

Music to start at muddy Download

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

The live music part of the Download Festival is due to get under way shortly.

Thousands of rock fans have been arriving at an extremely muddy Donington Park over the past few days - with the testing conditions convincing some to leave before a riff is even played.

Download mud
Jamie Graham

The festival site has been hit by more rain overnight but organisers will be hoping performances from the likes of Def Leppard, Slash, Whitesnake and Rob Zombie today will help to lift spirits.

Conservatives fail to retake Broxtowe in by-election

Kit Sandeman

Local Democracy Reporter

The rainbow coalition has kept control of Broxtowe Borough Council after the Liberal Democrats won both seats in a by-election.

Had the Conservatives retained both seats, they would have narrowly regained control of the council, which they lost in the borough-wide election last month.

This is because they would have had 22 seats compared to the 22 of the coalition - with the Conservative mayor getting the deciding vote in the event of a tie.

David Grindell and Tim Hallam
BBC

Since the local elections last month, a coalition formed between Labour, the Liberal Democrats, and three independent councillors has provisionally run the council. Together, they now have a majority of four.

The result means the Conservatives have 20 seats, Labour has 14, the Liberal Democrats have seven, there are two independent councillors and one member of the Ashfield Independents.

The by-election was held after the death of Conservative councillor Chris Rice, who was a candidate in the borough-wide elections.

Weather: More rain on the way

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

The end of the very wet weather is in sight - but not before more rain today.

Billy Godleman

Nick Webb

BBC Sport Wales at Parc y Scarlets

Derbyshire's Billy Godleman and Tom Lace dominate day three as they steer the visitors to 504-4, 110 runs ahead of Glamorgan

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Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, from J24 for A453 Ashby Road Nottingham South to J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 northbound from J24, A453 (Nottingham South) to J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Weather outlook for the East Midlands

BBC Weather

The forecast? You guessed it, more rain - although it might be a bit drier for a short spell early tomorrow morning.

Weather
BBC

East Midlands Airport charges U-turn: No refunds

David Pittam

BBC News Online

East Midlands Airport will not be offering refunds to those who paid for their rapid drop off, despite admitting there had been problems since they raised the prices.

Responding to a question from the BBC, a spokesman said: "We are not refunding passengers who have used rapid drop off.

East Midlands Airport
PA

"We offer a full range of free and paid for parking options so that passengers have a choice.

"These include one hour’s free parking in Long Stay 2, free 30 minutes parking for disabled passengers, £4 for 30 minutes in short stay as well as rapid drop off next to the main entrance."

East Midlands Airport charges U-turn: Your reaction

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"Thanks goodness for common sense" was the almost unanimous response to the news that East Midlands Airport is scrapping its controversial new rapid drop off parking charges.

The airport announced this afternoon it will go back to the old charges of £2 for 10 minutes parking in the rapid drop off, which was briefly raised to £2 for five minutes (with £1 for every minute over) earlier this month.

Airport queues
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Bosses said they had done it to improve traffic flow but admitted drivers were being charged just waiting to leave, with customers complaining of gridlock and "total chaos" at the exits.

Carol Whyke wrote: "I should think so too. Maddy Ward added it was "still too much - but a step in the right direction."

But Martyn Webster and a number of others are unhappy with the lower price, with some saying they should not have to pay just to drop people off. "Still a complete and utter ripoff," he wrote.