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  1. Updates from Friday 12 May 2017

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

Nuneaton hospital delays after cyber-attack

Patients are being told to expect delays at Nuneaton's George Eliot Hospital after it was affected by Friday's cyber-attack on the NHS.

George Eliot Hospital
Google

Hackers targeted the health service as part of a global strike affecting 150 countries.

The hospital says patients should turn up for their appointments but be prepared for delays while staff work to bring services back online.

One Day Cup: Warwickshire beat leaders Yorkshire

BBC Sport

Despite being out of the running to defend their One-Day Cup title, Warwickshire managed to pull off a win against the group leaders Yorkshire.

Ian Bell
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Captain Ian Bell fell two short of a century as the Bears won by five wickets at Edgbaston.  

Yorkshire slip to second and are replaced at the top of the North Group by Worcestershire, who beat Durham, but their 10 points from seven matches means they cannot slip outside the top three.  

Ian Bell

Ian Bell falls two short of a century as Warwickshire beat Yorkshire by five wickets in the One-Day Cup.

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Severe accident: A445 Warwickshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A445 Warwickshire both ways severe accident, at Heemstede Lane.

A445 Warwickshire - A445 Lillington Road in Royal Leamington Spa blocked in both directions at the Heemstede Lane junction, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M42 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M42 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, at J9 for M6 Toll.

M42 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M42 northbound at J9, M6 Toll (Curdworth), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: A5 Warwickshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A5 Warwickshire both ways severe accident, between A444 Atherstone Road and A47 Dodwells Road.

A5 Warwickshire - A5 closed and slow traffic in both directions between the A444 Atherstone Road junction in Caldecote and the A47 Dodwells Road junction in Higham on the Hill, because of a vehicle fire and an accident involving 3 vehicles. Diversion in operation - Exit the A5 Southbound at the Redgate Junction onto the A444, continue onto the A444 until the junction with the A47, turn left onto the A47. Continue on the A47 until the A5 junction and rejoin the A5.

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

Severe congestion: A423 Warwickshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A423 Warwickshire both ways severe congestion, at Shakers Lane.

A423 Warwickshire - Heavy traffic on A423 Marton Road in both directions in Long Itchington at the Shakers Lane junction. In the roadworks area.

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

Ben Cox

Ged Scott

BBC Sport at New Road

Worcestershire improve their hopes of a One-Day Cup group qualification as they win a classic derby against Warwickshire.

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Severe accident: M45 Northamptonshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M45 Northamptonshire westbound severe accident, between M1 J17 Dunchurch and A45 Coventry Road.

M45 Northamptonshire - One lane closed on M45 westbound between M1 J17, Dunchurch and A45 Coventry Road, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M40 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between J12 for B4451 and J13 for A452.

M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed, queuing traffic and long delays on M40 northbound between J12, B4451 (Gaydon) and J13, A452 (Bishop's Tachbrook), because of an accident. Travel time is around 30 minute.

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

Our coverage throughout the day

That's all from us on Friday. Join us again from 08:00 on Monday for more news, sport, travel and weather updates.

In the meantime, any breaking news will be posted here. Have a good weekend.

Wasps on course for record attendance

Alec Blackman

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

Wasps say they're on course to sell-out the Ricoh Arena for their Premiership semi-final against Leicester Tigers. 

Wasps crowd
Getty Images

They've sold 26,000 tickets, leaving around 6,000 for the clash next Saturday still available. 

It comes as the club confirm they've had a record year for attendance - with more than 270,000 people seeing a game at the ground.  

Coming up on Midlands Today

Elizabeth Glinka

BBC Midlands Today

We will bring you the latest on the developing story of the cyber attack on NHS computer systems. 

George Eliot NHS Trust is just one of several trusts to be affected in our region.

Plus, a report on the court hearing of Leamington Spa paedophile Andrew Pykett, sentenced today for 38 counts of abusing ten teenagers.

More on these stories and others on the Midlands Today on BBC One from 18:30.  

Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between J3A for M6 Toll and Corley Services.

M6 Warwickshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M6 southbound between J3a M6 Toll and Corley Services, because of an accident.

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

Weather: A dry weekend, but heavy rain to come

Rebecca Wood

BBC Weather

We're due a dry, but cloudy weekend, with a little bit of sun breaking through and temperatures up to 18C (64F) in places.

But it's not looking so good for Monday, with heavy rain forecast for most of us.

Rebecca Wood has your forecast

Nuneaton hospital affected by 'cyber attack'

The George Eliot hospital in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, is thought to have been hit by a cyber attack.

NHS services across England have been hit by IT failure,   

A statement from the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust said it is currently dealing with a suspected cyber attack, and has shut down a number of systems as a precaution.

A number of out-patient appointments have been cancelled and only a limited radiotherapy service is operating.

George Eliot Hospital
google

We have implemented our contingency plans and we continue to provide services in A&E and essential services elsewhere. We do ask that patients only use A&E in an emergency and to call NHS 111 for urgent advice and guidance. In order to ensure we maintain quality and patient safety, we have had to cancel a number of out patient appointments, and are operating a limited radiology service. We apologise to those patients affected and we are working hard to resolve the issues as soon as possible.

Statement from George Eliot Hospital

Jaguar Land Rover pay out £19,000 damages after management used "racial slur"

Coventry Telegraph

Jaguar Land Rover managers and co-workers regularly used an offensive racial slur to refer to a colleague, an employment tribunal has found.  

Victims' courage helped jail 'extremely dangerous' paedophile

A police officer has praised the bravery of Andrew Pykett's victims for coming forward.

Andrew Pykett
Warwickshire Police

Det Sgt Collette O'Keefe, from Warwickshire's child sexual exploitation team, said "as a result of their courage an extremely dangerous man has been convicted".

"Pykett is a sexual predator, grooming young girls all over the world, in the full knowledge that they were children, for his own gratification," she said.

Pykett from Clarendon Avenue in Leamington Spa abused nine victims from across the UK as well as one in the United States and has been jailed for 15 years.  

Paedophile abused ten victims aged 13 to 16

Andrew Pykett was guilty of abusing ten victims aged between 13 and 16.

Court drawing
BBC

Charges against him included 20 counts of sexual activity with a child, seven counts of meeting a child following sexual grooming and also one instance of trafficking within the UK for sexual exploitation.

When officers from Warwickshire Police examined Pykett's computers and phones, further victims were identified, with officers finding sexualised conversations, indecent images and graphic sexual abuse of children from all parts of the UK and further afield, including South Yorkshire, Essex, London, Wiltshire, South Wales, Nottingham, Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Chesterfield and Cleveland, Tennessee in the US, police said.  

Pykett, from Clarendon Avenue, Leamington Spa, will serve 15 years in prison.

Cricket: Bell century boosts Bears total

Captain Ian Bell made 104 as Warwickshsire racked up 304-5 batting first in their Royal London One-Day Cup game at New Road.

You can hear the whole of Worcestershire's reply on BBC Hereford & Worcester's 738AM frequency and online.   

Ian Bell
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Birmingham Airport delays: Passenger dubs security queues 'complete chaos and unorganised'

Louise Hancock

Newsreader, BBC WM

A passenger who missed her flight as she waited in security queues at Birmingham Airport described the situation earlier this Friday as "complete chaos and unorganised".

Sam Butler from Wolverhampton was due to fly at 06:45 BST but said "luckily" the airport put her on a later flight to Glasgow at 08:15 BST.

She said it was fortunate she was in no rush to arrive there but criticised the queues.

The airport has apologised and said staff sickness and a "mechanical fault" meant two lanes of security had to be closed, leading five people to miss flights.

Grateful mum runs for new Warwick Hospital maternity unit

Leamington Observer

A marathon mum has pulled on her running shoes to raise money for a cause close to her heart.  

Severe disruption: M42 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M42 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, at J8 for M6.

M42 Warwickshire - M42 lane closed on entry slip road and slow traffic northbound at J8 M6, because of a broken down lorry.

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

Bob Sleigh appointed as deputy mayor

The leader of Solihull council, Bob Sleigh, has been appointed as Deputy Mayor for the West Midlands by Andy Street.

Bob Sleigh and Andy Street
West Midlands Combined Authority

Cllr Sleigh, who's been chair of the West Midlands Combined Authority since 2015, said he was "honoured" to accept the position.

Birmingham Airport 'sincerely apologises' for security queues

Joanne Writtle

BBC Midlands Today

Birmingham Airport has "sincerely apologised" for queues on Friday morning.

Staff sickness and a "mechanical fault" led to the closure of two lanes of security checks, it said, and around 55-minute waits.

Five people missed flights out of 4,000 passengers it saw between 05:00 BST and 07:00 BST, it said.

The airport said it was "investing £100m in new facilities including self-service bag drop desks, a free drop-off car park and baggage system upgrade, which would be complete by the summer peak".

As well as that, it was recruiting 60 new terminal staff and extra security personnel.

Election candidates for Warwickshire seats

The full list of candidates for each constituency in the forthcoming general election has been issued: 

Warwick and Leamington's candidates can be found here.

Here are the candiates for North Warwickshire and Nuneaton and Bedworth.

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Sex offender who preyed on elderly women sentenced

Alex Regan

BBC South

Richard Saillet
TVP

A man who forced his way into elderly women's properties before sexually assaulting them has been jailed for eight years. 

Richard Saillet of Crick Road, Hillmorton, Rugby, pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual assault on females over 16. 

The 64-year-old preyed on victims across the West Midlands, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire and Northamptonshire.

Police said the Saillet targeted women "due to their vulnerability". 

Hillsborough disaster

The Crown Prosecution Service is considering if anyone will face criminal charges over the 1989 disaster.

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Richard Saillet mugshot

Police said 64-year-old Richard Saillet targeted the his victims because of their vulnerability.

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Commonweath Games bid confirmed

A bid for Birmingham and the surrounding area to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022 has been confirmed.

Martin Reeves, chief executive of the West Midlands Combined Authority, said there were plans for a 2026 bid - but as Durban has pulled out as host for 2022 this will now be the focus.  

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Paedophile jailed for 38 child sex offences

A man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple child sex offences. 

Andrew Pykett, from Clarendon Avenue in Leamington Spa, abused nine victims from across the UK as well as one in the United States. 

He was sentenced at a hearing at Warwick Crown Court today.  

Warwickshire justice centre
BBC

Reservoir development approved

Planning approval for up to 70 houses next to the old Coundon reservoir site on Scots Lane, Coventry, has been given.

Conditions on the development include money towards local schools, 25% social housing and road safety improvements in the area.

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