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Summary

  1. Live updates for Friday 18 August 2017
  2. Mum wants action over daughter's death
  3. Man charged with kidnapping child
  4. Football boss caught up in Barcelona attack
  5. Man charged in Newark murder probe
  6. Adam Peaty in Zambia for charity sport marathon

Live Reporting

By Gavin Bevis and Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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Liam Bridcutt

Nottingham Forest sign Leeds United midfielder Liam Bridcutt for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.

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Harry Maguire

Luke Reddy

BBC Sport

Harry Maguire scores his first Leicester goal as the Foxes ease to a first win of the season against newly promoted Brighton.

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Barrie McKay

Goals from Barrie McKay and Daryl Murphy help Nottingham Forest beat Middlesbrough to make it three wins from four games.

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David Nugent

David Nugent's first two goals of the season help Derby County to a comfortable victory at Bolton Wanderers.

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Our live coverage across the day

That's the end of our live updates for today. We'll be back at 08:00 on Monday with more news, sport, travel and weather.

Roads set for resurfacing ahead of bridge closure

Allen Cook

BBC Local Live

Work's due to start from Monday night on resurfacing work in parts of Burton that will be used as diversions once a bridge is shut to traffic.

St Peter's Bridge
Staffordshire County Council

The county council says staff will spend six nights in a row preparing a series of roads that'll take drivers who would normally use St Peter's Bridge.

The crossing itself will close for strengthening work on 29 August until the end of November as part of a £6.1m project.

East Midlands weather update: More showers through the evening

Anna Church

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

It will remain blustery until the end of the day with a scattering of showers. These may be heavy at times with the risk of thunder.

The showers will gradually ease overnight, although one or two will still be possible.

Weather map
BBC

Large Arnold fire was arson, police confirm

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Nottinghamshire Police has confirmed a large fire at former county council offices in Arnold was started deliberately.

Emergency services were called to Rolleston Drive on Wednesday at about 16:30 BST.

Arnold fire
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service

A huge plume of smoke could be seen across the city as about 30 firefighters tackled the blaze.

Police are now appealing for witnesses.

Arnold fire
Jay Johnson
Arnold fire
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service
St Peter's Gate Nottingham

The 36-year-old has also been charged with assault, indecent exposure and breach of a court order.

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Tips for a special parkrun weekend

#GetInspired

It's a special weekend in parks around the country.

This Saturday, 19 August, those who take part in their local parkrun might find themselves jogging alongside some of the country's sporting stars.

It's all part of a campaign for National Lottery-funded athletes to give a bit back and say thank you.

Here's Team GB rowing legend Katherine Grainger with more information about parkrun.

Severe accident: A1 Nottinghamshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A1 Nottinghamshire both ways severe accident, at B6325.

A1 Nottinghamshire - Slow traffic on A1 in Winthorpe at South Muskham, because of an accident involving two vehicles earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to unnamed road.

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

Police get extra powers to deal with Heanor troublemakers

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Police have been granted extra powers to deal with nuisance behaviour in Heanor town centre this weekend.

The dispersal order allows officers to move on groups of people they think could be about to cause trouble.

The order, which runs from 18:00 today until the end of the weekend, covers a large area including the memorial park, the market place, Heanor Town Football Club's ground and many surrounding streets.

It was prompted by complaints of bad behaviour in the town centre during the school summer holiday.

Map of Heanor
Derbyshire Police

Double rapist arrested after two months on the run

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Police have located and arrested a double rapist in Leicestershire who was in breach of his prison licence.

Sean Cawthray
Leicestershire Police

Sean Cawthray, who recently changed his name to Perry, failed to return to his probation-approved address nearly two months ago.

He was arrested this afternoon for being unlawfully at large, Leicestershire Police said.

Tour of Britain cyclists welcome - despite town's cycling ban

Dominic Johnson

BBC Radio Nottingham reporter

Cycling enthusiasts will be welcome in Mansfield for next month's Tour of Britain - despite an official ban on cycling in parts of the town centre.

For over a year there's been a local by-law banning cyclists from riding in Mansfield Market Place and the surrounding streets to deter anti-social behaviour.

Tour of Britain cyclists
BBC

But next month a stage of the country's biggest cycle race is starting in the town, and the irony wasn't lost on some.

Cycling UK spokesman Duncan Dollimore said: "They are marketing the town as cycle friendly, but not to people who want to shop there.

"We would never defend cycling anti-social behaviour, but why not deal with those being stupid and not responsible cyclists. They are effectively saying cycling is anti-social."

Mansfield market place
Google

The council has issued a statement saying it welcomes "responsible" cyclists on the day however riders are asked to dismount and push their bikes through the pedestrianised area.

Watch: Fresh bid to restore Bennerley Viaduct

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Campaigners trying to restore the UK's longest wrought-iron viaduct are preparing to submit a second bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Bennerley Viaduct near Ilkeston carried trains until it closed half a century ago.

If the bid's successful, supporters plan to convert the Victorian structure into a path for walkers and cyclists.

Clear up of A46 'nearly finished'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J31 for A57 Sheffield and J30 for A616.

M1 South Yorkshire - Lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J31, A57 (Sheffield) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Long delays caused by A46 crash

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Traffic on the A46 is now queuing all the way back to the M1.

It's after a crash on the northbound carriageway at the junction for the A6.

A46
Google

It may be best to avoid the area for a while.

Severe accident: M1 Nottinghamshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Nottinghamshire southbound severe accident, between J26 for A610 Nottingham and J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

M1 Nottinghamshire - Slow traffic on M1 southbound in Kimberley between J26, A610 (Nottingham) and J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of an accident. All lanes have been re-opened.

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, between J29 for A617 and J28 for A38 Alfreton.

M1 Derbyshire - Heavy traffic on M1 southbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of an accident earlier on.

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

Your photos: Ripley sunrise

BBC Weather Watchers

A cracking shot, taken this morning in Ripley by Mike Swain.

Ripley
Mike Swain

Severe accident: A46 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

A46 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, around A6 Loughborough Road. Expected delay 60 minutes

A46 Leicestershire - One lane closed and expected delays of up to one hour on A46 northbound in Wanlip around the A6 Loughborough Road junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles and a spillage on the road. Congestion to the B5380 junction.

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

A46 closure near Birstall

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Derby Cathedral pays tribute to Spain attack victims

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

This sign has gone on display outside Derby Cathedral.

Cathedral sign
BBC

Man in court charged with Newark murder

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A 65-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a woman in Newark.

Yousuf Mohammed, of Mill Gate, was remanded in custody by Nottingham magistrates and will be appearing via video link at the city's crown court on Monday.

It's after the body of a woman in her 60s was found at an address on Mill Gate in the town on Wednesday.

Cricket: Look ahead to T20 derby

Richard Rae

BBC Radio Leicester Sport

Pitch reasonably central and weather forecast improved for Notts Outlaws v Leicestershire tonight.

Trent Bridge
BBC

MP voices disapproval of HS2

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The Conservative MP for North West Leicestershire has said the county is "taking all of the pain for none of the gain" when it comes to HS2.

Andrew Bridgen has called the high speed railway line a "solution looking for a problem" and claims it will be "outstripped by technology".

Stop HS2 sign
Reuters

It's been a month since the government's latest proposals were announced - there was relief for some businesses and communities in Appleby Magna, but concern now that the line will cut between East Midlands Airport and Kegworth.

The Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said the line will "bring huge economic benefits across the country and spread wealth beyond London and the south-east".

Watch: Warehouse staff surprised by snake visitor

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Staff at a bed firm in Shirebrook got a big surprise when a snake paid them a visit on Wednesday.

The reptile - believed to be a grass snake - emerged from rail tracks and rested behind some boxes in the firm's warehouse for about an hour.

It then slithered across the car park and headed off in the direction of the Sports Direct depot, prompting staff to name it Mike in honour of Mike Ashley.

M1 tailbacks after camper van breakdown

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

This is the scene on the M1 southbound between junctions 25 and 24a right now.

The tailbacks have been caused by a broken down camper van.

At least the northbound side looks OK!

M1 tailbacks
Highways England

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, between J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham and J24A for A50 Derby.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and long delays on M1 southbound between J25, A52 (Nottingham) and J24a, A50 (Derby), because of a broken down camper van. Travel time is around 30 minutes. Congestion to J26, A610 (Nottingham).

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

Witness appeal after cyclist dies in crash

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Police investigating the death of a cyclist in a crash in Sutton-in-Ashfield last week want to speak to the drivers of these two cars.

Jordan Gregory, 24, died when his bike was involved in a collision with a car in Station Road on 9 August.

A 26-year-old was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving but has been released while investigations continue.

Cars
Nottinghamshire Police

Police are keen to speak to the drivers of these cars - believed to be a Vauxhall Tigra and a Suzuki Swift - as they may have useful information on the crash.

They also want to hear from anyone who might have dashcam footage of the incident.

Leicester City trio set to miss Brighton clash

BBC Leicester Sport

Danny Drinkwater and Vicente Iborra have been ruled out of Leicester City's clash with Brighton tomorrow.

Kelechi Iheanacho's also a doubt for the Foxes with a toe problem. He's seen a specialist.

Danny Drinkwater
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Watch: Caring woman sets up Self Love Hub

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Last December Mo Fayose organised a Christmas dinner in Nottingham for 130 people who'd been facing the day alone.

Now her kind-hearted gesture has evolved into a weekly dinner club. This video tells her story.

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, between J29 for A617 and J28 for A38 Alfreton.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of a broken down lorry.

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

Listen: Rams forward Vydra on Bolton challenge

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Tuesday night's match-winner Matej Vydra has been talking to the BBC ahead of Derby County's trip to Bolton tomorrow.

He told them he cares not a jot for personal targets this season - he just wants to get the Rams promoted.

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J30 for A616 and J31 for A57 Sheffield.

M1 Derbyshire - Delays and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J30, A616 (Worksop) and J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is 25 minutes.

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

Cricket: Libby joins Outlaws for Foxes match

BBC Nottingham Sport

Nottinghamshire have added batsman Jake Libby to the squad for their final group game in the T20 Blast tournament.

They'll play Leicestershire at Trent Bridge this evening.

Jake Libby
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Thief snatches handbag from 97-year-old woman in wheelchair

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A 97-year-old woman had her handbag stolen from the back of her wheelchair during a day trip to Bakewell.

Police said the woman, from Sheffield, was visiting the town with her daughter when she was targeted in Rutland Street on Saturday afternoon.

The bag contained her purse and some cash. Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

Rutland Street in Bakewell
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Jordan Flores

Wigan Athletic's versatile midfielder Jordan Flores joins League Two side Chesterfield on a season-long loan.

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