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Summary

  1. Richard Bacon in induced coma after infection
  2. Derby city centre fountains to be switched on
  3. Nottinghamshire step closer to unitary authority
  4. Exhibition to tell story of 1968 Leicester floods
  5. Live updates on Friday 13 July 2018

Live Reporting

By Amy Woodfield and Sandish Shoker

All times stated are UK

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Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J31 for Sheffield to J30 for Sheffield.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane blocked on M1 southbound from J31, Sheffield to J30, Sheffield, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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, from A14 to J18 for A428.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound from A14, Catthorpe Interchange to J18, A428 (Rugby), because of a police incident.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Nottinghamshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Nottinghamshire northbound severe disruption, from J26 for A610 Nottingham to J27 for A608 Mansfield Road.

M1 Nottinghamshire - Stationary traffic on M1 northbound from J26, A610 (Nottingham) to J27, A608 (Hucknall), because of all traffic being temporarily held, an overturned car and debris on the road.

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

Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, from J29 for A617 Chesterfield to J29A for Markham Road J29A.

M1 Derbyshire - Heavy traffic and queuing traffic on M1 northbound from J29, A617 (Chesterfield) to J29a Markham Road J29a, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J31 for A57 Sheffield to Woodall Services.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J31, A57 (Sheffield) to Woodall Services, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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 J30 for A616 Sheffield to J29A for Markham Road J29A.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J30, A616 (Sheffield) to J29a Markham Road J29a, because of a broken down van. Traffic is coping well.

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

Carolyn Dumbleton Derbyshire bike crash

Carolyn Dumbleton had been on life support following the crash on a road in Derbyshire.

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Severe accident: A38 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A38 Derbyshire southbound severe accident, at B600 Nottingham Road.

A38 Derbyshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on A38 southbound in Alfreton at the B600 Nottingham Road junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: A38 Staffordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A38 Staffordshire northbound severe accident, from A5121 Derby Road to A5132 The Castle Way Willington.

A38 Staffordshire - One lane closed on A38 Derby Road northbound from Clay Mills to Willington, because of an accident involving a vehicle that has left the carriagewayt. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: A6 Leicestershire both ways

BBC News Travel

A6 Leicestershire both ways severe accident, from A6030 Stoughton Road to Alexandra Road.

A6 Leicestershire - A6 London Road in Leicester closed and slow traffic in both directions from the A6030 Stoughton Road junction to the Alexandra Road junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles. Diversion in operation - Lorries and Buses are being diverted via Knighton Road, Woodland Avenue, Toller Road and back to London Road.

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

Dillon Pennington

Josh Hunt

BBC Sport

Worcestershire Rapids maintain their perfect T20 Blast start against Northamptonshire, but Sussex lose their 100% record.

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Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, from J28 for A38 Alfreton Road to J29 for A617 Chesterfield.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound from J28, A38 (Alfreton) to J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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 to J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 northbound from J24, A453 (East Midlands Airport) to J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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, at J23A for A42.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 northbound at J23a A42, 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 congestion: M69 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M69 Leicestershire northbound severe congestion, from J2 for B4669 Hinckley Road to J3 for M1 J21.

M69 Leicestershire - Slow traffic on M69 northbound from J2, B4669 (Burbage) to J3, M1 J21 (Leicester).

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

Severe accident: M69 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M69 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, from J3 for M1 J21 to J2 for B4669 Hinckley Road.

M69 Leicestershire - Two lanes closed and very slow traffic on M69 southbound from J3, M1 J21 (Leicester) to J2, B4669 (Burbage), because of an accident.

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

Tributes left after girl, 7, dies of cancer

Hundreds of moving tributes have been left to Isla Tansey in her hometown of Hinckley.

The seven-year-old, who died earlier this week, inspired people across the world to decorate and hide stones.

Isla had a rare form of spinal cancer and was at home with her parents Katherine and Simon and 10-year-old brother Harrison when she died.

Henri Pinney

Henri Pinney, 22, set up various fake accounts using names like Chelsea and Courtney to contact boys.

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Moorland Fires

Caz Graham asks what impact the moorland fires near Saddleworth have had on the landscape.
In this week's Open Country, Caz Graham asks what impact the huge moorland fires near Saddleworth and at Winter Hill have had on the landscape and the wildlife of the area. She meets farmers, gamekeepers, the RSPB, and members of the local community - who have been doing what they can to help the fire crews battling to stop the spread of the flames. Caz also talks to the local Wildlife Trust and the Peak District National Park Authority. With thousands of acres of moorland already destroyed, how long will it take the ecosystem to recover? And what can be done to try to prevent fires on this scale in future?

Produced by Emma Campbell.

Giant tarantulas 'on loose' in Derbyshire

Dave Wade

BBC News

Two tarantulas - the size of a dinnerplate - could be on the loose in Derbyshire after being dumped in a car park.

Three babies, believed to be Brazilian bird-eating spiders, were recovered from Bateman's Yard Stable in Somercotes in pots by RSPCA inspectors.

Two larger pots had been run over by a vehicle and it's believed the babies' parents may have been in them and scuttled off.

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RSPCA

The potential escapees are not likely to survive for long as they prefer hot and humid conditions.

RSPCA Inspector Kristy Ludlam said: "The women caller who contacted us was understandably shaken when she realised the pots contained spiders as she is terrified of them."

"No bodies were found so it is assumed [the parents] may have escaped."

tarantulas
RSPCA

The tarantulas are partially pink and usually live on the forest floor in Brazil where they eat insects, lizards, mice and the occasional small bird.

They are not believed to be harmful to humans unless they're disturbed. The RSPCA is warning people not to touch them if spotted and call 0300 123 8018.

The pots are being kept warm at a vets in Arnold, Nottinghamshire, as more eggs may hatch.

Waitrose pulls plug on supermarket plan

Dave Wade

BBC News

A third supermarket has pulled out of plans to build a store at a site in Nottinghamshire.

waitrose site
Rushcliffe Borough Council

Rushcliffe Borough Council said plans for a Waitrose on a 3,700 sq m site next to the Wheatcroft Island in Edwalton have fallen through.

Sainsbury's and Tesco have previously pulled out, with the council blaming "continuing well-publicised difficulties within the retail and major supermarket sectors".

Council leader, Simon Robinson, said he was extremely disappointed but confident the site will attract investors.

The council said it's considering an application for an Aldi store off nearby Landmere Lane.

Matej Vydra

Manager Frank Lampard expects last season's Championship top scorer Matej Vydra to stay at Derby County.

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Severe disruption: A1 Nottinghamshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A1 Nottinghamshire southbound severe disruption, at B1164.

A1 Nottinghamshire - One lane closed on A1 southbound at the B1164 junction, because of a broken down Caravan. Travel time is 20 minutes.

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 to J25 for .

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound from J24, / (East Midlands Airport) to J25, / (Nottingham), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

'Reverse winter' at hospital A&E

Amy Orton

Local Democracy Reporter

Leicester Royal Infirmary is experiencing a "reverse winter" effect as a result of the hot weather.

More than 700 patients a day on average attended the emergency department last week.

Health bosses said the spike in attendances is on a par with what they were seeing during the winter crisis.

leicester royal infirmary
BBC

Figures show that on some days last week there were up to 100 more people through the doors of the emergency department than there were during December 2017 and January and February this year.

The heatwave is believed to be the cause of the increase in demand, with a large number of elderly patients needing treatment for ailments including dehydration and confusion.

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Mark Wightman, director of strategy and communications at University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust, said: "We are currently experiencing a reverse winter. We're seeing a lot of the same patients that were in during the winter back again."

He said there was extra demand from "younger people who are out more and drinking more because the weather's nice and it's the World Cup".

He told councillors at a Leicester City Council health scrutiny commission meeting that the new and improved emergency department at the infirmary had helped ease some of the pressures faced by staff.

Severe accident: A607 Leicestershire both ways

BBC News Travel

A607 Leicestershire both ways severe accident, at Lanesborough Road.

A607 Leicestershire - A607 Melton Road in Belgrave closed and slow traffic in both directions at the Lanesborough Road junction, because of an accident.

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

Travel: Accident closes Melton Road

Man jailed over sex offences against schoolboys

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

A man who was found guilty earlier today of committing 40 sex offences against dozens of schoolboys has been jailed for eight years.

Henri Pinney, aged 22, from Wynfield Road, Leicester posed as a young woman on the internet using various social media accounts to target boys aged between 10 and 17.

Henri Pinney
BBC

His offences include making indecent photographs and causing a child to engage in sexual activity.

During the trial the court heard he had targeted almost 30 boys over two years and after a search of his house police found numerous images of the boys on his mobile phone and tablet.

Pinney had previously admitted three other charges of sharing indecent images with a boy, who was 15 at the time, claiming they were in a consensual relationship.

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, from J29 for A617 Chesterfield to J29A for Markham Road J29A.

M1 Derbyshire - Slow traffic on M1 northbound from J29, A617 (Chesterfield) to J29a Markham Road J29a, because of tyre debris on the road.

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

Pothole road crash cyclist on life support

Dave Wade

BBC News

A cyclist who was thrown from her bike on a pothole-filled road is unlikely to wake up from her coma, her family has said.

Carolyn Dumbleton, from Lincoln, was taken to hospital by air ambulance from Willersley Lane in Cromford, on 8 July.

It is understood the crash happened after she hit a manhole cover in a pothole.

Her daughter, Sammy, said she has not responded to treatment.

pothole
Bernadette Rick/BBC

Another cyclist, Brian Rick, said he also came off his bike on the same stretch of road hours before Ms Dumbleton.

The 72-year-old spent eight hours in hospital in Derby after his crash, and revisited the scene with his family after suffering flashbacks.

Brian Rick
BBC

Darren said the road had been in a poor condition and "needed fixing".

Derbyshire County Council, which resurfaced the road on Thursday, said it is "sorry to hear about this accident" and is "in discussion with the police about the circumstances".

A spokesman said an inspection in February found "no damage" to the road, and after a member of the public raised concerns in May repairs had been scheduled for "later in the summer".

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, at J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

M1 Derbyshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Man found in street with neck injury

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

Police say they are trying to piece together how a man was injured in Lenton yesterday afternoon.

Officers said they were called to Forsythia Gardens at around 14:30 to reports of a man with an wound to his throat.

The force said the man, aged 38, was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre where he's in a serious but stable condition.

Forsythia Gardens
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James Taylor becomes England selector

BBC Sport

Former England batsman James Taylor has been appointed the team's full-time independent selector.

The ex-Nottinghamshire player was forced to retire in 2016 because of a serious heart condition.

Taylor, 28, will work alongside national selector Ed Smith, who was appointed in April following James Whitaker's departure as part of a restructure.

James Taylor
BBC

They will form a three-man panel with England coach Trevor Bayliss to select the Test, one-day and Twenty20 teams.

Taylor called his appointment "a huge honour".

Low water levels through heatwave

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

These reservoirs in Derbyshire were once filled with water.

But because of the dry, hot weather in recent weeks, water levels have dropped massively.

This is how it looks at the Howden and Torside Reservoirs.

Howden Reservoir
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Torside Reservoir
Reuters

Airport sees rise in June holidaymakers

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

It looks like the recent hot weather hasn't discouraged people from holidaying abroad.

East Midlands Airport claims to have had a busy June with nearly 1,000 more passengers then the same month last year.

East Midland Airport
BBC

Among the most popular destinations to fly to are Tenerife, Malaga, Palma and Faro.