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By Sandish Shoker and Nick Smith

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A563 Leicestershire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A563 Leicestershire both ways severe disruption, from Meridian Way to A5460.

    A563 Leicestershire - A563 Lubbesthorpe Way in Thorpe Astley blocked and it's slow in both directions from the Meridian Way junction to the A5460 junction, because of a police investigation.

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

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    Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire southbound

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    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe accident, from J29 for A617 Chesterfield to J28 for A38 Alfreton.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J29, A617 (Chesterfield) to J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe accident: A46 Leicestershire northbound

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    A46 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, from A6 Loughborough Road to A5630.

    A46 Leicestershire - One lane closed on A46 northbound in Wanlip from the A6 Loughborough Road junction to the A5630 junction, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Toxic algae forces water park closure

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    The inflatable Aqua Park and beach at Rutland Water will be closed this weekend after increased levels of blue green algae were detected.

    Anglian Water said routine test results have shown increased levels of the bacteria in parts of the reservoir.

    Rutland Water

    Blue-green algae is toxic and can cause illness in humans and even lead to death in animals.

    Aqua Park Rutland has said it is working closely with Anglian Water to monitor the situation and will reopen once algae levels return to normal.

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    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

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    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 and it's slow 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

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    Severe disruption: A46 Nottinghamshire southbound

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    A46 Nottinghamshire southbound severe disruption, at Brough Lane.

    A46 Nottinghamshire - A46 in Brough blocked and queues southbound at the Brough Lane junction, because of an overturned car.

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

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    Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, from J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham to J26 for A610 Nottingham.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M1 northbound from J25, A52 (Nottingham) to J26, A610 (Nottingham), because of an accident.

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

  8. Multi-million 'eyesore hotel' scheme starts

    Kevin Stanley

    Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    Work to transform an eyesore in Newark town centre is set to get under way.

    Almost £7m is to be spent on the former Robin Hood Hotel on Lombard Street, which has lain derelict for years.

    Robin Hood Hotel

    Work starts soon on incorporating it into a new Travelodge, set to open next summer. When finished the new hotel will have 66 bedrooms and create up to 70 jobs.

    The work is being funded by a partnership formed between the district council and the site's owner, with the council expecting a full return on its investment.

  9. Fatal crash arrest over 'loving grandad' death

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a fatal crash in Derby.

    David Teesdale died after his van collided with another on the A38 near the Kingsway island on Wednesday 10 July.

    David Teesdale

    The 66-year-old from Walsall has been described as a "loving father and grandad".

    The driver of the other van, a 56-year-old man from Somercotes, has been arrested and released under investigation.

  10. A6 remains closed after crash

    David Pittam

    BBC News Online

    A man in his 20s has been airlifted to hospital after his motorbike and a van crashed on the A6.

    The road remains closed northbound while emergency services deal with the scene near Market Harborough.

    His injuries are not believed to be life-changing or life-threatening, a police spokeswoman said.

    Crash
  11. Man admits shouting abuse at MP

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    A pro-Brexit activist who shouted abuse at Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry outside Parliament has pleaded guilty to public order offences.

    James Goddard, 29, from Altrincham, Greater Manchester, has admitted causing alarm and distress using threatening or abusive language.

    He also admitted a racially aggravated public order offence against a police officer.

    James Goddard

    Ms Soubry resigned from the Conservative Party in February and is now part of the Independent Group for Change and supports another Brexit referendum.

  12. Police forces ask people to hand in guns

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    Police forces across the East Midlands are asking those who own a firearm or have one and don't know how to dispose of it to hand it in as part of a two-week national amnesty.

    From tomorrow, forces in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire are asking people to surrender their guns - including imitation models - and any unused and unwanted firearms.

    During the last national firearms surrender in 2017, more than 245 firearms and ammunition were handed into Nottinghamshire Police and 194 were handed into Derbyshire.

    The items included antique and imitation guns, war trophies and items disguised as Tasers.

    weapons

    The forces said anyone who hands in a gun won't be prosecuted, but there will be an investigation to make sure the weapons are not connected to any offences.

    People have until 4 August to take firearms into police stations across the East Midlands.

  13. Disabled veteran's cycle access blocked by barriers

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    Changes could be made to new cycle path barriers after a disabled military veteran said they restricted his access.

    Michael Metcalfe, 43, from Arnold, who suffered a prolapsed spinal disc during military training, rides a recumbent tricycle and says he is unable to navigate the cycle path between Wilford Lane and Compton Acres.

    "The barriers were designed to stop motorbikes but if they can stop a motorbike, they will stop a person with mobility issues," he said.

    Mr Metcalfe said the path is vital to him as it gives him a sense of freedom.

    However, following a complaint he made to Rushcliffe Borough Council outlining his concerns, the council has said it is open to finding a way to make the path more accessible for disabled people.

    Michael Metcalfe

    A Rushcliffe Borough Council spokeswoman said: "We were pleased to listen to and work with Mr Metcalfe to assess how one of the barriers could be amended to help him and other users navigate the route more easily."

    Mr Metcalfe said: "In fairness to the council, they were attentive - it seems they did care.

    "But it appears they just didn't think about how it would affect disabled people and that is something which needs to change - not just here but across the country."

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    Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, between J29A for A6192 Erin Road Markham Vale and J30 for A616 Worksop.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and it's heavy on M1 northbound between J29a, A6192 (Markham Vale) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of an accident.

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

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    Severe disruption: A453 Nottinghamshire westbound

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    A453 Nottinghamshire westbound severe disruption, between Electric Avenue and A52 Clifton Boulevard.

    A453 Nottinghamshire - A453 Queens Drive in Queens Drive Industrial Estate closed and queues westbound between the Electric Avenue junction and the A52 Clifton Boulevard junction, because of a vehicle on fire. Congestion to Wickes.

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