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Dave Wade and Heather Burman

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Dedicated live coverage has ended for today.

    Live updates will return at 08:00 on Monday.

  2. Weather: Showers but mainly dry

    Showery rain this evening will clear away to the south to leave it mainly dry tonight with clear periods developing, but also some areas of mist and fog forming.

    There will be a light breeze and lows of 14C (59F).

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  3. Toilet taken to top of Mam Tor

    Heather Burman

    Journalist, BBC News Online

    A toilet has been carried up to one of the highest points in the Peak District as part of a campaign to raise awareness about accessible facilities.

    Accessible Derbyshire took the loo to the top of Mam Tor with the help of the Peak District National Park Authority on World Changing Places Day yesterday.

    Toilet on Mam Tor

    The charity said there were 250,000 people in the UK who need changing when they are out because of disability, brain injury or age-related ill-health, but only 1,128 Changing Places nationally.

  4. Council takes over Arnold market

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    Gedling Borough Council has now bought and taken over the running of Arnold Market.

    The authority said it'll continue to operate as normal whilst work is carried out to improve the site but stallholders have been issued with new contracts.

    £1.25m is being provided by the N2 Town Centre Fund, run by the Local Enterprise Partnership D2N2.

    Arnold market
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    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J31 for A57 Sheffield to J30 for A616 Sheffield.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound from J31, A57 (Sheffield) to J30, A616 (Sheffield), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  6. Richard Bacon 'getting there' after coma scare

    Heather Burman

    Journalist, BBC News Online

    Richard Bacon's mum has tweeted a photo of herself and the TV presenter, who is recovering from an illness which left him in a coma.

    The former Blue Peter host, from Mansfield, fell ill with suspected pneumonia on a flight from the US on 5 July and initially did not respond to treatment.

    He has now left hospital and his mum Christine said he's "getting there" in terms of his recovery.

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    Bacon, who now works in the US, woke from his medically-induced coma on 13 July.

  7. Derby finance manager has 12 weeks to find stolen £5k

    Derby Telegraph

    A thieving finance manager who stole £17,000 from her Derby employer has 12 weeks to cough up more than £5,000 - or face another prison term.

  8. Good Samaritan puts smile on woman's face

    Heather Burman

    Journalist, BBC News Online

    A woman is trying to find a Good Samaritan who sent back important documents to her after finding them in Nottingham city centre.

    Rachael Whitehall, 36, from Arnold said she had dropped her disabled badge and birth certificate after a attending a medical appointment in Nottingham on Wednesday.


    But she said she was surprised to receive a handwritten letter in the post this morning returning the documents.

    She said: "The message inside says [I] hope you have a smile on your face, found outside car park.

    "I want to find the sender so I can thank them. Yes I do have a smile on my face."

  9. HS2 bosses deny 'missing' large lake in plans

    Kit Sandeman

    Local Democracy Reporter

    Rail bosses who are drawing up the route for the new high speed rail line set to pass through Nottinghamshire have denied "missing" a large lake.

    The Ordnance Survey maps on which the route were planned do not show the large lake, on the edge of Long Eaton, dug recently as part of gravel works.

    HS2 lake

    HS2 campaigner Vaughan Morris, from Long Eaton said he recently visited the site of the lake, which did not tally with the maps and would make the construction of the planned viaduct "far more difficult".

    He said: "It seems to be a significant underestimation of the viaduct costs, due to HS2 Ltd failing to allow a design solution for crossing a large established lake in the Trent Valley on their latest maps for the area."

    However an HS2 spokesperson said it was "well aware" of the presence of lakes along the river, and that their architects are working to build the viaduct which will take these features into account.

  10. Appeal over damaged park gates

    Heather Burman

    Journalist, BBC News Online

    Police have released CCTV images of a number of young people they want to speak to after gates were damaged at a Chesterfield park.

    CCTV Queen's Park

    The gates were pulled from their hinges at the rear of Fredericks Café in Queen's Park during the evening of 8 July, police said.

    Officers want anyone who recognises any of the people in the image to contact them.

  11. Red Arrows stun graduation crowds

    Heather Burman

    Journalist, BBC News Online

    Wow. What a sight. Crowds were treated to a flypast by the Red Arrows during a graduation ceremony for science students at Loughborough University earlier.

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    Video caption: Red Arrows put on graduation flypast

    The nine red Hawk aircraft flew over the university at 10.40.

    Lord Sebastian Coe, the University’s Chancellor, said: “What a fantastic way for people to remember their graduation.”

  12. Elderly woman's plea to trace 'despicable' burglars

    Heather Burman

    Journalist, BBC News Online

    An 85-year-old woman who was tied up during a burglary in her home in Derby has urged people to help police catch the "despicable" offenders.

    Two men broke into the victim's home on Morley Road, Oakwood, and stole jewellery at about 19:15 on Wednesday.

    Morley Road

    She said: “I am still struggling to believe that this has happened. To have two people come into my home and do this is absolutely horrendous.

    “I would say to anyone who has any information that can help find these despicable people to come forward and make sure they are dealt with by the police and the courts."

    The men are described as black, were wearing dark-coloured clothing with masks and left in a small black car.

  13. Two arrests after man stabbed in car attack

    Heather Burman

    Journalist, BBC News Online

    Two men have been arrested after a man was stabbed in his car in Nottingham.

    The victim was attacked in Denton Green, Broxtowe, by two men on motorbikes at about 11:15 yesterday. He suffered a minor stab wound to the leg.

    Denton Green

    Police added that two men riding motorbikes were in collision with a car a short time after the stabbing. One suffered minor injuries and the other left the scene.

    Two men, aged 21 and 24, have been arrested on suspicion of GBH and violent disorder.

    Det Insp Martin Putnar said patrols have been increased in the area.

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    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, at J23 for A512 Ashby Road East.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M1 northbound at J23, A512 (Loughborough), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  15. Rare Lord Byron ring under the hammer

    A rare gold and enamel ring created in memory of Lord Byron, following his death in 1824, goes under the hammer in North Yorkshire tomorrow.

    Byron's ring

    There are only two other Lord Byron memorial rings of this type.

    One is held in the Pforzheimer Collection in the New York Public Library.

    The other, sold at auction in 2013, contained a lock of Byron’s hair.

    The ring is thought to have come from Newstead Abbey, Byron’s Nottinghamshire home and is expected to fetch between £3,000 and £5,000.

    Lord Byron, the notorious poet, peer and politician, was the subject of cult-like worship among the English upper classes.

    He rose to fame after the publication of Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, the poetic tale of a young aristocrat’s travels in Europe.

    Quote Message: There's always great interest around items associated with Lord Byron. The rarity and exceptional condition of this ring is sure to appeal to collectors." from Melanie Saleem Tennants’ jewellery expert
    Melanie SaleemTennants’ jewellery expert
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    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J28 for A38 Alfreton Road and J29 for A617 Chesterfield.

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

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

  17. Toxic dog algae under the microscope

    Dave Wade

    BBC News

    We told you yesterday that a council in Derbyshire has been warning dog-walkers that potentially harmful blue-green algae has been spotted at a beauty spot.

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    The algal bloom, which can be deadly if ingested by pets, has been sighted at Straws Bridge, West Hallam.

    The Environment Agency has been out to the nature reserve and shared some pictures of the algal bloom under a microscope.

    Erewash Borough Council said: "It may not always be harmful but you can’t tell simply by looking, so it's best not to let your dog near the water."