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  1. Call to protect Filipino health workers

    PA Media

    The Philippines' ambassador to the UK has called for key workers to be "properly protected".

    It's after it was claimed Filipinos had the highest death rate of staff across the NHS and care services.

    Norman Austria

    By 16 May, the PA news agency had verified the deaths of 173 frontline health and care workers with Covid-19. Of those, 23 - approximately 13% - were of Filipino heritage.

    Among those to have lost their lives were two who died this week - Norman Austria, a healthcare assistant at the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton, and Jun Terre, a nurse at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire.

    In a message to PA following the deaths, ambassador Antonio Lagdameo said: "I urge the NHS to ensure that those heroes who put their lives on the line for all of us are properly protected and equipped as they do their job."

    The NHS has introduced risk assessments for all BAME staff in the wake of the concerns.

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    Severe accident: A512 Leicestershire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A512 Leicestershire both ways severe accident, from Cumberland Road to Storer Road.

    A512 Leicestershire - A512 Ashby Road in Loughborough closed in both directions from the Cumberland Road junction to the Storer Road junction, 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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    Video caption: Green-fingered garden centre worker surrounded by 1,400 plants at home

    Joe Bagley works part-time at a garden centre and offers free plant advice online

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    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire both ways severe disruption, at J28 for A38 Alfreton.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 at J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    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 on M1 northbound from J24, A453 (Nottingham South) to J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of a car that's broken down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  6. 'People must think that Covid-19 is a joke'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    The leader of Derbyshire County Council has taken to Twitter to complain about the amount of people out in Matlock.

    The area is popular tourists and even attracted crowds of visitors at the start of the coronavirus lockdown.

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    Severe accident: A38 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A38 Staffordshire southbound severe accident, from A5121 to A5121.

    A38 Staffordshire - A38 Lichfield Road closed southbound from Clay Mills to Branston Interchange, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. Coronavirus: New trials not yet to start in Derby and Nottingham

    Press Association

    Derby and Nottingham Crown Courts will not be starting new trials yet after it was found they're not suitable for safety measures to be maintained.

    On Monday, four other crown courts will open their doors to jurors to hear new cases for the first time since March.

    Jury trials have been on hold during the lockdown - with preliminary, plea and sentencing hearings being held virtually.

    The Lord Chief Justice announced new trials will be started at the Old Bailey, Bristol Crown Court, Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court, and Cardiff Crown Court under strict social-distancing guidelines.

    Derby Crown Court

    A working group chaired by Mr Justice Edis and reporting to the Lord Chief Justice identified, as well as the four above, three other courts - Reading, Warwick, and Winchester - suitable for new trials.

    Special arrangements will be put in place at the courts to maintain safety, in line with Public Health England and Public Health Wales guidelines.

    To ensure social distancing, trials are expected to be split between up to three courtrooms.

    Long and complex trials have already been postponed in favour of shorter cases of up to two weeks.

    Mr Justice Edis' group assessed Derby and Nottingham Crown Courts, but found they were not yet suitable.

    Nottingham Crown Court
  9. Police charge six over village affray and burglary

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    Six men, arrested during a police operation in Enderby on Thursday, have been changed.

    The men, aged between 23 and 51, are accused of offences including burglary, arson, affray and assault ABH.

    Blaby Road

    The forces said the affray and ABH charges relate to an incident in Aston Flamville, Leicestershire, on 10 April.

    The burglary and arson charges relate to an incident in Henham, Essex on 14 April.

    Two other men, also arrested at the site on Blaby Road, are suspected of violent disorder, conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to commit arson.

    They have been released on bail.