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Millwall celebrate

Josef Rindl

BBC Sport

Millwall maintain their hopes of clinching a Championship play-off place with victory over Blackburn, which ends Rovers' chances of making the top six.

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Graham celebrates

Dafydd Pritchard

BBC Sport Wales

Blackburn twice come from behind to beat Cardiff and damage the Welsh club's play-off prospects, while maintaining their own top-six hopes.

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Severe roadworks: A6078 Lancashire westbound

BBC News Travel

A6078 Lancashire westbound severe roadworks, from A666 Lark Hill to A677 Preston New Road.

A6078 Lancashire - A6078 Barbara Castle Way in Blackburn closed westbound from the A666 Lark Hill junction to the A677 Preston New Road junction, because of roadworks.

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North of England dominates top 10 for new infections

Daniel Wainwright

BBC England Data Unit

After Leicester, parts of Yorkshire and the north-west of England have recorded the highest rates of new coronavirus infections, according to new data.

However, all but two of the top 10 areas for rates of infection in the week ending 28 June saw a fall compared with the week before, Public Health England reported.

Leicester, however, remains far ahead of the others, with three times as many new cases per 100,000 people as Bradford.

Bedford, the only top 10 place other than Leicester not in the north, has seen its rate of new cases fall by half in a week.

The new data combines two sets of coronavirus tests - those done in hospitals and involving care workers and previously unpublished local figures on tests outside of hospitals.

Chart showing rates of new cases by area
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'Captain Tom' £84,000 funds 28 projects for hospitals

A share of the millions of pounds raised by 100-year-old Captain Tom Moore in his famous walk has paid for dozens of projects to make life better for staff at patients in hospitals serving South Cumbria.

Furness General Hospital
PA Media

The share, amounting to £84,000, has paid for landscaping work around the hospitals in Barrow, Lancaster and Kendal, with outdoor seating and new plants, and support for the hospital radio service to go digital.

There has also been support for access to healthcare projects with particular reference to translation and sign language provision.

The projects given money were picked from more than 90 put forward by members of staff at the Morecambe Bay trust hospitals.

Man appears in court over deaths of father and children

Neil Smith

South Cumbria journalist, BBC Cumbria

A man from Dalton-in-Furness has appeared in court charged with causing the deaths of three members of the same family, who were on a Father’s Day walk.

David Logan, 47,of Broughton Road in the town, appeared before magistrates in Barrow with one arm in a sling and walking with the help of a crutch.

Joshua Flynn, 37, son Coby-Jay, 15, and daughter Skylar, 12,
Family photo

The court was told the charges involved the deaths of Joshua Flynn, 37, son Coby-Jay, 15, and daughter Skylar, 12, who were "on the pavement, minding their own business".

Mr Logan was remanded in custody to appear at Preston Crown Court on 24 July.

Pubs are using technology to prepare to reopen

Apps could be what keeps us safe in pubs and restaurants