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Evening Update Tues 11 July

Nice - As Nice prepares to honour victims of last years July 14th attack, several key closures have been announced in the city. They include the closure of several beaches including Centennial, Beau Rivage and Opera all day Friday, the Cours Saleya market from midday on Friday, and restricted access to the Coulee Vert, Place Massena and the Promenade du Paillon. Further restrictions to traffic both on the promenade and in the Bay des Anges are also in place.

Marseilles - A 39-year-old man has confessed to the murder of his girlfriend’s grandmother in Marseilles. It’s believed the man strangled the 96-year-old woman during a row over his use of alcohol and narcotics. He was incarcerated today by the High Court in Marseilles.

Winner - The Casino at the Cafe of Paris in Monaco has just had its biggest ever winner, with a slot machine paying out 470,000 euros. In the last three months, just over 37 million euro has been won at the Café de Paris, where SBM now has 500 state-of-the-art slot machines, 200 of which sit on an open-air terrace.

BUSINESS

The French government says it has identified €4.5 billion euro in savings and will meet the EU public deficit target of 3% this year. The savings are being made solely at national government level and will not affect social security nor local authorities. It will be the first time in ten years France’s public deficit will drop below 3%.

The UK's communications watchdog has imposed a limit on the amount of mobile spectrum that companies can win in an upcoming auction. It said that in order to "safeguard competition", it will limit the amount any operator can win to 37% of all useable mobile spectrum.

SPORT

Tennis - Novak Djokovic has reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals with a straight-set 6-2 7-6 6-4 victory over France's Adrian Mannarino. The match, was postponed  yesterday after Rafa Nadal and Gilles Muller's match ran to four hour and 48 minutes. Venus Williams won her game against Jeļena Ostapenko 6-3 7-5 to go through to the next stage. Johanna Konta, who is hoping to become Britain's first Wimbledon women's semi-finalist since Virginia Wade in 1978, takes on Simona Halep this afternoon.

Formula 1 - The future of the British Grand Prix has been left uncertain after Silverstone confirmed it is to cease hosting the race after 2019. The British Racing Drivers' Club, which owns the circuit, is struggling with the financial cost of hosting it saying they can no longer let passion for the sport rule their heads. They sustained losses of £2.8m in 2015 and £4.8m in 2016, and expect to lose a similar amount this year.

Tour de France - Germany's Marcel Kittel won a sprint to the line on Stage 10 to claim his fourth victory of this year's Tour de France, as Britain's Chris Froome retained the leader's yellow jersey. It was the 29-year-old's 13th Tour stage win, taking him one ahead of Erik Zabel's German record of 12.

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