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Coronavirus: Boxing Day Matlock raft race cancelled

Heather Burman

BBC News

Matlock's Boxing Day raft race has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Organisers said in a post on Facebook that it had been called off with "great sadness" as it would not be possible to implement social distancing and track and trace measures.

Matlock raft race
Kaine Taylor

The event has taken place on the River Derwent for nearly 60 years but was also cancelled last year over safety fears after flooding left debris in the water.

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of a breakdown. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, between J24 for A453 Ashby Road Nottingham South and J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

M1 Leicestershire - Two lanes closed and queues on M1 northbound between J24, A453 (Nottingham South) and J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of a breakdown.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

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

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J28, A38 (Alfreton) and J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of a breakdown. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, between J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham and J24 for A453 Ashby Road Nottingham South.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and queues on M1 southbound between J25, A52 (Nottingham) and J24, A453 (Nottingham South), because of emergency repairs.

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