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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

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    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, from J30 for A616 Worksop to J29A for A6192 Erin Road Markham Vale.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M1 southbound from J30, A616 (Worksop) to J29a, A6192 (Markham Vale), because of a breakdown.

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

  2. Family pay tribute to man who died in A60 crash

    Liam Barnes

    BBC News

    A new father who died in a crash on the A60 in Derbyshire has been named by police.

    Officers were called to the scene near Belph at about 06:20 on Thursday after an Audi and a lorry were involved in a crash.

    Bradley Tyas, a 23-year-old from Chesterfield travelling in the Audi, died at the scene.

    His family said they have "lost a very special person", who only became a father seven weeks ago.

    Derbyshire Police is appealing for any witnesses or drivers with dashcam footage to get in touch.

    Bradley Tyas
    Quote Message: Anyone who had the pleasure of knowing Brad will understand how devastated we all are. He was the kindest, most loving person, who could light up a room with his energy and smile and his contagious laugh. He had a massive character, full of life, charming and funny." from Family of Bradley Tyas
    Family of Bradley Tyas
  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

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    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, between J29 for A617 Chesterfield and Tibshelf Services.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and Tibshelf Services, because of a motorbike which has broken down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. A52 eastbound closed after crash

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    The A52 eastbound is currently closed between Spondon and the M1 following a major crash.

    Derbyshire Police said emergency services were at the scene. An air ambulance could also be seen.

    Crash scene

    Highways England said the crash involved an overturned vehicle and it was aiming to have the road back open by 12:30.

  5. Hospital treating 'highest number' of Covid inpatients

    Alex Regan

    BBC News

    Chesterfield Royal Hospital has said it is treating more Covid-19 patients than at any time during the pandemic.

    The hospital is currently caring for 169 inpatients, 16 of whom are in intensive care.

    The trust says that 289 patients have died as a result of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.

    In a candid post on Facebook, the trust's head of communications Sarah Turner-Saint said the hospital had "hit a 'milestone' we weren't looking forward to".

    Chesterfield Royal Hospital

    She said about 6% of the 4,200 staff at the trust were absent after contracting Covid-19.

    She added that she had also been an outpatient at the trust, after contracting Covid-19 at Christmas.

    She said: "I would say I had a pretty severe case - with breathing difficulties, a consistent cough (literally), a temperature that made me hallucinate, painful muscles, extreme fatigue, headache and sickness.

    "I still have no sense of taste and a full day at work is like running a marathon."

    In the post, she added: "We are also incredibly sad that 289 of our patients are now a ‘Covid-19-related death statistic’.

    "They are of course much more than that - they are much-missed loved ones. They are grandparents, parents, sisters and brothers, nephews, nieces, cousins, workmates and friends.

    "We are also mindful that more than 1,100 people have left our hospital in the last 10 months after care and treatment for coronavirus.

    "That, and the start of the national vaccination programme - the biggest in history - are lights in the dark tunnel of lockdown."

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A6 Derbyshire both ways

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    A6 Derbyshire both ways severe disruption, from the Peacock at Rowsley to A6.

    A6 Derbyshire - A6 in Rowsley closed in both directions from the the Peacock at Rowsley junction to Ashbourne turnoff, because of flooding.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

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    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, from J29A for A6192 Erin Road Markham Vale to J30 for A616 Worksop.

    M1 Derbyshire - Two lanes closed and it's slow on M1 northbound from J29a, A6192 (Markham Vale) to J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a breakdown.

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

  8. More than 300 'Covid-related crimes' recorded at stores

    Alex Regan

    BBC News

    More than 300 crimes linked to Covid-19 have been recorded at Co-op stores across central England, the company has said.

    The food retailer said some customers have threatened to cough on workers and "give them coronavirus".

    Staff have also been threatened because people have had to queue to enter stores, a Co-op spokesman added.

    It comes as the retailer said instances of verbal abuse to staff had increased by 167% over 12 months, assaults had increased by 35%, and threats had increased by 16% compared to the same period in 2019.

    Other examples highlighted by Co-op include a staff member in Leicestershire being threatened with a wrench for refusing to sell an energy drink to a customer, with another colleague in Leicester knocked unconscious after a robbery in July.

    Co-op Castle Donington

    Co-op loss prevention manager Craig Goldie said the statistics were "a sad reminder of the terrible abuse and crimes that our colleagues had to face during 2020".

    The company recorded a total of 1,963 crimes committed in its central England shops, with 312 of those "related directly to Covid-19".

    It said it is working with other retailers, police and crime commissioners and MPs to push the government to crack down on those who abuse or attack shop workers.

  9. Council creates £100k fund for flood victims

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    A fund of £100,000 is being made available to Derbyshire residents and businesses affected by the recent flooding.

    Parts of the country have been hit by flooding, including Bakewell and Matlock.

    Flooding in Matlock

    Councillor Barry Lewis, the leader of Derbyshire Council Council, announced the financial support on Twitter, adding more details will follow.

  10. Flood warning remains in place with city river yet to peak

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    The Environment Agency has warned the water level of the River Derwent in Derby has not yet reached its peak.

    Paul Reeves, of the agency, says the river in the city centre is due to keep rising until this afternoon so the flood warning for the area remains in place.

    Darley Abbey in Derby

    Heavy rainfall during Storm Christoph has caused significant disruption across the county including the flooding of roads, homes and businesses.

    However, Mr Reeves said the overall picture is improving.

    Flooding in Bakewell

    Flood warnings for the River Derwent in Chatsworth, Calver and Grindleford have been removed as has the flood warning for the River Wye in Littton Mill and Rowsley.

    "It's generally an improving picture across Derbyshire but we are asking people to remain vigilant," he said.

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A5111 Derbyshire eastbound

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    A5111 Derbyshire eastbound severe disruption, from West Service Road to A52 Brian Clough Way.

    A5111 Derbyshire - A5111 Raynesway in Spondon closed eastbound from the West Service Road junction to the A52 Brian Clough Way junction, because of flooding.

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

  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

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    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J29A for A6192 Erin Road Markham Vale and J30 for A616 Worksop.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J29a, A6192 (Markham Vale) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a van which has broken down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A515 Staffordshire both ways

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    A515 Staffordshire both ways severe disruption, between Cotton Lane and A50.

    A515 Staffordshire - A515 Station Road in Draycott In The Clay blocked in both directions between the Cotton Lane junction and Sudbury Roundabout, because of flooding.

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

  14. 'We've got three inches of water in the bar'

    Heidi Booth

    Journalist, BBC Radio Derby

    Several businesses on Bakewell Road in Matlock appear to be affected by flooding this morning, after a major incident was declared in Derbyshire.

    The last floods in the area were seen in 2019.

    Ben Bowler and Jules Neale "built Noah's Ark" on Monday in order to protect their business, The Tipsy Toad pub in Matlock.

    Tipsy Toad pub

    Despite putting up barriers to prevent water getting in, Mr Bowler said on Thursday morning: "We've got about three inches of water in the pub, so we're getting some sandbags in to try and stop it getting any higher."

    Ms Neil said: "It's sad to see another year of the same thing and it's hard because it's not the river that's broken its bank, it's from the drain.

    "It's happening year-on-year now, and we can't keep on going if it's like this."

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    Severe disruption: A615 Derbyshire both ways

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    A615 Derbyshire both ways severe disruption, between Snitterton Road and A6.

    A615 Derbyshire - A615 Bakewell Road in Matlock blocked in both directions between the Snitterton Road junction and the A6 junction, because of flooding.

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

  16. 'River is flowing ferociously'

    Heidi Booth

    Journalist, BBC Radio Derby

    Water on Bakewell Road in Matlock has risen significantly since I arrived earlier this morning.

    Flood warden Steve Wain says it looks like the water is coming out of the drains.

    Standing on top of the M&S car park, it gives a birds eye view of Bakewell Road and the River Derwent - and you can see just how high the river has become, and it's still flowing really ferociously.

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    A few days ago, Ben Bowler - the owner of the Tipsy Toad pub - was hammering wooden boards together to protect his business.

    But now the front of the pub is surrounded by water, Mr Bowler has said his hard work helped prevent too much getting inside.

    He said there was about three inches of water in the bar area and they are putting more sandbags out to stop it getting worse.

  17. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A60 Derbyshire both ways

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    A60 Derbyshire both ways severe accident, between B6042 Hennymoor Lane and Station Road.

    A60 Derbyshire - A60 Mansfield Road in Belph closed and it's slow in both directions between the B6042 Hennymoor Lane junction and the Station Road junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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