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Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, at J29A for A6192 Erin Road Markham Vale.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound at J29a, A6192 (Markham Vale), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

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M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, from J29 for A617 Chesterfield to J28 for A38 Alfreton.

M1 Derbyshire - Lane closed and it's slow on M1 southbound from J29, A617 (Chesterfield) to J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of a car that's broken down.

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

Derby pub up for national prize

Liam Barnes

BBC News

A Derby local is one of 16 finalists in the running to be crowned as the best pub in the UK.

The Smithfield is on the Campaign for Real Ale's (Camra's) list of contenders for the title of Pub of the Year, with the overall winner set to be announced in February.

It's already won the title for the organisation's Derby branch for 2018 and 2019.

Camra described the pub as "a handsome riverside pub" that places "a strong emphasis on new breweries and a good selection of craft keg beer".

Smithfield Derby pub of the year

The top 16 contenders boast the perfect mix of the essential characteristics which make a great pub - great service, a welcoming atmosphere, fantastic decor, great value for money, and, most importantly, quality real ale."

Ben WilkinsonNational director, Camra