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  1. Today's weather for the East Midlands

    BBC Weather

    We can expect some fine and dry weather today with sunny spells, and the odd patch of cloud.

    Across the region we can expect highs of 14C and overnight there will be lows of 5C.

    East Midlands weather 1 October
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    Severe disruption: A1 Nottinghamshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1 Nottinghamshire northbound severe disruption, from B6325 Great North Road to A6075 Ashvale Road.

    A1 Nottinghamshire - A1 closed northbound from the B6325 Great North Road junction in North Muskham to Tuxford Junction in Tuxford, because of a lorry on fire. Diversion in operation - follow the solid black square diversion via the A614 to re-join at Upper Morton.

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

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    Severe disruption: M1 Nottinghamshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Nottinghamshire southbound severe disruption, from J26 for A610 Nottingham to J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

    M1 Nottinghamshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J26, A610 (Nottingham) to J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of a police investigation. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Boy injured after being hit by van in Hucknall

    Neil Heath

    BBC News Online

    A boy has been taken to hospital by air ambulance after he was hit by a van in Hucknall.

    Two roads were closed following the collision in Nabbs Lane at about 08:15 this morning.

    The boy's injuries are not currently believed to be life-threatening, Nottinghamshire Police said.

    Seymour Road is closed at the junction of Nabbs Lane and Nabbs Lane is closed at the junction with Rushcliffe Road.

    Police have appealed for witnesses.

    Nabbs Lane
  5. Warning after bar fined £1,000 for Covid-19 rule breaches

    Greig Watson

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    Hospitality businesses in part of Nottinghamshire are being reminded to follow Covid-19 guidance after one bar was fined £1,000.

    Zinc, on Central Avenue, West Bridgford, was fined on 25 September for failing to put measures in place to record customer details.

    Zinc bar

    Rushcliffe Borough Council said it knew times were "incredibly tough" but insisted they "will not tolerate complacency when it comes to regulations that are designed to protect the health of our residents".

    In May Zinc was fined for serving drinks to seated customers when bars were restricted to takeaway service.

    The owners said they had traded happily for years and felt like they were being "picked on".

  6. Man held after £175k cannabis grow discovered

    Sonia Kataria

    BBC News

    A man has been arrested after a cannabis grow with an estimated value of £175,000 was discovered in Kimberley.

    A total of 177 plants were found at a property in Eastwood Road after a warrant was executed by Nottinghamshire Police yesterday afternoon.

    The 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of production of cannabis and remains in custody.

    A cannabis grow with an estimated value of £175,000 was discovered in Kimberley, Nottinghamshire
  7. Driver 'shaken up' after stone breaks windscreen

    Greig Watson

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    A driver has been left "shaken up" after a large stone was thrown at her windscreen, Nottinghamshire Police said.

    The woman was on the A57 in Worksop at about 15:50 on Sunday and had just passed under the footbridge between Cavendish Road and Windmill Lane, heading east.

    Damaged car

    PC Ty Foers said: "The stone struck the windscreen, causing it to smash.

    "Luckily the stone did not injure the driver and she did amazingly well to keep calm and stop the vehicle safely."

    The offender is described as a white man, aged in his mid-teens with a medium build and short blonde hair. He was wearing a navy blue-zipped hooded top.

  8. New spot for Nottingham Goose Fair mascot

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Goosey - the mascot of Nottingham's Goose Fair - has migrated to a new position in the city's Old Market Square.

    The 8ft figure is usually placed near to the Goose Fair site on The Forest Recreation Ground but this year's event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.


    In the early hours of this morning, Goosey was taken to the Old Market Square from her regular home at the council's Woolsthorpe depot.

    She will be in position there until Sunday.

  9. Today's weather for the East Midlands

    BBC Weather

    It will be a dry but cloudy start today, with winds strengthening this afternoon and bringing with it lengthy spells of rain.

    Temperatures are expected to reach 15C during the day, and we can expect lows of 8C overnight.

    BBC weather East Midlands 30 September
  10. Village pub warned over 'lack of social distancing'

    Sonia Kataria

    BBC News

    A pub has been issued with an improvement notice due to lack of social distancing, noise and the "unacceptable behaviour" of some customers, a council has said.

    Newark and Sherwood District Council said its officers and Nottinghamshire Police took part in a "night of action", monitoring off-licences and pubs in Ollerton, Edwinstowe, Walesby and Wellow on 18 September.

    The authority said the Black Swan, in Edwinstowe, was warned following a visit.

    The pub was not fined, but could face future prosecution if an improvement plan is not put in place, it added.

    The Black Swan has been approached for comment.

    Black Swan, in Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire

    Another pub in the area was advised about improving social distancing between tables as "a number of customers were closer together than they should have been".

    The authority added most of the 10 off-licences visited complied with social distancing and operated a track and test system.

  11. Police and council worker threatened with axe and chainsaw

    Samantha Noble

    BBC News Online

    A man has admitted threatening police officers and a council worker with an axe and a chainsaw.

    Nottinghamshire Police said they went to a house in Chestnut Grove, Mansfield Woodhouse, on Sunday after a report a man was playing loud music and threatening to damage property.

    Police said the axe and chainsaw were "put through" the closed front door to threaten the officers and council worker when they arrived.

    A 51-year-old man, of the same address, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates' Court yesterday where he pleaded guilty to assault of an emergency worker, affray and criminal damage.

    He has been released on bail and is due to be sentenced at the same court on 13 November.

    Chestnut Grove, Mansfield Woodhouse
  12. Coronavirus: £8m reserved for 'skills boot camps'

    BBC Politics

    Adults without A-levels will be able to attend "boot camps" to boost their skills, the government has said, with Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire among the areas where £8m of funding will be provided to create centres for specialist training in areas such as construction and engineering.

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to unveil plans to help people find work in response to the coronavirus pandemic's impact on the jobs market today.

    Work generic