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By Calum McKenzie and Maryam Qaiser

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    Video caption: A major fire has broken out at a plastics factory near Worksop

    A major fire has broken out at a plastics factory near Worksop, with more than forty firefighters on scene tackling the blaze.

  2. Our live coverage across the day

    Dedicated live coverage on this page has now ended, but some news, sport and travel updates will continue to appear overnight.

    East Midlands Live returns from 08:00 tomorrow morning.

  3. Worksop fire involves a 'large amount of rubber'

    Ben Truslove

    BBC News Online

    Nottinghamshire Fire Service has released a statement saying it continues to tackle the fire in Worksop.

    Quote Message: The fire involves a large amount of rubber, hence the thick black smoke that people can see for several miles around. Fortunately the fire is outside of the factory, which makes it easier for us to access, and our crews are working hard to contain it and stop it from spreading. We are working closely with our colleagues from Derbyshire and South Yorkshire fire and rescue services, Nottinghamshire Police, the Environment Agency and Public Health England, not only to fight the fire, but to keep people informed and safe. from Station Manager Martin Bills
    Station Manager Martin Bills
  4. Weather: Thunderstorms, torrential rain and hail overnight

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    A band of heavy thundery showers will push northwards overnight with a risk of hail.

    BBC weather map

    Some places may stay dry, but where thunderstorms occur there could be torrential downpours and frequent lightning.

    Minimum temperatures of 15C (59F).

  5. Worksop fire 'dying down'

    Shamir Masri

    BBC Look North

    Firefighters are starting to get the blaze under control here in Worksop.

    It's at a company called MBA Polymers UK which recycles plastics and also metals and started just after lunch.


    While we've been here the smoke levels have reduced quite a lot but we've heard the smoke is visible from as far away as Chesterfield and Mansfield.

    Obviously they are going to have to wait until the fire is totally out and make sure the building is safe before investigators can see what's happened.

  6. Firefighters continue to tackle Worksop plastics fire

    Ben Truslove

    BBC News Online

    The fire in Worksop is visible from across much of north Nottinghamshire and south Yorkshire.

    About 50 firefighters are involved in tackling the blaze which involves about 500 tonnes of plastic at the MBA Polymers' factory in the town.

    Carl Jacob filmed this dramatic footage of the flames...

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    Video caption: Carl Jacob filmed this dramatic footage of 500 tonnes of plastic on fire in Worksop.

    Nottinghamshire Fire Service warned people living in the area around Sandy Lane to keep windows and doors close.

    The Environment Agency and Public Health England are also at the scene to "carry out impact assessments" and protect the environment.

  7. Watch: Huge plume of smoke over Worksop

    These photographs and video give an indication of the scale of the fire in Worksop...

    Video content

    Video caption: Dozens of firefighters are tackling a fire at a plastics factory in Worksop.
  8. Worksop fire involves 500 tonnes of plastic

    Ben Truslove

    BBC News Online

    About 50 firefighters continue to tackle the blaze at a plastics factory in Worksop where 500 tonnes of plastic is on fire, Nottinghamshire Fire Service said.

    Worksop fire

    Firefighters from Yorkshire and Derbyshire are helping with the service which is also working with the Environment Agency and Public Health England.

    Paul Mayhew, UK general manager of MBA Polymers, said all his staff were safe and the "fire is being contained".

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    Severe accident: A38 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A38 Staffordshire northbound severe accident, between A5121 and A5132 The Castle Way Willington affecting Dallow Street.

    A38 Staffordshire - A38 in Egginton blocked and queuing traffic northbound between Clay Mills and Willington, because of an accident involving three cars. Congestion on Belvedere Road to the Dallow Street junction and on A5121 Derby Road to the A511 Horninglow Road junction.

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

  10. Bakewell hospital 'set to close', BBC understands

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby, political reporter

    Bakewell's Newholme Hospital will be closed following a one-year consultation, BBC Radio Derby understands.

    Newholme Hospital

    A press release from the NHS confirmed a meeting on Monday at 19:00, but front line staff have filled in the gaps for us.

    They were called to an all staff meeting earlier this morning where they were told by bosses that they intend to proceed with the closure.

    We also expect Oker Ward at Whitworth Hospital in Darley Dale to close.

    The clinical commissioning groups behind this move argue that this will help treat patients in the community, rather than at these smaller hospitals that are outdated and costly to run.

  11. Dozens arrested over anti-fracking protest

    Ben Truslove

    BBC News Online

    A total of 25 people have been arrested in recent weeks during an ongoing anti-fracking protest, police have revealed.


    Campaigners have been camped outside Marriot - a firm which supplies drilling rigs but does not frack - in Clay Cross, Derbyshire, since June.

    Derbyshire police said seven people have been charged this week with a number of offences including aggravated trespass, obstructing a highway and assaulting a police officer.

    It brings the total to 15 people charged since the protest began.

    The protesters complained police have been "heavy handed".

  12. Family of man found dead in river plan charity cycle

    Press Association

    The family of Leicestershire man found dead in a river in Northern Ireland are to hold a charity bike ride to raise money for the emergency workers who found him.

    Sam Comber

    Sam Comber, 39, was pulled from the River Foyle in May. His family believe he was swimming before he lost his life.

    The family plan to cycle from his home town of Hinckley to Northern Ireland between 2 and 12 August.

    "The ride is a memorial to our beloved son," a statement from his family said.

    "We are raising funds for the Foyle Search and Rescue Team, a group of dedicated volunteers who cared for us during the search for Sam, and who thankfully found and returned him to us."

  13. Dozens of firefighters tackle Worksop blaze

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    More than 40 firefighters from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service are at the scene of the large blaze in Worksop.


    It's at a plastics factory in the town. Crews from Derbyshire and South Yorkshire are also helping tackle the fire.

  14. Nottingham and Leicester buildings fail cladding tests

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    High rise buildings in Nottingham and Leicester have failed combustibility tests carried out in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire.

    Grenfell Tower

    The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) found two buildings in Nottingham and one in Leicester failed the tests.

    The DCLG has said it is the responsibility of local authorities to reveal the identities of the buildings that failed the tests.

    We'll let you know when we hear from Nottingham and Leicester city councils.

  15. Worksop fire: Large smoke plume seen across Nottinghamshire

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    Pictures have emerged of the fire which has broken out in Worksop this afternoon.

    Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service is assisting the fire crews from Nottingham.

    Fire has broken out in Worksop
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    Severe disruption: A60 Nottinghamshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A60 Nottinghamshire both ways severe disruption, between Sandy Lane and A57.

    A60 Nottinghamshire - A60 Sandy Lane in Worksop closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the Sandy Lane junction and the A57 junction, because of a building fire.

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

  17. Firefighters tackling large blaze in Worksop

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    A large fire has broken out in Worksop, Nottinghamshire Fire Service said.

    People living near the blaze in Sandy Lane have been warned to keep their windows and doors shut.

    We'll bring you more on this when we have it.

  18. Parents urged not to leave children home alone

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    More than 150 cases of children being left at home alone were referred to the police and social services in Nottinghamshire by the NSPCC in the last two years.

    The children's charity is now urging parents and carers to think twice as school summer holidays approach.

    Children not to be left home alone

    Although the law doesn't say what age you can leave your child on their own, it is illegal to put them at risk.

    The charity said it acknowledged that parents often had difficult choices to make when it comes to childcare, but it has produced an online guide offering advice.