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Police release check-list of items for residents

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

Police have released a checklist of items for residents in flood risk areas to use if they are evacuated from their homes.

As water levels on the River Trent continue to rise there is still a risk of homes being affected in Gunthorpe, Shelford, Caythorpe, Thrumpton, Hoveringham, Trent Lock and Tolney Lane in Newark.

Det Supt Mike Allen said: "It is a constantly changing picture so we would urge people to be prepared and take action as soon as is necessary."

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Nottinghamshire Police

Pensioner burglaries 'could be linked'

David Pittam

BBC News Online

Two burglars smashed their way into an 87-year-old's home, pushed him out of bed, threatened to "beat him up" and then made off with his cash and a gold watch.

Dennis Baker, of Main Street in Carlton-on-Trent, said he was left "frightened to death and just absolutely shocked" by the raid, which happened at about 16:15 on Monday.

He said a man had turned up an hour earlier asking if he needed any jobs doing, only to return with another man, break in and threaten the pensioner in his own bedroom.

Man breaks in to house
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A few hours later a man dressed as a policeman forced his way into a 75-year-old woman's home in London Road, Newark, tied her up and stole her cash and jewellery.

Police said they were keeping an open mind as to whether or not the two incidents could be linked.

Update on travel issues for region

David Pittam

BBC News Online

A few places are still being affected by flooding and there's some other road closures around.

These, according to traffic monitoring site Inrix, include...

Nottinghamshire

  • Three lanes of the A52 at Clifton Bridge are still closed for emergency repairs.
  • The A617 is flooded in both directions from the A46 (Cattlemarket Roundabout in Newark) to The Fox Inn (in Kelham).
  • Queen's Drive park-and-ride is shut because of flooding.
Park and ride flooded
Nottingham City Council

Leicestershire

  • Six Hills Lane blocked due to flooding at the dip under the A46 bridge.
  • Rearsby Road in both directions closed due to flooding from Ratcliffe Road (in Thrussington) to Station Road (in Rearsby).
  • Syston Road closed in both directions due to flooding between Cossington Lane (in Rothley) and Main Street (in Cossington).
  • Slash Lane near Sileby is closed.
  • Granite Way and Sileby Road near Mountsorrel areclosed.
  • Syston Road near Cossington Mill is closed.
  • Broome Lane near Ratcliffe on the Wreake is closed.
  • The A6 between Hathern and Loughborough is flooded in both directions.

Derbyshire

  • There are delays on the M1 Southbound around J24 - with queues of up to five miles - because two lanes were closed earlier. They are now open.
  • Willington Road in both directions is closed due to flooding from St Michael's Church (Willington) to Brook End Roundabout (Repton).
  • The A38 southbound is partially blocked due to a crash near the M1.

Caravan park residents advised to evacuate

Sonia Kataria

BBC News

Residents living at a caravan park near the River Trent in Newark have been advised to evacuate their homes.

Newark and Sherwood District Council said water levels have been rising in the area and residents at the site on Tolney Lane could "relocate on a temporary basis" at the Newark Lorry Park.

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River Trent at Newark Tolney Lane and Riverside Marinas
Environment Agency

The Environment Agency said river levels were likely to keep rising in the area.

There are 28 flood warnings for the River Trent.

Tolney Lane, Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire
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Roads still closed in Nottinghamshire

Sonia Kataria

BBC News

A number of roads are still closed across Nottinghamshire today due to heavy rainfall over the weekend.

Nottinghamshire County Council has reminded motorists to "pay attention to flood warning signs and never attempt to drive through flood water".

Roads closed in Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire County Council

Severe disruption: A617 Nottinghamshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A617 Nottinghamshire both ways severe disruption, from A46 to The Fox Inn.

A617 Nottinghamshire - A617 in Newark closed in both directions from Cattlemarket Roundabout? to The Fox Inn junction, because of flooding.

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

Twenty Nottinghamshire flood warnings

David Pittam

BBC News Online

The Environment Agency is warning of flooding at:

  • Cocker Beck at Lowdham
  • River Devon at Bottesford, Easthorpe, Muston and Woolsthorpe
  • River Doe Lea at Bolsover Coking Works and Netherthorpe
  • River Idle at West Retford and Ordsall
  • River Maun at Edwinstowe and Ollerton
  • River Ryton at Scrooby including Serlby
  • River Ryton at Worksop, Shelley Street
  • River Smite at Aslockton and Whatton
  • River Smite at Shelton Lodge and Port Grange Farms
  • River Soar at Redhill and Kegworth Bridge
  • River Soar at Zouch Island
  • River Trent at Attenborough Nature Reserve
  • River Trent at Farndon riverside properties including Dorner Avenue and Wyke and Marsh Lane area
  • River Trent at Fiskerton Mill including Rolleston Fields, Gorse and Nurseries area
  • River Trent at Holme Pierrepont for the National Watersports Centre
  • River Trent at Lenton for Nottingham Park and Ride Site at Queens Drive
  • River Trent at Newark for riverside properties
  • River Trent at Newark Sugar Factory and Kelham Bridge
  • River Trent at Newark Tolney Lane and Riverside Marinas
  • River Trent at Sawley Marina, including Sawley Lock

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Nottinghamshire bus depot flooded

David Pittam

BBC News Online

There are delays to a number of Nottinghamshire bus lines this morning because of a flooded depot.

Nottingham City Transport warned of delays on South Notts 1, Navy 48 and Grey 53, 54.

This is because their home depot in Gotham was flooded so they are operating from elsewhere.

Flooding on A52 cleared

David Pittam

BBC News Online

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Green light for government floods funding

Norman Smith

Assistant political editor

The government has announced it is activating its emergency funding scheme to help areas hit by Storm Dennis.

Ministers have agreed to allow a number of affected local councils to apply for funding under the Bellwin scheme.

The scheme allows councils to apply for 100% of the non-insurable costs they incur to deal with storm damage.

The areas approved include in Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, Worcestershire and Herefordshire.

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Weather: Storm Dennis forecast update

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

The Met Office weather warning for rain in the East Midlands remains in place until 21:00 on Sunday.

Tonight it will be clear with just a few showers expected but they could still cause problems where the ground is already saturated.

I'll be colder than last night with a minimum temperature of 3°C (37°F)

Tomorrow will have sunny intervals and a few blustery showers. These could be locally heavy with a risk of hail and the odd rumble of thunder.

Council distributes 450 sandbags

Rushcliffe District Council says it had has been handing them out since 7am.

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Trent Barton bus services disrupted by flooding

Several Trent Barton bus routes have been affected by the flood waters on roads across the region.

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Watch: Flooding across the East Midlands

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Dozens of flood warnings remain in place for the East Midlands as the rain from Storm Dennis continues to fall.

Stay safe out there!

Storm Dennis: Flood warnings across East Midlands

Heavy rain yesterday and overnight has led to rising river levels across the region.

Flood warnings or alerts are in place across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire as Storm Dennis continues to lash the UK.

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Environment Agency

Watch: Today’s weather for the East Midlands

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

It is going to be a stormy weekend but there is quite a calm feel to Friday morning, with a dry and cloudy start to the day.

This afternoon we could see some rain push through and it is due to be a bit breezy with highs of 11C or 12C.

Watch: Today’s weather for the East Midlands

Storm Dennis: What to expect

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

Hot on the heels of Storm Ciara, we're expecting another blast of windy and wet weather this weekend.

Here's what to expect from Storm Dennis.

Woman dies after being found lying in Nottingham street

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

The death of a woman found lying in a Nottingham street early this morning is being treated as "unexplained" by police.

Nottinghamshire Police said officers were called to Abbotsford Drive in St Ann's shortly after 02:00 and found the woman on the pavement.

She was treated by paramedics at the scene and pronounced dead shortly after 03:00.

Abbotsford Drive
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Det Sgt Christopher Berryman said: "Our inquiries are ongoing to understand the circumstances surrounding the death."

He said they wanted to speak to anyone who was in the area between 23:00 last night and 02:20 this morning.

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

After the snow on Monday, there's more unsettled and blustery weather to come.

There could be a wintry mix of sleet, snow, hail and rain later today - so wrap up warm again.

Another yellow weather warning for snow and ice is in place for the Peak District.

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Snow temporarily shuts airport runway

Alex Regan

BBC News

East Midlands Airport temporarily shut its runway because of snowfall earlier.

Two flights were diverted while the snow and ice could be cleared.

"Flights were temporarily suspended in and out so we could de-ice and clear the runway," a spokesman said.

"A couple of flights were diverted."

BBC journalist John Bray was travelling from Knock to East Midlands Airport, but his flight was diverted to Manchester Airport.

One flight from Belfast was diverted to Birmingham.

The runway was closed between 15:00 and 16:00, but has since reopened.

East Midlands Airport
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Trains delayed by track safety inspection

Alex Regan

BBC News

LNER services have been been delayed because of a track safety inspection between Retford and Newark North Gate.

The train operator says disruption is expected until 16:00.

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Snow warning issued for East Midlands

Alex Regan

BBC News

A yellow warning for snow has been issued across the East Midlands.

The Met Office said the snow was expected to bring "some disruption Monday afternoon", with "road, bus and train services" likely to be affected.

The warning is in place until 19:00 GMT.

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Snow arrives in the East Midlands

Sonia Kataria

BBC News

Snow is falling heavily in places across the East Midlands.

Thank you to Weather Watchers in Belper, Hollinsclough, on the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border and Kimberley for these snowy pictures...

Snow in Belper, Derbyshire
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Snow in Hollinsclough on the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border
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Snow in Kimberley, Nottinghamshire
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Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

Storm Ciara has moved on, but you still need your warm clothes and umbrella at the ready.

There will be more blustery weather with rain today which will feel wintry and a yellow weather warning for snow and ice has been issued for the Peak District.

Nottinghamshire Police to test electric vehicles

BBC Radio Nottingham

Nottinghamshire Police are set to buy four electric vehicles to see how they will work as police cars.

The force could have the cars on the roads as soon as the summer.

The county's police and crime commissioner Paddy Tipping said he wants to make the force greener.

He added: "We want to see what we can do on the limited mileage [of the car], and we're speaking to the council and energy companies about the charging points.

"And if it's successful clearly we'll do more."

Electric car charger
PA Media

Man suffers multiple facial fractures in Mansfield assault

David Pittam

BBC News Online

A 27-year-old man suffered multiple facial fractures in what police have called a serious assault in Mansfield.

Nottinghamshire Police want to speak to the two men pictured in connection with the attack on the corner of Bath Lane and Watson Avenue in the town at about 04:15 on 24 November.

The force said the injured man was treated at King's Mill Hospital.

CCTV images
Nottinghamshire Police

Jewellery from woman's handbag stolen at Nottingham KFC

David Pittam

BBC News Online

Police have released CCTV images of a woman they want to speak to after someone rifled through a woman's handbag in a KFC and stole jewellery.

Two rings, house keys and a pair of earrings - which were of sentimental value to the victim - were taken from the Alfreton Road eatery on 19 January, Nottinghamshire Police said.

The force has asked anyone who recognises the woman to contact them on 101.

KFC footage
Nottinghamshire Police

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

Early fog should clear to give a cool, clear day with highs of 8C (46F).

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Appeal for people to attend RAF veteran's funeral

David Pittam

BBC News Online

Calls have been made for help to give a highly-decorated World War Two RAF flyer a "fitting" send-off.

Jim Auton MBE died in January at the age of 95 but he has no surviving relatives.

Mr Auton flew 37 missions during the war before he was injured.

This included flying over Nazi-occupied Poland to take part in the British-led Warsaw airlift, an attempt to help the city overthrow the Germans.

He has been recognised for his bravery with 20 medals from six countries, and has been called a "hero" and one of Poland's "greatest friends".

Jim Auton
BBC

Veteran groups have now appealed for people to attend Mr Auton's funeral.

Ailsa Gough, from the Royal Air Forces Association, said: "Jim was a real character with the old twinkle in the eye and sense of humour.

"The actions of Jim and his RAF comrades were instrumental in the struggle for freedom in Warsaw. We wanted to ensure he received a fitting funeral."

Younger Jim Auton on Polish flag
BBC

The ceremony, which organisers hope will include a flypast, will be held at St Mary Magdalene, Newark's parish church, at 13:00 on Thursday.

First Stalking Protection Order issued in Nottinghamshire

Alex Regan

BBC News

Nottinghamshire Police say they have successfully applied for their first Stalking Protection Order (SPO) in the county.

The force said a 38-year-old man from Newark has been prohibited from contacting two girls he approached in a public space and contacted on social media.

The order was granted by magistrates in the city on Monday, and will last for five years.

The man has not been charged with a criminal offence, but an investigation is ongoing.

Stalker
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New legislation, which came into effect on 20 January, allows courts to impose SPOs on those suspected of stalking.

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

It will be breezy and blustery with the odd shower, leading to a cold night with possible frosts.

Here's your full forecast...

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands