Mansfield

England, United Kingdom

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  1. Video content

    Video caption: Inside the hospital: ‘Among all the doom and gloom there’s positives’

    Despite the strains on the system, there is still kindness and new life in NHS hospitals.

  2. Two arrested after machete-wielding men 'smash door down'

    Alex Regan

    BBC News

    Two people have been arrested after men wielding machetes "smashed a door down" during an aggravated burglary in Mansfield.

    On Thursday, two men broke into a property in Spencer Street, Mansfield before leaving empty-handed.

    Nottinghamshire Police eventually arrested two suspects on Sunday after an icy car chase.

    Spencer Street, Mansfield

    Officers pursued a Mini Cooper, believed to be linked to the burglary, along the A614 towards Leapool Island.

    The car sped off from the officers before the two suspects got out of the car, while it was still moving, and fled on foot.

    The Mini hit a parked vehicle before officers chased the suspects and arrested them in Warren Hill Close, Arnold.

    An 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy remain in custody.

  3. Snow pictures from across the region

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Snow might mean travel chaos and chilly hands but there's no denying it makes for some great photos.

    Here's a few that have been sent in by our Weather Watchers from around the region.

    A peacock enjoying the view (or trying to get away from the snow?) Belper, JaneyB

    Peacock on tractor - Belper

    Sheep looking for some food under the blanket of snow. Plumtree, Cherrypie

    Sheep in field - Plumtree

    A wintry walk along a canal. West Bridgford, Curly Claire

    Snowy canal

    A snowy urban scene. Melton Mowbray, Pete

    Melton Mowbray
  4. 'Drive with extreme care' say grit team

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    Nottinghamshire's gritter team have urged people to drive with "extreme care" after temperatures dropped as low as -6C last night.

    Kevin Heathcote of Via East Midlands said the south of Nottinghamshire had been hit worse than the north.

    He said they had been out salting roads at least eight times since Friday night, but the rate of snowfall and freezing temperatures overnight meant in some areas it was not enough to keep them clear.

    Gritter

    He urged drivers to "go with extreme care".

    "As the morning goes on we are expecting the temperatures to go above freezing until 16:00 and then freeze again," he added.

  5. Further school closures

    Some schools across Nottinghamshire have also announced they will be closed today.

    They include Bluecoat Primary Academy in Bilborough, Bunny C of E Primary and The Nottingham Emmanuel School in West Bridgford.

    Most are reporting that home schooling will continue as normal.

  6. Man arrested after PC 'spat on and racially abused'

    Liam Barnes

    BBC News

    A man has been arrested after an officer was racially abused and spat on as she helped carry out an arrest, police said.

    Officers were called to a property on Abbotsford Drive in St Ann's at about 01:00 on Friday, where they "were met by a suspect who quickly became aggressive".

    A Nottinghamshire Police spokesman said the suspect spat in the face of the arresting officer and is then alleged to have made a racist remark while being led away.

    The man was held on suspicion of assault, assaulting a police officer and being drunk and disorderly, and is currently in custody.

    Police uniform
  7. Video content

    Video caption: Nottingham man 'threw drugs out of car window before police chase'

    Shoaib Moeen is jailed for 13 months after admitting dangerous driving and possession of cocaine.

  8. River Trent bursts its banks in Nottingham

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    This is the current scene at Victoria Embankment in Nottingham where the River Trent has burst its banks.

    Victoria Embankment

    The river is currently subject to 28 Environment Agency flood warnings at various points.

    Further showers are forecast for this evening - though they are expected to be light.

    Victoria Embankment
  9. Nottinghamshire GPs to be dedicated to vaccine 'final push'

    David Pittam

    BBC News Online

    Some Nottinghamshire GPs will "not be operating as usual" during their normal practice hours on Friday in a "final push" to vaccinate elderly care home residents.

    The Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG said 50 practices would have reduced capacity as GPs help with the vaccine effort.

    The CCG said affected practices were mostly smaller practices or ones with a large number of care home residents and anyone whose appointment is affected has already been contacted.

    Nurse prepares a vaccine

    They added you will still be able to call for medical advice.

    The effort comes as government figures show the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire area had the second lowest proportion of people aged 80 and over to have received their first dose of the vaccine in the country, at 43%.

    You can see the full list here.

  10. Today's weather: Sunny and dry but flood warnings remain

    BBC Weather

    Today is expected to be chilly, but mostly dry and sunny.

    There will be highs of 7C during the day and we can expect a frosty night with lows of -2C.

    But across the region Environment Agency flood warnings remain in place, meaning flooding is expected.

    Flooding in the East Midlands 22 January

    Nottinghamshire has 21 flood warnings active and 13 flood alerts, which means flooding is possible.

    In Derbyshire 33 flood warnings are in place, and 20 flood alerts are active.

    And in Leicestershire 20 flood warnings have been issued, and 15 flood alerts are in place, while Rutland has three flood alerts.