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Severe accident: A46 Nottinghamshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A46 Nottinghamshire southbound severe accident, from A617 to A6097.

A46 Nottinghamshire - A46 closed southbound from Cattlemarket Roundabout? in Newark to the A6097 junction in East Bridgford, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: A46 Nottinghamshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A46 Nottinghamshire northbound severe accident, at A6097.

A46 Nottinghamshire - A46 blocked northbound at the A6097 junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: A46 Nottinghamshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A46 Nottinghamshire northbound severe accident, from A6097 to A617.

A46 Nottinghamshire - A46 closed and queues northbound from the A6097 junction in East Bridgford to Cattlemarket Roundabout? in Newark, because of an accident.

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

Sinkhole above railway tunnel sees trains cancelled

Samantha Fisher

BBC News Online

A railway tunnel in New Mills, Derbyshire has been damaged by flood water after a sinkhole appeared above it.

Sinkhole
East Midlands Railway

The damage - which has seen water leak into the tunnel - has led to trains between Nottingham and Liverpool being disrupted this afternoon.

Services between Sheffield and Stockport have also been cancelled.

Network Rail says it is working to make the line safe.

Sinkhole
East Midlands Railway

M1 wrong direction driver stopped

Neil Heath

BBC News Online

An elderly driver had to be stopped by police following reports that a car was travelling in the wrong direction on the M1.

Nottinghamshire Police were called last night at about 19.30 after sightings of the vehicle heading south on the northbound carriageway between junctions 26 and 27.

Officers eventually stopped the motorist in the Annesley area on the A608.

The force thanked the public for their help.

M1 near Junction 26
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Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC weather presenter

There will be some brightness and sunshine this morning, but we could get some thundery showers later across the East Midlands.

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Woman, 93, dies after crash near Arnold

Neil Heath

BBC News Online

A 93-year-old woman has died in hospital following a crash near Arnold last week.

Nottinghamshire Police were called following a report of a two-vehicle collision near the junction of Linden Place and Mapperley Plains Road at about 10:00 on 9 October.

Annette Currie-Wood, from West Bridgford, was taken to hospital for treatment and died on Sunday.

Insp Andy Roberts said it was "vitally important" witnesses come forward to help police understand the circumstances leading up to the collision.

Linden Place
Google

Police probe report of gun being fired in New Basford

Neil Heath

BBC News Online

Detectives are investigating a report of a gun being fired at a property in New Basford.

No-one was hurt in the incident, which happened in Eland Street on Wednesday night.

Det Insp Jon Naylor, of Nottinghamshire Police, said officers are conducting house-to-house inquiries.

He said: "We are working hard to establish the circumstances but would appeal for anyone who witnessed anything suspicious to get in touch."

Eland Street
Google

Deer spotted on Beeston street 'too fast to catch'

Neil Heath

BBC News Online

Plenty of deer are spotted in parks and you even catch a glimpse of them in woodlands, but trotting up residential streets?

Dr Paul Heery said he saw a "fully grown stag, antlers and all" this morning after taking his dog for a walk in Beeston.

He called 101 and said the handler told him: "We are aware, sir, but he's going a bit quick for us to keep up."

Deer wandering up a residential street
Dr Paul Heery

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

There are plenty of sunny spells this morning, but later there will be some heavy showers and possibly the odd rumble of thunder.

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Mental health absences rise among ambulance staff

The number of East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) staff taking sick leave due to poor mental health is on the rise, new figures suggest.

EMAS
BBC

The figures released to the BBC under the Freedom of Information Act show 431 members of EMAS staff took leave due to issues such as stress, anxiety and depression between 2014-19.

Ambulance service bosses say it's partly down to the level of abuse workers receive while doing their job.

The government say it's funding a number of initiatives for emergency workers to tackle stigma around mental health.

The Reverend Kev Charles, chaplain and staff support lead at EMAS, says support is in place:

We became the first ambulance service in the country to sign the 'Blue Light Pledge' which is to fight the stigma of mental health in the workplace. We also use a ambulance service charity which offers one-on-one counselling."

The Reverend Kev CharlesChaplain and staff support lead, EMAS

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

Once the rain moves out of the East Midlands, there should be some decent spells of sunshine this afternoon.

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Flood warnings as levels rise

David Pittam

BBC News Online

The Environment Agency has put a flood warning in place for Proctor's Caravan Park in Barrow Upon Soar.

River levels are rising following heavy rain and are expected to remain high into tomorrow.

Flooding map
Gov.uk

Elsewhere, a van got stuck in floodwater on Middleton Street in Leicester and had to be rescued by the fire service.

And you know things are bad when the sign warning the road is closed is now mostly submerged, as is the case at Rufford Mill Ford in Nottinghamshire.

Rufford Mill Ford
Gareth Parsons

Roads reopened after Derby Road crash

David Pittam

BBC News Online

A major road in Nottingham has been reopened following a crash between a car and a cyclist.

The cyclist, a woman, was taken to hospital after the crash on Derby Road just before 11:00.

Police said her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening or life-altering.

Nottingham Road
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Woman taken to hospital after Derby Road crash

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

A woman has been taken to hospital after a crash between a car and a bicycle on Derby Road in Nottingham.

The road is closed in both directions between Lenton Boulevard and Triumph Road.

Police said the extent of the woman's injuries is not yet known.

Derby Road
Google

Severe accident: A6200 Nottinghamshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A6200 Nottinghamshire both ways severe accident, between Gregory Street and Triumph Road.

A6200 Nottinghamshire - A6200 Derby Road in Lenton, Nottingham closed and queues in both directions between the Gregory Street junction and the Triumph Road junction, because of an accident.

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

Car flips over after hitting telegraph pole on A617

Neil Heath

BBC News Online

A woman had to be freed from her car after it hit a telegraph pole and ended up on its side on the A617 at Kirklington.

Ambulance crews treated the motorist at the scene following the crash at 21:00 last night but her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening or life-altering.

Work to recover the Ford Ka and make the fallen telegraph lines safe is under way.

The road, which is currently closed in both directions between Hockerton and Kirklington, is expected to remain shut for some time.

Car on its side
Southwell Fire Station

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

It's going to be much drier today across the East Midlands and we might even get a bit of sunshine later.

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Restoration work begins on Clumber Park bridge

Heather Burman

BBC News

Restoration work has begun on a 250-year-old bridge at Clumber Park, which was badly damaged when a car was deliberately driven into it.

Clumber Park ornamental bridge
National Trust

The National Trust, which owns Clumber Park, said the ornamental bridge would be closed to pedestrians and cyclists today and Tuesday.

Most of the bridge's balustrade went into the River Poulter, in March 2018, leaving the National Trust with a huge repair bill.

The stone was retrieved from the water at the park, near Worksop, and part of it will be used in the restoration.

A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and arson with intent to endanger life.

He was also detained on suspicion of theft of a vehicle and was later released on bail.

Passive vaping 'does not post a health risk'

Press Association

Vaping in a confined space does not pose a risk to those nearby, according to an expert.

Professor John Britton, consultant in respiratory medicine at the University of Nottingham, said: "Most of what comes out in the vapour is water. It's a courtesy issue."

However he warned against putting vapers and smokers in the same area as this could tempt them back into the habit.

Public Health England (PHE) has said that vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking.

Vaping
Reuters

Windows smashed at Newark Castle railway station

Neil Heath

BBC News Online

A number of windows have been smashed at a railway station in Nottinghamshire.

British Transport Police said the criminal damage at Newark Castle was reported at 06:09 this morning.

The force said they are investigating the vandalism, which is believed to have happened overnight.

Smashed rail windows
BBC

CCTV appeal after 'vulnerable' couple burgled

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Two masked men stole a "significant amount" of cash from the home of an elderly couple in West Bridgford.

The men entered the the property on Chantrey Road at about 19:45 on 9 October.

They left the scene in an Audi A4 or A6 estate.

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Nottinghamshire Police said this isn't the first time the "vulnerable" couple have been targeted by burglars.

Det Insp Steve Wragg said: "This incident has left these repeat burglary victims very distressed.

"We're urging anyone who recognises the men in the footage or from the voices that can be heard in the clip to please get in touch with us."

Residents are also being warned to lock their front and back doors and windows even when at home.

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC weather presenter

It's going to be rather wet and windy today.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain - that's valid from about 12:00 to just before midnight tonight.

Major road in Nottingham closed all weekend

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

Collin Street in Nottingham city centre will be shut from 22:00 tonight until Monday morning as work continues on the Broadmarsh shopping centre revamp.

The road will be closed to allow a large tower crane to be installed for the phased demolition of the centre's main entrance to start.

Collin Street
Google

Part of Maid Marian Way southbound from the junction with Friar Lane will also be shut.

Diversions will be in place throughout the weekend.

All roads are expected to re-open at 06:00 on Monday.

Cat makes recovery after getting paw stuck in collar

Alex Regan

BBC News

A cat has made a full recovery after badly damaging his leg when he got it stuck in his neck collar.

The RSPCA said Duncan came into the care of their Radcliffe branch in July having spent three weeks receiving emergency treatment at vets when he was found wandering the streets of Nottingham disorientated and in pain.

The cat was taken in by the RSPCA after a member of the public told the charity about his plight. Duncan had no microchip and no owner was found.

Duncan the cat
RSPCA

After two operations to help heal his wound, Duncan got the all-clear and has now found "his perfect forever home".

The RSCPA has advised cat owners to provide their pets with quick-release collars, so the felines can get out of their collars if they are in trouble.

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

We're waking up to a band of rain across the East Midlands, which could become heavy and persistent going into the afternoon.

Tonight there will be lows of 9C.

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Owl dies after chimney rescue in Southwell

Alex Regan

BBC News

A tawny owl died after falling down a chimney and becoming trapped in a log burner, the RSPCA has said.

The charity said one of its officers, Hayley Day (pictured), was sent to the address in Bath Lane, Southwell, on Sunday.

Ms Day said she could see the bird's legs poking down from the top of the log burner.

The animal was covered in soot, had a graze to his shoulder bone and was "clearly underweight".

Ms Day added: "The soot had also gone in his eyes causing bad irritation and he was quite underweight so I believe he may have been trapped for sometime. He probably got the graze on his shoulder as he tried to free himself.”

The owl was taken to an RSPCA wildlife centre in Nantwich but his condition did not improve.

He collapsed later that day and vets decided to put him to sleep to end his suffering.

Hayley Day with owl
RSPCA

Ms Day said: "I believe the owl may have nested at the top of the chimney.

"The householder who rents the property said the chimney was capped but sometimes birds can make their way through cracks so it is always worth having checks carried out to avoid these kind of sad situations."

Prince Harry receives gift for baby Archie

Alex Regan

BBC News

The Duke of Sussex has left Nottingham Academy after spending the morning promoting mental well-being.

Before leaving Prince Harry was given a gift for his son Archie by a pupil at the school.

Aleyna Genc, 14, gave the duke a toy dog for Archie.

Prince Harry hugged the pupil and said his son "would love" the gift.

Prince Harry
Getty Images

Therapy dog joins meeting with Prince Harry

Alex Regan

BBC News

Prince Harry is continuing to meet with students to discuss ways to improve well-being.

He's even been joined by Barney the therapy dog, who appears to be nonplussed by the exchange.

Therapy dog
BBC

Duke of Sussex discusses exams with Nottingham students

Alex Regan

BBC News

Prince Harry has discussed the pressures of exams with students at Nottingham Academy.

The duke said to the pupils "exams are not much fun" but also gave some reassuring words.

He spoke to eight students in a Nurture session, which attempts to improve self-esteem and emotional well-being.

The prince said to one student, who was working on a piece about Michael Jackson, that "everybody wants to know how to Moonwalk".

Prince Harry
BBC

Prince Harry arrives in city to mark World Mental Health Day

Alex Regan

BBC News

The Duke of Sussex has arrived in Nottingham as part of World Mental Health Day.

Hundreds of students cheered him as he arrived at Nottingham Academy, a school Prince Harry has visited several times.

He is meeting students to discuss emotional well-being, and ways young people can improve their self-esteem.

The prince was met by Sir John Peace, the Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, as he arrived in the city on Wednesday.

Prince Harry waved at the crowd of pupils before making his way inside.

Prince Harry with kids
BBC

Pair spent two hours stuck in Nottingham railway station lift

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Two men spent more than two hours trapped in a lift at Nottingham railway station's car park yesterday.

One of them, David McVea, from St Ann's, told BBC Radio Nottingham the doors failed to open at the fourth floor and the lift began slowly sinking down the shaft, which he described as "unnerving".

Dave McVea
Dave McVea

They pressed the emergency button but only got an automated response so eventually they called 101 and were rescued by the fire service.

"I'm not a claustrophobic person but after an hour-and-a-half it was all getting a bit much," he said.

East Midlands Railway has been contacted for comment on the incident.

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

It's continuing to look like an unsettled picture across the East Midlands with some scattered showers, so keep your brolly handy.

We can expect highs of 14C during the day and tonight there will be lows of 12C, with more scattered showers.

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands