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  1. David Morrissey joins cast of Sherwood

    PA Media

    Filming of a new BBC drama set in a Nottinghamshire mining village is now under way.

    David Morrissey, Robert Glenister and Lesley Manville will star in Sherwood, a six-episode show written by James Graham, whose previous work includes Quiz and Brexit: An Uncivil War.

    Graham grew up in Sutton-in-Ashfield and the story is inspired by the 2004 manhunt for two killers in north Nottinghamshire.

    Other cast members include Joanne Froggatt, Alun Armstrong and Adeel Akhtar.

    David Morrissey

    Morrissey will play Det Ch Supt Ian St Clair, who is forced to reunite with his old rival, Det Insp Kevin Salisbury, played by Glenister.

    Armstrong will play a striking miner with Manville cast as his wife.

    James Graham
  2. Man's hand partially severed in machete attack

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Police are trying to trace a "good Samaritan" who helped a man who nearly lost his hand in a machete attack this morning.

    Nottinghamshire Police said the man was attacked with the weapon in Sutton-in-Ashfield in a fight at about 01:30.

    He was rushed to hospital by a passing motorist after being found with wounds to his wrist and leg on Mansfield Road.

    The force said his condition was not thought to be life-threatening.

    Mansfield Road

    A 29-year-old man was arrested a short time later on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and remains in custody.

    Det Sgt Matt Scott said: "We are satisfied the two men are known to each other and there was no wider threat to the community."

    The force is also seeking to identify the passer-by, as it is believed they may have information that could help the investigation.

  3. Thunderstorms warning issued for the East Midlands

    Dave Wade

    BBC News

    The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms for much of central and northern England and Wales for Tuesday and Wednesday.

    The warning covers Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Rutland.

    It said heavy rain could lead to flooding and traffic disruption.

    Yellow thunderstorm warning map
  4. Woman 'held captive and assaulted' in car on A60

    Heather Burman

    BBC News

    A woman was assaulted and held captive in the car she was travelling in along the A60 in Nottinghamshire, police said.

    Officers said they received a call from a woman reporting an assault at about 07:30 on Tuesday.

    The call was ended abruptly but she was able to give a rough location and a silver Audi A4 was pulled over on Mansfield Road in Daybrook.

    A man, 37, was arrested on suspicion of assault, false imprisonment and making threats to kill.

    It's thought the car had travelled from the Radford area along the A60 towards Papplewick before turning around and travelling back in the direction of Nottingham.

    Mansfield Road, Daybrook

    Det Con Sean Parker, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: "This was a very serious incident and we are determined to do all we can to investigate what happened.

    "We believe this victim was subjected to a prolonged ordeal – some of which may have been seen by other road users."

    He appealed for anyone who saw a silver Audi A4 driving erratically to come forward.

    The arrested man has since been released on bail pending further inquiries.

  5. Ten arrests and two hurt in large fight

    Heather Burman

    BBC News

    Two people have been injured and 10 people have been arrested after a large fight, involving weapons, in Nottinghamshire.

    The fight started inside a takeaway shop and spilled out on to Mansfield Road in Sutton-in-Ashfield at about 12:30 on Saturday, police said.

    Witnesses said they saw offenders armed with a knife and a hammer.

    One man suffered minor injuries and another man was taken to hospital with an arm injury.

    Mansfield Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield

    Det Sgt Ricky Ellis said: "The fight seems to have escalated following a disagreement between two parties who are known to each other.

    "Violence on this scale, and given the fact it also involved weapons, is a serious offence."

    Police said 10 men were arrested on suspicion of affray.

  6. Today's weather for the East Midlands

    BBC Weather

    Any early cloud or patchy mist will quickly melt away and it will turn quite sunny.

    It will be a warm day but some afternoon showers will develop in places. These will be locally heavy.

    With highs of 25C and a low of 15C.

    Beeston
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    Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, between J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham and J26 for A610 Nottingham.

    M1 Derbyshire - Two lanes blocked on M1 northbound between J25, A52 (Nottingham) and J26, A610 (Nottingham), because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: A60 Nottinghamshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A60 Nottinghamshire both ways severe accident, from Little Lime Lane to B6011 Forest Lane.

    A60 Nottinghamshire - A60 Mansfield Road in Mansfield closed in both directions from the Little Lime Lane junction to the B6011 Forest Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: A631 South Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A631 South Yorkshire both ways severe accident, from A638 High Street to Bawtry Road.

    A631 South Yorkshire - A631 Tickhill Road in Bawtry closed and it's slow in both directions from the A638 High Street junction to Harworth turn-off, because of an accident.

    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 breakdown. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe accident: M1 Nottinghamshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Nottinghamshire both ways severe accident, after J27 for A608 Mansfield Road Hucknall.

    M1 Nottinghamshire - Two lanes closed and queues on M1 after J27, A608 (Hucknall), because of an accident involving a car and a caravan.

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

  12. Son who stole thousands from dying mother jailed

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    A man who defrauded his mother out of thousands of pounds while she had dementia has been jailed for one year.

    Nottinghamshire Police said Robin Morris, 66, abused his power of attorney over his mother's financial affairs to help fund his son's university costs.

    He stole at least £5,000 over a four-year period while his mother - who was in her 80s - was at a care home in Worksop, the force added.

    His offending came to light when he told his siblings there was no money left in their mother's bank account for her funeral, following her death in 2019.

    Morris, of Kilton Hill, Worksop, was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday.

    Nottingham Crown Court

    Det Con Gina Farrell said: "It beggars belief that he [Morris] could take advantage of her vulnerability in this way.

    "Naturally this has been a very upsetting episode for his brother and sister. Their motivation for bringing this case was not about money but wanting Morris to face the consequences of the gross dishonesty and disrespect he has shown their mother."