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By Amy Woodfield and Maryam Qaiser

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  1. Photos released of A619 crash

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    Luckily, nobody was seriously injured in the collision on the A619 near Derbyshire.

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  2. Man charged over fatal crash

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving over a fatal crash in Nottinghamshire last year.

    Road closed

    Dominique Wright, 23, from the Lincoln area, was a passenger in the vehicle which crashed in Southwell Road, between High Cross and Thurgarton Village on 30 October last year.

    She died at the scene.

    A 24-year-old man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and driving with alcohol over the prescribed limit.

    He has been bailed and is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court on 27 July.

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    Severe disruption: A1 Nottinghamshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1 Nottinghamshire southbound severe disruption, between A46 Newark Showground and B6326 Great North Road.

    A1 Nottinghamshire - One lane closed on A1 southbound between Newark Showground in Newark and Fernwood South Junction in Fernwood, because of a earlier van fire and recovery work. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Watch: Moment two off-duty officers tried to stop armed robbery

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Take a look at this....

    Off-duty Lincolnshire Police officers Sgts David Wilson and Iain McIvor were in Newark on 6 January last year when they heard a commotion coming from a jewellery store.

    They ran down the street to find an armed robbery in progress. Instead of backing down they confronted the men, one of whom was brandishing a pump action shotgun:

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    Video caption: Two Lincolnshire officers have been nominated for a bravery award for confronting robbers

    Sgt McIvor then lunged at the man with the gun, locking him in a bear hug and trying to wrestle the weapon from him.

    The offender, struggling, managed to get into the getaway car, which then took off, dragging Sgt McIvor for almost 20m before he was thrown out.

    The officers managed to give enough information that it would lead to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

    Both officers have now been nominated for a national bravery award.

    Quote Message: These two officers, who were off-duty, and had zero protective equipment, made the heroic decision to act in the face of incredible danger. This is an incredible example of bravery in the finest traditions of the British police service." from Jon Hassall Lincolnshire Police Federation chairman
    Jon HassallLincolnshire Police Federation chairman
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    Severe accident: A1 Nottinghamshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1 Nottinghamshire northbound severe accident, at A17.

    A1 Nottinghamshire - A1 in Newark blocked and entry slip road partially blocked and slow traffic northbound at Newark Showground, because of an accident involving car and lorry.

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

  6. Woman cut out of car after three-vehicle crash

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    A woman has been rushed to hospital after being cut out of a car following a three-vehicle crash in South Clifton, Newark.

    Three other people had managed to get themselves out before Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service arrived at the scene in Gainsborough Road today.

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  7. Watch: Day four pitch check ahead of Northamptonshire v Leicestershire

    Richard Rae

    BBC Radio Leicester Sport

    I've been taking a look at the pitch ahead of day four of Northamptonshire v Leicestershire...

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    Video caption: Richard Rae looks at the pitch before day four of Northamptonshire v Leicestershire
  8. East Midlands weather update: Cloudy with outbreaks of rain

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    It will stay cloudy with outbreaks of light rain/drizzle on and off. There will be some drier interludes too, but the cloud is always thick enough to produce the odd spot of rain. Feeling cool with highs of 16C (61F).

  9. Watch: Inquest into Leicestershire quarry death opens

    Helen Astle

    BBC East Midlands Today reporter

    An inquest has been opened into the death of Luke Branston - who died at a quarry in Mountsorrel last Wednesday.

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    Video caption: An inquest has been opened into the death of a man at a Leicestershire quarry

    The 26-year-old, from Ratcliffe on the Wreake, had been carrying out plant maintenance when an "incident" occurred.

    Emergency services were called, but he was declared dead at the scene. He was identified the next day by his brother.

    The inquest has now been adjourned until 7 September.

  10. Sneinton Boulevard trees removed due to fungal disease

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    A total of 14 trees have been removed on Sneinton Boulevard in Nottingham because of a fungal disease in their roots.

    More trees will be removed from Wells Road and they will all be replaced over the next two years.

    Nottingham City Council said the preventative work is being done to protect buildings and the public.

    Trees in Sneinton Boulevard

    James Shallcross, from Nottingham City Council, said: "It is very important we inspect the trees and react accordingly.

    "We have had two trees, three actually in the past 12 months or so, fall down in this area.

    "That is a good pointer to say to us, 'we must get down, have a look at the trees and inspect them'."

  11. Watch: Ground sampling under way at Moorways

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Tests have begun at Moorways in Derby, where a new £33m swimming centre is being planned...

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    Video caption: Tests have begun at a site where a new £33m swimming centre is being planned

    Workmen are checking the suitability for the building of a new Olympic-sized swimming pool by drilling five metre holes around the site.

    Their findings will be passed on to Derby City Council by the end of the week.

  12. Safety deadline for Nottingham high rise building owners

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    The owners of 15 high rise buildings have until today to reassure Nottingham City Council of their safety.

    They wrote to the owners following the fire at Grenfell Tower fire in London, which is presumed to have killed about 80 people.

    Questions were raised about the cladding used on Grenfell in the immediate aftermath of the disaster, which led to a nationwide operation to review safety procedures and test buildings with similar cladding.

    Prime Minister Theresa May told the Commons on Wednesday that cladding from 120 high-rise buildings in 37 local authority areas in England has failed fire safety tests.

    Nottingham City Homes and the city council has already reviewed its own 13 residential tower blocks. A further 60 landlords will be contacted this week.

    Manvers Court
  13. 'Action needed to clean up polluted Netherfield Lagoons'

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    Campaigners have said they are still waiting for answers from the Environment Agency - several weeks after a serious pollution incident at the Netherfield Lagoons.

    The pollution killed vegetation and wildlife at the Nottinghamshire beauty spot.

    Mark Glover, chairman of the Gedling Conservation Trust - which owns the nature reserve - said there is no life returning to the stream.

    He said: "I was down there a couple of days ago, in fact there was a dead toad in the middle of the waterway.

    "There is a public footpath down there and this filthy poisonous water goes over the footpath through the reserve."


    Mr Glover said: "We would like some action to be taken, I fully understand the pressures on the Environment Agency following cutbacks.

    "But nevertheless they do have a statutory responsibility and powers to investigate this, to get to the bottom of this and to take action to clean this up."

    Ditches in Netherfield

    The Environment Agency has taken samples for analysis but the results have not come back yet.

    Emma Collyer, from the agency, said: "I can totally understand the frustration around this but it is quite a complex investigation. It is being made more difficult because the stream is underground, it is culverted.

    "For our officers to actually assess that, access has been really difficult.

    "We have undertaken a number of tests and investigations already, there is a number of wide sources potentially coming into that pollution, we have undertaken DNA analysis to understand better where that is coming from as a source."

  14. Rolls-Royce investment 'great news' for local workers

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The Labour MEP for the East Midlands has welcomed the announcement that Rolls-Royce will be investing £150m into their aerospace facilities.

    Quote Message: This investment is great news for thousands of local workers dependent on the future of the Rolls-Royce site in Derby. Aerospace is an area which will be greatly affected by a bad Brexit deal and we can’t afford to lose these highly skilled, quality jobs." from Dame Glenis Willmott East Midlands MEP
    Dame Glenis WillmottEast Midlands MEP
  15. Football: Burton Albion defender to leave Championship club

    BBC Sport

    Burton Albion have announced that Tom Flanagan is to leave the club, despite claiming the defender had "verbally agreed" a new contract.

    Tom Flanagan

    The 25-year-old made 32 appearances for Burton last season and earned his first Northern Ireland cap against New Zealand on 2 June.

    Flanagan joined the Brewers in 2015 on a free transfer from MK Dons and helped the club to promotion to the Championship in his first campaign.

    Quote Message: We are disappointed with his decision. But, more than that, by the way things have been conducted by the player and agent over the last couple of months. " from Nigel Clough Burton Albion manager
    Nigel CloughBurton Albion manager
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    Severe disruption: A1 Nottinghamshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1 Nottinghamshire southbound severe disruption, between A46 Newark Showground and B6326 Great North Road.

    A1 Nottinghamshire - A1 closed and queuing traffic southbound between Newark Showground in Newark and Fernwood South Junction in Claypole, because of a van fire. Diversion in operation - via B6326.

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

  17. Power cut in Market Harborough

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A power cut in the Market Harborough area is currently affecting about 1,400 properties...

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