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Severe accident: A43 Northamptonshire northbound

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A43 Northamptonshire northbound severe accident, from A422 Brackley East to B4525.

A43 Northamptonshire - A43 in Brackley closed and queues northbound from Brackley East to the B4525 junction, because of an accident. Congestion to the A422. Diversion in operation - From the Barley Mow Roundabout, proceed onto the A421 towards Buckingham until the A413 to join the A422 leading towards the A5 Old Stratford Roundabout. Follow A5 northbound to the Towcester Roundabout.

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

Patient attacks paramedic in ambulance
An ambulance worker had his hair pulled out as he was assaulted inside his ambulance in Nottingham.

New 999 centre could lead to better response times

Response times to 999 calls could be improved thanks to all three emergency services working under one roof in Lincolnshire, fire chiefs say.

Fire engines and ambulances
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Fire and ambulance crews have begun moving into a £21m building on South Park in Lincoln, and police officers are due to move into the centre later this year.

It's the first combined fire, ambulance and police station in the country.

We've seen it already at Sleaford and Louth where the operational crews from fire and EMAS have been working together for sometime. You can see on the ground the improvement in operational procedures when we attend things like road traffic accidents, for example.

Tim JoyceArea Manager, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue

'Multiple vehicles' in motorway crash

Motorists are being warned of delays on the M40 this morning.

There's one lane closed and queueing traffic for five miles due to multi-vehicle accident on the southbound carriageway just before J9 A34 (Bicester).

Congestion is back to J10 (Brackley / Cherwell Valley Services).

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Severe accident: A43 Northamptonshire both ways

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A43 Northamptonshire both ways severe accident, from A422 Brackley East to Northampton Road.

A43 Northamptonshire - A43 in Brackley closed and it's slow in both directions from Brackley East to the Northampton Road junction, because of an accident.

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

Flood gear goes to help storm-hit eastern counties

The Environment Agency keeps some of the country's most powerful portable flood defences in Cumbria, but when the rain falls somewhere else, it goes where it is needed most.

It has barely stopped raining for a week in Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire, and a burst dyke cause serious flooding in some areas.

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