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RISE AND SHINE: Start your day with us

Good morning and welcome to our live Rise and Shine feed on Monday, July, 23. Please keep refreshing this page for the latest travel news, today's weather forecast and fun features to help ease you into your day. Read more at:...

41 min. ago in Regional East
 

Major road closed after crash

Police say the southbound carriageway of the A1 between Tuxford and Carlton-on-Trent is currently closed after a crash this morning. A car and a lorry were in collision at around 5.20am. A Nottinghamshire Police spokesperson said: "If you saw...

yesterday, 16:11 in Regional East
 

The unbelievable reason why a driver abandoned their car on the M1 this morning

A driver abandoned their broken-down car on the M1 this morning - because 'they had somewhere to be'. The vehicle was left in lane one southbound between junctions 35 and 34 of the motorway at around 11am. A Highways England spokesperson said:...

Saturday, 16:29 in Regional East
 

RISE AND SHINE: Your morning news and travel

Good morning Here is your round up of the morning news, travel and weather for today - Friday, July 20

Saturday, 07:48 in Regional East
 

Extra strain on Nottinghamshire hospitals as helpline sends more callers to A&E

The NHS 111 helpline in Nottinghamshire is referring an increasing number of people to emergency services or calling an ambulance, prompting concerns about extra strain on A&E departments. The latest figures released by NHS England show that...

Friday, 17:09 in Regional East
 

Dip in number of people in full or part-time work in Mansfield and Ashfield

The employment rates in Mansfield and Ashfield have fallen over the past year, despite rising to record highs in the UK. New data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that the number of people in either part-time or full-time...

Friday, 17:09 in Regional East
 

A round-up of this week’s best readers’ pictures

IN PICTURES: A round-up of this week’s best readers’ snaps July 20 Readers have been out and about taking pictures of life across the area. Click the link above to see a round-up of some of the best snaps sent in this week. If you would like to see...

Friday, 14:30 in Regional East
 

Dozens of beds ‘blocked’ at Nottinghamshire hospitals per day

On an average day at hospitals across Nottinghamshire, 14 beds are occupied by patients who no longer need to stay in hospital, according to figures from NHS England. At the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, a total of 47 beds are occupied by...

Friday, 14:30 in Regional East
 

Rolls-Royce engines power ‘flying whale’

Rolls-Royce’s Trent 700 engines, parts for which are made at the firm’s Hucknall plant, have powered the first flight of a new air transporter, dubbed the ‘flying whale’. The formidable BelugaXL took to the skies from Toulouse in France. It is the...

Friday, 14:30 in Regional East
 

Action Fraud issues warning over scam Amazon email

A fake phishing Amazon email is doing the rounds asking people for their personal details warns charity Action Fraud. A spokesman for Action Fraud UK said: “We’ve had an increased number of reports about these fake emails purporting to be from Amazon....

Friday, 14:30 in Regional East
 

Hedgehogs need a helping hand to get through dry summer months

It has been a bit of a scorcher lately hasn’t it Summer is always a busy time of year for the RSPCA and especially so when there is a heatwave. The RSPCA sends out a lot of messages about keeping pets safe in hot weather and a lot of people thankfully...

Friday, 14:30 in Regional East
 

This week’s fascinating slideshow of Hucknall’s past

IN PICTURES: This week’s fascinating slideshow of Hucknall’s past July 20 Take a trip down memory lane with this fabulous slideshow of bygone snaps from Hucknall. Test your local knowledge with these pictures by clicking on the above link. If you...

Friday, 14:30 in Regional East
 

Rare crayfish are to blame for ‘unkept’ grass at retirement housing in Hucknall - which is attracting ‘drug...

An elderly man has been left “very concerned” after an overgrown stream which runs through retirement housing attracts “drug and alcohol” users. The bank which surrounds the stream which is home to a rare species of crayfish runs through the garden of...

Thursday, 17:19 in Regional East
 

Memorable Byron Festival had plenty of summer sunshine

This years' Byron Festival The glorious summer sunshine was a big factor in making the annual Byron Festival a success. Fine weather was vital for the outdoor events in Hucknall, particularly a memorable re-enactment of Byron’s first arrival at...

Thursday, 16:54 in Regional East
 

Firefighters tackle huge 2000sq m Bestwood fire

A grass fire in Bestwood is being tackled by firefighters. The emergency call came in at just after 3pm today, Thursday, July 19 and crews from Stockhill and Arnold are at the scene. A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue said: “Crews are at...

Thursday, 16:54 in Regional East
 
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