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Clear-up continues after M1 lorry crash


Serious RTC M1 s/bd 29-28. Recovery and clear up in operation. Diversion in place. Pls be patient & observe matrix...


Still working alongside Burrows to clear M1 29-28 s/bd RTC. Shouldn't be too long now


Guide for Sheffield climbers killed in avalanche

Guides still missing after Everest avalanche Credit: NBC News

A sherpa helping a team of climbers from a Sheffield expedition company has been killed after an avalanche on Mount Everest.

Another local sherpa with the group from Jagged Globe is in hospital, while another four guides have escaped without serious injuries.

The avalanche struck early in the morning as the Nepali guides went out to fix ropes for the climbers along the route to the 29,000ft summit.

The team of climbers from the UK were at base camp at the time and have been helping coordinate getting people down. They left the country at the start of April and were due to complete the challenge by the end of May.


Grantham residents feel earthquake 25 miles away

A map from the British Geological Survey shows the point of impact. Credit: BGS Website

An earthquake that struck the Rutland area of the East Midlands has been felt as far away as Grantham, 25 miles away.

It was just 24 hours after a slightly smaller tremor shook houses in Rutland for around 10 seconds. The latest quake struck the Oakham area at around 7.50am today.

Scores of people in the Grantham area of Lincolnshire have taken to Facebook and Twitter to say they felt the quake, which measured 3.5 on the Richter scale.

Warning to drug users after deaths in Sheffield

South Yorkshire Police warn drug-users

People who use Class A drugs have been warned to be especially vigilant after a number of deaths in Sheffield over the past week.

South Yorkshire Police say although there is no clear connection between the deaths of three people, who are all thought to have been drug users, officers are concerned there may be a link.

Last night a 36-year-old woman from Gleadless and a 47-year-old man from Sharrow were both found dead at their home addresses.

Later the same night, emergency services were called to assist a 43-year-old man from Hillsborough who had apparently overdosed. He was revived and did not travel to hospital.

And in the early hours of Sunday, 13 April police were called after a 54-year-old man died at his home in Sheffield city centre.

It is believed that all four of these people were drug users.

Superintendent Colin McFarlane said:

“It is entirely possible that these deaths are a tragic coincidence.

“However, we cannot rule out the possibility that these deaths may be linked to the same batch of heroin or to users mixing different drugs."


Appeal to help find missing Wakefield woman

Vicki Malton Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Police are appealing for information to trace a woman who has disappeared in Wakefield.

Vicki Milton, 42, was reported missing from the Knottingley area yesterday at 3.15pm and had last been seen at about 7.15am that morning.

Enquiries are ongoing both in the local area to find her, and also at the Fairburn Ings Nature Reserve in North Yorkshire which she has previously visited.

She has a tattoo of a flower on her left wrist and tattoos of a flower and butterfly on her left hand. She was wearing a black woolly jumper, dark denim jeans and grey Converse trainers.

McColl back from injury for Carnegie clash with Titans

Press Association

Leeds Carnegie will welcome back full back Stevie McColl from injury for Saturday's Greene King IPA Championship clash with Rotherham Titans at Sheffied's Abbeydale Stadium.

McColl has not played since suffering a freak hand injury in the win at Plymouth at the start of January but he returns for the run in for the play-offs. His return allows Glyn Hughes to move back to fly half after playing at full back in the win over Plymouth.

M1 Derbyshire update: Road to stay closed until 4pm

There are delays of an hour on the M1 Southbound between J29A and J29 due to a two-lorry accident between J29 and J28. The Highways Agency says it doesn't expect the road to re-open until around 4pm this evening.


#M1 On the M1(S), J29 - J28, replacement lorries are on scene & were now removing the loads from the original HGVs involved in the accident.

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