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Man charged with historic sexual abuse at children's care homes

A man has been charged with historic sex abuse at children's care homes around Mansfield and Ashfield

68-year-old Christopher Metcalfe has been charged with historic sexual offences including the rape of a girl under the age of 16 and indecent assault of a girl under the age of 14.

The offences are believed to have occurred between 1982 and 1987.

He will appear at Mansfield Magistrates Court on 12 November 2015.

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Severe delays on M1 motorway

There are delays of up to 40 minutes on the M1 motorway in Derbyshire after a crash earlier this morning.

Two lanes of the M1 northbound between junction 28 (Alfreton/Mansfield) and junction 29 (Chesterfield/Mansfield) have now been reopened after they were closed earlier.

However, congestion stretches back to junction 27 (Hucknall).

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