Staggering figures out today have revealed the extent of the contraband cigarettes trade.
Officers in Nottinghamshire have seized 350,000 illegal cigarettes in a series of raids across the county since April 2014.
Nottinghamshire County Council says criminals are becoming more and more elaborate in the way they hide illegal tobacco.
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A teenage girl missing from Worksop in Nottinghamshire is thought to be in Doncaster, police say.
Roxanne Wilcox ,16, was last seen at Doncaster Train Station at about 3.30pm on 2 September. She was due to be picked up at the same station later that day but did not turn up.
She is described as 5ft 5ins tall, with long, red hair which has been dyed purple and a nose piercing.
Police say when she was last seen she was wearing black leggings, a black t-shirt with a picture of gold trainers on the front and a black, zip up jacket.
The A60 at Holbeck in Worksop has been closed in both directions due to an accident.
It happened near to Notcutts Garden Centre.
Motorists are being urged to avoid the area.
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The funeral of a retired social worker who was killed in last month's Tunisia terror attack will take place later today.
John Stollery from the Newark area worked at Nottinghamshire County Council for 33 years.
He was among 30 Britons killed when a gunman opened fire on a beach in Sousse.
Motorists are being warned to expect delays following a single vehicle collision on the A1 south of Claypole this morning.
Police were called just after 7.50am following a report of a heavy goods vehicle having collided with the central reservation.
One lane of the southbound carriageway has been closed while the vehicle is recovered. Police, fire and ambulance crews remain at the scene.
The driver, who is being treated at the scene, is not believed to be seriously injured.
The government has announced that it will not provide cash to help keep Thoresby colliery in Nottinghamshire open for a further three years.
In light of its closure, here are some facts about Thorseby Coalmine:
- First all electric mine in the country
- First mine to have fully mechanised coal production
- First to have an annual output of one million tonnes
- By the 1980s it was producing two million tonnes in the 1980s
- Opened in 1925 by the Bolsolver Colliery Company
- Thoresby Colliery brass band was formed in 1948, all made up of miners
- Today only one miner is in the band
- Thoresby Colliery Cricket and Football clubs still bear the pit's name
- Thoresby is the last deep mine in the Midlands to close
It comes after UK Coal announced the region's last deep coal mine would close because it was no longer profitable.
One of the last remaining underground coal mines in Britain will officially cease mining today.
Thoresby Colliery in Nottinghamshire is set to close after 90 years.
UK coal has confirmed that 360 employees have been made redundant.
The last remaining deep coal mine - in Kellingley - will also close in December
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