The A1 in Nottinghamshire is shut in both directions due to a vehicle fire between A1 Twyford Lane / B6387 / B6387 Dover Bottom and Jockey Lane / Cross Lane (Eaton / Ordsall Turn Off).
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A 23-year old man has been arrested in connection with the death of a 16-year old girl in Newark.
Emergency services tried to resuscitate the teenager who was found at a house in Pierson Street in the market town at around 12.10am this morning. She was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at hospital.
A 23-year-old man arrested remains in police custody. The girl's death is being treated as 'unexplained.'
One lane is closed and there are reports of very slow traffic due to an accident on A1 southbound at Main Street (Cromwell / Norwell Turn Off), congestion to A6075 Newark Road (Tuxford Junction).
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Police are appealing for information after a robber forced his way into the home of a 90-year-old woman in Newark to steal her handbag.
The victim was at her property in Rufford Avenue, when the man burst in between 4pm and 5.15pm on Sunday.
He stole a handbag containing £200 before running off towards Southend Avenue.
The robber was white, in his 40s, and had stubble. He was off medium build and spoke with a local accent and was wearing a fawn-coloured flat cap or brimmed hat.
Anyone with any information should call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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A man from Sheffield has been charged with the attempted murder of an 80 year old woman in Nottingham.
Raj Mohammed, who's 52, is accused of attacking the woman at her home in Sneinton on Wednesday. He is also charged with breaching a restraining order which prevented him from entering Nottinghamshire.
He was due to appear at Nottinghamshire Magistrates court this morning.
The biggest shakeup of prisons since Victorian times will see two of the region's jails leading the way as the country's first autonomous Reform Prisons.
Kirklevington Grange in North Yorkshire and Ranby jail in Nottinghamshire are two of six prisons where governors are to be be given unprecedented freedom to manage their own financial and legal affairs, such as how the prison budget is spent and whether to opt-out of national contracts.
The announcement of the six trailblazer sites in London, the East Midlands and North East, including one of Europe's largest prisons - HMP Wandsworth - means that more than 5,000 offenders will be housed in Reform Prisons by the end of this year.
The Prisons Bill is the centrepiece of a new one-nation Government programme.
This is a One Nation Queen's speech from a One Nation Government. It sets out a clear programme of social reform, so we break down the barriers to opportunity and extend life chances to all. And nowhere is that reform needed more than in our prisons.
For too long, we have left our prisons to fester. Not only does that re-inforce the cycle of crime, increasing the bills of social failure that taxpayers must pick up. It writes off thousands of people.
This is a Government, and this is a country, that sees the best in all, and wants to give everyone the chance to rise up and make the most of themselves.
So today, we start the long-overdue, long-needed change that our prisons need. No longer will they be warehouses for criminals; they will now be places where lives are changed.
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