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Woman seriously injured in Derby van crash

The Asda van collided with a nearby bus shelter Credit: ITV News Central

Three people were injured - one seriously - this morning after a van crashed into a bus stop in Sinfin Lane, Derby.

The incident happened at a bus stop at the junction outside The County pub just before 10am.

Sinfin Lane was closed off in both directions.

The injured woman is in a serious condition at Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham.

Three people were injured, one serioulsy in the crash Credit: ITV News Central

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Tesco to close five stores in the Midlands

Tesco is closing another 43 UK stores Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Five Tesco branches in the Midlands are set to close after the supermarket giant announced they were shutting another 43 stores nationwide.

Around 2,000 employees are at risk of losing their jobs as a result of the closures across the UK.

The Tesco express stores in Bearwood and Northfield in Birmingham and Walsall Wood, as well as the Tesco Metro in Smethwick are all earmarked to shut.

The Tesco express on Raymouth Lane in Worksop was also on the list of planned closures.

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Court hears Derbyshire Fire Chief 'blackmailed' over alleged rape

Sean Frayne Credit: ITV News Central

The jury in the rape trial of Derbyshire fire chief Sean Frayne has been hearing from the alleged victim.

Speaking from behind a screen, the victim, who can't be named for legal reasons, says she had no knowledge that her friend had sent letters to Mr Frayne, calling him a rapist and demanding compensation.

Derby Crown Court heard the woman told her friend about the alleged rape in August 2013 on the night of her daughter's wedding. She had known the friend for 30 to 40 years and thought she could trust him.

The victim was asked if she had seen the letter that had been sent to Frayne by her friend in October 2013. She said she had seen it.

Speaking for the Defence, Laura Pitman said, "Reading that letter it sounds pretty much like a blackmail letter, wouldn't you agree?"

The victim replied, "I wouldn't know."

Ms Pitman said, "Well if someone is saying to avoid publicity if you make an out of court payment she won't go to the police."

The victim answered, "It sounds threatening but I had nothing to do with this."

Mr Frayne denies the charge. The trial continues.

Huge scaffold collapse in Leicester city centre

Emergency services are on the scene after a scaffold collapsed onto the road on Charles Street in Leicester.

The area has been closed between Humberstone Gate and Rutland Street.

One woman was taken to hospital but her injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

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