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Witnesses wanted after M6 crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a crash on the M6 on Monday
Police are appealing for witnesses after a crash on the M6 on Monday Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Police are asking witnesses to come forward after a three car crash on the M6 Northbound at Junction 3 on Monday.

The accident happened at around 1.20am and involving a lorry, a red Vauxhall Corsa and a white Peugeot Partner van.

The lorry driver sustained no injuries and the Peugeot Partner occupants suffered from minor injuries. The Vauxhall Corsa driver sustained life changing but not threatening injuries.

NHS campaign group march to Mansfield

A group of mums who are fighting to save the NHS are marching from Chesterfield to Mansfield today.

The women are joined by hundreds of supporters, and they are following the route of the 1936 Jarrow March.

The group want to see a repeal of the Health and Social Care Act, and want to halt the privatisation of the NHS.

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Book of condolences opened for Richard Attenborough at Leicester University

A book of condolences for Richard Attenborough has been opened at the University of Leicester.

The actor, film director and producer was raised on the university's campus, where his father - Frederick Attenborough - was the Principal of the University College – the forerunner to the University.

Mr Attenborough - who died on Sunday at the age of 90 - helped found the inclusive arts centre at the University of Leicester to which he gave his name.

Three men charged over fatal Sparkbrook brawl

Three men have been charged in connection with a fight in Sparkbrook in July
Three men have been charged in connection with a fight in Sparkbrook in July Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Three men have been charged in connection with a brawl in Sparkbrook in which a man died.

Fazal Khan, 34, and Pierzada Khan, 32, both from Sparkbrook and security guard Asif Iqbal, 27, from Sparkhill have been charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm with intent.

Ikram Elahi, aged 28, died from a stab wound to the neck after the fight broke out in Grantham Road, Sparkbrook, on July 2. Two others were taken to hospital.

Several men have been charged with murder and are currently awaiting trial.

Mystery liquid thrown in face of Northampton man

A Northampton man was left with a sore face after a mystery liquid was thrown at him
A Northampton man was left with a sore face after a mystery liquid was thrown at him Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A man had an unknown liquid thrown in his face as he walked his dogs along a Northampton street.

The man was walking along St Leonards Road in Far Cotton at 11.25pm on Friday when two cars full of people shouting abuse at pedestrians passed him.

It was at that moment that the victim felt a liquid hit him in the face and an immediate stinging sensation.

He was left with a sore face, but no lasting injuries. It is not yet known what the liquid was.

It is believed the car which drove past the man was a dark N registration Rover.

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Midlands restaurants in Good Food Guide Top 10

Restaurant Sat Bains in Nottinghamshire, which was seventh in the Good Food Guide's top 50 restaurants in the UK.
Restaurant Sat Bains in Nottinghamshire, which was seventh in the Good Food Guide's top 50 restaurants in the UK. Credit: Lotus PR

Two Midlands restaurant have made it into the prestigious Good Food Guide's list of top 10 restaurants in the UK.

Restaurant Sat Bains in Nottinghamshire was ranked in seventh place, while Cheltenham's Le Champignon Sauvage is listed at number nine.

No Birmingham restaurants were selected to be in the top 50, despite the city boasting four Michelin stars.

The guide is compiled by experts on public recommendations and also includes pubs and cafes.

Derby fireworks company dazzles in global contest

Pyrotex Fireworx from Derby burst into first place at an international competition with their amazing display
Pyrotex Fireworx from Derby burst into first place at an international competition with their amazing display Credit: Mairie de Monaco

A Derby fireworks company burst into first place at an international competition with its dazzling display.

Proud staff at Pyrotex Fireworx on Mill Street in Derby have come home from Monaco with the title of International Musical Fireworks Champion of Champions 2014.

A team of 15 staff competed against three of the world's premier fireworks companies who were invited to present a 25-minute "pyromusical" display.

The display featured 6,000 fireworks and took eight months to prepare.

Police hunt man after attempted street robbery

A CCTV image of the man officers would like to speak to after an attempted robbery in Mablethorpe
A CCTV image of the man officers would like to speak to after an attempted robbery in Mablethorpe Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Lincolnshire Police are seeking information after a member of staff from a Mablethorpe pub was pushed to the ground in an attempted robbery yesterday.

The 30-year-old worker was walking along High Street, on his way to deposit money at the bank when he was pulled down an alleyway by a man.

The attacker tried to take his bag but eventually ran off empty handed, leaving his victim with cuts and bruises.

The would-be robber is described as a skinny man in his early twenties who was wearing a hoodie and a scarf over his face.

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