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Police deal with chemical spill at Rolls Royce in Derby

Derbyshire Police says it's been dealing with a 'small chemical spill' at Rolls Royce's Raynesway site in Derby.

The force says it's been helping the Fire service deal with the incident.

Officers were called to the Raynesway site in Derby at 5.10pm today following reports of a small chemical spill.

Police are maintaining a cordon and helping firefighters at the scene.

Officers understand that no one is injured and the spill is under control.

Fight against wind turbines taller than Lincoln Cathedral

Families fighting a new windfarm in a Lincolnshire village say they won't give up until the proposals are dropped.

Swedish company Vattenfall wants to build 20 wind turbines in Nocton Fen that would be taller than Lincoln cathedral.

The power firm has yet to submit a formal planning application, but says it wants to work with local people and take on their views. James Webster has the story.


How Coventry student tried to join Islamic State

Ashiq left the UK on November 6 last year by bus from Victoria Station in London and made his way across the Channel to Amsterdam.

He continued his journey via Frankfurt in Germany and Bulgaria to Jordan.

But when he failed to cross the border into Syria, he flew back to Heathrow, where he was arrested on November 20th.

Fire crews at scene of house collapse in Oldbury

Fire crews are dealing with a building collapse in Oldbury.

West Midlands Fire service has tweeted a picture of what appears to be a 1930s built house with part of its gable end missing.

The rubble from the collapse has crushed a car parked down the side of the property in Richmond Hill.

Fire crews are on the scene will assessments are taking place to make the structure safe.


Concern grows for teenage girl missing since Sunday

Meera Panchal was last seen in the Grittar Close area of Wigston Credit: Leicestershire Police

There's increasing concern for a teenage girl who's been missing since Sunday in Leicester.

Meera Panchal was last seen in the Grittar Close area of Wigston. Her family and police are concerned for her welfare.

She was last seen wearing suede tan coloured ankle boots, bottle green coat with fur around collar and black leggings. She was carrying a beige coloured bag.

If you have seen Meera or know where she may be, police are asking people to contact them on the 101 telephone number.

Warning over fly tippers posing as waste disposal firms

Chris Radburn/PA Wire/Press Association Images Credit: PA

Residents in Boston in Lincolnshire are being urged to be cautious of traders offering waste collection services at knock-down prices. It comes after an increase in illegal fly-tipping.

Council bosses say residents are responsible for where their rubbish ends up and may be subject to fines of up to £50,000 for illegally dumped waste.

Traffic wardens' more powers to ticket 'run-off' drivers

Stock picture of parking tickets Credit: PA

Traffic wardens in Leicester are to be given more powers to deal with people who drive off before a ticket is issued.

Council enforcement officers say they regularly face threatening and abusive behaviour from drivers wanting to avoid a ticket.

The authority claims more than £600 pounds worth of parking fines go uncollected every week.

Man kidnapped on test drive while trying to sell his car

Map showing scene of kidnapping in Dudley Credit: ITV News Central

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was kidnapped by two men who claimed they were interested in buying his car.

The pair met the man at his home in Dudley before taking his Audi for a test drive. They then pulled into a pub carpark on Dibdale road and threatened him with a knife.

He was then forced into another car and driven to a street in Smethwick.

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