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ROADS: A50 closed at Uttoxeter

Two HGV's have been involved in a collision on the eastbound carriageway (towards Derby) and on the westbound carriageway (towards Stoke) a car and HGV have also collided.

Fire service and paramedics are dealing with the incident involving the two HGVs as the drivers of both vehicles has sustained injuries, one believed to the seriously.

The air ambulance is currently also at the location.

It is likely that the road will remain closed for a consideration time.


ROADS: M6 blocked in both directions at J2 and J3

M6 in both directions is blocked stationary traffic, long delays due to overturned lorry between J3 A444 / B4113 (Nuneaton / Bedworth / Coventry) and J2 M69 / A46 (Coventry), congestion on M6 to J3a M6 Toll South. Travel time is (Southbound) around 70 minutes.

A lorry travelling North has overturned following an accident involving several vehicles and crossed the central barriers, causing significant damage to the central reservation as a result. Delays of over an hour have been reported for Northbound traffic

Midland's first indoor velodrome opens next month

Derby City Council have announced the Derby Arena will open on 20th March. It will be followed by 30 days of events to 'unwrap' the Arena to the public. There will be sporting awards, tours, track cycling and badminton sessions and “have a go” sessions.

Inside the velodrome Credit: ITV News Central

Facilities on offer at the Arena include:

  • 250m indoor cycle track suitable for individual, club, school, group and business track sessions, track leagues, and local, regional, national and international track events. The cycle track itself is made out of Siberian Spruce and designed by Velotrack.
  • An indoor sports-hall the size of 13 badminton courts, suitable for activities such as badminton, netball, futsall and volleyball.
  • A cyclist’s 'D' area in the infield, track bike storage, track bike hire and a bike workshop.
  • A state of art 140-station gym, two exercise studios and indoor cycling studio offering a weekly programme of classes.
  • Meeting and hospitality rooms available for hire.
  • A café and a bar.
  • Fixed seating for 1500 people.
  • Fully accessible changing rooms.

Thieves steal 30k of petrol using cloned fuel cards

Detectives investigating a fuel card cloning scam have released images of two men they believe may have filled up with £30,000 of stolen petrol and diesel from forecourts across Birmingham.

A total of 46 cards are suspected of being cloned at a Halesowen petrol station by a rogue cashier and passed on to thieves who topped up their tanks at the expense of companies signed up to the scheme.

Animal welfare charity: Dog attacks on horses rising

An animal welfare charity in Warwickshire says the number of dog attacks on horses is rising.

Dog attacks on horses are on the up in the Midlands Credit: ITV News

The British Horse Society has dealt with more than 80 attacks on horses in the Midlands since 2010.

The figures comes as police investigate the deaths of three ponies who died in Dudley last week after a suspected dog attack.


Can you help find missing teenager in Nottingham?

Police are appealing for help to find a teenage girl missing in Nottingham.

Tamara Davis didn't arrive home after attending a youth club Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Tamara Davis, who is also known as Tamara Farrell-Davis, from Sneinton, is thought to have been to the Russell Youth Club in Lowdham Street at about 4.30pm yesterday.

She text to say she was on her way home at around 9.50pm, but never arrived back.

The 15-year-old is described as mixed race, about 5ft 1in tall and is of medium build.

She was last seen wearing black lace leggings with a grey background, a black parka jacket, a red vest top and a grey and black, flowery top with tassels on it. She was carrying a large black handbag with a grey jumper inside which she may have put on.

Calls for LGBT community to adopt or foster children

More lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Derby are being encouraged to either adopt or become foster carers.

Derby City Council is encouraging more to adopt or foster children Credit: ITV News Central

The city council says children do well when they are with adoptive or foster parents from the LGBT community.

Staff will hold special events today and next week to encourage more prospective parents.

With the demand for adoption and fostering being so high, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people can make a real difference in the community by giving children and teenagers the care, support and family life they desperately need.

Our children do well when placed with adopters from the LGBT community and in some cases better, because LGBT people are more likely to keep families together by adopting or fostering siblings.

– Councillor Fareed Hussain, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People
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