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Man arrested after driver killed in hard shoulder crash

A 54-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a lorry struck a van parked on a motorway hard shoulder.

The 55-year-old van driver died of his injuries at Coventry's University Hospital after the crash on the M69 in Leicestershire at about 3.15pm on Tuesday.

Witnesses to the collision, which happened near Hinckley, are urged to contact Leicestershire Police on 101.

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Search for missing climbers 'unlikely' to resume today

Rachel Slater and Tim Newton have not been seen since Monday afternoon. Credit: Scotland Police

The search for two climbers who went missing on Britain's highest mountain is unlikely to resume today because of bad weather.

Rachel Slater, 24, and Tim Newton, 27, who is originally from Stapleton near Hinckley in Leicestershire, failed to return from their expedition on Ben Nevis in Scotland on Monday.

Heavy snow, fog and high winds prevented Lochaber Mountain Rescue teams from carrying out detailed searches for them on Wednesday. An avalanche elsewhere saw a rescue helicopter diverted from the hunt.

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Weekend Picks: Hinckley Classic Motor show

Credit: Hinckley Town Centre Partnership

The classic motor show is back in Hinckley this weekend for its annual event.

Last year visitors had the chance to see over 500 classic cars, lorries, bikes, scooters and pre-war tractors lined up in the centre of Hinckley.

It’s a great day out for families, we have bands playing in Market Place and children's entertainment in The Mead – a demonstration of how to take an engine out and other activities, all within easy walking distance."

– Jonathan White and Steve Wegerif, event organisers

Two men to be sentenced for murder of mother-of-two

Two men convicted of murdering a mother-of-two from Coventry will be sentenced today.

Hayley Pointon Credit: ITV News

Hayley Pointon was shot dead on the doorstep of her boyfriend's house in Hinckley in 2013.

Aaron Newman and Aaron Power were convicted of her murder on Friday. They denied killing her.

Aaron Newman and Aaron Power Credit: Leicestershire Police

Another man, Dylan Whitty, who was found guilty of assisting an offender, will be sentenced in September.

Read: Hayley Pointon murder - Timeline of how it happened

Jury out in Hayley Pointon murder trial

The jury in the trial of murdered Hayley Pointon has retired to consider its verdict.

Hayley - a mum-of-two from Coventry - was shot while she was visiting her boyfriend Nigel Barwell at a house in Sunnydale Drive, Hinckley.

Two men deny murder and four others deny charges of assisting an offender.

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