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.
Tim Newton, who was originally from Hinckley in Leicestershire, will be remembered by friends and family today.Read the full story ›
The M69 Northbound is closed in Leicestershire because of overrunning roadworks between J1 A5 (Hinckley / Nuneaton) and M1 J21 / A563 (Leicester).
The carriageway is expected to remain closed for most of the rush hour.
A removal man who was caught driving at speeds approaching 150mph on the M6 Toll has avoided jail.Read the full story ›
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.
The president of a mountaineering club, which missing climber Tim Newton was a member of for three years, has expressed his concern.Read the full story ›
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."
More details: Hinckley Business Improvement District
Two men convicted of murdering a mother-of-two from Coventry will be sentenced today.
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.
Another man, Dylan Whitty, who was found guilty of assisting an offender, will be sentenced in September.
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.
A streetwear brand designed by a woman from Hinckley has been launched at fashion giant Topshop.Read the full story ›