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'We are working hard to get the carriageway opened as quickly as possible'

Highways England said it is working hard to re-open the A14 eastbound carriageway Credit: Highways England

Highways England said it is working hard to re-open the A14 eastbound carriageway in the East Midlands following an incident involving two heavy goods vehicles.

The eastbound carriageway is closed between the M1 junction 19 for Catthorpe Interchange and junction 1 of the A14 at Stanford on Avon after an incident involving a HGV and tanker carrying heating oil, at around 2.30pm.

Investigations are currently taking place to examine the extent of damage caused to the carriageway following the spillage in Leicestershire.


Picture of the queueing traffic Credit: Highways England

The A14 Eastbound is closed in Catthorpe, Leicestershire due to a crash involving two lorries between M1 / M6 / Rugby Road and J1 A5199 (Welford).


CCTV: Air ambulance shop repeatedly targeted by burglars

The air ambulance have released CCTV footage after burglars targeted a charity shop in Wigston over the weekend.

Staff at the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance have asked the local community to help them after the break-in.

This is the fourth time the shop has been targeted in the last two months.

In the early hours of Saturday morning, burglars wearing hooded jumpers forced their way in with crowbars and set off the alarm.

No money was taken this time but previous break-ins have resulted in hundreds of pounds of damage and the safe and cash stolen.

Police are appealing for anyone who has any information.

To be repeatedly targeted in this way is appalling and we are appealing to the good people of Wigston to help us out. We obviously want to help the police catch these despicable criminals but we’re also hoping the public will keep an eye out for us and report any suspicious activity near the store.

– Area manager Rachael Abi-Rached
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