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Report: Carers 'devastated' at dementia centre closures

Carers who look after loved ones with dementia says they're devastated by a decision to close two day care centres for people with the illness.

Health bosses are to withdraw funding for the sites at Melton and Birstall in Leicestershire, which are run by Age UK. The charity told ITV News the centres provide invaluable support and are an important lifeline to carers. Rajiv Popat reports.

Police appeal after fatal collision in Leicestershire

Officers would like to speak to anyone with information about a fatal collision on the A606 in Leicestershire.

Oakham Road in Leicestershire. Credit: Google Street View

The incident took place at around 10.45pm yesterday on Oakham Road in Somerby, about 150 metres to the east of Pickwell Road and involved two cars, a blue Ford Mondeo and a black Jaguar Estate.

The drivers of the vehicles, both men, sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased at the scene.

Three women, and a man, remain in Nottingham’s Queens Medical Centre where they were taken with what was described as serious injuries.

Detective Constable 1288 Paul Bingham would like to speak to anyone who saw either of the vehicles being driven beforehand or the collision itself.

If you have any information about the incident and have not yet spoken to the police, please contact 101, quoting incident 760 of April 8.

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Family of Josh Cotton thank community for their support

Josh's body was found on Tuesday in the River Trent

The family of Josh Cotton have thanked the people of Castle Donnington for their support.

Josh went missing near his narrow boat on Sawley Marina on Friday 11 March.

We would like to thank the community of Castle Donington and close friends for their support and help to find Josh, also to the police for their efforts to bring this to a close as soon as possible. He will be sadly missed for the rest of our lives. Thank you everybody.”

– Mick Cotton, Josh's Dad

Body found in river is missing Josh Cotton

Police have confirmed that the body found in the River Trent is that of missing man Josh Cotton.

The 22-year-old was last seen near his narrow boat, The Spirit, moored at Sawley Marina at around 4pm on Friday 11 March.

Josh’s body was discovered at around 1pm on Tuesday 5 April, by officers carrying out searches of the river between Trent Lock and Attenborough Nature Reserve as part of their enquiries into his disappearance.

A post-mortem examination performed today has failed to determine the precise cause of his death and further tests will now be carried out. However, Josh’s death is not being treated as suspicious.

Post mortem examination to take place on body in river

Josh Cotton has been missing since March 11. Credit: Leicestershire Police

A post mortem examination is due to take place this afternoon on a body found in the River Trent yesterday, Leicestershire Police said.

Formal identification has yet to take place but it is believed to be that of missing Josh Cotton.

The 22-year-old was last seen at Sawley Marina in Long Eaton, Derbyshire on March 11.

The body was found by search teams between Trent Lock and Attenborough Nature Reserve.

Staff to give evidence in inquest over baby death

Delilah Hubbard Credit: ITV News Central

Staff from Leicester Royal Infirmary are due to give evidence today at an inquest into the death of two-day-old Delilah Hubbard.

She was transferred to the hospital for care after she was born. Yesterday, midwives from Leicester General admitted they'd made mistakes in the hours leading up to Delilah's birth.

They admitted to failing to properly monitor her heart rate and to communicate her mother's medical history.

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