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M1 motorway shut due to lorry fire

The M1 Northbound is closed between J22 and J23A due to a lorry fire.

M1 lorry fire Credit: ITV News Central

Traffic on the motorway is now stationary following the fire which broke out around 08:40 and the carriageway was officially closed at 09:15. The Road is expected to be closed until lunchtime.

The motorway is expected to stay shut until lunchtime Credit: ITV News Central

Police name two men who died in plane crash near M1

Police have named the two men who died when the light aircraft they were travelling in came down in a field near the M1 at the weekend.

70-year-old John Gill, from Belper in Derbyshire, and Robert Alan Eaves, 76, of Selston in Nottinghamshire, both died at the scene.

The crash happened on Saturday afternoon Credit: ITV News Central

The aircraft came down near to junction 26 of the motorway at around 1:30pm on Saturday.

Post mortem tests have ruled out any medical condition contributing to the crash.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch is continuing its inquiries into the crash.

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Investigations continue after plane crash deaths

Investigations continue after two men died in a plane crash near the M1. Credit: ITV News Central

Investigations will continue today after two men died in a plane crash near the M1 in Nottinghamshire on Saturday.

The light aircraft came down in a field close to junction 26 of the motorway near Hucknall. Eyewitnesses say the plane nose-dived towards the road before crash landing in a field.

Work to reduce congestion on M1 in Leicestershire

Plans to ease congestion on the M1 in Leicestershire Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Work to reduce congestion on the M1 at junction 24 near Kegworth start today.

Six million pounds is being spent on the construction of a new carriageway, in the middle of the junction, to remove traffic travelling from the A50 to the M1 southbound.

This traffic will instead be redirected to the entry slip road at M1 junction 23a via the A453.

The work is expected to be completed in December. 40mph speed limits will be in place throughout the work. The project is being carried out by Laing O'Rourke which is als the company widening the A453 into Nottingham.

Highways Agency Project Manager Kevin Harvey said:

“To have the same contractor for both sets of work will ensure a seamless merge between the two with tighter collaboration in terms of delivery and ensuring disruption is kept to a minimum."

“We apologise in advance for the disruption and inconvenience experienced by road users and businesses, but the junction following this work will be much better and freer flowing, boosting the local economy and driving economic growth.”

Two dead after Nottinghamshire plane crash

Nottinghamshire Police have confirmed tonight that two men have died after the plane they were travelling in came down in a field next to the M1 this afternoon.

They are believed to have been the only people on board when it crashed near to J26 at around 13:30.

Inspectors from the Air Accident Investigation Branch are now examining the scene.

Latest scene pictures of plane crash in Nottinghamshire

Scene of Nottinghamshire plane crash Credit: ITV News Central

A light aircraft came down in a field next to the M1 around 13:30 this afternoon - there are two casualties.

The emergency services confirmed two casualties Credit: ITV News Central
An eyewitness described seeing the pilot swerve to avoid the motorway Credit: ITV News Central
Scene of Nottinghamshire plane crash Credit: ITV News Central

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