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Watch: Lorry driver has lucky escape

A recycling company has released footage of the moment a lorry carrying hay bales overturned, causing delays for commuters during rush hour.

The video was shot from a dash cam fitted in one of Mid UK Recycling's vehicles, in Newark, Nottinghamshire.

The video shows Mid UK Recycling's vehicle being approached by the lorry carrying hay, when it falls.

Police were called to the slip road on the A17 to the A1 Northbound and were involved in the clean up.

The company said no one was injured in the incident. Posting the video on their Facebook page, the company said:

This is why our vehicles are fitted with forward facing cameras.

– Mid UK Recycling

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ROADS: A1 - BOTH DIRECTIONS - NEWARK - NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

ROADS: A1 - BOTH DIRECTIONS - NEWARK - NOTTINGHAMSHIRE Credit: PA

The A1 is closed in both directions due to a crash involving an articulated lorry and a car between Beckingham Road / Beacon Hill Road (Coddington Turn Off) and A17 / A46 (Newark Showground / Air Museum Turn Off) in Nottinghamshire.

The crash happened on the Northbound side, but appears to have gone across the central reservation.

Warning to residents over bogus Council letter

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Residents are being warned to be on the lookout for a bogus letter supposedly from Newark and Sherwood District Council.

The letter is printed with a council letterhead and informs residents of an initiative to help the homeless and refugees in the area. According to the letter, residents will be required to rent spare rooms to those in need.

So far the letter has been delivered to homes in Blidworth but the council is concerned it might have been distributed more widely.

The council are asking people who may have received the letter to disregard it. If you are unsure about you can phone the council on 01636 650000.

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Weekend picks: Christmas is Cancelled once again

Newark: National Civil War Centre, Sunday December 11th

Chiefs at the National Civil War Centre in Newark will be putting away the mince pies this weekend as a Parliamentarian civil war regiment takes up residence - but don't worry, it's only a re-enactment.

The Robert Overton's Regiment Foote group will be laying on a day of musket firing as part of the Newark Christmas Market celebrations.

Costumed re-enactors will patrol the town's streets, mixing with revellers at the day-long winter event, which features over 80 stalls.

Back in the 1600s Christmas was banned in the East Midlands under a clampdown by the regime of controversial political leader Oliver Cromwell.

Bah humbug!

Race to find owner of medals ahead of Remembrance Sunday

The medals Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Police in Newark are trying to reunite a set of war medals with their rightful owner ahead of Remembrance Day.

They were found near to the Odeon Cinema at around 11pm on June 5th - the day of the Mayor's Parade. Since then efforts to trace them have been unsuccessful. The Medals Office believe they could be replicas as there are no serial numbers on them.

Anyone who may know who the medals might belong to is asked to contact Newark Police Station on 101.

These medals are very distinctive and have clearly been owned by someone who looked after them. We just hope that they may be about to go into their cupboard ahead of Remembrance and realise that they're missing and get in touch.

– Julie Cubbin, Nottinghamshire Police

ROADS: NEWARK ON TRENT - NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

A46 closed in both directions Credit: PA

The A46 is closed in both directions with slow traffic due to accident investigation work between A616 Great North Road and B6166 Farndon Road.

The road may remain closed until lunchtime.

Diversion - southbound traffic towards Newark should use the A1 towards Grantham, then head onto the A52 towards Bingham, to rejoin the A46 near Saxondale.

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