Five Tesco branches in the Midlands are set to close after the supermarket giant announced they were shutting another 43 stores nationwide.
Around 2,000 employees are at risk of losing their jobs as a result of the closures across the UK.
The Tesco express stores in Bearwood and Northfield in Birmingham and Walsall Wood, as well as the Tesco Metro in Smethwick are all earmarked to shut.
The Tesco express on Raymouth Lane in Worksop was also on the list of planned closures.
M1 in both directions closed, long delays due to smoke blowing across the road and lorry fire between J25 A52 Brian Clough Way (Nottingham / Derby) and J26 A610 (Nottingham / Eastwood), congestion on M1 to J24a A50 (Derby/stoke/east Midlands Airport) North.
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The Mayor of Grantham has opened a book of condolence for those wishing to leave messages for Euan Coulthard who tragically died in Durham earlier this month.
The 19 year old University student from the East Midlands went missing after a night out, sparking a huge search operation.
His body was formally identified yesterday after it was discovered in the River Wear.
Euan's sister left this tribute earlier today.
"Hi, I'm speaking on behalf of Euan's close family, first and foremost we would like to thank you for creating the page that has been so helpful during this difficult time. The support has been truly overwhelming and we can't thank everyone enough. The Mayor of Grantham Ian Selby has kindly agreed to open a Book of Condolence for Euan to allow friends and members of the community to share their memories of Euan at this sad time.
The Book of Condolence is available for signing at the Mayor's Parlour in the Lobby of the Guildhall Arts Centre, St Peter's Green, Grantham from 9:30 to 4:30 weekdays and 9:30 to 2:00 Saturday with extra availability during evening performances.
For anyone that would like to have a message in the book but cannot get to Grantham you can email a message to firstname.lastname@example.org and it will get transcribed.
A man with links to Nottingham is being sought after he absconded from a Gloucestershire prison.
Mark Stoner-Seed, 52, was released on a temporary licence on Friday 23 January, but failed to return at the designated time to HMP Leyhill.
Stoner-Seed is serving a life sentence for murder after killing a teenage girl 26 years ago.
He is described as white, bald, around 5’7”, of large build, with blue eyes. Stoner-Seed should not be approached.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call Avon and Somerset Police on 101 quoting crime reference G8061/15 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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Four authorities have come together to launch a campaign for fair government funding.
Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire say spending cuts in their areas are higher compared to those made in more affluent ones.
Nottingham is the ninth hardest hit authority in the country.
A petition is being organised which will then be presented to Parliament.
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The body recovered from the River Wear in Durham city last Friday afternoon has now been formally identified as Euan Coulthard.
The 19-year-old was reported missing on Thursday, 15th January after he failed to return home following a night out.
The results of post mortem examination will be forwarded to HM Coroner but police are satisfied there are no suspicious circumstances regarding Euan’s death.
The coroner is expected to arrange for an inquest to open, probably later this week.
We are very grateful for the assistance we received during our searches from Euan’s friends and fellow students, as well as all the other agencies and volunteers who took part. Our thoughts are now very much with Euan’s family at this sad time.”
The body of missing Euan Coulthard was discovered in the River Wear by a diver who had driven hundreds of miles to help find him.Read the full story ›