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40 firefighters tackle large factory fire in Nottingham

A view of the fire at Basford
A view of the fire at Basford Credit: Twitter/@ClaireLEJohnson

At it's height, 40 firefighters tackled a large factory fire in Nottingham in the early hours of this morning.

The blaze was at the Sherwood Works factory on Lortas Road in Basford. The fire service were called shortly after 1am.

The blaze has caused a number of roads in the are to close
The blaze has caused a number of roads in the are to close Credit: Twitter/@ClaireLEJohnson

40 firefighters tackling major blaze in Nottingham

Around 40 firefighters have been tackling a major blaze at a factory unit in Nottingham overnight.

It happened at Sherwood Works on Lortas Road in Basford.

The fire is now under control and investigations are due to be carried out later.

A number of nearby roads remain closed.

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Eight crews are dealing with a fire on Lortas Road, #Nottingham, strong smell of smoke in the area. Please close doors & windows.

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Major factory fire in Basford will mean traffic disruption, so pls avoid the area around Nottingham Rd, Westbury Rd and Lortas Rd

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Nottingham's Sharman wins silver in 110m hurdles

William Sharman running in the heat earlier today
William Sharman running in the heat earlier today Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Nottingham sprinter, William Sharman, narrowly missed out on gold in the men's 110m hurdles at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

He came second to Jamaica's Andrew Riley, after a slight mistake at the 8th hurdle cost him some time.

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Man who died in attack in Nottinghamshire identified

Richard Rovetto from Arnold suffered serious injuries after he was attacked in Nottinghamshire
Richard Rovetto from Arnold suffered serious injuries after he was attacked in Nottinghamshire Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

A man who died after an assault in Top Valley in Nottinghamshire has been identified.

Richard Rovetto from Arnold suffered serious injuries after he was attacked in Bestwood Park Drive in the early hours of Sunday.

The 29-year-old was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre where he later died.

A 26-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter and is due before magistrates later.

University of Nottingham student missing since last Thursday

Tom Nixon
Tom Nixon Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Police say they are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a University of Nottingham student who has been missing since last Thursday.

Tom Nixon, aged 20, was last seen in the Elmsthorpe Avenue area of Lenton at around 1:00am.

He is white, about 6ft tall and has dark hair, which is possibly shaved. He also wears glasses.

Passport workers strike over ongoing backlog crisis

Thousands of passport workers are striking today as the Summer holidays get underway.
Thousands of passport workers are striking today as the Summer holidays get underway. Credit: Edward Smith/EMPICS Entertainment

Thousands of passport workers are striking today as the Summer holidays get underway.

They have taken the action in a bid to end staffing shortages which have caused an ongoing backlog crisis, with holiday-goers left waiting for their renewed passports.

It could affect holiday plans for families across the Midlands.

A new recruitment drive is underway but many of the posts being advertised are not permanent jobs and are only likely to replace 8% of staff needed. The Passport Office has cut hundreds of staff since 2010 but the agency only agreed to meet the union to seriously discuss jobs after recent media and political scrutiny.

– Public and Commercial Services union
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