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A52 at Clifton Bridge closed while suspicious package removed

The A52 at Clifton Bridge, in Wilford, Nottingham, will be closed while a suspicious package is removed.

A member of the public contacted police to report the item on the bridge at around 8am this morning.

As a precaution, the police say experts from the army have visited the scene and will be taking the item away for further examination. The road will be closed while the package is recovered.

Police forces to appeal A19 'discrimination' ruling

Two Midland police forces have banded together to launch an appeal against an employment tribunal which ruled the controversial A19 regulation was 'unlawful'.

A19 forces officers who have served more than 30 years to retire - but a tribunal last month ruled that it counted as age discrimination.

Nottinghamshire Police and West Midlands Police have now joined forces along with Devon and Cornwall, North Wales and South Wales constabularies to appeal that decision.

A statement from Nottinghamshire Police revealed that legal advice had been taken by all five forces, and they have been told that they do have grounds for the appeal.


Nottinghamshire Police to hold gun amnesty

The gun amnesty will last until 17 March 2014
The gun amnesty will last until 17 March 2014 Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Nottinghamshire Police is to hold a two week-long gun amnesty, starting from today.

It will be the first of its kind in a decade.

The force says many firearms are held in innocence or have been forgotten in people's homes.

Between 2008/9 to 2013/2014 to date, the force says gun possession in Nottinghamshire has decreased by 37% (from 118 to 74) and incidents of gun crime causing injury has fallen by 34% (from 47 to 31).

Until 17 March 2014, weapons and ammunitions can be taken to seven stations in Nottinghamshire.


Concerns for health of missing Worksop mum

Police are concerned for the state-of-mind of missing Vanessa Firth Credit: Nottingham Police

Nottinghamshire Police are concerned for the state-of-mind of 31-year-old Vanessa Firth.

The mother-of-one, from Netherton Road, Manton, has not been seen since 6:45pm on Wednesday.

Officers and relatives have searched the local area, including Hannah Park and Library Gardens where she enjoys visiting, but she is nowhere to be found.

Police search for missing mum from Worksop

Vanessa firth has been missing since 6.45pm on Wednesday Credit: Nottingham Police

Police in Nottingham are appealing for help finding a 31-year-old woman from Worksop.

Vanessa Firth left her house on Netherton Road, Manton, at 6:45pm on Wednesday and has not been seen since.

Vanessa is white, of medium build, has short black hair and is around 5ft 3ins tall.

She was last seen wearing blue jeans, with black boots and a dark blue or black coat.


Fears M1 cameras could become police moneymaker

Motoring organisations fear a new network of stealth cameras targetting drivers who break the 70mph speed limit on the M1 in the region will be used by police as a moneymaking exercise.

The new devices, called Hadecs3 (Highways Agency digital enforcement camera system) is expected to be rolled out from the summer.

Two stretches of the M1 -junctions 28 Mansfield and 31 Worksop, and Junction 32 (M18) and 35A Chapeltown - are where the cameras will be installed in the next 18 months. The new devices will be grey rather than bright yellow and will not require white markings on the road.

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