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Police release names of three dead in A1 crash

The names of the three people who died in a crash on the A1 at Ranby in North Nottinghamshire have been released by police. Leroy Carrington, 68, and Sheila Carrington, 58, from Tyne and Wear died when their car was in collision with another vehicle yesterday morning Sunday July 20. Roderick Franks, 58, from Hertfordshire was the passenger in the other car. He was taken to hospital but died a short time later.

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Investigation launched into deaths of 3 people in crash

Three people have been killed in an accident in Nottinghamshire
Three people have been killed in an accident in Nottinghamshire Credit: ITV News Central

An investigation is underway into an accident in Nottinghamshire which has left three people dead.

Emergency services were called out to the A1 at Ranby at around 11.20 pm following reports that a number of cars had been involved in an accident.

The southbound carriageway is closed between junction 34 and 57 at Blyth but is expected to re-open later this afternoon.

Map of where the accident took place.
Map of where the accident took place. Credit: ITV News Central
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Three dead in A1 crash in North Nottinghamshire

Three people have been killed following a serious crash on the A1 at Ranby in Nottinghamshire last night. Emergency services were called at around 11.20 pm following reports that a number of cars had been involved in an accident. The southbound carriageway is closed between junction 34 and 57 at Blyth and is expected to stay shut most of the morning. Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

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Southwell residents commemorate flood anniversary

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Cars were left floating in a pub car park after the floods Credit: PA

The community of Southwell will come together later for a 'Flood Fest' to commemorate last year's flood which affected almost 100 homes.

There will be sport, a BBQ, music and the first annual Southwell Tug o' War Championship.

The local residents will also tae part in the mass singing of a song for Southwell - "The Rain Came Down." The song tells the story of the increasing severity of the storm and what happened.

WATCH: Dramatic video shows raging flood water in Southwell

MP for Rushcliffe Kenneth Clarke to retire from government

Kenneth Clarke held the role of minister without portfolio
Kenneth Clarke held the role of minister without portfolio Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Veteran minister and MP for Rushcliffe, Ken Clarke, has retired from the Government, sources close to him said.

He had already been demoted in the 2012 reshuffle, losing his post as justice secretary following a series of clashes with Home Secretary Theresa May.

Now the 74-year-old Nottinghamshire miner's son has quit as minister without portfolio, concluding a career which saw him hold government posts under four different Conservative prime ministers.

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