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Nottinghamshire County Council statement on broadband

Nottinghamshire County Council statement on broadband Credit: PA

We have been looking at the subject of broadband in the West Midlands.

Our correspondent Phil Brewster has been examining what is being done to upgrade our broadband network.

In response to our feature, a spokesperson from Nottinghamshire County Council said:

Nearly 96% of homes and businesses in the county can now access super fast broadband thanks to the programme being delivered by the County Council in partnership with BT.

This puts us well ahead of the national average (91.4%) and East Midlands average (94.6%).

Phase two of our programme, which started earlier this year, will see us achieve 98% coverage in the county by Spring 2018.

– spokesperson from Nottinghamshire County Council

Extra support drafted in to tackle industrial estate fire

Firefighters have been deployed from across Nottinghamshire to tackle a fire at a large industrial estate in Walesby.

Crews from Arnold, Newark, Warsop and Worksop have been called to the scene at Forest Lane.

A storage unit on Forest Lane in Walesby has gone up in flames Credit: Nottinghamshire Fire

Residents are being urged to shut their windows and doors.

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Crews tackling 'large fire' at industrial estate

Emergency crews are responding to a large fire at an industrial estate in Walesby in Nottinghamshire.

Emergency crews are battling a large fire at an industrial estate in Walesby Credit: PA Wire

Around 35 firefighters are at the scene. Emergency services are urging residents to keep doors and windows closed.

Body found in search of missing father-of-two

Officers searching for missing Warsop man Nathan Priest have found a body this afternoon (Friday 16 September 2016).

The 28-year-old father-of-two had not been seen since the evening of Friday 9 September.

Although a formal identification has not taken place, his family have been informed of the discovery and are being supported by specialist liaison officers.

There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances at this time and no arrests have been made.

Police concerned for man missing for a week

Nathan Priest Credit: Family handout

Nottinghamshire Police are growing increasingly concerned for a 28-year-old man who has been missing for a week now.

Nathan Priest was last seen leaving an address in the Warsop area on Friday evening (9 September 2016).

Nathan is described as white, around 6ft tall, of a large build with short fair straight hair, brown eyes and a fair complexion. He was wearing blue jeans and a blue jacket.

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