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Inmates "take control of prison unit"

Glyn Travis, assistant secretary of the Prison Officers' Association (POA), said: "There is a serious incident at HMP Ranby. At around 12.30pm 120 prisoners refused to return to their cells. They have taken control of a unit.

"We have got national resources at the prison trying to establish a surrender plan. We know 60 prisoners have been actively involved."

A Prison Service spokesman said: "A disturbance involving between 30 and 60 prisoners at HMP Ranby started on one wing at around midday. Minor damage has been sustained and there have been no injuries to staff or prisoners. Prison staff are being deployed to resolve the incident safely."

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Serious incident at Ranby Prison

A disturbance has broken out at a prison after 120 inmates refused to return to their cells this afternoon. The Prison Officers' Association confirmed the "serious incident" at HMP Ranby in Nottinghamshire started at around 12.30pm and is ongoing.

Disturbance among 120 inmates
Ranby Prison Credit: PA

A spokesman for the Prison Service said minor damage was sustained and there were no injuries to staff or prisoners. On Thursday a report described HMP Ranby as unsafe with high levels of violence.

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Calls for coal-carrying lorries to directly access M1

Councillors want lorries carrying coal to have direct access to the M1
Councillors want lorries carrying coal to have direct access to the M1 Credit: PA

Council leaders in Nottinghamshire are calling on the Highways Agency to allow lorries carrying coal direct access to the M1, from a planned new open cast mine.

The authority says if lorries can't use the service station exit, they'll have to go on a 12-mile detour through nearby villages instead.

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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.

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.

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

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