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Trent Bridge re-opens following incident last night

Trent Bridge has been re-opened this morning, after being closed last night due to a police incident.

Police had been concerned for the safety of a man on the bridge, but he left the area safe and well.

Travel: Delays on M5 and M6 in West Midlands

There is heavy traffic on the M6 and M5 this morning:

M5 Northbound

One lane is closed and there is heavy traffic due to a broken down vehicle on the M5 Northbound between Junction 3 A456 (Halesowen / Birmingham) and Junction 2 A4123 (Oldbury / Birmingham).

M6 Southbound

One lane is closed and there is heavy traffic due to an accident on the M6 Southbound between Junction 6 A38(M) Aston Expressway / A5127 Gravelly Hill / A38 Tyburn Road / Slade Road Spaghetti Junction and Junction 5 A452 (Castle Bromwich).

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New Nottingham tram lines open to public today

One of the new trams which will run on the lines to Clifton and Toton. Credit: PA

Nottingham Express Transit has confirmed Phase Two of the city's tram project will open to the public today.

It follows two years of disruption and delays to residents as 17.5km of new tram lines have been laid to Clifton and Toton.

Councillor Jane Urquhart, with lead responsibility for NET at Nottingham City Council, said:

“This is a really great day for Nottingham. It marks the dawn of a new era when NET becomes a true network and, with trams running from every seven minutes, it is all set to provide easier access to key locations right across the city.

– Councillor Jane Urquhart

40th anniversary of 1975 Nuneaton rail disaster

Aerial shot of the mangled carriages after the sleeper train from London to Glasgow came off the tracks at Trent Valley Station Credit: PA

Hundreds of people are expected at the unveiling of a plaque to mark the 40th anniversary of the Nuneaton station rail disaster.

A sleeper train from London to Glasgow with a hundred people on board came off the tracks at Trent Valley Station at more than 70 miles an hour, leaving six people dead and 38 injured.

The memorial plaque will be unveiled this afternoon to remember the tragedy and to pay tribute to the emergency services.

Transport alerts issued over Digbeth fire

Bus service providers and traffic monitoring services are warning that there are still delays and bus diversions in the Digbeth area because of the ongoing fire.

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