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Flights back in operation at East Midlands Airport

There were disruptions to flights and services at the airport after a power failure Credit: Rui Vieira /PA Archive/Press Association Images

Operations at East Midlands Airport have resumed.

There have been delays to passengers' flights today after a power failure at the airport meant operations were suspended.

Flights have now resumed.

ROADS: M6 blocked in both directions at J2 and J3

M6 in both directions is blocked stationary traffic, long delays due to overturned lorry between J3 A444 / B4113 (Nuneaton / Bedworth / Coventry) and J2 M69 / A46 (Coventry), congestion on M6 to J3a M6 Toll South. Travel time is (Southbound) around 70 minutes.

A lorry travelling North has overturned following an accident involving several vehicles and crossed the central barriers, causing significant damage to the central reservation as a result. Delays of over an hour have been reported for Northbound traffic


Police stop and seize 'A Team' style van on motorway

The van towing a caravan is painted like the iconic 'A-Team' van. Credit: CMPG

Central Motorway Police tweeted that they'd stopped a van on the M42 today near Solihull, painted up as the 80's TV show’s the A Team vehicle.

The distinctive black van with a red stripe was seized after the driver was found to have insurance.

Officers tweeted:

Remember even the 'A Team' need car insurance, seized and a long walk for this driver #Iloveitwhenaplancomestogether

– Central Motorway Police
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