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The A49 Southbound remains closed and there is heavy traffic due to an oil spillage and a serious accident involving a lorry and truck.

The northbound carriageway has now reopened but southbound will remain closed until 16pm whilst the lorry is righted and the oil spillage is cleared.

Diversion: A5, A458 to Morville then take the B4368 to rejoin the A49 at Craven Arms.


Trains through Stafford delayed until at least 7pm

A signalling near Stafford is causing delays of up to 20 minutes to trains through this station.

There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 19:00.


A453 Nottingham will be renamed 'Remembrance Way'

After an online consultation the A453 road in Nottingham is due to be renamed 'Remembrance Way' when it re-opens on Monday.

A local resident in Kimberley, Nottingham recognised the link between the name of the road and the number of soldiers killed in Afghanistan.

The new name is being backed by families in the region who lost a loved one during the conflict and the Royal British Legion.

They say the new name is important not only "to remember those who gave their lives from Nottinghamshire but it's also a national commemoration to all 453 service personnel from across the UK who lost their lives."

Cones removed on the A453 Nottingham ahead of it being re-opened

Traffic building up at the A453 Nottingham approach road before the scheme to improve it. Credit: Rui Vieira / PA Archive/PA Images

Highways England has announced that cones will begin to be removed along the A453 in Nottingham over the weekend, ahead of a full re-opening after two-years of closure.

The final section of the A453 which links Nottingham to the M1 in Leicestershire, has been part of a £170m widening project.

On Monday, it will officially be re-opened and renamed as 'Remembrance Way' in honour of 453 British service men and women who were killed in Afghanistan.

The improvement works to widen the dual carriageway began in January 2013.

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