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Clear-up continues after M1 lorry crash


Serious RTC M1 s/bd 29-28. Recovery and clear up in operation. Diversion in place. Pls be patient & observe matrix...


Still working alongside Burrows to clear M1 29-28 s/bd RTC. Shouldn't be too long now


Aerial shots of the rural Midlands from the Air Ambulance Service


Doctor spoke out because trust 'ignored his complaints'

The heart doctor turned whistleblower who won his unfair dismissal case said he felt he needed to speak out because the trust repeatedly ignored his complaints about the treatment of patients.

Dr Raj Mattu told BBC Radio 4's Today programme:

I was rather concerned that the reason I came into medicine, which was to care for patients and to hopefully save lives, was not a priority or certainly a primary aspect of what managers in the hospital in Coventry were focused on.

Patient safety was regularly put at risk and patients were dying that I felt would not have died at other hospitals I had worked at.

– Dr Raj Mattu

Read: Heart doctor 'vindicated' after winning unfair dismissal case



Grantham residents feel earthquake 25 miles away

A map from the British Geological Survey shows the point of impact. Credit: BGS Website

An earthquake that struck the Rutland area of the East Midlands has been felt as far away as Grantham, 25 miles away.

It was just 24 hours after a slightly smaller tremor shook houses in Rutland for around 10 seconds. The latest quake struck the Oakham area at around 7.50am today.

Scores of people in the Grantham area of Lincolnshire have taken to Facebook and Twitter to say they felt the quake, which measured 3.5 on the Richter scale.

Mother: Quality of life improvement after garden makeover

The mother of a five-year-old girl with an incurable disease says the garden makeover at her house in East Leake in Nottinghamshire will greatly improve her daughter's quality of life.

Barnardo's charity are funding the work which will see the garden levelled out and a paths laid down, so Maddison Sherwood can roam around in her wheelchair.

Lidia Sherwood said before the makeover, the garden was not safe for her daughter.

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