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Body discovered at scene of factory fire

A body has been discovered at the scene of a factory fire in Nottinghamshire, police have revealed.

Police and firefighters made the discovery while examining the building in Lortas Road, Basford, after the blaze ripped through the building in the early hours of this morning.

A body has been found at the scene of the fire
A body has been found at the scene of the fire Credit: Twitter/@ClaireLEJohnson

The fire broke out at around 1.20am. It was under control by 7.30am, but left the building badly damaged.

Investigations are now underway to establish the identity of the body, as well as determine the cause of the fire.

Lortas Road remains closed between Nottingham Road and Westbury Road.


HGV driver in hospital after lorry topples over on M6

A HGV driver has been taken to hospital after his lorry crashed, toppling over onto its side on the M6 motorway in Warwickshire.

Paramedics were called to the southbound carriageway, between junction two for Coventry and one for Rugby, shortly before midday today.

The driver, a man in his 50s, had to be cut free
The driver, a man in his 50s, had to be cut free Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The lorry had landed on its side, blocking two lanes and trapping the driver - a man in his 50s - inside the cab.

He had suffered shoulder, neck, back and rib pain in the crash, and was taken to the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire after being cut free for further treatment.


Men remanded in custody over Rugby shooting

Two men have been remanded in custody charged with the murder of a man found shot dead in a car in Rugby.

Jordon Banton, aged 23, was killed in Newton Road shortly after 11.40am on Friday (July 25).

Jordon Banton
Jordon Banton Credit: Warwickshire Police

Darell Akins, aged 28, of Follager Road, Rugby, and Paul Clarke, aged 34, of Bluebell Close, Rugby, appeared at Coventry Crown Court today and were both remanded in custody until their next hearing on October 9.

A 27-year-old male arrested on Tuesday 29 July has been released on police bail while investigations continue.

Anyone with information is urged to call Warwickshire Police on 101.

Family plea for missing mum to come forward 2 weeks since she disappeared

Exactly two weeks since a mother of three from Birmingham went missing, her family are appealing for help to find her.

52-year-old Eve Cullen has not been seen since leaving her home in Hollywood on17 July at around 2:30pm.

Her husband, Peter, and children, including her daughter Laura, are urging anyone who may have seen her to contact police. They have also sent out a plea to Eve for her to get in touch.

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