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Worksop road closed after serious collision

The A57 in Worksop, North Nottinghamshire, has been closed following a serious collision involving a number of vehicles.

Police say six people are believed to have been hurt in the collision at 12.55pm today, although the extent of their injuries is not yet known.

An air ambulance has attended.

The closure, between the junctions with the A60 and Claylands Avenue, is expected to remain in place for some time, so drivers are advised to seek alternative routes.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or has dash-cam footage, is urged to call us on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 408 of 28 May 2018.

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Environment Agency hits back at claims it is not doing enough to tackle illegal fishing

The Environment Agency says it is doing all it can to tackle illegal fishing in our region, despite anglers' claims that gangs are catching fish to sell on.

In the last 12 months in Yorkshire there were more than 300 successful prosecutions of those who did not have a licence - generating more than £75,000 in fines. The Agency said it had a 188 reports of illegal activity.

Hannah Gamlin has been to assess the situation in North Nottinghamshire - an area where the number of people caught fishing illegally has doubled in the last year.

Investigation underway into community school fire

An investigation is underway after a fire broke out at a school in Nottinghamshire on Wednesday night.

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Around 40 people were inside Langold Dyscarr community school when the blaze began. Firefighters tackled the fire and the building was safely evacuated.

In a statement, the school's headteacher said:

An investigation is underway and the cause of the fire is currently unknown. We don't know how quickly the school will reopen as there is currently no supply of electricity.

My main concern is for the safety of our pupils and as headteacher, I will take advice from Nottinghamshire County Council and the Fire Service who are currently on site.

The fire was dealt with very effectively, but we are unable to comment further.

– Gemma Bradford, Headteacher

School closed after fire damage

A school near Worksop is closed this morning after more than 40 firefighters put out a fire there last night

40 forty people were inside Langold Dyscarr community school when the blaze began. It was safely evacuated.

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Father with MND records voice he faces losing

A father from North Nottinghamshire, who has a degenerative condition that could affect his speech, is recording his voice so he will still be able to talk to his family.

Andrew Dodsworth, who is 45, has been living with motor neurone disease for eight months. He is hoping that by "banking" his voice he will be able to keep some of his identity. Peter Bearne has been talking to him at his home near Mansfield.

Roman artefact hidden in plain sight at Rufford Abbey

Archaeologists have discovered a Roman artefact believed to be nearly two thousand years old hidden in plain sight in the grounds of a country house in North Nottinghamshire.

The four foot tall column in Rufford Abbey near Mansfield had been used as a base for a modern statue. New evidence suggests the stone actually dates back to around 150 AD. It's thought it was excavated from a villa owned by emperor Antoninus Pius and brought over to the UK in the 19th century.

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