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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Nottinghamshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Nottinghamshire northbound severe disruption, from J27 for A608 Mansfield Road Hucknall to J28 for A38 Alfreton.

    M1 Nottinghamshire - The road is temporarily closed on M1 northbound from J27, A608 (Hucknall) to J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of a police investigation.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  2. Coronavirus: 'Like a separate lockdown for hospitality'

    BBC Radio Derby

    The owner of Derby Brewing Company, which has three pubs in the city, believes tier three will be the end for many Derbyshire businesses in the hospitality industry.

    Pubs and restaurants - except those doing takeaways and delivery - will have to shut on Wednesday after the national lockdown ends and tier three measures come into effect.

    Paul Harris says it just doesn't seem fair.

    Derby Brewing Company

    "It's just appalling the way the government has handled it because they have made those businesses who are struggling spend money because they have told us we are reopening, then they have effectively left us in a lockdown," he said.

    "It's like a separate lockdown just for hospitality which is just ridiculous."

    The government says hospitality premises are places where infections are more likely to spread.

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe accident, from J30 for A616 Worksop to J29A for A6192 Erin Road Markham Vale.

    M1 Derbyshire - M1 partially blocked and queues for two miles southbound from J30, A616 (Worksop) to J29a, A6192 (Markham Vale), because of an accident. Travel time is ten minutes.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  4. Coronavirus: The city of Derby moves a tier up

    Carol Hinds

    Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

    A week before the second national lockdown began, Derby and most of Derbyshire were in tier two.

    This is why Health Secretary Matt Hancock said people will be disappointed to find themselves in the top tier of restrictions.

    His explanation for the move is that there have been improvements in the area but infection rates remain high and this is putting pressure on the local NHS.

    The government hopes to review the new tier restrictions by December 16.

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  5. Nottingham praised for 'almost halving' infection rate

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    Public Health England (PHE) has praised Nottingham for its "phenomenal progress " in reducing Covid cases since entering tier three restrictions before the national lockdown.

    Matt Day, deputy director for the region, said the city had managed to almost halve its rate of infection.

    He also praised the rest of the East Midlands, saying it was also seeing an improvement.

    Nottingham

    He said: "Incredible progress has been made in the East Midlands, certainly over the past few weeks since national lockdown has come into effect.

    "We've seen just in the last week an approximately 23% decline in our rates, but nonetheless they are still high in the East Midlands.

    "Our rate is 261 per 100,000 whereas the England rate is around 218."

    Nearly all of the East Midlands will enter the top tier of coronavirus restrictions after the national lockdown ends.

    Mr Day said the "slightly stricter measures" were needed to drive down the infection rate further and ease the pressure on health services.

  6. MP: Hancock suggestion 'deeply offensive'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    The Labour MP for Chesterfield has criticised a "suggestion" by the Health Secretary that some areas have been more responsibly adhering to Covid restrictions.

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    The Derbyshire town currently has an infection rate of 178.3 per 100,000 people.

    That's lower than the 208.7 average for England.

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, at J29A for A6192 Erin Road Markham Vale.

    M1 Derbyshire - M1 entry slip road partially blocked northbound at J29a, A6192 (Markham Vale), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J28 for A38 Alfreton and J29 for A617 Chesterfield.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J28, A38 (Alfreton) and J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of a breakdown. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, at J28 for A38 Alfreton.

    M1 Derbyshire - M1 exit slip road partially blocked southbound at J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of a van which has broken down. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A514 Derbyshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A514 Derbyshire both ways severe accident, from A444 Burton Road to the roundabout by the Stephen Burke Construction Academy building.

    A514 Derbyshire - A514 Cadley Hill Road in Swadlincote closed in both directions from the A444 Burton Road junction to the the roundabout by the Stephen Burke Construction Academy building junction, because of an accident involving one vehicle.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe accident, from J29A for A6192 Erin Road Markham Vale to J29 for A617 Chesterfield.

    M1 Derbyshire - Two lanes closed on M1 southbound from J29a, A6192 (Markham Vale) to J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time