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  1. Second arrest in attempted murder probe

    David Pittam

    BBC News Online

    Police have made a second arrest after a woman suffered serious injuries following an attack in Retford last year.

    Nottinghamshire Police said they were called to Tunnel Road on 24 November by neighbours who heard a woman screaming in pain.

    The woman was taken to hospital but has since been discharged.

    A 30-year-old man was arrested and charged with attempted murder. He is next due in court in April.

    Another man, 36, from Retford, has now been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.

    He remains in custody.

    Tunnel Road
  2. Storm Christoph: Water pumps set up in Retford

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    Mobile water pumps have been set up in Retford to help keep the local beck clear during Storm Christoph.

    Heavy rain is forecast over the next two days and a flood alert is in place for the River Idle that runs through the town.

    Mobile water pumps in Retford

    Flooding has affected several roads in the East Midlands, with emergency services already reporting vehicles becoming stranded.

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  3. Arrests after man attacked with 'hammer'

    Sonia Kataria

    BBC News

    A man suffered a suspected fractured skull as well as injuries to his ribs and finger after being hit with what police believe to be a hammer.

    Nottinghamshire Police said the attack took place on the High Street in Edwinstowe at about 20:00 last night.

    The victim was taken to hospital but his injuries are not thought to be life-altering.

    Two men, aged 20 and 26, were arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.

    High Street, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire
  4. Major disruption to rail services after signalling fault

    Alex Regan

    BBC News

    East Midlands Railway (EMR) says it is unable to run any trains "in or out of London" after a fault with the signalling system.

    EMR said major disruption is expected on their Intercity route between Sheffield, Derby, Nottingham, Leicester and London this morning and advised customers to "consider completing your journey later to avoid disruption".

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  5. Heavy rain expected and weather warnings in place

    BBC Weather

    Heavy rain is expected across the region for most of the morning, with the Met Office issuing two weather warnings as Storm Christoph approaches.

    An amber warning for rain was issued for between 06:00 to 12:00 today, and a yellow warning has been in place since midnight until 12:00.

    Up to 70mm is expected to fall, but in isolated spots, particularly in the northern Peak District.

    There will be highs of 12C during the day, and blustery outbreaks of rain can be expected overnight, with lows of 8C expected.

    Met Office weather warning
  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, from J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham to J26 for A610 Nottingham.

    M1 Derbyshire - Two lanes closed on M1 northbound from J25, A52 (Nottingham) to J26, A610 (Nottingham), because of an accident.

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

  7. Gym owner handed ?1k fine for lockdown breach

    David Pittam

    BBC News Online

    A gym owner has been fined for illegally opening during lockdown, police have said.

    Officers visited the Industrial Gym in Brunel Drive, Newark, on 13 January after being told it was open.

    They said they found two men working out inside and fined them each ?200.

    The owner, a man in his 40s, was handed a ?1,000 fine.


    Gyms and other non-essential businesses were told to shut two weeks ago in a bid to curb increasing coronavirus infection rates.

    Insp Heather Sutton described it as a "blatant disregard" for lockdown rules.

    She said: "It is astounding that people feel that they are above the restrictions."

  8. Man questioned after 'buzzards killed' in Kneeton

    Alex Regan

    BBC News

    A man has been questioned under caution after a report that buzzards were killed in Nottinghamshire, police have confirmed.

    Officers said they have been working with the RSPB after being called on 12 January following concern to wildlife in the Kneeton area.

    All birds of prey are protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, and to intentionally kill or injure a protected bird could result in an unlimited fine and a prison sentence of up to six months.

    Kneeton rural police

    Insp Craig Berry said: "The incident was called into the RSPB following a report that the birds were killed and officers are now making further enquiries."