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  1. Updates for Tuesday 26 July 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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By Sandish Shoker

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Live updates for Nottinghamshire have finished for the day but we'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

Weather: Patchy rain on its way tonight

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter

There will be some rain heading in by the evening.

It'll be very patchy and light at first but there will be another batch of rain heading in through the early hours of the morning.


Police 'determined to find out what happened' to teenage cyclist

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Insp Simon Heads said there was a "large police inquiry" following last night's fatal crash in Bingham.

"Mum and dad are devastated which is the reason why we are absolutely determined to find out for them what happened to their boy last night," he said.

Insp Simon Heads

Dolly the sheep's cloned siblings are doing ok

I'm sure you've all been wanting to know this.

But "siblings" of the cloned Dolly the sheep are healthy and have aged normally.

Dolly "sisters"
Nottingham University

A study by the University of Nottingham has tracked four sheep cloned from the same ewe as Dolly and has provided some hope that cloning can yield animals free from degenerative illness.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Residents encouraged to get moving

Notts TV

This week Notts TV has been down to Palmer Court in Lenton to get residents active and taking part in a bit of exercise.

Palmer Court residents
Notts TV

Man has golf clubs stolen before tournament in memory of son

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A man who was due to play in an annual golf tournament in memory of his son who was killed in Afghanistan in 2009 could not play because his clubs were stolen the night before.

Mark Sheldon, from Kirkby-in-Ashfield, noticed his bag of clubs had gone missing on Saturday morning.

Friends 'shocked' by teenager's death

East Midlands Today

More people have been leaving flowers at the scene of a crash where a 14-year-old boy died last night.

Tributes attached to them read: "You were loved by everyone and so funny." 

Teenagers leave flower tributes

Another says: "It shocked me when I found out that my best mate had been taken away from me."  

School will 'provide conselling' for crash victim's friends

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here is a little bit more of that statement from Toot Hill School about Jack Archer: 

Jack was a very popular member of his year group and he had many close friends. Jack was always a cheerful and happy student who had a real zest for life. The headteacher, Ash Rahman, has been in contact with Jack’s parents and offered our condolences and support. The school will provide counselling support for our students when the school reopens in September, particularly for those who were close to Jack."

Toot Hill SchoolSpokesperson

'Hit-and-run' victim named

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The 14-year-old boy involved in that alleged hit-and-run near Bingham has been named locally as Jack Archer. 

Chapel Lane

He has been described as "cheerful and happy" by his teachers and classmates. 

"Our thoughts are with Jack’s family, friends and students at Toot Hill School who will be devastated by this sad news," a school spokesperson said. 

Former Juventus man sets up club in Nottingham

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Mputu came to England with hopes of playing professional football and had trials with Fulham, Blackburn and Nottingham Forest but struggled to settle into the pace of the English game.

Now with his hopes of a playing career behind him he has set up the Rossonairi Football Club.

Until he set up the team, he said there was nowhere else in the Meadows for young people to play football. 

From Juventus to the Meadows

Rebecca Brice

Producer, BBC Radio Nottingham

Here's 28-year-old Mputu 'Roderick' Maveso.

His family fled the Democratic Republic of Congo when he was a child to Italy where he trained with Juventus. 

Mputu Roderick Maveso

He now works as a bus driver in Nottingham and used his own money to set up a football team in the Meadows.  

Partnership bids for cash to invest in Nottingham projects

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

The D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership is bidding for £107m for projects including Nottingham Castle, the new Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, Medicity and the HS2 at Toton.  

Fox thought he was heading for Forest exit

BBC Sport

Danny Fox has been telling BBC Radio Nottingham he feared his Nottingham Forest career was over when Dougie Freedman was boss.

The 30-year-old defender signed a contract extension yesterday.

Danny Fox

Villagers help in search for missing man

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Ch Insp for Bassetlaw, Andy Rooke says it's "heartening" that so many people from North Muskham are trying to help find Douglas Cook, who has been missing from his home since yesterday.

Mr Cook, 85, has growing dementia and memory loss, and Ch Insp Rooke says they think he may be confused and could have walked off in the direction of Newark.

Residents glad 'eyesore' is to be no more

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Here's how the former Mansfield General Hospital site looks at the moment.

But it won't be like this for long.

Mansfield General Hospital

Roy Bainton who has lived in the area for 29 years and fought hard for something to be done with it said: "For once the people were listened to."

Tributes left for teenager


Some of you have taken to our Facebook page to leave your tributes for the 14-year-old boy who died in the crash on Chapel Lane last night.

Christine Harget wrote: "Thoughts and prayers for his family and friends xx" and Dianne Rickett said: "So tragic. My prayers are with his family and friends."

Your photos: Forest-themed garden

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Patrick Din has sent use this picture from his back garden.

He said his wife had been pestering him to make a garden feature ... not sure she meant this though! 

Patrick Din
Patrick Din

Homes to replace old hospital

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Mansfield General Hospital has been empty for 20 years and residents had complained about it becoming an eyesore.

This morning the first part of work started to build 54 homes for people over 55.

Mansfield hospital site
Mansfield District Council

The £8.4m complex, which will include bungalows and apartments, will also feature a landscaped "village green" with outdoor fitness equipment and communal facilities.

Work starts on derelict hospital site

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Good news for the former General Hospital site in Mansfield.

Work starts today on turning the derelict hospital into retirement housing for over 55s.

Mansfield General Hospital site

Murder appeal hangs on confession 'credibility'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Kerry Holden, 40, was sentenced to at least 18 years in prison after Luke Moran was stabbed to death at a house party in Nottingham in 2011.

Prosecutors said Holden stabbed Mr Moran, who was one of many uninvited guests, in the chest but last year another man walked into a police station and confessed to the murder. 

Lady Justice Sharp at the Court of Appeal in London said Holden's latest appeal against her conviction hangs on the "credibility" of the confession.  

Opener opts for the capital over Notts

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Notts target Mark Stoneman won't be heading to Trent Bridge having rejected a new deal at Durham. 

Mark Stoneman
Getty Images

The opener's off to the bright lights of the big city and has signed for Surrey. 

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Boy, 14, killed in 'hit-and-run'

Chapel Lane is still closed after a 14-year-old cyclist died in last night's suspected hit-and-run.

A spokesperson for Nottinghamshire Police said officers wanted to talk to the occupants of a second car which is thought to have passed the cyclist immediately before the crash.

Scene of crash

Fire crews called to help with Mansfield crash

Fierfighters from Mansfield and Ashfield were called to the crash on Forest Road.

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Tributes left after teenage cyclist dies

Anna Allatt

Journalist, BBC News Online

Flowers are already being left by the cordon on Chapel Lane.

Chapel Lane

Travel: Mansfield accident causing long delays

BBC Travel

Forest Road in Mansfield is closed between the A60 Nottingham Road and Sandhurst Avenue junctions because of an accident. There is heavy traffic in the area as a result.

'Confession' sparks appeal from convicted murderer

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

A woman jailed for life for murdering a man fights her conviction after another man "walked into a police station and confessed" to the crime.

Kerry Holden
Nottingham Post

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • A teenage cyclist has died after a suspected hit-and-run near Bingham last night
  • A woman jailed for life for the murder of a Clifton man is fighting her conviction after another man "confessed" to it last year
  • Nottinghamshire are rumoured to be interested in signing Durham opener Mark Stoneman

Fears grow for missing man

Klara Lethbridge

Newsreader, BBC Radio Nottingham

Fears are growing for the safety of an elderly man from North Muskham with dementia. 

Douglas Cook, 85, went missing from his garden some time after 17:00 yesterday and hasn't been seen since. 

Douglas Cook
Nottnighamshire Police

The police search for him has been assisted by the National Police Air Support Unit and residents have also been out looking.  

Ball could replace Stokes if injury is serious says Vaughan

Charlie Slater

BBC Radio Nottingham sports reporter

Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan says Nottinghamshire bowler Jake Ball should replace all-rounder Ben Stokes if he's unavailable for the third Test against Pakistan through injury. 

Stokes pulled up with a calf injury during yesterday's second Test victory and today will have a scan to discover the extent of the injury.

Teenage cyclist killed in crash

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The teenager had been cycling along Chapel Lane, between Bingham and the old A46,  when he was in collision with a car at about 22:15 last night.

He died at the scene from his injuries.

Chapel Lane

Police said the road remains closed this morning and told motorists to avoid the area.

New deal 'looked unlikely' says Fox

Charlie Slater

BBC Radio Nottingham sports reporter

Nottingham Forest defender Danny Fox admits a new deal to stay at the city ground looked unlikely at times last season.

Danny Fox
Getty Images

Fox was frozen out by former manager Dougie Freedman but yesterday signed a one-year extension to his contract to keep him at the club until June 2018.

Teenager dies in Bingham crash

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Police have told us a 14-year-old boy has died in that crash on Chapel Lane in Bingham last night.

A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision. He remains in police custody.

Man thought pneumonia was just a cold

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Mark Camamile told BBC Radio Nottingham he just thought he had "man flu" and didn't get any treatment until it got much worse.

"I just thought I had a cold," he said.

"I just got worse and worse and then my face went blue and I was rushed to A&E. I don't remember much after that."

Thousands being raised for Clifton man

Kevin Stanley

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Mark Camamile, 33 worked as a mechanic until his life suddenly changed.

Mark had pneumonia nine months ago and then acquired septicaemia - a type of life-threatening blood poisoning - and had to have his feet and hand amputated

Mark Camamile

Now his wife Wendy and friend Craig Wing are trying to raise £27,000 to buy him a bionic arm, which isn't available on the NHS.

In just 24 hours, more than £2,000 had been raised - with dozens of messages of support from Clifton and beyond. A special event is also being planned later this month.

Friends fundraise for man's bionic arm

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

First this morning we hear from a Clifton man who is hoping for a bionic arm. 

Mark Camamile had both his legs and one hand amputated after he developed serious blood poisoning last year.

Now his friends and family are all rallying around to raise the money he needs for the arm.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Here's your first headlines for today:

  • People in Clifton have been fundraising for a man to have a bionic arm
  • Work finally starts today to turn the former Mansfield General Hospital site into retirement housing
  • Ex-England cricket captain Michael Vaughan says Notts bowler Jake Ball should replace all-rounder Ben Stokes if he's injured for the third Test