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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 27 April 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

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By Sandish Shoker

All times stated are UK

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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: Chilly night ahead

Anna Church

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

Scattered showers continue to end the day which have the potential to be wintry.

The showers will tend to die out overnight to leave clear skies and light winds. 

weather
BBC

It’s a chilly night with temperatures down to freezing with a frost developing. Min 0C (32F).

Hundreds of appointments cancelled during strike

Rob Sissons

East Midlands Today Reporter

Over the two days of the junior doctors' strike 127 patients at the QMC and City Hospital had their surgery cancelled and 892 outpatient appointments were cancelled.

Councillor protests his innocence over child sex charges

Jeremy Ball

Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

On the court steps this morning Councillor Zadrozny said: "I'm looking forward to my day in court because it's time people realised that people are the victim in this case."

"It does no real victims of child abuse any good. These things need to be aired properly and I'm here to prove that I'm innocent and the CPS and Notts Police have been wrong in this case."

Councillor Jason Zadrozny
BBC

He is standing as a candidate in the upcoming police and crime commissioner elections. Here's a full list of all the candidates in Nottinghamshire.

Man wanted after failing to answer bail

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Police are trying to find this man who is wanted in connection with a robbery at a jewellers in Newark in January.

Matthew Porter, 35, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery and released on bail but he has since failed to answer bail.

Matthew Porter
Nottinghamshire Police

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Here are your finals headlines for today: 

  • Firefighters say they are still "damping down" at a fire in a disused factory in Lenton
  • Councillor and PCC candidate Jason Zadrozny has denied 24 child sex offences in court today
  • Despite newspaper reports, Nottingham Forest say they've not approached Leeds United manager Steve Evans to take over at the City Ground

Zadrozny 'determined to clear name'

Jeremy Ball

Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

Councillor Zadrozny is in the middle of a political campaign to be elected as a Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

But that campaign was on hold as he appeared before a judge accused of serious crimes involving the same boy when he was as young as 13-years-old.

For now, he's on bail and back on the campaign trail but says he's determined to clear his name.  

Council leader 'pleased' with Hillsborough findings

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Nottingham City Council leader Jon Collins, was at Hillsborough on the day of the disaster and today has also shown his support for the relatives of those who died.

Jon Collins
BBC

He said: "Many Forest fans who were there and who saw the terrible events unfold, as I did, will know these findings are consistent with their own experience of the day and that finally, after all these years, a true account of those events has been heard, accepted, and publicly recognised by a jury and the coroner.”  

End to second day of doctors' strike

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Junior doctors have come to the end of their second all-out strike in a row over their new contracts.

Consultants and nurses provided emergency care during the walk out with many hospitals saying they coped well and patients saying their received quick and effective care.

Throughout the strikes the British Medical Association has argued the new contracts are unfair and extra money should be invested by the NHS to pay for a seven-day service.

PCC candidate says he is 'looking forward to day in court'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Councillor Jason Zadrozny announced his candidacy in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections following a previous court hearing.

He claimed then that the allegations against him were a "politically-motivated attack".  

Jason Zadrozny outside Nottingham Crown Court on 27 April 2016
PA
Jason Zadrozny outside Nottingham Crown Court on 27 April 2016

PCC candidate denies child sex offences

A councillor and candidate in the upcoming police and crime commissioner elections pleads not guilty to 24 historical child sex offences.

Read more

Travel: Accident near Clifton Boulevard

BBC Travel

Abbey Street, Nottingham is partially blocked at the junction with the A52 Clifton Boulevard because of an accident on the roundabout.

Watch: Conclusion is 'relief for everyone involved'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

BBC Radio Nottingham's Andy Whittaker was with Brian Cole when the news of the inquests came in yesterday. 

Here's what he had to say...

Lenton fire: Dramatic scenes earlier

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Here's a pretty dramatic picture of the fire in the disused factory.

It was taken by nearby resident Nathan Mansell moments before he was evacuated from his house.

Faraday Road factory fire
Nathan Mansell

Lenton fire: Sounded like fireworks going off says witness

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

One of the residents in Faraday Road who has been evacuated from his house told BBC Radio Nottingham's Hayley Compton it was "pandemonium" when the fire broke out.

"I was in my room and heard three loud explosions then there was smoke everywhere," he said.

Lenton fire
BBC

"It was like someone had let off 50 fireworks."

Fans 'didn't know what was going on' says Hillsborough witness

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Speaking to BBC Radio Nottingham's Andy Whittaker, Brian Cole, vividly recalled the "complete carnage" he witnessed at Hillsborough.

"At first Forest fans didn't know what was going off," he said. "We initially thought it was Liverpool fans causing some sort of unrest but as soon as we realised they [Forest fans] showed a lot of respect."

Hillsborough diaster
Hillsborough Inquests

Fire officers will search building

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Incident commander Martin Malloy says the fire in Faraday Road is under control and they will carry out a full search of the building when they can.

He said: "When a unit like this catches fire you hear little, loud noises.

"We are not aware of any cylinders but we are searching for any hazards - to our officers and members of the public."

Forest fan 'relieved' at yesterday's Hillsborough conclusion

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Brian Cole from Carlton was at Hillsborough on the day of the disaster and was one of several people who ran onto the pitch to administer first aid.

He said since that day he had only spoken to his friend who was with him, his mum and the officers preparing evidence for the coroner.

Brian Cole
BBC

Mr Cole, a trained first aider, said he had tried and failed to resuscitate a man on the pitch and said he felt "relief" at yesterday's determination.

"I have often asked myself whether I could have done any more," he said.

Travel: Technical fault on trams

Forest fans speaks of Hillsborough disaster

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

After yesterday's Hillborough inquests conclusion, one Nottingham Forest fan has spoken publicly about his memory of that day for the first time.

We'll hear more from him and how he tried to help Liverpool fans who were lying on the pitch shortly.

Lenton warehouse blaze under control

Your photos: Lenton blaze

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

William Fox sent us this photo of the fire at a disused factory in Lenton.

Lenton fire
William Fox

Five fire engines were sent to Faraday Road at about 12:15.

Council to remove mystery graffiti

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The council says it is going to remove the pro-cyclist graffiti that has appeared around the city.

Previous markings, saying "unsafe bike lane", appeared in March on a cycle lane in Chilwell where cyclists have injured themselves on tram tracks, and in March a picture of a cyclist and the words "cyclist priority" appeared on Mansfield Road.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Road still closed after Lenton fire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Faraday Road remains closed between Derby Road and Wollaton Road because of smoke blowing across the road from the fire. 

Faraday Road
BBC

Haze of smoke in the air around Faraday Road

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A fire spokesman has told me there is a lot of smoke coming from the fire in Faraday Road and they are advising people in the area to keep their windows and doors closed.

smoke Derby Road
BBC

Road closures in place

Fire service warns people to avoid area

Black smoke seen over Derby Road

Ashley has tweeted this photo of the fire which can be seen from Derby Road.

Faraday Road fire
Ashley

Lenton blaze: 25 firefighters at the scene

Klara Lethbridge

Newsreader, BBC Radio Nottingham

The fire service says it received a call to an industrial fire in Lenton at 12:15. 

A spokesman said 25 firefighters were currently at the scene.

Police have also confirmed they are assisting with road closures and the evacuation of buildings.

Thick smoke can be seen in Lenton

Ben Carr has told us he has heard the sound of explosions and buildings nearby have been evacuated.  

View more on twitter

Fire in Nottingham

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

There's some black smoke above Nottingham at the moment. We can see it from our office windows on London Road.

Nottingham fire
BBC

There are reports it is in Faraday Road near the University of Nottingham.

Farmers raise baby goat after risky birth

Notts TV

Tracy and Rupert from Harker's Farm in Clipstone on the Wolds have hand-raised a baby goat to keep him alive and he's become one of the family pets.

Tommy is a fortnight old, and wouldn't have lived for more than a few minutes after birth if the couple hadn't taken him in.

Goat Tommy
Notts TV

The couple say he will not stay a house goat forever and will head back outside in the next couple of weeks.

Council says markings are distraction to drivers

Caroline Lowbridge

BBC News Online

Do these road markings improve cycling safety or do they present their own dangers?

This is the latest sign that has appeared in Haydn Road, Sherwood.

Cycle lane graffiti
Notts Mass / Facebook

The mystery graffiti artist who's been dubbed "The Phantom Aerosol" has been spraying signs on roads in Nottingham for a few months now.

The city council isn’t pleased though and says the markings are a distraction to drivers.

Wiikman returns to Panthers

BBC Nottingham Sport

Popular netman Miika Wiikman has signed a new deal to come back to the Nottingham Panthers next season.

Miika Wiikman Nottingham Panthers
Denham J Gouldson

Day two of an all-out strike by junior doctors

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

It's the second day of an all-out strike by junior doctors across Nottinghamshire.

For another day they have walked out of routine and emergency care in a protest over their new contracts.

The stoppage is until 17:00 again with consultants and nurses staffing A&E and intensive care.

Mystery graffiti highlights road dangers

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

We've talked before about the mystery graffiti artist who is spraying a series of DIY road markings around Nottingham to highlight dangers to cyclists.

He's now at it again and has been dubbed the "Phantom Aerosol" by some people.

'UNSAFE BIKE LANE' road markings on Chilwell high Road
Facebook/realbeeston
'UNSAFE BIKE LANE' road markings on Chilwell high Road

Mystery graffiti highlights road dangers

A mystery graffiti artist dubbed the "Phantom Aerosol" spays a series of DIY road markings highlighting dangers to cyclists.

Read more

Police equipment sold through online auction

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Nottinghamshire Police has just tweeted that it is selling some items on eBay.

This isn't a new move by the force, and many others across the country do it too, but they have been selling items no longer needed either due to replacing or upgrading equipment.

A spokesman said since it joined the online auction site last year, the force has raised £5,600 which has gone back into the policing budget.

New NTU building nominated

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Another Nottingham building that has been shortlisted for an architecture award is the new entrance to Nottingham Trent University's Clifton campus.

Two new buildings have gone up at the site to replace the old 1960s teaching block.

Nottingham Trent University Clifton campus building
Martin Hamilton Knight / RIBA