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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 9 May 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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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: Showers on their way

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

Tonight it will turn cloudier with a few showers spreading in from the south.

These could turn heavy and thundery in places, especially over higher ground. Lows of 11C (52F). 

weather
BBC

Men in court over prison disorder

Mike O'Sullivan

Reporter, East Midlands Today

Nine men have appeared in court over alleged disorder at Stocken Prison in Rutland in June last year.

They include six men who are serving prisoners at HMP Nottingham and HMP Ranby in Nottinghamshire.

A 10th man, from HMP Nottingham will appear at Leicester Crown Court via video link tomorrow.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Here are your final top stories for today:

  • Nottinghamshire's Chief Constable Chris Eyre is leaving next month to take up a new role in Cyprus
  • The Environment Agency says it is looking to support plans for an energy firm to explore an area of north Nottinghamshire for shale gas
  • Rain has stopped play at Lord's on day two of Middlesex v Nottinghamshire

People to have say on shale gas plans

BBC Radio Nottingham

Energy firm, Island Gas (Igas), wants to drill two boreholes at Misson Springs near Harworth, north Nottinghamshire to investigate the potential for shale gas.

The plans have attracted opposition locally but the Environment Agency says its public consultation will run until 6 June for people to give their views.

Vaughan named in Wales squad

BBC Nottingham Sport

Forest midfielder David Vaughan has been named in Wales' Euro 2016 training squad by coach Chris Coleman.

David Vaughan
PA

Your views: Speed limits keep changing

Environment Agency to support 'fracking' application

Next we're talking fracking.

Back in November the BBC reported the first application for shale gas exploration had been submitted to Nottinghamshire County Council. 

MIsson shale gas application
Getty Images

Now the Environment Agency says it is inclined to support the plans but has asked for further evidence to be submitted.

Power cuts across Nottingham

Kevin Stanley

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Around 80 homes and businesses have been without electricity in Carlton this afternoon.

Western Power Distribution says it was down to a digger going through an underground cable and supplies should be restored by 21:00 at the latest.

There's a second power cut in the Radcliffe-on-Trent area which is affecting around 60 properties.

'Shame factor stopping women getting symptoms checked'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Athena Lamnisos from the Eve Appeal says too many women are waiting too long before they visit their doctor.

"There seems to be an amount of embarrassment around talking about gynaecology signs and symptoms and that's one of the things stopping women from going to the doctors," she said.

Athena Lamnisos
BBC

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Women urged to visit doctor

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Christine has joined a campaign by the charity The Eve Appeal, which is urging women to get checked immediately if they have any concerns about symptoms.

It comes as figures reveal a third of women don't think their symptoms are serious enough to warrant a visit to a doctor.  

Eve Appeal
Eve Appeal

'Shock' at cancer diagnosis

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Christine Haskell from Mansfield Woodhouse is battling cancer for the third time. 

She was first diagnosed in 2010 and after suffering pain in her side she waited four months to see her doctor.

Christine Haskell
BBC

Within two weeks her ovaries were removed and was told she had grade three ovarian cancer. 

She says she was "shocked" but grateful she hadn't left it longer to visit her doctor.

Woman joins charity cancer campaign

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A woman who is battling cancer for the third time has joined a charity campaign to warn other women about the early signs of gynaecological cancers and getting checked out early.

Travel: Broken down car on Hucknall Road

PCC was 'inspirational leader' says Chris Eyre

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

In a statement, Chris Eyre, said he was "proud" of all the officers and staff he had worked with at the force since 2010.

He added: "I have had the pleasure of working with many community leaders and partners during my time here."

He said he had "learned so much" while working with PCC Paddy Tipping, who he described as "an inspirational leader, mentor and friend".

Travel: Heavy traffic on A52

BBC Travel

There is a lot of traffic on the A52 Radcliffe-on-Trent between the Saxondale Island and Cropwell Road junction around the roadworks.

Police chief had 'supposed tension' with PCC

Kevin Stanley

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Chris Eyre will become chief constable of the Sovereign Base Area Police in Cyprus.

While he has had some praise during his time in Nottinghamshire there have tensions reported between him and the police and crime commissioner Paddy Tipping. 

Chris Eyre
BBC

Early this year Mr Tipping asked the chief to intervene over the Conservatives election expenses row - something Mr Eyre rejected on the grounds of being out of time.

Stand-in police chief to continue with merger plans

Kevin Stanley

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

More now on the news that Chris Eyre is stepping down as Nottinghamshire’s Chief Constable.

His temporary replacement, Sue Fish, says she stands by controversial plans to merge the city and county divisions of Notts Police.

She told BBC Radio Nottingham: “In fact we’ve actually been working in this way for a while now and it’s worked really well – we are the only core city in the country where crime is continuing to fall as at a much faster rate than virtually anywhere else in the country.”

Watch: Cresswell's big Bafta moment

Here's This Is England '90 star Chanel Cresswell picking up her Bafta award for best supporting actress.

Weather: Feeling very warm this afternoon

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC Weather

There’ll be bright and often sunny spells this afternoon, with high level cloud moving in from the south.

There’s the chance of an occasional, isolated shower in places. 

Feeling very warm with highs of 24C (75F).

weather
BBC

Show was 'worst work experience'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Derbyshire actress Chanel Cresswell made an awkward slip of the tongue last night as she picked up her award for best supporting actress for This Is England '90, which was directed by Nottingham's Shane Meadows.

She accidentally called the 10-year project the "worst work experience". 

Chanel Cresswell
PA

Chanel, who studied at Nottingham's Television Workshop, got her big break through the Channel 4 show.

Tipping praises hard work of police boss

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Speaking about Chris Eyre's departure, Nottinghamshire police and crime commissioner Paddy Tipping said he had been "outstanding" and cited Nottinghamshire's falling crime rate as testament to Mr Eyre's work over the last six years.

He said Sue Fish had agreed to delay the start of her retirement until March next year in order for a new chief constable to be found.

Cooper 'excited' to join new club

BBC Nottingham Sport

The Forest Green Rovers website says Mark Cooper did hit his points target at Notts and was offered the chance to stay at Meadow Lane but turned it down.  

On joining Gloucestershire-based Rovers, Cooper said he was "excited to join a club with a clear strategy on where it wants to go and how to get there".

Mark Cooper
Getty Images

Your views: Speed sign confusion

Facebook

You've been talking about confusing road signs this morning on our Facebook page.

Iain McMillan wrote: "On the A614 ( Rufford road) There are signs saying 50, 30 and 20."

While Leon Duveen doesn't see the confusion and said: "If there are signs saying the Speed Limit is 30 mph (temporary or not), then that is the speed limit. As a driver, I need to obey the signs on the road side."

Police boss saw reduction in crime

Kevin Stanley

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Chris Eyre joined the Nottinghamshire force in May 2010 as Deputy Chief Constable - and was promoted to chief in August 2012.

Throughout his tenure, Nottinghamshire Police has been praised by government inspectors for the way it's handled big financial cuts while also seeing reductions in crime. 

Mr Eyre will become the chief constable of the British police who are based in Cyprus. 

Chief constable is leaving Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Nottinghamshire's chief constable Chris Eyre has announced he is leaving the force and taking up a new post in Cyprus.

He will leave the force on 23 June. 

Chris Eyre
BBC

Deputy Chief Constable Sue Fish will take over as interim chief constable until March next year.  

Men remanded in custody over murder charge

Sonia Kataria

BBC News Online

Two men who were charged with the murder of Tony Fisher last week will appear at Nottingham Crown Court tomorrow.

Jaydon and Nathan Barton, both 22, were remanded in custody on Saturday by magistrates.

Tony Fisher murder Carlton
BBC / Nottinghamshire Police

A third man charged with murder, Marcus Barton, is due to appear in court on Friday.

Cooper confirmed as Forest Green boss

BBC Sport

Forest Green Rovers have appointed Mark Cooper as their new manager for next season.

Mark Cooper (left) with former Notts County boss Keith Curle before Saturday's game against Carlisle
Dan Westwell

Cooper left Notts County on Saturday after their 5-0 home loss to Carlisle - his 10th game in charge - and watched Forest Green's play-off win over Dover.  

Scribbled out speed signs cause confusion

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Shirley Nurseries is on Mansfield Road, where there are several speed limits.

Julie, who runs the garden centre, said customers had been confused by the changing signs and weren't sure if they were official changes by the council or the work of vandals.

Speed limits Mansfield Road
Google

"The signs are all wrong and customers just don't know what to do. You don't know whether it is kids doing it or the council so everyone's just driving at 30 to avoid a ticket," she said.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • Nottingham director Shane Meadows picked up two awards at last night's Baftas for This is England '90
  • The re-elected police and crime commissioner (PCC) for Nottinghamshire says he will make an announcement at midday on leadership changes at the force
  • Former British number one Laura Robson has been handed a wildcard for the Nottingham Open

Signs spray-painted during work

Hayley Compton

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

No it's not the work of vandals, the council have spray painted this 50mph sign out (and others on the A614) whilst they do resurfacing work.   

Confusing road sign
BBC

Temporary 30mph signs have gone up instead and the county council says it has spray-painted the signs to keep motorists safe while resurfacing work continues.

Confusing A60 signs

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Next this morning, we're talking confusing road signs.

Some signs along the A60 Mansfield Road have been confusing motorists and some people have even suggested it might be a prank.

Robson joins Nottingham Open line up

BBC Sport

Britain's Laura Robson has been handed a wildcard to play at the Nottingham Open.

The 22-year-old reached world number 27 in July 2013, but has struggled since returning from a serious wrist injury last year.

Laura Robson
Getty Images

Travel: Lane closed on M1

BBC Travel

One lane is closed on the M1 southbound at J26 (A610) because of a broken down vehicle.

Cricket: Nottinghamshire start day two

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Nottinghamshire made 345-7 on day one of their County Championship match at Middlesex yesterday. Samit Patel is unbeaten on 86.

Day two at Lord's starts from 11:00