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  1. Updates for Tuesday 10 May 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

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By Dave Wade

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Weather: Rain all night

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

The risk of thundery showers continues into the evening, with a greater risk over higher ground. 


There will be further rain through most of the night, with perhaps some mist or fog patches forming in some areas.

Minimum temperature: 11C (52F).

Magpies: Bookies' favourites for manager job

BBC Nottingham Sport

Bassetlaw problems: 'Shortage of junior medics'

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

More now on the news that emergency surgery has been suspended at Bassetlaw Hospital in Worksop.

David Purdue, from the local NHS trust has said it's down to a "shortfall of junior medical staff".

Patients are being transferred to Doncaster Royal Infirmary - almost 20 miles away.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been urged to solve the dispute over a new contract for junior doctors in England.

MP to meet minister over EMAS report

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Newark's MP tweets...

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Travel: Bestwood lights out

BBC Travel

Traffic lights have failed on Arnold Road, Bestwood, at the Edwards Lane junction, causing slow traffic.

Pub fight may have been 'pre-arranged'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The fight broke out at the Major Oak pub in Pelham Street, Nottingham.

Chief Supt Mark Holland said the pub was busy with people enjoying a night out who "suddenly found themselves in the midst of a terrifying situation".

Major Oak

"One of the lines of enquiry we are looking at is that this was a pre-arranged fight and not a spontaneous coming together of rival groups. It is only by sheer good fortune that no-one was seriously injured," he said.

He said last week three Notts County fans were dealt with at court for the disorder that occurred in the recent game at Mansfield Town. Two received bans from all football grounds in the country for three years.

Travel: Canning Circus police incident

Cricket: Play called off

Dave Bracegirdle

BBC Radio Nottingham commentator

Play has been called off for the day. 

Didn’t really have a chance, drizzle and bad light hanging around. Try again tomorrow.  

Travel: Sherwood Forest flooding

17 arrests after Forest v Notts mass pub brawl

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Seventeen men have been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder after a fight between Forest and Notts County fans at a pub on Saturday 19 March.

The arrests were made today in Arnold, Aspley, Beeston, Bulwell, Carlton, Cinderhill, Clifton, Strelley, Top Valley, Derby, Ilkeston and South Normanton.

Eleven Forest supporters and six Notts County fans, aged between 19 and 28, are being held in separate custody suites across the county.

CCTV images released after OAP robbed

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Here's a still of the women police want to speak to after a 90-year-old woman had her bank card stolen.

CCTV women
Derbyshire Police

One of the women is shown in the branch of Barclays where the victim initially drew money out. 

The second and third are shown catching the same bus as the victim and alighting at the same stop in Sandiacre.  

Woman, 90, has bank card stolen

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Police have released CCTV footage of three women they want to speak to after a 90-year-old woman had her bank card stolen.

She had drawn cash out from a Barclays cash machine in High Street, Nottingham, before heading home on the bus to Sandiacre on 3 March.

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As she neared her house, two women approached her and asked for directions, showing her a map.

A number of suspicious transactions were later spotted on her account by Barclays staff and after they phoned the victim to check, it emerged her bank card had been stolen.

Travel: A46 accident

BBC Travel

There's one lane blocked and slow traffic on the A46 northbound in East Stoke, between School Lane and Main Street, because of an accident.

Travel: M1 debris in road

BBC Travel

There's debris on the northbound carriageway of the M1 between junctions 27 and 26.

Travel: A52 lane blocked

BBC Travel

One lane of the A52 is blocked eastbound between Victoria Avenue in Risley and Nottingham Road, Stapleford, because of an accident.

Power back on in Stapleford

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Electricity has been restored to 34 properties, Western Power Distriubtion has said.

Bassetlaw problems 'down to government failure'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Since 30 April, patients needing emergency surgery have been transferred to Doncaster Royal Infirmary because of staff shortages at Bassetlaw.

Heidi Alexander

Concerns have been raised in the Commons about it with Shadow Health Secretary, Heidi Alexander (pictured), accusing the government of dealing with the symptoms, rather than the causes, of high agency pay for nursing staff.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said: "Two thirds of trusts have reported savings and the price paid for agency nurses is 10% lower than it was in October."

Power cut in Stapleford

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A total of 34 properties are still without power, according to Western Power Distribution.

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Travel: Mansfield Road crash

Weather: Cloudy and showery

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC Weather

Over the course of the afternoon the rain will become more widespread with heavier pulses at times – this could cause some difficult driving conditions. 

Highs of 16C (61F).


Bassetlaw Hospital sending patients to Doncaster Royal Infirmary due to staff shortages

The hospital says the change has taken place as there is limited availability of doctors for the out of hours rota.

All surgical patients presenting at Bassetlaw Emergency Department are now triaged and assessed by a senior surgical doctor and any patients who require immediate, surgical, hospital care will be transferred to Doncaster.

A spokesman for the Trust says this is typically 10-14 patients in any given week and follows the system they already have in place for patients requiring ENT, vascular or gastro-iIntestinal surgery.

Local treatment will continue to be available at Bassetlaw for non-urgent surgical patients and the number of elective surgical operations will increase at Bassetlaw hospital as a result of the changes. 

Tennis: Open standard to be high

Colin Fray

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

More now on the news that world ranked number 19 Kevin Anderson will be the top seed at this year’s ATP Nottingham Open. 

The 6ft 8ins South African was a runner-up to Andy Murray on the grass courts at Queen’s Club last summer and heads the list for the last tournament in Nottingham before it moves again to Eastbourne. 

Kevin Anderson

Tournament director Paul Hutchins said: “When we do the final draw, I think you’ll find it’ll be very strong. 

"The standard of the ATP tournament is going to be very, very strong for the spectators.”

Nottingham prisoner died after 'neglect'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A mother whose ill son died at HMP Nottingham after being neglected by staff says he should not have been left to die.

Shalane Blackwood complained of stomach pains and told his mother Linda Blackwood he was dying when she last spoke to him on 21 July.

Shalane Blackwood
Family photo

He was found dead in his cell on 5 August, having suffered internal bleeding due to an ulcer.

An inquest jury decided "systematic failings amounting to neglect" significantly contributed to his death.

EMAS report: Your views


You've been having your say on Facebook about the news that East Midlands Ambulance Service's staffing has been branded "insufficient" in a CQC report.


Deena Draycott spoke out in their defence: "They don't deserve to work under that kind of pressure, though, or they will end up needing an ambulance themselves!"

As did Alan Cassady-Bishop, who wrote: "Daily we're hearing of stories that we should be outraged over. The stories are the results of the unrealistic and venomous cuts imposed on the NHS."

Tennis: SA's Anderson to be top seed

BBC Nottingham Sport

The tournament director of the Nottingham Open men's tournament has said spectators can expect a very strong standard of tennis this summer. 

Paul Hutchins was commenting on the news that world number 19, Kevin Anderson, of South Africa (pictured), will be top seed at this year's event in June.

Kevin Anderson

Hoax bomb threat at Broadmarsh

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Nottinghamshire Police has said it was made aware by security at the Broadmarsh shopping centre of a bomb threat having been made.

"As a result of the call, the shopping centre took the decision to evacuate the bus station as a precaution," a spokesman said.


The bus station has now been reopened.

The call is being treated as a false and malicious phone call, police said.

Call police on 101 if you have information.

Travel: Train delays in Nottingham

Trains are expected to be delayed by 30 minutes.

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Broadmarsh buses diverted

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Buses were diverted to Friar Lane, according to Trent Barton. 

The station was evacuated after an incident just after 11:00.

We believe the incident is now over and people are being let back into the bus station.

Broadmarsh 'police incident'

County Championship: Follow live updates

Follow live text updates, including Notts vs Middlesex, and listen to live BBC local radio commentaries from eight matches in the County Championship.

Joe Root
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EMAS under 'unrelenting pressure'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Richard Henderson, acting chief executive of EMAS, says a CQC report, which has branded it as "requiring improvement" was very fair and balanced, and recognised areas of good practice.

Richard Henderson Emas

However he said there's been "unrelenting pressure" on the service.

"It was very clear in the report that the ratings directly reflect the pressure staff have been under for a period of time, reflecting the levels of demand placed upon the organisation," he said.

"Not purely through the increasing number of 999 calls but also the level of pressure around, for example, hospital turnaround, the ability to release ambulance crews in a timely manner."

West Bridgford woman to paddle length of country

West Bridgford Wire

Adventurer Lizzie Carr is embarking on the challenge of a lifetime - to become the first person to successfully paddleboard the length of England via its connected waterways, using entirely human powered means.

Poyet not taking Forest boss job

BBC Nottingham Sport

Gus Poyet won't be the new manager of Nottingham Forest. 

The man who'd been the bookmakers' favourite for the job at the City Ground has become the new boss of Real Betis in Spain.

Gus Poyet
Getty Images

Cricket: Notts vs Middlesex

BBC Nottingham Sport

Notts need some wickets when the cricket resumes at 11:00 at Lord's. 

Replying to Notts' 354 in their first innings, Middlesex are 203-3 - quite a recovery from the 49-3 they were at earlier in the day.

The wet condition of the pitch is likely to cause delays:

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Family of Stan Shanks release statement

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The body of a man found in woods in Ollerton on Friday has been confirmed as that of 78-year-old Stan Shanks.

Mr Shanks's disappearance seven days earlier had prompted a wide search of the area.

Stan Shanks
Family photo

His son Terry has released a statement, thanking the people of Ollerton for their help and support.

"Stan was loved by all his family and friends and he will be sadly missed," he said.