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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 13 May 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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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 on Monday with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

Weather: A chilly night ahead

BBC Weather

It will be a chilly night with clear spells.

It should stay dry for most, although a few showers could develop by dawn with lows of 6C (42F).

weather
BBC

Mark Spencer 'relaxed' about expenses claims

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

Sherwood MP Mark Spencer told us he's "fairly relaxed" about reports of election expenses investigations and police haven't contacted him either.  

Police respond to claims over MPs investigation into election expenses

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

In a statement sent to us, Nottinghamshire Police said when they have had access to material currently with the electoral commission, then they will "determine whether an investigation should be conducted".

A force spokeswoman added: "At no time have the force indicated that they will not be conducting an investigation into this matter.

“We will, in all likelihood, make an application to the court next week to request more time to carry out an investigation if one is required.”

Conservatives accused of not correctly declaring costs

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

Channel 4 News sent out a tweet saying Nottinghamshire Police had confirmed they were investigating MP Anna Soubry and Mark Spencer, but the statement the force has sent us neither confirms, or denies this. 

The allegations surround the Tory battlebus that visited marginal seats, including Broxtowe, before last year's general election.

MP Anna Soubry
BBC

It's claimed the cost of bussing activists in and out should have been declared in local, rather than national spending returns. 

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Stags release three players

BBC Nottingham Sport

Craig Westcarr, Liam Marsden (pictured) and Anthony Dwyer have all been released by Mansfield Town   

Liam Marsden
Getty Images

Police quiet on extension to investigate expenses

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

Police are neither confirming or denying the details in this tweet.

MP Anna Soubry has told me nobody has contacted her but she maintains her innocence and will co-operate.

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England Test call-up 'surreal' - Ball

BBC Sport

England newcomer Jake Ball says keeping his "surreal" international call-up quiet was incredibly tough.

The Nottinghamshire pace bowler is in the 12-man squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka, which starts on Thursday.  

Jake Ball
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Travel: Roadworks causing delays

BBC Travel

Roadworks across the city and county are causing delays this afternoon. Traffic is building in Toton Lane, Stapleford, Mansfield Road in Worksop and Mansfield Road in Whitwell.

Inquest hears man died after cigarette lighter set fire to bed

Lisa Teanby

Newsreader, BBC Radio Nottingham

A coroner has concluded that the flame from a jet cigarette lighter is the most likely cause of death of a man from Nottingham. 

David Owen, 67, from Hilton Grange in West Bridgford died from multiple organ failure and severe burns the day after the fire at his home last December.

The inquest heard how Mr Owen had mobility issues and couldn't get out of bed without help and had resisted stopping the habit of smoking in bed or offers of fire retardant bedding.  

Men sought over football brawl

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

We told you earlier this week about 17 men who were charged by police over a large fight between Forest and Notts fans in March.

The force has now released these photos of two men they still want to speak to about the brawl at The Major Oak pub in Nottingham.

Football disorder
Nottinghamshire Police

The cricket has landed

Here's what all the fuss was about at Trent Bridge earlier.

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Motorcyclist treated road 'like a racetrack' said police

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Det Sgt Ged Hazelwood called the accident "excessively dangerous".

"He [Staley] was treating Middleton Boulevard at rush hour as a race track," he said.

David Staley
Nottinghamshire Police

Two golds for Nottingham archer

Nottingham soldier Gareth Paterson has won two golds at the Invictus Games in Florida.

The 38-year-old Army Sergeant is a member of the UK Team's archery squad and has won an individual gold and a team gold.

Gareth Paterson
Invictus Games

Mr Paterson was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis in 2004, a form of spinal arthritis  which causes crippling back pain. 

He was advised by his doctor to take up archery to help with his rehabilitation and psychological well-being.

Play free tennis this weekend

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

If you fancy playing some tennis this weekend, locations around the city are hosting free have-a-go yourself events tomorrow and Sunday.

The Great British Tennis Weekend is the third of four in the city to be held in Nottingham in the lead-up to the Aegon Open next month.

Biker's riding was 'irresponsible' says judge

Ben Truslove

BBC News Online

The court heard Sally Shalloe had been crossing the road at a pedestrian crossing and believed even if she had checked the road ahead was clear, she would not have seen Staley until it was too late.

Sentencing David Staley, Judge James Sampson said: "She was in the prime of life. She tried to cross the road with the [pedestrian] lights on red, it must be recognised, but you hit her at high speed.

Sally Shaloe
Family photo

He continued: “If you'd been driving correctly you would have seen her in good time and this accident would not have occurred.

"Your riding was irresponsible, dangerous, and in the event fatal."

England call-up 'still sinking in' says Ball

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Fresh off his England call-up, Jake Ball has told BBC Radio Nottingham Sport he was "delighted to get the news" and it still hasn't quite sunk in yet.

"It's very surreal but I'm trying to soak it all in and enjoy it."

Jake Ball
BBC

Players hoping for T20 crowds

BBC Nottingham Sport

We were live from Trent Bridge earlier for Nottinghamshire's launch of the T20 season.

Steven Mullaney who stars in the promotional film for the series said they hoped to see big crowds at the ground for this summer.

Steven Mullaney
BBC

"We're hoping to get the big crowds in and when you get 10,000 at Trent Bridge it's rocking," he said.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • A biker has been jailed for two years for causing the death of a cyclist in Nottingham
  • The Home Office is encouraging other cities to take on a late night levy like the one that has been operating in Nottingham since 2014
  • Nottinghamshire Cricket Club have launched their T20 summer series with the premiere of a promotional video at Trent Bridge

Man wanted over armed robbery

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Police are trying to trace a man who threatened staff and robbed a Spar shop in London Road, Retford last night.

The force said the man had a small pen knife and left the scene with a "quantity of cash".

Biker 'remorseful' for accident

Ben Truslove

BBC News Online

Staley was knocked unconscious in the crash and also suffered severe injuries.

He spent five months in hospital and has been left with permanent physical and brain injuries, and has no memory of the crash. He attended court today using a crutch and with his arm in a sling.

The court heard the dad of two was "genuinely remorseful" for what had happened. 

Rose signs new Mansfield Town contract

Mitchell Rose
Getty Images

Mansfield Town midfielder Mitchell Rose signs an extended contract with the League Two side.

Mitchell Rose

Rose signs new Mansfield Town contract

Mansfield Town midfielder Mitchell Rose signs an extended contract with the League Two side.

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What is the late night levy?

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

If you've been a bit confused about our stories on Nottingham's late night levy today, and don't understand exactly what it is, then the Home Office has this guide.

They're encouraging more councils in the country to take up the tax which charges bars, pubs and clubs for staying open past midnight.

Cyclist had produced road safety studies

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Sally Shalloe, 51, from Attenborough, had been cycling to work when her bicycle was hit by Staley's motorbike.

She worked as a research fellow at the University of Nottingham and her husband, Jim Hill, said she had previously produced studies on road safety.

Sally Shalloe with husband Jim Hill
Family photo

Motorcyclist pulled a wheelie moments before crash

James Roberson

Reporter, East Midlands Today

David Staley was jailed at Nottingham Crown Court today.

He had admitted pulling a wheelie moments before his powerful motorbike crashed into Mrs Shalloe, throwing her 70ft through the air.

She suffered massive injuries and died in hospital, and Staley was also left in hospital for five months with serious injuries.

Man jailed for causing death of cyclist

James Roberson

Reporter, East Midlands Today

A motorcyclist who was travelling up to 90mph when he hit and killed a cyclist has been jailed for two years.

David Staley, 32, from Arnold previously admitted causing the death of Sally Shalloe in the crash on Middleton Boulevard in April last year.

David Staley
BBC

Will it get warmer again?

BBC Weather

It's the question we all want the answer to... will the warm weather return next week? 

Helen has the 10-day outlook.

Weather
BBC

Project returns to city after popularity in New York

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Reporter Hayley Compton had her back painted with the words 'I'm tried of being underestimated' for the "I'm tired" project.

The project was started by two University of Nottingham graduates, Paula Akpan and Harriet Evans, last summer to "highlight microaggressions and stereotyping in society", with subjects writing what they are 'tired' of on their backs.

I'm Tired project
Paula Akpan

The exhibition has toured around the UK since then and even saw the artists pick up an award in New York.

It returns to Nottingham tomorrow and will run until the end of June at the GuerillArtLab in Broad St.

Project to tackle stereotypes and assumptions

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

BBC Radio Nottingham's Hayley Compton is never shy of getting herself stuck into a story.

And this time she's taking part in exhibition in the city to tackle stereotyping - messages are painted on people's bodies to confront assumptions others make about them.

Tired project
Paula Akpan

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • Other cities are looking to follow in the footsteps of Nottingham and introduce a late night levy
  • Residents in Southwell are getting training this weekend on how to cope with flooding 
  • Forest are looking to secure a long-term manager after Paul Williams left the club yesterday

Watch out for road closures on Sunday

Just a reminder that roads around the city centre, The Park, Meadows and West Bridgford will be affected by closures on Sunday because of the Nottingham 10K.

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Money not spent by PCC yet

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The city council claims there has been a 6% fall in fall in violence at night since the tax came into force.

Richard Antcliff, the city council head of licensing, trading standards and anti-social behaviour, said the money had paid for two extra community protection officers.

The rest of the money has been given to the police and crime commissioner (PCC) to choose how it is spent, although none of it has been spent yet - more than a year since the tax was introduced.

Levy 'undermining' great work

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Jo Cox-Brown from the Malt Cross pub on St James' Street said she had seen "no difference" since the levy was introduced.

She said it had, however, created "pinch points" around the city which made life harder for the Street Pastors.

Malt Cross
BBC

"Nottingham is a safe place to go out and there are some great initiatives, and some great work going on," she said. "But it feels like the late night levy is undermining some of that great work."

Pub owner questions levy's effectiveness

Kevin Stanley

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

The late night levy costs pubs, bars and clubs between £300 and £4,400 depending on their size.

The revenue is split, with 70% going to the police and 30% to the city council, but 130 bars opted to close early to avoid paying the fee.

Some people though like Jo Cox-Brown who runs the Malt Cross, have questioned how effective the tax has been.

She is also responsible for the city's Street Pastors and feels there's been little extra police or community protection officers since the scheme started.

Flat tyre added to traffic misery this morning

Nottingham Post

There was an accident on the A60 Loughborough Road, West Bridgford this morning which caused some delays in the area, but it was made worse by a car with a flat tyre on the A52, according to the Nottingham Post.

Late night tax helps pay for schemes

Kevin Stanley

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

In Nottingham any venues open beyond midnight pay an extra fee, which has helped to fund three community support officers and has boosted the role of the city's Street Pastors. 

The Home Office has now issued new guidance - paving the way for other places to introduce similar schemes. 

Late night levy
BBC

In its first year, Nottingham raised £229,000 - less than the initial predictions of £300,000 but that's mainly because more than 100 bars opted to close early to avoid the charge.

Williams has better chance of coaching elsewhere

Colin Fray

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

You might have heard Forest's interim manager Paul Williams left the club yesterday.

I understand there were some brief negotiations with him, but he decided to move on. 

Paul Williams
Getty Images

He didn't know what was going to happen when a new manager came in and he might have found himself surplus to requirements.

Leaving now he gives himself a better chance of getting another coaching job elsewhere.

Weather: A cloudy start to the day

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

It's slightly cooler today than yesterday.

It'll be a cloudy start, followed by some brightness, and then more cloud this afternoon. Highs of 16C (60F).

weather
BBC

Other cities to follow Nottingham with levy

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Nottingham has had what it calls a late night levy in place since November 2014, and now it looks like other cities might be following suit.

We'll take a look this morning at the effect the tax has had on the city and what it could mean for others.