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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 17 May 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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By Dave Wade

All times stated are UK

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That's all from Local Live today. Join us again tomorrow.

Weather: Cloud increasing through the evening

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

Staying fine and mainly dry this evening with cloud increasing from the west bringing outbreaks of rain by dawn and lows of 10C (50F).

weather
BBC

City's top chef laments BBC recipes loss

Verity Cowley

Presenter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Nottingham's Sat Bains says the BBC Food website is a "great catalogue of amazing recipes from some brilliant chefs".

It comes after the news that the Beeb is closing a number of websites, including BBC Food.

Sat Bains
BBC

Contributing chefs include Nigella Lawson with 71 recipes, the Hairy Bikers with 477 and James Martin with 1,641.

The 11,000 recipes on the BBC's website will be more difficult to find as part of changes - they won't be deleted but they won't come up as prominently in searches.

Rainbow flags hoisted

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Wondered what the colourful flags over County Hall and Nottingham's Council House are?

They're rainbow flags to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT).

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The event marks the day in 1990 when the World Health Organisation declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder and is seen as a landmark day for those who oppose prejudice and discrimination.

What do new dog orders mean?

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Dogs are now banned from:

  • Children's play areas, 
  • The city's three areas of special scientific interest, including Holme Pit and Colwick Cutting
  • The 21 local nature reserves, including Beeston Sidings and Moorbridge Ponds
  • "School land", meaning land in the city boundary used for education
Wollaton Park
BBC

There are a number of public open spaces, including Wollaton Park (pictured), where dogs are free to roam but which contain restricted areas where they must be on a lead. Click here for the full list

In all other public open spaces in the city, dogs must be kept on a lead and owners must produce a poo bag when asked.

Anyone flouting these rules faces a fine.

Man with dog tattoo punched man

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Recognise this tattoo?

Police say a man with a similar inking assaulted a 45-year-old man in Newark last month.

Two men entered his home, punched him and demanded cash before fleeing empty-handed.

Dog tattoo
Nottinghamshire Police

The victim needed stitches after the attack on 29 April.

One of the men had a distinctive tattoo of a dog on the left side of his neck.

Police changes: Public 'should have voted for two divisions'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Nottinghamshire Police has said that if the people of Nottingham wanted two police divisions, then they should have voted for the PCC candidate who stood specifically on retaining them, namely Independent Tony Bates.

A city council survey claimed overwhelming support to retain a chief superintendent for the city.

Police
BBC

“It should be noted that while 400 people have taken part in this city council survey, more than 170,000 people recently voted in the police and crime commissioner election in Nottinghamshire," a force spokesman said

There will be no reduction in the number of officers in the city and there should be no adverse changes as a result, he added.

Travel: Car fire on M1

More on city police changes

Kevin Stanley

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

In March, PCC Paddy Tipping said no changes would be made to that structure before the summer. 

City council leader, Jon Collins, also asked for the process to the paused until the appointment of a new, permanent chief constable. 

Notts police badge
BBC

Today the council produced a survey of 400 residents, claiming overwhelming support to retain a senior police manager for the city.

Hain goes cheaply

Warwickshire 373 & 164-4 v Nottinghamshire 383

Dave Bracegirdle

BBC Radio Nottingham commentator

"Another wicket falls at Trent Bridge as the game moves towards a thrilling conclusion - weather permitting - as Sam Hain goes for just 9, nicking Jackson Bird behind.

"Varun Chopra remains, unbeaten on 76, with the visitors on 159-4, a lead of 149."

BreakingCity police division axed

Kevin Stanley

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

The BBC can reveal Nottingham's dedicated policing division has been scrapped. 

Nottinghamshire has traditionally had separate policing divisions, most recently one covering the city and one for the county. 

Today a force spokesman confirmed there's no longer a dedicated chief superintendent for the city area, and that the new, unified structure was now in place.

Travel: Spillage on A1

BBC Travel

Watch out - there's been a spillage of grain on the A1 at North Muskham.

Bird swoops for run out

Warwickshire 373 & 155-3 v Nottinghamshire 383

Dave Bracegirdle

BBC Radio Nottingham commentator

"A brilliant pick up and throw from Jackson Bird snares Nottinghamshire an important wicket.

"Laurie Evans, desperately trying to find some form, had battled his way to four from 36 deliveries then tried a risky run to mid on, which was terminal.

"Varun Chopra, meanwhile, has scarcely put a foot wrong in reaching 75 not out."

Ollie Hynd

London 2012 medallist and GB swimmer Ollie Hynd hopes to break a world record at the Rio Paralympics in September.

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Travel: Annesley oil spil

BBC Travel

There's been an oil spillage on the A611 Derby Road in Annesley at the Shoulder of Mutton junction.

Dog ban rubber-stamped

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

Nottingham City Council's executive board has approved a ban on dogs in some public spaces. 

Councillors insist they're "not penalising responsible dog owners".

Ban will 'hopefully bring about change'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Nicola Heaton, who is in charge of communities at Nottingham City Council, has been speaking about the potential dog ban in the city's parks. 

"This is about educating people and changing their behaviour," she said. 

"Happily there is only a small number of persistent offenders who are fouling the streets and making it unpleasant for everyone."

Car fire closes city street

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Wondering why Gregory Boulevard in Nottingham was closed earlier?

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It's now re-opened, according to Nottingham Travelwise.

Bookies think Evans will land Forest job

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

There appears to be three clear bookies' favourites for the vacant Nottingham Forest job. 

Steve Evans, Nigel Clough, Martin O'Neill
Getty Images

Steve Evans is odds on to land the job with one company, with Nigel Clough and Martin O'Neill also having short odds. 

Harry Redknapp is 66/1. Hmm...

Man banned from Hucknall town centre

Nottingham Post

Shoplifter Wayne Lee has been given a form of Asbo, banning him from Hucknall town centre for five years, after plaguing the community and being threatening towards local traders.

Wayne Lee
Nottinghamshire Police

Weather: Fine afternoon across Nottinghamshire

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Dry and bright this afternoon with plenty of sunshine although there will be more cloud than this morning. Highs of 19C (66F).

weather map
BBC

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across Nottinghamshire: 

  • The chief inspector of prisons warns progress at HMP Nottingham is "fragile" 
  • Dogs could be banned from parks and playgrounds in Nottingham
  • There is an eight-race card at Nottingham that gets under way at 14:10

'Minor delays' on Worksop buses

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

If you are planning on getting the bus...

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Progress at prison 'fragile,' chief inspector warns

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what chief inspector of prisons Peter Clarke has had to say about today's report into HMP Nottingham...

Motorcyclist dies in crash

Klara Lethbridge

Newsreader, BBC Radio Nottingham

A man's died after a crash in Balderton. 

The motorcyclist collided with a car in Grange Lane at around 18:30 last night. 

The 27-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Your comments: Dog park ban in Nottingham?

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

I suspected the potential ban on dogs in Nottingham's parks may have got you talking this morning and so it has proved. 

Martyn Collins on Facebook writes: "So all good Dog owners are classed as the same then.

"Well what do we expect let's not sort the problem out lets just ban everyone!" 

Nottingham prepares for afternoon of racing

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

If you fancy a flutter there is a bumper eight-race card at Nottingham this afternoon. 

Nottingham Racecourse
Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The first race is at 14:10. 

Prisoners 'are as scared as the staff'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Ian Carson from the Prison Officers Association has been painting a bleak picture of life in HMP Nottingham. 

"23 staff were assaulted last month, I think that probably underlines where they're at at the moment," he told BBC Radio Nottingham. 

"Not every prisoner in Nottingham Prison is violent towards staff, there'll be a lot of prisoners in there who are as scared as the staff." 

Brett Hutton reaches 50

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Good start for Notts this morning...

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Your photos: May across Nottinghamshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

It's a gorgeous day out there today. 

ducks in clipstone
windyshepherd

And it's not just me enjoying the weather - these ducks are making the most of the sun too in Clipstone. 

Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher windyshepherd for the pic. 

'More to be done' to improve prison standards

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Michael Spurr, from the National Offender Management Service, says there is still plenty to work on at HMP Nottingham.

Prison barbed wire
BBC

He said: "I am pleased that the inspectorate has noted the improvements that staff have worked on at the prison and that they continue to show progress in a number of key areas, but there is still more to be done to bring Nottingham up to the standard we expect."  

Culture at prison has improved, inspectors say

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here is some of what Peter Clarke, chief inspector of prisons, has had to say about the latest report into HMP Nottingham.

Peter Clarke
BBC

"We were far more optimistic than when we last inspected in 2014," he said. 

"The decline in standards had been arrested, the culture within the prison had improved, and there was a real sense that the leadership of the prison had a grip on what needed to be done."

Dog plans: Produce a poo bag or pay a fine

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Dog owners in Nottingham could be asked to produce a poo bag even if their dog hasn't done a number two, under plans councillors are voting on later.

It's a scheme previously brought in by Ashfield District Council.

Dog montage
BBC

Children's play areas, local nature reserves and areas of special scientific interest in the city could become completely dog-free under the plans.

The city council says dealing with out of control dogs and antisocial behaviour is a major priority.

Brown: Jeetan Patel can trouble Notts in final innings

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Warwickshire director of cricket Dougie Brown has been speaking about how his side can force a win against Notts at Trent Bridge. 

Jeetan Patel
Getty Images

He said: "There was some up-and-down movement, which isn't going to get easier to bat on, and certainly there's some spin to keep Jeetan Patel (pictured) interested."  

Blue skies above Trent Bridge

Dave Bracegirdle

BBC Radio Nottingham cricket correspondent at Trent Bridge

Another lovely start to the day at the loveliest ground in the country...

Trent Bridge
BBC

HMP Nottingham falls below standard, says government

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A closer look now at that report on HMP Nottingham.

Back in 2014, the last inspection highlighted violence including a prisoner who tried to gouge his own eye out and an officer who had part of his ear chewed off by an inmate. 

HMP Nottingham
BBC

In the latest report published today, inspectors found there's still too much violence, too much force is being used against inmates, and some men with complex problems are being held in segregation units. 

The government says more still needs to be done to bring Nottingham up to the standard it expects.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across Nottinghamshire: 

Paralympic swimmer: 'I just want to enjoy it'

David Jackson

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

After being named in the Paralympics GB swimming team, Mansfield's Charlotte Henshaw insists she isn't necessarily thinking about medals. 

Charlotte Henshaw
BBC

She said: "I've got targets in terms of times that I want to achieve but whether I get a gold medal, a silver medal, a bronze medal or nothing at all I just want to come out of the pool happy with how I've performed. 

"And I just want to enjoy it. It's a real privilege to be there and I don't want to let the moment pass me by."

Could dogs be banned from city parks?

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Dogs could be banned from some Nottingham parks and open spaces. 

dog
BBC

City councillors say they're considering the move to clamp down on dangerous animals and irresponsible owners.  

Lumb: Hopefully ton contributes to win

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Michael Lumb spoke after play yesterday about how important it was for him to score his first hundred since September 2013. 

Michael Lumb
Getty Images

"I felt pretty good last week at Lord's and it was nice to get a few on the board but to come back here and get three figures means a lot" he told BBC Radio Nottingham," he said.

"Hopefully it can contribute to a win."