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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 18 May 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

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By Dave Wade

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Weather: Patchy mist and fog overnight

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

The showers will soon ease this evening to leave partly cloudy conditions. A few mist and fog patches may form in rural areas with lows of 8C (46F).

weather
BBC

Stags: New contract for Collins

BBC Nottingham Sport

Mansfield captain Lee Collins has signed a new deal with the Stags.

Lee COllins
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Burnt out scooter in Newark

Rugby: Cox re-signs for Nottingham

BBC Nottingham Sport

Nottingham flanker George Cox, 18, has re-signed for the Green and Whites.

George Cox
Nottingham Rugby

Relive Pearce's 1991 goal

BBC Sport

So, it's been 25 years since THAT free kick from Stuart Pearce. 

Relive it here.

Stuart Pearce
BBC

Police dog death: Three teens arrested after Colwick incident

Rebus joined Notts Police as a pup in July 2012 and was helped to detain numerous suspects. 

Police said he has attended 313 incidents in the past 12 months.

Rebus
Nottinghamshire Police

Despite his death, three teenage boys were arrested during the incident on Colwick Loop Road last night.

The are being held on suspicion of theft and remain in custody.

Ex-Forest keeper looks back to 25 years ago

BBC Nottingham Sport

"It's never sunk in that I saved a Gary Lineker penalty in the FA Cup final."

Former Forest keeper Mark Crossley remembers Wembley, 1991...

Wreath laid for 'valued' and 'loyal' police dog

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A police officer performed CPR on Rebus, the police dog, at the scene in Colwick last night and members of the public offered help, police said. 

"A valued police dog and a loyal companion, Rebus certainly would have known he was loved," said Ch Insp Andy Hall.

Rebus
Nottinghamshire Police

“Our colleague is devastated and the officer who was driving the vehicle is understandably distressed. They are being supported by their team and they in turn are being supported by their associates.

“Rebus was not only a fine police dog, he was a member of our policing family. His impeccable service was acknowledged at a memorial today in which Det Ch Con Sue Fish laid a wreath in his honour.”

Police dog dies on duty

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Sad news - a police dog has died while assisting officers in the early hours of this morning.

Four-year-old Rebus, a German Shepherd-Belgian Shepherd cross, was hit by a 4X4 Nottinghamshire Police car after he was sent after suspects on the Colwick Loop Road at about 03:00 this morning.

Rebus
Nottinghamshire Police

He was given emergency care at the scene but died of his injuries with his handler by his side.

Police said the incident is being reviewed but "appears to be a tragic accident".

Tense at Trent Bridge

Warwickshire 373 & 236 v Nottinghamshire 383 & 119-7 - tea

Clive Eakin

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport

"All results still possible at Trent Bridge though sadly the threat of rain looks favourite.

"Having finally got on halfway through the day Warwickshire made an early charge for victory with two wickets in two balls from Keith Barker.

"But Samit Patel has taken the fight to the Bears with an attacking innings to keep Notts in the game.

"At tea, Warwickshire need three more wickets, Notts need 108 runs." 

Travel: Wilford Lane crash

Global news agency to open base in city

The Guardian

Reuters is to open a sub-editing hub in Nottingham to “forge a more global” approach to how it carries out production on its articles.

Reuters logo
Reuters

More of your Wembley '91 memories

Facebook

And over on Facebook, you've been remembering the game...

James Bird wrote: "God this was the saddest day for me as a Forest supporter we came so close that day !!"

Wembley 91
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Andrew Reg Barrass said: "The only consolation that day was Gascoigne getting his just desserts after robbing Notts in the quarters"

And Matt Newsum wrote: "What a season. Beating Chelsea 7-0, denying Liverpool the title... Just a shame we couldn't finish it with the cup at Wembley."

Forest at Wembley 25 years on: Your memories

BBC Nottingham Sport

You've been sharing your memories of Saturday 18 May 1991, when Nottingham Forest faced Spurs in the FA Cup final...

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Magpies: Hendon new boss?

BBC Nottingham Sport

We understand that former Notts defender and captain Ian Hendon has applied to become the new Notts boss...

Ian Hendon
BBC

Cricket: All clear to play on

Dave Bracegirdle

BBC Radio Nottingham commentator

The bell has sounded, we are going to get some cricket at Trent Bridge. 

Notts, 21-3, need 206 more to beat Warwickshire.

trent bridge
BBC

Do you recognise suspected charity box thieves?

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

It's pretty low to steal charity collection tins but a number of thefts have happened in Nottingham in recent weeks, police have said.

Police want to speak to this man and woman, who've been captured on CCTV, about the thefts.

Charity box thefts CCTV
Nottinghamshire Police

One box was stolen from a shop in Upper Parliament Street and another from a cafe in Broadway.

Hope of play in Nottingham

Dave Bracegirdle

BBC Radio Nottingham commentator

"Some positive news to bring from Trent Bridge, where the overhead conditions are improving rapidly.

"The umpires will have another look at 2.30pm, with a view to getting under way at 2.45pm.

"If play can start then, there will be 47 overs to be bowled. Notts, at 21-3, need a further 206 runs to chase down their target of 227."

Trent Bridge
Rex Features

Trowell hotel sorry after wedding fireworks

Nottingham Post

Management at a hotel has apologised to residents following complaints about a fireworks display.

Notts police changes: City 'a special case'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Earlier this month, when voters went to the polls to elect a police and crime commissioner for Nottinghamshire, there was one candidate who promised to halt the plans to merge the county and city divisions.

He didn't win but Independent Tony Bates, has had his say on yesterday's announcement at Notitnghamshire Police. 

Tony Bates
Tony Bates

He told us the city area is a special case, saying: "Had I been PCC I would have had a tough conversation on day one saying, the people want this."

For its part, the force said scrapping the city division will save money and stop frontline cuts.

City MPs blast police 'dictat'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Nottingham's three Labour MPs have written an open letter to Nottinghamshire Police condemning the scrapping of the city division.

They have said the decision is "retrograde, ill-judged and sets back vital partnership work in our city". 

Graham Allen, Lillian Greenwood, Chris Leslie
BBC

"Decisions of this magnitude made behind closed doors may technically be legal but is the way to undermine not build public confidence," the letter said.

"The new chief constable should not proceed with this decision and instead undertake a proper consultation without delay as a signal of the commitment to policing by consent not by dictat."

It's signed by Nottingham North's Graham Allen, Nottingham South's Lillian Greenwood and Nottingham East MP, Chris Leslie.

Weather: Brighter this afternoon

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

Bright spells this afternoon with some heavy showers. These showers could contain thunder and lightning. Feeling cooler than of late with highs of 14C (57F).

weather
BBC

Magpies: Hurst to stay at Grimsby

BBC Nottingham Sport

Notts County's hopes of appointing Paul Hurst as manager may have ended after the Grimsby boss told the BBC he's going to stay with the Mariners after a meeting with the board.

Paul Hurst
BBC

Stags: Benning signs new contract

BBC Nottingham Sport

Mansfield Town defender Mal Benning signs new contract with the Stags.

Could there be more goals like this beauty next season?

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Ranby prison plans backed by MP

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Bassetlaw MP John Mann has said more needs to be done to sort the drugs problem at HMP Ranby.

He has welcomed the government's announcement during the Queen's Speech today that the prison in his north Notts constituency is to be one of six "autonomous" prisons that will be in charge of their own budgets.

John Mann
BBC

"Ranby is currently overwhelmed by legal highs and the changes will only be a success if the drug problem is dealt with," he warned.

“Funding is needed for a higher perimeter fence and for trees down one side of prison to be cut down."  

Ranby prison to become 'autonomous'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

We've heard of the problems at HMP Ranby - particularly the news earlier this year that the prison in north Notts was at risk of being overwhelmed by so-called legal highs.

Well the Queen has announced that Ranby is one of six jails set to be given "unprecedented" new powers.

Ranby
PA

The governors of the six jails will be given control over budgets, decide which rehabilitation and education services to use and be able to change the prison regime and rules over family visits.

The prisons will also be able to generate and retain income, the government said, adding that governors would be held accountable by "a new regime of transparency".

Cricket: Too wet for play

Warwickshire 373 & 236 v Nottinghamshire 383 & 21-3

Dave Bracegirdle

BBC Radio Nottingham commentator

Raining at Trent Bridge. Covers on. Miserable. 

Players making a sharp retreat to pavilion as Birksy and his crew lag the square for winter...  

Trent Bridge
BBC

The mopping up process is in full swing, but it will be some time before we see any play at a very damp Nottingham.

Travel: Hucknall fuel spill

BBC Travel

There's been a fuel spillage on the A6002 Low Road heading into Hucknall between Seller's Wood Drive and the Nuthall Island. Approach with care.

Forest at Wembley 25 years on: Commentator's memories

Dave Bracegirdle

BBC Radio Nottingham commentator

Twenty-five years ago today I was in the Wembley press box for the FA Cup Final.

My memories include Spurs' baggy shorts, Princess Diana in front of us in green, Gazza's foul, Psycho's goal, Norm's save, Des's sadness, Cloughie leaving Fenton to do the talk ahead of extra time and the dejection at the end.

Gazza's foul
PA

I flew in from Italy just to see the '91 Cup Final and cut my head open on the boot of the taxi back at Gatwick!  

Travel: A60 closed for three days

Bear this in mind if you're travelling in the area...

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Forest at Wembley 25 years on

BBC Nottingham Sport

Were you there?

It was 25 years ago today Nottingham Forest took on Spurs in the FA Cup final.

Wembley ticket
BBC

Get in touch with you memories and pictures via email, Facebook and Twitter.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Here are today's top stories:

  • The QMC apologises after failing to give blood thinners to a patient who then died from a blood clot after being discharged
  • City council leader Jon Collins blasts Notts Police for scrapping the city division, apparently without telling the authority
  • Cricket: Wet conditions have delayed the start of Notts vs Warks

Police changes 'ill-advised and arrogant'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The leader of the city council has launched a scathing attack on Nottinghamshire Police after it scrapped the city division, apparently without his knowledge.

“I am disappointed the police have gone ahead with this ill-advised reorganisation, arrogantly ignoring the views of partners and the public," Jon Collins (pictured) said.

Jon Collins
BBC

He said PCC Paddy Tipping had assured him no decision would be made on the city division until a joint report by the force and the city council had been considered by Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership.

"The action of the soon-to-depart chief constable has totally undermined this commitment," he said.

Notts Police changes 'may lead to legal challenge'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

More now on the shock news that Notts Police have got rid of their two-division structure.

We broke the news yesterday that the city division has been effectively scrapped, much to the anger of the city council. 

Notts police
BBC

Leader Jon Collins has called on Notts' police and crime commissioner, Paddy Tipping, to reverse the move, saying it may resort to a legal challenge. 

But Mr Tipping has previously stated the decision is an operational one, ultimately sanctioned by the chief constable.

Cricket: Notts vs Warks

BBC Nottingham Sport

Nottinghamshire need 206 more runs to win their championship match against Warwickshire. 

They'll start the final day on 21-3 but the big question is whether the rain will hold off long enough for either side to win. 

There'll be live updates here from 11:00. 

QMC death: Family relieved at verdict

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Mrs Wilsdon had suffered from deep vein thrombosis after a hip operation two years ago and, following an operation, was given blood thinners.  

Her family told the BBC they were "relieved" the QMC had acknowledged the human error but accepted doctors were under pressure.

They said they hoped lessons would be learned.  

Patricia Wilsdon
Family handout

Watch: Today's weather outlook

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

Here's how it's looking today...

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Weather for the East Midlands on Wednesday 18 May 2016

Travel: Hucknall delays

BBC Travel

Roadworks on the A611 in Hucknall at the Watnall Road junction are causing delays this morning.