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  1. Updates for Friday 10 June 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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By Dave Wade

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Today's updates have come to an end. We'll be back at 08:00 on Monday.

Your pictures: Wet Ordsall

BBC Weather Watchers

I love this picture. Sums up the last few hours of Nottinghamshire's weather pretty well, I think.

Pauls weatherwatch

Thanks to Weather Watcher Pauls weatherwatch, up in Ordsall in the far north of the county.

'Drunken prank' flag back in place

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The knitted Union Jack heart is back in place in Mansfield after it was stolen from the Bentinck Memorial at the weekend.

Yarn bombers
Sara Brown

It was returned last night under cover of darkness, along with a very apologetic note.

Buddy's owner 'thrilled'

Buddy's owner John said he arrived back home yesterday and has settled in well.

“I was asking people - do you think he will recognise me? But he came home, just had a brief look round and is now right at home," he said.


“I wasn’t expecting it at all. When I got the call from the RSPCA inspector - she asked me where I was and when I told her she said ‘where’s that?’ which I thought was strange as I assumed she would be local but when she told me where she was and where she had found him I couldn’t believe it!

“I’m absolutely thrilled to have him back.”

Missing cat turns up in London

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

What an amazing tail (get it?)....

A cat who disappeared from his home in Hucknall has been found 150 miles away in Hounslow, West London!

Buddy went missing in September, so how he got there is a complete mystery.


A concerned member of the public in the Feltham area of the town called the RSPCA two weeks ago after seeing Buddy looking "lost and confused"

Inspector Leanna Hone said his microchip was up to date which led her back to his delighted owner John Pidgeon.

Travel: Still heavy around Download Festival

BBC Travel

The M1 and the A453 and other roads around the Download Festival, which has started today, are very congested.

Give yourself plenty of extra time.

Tennis: Play called off again

BBC Nottingham Sport

Miserable at the tennis again. Riske and Kontaveit played six points before it rained again!   

Tennis open rain

Your pictures: Flooding in West Bridgford


A very wet Gordon Road in West Bridgford by Joy Bunting, who posted this on our Facebook page.

Gordon Road, West Bridgford
Joy Bunting

Tennis: Play to resume

BBC Nottingham Sport

Alison Riske will resume her quarter final game against Annett Kontaveitt at around 16:45.

She's 5-3 up in the first set.

View more on twitter

Travel: Bus delays because of floods

Weather: Staying wet

Kay Crewdson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Is the rain likely to continue? Yep, afraid so. 

A yellow weather warning has been issued, which is valid until 21:00.

Slow-moving, heavy showers which have been developing during the late morning and early afternoon are becoming more widespread and will continue to affect some areas through the rest of this afternoon onwards into this evening.


Scattered showers/thunderstorms on and off through the afternoon and into the evening.

Drier further south.

Travel: Flooding in Pleasley

BBC Travel

Meden Square in Pleasley is closed at the Chesterfield Road junction because of flooding.

Your pictures: Flooding near Newark


Chris Cillitbang Dobson sent us this picture on Facebook of flooding in Balderton, near Newark earlier this afternoon.

flooding balderton
Chris Cillitbang Dobson

Travel: Mansfield flooding

BBC Travel

The A38 King's Mill Road East in Mansfield is blocked because of flooding at the McDonalds restaurant. 

Flooding in Long Eaton

BBC Travel

View more on twitter

Tamworth Road in the town is partially blocked near Wilsthorpe Road junction because of flooding.

More West Bridgford flooding pictures

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Here's how it's looking in Compton Acres...

Compton Acres
Amanda and Hannah Tongue

This is the scene in Rugby Road.

Compton Acres flood
Amanda and Hannah Tongue

Travel: More flooding in West Bridgford

Travel: Surface water on M1

BBC Travel

Be careful on the M1 - surface water and spray in both directions between junctions 27 and 29A.

Flooding in West Bridgford

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Wow. That was a heavy downpour.

Just look what it's done to the roads in West Bridgford...

View more on twitter

Lightning strikes marked on map

And the crosses show me where the reports of lightning are...


Storms over Notts

Kay Crewdson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

See the white/pink in the showers? That means "I'M A HEAVY THUNDERY SHOWER"  


Dad spared jailed for growing cannabis

Nottingham Post

A single dad and carer to an epileptic relative was growing cannabis for himself and offering to supply, a court heard.

Travel: West Bridgford crash

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Police have closed part of Musters Road in West Bridgford because of an accident, just past the junction with Melton Road.

Three ambulances have just left the scene.

Your comments: Mansfield heart returned


You've been talking about the knitted heart-shaped Union Jack that's been returned to Mansfield after being stolen in a drunken prank at the weekend.

On Facebook, Anne Mackey wrote: "This makes me very proud to be British actually-strange though it may seem."

And Renee Nind said: "Well done in returning the flags, weve all done daft things, at least you returned them."

facebook heart post
BBC / Sara Brown / Facebook

Tennis: Rain stops play

BBC Nottingham Sport

First rain of the week at the Nottingham Open.

Alison Riske is 5-3 up in quarter final, first set, against Annett Kontaveitt.

Nottingham Open

Travel: Rainworth delays

BBC Travel

There's slow traffic on the A617 in Rainworth because of roadworks between Kirklington Road and Old Rufford Road.

Travel: Worksop roadworks

BBC Travel

Roadworks are causing delays on the A60 in Worksop at the Millhouse Roundabout.

Four charged men due in court in August

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Qamran Ahmed, 21, and Mohammed Quasim, 24, both of Aspley, were due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday charged with the murder of Mr Mazhar, pictured.

They and Mohamud Alasow, 18, from Nottingham, and Junaid Farrukh, 21, from Oakwood, Derby are next due at the court on 22 August.

Aqib Mazhar
Nottinghamshire Police

Murder arrest teen released on bail

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A 19-year-old man arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed in Nottingham has been released on police bail. 

Aqib Mazhar, who was 21, was killed in Forest Fields last week. 

Four people have now been charged with his murder.

Forest Fields stabbing

Most eager festival-goer?

Wesley Mallin

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Meet Dyfrig Griffiths from Carmanthenshire (front right).

He was first in the queue at Download Festival this morning. He's been here since 05:30...

download queue

Download ready to rock

Euan Duncan

BBC Local Live

Ear plugs at the ready... the Download Festival starts today in Castle Donington.

Black Sabbath (pictured), Iron Maiden and Rammstein are the headline bands this year for the three-day event.

Black Sabbath

That could be loud, very loud.  

Travel: Download delays

BBC Travel

Festival-goers are causing heavy traffic around the Download site at Donington Park. Congestion on the A453 is back to junction 23A of the M1.

Toddler death serious review delayed

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A serious case review due to take place next month after the murder of a 21-month-old toddler has been put back "by several months".

Kathryn Smith, 23, was jailed for life for the murder of daughter Ayeeshia Jane Smith.

Ayeeishia Jane Smith
family handout

Her then partner, Matthew Rigby, was jailed for three-and-a-half years for causing or allowing Ayeeshia's death.

Smith, had most recently lived at Sandfield Road, Nottingham, and Rigby, at Sloan Drive, Nottingham. 

New boss takes over merged NHS trusts

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

He's now the most powerful man in the NHS in Nottinghamshire.

We told you yesterday that Nottingham University Hospitals Trust was the (rather unimaginative) new name of the NHS trust formed following the merger of the trust of the same name and Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust.

Peter Homa takes over the reigns of both trusts, including the QMC, King's Mill in Mansfield and Newark hospital.

Peter Homa

We'll have more from Mr Homa later.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Here are the top stories this morning:

  • Bassetlaw Labour MP John Mann announces he's voting Brexit
  • Serious case review due to take place next month after the murder of a toddler at the hands of her Nottingham mother put back "by several months"
  • Nottingham Open: Last remaining Brit Tara Moore competes in quarter finals later

'We hope the people of Mansfield can forgive us'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Here's the full note left with the returned knitted heart.

heart letter
Sara Brown

The yarn bombing display in the town centre is to celebrate the Queen's birthday.

Knitted squares used as part of the display are eventually going to be used to make blankets for the town's homeless people, according to Sara Brown behind the project.

Tennis: Moore to face Zheng in quarter final

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

At the Nottingham Open tennis the last remaining Brit in the tournament, Tara Moore, pulled off a big shock by beating Christina McHale.

The American is more than 200 places higher than her in the world rankings. 

Tara Moore
Getty Images

 Moore, pictured, faces China's Zheng Saisai Jung in today's quarter finals.  

Heart is back in Mansfield

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Great news - the knitted heart flag that was stolen from Mansfield on Sunday night has been returned!

Along with a very apologetic note that explains it was a "drunken mistake".

heart flag
Sara Brown

The heart was meant to celebrate the Queen's birthday this weekend.

Travel: Mapperley lights back on