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  1. Updates for Monday 13 June 2016

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Live updates for Nottinghamshire have finished for the day but we'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.  

Listen: Judy, 70, loves Download

Judy, 70, loves Download and her son Chris plays drums in one of the bands.

She was backstage and spoke to BBC reporter Wesley Malin about what she loves about the festival. Have a listen to what she said:

Weather: Couple of light showers overnight

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter

Outbreaks of showery rain will continue for the rest of the afternoon but will slowly peter out into the evening.

There will be a couple of light showers overnight but many areas will be dry.


  The cloud will remain and it will stay muggy with a minimum temperature of 12C (54F).  

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

These are your final headlines for today:

Police investigate sex assault on woman in Lenton

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Police investigating a serious sexual assault on a woman in Lenton have appealed for anyone who saw or heard anything to come forward.

A 22-year-old woman was attacked in the Derby Road / Faraday Road area last Monday, between 21:45 and midnight.

Surgery could be closed for up to three months

Health bosses say the Willows Medical Centre might not reopen for up to three months.

Inspectors for the CQC say concerns about patient safety were raised during a visit to the Willows Medical Centre in Carlton a week ago but they cannot give any more details because of legal issues. 

Hazel Buchannon

Hazel Buchannon, director of Nottingham's North and East Clinical Commissioning Group said: "I fully appreciate patients are very concerned but unfortunately we cannot give out any more details because the CQC is carrying out their investigation.

"We are sorry this has happened but patient safety is absolutely paramount."

Notts match abandoned

BBC Nottingham Sport

Whaddya know?! It rained at the English seaside in June..!! 

Notts were at Blackpool to play Lancashire in the one-day cup but the match had to be abandoned because of the weather, leaving each side with a point. 

They DID start. Harry Gurney got a wicket as Lancashire reached 157 for 1 in 33 overs...but that's as far as they got. 

Travel: Congestion on A52

BBC Travel

There are delays on the A52 in Tollerton this afternoon. Traffic is queuing on A606 Melton Road towards the Wheatcroft Island.

Police arrest man on M1 bridge

The man who climbed the sign on Sunday afternoon has now been arrested.

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M1 reopens after 28 hours

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Good news for some of the motorists who have been affected by the M1 closure near Leicestershire since yesterday.


Police said the man had come down safely from the motorway sign.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • The M1 has reopened after a man climbed a motorway sign over the southbound carriageway near Leicestershire yesterday afternoon
  • A medical centre shut by health officials could stay closed for up to three months
  • Cricket: The one day cup match between Notts and Lancashire had to be abandoned earlier because of rain

People urged not to go to A&E unless a real emergency

A hospital spokesman said last week they had nearly 4,000 people attend A & E last week, when attendance is regularly about 5-600 a day. 

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Police still trying to coax man down

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Police say the M1 southbound between junctions 23a and 22, near Leicestershire remains closed this afternoon.

It has been shut since yesterday lunchtime when a man scaled a ladder and "climbed into the stanchion" over the southbound carriageway. 

M1 closure

Assistant Chief Constable Phil Kay from Leicestershire Police said officers were continuing to coax the man down and "bring the situation to a safe conclusion".

He said he had "the greatest of sympathy" with people who's journeys had been affected but their "primary responsibility is the safety of the man himself", officers at the scene, and all road users."

Live music generated £162m for region in 2015

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

As Download Festival finishes for another year BBC Newsbeat has been looking at how many tickets were sold for British festivals and gigs last year.


In the East Midlands, £162m was generated thanks to 360,000 visitors to festivals and gigs in Nottingham, Derby and Leicester, which helped support 2,021 jobs in the area as well.

Stabbed man in 'stable condition'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The man who was stabbed outside the Stadium pub in Basford in the early hours of Sunday morning suffered serious injuries.

A police spokeswoman said he remains in a stable condition in hospital.

Travel: Long delays continue around region

BBC Travel

There's details here of diversions you can take to avoid the M1 southbound this afternoon. But be warned there are delays on diverted routes too so make sure you leave extra time for your journey.

Did the EU referendum debate change people's minds?

Not according to this chap

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School closed after classroom leaks

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Crescent Primary School in Mansfield is closed today because of water damage in five classrooms. 

A spokeswoman from the county council said the heavy rain on Friday had led to water leaking into the classrooms.

She said while they had managed to save the furniture from serious damage, the carpets were wet. The school will reopen on Tuesday.

Download over for another year

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

It was another eventful Download Festival this year and despite all the rain it looked like everyone had fun.

You can take a look back at some of the BBC coverage of the event here.


Dealing with 'sensible estimates' about Brexy consequences

Leave campaigner Roger Helmer said it was difficult to say precisely what would happen if the UK left the EU so "we're dealing with sensible estimates".

Roger Helmer

"The sensible estimate is there will be some short term market volatility but very quickly we will establish some trade deals with Europe and with the rest of the world," he said.

"We will be free of legislation therefore our economy will perform better and we will have more money for schools and hospitals and everything else.”

Difficult to predict consequences of the referendum

Ben Truslove

BBC News Online

The panel was asked what the consequence would be if the UK was to remain or leave the EU.

Both sides of the debate agreed that predicting the future is very difficult. But then did it anyway.

Police appeal for witnesses to France disorder

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

There's a witness appeal at East Midlands Airport for fans who saw the violence at Euro 2016.

police appeal

Charged man kept in custody

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Jarrelle Hayden, of Ekowe Street in Basford, Nottingham, has been charged with intending to cause grievous bodily harm.

He appeared before Nottingham magistrates this morning and was remanded into custody until his appearance at Nottingham Crown Court in July.

EU sets '80% of environmental issues'

Ben Truslove

BBC News Online

The Green Party's Kat Boettge asked the panel what will be done about climate change after the "really important" work the EU has done setting "80% of environmental legislation".

Kat Boettge

Leave campaigner Andrew Bridgen said: "Only 10% of the word’s CO2 emissions are from the EU, so  90% we’ve got to deal with the rest of the world.”

Vote Leave trying to frighten people over immigration

Former Chancellor Ken Clarke said the Leave campaign has no immigration policy.

"They are just frightening you that there are lots of rapists and murderers and child molesters coming in unless we seal our borders. This is Donald Trump type nonsense."

Donald Trump

But Andrew Bridgen said the wages in the UK was a "huge draw" to Eastern Europeans.

As Stuart Rose said - who is nominally the leader of the remain campaign - that if we left the EU, wages of the poorest people in our country would rise."  

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Weather: Heavy and thundery showers this afternoon

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

There’s a yellow warning in force from the Met Office for heavy and thundery showers which could lead to tricky driving conditions and localised flooding.

Staying cooler than it has been previously at 17C (63F).

Man charged over Basford stabbing

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Police have confirmed that a man was stabbed in Basford on Sunday.

They've charged a man with intending to cause grievous bodily harm, who appeared at Nottingham Magistrates this morning.

A 29-year-old man was treated at the QMC after being stabbed outside the Stadium Leisure pub in Nottingham Road at about 00:50 yesterday.

Basford stabbing

A 28-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of obstructing a police officer has been bailed, police said.

Patients not had complaints about surgery

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Patients at the Willows Medical Centre told BBC Radio Nottingham's Rebecca Dickson it had been "getting gradually worse" to get appointments there and waiting times were bad.

However they said there had not been any major complaints about it but going elsewhere now would be "inconvenient".

Pub DJ told there had been a stabbing

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

We have not had an update from police on the disturbance that closed off parts of Nottingham Road in New Basford yesterday morning.

Chris who was DJing at the Stadium pub at the time said: "Everyone was enjoying themselves and I was surprised when I was told to turn the music off because I didn't know what went off outside, and they said there had been a stabbing."

Stadium DJ

'Power and influence in the world will be diminished'

Former Chancellor Ken Clarke - campaigning to remain in the EU - told last night's debate that he has "some experience of economic policy" and admits predictions are difficult.

Ken Clarke

But he went on to say: “Politically our power and influence in the world will be diminished if we leave compared with staying in. 

"Economically our prospects in the world in the long term will be damaged if we leave.”

Rate of migration is 'not sustainable'

Leave campaigner Andrew Bridgen said the UK does not have the money to pay for services for new migrants after years of investing in public services and infrastructure.

"That’s why you are struggling to get into the doctors, struggling to get into the schools you want - it’s not sustainable.”

andrew bridgen

UK is 'a great nation built on immigration'

Entrepreneur Madi Sharma - a daughter of migrants - said immigration is vital to the economy.

Madi Sharma

"We have built a great nation on immigration…we have built great businesses in Nottingham.

"The highest number of business created since the crisis have been by women the majority of those were also migrant women."

Keeper Collin set to join Notts County

BBC Sport

Goalkeeper Adam Collin, 31, is expected to undergo a medical and complete a free transfer from Rotherham United today.

Collin has played more than 200 league games in four seasons with Carlisle United and the last three at Rotherham.

Adam Collin
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GP surgery closure is 'temporary'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Sam Walters, chief officer at the Nottingham North and East Clinical Commissioning Group says the closure of the Willows Medical Centre is "temporary" after concerns were raised by the CQC.

She said patients were being offered appointments at three practices - Peacock Healthcare and Park House in Carlton and the Netherfield Centre in the mean time.

Refugee crisis would 'not be solved by leaving EU'

The debate inevitably moved on to the topic of immigration with a question from the audience.

Conservative MP Ken Clarke said the problem is not EU migrants who contribute to the economy it is "warfare and anarchy" driving people to Europe.

Migrants are pulled from the sea

"Some of them [refugees] we have a legal and moral responsibility to accommodate. But there’s a limit.

“Whether we are in the EU or not doesn’t make the faintest difference.”

Medical centre shut by inspectors

The Willows Medical Centre was rated "good" in the most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) reportin April 2015.

A CQC spokesman said a full report on their inspection findings from Friday will be published "in due course".  

Willows Medical Centre

Join in the EU referendum debate

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

If you've been reading about the East Midlands Today EU referendum debate that was aired last night, and want to get involved yourself, here's your chance.

You've got just an hour left to apply to be a member of the audience for the Radio Nottingham EU debate on Thursday. Click here for details.

Current immigration policy 'is racist' says UKIP's Roger Helmer

Claims by UKIP MEP Roger Helmer that the current immigration policy is racist for keeping out non-Europeans  got a mixed reaction from the referendum debate audience.

Roger Helmer MEP

“At the moment we allow unskilled workers from Europe to come but keep out skilled workers from elsewhere… it must be better if we can select people for skills. 

"Our policy today is a racist policy because we are discriminating in favour of white Europeans.”