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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 16 June 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Friday

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By Dave Wade

All times stated are UK

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Weather: Dry and bright for some

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Some seeing dry and bright weather and feeling warm in the sunshine. 

However, it’s not completely dry - southern parts still have a scattering of showers, some heavy and thundery with the risk of some localised flooding. 

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BBC

And there is the ongoing risk of showers for all parts into this evening – the yellow warning in place from the Met Office is valid until 22:00. 

One or two will roam around into the evening but they will mostly die away overnight. Temperatures down to 11C (52F).

Tributes after Jo Cox's death

Following the sad news, local politicians having been adding their tributes to the 41-year-old mother-of-two and Labour MP.

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And leader of Nottinghamshire City Council said:

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BreakingForest appoint director

Nottingham Forest FC have appointed Pedro Pereira as the club’s new director of football.

Fracking permit granted

Kevin Stanley

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

The prospect of fracking in North Nottinghamshire has moved a step closer. 

The Environment Agency has granted a permit for exploratory boreholes to be drilled at Misson Springs. 

The proposals by Igas still need planning permission from the county council.

Travel: M1 lane closure

BBC Travel

Slow traffic northbound on the M1 between junctions 27 and 28 because of a broken down vehicle.

Sunshine after the rain

BBC Weather Watchers

After all that dampness, we're getting a little reminder of what summer's supposed to be like here in Nottingham.

Some of our Weather Watchers have noticed too. Here's the blue sky in Warsop.

Warsop
Annbie

And in Nottingham.

Nottingham
Mary ann

Referendum debate cancelled after Jo Cox attack

Kevin Stanley

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Following the attack on Labour MP Jo Cox, both the Remain and Leave side in the EU Referendum have suspended campaigning as a mark of respect. 

As a result, tonight's BBC Radio Nottingham Referendum debate has been postponed.

Council on standby for more floods

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The leader of Notts County Council said they're doing all they can to help flood-hit areas.

Along with the rest of the country we are currently experiencing highly unusual levels of rainfall for the time of year, much of it coming down very quickly within a very short space of time and putting a lot of pressure on drainage systems. Villages such as Gotham and East Leake have been particularly affected and our highways teams have been out, checking that gulleys are clear and lifting inspection covers to help water drain away more quickly. With more rain forecast we continue to be on stand-by and will be working with the emergency services where necessary and other organisations within the county to respond to flood emergencies and support local communities that may be affected."

Alan RhodesLeader of Nottinghamshire County Council

Rainworth hit by flooding

Mansfield Chad

Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service was called to Rainworth, near Mansfield, with reports that floodwater had entered homes and caused damage to the interiors.

Fracking 'exploration' permit granted

Kevin Stanley

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

The prospect of fracking in North Nottinghamshire has moved a step closer. The Environment Agency has granted a permit for two exploratory boreholes to be drilled at Misson Springs.

The proposals by Igas still need planning permission from the county council.

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EU referendum: City council signs Remain letter

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The leader of Nottingham city council is one of 10 Labour leaders to sign a letter warning against leaving the EU.

A vote to leave would put the cities, including Birmingham, Sheffield and Manchester, in "serious economic danger".

UK/EU flags
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But Vote Leave said the cities had prospered "in spite of" EU membership.    

Flooding in Notts: Your pictures

BBC Weather Watchers

Here's a great picture from Weather Watcher Steve A of the Bennerley Viaduct near Kimberley.

Bennerley Viaduct
Steve A

Conmen swindled customers out of £300k

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Two Notts men have been given two-year suspended jail sentences for conning around 80 victims in building scams. 

Gareth Bryan and Martin Jacks both ran from the court today. 

Gareth Bryan and Martin Jacks
BBC

A previous hearing was told they swindled customers out of a total of nearly £300,000. 

Their shoddy work on roofs and houses led to a four-year investigation by Nottinghamshire Trading Standards.

Gotham flooded garden

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Racheal Webster's garden in Gotham again.

She said sandbags were handed out on her street last night.

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Racheal Webster

Woman left 'shaken' after knife threat

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Det Con Andrew Brownless said the woman was not harmed but was "left shaken and upset".

"It is extremely disturbing that this man was willing to pull out a knife on an 83-year-old woman who acted with great courage in attempting to raise the alarm," he said.

CCTV
Nottinghamshire Police

Police have released CCTV images of a man sought in connection with the attempted robbery.  

Knife pulled on elderly woman

A woman, aged 83, had a knife pulled on her by a would-be robber in Southwell at the weekend, police have said.

It happened just before 09:00 on Saturday in an alleyway off King Street, close to the library.

knife man CCTV
Nottinghamshire Police

The man pulled out a small knife before demanding she hand over her purse but fled when the woman shouted for help.

He is described as a white man, in his 40s, wearing blue jeans and a dark blue hooded jacket.

Charlie's England v Wales weather report

Hope he's better with the weather forecast than he is with his balls.

Gotham flooding: More pictures

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Racheal Webster sent in pictures of how her garden was looking last night...

Gotham
Racheal Webster

Ex-England and Wales keeper hoping for draw

David Jackson

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

The Notts County assistant manager and former Nottingham Forest goalkeeper, Mark Crossley, says he's hoping for a draw in the big game today, having represented both England (at under-21 level) and Wales. 

Mark Crossleu
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He said: "Wales will probably sit back but they've got one of the best counter attacking players in the world, if not the best, in Gareth Bale. 

"I do feel that England, as a starting eleven, are stronger but it's a one-off game."

Weather: Further risk of flooding

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Another afternoon of heavy and thundery showers, which could lead to flash flooding and tricky driving conditions

There's a yellow warning in place from the Met Office for these reasons. 

Highs of 18C (64F).

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BBC

Pub goers trapped inside

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

I can think of worse places to be during a flood...

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Eng v Wales: 'Divided loyalties' for McClure and Owen

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Tense atmosphere predicted at the home of Nottingham's Vicky McClure and Welsh director Jonny Owen later...

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Flooding pics: Grosvenor pub

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

This pub at the junction of Mansfield Road and Hucknall Road in Nottingham had to close early last night...

Grosvenor pub
@RioNFFC

They're hoping to be open in time for the England v Wales game this afternoon!

Council out cleaning gulleys last night

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Nottinghamshire County Council said its highways teams were in Gotham yesterday helping with the floods.

They were clearing the gulley outside the Spar shop that had been contaminated with concrete during recent building works there.

last night in Gotham
Racheal Webster

"Teams remained in Gotham around the Nottingham Road/Leake Road area dealing with flood incidents until 2210 last night," a spokesman said.

"Highways staff did not observe any flooding to properties while they were there, but water was in gardens."

Council mounts legal challenge to Notts Police

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

In other news today, the city council has instructed lawyers to challenge Nottinghamshire Police's scrapping of its city division.

It means one division now covers both city and county, so there's no senior police officer in charge of the city.

Notts police badge
BBC

The authority wants the decision reversed because it claims no proper consultation was carried out by the force.  

PCC Paddy Tipping and chief constable Chris Eyre have declined to comment. 

Gotham garden a 'swimming pool'

"I always wanted a swimming pool but not sure I fancy a dip this morning," said Perry Edwards.

Perry Edwards garden
BBC

Jokes aside, he's worried. More rain forecast for today could make things worse for him.  

Gotham flooding: Feeling of 'helplessness'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Perry Edwards' house was another flooded home on Leake Road last night.

There were seven or eight inches of water around his house, which has been seeping in.

Perry Edwards house
BBC

He said his first thought when he saw the rising water about 19:00 last was "insurance, I hope it’s paid."

"I’ve been reliably informed by the wife that it is," he said.

"Then it was was helplessness - wasn’t sure what to do."

Travel: Flooding closes A6

BBC Travel

If you're heading out of the county, beware the A6 is closed in both directions at Kegworth because of flooding.

Quick action got Gotham buses out this morning

Rebecca Dickson

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Here's how it's looking at Gotham bus depot.

It was completely under water last night but at 05:00 the water started receding.

Gotham bus depot
BBC

Staff acted quickly. They were concerned last night there would be disruption but they got some buses out onto higher ground, parked them up and sent some to the Trent Bridge garage to refuel.

Services pretty much ok this morning but NCT is concerned about what today will bring.

Gotham bus station flooded

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

NCT's Gotham garage was flooded out last night but buses are pretty much back to normal this morning.

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Travel: 'Three' crashes on ring road

Pumps arrive in Gotham

Rebecca Dickson

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Industrial pumps have arrived on Leake Road in Gotham to try to get some of the water out.

They've come from British Gypsum based just up the road.

industrial pumps
BBC

Worries over more rain in Gotham

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Ashely said he and his family "hope to get back to normality" as soon as possible.

He said the rain was almost as bad two or three years ago but then only the garden flooded.

"This time we had loads of rain within three hours - it just didn't stop," he said.

"We went out last night and came back to the garden being under water."

Ashley Dabell's home
BBC

"It worries you with more rain, you try to get to normality, will it happen again?"

Weather: Another wet day for the East Midlands

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Here's the all important weather report...

Three inches of water inside Gotham home

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Ashley Dabell said he's had to move out to his mum's house, also in the village, with his partner and three-month-old daughter.

"Last night, about 19:00, 19:30, it was pouring in through the fence from the brook round the back," he said.

Despite putting sandbags in the garden, the water in his kitchen was about three inches deep.

Ashley Dabell's home Gotham
BBC

"We tried to move enough furniture out as possible but didn't have enough room upstairs," he said.

"Couldn't get rid of the sofa but that's what we've got insurance for hopefully."

Family evacuated from Gotham home

Rebecca Dickson

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Ashley Dabell's house on Leake Road in Gotham was one of worst affected by the flooding. 

His family had to move out last night.

Leake Street Gotham
BBC