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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 27 June 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Sandish Shoker

All times stated are UK

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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.

Weather: Staying mostly dry tonight

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter

There is the small chance of a light shower creeping in this evening but most areas will stay dry with some sunshine. 

Staying dry overnight too with some clear spells.Minimum of 8C (46F)

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Crash victim's life changed days after getting MBE

Liese Bowers-Straw was made an MBE for championing the rights of the disabled at a Buckingham Palace ceremony just five days before the eight-vehicle smash, near Leicester in 2014.

Her life has changed dramatically since and we've been telling you today about the impact its had.

Liese Bowers-Straw
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Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Here are your final headlines for today:

Recycling bins did not have permission

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A spokesman for Waitrose said they had noticed 20 recycling bins had been added to a "relatively small space" at the store in Ossington Way.

They said some had not sought permission to be there or given any indication of when they would be emptied or cleaned, and they also began seeing trade waste being left at the site.

recycling bins
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He said: "It was was becoming increasingly difficult to manage and therefore we took the only decision we felt we could. 

"We will still have 12 banks dedicated to recycling cans, glass and cartons (which we expect to return shortly), but they will now only be those banks looked after by the local authority."     

Mystery of recycling bins in Newark

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

BBC Radio Nottingham's Alan Clifford spotted some odd signs on recycling bins at Waitrose in Newark over the weekend.

The signs say the "waste receptacle is trespassing on private property" and needs to be removed.

Recycling bins
BBC

So Alan got asking some questions to find out why the recycling bins were not allowed there...

Watch: Forest fans react to new appointment

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Fans react to new head coach

A little advice from the police...

Crash victim warns about phone use

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Speaking to BBC East Midlands Today's Sarah Teale Mrs Bowers-Straw said she now "feels useless" since the crash.

She said she didn't feel any animosity towards George who caused the crash in which she was injured, but added: "I want people to see the damage that can be done by texting or making calls on your phone while driving."

'Is that call worth a life?' asks crash victim

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

In her interview, Mrs Bowers-Straw warned about the use of mobile phones while driving.

The mother-of-two said: "I feel everybody ought to be aware of how dangerous it is using a mobile phone while driving in any shape or form.

Liese Bowers-Straw
Liese Bowers-Straw

"Sit and think 'is that call worth a life?'"

Duffy signs for Notts County

BBC Sport

Defender Richard Duffy has signed a one-year deal with Notts just a month after signing for Eastleigh.

He had left Port Vale for the club at the end of last season but has been released by the National League side after he was given the opportunity to sign for the Magpies.

Richard Duffy
Empics

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Victim was handed MBE for volunteer work

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Ms Bowers-Straw, 47, was awarded an MBE in 2014 for her charity work in helping disabled people in the workplace.

At the time she worked at East Midlands Airport for the UK Border Force and told the Mansfield Chad she felt unworthy of the accolade.

Your views: Mixed thoughts on taxi rank changes

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You've been discussing the taxi changes at Nottingham railway station on our Facebook page.

John Manson wrote: "Finally the City Councils policy of making it really difficult to get to the Station is being reversed."

While Carole Doyle said: "Funny how the council give in to them, we will all have to try marching when don't like what the council do. I've said it before there are far to many green cabs all over the city." 

Victim's life 'changed forever'

Mrs Bowers-Straw from Kirkby-in-Ashfield, needs crutches to walk and told BBC East Midlands Today her life had changed forever after the crash.

She said: "I have gone from being a full-time career woman travelling the country and doing lots of volunteer work, to somebody who sits in the house all day."

Liese Bowers-Straw
BBC

"I will never get my life back again and in a way I'm in prison for everything that has happened to me."

Nurse guilty of causing crash

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Christy George, 38, from Hucknall, was found guilty on Friday of causing a crash on the M1 which involved seven other cars.

During her trial the court heard George, who works as a nurse, had deleted a record of phone calls she had made moments before the crash in 2014.

Christy George
BBC

A man from London, Murray Simpson, died in the crash which closed the motorway for 18 hours, while another driver - Liese Bowers-Straw - broke her neck in two places and suffered brain and head injuries.

M1 pile-up victim speaks after trial

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Next, the BBC has spoken to a woman who was left with life-changing injuries after a motorway pile up.

It was caused by a nurse from Hucknall who was found guilty of causing a man's death in the crash because she was distracted using her mobile while driving.

Your photos: Poppies are in bloom

BBC Weather Watchers

Here's a lovely picture of some poppies in Kirkby-in-Ashield from our Weather Watcher Lynda.

Kirkby in Ashfield
Lynda

Watch: Jake Bugg performs at Glasto

Nottingham lad headlined the John Peel stage at Glastonbury last night.

Here it is again if you weren't there and re-live it if you were.

Your views: New Forest boss

Facebook

Philipe Montanier's appointment has received a mixed response on our Facebook page.

Karl Bainbridge posted: Who's he? Any track record of success. Should of got warnock knows English football inside out  

Phillipe Montanier
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New taxi rank after protests

Here's a reminder of the protest taxi drivers held last month.

They started at the Victoria Embankment and walked down London Road before finishing at Loxley House, the city council's headquarters.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Watch: Sports team on new Forest boss

Montainer introduced to Forest players

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Montanier is 51 and was a goalkeeper in his playing days.

He's signed a two-year contract with Forest and has already been down to the training ground to meet the players as they returned for their first day of training today.

New manager after three months

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Forest have been without a manager since the sacking of Dougie Freedman in March.

The Championship side ended last season with Paul Williams as a temporary manager but he left soon after.

Council hopes new rank is 'acceptable' for all

BBC Radio Nottingham

Now the idea is if you're leaving the station - either by the main entrance or the centre bridge - there'll be signs directing you to the most appropriate taxi rank. 

Queen's Road
Google

The city council says once regeneration work is complete on Station Street, the whole area will be enhanced for everyone using it. 

A spokesman said the authority hopes the new arrangements are an "acceptable solution". 

Taxi drivers can use Queens Road

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Last month taxi drivers complained the taxi rank had been moved too far away from the railway station.

They held a big protest through the city and had meetings with the council to try to find an alternative arrangement.

Nottingham railway station
PA

Now taxis will be able to use the covered area on Queens Road for passengers with mobility problems or extra luggage. 

Montanier takes over as Forest boss

BBC Sport

Philippe Montanier was named as the new man for the Forest job after it was revealed he was the bookies favourite. Read more on the BBC Sport website.

Nottingham Forest
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Changes to parking at Nottingham station

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

There's yet another change for parking arrangements on Station Street.

It's getting confusing now, but from today taxis will be allowed to pick up and drop off passengers from both sides of Nottingham Station.

We'll hear from taxi drivers about what they think of this latest change.

Forest chairman appoints new manager

Chairman and owner of the Reds, Fawaz Al Hasawi, broke the news to his followers on Twitter this morning

View more on twitter

New head coach for Reds

BBC Nottingham Sport

There's finally a new head coach for Forest - Philippe Montanier.

The Frenchman has previously managed Real Sociedad and Rennes.  

Philippe Montanier
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New cabinet line-up for Corbyn

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Well Jeremy Corbyn didn't waste any time. He's already announced his new line-up for the shadow cabinet.

Have a look who's in.

Jeremy Corbyn
PA

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • Three Nottinghamshire MPs have resigned from the shadow cabinet
  • Nottingham Station has new arrangements for drop-off and pick-up points from this week
  • Notts County are set to sign a new defender and midfielder from Port Vale 

Notts hope for better second day

Robin Chipperfield

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

Another struggle for Nottinghamshire's batsmen who'll hope for better against Warwickshire today in the County Championship.

Rain stopped play with Notts 125-6, having decided to bat first. Opener Jake Libby made 59, but none of the other batsmen topped 16.

New arrivals at Farnsfield farm

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Some good news down at White Post Farm.

They've got new twin lambs that were born to this amused Cameroon sheep this morning, but they don't have a name yet so are after suggestions.

White Post Farm
White Post Farm

MP says Labour should focus on EU rather than leadership

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Another of our Labour MPs, John Mann, who supported the Leave campaign, has criticised his colleagues who have stood down from the shadow cabinet.

He said he would rather see the party concentrating on the views of voters who wanted to leave the European Union, rather than spending time on electing a new leader.

MP John Mann
BBC

He said finding a new Labour leader could be done later on.

Greenwood 'worried' about deprived parts of city

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Lilian Greenwood, MP for Nottingham South, said they now needed a leader who would unite people in our city, as well as the whole country.

She told BBC Radio Nottingham this morning she was worried what the leave vote would mean for people in this city and those living in deprived areas.

Players sign Port Vale duo

Robin Chipperfield

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

Notts County are closing in on the signing of two Port Vale players.

Defender Carl Dickinson and midfielder Michael O'Connor have agreed personal terms with the Magpies and are set to undergo medicals at Meadow Lane this week.

Notts County
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