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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 18 July 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: Warm night ahead

Kay Crewdson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Staying warm and sunny into this evening with fair weather cloud and a light breeze. Overnight lows of 18C (64F).

weather
BBC

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Your photos: Blue skies over Bulwell

BBC Weather Watchers

The fields over Bulwell are looking good in the sunshine.

Bulwell fields
Maggie

Carl Froch's mum proud to see him pick up degree

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Carl Froch's mum, Carol Weatherbed excitedly told BBC Radio Nottingham his honorary degree was "just as good as his other accolades".

She said: "He's just my little Carl, come from me - a miners daughter in Gedling - and he's achieved so much. Just goes to prove, live your dream, go for it."

Businessman dubbed 'King Coal' dies

RJB Mining announced the death of Richard Budge earlier this afternoon.

The businessman from Retford, dubbed "King Coal" had battled with prostate cancer for nine years.

Richard Budge
RJB MINING

Dog owner given 'strong words of advice'

Police said a member of the public alerted them to a small dog sat in a car in a Bulwell car park this morning.

They said officers weren't able to find the owner quick enough so took the step to smash a window and get little Gizmo out.

Gizmo
Nottinghamshire Police

The force said: "The owner of the car has been located and been given strong words of advice on the dangers of keeping dogs in cars on hot days."

Police rescue dog from hot car

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Sunshine, hot cars and dogs are not a good mix.

And in Bulwell this morning police said they had to rescue a dog who was struggling inside an overheated car.

Dog rescue
Nottinghamshire Police

Reminding people about the dangers a spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said: “Please do not leave dogs in cars – even for a few minutes – as temperatures inside vehicles can rise rapidly, which can make dogs very distressed.

“When the weather is warm owners should always ensure that pets have plenty of cool, fresh drinking water available to them.”

Job market 'buoyant' says councillor

BBC Radio Nottingham

More than 2,000 people have found jobs this year according to a council-run scheme in Nottingham.

The Jobs Fair and Hub - which is run in conjunction with the Department of Work and Pensions - aims to help people looking for full or part time employment. 

Councillor Sam Webster says "things are buoyant" and there are lots of job opportunities available for people.

Degree 'humbling' for boxer

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Boxer Carl Froch has told BBC Radio Nottingham's Verity Cowley it has been "humbling" and was a "very proud moment" to pick up his honorary degree today.

He said: "It means I am getting, yet again, another acknowledgement for my services to a sport I have dedicated my whole life to."

Froch picks up degree

Verity Cowley

Presenter, BBC Radio Nottingham

All robed up and proud to be still packing a punch, Carl Froch picks up his honorary degree from Nottingham Trent University today.

Carl Froch
BBC

Your photos: Blue skies over East Bridgford

BBC Weather Watchers

Weather Watcher Emmyloo has been out enjoying the sunshine

East Bridgford
Emmyloo

We 'could have commemorated more' says plaque group

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Peter Robinson from the South Broxtowe Blue Plaque Group said they could have easily unveiled a few more of the blue plaques over the last seven years.

Their last one was installed at the Beeston railway station in October 2014.

Blue plaques
South Broxtowe Blue Plaque Group

He told BBC Radio Nottingham: "We could've commemorated a few more people but we have to be very careful not to have every street covered with a plaque on it. I think we have done very well to have 34."  

End to Beeston blue plaque campaign

BBC Radio Nottingham

A campaign which has seen the installation of blue plaques in and around Beeston to commemorate people and places connected to the area draws to a close today.

The area has seen 34 different plaques installed with those remembered including actor Richard Beckinsale, a world-renowned explosives expert and even Queen Victoria's jester!

Richard Beckinsale plaque
South Broxtowe Blue Plaque Group

'King Coal' dies in hospital

Lisa Teanby

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

Richard Budge, the former chief executive of Nottinghamshire based RJB Mining, has died at a hospice in Retford this morning, close to where he lived. 

The man known as "King Coal" was 69 and had set up his own company called Coalpower, before a nine-year battle with prostate cancer. 

He leaves his wife Ros, two sons and five grandchildren.

Nottingham goes Pokemon Go mad

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

It seems Nottingham Castle is a Pokestop.

The number of people gathering there and staring at their phones this lunchtime was a bit of a giveaway. 

Nottingham Castle
BBC

Weather update: If only all Mondays looked like this

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

The mist of this morning has gone leaving a warm and sunny afternoon ahead. Highs of 28C (82F)

weather
BBC

No confirmation from supermarkets

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Like Lidl, Aldi says they are looking at opening more stores everywhere and Clifton will be considered, but they do not have a confirmed location just yet.

So watch this space for a new supermarket, Clifton.

Lidl looking at possibility of opening in Clifton

Pip Watts

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

The picture is of a possible site on Green Lane next to Morrisons in Clifton rumoured to be where Lidl may build.

It's earmarked for retail and housing by city council and Lilian Greenwood hasn't denied this is where they may look at opening a store.

Possible Lidl site
BBC

In a statement the store said they were building new stores in Bulwell and on Carlton Road and were looking to expand their portfolio of stores so Clifton could be an option - but there are no confirmed sites yet.

Clifton was the 'best shopping centre' once upon a time

Pip Watts

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Dorothy Fitzgerald from Clifton was out shopping with her grandchildren Melissa and Lisa along Southchurch Drive and told me the area "used to be the best shopping centre going at one time." 

The 70-year-old said the area needed a Lidl or Aldi as residents at the moment "have to make do here and people have no choice".

Dorothy in Clifton
BBC

However shop owner Eric Palmer told me he was worried a new supermarket in the area would "suck the life out of shops" on Southchurch Drive.

Clifton residents want new supermarket

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Lilian Greenwood says she wants either Aldi or Lidl to come to Clifton and she's gathered almost 600 signatures in support.

"People in Clifton have been saying for ages they would like better shops and a bit of competition for Morrisons, and they've said they would like an Aldi or Lidl."

She said for most people the choice of supermarket was about price and convenience.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

MP wants supermarkets to open in Clifton

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Nottingham South MP Lilian Greenwood is urging budget supermarkets Aldi and Lidl to open a store in Clifton.

She says the area only has a medium-sized Morrisons at the moment, but with the number of residents in the area, it needs something more.

Big names pick up honorary degrees

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

It's graduation week at Nottingham Trent University this week.

As well as all the students who are being awarded for completing their studies, some well known names will be there picking up honorary degrees.

Carl Froch
Getty Images

Nottingham boxer Carl Froch will be the first to get his today and later this week will be comedian Lenny Henry, Nottingham-born footballer Viv Anderson and politician Ed Balls.  

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • Parking charges have been introduced at the Victoria Embankment from today
  • Nottingham MP Lilian Greenwood is urging budget supermarkets to open a store in Clifton following demand from residents
  • Nottinghamshire will hope to build on yesterday's good start to their County Championship game against Somerset

Nottinghamshire v Somerset - day two

BBC Nottingham Sport

If you want to keep an eye on how Nottinghamshire are doing today at Trent Bridge today you can listen to the commentary online.

MPs to vote on Trident programme

BBC Radio Nottingham

MPs will vote later on whether to replace the four submarines that carry the UK's nuclear warheads - known as Trident. 

The Prime Minister is expected to tell them it would be "grossly irresponsible" not to back the nuclear programme - but Labour MPs are split on the issue and leader Jeremy Corbyn will vote against the proposal.

Labour MP for Gedling and former shadow defence secretary Vernon Coaker says Trident should stay because of the growing and unpredictable threat from terrorism.  

Great day expected at cricket

BBC Nottingham Sport

Warm day expected at Trent Bridge as play starts soon.

And it's not just the weather that's looking good. Notts are aiming to build on a fine first day with 311-4 and Steven Mullaney on 161 not out.

Trent Bridge
BBC

Council observes minute's silence for Nice victims

Notts start in control against Somerset

Colin Fray

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

Nottinghamshire resume their County Championship cricket match later this morning in a strong position, largely thanks to the efforts of Steven Mullaney.

He’s made his highest Notts score and his Championship-best score of 161 not out, in Notts’ total of 311 for 4. 

Steven Mullaney
BBC

Mullaney had help from Jake Libby, who made 90 on the first day. Mullaney’s knock has so far included 23 fours and 2 sixes.  

Your views: Charges will lead to drivers going elsewhere

Facebook

The parking charges at Victoria Embankment has angered some of you on Facebook.

Carol Doyle wrote: "Disgusting just another money machine for this anti car council."

Marie Baker said: "This will lead to the people who park there and go to work to go on streets that have no parking permits on . ... the council don't listen to the people who live on them streets who have ask for park permits for a long time."

Parking at Embankment for 'recreational users'

The city council says it has introduced the parking charges because it wants more people who use the area for recreation to have somewhere to park.

Councillor Nick McDonald said: "Car parking spaces at the Embankment are really intended for those who want to make recreational use of the park and riverside area, not for commuter parking." 

Victoria Embankment
BBC

Some people wanted area to stay free

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Some residents were unhappy about the council's decision to bring in parking charges at the Victoria Embankment and said there was still plenty of space for users to park during the day.

They said the area "should remain as it is - an oasis of unpressurised serenity."

But only 66 people signed their petition.

Drivers charged £2 to park at Embankment all day

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The Victoria Embankment has always been a free area for people to park, but from today, people parking there all day on weekdays will have to pay.

The first two hours remain free but drivers will have to cough up £2 for the rest of the day after their two-hour ticket expires. 

Victoria Embankment
BBC

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Travel: Busy week ahead in the city

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online