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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 25 July 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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Our live coverage across the day

Our live updates have now ended and will return tomorrow from 08:00. 

Weather: Some rain lingering overnight

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC Weather

Patchy, drizzly rain will move eastwards overnight.

Despite this, many areas will remain dry with some clearer spells in the early hours. 

Lows of 15C (59F).

Analysis: Forest deal 'within next month'

Natalie Jackson

BBC East Midlands sports editor

Fawaz Al Hasawi tells me he has put in £106m in his five years at Nottingham Forest.

He said "I am waiting for a yes or a no from the Football League. All I need is the green light".

If the deal gets clearance from the Football League, Fawaz says he wants to remain as chairman and keep a small stake in the club and help Forest get back to the Premier League.

Marinakis to get control of Forest?

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here is a little more on the accusations surrounding potential Forest buyer Evangelos Marinakis.

Evangelos Marinakis
Michael Debets/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Mr Marinakis has been facing allegations surrounding a match-fixing conspiracy involving Greek domestic games between 2011 and 2013.

Along with a number of Greek football officials and referees he has been accused of bribery and blackmail.

Marinakis is also alleged to have ordered the bombing of a bakery owned by a referee in 2012. He has also denied this. 

'Match fixer' to buy Forest

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The BBC understands it is Greek shipping magnate Evangelos Marinakis, who is accused of match-fixing and directing a criminal organisation in Greece, who is the potential buyer for Forest.

Evangelos Marinakis
Panayiotis Tzamaros/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Marinakis, who owns Olympiakos, denies the allegations as prosecutors decide whether he will face trial in Greece.

Fawaz Al Hasawi says he is awaiting Football League clearance for the deal.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across Nottinghamshire: 

Region 'wins' share of £30m for buses

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

This is where Nottinghamshire's bus money has come from...

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Region given half a million for 'eco' buses

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The electric buses have been made possible following £526,900 funding from the Department for Transport. 

Back of a bus
Getty Images

Nottinghamshire County Council will be putting in £410,000 from their own budget. 

Electric buses to run on Nottingham route

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Talk about waiting for one bus, then two come along at once...

'Eco' buses coming to Nottingham

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Do you travel on the number 510 bus? If so, listen up. 

Back of a bus
Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

Nottinghamshire County Council are to invest in two new electric buses to run on the routes in Stapleford and Beeston.

Forest takeover 'will happen in the next month'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

East Midlands Today's Natalie Jackson tweets...

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Newell: Home advantage could be key

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Mick Newell has also been speaking about making sure the Outlaws qualify quickly for the quarter finals in the 50 over competition. 

Notts Outlaws
Getty Images

"We want to qualify for a home quarter-final as that gives us our best chance of winning," Newell added.

"The sooner we can qualify the better.

"I would image if we did win at Scarborough against Yorkshire on Wednesday that would get us through."

Newell: New signings possible

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Notts director of cricket Mick Newell has hinted that there could be some new signings at Trent Bridge before the end of the season. 

Mick Newell
Getty Images

Notts beat Birmingham in the T20 Blast on Friday and then saw off Derbyshire in the One-Day Cup on Sunday.

"It is 12 players being asked to do a lot of the work, but we would like to get one or two others in," Newell told BBC Radio Nottingham.

Your photos: July across Nottinghamshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

It has been good weather for the gardeners among you. 

Plants in Newark and a shed
IansWeather

Thanks to IansWeather for this pic from Newark. 

Weather: Chance of rain this afternoon

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

A cloudy afternoon with an occasional shower.

Sara Blizzard's weather map
BBC

A moderate westerly wind.

Maximum temperatures of 21C (70F).

School building reduced to rubble by fire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Fortunately, there was no-one injured in the blaze. 

Derelict school
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue

Fire destroys school buildings

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

This is all that remains of a derelict school in Bircotes following a fire there earlier this morning. 

Derelict school
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue
Derelict school
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue

Fox 'delighted' to extend Forest stay

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The ink is drying on the contract as we speak...

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Fox staying put with Forest

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Danny Fox has signed a one-year contract extension at the City Ground, meaning he will stay with Forest until summer 2018. 

Dany Fox
Getty Images

Lady Pies fall to heaviest ever defeat

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

It was a weekend to forget for Notts County Ladies who were thrashed 5-1 by Manchester City Women.

Man City women celebrate at Meadow Lane
Jon Buckle/The FA/Getty Images

"We're disappointed and it's frustrating that the intensity we showed at the start of the second half wasn't there from the start," boss Rick Passmoor said. 

Mann: May needs act on 'sound bight'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

John Mann is calling for the PM to put her words into action when it comes to dealing with Sir Philip Green and BHS.

BHS store
Getty Images

"In her first speech as Prime Minister Theresa May stated that her government would be driven, not by the interests of the privileged few but by yours," Mr Mann said. 

"She must now clearly show that was not just a sound bite by holding Philip Green to account for his actions and announcing the removal of his knighthood."

Mann: Green 'needs to be held to account' for BHS failure

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Bassetlaw MP John Mann is calling on Theresa May to announce that she'll strip Sir Philip Green of his knighthood following a report into the collapse of BHS. 

John Mann
BBC

Revised plans for 'Robin Hood's home' to go on show

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Revised plans for a new visitor centre in the heart of Sherwood Forest will be unveiled later.

Robin Hood statue
BBC

The original plans attracted criticism from campaigners who were worried about the impact on wildlife. 

Hospital worker released on bail

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Mr Roberts, of Sutton-in-Ashfield, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court this morning for a 10-minute hearing during which no pleas were entered.

Nottingham Crown Court
BBC

He was released on bail and will next appear for a plea hearing on 9 September , with a week-long trial set to start on 24 April 2017.  

Hospital worker appears in court charged with sex offences

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A healthcare assistant has appeared in court charged with a string of sex offences at a mental health unit. 

Robert Roberts, 59, is charged with 14 counts of sexual assault and two of rape alleged to have been committed in 2014, Nottinghamshire Police said. 

The force said the charges related to incidents said to have taken place at Millbrook Mental Health Unit in Mansfield.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across Nottinghamshire: 

Try your hand at circus skills at new school

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

I'd love to see Dave have a go on that blue cloth hanging down from the ceiling...

Watch: Circus skills school opens in Sneinton

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

If you've ever thought about running away with the circus now might be your chance.

A circus skills training school has opened in Sneinton. Watch Circus Hub founder Ria Ashton perform some stunning acrobatics... 

Circus skills school opens in Sneinton

Your photos: BBQs across Nottinghamshire

I'm now quite sure whether BBC Weather Watcher Buster9 in Misterton has quite got the hang of the service just yet. 

Steak and tomatoes
Buster9

I'm sure it was a nice BBQ anyway...

Green and Whites confirm kick-off times

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

It's been a busy old morning down at Lady Bay, not content with completing signings, Nottingham have also confirmed the dates and times for all their home fixtures. 

Rugby ball
Getty Images

It's the usual mix of Friday nights and Sunday afternoons with the only exception being Boxing Day afternoon (Monday) against Yorkshire Carnegie. 

Youngster can 'put pressure' on established duo

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Nottingham head coach Ian Costello has said Jacob Nash will be competing for a starting spot behind Darryl Veenendaal and Murray McConnell. 

"I think he genuinely will put pressure on them and I think he’ll be well-worked and get an opportunity in his own right, from what I’ve seen so farm," Costello said. 

"We’ll give him a run in the pre-season games and see how he goes there."

Outlaws have competition's best bowler

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

It was a good day at Welbeck yesterday for Harry Gurney. 

Harry Gurney
Getty Images/Matthew Lewis

His three wickets mean he remains the leading wicket taker in the competition on 15. 

Youngster signs contract with Green and Whites

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

And here's the obligatory new player holds a scarf picture...

Jacob Nash
Nottingham Rugby

Nottingham bolster options at half back

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Nottingham Rugby have signed young scrum-half Jacob Nash on a one-year-deal. 

Jacob Nash
Nottingham Rugby

The 20-year-old had been part of the Green and Whites' Academy side last year alongside playing for South Leicester. 

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across Nottinghamshire: 

  • Organisers hail a "hugely successful" Splendour Festival at Wollaton Park attended by 21,000 people
  • Revised plans for the Sherwood Forest visitor centre are to go on display 
  • Nottingham Rugby sign young scrum-half Jacob Nash on a one-year-deal

Music festival to return in 2017

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Ever the eager beavers - the festival organisers have put tickets on sale for next year already...

Crowds enjoy chart toppers at festival

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Jess Glynne brought Splendour Festival to an end with this impressive finale...

Jess Glynne
DHP Family

Police 'won't comment' on teen's school arrest 'nightmare'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Nottinghamshire Police said it had received a complaint, adding it "would be inappropriate for the force to comment further" at this point.  

It was 'unnecessary' to arrest teenager, charity claims

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A legal charity has criticised the treatment of Emma Raymond. 

"Being in custody can be extremely distressing and traumatic," said Shauneen Lambe, director of Just for Kids.

"You should only want to put children through it if it's absolutely necessary. It doesn't sound like that was the case for Emma."