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  1. Updates for Friday 29 July 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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By Sandish Shoker

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Today's updates have now finished. We'll be back on Monday at 08:00.

Weather: Staying cloudy into this evening

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC Weather

It’s going to be cloudy overnight with some clearer spells much later on and lows of 12C (54F)


Over the weekend it's going to feel much cooler and there is likely to be a mixture of sunshine and showers. 

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Here are your final headlines for the day: 

Crowds expected in city for Pride

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

If you're looking for something to do tomorrow afternoon you could head into Nottingham city centre for this year's Pride.

A parade will leave Castle Gate/Lister Gate at 11.30, finishing at Broad Street, where music and entertainment will continue until 18:00.

Travel: Traffic building ahead of cricket

First weather broadcast 67 years ago

Kay Crewdson

BBC weather presenter

On this day in 1949, the first-ever weather forecast was broadcast on British TV.

Forget modern graphics, I'm using this on tonight's East Midlands Today.


Rare chance to see Da Vinci artworks

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Italian artist Da Vinci is best known for his Mona Lisa portrait.

But these drawings, all rough sketches from his notebooks, give an insight into how he "recorded and understood the world around him".

Leonardo Da Vinci
Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015

Tristram Aver, exhibitions officer at the castle, said: "They are very, very rarely seen. and won't be seen within our lifetime again, certainly not in Nottingham.

"They are personal and intimate unfinished artworks that were never meant for public display."

Big match for Notts tonight in T20 Blast

BBC Nottingham Sport

It's a hugely important T20 Blast match for Notts tonight.

They're at home to Leicestershire with play starting from 18:30. You can follow all the action online.

Trevor Gray case: Wait to find out outcome of force appeal

East Midlands Today's Geeta Pendse has been at the Royal Courts of Justice today for the hearing.

She said Justice Coulson was extremely critical of Nottinghamshire Police.

Trevor and Alison Gray

She said if the force is given the go-ahead to appeal against today's judgement, Mr Gray's legal battle could continue, but if they are refused the opportunity then Mr Gray should be reinstated.

Get an insight into Da Vinci's work

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

From tomorrow a special exhibition opens at Nottingham Castle.

Ten of Leonardo da Vinci's drawings from the Royal Collection will go on public display and there'll be a programme of events, talks and workshops related to the artist's work.

Leonardo Da Vinci
Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015

The exhibition runs until October.

Trevor Gray: Force intends to appeal decision

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Nottinghamshire Police has responded to the High Court's ruling on the Trevor Gray case.

In a statement it said the force was refused permission to appeal against the decision at Friday's hearing, and "Mr Gray's reinstatement will be stayed" pending the force's application to appeal to the Court of Appeal.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Funeral for country hotel owner

Kevin Stanley

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

The funeral has taken place of Nottinghamshire hotelier Imogen Skirving this afternoon.

The owner of Langar Hall died after being hit by a car last month while on holiday in Menorca.   

Imogen Skirving.

Hundreds of friends gathered for the ceremony at St Andrew's Church in Langar to pay their respects.

Patel granted benefit year by Notts

BBC Sport

Nottinghamshire all-rounder Samit Patel, who made his debut in 2002, has been granted a benefit year by the club.

Patel, 31, says he is "privileged" and the opportunity to play for Notts has been "massive".

Samit Patel
David Rogers

Your views: You're talking ward cleaning


Cleanliness in hospitals is always a strong talking point and some of you have been commenting on today's story on our Facebook page.

Steph Brewer said: "Get rid the places are filthy at times."  

Margaret Buckland wrote: "Surely the money collected from the car park should cover this, and more!!!"

Man's M1 protest cost economy millions

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Nicholas Muton, 45, of no fixed address, made his guilty plea at Leicester Crown Court this morning.  

Part of the southbound carriageway of the M1 was closed for more than a day while negotiators tried to talk him down.

M1 closure

The CPS claimed at his first hearing last month that he cost emergency services £1m and the wider economy £28m.

Signing confirmed for Forest

Man jailed for causing M1 delays

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Nicholas Muton, who climbed into an overhead gantry on the M1 near Nottinghamshire has been jailed for two years for causing a public nuisance.

It's after he pleaded guilty to climbing the gantry which saw the closure of the motorway for 28 hours.

M1 delays

Couple faced financial and emotional strain

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Trevor Gray and his wife Alison have spent £150,000 on legal fees during their battle to clear his name.

They have managed to recoup most of this over the years and Alison Gray said the ordeal had "taken its toll" on them and their two daughters..

Trevor and Alison Gray

Trevor Gray: The events in the case

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Here's a timeline of the Trevor Gray case:

  • July 2011: An allegation of rape against Mr Gray is made. He is then suspended by the force 
  • February 2012: Mr Gray pleads not guilty to one count of rape, one count of attempted rape and sexual touching 
  • May 2012: He is convicted following a trial at Derby Crown Court and jailed for eight years
  • July 2013: Mr Gray's wife traces a key witness, whose evidence leads to his conviction being quashed on appeal
  • February 2014: Mr Gray is unanimously cleared of all charges after a four-day retrial
  • March 2014: The IPCC launches an independent investigation into the force's handling of the case
  • April 2014: A Police Appeals Tribunal board rules Mr Gray can return to work. That same month, Mr Gray is suspended by the police, a decision later upheld by a tribunal
  • April 2016: Mr Gray is granted a judicial review into his dismissal by the force

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • A former police officer sacked after he was wrongly convicted of rape has been told the decision not to reinstate him was wrong
  • A man who closed the M1 for 28 hours after he climbed an overhead gantry in a protest has been jailed for two years
  • Forest have confirmed the signing of Armand Traore on a three-year deal

Trust confident contractors will get better

The hospital trust's chief executive, Peter Homa came on air this morning to say Carillion are "delivering on their commitments".

He said they were working closely together and the company was already making improvements and had started recruiting more staff, and he was confident things would get much better.

Peter Homa

"There is much more to be done and we will make sure they improve," he said. "But we could still terminate their contract if it does not improve and we are not satisfied with the quality of service."

Trevor Gray: IPCC considering publication of report

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

We've had a statement from the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) following the Trevor Gray ruing.

In it a spokesman, said: "Now that the legal proceedings can no longer be prejudiced we will be reviewing our position and considering publication of our investigation report."

Trevor Gray: 'Scarred for life'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

In a statement Mr Gray said he was "elated and relieved" his case had finally been determined.

He added: "This living nightmare is now in its fifth year and despite today’s ruling, the ongoing pain and distress that these unlawfully imposed disciplinary measures have caused have scarred us for the rest of our lives."

Trevor Gray
Gray family

Officer was cleared in 2014

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Mr Gray was acquitted after a retrial in 2014 after a taxi driver was tracked down by the family and gave new evidence.

But despite this  - and a Police Appeals Tribunal board ruling that Mr Gray could return to work - his employers suspended him in April 2014, a decision later upheld by the same tribunal board.

Warning from fire service

Judge quashes tribunal decision

Geeta Pendse

BBC East Midlands Today

A high court judge has quashed a tribunal's decision to not reinstate Nottinghamshire police officer Trevor Gray.

Mr Gray, who worked as a detective with the force, was wrongly accused of rape.

Trevor Gray

Montanier talks Reid, coaching staff and new signings

BBC Nottingham Sport

We're at the Nottingham Forest press conference where Montanier suggests he is happy with his coaching staff and it doesn't seem likely that Andy Reid will stay.

Phillipe Montanier

The manager has also confirmed they are getting close to the Armand Traore deal but wouldn't say how long it was.

But he adds: "I also want one or two more players".   

Carillion says it is working to improve

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

We've been in touch with Carillion which says it's working closely with the Nottinghamshire University Hospitals Trust (NUH) to tackle any problems and is monitoring its service on a regular basis. 

In a statement it said: "There are early signs of improvement in some of the areas in which NUH required urgent attention, but insufficient overall progress remains a serious concern."

The company said it had changed some of its working practices and is "mindful of the requirement for very rapid improvements to service delivery". 

Two in hospital after Nuthall crash

Notts TV

Two people were taken to hospital after the accident on the A610 this morning. The road was closed by police for a short time which caused long delays in the area.

Bring cleaning back in house says campaign

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Some of the concerns raised include the poor standard of cleanliness on wards and problems with the supply of linen on wards. 

Mike Scott from Keep Our NHS Public told BBC Radio Nottingham this morning Carillion had been given too many chances to make improvements.

Hospital ward

"Private companies have no place in the NHS. It is a public service and needs to be publicly run.

"The solution is to terminate their [Carillion's] contract and bring it back in house."

Injury forces Reid into retirement

BBC Sport

Here's more from BBC Sport on the retirement of Nottingham Forest midfielder Andy Reid.

The 34-year-old has not played a first-team game since injuring his groin against Derby County in October 2014.

Andy Reid
Getty Images

Hospitals still have 'serious concerns' about cleanliness

BBC Radio Nottingham

Hospital bosses in Nottingham say they still have "serious concerns" about the standard of cleanliness on wards. 

Carillion took over cleaning, portering, laundry and catering at the Queens Medical Centre and City hospitals two years ago, and previously told the BBC it was taking urgent action to provide a cleaner environment.  

But after a rise in infections like C-Difficile, they were told to improve. 

Hospital cleaning still not up to scratch

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Next this morning we're talking about dirty wards and the cleanliness of Nottingham's two hospitals.

We've been told there are still some "serious issues" with the company that has been brought in to clean the QMC and City hospitals.

Police appeal for missing 15-year-old

Have you seen this girl?

Nikita Bates has been missing since 16:55 yesterday when she was seen leaving a house in Grantham Road, Radcliffe-on-Trent.

Nikita Bates
Nottinghamshire Police

Stags manager still wants one more signing

Charlie Slater

BBC Radio Nottingham sports reporter

Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray says he'd like to sign one more player to complete his squad for the upcoming season.

The Stags have a small squad of around 20 and Murray insists an extra body will give him "peace of mind".

Friends remember teenager in Bingham

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Taking shelter from the rain under the Buttercross, friends of Jack Archer yesterday opened two books of condolence in his memory.

Speaking to Radio Nottingham's Kevin Stanley, they described the 14-year-old as "cheeky and funny".

Bingham Buttercross

Another friend said: "He was making jokes all the time. It's a tragedy his life's been taken so soon."

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Your top stories this morning:

  • Teenagers gathered in Bingham last night to remember their friend Jack Archer who was killed in a hit-and-run accident earlier this week
  • Hospital bosses say they still have "serious concerns" about the standard of cleaning on its wards. 
  • Nottingham Forest's Andy Reid is reported to have retired after a struggle with injuries in recent years