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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 1 August 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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Our live coverage across the day

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: Rain heading in this evening

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter

Showers are expected this evening, some of which could be heavy at times.

The rain will ease off overnight and become lighter and patchier but it will remain damp and cloudy. 

weather
BBC

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Here are your final headlines for the day:

  • The Robin Hood Festival has opened today and runs until the end of the week
  • A man who lost a hand and both legs to a blood poisoning disease has thanked the thousands of people who donated money to help him get a bionic arm
  • It's a vital match for Nottinghamshire this afternoon against Worcestershire at Trent Bridge.

First day of Robin Hood Festival

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The Robin Hood Festival has opened in Sherwood Forest today.

It's in its 32nd year and sees a week-long programme of events celebrating the outlaw, which include jousting and falconry displays.

Robin Hood Festival
Nottinghamshire County Council

Council statement had 'unfortunate wording' says councillor

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Councillor Nick McDonald who has been responsible for the project said the wording of their press release sent out on Friday had been "unfortunate".

He said today the road had opened to traffic and while most of the work had finished, the trees would be in place by the end of the week.

Station Street
BBC

"It looks great and it is going to be great," he said,

"We are trying to make the area as nice as possible."

Cause of fatal fire still unknown

Mansfield Chad

The cause of a fire which killed a man in Austin Close, Mansfield back in July is still not known, an inquest has heard.

Work still going on outside station

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The city council said the work in Station Street, Nottingham would be complete by yesterday but this afternoon there were still missing paving slabs, fences up and workmen still visible.

The work was part of the £60m refurbishment of the railway station which included moving taxi ranks and pedestrianising part of Station Street and changing vehicle access to the road.

Station Street work complete, claims council

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

According to Nottingham City Council, work to pedestrianise the area outside the railway station is finished.

I'm not so sure...

Station Street
BBC

Travel: Delays caused by debris on the road

BBC Travel

Debris on the A52 in Bingham is causing delays. The road is partially blocked by the Saxondale Island.

Send-off party for Downie sisters

Talking of the Olympics...

East Midlands Today went down to the Notts Gymnastics Academy academy yesterday where they had thrown a send-off party for Team GB gymnasts Becky and Ellie Downie.

A farewell party is held for Rio 2016 hopefuls the Downie sisters

Good luck in Rio girls!

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Got what it takes to be an Olympian?

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

There's only four days to go until the Rio 2016 Olympics open and I've just done a BBC quiz to see if I could cut it as an athlete.

BBC quiz
BBC

It turns out I'm almost Olympian material as a "solid athlete". 

See how you would do...

Man thankful for bionic arm support

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Among the thousands of people who donated towards the fund for Mr Camamile to get a bionic arm was an anonymous £5,000 donation.

He was still in shock when he spoke to BBC Radio Nottingham this morning and said he had been "overwhelmed" by the support.

"Thank you to every single person that donated and every single person that has helped me out. It's surreal....I can't believe it," he said.

Man looks forward to 'getting life back'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Mr Camamile said the bionic arm functioned like a normal hand and arm and would allow him to get on with this life again.

"I will be able to have a proper meal, get dressed, brush my teeth," he said.

Mark Camamile
BBC

"You underestimate how hard things are to do without a hand. I will just get my independence back."

Thousands support heart surgery petition

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Thousands of families are joining the fight to save heart surgery services at Leicester's Glenfield Hospital. 

The service, which carried out over 300 operations last year, has been earmarked for closure by NHS England, which claims it won't meet the latest standards.

Three petitions set up to fight the plans have 40,000 signatures between them.  

Travel: Trains expected to be busier

Dull job tales

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

There are some pretty dull jobs out there, but someone has to do them.

Pete Minting from Helensburgh, Scotand has shared his amusing story with BBC Magazine.

He said: "I put pepperoni on 14,000 pizzas per day at a factory in Nottingham. If the conveyor belt broke down, we made smiley faces on the pizzas with the pepperoni. So if you ever see a smiley pizza, that's why."

Heart surgery boss says unit 'strives' to be the best

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Aiden Bolger from the East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre at Glenfield Hospital said they were grateful for the support of parents who would have to go much further to get treatment if heart surgery were to end.

heart surgery
BBC

He said they had worked hard to improve the quality of care available at Glenfield Hospital and added: "We have strived to be the best we possibly can."

Weather update: Dull and cloudy afternoon

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

The sun has gone. 

It's going to be dull and cloudy this afternoon with a couple of isolated showers possible ahead of some more persistent rainfall in the late afternoon and evening.

weather
BBC

Bionic arm campaign overtakes target

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

We told you last week about a fundraising campaign to help pay for a bionic arm for a Clifton man.

Mark Camamile had to have his lower legs and right hand amputated after contracting septicaemia.

Mark Camamile
Camamile family

In just six days the total amount raised rocketed to more than £30,000 -  well above the £27,000 target.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • Man who had hand amputated thanks thousands who donated towards campaign for him to get a bionic arm
  • A Mansfield mum says she is campaigning to save heart surgery at a specialist unit in the East Midlands after surgeons there saved her daughter's life
  • There are reports Forest are interested in Swiss international Pajtim Kasami

Police appeal to find missing teenager

Have you seen Keenan Savage?

The 14-year-old was last seen in the St Ann’s area of Nottingham yesterday morning.

Keenan Savage
Nottinghamshire Police

Swiss star linked with Forest

BBC Nottingham Sport

We understand reports suggesting Nottingham Forest are interested in Swiss international Pajtim Kasami are true.

The midfielder previously played for Fulham before moving to Olympiakos.

Pajtim Kasami
Getty Images

Mum says heart unit saved daughter's life

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Amy Parkes from Mansfield said her daughter, Imogen, had been diagnosed with a heart defect before she was born and spent six of her first eight weeks alive at Glenfield Hospital.

"I don't understand how it is deemed acceptable to close such an important unit down," she said.

"If they start closing heart hospitals down it is not going to have a positive outcome for children with heart defects."

Mum joins campaign to save heart surgery at unit

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Amy Parkes from Mansfield, whose daughter had life-saving heart surgery at a specialist heart unit at Leicester's Glenfield Hospital, has joined a campaign to stop plans to end heart surgery there.

NHS England says it's no longer prepared to support the unit for surgery following a review of standards and safety.

Glenfield Hospital
BBC

Missing teenager found

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Police say 15-year-old Nikita Bates who we told you had gone missing in Radcliffe-on-Trent earlier has been found safe and well.

Notts v Worcs: Play starts at 14:00

BBC Sport

You can follow all the action online from Nottinghamshire's game against Worcestershire in the One-Day Cup when play starts at 14:00.

Jake Ball of Nottinghamshire reacts
Getty Images

Family take action after sheep stolen

Hayley Compton

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

The Brooks family who run Bank Farm in Stanton-On-The-Wolds have had poultry and sheep stolen in the past.

Linda Brookes said: "We have put in gates and security fencing to keep people out or make it difficult for them to come and take the stuff."

Brookes family
BBC

Aborah injury not thought to be serious

BBC Nottingham Sport

It's thought the injury that forced Notts County midfielder Stanley Aborah off during yesterday's match against Blackburn Rovers won't keep him out of the first game of the season on Saturday.

The Magpies beat a young Blackburn team 1-0 with Adam Campbell's goal coming in the first half.

Stanley Aborah
Getty Images

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • New rules come into force in Mansfield today to tackle antisocial behaviour
  • Rural crime in Nottinghamshire cost the industry £1m last year
  • Nottinghamshire need a win against Worcestershire in their One-Day Cup to be in with a chance of reaching the quarter-finals

Cricket: Notts need favour

Nigel Bell

BBC Radio Nottingham

Nottinghamshire need a result and hope either Durham or Warwickshire lose, if they're going to reach the quarter finals of the One-Day Cup. 

Ttrent Bridge
Nottinghamshire CC

They play their last group game this afternoon against Worcestershire at Trent Bridge.

A point could be enough for them but if Durham and Warwickshire both win, then Notts will be out regardless of their result.

Can you help find Nikita?

Police are concerned for the safety of 15-year-old Nikita Bates who has been missing since yesterday.

She was last seen leaving a house in Grantham Road, Radcliffe on Trent, at about 18:15 and was thought to be heading towards the village centre.  

Nikita Bates
Nottinghamshire Police

Rural crime in region cost £1m

BBC Radio Nottingham

Figures from insurers NFU Mututal show the cost of rural crime in Nottinghamshire last year was more than £1m  - roughly the same as the figure from 2014.

Quad bikes, 4x4s and machinery were among the most common targets - as well as livestock.

Draw for Lady Pies

Nigel Bell

BBC Radio Nottingham

Notts County Ladies drew 1-1 with Reading in the Women's Super League yesterday.

Danielle Buet scored the Lady Pies's only goal from a free-kick just before half time but the home side equalised after the hour mark. 

Notts Ladies are sixth in the table.  

Station Street work still unfinished

Nottingham Post

Work to pedestrianise an area outside Nottingham's railway station is still not complete - despite the council saying it would be finished "on time and on budget" by yesterday.

Your photos: Sunny start to Monday

BBC Weather Watchers

There was another beautiful sunrise over Misterton this morning. Thanks to Buster9 for the pic.

Misterton
Buster9

Majority in town back new rules, says council

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Councillor Mick Barton from the district council has been telling BBC Radio Nottingham most people think the new rules in the town should have been brought in a long time ago.

He said: "We are talking about a small minority and we like to think here in Mansfield we are trying to stick up for the majority of people and I think the majority will be pleased about these new laws."

Mansfield
BBC

He said money made from the fines would go back into funding an education programme for schools on antisocial behaviour.

Montanier still hoping to sign players

BBC Nottingham Sport

With less than a week to go before the new football season begins, Nottingham Forest manager Philippe Montanier is still getting his feet under the table after a summer full of off-the-field distractions 

The Frenchman says he is taking it all in his stride and told us: "I am satisfied about the mentality of the players during pre-season."

Philippe Montanier
Getty Images

He said they were still looking to bring one or two more players in.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Here are your top stories this morning:

  • New rules to tackle antisocial behaviour in Mansfield come into force today
  • A  mother whose baby daughter was given life-saving surgery is backing a campaign to keep a children's heart unit open in the East Midlands
  • Cricket: Nottinghamshire must win their final One-Day Cup game at Trent Bridge later to be in with a chance of making the quarter-finals