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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 2 August 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

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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: Feeling humid tonight

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC Weather

It’ll be cloudy tonight with a few clearer spells and a chance of isolated drizzly showers in places.

Feeling humid with lows of 17C (63F).

weather
BBC

Oxygen system helped skydiver breathe

Mark Dennison

Presenter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Did you see the story about the US skydiver who jumped from 25,000ft without a parachute?

Well today we spoke to Ted Atkins from Cotgrave who designed the oxygen system that allowed the jumper to breathe.

Luke Aikins
PA

You can have a listen back to the interview online.  

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Here are your final headlines for today:

Passengers stuck in London too

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Rail passengers have been stranded at St Pancras Station in London too after several trains going north of Leicester were cancelled today.

There has been a reduced service to Nottingham with passengers being advised to take alternative routes.

St Pancras
BBC

Train operator 'sorry for disruption'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

East Midlands Trains (EMT) has said sorry for the disruption caused to rail services following the bridge collapse. 

"I just want to apologise and thank them (our passengers) for their good humour today," EMT's customer experience director Andrew Conroy said.

Consultation to 'help improve services' says council

BBC Radio Nottingham's Peter Saull went to Festival Hall earlier - another leisure centre that the district council is consulting on.

The council says it is gathering people's opinions on ways they can improve services, improve efficiency and offer what's most needed for residents.

Festival Hall
BBC

Residents can have their say on the consultation here.

Council 'considering future' of leisure centres

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

Ashfield District Council is responsible for six leisure centres and wants to look at ways to save money - so it's currently gathering people's opinions on the future of four centres -  Festival Hall, Selston, Huthwaite and Edgewood.   

They insist they are considering all options, including the possibility of a new centre in Kirkby, but that no decisions have been made about closing them.

But the opposition Conservatives and Independents in Ashfield both have serious concerns about the consultation - and fear closures.

Could leisure centres be closing?

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

This is Edgewood Leisure Centre in Hucknall.

It is one of many in Ashfield that campaigners believe might be earmarked for closure.

Edgewood leisure centre
BBC

New signing might not play this weekend

BBC Nottingham Sport

Nottingham Forest's recent signing, Armand Traore, says he's unlikely to be fit for this weekend's season-opener against Burton Albion. 

Traore moved to the City Ground last week from QPR where he didn't play a single match last season. 

Armand Traore
PA

Rail disruption could run into tomorrow

Network Rail investigating

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

We've had a new statement from Network Rail on the bridge collapse.

They have confirmed contractors were inspecting the road surface on the bridge which runs over the railway line at the time it collapsed but said that "no structural work was being carried out”.

Bridge collapse
BBC

 A spokeswoman said a full investigation into what happened is being carried out.  

These are some lucky chicks

Government office to share with council

BBC Radio Nottingham

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) will share office space with Newark and Sherwood District Council when it moves into its new headquarters next year.

The local authority hopes to save around £500,000 a year by moving out of Kelham Hall and into the new premises off Great North Road.

The DWP's 25 employees will move from their current Lombard Street location as part of a changes to the way Jobcentre services are delivered.

Line could reopen in 'days' says Network Rail

Eric Simpson

BBC News Online

Toby Higgins from Network Rail said they would have a better idea of how long repairs would take later today.

"We are looking at days rather than weeks," he added.

Crowd trouble was the fault of Notts fans says report

Mansfield Chad

Crowd trouble at the One Call Stadium during a derby game with Notts County was down to "unruly" away fans, according to a safety report published by Mansfield Town.

Resident heard 'massive earthquake'

Eric Simpson

BBC News Online

Jake Walton, who lives in Barrow upon Soar, told BBC News: “I was in bed when I heard something going on”.

He said there were some Network Rail employees on the bridge and a few minutes later “there was a sound like a massive earthquake – it was quite nerve wracking”.

Bridge collapse
BBC

Campaigner bombarded with abuse after research

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Ms Jeffs said she "physically couldn't read" all of the abusive messages she received after her research resulted in Nottinghamshire Police expanding its hate crime categories to include misogynistic incidents.

Misogyny
Thinkstock

The force became the first in the country to classify misogyny as a hate crime in May.

Police speaking to person who sent abusive message

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

In a statement Nottinghamshire Police said they were "speaking to a victim of online misogynistic abuse who had received offensive and threatening messages."

The force said it had offered support and advice to the victim who had decided not to make a formal report at the time. 

They said officers were instead speaking to one of the perpetrators to "reiterate the seriousness of their actions".

Drilling 'moments before collapse'

Phil Mackie

Midlands correspondent, BBC News

Eye witnesses have described seeing Network Rail contractors drilling on the Grove Lane bridge at Barrow upon Soar immediately before it partly collapsed.

They also say the work only began after the last trains had passed.

Train passed under bridge 'minutes' before it collapsed

Phil Mackie

Midlands correspondent, BBC News

It's understood locally that a Nottingham-Leicester train passed under the bridge at Barrow upon Soar about twenty minutes before it partially collapsed leaving debris all over the track.

Rail debris
BBC

It may be that an empty train went through after that.  

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Train journeys across East Midlands disrupted

Here's a look how the bridge collapse has affected rail passengers in Nottingham today.

Bridge collapse cause rail chaos

Notts County sign York's Oliver on loan

BBC Sport

The Magpies have signed York City striker Vadaine Oliver on a six-month loan deal.

The 24-year-old has previously had spells at Lincoln City, Crewe Alexandra and Mansfield Town.

Vadaine Oliver
Getty Images

Weather update: Staying dull into this afternoon

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

It's staying dull, cloudy and overcast for most of the afternoon with light showers and drizzle possible. Highs of 20C (68F)    

weather
BBC

Online abuse: Woman targeted after speaking out

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Melanie Jeffs said some of the abuse she received was "ridiculous" and other messages "were hurtful".

She told BBC Radio Nottingham some of the comments about her appearance she was able to shrug off but she had passed one tweet onto police to investigate.

She added: "These are just indicative about what happens when women speak out. They become the target of abuse."

Woman who launched misogyny campaign 'abused online'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Last month she helped police launch a campaign to record misogyny as a hate crime.

Soon after, Melanie Jeffs said she received hundreds of abusive messages on social media, including from one person who "threatened to put a machete" through the back of her head.

Melanie Jeffs
Ursula Kelly

Ms Jeffs works as a manager at Nottingham Women's Centre and said she was "stunned" by the volume of tweets and messages she received.

Nottingham passengers get sweet treats

Line 'won't open' at all today

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

It would appear that East Midlands Trains do not think the line between Leicester and Loughborough will open at all today. 

Workmen
BBC

It made a bit of a mess...

Bridge collapse causes rail chaos

Notts out of the One-Day Cup

Nigel Bell

BBC Radio Nottingham

Nottinghamshire are out of the One-Day Cup after defeat to Worcestershire at Trent Bridge last night.

Notts needed to win the game to stand a chance of making it through to the last eight, but having made 284 for 8 in their 50 overs, rain ended the match with Worcester 138 for 1 - meaning the visiting county won on the Duckworth-Lewis method by 35 runs.

Trent Bridge
BBC

Notts finished sixth in the group but captain Chris Read said they knew they were up against it when they lost the toss.  

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Passengers can use tickets tomorrow

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A reduced train service is running between London St Pancras and Nottingham.

Network Rail has all the details and alternative routes for passengers. 

East Midlands Trains
Stagecoach

Passengers are being advised their journey could be extended by up to 90 minutes and anyone with a ticket dated today can use it to travel tomorrow.  

Commuter's 20 minute journey 'takes two hours'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A commuter who travels regularly from Leicester to Nottingham said: "Normally it takes me about 20 minutes to get (to work) and it has taken me two hours so far… it is a tad frustrating."

He added: "The train company has been wonderful right through all of this so far, really."

'Nottingham is happening...'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

There's lots of things we love about Nottingham.

Of course we're biased, but The Guardian has found some great places for food, drink and culture in our city and declares "Nottingham is happening". 

Check out their alternative guide to Nottingham.

Network Rail apologises after bridge collapse

Bridge collapses onto railway line

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Here's a photo of the bridge collapse in Leicestershire that's causing all the problems on the trains this morning.

Bridge collapse
Leicester Mercury