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  1. Updates for Thursday 4 August 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Friday

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By Dave Wade

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Weather: Clear spells overnight

Kay Crewdson

BBC Weather

Winds become more north westerly to end the day and the showers ease so a drier, fresher feel this evening with any remaining showers clearing overnight. 

Some clear spells developing leading to a cooler night than of late, particularly in more rural areas. Lows around 13C (55F).


Supporters of Labour leadership hopeful meet

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

Owen Smith supporters, including Labour city MPs Chris Leslie and Lillian Greenwood, Gedling's Vernon Coaker and PCC Paddy Tipping, meeting in Nottingham today.

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New Magpies striker on loan

BBC Nottingham Sport

New Notts County striker Vadaine Oliver says he understands his loan to January is with a view to a permanent deal.

Vadaine Oliver

MP demands apology over 'sickening' newspaper joke

Tony Roe

BBC East Midlands political editor

Sick joke in local Nottinghamshire newspaper (circulation around 2,000) prompts call from Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry for an least.

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Stabbing in Kirkby

Lisa Teanby

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

A man has been taken to hospital with stab wounds after an assault in Kirkby-in-Ashfield this afternoon.

The victm's injuries are not life-threatening, police said.

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

Teen admits dangerous driving over road death

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

A teenager has denied attempted murder after a pedestrian was hit by a car which failed to stop.

However, James Smith, 19, of Summergangs Lane, Gainsborough, admitted causing grievous bodily harm and dangerous driving at Nottingham Crown Court today.


Nottinghamshire Police said the charges relate to a collision involving a 4x4 on the A631, near Beckingham (pictured), in April, following which the victim, also aged 19, was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.

Smith was remanded into custody to appear again at the same court on 12 August.

Forest: Pre-match presser

BBC Nottingham Sport

And main points from Forest's press conference with manager Phillipe Montanier ahead of Saturday's game against Burton Albion

  • He says he wanted to sign Pajtim Kasami two years ago when at Rennes  
  • Doesn't sound like new signings are imminent
  • On Assombalonga Notts County rumours: "I need all the players in the squad, but don't want to comment on rumour"
  • On captaincy: "I need more than one captain/leader on the will find out on Saturday!" 
  • Chris Cohen an injury doubt for Saturday, but Pajtim Kasami fit to play  
Phillipe Montanier

Travel: Robin Hood Festival delays

BBC Travel

The Robin Hood Festival is causing delays on the A614 in Ollerton at the Worksop Road junction. Congestion back to Rufford.

Magpies: Pre-match presser

BBC Nottingham Sport

Main points from Meadow Lane press conference ahead of game against Yeovil Town on Saturday.

  • Notts County manager, John Sheridan, says he favours a 3-5-2 formation 
  • He'll tell the players who his captain will be tomorrow.
  • He intends to play Aborah in a more forward position this season, he says.
  • He also reveals he still wants to add another player to his squad.
  • Michael O'Connor is back in training but will not be involved at Yeovil   
John Sheridan

EDL march: Your views


The planned EDL march in Nottingham on Saturday has got you talking over on Facebook.

Mark Nffc Shepherd wrote: "There is a time and a place and where is going to be loads of children well that's definitely NOT THE PLACE."

Whereas, Mark Clark said: "Don't agree with their views but they have every right to protest as anyone else. If you want to live in a country that bans that then ill pay for your flight to north Korea or Zimbabwe if you like"


EDL march: Clashes in city in 2009

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Nottingham is no stranger to EDL demonstrations: In December 2009 there were violent clashes between supporters of the far-right group and anti-war and anti-fascist protestors near the castle. 

edl clashes 2009

The EDL billed it as a peaceful protest against Islamic extremism but opponents claimed all they wanted to do was provoke community tension.  

Police: March will go ahead

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Notts Police has said the English Defence League march will go ahead on Saturday but the situation "remains under constant review".

It said it has a "legal obligation" to keep the public safe and allow peaceful protest to take place.

EDL 2009

The force assured people it was taking "all available steps to minimise disruption".

“Having reviewed all available information, intelligence and human rights obligations, the specific conditions required to prevent a planned procession from taking place have not been met," a spokesman said.  

Downpour in Nottignham

Kay Crewdson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Talking of showers ... HELLO SUMMER


Weather: Sunshine and showers

Kay Crewdson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Still humid and breezy with cloud, some sunny spells and showers, some heavy.

Winds becoming more northwesterly, so a fresher end to the day.

Armand Traore

Nottingham Forest's Armand Traore will miss their first game as he is not fit after not playing a game since April 2015.

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Riots: Your stories

BBC Radio 1

Listen to this BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra special on the riots, five years on...

It features untold stories from witnesses.

Nottingham riots: Five years on

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

We're approaching the fifth anniversary of the worst riots in England since the 1980s.

Violence kicked off in north London, following the police shooting of Mark Duggan.

canning circus bomb

Trouble spread across the country, including here in Nottingham, where Canning Circus police station was firebombed (pictured) and scores of vehicles damaged across the city.

Our colleagues at BBC Newsbeat have been looking back at those eventful nights in August 2011.

Cricket: 'Worry' over Hales

Nigel Bell

BBC Radio Nottingham

The former Nottinghamshire and England cricketer Graeme Swann says he's worried about the form of Notts and England opener Alex Hales. 

He only scored 17 yesterday as England made 297 in the third test against Pakistan.

alex hales
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Council: 'Stop this demo happening'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Here's what councillor Dave Trimble had to say about the planned march.

"When we originally called on the police to ban the EDL demonstration we were told their powers were limited because it was planned to be an assembly in one single location rather than a march.

"However, the police have since indicated that they now expect the demonstration to take the form of a march.

EDL march in Birmingham, 2013

"Therefore we urge them again in the strongest terms to use whatever powers they have available to stop this demonstration happening."  

Bid to ban EDL march

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

So it looks like the English Defence League is planning a march in Nottingham this weekend.

The city council says it has "major concerns" about the risk Saturday's demonstration by the far-right group poses to children and families at the Nottingham Beach (pictured) and elsewhere in the Old Market Square. 

They've called on the police to ban the march.

Nottingham City Council

Bin fines could start later this year

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Gedling Borough Council says bins left on the road are an obstruction, a nuisance and make the place look untidy.

Fining does happen in other parts of the county - if you live in Nottingham you face a £100 penalty for leaving your bin out for more than eight hours before or after collection day. 


Gedling says it expects to make a final decision on the proposals in the autumn.  

£60 fine plan for leaving bin out

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Picture the scene - you're all tucked up in bed when - shock, horror - you realise you've left the bin out.

Now, if you're anything like me, you'll roll over and fall asleep, vowing to move it in the morning.


But if you live in Gedling, you might want to jump out of bed and get it shifted as the council is planning to introduce £60 fines for leaving your bin out.

Is that fair? Get in touch and let us know.

Miss Tiggy-Winkles lives life on the (h)edge

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Meet Miss Tiggy-Winkles... She got herself in a rather prickly situation earlier this week when she fell in a fountain at Rufford Abbey.

Luckily, site manager John Clegg was on hand with a pair of extra thick gloves.

Jon Clegg, Miss Tiggy Winkles, fountain
Nottinghamshire County Council

"There, quivering against the wall, was Mrs Tiggy-winkles all in a pickle," he explained.

"She had fallen into the pool by mistake and couldn’t get out until spotted by a member of the public. Fortunately the pool was fairly empty but the warm sun was beginning to take its toll on her." 

Council: 'School places system needed to change'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Here's what the county council had to say about the school places row...

The council’s view was that the existing priority for out-of-catchment siblings within the over-subscription criteria needed to change, if schools were to best serve the needs of local families. The council published the consultation and gave people the opportunity to respond to the process which included publishing details on our website, advertising in the local press and briefing head teachers and chairs of governors."

Marion ClayNottinghamshire County Council

Mystery snorkelling boy found

Nottingham Post

The identity of a mystery snorkeller, who was snapped diving in the waters of Old Market Square's fountain, has been revealed.

snorkelling boy post
Beth Sharples

Family 'disillusioned' with council

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Sarah's son Elliott will remain at his school but his younger brother Joshua won’t be able to join him in September, she said.

“It has left us feeling very resentful and very confused and very disillusioned with our county council and how they go about their business," she added.

Elliott and Joshua Lawrence

"We are both very disappointed that during the appeal and the paperwork...none of it seemed to be about education - it seemed to be about policy."

A judicial review could take several months and potentially an expensive day in court.

New school rules 'sad and destructive'

Kevin Stanley

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

This signpost in the middle of Strelley village illustrates the issue of school sibling places. 

On one side you're in the city but on the other side you're in the county. 

Strelley sign, Lawrence family

For Sarah Lawrence's family these new rules mean splitting up their children 

“It would be very destructive to our family life to have them separated – and very sad," she said.

Travel: Knock-on delays after fatal A6006 crash

BBC Travel

The closure of the road between Butt Lane and Trowell Lane is causing delays on the A6 Derby Road in Hathern around the Whatton Road junction.

It's because drivers are diverting away from the scene of the crash.

crash map

Nottinghamshire Police have asked anyone who witnessed the crash in which a woman died to call them on 101.

Could council face legal action over school places?

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

It must be incredibly frustrating for parents to have their child denied a place at the school their brother or sister attends - but is it unlawful?

That's what Sarah Lawrence (pictured right) believes - she's asking for a judicial review into Nottinghamshire County Council's decision to alter its school admission policy for siblings. 

sarah lawrence family

She believes a public consultation the authority held didn't comply with the Schools Admissions Code.

But the council said it took action for the right reasons.

Stags sign ex-Forest striker

BBC Nottingham Sport

Mansfield Town have signed the experienced striker Darius Henderson. 

Darius Henderson

The 34-year-old's played for Nottingham Forest, Watford and Coventry. 

He's expected to make his debut this Saturday against Newport.

Misconduct PC 'checked crime systems'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Mr Surgay is also facing a further allegation of misusing police systems over "an extended period of time" in searching for crimes in and around his home area of Kimberley.

The officer said the searches were made for policing purposes and that he was "aghast" when he saw an allegation of "bilking" - driving off from a petrol station without paying.


Bridge collapse still causing disruption

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

An update for all you commuters in and around Barrow upon Soar...

The railway station is still closed while Network Rail installs a safe walking route over the damaged bridge.

Railway bridge at Barrow Upon Soar

East Midlands Trains has put on replacement buses - they'll run from The Hunting Lodge on South Street to Loughborough Station (and vice versa).

You can see their amended timetable for the Nottingham/Loughborough/Leicester route here.

Woman killed in A6006 crash

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A woman's died in a crash involving three vehicles on the A6006 overnight.

Two people have been arrested.

The road is still closed in both directions in Zouch, between Trowell Lane and Butt Lane, following the crash between a car, van and a lorry.

Officer 'downplayed' affair

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The panel heard Det Con Surgay "downplayed" his "volatile", on-off affair with Ms Bell because his wife was also a serving Notts police officer.

The 42-year-old, who has served with the force for nearly 19 years, is accused of failing to report the nature of the relationship which, it has been argued, could have potentially compromised a major investigation.

Notts Police

Mr Surgay made no mention of trips he took with Ms Bell to California, Dublin and Germany when questioned by the force's professional standards department.

It was put to him that's he'd deliberately downplay the nature of the relationship in interview.

Mr Surgay replied: "I dispute that."

PC had affair with murderer's lawyer

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

First this morning, it's emerged a Notts Police officer who supported the family of a murder victim had been having an affair with a solicitor of one of the accused.

Det Con Peter Surgay was a family liaison officer after the murder of Clifford Collinge (pictured) in 2011.

Clifford Collinge
Nottinghamshire Police

He'd been in a relationship with Deborah Bell since 2009, who went on to act as a solicitor for Stephen Shreeves - one of the three accused of Mr Collinge's murder and who's now serving a life sentence.

The evidence came out at a Nottinghamshire Police misconduct panel hearing, which has now been adjourned until 10 August.

Watch: Today's weather outlook

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

Here's how it's looking today...

Weather for the East Midlands on Thursday 4 August 2016

Travel: Serious crash on A6006

BBC Travel

The A6006 is closed in both directions at Zouch in the southwest of the county because of a serious accident between Trowell Lane and Butt Lane.

Good morning: Join us for today’s live news coverage

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

To start things off this morning, check out this impressive sunrise in Misterton...


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