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  1. Updates for Friday 5 August 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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By Dave Wade

All times stated are UK

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That's all from Local Live this week.

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Weather: Sunny and dry

Kay Crewdson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A fine and (for 99% of us) dry end to the day with variable, in places large, amounts of cloud but also some sunny spells. 


Risk of a light shower but most of us will stay dry. 

A gentle westerly wind. Highs of 22C (72F).

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Here are your final headlines for today and this week:

Nottingham Victoria's final train journey

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Who remembers Victoria railway station in Nottingham?

One man who does is 89-year-old Bill Freeman who captured this amazing cine footage 50 years ago as the last train pulled in.

Nottingham Victoria's final train journey

The station stood were the Victoria Centre is now. 

The exhibition's on at three venues over the next month, including the shopping centre.

Rugby: Four new signings for Nottingham

BBC Nottingham Sport

Nottingham sign Worcester players Derrick Appiah, Josh Adams, Tiff Eden on dual registration deals.

Derrick Appiah, Josh Adams, Tiff Eden
Nottingham Rugby

The Green and Whites have also signed Wasps Senior Academy loosehead prop Tom West on loan for the new season.

Hyson Green man to stand trial over terrorism charges

Nottingham Post

A supermarket worker accused of having copies of a bomb-making manual and instructions on how to join Islamic State is due to stand trial in January next year.

Rides ready at Riverside

Kevin Stanley

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

It’s all ready to go at the Riverside Festival.

The rides are up and the entertainment starts at 18:30 this evening. 


Over the weekend, thousands of people are expected to enjoy the funfair, live music and of course, the Saturday night fireworks.  


Have you seen missing Jack?

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Police have put out an appeal to find a missing 15-year-old boy.

Jack Dennis was reported missing from the Clifton Flower Park area in Clifton at around 22:10 last night.

Jack Dennis
Nottinghamshire Police

He was last seen wearing a grey Lee Cooper track top and blue jeans.  

PCC 'disappointed' over Goddard resignation

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Nottinghamshire's Police and Crime Commissioner has been speaking on the resignation of Dame Lowell Goddard from the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse.

"I'm very disappointed and I know victims locally will be very disappointed too," Paddy Tipping said.

"I have already contacted the Home Secretary to ask for her plans on taking the inquiry forward."

Dame Goddard
Getty Images

Downie sisters go golf crazy

BBC Sport

Nottingham gymnasts and sisters Becky and Ellie Downie take on a office crazy golf challenge as part of BBC Sport's 'Rio Rivals' series...

Rio Rivals: Office crazy golf challenge

Woman killed in A6006 crash named

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A woman killed in a crash yesterday on the A6006 has been named as Amy Young, from Melton Mowbray.

The 31-year-old died when the car she was driving collided with a van at around 01:00.

crash map

Three men aged 21, 22 and 25 who were arrested, have been bailed.

The van driver has been released from hospital and a HGV was also involved but the driver was not injured.

Watch: 'Why the UK needs #BlackLivesMatter'

The campaigning group Black Lives Matter now has an offshoot in the UK.

Set up in the US three years ago in response to police killings of black men, its new UK arm is holding their first day of rallies in London, Manchester and Nottingham.

Adam Elliott Cooper, a student at Oxford University, is part of the campaign. Listen to the full Today programme discussion.

Adam Elliott Cooper explains why the UK needs #BlackLivesMatter
Protesters lying on a road en route to Heathrow

Activists have expressed the hope that a strong Black Lives Matter movement can be built in Britain following the growth of the campaign in the US.

Read more

Watch: Tram tracks protest in Nottingham

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

When I came down at about 08:30, it was gridlocked but about half an hour later the police had managed to divert most of the traffic.

It was a quiet protest - there were four people lying on the track and other people standing in front of trams with banners. 

Tram tracks protest for Black Lives Matter in Nottingham

Travel: Signalling fault between Nottingham and Mansfield

Forest: New signings at City Ground

BBC Nottingham Sport

Young midfielder Matty Cash signs new three-year deal with Nottingham Forest.

Matty Cash
Getty Images

And Ben Osborn signs a new four-year deal.

Busy day for contracts at the City Ground!

Ben Osborn
Getty Images

New councillor for Bingham

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A by-election was held yesterday for the Bingham division of Nottinghamshire County Council.

Conservative, Francis Purdue-Horan, has been elected to the seat vacated by Martin Suthers, who died in May.

Francis Purdue-Horan
Nottinghamshire County Council

Weather: Sunny spells

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

A pleasant afternoon with variable amounts of cloud and a few sunny spells.  

A gentle westerly wind. Highs of 22C (72F).


Ex-PC jailed over child sex pics

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A former Nottinghamshire Police officer has been jailed for six months for making indecent images of children. 

Scott Mayor, 45, from Inkersall in Derbyshire, was dismissed from his job in 2015. 

He admitted six charges at Derby Crown Court yesterday.

Ch Insp Paul Murphy said: "Mayor brought shame on himself and betrayed the oath of office he took when he became a police officer."

Watch: Protester's hands cut free

One of the four protester complains as she's arrested

Police: EDL march 'under constant review'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Notts Police said yesterday it had to balance keeping the public safe with allowing peaceful protest.

Ch Supt Ian Howick saif they've taken all available steps to minimise the disruption.


But, he said: "The specific conditions required to prevent a planned procession from taking place have not been met.

"However, the situation remains under constant review and, should this change, we have the necessary legislation in place to continue to keep Nottinghamshire safe."

Travel: Robin Hood festival delays

BBC Travel

Traffic heading to the Robin Hood Festival is causing delays on the A6514 in Edwinstowe between the B6030 and Ollerton roundabout.

EDL march: 'Children will suffer'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The march is due to end at the Brian Clough Statue in Speaker's Corner, a few yards away from the Old Market Square.

Councillor Dave Trimble said he has asked the police twice to ban the EDL march.

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City council closes beach for EDL march

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

So from one demonstration that's all over to one that's due to start tomorrow.

The English Defence League are planning to march in Nottingham city centre tomorrow.

View more on twitter

Yesterday the city council called on Nottinghamshire Police to ban it because of "major concerns" for the safety of families at Nottingham's Beach.

After the police said the march would go ahead, the council has decided to close the beach while the protest takes place.

Black Lives Matter protests block roads

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The Black Lives Matter protesters have caused simultaneous "gridlock" on the M4 motorway at Heathrow as well as the protest in Nottingham.

Read more here.

Black Lives Matter campaign
The Black Lives Matter campaign held up a baner on the M4 motorway

Second protest planned today

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

It looks as if there will be another Black Lives Matter protest in Nottingham this evening on St Peter's Gate.

It's taking place at 18:30 at St Peter's Gate, moving to the Galleries of Justice at 19:30, according to the UKBLM's Facebook page.

The event page reads: "A moment for rage, reflection and rebuilding. A moment for coordinated nationwide action."

event page
Facebook / UKBLM

Watch: Protest screens dismantled

Lucy Vladev

BBC East Midlands Today

Protest road reopens

All four protesters arrested

Mike O'Sullivan

Reporter, East Midlands Today

The three women and a man have been removed from the track outside the Theatre Royal. 

Police say all four have been arrested for obstructing the highway.

BreakingLast of protesters removed

Kevin Stanley

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

In the last few minutes the last of the protesters has been removed by the police.

The operation has taken the best part of an hour. It was careful, considered and largely peaceful.

Police are now dismantling the barrier and putting equipment away but the police cordon in place for time being.

Most officers now standing down and moving away - I'd imagine the road's going to be open in the next half an hour or so.

A look inside the screens

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Here's a view from above, right inside the police screens as they began cutting apart the protesters.

inside the cordon

Second arrest

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The second protester has been arrested, it's been confirmed.

BreakingSecond protester freed

Mike O'Sullivan

Reporter, East Midlands Today

A second Black Lives Matter protester removed by police from tram line in Nottingham. Two remain.

Tram jam in Market Square

Steve Beech

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Protest has caused trams to back up in Old Market Square.

tram jam

Goggles placed on protesters

Kevin Stanley

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Some people, including the media, have been allowed a little closer to the screens.

Through the police cordon, we could see officers placing goggles on to protesters behind the screens

overhead view of scene

BreakingProtester arrested

Kevin Stanley

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

One protester cut free by police and arrested.

Screens in place as police work to cut protesters apart

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The cutting gear police are using to remove the protesters' tubes is the sort of thing the fire service use.

Here's a closer view of the screens they're using to hide the protesters while they cut them apart.


Protest: Your views


Some of you have taken to Twitter to talk about the Black Lives Matter protest.

Some are supportive...

View more on twitter

But others are angry at the disruption

View more on twitter

Protest: Mixed views from crowd

Kevin Stanley

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Huge crowd gathered here today, many disrupted on their way to work.

While some sympathise with the cause, many are saying this isn't the way of going about doing it.