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  1. Updates for Thursday 11 August 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00

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By Dave Wade

All times stated are UK

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That's all from Local Live - updates will start again tomorrow at 08:00.  

Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest's City Ground is restored to its full capacity after a review by Nottinghamshire County Council.

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Weather: Overcast evening

Kay Crewdson

BBC weather presenter

Mostly overcast skies to end the day although a few brighter spells are possible. 

For most remaining dry but thicker cloud could produce a little drizzle. Highs of 21C (70F).


Your pictures: Swans in Misterton

BBC Weather Watchers

One of our Weather Watchers was up bright and early to catch this family of swans in the river in Misterton this morning.

Swans in Misterton

Police 'did not believe teacher was suicide risk'

The coroner told the inquest he's concerned Derbyshire Police don't have a policy for making arrests in schools.

The force has said there was no information or intelligence to suggest Mr Wilkinson would leave the school or that he was at risk of suicide.

Deputy Ch Con Peter Goodman said: "Officers used their professional judgement with the information they possessed at the time." 

Staff have since been made aware of police guidelines around suicide prevention risk management, which weren't available at the time of his death, he said.

Trainee teacher hit by train 'should have been arrested sooner'

Alexander Howick

BBC Radio Derby

An inquest jury's concluded a trainee teacher at a school in Derbyshire should have been arrested sooner.

Ryan Wilkinson, from Sunlea Crescent in Stapleford, was hit by a train at Long Eaton station, a day after an allegation was made that he'd touched a boy inappropriately.

The inquest heard police came to the school the next morning, and asked for Ryan to be isolated. Having arrived at 09:00, it was 20 minutes before they entered the room  - by which time he'd left. Two hours later, police were told he'd been hit by a train. 

The jury concluded Ryan allowed himself to be struck by a train, but that his intentions were uncertain.

Travel: A38 roadworks

BBC Travel

As we move into rush hour, there's slow traffic on the A38 King's Mill Road in Sutton-in-Ashfield at the Sutton Road junction because of roadworks.

WATCH: Cerebral palsy rapper's bid for Bestival

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Meet Nottingham rapper James Ellis.

He's been given the chance to play in front of 60,000 people at one of the UK's biggest music festivals - Bestival, on the Isle of Wight

But there's only one problem - he has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, meaning he faces a hefty bill to get there.

Nottingham rapper James Ellis is crowdfunding to get to Bestival

As a result, he's trying to crowdfund more than £800 so he can hire a specially equipped vehicle, a night's accommodation and three carers.

BreakingForest gets full spectator capacity

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Full spectator capacity of 30,445 has been restored at the City Ground following the latest safety certificate review by Nottinghamshire County Council. 

The club’s spectator capacity was previously reduced to 80% due to a number safety concerns. 

city ground
Getty Images

It followed a zero capacity in early July when the club was unable to confirm the availability of a safety certificate holder, which was resolved later that month. 

The council said "substantial progress" has been made by the club in addressing outstanding safety concerns and it's satisfied with proposals to improve facilities for spectators with disabilities.

Airport parking: Your views


You've been venting spleen over on Facebook about parking charges at East Midlands Airport.

Simon Mayes wrote: "Birmingham & stansted much less hassle, even from Nottingham !"

And Steven Pires Allsop posted: "East Midlands is awful I live in Nottingham and fly from Birmingham because it's such a good airport"

airport post

Chance of seeing meteor shower over Notts

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Eyes to the skies tonight...

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If you spot the meteor shower over Notts, send us a pic!

Read more about it here.

'Stabbing' in Sutton

Mansfield Chad

A mother is thought to have been stabbed at an address in Sutton-in-Ashfield  

Grieving mother 'treated like flotsam'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

More now on the compensation awarded to Lynne Morgan and her family after the death of her 11-year-old daughter Laura in 2003.

She says the holiday firm treated her "like flotsam" during the 13-year legal battle.

Grantham A&E to close

East Midlands Today

NHS bosses have confirmed Grantham's A&E department will close at 18:30 every day for three months from Wednesday.

It's down to staff shortages.

Grantham A&E

It could affect people who need to use the service in the southeast of Nottinghamshire.

Advice after airport shutdown: Tell people how to fit screw

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The Air Accident Investigation Branch gave some handy information in a bid to avoid future problems.

It recommended the aircraft's manufacturer tells operators how to ensure the set screw is properly installed...

east mids airport
Kayla Williams

Screw caused shutdown of East Midlands Airport

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

And we're back with East Midlands Airport now.

Remember when a light aircraft had a problem on the runway back in January that led to the whole airport being shut down?

plan runway

Well it was caused by nothing more than a wrongly-fitted screw, a report has found.

The private plane's landing gear failed to work properly shortly after the plane touched down.

Magpies: Sheridan hoping to sign defender

BBC Nottingham Sport

Headlines from today's Notts County press conference with John Sheridan:

  • He's hoping to sign a defender on loan, awaiting call back from two clubs
  • Midfielder Michael O'Connor fit for weekend game
  • Striker Izale McLeod interesting a couple of clubs
John sheridan

Notts firm shamed over minimum wage

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

A list of employers that failed to pay staff the minimum wage, published by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, includes Nottingham Gun Club, based in Oxton.

Click here for the full list.

Weather: Staying cloudy

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

A drier afternoon but it’ll stay quite cloudy with the odd spot of drizzle. 

Highs of 20C (68F).


A453 fire: Queues reaching Clifton

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Trent Barton have posted this picture of the earlier van fire on the A453 on Facebook.  

van fire
Trent Barton

They said the delays are around the power station at Ratcliffe-on-Soar but queues are trailing back towards the Clifton Park and Ride.

They're putting extra buses on, they said.

League Cup: Forest to travel to Milwall

Nigel Bell

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

Nottingham Forest have been drawn away to Milwall in the second round of the League Cup.

The Den, Milwall
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Travel: A453 fire update

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The vehicle fire is out on the A453 but look at the mess it's left!

A453 fire
Highways England

It's on the southbound side and the lane closure's causing congestion back to Kegworth Road.

Travel: A1 lane closed

BBC Travel

A broken down tractor is blocking one lane of the A1 northbound at Tuxford Junction.

Travel: A453 car fire

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

There are currently delays on the A453 near the M1 junction at Kegworth because of a vehicle fire.

Looking at the Highways Cameras it appears to be out and the fire service are at the scene.

camera a453
Highways England

Man charged over St Ann's crash

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Police have charged a man with GBH with intent to cause serious harm after a man in his 30s was struck by a car in Carlton. 

The man was hit at the junction of Huntingdon Street and Alfred Street North early on Saturday morning. 

A 25-year old man also arrested has been released without charge.

Cricket: Ball fails to make Test squad

Nigel Bell

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

Notts' Stuart Broad and Alex Hales are in the England side which meets Pakistan in the fourth and final Test at the Oval.

But there's no place for Jake Ball.

Airport charges 'help pay for improvements'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Six years ago the airport brought in a drop-off charge of £1 but they doubled it in May.

They say it helps to pay for improvements and that free short-stay parking is available further away.


But, still £2 for 10 minutes? I'd rather get the bus...

East Midlands Airport parking charges 'one of highest in country'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Now, parking charges at the airport. Worst bit about going on holiday? I think so.

East Midlands Airport has come under fire for the charges it levies on dropping people off outside the terminal.

airport parking

The RAC says the flat fee of £2 for 10 minutes makes it one of the priciest in the country.

That's especially because for every minute you stay after that you're charged £1!

Travel: M1 slip road delays

BBC Travel

Queuing traffic on the exit slip road on the M1 southbound at junction 27.

Officer also checked police systems

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Det Con Surgay claimed his relationship with Ms Bell was "platonic" but they travelled to California, Dublin and Germany.

His solicitor Richard Wormald argued the offences were at the lower end of the spectrum and said they had caused "no harm". 

notts police hq

He was also accused of misusing police computers for accessing records of an incident in which a car registered in his name was reported for making off from a petrol station without paying.

The chairman of the misconduct hearing panel said: "We are not looking at a single allegation but two, and what we are looking at here was a course of conduct not for one day, for one week, but years."

Lawyer affair police officer sacked

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

We told you last week about a Nottinghamshire Police officer who was appearing before a misconduct hearing.

Det Con Peter Surgay was supporting the family of Clifford Collinge (pictured), while having an affair with Deborah Bell, solicitor for one of the men accused of his murder.

Clifford Collinge
Nottinghamshire Police

The 42-year-old officer failed to report the nature of their relationship which could have "compromised a major investigation", the panel heard.

The panel found his actions amounted to gross misconduct and he's been sacked.

More Notts Olympics success on the cards?

Nigel Bell

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

You'll have no doubt heard about the success yesterday in Rio. Hopefully there'll be more today involving Nottinghamshire competitors:

  • Ellie Downie (pictured) returns to action this evening in the individual gymnastics all-around final 
  • Chris and Gabby Adcock begin their quest in the badminton mixed doubles 
  • And David Florence and Richard Hounslow will go for gold in the canoe double C2 event. They used to train at the National Watersport Centre at Holme Pierrepont
Ellie Downie
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Sunsail 'deeply regrets' delay

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

An inquest in Nottingham in 2012 heard that Laura's catamaran was caught by the wind and turned over on its side at a resort in Vounaki, near Paleros.

She became trapped underneath when a harness became tangled in the rigging.

Laura Morgan
Lynne Morgan

For its part Sunsail has said safety was "an absolute priority" at the resort.

"We will always deeply regret the distress that this protracted process has undoubtedly caused for Laura's family and are aware that this matter has taken a number of years to reach resolution," the statement said.  

'Grief made me determined to fight for truth'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A total of 13 court hearings were held into Laura's death, Lynne Morgan said.

"It has been absolutely horrific because for 13 years I have had to repeatedly go over and over all the details of how my beautiful daughter died," she said.

Lynne Morgan

"Grief is a very powerful emotion and I became more and more determined to fight for the truth to come out and for justice to be served in a moral as well as judicial sense.

"Laura's death never should have happened. Sunsail were operating in a very unprofessional, laissez-faire manner out in Greece."

13-year battle for compensation

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

It's been a long journey from Laura's death 13 years ago to the decision last week to award her family compensation.

After a trial and a retrial, two Sunsail staff were finally convicted of manslaughter in Greece in 2008.

Laura Morgan
Lynne Morgan

In 2011, the family were awarded €240,000 in compensation but Sunsail unsuccessfully appealed the decision, yet still refused to pay on a number of occasions.

The firm finally agreed to pay last month.

Weather for the East Midlands

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

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

Weather forecast for the East Midlands

Holiday death girl's family finally awarded compensation

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

First this morning, you might remember news of the tragic death of an 11-year-old Nottinghamshire girl while on holiday back in 2003.

Laura Morgan, from Woodborough, died at a Sunsail resort in Greece when she was trapped under a catamaran.

Laura Morgan
Lynne Morgan

Well there's been some good news for her family after a UK court has awarded her mum Lynne an undisclosed compensation sum.

Mrs Morgan said she was "hugely relieved" the ordeal was over but accused Sunsail of showing "complete contempt for Laura, myself and my family".

Travel: No major problems

BBC Travel

Just a few minor issues on Nottinghamshire's roads this rush hour on:

  • A52 at the Priory Island
  • A610 at the Nuthall Island
  • A6117 in Mansfield