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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 17 August 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

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By Alex Smith

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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: Staying warm overnight

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter

It's staying dry with some sunshine for the rest of the day.

We will have some low cloud rolling back in later which will keep the temperatures up so it will be a fairly warm night with temperatures falling to a minimum of 13C (55F).

Weather temperatures
BBC

Union: Up to 350 jobs at risk at Pizza Factory

Ben Truslove

BBC News Online

The Unite union says between 300 and 350 jobs are at risk with the loss of the contract at Nottingham's Pizza Factory.

Unite regional officer Andy Shaw said: “This is very bad news for the workers and their families, and a hammer blow for the wider Nottingham economy.

“It is early days and details about the scale of the job losses remain unclear, as does a timeframe for any redundancies. We expect a full briefing when we meet the management on Friday."

Pizza Factory loses contract but no jobs - yet

Ben Truslove

BBC News Online

A Nottingham food manufacturer has confirmed the loss of a customer-own label contract to another supplier - which will end in February 2017.

A total of 1,150 staff work at the Pizza Factory, but the firm has not confirmed any job losses as a result.

"This is because many avenues will be explored to mitigate the contract loss including redeployment elsewhere in the business, securing new business and seeking voluntary redundancies," a spokesman said.

"Clearly this is disappointing news, but we will continue to explore all other options available to us."

Travel: A610 busy

BBC Travel

That bit of congestion on the A610 at Nuthall Island has not shifted all day - so one to carry on avoiding if you're out and about.

It's a clean bill of health for the rest of Nottinghamshire though. 

Man in hospital after motorway fight

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A man was taken to hospital with head and leg injuries after an assault on the hard shoulder of the M1 near Loughborough.

Police said they were called at about 00:30 this morning to reports of a large fight near J23 northbound.

M1 J23
Google

The force said they believed three men in a black Audi A4 had been following another three men in a black Vauxhall Astra from Oadby to the M1.

Both vehicles are then thought to have stopped where the occupants of the Astra assaulted the men from the Audi.

Cadet no stranger to helping

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

PC James Magnin, from Dorset Police - who attended the scene - said Adam was a "great help" at the minor crash, in which no-one suffered any serious injuries.

"Nottinghamshire Police should be really proud of his quick-thinking and bravery," PC Magnin said. 

This isn’t the first time Adam has attended an incident while off-duty as in February, he gave first aid to a driver of a car who had suffered a seizure in Sutton-in-Ashfield.

Cadet praised for crash help

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

A Nottinghamshire Police cadet has been praised for being first on the scene of a crash while he was on holiday in Bournemouth.

Adam Werle (below), 17, was on holiday with his mum in July when he heard a crash outside his hotel. He found two cars which had collided and were blocking the road.

He checked the drivers, phoned 999 and stopped traffic coming down so he could move some of the debris out of the road.

Adam Werle
Nottinghamshire Police

Employer 'tried to force out' ill woman

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Mrs Woodcock became the face of the Dying to Work campaign after she claimed her former employer - which cannot be named for legal reasons - tried to force her out when she was diagnosed with cancer.

County council leader, councillor Alan Rhodes, said the authority was "pleased" to be signing the charter.

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Council signs terminal illness charter

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Nottinghamshire County Council is signing up to a new charter today aimed at helping employees who become terminally ill at work.

The Dying to Work Voluntary Charter sets out how employers can support terminally ill workers post-diagnosis.

It follows the case of Derbyshire's Jacci Woodcock, who has terminal breast cancer but is fighting to improve workers' rights.

Jacci Woodcock
Dickon Clark

University 'proud' of awards

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Grant Anderson, the university's environmental manager, said: "We are proud to have been the only university chosen for awards, and we were delighted to bring three accolades home to Nottingham."

Apparently, the Dryden Centre corner garden (below) uses bee-friendly plants and sustainable wood. 

The Dryden Centre’s corner garden
Nottingham Trent University

All well and good, but what about people with a phobia of bees? Just asking for a friend.

University scoops environment awards

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Nottingham Trent University has won three awards for the quality of its green spaces at the Green Apple Awards.

The environment team collected two "golden trowels" and a bronze award.

Boots Library rooftop garden
Nottingham Trent University

The Boots Library rooftop garden (pictured above) on the City site was among the areas cited for its "sustainable credentials".  

Teacher was 'amazing son'

Caroline Lowbridge

BBC News Online

The inquest heard Mr McKen gained a first-class honours degree in sports science and management from Nottingham Trent University before training as a teacher.

His mother, Pat Burton, said he was "an amazing son".

"From the moment he started school he tried hard; all he's done is educate himself," she said after the inquest.

"It's so tragic because he had everything to go on for."

A coroner in Nottingham returned a conclusion of accidental death.  

Teacher and friend entered sea with woman

Caroline Lowbridge

BBC News Online

Det Sgt Andy Buxton, the police officer who coordinated the evidence, told the coroner's court Mr McKen and his friends had arrived in Bulgaria on the morning of 8 August 2015 and walked around the resort and visited a few bars shortly afterwards.

Mr McKen and friend Kurt Toms decided to enter the sea with a young woman they had met in a bar.

Sunny Beach
Google

Mr Toms said he and Ethan had "decided to go for a paddle in the sea", and there was "never any real intention to go swimming".

"He could swim but wasn't confident," Mr Toms said of his friend, who he recalled hearing shout: "Kurt! Help!"

"I initially had no idea anything was wrong," he said.

"As I've got closer I've seen that he's going under the water."

Teacher drowned after 'going for paddle'

Caroline Lowbridge

BBC News Online

An inquest has heard how a young teacher from Nottingham drowned after spontaneously deciding to go paddling just hours after he arrived on holiday.

Ethan McKen, 24, who "wasn't confident" at swimming, was swept out of his depth while at the Sunny Beach resort in Bulgaria.

Ethan McKen
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Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

  • Many undecided voters side with Jeremy Corbyn following city leadership debate 
  • But he and rival Owen Smith do not fare well with Ant and Dec and football questions
  • Police cadet praised for his help after holiday crash
  • Town 'could become conservation area'

Your pictures: Cows in Hoveringham

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Cows in Hoveringham
BBC

I know what you want, dear reader, but there'll be no offal cow puns here. Not today. I'm sure you've herd enough.

Area 'deserves' extra status

Hayley Compton

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Historian Ann Staples said Bulwell would be deserving of the accolade.

"Bulwell has many lovely buildings," she said. "There is a walk round Bulwell called the Bulwell Trail, which would be round the conservation area.

Bulwell Bogs
BBC

"It would be a shame if any more buildings were knocked down that need to be preserved."  

Important nooks and crannies

Hayley Compton

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Councillor Alan Clark, who is a member of the city council's planning committee, said these calls are "long overdue".

"There are a number of important buildings - particularly when you go down the nooks and crannies within Bulwell," he said.

Building in Bulwell
BBC

There's nothing important in the nooks and crannies of my house - unless you count the odd bit of change down the back of my sofa...      

East Midlands weather: Rain is coming

Kay Crewdson

BBC weather presenter

...but not for a couple of days.

As for the rest of today, the weather will remain fine and dry with temperatures hovering around 24C (75F).

Tonight, it will be dry through the evening with light winds overnight, and expect another dry day tomorrow with highs of around 23C (73F).

Bulwell 'could become conservation area'

Hayley Compton

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

The town's been suggested for the status because of its architectural and historical interest...

Church in Bulwell
BBC

Nottinghamshire make T20 signing

BBC Sport

Brewery development sparks anger

Nottingham Post

Campaigners have called on their local councillors to intervene in the redevelopment of a historic Nottinghamshire brewery.  

The Kimberley Brewery site, which has been the subject of housing development since 2007, has yet again become a cause for concern for residents over revisions to plans.

Facebook: Love for Morris Minors

Facebook

You've been having your say on Facebook about Morris Minors - as the Morris Minors Owners Club gets ready to celebrate its 40th anniversary this year.

Margaret Braham wrote: "Loved mine. Wish I had not sold it years ago. Never let me down."

Katherine Wood said: "Had my Driving lessons in a Morris Minor ! Love them." 

Morris Minor
BBC

'£5m for Mansfield striker'

BBC Sport

Following report interest from Bradford, Mansfield manager Adam Murray said it would take £5m to get Matt Green out of the club after the striker fired them to victory against Yeovil

Leicester teen takes inspiration from gold medallists

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Jordan Waine from Broughton Astley is competing in the 1,500m steeplechase and told BBC Radio Leicester this morning it's inspiring that athletes like Loughborough trained Adam Peaty and Sophie Hitchon once competed in the School Games.

The 16-year-old is hoping to see herself there one day too.

Jordan Waine
BBC

Advantage Corbyn?

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

Labour debate: 'Members voices are not being heard'

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Travel: M1 accident

BBC Travel

Two lanes have been closed on the M1 northbound between junctions 28 and 29 because of a crash.

m1
Highways England

Corbyn 'not a leader'

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Well, that's a pretty damning line...

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Pontypridd MP Owen's own goal

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Mr Corbyn was not alone in faring poorly during some impromptu quizzing.

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Whey aye, man!

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

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After being unable to identify these two rather well-known Labour supporters, Jeremy Corbyn revealed he had received an email of support from the Geordie pair.

Must have been a pretty forgettable email. 

'Shame!'

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

Corbyn 'faced orchestrated resignations'

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

Sex offences in schools 'quadruple'

Marcus Alton

Reporter, Radio Nottingham

Police figures obtained by children's charity Plan International UK have shown that reports of sex offences at Nottinghamshire schools quadrupled over a year. 

The statistics show 64 alleged offences between 2011 and 2015. The number increased from 11 in one year to 43 the following year.

Sex offences victim
PA

The charity is calling for compulsory sex and relationship education.  

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

  • Labour leadership candidates go head to head in Nottingham
  • Biker, 24, dies after collision with van
  • Nottingham Forest suffer back-to-back Championship defeats

In transfer terms, we call this 'coy'...

BBC Sport

Forest suffer back-to-back defeats

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Nottingham Forest were beaten again last night by Brentford 1-0 - with Damien Perquis sent off for a second yellow card late on.

Forest boss Philippe Montanier said it was a "frustrating evening". 

Philippe Montanier
Getty Images

Fatal crash in Awsworth

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

A 24-year-old motorcyclist has died in a collision with a van in Awsworth, Nottinghamshire Police said.

The crash happened at the junction of Newton's Lane and Shilo Way and involved a white Ford van and a yellow Triumph motorbike. 

Crash scene in Awsworth
Google

Shilo Way - between Coronation Road, Gin Close Way and Newton's Lane - has now been reopened.  

Jeremy Corbyn touches down

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Corbyn 1 Smith 0 - in the recognition stakes at least...

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