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  1. Updates for Monday 22 August 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Sandish Shoker

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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 mild and muggy tonight

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter

Fairly cloudy with a few drizzly showers this evening.

The showers will clear overnight but it will be a mild and muggy night with temperatures falling to a minimum of 16C (61F).

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Waiting list for GPS device

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

We told you earlier about GPS trackers being installed by residents on their cats' collars to try to get to the bottom of who is behind poisoning in the area.

Councillor Jane Walker, who has worked with the local MP Mark Spencer to secure funding for the devices, says they have sold 18 already and now have a waiting list.

GPS device

Volunteer 'abused position' to exploit boy

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Crogan's victim reported the assault to Nottinghamshire Police two years ago and he was arrested in February 2015.  

Following Crogan's sentencing, Det Supt Adrian Pearson, said he had abused his position as a volunteer at a church youth club to sexually exploit his victim who was a young boy at the time.

Church volunteer jailed after assault on boy

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A church volunteer has been jailed for indecently assaulting a boy more than 30 years ago.

Colin Crogan, 56, was found guilty last week of assaulting the boy in his teens at his home in West Bridgford in 1983.

Colin Crogan
Nottinghamshire Police

Crogan was found guilty of two charges of indecent assault on a boy aged under 16 and sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison.

Travel: Delays in the city centre

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • Four people have appeared in court over a protest on tram tracks in Nottingham earlier this month
  • A church volunteer has been jailed after being found guilty of an assault on a teenage boy more than 30 years ago
  • Nottinghamshire's Stuart Broad is to have a scan on his injured ankle

Every child's dream house

Is this the treehouse you dreamed of as a child?

It's been designed by John Carroll from Netherfield for his lucky children and is made up of fence panels, branches and an old stained glass front door.

The treehouse has been shortlisted for a national award.

Missing teenager found

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Good news, Bethany McIntyre has now been found.

Police said she was "safe and well".

Reds could complete goalkeeper signing later

BBC Nottingham Sport

Forest head coach Philippe Montanier says he's hoping to complete the signing of a goalkeeper later but it won't be in time for him to play tomorrow night.

Phillipe Montanier

Your views: Old tram tracks uncovered


Some of you have been commenting on Facebook about the tram tracks that have been found near the railway station in Nottingham.

Philip Stainer wrote: "It was sad to see all the old cobbles, rails and pavings just being scrapped. Reminds me of the way the railway infrastructure was removed post Beeching."

While Stephen Shuey said: "They should be on display at heritage transport museum."

Changes to elected mayors expected

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

Downing Street is announcing that elected mayors are no longer a prerequisite for devolution. 

This could help get the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire proposal back on track.

Trains running again with some delays

Scan for Forest striker

BBC Nottingham Sport

Britt Assombalonga is to have a scan today to see if he'll be fit for Forest's League Cup match against Millwall tomorrow.

Britt Assombalonga
Getty Images

Take a look at the tram in 1906

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

This video of a tram journey in Nottingham in 1906 is brilliant.

It's been sent to us by Doug Kightley, a volunteer at the National Tramway Museum in Crich, Derbyshire, and shows a tram running over the length of track that's been recently uncovered.

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Did you enjoy this year's carnival?

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Nottinghamshire Police have been sharing a few photos from this weekend's Caribbean Carnival. Send us your pics too.

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Weather update: Some sun creeping inbetween clouds

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

There's plenty of cloud around this afternoon with a couple of spots of drizzle about but occasionally the cloud will break, allowing for some brighter weather with highs of 22C (72F).

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • Four people have been in court accused of blocking tram tracks during a protest earlier this month
  • Old tram tracks found at Nottingham railway station have been offered to a Derbyshire museum
  • Some of Nottinghamshire's experienced players could be dropped tomorrow for their County Championship game against Yorkshire

Train delays between Mansfield and Nottingham

Century-old tram tracks discovered

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Here's some more on the old tram tracks. 

They were found by council workmen during work to fix a gas leak.

The old Nottingham tram
Nottingham City Council

The city council said it's possible more of the tracks could be uncovered as work begins around the Broadmarsh shopping centre in the coming months.

Travel: Roadworks causing delays in Sutton

BBC Travel

There's slow traffic on A38 King's Mill Road East in Sutton-in-Ashfield because of roadworks. Congestion is going back to Station Road.

City was 'gridlocked' during protest

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

The court appearance of the four people this morning comes after traffic in the city centre was “gridlocked” when people lay across tracks during rush hour on 5 August.

During a day of action, protesters also caused disruption near Heathrow and Birmingham airports.

Tram protest

Four in court over tram protest

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Four people have appeared in court accused of blocking tram tracks on a day of anti-racism action by Black Lives Matter earlier this month.

Eshe Naomi Graham, 20, Yvone Francis-Parmar, 50, Lisa Robinson, 48 and Malachi Glaiester Thomas, 30, all from Nottingham, have been charged with the wilful obstruction of a highway in Nottingham.

All four appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court this morning and were granted unconditional bail to appear at the same court on 6 September.  

Younger players may get call-up

BBC Nottingham Sport

Mick Newell, Nottinghamshire's director of cricket, says young players might get a look-in over the coming weeks...


Division One survival now top priority for Notts

Robin Chipperfield

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

In the wake of the weekend defeat in the semi-finals of the Twenty20 Blast, could Nottinghamshire be about to drop some of their experienced players, as attention turns to surviving in the County Championship?

Notts were beaten by Northants and are also bottom of Division One heading into a four-day game at Yorkshire tomorrow.

They'll be without seamer Jake Ball, who's been called up to the England one-day squad, while Stuart Broad says he's injured and won't play.

GPS offers peace of mind for cat owners

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Christy Jamieson's cat Dexter died after being poisoned. 

She said she's put a GPS cat collar on her other cat to keep an eye on him when he goes out.

RSPCA poisining

She said: "If it did happen again we would know exactly where he'd been and hopefully find out who had done it and where in the vicinity it had happened."

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • Cat owners in Calverton are putting GPS collars on their pets to help track them after a spate of poisonings in the village
  • Old tram tracks discovered by the railway station are to be preserved at a tram museum in Derbyshire
  • Forest are waiting to hear how serious the injury Britt Assombalonga picked up against Wigan is

MP suggests concerned cat owners use trackers

Mark Spencer said some Calverton residents had raised concerns about their cats being poisoned after a spate of reports.

He said if a cat becomes ill or goes missing, a GPS tracker on a collar could help owners build up a picture of where their pet has been.

Mark Spencer cat meeting

GPS to help stop cat poisoning

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

There's been a few stories lately of poor cats in Calverton being poisoned by anti-freeze.

So Sherwood MP Mark Spencer says he has come up with a plan to solve the problem - GPS tracking devices for collars.

Hockey hero returns home

And Shona McCallin from Newark is on her way home too with her gold medal.

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Time to update the photo...

Hayley Compton

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Proud mum Christine Richardson will have to update her London 2012 photo now daughter Helen Richardson-Walsh has a gold medal.   

Christine Richardson

Proud mum says Helen has achieved her dream

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

And BBC Radio Nottingham has been talking to Helen Richardson-Walsh's proud mum this morning.

Christine Richardson, from Compton Acres, said it had been a "tough journey" for her daughter but she had achieved her dream.

She said Helen and wife Kate had "given their lives to the game" with "hard work, dedication and self-sacrifice".

Games were 'immense' says hockey player

If you missed it on Friday, the Team GB women's hockey side won gold in the final against the Netherlands.

Helen Richardson-Walsh from West Bridgford finished off her Olympic experience with this tweet.

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Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • Tram tracks thought to be more than 100-years-old that were discovered last week are to be preserved
  • Cats in Calverton are to be fitted with GPS collars after spate of poisonings
  • There could be more news today on the seriousness of Britt Assombalonga's injury

Tracks are 'great discovery'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Colin Alderwoth, a transport enthusiast from Keyworth, says the tram tracks are a great discovery.

He said they could be about 115 years old and were probably part of the tram that ran in Nottingham between the 1870s and 1900s from the city to Trent Bridge.

Nottingham tram
National Tramway Museum

Old tram tracks to be removed and restored

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Work has started to remove the remains of 100-year-old tram tracks that were found last week by workmen near Nottingham railway station.

It's possible they're now going to be restored and taken to the Crich Tramway Village in Derbyshire.