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  1. Updates for Tuesday 23 August 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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By Sandish Shoker

All times stated are UK

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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

It will be staying dry, sunny and warm this evening and we're expecting another mild and muggy night.


Missing dad wouldn't just disappear says cousin

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Michael Bugg's cousin, Kathryn Rothwell, was out searching for him earlier this afternoon and told BBC East Midlands Today she didn't think he would just disappear.

Kathryn Rothwell

She said: "He loves his friends and family and if he was going somewhere he would let someone know where he was going."

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Here are your final headlines for today:

  • Police search area near River Trent for missing dad
  • The owners of two horses that were slashed across the back with a knife have asked for help to find the culprits
  • Forest face Millwall away tonight in the second round of the EFL Cup.

Firefighters tackle car fire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Here's a photo of that car on fire in Lenton Lane.

There's no word yet on whether anyone has been injured.

Lenton Lane fire
Thomas D

Downie sisters back home

They might not have come back with a medal but Nottingham gymnasts Becky and Ellie Downie were all smiles as they were greeted by family at Heathrow Airport earlier.

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Travel: Car fire in Lenton

BBC Travel

car is on fire on Lenton Lane in Nottingham. The road is shut at the junction with Finch Street.Close.

Montanier says team are ready for cup 'challenge'

BBC Nottingham Sport

Nottingham Forest head to South East London tonight with their sights set on the third round of the League Cup.

The Reds face Millwall with head coach Philippe Montanier suggesting that he'll field more younger players.

He said: "It's not easy stuff but we are ready to take on this challenge."

Searches near river for missing dad

Caroline Lowbridge

BBC News Online

Michael Bugg, known as "Buggy" to his friends went missing after celebrating his friend's 40th birthday on Saturday night.

One of his friends, Hayley Mallia, said his two-year-old daughter had been asking where her daddy is

Michael Bugg
Nottinghamshire Police

She added: "I think concerns grew massively when he didn't arrive for work yesterday. 

"We know he's a really hard-working guy and that's not something he would do."

Travel: Long delays caused by Wollaton Street closure

Horse attack is 'callous' say police

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Police have called the attack on the horses in Forest Town as "callous" and "horrific".

In a statement released by the force, Insp Nick Butler said: “It’s hard to imagine how anyone could be this cruel.

"I’ve spoken with the owners and reassured them that we will do all we can to catch the people responsible and bring them to justice."

Police searching area around River Trent

Caroline Lowbridge

BBC News Online

Notinghamshire Police say they’re not searching underwater yet for missing man Michael Bugg but Det Ch Insp Karen Pearson says they’re looking for signs he might have fallen in the river.

Trent Bridge

She said: "We don't have a particular area where we suspect he's gone into the river, if at all, so we are just scoping the river around the area that he potentially could have walked home along an embankment and maybe had an accident.

"We are looking at every avenue and obviously the river being nearby is one of them."

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • Police say specialist teams are searching the area around the River Trent for missing man Michael Bugg
  • The owners of two horses which were injured in a knife attack have asked for help to catch the culprits
  • Forest are away at Millwall tonight in the EFL Cup

Extra cash for mental health emergencies

Kevin Stanley

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Nottinghamshire's getting over half a million pounds to reduce the use of police cells for people suffering mental health crises. 

The latest figures - covering 2014/15 - show police cells were used in the county 154 times; one of the highest numbers in the country. 

The money from the Home Office will be used to refurbish facilities including the Millbrook Ward at Kingsmill Hospital and at Highbury Hospital.

Traffic building at Canning Circus

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The roads are looking busy around Canning Circus because of the closure of Wollaton Street.

It is going to stay shut until midnight and will then close again between 10:00 and 15:00 tomorrow.

Wollaton Street

Nottingham City Transport says buses are taking more than half an hour to reach the city centre from here.

Horse attack 'incredibly concerning' says RSPCA

Elise Chamberlain

East Midlands Today reporter

I've been speaking to the RSPCA who are also investigating the attack on the two horses.

They said the horses at the stables off Newlands Road, Forest Town were hurt some time between 20:00 Sunday and 09:30 yesterday.

A representative told me it was "incredibly concerning someone had deliberately attacked these horses" and they asked anyone with information to get in touch.

Horse owners appeal for help to find culprits

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Leanne Hammond has been speaking to BBC East Midlands Today about the attack on her horse and says she is still shocked at what happened.

Appealing for help to find those responsible, she said: "Somebody's got to know something."

Leanne Hammond

Disappearance is 'out of character' say police

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Police say they have carried out "extensive searches" around the River Trent and "specialist boat teams" are now helping in the search for Michael Bugg.

Det Ch Insp Karen Pearson said: “It is very out of character for Mr Bugg to go missing.  

“He has had no contact with family or friends and has not attended work – all of which is causing concern for those who know Mr Bugg."  

136 years since famous boxer's death

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A little fact for you....

Nottingham boxer Bendigo died on this day in 1880.

Experience Nottinghamshire

The prize fighter from Sneinton would draw crowds of 15,000 to watch him and he won the All England title in 1839.

Weather update: Staying warm and dry

Kay Crewdson

BBC weather presenter

Plenty of decent sunshine about this afternoon though it’s likely to be hazy at times with high cloud forming. 

Staying dry and very warm with temperatures up to 27C (81F), potentially as high as 30C (86F) in some spots.

Cafe owner helps youngsters get experience

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A new report has highlighted the difficulties teenagers are having finding jobs for the summer.

Dawn Hartley, who owns Hartleys cafe in Hockley, Nottingham, told BBC Radio Nottingham this morning they often take on young people as apprentices.

She said it can be time consuming to train them but one employer who joined them as a shy teenager four years ago was now assistant manager.

Hartleys cafe

She said: "I get a personal achievement out of watching them grow, developing into young adults and gaining experience."

Hockey players back in blighty

They're back!

Team GB's gold medal winning women's hockey team, which included Nottinghamshire's Helen Richardson-Walsh and Shona McCallin, have touched down in London.

Team GB's women's hockey players arrive home

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • Police are investigating after two ponies were slashed across their backs with a knife at their stables near Mansfield
  • Friends and family have been searching for a man who went missing after a night out 
  • Tom Moores is set to make his first class debut for Nottinghamshire against Yorkshire today

Friends hope flyers could jog memories

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

These are the flyers being handed out in the search for the 39-year-old from Silverdale.

Friends say they hope distributing them will jog people's memories of seeing Mr Bugg if they were out that night.

Michael Bugg

Search starts for missing man

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Friends and family of Michael Bugg have gathered at the Southbank Bar in Trent Bridge to search for him again this afternoon.

About 60 people were out last night and are expected to search again from 18:00 tonight.

Southbank Bar

Power cut causes delays in city

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

We've been told by the city council the closure in Wollaton Street is because emergency repairs are needed after a power cut in the area.

The road is closed between Tollhouse Hill and Canning Circus.

Teenagers finding it tough to get work

Hayley Compton

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

I've been out in Nottingham city centre talking to young people about how difficult it is to get a summer job.

Sixteen-year-old Alec gets his GCSE results this week but he's been out looking for work.


He said: "I thought it would be easier but people obviously want people more experienced than me - but if I'm 16 that's quite hard."

Travel: Motorists told to find alternative routes

As a result traffic is building along Derby Road, Ilkeston Road and Alfreton Road.

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Fewer teenagers getting summer jobs

BBC Radio Nottingham

Whether it was dishing up bacon cobs in the local cafe or picking fruit at a farm getting your hands dirty and earning a bit of cash was part of summer for most youngsters.

But new research has revealed the number of young people in full-time education and working in the summer holidays has dramatically reduced.

Compared to 20 years ago, half as many 16-17 year olds have a summer job and they say it's because fewer people will employ them.

Cricket: Notts need win against Yorkshire

BBC Sport

You can follow all the action from day one at North Maine Road, Scarborough, today as Nottinghamshire take on Yorkshire in the County Championship.

Cricket: Notts opt to bowl first

BBC Nottingham Sport

There was no toss Nottinghamshire captain Chris Read opted to bowl first.

No Harry Gurney in the side for Notts.

Cricket captains

Travel: Roadworks causing delays in city centre

Search continues for a second day

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Friends of Mr Bugg said they have seen CCTV captured by businesses close to the Southbank Bar on Trent Bridge that shows him walking out of town on Loughborough Road.

They say a group are gathering at the bar from midday to continue searching for him.

Traffic queuing on A46

Travel: Accident on A46

BBC Travel

The A46 in Elston, Nottinghamshire is blocked at the junction with Lodge Lane because of an accident involving three vehicles.

Notts debut chance for 19-year-old

David Jackson

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

Teenager Tom Moores could make his first class debut for Nottinghamshire today against Yorkshire in Scarborough.

Tom Moores
Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club

Billy Root could also play for Notts as director of cricket Mick Newell turns to the young players with his side fighting against relegation from the first division of the County Championship. 

They're 20 points adrift at the bottom having not won since the first match of the season in April.

Friends search for missing man

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Friend of Mr Bugg, Hayley Mallia, from Ruddington, told BBC Radio Nottingham 60 friends searched the area yesterday and they will be out there again today.

She said they believed father-of-one Mr Bugg headed up the A60/Loughborough Road after leaving the bar.

She said: "Everybody is devastated and really worried, and we are trying to do as much as we can to find Michael."