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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 26 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 on Tuesday with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

Weather: Getting cooler tonight

Kay Crewdson

BBC weather presenter

It's remaining dry with clear spells this evening so it will be a cooler night than of late.

weather
BBC

Travel: Lane still closed on M1

BBC Travel

One lane is still closed on M1 northbound between J28 (A38 Alfreton) and the Tibself Services because of an overturned lorry.

Lanes have been closed on the motorway for much of today and traffic is now said to be queuing back to J26 (A610 Nottingham)

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • Plans for a £1.2m visitor centre at Gedling Country Park have been given the go-ahead
  • East Midlands Airport is expecting to be extra busy over the next few days as people head off for a Bank Holiday Weekend getaway
  • Nottinghamshire are in deep relegation trouble at the bottom of Division One after losing to Yorkshire

Want to know what the weekend's weather will be like?

Kay Crewdson

BBC weather presenter

If you've got plans for over the Bank Holiday weekend, it's going to be a mix of sunshine and showers.

It will start dry tomorrow but rain will move in in the afternoon with potential for heavy, thundery downpours in the evening.

On Sunday it will stay cloudy with scattered showers and ending much drier, but the best day comes on Monday, which will be mostly dry and bright.

New Forest goalie could make debut

Colin Fray

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

Forest may hand a debut to their newly signed goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic as they try to keep a clean sheet against Leeds tomorrow.  

No one can doubt the first two home games have been exciting for Forest; they have won both 4-3.

Vladimir Stojkovic
Getty Images

But the challenge ahead of the Reds is to stem the flow of goals against them, as they are yet to keep a clean sheet.    

Story follows life of coffin maker

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The documentary has been produced by Anna Griffin and directed by Benjamin Wigley from Nottingham-based Artdocs.

It followed Paa Joe when he came to Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire to make a lion coffin as an artwork.

Paa Joe
Artdocs

Visitor centre will be 'first class' says councillor

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Deputy Gedling Borough Council leader, Michael Payne, thinks £1.2m is value for money for a new visitor centre at Gedling Country Park.

He said residents had called for something like this and a children's play area, and they were getting that.

"I hope those who are perhaps yet to be persuaded, once the facility is open will be impressed," he said. "Because I think it will be a first class facility."

City filmmakers showcase documentary

Mark Dennison

Presenter, BBC Radio Nottingham

It's been five years in the making - but this weekend you'll be able see a documentary film following an incredible Ghanaian coffin maker.

The film, Paa Joe & The Lion, is being shown at the the Broadway Cinema on Sunday and I've been to meet the two Nottingham film makers behind it.

Paa Joe
Artdocs

Travel: Overturned lorry still causing tailbacks

BBC Travel

There are still long delays on the M1 northbound between J28 and the Tibshelf services while work continues to recover an overturned lorry.

One lane has now reopened but congestion is still as far back as J27 (Hucknall)

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • Plans for a £1.2m visitor centre at Gedling Country Park have been given the thumbs up
  • East Midlands Airport is expecting a busy weekend as people fly out for a bank holiday break
  • Forest may debut their newly signed goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic against Leeds tomorrow

Airport expecting holiday rush

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

If you thought holiday season was nearly over- you're wrong - East Midlands Airport is expecting one of its busiest weekends of the year.

More than 90,000 passengers are expected to travel through it this bank holiday... not me though unfortunately.

East Midlands Airport
BBC

If you're one of them you might want to leave a bit of extra time and probably brace yourself for a queue at security.

People say centre will 'create too much traffic'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The new visitor centre at Gedling Country Park will include toilets, a cafe and exhibition space - and work will start in September or October. 

However, some people who were against the plans, said the centre would disturb the tranquility of the site and lead to too much traffic.  

Travel: Busy heading towards Center Parcs

BBC Travel

There's heavier than usual traffic on the A614 Ollerton Road which could be down to the number of people heading to Center Parcs at Sherwood Forest for the Bank Holiday Weekend.

Park visitor centre gets go ahead

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Plans for a visitor centre at Gedling Country Park have been given the go ahead.

And this is what it could look like.

Gedling Park visitor centre
Gedling Borough Council

The building, which will cost around £1,2m, will be built out of black material to reflect coal and the site's mining history. 

Relegation looms for Notts after loss

BBC Sport

Yorkshire have beat Nottinghamshire by 305 runs which means they stay bottom of Division One, facing relegation with just three games left.

Tim Bresnan
Getty Images

Man's family drawing on people's support over death

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Adam Brown, a friend of Michael Bugg, who set up the fundraising page for his daughter has been speaking to BBC Radio Nottingham.

He said: "Speaking to his mum and sister, what they are drawing on is the outpouring of tributes."

MP abused on Twitter for backing leadership contender

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Labour MP for Nottingham South Lilian Greenwood has been sharing on Twitter abuse she's received for telling people why she's backing Owen Smith in the leadership contest.

She said she's been called a "traitor " and "pseudo Tory" as well as being told by one person to "never contact me again" and another hoping she would be de-selected.

Lilian Greenwood
BBC

She said most responses had been polite but asked whether she should ignore the abuse or even expect it as an MP.

Man dies in Babworth crash

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Police say a man, aged 26, has died following the accident on A620 Babworth Road in Babworth, near Retford.

It happened at 23:45 last night, and involved two cars. The man died at the scene.

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.  

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Officer kept money from sale of stolen kayak

PC Andrew Hamilton worked for Lincolnshire Police and last June competed in the Great Britain team at the Wildwater Canoeing World Championships in Bosnia.

He didn't win a top prize but was described by his coaches as the "standout performer" of the team.

Nottingham Kayak Club
Google

Hamilton took the kayak and paddles that belonged to other members of the Nottingham Kayak Club and kept the proceeds of the eBay sales.

Overturned lorry causes M1 delays

BBC Travel

There's long delays on the M1 northbound near J28 (A38 Alfreton) today and here's why...

M1 lorry overturned
Highways England

A lorry has overturned near the Tibshelf Services, closing two lanes. It's caused traffic to back up to J27 for Hucknall.

Sacked PC was 'standout' performer at canoe competition

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

We told you earlier this week about a police officer who admitted stealing a kayak and paddles from the Nottingham Kayak Club and selling them on eBay.

He's been sacked and fined, and it's now emerged he'd represented the UK at the canoeing world championships.

PC Andrew Hamilton
Lincolnshire Police

MP seeks meeting with secretary of state

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The leader of Gedilng Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke has told us he is "shocked and saddened" by the closure of the Willows Medical Centre.

He said the local MP, Vernon Coaker, was seeking an urgent meeting with the Secretary of State for Health to raise the council and local CCG's concerns - "particularly in relation to accountability, robustness of the inspection process and if there are any lessons to be learned for the future.”

30 years of Charlie

Have a look back at some of Charlie's best moments on the show.

Weather update: Staying dry and bright

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Staying dry, bright and sunny this afternoon although some cloud will build into the picture at times. Highs of 22C (72F)

Show inspired career in nursing

Hayley Compton

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

This is Phil Bolton, Nottinghamshire's real live version of Casualty's Charlie.

He's head of nursing at King'as Mill Hospital and told me his career in nursing was inspired by the show.

Phil Bolton
BBC

Emergency care staff give thoughts on Casualty

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

BBC Radio Nottingham's Hayley Compton has been down to the King's Mill Hospital where she spoke to staff about how realistic the 999 drama really is.

She met head nurse and Casualty fanatic Phil Bolton, who said he was fascinated by the "thrill and excitement" of emergency care and aged 10 decided he wanted to be a real life Charlie Fairhead.

Three decades of Casualty

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

I grew up watching the show on Saturday nights and tomorrow marks 30 years since Casualty was first aired on BBC One.

The show is celebrating with a feature-length episode with a key role for one of the original characters, Charlie Fairhead.

Charlie Fairhead
BBC

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BBC Weather Watchers

Papplewick
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Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • Support has flooded in for a farm after buildings including a Star Wars themed shed were damaged by vandals
  • Thousands have been raised for the two-year-old daughter of a man who was found dead in the River Trent earlier this week
  • Nottinghamshire trail Yorkshure by 390 runs with seven wickets remaining on the fourth and final day of their County Championship match

Money raised for river death man's daughter

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Friends and family of Michael Bugg who was found dead in the River Trent after going missing have been raising money to support his two-year-old daughter.

In two days they have so far raised more than £3,200 for daughter Scarlett.

Michael Bugg
Nottinghamshire Police

NHS apologises for patient 'distress'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Sam Walters, chief officer for the Nottingham North and East NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said it is "absolutely shocking" a healthcare assistant was able to pose as a doctor for several months at the Willows Medical Centre in Carlton.

Willows Medical Centre
BBC

She said: "I am sorry for any distress or anxiety any patients are feeling about what the practice has done."

She said patients had now been moved to other surgeries in the area and were receiving "good quality care".

Sun shines over Scarborough

Dave Bracegirdle

BBC Radio Nottingham commentator

The weather is Scarborough is glorious and umpires have confirmed we will start on time at 10:30 for the final day of Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire in the County Championship.

Don't shoot the messenger!

Scarborough cricket
BBC

Crash closes road for nine hours

Retford Times

Here's more on that accident we mentioned earlier. The road has been shut for more than nine hours and is expected to stay closed until lunchtime.

Inspectors 'should do more' says GP

BBC Radio Nottingham

A GP has told us he thinks the way doctors surgeries are inspected should be reviewed after it emerged the Willows Medical Centre in Carlton employed a bogus doctor.

The centre has now been shut over safety fears and rated 'inadequate' by health inspectors, but they had rated it as 'good' last year.

Willows Medical Centre
BBC

Dr Ian Campbell, from a nearby surgery, says he thinks patients have been let down by the NHS after it emerged the healthcare assistant had been posing as a doctor since March.  

Resident sleeps overnight at farm

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

As well as the Millennium Falcon shed being damaged, chicken houses had also been overturned.

Angela, who lives in St Ann's, told BBC Radio Nottingham she loves the farm so much that she was going to sleep there last night to stop any more vandalism.

Stonebridge vandalism
Stonebridge City Farm

"They need all the help they can get," she said. "I don't want anyone else coming in to destroy all the hard work people have put in here."

Nottinghamshire still hopeful of a win

David Jackson

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

Nottinghamshire coach Peter Moores, whose 19-year-old son Tom will start the final day today on 41 not out at Scarborough, believes their Championship match against Yorkshire isn’t lost. 

They’re 61 for 3, needing 391 more to win. 

Moores said: "It's a tough situation but everyone's got to be up for a scrap. We're still in this contest and I believe we can bat through and get a draw".

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

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Volunteers grateful for support

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Residents in St Ann's have been donating money to Stonebridge City Farm to help repair the shed that's been damaged twice this week.

One of the volunteers at the farm said there had been a "sombre mood" yesterday with other volunteers all wondering why anyone would want to vandalise it.

Star Wars shed
Stonebridge City Farm

"The public have been supporting us a great deal," she said. "And that has been lovely."