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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 1 September 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Friday

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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: Turning cloudy later

Kay Crewdson

BBC weather presenter

So meteorologically speaking that’s it for summer.

But despite a little rain tomorrow, and more on Saturday, it looks like the heat will return for the start of next week.

weather
BBC

Brighter skies will end today but it will turn cloudy overnight, with outbreaks of rain in the early hours.

Mum sold jewellery to fund helping women

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Ms Miller is a former social worker, specialising in child exploitation and trafficking.

She has been telling BBC Radio Nottingham this afternoon she sold much of her wedding gold jewellery and sold items at car boot sales to get money in order to free Yazidi girls from traffickers.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • A mum-of-three says she has spent thousands of her own money to help buy out women and young girls from slavery in Syria
  • Knife crime has increased in Nottinghamshire by 15% since last year
  • Cricket: Notts were all out for 313, a lead of 69 over Durham

Airline looking to increase destinations

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The Jet2.com recruitment drive appears to be part of an expansion plan for the company that flies from East Midlands and and seven other UK airports. 

Jet2.com tailfin
CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images

Chief executive Steve Heapy said: "We have exciting plans to expand the number of destinations we fly to, as well as the number of UK bases we fly from, and this means that our team is growing all the time too."  

Jobs boost for region's airport

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

80 jobs are to be created at East Midlands Airport as part of Jet2.com's latest recruitment drive. 

Jet2.com plane
Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

In total, the company is looking to fill 1,000 positions including pilots, engineers and cabin crew. 

Former social worker charged with historic sex offences

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A former social worker at a Nottingham children's home has been charged with five sex offences dating back almost 30 years.

Lewis Castillo, 52, from Stapleford, is alleged to have indecently assaulted a girl aged under 16 at the Redtiles home, in Bestwood, between 1987 and 1990.

Notts all out for 313

BBC Radio Nottingham

Notts are all out for 313, a lead of 69 over Durham.

Jake Libby was last out, lbw to Coughlin for 144. 

Mum dismisses suggestions she's supporting ISIS

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Mum-of-three Rachael has done a lot in recent months to help children affected by the Syrian crisis and says she has recently spent thousands of her own money to free women being kept as slaves.

Racahel Miller
BBC

She told BBC East Midlands Today she's been accused of inadvertently funding ISIS by doing this but denies that she is supporting them.

She said: "If it was your children would you not want someone to do all they could to help them. If ISIS knew these soldiers were selling the girls, they would be killed."

Travel: A1 near Tuxford was closed by broken down crane

Nottinghamshire swimmers ready for Paralympics

TV licence now needed to watch BBC iPlayer

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Another rule that's come into force today...

If you use iPlayer to watch any BBC programmes you must now be covered by a TV licence.

iPlayer
Getty Images

Before today you could catch-up on shows without having to pay the annual fee, but now people will be asked to declare if they have a licence before watching anything on iPlayer.

Girls as young as six sold as slaves

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Ms Miller is married to a Kurdish man and says having lived in Turkey for several years she knows the language and the culture.

She said some of the Yazidi women, sold as slaves, are girls as young as six, and that is what spurs her on to help them.

Rachael Miller
BBC

Woman pays to free other women from Syrian slavery

East Midlands Today

Nottinghamshire woman, Racahel Miller, is trying to free Yazidi women from slavery in Syria. 

She says she's paid traffickers thousands of pounds to free women who were originally kidnapped by the so-called Islamic State.

The UN has accused ISIS of committing genocide against the Yazidi people.

Watch: Moment man pulls out gun

Here's the moment a man pulled a gun out on another man outside a shop in Bulwell.

The gun was also used to assault another man, causing minor facial injuries.  

Man pulls out gun during robbery

Men wanted over Bulwell robbery

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

We told you briefly about this yesterday but police have released these two CCTV images of two men wanted over a robbery outside the Londis Store in Highbury Road, Bulwell.

It happened on 30 July and shows one of the men pulling out a gun to threaten a victim and take his wallet.

Bulwell
Nottinghamshire Police

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • People living in Nottinghamshire will have to register to use their local tip from today
  • Knife crime in the county has gone up 15% from last year despite police launching a dedicated team to reduce it
  • Follow updates live from Nottinghamshire's second day of their County Championship game against Durham

Good innings so far from Libby

BBC Nottingham Sport

Notts are 234-4 with Jake Libby on 109 and Samit Patel on 24. 

Durham made 244.

Mixed views on tip registration scheme

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

People using the tips have got mixed views on the new registration scheme.

One woman told BBC Radio Nottingham it was simple enough to register, while another man said he couldn't understand why he couldn't show his driving licence to prove where he lived.

Tips
BBC

Other people have said it could lead to more flytipping and people having to travel further to a tip if they live just over the border in another county.  

Your views: Tip scheme will 'encourage flytipping'

Changes to next year's Robin Hood Festival

BBC Radio Nottingham

Next year's Robin Hood Festival looks set to take place over the course of a month - rather than over one week in August  - because of building work on the new Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre.

The county council is looking at holding different events at weekends throughout August instead.

Tip registration could save money

Hayley Compton

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

If you're not registered to use a tip you could be turned away from today.

I met Labour councillor Jim Creamer at the centre in Rugby Road, West Bridgford and he said the scheme could save £200,000 a year.

Councillor Jim Creamer
BBC

He said they had tried to make the system as easy as possible and people could register two cars per household. 

Scheme to deter outsiders using tips

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Nottinghamshire County Council has brought in the new scheme because it wants to stop people living outside the county using their tips.

They said doing this should also reduce queues at the centres at peak times. 

Tips
BBC

Changes come into force at tips

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

If you go down to the tip today, you might be in for a surprise. 

Everyone going to a Nottinghamshire recycling centre now needs to have registered their address and vehicle beforehand.

Nottingham has 'serious issue' with knives says campaigner

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Marcellus Baz, who runs the Nottingham School of Boxing, used to be in a gang himself and now works with young people to stop them from getting involved in crime.

"We have got an issue in Nottingham," he said. "I have been hearing a lot of incidents on the streets of people getting stabbed and a lot of work needs to be done."

Marcellus Baz
Marcellus Baz

He said there were lots of reasons why young people carry knives, including peer pressure, for self esteem and confidence, and even for revenge.

Notts confirm loan signing of winger

Robin Chipperfield

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

There were changes at Notts County too.

The Magpies announced a signing at half-time in their match against Hartlepool last night.

They won 2-1 in the EFL Trophy game and confirmed Wolves winger Aaron Collins is joining on loan until January.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • Knife crime in Nottinghamshire was up 15% in the first half of this year compared to last year
  • A registration scheme for people using recycling centres in the county comes into force today
  • Nottinghamshire will want to start day two of their County Championship game against Durham with plenty of runs today

Police say team is seizing more weapons

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Police have told us they had seen a "dramatic" 60% reduction in knife crime from January to March of this year. 

They said this could be attributed to the new team that was introduced at the start of this year to tackle knife crime.

knife crime
BBC

A statement from them said the rise in crimes being recorded was down to that team stopping and searching more people and as a result seizing more weapons.

Residents worried about knife crime

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

One man who lives in Forest Fields told BBC Radio Nottingham he had seen more police patrolling around in the area.

He said: "I don't see the knives but know the kind of people that do carry them and you see three or four police on the street on a daily basis."

One woman said she hadn't seen stop and searches happening but the rising knife crime figures did worry her.

Notts hoping to get ahead on day two

Dave Bracegirdle

BBC Radio Nottingham commentator

Another overcast day ahead at Chester-le-Street to see if Notts can build an advantage against Durham on day two.

Notts will resume on 129-2 in response to Durham's first innings of 224 all out.

Chester le Street
BBC

Figures include possession of knives

BBC Radio Nottingham

The figures, obtained from a report being discussed by councillors next week, also includes possession of knives, not just incidents in which they were used.  

There have been three serious stabbings over the summer, including one in June when 21-year-old Aquib Mazhar was stabbed to death in Forest Fields.

And a couple of weeks ago a brawl at a pub ended in two men getting knife wounds. 

Plenty of changes at Forest yesterday

Robin Chipperfield

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

The dust is beginning to settle after the transfer window closed last night at 23:00.

At Forest, Mustapha Carayol (pictured), Lica and Nicolao Dumitru all signed in the last 48 hours, but there were plenty of departures too.

Mustapha Carayol
Getty Images

In addition to the much publicised sale of Oliver Burke for £13m, a variety of players left yesterday, including Dutch striker Lars Veldwijk, defender Alex Lacovitti, who went to Mansfield on loan, striker Tyler Walker, Jamie Ward and Dimitar Eftimov.  

Knife offences peaked in May and June

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

There has been a 15% rise in knife crime offences in Nottinghamshire for the first six months of this year, with 70 recorded in both May and June.

Last year's monthly average was just 48. 

knife crime
BBC

Nottinghamshire police and crime commissioner, Paddy Tipping , made tackling knife crime a priority in January and a dedicated team was set up to bring knife crime down, but it seems more still needs to be done.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • There's been a rise in knife crimes recorded in the county compared to last year
  • A controversial registration scheme for people using Nottinghamshire's recycling centres comes into force today.
  • There was plenty of movement of players at Forest during the yesterday's deadline day and one was announced at half-time for Notts.

Watch: Today's weather outlook

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

It's staying dry throughout the day with some sunny spells mixed in with plenty of cloud and highs of 21C (70F).

Knife crime on the rise

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

First this morning, we're talking knife crime.

New figures show there's been an increase in Nottinghamshire in the first half of this year, compared with last year.

knife crime
PA

Your photos: Lovely skies over Clipstone

BBC Weather Watchers

Thanks to Weather Watcher Windyshepherd for this photo this morning.

Clipstone
Windyshepherd

Travel: Congestion on the roads

BBC Travel

There's no major incidents yet this morning but there is a fair amount of congestion about on the roads.

The A52 Clifton Boulevard, A606 Melton Road, Tollerton, A608 Hucknall and A610 Nuthall are all busy this morning.