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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 7 September 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

Live Reporting

By Sandish Shoker

All times stated are UK

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Our live coverage across the day

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 and muggy tonight

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter

It's fairly muggy again.

We're in for another dry and warm night with clear skies and lows of 16C (61F)

Weather
BBC

What is Shaolin Kung Fu?

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Just as a bit of background, Lee who showed us this demo had to ask for special permission from the Shaolin Temple to tour with the circus.

Shaolin Kung Fu was established at the Buddhist temple and is one of the oldest Chinese martial arts.

Circus performer shows us his moves

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The Chinese State Circus is in Nottingham for one night only and one of the performers came in this morning to demonstrate some Shaolin Kung Fu.

It's quite impressive!

Corbyn to hold rally at Forest Rec

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

This will be Jeremy Corbyn's view in two hours' time at the Forest Recreation Ground in Nottingham.

You'll have to imagine "thousands" of supporters.

Forest Recreation Ground
BBC

Saunders recalls Forest signing

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

If it's a Brian Clough story, we've probably all heard it several times before...but Dean Saunders has been talking to a radio station about how his record signing came about.

The Guardian has published an article on the latest interview. It's an interesting read.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • A Nottingham GP surgery has been closed after an inspection raised concerns
  • Mansfield residents are worried about the spread of Japanese knotweed close to their homes
  • Forest have signed former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner on a two-year contract

Watch: How to deal with Japanese knotweed

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

I've been learning all about Japanese knotweed today.

And here's Chris Jackson, biodiveristy officer for Nottinghamshire County Council, down at the canal to tell you more.

Bendtner is 'marquee signing' for Forest

Colin Fray

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

Nicklas Bendtner is certainly a controversial figure and has his detractors, but Forest will be hoping their marquee signing can combine with Britt Assombalonga up front and fire the club into top-six contention.

He's a player who's proved he's capable of scoring goals and his entire career has been spent in the top flights in England, Italy and Germany, plus he has a wealth of international experience with Denmark, too.

So, as a free agent, you can see why Forest would be prepared to offer him a deal, and at 6ft 4ins, he's likely to be handful for Championship defenders.

Bendtner steps out onto City Ground turf

GP surgery closure 'to protect patients'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The Mapperley Park Medical Centre has put this notice on its website telling patients about the surgery's closure.

Mapperley Medical Centre
Mapperley Park Medical Centre

The CQC has since told us they carried out their inspection last Thursday and "found a number of concerns".

In a statement, they added: "We are working closely with Nottingham CCG and NHS England with regard to the service and have taken urgent action to protect people who use the service."

A52 road 'reopening'

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Eyewitness Richard Phipps, from Bramcote, said he came across the collision while at the Shell garage.

"A lorry transporting three vehicles has collided with another lorry," he said. "The three-car transporter also had a trailer on it.

"There is one guy who has some form of neck injury.

"The fire service is at the scene and the road is reopening now."

A52 crash
Richard Phipps

Travel: Crash on A52

BBC Travel

A crash on the A52 Brian Clough Way is causing some problems just over the Nottingham border this afternoon.

11-year-old boy found safe

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

We told you earlier about 11-year-old Liam Norman who had been missing from home since last night.

He has now been found.

Bendtner: 'I wanted to come back to England'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The Lord is here!

Nicklas Bendtner has just held his first press conference at Forest and told BBC Radio Nottingham Sport he is "very pleased" to be at the club.

Nicklas Bendtner
BBC

"I wanted to come back to England. When we heard of Forest's interest we picked that one straight away. 

"The history of the club speaks for itself and what they want to achieve this season was something that was great for the way I play and the way I want to play."

A reminder of when you can see Richard Whitehead

Local athletes in action

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

If you've missed having some sport to watch over the last fortnight, you have been saved....

The Paralympic Games starts tonight

Ollie Hynd
Getty Images

And first up on day one we have Nottinghamshire swimmer Ollie Hynd to look forward to, as well as Amy Conroy and Clare Griffiths in the women's basketball.

Corbyn to announce energy policy in Nottingham

Labout leader Jeremy Corbyn is back in Nottingham today.

He's expected to launch his energy and environment manifesto later challenging the dominance of the "big six" energy companies and promoting more publicly-owned energy companies - similar to Nottingham's Robin Hood Energy.

Jeremy Corbyn
EPA

Ashley 'used to be searched' at Sports Direct

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

According to BBC reporter Joe Miller, Mike Ashley said he used to be searched on the way in and out of the firm's warehouse in Shirebrook.

Mike Ashley faces the press
BBC

Chairman address minimum wage failure

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Speaking about Sports Direct's failure to pay the National Minimum Wage to some staff, chairman Mr Hellawell said: "We have paid back a sum to the workforce who we feel were damaged, if that's the right word, by the process which we went through. 

"It was paid on August 16 and we are still trying... to trace people who worked for us and have moved on."

Sports Direct warehouse
PA

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • A Nottingham GP surgery has been closed after failing an inspection by the CQC
  • Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley is facing shareholders at their AGM this afternoon
  • Nicklas Bendtner has joined Nottingham Forest on a two-year deal

Surgery 'failed to meet standards'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The Nottingham City CCG said a recent inspection by the CQC found the surgery in Mapperley Road "failed to meet expected standards."

They advised patients registered with Dr Mark Stevens at the practice to contact the Victoria Practice in Glasshouse Street or the Mapperley Practice in Woodborough Road.

Mapperley Park Medical Centre
Google

Inspectors raised concern at GP surgery last year

BBC Radio Nottingham

The GP surgery was placed into special measures after an inspection by the Care Quality Commission in June last year.

In that report concerns were raised about staffing levels, infection control and record keeping, and the CQC said they found the quality of care to be "inadequate".

GP surgery closed by inspectors

BBC Radio Nottingham

The Mapperley Park Medical Centre has been closed after failing an inspection by the Care Quality Commission. 

The GP surgery, which has around 2,300 patients, had been placed in special measures last June.

Health officials say the practice will stay shut "until further notice whilst necessary improvements are made".

Shareholders 'collaring' Mike Ashley

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

However, if you're expecting a fight, prepare to be disappointed...

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Sports Direct: Meeting over, warehouse tour next...

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

This segment was crying out for a picture of Mike Ashley holding a document, and by golly, Press Association has delivered...

Mike Ashley
PA

Sports Direct AGM begins

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The Sports Direct annual general meeting in Shirebrook near Mansfield is under way.

The BBC has been invited along as boss Mike Ashley faces shareholders.

Sports Direct AGM
BBC

We'll bring you more on what is discussed later.

Bendtner completes Forest move

BBC Sport

BBC Sport has more on that Nicklas Bendtner move that's got some fans excited.

He scored 45 goals for Arsenal in 171 games between 2005 and 2014 and also had loan spells at Sunderland, Birmingham and Juventus during that period.  

Nicklas Bendtner
Getty Images

Boy, 11, missing since last night

Have you seen 11-year-old Liam Norman?

He has been missing since 20:30 last night and was last seen in Mansfield Woodlouse.

Liam Norman
Nottinghamshire Police

Investigation into tram death

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

You might remember a man died after being hit by a tram in Basford last month.

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has now confirmed it is investigating what happened leading up to the accident and how things were handled by the tram company, NET.

David lane, Basford
Google

A man in his 50s died after he was hit by a tram between the David Lane and Basford tram stops shortly before 23:00 on 15 August.

BreakingForest confirm Bendtner signing

Colin Fray

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

Nottingham Forest owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi has confirmed the signing of the former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner.

The Danish international is a free agent after being released by German club Wolfsburg, and has signed a two-year contract at the City Ground.  

Residents 'anxious' about weeds spreading

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

One resident told BBC Radio Nottingham's Hayley Compton she was "very worried" about the weed spreading across the road and affecting her property.

"I think it is being attended to but we are not exactly sure," she said. "We don't know what's going on."

Japanese Knotweed
BBC

Another said the weed had been present in the area for several years but she was anxious about what was being done to stop it spreading.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • Mansfield residents are worried about the spreading of Japanese Knotweed
  • It has been a year since the city council launched its energy firm  - Robin Hood Energy 
  • Forest are expected to announce the signing of Nicklas Bendtner later today

Council 'committed' to tackling weed

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Mansfield District Council says it has a chemical treatment programme designed to deal with Japanese Knotweed.

In a statement sent to us the council said it sprays the weed three times a year but "this weed is notoriously difficult to control and can take many years to eradicate completely". 

They said they were "committed to continuing with the programme for as long as necessary".  

Weed is 'thug of the plant world'

Hayley Compton

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

I've been investigating this "thug" of the plant world - Japanese Knotweed.

It's an invasive and destructive plant which can damage buildings, tarmac and drains, and can take years to get rid of.

Japanese Knotweed
BBC

I've been speaking to people who live in Newlands Road, Mansfield, where there are signs telling them there is Japanese Knotweed at the back of their homes.

Residents getting caught up in weeds

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Next, residents in Mansfield are getting themselves caught up in weeds.

BBC Radio Nottingham has been speaking to some people about the problems they've had with Japanese Knotweed - a destructive weed that can grow through concrete.

Customers 'are saving on bills'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

BBC Radio Nottingham has heard from a few listeners this morning who have switched to Robin Hood Energy.

Tiffany from Sneinton said: "I swapped to Robin Hood Energy and I’m now saving about £85 per month.

gas
Reuters

  Another caller said he swapped in the New Year and is now saving 1/3 on his bills.  

Ball shocks Middlesex with hat-trick

BBC Nottingham Sport

It's the second day of Nottinghamshire's final home match of the season against Middlesex at Trent Bridge.

Middlesex will begin on 9-3 in their first innings after a Jake Ball hat-trick yesterday shocked the leaders. Notts made 241.

Play starts at 10:30.