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  1. Updates for Wednesday 22 February 2017
  2. PC facing misconduct hearing over M1 crash
  3. Nottingham couple told to leave holiday home
  4. Beechdale Baths being demolished
  5. Ex-Nottinghamshire cricketer retires
  6. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

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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: Wind and rain increasing tonight

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC weather presenter

It’ll be cloudy tonight with wind increasing overnight.

Heavy and persistent rain is expected overnight and through the early hours. Lows of 8C (46F).    


A previously unannounced performer for the Brits

Frankly, we're not sure we believe retired four-time super-middleweight world champion Carl Froch.

But we'll let you tell him...

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Stay prepared for Storm Doris

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC weather presenter

An amber warning has been issued for wind from 06:00 tomorrow morning until 20:00.

Rain and strong winds, with gusts of 50-70mph at the storm's peak, could cause travel disruption with hazardous driving conditions.

Also be prepared for flying debris and damage to power supplies and buildings.

Another Storm Doris closure...

Bingham Market has been cancelled now too.

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Carer on phone jailed for man's death

Caroline Lowbridge

BBC News Online

A care worker who was distracted on her mobile phone when the man she was looking after wandered off and drowned has been jailed for four months.

Nikki Deaney, 29, from Nottingham was meant to be giving Majid Akhtar one-to-one care during a trip to King's Mill Reservoir in 2012.

Majid Akhtar
Family handout

An inquest previously concluded Deaney's failure of care resulted in the 28-year-old's death and she was then prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive and admitted contravening health and safety regulations.

Police hearing retires

Giles Taylor

BBC East Midlands Today reporter

The misconduct hearing for Nottinghamshire PC Jonathan Mortimer has retired to consider its verdict.

It will reconvene tomorrow.

Distinctive food van stolen from football club

Nottingham Post

Hank Marvin's Lunchbox - a bright red food van used by Bottesford Football Club near Bingham has been stolen from their ground.

The distinctive trailer worth £120,000, was stolen yesterday some time between 09:00 and 13:45.

Cancellations and closures ahead of Storm Doris

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

We've heard of some more closures because of the severe weather that's predicted tomorrow.

Rufford Abbey says it is closing all day and Newark Market is also cancelled, although some stallholders are being allowed to trade from their vehicles.

Rufford Abbey

Cyclist gets world record certificate

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Remember Kajsa Tylen who set a cycling world record earlier this year for covering 32,326 miles (52,025 km) in 12 months?

The 40-year-old from Nottingham, broke the record set by Billie Fleming in 1938 and has today had her confirmation from the Guinness World Records.

kajsa Tylen
Kajsa Tylen

PC says there were 'inconsistencies' in report

Giles Taylor

BBC East Midlands Today reporter

PC Mortimer says when he visited Mr Newman he "seemed fine and alert" and his car was parked safely in the garage so he later closed the incident. 

He said he remembers calling the bank to follow up their initial report, but accepts their logs don't back this up. 

PC Mortimer said there were also inconsistencies in the incident log he was sent from the call handler, including Mr Newman's number plate which had been incorrectly entered.

Officer gives evidence in misconduct hearing

Giles Taylor

BBC East Midlands Today reporter

PC Jonathan Mortimer has been giving evidence in his hearing for gross misconduct.

He said he was sent the incident to deal with but was called away to another emergency before he could investigate.

police headquarters

When he later followed it up, he admits he scanned the first two pages of the log, and didn't see any reference to Albert Newman's disqualification or a reported accident.

He said he took this to mean that he was only to check Mr Newman was safe and healthy. 

Travel: Debris on Newark road

Watch: When will Storm Doris hit us?

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

If you're worried about Storm Doris, BBC Weather's John Hammond has a pretty comprehensive round-up of where it's going to be most severe and when...

Weather: Some rain around this afternoon

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

A mixed bag really… some cloud around, a couple of light showers (in southern parts of the East Midlands) and also a few brighter spells. 

Breezy with highs of 11C (52F).   

The weather

Tow no!

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Unlucky! This Ferrari was found by Nottingham City Council's parking team yesterday with no road tax and no MOT.

The vehicle was towed away and taken to the pound.

Nottingham City Council

Weather warning in place for East Midlands

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Before I get to the main forecast I need to let you know there's an amber warning in place across the East Midlands for strong winds associated with Storm Doris.

charlie slater and a weather warning graphic

The warning is valid from 06:00-18:00 on Thursday and stresses that you should "be prepared" for strong winds of 50-60mph (up to 80mph over high ground) that could well cause disruption.

University drawing up plans for site

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A spokeswoman for the university said they are "keen to regenerate the site" and are in the process of drawing up some plans on what to do with it.

So watch this space....

Fire-hit building to be demolished

Lisa Teanby

Newsreader, BBC Radio Nottingham

Work to demolish a building on Goldsmith Street in Nottingham, which was badly damaged by fire back in 2010, is also getting under way today.

Scaffolding is going up on the site of the former Posh Spice restaurant. 

Posh Spice restaurant
Andrew Wells

It has been bought by Nottingham Trent University, which says it's clearing the area over the next eight to 12 weeks in preparation for regeneration, but has yet to submit plans for its future use.  

PC denies he lied about enquiries at bank

Giles Taylor

BBC East Midlands Today reporter

PC Mortimer faces three gross misconduct charges after police received a report on 12 August 2015 from a bank employee that Mr Newman had dementia and might present a danger on the roads.

The officer admits the first two charges - failing to make adequate enquiries and failing to check driver records, which would have shown Mr Newman was disqualified from driving. 

M1 crash

But he disputes the third charge that he lied about calling the bank to make enquiries.

We'll be hearing PC Mortimer's side of events later today. 

Misconduct hearing for PC over M1 crash

Giles Taylor

BBC East Midlands Today reporter

PC Jonathan Mortimer is facing a misconduct hearing at Nottinghamshire Police HQ - he is accused of failing to investigate properly the driving of Albert Newman in August 2015

Mr Newman went on to cause a fatal accident on the M1 in 2016.

Swimming baths demolished

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Robin Hood's Hideout and Beechdale Swimming Centre, where Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington did much of her training, has been demolished.

Workers have been clearing the site of the former baths, which closed in 2015.

Beechdale Swimming Centre
John Hess

Actor 'racially abused' while filming new Robin Hood film

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The Daily Mail has photos of actor Jamie Foxx back on the set of Robin Hood: Origins after the paper reported he was subjected to racial slurs while dining in a restaurant yesterday. 

He's playing Little John in the film, which is being filmed in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Ex-Notts cricketer to retire

BBC Sport

Ex-Nottinghamshire bowler Ryan Sidebottom has announced he's retiring at the end of the next season.

The 39-year-old won the County Championship twice during his spell at Trent Bridge.

Ryan Sidebottom
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Park owners say it is 'not safe'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

David and Iris, who are in their 80s, said they were angry at the way they had been told to leave Haytop Country Park in Matlock.

Iris said: "It has shocked me that anybody could treat anyone like that, with a letter like that."  

David and Iris

Countrywide Park Homes, which owns the site, told the BBC it was no longer safe and residents had been given 28 days' notice to leave.

They said the electrics and plumbing were "considered dangerous" and needed repairing.

Couple told to leave caravan park after 20 years

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Residents at this caravan park in Matlock claim they have been told they need to leave immediately and take their holiday homes with them.

A couple from Arnold have been using their static caravan at Haytop Country Park for more than 20 years and are among 50 residents who have been told it's closing.

Haytop Country Park

The owners said they were closing the site to "invest in improving the park to meet industry standards and local authority requirements".

Watch: Today's weather forecast

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

There is a good deal of dry but breezy weather around throughout the day with plenty of cloud and a few showers along with some occasional brighter spells – particularly across northern areas. 

Highs of 11C (52F)

Travel: Lorry accident on M1 south

BBC Travel

The M1 southbound at J29 A617 / A6175 (Chesterfield / Mansfield) is partially blocked due to an accident with a lorry this morning.

Join us for today's updates

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Today is the calm before the storm.

It might seem windy out there already but Storm Doris is expected to hit our region tomorrow with even stronger winds predicted.

I'm bringing you all the news, weather and sport for Nottinghamshire today so get in touch if you would like to discuss anything.