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Summary

  1. Doubts cast over Sutton woman's stabbing death
  2. Ken Clarke now Father of the House after MP's death
  3. Cancer man went 'cap-in-hand' to parents for cash
  4. Notts 'look at others' amid Siddle injury concern
  5. Updates for Monday 27 February 2017

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By Dave Wade and Calum McKenzie

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Our live updates have now ended but we'll be back from 08:00 tomorrow. 

East Midlands weather update: Rain and ice overnight

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC weather presenter

There’ll be variable amounts of cloud tonight with scattered showers.

Weather grid
BBC

In towns and cities, it’s likely to be cooler in rural spots with a risk of icy patches on untreated routes.

Weather warning in place for region

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC weather presenter

There’s a yellow weather warning in force for ice tonight across Nottinghamshire. Expect difficult driving conditions on untreated routes and slippery conditions on some pavements. 

Warning for ice
BBC

The warning is valid from 18:00 tonight until 10:00 tomorrow morning.

Your photos: Wollaton Park

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here is a great shot of the sunset at Wollaton Park, taken by Mikey Dunn. 

sunset at Wollaton Park
Mikey Dunn

Watch: Artist's impression of QMC tram bridge

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what it'll be like to use the tram bridge at the Queen's Medical Centre.

Watch: Artist's impression of the new Queen's Medical Centre tram stop bridge

Hospital bosses have said they're hopeful it'll be ready later this year. 

Listen: Worrall 'very happy' with new contract

BBC Nottingham Sport

Here's Joe Worrall on his new deal with Nottingham Forest... 

New bridge between QMC and tram stop

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

It all looks very futuristic if you ask me... 

Have I woken up in the year 2050? 

New bridge set to make access to QMC from tram quicker

BBC Radio Nottingham

Construction has begun on a walkway directly from the tram platform into the Queen's Medical Centre. 

University bridge
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Currently patients, staff and visitors have to walk from the stop all the way round the hospital building to the main entrance.

Success for Evans against world number one Murray

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Nottingham-based Dan Evans has got the British bragging rights after a win over Andy Murray in the doubles at the Dubai Tennis Championships. 

Dan Evans and Gilles Muller
Tom Dulat/Getty Images

Evans, and his partner Gilles Muller, defeated Murray and Nenad Zimonjić 6-1, 7-6 in just under 75 minutes.  

Evans opens his singles campaign against the flamboyant German Dustin Brown tomorrow. 

Nottingham woman reuniting the 'lost children'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

I'd recommend you find a few minutes to read about the role of Nottingham social worker Margaret Humphreys who has spent her life reuniting the "lost children" who were deported to Australia.  

Margaret Humphreys
BBC

These children were sent from the UK across the world to new lives in institutions where they were abused and used as forced labour. 

Notts bowler injured in warm-up match

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

England cricket team tweets...

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Headteacher's 'weak leadership' criticised

Simon Ward

East Midlands Today reporter at Nottingham Coroner's Court

The inquest also heard six other teachers had come forward with safeguarding concerns before Shanay died, but felt they weren't being listened to.

Ms Fielding said this was "unacceptable" and "weak" leadership by Mr Smalley, but when she was pushed on this by the coroner, she said she has "confidence" in the headteacher.  

The inquest continues.

Missing safeguarding form was 'recreated,' inquest hears

Simon Ward

East Midlands Today reporter at Nottingham Coroner's Court

A safeguarding form was "recreated" by two teachers following the death of seven-year-old Shanay Walker, Nottingham City Council's director of education has said.

Shanay Walker
Police handout

Sarah Fielding told an inquest into Shanay's death Southglade Primary School headteacher Peter Smalley and teaching assistant Laura Shreeves had "recreated" the form after it had gone missing in the days after Shanay's death.

Shanay, who was a pupil at the Nottingham-based school, died in 2014 and  her aunt and grandmother were later jailed for cruelty.

Does Broad's availability mean overseas batsman choice?

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

In recent years Nottinghamshire has tended to go for overseas bowlers - but with Stuart Broad not likely to play for England until July - could Peter Moores be set to go for a batsman? 

Stuart Broad
Philip Brown/Getty Images

Notts 'have monitored other overseas players'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here is a little bit more from Nottinghamshire head coach Peter Moores (see 10:15) on the situation regarding Peter Siddle and whether he will be available for the new season. 

Peter Siddle
Paul Kane/Getty Images

"We realise there is real concern over his injury, but we have done due diligence," Moores told BBC Radio Nottingham.

"We have kept in touch with Pete and have monitored other overseas players."

East Midlands weather update: A mixed afternoon ahead

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

It will be a blustery day with heavy showers that could turn thundery with some hail. However, there will be a few brighter intervals in between the showers.  

weather map
BBC

Cost of cancer leaves people 'embarrassed, ashamed and dependent'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Thankfully Terry is now better and has fully recovered from cancer, but Macmillan Cancer Support has said his story is not uncommon. 

Lynda Thomas, the charity's chief executive, said: "It is heartbreaking that people in their 40s and 50s with cancer might have to go cap-in-hand to their parents to ask for money simply to keep a roof over their head or put food on the table. 

"The cost of cancer is leaving people embarrassed, ashamed and dependent.

"Borrowing money could cause tension among families at a time when people need support more than ever." 

Worries 'spiralled out of control' during chemotherapy

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Mr White, who was diagnosed with the cancer when he was 56, said his money troubles got so bad he almost lost his house.

Bank notes in a wallet
Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

He said: "Life before cancer had been comfortable. I'd worked hard and saved hard, but six months into an eight-month chemotherapy regime, our savings had dwindled to nothing and our finances had spiralled out of control. 

"I had to claim benefits for the first time in my life, with the threat of our home being repossessed hanging over us."

Cancer man went 'cap-in-hand' to parents

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A man from Nottinghamshire has described the "deeply embarrassing" situation that saw him having to borrow money from his elderly parents after he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Terry White
Macmillan Cancer Support

Terry White, 62, was forced to borrow £2,000 from his 78-year-old parents during his treatment. 

He said: "It was deeply embarrassing that at this time in my life I was going cap-in-hand to ask for their support."

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J28 for A38 Alfreton and J29 for A617.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 northbound between J28, A38 (Alfreton) and J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Tennis: Evans to take on world number one Murray

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Nottingham-based tennis player Dan Evans faces what could potentially be a strange experience later, when he takes on British compatriot and world number one Andy Murray. 

Dan Evans and Andy Murray
Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Evans, and his partner Gilles Müller, take on Murray and Serbia's Nenad Zimonjić in the first round of the doubles at the Dubai Tennis Championships. 

You can keep up with the score when play gets underway later here.

Local Live host handover

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Dave has been called by the powers that be on to other duties, so I'll be looking after things temporarily and guiding you through the next part of Monday. 

Two injured in Sutton crash

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

One man has been critically injured and another is in a stable condition after a crash in Sutton-in-Ashfield on Saturday evening.

coxmoor road
Google

The collision between a red panel van and a black saloon car happened on Coxmoor Road at about 20:00. 

The 29-year-old van driver was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre where he remains in a critical condition, while the 55-year-old driver of the car is in a stable condition.

Roads were closed while emergency services attended the incident and were reopened just after 16:00 yesterday.

Panthers lose to Giants

BBC Nottingham Sport

Nottingham Panthers are fifth in the Elite League table after two defeats over the weekend. 

Giants
Press Eye

Last night, Belfast Giants  won 4-3 at the National Ice Centre.

David Clarke, Matt Carter and Chris Lawrence scored the Panthers' goals. 

Cricket: Overseas player decision time nears

BBC Nottingham Sport

Nottinghamshire Cricket Club head coach, Peter Moores, has said decision time is fast approaching regarding their overseas player. 

Peter Siddle
Getty Images

Notts have Australian bowler Peter Siddle (pictured) contracted for next summer but he's been plagued by a back injury this winter. 

Moores said the club has options away from Siddle, and the time for a decision to be made is coming soon.

Ken Clarke becomes Father of House

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

You might have read the sad news today that Sir Gerald Kaufman, the House of Commons' oldest serving MP,  has died.

He was the Father of the House, a title given to the MP with the longest unbroken service in the House of Commons.

Now that title moves to one of Nottinghamshire's veteran MPs - Rushcliffe's Ken Clarke.

Ken Clarke
BBC

Former chancellor George Osborne tweeted earlier...  

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Travel: Changes to Nottingham station access

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Watch: East Midlands weather outlook

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

Here's how it's looking today...

Watch: East Midlands weather outlook

Italian authorities 'closed case as suicide'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The Italian authorities launched a murder investigation but after 15 months, closed the case as a suicide, saying Claire had suffered from post-natal depression. 

crime scene
BBC

They pointed to a lack of defensive injuries on Claire's hands, the "neat" parallel nature of some of the cuts, a possible delay of about 10 minutes in her seeking help and anxiety over a possible move to Germany to find work. 

The Martins believe evidence has been ignored or missed - and an effort to reopen the case in 2014 failed.

Pathologist: 'Go and find the murderer'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Home Office pathologist, Dr Stuart Hamilton, said: "The simple fact is that stabbing oneself in the neck is a very, very rare form of suicide.

"While it would be physically possible to do this to yourself, looking at this, if I was briefing a senior investigating officer at this autopsy, I would be suggesting that you need to go and find the murderer."

In this video, Derby university students at a criminology lab use gel to examine whether the pattern of Claire's wounds indicates suicide or an attack...

MP: Martin case 'smells bad'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Now criminology lecturer and retired senior police officer, Tony Blockley, has reviewed the case, though not all of the files have been translated. 

"If we're not careful, we just accept what's happened without questioning it," he said. "And where do families like this go?" 

Sir Alan Duncan
BBC

Various elements of the original investigation, such as how the scene was examined and the loss of potential DNA, have been criticised.

These calls for a new investigation have taken a significant step forward with the intervention of forensic experts and Minister for Europe, Sir Alan Duncan (pictured), said: "This just looks wrong and there's a smell about it which is not nice."

Reconstruction of Claire's last known movements

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Claire, 30, had gone to live in Italy with her partner, Diego, and by 2012, she was staying with his family near Naples.

Pat said: "She just loved it. And I used to go on a more regular basis to see her than Ray [Claire's father], but yes, she had a good life." 

Ray said: "[It had] just gone 03:00 when I got the telephone call from Diego to say, 'come quick, come quick, Claire is dead'." 

Events were as confused as they were gruesome, as this reconstruction shows...

Investigation 'needs to start again'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Two autopsies showed Mrs Martin had been killed, but the authorities ruled she was suffering from post-natal depression and killed herself. 

Ever since, her parents have been fighting to get the case reopened.

Pat and Ray Martin
BBC

Mother Pat said: "It has caused us such lasting effects that I don't know whether we'll ever get over everything.

"Five years on... it just wants starting from the very beginning and working right through."

Severe disruption: M1 Nottinghamshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Nottinghamshire southbound severe disruption, between J27 for A608 Hucknall and J26 for A610 Nottingham affecting J28 for A38 Alfreton.

M1 Nottinghamshire - Slow traffic on M1 southbound between J27, A608 (Hucknall) and J26, A610 (Nottingham), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J28, A38 (Alfreton).

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Doubts over Italian mystery death case

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A Home Office pathologist has cast serious doubt over the official ruling that a woman, from Sutton-in-Ashfield, took her own life while living in Italy.

Claire Martin, 30, died from 24 stab wounds to her throat five years ago. 

Claire Martin
Martin family

Authorities in Italy ruled it was a suicide but a fresh investigation into the case has heard claims her death was suspicious. 

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, between J28 for A38 Alfreton and J27 for A608 Hucknall.

M1 Derbyshire - Slow traffic and two lanes closed on M1 southbound between J28, A38 (Alfreton) and J27, A608 (Hucknall), because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

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