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  1. Supermarket worker jailed for terrorism offences
  2. Hundreds of cranes auctioned off in Newark
  3. Tributes to teenager found dying at Bramcote house
  4. Stab victims paying vets to stitch wounds
  5. Notts want to keep Forest's Jorge Grant
  6. Updates for Friday 3 March 2017

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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 Monday with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

Watch: Cranes sold in 'world's largest auction'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

We've been telling you about the mobile crane sale in Newark all day.

They've all been sold now, but here's how impressive they looked all lined up beforehand.

East Midlands weather update: More rain to come tonight

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

It'll be cloudy tonight with further outbreaks of rain. Rain could be heavy at times, becoming patchier into the early hours.


Your photos: Rainy East Bridgford

BBC Weather Watchers

This pretty much sums up the weather for today... and what we can expect tonight. 

Let's hope the weekend is brighter!

East Bridgford weather

Bramcote land development plans given go-ahead

BBC Radio Nottingham

An application to develop a piece of land in Bramcote, which was originally turned down by Broxtowe Borough Council, has now been allowed by the government's planning inspector.

Champions Gate Ltd wants to build a number of retirement bungalows and flats on part of the old golf course off Thorseby Road at Bramcote Hills.

The council now has six weeks in which to appeal and the authority's leader is vowing to take his fight to the Communities Secretary Sajid Javid next week.

McParland to become Forest director

BBC Sport

BBC Sport has more  on Nottingham Forest's appointment of Frank McParland.

He's worked for several clubs in England in the past, including Liverpool and Burnley.

Frank McParland
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Patients 'feel different' out of PJs says nurse

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The hospital is so convinced getting out of your pyjamas works, they've started a wardrobe of donated clothes for any patients who need them.

NHS wardrobe

Anne-Marie Riley, deputy chief nurse at the QMC, says changing into their own clothes during the day can help a patient's mindset.

"We think it does matter, especially for the older generation," she said. "They feel different with fresh clothes on."

Patients told to ditch the pyjamas

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

At Nottingham's QMC and City hospitals, patients are being encouraged to get out of their pyjamas and hospital gowns and into their regular clothes.

Staff there think by doing this patients will feel better and will recover faster. 


The NHS even has a term for it - PJ Paralysis.

Nottingham's idea is now being taken on by other hospitals and is turning into an international movement.

Council worker hailed a hero after bath trouble for Bubbles

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

We've got a cute kitten story now.

A city council worker came to the rescue this week after pregnant cat Bubbles crawled behind a bath panel and under the floorboards and gave birth to four kittens.


Owner Marie Opie from The Meadows was at work at the time.

She said came home to hear crying from under the bath and called everyone she could for help before Dean, a call-out worker for Nottingham City Homes, eventually came and retrieved them.

Ms Opie has praised Dean's efforts and even named one of the kittens after him.

New face at the City Ground

BBC Nottingham Sport

Forest are expected to announce Frank McParland as their new director of football in the next 24 hours,

City Ground
Getty Images

Crane sale attracts bidders worldwide

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

There have been huge crowds at the mobile crane sale at the Newark Showground today.

According to the auctioneers, it is the world's largest ever auction of cranes

It came about after a Manchester-based company went into administration - there were bidders from all over Europe, the US and the Middle East.


 Auctioneer David Betts said some of the machines sold for around £725,000.

Counsell claimed he was travelling for charity work

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Judge Andrew Lee said Counsell's pregnant wife had been visiting family in Holland with their child and his mother and sister at the time of his arrest, and knew nothing of his travel plans.

He said Counsell had been following directions in the extremist material by booking a return ticket and keeping his plans secret.

Ryan Counsell

Counsell had claimed he needed the equipment he purchased for a camping trip and had said he was travelling to carry out charity work and was "seeking a humble life in a Muslim community".

Concluding, Judge Lee said while Counsell was not a dangerous man he will only be released earlier than eight years if he "no longer presents a risk to the public".

Concern for missing teenager, 13

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Nottinghamshire Police say they are concerned for the safety of 13-year-old Ziyad Meliebary.

He was reported missing from Bestwood Park at around 22:50 on Wednesday and was last seen at the Red Tiles Community Home in Beckhampton Road, Bestwood Park, at around 13:50 yesterday.

Ziyad Meliebary.
Nottinghamshire Police

Judge: Counsell 'wouldn't have returned'

Jeremy Ball

Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

At Woolwich Crown Court, Judge Andrew Lee said Counsell spent nearly £900 on military equipment, found packed in a suitcase in his child's bedroom.

He had a wealth of extremist material, such as guides to making bombs and transporting weapons, military clothing and beheading videos. 

North East Terrorism Unit

Sentencing Counsell, the judge said: "I'm sure you would have gone and I'm sure you wouldn't have returned."

Counsell had bomb-making guide

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Counsell, of Russell Road, Forest Fields, was found guilty of four charges, including possessing an al-Qaeda bomb-making guide. 

He worked for Asda in Hyson Green at the time and had booked time off for a five-day trip to the Phillipines to join the terrorist group.

Ryan Counsell
Nottinghamshire Police

However, he was arrested by police two days before he had been due to fly.

BreakingSupermarket worker jailed for terrorism offences

Jeremy Ball

Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

Ryan Counsell from Nottingham has been jailed for eight years for terrorism offences. 

Counsell, 28, was found guilty last month for preparing to fight for the Phillipines-based terrorist group Abu Sayyaf.

Police on the lookout for drivers using phones

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Police are out in unmarked cars today across Nottinghamshire watching for people using their mobile phones behind the wheel.

From Monday new penalties were introduced which means anyone caught using their phone while driving will face a £200 fine and six points on their licence.

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MP 'excited and nervous' for firefighter work

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

MP working with fire officers

Tony Roe

BBC East Midlands political editor

Touchdown for Nottingham South MP Lilian Greenwood, who is working with Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue this weekend at their London Road site. 

Lilian Greenwood

That's crane-zy!

Elise Chamberlain

East Midlands Today reporter

Auctioneers predict that around £30m will be made by the sale of these cranes today at Newark Showground.

There are 130 cranes of all sizes up for sale and the auctioneers have called it the "single largest collection of mobile used cranes ever assembled for sale in one place, anywhere in the world".

Crane auction

The cranes are going fast...

Elise Chamberlain

East Midlands Today reporter

'Biggest ever auction of mobile cranes'

Elise Chamberlain

East Midlands Today reporter

I'm at Newark Showground for the biggest ever auction of mobile cranes. 

Two hours in and an estimated £15m has been spent on them.

mobile cranes

Severe disruption: A52 Nottinghamshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A52 Nottinghamshire both ways severe disruption, between A46 and Tithby Road.

A52 Nottinghamshire - A52 in Bingham closed and slow traffic in both directions between Saxondale Island and the Tithby Road junction, because of recovery work and a jackknifed lorry.

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

Travel: Delays in Bulwell

There is queueing traffic along on Cinder Hill Street, Bulwell High Road and Main Street because of roadworks. It's causing some delays to bus services in the area.

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Full electrification of the Midland Mainline thrown into doubt

Tony Roe

BBC East Midlands political editor

Plans for the full electrification of the Midland Mainline have once again been thrown into doubt after a critical report on overspending on a similar project.

It's the only north-south line in the country not to be electrified.

Inside Leicester Railway Station

Earlier this week the Department for Transport announced which three companies were in the bidding for the East Midlands Rail franchise, which will start in 2019.

By then the line from Corby to London will be electrified - but what about the rest of the line?

Today's report demands major projects must get independent assurances that future electrification plans are actually worthwhile for passengers.

Police to comment on vets treating stab victims

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Nottinghamshire Police has been asked to comment on the story so we will let you know when we hear back from them.

People 'fear police involvement,' says ex-gang member

Jeremy Ball

Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

Former gang member and winner of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year: Unsung Hero Award Marcellus Baz said he knew a qualified vet who stitched up knife wounds.

Mr Baz runs an anti-knife crime programme and said stab victims fear police will get involved if they go to hospital for treatment.

Marcellus Baz

Stab victims 'paying vets to stitch up wounds'

Jeremy Ball

Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

Some stab victims are paying vets to stitch their wounds because they fear police will get involved if they go to hospital.

They're worried about being seen as informants and try to find people who can stitch them up at home.

stab wounds

Frontline workers who deal with gang violence in Nottingham say they know people who have paid a vet up to £200 to treat a stab wound.

Sources told the BBC the practice had been going on for years although vets were not legally allowed to prescribe medicines for humans.

Tributes left for teenager

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Bunches of flowers, candles, messages and photos have filled an area near Josh's home in Airedale Walk, Wollaton. 

BBC Radio Nottingham's Steve Beech said people in the area were "justifiably shocked" at the teenager's death.

Airedale Walk, Wollaton

One of the residents he spoke to, Faye Johnson said: "It is shocking because it is a little boy we would see playing in the park... it's really had me stunned."

A 14-year-old boy, who was also found at the house a few metres away in Sloan Drive, Bramcote, remains in a stable condition in hospital.

Family says 'void' left by boy's death

The family of a 13-year-old boy who was found dying at a house in Bramcote have paid tribute to him describing him as a "very loving young boy".

Josh Clark, from Wollaton, died in hospital on Monday morning.

Josh Clark
Family handout

His mum, Samantha Annabelle, said she is "devastated" by Josh's death and added: "His passing leaves us all with the biggest void that will never be filled."

A 36-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug has been released on bail. 

Notts keen to keep Forest midfielder

Christian Hewgill

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

So where will Jorge Grant be playing his football next year? 

He’s on loan at Notts County from Forest and is making quite the impression. 

Jorge Grant
Dan Westwell

Grant has already scored three goals for the Magpies and their boss Kevin Nolan wants to keep him, but Forest manager Gary Brazil said yesterday that no decision has yet been made on the midfielder's future.

Travel: Accident shuts road near Mansfield

BBC Travel

The B6014 Fackley Road in Stanton Hill, Nottinghamshire is closed in both directions because of an accident between Wharf Road and Meden Bank.  

The closure is affecting traffic between Mansfield and Tibshelf.

Caravan is a chance to find out more about Sneinton

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Here's Jan Williams from The Caravan Gallery with a hat and old tambourine that were donated to the project by the Salvation Army. 

She's taken the caravan to places around the UK and to Japan and said people are curious about the "little yellow box" and what's inside.

Jan Williams

Suzannah Bedford, from the St Ann's and Sneinton based Renewal Trust, said: "We just want to build a picture of the people that live here and build a picture of the local area.

"It's a good opportunity for people across the rest of the city to find out a bit more about Sneinton."

Watch: Today's weather forecast

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Rain will push through this morning and once it arrives it’ll rain on and off for the rest of the day.

Cloudy throughout with highs of 9C (48F)

New gallery opens inside caravan

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

If you're in Sneinton you might have spotted this little yellow caravan.

It's visiting Sneinton Market after travelling to places like Tokyo and Cardiff and is part of the Pride of Place Project, which aims to get local people bringing in memorabilia, photos and stories to go on display inside.

Sneinton Caravan

The caravan officially opens its doors to the public tomorrow and will tour around different parts of Sneinton until 18 March.

Travel: Lane closed on M1

BBC Travel

One lane is closed on the M1 southbound because of a broken down car on the exit slip road at J24A (A50 (Derby/Stoke/East Midlands Airport).

It is causing a lot of traffic in the area.

Join us for today's updates

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Good morning! It's the end of another week and the weekend is in sight! 

Until then I have news of a kitten rescue and patients being told to get out of their pyjamas. 

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