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  1. Updates for Monday 6 March 2017
  2. PC dismissed over off-duty assault
  3. City farm may have to cull 100 birds over flu fears
  4. Bros cancel Nottingham show
  5. Two lanes reopen on M1 northbound after five-vehicle crash
  6. Norway praises Nottingham's eco-expressway
  7. Cricket: Notts sign NZ leg-spinner
  8. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Tuesday

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East Midlands weather update: Frost possible tonight

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

Not a bad start to the week! 

There is a chance overnight of a few showers, becoming drier in the early hours , with a touch of frost possible in the coldest spots. 


Ferry disaster family 'should never be forgotten'

Victoria Hicks

Reporter, East Midlands Today

Ceremonies have been held in the UK and Belgium today to mark the 30th anniversary of the Zeebrugge disaster.

The passenger ferry, Herald of Free Enterprise, capsized soon after setting out for Dover, killing 193 people.

Among them were 28-year-old Kiran Devi Parson, from Mansfield Woodhouse, and her father Sudershan Lal Singhal.

          Kiran Devi Parson, from Mansfield Woodhouse, and her father Sudershan Lal Singhal.
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She was on a day trip with her father and husband.

Beverly Willows, from Warsop, said her sister and dad should never be forgotten.

Her brother-in-law survived, but he has since died.

Beverly Willows

Guide dog 'saves' blind footballer

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A blind footballer and his guide dog, who he credits with saving him at a "very difficult time", are up for a national award.

Nathan Edge, who's from Mansfield, lost his sight when he was 19. He said he "gave up on life", but it was his dog, Hudson, who pulled him out of it.

The 22-year-old is now studying massage therapy at The Royal National College for the Blind in Hereford, and is part of the England blind football development squad.

The two are finalists in the Eukanuba Friends for Life award and the winner will be announced on 12 March.

PC dismissed over off-duty assault

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A Nottinghamshire Police officer has been dismissed after he was convicted for an assault while off-duty.

PC Gary Nicholls, who was based at Worksop police station, was convicted of assault on Tuesday 2 August 2016 at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court, Nottinghamshire Police said.

An appeal against the conviction was dismissed at a hearing last month.

worksop police station

At a misconduct hearing at Nottinghamshire Police HQ, Nicholls, 43, was found to have breached the standards of professional behaviour in respect of discreditable conduct.

Det Insp Louise Jordan said: “Nottinghamshire Police expect the highest standards of behaviour from its staff. 

"The conviction of PC Nicholls fundamentally undermines the trust and confidence placed in him by Nottinghamshire Police and damages public confidence in policing."

Notts band sell out venue three times

BBC Introducing East Midlands

Congratulations to Warsop-based Ferocious Dog , who have become the first act ever to sell out three consecutive nights at Rescue Rooms. 

Stunning achievement!  

ferocious dog

Your photos: Blooming blackthorn

BBC Weather Watchers

Spring looks like it's springing in Colwick Country Park in this picture of blackthorn flowers.


Girl, 15, missing for three days

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Have you seen missing Shola Folorunso?

Shola Folorunso
Nottinghamshire Police

The 15-year-old was reported missing from Basford on Friday.

She was last seen wearing a blue Adidas jacket, grey top, black leggings and white Nike Air trainers, Nottinghamshire Police said.

Bus fares going up

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The price of your bus ticket could be about to go up.

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Nottingham City Transport has announced a number of fare increases from the end of the month.

But it is freezing some... if you use the company's mobile app.

Gritters out tonight

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

It may be March, but it's still freezing out there...

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Sign causes castle confusion

Kevin Stanley

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Oops! We’re not entirely sure who’s been tampering with the tourism signpost outside the BBC building on London Road...


Suffice to say that this ISN’T the correct way to Nottingham Castle.  

Weather: Scattered showers

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

Cloud will continue to thicken this afternoon with a mixture of scattered showers and some bright, sunny spells 


Highs of 10C (50F).

City farm could cull 100 birds over flu fears

Dominic Johnson

BBC Radio Nottingham reporter

These birds at Stonebridge City Farm - around 100 in total - risk getting bird flu if a new enclosure isn't built fast.

Last December, the government ordered all poultry to be kept indoors to protect them from wild birds which might carry the highly contagious virus.   

But the barn where the Stonebridge birds were kept during the winter ban is now full of expectant sheep as it's lambing season. 

Although some areas of Nottinghamshire are now classified as low risk, the farm in St Ann's isn't.

Therefore the birds would have to be found shelter or the farm could face a hefty fine.

The farm is trying to raise £1,000 for netting to build an enclosure.

Your photos: Full marks for uni shot

BBC Weather Watchers

Nottingham University was looking exceptionally grand under pure blue skies this morning.

nottingham uni
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M1 fully reopens after crash

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

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And there's no longer a diversion in place from junction 26.

Bros cancel Nottingham show

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Commiserations 80s fans.

Brothers, Matt and Luke Goss, better known as the newly reformed pop duo Bros, have cancelled all of their concerts outside London and Manchester.


They were due to play Nottingham's Motorpoint Arena on 23 August.

The dates had been cancelled "due to unforeseen logistical circumstances", with the brothers offering "sincere apologies" to fans, according to a statement released by the band.

Cricket: Sodhi signs for Notts

BBC Nottingham Sport

New Zealand leg-spinner, Ish Sodhi, has signed for Notts Outlaws.

ish sodhi
Getty Images

Sodhi made a huge impact in the recent Big Bash and has been snapped up for the entirety of the 2017 NatWest T20 Blast.  

Forest relegation 'no longer a worry'

BBC Nottingham Sport

Ex-Nottingham Forest full-back, Brian Laws, believes an improvement in fitness levels is helping the Reds to achieve the results they need to stave off the threat of relegation. 

Brian Laws

The 3-0 win over Brighton at the weekend moved Forest six points clear of the bottom three and Laws said he's no longer worried about Forest going down this season.  

Scandinavians praise Nottingham's eco-car lane

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

You'll have heard about - and may well have got stuck in traffic because of - Nottingham's eco-expressway, the UK's first priority lane for electric cars.

Norwegian transport officials have praised Nottingham for the introduction of the lane along the A612 in Colwick, which will be for ultra-low emission vehicles only.

Norway has the world's highest take-up rate for electric vehicles, thanks to similar initiatives. 

Here's what Sture Portvik, of the City of Oslo, had to say.

"Congratulations to Nottingham because that's a very good way to start.

"I can assure you it's a fantastic feeling going in from suburbs in the morning and riding in the taxi lanes, seeing the queue just standing close to you."

M1 crash: Picture released

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Incredibly there were no serious injuries in the crash on the M1 this morning, officers said.

Police have released this picture of the overturned car involved in the five-vehicle crash which closed the northbound side between junctions 26 and 27.

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Two lanes have now  reopened on the northbound side but there are still delays.

M1 crash: 'No life-threatening injuries'

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Derbyshire Police said that nobody involved in the five vehicle crash suffered life-threatening injuries this morning. 

Road users have been advised to allow extra time for their journeys and consider using diversions put in place.

Five vehicles in M1 crash

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A lorry and four cars were involved in the crash on the M1 just after J28 this morning.

Highways England

One of the vehicles overturned and the southbound side was shut while the air ambulance landed.

Traffic that's stuck in the closure between junctions 26 and 27 is being diverted off at junction 27, for Hucknall.

Weather for the East Midlands

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

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

M1 diversion in place

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Traffic is being diverted at J26 on to the A610 through Codnor and around Ripley, north on the A38 and back on the M1 northbound at J28.

Nottinghamshire Police are on the scene managing traffic, according to Highways England.

M1: Delays of 50 mins

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The M1 northbound's not expected to reopen until about 11:15.

It's currently still closed between junctions 26 and 28.

Highways England said there are delays of 50 minutes.

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M1 southbound side reopens

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The southbound side of the M1 has been reopened but all lanes on the northbound side remain shut between junctions 26, for Nottingham, and 28, for Alfreton and Mansfield.

Highways England

It's after an accident involving an overturned car.

Northbound traffic is being diverted off the motorway at junction 26.

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M1 'closed' for overturned car

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The M1 appears to have been closed in both directions after reports of an overturned car on the northbound side at J28.

M1 j28
Highways England

Highways England said there are delays of 20 minutes and normal conditions are expected by 10:30.

M1 was closed for Jet2 emergency

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The M1 was closed in both directions for about 20 minutes over the weekend near East Midlands Airport for an "aircraft emergency".

It's emerged a Jet2 flight from Gran Canaria with 153 people on board had reported a suspected malfunction.

jet2 flight
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Traffic was stopped from J23a and J24 about 21:30 on Saturday to allow "a clear flight path".

The flight landed safely before being inspected, according to Jet2.

Severe accident: M1 Nottinghamshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Nottinghamshire northbound severe accident, between J27 for A608 Hucknall and J28 for A38 Alfreton.

M1 Nottinghamshire - Queuing traffic, long delays and one lane closed on M1 northbound between J27, A608 (Hucknall) and J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of an accident involving four cars and a lorry earlier on and an oil spillage.

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

Travel: A52 delays

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

  • Delays on the A52 eastbound between the Wheatcroft and Knight islands and between the Saxondale Island and Radcliffe-on-Trent
  • The A453 is slow approaching the M1 at junction 24A
  • Slow traffic on the M1 southbound between junctions 25 and 26

Good morning: Join us for today’s live news coverage

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

It's a beautiful morning out there. Still too cold to call it Spring just yet though, I think.

Here's the sun rising over Rempstone earlier.


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