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  1. Updates for Monday 20 March 2017
  2. £2.7m for Nottingham's historic buildings
  3. Gold bars stolen in Nuthall
  4. Dinosaur auditions in Nottingham
  5. Chuck Berry 'couldn't wait for curry' after Nottingham gig
  6. Ten-man Notts County beat Barnet
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Tuesday

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Weather: Getting much colder

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

A cold night on the way. Clear spells and scattered isolated showers. 


Showers have the potential to be quite heavy and fall as sleet at times, or snow over high ground. 

Patches of ice are possible on untreated surfaces and a touch of frost for some.

Having you seen missing man, 80?

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Police have put out an appeal for a missing man who has dementia and hasn't been seen since this morning.

Michael Banbury
Nottinghamshire Police

Michael Banbury, 80, was wearing a flat cap and slippers when he left a care home in Gedling at about 09:30.

He is 5ft 7ins, slightly unshaven and was also wearing a navy blue coat and beige/khaki trousers.

Magpies will not appeal Barnet red card

BBC Nottingham Sport

Notts County will not be appealing against the red card given to Mark Yeates in yesterday's game against Barnet.

red card
Dan Westwell

Stags staff 'save collapsed fan's life'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Three Mansfield Town staff saved the life of a fan before their 2-0 win at home to Carlisle United on Saturday.

The Stags' supporter was walking to the One Call Stadium when he collapsed by the Quarry Lane stand.

Scott Merriman Dan Kett Lizzie Reed
Mansfield Town FC

Assistant groundsman Scott Merriman placed him in the recovery position and physiotherapist Dan Kett and sports therapist Lizzie Reed helped while the emergency services arrived. 

He's now in a "stable condition" in hospital, according to the club. 

His nephew told the BBC: "If it was not for the great effort from the staff at Mansfield Town FC, Howard would not have made it so our family would like to say a massive thank you to everyone involved in, without a doubt, saving his life."

Weather: Brightening up later

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

There’ll be widespread rain today which could cause some tricky driving conditions with spray and standing water on the roads. 


It’ll steadily become drier and slightly brighter later on this afternoon. 

Highs of 11C (52F).

Your photos: Wet start to spring

BBC Weather Watchers

Lots of damp but nevertheless pretty spring flowers in East Leake today...

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East Leake
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East Leake
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Lady Pies face Liverpool in cup quarter final

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Notts County Ladies will go to Liverpool Ladies in the quarter finals of the Women's FA Cup.

The tie is scheduled to take place on Sunday.

Dinosaur invades Wollaton Park

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The moment our reporter, Rich Davis, auditions to be a velociraptor...

Scary, huh?

Auditions are being held this afternoon in Nottingham to find somebody to operate the three-metre tall dinosaur. 

The animatronic giant is coming to the city for four months from July, as part of the Dinosaurs of China exhibition at Wollaton Hall. 

The event will also include a collection of fossils and dinosaur bones that have only been discovered in the last 20 years.

More trains to Lincoln and Grantham

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

East Midlands Trains is launching a new Sunday timetable offering more services between Lincoln and Nottingham, and Grantham and Nottingham.

East Midlands Train

From 21 May there'll be an extra seven services from Lincoln to Nottingham and an extra six in the opposite direction.

There'll also be two extra trains each way between Nottingham and Grantham, calling at Bingham.

Have you seen missing teen?

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A 17-year-old Romanian girl has been missing from New Basford for four months, police have said.

Nicoleta Cosma
Nottinghamshire Police

Nicoleta Cosma was last seen in November.

She's described as having long, black hair, brown eyes and often wears long sari dresses and lots of bracelets and bangles.

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

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

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

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

Chuck Berry 'couldn't wait for curry' after Nottingham gig

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

You'll have no doubt heard the sad news that rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry died at the weekend .

But who knew he was such a massive fan of curry?

Chuck Berry
AFP/Getty Images

Back in 1994, he played Nottingham's Royal Concert Hall, a venue he chose because of its proximity to the Mogal-E-Azam restaurant.

According to  music news website Clash Music , Berry was able to sneak out of the stage door, directly opposite the Indian restaurant, so he could have his meal immediately after the gig!

Theatre Royal
Nottingham Local Studies Library

The Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall said  on Facebook  it was "saddened" to hear of his death: "Another musical legend gone."   

Gold bars stolen in Nuthall

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Four gold bars have been stolen from an address in Nuthall, police have said.

gold bars
Getty Images

The 100g bullion bars (not the ones pictured) were taken during a break-in in Highfield Drive between 18:30 and 21:30 on Thursday 16 February.  

According to the Royal Mint, one bar could be worth over £3,000.

Police want anyone who may have been offered a gold bar for sale to get in touch.

Lady Pies beat Yeovil

BBC Nottingham Sport

Notts County Ladies are through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup following a 3-2 victory over Yeovil Town.

Three out of three for Panthers in Scotland

BBC Nottingham Sport

Nottingham Panthers beat Edinburgh Capitals 4-3, making it three wins in a row over the weekend on their Scottish road trip.

Ten-man Magpies beat Barnet

BBC Nottingham Sport

Notts County played for 80 minutes with 10 men but Matt Tootle's second-half goal gave them a 1-0 victory over Barnet to move 11 points clear of the League Two relegation zone yesterday.

Dan Westwell

'Nearly 100' heritage projects planned for city

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

But is £2.7m enough to have a major impact on Nottingham's historic architecture?

lace market
Historic England

Clive Fletcher, from Historic England, said you don't have to spend a lot to make a big difference.

"It's actually a bit of a myth that the sort of heritage projects we're talking about cost a fortune in terms of bang for your buck," he said.

"A good project on a shop might cost as little as £15,000 but it can actually have a transformative effect on that business, simply because of the enhanced appearance it gives to that premises.

"We're not looking at 10 or 20, we're looking at towards 100 projects and, over the area we're talking about, which is relatively concentrated, that could have a very big influence."

Historic architecture 'can enhance city economy'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Ade Andrews, who takes visitors on walking tours across the city dressed as Robin Hood, welcomed the cash for the city, saying it was important its heritage is preserved.

old market square
Historic England

On the Old Market Square he said: "This has been the centre of Nottingham life for over 900 years.  

"To the east we have the old Saxon town of Snottingham and to the west is where the French built their castle after the Norman Conquest.

"All these people who come to sit in the sun and the kids playing in the fountains, they're all spending in the bars and restaurants - a great example how architecture can enhance the life of the city centre."

But he said the city's historic buildings are looking "tired" in places, particularly the colonnade along Long Row, which he hopes will be restored to its "Georgian glory".

Cash injection for city's historic areas

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Some great news for Nottingham's heritage this morning - the city's been given £2.7m to preserve some of its historic buildings and "at risk" areas.

It's one of the country's first 10 "heritage action zones" chosen by Heritage England.

bromley house

It's hoped the investment will "breathe new life" into Nottingham's neglected historic buildings and areas, including:

  • The Bromley House Library (pictured above)
  • Pelham Street
  • The Long Row colonnade in the Old Market Square
  • Angel Row
  • County House, opposite the Galleries of Justice museum in the Lace Market
pelham street

Weather for the East Midlands

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

It's a wet start to the week. Alex Hamilton has more.

Man dies during Nottingham Park Run

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Some sad news from over the weekend.

A man has died after taking part in the 5km Park Run at the Forest Rec on Saturday morning.

Getty Images

Runners tried to save the 43-year-old, who collapsed during the weekly run, but he was pronounced dead at Queen's Medical Centre.

Nottinghamshire Police said the death was not being treated as suspicious and a report would be submitted to the coroner.

Travel: A52 delays

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

  • Busy on the M1 southbound between junctions 26 and 25
  • Delays on the A52 eastbound between the Bramcote and Priory islands
  • The westbound stretch of the A52 is busy between the Wheatcroft and Knight islands.
  • A453 southbound is slow through Clifton
  • The A46 is slow heading south into Newark

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

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Welcome to Monday.

Today is the vernal equinox, also known as the first day of astronomical spring.

So, here's a rather wet looking daffodil in Warsop to celebrate this morning...

Warsop daffodil

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