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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 19 April 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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By Dave Wade

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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: Staying dry and sunny into tomorrow too

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter

What a stunning day! 

It's staying dry and sunny for the rest of the day. Winds will stay light so it will be a chilly one tonight with lows of 1C (34F) in rural areas.

weather
BBC

And we have another stunner to come tomorrow too! Spring has definitely sprung. 

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Here are your final headlines for today:

  • Police in Nottinghamshire have discovered more than 1,000 cannabis farms in the past five years
  • A skate park built by the council in memory of a 14-year-old has been shut because it is "unsafe"
  • Nottingham Forest's European Cup winning squad of the late 70s and early 80s is being lined up to enter the National Football Museum's Hall of Fame in Manchester

Forest's heroes could be in Hall of Fame

BBC Radio Nottingham

Nottingham Forest's European Cup winning squad of the late 1970s and early 80s is being lined up to enter the National Football Museum's Hall of Fame in Manchester.

The team, under the guidance of Brian Clough and Peter Taylor, won the First Division title, two European Cups and two League Cups. 

Nottingham Forest European Cup winners
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Travel: Slow traffic out of city centre

BBC Travel

Traffic is building up on Castle Boulevard between the Castle Road and Sherwin Road junctions around the roadworks.

Police tacking 'cannabis home invasions'

Jeremy Ball

Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

Tackling so-called "cannabis home invasions" has become a priority for Nottinghamshire Police as more and more violent drug gangs are breaking into properties, searching for cannabis to steal from rivals.

The figures show there's been almost 400 of these invasions in Nottinghamshire in the four years since those figures have been recorded  - and more than a third of these were mistakenly on innocent households.

cannabis
BBC

There was an improvement in the figures last year though as the force carried out regular drugs raids.

Last year they discovered 262 commercial cannabis grows in Nottinghamshire - the highest number on record.

Thousands of cannabis farms found in Nottinghamshire

Jeremy Ball

Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

More than 1,000 cannabis farms have been discovered by Nottinghamshire Police in the last five years. 

The figures, obtained by the BBC under the Freedom of Information Act, also show that hundreds of homes have been raided by drug gangs searching for cannabis crops to steal from rivals.

Council urges caring professionals to apply

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Councillor Muriel Weisz, from Nottinghamshire County Council, told BBC East Midlands Today's Quentin Rayner: "Stress on existing staff will continue and we will struggle to give the quality of service that we want to give."

The council is urging people in caring professions to apply for its social worker roles.

Social worker fears people could face longer waits

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Judith Stringer qualified as a social worker five years ago.

She said some people currently have to wait 28 days for an assessment to get care and support.

Judith Stringer
BBC

She said: "I fear if there isn't enough social workers they would have to wait a lot longer to get the care that they need to stay safe in the community."

Travel: Accident closes part of Western Boulevard

BBC Travel

There's been an accident on Western Boulevard. All lanes are currently closed southbound between the Nuthall Road and Aspley Lane junctions.

Residents face 30-mile trip to nearest tip

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

We've had this email from someone raising a point about recycling centres...

Panthers: Bohmbach retires

BBC Nottingham Sport

Nottingham Panthers' Andy Bohmbach has announced his retirement from the sport.

Andy Bohmbach
Nottingham Panthers

'Sad' to see park shut says teenager's mum

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

There was a lot of excitement among the community in Colwick and youngsters when the skate park opened at the Recreation Ground. 

But Faith Dale says "inferior plywood" was used by the council's contractors to build the structures and they are now too dangerous to use.

Faith Dale
BBC

She said it was "incredibly sad" to see the park closed before it had even been open for three years.

Joshua Dale Colwick skate park

'Unsafe' skate park closed

Charity closes skate park built in memory of teenager after just three years because it is 'unsafe' and 'inferior'

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England's Gunn in Edgbaston move

BBC Sport

Nottinghamshire and England all-rounder Jenny Gunn has signed with Warwickshire for the 2016 domestic season.

England all-rounder Jenny Gunn
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England all-rounder Jenny Gunn

England's Gunn in Edgbaston move

Warwickshire sign England all-rounder Jenny Gunn from Nottinghamshire for the 2016 domestic season.

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Council says maintenance is down to skate park charity

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Thousands of pounds were raised by Joshua Dale's friends and family after he died days after an accident in 2012.

Money for the skate park was also given by Nottinghamshire County Council, who managed the project to build it.

Joshua Dale
Dale family

This week the council said it was “concerned about the allegations” from the charity and would be having a discussion with them and contractors.

A spokesman said: “We built a quality design that has been used across the county for the past 10 years and maintenance for the park, once built, lies with the user group."

Park repairs could cost £28k

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Joshua Dale's mum, Faith, runs the charity that was set up to raise money for the skate park and said it having to close was “incredibly sad”.

She has accused the council, who also part funded it, of carrying out an “inferior build” and said repairs would cost £28,000.  

Colwick skate park
BBC

The group wrote on its Facebook page at the weekend the skate park would stay shut until further notice.

Memorial skate park shuts because it is 'unsafe'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A skate park in Colwick has been “forced to close” because it is unsafe.

The park was opened three years ago in memory of 14-year-old Joshua Dale, who died after he was knocked off his bike on the Colwick Loop Road.

Colwick skate park
BBC

The charity which runs the park said the ramps had started rotting with big holes appearing and they had decided it was too dangerous.

Good luck message to serial shoplifter

Newark Advertiser

A magistrate wished a serial Newark shoplifter good luck after urging her to stop stealing.

County needs more social workers

Quentin Rayner

East Midlands Today reporter

Nottinghamshire is short of 69 adult social workers.

This shortage is causing extra stress for the current staff and delays for care assessments.  

It's thought negative perceptions of social workers may be putting people off from joining the profession.

'It all got a bit bodyline'

Nottinghamshire 242 & 42-0 v Lancashire 332

BBC Sport's Lizzy Ammon at Old Trafford:

"We are under way again at a sun-basked Old Trafford. It was attritional stuff this morning and a real test for the Notts openers against Anderson, Jarvis and Wagner.  It all got a bit bodyline at one point with no fielder in front of square on the off side. Funky stuff.  It should be another absorbing session this afternoon."

Greg Smith
Getty Images

Police clear Clifton rubbish

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

We've been talking about fly tipping quite a lot today.

Well police in Clifton have tweeted to say they've removed this mess...

View more on twitter

Know of any flytipping incidents in the county? Let us know.

Panthers' Myers assists GB winning goal

BBC Nottingham Sport

Nottingham Panthers forward Matthew Myers assisted the overtime game-winning goal as Great Britain beat Estonia 4-3 at the World Championships in Zagreb. 

Matthew Myers
Colin Lawson

Lunch at Old Trafford

BBC Nottingham Sport

At lunchtime Notts are 32-0 (25 overs).

Steven Mullaney has 15, Greg Smith is on 17 and the deficit is now reduced to 58.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

First officially breastfeeding-friendly business revealed

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The Milk Lounge is a family cafe in Arnold.

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Your views: Flytipping and recycling centres

You've been having your say on whether the county council's new registration scheme at recycling centres could result in more flytipping in Notts.

Carole Billyard wrote on Facebook: "i have register and it is so easy have done two cars"

But on Twitter...

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It's after a Broxtowe councillor warned some people "won't bother" to register and dump their waste around the county instead.  

Magpies away at Barnet

BBC Nottingham Sport

In League Two, Notts County are at Barnet tonight looking to put the weekend's derby defeat to Mansfield behind them.

Where are new social care roles?

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

 Many of the 69 new roles cover the county, but some are specific to certain areas including:

  • Ten roles in Ashfield 
  • Nine roles in Bassetlaw 
  • Ten roles covering Broxtowe, Gedling and Rushcliffe. 
  • Four roles in Mansfield, five in Newark.   
care worker
BBC

Travel: Saxondale crash continuing to cause delays

BBC Travel

Four vehicles were involved in the crash at the Saxondale Island. 

There's slow traffic on the A52 eastbound as recovery work takes place.

Council recruiting scores of new care workers

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Almost 70 new social workers are needed to work with vulnerable adults in Nottinghamshire because people are living for longer, the county council says.

It's launched a major recruitment campaign across the county.

old person hand
BBC

The posts include "on-the-ground work" going into people’s homes, supporting hospitals in the discharge of adult patients and responding to safeguarding issues in a call centre environment.   

The council says its had to make savings from other budgets to pay for the extra 69 posts.

Snooker: Holt begins first match

BBC Nottingham Sport

Nottingham's Michael Holt has begun his first round match at the World Snooker Championship this morning - taking on world number four Neil Robertson. 

Live updates here.

Michael Holt
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Travel: Saxondale accident

BBC Travel

There's been an accident on the A52 at the Saxondale Island.

'We're not sat there with nipple tassels on'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

There are still too many negative comments about breastfeeding in cafes and shops, says one campaigner.

It comes as Gedling Borough Council's introducing an accreditation scheme to encourage businesses to be more welcoming to mums and their babies. 

breastfeeding
BBC

Leah Gibson from Nottinghamshire's Breastfeeding Mums Network said people need to stop saying mums should be more discreet.

"You get your boob out and you latch your baby on and their head covers your whole boob - at worst you get a flash of a nipple but there's nothing you can do about that," she said.

"We don't sit there with nipple tassels waving them around."

Breastfeeding scheme for shops and cafes

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Seems like a good thing to me - businesses in Gedling are being asked to be more welcoming to breastfeeding mums. 

The borough council's introducing an accreditation scheme to encourage shops and cafes to provide a positive environment for mums and babies. 

breastfeeding
Thinkstock

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Here are the top stories this morning:

  • Flytipping could happen more often after county council introduces registration for recycling centres, councillor claims
  • A scheme to encourage businesses in Gedling to become more welcoming to breastfeeding mums is launched
  • Cricket: Nottinghamshire continue against Lancs on 311-8

Cricket: Lancs v Notts

BBC Nottingham Sport

Nottinghamshire go into today's third session against Lancashire in the County Championship at Old Trafford trailing by 69 runs. 

Stuart Broad (left) and Jake Ball both took three wickets as the hosts closed on 311-8.

Stuart Broad
Getty Images

Play gets underway at 11:00.  

Recycling centre registration: What you have to do

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Here are the rules for registering to use Nottinghamshire County Council's recycling centres:

You must:

  • Live in Nottinghamshire (excluding Nottingham city)
  • Provide the registration number of the vehicle you wish to use via the council's online registration system
Calverton recylcing centre
BBC

You will not receive a physical permit as the recycling centres use scanners to check your details.

Police at scene of Beeston crash

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Here's what the police incident in Beeston involved: Nottinghamshire Police said two vehicles collided on University Boulevard near the Queens Road Island.

No one has been injured but it is causing traffic to build in the area.