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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 28 April 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Friday

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By Dave Wade

All times stated are UK

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Weather: Rumble of thunder possible

Anna Church

Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

Outbreaks of rain will continue this evening. This will be heavy at times with the potential for hail/sleet and a rumble of thunder. 

weather
BBC

The rain will clear east leaving a largely dry night with clear skies and a patchy frost. 

The wind will be strengthening and isolated wintry showers will arrive by dawn. Min 2C (36F).

Watch: Viv Anderson kicks off Rusty Returners project

Kevin Stanley

BBC Radio Nottingham

Life begins at 40 – and then some. Nottingham’s City of Football project is offering free sessions for men over the age of 40. 

They’re called the “Rusty Returners” and have the backing of Nottingham Forest legend Viv Anderson.

Mann: Anti-Semitism has 'crept into Labour'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

During his meeting with the Chief Whip of the Labour party John Mann was told it was "completely inappropriate" to be involved in public rows on television.

But the MP for Bassetlaw agrees with the prime minister that there's a problem with anti-Semitism in the Labour party.

Mann Livingstone
BBC

"People equating Jewish people with wealth, money and conspiracy - that's wholly unacceptable," he said.

"Some of that has crept into the Labour Party - it needs to creep back outwards."

Mann 'to avoid discussions in street'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

After his summons to the Chief Whip, John Mann admitted things with Ken Livingstone got a bit more heated than he'd expected.

The pair clashed and the Bassetlaw MP accused him of being a "Nazi apologist".

Mann-Ken
BBC

"I'm sure I'll need to try and avoid discussions in the street," he said.  

"It's best that we try to keep a civilised debate but sometimes in politics your passions run away with themselves."

Trams named after Olympian and mountaineer

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Two more local celebs have had trams named after them, the city council's announced.

Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington still has strong ties to her hometown of Mansfield and used to train in the city.

trams Adlingtno Doug Scott
Nottingham City Council / Getty Images

Mountaineer Doug Scott, who was born in Nottingham, was the first Briton to climb the southwest face of Everest and has climbed the highest peak on each of the world's seven continents.

Lenton factory remains to be dismantled

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Station Manager Martin Molloy who was at the blaze said temperatures reached up to 1,000C.

"The fire itself was in a contained space in what was an unsafe building so we tackled in from the outside as we were unable to get inside," he said.

Lenton fire
Notts Fire and Rescue

“It has left the building in an almost demolished state although what is left will have to be taken down for safety reasons."  

Travel: Pleasley delays

BBC Travel

There's slow traffic on the A617 Chesterfield Road North eastbound in Pleasley between Common Lane and the A6191.

View inside fire-hit Lenton factory

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

More than 30 firefighters tackled the blaze in Lenton yesterday which almost completely destroyed a disused factory, Notts Fire and Rescue have said.

Here's a view from the inside, just tweeted by the service.

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Two teenagers, arrested on suspicion of arson, remain in police custody.

Travel: Grantham line to reopen

Barry Howard tribute: 'RIP lovely man'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Barry Howard's agent told the BBC he had been suffering from cancer.

She tweeted...

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Barry Howard and Yvonne
BBC

Hi-De-Hi! actor dies

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Some sad news. Nottingham-born actor Barry Howard - who was best known for the TV series Hi-De-Hi! - has died, aged 78.

Barry Howard Yvonne Stuart-Hargreaves
BBC

He played one half of the bickering ballroom dancers Barry and Yvonne Stuart-Hargreaves in seven series of the classic comedy. Latterly he lived in Bournemouth.  

Travel: Trains delayed around Grantham

Weather: Rain pushing in

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Cloud increasing and rain pushing in through the afternoon. 

Potential for some wintriness in a couple of places but mainly wet stuff rather than wintry this afternoon. Highs of 9C (48F).

weather
BBC

Man injured in hit-and-run

Klara Lethbridge

Newsreader, BBC Radio Nottingham

A man's been taken to hospital with a head injury after a hit and run crash in a north Nottinghamshire village. 

It happened on the A631 at Beckingham at around 11:15 on Tuesday. 

Police want to trace the driver of a silver estate who they think knows the 19-year-old victim.

Wanted man sought

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Notts Police are looking for a man who has been recalled to prison.

Lewis Alexander is on licence as part of a 42-month sentence for assisting an offender.

Lewis Alexander
Nottinghamshire Police

The 26-year-old's last known address was Radford Road in Nottingham

He is described as about 6ft 2ins tall with short dark hair.

Livingstone: Mann "over the top"

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Ken Livingstone said of Mr Mann: "He went completely over the top. I've had that with John Mann before a few weeks ago - screaming that I was a bigot down the phone," he said.

Ken Livingstone John Mann
BBC

Livingstone suspended, Mann summoned by Chief Whip

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Ken Livingstone has been suspended from the Labour Party and John Mann has been summoned by the Chief Whip to discuss his conduct.

The pair also rowed live on air on the BBC's Daily Politics over the issue.

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The former London mayor sparked anger after calling Naz Shah's actions "over the top" but not anti-Semitic and claiming Hitler supported Zionism before the Holocaust.  

Mann calls Livingstone 'Nazi apologist'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A bit more of the row between the Bassetlaw MP and Ken Livingstone...

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Notts MP to Livingstone: 'You've lost it'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Bassetlaw Labour MP John Mann angrily confronts Ken Livingstone over "anti-Semitic" comments...

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There are calls for the London mayoral contender for Mr Livingstone to be "kicked out" of Labour for defending MP Naz Shah about comments she has been suspended for.

Rapist bought gifts for boys

Klara Lethbridge

Newsreader, BBC Radio Nottingham

The court heard how Underwood groomed the boys during 1997 and 1998, becoming friendly with them over the course of ten months by buying them presents to gain their trust. 

The boys who were no older than 13 at the time were repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted in parks in the local area, police said.

One of the victims had confided in a relative who told police what had happened. 

Welcoming the 13-year sentence, detectives say the case should send the clearest message to victims of historical sex offences that it's never too late to get justice.

Man jailed for raping boys

Klara Lethbridge

Newsreader, BBC Radio Nottingham

A man who groomed and raped two boys in Hucknall in the 1990's has been jailed for 13 years. 

Dean Underwood, 46, of no fixed address, used presents to gain the boys' trust. 

Nottingham Crown Court heard yesterday how the victims, who were no older than 13 at the time, were repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted on parkland. 

Underwood was convicted of four counts of indecent assault and three counts of rape after a three-day trial.

Magpies: Noble to miss rest of season

David Jackson

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

Notts County midfielder Liam Noble has been handed a five-game ban for his sending off against Cambridge last weekend. 

It follows three and four game bans earlier in the campaign. 

Liam Noble
Getty Images

It means Noble will miss the rest of this season and the first three games of next season. 

Last season he was banned for a total of eleven games after also receiving three red cards.

Man verbally abuses train enthusiast, 12

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A 12-year-old train enthusiast was verbally abused by a man at Worksop train station, British Transport Police has said.

The man risked his life walking across the tracks from platform two towards the boy, who was filming trains with his father last month.

CCTV worksop
British Transport Police

He then swore at the boy and verbally abused him before walking back across the tracks.

Police have released a CCTV picture of a man they want to speak to.

Fake Big Issue seller spared jail

Nottingham Post

Beggar Tristan Clayton was given the chance to sort out his life after trying to dupe passers-by by pretending he was still a Big Issue seller.

Teens arrested over Lenton fire

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Police have told us they arrested an 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy yesterday on suspicion of arson.

They're still being questioned, a spokeswoman said.  

Lenton fire
William Fox

It's after a large fire at a disused factory that's seen Faraday Road still closed today.  

Weird weather: Thunder, lightning and giant balls

BBC Weather Watchers

Appropariately named Weather Watcher, Jack Frost, sent us a picture of the giant snowballs falling in Newstead last night.

Newstead snow
Jack Frost

He said: "Just experienced the most bizarre weather event I've ever seen!! 

"Thunder & lightning alongside snow what look like polystyrene balls as you can see on my car roof in my photo."

Lenton Fire: Clean up to begin

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The city council's environmental health team tweets...

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Two men were arrested last night on suspicion of arson.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Here are the top stories this morning:

Travel: Canning Circus delays

Kevin Stanley

BBC Radio Nottingham

Canning Circus complete nightmare this morning. Broken down car adding 15-20 minutes per journey. 

Architecture winners revealed

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Three buildings in Nottinghamshire have won a a prestigious architecture award.

Candidates for the RIBA East Midlands annual awards were announced yesterday.

Portland Collection
Nick Hufton/RIBA

There were nine winners, including the Portland Collection on the Welbeck Estate in Worksop, which also won the Building of the Year Award, the Sustainability Award and the Conservation Award.  

The gallery, which has protruding barrel-vaulted zinc roofs to mimic Welbeck Abbey, houses a Michelangelo work, not shown in public for 50 years.

Travel: Delays in Woodborough

BBC Travel

There's heavy traffic on Woodborough Road in both directions at the Porchester Road junction.

Travel: Worksop roadworks

BBC Travel

Major roadworks and temporary traffic lights are causing delays in Worksop on the A60 between the A619 and the A57.

Tennis: Britain number one at Open

David Jackson

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

British number one Johanna Konta will be playing in this year's Nottingham Open again. 

She's added to a list which included British number two Heather Watson and two former world number ones, Victoria Azarenka and Caroline Wozniacki. 

Johanna Konta
Getty Images

Mike Wisner, who runs the Nottingham Tennis Centre in Beeston, said: "It's great to have Johanna come down after her great results this year. If you're not getting excited by this list then there's something wrong. It's fantastic."  

Lenton fire: Smoky scenes in city

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Here's another picture of the smoke from the fire in Lenton yesterday.

We could even smell burning here in the BBC offices over the other side of the city.

lenton fire
Caroline Falconer

Neighbour Rhea Chaplain said: "There was a massive explosion... everyone got ushered down and there was loads of smoke. It was quite scary."

Two men were arrested last night, police said.

Lenton fire: Two arrests

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of arson after the huge fire in Lenton yesterday.

More than 30 firefighters were called to the disused warehouse in Faraday Road at about 12:15.

Lenton fire
Nathan Mansell

Some nearby properties were evacuated and neighbours were told to keep windows and doors closed.

Weather for the East Midlands

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

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

Travel: Gamston delays

Travel: Lenton road remains closed

BBC Travel

Faraday Road in Lenton remains closed in both directions between Derby Road and Wollaton Road after the building fire yesterday afternoon.

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

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

It's a late April winter wonderland in parts of Notts this morning...

Here's Southwell from one of our Weather Watchers:

Southwell ice
Stuart's Office

I know it looks nice but, come on, it's May on Sunday.

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