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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 24 May 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

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By Sandish Shoker

All times stated are UK

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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: Clear evening but getting colder

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

Clear spells through the early part of the evening but cloud will start to increase from the east overnight.

Minimum temperature: 7C (45F).

weather
BBC

Clements signs new deal with Stags

BBC Nottingham Sport

Mansfield midfielder Chris Clements has signed a new deal with the club.

Chris Clements
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Farage likens himself to Robin Hood

Pip Watts

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

The UKIP leader, Nigel Farage, has been in Nottingham accusing David Cameron and George Osborne of trying to bully the British people into voting to remain inside the European Union.

Speaking on an open-top bus in Bulwell Market, Mr Farage likened himself to Robin Hood and the Prime Minister to the Sheriff of Nottingham. 

Alan Johnson came to Nottingham with Labour's vote to remain bus earlier in May.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Here are your final headlines for today:

Your photos: Blue skies over Misterton

BBC Weather Watchers

It's been a pleasant, sunny day in Misterton today.

Thanks to our Weather Watcher Buster9 

Misterton weather
Buster9

Doncaster sign Stags winger Blair

BBC Sport

Winger Matty Blair has signed a two-year deal with Doncaster after rejecting a new contract to stay with Mansfield Town.

He's been with the side since January last year.

Beggar fined hundreds by magistrates

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

He's a prolific beggar in the city centre but magistrates have fined him £654 and he risks jail if he's caught begging again.

Martyn Marshall, 34, from The Meadows has been given a two year Criminal Behaviour Order.

The city council says he's regularly seen approaching people standing at bus shelters or sitting outside bars and cafes and asking them for cash, and he's already had six convictions for begging since last year.

No eggs for Farage this time

Woman 'devastated' by benefits cut

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Disabled woman Ann Forster says she's "devastated" a key benefit for her is being stopped.

She's been getting the Personal Independence Payments for a special mobility car for two years.

Talking about her disabilities and illnesses, she said: "I didn't ask for this, it's not my fault."

Travel: Accident on A60

BBC Travel

There's been an accident on the A60 Mansfield Road in Worksop. Traffic is moving slowly in both directions.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Farage's next stop is Beeston

Nigel Farage and the UKIP bus are now heading to Beeston. The BBC's political correspondent Eleanor Garnier is following them today.

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UKIP exit bus rolls into Bulwell

Nigel Farage is in Nottingham today with UKIP's campaign to exit the EU. He started at Bulwell where he played this tune ahead of his speech.

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Michael Gove launched the Consveratives Brexit campaign in Nottingham back in April while Labour's Remain in the EU campaign bus came into the city earlier this month.

DWP reviewing benefits decision

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Ann Forster from Kirkby-in-Ashfield receives £220 a month, which pays for a mobility car, but following a review the Department for Work and Pensions decided she could stand and move more than 200m - so no longer needed the money.

Her husband Geoff said during the review meeting she had only left the sofa to stand up and bend down.

Ann Forster
BBC

In a statement the DWP said the decision had been made after a face-to-face assessment and consideration of medical evidence, and they were now reviewing their decision.

Taxi rank meeting postponed

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Looks like taxi drivers in Nottingham will have to wait a bit longer to find out what will happen to the taxi rank at Nottingham railway station.

A meeting between them and Nottingham City Council has been postponed until next week.

It had been scheduled for this evening but the council said it wanted to meet different groups affected by the rank's new location separately in order to find a solution.

Nottinghamshire man goes on the run

A man who has connections to the Carlton area has gone on the run from Sudbury prison in Derbyshire.

Shawn Anthony Khera, 27, absconded between Saturday night and early Sunday.

Shawn Khera
Nottinghamshire Police

Khera had been six months into a four year sentence for conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to supply.

Your views: Little support for fracking

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You've been giving your thoughts to the story that fracking in Harworth could be approved thanks to a North Yorkshire decision.

On our Facebook page Helena Brumpton wrote: "Well I won't be supporting it!"

undefinedAlan Cassidy-Bishop said: "The Tories want it (not in their own back yards) so we'll be getting it regardless of public opinion."

Notts all out for 189

BBC Nottingham Sport

The players are back out at the Aegas Bowl after lunch.

Hampshire start their second innings after Nottinghamshire went all out for 189 earlier.

NSPCC commends child slavery victim for 'bravery'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

We've been telling you this afternoon, about Terry Lodge who has received an apology from the county council after he said he was forced to work as a child slave.

Responding to the story, a spokesman for children's charity NSPCC, commended him for his "great bravery" and added: "We hope his actions will inspire other victims of abuse to come forward in the knowledge they will be taken seriously."

Benefits claimant 'baffled' after payments stopped

Rob Sissons

East Midlands Today, Health Reporter

Ann Forster in Kirkby-in-Ashfield has multiple health problems and says she is baffled by a decision to stop her Personal Independence Payments.

Thousands of cases are being reviewed at the moment.

Ann Foster
BBC

Environment Agency considering granting permit

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

In Nottinghamshire, the county council is set to consider an application for fracking near Harworth.  

Earlier this month the Environment Agency says it was minded to grant a permit for the first stages of fracking at the site.

Fracking decision could change things for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A council's decision to allow fracking to take place in part of North Yorkshire could have implications for other areas where applications have been lodged - including Nottinghamshire.

Councillors voted to allow fracking near Kirby Misperton - the first application to be approved in five years.

Fracking
BBC

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Man says adult life was 'spoiled' by foster carers

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Terry Lodge from Bassetlaw said he was sent out to work on a farm when he was aged eight, and sent to work in a foundry aged 11 - when he should have been in school.

He said he was forced to work by his original foster parents, up until the age of 15, and no-one helped when he complained. 

Now 55, he says his adult life has been "spoiled" and he is trying to learn things he should have done back then.

Travel: Congestion caused by roadworks

BBC Travel

There are delays on the A6514 Western Boulevard in Nottingham because of roadworks in the area. Congestion is back to the A610 Nuthall Road junction.

'Child slave' receives council apology

A man who says he worked as a child slave on a farm and in a foundry after being taken into foster care has received an apology from Nottinghamshire County Council.

Terry Lodge
BBC

Taylor shares photo of wires

Aside from his fetching green pants, this is what James Taylor has strapped to him every minute of every day to monitor his heart.

Hope your recovery is going well James!

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Travel: Slow traffic on A60

BBC Travel

Traffic is still moving slowly on the A60 Mansfield Road this morning, at the Edwards Lane junction.

Reporter took five minutes to get to taxi rank

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

BBC Radio Nottingham's Hayley Compton timed how long it took her to walk from one of the platforms at Nottingham railway station to the taxi rank.

Nottingham railway station
BBC

It took her just over five minutes - and she's a fast walker.

That's not great if you're in a hurry and if you're disabled or cannot read the signs directing you to the rank, then it could take much longer.

Full day of cricket ahead

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The sun is shining at the Ageas Bowl this morning so we should be set for a full uninterrupted day of cricket.

Nottinghamshire will resume on 99-5, still 171 runs behind on first innings.  

Ageas Bowl
BBC

Play starts at 11:00 and you will be able to follow all the action here.

Taxi rank 'too far' for disabled passengers

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Lisa Jones, who is registered blind, says the current taxi arrangements at Nottingham railway station are confusing and too far for people with difficulties walking.

She was at the drivers' protest yesterday and told BBC Radio Nottingham the taxi rank was easy enough and close enough to find.

Bird heads to Sri Lanka with Australia

BBC Nottingham Sport

Jackson Bird has also been called up to the Australia squad for their tour of Sri Lanka.

It won't affect any of his commitments with Nottinghamshire though.

Taxi rank moved too far away, say drivers

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

This was the taxi protest yesterday.

Drivers are angry the taxi rank has been moved further down Station Street which they say makes it difficult for disabled people to get to.

Taxi protest
BBC

The council says it's in "ongoing dialogue" with drivers and other groups to find a solution.  

Nottinghamshire without Ball after England call-up

David Jackson

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

Nottinghamshire will play the final two days of their Championship match with Hampshire without Jake Ball after the fast bowler was called up to the England squad for the second Test against Sri Lanka. 

Fellow bowler Harry Gurney told BBC Radio Nottingham: "We will certainly miss Jake with the ball in the second innings. Brett [Hutton] is an all-rounder, which is a bonus in some ways.

Jake Ball
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"It is there for everyone to see that Bally is bowling well at the moment. It will be a loss and hopefully he will go up to Durham and get in the squad."

Notts will start day three at the Rose Bowl on 99 for 5 in reply to Hampshire's first innings total of 270.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Here are your top stories so far today:

  • Taxi drivers are meeting with the city council tonight to discuss their concerns about the location of the new rank at Nottingham railway station
  • Housing rents are rising faster in the East Midlands compared with anywhere else outside London according to letting agents
  • Jake Ball is set to miss the final two days of Nottinghamshire's Championship match against Hampshire because of a call up to the England squad in their second Test against Sri Lanka

Taxi drivers meet with council after protest

East Midlands Today

Taxi drivers in Nottingham are meeting the city council tonight in a dispute over parking at the train station.

Drivers carried out a protest march through Nottingham yesterday because they say a new pedestrianised area means the taxi rank is now further away - causing problems for people with disabilities.