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  1. Updates for Wednesday 1 June 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

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By Sandish Shoker

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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: The chance of an odd shower

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC Weather

It’ll be cloudy and overcast for the rest of the evening with a light northerly breeze and the chance of a shower.  It’ll be a cloudy night with occasional showers in places. Lows of 9C (48F).    


Taylor talks to footballer about heart condition

BBC Radio 5 Live

Cricketer James Taylor and footballer Fabrice Muamba have been talking about the heart conditions that ended their careers and their appreciation of life.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Here are your final headlines for today:

MPs join EU debate panel

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

Panellists at our EU referendum debate include Labour MP for Nottingham East, Chris Leslie, and Conservative MEP for the East Midlands, Emma McClarkin.

Authority's slavery remit extended

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The Nottingham-based Gangmasters Licence Authority (GLA) is setting up a new national team of investigators to tackle modern slavery.

It's going to extend its investigations into catering, car washing, care homes and cleaning industries.

Food preparation area

Missing woman found safe

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

We told you earlier about Toni Burton from Mansfield who had been reported missing by her family. 

Police say she has now been found "safe and well".

Did Bulwell back Farage's 'Great Escape'?

Nigel Farage was in Bulwell last week but were voters in the Nottingham market town receptive to the UKIP leader's EU message?

BBC East Midlands Today's political reporter Tony Roe takes a look at how he was received by traders in the market.

Farage on his bus

Travel: Broken down bus causes delays

BBC Travel

A broken down bus is causing delays on Huntingdon Street in Nottingham city centre.

What is the law around guide dogs?

Eating establishments are legally required to let assistance dogs in. 

Under the Equality Act, service providers must make reasonable adjustments to make sure disabled people are not treated less favourably, including amending "no dogs" policies to allow guide dogs entry.  

Nathan Edge and Hudson
Guide Dogs

Mr Edge said most places where he goes to eat go "above and beyond" to accommodate him and his dog Hudson.

Join in the EU referendum debate

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

 Do you want to take part in our EU Referendum debate on BBC Radio Nottingham?

It's on 16 June at the Galleries of Justice and you can sign up here.

'First time' guide dog was turned away

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Mr Edge says it's the first time he has been turned away from a restaurant with his guide dog Hudson and says he was "incredibly disappointed" at having been turned away this time.

Just last week was with a group of other guide dog users lobbying in Parliament asking for more to be done to prosecute people who turn away guide dogs. 

Nathan Edge
Nathan Edge

"Unfortunately it's more of a common occurrence than people realise," added Mr Edge. "Three out of four guide dog owners are still being refused entry to restaurants, taxis and shops.

"It's not just the issue of 'I'm sorry you can't come in here', It's the emotional impact as well."

Travel: Traffic lights out in Basford

Charity 'shocked' by guide dog refusal

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

James White, senior campaigns manager at charity Guide Dogs said they were shocked to hear about Mr Edge's experience.

He said: "It’s always distressing for a guide dog owner to be illegally refused access by a business. It can knock people’s confidence and prevent them from living independently.

“Sadly these illegal refusals are far too common, with our research showing that seven out of 10 guide dog owners have been turned away because their dog isn’t welcome. Guide Dogs is campaigning to change this.”

Weather update: Staying overcast this afternoon

Kay Crewdson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

No change in the forecast I’m afraid.

Remaining overcast through the afternoon and still a little damp in places with patchy outbreaks of rain and drizzle. 

Feeling cool with a fresh northerly breeze, gusting at times up to 25mph, especially over the hills. Highs between 12C (54F) and 14C (57F).

Guide dog refused at Chinese restaurant

As he was turned away from the Shangri-la restaurant, Nathan Edge recorded it on his phone.

Restaurant says it has no issues with guide dogs

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

In a statement Jason Liu from the Shangri-La Chinese Restaurant said the refusal to allow Mr Edge and his guide dog into the restaurant was not around discrimination but purely around adequate spacing and health and safety.

The statement from him adds: "I would like to apologise and understand this incident has greatly upset to Mr Edge and his party. I would like to make it very clear that we have no issues accepting guide dogs into our establishment - this is a proven fact as Mr Edge has dined with us previously."  

Guide dog legally allowed in public spaces

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Nathan Edge, 21, visited the Shangri-La restaurant in Mansfield Woodhouse on Saturday and says he was turned away by staff for hygiene reasons.

Mr Edge said: "I explained he's a working dog so legally he's allowed in any public area such as a restaurant.

Nathan Edge
Guide Dogs

"After a slight pause they explained there was no space but I said 'I'm more than happy to wait for a space'.

"Then the manager came out to say there was a hygiene issue."

Guide dog turned away from restaurant

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A blind man told BBC Radio Nottingham this morning he was turned away from a restaurant in Mansfield Woodhouse because he had a guide dog with him.

Nathan Edge says staff told him the dog would cause problems with their hygiene and disturb other customers.

Shoe Aid donates footwear to those in need

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Lee Todd who set up the Shoe Aid charity in Nottingham plans to leave Skegness at the end of July and walk for almost five days without shoes to Liverpool.

He said: "A lot of people don't know there's 300m children worldwide that don't have footwear and there's 30,000 deaths through foot infections.

"If Shoe Aid can help just one life that makes me happy."

PM in Sandiacre

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby political reporter

The Prime Minister is in Sandiacre today as part of his EU referendum campaign.

He has been visiting Progress Rail  to highlight a report which suggests nearly 90,000 jobs in the East Midlands rely on EU trade, and a further 11,000 could be created if we stay in.

David Cameron

Leave campaigners say car manufacturers also threatened to quit the UK if we didn't join the single currency, and then didn't quit.  

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Man walks barefoot for shoe charity plans

Andy Whittaker

Presenter, BBC Radio Nottingham

In 2010, Lee Todd set up a charity in Basford which sends donated second hand shoes to help people around the world who are forced to walk barefoot.

Since then, they've sent thousands of pairs of shoes abroad, but now the charity has big plans at home too.

In order to fund those plans, Lee is walking barefoot from Skegness to Liverpool, from one coast to the other and he's been telling me all about it.

IPPs are 'stain' on justice system says MP

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

IPPs were introduced by Labour in 2003.

At one point the sentence was applied to 6,000 people with many for relatively minor offences such as stealing a phone. 

It was abolished by Conservative Rushcliffe MP and former Justice Secretary Ken Clarke in 2012 who called them a "stain" on the criminal justice system. However 4,000 people still remain in prison.

Concern for missing woman

Police are trying to find Toni Burton from Mansfield who was last seen by her parents on Monday morning.

There have been some sightings of her since but she is thought to be in Mansfield town centre and officers say they want to know she is safe.

Toni Burton
Nottinghamshire Police

'He's not a monster' says prisoner's sister

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Mr Ward's sister, Alice Ward, said her brother has not committed a serious enough crime for a 10 year sentence but is yet being punished.

She said his mental health has deteriorated and he has been kept segregated from other prisoners, which is making him worse.

April Ward and parents

"It's not just James that has suffered. We have all suffered over 10 years," she said.

"He's not a monster. He did a stupid thing when he was 18 and he's not even been in public for 10 years so how can they know he is a danger to the public?"

Your photos: Broody skies this morning

BBC Weather Watchers

There's been some very dramatic clouds over Radcliffe-on-Trent this morning.

Thanks to Weather Watcher Shiner for posting it.

Radcliffe on Trent

Prisoner has 'struggled to cope' in jail

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

James Ward from Sutton-in-Ashfield was handed an Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) for arson in 2006 and told he would have to serve a minimum of 10 months. 

His sister April says he has been struggling with life in prison and is worried about him trying to harm himself.

James Ward
Ward family

Woman's campaign to have brother released from prison

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

First this morning the sister of a Nottinghamshire man has been campaigning to have him released from prison after 10 years, despite him originally being given a 10-month sentence.

James Ward, 31, was jailed in 2006 for arson for a minimum of 10 months but he still doesn't have a release date.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Record breaking centuries for Taylor

David Jackson

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

Nottinghamshire batsman Brendan Taylor yesterday became the first Notts player since 2003 to score centuries in each innings of a match as they drew with Durham

He finished unbeaten on 105 in his second innings and said: "The way the game was going - we had to be positive."

Brendan Taylor
Getty Images

"It was nice but it would have been even better to get 50 overs to bowl at them and give ourselves a chance to win it."  

Weather: Feeling cool today

Kay Crewdson

Weather presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

A grey start - cloudy, misty, murky and damp in places with outbreaks of drizzle.

Sadly not a lot of change other than outbreaks of rain look to become heavier at times. Highs between 12C (54F) and 14C (57F).

Travel: Roadworks causing delays

BBC Travel

Roadworks in Beresford Road, Mansfield Woodhouse and Station Road, Whatton, are causing traffic to move very slowly this morning. 

Travel: Full service back for trams

The problems at Toton Lane have been ongoing since yesterday.

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Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Pinch, punch it's the first day of the month! 

Today is the start of the meteorological summer, although looking out the window, I'm not so sure that's true.

I'll have all the news, sport, weather and travel for you throughout the day.