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  1. Updates for Tuesday 14 June 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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By Dave Wade

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Weather: More showers pushing in

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter

There will be a few showers pushing in later this evening and overnight. 

The cloud will remain and it will stay muggy with a minimum temperature of 11C (52F).


Cricket: Notts v Durham

BBC Nottingham Sport

No changes to squad for Notts against Durham tomorrow  

View more on twitter

Travel: M1 accident

BBC Travel

There's slow traffic on the M1 between junctions 24 and 24A because of an earlier accident involving three vehicles. Congestion is back to junction 23A.

Travel: Flooding in Long Eaton

BBC Travel

Tamworth Road in Long Eaton is closed because of flooding at the Wilsthorpe Road junction.

Flooding brings Newark school ceiling down

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Newark Orchard School's London Road Site will be closed tomorrow due to "serious flooding" 

Nottinghamshire County Council said part of the ceiling has been brought down.

Staff are due in as normal.

Man charged over M1 closure

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A man has been charged with causing a public nuisance after he caused the closure of the M1 for 28 hours by climbing onto a motorway sign.

Nicholas Muton, 45, of no fixed address, will appear before magistrates tomorrow.


Fawaz 'working hard' to find director of football

BBC Nottingham Sport

Al-Hasawi also says he has had positive discussions with a number of candidates for the director of football position at Forest.

Read the full statement here.

Fawaz: Forest 'to appoint manager'

BBC Nottingham Sport

Forest owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi says he hopes to name a manager soon. 

Also that a significant investment deal will be completed soon.

Fawaz Al-Hasawi
Nottingham Forest FC

Forest Fields stabbing: Situation so far

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

So today's arrest makes eight in total in connection with the death of Aqib Mazhar (pictured).

Aqib Mazhar
Nottinghamshire Police

Four of those men have been charged. They are: 

  • Mohamud Alasow, 18, of Hamilton Road, Nottingham
  • Junaid Farrukh, 21, of Heathermead Close, Oakwood, Derby
  • Qamran Ahmed, 21, Staindale Drive, Aspley
  • Mohammed Quasim, 24, of Staindale Drive, Aspley

They're due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court in August.

Three men, including the 42-year-old we've heard about today, have been bailed.

One man has been released without charge.

Forest Fields stabbing: Eighth arrest made

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

An eighth man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a man in Forest Fields earlier this month.

The 42-year-old has been released on bail, police said.

Four men have been charged with the murder of 21-year-old Aqib Mazhar on Russell Road on 1 June.

Travel: Major city roadworks under way

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A month of roadworks at the junction of Canal Street and Trent Street has begun, aimed at improving the city's District Heating Scheme. 

It supplies 5,000 homes with heating and hot water and the works are part of the final phase of work on Station Street. 


From next Monday there'll be lane closures and diversions in place between 19:00 and 06:00. 

Nottingham City Council says it's confident disruption will be kept to a minimum during the works, which will continue until 27 July.

Former Labour leader in city for EU campaign

Nottingham Post

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband is in Nottingham today helping the fight to remain inside the European Union.

Rainbow flag at half mast at council

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Nottinghamshire County Council's flying a rainbow flag - the symbol of the LGBT community - at half mast outside County Hall in West Bridgford today.

It's in memory of those killed at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando at the weekend.

rainbow flag county hall
Nottinghamshire County Council

Leader Alan Rhodes said: "We will not live in fear, no matter what despicable acts people carry out against others because of their race, religion or sexuality."

Vigils were held across the world last night, including in Nottingham.

Travel: A38 lane blocked

BBC Travel

Slow traffic and one lane blocked on the A38 northbound in just before junction 28 of the M1.

B&B advice: Spoil your guests

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

So what is the secret to a successful B&B?

Lisa Holloway explained guests like to "feel spoilt" with "nice linen, nice towels and toiletries".

"But I don't want them to feel it's too formal, I want them to feel at home. If they want to put their feet up and read the paper that's ok with me."

B&B Newark

Newark B&B owner to present TV show

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Got a spare room but no spare cash?

A Newark B&B owner is travelling the country to front a new TV programme on how to make the most of your guestroom.

Lisa Holloway

You might recognise Lisa Holloway, of Crompton House, from Channel 4's Four in a Bed (it's like Come Dine With Me for B&B owners...).

Her 35-part programme, To B&B The Best, aired on Channel 5 this morning.

Weather: Possible flooding later

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

A few sunny spells and plenty of cloud this afternoon. 

There's a risk of some heavy, thundery showers developing - there is a yellow weather warning in place for rain again today. 


Many locations will miss these, but where they do occur, please be aware of possible localised flooding and disruption to travel.Highs of 18C (64F).

This is England actress calls for Euros calm

Klara Lethbridge

Newsreader, BBC Radio Nottingham

Nottingham's Vicky McClure is the latest big name to call for calm at Euro 2016. 

It comes as Russia is given a suspended disqualification and a 150,000 euro fine for crowd trouble at Saturday's England game in Marseille.

Vicky McClure

Vicky's just back from France where she watched Wales in action.

"What's going off in Marseille is really sad, it's really horrible to watch. It's hard to say because I wasn't there and you don't know who started things but I can only hope it calms down because innocent people are getting hurt and it's football - no one should be fighting."

Travellers set up camp in Lady Bay

West Bridgford Wire

Members of travelling community arrived at The Hook car park in Lady Bay this morning. 

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Here are today's top stories so far:

  • Health bosses are warning people to only go to A&E in a real emergency amid massive demand
  • Over 100 people attended a vigil for the Orlando victims in Nottingham last night
  • Sport: Nottingham-based para-canoeists have been named in GB squad

Para-canoeists named in GB squad

BBC Nottingham Sport

Para-canoeists Emma Wiggs, Robert Oliver (pictured), Ian Marsden and Nick Beighton have been included in the GB Parlaympics squad.

And what's more, they're all based at Holme Pierrepont here in Notts!

Robert OLiver
Getty Images

EU referendum: Ex-pats argue

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

More now from Arthur and Tina, the Notts ex-pats in Spain, who are divided over the EU Referendum.

Tina said her "biggest fear" is immigration. 

"I know that we need people to work there but I really do think, having got grandchildren and great-grandchildren, that someone has got to say 'stop'. We are too much of an easy touch - it's got to be controlled."

EU referendum logo

But Arthur said: "Great Britain benefits greatly from being a member of the EU. I think it would be folly to even think about leaving because of all the monetary gains we get."  

Travel: A453 roadworks

BBC Travel

The roadworks on the A453 Queen's Drive in Nottingham between Castle Bridge Road and Wilford Road are causing slow traffic.

Ex-pat couple divided over EU

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

A couple who left Nottinghamshire for Costa Blanca in Spain 14 years ago are divided over the EU.

Costa Blanca

Arthur Leivers, who's firmly in the Remain camp, said: "You're worried about immigrants - you'll still get immigrants. Even if you leave, they'll still be in the canoes coming across the Channel."

But his wife Tina disagrees: "We're different immigrants - we've taken absolutely nothing out of Spain. We have poured all our pension in, we bought a home here, we abide by the rules here and we spend a lot of money here."

Your pictures: Bird's bad hair day

BBC Weather Watchers

Great picture from Weather Watcher Steve A in Kimberley - don't you just hate it when the rain messes up your hairdo?

bird Kimberley
Steve A

A&E seeing 'up to 250' more patients a day

Eric Simpson

BBC News Online

It’s “hugely busy” at the emergency department at the QMC in Nottingham according to Caroline Shaw, the chief operating officer at the trust that runs the hospital.

Even though the facility is designed to deal with 350 cases a day, its staff are seeing between 550 and 600 patients.

busy A&E

She's urged patients to “think twice” before coming to A&E as there are several other options including the drop-in centre at London Road and the 111 advice line.  

A&E pressures: 'There are other places people can go'

Eric Simpson

BBC News Online

More now on the pressures on QMC's emergency department.

Caroline Shaw, from Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust said A&E is "a very popular place to come,"

"People do come even though there are other places people can go."


Travel: M1 accident

BBC Travel

There are severe delays on the M1 southbound between junctions 26 and 25 after an accident involving three cars earlier on.

All lanes have now re-opened but there are residual delays.

Tennis: Hutchins 'has wildcards up sleeve'

Charlie Slater

BBC Radio Nottingham sports reporter

The director of the men's Nottingham Tennis Open, Paul Hutchins, says he has a couple of wildcards up his sleeve in case a big name player drops out of Queen's early. 

The men's tournament starts this weekend.

A&E warning for second day amid big surge in demand

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

For a second day, health bosses in Nottingham are urging patients not to go to the QMC's A&E department unless it's absolutely necessary.

It's because of a massive surge in demand on services. 


They're warning operations may have to be cancelled.  

Para-canoeists await Paralympics announcement

Charlie Slater

BBC Radio Nottingham sports reporter

A number of Nottingham based para-canoeists are waiting to hear if they'll be included in the British Paralympic squad. 

The para-canoe team will be announced this morning, with many of the squad based at the National Water Sports Centre at Holme Pierrepont.

Emma Wiggs

Cloughie draped in US flag

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

There were similar vigils held across the world last night.

Here in the UK, there were gatherings in London's Soho, Manchester, Leicester and Derby.

Nottignham vigil

Brian Clough was draped in the Stars and Stripes during the vigil in Speaker's Corner.

Orlando vigil: 'It's important for us to be united'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

More than a hundred people gathered at the Brian Clough statue to light candles and raise the rainbow flag. 

CLough statue candles

Among those there was Paige Wilson,

"It's important for us to be united," she said.

"To be here and see everybody and the realisation it could have been anywhere."

Nottingham holds Orlando vigil

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Nottingham held one of a number of vigils last night to remember the victims of the Orlando shooting.

Dozens of people, including many from the city's LGBT community, gathered at Speaker's Corner.

vigil nottingham

A total of 49 people were killed by gunman Omar Mateen who opened fire inside a gay nightclub on Sunday.

East Midlands weather forecast

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

Here's how it's looking this morning...

Travel: No major issues

BBC Travel

Despite the very wet conditions there are no major problems on Nottinghamshire's roads this morning.

Look out for delays in the usual places - A610 inbound at Nuthall, M1 around junction 25, Colwick Loop Road and the A617 in Mansfield.