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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 23 June 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates will resume at 06:00

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By Dave Wade and Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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Our live updates have now ended and will return at the earlier time of 06:00 tomorrow morning. 

Weather: Clear and dry night

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A cloudy evening and start to the night with thundery showers declining away eastwards.  

BBC weather grid
BBC

Clear spells will become more widespread after midnight. However further patchy cloud could spread into the west, although it should remain dry.  

Lows of 13C (55F). 

Shrewsbury Town defender Matt Tootle

League Two side Notts County sign defender Matt Tootle on a two-year contract following his release by Shrewsbury.

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Striker Pat Hoban signs for Stags

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Mansfield Town tweets...

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New County signing 'was linked with Championship clubs'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Nottingham Post's Notts County writer Leigh Curtis tweets...

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Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across Nottinghamshire: 

Your photos: June across Nottinghamshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher TonytheTA for this rather artistic shot of Wollaton Park. 

Wollaton Park
TonytheTA

Second seed through to semis

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Nottingham - we have a second semi finalist. 

Pablo Cuevas
Getty Images

Pablo Cuevas joins Gilles Muller in the last four following a 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 win over Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis. 

Trust defends parking charges

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

In a statement, the hospital trust has told BBC Radio Nottingham it'd rather not charge for parking at all, but uses the money to fund a free bus shuttle and cover maintenance and lighting to keep the car parks safe. 

Hospitals made £10m in parking charges

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A new study has shown that Nottingham's two biggest hospitals brought in almost £10m in car parking charges last year. 

qmc
PA

The figures have been revealed in a Freedom of Information request submitted by the motoring magazine Auto Express. 

County sign Matt Tootle

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

I predicted correctly...

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'Mystery announcement' imminent at Meadow Lane

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A new signing..? 

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A return for Russell?

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

To be honest though, anyone who can pull off a blond mohican and "bling" as well as Andre gets my vote to return. 

Andre Russell
Getty Images

Russell preparing for final game

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Speaking of overseas signings, another one, Andre Russell makes his final appearance for Notts tomorrow night against Derbyshire. 

Andre Russell
Getty Images

Mick Newell has been speaking to the Nottingham Post about trying to bring him back to the club next year. 

Newell: We wish Bird well for the future

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Nottinghamshire boss Mick Newell has been commenting on Jackson Bird's departure from Trent Bridge. 

Jackson Bird celebrates the wicket of Rory Burns
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"I’d like to thank Jackson for his contribution and wish him well in the forthcoming series for Australia against Sri Lanka," said Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell.

"He played a big part for us in the opening game victory over Surrey and has continued to give his all throughout his time with the club."

Bird wings his way home

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Seamer Jackson Bird has ended his spell with Nottinghamshire a game early in order to prepare for Australia's tour to Sri Lanka. 

Jackson Bird
Stu Forster/Getty Images

Dan Christian will be available for this week's game against Warwickshire, before Imran Tahir takes over as overseas player for the remaining Championship fixtures. 

Pet thefts 'need treating more seriously'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

In response to these figures, the Conservative MP Gareth Johnson, wants the government to recognise the growing problem of dog thefts and the effect they can have on owners.

Gareth Johnson
BBC

"It would be good to have a specific offence of the theft of a pet.

"Too often, the theft of a dog is treated in the same way as the theft of a laptop or a mobile phone," he said.

County 'the worst' for dog thefts

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's how our region compares to other areas in terms of dog thefts...

Dog thefts grid
BBC

Notts has highest rate of dog thefts

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Dognapping is a serious threat here in Notts - according to statistics, the county had the highest rate of dog thefts in the country between 2013 and 2016.

There were some two dogs stolen per 10,000 people served by the force.

dog
Louise Marsh

However, Nottinghamshire Police is one of nine forces where the number of reported canine thefts has dropped recently.

A BBC investigation has found more than 5,000 dogs have been reported stolen to police forces in England and Wales since the start of 2013.

Silva 'would be an impressive appointment'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Nottingham Post's Forest writer Paul Taylor tweets...

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Silva lining for Forest?

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Victor Sanchez's appointment as boss of Olympiakos could see the club's former manager Marco Silva (pictured) appointed at Forest, according to the Nottingham Post.

Marco Silva
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Luxembourg's finest?

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Gilles is from Luxembourg and I was having a debate with someone yesterday as to whether he's the country's biggest sporting star. 

Can anyone trump him - answers on a postcard or even better via email.

Fourth seed knocked out in Nottingham quarter finals

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Gilles Muller is the first man through the Nottingham Open after a relatively straightforward straight sets win against Alexandr Dolgopolov. 

Gilles Muller
Daniel Smith/Getty Images

The eighth seed won 6-3, 6-4. 

'Rubbish' catches fire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

This photo gives an idea of the smoke caused by that bin lorry fire in Misson. 

Bin lorry fire
Mick Hickman

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across Nottinghamshire: 

  • A BBC investigation finds Nottinghamshire Police recorded the highest rate of dog thefts between 2013-16
  • Nottingham's two biggest hospitals brought in almost £10m in car parking charges last year
  • Cricket: Notts Outlaws are preparing for tomorrow's big East Midlands derby at Derbyshire Falcons 

'Recyclables' set bin lorry on fire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Fire crews spent several hours attending the blaze and making the lorry safe. 

Bin lorry fire
Mick Hickman

Bin lorry 'cut open'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here is another picture of the damage caused by the bin lorry fire. 

Bin lorry on fire
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue

The lorry is worth £120,000 and firefighters had to cut open the side to tackle the blaze. 

Bin lorry catches fire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Now here's warning to properly sort through your recycling before putting it in the bin. 

Bin lorry
Mick Hickman

A bin lorry in Misson, near Retford caught fire. 

The fire service believe someone put something in the bin other than paper or plastics that caused the flames. 

Weather: Rain around later this afternoon

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Cloud proving to be quite stubborn.    

Nottingham weather map
BBC

It will thin a little but we’ll hang on to much of it throughout the day with a couple of showers possible late afternoon.

Highs of 23C (73F). 

What's in a name?

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Also, Dudi - the coolest name ever? 

Full order of play for quarter finals

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here is the full order of play for centre court (12:00) at the Nottingham Open: 

Gilles Muller
Getty Images

Gilles Muller (8, pictured) vs. Alexandr Dolgopolov (4)

Marcos Baghdatis (9) vs. Pablo Cuevas (2)

Dudi Sela vs. Andreas Seppi (7) 

Kevin Anderson (1) vs. Steve Johnson (6)

Your photos: June across Nottinghamshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher TonyW for sending in this pic of the sunset in Nottingham last night. 

Sunset
TonyW

Change of Local Live host

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Dave's just had to head off on "other duties" for a while. 

I'll be doing my best to look after things while he's away. 

Referendum: At the polls in Sneinton

Rebecca Dickson

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Done my bit at my nearest polling station in Sneinton...

Plenty of people there too this morning.

Sneinton
BBC

Notts jockey comes out of retirement

BBC Sport

Britain's leading female jockey Hayley Turner, is to come out of retirement to ride in the Shergar Cup at Ascot.

Turner, from Southwell, has been called up because of injuries to riders in the female side for racing's team event on 6 August.

Hayley Turner
Getty Images

The 33-year-old, awarded an OBE in the Queen's birthday honours list this month, retired in November.

Referendum: Busy Nottinghamshire polling stations

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

There were plenty of people in the polling station in Radcliffe-on Trent this morning as I cast my vote, shortly after polls opened at 07:00.

Here are the queues as the doors opened at a West Bridgford polling station.

polling station West Bridgford
BBC

Voting closes at 22:00 tonight. 

The votes will be counted throughout the night until a final result is declared.

University building on RIBA awards list

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

And this building on Nottingham Trent University's Clifton campus is one of the national winners.

It's called Heart of Campus and it was described by the RIBA judges as "an eclectic site that sets the benchmark for new developments".

heart of campus
Martine Hamilton Knight/RIBA

Welbeck Abbey building wins architecture award

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Would you say Nottinghamshire is a county of beautiful buildings?

The Royal Institute of British Architect thinks so - two of the county's buildings are among 46 projects honoured in their national awards list this morning.

One of them is the Portland Collection on the Welbeck estate, near Worksop...

Portland Collection Welbeck Estate
Nick Hufton/RIBA