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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 28 June 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: Rain moving in this evening

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter

The rain is working in now and it will be on and off for the rest of the day.

There will be some heavier pulses at times too but it will eventually clear away overnight and become dry again with some clear spells. 

weather
BBC

 Temperatures will slide into single figures in rural areas again with a minimum of 8C (46F).  

Jake Ball out with elbow injury on day three

BBC Sport

Notts, already missing Luke Fletcher, were hit by a fresh injury blow today as main strike bowler Jake Ball was off the field with a sore elbow.  

He told BBC Radio Nottingham it was "a precaution" to make sure he's ready for the T20 on Friday.

jake Ball
Getty Images

Rally to show 'everyone is welcome' in Nottingham

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

BBC East Midlands Today's Jeremy Ball is at the rally that starts at the Brian Clough Statue soon.

He said a few dozen people were already there and some people had told him about racist incidents they had encountered since the EU referendum result on Friday.

Organisers of the rally said they wanted to show that Nottingham was not a divided city and everyone is welcome.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Here are your final headlines for the day:

  • Plans for a new Eco-Expressway costing nearly £10m have been discussed by the city council today
  • A rally takes place in Nottingham from 17:30 to show support for Europeans living in the city after reports of racist incidents elsewhere in the country after the EU Leave vote
  • Defender Carl Dickinson has joined Notts on a two-year contract from Port Vale

Health worker charged with sex offences

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A healthcare assistant from Sutton-in-Ashfield has been charged with 16 sex offences, including two of rape. 

They're reported to have taken place at Millbrook Mental Health Unit at King's Mill Hospital in 2014.

Soubry refuses to comment on leadership

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

BBC News has been asking various Conservative MPs who they back to lead the party.  

Some have named Boris Johnson but business minister Anna Soubry refused to answer.

The MP for Broxtowe, said: "We're in such a mess..."I don't want to talk about that now."

Anna Soubry
BBC

Montanier wants to recruit new players

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Montanier is taking questions from the press through a French interpreter and says he will bring two 'assistants' with him who understand his 'methodology' .

He said he was also hoping to recruit a few new players - and some of them could be from abroad.

Philippe Montanier
BBC

Montanier 'proud' to be at Forest

BBC Nottingham Sport

Montanier says he is "very proud to be here" at Nottingham Forest.

"I was always a fan of Peter Shilton," he said.

Philippe Montanier
BBC

Montanier faces the press

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Philippe Montanier is facing the media right now in his first press conference as Forest head coach.

You can watch it live on BBC Radio Nottingham Sport's Facebook page.

Cricket: Play abandoned at Edgbaston

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

After play was stopped at Edgbaston because of rain, it has now been abandoned for the day.

It ends with Notts 81-2 in their second innings, a deficit of 71.

Polish residents told to 'go home' says editor

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A rally takes place tonight near Nottingham's Market Square to show support for Europeans living in the city following last week's EU Leave vote and reports of racist incidents around the country.

Dr Beata Polanowska, the editor of a Polish language newspaper for the East Midlands, said she had been told of children in playgrounds asking Polish children when they were going home.

She said other Poles in Nottingham had been asked by their neighbours why they were still here and had been posted notes telling them to 'go home'.

Poppy fields bringing colour to Radcliffe-on-Trent fields

BBC Weather Watchers

One of our Weather Watchers, David E, has been snapping some photos of very grey clouds over a lovely poppy field.

Poppy fields
Radcliffe-on-Trent

Woman wanted after Worksop attack

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A woman was assaulted near the Ashley Hotel in Worksop on Friday night and suffered a facial injury. Police say they are now trying to find the woman who attacked her.

Your views: Eco-route is 'waste of £10m'

Facebook

Some of you have been giving your thoughts on the Eco-Expressway plans on our Facebook page.

Celia Jones wrote: "Another waste of 10 million pounds." while Louise Self said: "Seems remarkably unlikely".

Nottinghamshire named in Team GB's hockey squad

Tom Brown

Sport reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

And representing Nottinghamshire in the women's Team GB hockey squad is West Bridgford's Helen Richardson-Walsh and Shona McCallin from Newark who is making her Olympic debut.

Women's Team Gb
BBC

Cleaning firm is 'taking action'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Carillion says it is "committed to providing a clean environment".

A spokeswoman said: "We recognise that improvements are required in certain areas of our service delivery and we are taking urgent action to ensure these required standards are reached.”

hospital cleaning
BBC

Members need to 'shut up' says Graham Allen

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Mr Allen told the BBC the Labour party needs to find an alternative to put up against Jeremy Corbyn and then let people decide.

"As soon as we stop the orchestrated campaign for or against Corbyn the quicker the Labour party will be seen as a party capable of forming a government.

"Members should now shut up and let the process take place."

Beeston hockey players named in Team GB squad

Tom Brown

Sport reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

I'm at the Team GB Hockey headquarters for the announcement of their Rio squads.

Congratulations to Beeston's Adam Dixon and Harry Martin who have been named in the men's hockey team.

Men's hockey
BBC

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • Plans for an eco-route for electric cars and buses is being discussed by the city council today
  • Nottingham North MP Graham Allen is refusing to vote on a motion against Jeremy Corbyn
  • Nottinghamshire have started their second innings against Warwickshire in their County Championship at Edgbaston

Hospital says cleaning standards 'haven't been maintained'

BBC Radio Nottingham

Carillion was awarded a £200m a year cleaning contract in 2014.

That year, an internal report found the company was failing to meet cleanliness standards across many wards and new measures were put in place - including a deep clean programme. 

Now, the hospital says these cleaning standards still haven't been maintained and it's in urgent talks with Carillion.   

Watch: Crime fighting puppies in training

Here are the police puppies in training.

They're said to be the first police dogs to be "intensively trained" from pups by Nottinghamshire Police to prepare them for work across the whole East Midlands.

Campaigners concerned about dirty wards

BBC Radio Nottingham

A campaign group has raised serious concerns about cleanliness at Nottingham's QMC and City hospitals.

The trust says it's in urgent talks with its private contractor, Carillion, but the Keep Our NHS Public group wants their contract to be terminated. 

QMC
Google

The group is meeting with the trust's chief executive Peter Homa later today.

Councillor was 'genuine'

Klara Lethbridge

Newsreader, BBC Radio Nottingham

The executive mayor of Mansfield, Kate Allsop, has described Lee Probert, who died suddenly yesterday, as an excellent ward councillor who was "warm and genuine".

She also acknowledged Ms Probert for helping to promote a better understanding of mental health issues. 

Lee Probert
Mansfield District Council

Councillor died after short illness

Mansfield Chad

Tributes have been paid to Labour councillor for the Yeoman Hill ward in Mansfield, Lee Probert, who died on Monday after a short illness.

MP refuses to make Corbyn vote

Klara Lethbridge

Newsreader, BBC Radio Nottingham

Labour MPs have begun voting on a motion of no confidence in their leader Jeremy Corbyn but Nottingham North MP Graham Allen is refusing to vote.

He says it's time his Labour colleagues either put up or "shut up".

MP Graham Allen
BBC

Trusts look at how Brexit will affect wildlife

Press conference this afternoon

BBC Nottingham Sport

Nottingham Forest will be holding their press conference with Philippe Montanier at 16:00 today.

We'll hopefully be doing a Facebook live video from it if you want to tune in.

Philippe Montanier
Getty Images

Racist remarks 'made in Sneinton to Eastern Europeans'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

After the UK's decision to leave the EU there have been some reports of racist incidents across the country.

As far as we are aware, there haven't been any reported in Nottinghamshire, but some people living in Sneinton say they have heard racist remarks being made to Eastern Europeans.

One man told BBC Radio Nottingham: "On our road on Friday night someone was bellowing 'go back where you come from' which I couldn't have imagined 10 years ago or five years ago, but now it's just given licence to people who feel like that to say something."

Four new furry recruits for police

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

These four new ‘four legged’ police recruits have been training in Nottinghamshire before they prepare to work with our local forces.

The East Midlands Operational Support Service (EMOpSS) has recruited the four new trainee police puppies called Riggs, Lionel, Olly and Mac, with two of them staying to work in Nottinghamshire.

New police recruits
East Midlands Operational Support Service

The puppies will be trained to work in a variety of conditions including searching for suspects or missing people, locating dropped or hidden objects and chasing suspects and detaining them.  

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Taxi firm backs express lane for electric cars and buses

Marcus Alton

Reporter, Radio Nottingham

The Eco-Expressway will have a priority lane for electric vehicles and is expected to cut bus journey times by 5%.

Ian Pole of DG Cars which is based near Daleside Road said they have six electric vehicles and back the scheme.

Ian Pole
BBC

He said: "This new eco-expressway is the first opening door and with many more to come I would think."

Tuxford man plays for island's national side

Newark Advertiser

A young man from Tuxford ended up making an unexpected appearance for Cook Island in their Under-20s national football team when he went to watch the game but was asked by the manager to pull on a pair of boots instead because they were short of a midfielder... and he scored!

Cricket: Day three of Championship at Edgbaston

Robin Chipperfield

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

Warwickshire will resume on 283 for 8 this morning on day three of Nottinghamshire's County Championship match at Edgbaston. 

That's a lead of 131 runs after Notts were dismissed yesterday for 152.  

Play gets under way at 11:00 and there will be ball-by-ball commentaryonline.

Work on new eco-route could start by Autumn

Marcus Alton

Reporter, Radio Nottingham

The new electric buses are expected to arrive in Nottingham by the end of this summer and construction of the new route could start at the end of October.

One person at the new East Point Retail Park, told me it was a "brilliant idea" and should help keep congestion on Daleside Road down.

While another shopper was not convinced it would benefit traffic much and thought maybe extending the road to a dual carriageway would be better.

Expressway to offer 'better links' to city

Here are some maps of the plans for the Eco-Expressway. They show how Gedling will be linked to the city centre and where the road will be widened to allow for bus and cycle lanes.

Expressway
Nottingham City Council
Expressway
Nottingham City Council

New city route to cost up to £10m

BBC Radio Nottingham

The Nottingham Eco-Expressway will cost nearly £10m and there are plans for the project to eventually link-up with the Boots site. 

City councillors are discussing the report this afternoon and are expected to accept a large part of the funding from our Local Enterprise Partnership.