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  1. Updates for Tuesday 5 July 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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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: Fine and dry end to day

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC Weather

Expect a mostly fine and dry end to the day with some decent sunny spells

Lows of 11C (52F) tonight.


Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

You never know when you're being recorded

Former Rushcliffe MP Ken Clarke has been recorded calling Home Secretary Theresa May a "bloody difficult woman" and calling the Tory leadership contest a "fiasco",

He's made the remarks as he prepared for an interview with Sky News - but doesn't appear to realise the camera was rolling.

Ken Clarke
Sky News

In the video, released by the news channel today, he also criticised Michael Gove and Andrea Leadsom.

Council driver will pay for parking fine

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Nottingham City Council says it's the driver of the van who will pay the £70 parking fine, which is reduced to £35 if paid within 14 days.

A spokeswoman said: " All our drivers are expected to comply with parking regulations and are not exempt from fixed penalty notices if council vehicles are parked where restrictions are in force."

Trent Street

Parking bays along Trent Street have been suspended while work takes place at the junction with Station Street.  

Council confirms van was given parking ticket

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A city council spokeswoman confirmed it was one of the authority's vans that was handed a ticket yesterday afternoon.

She said although the authority's van was parked in a marked bay, the 'No Stopping' signs were currently in force along Trent Street and Station Street because of roadworks.

So it's pretty likely the other vehicles you can see parked on the street were also handed tickets.

Happy Birthday Mr Smith

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Nottingham's very own fashion guru Paul Smith is 70 today.

Paul Smith

Arrests follow missing person review

Nottinghamshire Police says it opened a murder inquiry with Humberside Police after a review of long-term missing person cases.

Earlier today, four men from Cleethorpes were arrested, aged 40, 54, 45 and 58.

City is home to world's oldest boxer

Notts TV

Meet the world's oldest active boxer  - and he's from Nottingham. 

Steve Ward first put on his boxing gloves 50 years ago as a way of standing up to the bullies and could well hang them up later this year.

Steve Ward
Notts TV

Who pays the bill?

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

What I want to know is who pays the bill for this parking ticket? Does the council pay itself?

Council van caught in 'no stopping' zone

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online


Someone's going to be in trouble for parking where they shouldn't.

Council van on Trent Street

This council van was spotted getting a parking ticket in Trent Street, Nottingham, which currently has 'No Stopping' signs all along it.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Arrests after disappearance of woman a decade ago

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Four men from Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire have been arrested over the murder of a Worksop woman who went missing a decade ago

Karen Black, was 36 at the time and last seen in Cleethorpes in November 2006.

Karen Black
Nottinghamshire Police

RSPCA investigates cat shooting

Phoebe had to have her leg removed after she was so badly injured by a pellet from a rifle but vets say she is now recovering well.

She was shot close to her home in Glebe Road, Carlton on 26 June.

Shot cat

RSPCA inspector Dave McAdam said it is likely she was deliberately shot and they are investigating.   

Teachers worried about workloads and class sizes

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A teacher who is on strike today told BBC East Midlands Today she was taking action because funding for schools is being cut and class sizes are getting bigger.

Another said teachers are being inundated with data so they are having to choose between lessons they teach and filling in data, or working longer days to do both.

Cat has leg amputated after being shot

Poor Phoebe!

This six-year-old cat has had to have a leg amputated after being shot with a rifle in Carlton last weekend.


Her owner, Tina Humphreys, said an X-ray showed a pellet had shattered her front left leg so severely that vets had to amputate it.

Teachers gathered in Market Square

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

If you walked through Market Square in Nottingham earlier you would have seen a lot of people and a lot of green.

Teachers who are on strike today had gathered there to end their march from the Forest Recreation Ground.

Teachers on strike

Burst main in Nottingham

If you're having problems with your water this afternoon, this could explain why...

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Three held after street stabbings

Police have asked for anyone who saw a stabbing in North Sherwood Street, Nottingham last night to get in touch with them.

Two teenagers remain at the QMC hospital where they are being treated for their injuries.

North Sherwood Street in Nottingham

Strike will 'harm children's education'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The Loughborough MP and education secretary says the teachers' strike is "unnecessary" and "harmful".

Nicky Morgan
Getty Images

Nicky Morgan says the government have protected school funding "when other areas of spending are having to be reduced".

She says: "Spending on education is the highest it has ever been this year at £40bn. It has gone up £4bn since 2011-12."

Number of reasons behind teachers' strike

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

If you're one of the parents who is at home today because your child's school is closed, teachers say they are on strike because of a long-running issue with funding cuts, their pay and workloads.

Liam Conway from the National Union of Teachers in Nottinghamshire said they also believed the introduction of SATs was inconvenient for parents and children and wanted them abolished. 

Temple planners want to 'reflect their culture'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The man behind plans to revamp the Hindu temple in Beeston Rylands is Janantram Balasundrum.

He says they want to make the changes to make it look more like a temple and reflect their culture. These statues are some of those that will be added to the front of the building.

Hindu temples

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • Two more teenagers have been arrested over a stabbing in Nottingham city centre last night
  • Schools and academies across the city and county are closed today because of a 24-hour walk-out by teachers
  • Nottingham-based tennis player Dan Evans has been named in the Davis Cup GB squad

Stabbed teenagers stable in hospital

The two teenagers, aged 15 and 18 who were taken to hospital with stab injuries are still in hospital.

A police spokesman said they were "in a stable condition".

North Sherwood Street

Det Insp Kaz Smithson said they were treating the stabbing "extremely seriously" but said police believed it was an "isolated incident" following an argument between two people.

Davis Cup call-up for Evans

BBC Nottingham Sport

Nottingham-based tennis player Dan Evans has been named in the GB squad for their Davis Cup quarter-final with Serbia later this month. 

Dan Evans
Getty Images

He plays alongside Andy and Jamie Murray and Kyle Edmund.

Suicide man's parents feel let-down

Newark Advertiser

The parents of a man from Newark say his death could have been "preventable" after a coroner recorded an open verdict at an inquest into his death yesterday.

Two more arrests over city stabbing

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Two more people have been arrested following a stabbing in North Sherwood Street, near Nottingham city centre last night.

Police said they have now arrested two 18-year-old men on suspicion of violent disorder.

North Sherwood Street

A 14-year-old was previously arrested on suspicion of affray and is still being questioned by police.

Blue skies appearing over Kimberley

BBC Weather Watchers

The clouds are disappearing over Kimberley.

Steve A

Why are teachers on strike?

Nottingham Post

The Nottingham Post has more on why teachers in our area are joining others across the UK and staging a 24-hour walk out today.

Rio call-up for equestrian

BBC Nottingham Sport

Nottinghamshire-based Michael Whitaker has been named in the Team GB equestrian squad (jumping) for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games  

Michael Whitaker

City schools closed by strike

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

In Nottingham, only six primary and nursery local authority schools are fully closed. They are: 


Greenfields Community School





The academies in the city have not notified the council of their closures.

Residents say temple plan 'too gaudy'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Residents in West Crescent in Beeston Rylands have told BBC Radio Nottingham the plans for the Hindu temple are "too gaudy" and "too much" for the area.

They did not object to the temple making alterations but said the design was too decorative and would stand out against the other houses.

West Crescent Beeston

One lady wasn't too bothered by the plans though and said: "It looks nice and pretty. It would be lovely to have the bright colours and make it different from the houses."

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • Two teenagers are in hospital after a stabbing near Nottingham city centre last night
  • Schools across the city and county are closed today because of a teachers' strike
  • Nottinghamshire resume their Championship match against Lancashire at Trent Bridge today

Teachers protest through city

Teachers are making their way from the Forest Rec to Old Market Square.

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Schools shut by teachers strike

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Here's a list of the Nottinghamshire schools and academies that are closed today because of the strike.

Not all academies have to notify the county council if they are closing today.


Hillocks Primary and Nursery School 

Jeffries Primary and Nursery School 

Kirkby College 

Sutton Community Academy 

Quarrydale Academy


Cuckney CofE Primary School 

Sir Edmund Hilary Primary and Nursery School 


Chilwell School 

Trent vale Infant School 


Coppice Farm Primary School 

Mapperley Plains Primary and Infant School 

The Good Shepherd Primary Catholic Academy 

Arnold Hill Academy 


St Patrick's Primary School Catholic Academy

All Saint's Catholic Voluntary Academy


Python Hill Primary School 


Jesse Gray Primary School

Radcliffe-on-Trent Infant and Nursery School

Radcliffe-on-Trent Junior School

West Bridgford Infant School 

Ash Lea School 

Planners want temple to be like those in India

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The plans for the Hindu temple in Beeston Rylands include a drawing of what it could look like if it is given the go ahead.

Those behind the design say they want to create a more traditional temple like the kind you might expect to find in south India or Sri Lanka.

Hindu Temple Beeston Rylands
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Council says school closure is decision for head teachers

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Several schools across Nottinghamshire are closed today.

Derek Higton, the county council's service director for youth, families and cultural services, said: “It is at the discretion of the head teacher and the governing body as to whether a school closes or remains open. 

"The overriding consideration in making the decision will be the health and safety of the pupils and will depend on the number of staff available to cover classes on the day."

Residents unhappy about Hindu temple plans

Hayley Compton

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Plans to change this Hindu temple in West Crescent, Beeston Rylands have angered residents who say the new design won't fit in with the area.  

The building was once a church hall but it was bought in 2011 and turned into the Sri Thurkkai Amman Temple.

Beeston Rylands hindu temple

The new design is far more decorative with plans showing pillars, ornamental spires and at least five statues on the front.