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  1. Updates for Wednesday 31 August 2016

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By Dave Wade

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: Getting milder tonight

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter

Staying dry and sunny into the evening.

Remaining dry overnight but the cloud will increase and the breeze will pick up so it will be a milder night.

weather
BBC

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • A man who ran an Indian restaurant in Nottingham and his wife have been sentenced for VAT fraud and tax credit fraud
  • A derelict shop at Canning Circus, Nottingham has had to be demolished after an earlier fire
  • Alex Hales has broken the England record for the most runs in a One-Day International with 171 runs against Pakistan at Trent Bridge today

Couple had £97,000 stashed in house

Mike O'Sullivan

Reporter, East Midlands Today

The offences against Ibrahim and Yasin came to light after an unannounced visit by HMRC inspectors to the Chutney restaurant on Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, which was run by Ibrahim.

When the inspectors then went to the couple's house on Melbury Road, Woodthorpe, they also found £97,000 in cash hidden in carrier bags.   

Chutney Cash
BBC

Indian restaurant couple sentenced for tax fraud

Mike O'Sullivan

Reporter, East Midlands Today

A man who ran the Chutney restaurant in Nottingham has been sentenced for VAT fraud and his wife for working tax credit fraud.

Mohammed Ibrahim, 48, evaded around £150,000 in VAT and his wife Rukhsana Yasin, 43, fraudulently claimed more than £53,000 in working tax credits.

Chutney
BBC

The judge sentenced Ibrahim to a suspended two-year prison sentence and Yasin to an eight-month suspended prison sentence.  

Your photos: It's been a hot day for deer at Wollaton Park

BBC Weather Watchers

Wollaton Park deer
Steve A

What a game for Hales

BBC Nottingham Sport

Nottinghamshire's Alex Hales has broken the England record for the most runs in a One-Day International with 171 runs at Trent Bridge today.

But then he went out with the next ball. 

Still a history maker though ...

Wildcard call up for Notts golfer

BBC Nottingham Sport

Nottinghamshire golfer Lee Westwood has been selected as a wildcard by Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke.

Lee Westwood
BBC

Hales reaches century

BBC Nottingham Sport

It seems playing on home grass has been good for him.

Nottinghamshire's Alex Hales has reached 100 during England's ODI against Pakistan at Trent Bridge this afternoon.

Alex Hales
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Fire service apologise for disruption

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Station manager Andy Lindley from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue said the building in Canning Circus was demolished in order to "make it safe for firefighters to enter the building and fully extinguish the fire".

He tweeted an apology for the disruption caused as a result and said they expected the road to be fully reopened soon.

Shop demolished after fire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

One of the derelict shops at Canning Circus has now been demolished after a fire earlier today caused structural damage to the building.

Canning Circus shop
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue

Pakistan fan bus drives around Nottingham

Some very excited Pakistan cricket fans were spotted driving past BBC Nottingham earlier on an open top bus.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Councillor believes most cyclists won't mind dismounting

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The district council says it is standing by its changes and all they want people to do is dismount while in the town centre.

Councillor Mick Barton said he felt the majority of cyclists would be happy to get off their bike for just a few hundred yards in the Market Place which is heavily pedestrianised.

Mansfield Market Place
BBC

Derelict shops being demolished after fire

Trent Bridge hosts England ODI

BBC Test Match Special

Lovely afternoon at Trent Bridge as viewed from our commentary box. 

Commentary from the team, which includes former Nottinghamshire batsman James Taylor, starts from 13:45.

Trent Bridge
BBC

Safety fears for cyclists after town ban

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Duncan Dollimore from Cycling UK says he fears lives could be put at risk by the council's ban on cyclists in Mansfield's Market Place.

He told BBC Radio Nottingham: "If you previously rode through the town centre to get to work or return home, you are now thrown out on the ring road which is designed without cyclists in mind and is a place where nobody but very experienced cyclists would feel confident."

Cycle group considers legal action on town ban

East Midlands Today

A cycling organisation says it may consider a legal challenge against a ban on cyclists in parts of Mansfield town centre. 

The district council brought in new regulations at the beginning of the month to tackle anti-social behaviour. 

Mansfield town
BBC

As well as targeting spitting and dog fouling there are also restrictions on people cycling in some pedestrianised areas but Cycling UK says the measure is unreasonable.  

Hockey inspires former player

Pip Watts

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

One of those who has been inspired by the Team GB ladies gold medal win is Maddie Griffith from Wollaton.

She said she used to play in school and was inspired to dust off her stick after six years by watching the Rio Olympic Games.

Maddie Griffith
BBC

She said: "I saw the Olympics and thought it was a good opportunity to get back into hockey."

Centre enjoys rise in hockey interest

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Manager of one of the ladies teams at the Nottingham Hockey Centre, Mike Freeman, said they had set up two extra mens and womens teams in the last few years but could probably set up more after the recent spike in interest.

Carol, who has played at the centre for several years, said it was great to have more people coming to enjoy the sport.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • There's travel disruption in Canning Circus, Nottingham after a fire at derelict shops there
  • The city council has started legal proceedings to move on a group of travellers from a field near Bestwood
  • Forest owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi has defended the sale of Oliver Burke and says the money will be used on new signings

Hockey centre sees interest grow after Olympics

Pip Watts

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

With the gold dust still settling from Team GB's medal haul in Rio, the Nottingham Hockey Centre says the phone has been ringing off the hook since the ladies gold medal win.

I went along to the centre on University Boulevard this weekend to see if it really is a case of jolly hockey sticks

HockeyFest
BBC

Forest owner defends sale of Burke

BBC Sport

Nottingham Forest owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi has defended the sale of Oliver Burke and insisted the club will use the money to make more signings.

Fawaz Al-Hasawi
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Weather update: Plenty of sunshine about

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Staying dry and sunny with plenty of blue sky. Staying warm too with highs of 24C (75F)

Ticket prices confirmed for Forest v Arsenal

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Nottingham Forest have confirmed ticket sale dates and prices for their EFL fixture against Arsenal next month.

Season ticket holders can secure their tickets from this afternoon with them going on general sale from Wednesday 7 September.

Hales hopes to impress at home ground

Colin Fray

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

Nottinghamshire batsman Alex Hales says there’s “no better place to come than your home ground”, as he looks to improve his England form in the one-day series against Pakistan.

England lead the five-match series 2-0 as the sides arrive at Trent Bridge for the third match.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • A fire at derelict shops in Canning Circus, near the city centre is causing traffic delays 
  • The city council has started legal action to move on a group of travellers from a field near Bestwood
  • Nottinghamshire batsman Alex Hales will be hoping for a better day as England take on Pakistan at Trent Bridge in their third ODI this afternoon

Canning Circus to stay shut until this afternoon

Fewer miles recorded in Nottingham

BBC Radio Nottingham

There's been a drop in the number of miles motorists are travelling in Nottingham according to new figures from the Department for Transport.

Nearly 40 million fewer miles were recorded in 2015 compared with 15 years ago.

Workplace levy
BBC

Nottingham City Council says the Workplace Parking Levy it introduced in 2012 has helped encourage people to leave their cars at home and has paid for transport projects like the tram.

England head to Trent Bridge for ODI

BBC Nottingham Sport

England cricketers are in town today with the third one-day international against Pakistan to be played at Trent Bridge.

And it could be the night when England wrap up the series having already won at The Rose Bowl and at Lord's, so they have a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. 

It's not been the best of series so far for Nottinghamshire's Alex Hales who's made 14 and seven runs in the two matches.

Fire still causing problems

Notts Fire say the fire is nearly out and smoke that was in the area has now cleared.

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Residents unhappy about council approach

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The residents near Beckhampton Road told BBC Radio Nottingham they were worried about the state the field would be left in once the group had moved on.

Rachel Blore and Lisa Meyrick
BBC

Lisa Meyrick and Rachel Blore compared the site to Goose Fair and said they couldn't understand why the council had not barricaded the entrance to it off after the group were moved on from the previous site.  

Travellers 'sorry' for being on field

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

One of the travellers, Patrick Ward, told BBC Radio Nottingham's Pip Watts they were using the Southglade Leisure Centre for showers and toilets.

He said they were apologetic to residents for being there but said they had "no choice".

He said he had tried to live in a house in Bulwell with his family for a year but he "felt too enclosed" and moved back outside.

Council has started legal proceedings

Pip Watts

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

I went down to the site and spoke to residents on the housing estate, as well as some of the travellers.

In a statement the city council said: “We’re aware of travellers in the area and legal proceedings are underway that ultimately would allow us to move them on."

They said in the meantime they were working with police to tackle any anti-social or criminal behaviour in the area.

Council notice
BBC

Fire at Canning Cirucs

Fire crews are dealing with a blaze at this building on Canning Circus.

A spokesman said they received a call just before 09:00 to a fire in what is believed to be a derelict building.

Canning Circus fire
Borys Krywyj

Fire near city centre causing delays

The road has been sealed off while firefighters deal with the blaze. Police are redirecting traffic away from the area.

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Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online