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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 10 March 2017
  2. Man, 52, dies in six-vehicle A1 crash
  3. Driver's fine overturned because of 'unclear' signs
  4. QMC helipad plans approved
  5. New acts announced for Splendour Festival
  6. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Monday

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By Sandish Shoker

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Nottinghamshire have finished for the day but we'll be back at 08:00 on Monday with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. East Midlands weather update: Cloudy and dry tonight

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    It'll be cloudy and mainly dry again tonight. Clear spells will develop overnight with a risk of isolated fog patches.

    weather
  3. Most fires were 'relatively minor'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The figures showed that in some months the fire service were called up to 10 or 11 times to Nottingham Prison.

    Prisons Minister, Sam Gyimah, said: "The definition of fire incidents is not reserved for deliberate acts of arson; it also covers a wide range of circumstances including accidental fires.

    "Although the fire service routinely attend fire incidents in prisons, the majority are relatively minor in their nature."

  4. HMP Nottingham 'had one of highest amount of fires in country'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    New figures have revealed HMP Nottingham had one of the highest numbers of fires in jails in the country last year. 

    There were 78 blazes recorded at the Perry Road site which included fires started deliberately as well as accidental fires.

    Nottingham Prison

    The figures were revealed in a Parliamentary answer to a question by Tim Farron, the Liberal Democrat leader.

    Nottingham was third in the list, with Thameside Prison in south-east London recording 101 fires last year and Birmingham recording 82.

  5. BreakingMan arrested after A1 fatal crash

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A 38-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following the crash on the A1 near Newark yesterday.

    Police said the driver of one of the vehicles was pronounced dead at the scene following the six-vehicle accident. 

    A1 crash

    One other man was airlifted to hospital with serious, but not life threatening injuries, and four other people were treated for minor injuries.

    The crash happened at 07:55 on the northbound carriageway, causing long delays throughout the day and saw a section of it closed until this morning.  

  6. Woman shares her transplant story

    Rob Sissons

    East Midlands Today Reporter

    Janet Tilford from Hucknall was on the organ donor register for 40 years and never dreamt she would one day need a liver transplant herself.

    She now promotes organ donation and talks to groups around Nottinghamshire about her powerful transplant story.

    And she's been speaking to me about it today.

    Janet Tilford
  7. Wife of terror attack victim wants better travel warnings

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The widow of a man who died in the Tunisia terror attack in June 2015 says tour operators should do more to warn travellers of the risks before they book a holiday.

    John Stollery, a former Nottinghamshire social worker, was shot dead in the attack while on holiday with his wife Cheryl and their son.

    Last month a coroner ruled the victims were "unlawfully killed" by a gunman and rejected a finding of neglect against the tour firms and the hotel. 

    John Stollery

    But Cheryl Stollery from Walesby told BBC Radio Nottingham there should be better communication between the foreign office and travel agents and "kite marks" for hotels which guarantee minimum safety standards.

    She said: "I needed more in depth information about what was happening and why we would've been at risk....If that had been reported to me we wouldn't have put ourselves at risk."

    Tour operator TUI said it has already taken steps to raise awareness of the Travel Aware campaign.

  8. Hospital helipad could be functional by next year

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    BBC News online has more on plans to build a helipad at the QMC. 

    It will be funded by a £2.5m donation from the Nottingham Hospitals Charity and a £700,000 investment from the Nottinghamshire University Hospitals NHS Trust.

    Artists impression of a helipad
  9. Thousands of fake goods with a retail value of £1m seized at airport

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Thousands of fake items have been seized during a crack down on counterfeit goods by Border Force officers at East Midlands Airport.

    Over 8,000 items were confiscated in three days which included make up, fake trainers, electrical items and designer handbags.

    Border Force officers said if genuine, the goods would have an estimated retail value of over £1m.   

    Fake items seized
    Fake items seized
  10. Burst water main in Brinsley

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

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    The burst water main is at the junction of Main Road and Brinsley Hill.

    Severn Trent said its engineers were at the scene.

  11. Your photos: Sunrise over Nottingham

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Was anyone else up early enough to spot the lovely sunrise this morning?

    Here's one of our Weather Watcher's pictures over Arnold.

    Arnold sunrise
  12. Should we have more rooftop gardens?

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A week of BBC stories has explored the different ways people are trying to make the air cleaner.

    The  SoICanBreathe  project asked for people's stories about the steps they're taking and suggestions to make a difference to air pollution.  

    rooftop garden

    Ema Gleaden, 24, from Nottingham suggested we should create more rooftop gardens with restaurants creating their own herb gardens and using compost bins.

    She said she wanted to do a part time course in horticulture so she could create green spaces in residential and industrial areas. 

    Tim Pryce at the Carbon Trust said: "There are many reasons to encourage tree planting and rooftop gardens, they help clean the air, support urban wildlife and create better living spaces."  

  13. Post deliveries resume in Bramcote street

    Kevin Stanley

    Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    Now you may remember the story earlier this week of the Royal Mail refusing to deliver post to a Bramcote street, because of an aggressive dog

    Well officials say they've visited Dormy Close and have resumed services as of today. 

    But they've warned the customer to keep their pooch - a sheepdog - secured.

    Dormy Close
  14. Notts debt is a 'big challenge' says chairman

    Christian Hewgill

    Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    Notts County chairman Alan Hardy told fans at a Q&A last night that reducing the club’s £4m debt is among his biggest challenges.

    He says the club is currently running at a loss of £1.6m annually.

    Meadow Lane
  15. Helipad will be on stilts

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Here's how the helipad would look.

    Andrew Chatten, from the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust said there was still "much to do" but getting the formal planning approval was an "important milestone".

    Helipad
    helipad
  16. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A52 Nottinghamshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A52 Nottinghamshire both ways severe accident, around A6011 Radcliffe Road affecting A606 Melton Road.

    A52 Nottinghamshire - A52 Gamston Lings Bar Road in Gamston closed and very slow traffic in both directions around the A6011 Radcliffe Road junction, because of an accident involving lorry and three vehicles. Congestion to Wheatcroft Island.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  17. Long running campaign for helipad nears completion

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    There has been a long campaign to get a helipad at the QMC.

    At the moment air ambulance currently lands on a helipad at Highfields Park a mile away before transferring patients by road to the QMC's Major Trauma Unit. 

    Back in 2014 the hospital  launched its helipad charity appeal in 2014 and has since raised £2.5m to go towards the landing pad.

    air ambulance

    Then in 2015 a plan to put the helipad on top of a multi-storey car park was approved but those plans fell through when a study found the proposals were not suitable for the location.

    The hospital trust said the latest plans would see the helipad "on stilts" above an existing ground-level car park to the south side of the hospital.