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Weather: Mostly dry with chance of odd showers

BBC Weather

A generally dry with a few clear intervals and the chance of an isolated shower.

Tomorrow will be mostly dry with some sunshine at times but high cloud will turn this hazy, with gentle westerly breezes.

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M1 crash: Motorway reopens

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

The M1 northbound has fully reopened after the earlier closure.

The motorway between J24A at Kegworth and J25 were closed for several hours following a crash at midday between a lorry and two cars.

Forest loses legal battle with former owner Al-Hasawi

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

Nottingham Forest will have to pay former owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi £4.2m after losing a legal fight over the financial fallout from his sale of the club.

It follows a financial row during negotiations over the club's sale to Greek shipping magnate Evangelos Marinakis two years ago.

Judge Stuart Isaacs QC said Mr Al-Hasawi "invested heavily" in the club's training ground, academy and match day facilities at the stadium after buying it in 2012.

City Ground
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In reply, Forest said they would now "seek further clarification of the position on appeal".

Their statement added: "This litigation has no bearing on the long term position of the Club or its ability to operate."

Ben, 12, uses a wheelchair - he also loves live music, so his parents bought him a pub.
Ben, 12, uses a wheelchair - he also loves live music, so his parents bought him a pub.

'We bought a pub for our 12-year-old son'

Ben, 12, uses a wheelchair - he also loves live music, so his parents bought him a pub.
In a week where a tweet about a London pub went viral after a member of staff told a customer “we don’t serve disabled people”, meet the Mathies. 

Ben Mathie loves live music but venue options are limited because he’s only 12-years-old and uses a wheelchair and venues are often inaccessible. 

He was a regular at gigs in the local pub, The Harrow Inn Freehouse in Bootle, Nottinghamshire, before plans were made to shut it down. 

Then, in an unexpected move to save Ben's favourite venue, his mum and dad gave up their farm shop and took over the pub.

Ben now has the important role of Events Manager and books all the live acts at the pub to ensure it’s as inclusive and welcoming as possible.

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Traffic moving after M1 crash

Nick Smith

BBC News Online

Traffic is being released on the M1 between Junctions 24A and 25 following a multi-vehicle crash this afternoon.

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Leicestershire Police said that two people have been taken to Queen's Medical Centre with serious injuries.

Ken Clarke not standing for Conservative leadership
Ken Clarke has stood for the Conservative leadership three times before but rules himself out of the next contest.

M1 crash: Two cars and lorry involved

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

A lorry and two cars are involved in the accident on the M1 northbound, police have confirmed.

It happened at about 12:00 and injuries are "believed to be serious", according to Nottinghamshire Police.

M1 crash
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Highways England said there are still around 75 minutes of delays in the area.

Police have advised motorists to find alternative routes.

Delays of 75 minutes expected on M1

Nick Smith

BBC News Online

Delays of up to 75 minutes are being reported this afternoon following a multi-vehicle crash on the M1.

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M1 blocked after multi-vehicle crash

Nick Smith

BBC News Online

The M1 is blocked due to a multi-vehicle crash between J24A and J25 near Nottingham and Derby.

Traffic officers are currently on the scene.

Delays are expected. It is not known if anyone is injured.

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Nottingham Tories 'immensely sad' at May resignation

Hugh Casswell

Political reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Travel: Tailbacks caused by A52 crash

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

A crash outside the hospital in Nottingham is causing long delays.

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Research into traumatic injury recovery

East Midlands Today

It's hoped research carried out in our region will eventually help more people across the UK to return to work after traumatic injury.

Major Trauma Unit at hospital
BBC

A six year study is getting under way in Nottingham to find more effective ways to give people the support they need after serious accidents.

The academics behind the project have said they'll begin recruiting suitable patients for the study next year.

Watch: East Midlands weather forecast

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

It's another warm and sunny day but this will change over the weekend - here's the full forecast.

Weather: Dry and clear night ahead

BBC Weather

It will remain dry tonight, with mostly clear skies and light winds. One or two mist patches could also develop.

There will be more in the way of cloud tomorrow, which could allow an isolated shower to develop.

It should remain largely dry however.

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Two jailed for motorbike crash death

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Two men have been jailed for five years after their 26-year-old friend died in a motorbike crash.

Police said Ben Gilson, Kayne Price and Benjamin Wilson had been riding motorbikes at speeds of up to 83mph along Wollaton Road in Nottingham when they crashed.

Kayne Price and Benjamin Wilson
Nottinghamshire Police

Father-of-two, Ben Gilson (pictured below), died at the scene.

Both Price and Wilson (pictured above) pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.

Ben Gilson
Nottinghamshire Police

Price, of Westerham Close in Bilborough, had been riding a stolen motorbike and also pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods.

Wilson, from St Martin’s Road in Strelley, fled the scene of the crash and also pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice.

Mr Gilson's partner Marcelle Smith described Ben as her "soul partner" and said: "He was our life and gave me strength. I have nothing but beautiful memories now."

Cricket: Notts' final day on Isle of Wight

BBC Nottingham Sport

It's the final day of Nottinghamshire's County Championship match against Hampshire on the Isle of Wight.

Notts will resume on 42-2 in their second innings, having been set a victory target of 439.

Newclose County Cricket Ground
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Cricket: Nottinghamshire sign India spinner

BBC Sport

India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will join Nottinghamshire as their overseas player for six County Championship games from late June.

Ravichandran Ashwin
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Ashwin, 32, will replace Australia seam bowler James Pattinson, who is expected to be part of his country's Ashes squad from July.

Off-spinner Ashwin previously played for Worcestershire in 2017.

Gun shots heard in 'targeted attack'

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Police have said they're doing everything they can to find those responsible for discharging a firearm in Nottingham overnight.

There were reports of gunfire on Hazel Hill Crescent in Bestwood Park just after midnight. It's not believed anyone was injured.

Hazel Hill Crescent
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Police say it's believed to have been a "targeted attack" with no risk to the wider community.

Det Insp Yvonne Dales said: "This is a very concerning matter and as you'd imagine we are treating it very seriously."

There's an appeal for anyone who witnessed the shooting to contact the police - specifically anyone who saw a man wearing dark clothing getting on a motorbike.

Watch: East Midlands weather

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

Plenty of sunshine and blue sky - here's the full forecast.

Weather: Dry and partly misty night

BBC Weather

Any cloud will melt away this evening, to leave a dry and largely clear night with a few mist patches in places.

Once any mist patches fade in the morning, tomorrow will be another dry, fine day with a good deal of sunshine and just a little fair-weather cloud.

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Man arrested after city centre stabbing

Nick Smith

BBC News Online

A man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing in Nottingham last month.

Police say that two 24-year-old men were wounded in Upper Parliament Street by two other men at around 03:51 on 28 April.

The man arrested, 18, has been released on police bail with a curfew and conditions not to enter the city centre.

Police inquiries continue and they would like to speak to the two women pictured in connection with the attack.

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Stags to face Forest in pre-season friendly

Mansfield Town will face Nottingham Forest in a pre-season friendly at the One Call Stadium.

They play on Tuesday 23 July.

Stags missed out on promotion to League One after losing to Newport on penalties while Forest finished the season ninth in the Championship.

Mansfield Town are also hosting Blackburn Rovers in a pre-season friendly the week before.

Mansfield Town
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Veterans D-Day anniversary trip to memorial arboretum

East Midlands Today

Former soldiers from Nottinghamshire have travelled to the National Memorial Arboretum ahead of the anniversary marking 75 years since the D-Day landings.

About 50 veterans travelled by coach to the memorial in Staffordshire.

The national memorial arboretum
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As well as remembering the sacrifices of the past, the trip was also about ensuring veterans are being looked after.

It was organised by Nottinghamshire County Council as part of their Veterans Together Network to prevent loneliness and isolation.

More funding for town and village knife crime

Kevin Stanley

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Funding to tackle knife crime across Nottinghamshire is expected to be approved later.

It may be seen as a greater issue in the city of Nottingham but the rest of the county isn't immune to the problem.

Teenager holding a knife
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Last October the county council published a wide ranging plan with a strong emphasis on education, early intervention and youth engagement.

Councillors are now due to agree one-off funding of £300,000 to recruit four youth workers to work with youngsters deemed to be at the greatest risk of becoming involved with serious crime; either as perpetrators or victims.

The new posts, though, would only be temporary - with the cash-strapped council still to identify funding for the longer term.

Hospital win legal challenges over treatment centre

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

The High Court has lifted a ruling preventing a Nottingham hospital contract being awarded to the NHS.

The treatment centre next to the Queen's Medical Centre has been run by private firm Circle for the last 11 years. A recent bid saw the Nottingham University Hospitals Trust being awarded the five-year contract instead.

Queen's Medical Centre
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Circle took legal action against the clinical commissioning group (CCG) but a court ruling means the hospital can now go ahead with running the service.

We are disappointed that there have been so many delays to the award of this contract and completion of the procurement process as a result of legal challenges. However, this legal ruling means we can now work proactively with our partners, including Circle, to ensure a smooth transition."

Tracy TaylorNottingham University Hospital, Chief Executive

Circle said the process was flawed and plans to take action against the NHS.

“We are obviously disappointed that the CCG has decided to push ahead with a rushed handover which is not in the interests of patients. This does not affect our challenge to the CCG’s procurement process, which will be heard later this year.

“We are confident that the court will find that the commissioners have run a flawed and unfair procurement."

Nottingham landmark turns 90

BBC Radio Nottingham

Happy birthday Nottingham Council House - the iconic city building officially opened 90 years ago today.

Nottingham Council House
Helen

This is where a birth or a death is registered, weddings are celebrated and council meetings are held.

The building has hosted royalty, FA and European Cup winners and acted as a meeting point for decades.

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Watch: East Midlands weather

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

Another fine day but with a bit more cloud than yesterday - here's the full forecast.

Weather: Dry night ahead

BBC Weather

It will remain dry overnight and there will be some clear periods, though some mist may develop later in the night.

Tomorrow is expected to be another dry day and feel pleasantly warm in the sunshine.

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Blue postbox to mark cricket World Cup

Nick Smith

BBC News Online

Have you spotted this blue postbox in Angel Row, Nottingham?

The Royal Mail has stayed tight-lipped but the International Cricket Council confirmed postboxes around the country are to celebrate the World Cup, of which Nottingham is a host city

The competition gets under way next Thursday and Trent Bridge will host its first game the following day, with the West Indies playing Pakistan.

postbox
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Nottingham to receive £8.3m transport funding

Kit Sandeman

Local Democracy Reporter

Bosses at the city council have welcomed news they are being given £8.3 million from the government to invest in public transport.

The Labour-run council formally accepted the funding today, which will be spent on a wide range of improvements.

These include: more contactless payment points at tram stops; 250 real-time information screens for bus arrivals; 8.1km of towpath improvements on the Nottingham to Beeston Canal; and 'smart traffic controls' on the A52 to give buses priority at traffic lights.

Councillor Adele Williams, portfolio holder for transport, said: "I think it's really good news for the city, in terms of people being able to get to work, and enjoy all the good things we've got happening in Nottingham, with as little impact on the climate as we can."

Nottingham City Council
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Tutors protest over new contracts

BBC Radio Nottingham

College tutors who are angry about new contracts being brought in have been protesting outside Nottingham College on Maid Marion Way this afternoon.

They say that new pay proposals, which follow the merger of New College and Castle College, will see workload protections eroded and long-serving, experienced teachers will be expected to accept pay cuts of up to £1,300.

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