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  1. Nottingham serious sexual assault features on Crimewatch

    Crimewatch Team

    The victim of a serious sexual assault has shared her story with BBC Crimewatch in the hopes of bringing her attacker to justice.

    The young woman, who was not identified, described how she was attacked in a car park by a man who suddenly appeared in North Sherwood Street in Nottingham at about 02:45 on 4 April this year.

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    She said he kicked her to the ground and began to sexually assault her, but when she came round he ran away.

    She added: "He's a predator, just the pure violence of it. I always think that night he was going to attack someone and unfortunately it was me."

    Det Insp Kylie Westlake appeared on the programme to encourage anyone with information to get in touch with them. Police particularly want to speak to this man about it.

    A man in a shop

    She added the woman's injuries have healed but she is still dealing with the impact.

  2. Corbyn says Labour MP 'took Tory gift'

    Tony Roe

    BBC East Midlands political editor

    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been critical of the party's Bassetlaw MP John Mann over his decision to take up a full-time post as the Government's "anti-Semitism tsar".

    Mr Mann, who is due to stand down from his role, has used his exit from the Commons to criticise Jeremy Corbyn's record as leader, and blame him for the party's current anti-Semitism crisis.

    He said he could not campaign for Mr Corbyn knowing he could become prime minister, and told The Sunday Times he would "never forgive" him for allowing the party to be "hijacked" by anti-Semites.

    However, Mr Corbyn responded by saying: "He decided to walk away and take a gift from the Tory government."

    Jeremy Corbyn
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    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, from J28 for A38 Alfreton to J29 for A617 Chesterfield.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and queues on M1 northbound from J28, A38 (Alfreton) to J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of a lorry that's broken down.

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

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    Severe accident: A52 Nottinghamshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A52 Nottinghamshire both ways severe accident, from Bingham Road to Nottingham Road.

    A52 Nottinghamshire - A52 Radcliffe Road in Radcliffe On Trent closed and queues in both directions from the Bingham Road junction to the Nottingham Road junction, because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, from J22 for A50 Coalville to J23 for A512 Ashby Road East.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and it's slow on M1 northbound from J22, A50 (Coalville) to J23, A512 (Loughborough), because of an accident.

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

  6. Boy, 12, appears in court over knife attack

    David Pittam

    BBC News Online

    A 12-year-old has appeared in court accused of a knife attack on another boy in Nottingham.

    The attack is alleged to have happened on Monday evening at Bridlington Street Park in Hyson Green.

    Another 12-year-old needed hospital treatment for an injury to his arm.

    The boy - who cannot be named for legal reasons - is accused of wounding with intent.

    He was remanded on conditional bail at Nottingham Magistrates' Court earlier.

  7. Teen drugs arrest near city station

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    Officers have arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of drugs offences after attending reports of a fight near Nottingham Station.

    He was arrested on London Road this afternoon and is currently in custody.

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    Video caption: Arrest on London Road
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    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, from J19 for M6 to J18 for A5.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J19, M6 (Catthorpe Interchange) to J18, A5 (Rugby), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  9. "Unsafe" for air ambulance to land in city square

    David Pittam

    BBC News Online

    The air ambulance called to help a man who had been hit by a bus could not land in the Market Square because of loose fencing on the ground.

    Videos show the helicopter start to land in the city's main square but then pull out after a line of metal fences were knocked over by the wind it generated.

    A large crowd had gathered to watch.

    Air ambulance in square

    The Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance Service today confirmed it chose not to land for "safety reasons" and went to find another site, but by this time it was not needed.

    Police said the man, who had serious injuries, was taken to hospital by a road ambulance.

  10. Potential disruption from cycle protests

    David Pittam

    BBC News Online

    Police have told motorists there could be some disruption caused by a cycle protest tomorrow morning.

    Climate change campaign group Earth Strike is planning a mass bike ride in Nottingham tomorrow at about 08:00, coinciding with rush hour.

    Organisers say they want to assert their "presence on the road" and slow down traffic so drivers can see their banners and signs.


    Nottinghamshire Police said the inner ring road (Maid Marian Way, Collin Street, Canal Street and both Upper and Lower Parliament Street) around the city could be affected until about 9:15.

    A climate protest is also planned in Leicester.

  11. Park warning over increasingly aggressive stags

    David Pittam

    BBC News Online

    Wollaton Hall has warned visitors to keep away from their stags because of a "noticeable change in their behaviour".

    Rutting season is getting under way for the Nottingham park's iconic deer as the male deer battle for females.

    The park authority said their stags are showing increased aggression not just towards each other but also visitors and even a member of staff.

    A stag in a field

    A spokesman said on Instagram: "We would like to reitirate that under NO circumstances should the stags (or any Deer) be approached, especially now.

    "Please observe and appreciate this fine annual spectacle from a safe distance!"

    The park has had to make repeated warnings to visitors as although the deer can be dangerous all year round, some still approach them for selfies.

    People around deer
  12. Father and daughter admit cruelty to dogs

    Greig Watson

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    Puppy farm

    A father and daughter from Derbyshire have admitted animal cruelty offences after inspectors found dogs and puppies living in filthy conditions.

    At Chesterfield Magistrates Court, Peter Lamb, 69, of Ashford Road, Dronfield Woodhouse, and Sansha Lamb, 39, of Draycott Place, Dronfield, pleaded guilty to nine offences of failing to ensure the welfare needs of dogs in their care were met, and a further two offences of causing unnecessary suffering to dogs in their care.

    Puppy farm

    In various outbuildings at a property in Unstone, RSPCA and council officers found 24 dogs and puppies, as well as the decomposing body of a deceased pug.

    A vet found the animals were covered in faeces and urine, were suffering from malnutrition, and many had lice infestations causing skin conditions.

    The pair are due to be sentenced at Chesterfield Magistrates' Court on 4 November.

  13. Four more charged over Leicester City 'violent disorder'

    Greig Watson

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    Four men have been charged over a "violent disorder" outside Leicester City's King Power Stadium in October last year.

    The four, aged 40, 26, 19, and 36 and from Essex, Hampshire, Croydon and Leicester, have all been charged with affray and are due to appear before Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

    The charges relate to a fight after a match between Leicester City and West Ham United, shortly before a helicopter crash which killed Leicester City's chairman and four others.

    Six men were charged with affray in May and are currently going through the legal process.

    King Power Stadium
  14. Car business to axe 300 jobs after losses

    Greig Watson

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    One of Nottinghamshire's largest businesses, car dealers Pendragon, is to cut about 300 jobs and close more than 20 showrooms.

    It confirmed it will axe nearly two thirds of the Car Store chain, with just 12 of 34 branches to remain.

    The firm, which also trades under the Evans Halshaw and Stratstone brands, made pre-tax losses of £32.2m in the first six months of the year.

    In a statement it said "market conditions are very challenging", laying some of the blame on "heightened political and Brexit uncertainty".

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