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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 13 January 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 07:00 Thursday

Live Reporting

By Dave Wade

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all from Local Live today. Join us again tomorrow from the earlier time of 07:00.

  2. Weather: Snow possible tonight on higher ground

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    Showers will push east through this evening and overnight, turning wintry for some with a mix of rain, sleet and wet snow. 

    Snow most likely above 300m. It’s a cold night with a frost in places. Minimum temperatures of 2C (36F).

    weather
  3. Forest to appeal sending off

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Forest are to appeal against the red card shown to midfielder David Vaughan in last night's draw with Birmingham.

    David Vaughan
  4. 7,000 jobs at new interchange

    Peter Saull

    BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

    The government has given the go-ahead for the East Mids rail freight interchange. 

    The Chamber of Commerce says it will create 7,000 jobs.

    Castle Donington rail freight interchange
  5. Railway cable theft family jailed

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    If your train was delayed back in 2013, this might have been the reason...

    Six men, including five from the same family, were jailed earlier this week for conspiracy to steal railway cable.

    Smith family rail theft gang

    The gang were responsible for more than 35 thefts across Nottingham, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Yorkshire over 11 months in 2013.

    Lincoln Crown Court heard how the gang targeted three major rail improvement projects being delivered by Network Rail, and stole signalling cable. They then stripped the cabling and sold the copper inside.

  6. Order served on Nottingham's tent village

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Remember the tent village on Cliff Road? Well the city council is now seeking a possession order which could see bailiffs move in to clear the tents next week.

    “Alongside this, we have served notice on the site today for a closure order and intend to provide evidence to court on Friday of anti-social behaviour on the site unacceptably affecting local residents," a spokesman for the authority said. 

    tents cliff road

    If granted, the order could be enforced the same day, allowing the site to be cleared by the police.

    The council maintains that "the vast majority of people" at the camp are not homeless and not from Nottingham. 

  7. New market for 'ugly' Nottingham square

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Plans have been unveiled for a new weekly market at Nottingham's Trinity Square. 

    Trinity Square

    It was redeveloped in 2014, following a £700,000 investment, after being described by city council leader, Jon Collins, as "ugly".

    A new food, gift and fashion market will launch next month, and will feature street artists and musician.

  8. Flytipper caught out by member of public

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    It took Gedling Borough Council almost 10 months to trace the man who dumped 14 tyres in a ditch in Mapperley.

    And when the authority's neighbourhood warden finally caught up with Paul Henry, he claimed it was his "identical twin" who was responsible.

    The 52-year-old even tried to evade conviction by giving old addresses but the wardens persevered, working with the Police and Department of Work and Pensions to help find Mr Henry and serve him the court papers.

    dumped tyres

    He was convicted following the testimony of a member of the public who saw him throwing black items being out of the back of the van

    Leader of the council John Clarke said; “This is a great example of a member of the public standing up against fly tippers."

  9. Arrest after 2014 Mansfield drugs delivery

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Back in August 2014, three men were arrested in Mansfield as they attempted to take delivery of cocaine and cannabis worth around £1.3m.

    Today the National Crime Agency said it's made another arrest in Manchester as part of the same investigation.

    The drugs were found by customs officers in Germany in boxes to be shipped to the UK.  

    NCA

    The 28-year-old from Chorlton was detained on suspicion of conspiring to supply cocaine and cannabis.

    All four of the men who've been arrested, including the three from Mansfield - aged 19, 29 and 38 - are on bail, the agency said.

  10. Man denies being at scene of fatal Langley Mill fire

    Navtej Johal

    East Midlands Today reporter

    More from Nottingham Crown Court today, where a father and his two sons are on trial for the murders of two teenagers and a baby in a flat fire.

    Simon Eyre, 24, denies ever being at the scene of the fire in Langley Mill in June. 

    Langley MIll fire

    The court heard he learned of the fire deaths on Facebook.  

    Six-month-old Ruby-Grace Gaunt was found dead still "partially held in her mother's arms", the jury's been told.

    Also on trial are Eyre's brother Anthony, 22, and father Peter, 44, all from Sandiacre.

  11. Council apology after wedding party locked in castle

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    The county council said it's investigating how a newly married couple and their 50 guests got locked in Newark Castle.

    Jeanette Hall, registration area manager, apologised after Lee and Drilona Perry were trapped inside in the dark and rain for an hour on Saturday.

    Newark castle wedding guests

    “Newark and Sherwood District Council lock these gates at around dusk and unfortunately we should have alerted the couple to the possibility that the gates may be locked when they went into the grounds," she said.

    "The couple have not contacted us as yet but we will be getting in contact with them to investigate further."

  12. Flytipper: 'It wasn't me, it was my twin'

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    A flytipper who left these 14 tyres in a ditch in Mapperley claimed his identical twin was responsible.

    Paul Henry, from Old Basford, was seen dumping the tyres on Valentine's Day last year in the layby.

    "We’ve had some excuses on our rounds but this was the first time someone had tried to say they were their own twin," said Gelding Borough Council's neighbourhood warden Rachael Bryant.

    Gedling flytipping

    Henry was convicted after a trial at Nottingham Magistrates' Court and ordered to wear an electronic tag and comply with a curfew order for eight weeks, as well as paying £460 prosecution costs, £250 costs for the clean-up and a £60 victim surcharge.   

  13. Council admit 'mistake' over wedding day lock in

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    I've been speaking to Nottinghamshire County Council about the locked in wedding party at Newark Castle.

    They're working on an official statement for us but a spokesman has told me the castle gates were always closed at dusk at this time of year.

    He said register staff had "made a mistake" and they were now trying to get in touch with the couple to apologise to them properly.