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  1. Updates for Wednesday 27 January 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

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By Dave Wade

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Weather: Clear skies overnight

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

Any lingering showers will clear through the first part of the night, with cloud also clearing to leave largely clear skies. 

It will feel much colder than previous nights, with a frost. Minimum temperature: 1C (34F).

Why is a cob called a cob?

Skip to 17m and 27 secs to listen to Notts TV's story about a CT scanner that's just for our feathered and furry friends.

And go to 20m 8secs to find out why Notts folk don't call a bread roll a bread roll...

A weekly round-up of the best local independent television from around the UK.

Fracking plan consultation opens

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The Environment Agency has started a public consultation into a plan to drill exploratory boreholes for fracking in Nottinghamshire.

Island Gas Limited has been given permission to drill on land near Misson to investigate the potential for shale gas.


Andy Barker, from the agency, said: “We will assess the company’s proposals to ensure they meet our strict requirements. As part of our assessment, we welcome comments from the public and interested groups on local environmental factors that may be important.”  

The agency said its consultation runs until Tuesday 8 March and there will be an information session at the Misson Community Centre on Friday 12 February to explain its role in onshore oil and gas regulation.

Have you seen missing teenager?

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Samuel Young is 13 and hasn't been seen since yesterday evening, when he went missing from the Springfield Street area of New Basford.

Samuel Young
Nottinghamshire Police

Police say they're concerned for his safety.

Louise Wright death: Crash had 'dramatic effect' on driver

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Also giving evidence was Gary Chamberlain who worked with Mr Haywood at the Greene King depot in Eastwood.

He told the court he considered his colleague to be a "safe young man".

Mr Chamberlain said the accident had a "dramatic effect" on Mr Haywood, it had "altered his personality" and he was unable to drive again for 14 months after.

Travel: Delays across the city

Driver had 'lack of observation' says barrister

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The court previously heard, Louise Wright, 29, from Mapperley, had been stopped at the lights alongside Mr Haywood's vehicle and was heading straight when her bike was hit by the lorry.

On the day of the crash in July 2014, he said he had a colleague in the lorry with him, they had the windows down as it was warm and they had been listening to Ed Sheeran.

Louise Wright
Wright family

Prosecuting barrister, James Thomas, claimed Mr Haywood had not checked his mirrors before pulling off at the lights and had been unaware why people were shouting at him because of a "lack of observation".

Carlton murder: Three bailed

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Three people arrested on Tuesday in connection with the murder of a man in Carlton earlier this month have been bailed, police have said.

Carlton / Tony Fisher
BBC?Nottinghamshire Police

Tony Fisher, 58, (pictured) was found stabbed to death in Coningswath Road on 9 January.

Marcus Barton, of Raymede Drive, Bestwood, has been charged with murder, while 12 others arrested in connection with the death are still on bail. 

Terror trial: Accused 'joined aid convoy'

Jeremy Ball

Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

More now from the Old Bailey where a man from Sutton-in-Ashfield who's accused of terrorist offences has taken the stand. 

Adeel Ulhaq, who denies helping to prepare for acts of terrorism, has told the jury he joined an aid convoy to a Syrian refugee camp in Turkey and met victims of a chemical attack. 

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He said he used the online name "GuiltyMuslim" because his character wasn't Islamic and he didn't want to appear pious.

The jury heard that the 21-year-old received a Notts Police commendation in 2012 for chasing a robber who mugged a woman in Mansfield.

Travel: A610 delays

BBC Travel

There's slow traffic on the A610 westbound in Nottingham between Western Boulevard and Broxtowe Lane because of roadworks.

'I did check my mirrors' says crash accused lorry driver

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Prosecuting lawyer, James Thomas, claimed Mr Haywood hit Ms Wright because he had not carried out the necessary mirror checks.

"No I did check my mirrors," he replied. "But I didn't see her." 

Lower Parliament Street accident

Mr Haywood said he initially thought he had hit a post or traffic light but stopped after he "heard a shout from somewhere" and saw people on the street screaming but he didn't realise they were directed at him.

Travel: A1 accident

BBC Travel

One lane is blocked on the A1 northbound between Cromwell and Carlton South because of an accident involving a lorry and a car.

Terrorism accused takes stand

Jeremy Ball

Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

A Notts man accused of terrorist offences has taken the witness stand at the Old Bailey. 

Adeel Ulhaq, of Sutton-in-Ashfield, denies helping the so-called Islamic State group.

He told the jury he was trying to help victims of government atrocities in the war in Syria.

He said he joined a Syria aid convoy after seeing pictures of atrocities against women and children  

Lorry driver insists he did not see cyclist

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

I've been at Nottingham Crown Court this afternoon where a lorry driver is on trial for causing the death of a cyclist in 2014.

Giving evidence Adam Haywood told the jury he couldn't remember if he was indicating or not and insisted he had checked all his mirrors before moving off from the traffic lights at the junction with Lower Parliament Street and Pennyfoot Street.

Adam Haywood
Nottingham Post

The 30 year old of North Street, Langley Mill had been driving a lorry full of beer barrels when he is alleged to have hit cyclist Louise Wright.

He denies a charge of causing death by careless driving.

Moody sunrise over Rainworth

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

This was the dramatic scene as the sun rose over Rainworth this morning...


Thanks to Weather Watcher JBMweather.

Falcons' nest moved to church

Retford Times

A pair of peregrine falcons have a new home in the roof of All Saints Church, Harworth because their nest at the village's pit tower faces demolition.

Weather: Wind dying down

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC Weather

Cloudy with scattered showers throughout the day. 

The breeze will lessen and there’ll be occasional brighter spells this afternoon. Highs of 13C (55F).