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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 4 February 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Friday

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By Sandish Shoker

All times stated are UK

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

Weather: Mild night with some showers

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC Weather

Cloud will continue to increase into this evening with the risk of occasional, isolated showers.

Lows of 9C (48F).

Swans take a stroll through West Bridgford

West Bridgford Wire

The West Bridgford Wire managed to get a video of the swans who took a detour along Radcliffe Road on their way to the canal.

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Judge: School 'should have been safe and secure place' for pupils

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Sentencing Caffrey, Judge Timothy Spencer, said he had "won a substantial reputation as a teacher", liked and respected by many, but had been a bad teacher in other respects - with many of his victims under 11-years-old.

Roger Caffrey
Nottinghamshire Police

“You deliberately targeted those girls, you calculated that they were ripe for this sort of abuse and you calculated that they would not tell," said the judge.

“Their classroom, their school, should have been a place where they felt safe and secure, they must have felt anything but.”

Jury go home in terror trial

Jeremy Ball

Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

The jury in the trial of Adeel Ulhaq at the Old Bailey in London have been sent home for the night.

They will be back at 10:00 tomorrow to carry on deliberations.

Returning Stag Benning hits the wall

Owen Phillips

BBC Sport Online

Now, I've heard of a wall pass. But a wall tackle?

Mansfield Town defender Mal Benning was so keen to make a swift return from injury he risked the wrath of his manager Adam Murray by testing his injured knee tackling the wall.

Mal Benning
Getty Images

The 22 year old suffered cruciate knee ligament damage in October and only returned at Crawley Town last Saturday.

Benning told BBC Radio Nottingham: "It was just that last little bit where my confidence wasn't there tackling wise.

"So I thought 'why not do a bit of that at home?'"

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The last headlines for today: 

Teacher assaulted girls during class

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Over the three-week trial, Nottingham Crown Court heard Caffrey touched pupils while they read out loud in class or in a store room in the classroom.

He was also convicted of raping a 19 year old in 1994, whose case was dropped 22 years ago due to a “lack of evidence” - and the court heard the original documents from her case had been lost.

Caffrey worked as deputy head teacher of Northgate Primary School in New Basford from 1978 to 1984.  

Former teacher found guilty of sex attacks on pupils

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

A former deputy head teacher has this afternoon been jailed for 17-and-a-half years for raping and indecently assaulting his ex-pupils - some as young as nine.

Roger Caffrey, 70, of Sandesquoy, Tankerness, Orkney, taught at 10 schools across Nottinghamshire in a teaching career that lasted more than three decades.

Nottingham Crown Court
BBC

Caffrey was found guilty of 12 counts of indecent assaults and three counts of rape against girls between 1978 and 1994. 

Missing cat owner didn't give up hope

No one knows what else Clive has been up to for the last 16 months but he was caught just two miles away from home on Tuesday.

Tayna Irons
BBC

His owner Tanya Irons who said she hadn't given up hope that he was still out there somewhere described him as "a bit porky" after he is thought to have been feasting on food in the warehouse in recent weeks.

School took bomb hoax 'seriously'

Rebecca Dickson

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

The headteacher of Nottingham Girls' High School has told us they took a bomb scare this morning "very seriously".

The school was evacuated around 09:00 after a hoax call and nearby roads were closed while police searched the grounds and buildings.

Nottingham Girls' High School
Google

Sue Gorham said they were working with detectives to find out who was behind the call. 

Jury goes out in terrorism trial

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The jury has gone out this afternoon to consider their verdict in the trial of Adeel Ulhaq from Sutton-in-Ashfield.

The 21-year-old is accused of helping a Cardiff teenager travel to Syria to fight by offering "valuable advice" in online discussions.

Adeel Ulhaq
BBC

Mr Ulhaq denies the charges of preparing for acts of terrorism and funding terrorism.

Forest youngsters face Liverpool in FA Youth Cup

Owen Phillips

BBC Sport Online

Nottingham Forest's youngsters face Liverpool tonight at the City Ground in the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup.

Last season the junior Reds progressed to the quarter-finals of the competition before bowing out to Premier League side Tottenham.

The game kicks off at 19:00 GMT.

Man left with injuries after Retford burglary

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Police are investigating a burglary at a house in Retford earlier this week where a large amount of cash and jewellery was stolen. 

The householder suffered minor injuries to his head and face.

Which way to the canal please?

West Bridgford Wire

A family of swans went for a walk along Radcliffe Road in West Bridgford earlier, stopping traffic along their way.

Swans in West Bridgford
West Bridgford Wire

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • A Nottingham school was evacuated and a part of the tram network was suspended because of hoax bomb this morning
  • A cat missing since 2014 has been found "feasting" in a pet food warehouse
  • Nottingham's Jocelyn Rae has won her doubles match with straight sets in the Fed Cup in 

Jenrick worried about treatment of UK fighters

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Speaking in the House of Commons this afternoon about one of his constituents who went to Syria to fight with the Kurds, Conservative MP for Newark, Robert Jenrick called him "extremely brave".

He said: "Constituents like mine who have taken an extremely brave decision - one could argue foolhardy - to fight with our allies, will not for example, be able to enter the US for the rest of their lives."

MP Robert Jenrick
BBC

He asked what could be done to raise the issue with the Home Secretary and make sure our country adopts "an appropriate policy towards the brave citizens of this country".

MP concern over constituent in Syria

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

Newark MP Robert Jenrick has again raised the case of his constituent who has been fighting with the Kurds in Syria against the so-called Islamic State group.

He's concerned the man will be arrested on his return.  

Missing cat is a 'bit smelly and chunky'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Clive's owner said they couldn't believe it when they got a call to say he had been found  - having been missing since October 2014.

Colin Lewis
BBC

He was found at the Kennelgate pet food warehouse in Stapleford after staff there got a cat trap to catch him.

Colin Lewis said he was "a bit smelly" and "chunky" but had been very good.