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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 5 May 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on 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: Staying dry into tonight

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

It will remain dry tonight with patchy cloud, clear spells and light winds.

Generally temperatures will be in mid single figures although it could become quite chilly in rural areas with lows of 6C (43F).

weather
BBC

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Here are your final headlines for today:

Couple jailed for sexually assaulting woman

A couple who preyed on a young woman before sexually assaulting her have been jailed today.

Joseph Penado, 52, of Woodborough Road, St Ann’s and Michelle Cooper, 50, of Stratford Close, Colwick were found guilty of sexual assault in January.

Michelle Cooper and Joseph Penado
Nottinghamshire Police

The pair targeted their victim, in her early 20s, as she walked home alone after a night out. They lured her into their car and drove around St Ann's before carrying out the assault.

The court heard the Cooper and Penado were spotted by a CCTV operator who called police.

Fans made statue a reality

The statue of Jimmy and Jack has been more than five years in the making and was only made possible after more than £100,000 was raised by fans.

The pose is based on a famous picture of the pair sitting on a bench during a match.    

Statue of Jimmy Sirrel and Jack Wheeler
BBC

it now stands on the pavement south of Ashling Court at Meadow Lane.

Leisure centre fire could be seen from miles

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The teenage boy charged with causing the fire at Rushcliffe Arena will appear before magistrates later this month.

Fire could be seen from Trent Bridge
Sue Chivers

The fire could be seen from Trent Bridge when it happened in September last year.  

The leisure centre is still closed but the new facilities are set to open in January.  

Magpies and Forest to meet in friendly

BBC Nottingham Sport

Notts County and Nottingham Forest will meet in a pre-season friendly for Mike Edwards' testimonial. 

it will take place at Meadow Lane on Saturday 23 July at 15:00.

Mike Edwards
BBC

Travel: Accident on Queen's Road in Beeston

Prisoner's condition should have been diagnosed

Rebecca Dickson

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Shalane Blackwood spent a month in a segregation unit with stomach pains before his death and he wasn't transferred to hospital even after he was found bleeding in his cell last August.

He died the next day.

A jury at Nottingham Coroner's Court returned a critical narrative - saying Shalane's condition should have been diagnosed and treated.

Market name is 'misleading'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Kathy McArdle, chief executive of the Creative Quarter, which is the organisation behind the redevelopment said the way people buy products is changing and so the fact traders can't sell from their workshops is nothing new.

"Market is the traditional heritage name of the site and we didn't want to change that so the 'market' name is a bit misleading," she said.

Sneinton Market
BBC

"This is a creative business space where people are making, designing and creating products that they can sell in a number of different ways."

Sheep attacks by dogs increasing

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Erin McDaid from the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust says there has been 12 similar incidents of sheep being attacked by dogs in the past year and the problem is getting worse.

"People don't seem to realise what can happen when you let even the most docile of family pets off the lead when they are around livestock," he said.

Death 'could have been prevented' says mum

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

We told you yesterday about an inquest that had concluded into the death of a prisoner at Nottingham Prison.

A jury found that neglect by prison officers and healthcare workers led to the death of Shalane Blackwood, 29, who died in August last year from a burst stomach ulcer.

Nottingham Prison
BBC

Today Mr Blackwood's mum, Linda, said she "couldn't be happier" with the conclusion.

"As a mother I knew something was wrong with my son when he was in HMP Nottingham. I just wish my concerns had been listened to at the time. I feel Shalane's death could have been prevented."

Market shop will sell products made by traders

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

I've just been down to Sneinton Market in Nottingham and it's very different to how it used to look.

This is the unit in the square that will be used as the shop where traders and businesses in the workshops will be able to sell their products.

Sneinton Market
BBC

Sheep killed on nature reserve

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A Hebridean sheep has been savagely killed by a dog less than 24 hours after arriving at the Spalford Warren Nature Reserve.

The ewe belonged to the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and was part of a flock used for conservation grazing, using sheep and cattle to help manage its nature reserves and preserve wildlife habitats.

Spalford Waren Nature Reserve
Google

Istomin returning to Open after last year's win

BBC Nottingham Sport

Denis Istomin will be coming back to the city this summer to defend his Nottingham Open title.

Istomin’s victory over Sam Querrey last year gave him his first ATP tour title. 

Denis Istomin
Getty Images

He said: “The city and tournament is special to me and this year I'm determined to add to the happy memories I created in 2015.”

Teenager charged over sports centre fire

Rebecca Dickson

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

A 17-year-old boy's been charged with causing a fire which led to thousands of pounds worth of damage at a sports centre in West Bridgford.

Rushcliffe Arena on Rugby Road was undergoing a multi-million pound renovation when the fire broke out on Sunday 13th September.

The teenager has been charged with arson and will appear before Nottingham magistrates later this month.

A 16-year-old boy who was also arrested in relation to the incident has been released without charge.

Travel: Roadworks cause delays in Hucknall

BBC Travel

There are delays at the junction of Watnall Road and High Street in Hucknall due to roadworks.

Jimmy and Jack: 'Greatest management duo'

BBC Radio Nottingham

Jimmy Sirrel and Jack Wheeler are often called Notts County's greatest ever management duo. 

The pair led the Magpies to a number of achievements, including promotion to the First Division in 1981. 

Statue is 'fantastic outcome' says Les Bradd

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Notts County's all-time leading goalscorer, Les Bradd, told BBC Radio Nottingham Sport he was "over the moon" at seeing the statue of Jimmy Sirrel and Jack Wheeler unveiled at Meadow Lane.

Jimmy Sirrel and Jack Wheeler
BBC

He said: "What a fantastic outcome - these two guys living outside Meadow Lane again. The sculptor has done a wonderful job."  

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • Voting is taking place across the county for the new police and crime commissioner (PCC) for Nottinghamshire
  • The group behind the redevelopment of Sneinton Market says the area will support creative businesses in Nottingham 
  • A statue of Notts County's former managers Jimmy Sirrel and Jack Wheeler has been unveiled at Meadow Lane this afternoon

Trader supports selling through market shop

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Antony Newbold was the very first business to move into Sneinton Market in March with his football-related art.

He said the process to apply was "quick" and "easy" and while not being able to trade from the workshop was a consideration, he now thought selling through the market shop was "a better way to go".

Partially-sighted pensioner has bank card stolen

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Police want to speak to these two men after a 71-year-old shopper who has sight and hearing loss had her bank card stolen, which was then used to withdraw cash.

The offence happened in Retford in March but police have only released these images today.

Shop CCTV
Nottinghamshire Police

Tribute to young fan who never woke up

Nottingham Post

Notts County fans will hold a minute of applause during the 22nd minute of their game on Saturday as a tribute to a 22-year-old fan who died in her sleep.

Jimmy and Jack back at Meadow Lane

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

And here it is....

Jimmy and Jack statue
BBC

The plinth includes the words 'Legends of the Lane' and the names of 1,400 people who donated anything between £25 to £3,000 towards the statue funds.

Businesses can't trade from units

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

While the units at Sneinton Market are now open, the businesses who have moved in can't sell directly from their building, but only online or from the market's communal retail unit.

There was a clause in the European Union funding that was given for the redevelopment, that stopped them from trading directly from their workshops.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • The first tenants have moved into Sneinton Market but 60% of units are still empty
  • Polling stations have opened for people to vote for Nottinghamshire's next police and crime commissioner (PCC)
  • The Jimmy and Jack statue at Meadow Lane has been unveiled

Statue unveiling underway

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The Jimmy and Jack statue is being unveiled right now.

Watch our live Facebook video

Statue
BBC

Crowds are building for statue reveal

BBC Nottingham Sport

Plenty of people gathering at Meadow Lane for the unveiling of the Jimmy and Jack statue.

Jimmy and Jack statue
BBC

Sneinton to become 'lively, creative community'

Kevin Stanley

BBC Radio Nottingham

Sixty percent of units at Sneinton Market, revamped to form the hub of Nottingham's Creative Quarter, remain vacant.

Three tenants have now moved into the units which were revamped with £5m, partly funded by the EU and 12 more are expected to join them, including a circus skills school and a doughnut company.

Bosses at the city's Creative Quarter say they're confident a lively, creative community of businesses, artists and organisations will grow in Sneinton.

Sneinton Market: Most units still empty

Hayley Compton

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Here's a look at the newly revamped Sneinton Market. 

It's been finished since October and there are 43 units, with only three of them filled so far.

Sneinton Market
BBC

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Apprentice broadcast operations
BBC

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Sneinton Market tenants start to move in

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Next this morning we're looking at the revamp of Sneinton Market.

It's been two years in the making and now some of the new tenants have started moving in.

Statue delivered to Meadow Lane

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

One of our colleagues happened to be passing Meadow Lane yesterday just as the statue of Jimmy Sirrel and Jack Wheeler was delivered.

The big reveal will be at midday.

statue box
BBC

Kilcline remembers Magpies legends fondly

David Jackson

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

Former Notts County defender Brian Kilcline, who was brought up in Nottingham, says he remembers both Jimmy Sirrel and Jack Wheeler fondly.

"Jimmy was a players' man and knew how to deal with people....apparently Jack Wheeler never swore but I made him swear which says a lot about me."

Fountains still only partly working

Fountains problem is 'timing issue' says council

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

You couldn't make it up.

Just as the sun finally made an appearance yesterday, the fountains usually full of children playing in them to keep cool, stopped working.

Market Square fountains
BBC

A spokesman for the city council said the problem was likely to be a "timing issue following the maintenance work, rather than anything major".

He said engineers would be there today to try and resolve the issue.

Hotel room becomes polling station for the day

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

Today Nottinghamshire will choose the person responsible for overseeing the county's police force. 

There have already been 145,000 postal votes, meaning many will have already taken part. But across the county, 704 polling stations are waiting for on-the-day voters.

Among the more quirky voting locations are a garage in Cromwell and a hotel room at the Staunton Arms in Staunton-in-the-Vale. 

Wheeler and Sirrel statue unveiling

David Jackson

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

A statue will be unveiled outside Meadow Lane this afternoon to mark the achievements of Jimmy Sirrel and Jack Wheeler.

Les Bradd, Notts County's all-time leading goalscorer, told us he owes his career to Wheeler, saying: "Kettering wanted to sign me and I remember the day Jack took me into the main stand and we sat for an hour as he talked me into staying. Without him I would never have been the record goalscorer."

Jimmy Sirrel and Jack Wheeler
Notts County FC

You'll hopefully be able to watch the unveiling of the statue live on the BBC Nottingham Sport Facebook page.  

Travel: Lane closed on A52

BBC Travel

There are delays back to Nottingham because of a lane closed on the A52 Brian Clough Way in Borrowash, Derbyshire.