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  1. Updates for Monday 16 May 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Sandish Shoker

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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 tonight

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

It will stay dry overnight with variable amounts of cloud and light winds. Lows of 5C (41F).


On this day: Forest players stage fashion show

BBC Nottingham Sport

25 years ago today Forest players prepared for their FA Cup final against Tottenham with a fashion parade.

You can see the full clip on our Facebook page

Nottingham Forest

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Here are your final headlines for today:

Toddler murderer mum attacked in prison

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A mother from Nottingham who stamped her daughter to death has been attacked in jail, the prison service says.

Kathryn Smith was jailed last month for killing her 21-month-old daughter Ayeeshia Jane Smith.

Kathryn Smith

It's been confirmed she was attacked by two inmates at HMP Foston Hall women's prison in Derbyshire last month.

Travel: Traffic building on London Road

Officers deny wrongdoing

Peter Metcalf was involved in defending the force against unlawful arrest claims after the 1984 Orgreave clash. 

He also played a key role in reviewing statements after Hillsborough, and Deputy Chief Constable Peter Hayes and Assistant Chief Constable Walter Jackson were also involved in both cases. 

The officers, who were involved in a review of the evidence after Orgreave and the aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster, have both denied any wrongdoing. 

Officers linked to Hillsborough and Orgreave named

It's been revealed that some of the police officers and a solicitor who were linked to the Hillsborough disaster were also involved in South Yorkshire Police's response to the so-called Battle of Orgreave.

This new information comes amid growing calls for a public inquiry.

Battle of Orgreave

Thousands of police and striking miners clashed at the Orgreave coking plant in South Yorkshire in June 1984.

Century for Michael Lumb

Warwickshire 373 v Nottinghamshire 240-4

Dave Bracegirdle

BBC Radio Nottingham commentator

Michael Lumb has become the third centurion in the match at Trent Bridge. 

The Nottinghamshire batsman reached his 20th career ton from 156 balls, having hit 19 fours.

Michael Lumb
Getty Images

Bright and breezy in the early stages, he reached his 50 from just 48 balls but then got bogged down, taking an hour to move from 72 to 74.

The feat comes on the sixth anniversary of his ICC World T20 win with England.

Grenade find closes off recycling centre

Mansfield Chad

Bomb disposal officers were called to a recycling centre in Warsop this afternoon after a grenade was found by staff sorting through refuse sacks.

The site was evacuated but specialist officers later found the grenade was safe.

Man sought over Basford robbery

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Police are trying to find this man.

They want to speak to him about a robbery in Egypt Street, New Basford back in February where cash and a bank card were stolen.

New Basford robbery
Nottinghamshire Police

Police visiting travellers site every day

West Bridgford Wire

Police have told the West Bridgford Wire officers will be attending the site where travellers have parked up in Collington Way, West Bridgford on a daily basis.

Around 10 families arrive on Collington Common last night - an area of land close to the new Rushcliffe Arena.

Common users advised to avoid area

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Collington Common was created in 2005 and is now a species-rich grassland hosting many native grasses, wildflowers and insects as part of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s Blue Butterfly Scheme. 

As well as nature enthusiasts, the site is also popular with runners and dog walkers but the council has advised them to "give the encampment a wide berth" this week.

Notts swimmers picked for Team GB

BBC Nottingham Sport

Nottinghamshire paralympic swimmers Ollie Hynd and Charlotte Henshaw have been selected for Team GB for the Rio Paralympics.

Well done to you both! 

Charlotte Henshaw and Ollie Hynd
Getty Images

Great to knit for 'amazing cause' say students

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The students at Nottingham Trent University have been swapping their books for knitting needles to knit goods for refugees across Europe in four sessions.

Emma Truswell, secretary of Nottingham Trent University's knitting society said: "It has been a great opportunity and is for such an amazing cause."


Travellers arrive at nature site

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

If you're in West Bridgford you might have noticed a group of travellers have parked their caravans on Collington Common over the weekend.

Rushcliffe Borough Council says the group of about 10 families are planning to stay for a week.

A statement from the authority said because the area is part of a nature conservation site they are seeking to move them sooner than that to help preserve the wildlife.

Your photos: Blue skies over Wollaton Hall

BBC Weather Watchers

Wollaton Hall was surrounded by blue skies earlier and our Weather Watcher Steve A was there to capture it.

Wollaton Hall and Deer Park
Steve A

Lumb reaches half century

Warwickshire 373 v Nottinghamshire 122-1

Dave Bracegirdle

BBC Radio Nottingham commentator

Michael Lumb has reached an excellent 50 for Notts at Trent Bridge. The left-hander has played positively and reached it in just 48 balls, with his ninth four. The half-century also means he has now scored 2,000 first-class runs solely at Trent Bridge.

Weather update: Sunny spells inbetween the clouds

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC Weather

There will be variable amounts of scattered cloud throughout the day.

Expect bright and potentially sunny spells where the cloud thins and breaks.


Highs of 14C (57F) and the pollen index is high today too.

Knitted goods will 'mean world' to refugees

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Pete from Refugee Action said the items knitted by the students "would mean the absolute world" to people in the refugee camps.

"They are short of food, short of clothes and they are just doing what they can to scrape a living day to day," he said.

Students get knitting for refugees

Grace Nathan

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

This is Emma and Chloe from the Knitting Society at Nottingham Trent University with Pete from Refugee Action Nottingham.

The students are part of a group who have been knitting wooly goods to send to refugees.

Refugee students knitting

These items, which include hats, scarves, gloves and jumpers, will be sent to a group in Luton and the next lot is likely to go to a refugee camp in Turkey.

Sisters called up for British gymnastics team

BBC Nottingham Sport

Nottingham sisters Beckie and Ellie Downie have been named in the British gymnastics team for the European Championships in Bern next week   

Beckie and Ellie Downie

Travel: Level crossing failure causing delays in Newark

BBC Travel

There is queuing traffic on the Great North Road in Newark because of a level crossing failure at the junction with Ossington Way.

Mullaney looking good

Warwickshire 373 v Nottinghamshire 101-1 - lunch

Dave Bracegirdle

BBC Radio Nottingham commentator

"Nottinghamshire made steady progress at the start of their first innings on the second morning of their match against Warwickshire at Trent Bridge.

"With Steven Mullaney continuing his fine early season form, the hosts reached lunch on 101-1, still 272 runs behind Warwickshire’s 373 all out.

"Mullaney pulled Chris Woakes for a six as he advanced to 35 not out at the interval, with Michael Lumb also looking in good touch, with an unbeaten 39 to his name."

Cricket: Notts 101-1 at lunch

BBC Nottingham Sport

It's lunch at Trent Bridge.

Nottinghamshire 101-1 Mullaney 35* Lumb 39* trail by 272 runs.

Your views: Why so quick to criticise council?'


Some of you have been giving your thoughts on the Wilford Hill Crematorium story on our Facebook page.

Michelle Tossoun wrote: "Very insensitive and completely unnecessary request.......boycott the ridiculous rule."

However, Steve Buxton was of a different view and wrote: "The communal area is exactly what it says. It has always been that and cannot be taken over by individuals. Why are we always quick to criticise the council for maintaining the area the way it should be."

Council wants to control public memorials

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Nottingham City Council says it has had some complaints from other visitors to the Wilford Hill Crematorium about the memorials creating an "untidy appearance".

Eddie Curry, the council's head of parks and open space, said the unauthorised memorials also made it harder for them to cut the grass and maintain the area.

Wilford Hill Crematorium

Mr Curry said: "We appreciate this is a sensitive issue but following consultation with service users we have put signs up to explain that we need to control the memorials left in public areas."

He said four designated areas, related to different seasons, had been assigned for people friends and relatives to leave memorials.

Man bailed over Mansfield crash

Klara Lethbridge

Newsreader, BBC Radio Nottingham

We told you earlier about a man who had been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a teenager was hit by a car in Mansfield on Saturday night.

Police say he has now been released on bail after questioning.

The 15-year-old boy was taken to the QMC and is said to be in a stable condition.

'We are not causing harm' says grieving relative

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Kerry Collins said they had placed gifts, mother's day cards and flowers inside a fence around a memorial tree where her mum's ashes are scattered.

"This is a nice space. It's our personal space and we have nothing else," she said.

"I don't think it's very fair what the council is doing. We are not causing any harm or doing any damage." 

Notice given to remove memorials

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

This is the notice that has been placed on trees and by memorials that people have set up at Wilford Hill Crematorium.

Friends and families have just over a month to remove any that are classed as 'unauthorised'.

Wilford Hill Crematorium

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Our friends in Leicester are having a party

Apparently our neighbours in Leicester are having some kind of street party today. 

So if you are heading on any trains going through Leicester, be warned that they could be very busy.

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Warwickshire all out at Trent Bridge

BBC Nottingham Sport

WICKET: Warwickshire are all out for 373 as Jeetan Patel lifts Harry Gurney into the hands of Luke Fletcher at third man for 15.

Players to leave Panthers

Colin Fray

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

Nottingham Panthers pair Evan Mosey and Matthew Myers are leaving the club.

Mosey has been offered a deal with a club in North America’s highly-rated AHL, while Myers wants to be closer to his family in Wales.

The club have also revealed that defenceman Jeff Dimmen will be staying at the National Ice Centre for another season.

Family 'devastated' by council order

Emma Pearce

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

I spoke to Kerry Collins and Ashley Shepherd who have been visiting their mum/wife Helen's memorial tree for six years. 

They were devastated when they discovered the sign when visiting the crematorium on the day of Helen's birthday. 

Kerry Collins and Ashley Shepherd

I spoke to another person at the crematorium who said she agreed with the council that some decorations were tacky and unsightly.    

Men taken to hospital after West Birdgford fire

East Midlands Today

Two men have have been taken to hospital after a flat fire in West Bridgford just before midnight last night.

Crews were called to the three-storey building on Musters Road, where a cat and dog were also rescued.

The men are being treated for minor burns and smoke inhalation.

Flowers, cards and ornaments left as tributes

Emma Pearce

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

I went to Wilford Hill Crematorium and saw a variety of memorials - some trees, some benches and some urns, most decorated with cards, ornaments and flowers.

What was most striking was the laminated signs attached to them all ordering the decorations to be removed by the end of June.

Wilford Hill creamatorium

Sun shining for second day at Trent Bridge

BBC Nottingham Sport

Lovely morning at Trent Bridge, with warm-ups under way.

Warwickshire will resume their first innings this morning on 372-9.

Trent Bridge