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  1. Updates for Monday 20 June 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Sandish Shoker

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    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.

  2. Weather: Feeling muggy tonight

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It’ll be mostly dry tonight with scattered cloud and some clear spells.

    Feeling muggy with lows of 13C (55F).

  3. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Here are your final headlines for today:

    • John Lewis in Nottingham's Victoria Centre will reopen tomorrow morning
    • A Nottinghamshire woman has gone on trial for causing a fatal crash on the M1 involving eight vehicles
    • The tennis and cricket was delayed because of the rain today but we did manage to see some play in both
  4. Woman 'callously' deleted phone records after crash

    Sarah Teale

    Reporter, East Midlands Today

    Graham Huston prosecuting told the jury in the trial of Christy George: "Her mind was somewhere else, her attention was on something else and that appears to be her phone.

    He said she had deleted records of the calls she made and received after the crash.

    Leicester Crown Court

    Mr Huston added:  "Realising the significance of her being on the phone she quite calmly, cynically and callously while at the scene and observing everything around her sat down and went into her phone and removed those calls."  

  5. Trent Bridge prepares for ODI

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Sport

    I've been at Trent Bridge today ahead of the first One Day International between England and Sri Lanka.

    Trent Bridge
  6. Store thanks customers for patience

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A statement from John Lewis said: "Our teams have worked around the clock to get the shop up and running again and we would like to thank our customers for their patience over the last few days. 

    "There are some temporary measures in place and we will be applying the finishing touches to the shop over the next few weeks."

  7. 'Hard not to get too emotional' says volunteer

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Mr Anwar, 35, who is now back in Mansfield, said it was very hard for him to get too emotionally involved while volunteering.

    He said: "It was very difficult to cope with. But you can't let that become the forefront of what you are there to do."

    Tai Anwar
  8. John Lewis to reopen tomorrow

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Good news John Lewis fans .... the Nottingham store is back open again tomorrow.

    The shop at the Victoria Centre has been closed since last Tuesday when a burst heating pipe flooded the store.

    John lewis
  9. Man quit job to volunteer

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Tai Anwar from Mansfield quit his customer services job to help refugees in Greece and Calais.

    Leaving behind a wife and three children he led a team of other volunteer first aiders to help those in the refugee camps.

    Tai Anwar

    Speaking to BBC Radio Nottingham he said: "The first thing you realise is that no matter the amount of photos and videos you watch you cannot prepare yourself for what is going on out there."

  10. Drivers saw motorist's car 'swaying' on M1

    Sarah Teale

    Reporter, East Midlands Today

    Today witnesses have been giving evidence.

    Heather Parry, who was driving behind Mrs George, said: "The back end of the car started swaying from side to side. The brake lights were flashing on and off. I was worried something was going to happen. I was frightened."

    M1 crash

    Another driver, Mark Wallace, said he slowed down because he saw Mrs George's Skoda veer into the central reservation and then correct itself.  

  11. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    • A woman has gone on trial accused of causing a crash involving eight vehicles in 2014
    • Rushcliffe MP Ken Clarke says he hasn't announced his retirement, more that he is "minded" to retire in 2020
    • Both the cricket and tennis has been delayed today because of rain
  12. M1 driver 'lost control' while on phone

    Sarah Teale

    Reporter, East Midlands Today

    The M1 was closed for almost 18 hours after the accident in 2014 which left one man dead and a woman with a life changing injuries.

    Leicester Crown Court heard today Mrs George had been using her mobile phone without a proper hands-free device and "was distracted" resulting in her "losing control".

    Mrs George, who works as a nurse, had been on her way to a night shift Coventry's University Hospital and it's alleged she deleted a record of calls made and received during that journey.

  13. Bones to tell us more about Civil War soldier

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Archaeologists exhumed the top half of the skeleton in 1978 so this latest excavation was to find the bottom half.

    The bones will now be used to find out a bit more about him.


    Paul Johnson who managed the dig said the excavation had taken place as part of the work going on to restore the castle grounds.

  14. Skeleton exhumed from castle site

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Archaeologists have spent a month exhuming a skeleton from a site near the castle. 

    The bones are now all laid out in a warehouse ready to be studied.

    skeleton bones

    The skeleton is believed to be that of a Civil War soldier in the 17th Century when King Charles I chose Nottingham as the rallying point for his armies and raised his standard at the castle.  

  15. Hucknall woman in court over fatal M1 crash

    East Midlands Today

    A woman from Hucknall has gone on trial accused of causing death by dangerous driving, following a crash on the M1 involving seven cars and a lorry.

    It's alleged 36-year-old Christy George was using her mobile phone before the crash in 2014 between Jct 21a and 22 in Leicestershire.

    Christy George

    A man from London was killed after her car spun out of control, hit a lorry and then crashed through a central reservation barrier.

    Mrs George denies dangerous driving charges and deleting data from her phone before being questioned by police.  

  16. Football Banning Order figures revealed

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The Press Association used Freedom of Information requests to ask Nottinghamshire Police how old the youngest and oldest people were to get a Football Banning Order in the past three years.

    The force said a 17-year-old from Mansfield Town was the only fan aged 18 or under to be banned while two people over 50 were banned from Forest and Notts.

    Notts County
  17. Cyclist dies after Worksop crash

    A cyclist has died after a crash on the A57 in Worksop at 01:20 on Sunday.

    The 41-year-old was taken to Bassetlaw District Hospital in a critical condition but died early this morning.

  18. Weather: Last of the showers this afternoon

    Kay Crewdson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    The main rain has cleared and there will be some more heavy showers for a time, but it is going to be mostly dry and fine this afternoon.