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  1. Updates for Tuesday 21 June 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00

Live Reporting

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: Dry and muggy night

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It’ll be mostly dry tonight with scattered cloud and the chance of some showers towards dawn.

    Feeling muggy tonight with lows of 15C (59F).

  3. Police hope clothes will trigger people's memories

    Police have released photos of these clothes that were worn by a victim of a serious sexual assault in Lenton in the hope it will encourage anyone with information to come forward.

    A 22-year-old woman was attacked, in an area off Derby Road some time between 22:00 and midnight on Monday 6 June.

    Victim's clothing
  4. Region will be 'stronger and safer' in the EU says Osborne

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    And from the Remain camp Conservative MP George Osborne was in Beeston, visiting shops and cafes today.

    He said: "People want to think very hard before voting to leave and walking through a door you can't walk back through.

    George Osborne

    "If we vote to remain on Thursday we can be better, stronger and safer in the East Midlands."

  5. Vote Leave banner flown over Nottingham

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    This plane was spotted over Nottingham today flying a banner with the words 'Free Britain. Vote Leave'

    Vote leave plane
  6. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

  7. Win for Brit in Nottingham

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Dan Evans, the last British player in the singles at the Nottingham Aegon Open has beaten Ricardas Berankis 2-6, 7-6, 6-2.

    Dan evans
  8. MP says Europe will still want to trade with Britain if we leave

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    Conservative MP and Leader of the House of Commons, Chris Grayling, has been in Lenton today for the Vote Leave campaign.

    He was visiting RH Commercial Vehicles in Lenton and shrugged off concerns leaving the EU could trigger an economic downturn.  

    Chris Grayling

    He said: "When you look at what experts are saying, if you read the small print, all of them assume that we stop trading with Europe, but why would that happen? 

    "We are their biggest customer....They will want access to our market so that means they will carry on trading."

  9. Your views: Tree vandalism 'sad and shocking'


    Our story about the vandalised trees at Gunthorpe has got some of you commenting on Facebook.

    Sara Day simply wrote: "So disgusting!" 

    While Lara Fearn said: "We live in the village and it's so quiet and family orientated it's so sad and shocking that this has been done X."

  10. Jewkes's actions 'selfish', says detective

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Det Sgt James Greely from Nottinghamshire Police said Jewkes was "selfish" on the night of the crash.

    "He consciously got into the drivers seat, clearly knowing he was under the influence of drugs, and....we are here today seeing the tragic consequences of his actions that night," he said.

    DS James Greely from Nottinghamshire Police
  11. 'Devastating' to see Gunthorpe trees gone

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Stephen Pantry (right) who spotted the vandalised trees at Gunthorpe, said planting them in memory of the village's fallen soldiers was "a terrific idea" but it was "devastating" to see them now ruined.

    "I don't understand the mentality of how anybody can do such a thing," he said.

    Gunthorpe trees

    All that's left of some of the trees is a stump and the ribbons that were tied to the trees. 

    Mr Pantry said it was a shame to see this happen as so many volunteers had given their time to clear the area.

  12. Driver admitted killing cyclist

    This is Jewkes as he arrived at Nottingham Crown Court today.

    The 35-year-old, formally of Selston, Nottinghamshire, had pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving whilst under influence of drugs back in May.

    Christopher Jewkes
  13. Travellers move onto Basford park

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    We've been told a group of travellers in about a dozen caravans have moved onto Stockhill Park in Stockhill Lane, Basford this afternoon.

    A nearby resident said there had been "some hostility" between local residents and police had been and gone.

    Representatives from the city council are expected to attend the site soon.

  14. Victim's mum says she'll never forgive Jewkes

    Nicholas Highfield died a day before his 42nd birthday.

    In a statement released after today's sentencing, his mum Frances Highfield said: "I have an excruciating pain in my heart.

    Nicholas Highfield

    Mrs Highfield said Nick's death had "left a gap" in their family.

    She added: "I enjoyed our jokes, his humour....He will never hug me again. The person driving that car took that away from me and I will never forgive that ever."

  15. Listen to Nottingham's EU debate

    Lewis Scrimshaw

    News editor, BBC Radio Nottingham

    Tonight on BBC Radio Nottingham, from 18:00 to 19:00, there is a special EU Referendum debate with Verity Cowley.

    On the studio panel making the case for Remain are Nottingham East Labour MP Chris Leslie, and Kate Godfrey, the East Midlands Regional Director for Britain Stronger in Europe.

    Speaking on behalf of Leave are the co-founder of RH Freight in Lenton, and the East Midlands chair of Business for Britain, Nigel Baxter and the leader of the Conservative opposition on Nottinghamshire County Council, Councillor Kay Cutts.

  16. Money was raised for Gunthorpe trees

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    This is what the trees at Gunthorpe should look like and this is one of the lucky ones that has escaped being vandalised.

    They're positioned near the pathway that runs along the River Trent from Gunthorpe to Burton Joyce.


    Rob Woodward, a volunteer for the River Trust, said people had raised a lot of money for the trees, which they had bought for £1,000 each.

  17. Witnesses saw car 'drifting' before crash

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    This was the damage to Chrisopher Jewkes's 4X4 on the night of the crash.

    He had lost control of his car after taking five pounds of heroin, on top of prescription medication, and mounted a kerb before driving into cyclist Nicholas Highfield.

    Jewkes car

    Witnesses who saw the crash described to Nottingham Crown Court how Jewkes was speeding and his car had been drifting in and out of the lane.

  18. Drug driver jailed for killing cyclist

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A man who took heroin before getting behind the wheel and killing a cyclist has been jailed.

    Christopher Jewkes, 35, killed Nicholas Highfield as he cycled along the A60 Leeming Lane South, Mansfield back in August 2014.

    Christopher Jewkes

    Jewkes had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing in May and was sentenced to seven years and three months in jail at Nottingham Crown Court.