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  1. Updates for Wednesday 6 July 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

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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 dull and cloudy into tonight

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC Weather

It’ll be quite dull and cloudy for the rest of the afternoon but it will mostly stay dry. 

Tonight will stay fairly cloudy overnight too with a small risk of an isolated shower. 

Lows of 14C (57F).


New signs and road markings on tram route

These are the extra markings that have appeared on Chilwell Road / High Road in Beeston after a review of the tram route.

New signs have also gone up warning cyclists of the tram tracks.

Beeston tram
Nottingham City Council
Beeston tram
Nottingham City Council

Ken Clarke: Future leaders should 'be more cautious'

BBC Radio Nottingham

Graham Allen has told us the war in Iraq was the "worst foreign policy disaster of my lifetime".

Another Nottinghamshire MP to react to the Chilcot Report findings is Rushcliffe's Ken Clarke.

He was one of the few Conservatives to vote against the war and said he hopes future prime ministers will be more cautious.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Here are your final headlines for today:

Tram work to stop further cycling accidents

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

We told you earlier about how changes have been made to tram routes along Chilwell Road and High Road in Beeston.

The changes were brought in after two reported accidents along there.

Earlier this week, Nottingham City Council met to discuss what work had been done to prevent these accidents happening again.

Group 'bringing life' into derelict sites

The waiting list for an allotment space at Shilton Gardens in Nottingham is two years and this is even though 50 new plots have been brought back into use by the council across the city in the last year alone.

Steven Doig from Growing Spaces Nottingham said it was "fantastic to bring life back into spaces that are derelict".

Steven Doig

Arrests after stabbing in Radford

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

There's been another stabbing. This time at a flat in Radford and four people have been arrested. 

It happened shortly after midnight yesterday in Norton Street

The victim, a 41-year-old man suffered several stab wounds but did not suffer any serious life-threatening injuries.

Council brings back old sites to meet allotment demand

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Allotments in Nottingham are like gold dust.

The demand in the city is so high the council is bringing old derelict sites like this one in Sneinton Dale back into use.

Sneinton Dale allotment

Another allotment was opened to the public at Highbury Hospital last week.

MP apologises for Blair

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

Labour Nottingham North MP Graham Allen, who voted against the Iraq War, says he's sorry Tony Blair can't admit he made an "appalling misjudgement".

City Welshman goes offline for big match

Toton filmmaker Jonny Owen, originally from Merthyr Tydfil, is already excited about tonight's match.

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Training issues in Chilwell

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

The Chilcot report mentions "inconsistencies" in training of civil servants deployed to Iraq, including at the Reserves Training Centre in Chilwell.  

Mum and son waited more than a year for allotment plot

Pip Watts

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Pete Kirk and his mum Pauline waited more than a year for a plot on the St Anns Allotments.

And it's still a work in progress. It's taken them nearly three years to get it just right.

Pete and Pauline Kirk

They grow herbs, rhubarb, onions and have a 200-year-old apple tree there too.   

Four men bailed in 2006 murder case

Four men who were arrested yesterday in connection with the murder of a Worksop woman who went missing 10 years ago have been bailed.

Karen Black was last seen in Cleethorpes in November 2006.

Karen Black, 36, from Worksop
Humberside Police

Nottinghamshire Police had opened a murder inquiry with Humberside Police after reviewing a number of long-term missing persons cases.  

Welshman dreaming of a win tonight

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Proudly wearing his Wales shirt to work today is Swansea-born Mike Lomax from Clifton.

Hoping for a win, he said: "I’m hoping for a similar level of performance that we saw against Belgium....Easily the best game of the tournament so far."

Mike Lomax
Harj Thandi

Send us your pics too of how you're preparing for tonight's game.

Allotment waiting list is soaring

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Nottingham City Council says allotment popularity is soaring with people waiting up to 18 months for a plot.

Garden manager at St Anns Allotments, Nicola Hinton, said they usually had 100-140 people on the waiting list, which increased depending on the time of the year or if people were inspired by certain programmes or open days.

St Anns allotments

High demand for Nottingham allotment space

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Do you grow your own fruit and vegetables?

Apparently the demand for allotment space in Nottingham is so high, people are waiting more than a year for a plot.

The BBC has been finding out about the problem.

East Midlands Green Party member on ballot for deputy leadership

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Kat Boettge, the Green Party's East Midlands lead candidate for the 2014 European Parliament elections, could soon be in line for an altogether more prominent role. 

Kat Boettge

She's on the ballot for the deputy leadership of the party. 

Stab victim released from hospital

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police has told me the 18-year-old who was stabbed in North Sherwood Street, Nottingham on Monday night has been released from hospital.

The 15-year-old who was also injured remains at the QMC, but is likely to be released in the coming days.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Two more arrests after street stabbings

The two latest teenagers, aged 16 and 18, to be arrested over the North Sherwood Street stabbing were held on suspicion of violent disorder.

Police said yesterday they believe the stabbing was related to an argument between two people.

North Sherwood Street in Nottingham

Lunch at Trent Bridge

BBC Nottingham Sport

It's lunch now at Trent Bridge.

Lancashire are on 206-1, leading by 8.

Haseeb Hameed 103 not out, getting there in the final over of the session.

Further arrests over city stabbing

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Police have told us two more teenagers, aged 16 and 18, were arrested yesterday over a stabbing in North Sherwood Street, Nottingham on Monday evening.

A total of five people have been arrested now and they have all been bailed pending further inquiries.

North Sherwood Street

Two teenagers, 15 and 18, were taken to hospital and the force said yesterday they were "in a stable condition".

Britain 'wasn't properly prepared for war'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Dr Matt Ashton, a politics expert at Nottingham Trent University, has been giving his thoughts on the Chilcot report.

He said: "The key point he's made is the idea that Britain had promised the USA we were going into Iraq no matter what, regardless of what evidence turned up from the weapons inspectors.

"We had not properly prepared for the war, or taken into account the attacks that might come from this, the radicalising of Muslims, the civilian deaths and the British troops who died."

Tony Blair says he takes responsibility for mistakes

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has responded to the Chilcot report.

In a statement, he said he took "full responsibility for any mistakes without exception or excuse" but that he still believed it was better to remove Saddam Hussein and the war was not the cause of terrorism.

Tony Blair

Forces wishes community Eid Mubarak

Professor says report is 'not about placing blame'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Louise Kettle, an assistant professor at The University of Nottingham with expertise in British interventions in the Middle East, told BBC Radio Nottingham the aim of the inquiry was never about looking for blame.

"It's about trying to establish exactly what happened and if there is some information that might lead to further digging, but I don't expect to see any prosecutions from this."

Military action was 'not last resort' says Lord Chilcot

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Sir John Chilcot has said in his report, military action was "not a last resort" and the 2003 invasion was based on "flawed intelligence and assessments" that "were not challenged".

The BBC has a list of the main points found in the report.

John Chilcot

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • A politics expert in Nottingham say the Chilcot report published today shows Britain was "not properly prepared for war"
  • Popularity is growing for a special club night in Mansfield for people with learning difficulties
  • Nottinghamshire are in action at Trent Bridge on day four of their Championship match against Lancashire

Cohen says club 'feels much better'

BBC Nottingham Sport

Nottingham Forest club captain Chris Cohen has been telling us that life at the club feels much better now.

Talking about the new manager he said: "We'd never have said it at the time but there was negativity around the place at the start of last season."

Chris Cohen

Families hear outcome of report

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A number of soldiers with connections to Nottinghamshire were killed during the Iraq War and many more were injured. 

Leading Aircraftman Martin Beard, 20, from Rainworth died near Basra in August 2007 from a gunshot wound when his patrol came under attack.

Leading Aircraftman Martin Beard
Ministry of Defence

His family will be one of the many in Nottinghamshire waiting to see the outcome of the report.

Chilcot report is finally published

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The families of servicemen and women are waiting to hear about the findings of the Chilcot report this morning which has looked into Tony Blair's decision to lead Britain to war.

The report by Lord Chilcot is 2.6 million words long and took seven years to complete.

Welsh fans ready for a big night

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

If you're a Welsh football fan it's a big match for the team tonight as they take on Portugal in the semi-finals of the European Championships.

Forest midfielder David Vaughan (far right) hasn't made an appearance for Wales yet, but with some players serving one-game bans, could tonight be his chance?

David Vaughan and teammates

Happy Eid

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Eid Mubarak to all those in our county who are celebrating today.

Send us your photos if you are marking the day with friends and family.

M1 reopens after overnight closure

Club night 'not like anything else'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Some of those who go to And Why Not's special club night in Mansfield told BBC Radio Nottingham it was a good idea.

Tara from Newark said: "It's good to come here with friends and meet other people. It's very positive."

And Why Not bar, Mansfield
And Why Not Bar and Restaurant

Mark from Mansfield Woodhouse said he liked going because it was "not like anything else" for young people with learning difficulties.

Travel: A52 accident

Club night 'picking up'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

One of the co-founders of the Ten Fifty night in Mansfield, Tracey Radford said they had seen more people attending it each month.

"We always knew it would be a success because there's nothing like this in Nottinghamshire.

"So we are delighted that it is picking up and growing," she said.