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By Sandish Shoker

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  1. Nottingham third best place to work, says survey

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    Nottingham has been named as one of the best places in the country to work.

    The job site Glassdoor put the city third in its survey, behind Milton Keynes and Cambridge, which took the top spot.

    The survey looked at various factors including how easy it is to get a job, affordability of housing and employee satisfaction.

  2. Some of those who trained in Nottingham

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Recognise any of these faces? 

    They were all part of the Nottingham Television Workshop and have gone on to direct or star in some of TV and film's best known productions.

    Nottingham actors
  3. Actor Vicky McClure in drama school call

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Nottingham has seen a lot of acting talent coming out of it over the past few years.

    It includes This Is England actress Vicky McClure who has called for more affordable drama schools in the UK.

    Vicky McClure

    The 33-year-old attended free classes at the Nottingham Television Workshop and said every city should have places like that for young budding actors.  

  4. Ball set to make England debut

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    England captain Alastair Cook has confirmed that Nottinghamshire bowler Jake Ball will make his England debut against Pakistan at Lord's tomorrow. 

    Jake Ball
  5. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

  6. Airport sees fall in passenger numbers

    Kevin Stanley

    Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    There's been a slight fall in the number of passengers using East Midlands Airport but bosses say the business is in a strong position, despite Brexit.

    East Midlands Airport

    The airport saw just over 4.5m passengers through its terminal in the year 2015/16 - a fall of 0.2% from the previous year.

    But its cargo business saw a 4.6% increase during the same period. 

  7. Your views: Hospital was named after the Queen


    There's some mixed opinions on our Facebook page about whether the Queen's in the Queen's Medical Centre should have an apostrophe or not.

    Jackie Harwood wrote: "Depends. Does the medical centre belong to the Queen????"

    Dee Smith, said: "The apostrophe indicates the possessive. It was named after the Queen. Unless they are referring to the drama queens you see in A&E."

  8. Project rings 1,000th barn owl

    The Rushcliffe Barn Owl Project has ringed its 1,000th barn owl chick this morning.

    The project was set up 12 years ago to improve the number of barn owls in the area and erected nesting boxes to give them somewhere safe to nest and roost.

    Howard Broughton and barn owl
  9. Woman regrets not reporting 'intimidating' man

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    Martha Jeffcott, 22, was followed onto a tram in Nottingham by a man who intimidated her and she said she regrets not reporting it to the police.

    "He started making comments about my body and asked for a hug. Then he followed me onto the tram and stared at me for the whole journey," she said.

    "He was really threatening and had no boundaries about how far he was going to push it with me."

  10. Why wasn't Sam Oldham picked for Team GB?

    Mark Shardlow

    Sport reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

    It's harsh on Sam who helped Britain win their first Olympic medal in 100 years in London but the selectors decided the team would be stronger without him. 

    He started as a 7-year-old and his family have made lots of sacrifices, he has had a career-threatening injury whilst competing on the vault at Glasgow in the Commonwealth Games and it’s been demanding to get back to being a top gymnast. 

    He’s absolutely gutted.  He’s worked so hard to get back to form after his injury but he will continue training as he is the non-travelling reserve should anyone get injured.

  11. What is being classed as misogyny?

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Police say misogyny is classified as any incidents against women that are motivated by an attitude of a man towards a woman, and includes behaviour targeted towards a woman by men simply because they are a woman.  

    The charge includes everything from street harassment and sexist abuse to unwanted sexual advances and uninvited verbal or physical contact can now be reported.

  12. Misogyny to be recorded as hate crime

    Next this morning we're talking about the harassment of women.

    Nottinghamshire Police has become one of the first forces in the country to record it as a hate crime in a bid to tackle sexist abuse.

    Model receiving unwanted attention on the street

    That means if a woman receives unwanted attention on the street, it can now be reported to police and officers will then examine if and how a victim can be supported or if anything can be done to help prevent them being targeted again.

  13. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

  14. Original appeal by gymnast turned down

    David Jackson

    BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

    It's our understanding that Sam Oldham appealed the team decision last week, when he received a phonecall telling him he hadn't been selected,

    But that was turned down.

    Sam Oldham

    Sam and his lawyers say they are now considering an additional appeal process and we should know their decision today or tomorrow.  

  15. Boxer hands out gifts at city hospital

    Boxer Amir Khan was at the QMC yesterday evening handing out presents to patients on the children's ward.

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  16. Send us your sign errors

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Have you spotted any other grammatical errors on signs around Nottinghamshire that have wound you up?

    Send them into us and we can all have a good laugh at them.

  17. Apostrophe error makes grammar expert 'flinch internally'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The misuse of grammar does annoy me sometimes.

    But it really, really annoys John Richards, chairman of the Apostrophe Protection Society.

    He told BBC Radio Nottingham the tram sign error made him "flinch internally" and he said people were making these mistakes "partly through ignorance and partly through laziness" because they "can't be bothered" to learn.

  18. Gymnast considers legal action over Rio snub

    David Jackson

    BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

    There was good news yesterday for Nottingham gymnasts Becky and Ellie Downie who were selected for Team GB but Keyworth’s Sam Oldham says he was desperately disappointed to miss out on Olympic selection.

    He told BBC Radio Nottingham he was deciding whether to take legal action to challenge the decision.

    Sam Oldham

    Sam was part of the history-making British gymnastics team at London 2012 and picked up a bronze at the Games.

  19. Apostrophe or no apostrophe?

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Now it is part of my job but I pay a lot of attention to spelling and grammar.

    But it seems someone at tram operator NET is unsure of when to use an apostrophe.


    The hospital says it would like to see some consistency so NET has agreed to restore the apostrophe.