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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 15 July 2016

Live Reporting

By Ben Truslove

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 on Monday with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Your comments: Poster contract is 'Tooth Fairy'

    Facebook

    News that the council splashed £4,500 on posters condemning the police's decision to scrap its Nottingham city division has sparked a conversation on Facebook.

    Alan Cassady-Bishop said: "I wonder who has the contract to print all these posters? Whoever it is must consider the city council to be the Tooth Fairy."

    And Valerie Fryer said: "Should spend their money on repairs of their homes."

  3. Weather on St Swithern's Day: Wet...

    Kay Crewdson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    It’s St Swithin’s Day, it has rained, therefore we are doomed now for 40 days. Or maybe not. 

    More than likely not as it looks dry, fine and warm on Sunday and Monday and, at this stage, Tuesday too. However, some rain tomorrow…

  4. Cricket highlights: Broad's third wicket

    Nottinghamshire bowler Stuart Broad ended Pakistan's innings with the wicket of captain Misbah Ul-Haq this morning. If you missed it, watch this glorious delivery from Broad.

    England's batting however, is not going so well.

  5. Death crash driver suffers guilt nightmares

    Sarah Teale

    Reporter, East Midlands Today

    The Nottingham nurse jailed for five years for causing a fatal crash on the M1 told the court she suffered guilt nightmares and flashbacks.

    In mitigation, her lawyer said her five-year-old would be "severely impacted" by Christy George's custodial sentence.

    She was convicted of causing death by dangerous driving after she lost control of her car while distracted by her mobile phone.

    Christy George
  6. Nottinghamshire in T20 Blast action

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Radio Nottingham sports reporter

    Nottinghamshire can book their place in the Twenty20 quarter finals this evening if they beat Yorkshire at Trent Bridge.

    Trent Bridge

    The Outlaws - who top the Northern Group - have won their last five games on the bounce when weather hasn't prevented play.

    The match starts at 18:30.

  7. Fatal crash driver had prior conviction

    Sarah Teale

    Reporter, East Midlands Today

    Christy George - who caused a fatal pile-up on the M1 near Leicester - had a previous conviction for careless driving after reversing over an eight-year-old boy.

    George, from Nottingham, was distracted by her mobile phone as she drove south to Coventry causing the horror smash in 2014.

    She was jailed for five years for causing death by dangerous driving and banned from driving for 10 years.

  8. Driver deleted call history to divert suspicion

    Sarah Teale

    Reporter, East Midlands Today

    After causing the crash which killed one person and seriously injured another, Christy George deleted her call history.

    At her sentencing for causing death by dangerous driving, His Honour Judge Robert Brown said: "Before the dust had even settled and the noise had left the air she deleted her call record " to "divert suspicion."

  9. Driver sobbed when sentenced to five years

    Sarah Teale

    Reporter, East Midlands Today

    The nurse who caused a major crash on the M1 in Leicestershire sobbed as she was jailed for five years.

    Christy George, from Nottingham, had been using her mobile phone when she lost control of her car, hitting a lorry.

    The lorry then careered across the central reservation into six more vehicles, killing one person and seriously injuring another.

    M1 motorway
  10. Jail for causing fatal motorway crash

    Neil Heath

    BBC News Online

    A woman who lost control of her car on a motorway causing a fatal eight-car pile-up has been jailed for five years for causing a man's death.

    Christy George

    Christy George, 38, of Nottingham, hit a lorry which crashed into the central reservation on the M1 near Leicester.

  11. Nottinghamshire presence at Horseball world cup

    Ben Truslove

    BBC News Online

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    Video caption: Horseball in action

    Heard of horseball? Me neither - but it's been described as rugby on horseback and there is a world cup next month.

    Nottinghamshire's Will Haynes will be representing the nation in Portugal riding his beast Blossom. 

  12. Supporters back Jeremy Corbyn

    Nottingham City Councillor Steve Battlemuch - who is also a member of Momentum - said more than 500 East Midlands supporters of the Labour party have backed Jeremy Corbyn.

    They signed a statement in support of Mr Corbyn in the upcoming leadership contest.

  13. Pokemon Go is already popular in Nottinghamshire

    Are you playing Pokemon Go? Of course you're playing Pokemon Go, everyone is playing Pokemon Go.

    Attenborough Nature Reserve has seen a surge in the number of people visiting - all on the hunt for some peculiar, digital lifeforms.

    Pokemon catching at Attenborough

    Tim Sexton, assistant manager at the reserve, said: "The last few days have been absolutely crazy. We've seen so many people coming here just glued to their mobile phones.

    "I think it's a really positive thing - unlike traditional gaming it's getting people outdoors. Yes they are glued to their phones, but they are certainly getting more fresh air."

  14. Consultation on fracking extended

    Ben Truslove

    BBC News Online

    A public consultation on plans to frack in Nottinghamshire has been extended until next month. 

    County Hall requested more information from IGas about its application for exploratory shale gas drilling near Misson in north Nottinghamshire.

  15. Rafters taken ill at Holme Pierrepoint

    Facebook

    After seeing our story about mud runners hit by the trots, a group of lads said they were pleased to hear it wasn't the beer that made them ill when they went white water rafting.

    Whitewater rafters

    Darren Misiak said: "Half [the group] were affected by the water borne virus and phoned in sick on Monday morning, we now know that it wasn't the beer afterwards that caused their illness!!"    

  16. Westwood on the edge at Troon

    Gerald Scott

    BBC Sport Online

    Nottinghamshire's Lee Westwood is at risk of missing the cut at the 145th Open Championship after carding a second-round 73 at Royal Troon. 

    Lee Westwood

    After bouncing back well with a back-nine birdie and eagle to shoot level par on day one, the 43-year-old Ryder Cup player then birdied the 4th to go under par for the first time.

    But the now Edinburgh-based former world number one dropped four shots in 12 holes, only picking up one more birdie, at the 10th, to stand on two over par. That put him 12 shots off the pace set by his playing partner, American Phil Mickelson.

    The projected cut mark (for any player tied for 70th or above) currently stands at one over, one better than Westwood's current mark, but the poor Ayrshire weather could see that fall by the end of the day.

  17. What is a mud run?

    While some people might be put off doing a mud run after the outbreak of a bug at Nottingham's X-runner, this kind of event is growing in popularity.

    Neil Heath slides down a hill

    What exactly is a mud run? Essentially a dirty obstacle course.  

    The X-runner had 60 obstacles over tough terrain and open water over a distance of 5km or 10km. There was also a swim through white water rapids.

  18. Weather update: Cloudy this afternoon

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    It will be a cloudy afternoon with outbreaks of showery rain at times.  Feeling humid with a maximum temperature of 21C (70F)

  19. Council defends police posters

    Ben Truslove

    BBC News Online

    Jon Collins, leader of Nottingham City Council, said he would rather not spend £4,500 on posters calling for the police to reinstate its city division.

    But he added: "It's a relatively small amount of money in the context of the amount we spend on community protection. 

    "I wish we didn't have to spend it but our responsibility to the city to ensure that the centre is well governed and well policed."