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  1. Updates for Tuesday 19 July 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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By Sandish Shoker

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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 warm and sunny tonight

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter

It should be a fine warm and sunny evening.

It'll stay dry overnight but there will be some cloud drifting in and it will be a very warm and muggy night with lows of 21C (70F).


Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • Developers hoping to build houses and a country park on the site of the former Thoresby Colliery have unveiled their plans
  • A new Robin Hood attraction has opened in Nottingham
  • Notts County hope the first senior international game they host at Meadow Lane in September will be the first of many

Watch: Hear more about Southwell's dying Bramley apple tree

'Mother' of Bramley apple trees dying

Police say female groomer case was 'unusual'

Caroline Lowbridge

BBC News Online

Det Insp Pete Quinn from Nottinghamshire Police said Gail Wright's case was "unusual" in that the perpetrator was a woman.

He said: "This goes to show that although the overwhelming majority of sexual exploitation cases brought to the attention of police are perpetrated by men against girls, we cannot be complacent about the fact that it can happen to anyone, anywhere."

Woman who groomed boys is jailed

Caroline Lowbridge

BBC News Online

A woman who groomed five boys and sent them naked photos and sexual videos of herself through Facebook has been jailed for two years.

Gail Wright, 44, also had a sexual relationship with one of the boys, who were aged 14 and 15 when they met her in 2015.

Gail Wright

Wright, from Shireoaks, was eventually caught when the father of one of the boys saw the photos on his phone.

She later admitted seven offences at Nottingham Crown Court.

Travel: Expected delays around Trent Bridge

Locals unhappy about Thoresby housing plan

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Some locals have been telling BBC East Midlands Today they don't support the proposed plans at Thoresby Colliery as they doubt there's enough infrastructure or resources to support the extra people.

As part of the plans, some of the old spoil tip would also be reclaimed in a large country park. 

Thoresby Colliery

Plans for Thoresby Colliery development unveiled

BBC Radio Nottingham

It's a year since the closure of Nottinghamshire's last coal mine in Thoresby.

But now the owner of the former colliery site has unveiled plans for 800 homes and a business park there, plus a big country park.

The plans will be available for the public to view on Thursday.

Festival sells last tickets today

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The predicted sun might have helped...

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Our feathered friends enjoy the sunshine at Colwick Country Park

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Colwick Park, Nottinghamshire

Cricket: Somerset in lead at break

BBC Nottingham Sport

At tea Somerset are 436-8 with Trescothick on 217 and Davies 2.

They lead by 35 runs.

Watch: Take a look what's on offer at new tourist attraction

New Robin Hood attraction opens in Nottingham

Tales of Robin Hood 'failed to move with times'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Nottingham hasn't had an attraction dedicated to Robin Hood since the Tales of Robin Hood on Maid Marian Way closed seven years ago. 

Tales of Robin Hood

Bob White from the World Wide Robin Hood Society said he hopes the people behind the latest one learns from the mistakes of the past.

He said the Tales attraction failed because it "never had investment to move with the times."

Notts hope for more international fixtures

BBC Sport

Notts County officials say they hope hosting the first senior international fixture at Meadow Lane in the ground's 106-year history will lead to more England matches being played there in future.  

England Women, who have already qualified for Euro 2017, will play their final qualifier in Nottingham against Estonia on 15 September. 

Meadow Lane

Tales of Robin Hood 'made mistakes'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Chairman of the World Wide Robin Hood Society, Bob White, looks at whether Nottinghamshire makes enough of Robin Hood's marketing potential.

He said the new Robin Hood Legacy attraction could only be a good thing as we don't have anything else like it at the moment.

"We have things waiting in the pipeline but finally we can actually say there is something else to see about Robin Hood... Anything is an improvement on where we are now."

Travel: Hole closes Bulwell road

BBC Travel

Highbury Road in Bulwell is currently closed in both directions because of subsidence. 

Police are at the scene directing traffic.

Man remanded in custody after stabbing death

Klara Lethbridge

Newsreader, BBC Radio Nottingham

Pawel Lupa from Gleneagles Drive in Kirkby-in-Ashfield has been remanded in custody charged with murder and attempted murder.

Aleksandra Mrozic (pictured), aged 46, died after she was taken to hospital on Saturday night and a 32-year-old man was treated for stab wounds. 

Aleksandra Mrozic
Nottinghamshire Police

Mr Lupa, 40, appeared before magistrates in Mansfield earlier and is due at Nottingham Crown Court tomorrow morning where he'll appear via video link.    

Plenty of sunseekers down by the canal this lunchtime

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Nottingham Canal

New attraction wants to create 'real' experience for visitors

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The new tourist attraction bills itself as an "interactive journey back through history to the time of Robin Hood".

Those behind it said they wanted people to feel like they were meeting the real characters and have a variety of bows and arrows on show too.

Robin Hood Legacy

Bravo Nottingham. You beaut!

Verity Cowley

Presenter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Nottingham Market Square

Council has shut paddling pool in heatwave before

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

It's not the first time the council has closed the Victoria Embankment paddling pool during hot weather.

It was shut for maintenance two years ago during a May heatwave.

Jane Barton from the council said: "It's an important part of that park but with anything that involves water, particularly outside, it takes a lot of maintenance and it's not until it comes into season that we can see how things are working with it."

My kind of sky

Tom Brown

Sports reporter, BBC East Midlands Today


There's a new Robin Hood attraction in town

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

So Nottingham has a new Robin Hood attraction.

I didn't know anything about it until now, did you?

Robin Hood Legacy

The Robin Hood Legacy attraction has opened near Nottingham Castle in Friar Lane and features mannequins wearing peasant clothes and holograms on their faces.

Bramley apple has history firmly placed in Nottinghamshire

Steve Beech

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

If you know your local history, you'll know the original Bramley apple tree was planted from a seed right here in Nottinghamshire.

A blue plaque in Southwell tells you a bit more about it.

Bramley apple plaque

Paddling pool could reopen by weekend

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Nottingham City Council says the paddling pool had sprung a leak and needed "major maintenance".

Jane Barton said she understood people's frustrations and added: "It needs to be safe and to be clean but the water was leaking out badly so what we didn't want was dirty water in there."

She said they hoped to have the pool open again by Friday or Saturday.  

Travel: A52 now open

Mum and son go home 'disappointed'

Pip Watts

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Zoe Towlson and two-year-old Blake from Nottingham went home disappointed after finding the Victoria Embankment paddling pool closed.

"That was our whole day planned and its ruined," said Zoe.

Zoe Towlson

"He is really unhappy. He keeps crying... he doesn’t understand why its closed.“  

Your photos: Upper Langwith basks in sunshine

BBC Weather Watchers

We're going to see a lot of blue skies like this across Nottinghamshire today.

Upper Langwith

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A52 near Stapleford remains closed

Disappointment over closed paddling pool

Pip Watts

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Saman Khan and eight-year-old daughter Maliha were hoping to take their visiting relatives to the paddling pool at the Embankment, but it wasn't to be.

"We came to Riverside hoping the pool was open but no, we are disappointed," said Mr Khan. "The kids are playing in the sand and I’m buying them ice creams to keep them happy."

Saman Khan

The city council said the paddling pool had sprung a leak and needed "major maintenance".

Spokesperson Jane Barton said: "It needs to be safe and to be clean but the water was leaking out badly so what we didn't want was dirty water in there."

No chance of a paddle this week, kids

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Naturally, in this weather, children are going to be keen to splash about in a paddling pool.

Unfortunately, the popular one at Nottingham's Victoria Embankment is shut.

Paddling pool

It seems like a bit of bad planning from the city council who have closed it for maintenance work this week.  

Your views: Support to save Bramley tree


You're all showing your support for the Bramley apple tree on our Facebook page.

John Brailsford wrote: "What a terrible shame, I hope, like the Major Oak in Sherwood Forest , it can be saved."

Steph Brewer wrote: "What a beautiful place it is in I do hope they can try and save it."

Cricket: Notts start day three with lead

BBC Nottingham Sport

It's day three of Nottinghamshire's championship match against Somerset at Trent Bridge.

Notts will begin with a lead of 157, with Somerset on 244-3 in their first innings.

Play starts from 11:00.

Fruit farmer sad to see Bramley tree dying

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Fruit farmer Sir John Starkey once used to prune the original Bramley tree in Southwell and said it was sad to see it deteriorating.

“It would still be vigorous I’m sure if it wasn’t for the disease."  

Nancy Harrison

"I looked after it for quite a while when Nancy Harrison (pictured) was alive and I used to go prune it and maintain it.

"In fact it was too vigorous and I had to take wood off the top to re-balance it because it fell over once because it got too big."  

Warning after officers rescued dog from hot car

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Optimism ahead of England match at Meadow Lane

Colin Fray

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

Notts County Ladies chief executive Matthew Alexander has told BBC Radio Nottingham that he's hopeful of a good turnout at Meadow Lane when the ground hosts an England Ladies international in September.

Meadow Labe
Getty Images

Alexander was instrumental in persuading the FA to stage the Euro 2017 qualifier between the Lionesses and Estonia Ladies in Nottingham on 15 September.