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  1. Updates for Wednesday 10 August 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

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By Dave Wade

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Weather: Showery rain tonight

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter

The cloud will continue to thicken up this afternoon and the breeze will be picking up again too. 

There will be some showery rain edging in through the evening. 


The rain will be on and off overnight giving a cloudy and damp night but it will be milder with a minimum of 11C (52F).  

Clumber Park charges 'a disgrace'


You've been having your say on our Facebook page about the new charges at Clumber Park.

Debbie Kings wrote: "These places cost huge sums of money to maintain and protect - and that's without the damage caused by thousands of people visiting - including the ones who think the signs asking them to keep off certain areas or dogs on leads etc. dont apply to them."

But Damian Hunt simply called it a "disgrace".

Clumber Park
John Beres

Olympic-style cupping available in city

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

So this morning, Radio Nottingham's intrepid reporter went out to the Riverside Natural Health Centre for a spot of cupping...

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If you've been wondering what the big red circles on the skin of some of the Olympic athletes are - this is why.

It's an alternative therapy similar to acupuncture, whereby flammable liquid is lit in a glass cup and applied to the skin.

The likes of champion swimmer Michael Phelps swear by it.   

Your views: Panda Face


You've been paying tribute on Facebook to little Panda Face, the White Post Farm lamb that was killed last night.

Lisa Douglas wrote: "What a shame. That's very sad. I'm sure the staff at WPF are devastated"

And Ellen Elliott posted: "How sad. Lovely little lamb. So up setting for you all."

panda face post
Facebook / Notts TV

The lamb was Notts TV's mascot and was named by viewers.

Your pictures: Summer in Hucknall

BBC Weather Watchers

If you look closely you can see bees clinging to the lavender in this fantastic summery scene...

lavender and bees
Fawaz Al Hasawi

Nottingham Forest owner Fawaz Al Hasawi says he is discussing potential investment with "different parties".

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Teacher was 'hardworking and friendly'

Heidi Booth

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

I'm back at Derby Coroners Court for the inquest into the death of trainee teacher Ryan Wilkinson.

The 22-year-old, from Stapleford, has been described as hardworking and friendly.

Derby Coroner's Court

Mr Wilkinson was hit by a train in Long Eaton last year - a day after a complaint was made to the police about him allegedly touching a young boy. 

Labour leadership debate in Nottingham

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Next week, you've a chance to have your say on the Labour leadership race as Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith battle it out.

leadership debate

You can apply to take part in the official debate by emailing Victoria Derbyshire.

Attempted murder arrests after man hit by car

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was struck by a car early on Saturday morning.

The man, in his 30s, was hit at the junction of Huntingdon Street and Alfred Street North in Nottingham.

He was taken to QMC with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

A 24-year-old and a 25-year-old are currently in police custody.

GP visits less costly for NHS

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The warning has come from Clinical Commissioning Groups covering the districts of Mansfield and Ashfield, and Newark and Sherwood

They say people going to the accident and emergency department at Kingsmill when it isn't urgent, is costing too much money. 

Kings Mill sign

A visit to A&E costs the NHS about £120, while it's around £46 pounds to see your GP. 

Both CCGs have to save £18.5m from their budgets this year - more than double the amount they had to save last year.

Fawaz: 'No definite deal on sale has been done'

BBC Nottingham Sport

Forest chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi has been talking about the potential sale of the club:

"I would like to clarify that it is true that I have been discussing potential investment with different parties, but at this moment in time I cannot confirm any definite deal has been done. I have always said I will do what is best for Nottingham Forest and if I decide to make a deal with an investor it will be in the best interests of the club’s future."

Fawaz Al HasawiOwner and chairman, Nottingham Forest

Travel: A38 problems

BBC Travel

There's slow traffic on the A38 in Sutton at the Sutton Road junction because of roadworks.

Just a little further down, into South Normanton, one lane has been closed because of a broken down vehicle.

Cricket: Notts to face Nortants in T20 final

BBC Nottingham Sport

Nottinghamshire know one of the team's that'll be competing with them on T20 Blast finals day. 

Northants beat Middlesex by seven wickets last night. 

Council congrats to Downie sisters

Row over Labour Facebook page

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

Ashfield MP Gloria de Piero says a Facebook page run by mainly Corbyn-backing party members shouldn't be called "Ashfield Labour".

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Notts TV mascot lamb Panda Face 'killed by dog'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Poor Panda Face...

The little lamb was killed at White Post Farm last night, thought to be by a dog.

Panda Face
Notts TV

He was Notts TV's mascot and was named by viewers.

Staff from the farm, near Farnsfield, told Notts TV Panda Face was found dead this morning and another lamb is fighting for its life after the attack.

Weather: Cloud increasing

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

An occasional shower is possible this afternoon with a few brighter intervals remaining before the cloud increases from the northwest.

Maximum temperature: 18C (64F).


Travel: Broken down lorry in Newark

BBC Travel

There are delays on Bar Gate in both directions between Beast Market Hill and Mill Gate because of a broken down lorry and recovery work. Congestion back to Water Lane.

Fawaz sorry over reduced capacity

BBC Nottingham Sport

Forest chairman and owner Fawaz Al Hasawi has been talking about the problems the club's been having with stadium capacity:

"I would like to apologise to those who could not get a ticket for our opening fixture against Burton due to the situation with our reduced capacity," he said. 


"We had a very positive meeting with Nottinghamshire County Council earlier in the week and we are confident the matter will be resolved soon."

Capacity was reduced by 20% for their first game against Burton Albion last weekend because of the county council's safety concerns.

Dentist investigation 'very humiliating'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

At the General Dental Council hearing yesterday, Mr D'Mello of Gedling, insisted he cared for many of his patients "as friends".

He described the investigation as "callous and very humiliating".

Desmond D'Mello

The 56 accusations include reusing dirty gloves on different patients and failing to decontaminate dental instruments.  

D'Mello 'told witness to clean less'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The witness told the hearing by video link: "Mr D'Mello's surgery was filthy and needed a clean. It was grubby and I could tell it had not been cleaned for a long time." 

Mr D'Mello also allegedly rebuked the witness for taking too long to clean his surgery in between seeing patients. 

Daybrook Dental Centre

"When I started, I recall that standards were very low, the practice appeared to be behind the times in relation to hygiene and cross-infection control," she said. 

"I quickly got the impression that Mr D'Mello didn't want me to be in his surgery. My cleaning seemed to slow Mr D'Mello down, he made some comments that I was cleaning all the time."

D'Mello dental surgery 'filthy'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A conduct hearing into the suspended Nottinghamshire dentist Desmond D'Mello has been told that the former Daybrook Dental Centre was "filthy". 

Mr D'Mello is accused of 56 charges of malpractice, focusing on alleged hygiene failures. 

Desomnd D'Mello

The witness, who cannot be identified, spoke of her "relief" when she heard of his suspension and suggested that Mr D'Mello had cut corners on hygiene standards so he could see more patients. 

The proceedings are continuing in his absence.

Pair wed at Castle to avoid EDL demo

Nottingham Post

A couple who feared their wedding would be disrupted by Saturday's EDL march ended up with quite the upgrade - and tied the knot at Nottingham Castle.

Clumber nearly 'loved to death'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

General manager, Beth Dawson, says Clumber's become a victim of its own success, with over 650,000 visitors a year.

"The impact of people arriving by vehicle does cause a lot of damage to the conservation interest of the park," she said.

Peter Brown

"Really we're getting increasingly concerned that we're not keeping on top of that damage.

"We talk about it being loved to death almost."

New prices at Clumber Park

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Here's a breakdown of the new standard fees, coming in this autumn:

  • Adult, £5
  • Child 5-7 years, £2.50
  • Family, £12.50 
  • Group Adult (15+) £4.00
  • Group Child (15+) £2.00

But if you're a National Trust member it'll still be free.

The price per person will include entry to the Walled Kitchen Garden which previously would have been charged separately.

Clumber Park price hike due

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

It's the ideal time of year to take the kids off to one of Nottinghamshire's beautiful parks for the day.

But at one of the county's best loved parks, that could soon cost you a lot more than you bargained for.

The BBC's Caroline Lowbridge took this lovely picture of the walled garden at Clumber Park last week - she paid £7 to park.

Clumber Park

But it could soon cost you £12.50 for a family to visit after the National Trust introduces a new charging structure in November.

It means you'll have to pay per person rather than per car.

Beeston hockey players take GB to victory

BBC Nottingham Sport

Elsewhere at the Olympics, Beeston players Adam Dixon, Mark Gleghorne (pictured left) and Harry Martin were among the goal scorers as GB beat hosts Brazil 9-1 in the hockey.

Bruno Bitencourt controls the ball as Britain's Mark Gleghorne
Getty Images

Downies: 'Nobody should be disappointed'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

This is what the Downies themselves had to say about their performance:

Becky: "This is one of the strongest teams we have ever put out, we could not have done more and nobody should be disappointed."


Ellie: "We put everything we could into this competition. 

"We went out there and enjoyed it, but we did not get the scores we wanted on some of the apparatus. We wanted that team medal but we did all we can so we're really proud."

Downie supporters proud

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Some of the Downies' old club mates watched them perform last night.


The women's team may have missed out on a medal but those watching back here in Nottingham were still very proud.

League Cup misery for Magpies and Stags

BBC Nottingham Sport

Notts County and Mansfield are out of the League Cup. 

Notts lost 2-0 in extra time to Scunthorpe.

Mansfield went down 3-1 to Championship side Blackburn Rovers.

QMC warning over A&E

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

And if that wasn't enough disruption for you, there's a similar warning not to use the QMC's A&E service unless absolutely necessary this weekend.

It's while Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust installs a new IT system.


Head of service Amber Bristow said: "While every effort has been made to keep disruption to a minimum, patients who attend our emergency department this weekend may experience longer waits than usual."  

Grantham A&E may close overnight

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

And just over the border into Lincolnshire, Grantham's A&E department could close at night, it's been announced, because of what bosses are calling a staffing crisis. 

The hospital's decided on the potential measure for three months as it's struggling to recruit enough qualified doctors and nurses.

Grantham hospital

I guess the message is if you live in certain parts of Notts, think twice before heading for the emergency department.

'Stay away from A&E unless absolutely necessary'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Don't go to A&E at Kingsmill Hospital, is the advice NHS bosses are dispensing today.

Avoidable visits to the emergency department of the hospital, between Mansfield and Sutton, are costing the NHS too much money, they've said.


Injury time goal sees Forest through

BBC Nottingham Sport

Nottingham Forest are into the second round of the League Cup. 

Goals from David Vaughan and a stoppage time winner from Jamie Ward (pictured) saw them see off League One Doncaster 2-1.

Jamie Ward

Downies 'have made history'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The Downies' former coach has said they're an inspiration.

"It wasn't long ago that we were just lucky to get into the Olympics with the team," said Claire Starkey 

Claire Starkey

"To make fifth - that's made history, they're of course an inspiration.

"Hopefully the next generation can get even further."

Tense moment on beam for younger Downie sister

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

More now on Becky and Ellie Downie, the Nottingham gymnasts who reached a respectable fifth place in Rio last night.

There was a tense moment as younger sister Ellie fell from the beam early on. 

Ellie Downie falls

But she bounced back with a terrific score on the vault.  

Weather for the East Midlands

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

Here's how it's looking today...

Weather for the East Midlands on Wednesday 10 August 2016

Travel: Minor delays around city

BBC Travel

It's fairly quiet out on Nottinghamshire's roads this morning with just a few minor issues:

  • Along the A610 between the M1 and Nottingham
  • On the A6514 in Bulwell
  • A52 in West Bridgford