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  1. Updates for Friday 12 August 2016

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  2. Weekend weather for the East Midlands

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It'll be mostly dry for the first half of tonight with the chance of isolated showers in the early hours.

    It will be cloudy tomorrow with occasional brighter spells and the chance of shattered showers, with highs of 20C (68F). 

  3. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    • Murder investigation launched after two care home deaths
    • Teenager jailed after pedestrian crash
    • Girl, 9, scarred by theme park mirror smash
    • Nottingham Forest take on Brighton later 
  4. Expert: Ripper move 'will save hundreds of thousands'

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Ruth Tully, a consultant forensic psychologist from the University of Nottingham, says the decision to move the Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe out of a psychiatric hospital and into jail will save the taxpayer hundreds of thousands of pounds a year.

    Peter Sutcliffe

    Sutcliffe, who's now 70, has been incarcerated for 32 years for murdering 13 women and attempting to kill seven more between 1976 and 1981.  

  5. Facebook: Mixed reaction to Forest keeper's 'move'


    Nottingham Forest fans have been having their say on Facebook about reports that last season's player of the year - Dorus De Vries - is having a medical ahead of a move to Celtic.

    George Foot wrote: "Let's be realistic: he's out of contract at the end of the season, at which point he will be 36 years old. As good a keeper as he is, we might as well get SOME money for him and bring in a keeper which could fill his shoes."

    But Lisa Fox said: "Adore him. As bad a deal as selling Britt [Assombalonga] would be. Gutted. He's a really nice bloke too."

  6. City roadworks due to begin

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Bad news if you're: a BBC employee, a Notts County fan, a Stevenage fan, a Nottingham Forest fan or a Wigan fan.

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  7. Teenager jailed for pedestrian crash

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    A teenager has been handed a six-year term of detention after a pedestrian was seriously injured in a crash.

    James Smith, 19, of Lincolnshire, admitted causing grievous bodily harm and dangerous driving but had denied attempted murder. A judge directed he be found not guilty of that charge.

    The A631 near Beckingham, Nottinghamshire

    The charges related to a crash involving a 4x4 vehicle on the A631 near Beckingham, Nottinghamshire, on 26 April.

    Smith was also disqualified from driving for two years - that will take effect when he is released.

  8. Appeal after Post Office robbery

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Police are appealing for information after two men raided a Post Office in the Meadows yesterday afternoon.

    The men - both of whom had their faces covered - entered the building in Bridgeway Centre before one jumped over the counter and grabbed cash.

    Detectives believe they may have used push bikes to flee the scene.

  9. Organisers hail food assembly

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Organiser Lisa Gertson (right) told BBC Radio Nottingham she was delighted with how the food assembly went.

    "Maybe some of those people will go away, apply to be a producer for a food assembly or maybe even want to set one up," she said.

    Keith and Lisa - organisers of the food assembly
  10. City hosts food assembly

    Nevine Malek

    Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    Nottingham held their first food assembly in Mapperley last night, which involved local producers handing over cakes, vegetables and dairy products to customers who placed online orders.

    Food Assembly products
    Food Assembly products

    Anyone else suddenly very hungry?  

  11. Deadline for Bassetlaw consultation ends today

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Today is the last chance for residents to have their say on plans for the Bassetlaw District to become a member of the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority.

    Nottinghamshire County Council has set out a series of objections to the proposals.

    Council leader, councillor Alan Rhodes, said: "I have always been a big advocate of moving decision-making and resources away from the Westminster bubble. But for devolution to work, it has to be done in the right way and I believe that Bassetlaw joining the Sheffield City Region deal will be bad for local democracy." 

  12. Girl scarred by theme park mirror smash

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

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    Video caption: Wheelgate Park accident: Girl scarred by theme park mirror smash
  13. Wheelgate Park mirror girl 'bitten by shark'

    Caroline Lowbridge

    BBC News Online

    The angry mother of a nine-year-old girl who was left scarred after walking into a mirror at a tourist attraction has called for the Mirror Maze to be closed.

    Zoe Ward said there was so much blood pouring from her daughter Olivia that it "looked like she had been bitten by a shark".

    Olivia Ward
  14. Care home 'will support police' in murder investigation

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    A spokesman for HC-One, who runs the care home, said: "We are working very closely with the police, and we will do everything we can to support their investigation.

    "Staff, residents and relatives will be kept as updated as possible and full management support is in place while police inquiries are ongoing.  

    "We have brought in additional staff to ensure we can deliver continuity of care to our residents."

  15. BreakingMurder investigation launched after two care home deaths

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Nottinghamshire Police has launched a murder investigation after the deaths of two people at a care home.

    The deaths took place at Springwater Care Home in Calverton, Nottinghamshire, on 2 and 3 August.

    Two women were arrested on 7 August on suspicion of murder. They are employees of the care home, police added.

    A force spokeswoman said the investigation is ongoing.

    Springwater Care Home
  16. Cyclist falls on tram track

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Services between Clifton South and Clifton Centre have been stopped after a cyclist fell on the tram track.

    Nottingham Express Transit - the tram provider - has urged commuters to seek alternative transport.

  17. In-form Forest face Brighton

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    The sport-heavy updates continue, as Nottingham Forest - fresh from successive victories over Burton and Doncaster Rovers - take on Brighton this evening at 19:45 BST.

    Midfielder Chris Cohen told the club website competition for starting places is "extremely high".

    Chris Cohen
  18. Drugs gang jailed

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Ten people have been jailed for drugs and firearms offences in Nottinghamshire and the West Midlands.

    A gun, bullets, drugs, cash and drugs paraphernalia were seized after it was revealed a network of organised crime was operating out of Bulwell and Bestwood.

    A handgun, 32 cannabis plants and three-and-a-half ounces of cocaine were among the items seized.