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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 16 September 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

Live Reporting

By Sandish Shoker

All times stated are UK

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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.

Weather: Patchy rain tonight

Kay Crewdson

BBC weather presenter

Cloud rolling back in from the east through the evening and overnight with some patchy outbreaks of rain. Less humid than of late with lows around 13C (55F).

weather
BBC

There was even a greeting party for the cows

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Gedling Country park cows
Gedling Borough Council

It's moooving day!

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

There's some new residents at Gedling Country Park.

About 10 cows from a Calverton farm have been brought in for grazing in a fenced off area of grassland which the borough council said would "maintain the grasslands in a sustainable way".

Cows
Gedling Borough Council

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Man with links to Nottingham wanted over armed robbery

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Police have released the details of a man they want to speak to following an armed robbery at a supermarket in Derbyshire last month.

They're keen to contact Luke Monk over the knifepoint robbery at the Co-op in Draycott Road, Sawley, on 23 August.

The 28-year-old has links to Hyson Green, Beeston and Long Eaton.  

Luke Monk
Derbyshire Police

Warning notice lifted from hospital trust

BBC Radio Nottingham

Healthcare inspectors have lifted the last of three warning notices applied to Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust last year. 

King's Mill Hospital
BBC

The trust is still in 'special measures' until the results of the unannounced full inspection in July are published later this year. 

But, the regulators, the Care Quality Commission, concluded that sufficient improvements in management procedures had been made at the three sites at King's Mill, Newark and Mansfield Community Hospitals to lift warning notices.  

Punters not so keen to donate to pub

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

As BBC Radio Nottingham's Steve Beech found, most people are not too willing to donate money to a pub.

Although he he did find one person who was happy to hand over a bit of loose change and said: "I'll give some coins but it is up to the pub to keep it going."

Landlord says 'pub is part of people's history'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Jason Weston from the Olde Salutation Inn said he thought it was not a big thing to ask people who use the pub to fund the work he hopes to do.

"A pub is more than just somewhere to go to drink," he said. 

"A pub is a person's history. They meet friends there or have their wedding receptions there and we want to give people a chance to support a pub they love so it can still do this in 100 to 200 years."

Police find body in search for missing man

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Some sad news now.

Police say they have found a body during their search for missing man Nathan Priest.

Mr Priest has not been seen since last Friday. His family have been informed of the discovery although the force said formal identification was still to take place.

Nathan Priest
Nottinghamshire Police

City's 'oldest pub' needs funds for refurb

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

It claims to be the oldest pub in Nottingham... maybe even in England.

But the Olde Salutation Inn is now in need of a little TLC and the landlord is asking punters to help fund the refurbishment.

Salutation
BBC

As much as you might love your favourite pub, would you give them cash to improve it?

Landlord wants to take pub 'back to former glory'

Steve Beech

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Jason Weston is the Sally's current landlord, and it's a pub he's frequented since he was a teenager.

But Jason's now on a quest to bring the pub back to its former glory.

Jason Weston
BBC

While there are historical features other pub owners would die for, there remains a somewhat shabby feel inside.

Silver for Newark paralympian

BBC Nottingham Sport

After two golds, it's a silver for Sophie Wells in the freestyle dressage at the Paralympics in Rio.

The 26-year-old from Newark, was 0.15 points off a gold.

Sophie Wells
Getty Images

Family appeal for help

Sarah Teale

Reporter, East Midlands Today

I've been to speak to the family of Nathan Priest from Church Warsop, near Mansfield his afternoon.

They have appealed for help in finding the dad-of-two who has been missing since last Friday.

Priest family
BBC

Have you seen Nathan?

Police have renewed an appeal to find 28-year-old Nathan Priest who was last seen in Warsop last Friday.

Officers say they are concerned for his safety and have asked anyone with information of his whereabouts to get in touch.  

Nathan Priest
Nottinghamshire Police

Tagged hedgehog 'looked like bad joke'

Here's more on that story we've been running today on the tagged hedgehog

Other animal welfare organisations have now criticised the treatment of the hedgehogs in a research study.

Russet the hedgehog
Lynda Britchford

Residents who had found Russet described him looking like "a bad joke".  

He has a mild obsession with cheese

Family's shock at texting driver

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Mr Martin said his brother Lee was cycling in a time trial in Hampshire, where his family live, when a van ploughed into him and killed him.

He said when the case came to court they heard evidence that the driver had been texting and that made the grief harder.

"I can't put it in words," he said. "To find out it was someone just texting about taking his dog for a walk was a shock."

Brother urges people to stop using phones at wheel

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Lee Martin, who lived in Basingstoke, died after he was hit by a van driver who was texting behind the wheel.

In light of recent figures from the RAC about mobile phone usage at the wheel, his brother from Mapperley, Nottingham - Darrell Martin - has told BBC Radio Nottingham he hoped people would hear his family's story and change their ways.  

Lee Martin
Martin family

Last week, the van driver, Christopher Gard, was jailed for nine years and had at least six previous convictions of using his phone while driving.  

Family 'devastated' over texting driver death

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

I've briefly mentioned today about a Nottingham man whose brother was killed by a texting van driver.

Darrell Martin has spoken to BBC Radio Nottingham of the devastation caused to their family after research from the RAC yesterday showed a third of drivers admit using their phones behind the wheel.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • Concerns have been raised about the safety of hedgehogs being tracked as part of a project in Southwell
  • Police have renewed an appeal to find a missing man from Warsop who has been missing for a week
  • Forest head coach Philippe Montanier says Lansbury is keen to stay and close to signing a new conatrct

Lansbury close to new deal

BBC Nottingham Sport

We're at the Nottingham Forest press conference.

Montanier reveals Henri Lansbury is close to agreeing a new contract and says "he wants to stay".

henri Lansbury
Empics

He also says Chris Cohen is fit for tomorrow's game against Norwich City but Britt Assombalonga will miss out again.

Sign has been wrong for years

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

On our Facebook page Alan Taylor says he told Tesco the sign was wrong five years ago.

"Not holding my breath..." he said.

Incorrect spelling of supermarket sign

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Uh-oh Tesco! 

An eagle-eyed shopper spotted this spelling mistake at the Hucknall Road store yesterday. 

Hucknall Road Tesco
BBC

When highlighted to Tesco they said they "had escalated this" and would ensure the sign was replaced and "updated ASAP!"

Your views: 'What is the need for all those wires?'

Facebook

Some of you have been giving your views on the hedgehog story on our Facebook page.

Caroline Hayes, wrote: "In previous studies, hedgehogs used to be marked with different coloured paints in order for them to be recognised....So what on earth is the need for all those wires, can someone please explain???  

Suzanna Barnes, said: "To those of you that say the trackers and antenna are small yes they are to us but not in comparison of size of a hedgehog! I think you should be fitted with the same device in proportion of your size and see how you feel after carrying it around 24/7." 

Safety warning from fire service in heavy rain

Henshaw 'kind of happy' with a bronze

David Jackson

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

There was another medal for Team GB last night as Mansfield swimmer Charlotte Henshaw claimed bronze in the SB6 100m breaststroke.

It adds to the silver she won in London but she felt she could have gone faster.

Charlotte Henshaw
Getty Images

She said: "I've been to a Paralympics and come away without a medal and that is an awful feeling. I'm not happy with the time and would have liked a better time but I'm kind of happy with bronze".

'People need to grow up,' says hedgehog society

Caroline Lowbridge

BBC News Online

Spokesman for the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, Hugh Warwick said on BBC Radio Nottingham this morning researchers would not use sick hedgehogs and trackers used were within the size set up as part of strict guidelines.

He said they and researchers had received abuse on social media and added: "The social media world has gone into a bit of frenzy about people killing hedgehogs.

"I mean people need to grow up a little bit here. It's really silly, silly, silly behaviour. Serious research is being done."

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • Concerns have been raised by residents about the use of tracking devices on hedgehogs in Southwell 
  • The brother of a man killed by a texting van driver says it has 'devastated' the family
  • Lowdham sprinter Richard Whitehead says he might not retire from competing in another Paralympics games after he picked up a silver in the T42 100m 

Society uses strict guidelines for tracking

Caroline Lowbridge

BBC News Online

Hugh Warwick from the British Hedgehog Prevention Society which part funded the project into the declining hedgehog population said it is "possible this hedgehog lost an awful lot of body weight in the time after it had been tagged."

He said they never used sick animals and all were tagged according to very strict guidelines.

Tracking device
Lynda Britchford

He said: "We would not be doing this if we thought we were injuring the hedgehogs.

"If we don't do this work we are not going to be able to piece together the true problems and find the solutions."

Man arrested for threatening behaviour

The man was arrested yesterday morning at Nottingham Railway Station for threatening a train guard between Boston and Grantham in Lincolnshire. 

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Whitehead might not retire after all

David Jackson

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

Richard Whitehead has suggested that he might not retire after winning a silver medal in the T42 100m at the Paralympics in Rio.

The 40-year-old had previously suggested this could be his last games but said: "There's no way someone without legs should win that race but I think I can win it and maybe this is going to drive me on for the future".

Richard Whitehead
Getty Images

RSPCA 'has some concerns' about device

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The hedgehog photos have been sent to the RSPCA who said they "do have some concerns".

They said they had used tagging before but it was important for studies to ensure there was no harm to the animal.

A statement from them added: "We must make it clear the RSPCA is not opposed to the principle of tagging wild animals for research purposes, provided the study is for the purpose of improving animal welfare and the tag does not affect the animal." 

Soubry: Grammar schools 'not a silver bullet'

Conservative Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry was asked about grammar schools on last night's Question Time.

Here's what she had to say...

Hedgehog died at rescue centre

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Lynda, from Southwell, said she and husband Rob took the hedgehog to the Oxton Hedgehog Centre where he later died.

She told BBC Radio Nottingham Russet might not have died from the tracking device, but it was so small and weak it shouldn't have been used in the project.

Resident slams tracking on wild animals

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The lady who found Russet said the tracking device was too big for him.

"He was just a little thing," she said. "He couldn't curl up to protect himself."

"They are wild animals. I can't understand tracking animals like that."

tracking device
Lynda Britchford

Weather: Lots of heavy rain today

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

It's a wet start to the day with some heavy thundery showers.

These will merge together to give a more prolonged period of heavy thundery rain which could lead to localised flooding.

Great night for Notts County

David Jackson

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

And Matthew Alexander from Notts County Ladies had an extra reason to smile last night.

His daughter was a mascot for Estonia.

England vs Estonia
Getty Images

He said: "I got asked at the last minute and she really enjoyed it."

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • Concerns are being raised about tracking devices being used to monitor the hedgehog population in Southwell
  • A Nottingham man whose brother was killed by a texting van driver says his family has been devastated by their loss
  • Notts County says they are hoping to host more international games after 7,000 people bought tickets for Meadow Lane last night

Notts hoping to host more international games

David Jackson

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

Meadow Lane attracted around 7,000 people for England women's Euro 2017 qualifier against Estonia last night.

Notts County Ladies chief executive, Matthew Alexander, has told us this morning he is hoping they can host more big football matches.

He said: "I've already spoken to the FA about it. This for me would be a start and to see what we can get."