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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 5 October 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

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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 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

Weather: Staying dry tonight

Kay Crewdson

BBC weather presenter

It's good weather for Goose Fair....and I'll be heading there tonight!

It will stay dry through the evening and overnight. Remaining breezy with lows of 9C (48F).

weather
BBC

Parish hope deferring will go in their favour

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

iGas will have to wait until next month now to find out if they will be allowed to drill two exploratory wells in Nottinghamshire. 

Councillor John Wilkinson announced the adjournment in order for them to seek legal advice on the late representation.

Misson parish councillor, Jane Watson, said they were willing to wait as it was "obviously a significant piece of new information which requires due to be given to it."

Send us your pics of Goose fair

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

If you're heading to Goose Fair tonight send us your photos.

Here's one I took when I was there last year.

Goose Fair
BBC

Teenager missing for more than a week

Police have appealed for help to find 16-year-old Clay Swift from Basford.

He was last seen on 25 September.

Clay Swift
Nottinghamshire Police

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • A decision on plans for an exploratory well at a site near Misson, north Nottinghamshire has been deferred until next month
  • Nottingham's annual Goose Fair opens tonight and runs until Sunday
  • Nottingham-based slalom canoeist Etienne Stott has retired from the sport at the age of 37

Watch: Moment adjournment is announced

The sound isn't great but here's the moment everyone in the meeting room was told the decision was being deferred.

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No decision at Misson

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

As a result of the late submission from Friends of the Earth the decision on the Misson application has been adjourned.

The chair of the committee, Councillor John Wilkinson, has just announced he has decided to defer it until they next meet on 15 November.

Travel: Accident closes Sutton road

BBC Travel

Mansfield Road in Sutton-in-Ashfield is closed because of a multi-vehicle accident. It's shut at the junction with Stoneyford Road.

Meeting adjourns after late submission

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

The meeting has just heard from local councillor, Liz Yates, who says "Today's decision will be unprecedented for our country."

We were expecting a decision imminently but a late legal submission from Friends of the Earth means there's an adjournment.

Inquiry finds 530 council abuse cases

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Nottinghamshire Police has not commented directly on the figures as the information is part of an ongoing inquiry.  

But the letter sent to people who have reported abuse emphasised the progress they had already made, with former social worker Logins jailed for 20 years.

Andris Logins
Nottinghamshire Police

Hundreds of abuse cases reported

Jeremy Ball

Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

The latest figures show that 636 historical abuse offences have now been reported to Nottinghamshire Police.

The vast majority - 530 - were reported to have happened at council locations and 485 allegations were against council staff. 

One of those was Andris Logins, a former social worker at Beechwood children's home, who was jailed in March for a string of sex attacks on children he was supposed to be caring for.

Have you seen Laurence?

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Police say they're concerned for the safety of 32-year-old Laurence Sunney who was last seen leaving a house in Bassetlaw on Sunday.

There have been sightings of him since around Nottingham but officers have urged anyone who knows where he is to get in touch.

Laurence Sunny
Nottinghamshire Police

Shale gas is 'clean' say energy bosses

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

We're back in the meeting room.

Ken Cronin from UKOOG (UK Onshore Oil and Gas) tells councillors we are increasingly dependent on imports and "shale gas is a clean, long-term energy source".

John Blaymires from iGas also adds: "Nottinghamshire has a history steeped in oil and gas production. Its future is as important."

Weather: Staying dry and bright for the week ahead

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC Weather

A ridge of high pressure continues to be in charge of our weather in the East Midlands this week.

Expect broadly settled conditions with variable amounts of cloud, bright spells and mostly dry weather.

weather
BBC

UKIP leader's resignation 'a blip', local party claims

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here is a little bit more from UKIP's East Midlands chairman Alan Graves about Diane James' resignation. 

"Obviously this is a blip we've had in our history and we'll go through this blip and appear victorious from the other side," Mr Graves said. 

"We'll choose a new leader at the appropriate time." 

Abuse inquiry has received 500 allegations

Jeremy Ball

Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

It's been revealed a Nottinghamshire Police inquiry into historical child abuse has received about 500 allegations against former council staff.  

Detectives from Operation Equinox are investigating abuse in children's homes, across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, over several decades and these latest details have come from a letter police sent to people who've come forward to say they were abused as children.

Beechwood home
BBC

Police have combined two separate inquiries into sexual, physical and emotional abuse - Operation Xeres, that's been looking at children's homes in the county and Operation Daybreak that's focused on the old Beechwood children's home and locations in the city. 

Ice Bar heads to Nottingham

Nottingham Post

There's going be a new feature at Nottingham's Winter Wonderland in Market Square this year - there's going to be an Ice Bar.

The bar, which will be made of ice, will be -10C with ice sculptures inside and drinks service in ice cups.

Police encourage people to prepare for Goose Fair

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

If you're thinking of heading to Goose Fair over the next few days, Nottinghamshire Police have put together a bit of guidance on how to plan your visit.

Officers are warning people to keep their valuables safe as well as arranging a meeting spot to meet their children and friends if they become separated or get lost.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Decision not expected til much later

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

There will be further presentations from various groups this afternoon with a decision expected at about 17:00.

Recap of this morning's meeting

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

The meeting has now taken a break for lunch.

Anti-fracking campaigners say an application for an exploratory drill in the village of Misson will set a "dangerous precedent" if approved by county councillors.

Fracking
Getty Images

Just to recap the planning officer has told councillors iGas's application should be approved and said on balance, the proposed development was acceptable. 

Misson Parish Council then went through a list of "significant harmful impacts" they said exploratory drilling could have on the local area. 

Heritage railway plans to reconnect cities

Six designs have been put forward for a new £18m heritage railway museum which will sit alongside the Leicester North Station of the GCR, which spans Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire.

The plan is part of a wider project to reconnect two stretches of line between Leicester and Nottingham to create an unbroken 18 mile (23km) heritage route.  

Great Central Railway
Great Central Railway

Plans will have 'grave consequences' say campaigners

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

Brian Davey from campaign group, Frack Free Notts says to councillors: "You'll have to explain to your grandchildren why you approved something with grave consequences."  

Homes devalued by fracking

The Mansfield Chad reporter, who is also at the County Hall meeting, says councillors have been told fracking can devalue homes in the area by £500,000.

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Only 14 people supported planning application

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Helen Mitcham, from Frack Free Nottingham, is one of the protesters at the meeting who's been lobbying county councillors this morning.

She said: "You don't do exploratory drilling for no reason. This is a business and they only do things for business purposes.

"There were over 2,600 objections to this planning application and only 14 were in support."

Array of vintage goods on sale

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

In the police's goodie bag are also a silver plated coffee pot, a glass wine or water carafe and vintage placemats.

Anyone want to buy the police's silver?

Kevin Stanley

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Nottinghamshire Police are selling off the family silver. 

They've set up an ebay account featuring unwanted items owned by the force. 

A silver-plated candelabra and silver mustard pot are among the goods up for grabs, along with four stainless steel shot glasses.

police
Ebay

Basford train barriers stuck

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

We're hearing reports the David Lane train barriers in Basford are stuck in the down position and the traffic lights are out of order too.

This is causing a lot of traffic in the area.

Villagers 'don't want or need' fracking

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

One of the protesters told BBC Nottingham's political reporter Peter Saull earlier if the council approved today's application, it would be the start of fracking across the county.

She said although it was only exploratory drilling that was being proposed at the moment, if the committee give iGas the go ahead, "that's them giving iGas the green light to start fracking in our county".

fracking
BBC

She said the plans would see large lorries travelling through the small village which is already home to quarrying and the Robin Hood Airport flight path.    

Plans will harm village says resident

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

Jayne Watson from Misson Parish Council calls for a refusal of the plans citing "significant harmful impacts on the local area".

Goose Fair is ready

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Anyone else excited about Goose Fair opening today?

Looking pretty quiet at the moment but the rides are all up.

Goose Fair
BBC

UKIP leader's situation 'unpleasant,' local party says

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Alan Graves, chairman of UKIP in the East Midlands, has been commenting on Diane James' decision to resign the party leadership. 

Ukip logo
Reuters

"I know she (Diane James) was spat at recently, which I think is a very unpleasant thing to happen," he said. 

"Those groups that do those sort of things are despicable in my mind." 

Council says drilling plans are 'acceptable'

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

The county council planning officer Jonathan Smith has just finished speaking.

The council recommends approval and the officer says: "On balance, the proposals are acceptable."

County Hall
BBC

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • A meeting has started at Nottinghamshire County Council to discuss an application for shale gas digging at Misson
  • The 720th Goose Fair opens in Nottingham later tonight
  • Nottingham Panthers have re-signed Czech international Petr Kalus 

Czech forward returns to Nottingham

Colin Fray

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

Nottingham Panthers have re-signed forward Petr Kalus, who last played for the club in the 2013-14 season. 

Kalus scored the winning penalty shot in the Challenge Cup final victory over Belfast that season.

Petr Kalus
Nottingham Panthers

His arrival comes at the time when the club say forward Stephen Schultz will be out for at least a month after injuring his ankle in Saturday's victory over Manchester Storm.

Where is the cock-on-a-stick man?

Heather Burman

Journalist, BBC News Online

I've been on the hunt for the cock-on-a-stick stall at Goose Fair. 

While there's lots of other food stalls already set up and rides ready for the crowds tonight - the man who sells the infamous lollipops is not here yet.

cock-on -a stick
BBC

Canoeist hanging up paddles

BBC Sport

Here's more on Etienne Stott's retirement from slalom canoe.

Stott trained at Holme Pierrrepont in Nottingham at the time he won gold in London with Tim Baillie - but the 37-year-old missed out on a place in Team GB for Rio.

Planning meeting to get under way

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

About to get under way here at County Hall. 

Could be a long day...

Notts County Council
BBC

Your photos: Goosey at night

We've seen a photo of Goosey from this morning watching over the traffic on Mansfield Road.

Here's a shot of it at night which has been sent to us by Stuart Renshaw.

Goosey roundabout
Stuart Renshaw