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  1. Updates for Tuesday 18 October 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: Dry night but staying blustery

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter

Showery rain is returning this evening but should clear away later.

It will be dry with clear spells for the rest of the night but the winds will stay fairly gusty. 


Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • The city council has approved £6m funding for development of the Boots Enterprise Zone
  • the number of patients in the East Midlands waiting more than an hour to be tranferred from an ambulance to A&E has tripled in the last three years
  • Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray has banned his players from using mobile phones around the club

Resident 'living in goldfish bowl'

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Christine Hindley who has lived in Maple Drive for more than 38 years told councillors she had been "living in a goldfish bowl" for the past 18 months.

She said the camera was "constantly in her eye line"  and told councillors she tried to get hold of images from the schools but was asked for a £10 fee.

After the meeting, headteacher Louise Rose said: "We believe the use of CCTV at this location is proportionate and reasonable" and they are keen to ensure the cameras aren't imposing.

Travel: Slow traffic on ring road

Residents angry about school CCTV cameras

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

A resident stormed out of a council chamber after two schools were granted permission to keep a three-metre pole-mounted CCTV camera.

It is believed the camera – installed on the driveway shared by Prospect Hill Infant and Nursery School and Prospect Hill Junior School, in Maple Drive, Worksop – has been in place for a year.

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But its presence has angered a number of residents, who have complained the camera records private property and has intruded on their lives.

Boots development 'important for regeneration' says councillor

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The investment that's been announced at the Boots Enterprise Zone will see a new footbridge being built to connect the main Boots site and surrounding businesses with the tram line on University Boulevard. 

Councillor Jane Urquhart told BBC Radio Nottingham the development was really important for the city, and to encourage "economic regeneration".

Councillors discuss CCTV and recycling lorries

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Other things to be discussed by Nottinghamshire County Council today...

Councillors have backed recommendations to maintain a pole-mounted CCTV camera at two schools in Worksop - despite residents' concerns.  

And a decision to allow recycling lorries to leave a plant in Bunny at 06:00 has been delayed. 

Ex-teacher charged with sex offences

Retford Times

A former teacher at Retford Oaks Academy has been charged with seven child sex offences - which include sexual activity with a child aged under 16, inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and possession of indecent images of a child.

Hospital blames problems throughout NHS system for ambulance delays

Rob Sissons

East Midlands Today Reporter

It is the responsibility of the hospitals to manage the waiting times for patients being transferred from ambulances to A&E but they don't seem keen to talk about it.

And hospitals in Nottingham refused our request for an interview.


Bosses stressed the flow of patients through the entire NHS and social care system adds to these ambulance delays.

 NHS England says it is working to improve the situation.

Travel: Accident on Canal Street

BBC Travel

Canal Street in Nottingham is blocked and there is slow traffic on Trent Street because of an accident. 

Boy, 11, hit by car

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

An 11-year-old boy is in hospital after he was hit by a car in Top Valley yesterday afternoon.

The collision happened on Hucknall Road, at the junction with Top Valley Way, at about 15:25.

Police said he was in a serious but stable condition and have asked anyone who saw what happened to come forward.

Is Murray the new Pep?

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

It seems the Stags manager, Adam Murray, is taking a leaf out of Pep Guardiola's books who requested for Wi-Fi and 3G to be switched off in parts of Manchester City's training ground.

The Spaniard also insisted players had breakfast and lunch together and banned them from using mobile phones during those times.

Pep Guardiola
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Funding for Boots site approved

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

Nottingham City Council has approved a £6m investment in the Boots Enterprise Zone, which includes a footbridge connecting the site in Beeston to the tram.

Manager hopes mobile ban will help communication

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Murray told BBC Radio Nottingham he didn't like the amount of time people spent on their phones around the football club.

He said: "They don't talk and then they expect to go into an environment where you have to talk and it will just happen.

"I think all of us, we're all guilty. We get lost in this technology world now and we forget the actual core values of human beings."

Mansfield manager Murray bans mobiles

BBC Sport

Mansfield boss Adam Murray wants his players to talk more, so puts a total ban on mobile phones at the League Two club.

He says by putting phones down and improving communication between players off the pitch, it will help the players gel on while on the pitch too.

Adam Murray
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Canal path still shut this afternoon

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A section of the canal towpath just off London Road is still closed this afternoon.

Police say they are investigating the death of a man who was found unconscious there last night. 


Man goes missing after leaving hospital

Police say they are concerned about the safety of 38-year-old Paul Mincher who has not been seen since leaving Highbury Hospital in Bulwell at about 13:00 yesterday.

Paul Mincher
Nottinghamshire Police

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • Police investigating a man's death by the canal off London Road, Nottingham say they are not treating it as suspicious
  • Figures show the number of patients waiting more than an hour in an ambulance run by the East Midlands Ambulance Service before being taken into A&E has tripled in three years
  • Notts County and Mansfield Town have found out who their opponents are in the first round of the FA Cup next month 

Teams find out opponents for FA Cup first round

Charlie Slater

BBC Radio Nottingham sports reporter

The draw took place last night for the first round of the FA Cup. 

Notts County have been drawn away to National League side Boreham Wood, while Mansfield Town will host Plymouth Argyle.

The ties will be played at the beginning of November.

Missing teenager found

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

We told you yesterday about missing 13-year-old Thomas Welch.

Police say he has now been found "safe and well".

Patel: Franchise T20 team 'should include whole region'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Players from Leicestershire and Derbyshire should be part of any new franchise T20 team to be based at Trent Bridge, according to Notts and England all-rounder Samit Patel.  

Samit Patel
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He said: "There's a lot of talent in Nottinghamshire's neighbours Leicester and Derby, so they can't be ignored."

What is the football hall of fame?

Next month Notts County and Nottingham Forest will be inducted into the National Football Museum Hall of Fame.

The team from the Nottingham City of Football project have been down to the museum to find out exactly what it means to be named in the Hall of Fame. 

What is the National Football Museum's Hall of Fame?

Man's death not 'not suspicious' say police

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Police say they are not treating the man's death as suspicious and a cordon is still in place by the canal towpath just off London Road, Nottingham.

Police investigate man's death by canal

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

I have now been told police have closed the canal towpath over investigations into a man's death last night.

A spokesman said officers were called to the junction with Meadow Lane and Iremonger Road just before 21:50 last night to reports that a man had collapsed. 

He said an ambulance was called but the man, who has not yet been formally identified, was later pronounced dead. 

Ashworth: Government 'has failed to grasp' A&E problems

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Shadow health secretary and Leicester South MP, Jon Ashworth, said the A&E figures illustrated the "scale of the crisis" facing the NHS.  

Jon Ashworth
Labour Party

"The figures speak for themselves," he said.

"It is clear that this government has failed to grasp what is happening in our overstretched hospitals."

Forest striker could be back on bench

Charlie Slater

BBC Radio Nottingham sports reporter

Nottingham Forest could have striker Britt Assombalonga on the bench tonight at Blackburn Rovers. 

The striker has been struggling with injury for more than a month now but is available again.

Although frontman Nicholas Bendtner is not available, having injured his ankle ligaments on Friday and is out for three to six weeks.

Britt Assombalonga

Hospitals and ambulances must 'work closely' to address issues

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

East Midlands Ambulance Service says the responsibility ultimately lies with hospital trusts.

Meanwhile, the Department of Health said it expected hospitals and ambulance trusts to "work closely" together to address the issue.  

Patients 'face country's worst A&E transfer times'

East Midlands Today

The number of patients waiting for more than an hour in the back of an ambulance before being transferred to an East Midlands A&E department, has tripled in the last three years. 


Figures uncovered by the Labour Party show more than 6,000 patients in 2013/2014 waited in "ambulance queues" outside our region's hospitals. 

Last year that figure rose to almost 19,000 - the highest in the country.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • Children as young as seven have been found to be 'sexting' according to research from Nottinghamshire County Council
  • Motorists have been advised to avoid the Woodborough Road and the Mapperley area because of long delays caused by gas works
  • Forest could have striker Britt Assombalonga back on the bench tonight after more than a month out injured

Canal towpath closed by police

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A canal towpath just off London Road in Nottingham has been closed by police this morning.

I'm just waiting for a statement from police with details.


Teachers to start training today

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Research by the council last year found many pupils were blackmailed or pressured into sexting.   

So from today, 50 teachers will start their training on how best to deal with sexting in schools, and when to involve police and social care.

Travel: Traffic team to help with Mapperley delays

A special team is being sent out to help deal with the heavy congestion in Mapperley this morning. 

People have been told to avoid the area.

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Weather: Rain will clear away by this afternoon

Kay Crewdson

BBC weather presenter

Rain continues this morning but it will brighten up, leaving many areas dry and bright with sunny spells this afternoon.

It will be fairly blustery which will make it feel a lot colder with highs of 11C (52F).  

Weather for the East Midlands

Children as young as seven are 'sexting'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The council's anti-bullying co-ordinator, Lorna Naylor, says children as young as seven have been found sending explicit images or messages via texting or social media.

She said in primary school it was usually as a bet or dare from friends to do it, or as an "imitation of older children", and hearing about it from teenagers.

She added: "The trend is it's become very normal behaviour. Teenagers see it as normalised behaviour."

Travel: Gas works causing problems on roads

Teachers trained on 'sexting'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

We told you briefly yesterday about how teachers in Nottinghamshire are the first in England to get training on how to deal with "sexting".

It's a word used to described the exchange of sexually explicit images and messages over text or social media.

And the council says it is becoming a major issue in secondary schools - and even in some primary schools.


Travel: Accident causes delays in Calverton

BBC Travel

There's slow traffic on the A614 Ollerton Road in Calverton at the junction with the A60 Mansfield Road because of an accident.

Join us for today's updates

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Good morning.

It's considerably darker this morning - winter is on it's way...

I'll be bringing you the latest weather report shortly and details of a new hospital-based bra shop for women with breast cancer.