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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 26 October 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

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By Dave Wade

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Weather: Mild night

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

Largely dry tonight with patchy cloud through much of the night. 

A bit more in the way of low cloud building in the early hours. Minimum temperature overnight of 10C (50F).

weather
BBC

Walesby fire 'days from being put out'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Incredibly, a fire that started in Walesby five weeks ago is still burning.

Notts Fire and Rescue says it's getting "closer and closer" to extinguishing it completely but pockets of fire remain.

walesby fire
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue

They said they'll be on the scene for a few more days.

It started in large sheds in the village on Wednesday 21 September.

Travel: Calverton crash

BBC Travel

An overturned vehicle is partially blocking the A614 in Calverton at the Whinbush Lane junction.

'Reverse Robin Hood' slammed

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Mr Chapman has also raised the matter with the Core Cities Group, SIGOMA and the Local Government Association.

He said the funding row, which he described in a meeting last week as a “reverse Robin Hood”, comes as the city council attempts to find an extra £6m of funding for adult social care. 

“It’s shifting money from north to south, from poor to rich," he said. 

He added: “I don’t know how much longer we can keep going. It’s a national issue that’s being harder felt in the cities because of the politics of it.”

Man bailed over woman's death

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Police have released a 33-year-old man on bail after the death of a woman in West Bridgford.

Officers were called to Alford Court early yesterday morning where the 29-year-old woman was found.

The man was arrested yesterday and has now been bailed pending further enquiries.

Police remain at the scene this evening.

Council to hear latest on Sherwood Forest centre

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Councillors will be updated on plans to build a £5.3m visitor centre in Nottinghamshire’s Sherwood Forest next week. 

Last August, a consortium led by the RSPB was chosen as the preferred bidder to build the centre, the proposed design of which was unveiled for the first time in March.

visitor centre
RSPB

The centre – which will be built at Forest Corner, close to Edwinstowe village – will replace a dilapidated 1970s complex that will be torn down. It is scheduled to open in early 2018. 

Nottinghamshire county councillors will hear the latest developments on the project at a culture committee meeting on Tuesday. 

Prince Harry leaves town

Dominic Johnson

BBC Radio Nottingham reporter

Prince Harry: 'Teach me how to breakdance'

A little earlier, Prince Harry told a youth project about an ambition he's had for a long time...

Missing Melanie has no phone

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Earlier today police released a new picture of her, saying they've yet to receive a "credible sighting".

Det Insp Rebecca Hodgman said: “Melanie hasn’t got her mobile phone with her, which is concerning for someone who is so active on social media, and we don’t think she has taken any provisions with her.”

Melanie Wilson
Nottinghamshire Police

Underwater searches for missing woman

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Police divers are searching water in Sutton Lawn Park, in Sutton-in-Ashfield, in connection with the search for missing Melanie Wilson.

The 22-year-old was last seen in the Mansfield area last Wednesday night.

melanie wilson
Nottinghamshire Police

Get your skates on, Harry

Quentin Rayner

East Midlands Today chief news reporter

Prince Harry's received a pair of size-10 skates from the coaching apprentices here at the National Ice Centre

He says he wants them to sign them for him.

harry
BBC

Prince tours ice arena

Quentin Rayner

East Midlands Today chief news reporter

He's yet to get his skates on...

Prince Harry
BBC
Prince Harry
BBC

Failure to disclose council cash info under investigation

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Mr Chapman, who's the Labour councillor for Aspley, said government figures showed Nottingham has lost £584 per household since 2011,

Meanwhile, Buckinghamshire has lost £8 per household in the last year, and Rutland has gained £44.

graham chapman
BBC

In a bid to understand how the money was allocated, Mr Chapman submitted Freedom of Information requests but the government has refused to supply full details, saying, “the public interest served by disclosure... would be minimal beyond a small number of interested parties”.

Mr Chapman has contacted the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), which has confirmed it's considering a complaint and a spokesman for the National Audit Office, which is responsible for auditing central government departments, confirmed it's looking into Mr Chapman’s case, but they have yet to respond.

Harry practises his passing

Dominic Johnson

BBC Radio Nottingham reporter

Here he was a bit earlier having a go at rugby with the kids in Bolero Square.

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Harry heads into arena

Dominic Johnson

BBC Radio Nottingham reporter

Royal reaches Bolero Square

Dominic Johnson

BBC Radio Nottingham reporter

Harry's arrived at the National Ice Centre.

He's currently chatting to some of the youngsters about their chosen sports.

harry ice centre
BBC

Government favouring Tory authorities, city councillor claims

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

The distribution of millions of pounds of government funding to local councils is being looked into by the National Audit Office, it's been confirmed. 

Earlier this year, the government announced local authorities would be given £300m of “transitional” cash over the next two years to better cope with ongoing cuts.

nottingham city council chamber
BBC

But the distribution of the money has sparked a political row.

Nottingham City Council deputy leader Graham Chapman said Labour-run councils, like Nottingham, Bristol and Birmingham, have received nothing, while Conservative-led authorities, like Surrey and Rutland, have benefitted from the scheme.

Harry's name on station plaque

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Royal tour of new cop shop

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Crowds grow at Ice Centre

Things are getting active in Bolero Square...

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Prince Harry inside Central Police Station

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

It looks like he's having fun in there.

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Bolero Square crowds waiting for Harry

Dominic Johnson

BBC Radio Nottingham reporter

Crowds at the National Ice Centre awaiting the arrival of Prince Harry.

harry bolero
bbc
harry bolero
BBC

Plenty of sports on show here too.

The Prince will see the work of Coach Core getting young people trained as sports coaches.

Magpies-Sunderland game delayed

BBC Nottingham Sport

Notts County's match at Sunderland has been moved back 24 hours.

Initially scheduled for Tuesday 8 November, it'll now kick-off at 19:00 on Wednesday 9 November.

Prince Harry arrives at police station

He greeted the crowds and signed a few autographs before going inside.

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Large crowd waits for Harry

Jeremy Ball

Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

More royal-spotters outside Nottingham's new Central Police Station, waiting for Prince Harry. 

harry crowds
BBC

Travel: Traffic light work in city centre

Crowds gather for Prince's arrival

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Prince Harry 'arrives by train'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Daily Mail royal correspondent tweets...

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Post tweets Royal's arrival

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Cops proud to have Royal opening

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Nottinghamshire Police's chief constable tweets...

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Travel: Harry's visit to cause delays

Severe disruption: M1 Nottinghamshire southbound

BBC Travel

M1 Nottinghamshire southbound severe disruption, between J26 for A610 Nottingham and J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

M1 Nottinghamshire - Two lanes closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J26, A610 (Nottingham) and J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of plastic on the road.

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Woman found dead in West Bridgford

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Police have confirmed they've launched an investigation after the death of a woman in West Bridgford.

They received a call at about 06:30 yesterday to a property in Alford Court, where the 29-year-old's body was found.

alford court
Google

Officers remain at the property today, while enquiries are carried out.

A 33-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death.

More time to quiz teen over sex attacks

Kevin Stanley

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Police have been granted extra time to question a 17-year-old boy arrested in connection with two sexual assaults in Nottingham. 

It follows two attacks on Sunday in Lenton and Wollaton - which happened within hours of each other.

derby road lenton
Google

'His body just flopped, just lifeless'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Two-month-old Eden Robinson's body was found by paramedics lying in the bedroom of Easton Robinson's flat in Nottingham on 8 November 2014. 

Nottingham Crown Court heard a police statement in which Mr Robinson said his son's eyes had gone wide and hands had shaken as if having a fit. 

nottingham crown court
BBC

Mr Robinson, 39, of Wasnidge Walk, St Ann's, who denies murder, said: "Then his body has just flopped. At this point, I'm like 'Eden, Eden, Eden, Eden'. 

"He was not making any noise. That's when his body just flopped, just lifeless."

Eden Robinson

A man described as a "dead good" father told police his son, who he is accused of killing, "just spasmed" shortly before he died, a court hears.

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Arrest over woman's death

West Bridgford Wire

Police have arrested a 33-year-old man following the death of a woman in Alford Court, West Bridgford.

'No credible sightings' of missing woman

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Police have issued a new photo of a woman who's been missing from Mansfield for a week.

Melanie Wilson, 22, was last seen at about 23:20 on Wednesday 19 October and police say they're becoming increasingly concerned for her safety.

melanie wilson
Nottinghamshire Police

She is described as white, about 5ft 6in tall, with blonde hair.

Det Insp Rebecca Hodgman said police haven’t had any credible sightings of her so far.

What's Prince Harry doing in Nottingham?

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The Royal Family's official website has a bit more about what Prince Harry is up to while in Nottingham today.

He last visited the Full Effect project - a community recording studio aimed at tackling youth violence - in 2013.

At the same time he directed The Royal Foundation, which he set up with Prince William and Kate Middleton to launch a new initiative to train up youth leaders in the city.

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