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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 16 November 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: Temperatures dropping

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

It will turn noticeably colder than of late tonight, especially in rural spots, but it will stay mainly dry with clear periods. 

The breeze will keep the frost at bay with lows of 4C (39F).

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Your pictures: Newark rainbow

BBC Weather Watchers

Great rainbow shot captured in Newark earlier.

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Travel: A6005 delays

BBC Travel

Queuing traffic on the A6005 Abbey Street westbound between the A52 and University Boulevard.

Man on explosives charges appears in court

Caroline Lowbridge

BBC News Online

A man who wanted to "defend the country from an attack by Isis" stockpiled an arsenal of weapons, explosive substances and a guide to making bombs, a court heard.

The court heard Roger Smith told police that Islam was "at war with the West", and referred to Barack Obama as a Muslim and an ape.

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He has been charged with having explosive substances and two copies of the Anarchy Cookbook Version 2000, one of which was bought from Amazon.

The 46-year-old, from Summerwood Lane in Clifton, denied the offences at a hearing at Nottingham Crown Court today, saying he had the items for a lawful purpose.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

  • Man admits killing woman and her daughter in Shirebrook
  • Unite union warns cutting over a quarter of Notts health visitors will be "disastrous"
  • Mansfield Town appoint Steve Evans as manager

Man admits Shirebrook mum and daughter killings

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A man has admitted killing a woman and her daughter who were found dead at a house in Shirebrook.

Christopher Whelan, 21, admitted the killings after the bodies of Julie Hill, 51, and her mother Rose, 75, were discovered in February.

Julie and Rose Hill
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Whelan appeared at Nottingham Crown Court and pleaded guilty to two counts of manslaughter.

The defendant, of Dransfield Road, Sheffield, is due to be sentenced on Friday.

Reflecting on today's weather

BBC Weather Watchers

A novel use of Nottingham's Sky Mirror to check on the weather!

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Stags under Evans are 'geared for success'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Here's what John Radford has had to say about Steve Evans' appointment

Steve’s résumé is amongst the best in the English Football League and his appointment underlines the club’s high ambitions. The club is geared for success from top to bottom and we have every confidence in Steve to fulfil the club’s potential."

John RadfordMansfield Town chairman
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Mansfield Town FC

New Stags manager poses with owner

BBC Nottingham Sport

And just like that, the Stags have their new manager.

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Steve Evans

Former Leeds United boss Steve Evans is appointed as manager of League Two side Mansfield Town.

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Evans takes charge at Mansfield

BBC Nottingham Sport

Owner John Radford has confirmed a two-and-a-half year deal for Steve Evans at Mansfield Town.

If you missed it, catch the live Facebook video of his appointment here.

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BBC

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J28 for A38 Alfreton and J29 for A617.

M1 Derbyshire - Broken down car and recovery work on M1 northbound between J28, A38 (Alfreton) and J29, A617 (Chesterfield).

Check local traffic and travel reports for:

Your views: Library to be sold to developer

Facebook

More reaction from our Facebook page to the news Nottingham's Central Library is being sold off by the city council.

David Morris posted: "How long before the announcement that the library will not be replaced due to high cost? Typical finance-led decision by the County Council."

'Be like Ken Clarke'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

At a rather noisy PMQs earlier...

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New Stags manager press conference moved forward

BBC Nottingham Sport

Watch the unveiling of Mansfield Town's new manager live on Facebook this afternoon from 15:00.

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Weather: Showers moving in

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

A mixture of sunny spells and showers as a band of showery rain moves south-eastwards through this afternoon. 

Rain could be heavy at times, turning quite breezy and feeling cooler than the start of the week with highs of 12C (54F).

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Slashing health visitors 'disastrous'

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

In October last year, responsibility for the service passed from NHS England to local authorities.

Nottinghamshire County Council says that, because of cuts to its public health grant, it has to spend less on health visitors.

The provider, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, says it will work with staff to minimise job losses.

But Unite claims the cuts will have a disastrous impact, particularly in deprived areas of the county.

One in four health visitors in Notts to be axed

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

The Unite union has strongly criticised plans to cut over a quarter of health visitors in Nottinghamshire. 

The county's healthcare trust has said 38 full-time posts will go. 

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Health visitors help to educate new parents and spot potential health issues in young children.  

£13k raised by charity sale of Ken Clarke's wife's fabric

Nottingham Post

A sale of fabric belonging to Gillian Clarke, the late wife of Rushcliffe MP Ken Clarke, has raised a colossal £13,000 for charity.

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Library sale: Your views

Facebook

Not a lot of love on Facebook for the city council's plan to sell Nottingham Central Library to developers...

Alan Cassady-Bishop has a theory: "They're selling it off and THEN figuring out if they're relocating the library or keeping the library on site. The fact is, they're selling off a public service for £4M to a private firm, then they can turn around and say "Sorry, we haven't enough money to spend on a library"."

Imran A Malik Jiwanit wrote: "Ohh no please. It's ideal location for library."

Parkwood to start managing Rufford next year

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The council said Parkwood will make Rufford Country Park "more modern and attractive" for visitors while preserving its heritage.

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Debbie Davies

The firm, which also runs Dolygaer in the Brecon Beacons, the Victorian lake in Roath Park, Cardiff, and the Alice Holt Cycle Centre in Farnham, will begin managing commercial operations at Rufford early in the new year. 

The county council will continue to manage the overall park and grounds, while Rufford Abbey will remain under the guardianship of English Heritage.

Teen remanded in custody

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Recorder Graham Huston told the teenager he will be brought back to court in January for sentencing.

"You have pleaded guilty to very serious offences, as you fully understand," he said.

There will be reports by a psychologist and the youth offending team.

The 16-year-old was remanded in custody until his next court appearance.

Teen admits double sex attack

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A 16-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to two attempted rapes committed on the same day in parts of Nottingham.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, also admitted three assaults by penetration against two women at the city's crown court today.

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BBC

The offences took place last month off an alley in Wollaton and in a street in Lenton.

Defending, Adrian Langdale said the offences were "clearly out of character".

Stags manager to be revealed at 15:30

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Lot of build-up to this announcement...

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Rufford: Firm will operate cafe and shop

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The county council agreed earlier this year to change the way Rufford Country Park, near Ollerton, was operated. 

At the moment it gives the park around £500,000 a year in subsidies. 

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Nottinghamshire County Council

Preferred bidder, Parkwood Leisure, will operate the catering and gift shop.  

Petition started over library fears

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Nottingham's People's Assembly, an anti-austerity campaign group, has launched a petition to save the Central Library.

It comes amid confusion over the future of the service after the city council sells the building to a developer for £4m.

The council insists it wants to keep a library in a "prime site" in the city and it may even stay in the same building.

But the petition calls on the authority to retain a central library without a long period of interruption to the service.

Private firm chosen to run parts of Rufford Abbey

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

Nottinghamshire County Council has chosen Parkwood Leisure to run commercial operations at the county's number one visitor attraction, Rufford Country Park.

Rufford Abbey
PA

Parkwood already manages council leisure centres in Rushcliffe.

Could city M&S close?

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Marks and Spencer has denied reports that one of its two stories in Nottingham could close. 

The retailer is restructuring its offer and says a number of branches will shut but hasn't confirmed where these will be. 

M&S Albert Street
Google

The Local Data Company, which analyses high street occupancy rates, has said the firm's two outlets on Lister Gate and Albert Street (pictured) could be merged into one.

Where can homeless go this winter?

Jeremy Ball

Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

I have spoken to a selection of councils to find out what emergency homelessness services will be available this winter. 

All councils have an obligation to make provision in severe conditions (defined as a forecast of freezing weather for at least three consecutive nights).

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BBC

In Nottingham, there are 52 spaces available at Emmanuel House, which consists of different churches across the city, from November 14 to April 4. A total of 32 of those spaces are funded by the city council.

Mansfield District Council said it will find 12 spaces for homeless people during severe weather.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Here are the top stories today:

  • Nottingham Central Library is being sold to developers
  • Mum of woman killed in quad crash in Turkey continues fight to change law
  • Mansfield Town's new manager due to be announced

Mum's 'huge mountain' to change helmet laws

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The coroner said the helmet Amarna was wearing, which smashed into pieces when she struck a telegraph pole, was not appropriate.

Tashaka Baumber said she has a "huge mountain to climb" to change international laws on helmet safety.

Amarna
Amarna Carthy

She said she was shocked authorities in Turkey thought the helmet was acceptable.

"I think that companies will do what they're told to do - they'll stick to the law," she said

"The law in Turkey doesn't suggest they were doing anything untoward."

Turkey death: Mum continues fight for helmet safety

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

You might remember this sad story from earlier this year, when 21-year-old Amarna Carthy (pictured right), died in a quad bike crash in Turkey.

Her mum Tashaka Baumber has now gathered over 2,800 signatures on a petition to introduce international safety helmet regulations in a bid to stop this tragedy happening to someone else.

Amarna and Jakadi
Amarna Carthy

At an inquest into Amarna's death last week, the coroner said she wasn't given the appropriate safety gear which could have saved her life.  

FA Cup: Magpies into second round

BBC Nottingham Sport

Notts County will face Peterborough United in the second round of the FA Cup after seeing off National League side Boreham Wood in their first round replay last night.

Goals from Jonathan Forte and Aaron Collins earned Notts a 2-0 win.

Here are the highlights...

'Prime site' sought for new library

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

But where will the new library be?

Mr Chapman (pictured) said it's possible it'll stay in the same building, where it's been for over 40 years, with office space occupying the upper floors.

Nothing's set in stone, however. He said the council's "keen to find a prime site" for the library as it attracts people to shops.

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BBC

Sale will pay for new library

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Deputy leader Graham Chapman said the Civic Society only has half the story.

"The prime aim is not the office space, it's to renew the library," he said.

"It's old and it's tired and there's no other way we would have found the money to do it - most councils are closing theirs.

He said the money from the sale is being put aside for a new library "and that's a commitment".

Library sale to bring in £4m

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Nottingham Civic Society isn't happy with the decision to sell the library in Angel Row, saying the move "beggars belief".

Executive chair Hilary Silvester said: "Yes, it’s pretty tired but is that any reason to ditch it, with no thought of what will happen to its users or its contents?"

But the council, which is selling the building to Henry Boot Developments for £4m, said it's reviewing the options for future library provision in the city.

Nottingham Central Library to be sold to developer

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Nottingham may well be a City of Literature but could it be about to lose its main library?

The city council is selling off Central Library to a private developer for office space.

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Google

But it's not clear whether the library will stay in the building or an alternative location will be found.

We'll bring you more from deputy leader of the council Graham Chapman later.

Stags: New manager to revealed later

BBC Nottingham Sport

The former Rotherham, Crawley and Leeds United boss Steve Evans is expected to be unveiled by Mansfield Town as the club's new manager this afternoon, replacing Adam Murray 

The 54-year-old Glaswegian has been working in the media after being sacked by Leeds in May.

Steve Evans
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