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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 25 November 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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By Dave Wade

All times stated are UK

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Forest celebrate

Henri Lansbury's hat-trick helps Nottingham Forest make it back-to-back Championship away wins as Barnsley finish with 10 men.

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Our live coverage across the day

That's all from Local Live this week.

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Weather: Frost and fog

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

A touch of ground frost and the odd fog patch is likely where any cloud breaks remain overnight.

Minimum temperature: 4C (39F).

weather
BBC

Keeping sports centre open 'unsustainable'

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

The future doesn't look good for the Meden Sports Centre in Warsop (next to where Notts and England cricketer Jake Ball went to school).

Mansfield District Council  has said it's "unsustainable" due to the condition of the buuilding.

This is despite an investment of £500,000 over the last four years.

Meden sports centre
Google

The council said it would need somewhere in the range of £1m to £8m to either refurbish or rebuiild the leisure centre - money it simply doesn't have. 

Travel: Long delays on A42

BBC Travel

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

  • Beeston man jailed for sexually assaulting girl, 19
  • New link road opens in Hucknall
  • Black Friday: Nottingham's Victoria Centre expecting 100,000 shoppers over the course of the today

Roady McRoadface?

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Ashfield District Council is holding a public consultation to name the road.

They're hoping the public will opt for Torkard Way after the town's previous name, Hucknall Torkard.

road
Nottinghamshire County Council

But we all know what happens when you ask the public to name something... 

New road opens in Hucknall

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A picture of councillors in coats cutting a ribbon but what are they opening?

It's a new road in Hucknall to link Annesley Road and Baker Street with Station Road.

hucknall new road
Nottinghamshire County Council

It's the latest step of a scheme, which will ultimately see the High Street pedestrianised between Baker Street and Watnall Road. 

The new road - which is yet to be named - will be open for public use, and changes to bus services will come into operation.

Your pictures: Gunthorpe starlings

BBC Weather Watchers

Wow. A great shot of the starlings gathering in Gunthrope...

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Travel: A42 lane closed

BBC Travel

Dumping animals 'on the increase'

Lisa Teanby

Newsreader, BBC Radio Nottingham

If you've been following the local news in the last couple of days, you'll have no doubt seen this awful story about a horse that was "fly-tipped" in Shirebrook.

Well today The British Horse Society has said it's seeing a worrying rise in animals being dumped because they're so cheap to buy but expensive to keep.

shirebrook horse dump
Nick Charity / Mansfield Chad

Gemma Stanford, from the charity, said: "We'd urge people to seriously think about taking on a horse because the ongoning cost of keeping that horse is pretty expensive."  

On this day 38 years ago

BBC Nottingham Sport

A little fact for you...

On this day in 1978, Forest beat Bolton 1-0 and became the 1st side to go a "full season" of 42 league games without defeat.  

Forest 1978
BBC

Man who sexaully assaulted teenager jailed

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A man who sexually assaulted a young woman has been given a 20-month detention order at Nottingham Crown Court today.

Awais Hussain, 20, of Baslow Drive, Beeston, approached the 19-year-old as she walked home from a night out in June. When she became wary of him, he grabbed her then sexually assaulted her, police said.

Awais Hussain
Nottinghamshire Police

Hussain, who previously admitted the charge, was also placed on the sexual offenders' register for 10 years.

Det Insp Nikki Smith, said: "This was a particularly nasty attack where the offender had tried to befriend the victim. She had politely pushed him away on one occasion but he refused to take no for an answer."

Group takes step back from panic buying

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Meanwhile, there's a group of people in Nottingham taking part in Buy Nothing Day - an anti-Black Friday campaign.

Their plan is to spend the day with family and enjoy time away from the shops.

Carolynne Watson
BBC

"It's about enjoying life more than looking for the best bargains and thinking life is all about shopping, spending and buying more," said Carolynne Watson.

Severe congestion: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe congestion, between J23 for A512 and J24A for A50 Derby.

M1 Leicestershire - Very slow traffic on M1 northbound between J23, A512 (Loughborough) and J24a, A50 (Derby).

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Shoppers picking up lots of bargains

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Shoppers told BBC East Midlands Today they had managed to pick up a few bargains, which helps at this time of year.

This lady though said there weren't as many good deals around this year and she thinks she has seen items cheaper before the Black Friday sales.

Victoria Centre shopper
BBC

Black Friday: Shopping centre having 'strong day'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Thousands of people are out shopping today hoping to grab a bargain on Black Friday - a traditionally American day of sales after Thanksgiving.

Nottingham's Victoria Centre opened earlier than usual at 08:00 this morning and will stay open until 21:00 tonight.

Victoria Centre
BBC

They're expecting about 100,000 to walk through their doors today and centre manager Nigel Wheatley, told BBC East Midlands Today they were having a "really strong day".

Knitted gifts left at homeless shelter

Verity Cowley

Presenter, BBC Radio Nottingham

What a lovely, heartwarming and kind gesture...

Scarves and gloves have been left tied to the railings of the Framework homeless shelter on London Road.

gloves and scarves
BBC
gloves and scarves
BBC

Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, at J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham affecting J23A for A42.

M1 Derbyshire - Queuing traffic on M1 northbound at J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J23a A42.

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Singer remembers where it all started in new video

Weather update: Sunny and dry afternoon

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

It's a dry afternoon with some good sunny spells and scattered cloud. Highs of 9C (48F)

weather
BBC

Long delays on M1 following crash

Here's how the traffic is looking between J24 and J25 on the M1 northbound right now. 

M1 delays
Highways England

Teacher blamed stress for book theft

Hughes, 41, had worked at the school for 10 years and earned £58,000 a year.

She stole the books, which were worth thousands, and sold them online for a quarter of their price - making just £5,000.

Magnus Church school
Google

She blamed the thefts on stress and was given a two-year suspended jail sentence at Nottingham Crown Court in June.  

Woman banned from teaching after book thefts

Yesterday the BBC reported a Newark assistant head teacher was banned for teaching for life after she was convicted for selling textbooks she had stolen.

Clare Hughes stole books worth more than £27,000 while working at Magnus Church of England Academy in Newark between 2012 and 2015.

Clare Hughes
Raymonds press

Cyclist will continue until next month

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Kajsa Tylen, 38, from Nottingham, had originally planned to end her challenge in January, but having reached the distance early yesterday, she said she would carry on cycling until 11 December.

Ms Tylen set herself the task to break the previous record which was set by Billie Fleming in 1938 who cycled 47,642 km (29,604 miles), to motivate others in to adopting a healthy lifestyle.

Kajsa Tylen
BBC Sport

She'll now wait for the Guinness World Records to verify her achievement.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Cyclist breaks 77-year-old record

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A cyclist who set out to pedal 50,000 km (31,068 miles) in one year has broken a 77-year-old long distance cycling record.

Kajsa Tylen began her quest to beat the current record in January and cycled through western Europe and Scandinavia over 10 weeks during the summer months.

Kajsa Tylen
Kajsa Tylen

Broadmarsh redevelopment plans 'will work'

Lisa Teanby

Newsreader, BBC Radio Nottingham

The owners of the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre have refused to be drawn on when work might start to redevelop the site. 

Various plans have been submitted and agreed over the years, but so far nothing's happened.

broadmarsh plan
Intu

Gordon McKinnon, operations director at Intu, said all the other projects previously tendered were "pie in the sky" ideas but the latest plans would come off.

"There is a scheme there now that will work, that stacks up, that will add something different to the retail and leisure scene in the heart of Nottingham," he said.

Your pictures: Sunrise over Notts

BBC Weather Watchers

Cropwell Wolds looking lovely on a crisp, autumn morning...

cropwell wolds
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Boy hurt in Mapperley crash

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A young boy was taken to hospital after he was hit by a car this morning, police have confirmed.

It happened near the Sainsbury's store at the junction of Querneby Road and Ransom Road early this morning.

Querneby Road
Google

The child, who police said was "primary school-aged" was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

It's being treated as an accident, a force spokesman said.

BreakingMan dies in Mansfield crash

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Sad news. A man has died following the crash in Mansfield yesterday that closed the A617 for most of yesterday.

The 21-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene after a car collided head-on with a lorry before colliding with another car, Nottinghamshire Police said.

crash
John Mills / Nottinghamshire Fire

It happened about 11:15 yesterday and the road remained closed for eight hours.

The lorry driver suffered head and leg injuries.

Break-in at Radcliffe pub

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The landlord of a pub in Radcliffe-on-Trent has released pictures following a break-in in the early hours of this morning.

The window of the Manvers Arms on Main Road was smashed and burglars got away with the float from the till and about £400, he said.

Looks like they really gave the fruit machine a hammering....

Manvers Arms break-in
Manvers Arms

Police confirmed it was reported to them early this morning and appealed for anyone with information to call them on 101.

Labour hold in Mansfield by-election

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

Labour manage to hold off strong challenge from a well-known local campaigner standing as an Independent in one of their Notts heartlands.

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By-election: Labour win by 74 votes

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Mr Burgin got 285 votes, compared to Independent Debra Barlow's 211.

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Christmas at the station

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

If you still haven't made plans for where to spend the big day...

Nottingham comedian tweets...

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Panthers: Two home games this weekend

Chris Egerton

BBC Nottingham Sport

After reaching the Super Final of the Continental Cup last weekend, Nottingham Panthers now return to domestic action and are hoping to end a run of six straight Elite League matches.

There are two home fixtures for the Panthers this weekend as they host Belfast Giants tonight and Fife Flyers on Sunday.

stephen schultz
BBC

Forward Stephen Schultz will return to the line-up after being out injured since early October.  

Previous posters targeted begging

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Here's one of the posters that went up in March urging people not to give to beggars in Nottingham.

Thousands of people signed a petition calling on the council to remove them, claiming they "demonised" homeless people.

anti-begging poster
BBC

The authority claimed they were aimed at tackling persistent "professional" beggars who may already have accommodation.

In April they reworded the posters but still faced criticism and the Advertising Standards Agency banned the first batch and one of the second.

Homelessness posters: Council softens approach?

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The last lot of homelessness posters released by Nottingham City Council caused a fair bit of controversy...

I can't see this one causing quite so much concern.

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