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  1. Selston Parish Council considers hiring private security firm to patrol village
  2. Man arrested over malicious tweet to MP Anna Soubry bailed
  3. Mansfield man charged with causing death of girl, 3, in crash
  4. Council orders woman to take down Christmas flag or face fine
  5. Mansfield Town head to Carlisle in EFL second round
  6. Updates for Tuesday 6 December 2016

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Stags face Carlisle in EFL second round

BBC Nottingham Sport

Mansfield Town are in Carlisle tonight for their EFL Trophy second round match. 

It's the first knockout stage of the competition with Mansfield looking for revenge after a 5-2 defeat by the Cumbrians 10 days ago.

Weather: Fog patches persist

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

Another cloudy and murky night. Some fog patches persisting so extra care needed on the roads.

Some patchy, drizzly rain moving eastwards through the first part of the night. Staying cloudy, with some fog patches persisting.


Minimum temperatyre: 6C (43F).  

Your pictures: Misty Calverton

BBC Weather Watchers

Another fantastic foggy shot from Gravelly Hollow, near Calverton...

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Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

  • Selston Parish Council is considering hiring private security guards to tackle anti-social behaviour
  • A man who was arrested on suspicion of sending a malicious tweet to Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry is bailed
  • Mansfield Town face Carlisle in second tound of EFL Trophy

Travel: Mapperley crash

BBC Travel

There's been an accident on Woodborough Road in Mapperley that's partially blocking the road on the inbound side at the Ransom Road junction.

Travel: M1 lane closed

BBC Travel

A broken down lorry has closed one lane of the M1 northbound between junctions 23A and 24.

'No details' of service security firm would offer

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Notts Police aren't happy with the plan and they've let us know...

We have met the chosen security firm but unfortunately they were unable to show any detailed plan of the service they would provide. We are confident the area is responsibly policed with the right amount of officers and PCSOs dedicated to the area."

Nottinghamshire Police

Police offer of extra support 'not good enough'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Nottinghamshire Police has said that crime has actually reduced in Selston and it's confident that it's "responsibly policed" with the right number of officers. 

In fact, PCC Paddy Tipping said they've offered to provide extra police community support officers if the parish council pays for them.

Robert Sears-Piccavey

But parish council chairman Robert Sears-Piccavey (pictured) has said that's not good enough.

"If he needs those PCSOs he will take them to wherever he needs them so I will be asking the people of Selston to pay extra for something they're not guaranteed to keep," he said.

Private security guards plan for village

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Are there enough police on the streets where you live?

Selston Parish Council is considering a drastic move - employing private security guards to patrol the streets because of anti-social behaviour.

private security

Councillors are concerned that Nottinghamshire Police doesn't have the resources to provide enough cover in their neighbourhood.

Railway plans 'not fresh privatisation'

Lisa Teanby

Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

The government is denying its plans to overhaul the railways amount to privatisation.

Ministers want Network Rail, which is publicly owned, to share responsibility for running the tracks with the private train-operating companies.

East midlands train

The East Midlands franchise is expected to be one of the first to take part when it's up for renewal.  

Three months of A52 roadworks

West Bridgford Wire

Thirteen weeks of roadworks on A52 in Radcliffe to begin in January.

Travel: A610 vehicle fire

BBC Travel

The A610 is partially blocked causing slow traffic near the M1 junction because of a vehicle fire.


Alexander Howick

BBC East Midlands Today

This telephone box in Nottingham (Low Pavement) will open as a cafe in the next month. 

Must be the smallest in the city!


Travel: A1 delays

BBC Travel

Roadworks on the A1 southbound are causing slow traffic between Balderton and Fernwood South.

Beeston Christmas tree complaints: Your views


No Christmas tree in Beeston Square this year. Here's what you've had to say on Twitter...

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And could it be the fault of the, er, "PC brigade"...? (I'm not sure either.)

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Flag row: 'The world has gone mad'


After a Chilwell woman was told to remove a flag from outside her house or face a hefty fine, you've been making your views known on Facebook.


Adam Sipos wrote: "Absolutely ridiculous. The person that's complained needs to get a life or a hobby!"

Elaine Cussans said: "The world has gone mad, haven't they got better things to do. what harm is a flag??"

...And Brett Sinclair asked: "Where's Robin Hood when you need him." Where, indeed.

Soubry tweet man bailed

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

Speaking of Anna Soubry, a man who was arrested on suspicion of sending her malicious communications at the weekend has been released on bail.

Scotland Yard said a 25-year-old man was arrested in Bethnal Green on Sunday.

anna soubry

The force will make a decision on whether to charge him or not in mid-December, they've told us today.

Up to 40 Tories may join Soubry

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

You can listen to former minister Anna Soubry telling The World At One yesterday that she may vote with Labour on Brexit transparency.

There may be as many as 40 of her Conservative colleagues prepared to join her, she added.

Soubry 'not defying will of people'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry has taken to Twitter today over the news that emerged yesterday afternoon that she could side with Labour to support a motion to force the government to give more details about Brexit negotiations.

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Teen bitten in face by dog

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A 16-year-old was bitten in the face by a Staffordshire bull terrier in Mansfield last month, police have said.

The boy was treated for minor injuries at King's Mill Hospital after the attack in Dunwoody Close on Saturday 26 November.

dog and man
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Police are looking for the dog owner (not pictured), described as white, in his 50s with short greying hair and stubble.

The dog was described as fat and black with grey patches.

Foggy Notts: Your pictures

BBC Weather Watchers

It's all gone a bit Blair Witch in this pic from Kimberley...

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Here's Clipstone...


And aptly named Misterton...


Fog descends in Nottingham

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Here's the view from our office just now...


Take care if you're heading out on the roads.

Girl, 3, 'would have been amazing sister'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Thomas Hunter has been bailed until his appearance at Oxford Magistrates' Court in January.


A lorry and seven cars were involved in the accident which closed one side of the road for almost 10 hours.

A family statement said Isla, from Hampshire, was "a loving and caring" daughter who "would have made an amazing big sister".

Man charged over fatal eight-car pile-up

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A man from Mansfield has been charged with causing the death of a three-year-old girl by dangerous driving in Oxfordshire.

Thomas Hunter, 58, was arrested after the crash, involving eight vehicles, on the A34, near Oxford, in August.

Isla Hunter
Thames Valley Police

Isla Wiggin, who was in another car, died in hospital two days later.

Mr Hunter has also been charged with causing serious injury to a 31-year-old woman by dangerous driving.

Severe disruption: M1 Nottinghamshire northbound

BBC Travel

M1 Nottinghamshire northbound severe disruption, between Trowell Services and J26 for A610 Nottingham.

M1 Nottinghamshire - Stationary traffic on M1 northbound between Trowell Services and J26, A610 (Nottingham), because of a rolling road-block and animals on the road.

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What flags can you fly?

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Government guidelines list certain kinds of flags you can fly without permission, including:

  • National flags, flags of Commonwealth, the EU or UN
  • County flags or regions, like the Black Country or East Anglia,
  • Flags of Saints David and Patrick (Saints George and Andrew are the national flags of England and Scotland)
  • HM Forces flags, Armed Forces Day flag
  • The rainbow flag
  • Award scheme flags, like Eco-schools

But if it's not on that list you need permission from the local council before you can hoist it up the pole.

Missing teenager found

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

We shared Nottinghamshire Police's appeal yesterday to find 17-year-old Armani Tetley, who went missing from Ollerton on Saturday.

She's been found safe and well, officers said this morning.

Travel: A453 lights out

BBC Travel

The traffic lights have failed on Green Lane in Clifton at the A453 junction. Approach with care.

Council leader calls flag law 'barmy'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Richard Jackson, leader of Broxtowe Borough Council, said someone has complained about Mrs Patterson's flags.

The letter she received from the council said she did not "benefit from advertisement consent".


“I've spoken to planners and they're keen to work with Mrs Patterson to try and resolve this so she can keep her flagpole and get the consent she needs to keep it," he said.

“It is national legislation - you're allowed to fly a national flag but everything else is deemed to be advertising, which sounds barmy."

Flags row: 'I was so shocked'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Now I've had some weird birthday presents in the past but a flagpole? Mrs Patterson's friends bought her the 18ft pole and flags back in October.

So far she's changed the flags monthly, starting with a yellow smiley face, then a Remembrance flag with the words "lest we forget" for November and finally a Merry Christmas message.

janis patterson flag

"I was just so shocked. First of all I never considered myself to be a criminal in my life," she said

"And then £2,500 when I'm on a state pension - I wouldn't know how I'd get the money for that and they've given me seven days to get the lot down."

Woman told to take down Christmas flag

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Sticking with Broxtowe Borough Council this morning - it's not coming across as particularly festive this year...

It seems the authority has asked a woman to take down a flag with Santa's sleigh and reindeers on from outside her home in Chilwell or pay a £2,500 fine.

Janis Patterson fog

WRAF veteran Janis Patterson has been told she's breached advertising laws but she insists she's in line with planning laws.  

Fog affecting airport traffic

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Three flights were diverted from East Midlands Airport to Birmingham last night because of the fog. 

Airport check in desks

I've just spoken to the airport who have confirmed things are just operating a bit slower this morning due to the poor visibility.

Tree lights up in the daylight

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

BBC Radio Nottingham's Hayley Compton somehow managed to get the tree to light up in daylight this morning at Beeston's Broadgate Park.

Here it is in all its glory...

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Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Here are today's top stories:

  • Put Beeston's Christmas tree should go back to Square, argue townsfolk
  • Magpies face Chelsea in FA Cup third round if they beat Peterborough; Forest face Wigan
  • Cricket: Hales is in the England ODI squad

Panthers head to Italy for final

Owen Bradley

BBC Radio Nottingham Panthers Reporter

Nottingham Panthers are off to Italy then...

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Cricket: Hales in England squad

Chris Egerton

BBC Nottingham Sport

Nottinghamshire's Alex Hales is in the England squad for the One-day Internationals against India. 

Hales and captain Eoin Morgan had decided not to travel to Bangladesh for security reasons but will both be heading to India.

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Boxing champ and vicar off to see Santa

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Nottingham's Carl Froch and Rev Kate Bottley, from Blyth, are off to the home of Father Christmas.

They've just set off from East Midlands Airport, accompanied by the crew of the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland air ambulance and some excited children...

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It's for the charity When You Wish Upon A Star UK...

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Council 'taking on board tree feedback'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Broxtowe Borough Council said the reason the tree's not in the square this year is to make room for a Christmas Market...

The council organised a Christmas Market in the square as a way to bring in more people to the town centre and support local businesses. The site of the market takes up the space where the Christmas tree would normally be situated. Visitors can still enjoy the Christmas tree in Broadgate Park and the council will take on board any feedback it receives when it looks at options for next year's Christmas decorations."

Broxtowe Borough Council

FA Cup: Magpies could face Chelsea

Chris Egerton

BBC Nottingham Sport

Notts County will play Chelsea away in the third round of the FA Cup if they can win their second round replay at Peterborough next week. 

The Magpies came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Posh on Sunday and the reward for winning the replay will be a trip to the Premier League leaders.

fa cup

Nottingham Forest will play Wigan away in the third round. The ties will be played some time between 6 and 9 January.