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Summary

  1. Man questioned over second Sneinton killing
  2. Airport 'forgot about' disabled man
  3. Forest crowd hits eight-year low
  4. School plans 'will hit Nottingham,' Labour claims
  5. Young rugby player forced to retire
  6. Updates for Thursday 15 December 2016

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By Calum McKenzie

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Weather: Wet, mild and misty night ahead

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BBC Weather

Generally cloudy and misty overnight with outbreaks of rain at times. 

Some patchy fog is possible later as the winds become light with lows of 7C (45F).

Travel: Crash on M1

BBC Travel

The M1 is blocked southbound between J25 and J24a and there are long delays following a crash.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across our region: 

Crossley: John Sheridan has chairman's backing

Owen Phillips

BBC Sport Online

Crossley told BBC Radio Nottingham: "If Notts County were without a manager and looking for someone to get them out of it, John would be an automatic choice."

Sheridan, 52, and Crossley, 47, joined Notts prior to the start of the season.

"I know the chairman is really eager for us to do well," added former Nottingham Forest keeper Crossley.

Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe accident, between J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham and J24A for A50 Derby affecting Trowell Services.

M1 Derbyshire - Queuing traffic on M1 southbound between J25, A52 (Nottingham) and J24a, A50 (Derby), because of an accident earlier on. Congestion to Trowell Services.

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Man released on bail in historic abuse investigation

Lisa Teanby

Newsreader, BBC Radio Nottingham

A man who was arrested in connection with historical child sex offences at a Nottingham children's home has been released on bail. 

The 63-year-old was taken in for questioning on Tuesday on six alleged offences involving five victims at the Hazelwood Home in the early 1980s. 

Sheridan has club's backing, says assistant

Owen Phillips

BBC Sport Online

Assistant manager Mark Crossley has said boss John Sheridan (pictured) has the backing of chairman Ray Trew, despite Notts County slipping to 20th place in League Two.

John Sheridan
Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

The Magpies have lost five league games in a row and are only four points above the relegation zone.  

Cook: Broad 'has a chance' of playing

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's a little bit from England captain Alastair Cook on Stuart Broad's chances of playing in the fifth and final test against India. 

Alastair Cook and Stuart Broad
AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool

"Broady is fit and has a chance. He bowled at a local ground on Wednesday. It's great to have him back," said Cook.

Teacher 'moved' by pupil's Syrian peace Christmas wish

Richard Miller, Aarush's teacher, said the festive-themed exercise was mainly aimed at getting his pupils to practice letter writing. 

He said: When I read Aarush's, I was quite struck.

"I felt emotional about it because it was the last thing I was expecting to read, that he had taken himself off to write something that was completely different, that was unexpected.

"I was really quite moved by that."

Nottingham schoolboy's unusual Christmas wish

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

This is Aarush's letter... 

Letter to santa
PA

Youngster's 'emotional' Christmas wish

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A seven-year-old pupil from Nottingham High School has asked Santa for peace in Syria rather than presents this Christmas. 

Teacher Richard Miller and Aarush Anand
PA

Aarush Anand (pictured right) was tasked with writing a letter about his Christmas wishes and said the recent events in Aleppo were in his mind as he put pencil to paper.

Footballers out to spread festive cheer

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Notts County FC tweets...

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Mill View Close

A man is arrested on suspicion of murder after a 38-year-old man was stabbed to death in Nottingham.

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Delays on the trains

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

East Midlands Trains tweets...

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Christmas spirit across Nottinghamshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

We've some excellent headgear across today's page - with Alan's turkey hat just pipping the Mansfield player's (11:51) efforts in my opinion.

What do you think?

BBC presenter gets into festive spirit

Alan Clifford

Presenter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Me in a turkey hat. 

Alan Clifford in a turkey hat
BBC

Oh Christmas what have you done to me?  

Change of ownership to happen soon at City Ground?

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Is the takeover of Nottingham Forest edging ever closer? 

A document went up on the Companies House website yesterday - so if you're after some light (cough) lunchtime reading look no further...

M1 delays

BreakingMan questioned over second Sneinton killing

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a man in Sneinton.

The 38-year-old victim was found with stab wounds to his chest in Mill View Close in the early hours of Sunday and died later.

He'd been at a party to celebrate the life of a friend who'd been killed the previous day.

Mill View Close
BBC

Broad set to return to side for final test?

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Daily Telegraph cricket writer tweets...

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Broad back bowling after injury

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

This was Broad bowling in the nets at Chennai earlier. Looks OK to me..? 

Stuart Broad bowling
AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal

Broad to face fitness test

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A decision about Nottinghamshire bowler Stuart Broad's fitness will be made later today. 

Stuart Broad
Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

He's in contention for the fifth Test against India starting tomorrow, having missed the last two with a tendon strain in his right foot.

Sounds painful...

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across Nottinghamshire: 

Weather: Some rain around this afternoon

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Cloudy, dull and overcast with a few spots of drizzle and a couple of light showers possible. 

Highs of 10C (50F).   

Stags players help sick kids celebrate Christmas

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here are a couple more pics from the visit...

Players at hospital
Mansfield Town FC
Players at hospital
Mansfield Town FC

Footballers pay sick children a visit

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Well done to Mansfield Town for spreading some festive cheer by visiting poorly kids at King's Mill Hospital. 

Mansfield Town players at hospital
Mansfield Town FC

The lads also sported some very fetching headgear as well by the looks of things...

Your photos: December across Nottinghamshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Thanks to Jacqui Jay for allowing us to showcase this great image from earlier this morning. 

Grey heron
Jacqui Jay

She saw this grey heron at Attenborough Nature Reserve. 

Airport review after man left stranded

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here is the full statement from East Midlands Airport after Paddy Costello was "forgotten" by them:

We would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused by an error in communication between the airport and the handling agent responsible for these passengers. As soon as we were made aware of the situation, we reacted quickly by aiding the passengers in re-booking flights and offering an overnight stay in a premium hotel on site. We are reviewing the situation closely and working with the handling agent to ensure that this does not happen again in the future."

East Midlands Airport

'Communication error' leaves disabled EMA passenger stranded

Greig Watson

Reporter, BBC News Online

The daughter of a disabled man said he was left stranded at East Midlands Airport after staff "forgot about him."

Paddy Costello
Gillian Costello

Gillian Costello, from Nottingham, said her father Paddy, 62, who had a stroke four years ago, was left at the wrong gate and missed his Ryanair flight to Ireland.

The airport apologised for "an error in communication."

Nottingham candidate gets 'grilling' on the Apprentice

BBC One

Notitngham businesswoman Frances Bishop has made it to the semi-finals of the Apprentice. But will she go any further?

Nottingham gymnast on festivities

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Not bought any presents yet, Ellie? 

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Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across our region: 

  • A final decision could be made next month on controversial plans to build 450 homes near Stapleford
  • East Midlands Airport has been forced to apologise after it "forgot" about a disabled passenger who then missed his flight
  • Ice Hockey: Nottingham Panthers are through to the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup after beating Braehead Clan

Retirement 'a loss' to rugby

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Alex O'Dowd, who is Nottingham's assistant coach, has paid tribute to George.

George Trimmer
Nottingham Rugby

He said: "It’s unfortunate for him, he’s a young guy.

"It’s a loss for the boys. We all wished him well and he knows that he’s always welcome to be involved and be around the lads and I’m sure they’ll love to see him!”

Retirement 'hardest decision'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

George Trimmer tweets...

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Young rugby player calls time on career

Nottingham centre George Trimmer has been forced to retire due to a knee injury. 

George Trimmer
Nottingham Rugby

The 20-year-old, who did not feature in a competitive first team fixture, will now focus on his Real Estate studies at Nottingham Trent University.

Jenrick: School changes will address rural deprivation

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

But Newark MP Robert Jenrick said his area would be one of the areas to benefit from the plans.

Robert Jenrick
Conservative Party

He said: "This is part of addressing a lazy assumption that there is no deprivation in rural areas and counties.

"A county like Nottinghamshire has pockets of extreme deprivation and it surprises me that colleagues on the other side [Labour] don’t recognise that."

Nottingham schools being 'cut deeper' to fund other areas

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Ms Greenwood told the Commons pupils in the city would end up getting a raw deal. 

Teacher at a whiteboard
Getty Images

She said: "How does she [Education Secretary Justine Greening] suggest teachers and pupils in Nottingham will feel when she says it is fair that their school is being cut even deeper to fund increases in other places?"

Government's school plans will hit Nottingham, Labour says

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Nottingham South MP Lilian Greenwood has warned a new system for funding education will hit school budgets in the city. 

Lilian Greenwood and a classroom
Getty Images

Ministers say the existing formula is "unfair, opaque and outdated", and the changes will make things fairer.