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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 17 January 2017
  2. Notts stabbing victims to be included on Knife Angel memorial
  3. Terror accused claims he was inspired to live 'off grid' by TV show
  4. Sherwood Forest visitor centre gets planning permission
  5. City sees drop in pubs but rise in cafes and restaurants
  6. Forest reputation 'diminished' after Montannier departure
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

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Man in court over three-year-old's crash death

Marcus Liddell

BBC Radio Oxford

A man has appeared in court charged with causing the death of a three year old girl on the A34 near Oxford by dangerous driving.

Isla Wiggin
Thames Valley Police

Isla Wiggin from Fleet in Hampshire and her unborn baby brother died in the crash at Hinksey Hill in August.

A lorry and seven cars were involved.

Thomas Hunter who's 58 and from Mansfield in Nottinghamshire is also charged with causing serious injury. He's been bailed to appear at Oxford Crown Court next month.

Weather: Clouds could turn to drizzle

Kay Crewdson

BBC weather presenter

A mostly dry but cloudy end to the day with light southerly winds and highs around 5C (41F).

weather
BBC

Cloud could be thick enough for the odd spot of drizzle tonight otherwise dry with light winds and lows of 3C (37F).

Chuckle Brothers tribute following 50th panto season

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Barry and Paul have been immortalised at Nottingham's Theatre Royal.

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Recap: PM's Brexit speech

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

We've been getting reaction to Theresa May's Brexit speech from our MPs today.

Just in case you missed it, here's a snippet...

MP 'furious' at Brexit speech

Peter Saull

BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

Former Shadow Chancellor and Nottingham East MP, Chris Leslie, said he's "absolutely furious" about Theresa May's Brexit speech.

chris leslie
BBC

"What on earth was the point of saying today, before we've even started negotiation, no we're not going to be part of that, we're not looking for that?

"I do not understand the PM's logic. We should be asking for the best deal for Britain and our economy."

Have you seen Molly?

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Police said they're concerned for the safety of a 19-year-old who's been missing since yesterday.

Molly Davidson, from Sutton-in-Ashfield, was last seen at Nottingham's Broadmarsh at about 13:15, wearing black jeans and a cream, criss-cross patterned jumper and holding a brown holdall and red handbag.

Molly Davison
Nottinghamshire Police

Ken Clarke's Brexit speech response cheered

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Rushcliffe MP Ken Clarke got a rowdy reception to his response to Theresa May's Brexit speech

The veteran Tory Europhile questioned whether any countries would enter a trade agreement with the UK when it's the British government that would be setting the rules.

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Brexit Secretary David Davis answered there will be disagreements but these will be arbitrated by an organisation that is agreed between the UK and another country.

Your pictures: Making a splash in uni park

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Darnell Nugent sent us this great picture of a duck stretching its wings at Highfields Park in Nottingham.

duck
Darnell Nugent

Is it love for Jeremy the lefty snail?

Today Programme

BBC Radio 4

Remember Jeremy the snail with an anticlockwise shell?

He was searching for love - and can only mate with a snail with the same type of shell....

Your views: Good riddance to 'fibreglass dump' visitor centre

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The news that the new Sherwood Forest visitor centre has got planning permission has got you talking over on Facebook.

Jonathan Detheridge said: "Hurrah to that. When you consider that the legend of Robin Hood is such a draw, it's always been so depressing to think that tourists are subjected to the fibreglass dump that is the current visitor centre."

John Reed had a suggestion: "create a visitors centre near the castle linked from Olde Trip pub...make it medieval looking...will bring loads of tourists...otherwise why bother coming to Nottingham?"

robin hood
BBC

Help at hand for obese pets

Hayley Compton

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

It's weigh-in day for Ging the cat here in Sutton-in-Ashfield. And it's good news...

Careful diet and exercise mean the problems he's had from being overweight have gone.

ging
BBC

However, recent figures show that one in three dogs, one in four cats and one in four rabbits are now considered to be obese or overweight in the UK.

Pets get fit in Sutton pool

Hayley Compton

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Is your cat getting fat? Your pooch a bit portly? Maybe your bunny's more than a little big-boned.

Never fear, there's more than one way to keep the pounds off. 

Sherwood Canine Hydrotherapy Centre helps dogs, cats and even rabbits lose weight...

Travel: A1 crash

BBC Travel

One lane of the A1 southbound is closed between Markham Moor and Tuxford because of an accident.

Travel: Ill passenger delays trams

BBC Travel

Tickets are being accepted on Indigo 18 buses.

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Soubry welcomes Brexit debate

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

An ardent Remain campaigner and supporter of the single market and freedom of movement, the Broxtowe MP seems pleased with Theresa May's promise of a Parliamentary debate on Brexit.

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Sharp rise in restaurants

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

There has also been a sharp increase in the number of restaurants in Nottingham by over 15%.

Here are those figures in full...

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BBC

Nationally there's been a 9% increase in cafes and fast food and a 7% rise in restaurants.

Bars, pubs and clubs have decreased by 7%, while entertainment venues are down by 3%.

Fewer pubs on Nottingham streets

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Cast your mind back to 2011, perhaps a simpler time, when David Cameron was still PM, Obama was in his first term as US President and the word Brexit had never been uttered...

Figures reveal it was also quite a different landscape on Nottingham's high streets.

The number of city bars, pubs and clubs has declined by 8.7%, while cafes and fast food establishments have increased by over 15% in that time.

olde trip
BBC

Afternoon weather update

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Scope for something a little brighter this afternoon on an otherwise dull and cloudy day with highs of 6C (43F).

Weather
BBC

Travel: City bus delays

BBC Travel

Scotland mulls Nottingham-style parking levy

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Could Nottingham's workplace parking levy work in Scotland?

That's the question being asked of Scottish ministers who are mulling over the introduction of a tax on parking spaces at the workplace.

About £34m has been generated from the levy here which covers 40,000 private spaces.

work place parking levy
BBC

Double AA rosette for Blidworth pub

Nottingham Post

A playful take on a packed lunch and innovative dishes such as a burger with oxtail ragout and monkfish vindaloo have earned a Nottinghamshire pub a prestigious two AA Rosettes.

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Google

Missing Nottingham pupils 'are together'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Two teenagers who have been missing for nearly 24 hours are believed to be together, police have said.

Daria Gralewska, 14, and Mark Clatworthy, 15, were last seen at 13:00 at The Nottingham Emmanuel School.

Mark Clatworthy, 15 and Daria Gralewska, 14
Nottinghamshire Police

The pair were both wearing school uniforms.

Mark has links "all over the city", police said, including Radford, Aspley and Clifton.

St Ann's sex attack: Do you recognise this man?

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Police have released this picture of a man they want to speak to following a sexual assault in St Ann's.

A 15-year-old girl was approached by a man outside the Victoria Centre. He then walked with her to Wells Road in St Ann's where he assaulted her, police said.

st ann's sex assault
Nottinghamshire Police

It happened on the evening of Saturday 19 November, but police have only just released the image.

The man was described as having dreadlocks and thought to be around 30 years old.

Visitor centre concerns 'taken on board'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The new visitor centre, estimated to cost around £53m, is due to open by the end of this year.

It'll include a welcome area, shop, cafe with terrace and something that's been described as an "amphitheatre outdoor area."

visitor centre
RSPB

Some nearby residents were concerned about more noise and parking problems when plans were unveiled last year.

But Ross Frazer, from the RSPB, said the charity's "taken on board" their feedback "and hope that they are just as excited as we are to be one step closer to bringing that vision to life".

Weather for the East Midlands

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Here's how it's looking...

Sherwood Forest visitor centre given planning permission

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A new visitor centre in Sherwood Forest has been given the thumbs-up by the local council.

A consortium led by the RSPB won a bid to design, build and manage the new centre at Forest Corner, Edwinstowe, in August 2015.

artists impression
RSPB

Yesterday's decision by Newark and Sherwood District Council was a big step in replacing the current centre, which was built in the 1970s, with a more modern complex in the home of Robin Hood.

Your photos: Glowing sunrise

BBC Weather Watchers

Were you up early enough to catch the beautiful colours this morning?

Here's Farndon...

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East Bridgford...

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East Leake.

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Terror accused 'an obsessive person'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Mr Counsell, who worked on the checkouts at Hyson Green Asda, told Woolwich Crown Court he was "an obsessive person" who liked collecting things.

The four charges, which he denies, include...

  • preparing acts of terrorism by obtaining information about Islamic terrorist groups in the Philippines 
  • arranging to travel to the Philippines to join and fight for an Islamic terrorist group 
  • purchasing equipment and clothing for use when having joined such a group
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Google

The trial continues.

Travel: A52 signals fixed

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Ben Fogle TV show inspired terror accused to 'live off grid'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

TV presenter Ben Fogle got a surprising mention during the trial of a Nottingham man accused of terror charges yesterday.

Ryan Counsell allegedly spent years stockpiling military equipment and is accused of trying to join an Islamic terrorist group in the Philippines.

Ryan Counsell
BBC

The 28-year-old Muslim convert told Woolwich Crown Court he wanted to live "off grid" after watching New Lives in the Wild by Fogle.

The married father denied he planned to join the terrorist group, Abu Sayyaf, which is affiliated with so-called Islamic State.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

  • Three stabbing victims from Nottinghamshire will have knives representing them included in a Knife Angel sculpture
  • Terror accused claims he was inspired to live "off grid" by Ben Fogle TV show
  • Nottingham Forest's name has been "diminished" after the sacking of Phillipe Montanier, according to former player Brian Laws

Mum 'so happy' son won't be forgotten

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Powerful words from the mum of Eugene Bergan.

Trisha said the fact he'll be included on the Knife Angel sculpture makes her feel "so happy".

"People who see that angel and notice the names on it, it will make them aware, the youngsters out there, [and say] 'oh my gosh look at that knife'."

knife angel
BBC

Forest's name 'diminished'

BBC Nottingham Sport

The name of Nottingham Forest has been diminished according to former defender Brian Laws. 

Laws, who's also managed in all four divisions, says the vacant position at the City Ground after the sacking of Philippe Montanier isn't a great proposition for anyone. 

Brian Laws
BBC

Traffic light failure on A52

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Looks like engineers are on the way.

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Stabbing victim's mum 'stands at the window looking for him'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

DJ Eugene Bergan was 27 when he was stabbed in the street near his home in Strelley in 2002.

His mum Trisha said even now, 15 years on, life is hard without her son.

A blade representing Eugene will form part of the Knife Angel memorial, which is being unveiled later this year and may appear on the fourth plinth at Trafalgar Square.

'Knife angel' a tribute to stabbing victims

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

This is the Knife Angel. 

It's a 26ft sculpture made from confiscated or surrendered knives and is intended as a tribute to victims of stabbings, including three from Nottinghamshire.

knife angel
BBC

Three knives marking the deaths of Eugene Bergan in 2002, Jason Spencer in 2007 and Luke Moran in 2011 will form part of the 100,000-blade sculpture when it's unveiled later this year.

Travel: M1 delays

BBC Travel

There are problems on the southbound side of the M1 between junctions 29 and 28 because of an accident earlier.

M1
Highways England

Travel: City roadworks delays

BBC Travel

There's congestion on Lower Parliament Street at the London Road junction because of the ongoing roadworks near BioCity.