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  1. Updates for Monday 23 January 2017
  2. Brothers admit conning Sports Direct agency workers
  3. Fog affects flights at East Midlands Airport
  4. Dad warns parents to be aware of their children messaging online
  5. Nottingham Panthers lose to Fife in penalty shoot-out
  6. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Sandish Shoker

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Live updates for Nottinghamshire have finished for the day but we'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

Weather: It's going to be foggy again

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC weather presenter

It’ll be a cloudy and cold night with mist and fog becoming more widespread in the early hours.

Lows of 0C with a frost likely in places. 


Just to be aware there is a yellow warning for fog from 17:00 fog until 11:00 tomorrow morning. 

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Council can't trace owners without microchipping

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

We told you earlier about calls for more to be done to stop horses being dumped following a recent spate, including the one below which was found flytipped with rubbish in Shirebrook.

In response to this, Derbyshire County Council said it is the law for owners to microchip their foal before six months old.

horse dumping
Mansfield Chad

In a statement they said they can take action against owners who do not have their horses microchipped, but if they're dumped it is difficult for them to identify the owners.

Sports Direct 'welcomes conviction' of 'slavery' brothers

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

A spokesman for Sports Direct said: “We welcome the conviction of these two individuals, who were brought to justice after being reported to police by the Transline agency and Sports Direct in February 2016.  

"It sends a clear message that we will not tolerate these kinds of behaviour."

Transline said that while it had no association with the Markowski brothers, a worker complained to the firm, details of which were passed to the police.

Sports Direct

Workers 'in constant fear of violence'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The Markowski brothers were investigated after a man went to police last January and said he had been living at a house in Radford Boulevard, Nottingham, with 10 men who were being exploited.

He said he was being made to work for Sports Direct in Shirebrook and his finances were being controlled the pair. 

Erwin Markowski and Krystian Markowski
Nottinghamshire Police

He told police he had witnessed other workers being beaten by the brothers and was in constant fear of violence.      

Severe disruption: M1 Nottinghamshire northbound

BBC Travel

M1 Nottinghamshire northbound severe disruption, between J26 for A610 Nottingham and J27 for A608 Hucknall.

M1 Nottinghamshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J26, A610 (Nottingham) and J27, A608 (Hucknall), because of a broken down vehicle.

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Divers search for murder weapon

Sonia Kataria

BBC News Online

Divers from Nottinghamshire Police have started a three-day search for a weapon used to kill a 74-year-old man more than a year ago.

David Brickwood was stabbed five times at his home on 26 September 2015.   

Today officers have been at Eastfield Park Lake in Northampton as part of the investigation.

Northamptonshire divers

Your pictures: Foggy day in Nottinghamshire

BBC Weather Watchers

Thanks to our Weather Watchers for these atmospheric shots of Nottinghamshire.

Brothers had 'planned and systematic scheme'

Jeremy Ball

Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

During sentencing, Judge Stephen Coupland, said: "It was a planned and systematic scheme to traffic others, for you to control them and benefit from their hard work, whilst they received very little and lived in poor conditions."

He said many of the workers were "vulnerable" so while they were not forced to work they agreed to continue.

The Markowskis also withdrew money from their bank accounts, leaving them with small amounts.

Sports Direct worker felt 'like a piece of rubbish'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

During sentencing the court heard the pair obtained more than £35,000 by exploiting workers. 

More than one victim spoke of being treated "like a piece of rubbish", and said they "destroyed their lives".

Sports Direct

Judge Stephen Coupland said Erwin Markowski, 37, of Cedar Road, Nottingham, and Krystian Markowski, 35, from Harcourt Road, Nottingham, purposely selected vulnerable people to make it easier to control them.

Six years in prison for brothers

Danny Shaw

BBC Home Affairs Correspondent

Erwin and Krystian Markowski were each given a six year jail term for conspiring to arrange or facilitate travel with a view to exploitation, an offence under the Modern Slavery Act.

The pair were given a two-and-a-half year sentence for an offence of fraud by false representation, to run at the same time as the six years.

BreakingBrothers jailed for 'modern slavery'

Jeremy Ball

Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

Erwin and Krystian Markowski have both been jailed at Nottingham Crown Court for six years for "modern slavery".

They recruited 18 vulnerable men in Poland then controlled their bank accounts and kept most of their wages.

Hanging up the skates

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

World record breaker and Olympian Richard Shoebridge has retired from speed skating.

Shoebridge, who trains in Nottingham, was part of the world record breaking men’s relay team in 2011.

Richard Shoebridge
Getty Images

The 31-year-old said he had decided to retire to spend more time with his family but would stay involved with the development side of the sport.

Bayliss ponders England return for Notts star

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

England head coach Trevor Bayliss has not ruled out a return for Stuart Broad to the one-day team.

Stuart Broad
Getty Images

Bayliss has admitted their bowling in the 2-1 defeat to India was "a little disappointing". 

Nottinghamshire bowler Broad, 30, has also made no secret of his desire to return to the limited overs side.

Brothers admit conning Sports Direct agency workers

Jeremy Ball

Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

Two Polish brothers have admitted conning and threatening agency workers, who they sent to Sports Direct's warehouse in Shirebrook.

Erwin and Krystian Markowski recruited 18 vulnerable men in Poland, then controlled their bank accounts and kept most of their wages.

The prosecution accepted it wasn't "forced labour", but said the workers had "very little choice". They'll be sentenced this afternoon. 

Nottingham Crown Court

King Henry VIII document 'worth thousands'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

This document signed by King Henry VIII is also at the International Autograph Auctions offices and is worth about £20,000.

Henry VIII letter
International Autograph Auctions

Auction house holds letters from writer

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

BBC Radio Nottingham's Mark Dennison has been round an auction house in Nottingham to have a look around the stuff they have.

While he was there, he came across this letter written by Eastwood writer DH Lawrence.

Auction documents
International Autograph Auctions

Man denies prison officer manslaughter

Nick Medlin

A man pleads not guilty to the manslaughter of an off-duty prison officer early on Christmas Day.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • A vet is asking for more to be done to prevent horses being dumped
  • A Nottinghamshire dad warns parents about online grooming after his daughter went missing for five days
  • Dan Evans who trains in Nottingham was kicked out of the Australian Open by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga yesterday

Vet calls for action on dumped horses

Greig Watson

Reporter, BBC News Online

A vet is calling for more to be done to prevent horses being dumped after three were left near Little Eaton in Derby last week.

It follows the recent discovery of dead or dying animals in Calverton, Nottinghamshire and Shirebrook in Derbyshire.

dead horse

Janice Dixon, of charity Help for Horses, said existing laws on microchipping were not being enforced.

She said: “Dumping a horse breaks laws on fly-tipping, microchipping and animal cruelty, yet no one wants to stop it.”

Armed robber steals cash from bookmakers

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A cashier at a bookmakers in Stapleford was threatened with a handgun during a robbery yesterday.

The robber, thought to be about 16 or 17-years-old and 5ft tall, threatened the woman working at Betfred in Derby Road, at about 21:20.


He fled with cash from the tills. 

The 70-year-old cashier also had to be treated at the QMC for a hand injury.

Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, between J28 for A38 Alfreton and Tibshelf Services.

M1 Derbyshire - Slow traffic on M1 northbound between J28, A38 (Alfreton) and Tibshelf Services, because of an accident involving three vehicles earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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Spa owner keen to keep DH Lawrence memory

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Broxtowe Borough Council decided to sell the centre and writer's former home last year to help save money.

Ms Davis says she will now try and work with local schools and the DH Lawrence Society to make sure they still use the building for special events.

Durban House

Spa opens in former novelist heritage centre

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A beauty spa has opened in Durban House - the former DH Lawrence Heritage Centre in Eastwood.

Owner Michelle Davis said while they have had to change some parts of the house, they have tried to keep references to the writer throughout.

Durban House
CB Photography

She said: "I wanted to keep the legacy of DH Lawrence alive. He's a huge figure for Eastwood and he's worldwide known and we don't want to upset people."

Remember to use your lights in fog

Man in court over street assault

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A man is due to appear in court today after a teenager was assaulted in the city centre in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Police were called to a disturbance in Stoney Street at around 02:45 on Saturday.

A 17-year-old boy, who suffered injuries, remains in hospital in a stable condition.

Evans heads home after Australian Open defeat

Colin Fray

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

What a week it's been for Nottingham-based tennis player Dan Evans. 

Evans trains at the Nottingham Tennis Centre and he'll be heading home after his defeat to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga yesterday.

Dan Evans

But that defeat came in the 4th round of the Australian Open and followed wins over Marin Cilic and Bernard Tomic. He'll be a top 50 player for the first time.  

Fog affecting flights this morning

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

East Midlands Airport says fog and poor visibility is affecting flights this morning.

They have advised passengers to check the status of their flights with their airline before travelling to the airport.

East Midlands Airprot

The airport said passengers should expect delays to flights and cancellations of some short haul and domestic UK flights.  

Daughter was unharmed

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Mr Davidson said his daughter had taken a coach to London but did not meet the man she had been speaking to.

He said she ran out of money to be able to return home and sat on a bench until she was taken in by a stranger.

Mr Davidson said she stayed there until he and his wife Julie went down to London and found her unharmed.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

  • Nottinghamshire dad warns parents to be aware of who their children are messaging online 
  • A man is due in court later after a teenager was seriously injured in Nottingham on Saturday morning.
  • Disappointment for the Nottingham Panthers last night as they lost in a penalty shoot-out against Fife.

Dad thanks people for their help

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Mr Davidson said his daughter had seen the last week as "an adventure" while it had been a stressful time for the family.

He said in hindsight he wished he had taken more notice of a change in her behaviour as she spent more time on her phone and in her room than usual.

Molly Davidson
Family handout

He told BBC Radio Nottingham this morning: "I would say to other parents if there's any uncharacter behaviour then there's something wrong."

He thanked everyone who had shared their appeal and helped them find Molly.

Dad warns parents about online messaging

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

First this morning, a dad from Sutton-in-Ashfield is warning other parents to be aware of who their children are texting and messaging online.

Anthony Davidson's 19-year-old daughter, Molly, has learning difficulties and disappeared for five days when she went to meet a man in London.

Davidson family
Family handout

Molly was found at the weekend thanks to public appeals and phone tracking technology on her phone.

Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe accident, between J29 for A617 and J28 for A38 Alfreton.

M1 Derbyshire - Stationary traffic on M1 southbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of an accident and a rolling road-block.

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Watch: Today's weather forecast

Some mist and fog patches to look out for early on today ahead of a dry but largely cloudy day with a few sunny spells.

Highs of 6C (43F)

Foggy start to the day

BBC Weather Watchers

It was a foggy walk in Papplewick for this fella this morning.


Travel: Works continue in city centre

BBC Travel

The work on Canal Street and Lower Parliament Street in the city centre is still causing delays this morning.

One lane is closed to traffic on both roads.

Police issue warning in fog

Join us for today's updates

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Good morning and welcome to another week.

I'll be bringing you your news, weather and sport for Nottinghamshire today.

Have a good day!