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  1. Updates for Monday 6 February 2017
  2. 'Paedo hunter' sex offender found dead
  3. Tributes paid to teen killed in crash
  4. Mother 'comes out' as having vitiligo
  5. 'More time to pay tax' for Notts County Ladies
  6. 'Sheriff of Pottingham' wins first title
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Tuesday

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By Ben Truslove

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  That's all from Nottinghamshire Local Live - updates will start again on Tuesday at 08:00.  

Weather: Chance of rain this evening

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

Outbreaks of rain will spread in from the west overnight and the winds will strengthen. The rain will be locally heavy at points and could fall as snow over high ground. 

Some patches of hill fog -  a minimum temperature of 4C (39F).


A cloudy and grey start to Tuesday. Rain will ease through the morning but we hold on to the risk of some drizzle and an isolated shower into the afternoon.  

Hunt for Christmas Eve attackers

Recognise this lot? Police want to speak to them in connection with a violent assault on a man on Christmas Eve in Nottingham city centre.  

CCTV is released of a group police want to speak to in connection with a Christmas assault

Nottingham Forest's Portuguese winger Lica rejoins former club Estoril on loan for the rest of the season.

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Snooker: Hamilton learnt to 'stop throwing his toys out the pram'

BBC Nottingham Sport

Nottingham snooker player Anthony Hamilton said he had to learn to stop "throwing his toys out of the pram" as he turned his form around. 

After 26 years of trying Hamilton has won his first ranking snooker trophy, the German Masters.

Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, at J28 for A38 Alfreton.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound at J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of an accident.

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Trio charged after bank raids

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Three teenagers have been charged with a series of robberies and attempted robberies at banks across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire.

Two 18-year-olds and a 17-year old are accused or targeting six branches of RBS, Natwest and Lloyds Bank over the past few weeks.

The raids took place in Alfreton, Dronfield, Netherfield, Mapperley, Mansfield and Sheffield.

Will this ex-Worksop College student captain England Test side?

Worksop Guardian

Former Worksop College student Joe Root is widely tipped to captain England during this summer’s tests after Alastair Cook’s decision to step down from the role this morning.

Bantam hens abandoned in Bestwood bucket

Ben Truslove

BBC News Online

Five hens were found abandoned and squeezed into a bucket with a length of wood sitting on top holding them in.

Bantams in a bucket

The bantam-type fowls were discovered in an alleyway off Broadwood Road, Bestwood, on Friday in an empty tub of Ronseal.

The RSPCA, which is investigating, said they were "suffering unnecessarily" having been left with no access to food or water.

Bantams in a bucket

Taxi involved in pedestrian fatality

Ben Truslove

BBC News Online

I've just heard back from Nottinghamshire Police about the car involved in the death of a pedestrian in Worksop on Friday.

A spokeswoman said the vehicle was a private hire taxi and the driver was unharmed. He has not been arrested.

Pedestrian killed in car crash

Ben Truslove

BBC News Online

A man was killed when he was hit by a car as he walked through Worksop.

The 35-year-old man was taken to Bassetlaw District General Hospital but later died of his injuries after the crash in Blyth Road at about 20.45 on Friday.

No details of the driver - who was not arrested - have been released but Nottinghamshire Police would like to speak to any witnesses.

'Paedophile hunters' filmed target's arrest

Caroline Lowbridge

BBC News Online

Slade was confronted by The Hunted One after arranging to meet what he thought was a 10-year-old girl.

Members of the group filmed their confrontation on 19 November and published the video online before he was convicted of any offences.

The group alerted police and an officer arrested Ricky Slade after the confrontation

Police arrest Ricky Slade
The Hunted One

Speaking before Slade's death, Ben Bleach, a member of the group, said: "There are a couple of us in the group that know of people that have been abused in our own families.

"We do it because we've had experience of how much it does affect people as children and as they grow up."

BreakingMan targeted by 'paedophile hunters' found dead in prison

Caroline Lowbridge

BBC News Online

A child sex offender who was confronted by a self-styled "paedophile hunting" group has died in prison while awaiting sentence. 

Ricky Slade
The Hunted One

The group, called The Hunted One, chatted to Ricky Slade online while pretending to be girls aged 10, 12 and 14.

Slade was due to be sentenced on 16 February after admitting four child sex offences but he was found dead in prison on Friday.

Officer charged with gross misconduct

Ben Truslove

BBC News Online

A police officer faces a gross misconduct hearing after being accused of "sexually inappropriate, degrading, aggressive and unprofessional actions" towards female colleagues.

No details of the officer have been released but they face a public hearing next week at Nottinghamshire Police Headquarters.

Watch: Art focuses on 'black issues'

An exhibition at the Contemporary aims to put "black issues" back in the spotlight. The display contains more than 100 pieces of artwork which look at civil unrest, racial division and economic inequality.

Watch: Ageing population 'puts pressure on hospitals'

BBC News Channel

Caroline Shaw, chief operating officer at Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, was on the BBC News Channel earlier where she admitted the aging population is putting pressure on acute services.

Winter pressures building on Nottingham's hospitals

Ben Truslove

BBC News Online

The trust which runs Nottingham's hospital said it has been a tough winter and it is struggling to discharge frail and elderly patients.

Over the last two months, 92% of beds at Queen's Medical Centre and Nottingham City Hospital were occupied at any one time.


Caroline Shaw, the chief operating officer, said they have a specialist geriatrician to help discharge patients straight from the emergency department, rather than admitting them.

"There are always patients we could perhaps discharge sooner but again we are having to work in collaboration [with the council] to enable that to happen," she said.

Lettuce wars in Nottinghamshire

Steve Beech

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Meanwhile, in a greengrocer somewhere in Beeston...


Rare boat attracts attention

Rory Gallimore

BBC Radio Derby

This wooden yacht has been turning a few heads during its refit at Sawley Marina.

Apparently the boat, named Kyla II Freedom of Scotland, is a rare model built by famous yacht maker McGruer in the 1970s and gets taken to boat shows around the world.

Rare yacht

Weather: Rain arriving later

Looks like it'll be with us from about 7pm.


Mansfield has 'dirtiest restaurants in county'

Mansfield has the highest rate of dirty restaurants in Nottinghamshire according to The Food Standards Agency.

It found 15% of the town's eateries aren't meeting satisfactory standards. That's compared with 9% in Nottingham.


Severe accident: A52 Nottinghamshire both ways

BBC Travel

A52 Nottinghamshire both ways severe accident, between Tithby Road and Granby Lane.

A52 Nottinghamshire - A52 in Bingham closed and very slow traffic in both directions between the Tithby Road junction and the Granby Lane junction, because of an accident. Diversion in operation - local.

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Forest Ladies draw Millwall in the Women's FA Cup

Nottingham Forest Ladies will face Millwall Lionesses in the fourth round of the FA Women's Cup on 19 February...

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Fuel spill on M1

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

This is the scene on the M1 southbound between J25 and J24a where a fuel spill has led to major disruption.

M1 traffic cam shot
Highways England

Team set up for school sports 'rejects'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A football team called Rejects FC set up for all those children who are often left out of school sports has seen seen its numbers grow.

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, between J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham and J24A for A50 Derby.

M1 Derbyshire - Heavy traffic on M1 southbound between J25, A52 (Nottingham) and J24a, A50 (Derby), because of earlier fuel spillage. All lanes have been re-opened.

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BreakingCourt gives Notts County Ladies 'more time to pay tax'

Notts County Ladies FC owner Alan Hardy said he has been given extra time to settle an outstanding tax bill.

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He had said the club would be dissolved if an agreement couldn't be reached.

Your pictures: Foggy Clipstone

BBC Weather Watchers

It started out slightly foggy this morning providing Windyshepherd a fabulous vista for this super shot in Clipstone.


Notts County Ladies FC in tax row

Rebecca Dickson

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Notts County Ladies could be dissolved today if its new owner can't arrange a deal over the club's taxes.

Alan Hardy said he will be in the High Court later to ask for more time to settle an overdue tax bill.

Mr Hardy said the club, which is in the top tier of women's football, would be dissolved if the court does not arrange extra time to pay.

Notts County Ladies in action at Meadow Lane

Watch: Noisy geese flying along the Trent

Jeremy Ball

BBC East Midlands Today

This skein of noisy Canada geese provided quite a sight shortly before dusk yesterday near Shelford.

Scrapping of city division 'not a matter for politicians'

Ben Truslove

BBC News Online

Meanwhile, the outgoing Chief Constable Sue Fish has defended the scrapping of the Nottingham division of the county's force.

City division poster

The city council put up posters criticising the decision.

"That's not a matter for politicians. The evidence base was very clear to us and where you've got lots of senior cops that cost quite a lot of money you either take them away or you take front line officers." 

She said she retires from her post leaving Nottingham a "much safer, more vibrant, happier city" than when she started.

County's top cop to tackle youth crime

Ben Truslove

BBC News Online

The incoming chief constable of Nottinghamshire Police has promised to start in his new post by listening to advice.

Craig Guildford set out his key aims after officially starting as the county's top cop last week.

Craig Guildford

"One of my aims is to look at the reintroduction of police officers working within schools making sure we don't criminalise young people.

"And also some awareness around domestic violence, the impact on children, the carrying of knives, new psychoactive substances."

Double defeat for Nottingham Panthers

Colin Fray

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

The Nottingham Panthers lost both their matches over the weekend by the same scoreline and in similar circumstances. 

After a 4-3 overtime defeat by Cardiff on Saturday, the same fate befell them last night away at Fife. 

The Panthers were 3-1 up but Fife scored twice in the dying minutes of the game and again in overtime to win.

Vitiligo sufferer's Facebook video 'complimented'

BBC Inside Out

Anika's skin first started to lose pigment when she gave birth to her first daughter.

Anika Vassell

She felt she could not leave the house or even answer the door without hiding them with makeup.

However, when she finally went out in public showing her "vitiligo face" she was surprised by the lack of reaction.

She also posted a video on Facebook and received a multitude of compliments.  

Mother 'comes out' as having vitiligo

BBC Inside Out

Anika Vassell spent years hiding the skin whitening condition vitiligo from friends and family.

Weather for the East Midlands

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

A cold and frosty start to the day but what's the outlook for later?

'This happens to other people, not my little boy'

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Cheryl Broughton gave an emotional interview about the moment she heard her son Lewis Crouch had been killed in a crash late on Friday evening.

Lewis Crouch
Family Handout

"You don't want to believe that it's your son. These things happen to other people's children, not my little boy," she said.

"But when you realise about 23.30 or 23.45 he's not in, where is he? It must be true."

Paint spill closes road

BBC Travel

Alfreton Road in Nottingham is closed between Cromwell Street and Talbot Street because of a spillage of paint on the road.

Tributes to teen killed in moped crash

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Tributes have been paid to a teenager killed when he was involved in a crash on his moped at the weekend.

Lewis Crouch
Family Handout

Lewis Crouch, 16, died in the collision on Peafield Lane in Mansfield Woodhouse shortly after 22:00 on Friday.

His mum Cheryl Broughton, said: "He would walk into a room and brighten everybody's day.

"He found some way of making you smile."

'Sheriff of Pottingham' finally wins title

Neil Heath

BBC News Online

Nottingham's Anthony Hamilton has won the first ranking title of his 26-year career.

He beat Ali Carter in the German Masters final on Sunday evening.

Anthony Hamilton
Oliver Behrendt

The Nottingham potter was embraced by his father and mother as the crowd gave him a standing ovation after his victory.  

Ronnie O'Sullivan, five-time world snooker champion, told Eurosport: "Every professional in the game will be over the moon for him."