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Sandish Shoker

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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

  2. Watch: Cranes sold in 'world's largest auction'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    We've been telling you about the mobile crane sale in Newark all day.

    They've all been sold now, but here's how impressive they looked all lined up beforehand.

    Video content

    Video caption: 'World's largest mobile crane auction' held in Newark
  3. East Midlands weather update: More rain to come tonight

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    It'll be cloudy tonight with further outbreaks of rain. Rain could be heavy at times, becoming patchier into the early hours.

  4. Your photos: Rainy East Bridgford

    BBC Weather Watchers

    This pretty much sums up the weather for today... and what we can expect tonight. 

    Let's hope the weekend is brighter!

    East Bridgford weather
  5. Bramcote land development plans given go-ahead

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    An application to develop a piece of land in Bramcote, which was originally turned down by Broxtowe Borough Council, has now been allowed by the government's planning inspector.

    Champions Gate Ltd wants to build a number of retirement bungalows and flats on part of the old golf course off Thorseby Road at Bramcote Hills.

    The council now has six weeks in which to appeal and the authority's leader is vowing to take his fight to the Communities Secretary Sajid Javid next week.

  6. McParland to become Forest director

    BBC Sport

    BBC Sport has more  on Nottingham Forest's appointment of Frank McParland.

    He's worked for several clubs in England in the past, including Liverpool and Burnley.

    Frank McParland
  7. Patients 'feel different' out of PJs says nurse

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The hospital is so convinced getting out of your pyjamas works, they've started a wardrobe of donated clothes for any patients who need them.

    NHS wardrobe

    Anne-Marie Riley, deputy chief nurse at the QMC, says changing into their own clothes during the day can help a patient's mindset.

    "We think it does matter, especially for the older generation," she said. "They feel different with fresh clothes on."

  8. Patients told to ditch the pyjamas

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    At Nottingham's QMC and City hospitals, patients are being encouraged to get out of their pyjamas and hospital gowns and into their regular clothes.

    Staff there think by doing this patients will feel better and will recover faster. 


    The NHS even has a term for it - PJ Paralysis.

    Nottingham's idea is now being taken on by other hospitals and is turning into an international movement.

  9. Council worker hailed a hero after bath trouble for Bubbles

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    We've got a cute kitten story now.

    A city council worker came to the rescue this week after pregnant cat Bubbles crawled behind a bath panel and under the floorboards and gave birth to four kittens.


    Owner Marie Opie from The Meadows was at work at the time.

    She said came home to hear crying from under the bath and called everyone she could for help before Dean, a call-out worker for Nottingham City Homes, eventually came and retrieved them.

    Ms Opie has praised Dean's efforts and even named one of the kittens after him.

  10. New face at the City Ground

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Forest are expected to announce Frank McParland as their new director of football in the next 24 hours,

    City Ground
  11. Crane sale attracts bidders worldwide

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    There have been huge crowds at the mobile crane sale at the Newark Showground today.

    According to the auctioneers, it is the world's largest ever auction of cranes

    It came about after a Manchester-based company went into administration - there were bidders from all over Europe, the US and the Middle East.


     Auctioneer David Betts said some of the machines sold for around £725,000.

  12. Counsell claimed he was travelling for charity work

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Judge Andrew Lee said Counsell's pregnant wife had been visiting family in Holland with their child and his mother and sister at the time of his arrest, and knew nothing of his travel plans.

    He said Counsell had been following directions in the extremist material by booking a return ticket and keeping his plans secret.

    Ryan Counsell

    Counsell had claimed he needed the equipment he purchased for a camping trip and had said he was travelling to carry out charity work and was "seeking a humble life in a Muslim community".

    Concluding, Judge Lee said while Counsell was not a dangerous man he will only be released earlier than eight years if he "no longer presents a risk to the public".

  13. Concern for missing teenager, 13

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Nottinghamshire Police say they are concerned for the safety of 13-year-old Ziyad Meliebary.

    He was reported missing from Bestwood Park at around 22:50 on Wednesday and was last seen at the Red Tiles Community Home in Beckhampton Road, Bestwood Park, at around 13:50 yesterday.

    Ziyad Meliebary.
  14. Judge: Counsell 'wouldn't have returned'

    Jeremy Ball

    Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

    At Woolwich Crown Court, Judge Andrew Lee said Counsell spent nearly £900 on military equipment, found packed in a suitcase in his child's bedroom.

    He had a wealth of extremist material, such as guides to making bombs and transporting weapons, military clothing and beheading videos. 


    Sentencing Counsell, the judge said: "I'm sure you would have gone and I'm sure you wouldn't have returned."

  15. Counsell had bomb-making guide

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Counsell, of Russell Road, Forest Fields, was found guilty of four charges, including possessing an al-Qaeda bomb-making guide. 

    He worked for Asda in Hyson Green at the time and had booked time off for a five-day trip to the Phillipines to join the terrorist group.

    Ryan Counsell

    However, he was arrested by police two days before he had been due to fly.

  16. Police on the lookout for drivers using phones

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Police are out in unmarked cars today across Nottinghamshire watching for people using their mobile phones behind the wheel.

    From Monday new penalties were introduced which means anyone caught using their phone while driving will face a £200 fine and six points on their licence.

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  17. MP working with fire officers

    Tony Roe

    BBC East Midlands political editor

    Touchdown for Nottingham South MP Lilian Greenwood, who is working with Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue this weekend at their London Road site. 

    Lilian Greenwood