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Travel: Tailbacks caused by A52 crash

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

A crash outside the hospital in Nottingham is causing long delays.

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Research into traumatic injury recovery

East Midlands Today

It's hoped research carried out in our region will eventually help more people across the UK to return to work after traumatic injury.

Major Trauma Unit at hospital
BBC

A six year study is getting under way in Nottingham to find more effective ways to give people the support they need after serious accidents.

The academics behind the project have said they'll begin recruiting suitable patients for the study next year.

Watch: East Midlands weather forecast

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

It's another warm and sunny day but this will change over the weekend - here's the full forecast.

Weather: Dry and clear night ahead

BBC Weather

It will remain dry tonight, with mostly clear skies and light winds. One or two mist patches could also develop.

There will be more in the way of cloud tomorrow, which could allow an isolated shower to develop.

It should remain largely dry however.

Weather
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Two jailed for motorbike crash death

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Two men have been jailed for five years after their 26-year-old friend died in a motorbike crash.

Police said Ben Gilson, Kayne Price and Benjamin Wilson had been riding motorbikes at speeds of up to 83mph along Wollaton Road in Nottingham when they crashed.

Kayne Price and Benjamin Wilson
Nottinghamshire Police

Father-of-two, Ben Gilson (pictured below), died at the scene.

Both Price and Wilson (pictured above) pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.

Ben Gilson
Nottinghamshire Police

Price, of Westerham Close in Bilborough, had been riding a stolen motorbike and also pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods.

Wilson, from St Martin’s Road in Strelley, fled the scene of the crash and also pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice.

Mr Gilson's partner Marcelle Smith described Ben as her "soul partner" and said: "He was our life and gave me strength. I have nothing but beautiful memories now."

Cricket: Notts' final day on Isle of Wight

BBC Nottingham Sport

It's the final day of Nottinghamshire's County Championship match against Hampshire on the Isle of Wight.

Notts will resume on 42-2 in their second innings, having been set a victory target of 439.

Newclose County Cricket Ground
BBC

Cricket: Nottinghamshire sign India spinner

BBC Sport

India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will join Nottinghamshire as their overseas player for six County Championship games from late June.

Ravichandran Ashwin
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Ashwin, 32, will replace Australia seam bowler James Pattinson, who is expected to be part of his country's Ashes squad from July.

Off-spinner Ashwin previously played for Worcestershire in 2017.

Gun shots heard in 'targeted attack'

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Police have said they're doing everything they can to find those responsible for discharging a firearm in Nottingham overnight.

There were reports of gunfire on Hazel Hill Crescent in Bestwood Park just after midnight. It's not believed anyone was injured.

Hazel Hill Crescent
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Police say it's believed to have been a "targeted attack" with no risk to the wider community.

Det Insp Yvonne Dales said: "This is a very concerning matter and as you'd imagine we are treating it very seriously."

There's an appeal for anyone who witnessed the shooting to contact the police - specifically anyone who saw a man wearing dark clothing getting on a motorbike.

Watch: East Midlands weather

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

Plenty of sunshine and blue sky - here's the full forecast.

Weather: Dry and partly misty night

BBC Weather

Any cloud will melt away this evening, to leave a dry and largely clear night with a few mist patches in places.

Once any mist patches fade in the morning, tomorrow will be another dry, fine day with a good deal of sunshine and just a little fair-weather cloud.

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Man arrested after city centre stabbing

Nick Smith

BBC News Online

A man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing in Nottingham last month.

Police say that two 24-year-old men were wounded in Upper Parliament Street by two other men at around 03:51 on 28 April.

The man arrested, 18, has been released on police bail with a curfew and conditions not to enter the city centre.

Police inquiries continue and they would like to speak to the two women pictured in connection with the attack.

Stabbing
Nottinghamshire Police

Stags to face Forest in pre-season friendly

Mansfield Town will face Nottingham Forest in a pre-season friendly at the One Call Stadium.

They play on Tuesday 23 July.

Stags missed out on promotion to League One after losing to Newport on penalties while Forest finished the season ninth in the Championship.

Mansfield Town are also hosting Blackburn Rovers in a pre-season friendly the week before.

Mansfield Town
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Veterans D-Day anniversary trip to memorial arboretum

East Midlands Today

Former soldiers from Nottinghamshire have travelled to the National Memorial Arboretum ahead of the anniversary marking 75 years since the D-Day landings.

About 50 veterans travelled by coach to the memorial in Staffordshire.

The national memorial arboretum
BBC

As well as remembering the sacrifices of the past, the trip was also about ensuring veterans are being looked after.

It was organised by Nottinghamshire County Council as part of their Veterans Together Network to prevent loneliness and isolation.

More funding for town and village knife crime

Kevin Stanley

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Funding to tackle knife crime across Nottinghamshire is expected to be approved later.

It may be seen as a greater issue in the city of Nottingham but the rest of the county isn't immune to the problem.

Teenager holding a knife
BBC

Last October the county council published a wide ranging plan with a strong emphasis on education, early intervention and youth engagement.

Councillors are now due to agree one-off funding of £300,000 to recruit four youth workers to work with youngsters deemed to be at the greatest risk of becoming involved with serious crime; either as perpetrators or victims.

The new posts, though, would only be temporary - with the cash-strapped council still to identify funding for the longer term.

Hospital win legal challenges over treatment centre

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

The High Court has lifted a ruling preventing a Nottingham hospital contract being awarded to the NHS.

The treatment centre next to the Queen's Medical Centre has been run by private firm Circle for the last 11 years. A recent bid saw the Nottingham University Hospitals Trust being awarded the five-year contract instead.

Queen's Medical Centre
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Circle took legal action against the clinical commissioning group (CCG) but a court ruling means the hospital can now go ahead with running the service.

We are disappointed that there have been so many delays to the award of this contract and completion of the procurement process as a result of legal challenges. However, this legal ruling means we can now work proactively with our partners, including Circle, to ensure a smooth transition."

Tracy TaylorNottingham University Hospital, Chief Executive

Circle said the process was flawed and plans to take action against the NHS.

“We are obviously disappointed that the CCG has decided to push ahead with a rushed handover which is not in the interests of patients. This does not affect our challenge to the CCG’s procurement process, which will be heard later this year.

“We are confident that the court will find that the commissioners have run a flawed and unfair procurement."

Nottingham landmark turns 90

BBC Radio Nottingham

Happy birthday Nottingham Council House - the iconic city building officially opened 90 years ago today.

Nottingham Council House
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This is where a birth or a death is registered, weddings are celebrated and council meetings are held.

The building has hosted royalty, FA and European Cup winners and acted as a meeting point for decades.

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Watch: East Midlands weather

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

Another fine day but with a bit more cloud than yesterday - here's the full forecast.

Weather: Dry night ahead

BBC Weather

It will remain dry overnight and there will be some clear periods, though some mist may develop later in the night.

Tomorrow is expected to be another dry day and feel pleasantly warm in the sunshine.

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Blue postbox to mark cricket World Cup

Nick Smith

BBC News Online

Have you spotted this blue postbox in Angel Row, Nottingham?

The Royal Mail has stayed tight-lipped but the International Cricket Council confirmed postboxes around the country are to celebrate the World Cup, of which Nottingham is a host city

The competition gets under way next Thursday and Trent Bridge will host its first game the following day, with the West Indies playing Pakistan.

postbox
BBC

Nottingham to receive £8.3m transport funding

Kit Sandeman

Local Democracy Reporter

Bosses at the city council have welcomed news they are being given £8.3 million from the government to invest in public transport.

The Labour-run council formally accepted the funding today, which will be spent on a wide range of improvements.

These include: more contactless payment points at tram stops; 250 real-time information screens for bus arrivals; 8.1km of towpath improvements on the Nottingham to Beeston Canal; and 'smart traffic controls' on the A52 to give buses priority at traffic lights.

Councillor Adele Williams, portfolio holder for transport, said: "I think it's really good news for the city, in terms of people being able to get to work, and enjoy all the good things we've got happening in Nottingham, with as little impact on the climate as we can."

Nottingham City Council
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Tutors protest over new contracts

BBC Radio Nottingham

College tutors who are angry about new contracts being brought in have been protesting outside Nottingham College on Maid Marion Way this afternoon.

They say that new pay proposals, which follow the merger of New College and Castle College, will see workload protections eroded and long-serving, experienced teachers will be expected to accept pay cuts of up to £1,300.

protest
BBC

Person hit by train near Hathersage

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

East Midlands Trains is unable to run services between Chesterfield and Stockport after a person was hit by a train near Hathersage.

Map of disrupted route
East Midlands Trains

The operator has said Network Rail workers are making their way to the site and emergency services have been contacted.

Alternative transport is currently being found to keep people moving.

Rail disruption after person hit by train

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Some trains heading in and out of Nottingham are disrupted after a person was hit by a train in Derbyshire.

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Jamie's Italian closure 'very upsetting'

Neil Heath

BBC News Online

Diners have been turning up to Jamie's Italian in Nottingham's High Pavement this afternoon, only to be disappointed.

Jamie's Italian
BBC Sport

The celebrity chef's restaurant group collapsed into administration this morning putting up to 1,300 jobs at risk across the country.

Mr Oliver, who rose to fame on his TV show the Naked Chef, said: "I appreciate how difficult this is for everyone affected."

The Nottingham branch was one of 23 of the Jamie's Italian chain to close.

One woman, who had a lunchtime booking with a friend, said it was "very upsetting" to hear it was shut. She added that it was a "beautiful building and the only place with a decent garden" in the city.

Sign closing Jamie's Italian
BBC

Jobs at risk at Jamie Oliver's restaurants

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Jamie Oliver's restaurant group is facing collapse putting up to 1,300 jobs at risk - including those at the Nottingham restaurant.

Jamie's Italian in Nottingham
Google

The celebrity chef's chain Jamie's Italian has lined up KPMG to handle an administration process, expected to be announced later.

Conversations with employees are understood to be ongoing.

'I've spotted a hedgehog or porcupine' says 999 caller

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Police in Nottinghamshire are reminding people to use the emergency number responsibly and not distract busy call handlers from genuine emergencies.

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Student battles with brain injury-related fatigue

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

A student who suffered a head injury on a night out has been describing her struggle to continue studying while suffering the after effects.

Lottie Butler, from Kirkby-in-Ashfield, is leading a campaign to highlight fatigue in people who have had brain injuries.

The 18-year-old, who was injured in Loughborough, said for the first six months after her injury she slept through most of the day. "Nothing was normal to me anymore," she said.

Lottie Butler
BBC

She's now found a way to get through the rest of her studies at college in Nottingham and hopes to go on to university. She said: "Make yourself a schedule and goals to achieve for the day and prioritise everything.

"Then, even if the smallest things don't get done, at least you've made something of your day."

She's now working with the brain charity Headway as part of their "Brain Drain: Wake up to fatigue" campaign. This is her video diary showing how fatigue affects her everyday life.

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College staff protest over pay

East Midlands Today

Staff at Nottingham College are planning protests this lunchtime over proposed changes to pay and working conditions.

Nottingham College
BBC

Members of the University and College Union have been renegotiating terms, following the merger of New College and Central College in 2017.

In a statement, managers have said the review aims to ensure fair pay, and they will do all they can to ensure students are not affected.

Train speed improvements set to disrupt journeys

East Midlands Today

Passengers using the Midland Mainline are being warned to expect major disruption next week.

Market Harborough station
BBC

From next Tuesday, no services will be stopping at Market Harborough station for six days as work is carried out to straighten the line and install a new footbridge.

There will also be fewer trains between the East Midlands and London and services that do run will take longer.

When work on the line is completed, it will allow trains to travel at greater speeds. A replacement bus service will run in the meantime.

More parents hit by school absence fines

Kevin Stanley

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Since 2015 more than 11,000 fines have been issued to parents and carers in Nottinghamshire for taking their children out of school without permission.

The majority of cases involved children being on holiday during term time.

School child
BBC

There has been a sharp rise recently in both the number of schools issuing fines and the total number of penalty notices issued in Nottinghamshire, reflecting a similar trend nationally.

Table
Nottinghamshire County Council

Most of the penalty notices were paid but about 8% weren't and led to court action. The maximum possible sentence is three months in prison, or a £2,500 fine.

A report considered by councillors yesterday doesn't list the punishments handed out by the courts.

The council describes the fines as "proportionate" with the overall number of absences steadily falling.

Cricket: Moores 'impressed' after first day

BBC Nottingham Sport

Nottinghamshire's County Championship game against Hampshire is finely balanced after day one.

Hampshire will resume on 288 for 6 this morning. It's the first Championship match on the Isle of Wight since 1962.

Newclose Cricket Club on the Isle of Wight
BBC

After play yesterday Notts head coach Peter Moores told the BBC: "You always want more wickets but the thing I was most impressed with today was the way we went about things.

"We really stuck to the task and we needed to because Hampshire played good cricket. I thought we put a lot of balls in the right area.”

Watch: East Midlands weather

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

A dry, warm and sunny day across the East Midlands - here's the full forecast.

East Midlands weather: Dry night ahead

BBC Weather

Lingering daytime showers will slowly die away this evening. It will then be dry overnight with clear periods, although some mist is likely to develop later in the night.

weather
BBC

Tuesday is expected to be a dry day with sunny periods. However, there is a small chance of a few fairly isolated showers developing during the day which are most likely in the afternoon.

Ice hockey: Panthers' forward scores crucial GB goal

Nick Smith

BBC News Online

Team GB will be continue to mingle with the world's best after an astonishing comeback against France at the 2019 IIHF World Championship.

They came from 3-0 down to record a 4-3 win, securing their place in the top tier of international ice hockey, at the expense of their opponents who have been relegated.

Nottingham Panthers forward Robert Farmer scored GB's third goal, which sent the game to overtime, before Ben Davies scored the winner.

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