England, United Kingdom

Most Recent

  1. Pedestrian's leg broken in crash

    Sonia Kataria

    BBC News

    A pedestrian was taken to hospital with a broken leg after he was hit by a car in Nottingham.

    Emergency services were called to the junction of Radford Boulevard and Ilkeston Road shortly before 23:00 on Monday.

    Radford Boulevard, at Ilkeston Road junction, in Nottingham

    Nottinghamshire Police said the man's injuries were not thought to be life-altering or life-threatening and an investigation into the crash was under way.

    The force has appealed for dashcam footage and urged witnesses to contact them.

  2. Man arrested after shopkeeper fends off armed robber

    Liam Barnes

    BBC News

    Freydun Sakhi

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery after a shopkeeper fended off an armed attack on his business.

    Freydun Sakhi said a man with a knife came into OK Food Store in Radford Road, Hyson Green, at about 17:30 on Monday and demanded money from the till.

    The 54-year-old father-of-five used a screwdriver to fight back against the man, before a friend came to his aid and helped subdue the assailant.

    He was later taken to the Queen's Medical Centre for treatment to gashes and cuts to his head, hand and neck he suffered in the attack.

    Nottinghamshire Police are calling for any witnesses to come forward.

    Freydun Sakhi
    Quote Message: He tried to stab me a few times but I managed to get the knife off him. At that point he picked up two bottles of Lambrini and smashed them both over my head. I felt really dizzy after that and I couldn't stand up. He tried to run off after that but my friend who was fixing a leak for me round the back came out and stopped him leaving." from Freydun Sakhi Owner, OK Food Store
    Freydun SakhiOwner, OK Food Store
  3. Video content

    Video caption: Tokyo Olympics: Family celebrate Emily Campbell's medal win

    The Nottingham athlete became the first British female weightlifter to win an Olympic medal.

  4. Tributes paid after Beeston tram cat dies

    Alex Regan

    BBC News

    Benton the cat

    Tributes have been paid to Benton the cat, who became well-known for spending time with commuters at a Beeston tram stop.

    The black and white cat found social media fame in 2019 after greeting members of the public at the Inham Road stop.

    His owner Ginny Hicks wrote: "We've had the worst news and now know Benton has died.

    "I'm sitting here amazed a cat could be so fondly thought of.

    "This cat has revealed to me so much kindness."

    Benton the car

    Steph Hicks wrote: "We can clearly see just how much Benton was loved and it means the absolute world to us.

    "He was such a special and wonderful character and we know he will be fondly remembered by all."

  5. Man and dog stabbed in street attack

    Alex Regan

    BBC News

    A man was taken to hospital and his dog required urgent veterinary treatment after they were both stabbed in a "targeted" attack, police said.

    Officers said the victim, in his 20s, was walking his pet in Raymede Drive, Bestwood, before 22:30 on Sunday when he was confronted and attacked.

    The man received a stab wound to the hip, but his injuries are not thought to be life-altering.

    Raymede Drive, Bestwood

    No-one has been arrested and police have conducted house-to-house inquiries in their search for a suspect.

    Det Sgt Nick Wood said: "We believe this was a targeted attack and are working hard to establish exactly what happened in the moments before, during and after it.

    "To this end we would urgently like to speak to anybody who saw what happened."

    Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident 767 of 1 August.

  6. Nottingham weightlifter makes history with Olympic silver

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Great Britain's Emily Campbell has won the silver medal in the women's +87kg weightlifting at the Tokyo Olympics.

    Emily Campbell

    Campbell, from Bulwell, Nottingham, went into the clean and jerk section of the competition in fourth place but successive lifts of 156kg and 161kg sealed her place on the podium.

    She becomes the first British female to win an Olympic weightlifting medal.

  7. Man charged over Mansfield bus stop stabbing

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    A man has appeared in court charged over a stabbing at a bus stop in Mansfield.

    Nottinghamshire Police said emergency services were called to Jubilee Way South at about 21:40 on 28 July after the attack.

    It is believed the victim, a 39-year-old man, was stabbed about 20 minutes earlier. He remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

    A 40-year-old man, from Mansfield, is accused of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

    He appeared before magistrates on Saturday and was remanded in custody. He is next due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court for trial on 27 August.

    Jubilee Way South
  8. Crews tackle Nottingham city centre restaurant fire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    Crews were called to tackle a fire that started in the boiler room of a Nottingham city centre restaurant this morning.

    Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said eight crews were deployed to Trinity Square just after 01:10.

    No-one was injured and the blaze was out by 03:15, a fire service spokeswoman said.

    The spokeswoman added the fire was accidental, and damage was restricted to that room.

    Trinity Square
  9. Light aircraft crashes into Nottinghamshire field

    Greig Watson

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    A light aircraft was damaged when it crashed into a field in north Nottinghamshire.

    Fire crews from Retford and Newark were sent to the scene in Clarborough near Retford at about 15:40 on Sunday.

    Plane crash

    The single-engine private plane ended up nose down after colliding with a hedge.

    Despite the forced landing, both the pilot and passenger escaped without sustaining any serious injuries.

  10. Video content

    Video caption: Afghanistan: Orphan's reunion with British soldier after 19 years

    Ramin Paikar was among the orphans visited by British soldiers stationed in Kabul in 2002.

  11. Video content

    Video caption: Bennerley Viaduct: The iron giant saved from demolition

    The Victorian rail bridge was almost demolished but now has fans all over the world.