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Man arrested after drone flown over football stand

A suspected drone pilot from the Nottingham area has been arrested after a device was flown over a packed football stadium, police have said.

Drones must not be flown within 150 metres of a congested area or large group of people Credit: Greater Manchester Police

The 41-year-old man was held in the car park of an Asda supermarket near Manchester City's Etihad Stadium after reports of a drone flying over a stand during Saturday's match against Tottenham Hotspur.

The man was arrested on suspicion of breaching the air navigation order and bailed for two months while police make further inquiries.

Greater Manchester Police released a photograph of the small white drone. It was not clear what it was used for.

Operating rules for drones - also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) - state that they must never be flown beyond the normal, unaided line of sight of their operator.

UAVs fitted with cameras must always be flown at least 50 metres away from a person, vehicle, building or structure.

They must not be flown within 150 metres of a congested area or large group of people, such as a sporting event or concert.

Magistrates can fine culprits up to £5,000.

Multi-million pound engineering training centre to open

A new £5.8 million engineering training centre for the East Midlands is being opened today.

The £5.8m new engineering training centre opens today Credit: PA

West Nottinghamshire College hopes the centre will be a hub for vocational learning in the region, with the aim of developing in-demand skills in youngsters to help plug employment gaps across a number of sectors.


Stage festival to celebrate tramline completion

Businesses in Nottinghamshire which say trade has been damaged because of works to build a new tramline, have held a street festival to celebrate the completion of the works.

Members of a rock choir singing at today's event Credit: Sarah McCaig-Deeley, ITV News Central

Shopkeepers on Beeston's Chilwell Road say they want to welcome shoppers back to the area. For months, the row of independent stores and restaurants has been cut off from through-traffic. But organisers of today's event say things are about to get better, and that despite the disruption the tram will eventually help local businesses.

It was held in conjunction with the Oxjam Beeston Music Festival, which features more than 70 local artists and bands at 12 venues across Beeston.

The crowds turn out for today's festivities Credit: Sarah McCaig-Deeley, ITV News Central

Nottinghamshire County Council appeals for pictures of Major Oak and Sherwood Forest

Nottinghamshire County Council is asking people worldwide to send any images they may have of the Major Oak and Sherwood Forest.

The Major Oak in Nottingham Credit: Nottinghamshire County Council

The county council is appealing for photographs to contribute to the Sherwood Memories exhibition in December which will celebrate 60 years since the forest was granted Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) status.

They already have a number of other interesting images for the forthcoming exhibition that is being organised in partnership with The Sherwood Forest Trust which include:

  • 1900s – workmen putting up metal banding, the first of the early structure supports for the tree
  • 1920s – tourist parties to Sherwood with people from all backgrounds posing in the country park
  • 2012 – images from when the London 2012 Olympic Flame visited Sherwood Forest as part of its tour of England
  • 2013 – the Monk in the Trunk image
Sherwood’s Major Oak and its first structure support works in the 1900s Credit: Nottinghamshire County Council and

If you have any images of Sherwood Forest country park, send them to Charleen Case, the county council Site Warden, at

They will be displayed as part of the Sherwood Memories exhibition in the Oak Room at Sherwood Forest country park, from the 5th to the 7th December.

Campaign to banish sexual harassment from nights out

A new campaign highlighting the problem of low-level sexual harassment on nights out has been launched in Nottinghamshire.

Nights out can involve low-level sexual harassment as standard, it has been claimed Credit: PA

The campaign, which uses the tagline "if you wouldn't sober, you shouldn't drunk, highlights figures which show that nationally, many people accept minor sexual harassment as part of a normal night out.

It's being led by Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership and Drinkaware as part of the Ending Alcohol Harm project, and will be launched at the Cineworld at Nottingham's The Cornerhouse at 10am.


Froch: I am so proud of my Nottingham roots

Nottingham boxer Carl Froch has spoken of his pride in his home city, as he prepares to be awarded the title of Honorary Freeman of the City.

I feel deeply honoured to be made a Freeman of the City.

I've always been proud of my roots in Nottingham and I'm very grateful for the fantastic support I've received from the people of this city throughout my career.

I would like to take this opportunity to invite my fans and the people of Nottingham to join me in this celebration of my sporting achievements.

– Carl Froch

He will be presented with the accolade at a free special event at the Royal Concert Hall from 6pm.

Carl Froch to be named 'Freeman of the City' today

Champion boxer Carl Froch will be made an Honorary Freeman of the City at a free special event in Nottingham today.

An Evening with Carl Froch will be held at the Royal Concert Hall, where the IBF and WBA World Super-Middleweight title holder will be awarded the honour.

Froch is first the first Nottingham sportsman to receive the accolade while still competing. Credit: PA

The ceremony will then be followed by a celebration of his life and career, with a Q&A session to give fans the chance to quiz their sporting hero.

Being made an Honorary Freeman of the City is the highest honour the council can bestow, and is only given to a "person of distinction or who has rendered eminent service to the city".

Froch is first the first Nottingham sportsman to receive the accolade while still competing.

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