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Nottinghamshire Police officer sacked

Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The force says a member of police staff has been dismissed for gross misconduct.

The 31-year-old woman, who worked as a public protection officer, was dismissed after being found to have falsified police records.

She was dismissed on 22 July 2016, and chose not to appeal the decision.

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Team GB's women's hockey take Gold in Rio

Birmingham University's Lily Owsley (left) celebrates scoring her side's first goal of the game with teammate Sophie Bray Credit: PA

Team GB's women's hockey team are Olympic champions after taking gold in Rio.

Birmingham University's Lily Owsley opened the scoring, with Derbyshire's Hollie Webb also getting on the score-sheet as the game ended 3-3 in normal time.

So it came to a nail-biting shoot-out, where the Brits triumphed, 2-0 on penalties.

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Mother from Nottingham talks about the day her daughter died on holiday

'Amana was having one of the best days of her life'.

21-year-old Amarna Carthy from Carlton in Nottingham was having the holiday of a lifetime in Turkey this May. She spoke to her mum just an hour before hiring a quad bike. Riding on a main road, she went to pull over onto the hard shoulder to let other vehicles past, but veered into a ditch. Amarna was killed instantly.

Tashaka Baumber says the headgear her daughter was given was inadequate, and was 'left in pieces' after the crash.

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Weekend Picks: Caribbean Carnival

Caribbean Carnival: Sat 20th - Sun 21st Aug (Victoria Embankment, Nottingham)

The carnival parade will run along the Embankment Credit: Denphoto

The annual Nottingham Carnival will take place this weekend at Victoria Embankment.

The two day celebration will begin with a music festival on Saturday and a community-led carnival on the Sunday.

The carnival parade will run along the Embankment, where it first started in 1958. It will feature hundreds of colourful costumes and dancing along the riverside and through The Meadows.

The parade will return to the park for more entertainment and music. The carnival will begin at 2pm.

'United Colours of Nottingham Carnival’ is the theme for this year’s event, which brings together people from all walks of life to experience a taste of Caribbean Carnival”

– Chair, Richard Renwick

For times, prices and more information visit: http://emccan.org/nottingham-caribbean-carnival/

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