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Councillors to decide if Uber can start up in Nottingham

Uber's smartphone app Credit: ITV News Central

Councillors will decide today whether Uber should be given the go-ahead to run its taxi service in Nottingham.

The firm allows customers to order a taxi via their smartphone with an agreed fair in advance, using a special App.

But black-cab drivers in other cities have claimed Uber is damaging their businesses.

An application for a private hire operators licence will be heard by the regulatory and appeals committee of the council this morning.

The Nottinghamshire family who gave it all up for a year on the open road

Tonight on ITV, Ranvir Singh presents a new series of Real Lives, in which she meets ordinary people with extraordinary stories to tell.

Tonight's episode features the Meek family from Nottinghamshire, who gave up their jobs, took their children out of school and set off for a year on the open roads in their caravan.

For some parents, it would be a dream come true, while for others, keeping two children entertained in such a cramped space would be a nightmare.

Stacey Foster asked Ranvir whether she was tempted to follow in the Meek family's footsteps...

Real Stories with Ranvir Singh is on ITV at 7:30pm tonight

91-year-old dies in car crash

The woman died after crashing her car into a wall. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/PA Images

A woman has died as a result of injuries received in a collision earlier this month.

The 91-year-old died at the Queen’s Medical Centre on Sunday 26 July.

She was admitted to hospital on Saturday 18 July after her car collided with a wall and a tree in the car park of the Four Bells pub in Main Street, Woodborough, at around 12.10pm .

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed or has any information about the incident.

They should telephone Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 407 of 18 July.

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Desert Rats parade at Chetwynd Barracks today

A parade will be held at Chetwynd Barracks today Credit: Patrick Seeger/DPA/Press Association Images

A parade to recognise the 7 Infantry Brigade reaching full operating capability will be held at the Chetwynd Barracks in Nottinghamshire today.

The brigade are more commonly known as the Desert Rats.

A hundred and thirty soldiers from across the Brigade's six Midlands units will be there.

The Brigade was formed this year from the merger of 7 Armoured Brigade and 49 Brigade as part of the structural changes made under Army 2020.

Ice skater sentenced to 3 years for sex offences

A paedophile ice skater from Mansfield has been sentenced to three years in a young offenders institution for a string of sexual offences against girls as young as 12.

Jamie Whiteman Credit: PA

Jamie Whiteman, 20, had competed for the Great Britain team at the Youth Olympic Games and the Junior World Championships.

Last month he admitted 16 sexual offences against five girls, including repeatedly having sex with one of them from when she was just 13.

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