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  1. Updates for Wednesday 11 November 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

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By Dave Wade and Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Thanks for following our live updates today. My newsroom colleague Dave Wade will be with you tomorrow from 08:00.

  2. Weather: Mainly dry night with the odd spot of rain

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter, East Midlands Today

    The weather gods are telling me that it'll be a dry night on the whole with just one or two spots of rain. 

    BBC weather map

    Tomorrow will feel cooler but it'll be a dry and sunny start. Highs of 14C (57F). 

  3. Nottinghamshire Remembers: Armistice Day

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    You've been sharing your experiences from when Nottinghamshire fell silent this morning to remember our war dead. 

    Remembrance Day poppies

    Charles Wheeler on Facebook writes: "I was in Newark Market Square and was pleasantly surprised I estimate a couple of hundred + sharing the silence".  

  4. Stuart Broad heading to a book signing in Manchester

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    I'm not sure why this book signing isn't taking place in our great city. Care to enlighten us Stuart? 

    View more on twitter
  5. Notts Police 'do not take lightly' IPCC's recommendations

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here is further Nottinghamshire Police reaction to the IPCC's report in the assault rifle incident.  

    Chief Constable Chris Eyre said: "Public safety is our number one priority and we do not take lightly the recommendations made in the report in respect of operational firearms and public displays and our training of firearms officers".  

  6. Bacon foils gas leak

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    You might be thinking where do I know this woman from? Well cast your minds back to 14:15 this afternoon to reacquaint yourself with Christine Bacon.  

    Christine Bacon

    Whilst I had sympathy with Christine's plight from earlier today, I've only reused her picture so we could run Kevin Stanley's rather snappy headline. 

    I'll do anything for a cheap laugh me. 

  7. Nottinghamshire Remembers: Your photos on Armistice Day

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Thank you to Sheila Burden for this rather poignant picture of the Embankment Memorial in Nottingham. 

    Embankment Memorial
  8. Mansfield pool set to re-open after gas leak concerns

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    I suspect there's much relief across Mansfield this afternoon as I've learnt that the Water Meadows swimming complex is set to re-open around 16:00 this afternoon. 

    Among 60 customers were forced to vacate the pool earlier this morning amid concerns about a suspected gas leak.

    Imagine if you'd forgotten your trunks...

  9. Your views: Alfie the 'miracle baby'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    You've continued to offer kind words to "miracle baby" Alfie and family on the BBC Radio Nottingham Facebook page. 

    Katie Greenhalgh writes: "All the best of everything to Alfie and his mummy and daddy for the future". 

  10. Racegoers to face no charges over Southwell punch

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    You might remember us telling you about jockey Aidan Coleman being punched at Southwell at the end of September. 

    Well there has been a development...

    Aiden Coleman

    The police have said the four people arrested will face no charges. 

  11. IPCC report: Officer 'didn't recall' offering girl gun

    Ben Truslove

    BBC News Online

    Here's more from the IPCC report into the incident that saw aseven-year-old accidentally hit by a bullet case on a visit to Nottinghamshire Police. 

    Police officers with guns

    The IPCC asked the police officer about the mother's allegation that her daughter was offered a loaded assault rifle, to which he said it was "not something I recall specifically".

    He went on to say: "That's not to say that it maybe didn't happen. It's certainly something I don't recall".

  12. The Hoff just can't keep away from city

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    The last time ex-Baywatch star and most watched man on TV, David Hasslehoff, was here, he was in the panto. 

    Now he's back for a musical at the Royal Concert Hall...

    View more on twitter
  13. Safety fears at private jail

    Nottingham Post

    Almost half the inmates at a private Nottinghamshire prison feel unsafe there, according to a new report.

  14. Swimming pool evacuation: Poor Christine!

    Christine Bacon's tweeted this photo of her plight.

    She was evacuated from Water Meadows swimming pool in Mansfield following a possible gas leak.

  15. Your comments: Alfie the 'miracle baby'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    You've all been very positive about "miracle baby" Alfie who was born 16 weeks early and weighs less than a bag of sugar.

    Alfie with parents

    Helen Hemstock on Facebook writes: "Wow. Congratulations. Wishing you all the very best x x"   

  16. Weather update: Watch out for showers later

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    Mainly cloudy with plenty of dry weather however a couple of light showers are possible in the mid afternoon. 

    Highs of 15C (59F).

  17. Batman fans will 'dig deep to help Gotham'

    Meanwhile, back in Gotham...

    Steve Smith, who runs a podcast called Gotham Geeks in New York, says Batman fans in the USA will come to the village's rescue.

    Batman writer Bill Finger named the fictional city after the Nottinghamshire village.

    british legion, gotham

    "Knowing that Bill Finger took the name of Batman's hometown from a real place and now the people in that place need help, I feel that any Batman fan would jump at the chance to say they helped Gotham," Mr Smith said.

  18. IPCC report: Loaded rifle 'offered to seven-year-old'

    Ben Truslove

    BBC News Online

    A seven-year-old girl was offered a loaded gun for a photograph before it was accidentally fired, her mother told investigators.

    The girl suffered a minor injury when a bullet casing hit her after the assault rifle was shot into the ground at Nottinghamshire Police's headquarters.

    Notts police hq
  19. Your views: 'Poppies are personal choice'

    Jodi Law

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    Listeners have been telling BBC Radio Nottingham's Mark Dennison what they think when they see people not wearing a poppy.

    Alan says: "I couldn't think of not wearing a poppy, but if someone else isn't wearing a poppy that's not my problem. It's down to personal choice. A lot of those wars were fought for freedom."


    "I'm an ex-soldier and I wear one, but I don't have a problem if people don't want to wear one," says Mal.

    And Glenys says: "It does upset me when I see people not wearing a poppy. We should respect the men who fought for us."

  20. Nottinghamshire Police respond to IPCC assault rifle findings

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here's what Nottnghamshire Police have had to say about the IPCC's findings following their look at the assault rifle case. 

    "We welcome the findings of the IPCC's report which identifies a number of learnings for the Force" Temporary Detective Superintendent Paul Murphy said. 

    "We will take on board the recommendations and implement those that are not already in place".

  21. Nottinghamshire Remembers: Armistice Day

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a moving photo of the Old Market Square in Nottingham coming to a standstill for the two-minute silence at 11:00. 

    Old Market Square
  22. Nottinghamshire duo Hales and Taylor selected for England

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Nottinghamshire duo Alex Hales and James Taylor have, as expected, been selected for England for the first one-day international against Pakistan at Abu Dhabi. 

    Abu Dhabi map

    Consider this though. It's currently 35C in the desert. 

    Uncomfortable enough if you are sat in the shade eating an ice cream, but imagine playing cricket in it. 

  23. Gun discharge police officer removed from duty

    Ben Truslove

    BBC News Online

    The police watchdog has just told us an officer who accidentally fired his assault rifle into the ground, injuring a seven-year-old girl with a bullet casing, at Nottinghamshire Police's HQ, has faced a gross incompetency hearing. 

    The IPCC concluded officers armed with live weapons should not be involved in public events. 

    gun police officer

    It also criticised the force for not having a policy in place regarding firearms at public events. 

    The officer has been removed from firearms duties.

  24. Your comments: Alfie the 'miracle baby'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    We're getting lots of positive comments about "miracle baby" Alfie on the BBC Radio Nottingham Facebook page.

    Baby Alfie

    Born 16 weeks early, he weighed just 1lb 9oz, less than a bag of sugar.

    Yvonne Wrigley writes: "Congratulations and good luck to you xxxxx"

  25. Nottinghamshire Remembers: Two minute silence at 11:00

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    We here at Local Live will be observing the two minute silence for Armistice Day at 11:00 to remember our war dead. 


    Please join me in paying your respects. 

    Lest we forget. 

  26. Liam Trotter extends Reds loan

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    It may be the international break but that doesn't mean Dougie Freedman has downed tools for the week.

    Liam Trotter

    He's been busy extending Liam Trotter's loan from Bolton by a further 28 days. 

    This means the 27-year-old will remain in Nottingham until 7 December. 

    Just enough time to start his Christmas shopping in the Victoria Centre... 

  27. Calum McKenzie steps in!

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Dave Wade has been called away from the hotseat on "special duties" so I'll be looking after things for you.

    What Dave is doing, I have no idea, maybe he'll tell you upon his return... 

  28. Cricket: Notts batsmen in ODI against Pakistan

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    England begin their first one-day international against Pakistan later today and Nottinghamshire batsman Alex Hales and James Taylor are expected to feature. 

    This is the first of five one-day internationals with play starting at 11:00.

  29. High numbers of children under protection in city

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Nottingham has the second highest proportion of young people subject to protection plans in England.

    These are plans designed to protect the most vulnerable children from sexual and emotional abuse, neglect and physical injury.

  30. 'Secret' cities tram link now a top priority

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    It was supposed to be a secret but after years of rumours about whether Derby could have a tram like Nottingham's, it now seems to be very near the top of the local wish list.


    The 19 councils of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire have told the government what they want to get out of devolution - and this is one of the "priority projects". 

    It'd connect Derby up to the planned high speed rail station near Long Eaton, but also take in East Midlands Airport.

  31. Gotham story flying high

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Our story about an appeal by Notts villagers to Batman fans across the pond is getting people clicking.

    The article about Gotham village's bid to save its British Legion club is fifth most read on the BBC News website!

    most read

    (Sorry about the rubbish highlighting...)

  32. Proposed tram-link: 'Is it needed?'


    There's not a lot of love on Facebook for a possible tram link between Nottingham and Derby.

    Louise Clark wrote: "The train already links the two, as well as multiple bus routes. Is it really needed?"

    And Susan Margaret asked: "What do we need a tram for? It will take ages to get there!"


    However Isabel Mason is in favour: "I for one welcome investing in trams ...more train lines too !!! I do think a good public transport system is essential for the future."  

  33. Holy smokes, Batman! Gotham's in trouble!

    Caroline Lowbridge

    BBC News Online

    Campaigners in the Notts village of Gotham are raising money to help save a community building - and they hope Batman fans will come to the rescue.

    The Royal British Legion club closed at the end of January.


    The village is historically connected to the fictional Gotham City of the Batman comics and films.

    John Anderson, chairman of the Gotham & District Community Venture committee said: "It would be fantastic to hear from any American friends of Gotham who might also invest in this exciting venture."

  34. Weather: Breezy but warm

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    It's a dry and occasionally bright to start the day, however things will cloud over this afternoon with some outbreaks of light rain. 

    Breezy with highs of 15C (59F).

  35. Travel: Roadworks in Beeston

    BBC Travel

    Roadworks are delaying traffic in Beeston this morning along University Boulevard.

  36. Good morning: Join us for today’s live news coverage

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Hello and welcome to Local Live.

    Here's the sunrise over Radcliffe-on-Trent to get your day started....


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