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  1. Updates for Friday 13 November 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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By Sandish Shoker

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Nottinghamshire have finished for the day but we'll be back on Monday with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Weather: Winds expected to ease off overnight

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    Winds staying strong this evening, with a few showers possible.

    Both the wind and rain will very gradually ease off overnight, although it will remain breezy.Lows of 6C (42F)

  3. Has nature been tidying up?

    Dominic Heale

    Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    Nature has a funny way of surprising us sometimes and today it seems the strong winds have been tidying up the leaves.

    I spotted this as I walked along the Embankment in West Bridgford earlier.

  4. Leak response being 'scaled back'

    Neil Heath

    BBC News Online

    Fire crews have been at the meat factory all day and said the leak, which was connected to industrial refrigerators, had now "been stemmed down".

    A spokesman for the fire service said they were now scaling back and the factory would soon be handed back to its owners.

  5. Kids pleased to see Pudsey

    Mark Dennison

    Presenter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    I'm on a Children in Need road trip with Pudsey today, ending in Derby this afternoon.

    I popped into Paper Moon nursery in Compton Acres earlier.

    Mark Dennison
  6. Homes evacuated after ammonia leak

    Neil Heath

    BBC News Online

    We've just heard that about 30 homes were evacuated this morning after an ammonia leak at a processed meat factory in Eastwood.

    It all happened at 10:15 in Brookhill Leys Road. No-one was hurt but people are still not being allowed back into their homes.

    Brookhill Leys Road

    We were called by a member of the public who told us about heavy traffic and road closures nearby.

  7. Pudsey on tour

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The superheroes were out in force at Trent College in Long Eaton earlier as Mark Dennison and Pudsey stopped off on their road trip from Nottingham to Derby.

    Children in Need
  8. Britain First are 'racist bullies' says mum of cadet

    Caroline Lowbridge

    BBC News Online

    The controversial photo of two men standing next to the Nottingham Sea Cadets first emerged on Britain First's Facebook page last week.

    It purports to show the cadets being “guarded” against “Islamic extremists” – but the girls didn’t know who the men were when the photo was taken.

    Britain First Facebook

    The mother of one of the girls has told me Britain First are “racist bullies” and she’s “livid” with Facebook for not removing the photo.

  9. Man arrested in Spain over drug trafficking

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A suspected drug trafficker from Nottinghamshire has been arrested in the Costa del Sol.

    The National Crime Agency says it arrested Robert Dawes, 44, originally from Sutton-in-Ashfield, on Thursday in a joint investigation with the Spanish Guardia Civil and French narcotics police.

    Robert Dawes
  10. Landlord suffered 'prolonged and painful death' say police

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Police have described the death of a Nottingham landlord as one of the most barbaric murders they've ever investigated.

    Sekou Soumare, 56, admitted starting the fire in March.

    Seko Soumare (left) and Christopher Bonnick (right)

    Nottingham Crown Court heard he failed to tell emergency crews there was someone inside the flat in Derby Grove.

  11. Residents thankful for flood defence measures

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Since the River Trent burst its banks 15 years ago, £45m has been spent on flood defences.

    Melanie Shoreson was forced to leave her home in Attenborough for six months after the deluge.

    Attenborough flooding

    She said: "There were people far worse off, but we had to get on with our lives and hope they would do something about the river."

  12. What the...?

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Andy Whittaker thinks he's a Jedi - have a look at the video on Facebook.

    It's for Children in Need so it's okay FOR ONE DAY ONLY.

  13. Schools were closed because of 2000 floods

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    This week in 2000 Nottingham was under quite a lot of water.

    Sarah Anna Windibank remembers her exams being postponed because parts of the school flooded. 


    She wrote on Facebook: "I remember this so well, mock GCSEs were cancelled due to the boiler room at school flooding and it not being safe as the school was on the river. Me and my friend were stood in the background of the East Midlands lunch time news report when we got the message that school had cancelled the exams and was closing." 

  14. Debris on tracks caused tram delays

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A spokesman for NET has been in touch and told us the strong winds and rain last night led to debris being blown onto the tracks.

    As a result they had to get "sweepers" out to clear it this morning and that led to "minor delays".


    He said the service was now "getting back to a normal service".

  15. Flood memories: 'You couldn't get in or out of the village'


    Some of you have been sharing your memories of the 2000 floods on Facebook.

    Carly Armstrong wrote: "I remember this so well when the village I lived in farndon was flooded water was above wellies."


    Sarah Cusak, who lived nearby, said: "I lived on marsh lane in farndon at the time and we had evacuation notices, luckily we didn't have to evacuate but it got so bad that they were warning everyone. And I'm sure at one point it was actually cut off coz roads were flooded so bad you couldn't get in or out of the village."  

  16. All councils need to agree for elected mayor

    Chris Doidge

    BBC Radio Derby political reporter

    Plans for an elected mayor for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire have hit a stumbling block.

    Councillors in Erewash have expressed serious concerns about the offer on the table from the government and it's understood South Derbyshire District Council is also sceptical.

    A unanimous agreement is needed from all of the local authorities before a devolution deal can be put in place, so a decision on when it could happen could now be delayed.

  17. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    • Plans for a shared elected mayor with Derbyshire have been delayed after a council expressed concerns
    • There's been a sharp increase in shoplifting in Nottinghamshire, according to figures released by a union which represents shop staff
    • Nottinghamshire batsmen Alex Hales and James Taylor are both expected to be involved in the second One Day International between Pakistan and England today
  18. We're not the only ones...

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The tram delays have got a lot of you confused this morning.

    On NET's Facebook page, Amanda Guest, wrote: "The weather?? It was just rain wasn't it... not ten foot of snow... seems to be loads of delays since opening phase 2."


    Aimee Parson said: "Weather? Seriously guys! I could understand if it was a blizzard out here, but it's just a bit of drizzle."   

    Terry Wooton wrote: "Do they run in thick fog?"  

  19. 'Weather' vs trams

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The mystery over the exact cause of the tram delays continues... 

    Will Tooley's tweeted us this video of a long queue at one of the stops. 

    View more on twitter
  20. Leaves on the tracks?

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Delays of up to 30 minutes, apparently. Due to "weather conditions".

    We're trying to get them to clarify this...

    View more on twitter
  21. The Force is strong with this one

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Andy Whittaker's FINALLY decided to clean up the hive of scum and villainy that is BBC Radio Nottingham.

    He's dressed up as his childhood hero - the theme of this year's Children in Need.

    Andy Whittaker as a Jedi

    And just in case you've been living in a cave like Obi-Wan since 1977 - he's a Jedi.

  22. Devolution decision 'delayed'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    We've talked a lot about the prospect of a shared elected mayor between Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire - now it looks like a decision on whether it will happen has been delayed.

    An announcement was expected in the next fortnight but last night councillors in Erewash, Derbyshire, expressed concerns about the government's deal.

    We'll bring you more on this throughout the day.

  23. Weather: Colder feel today

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    It's another windy day today with gusts up to 20-30 mph.

    There'll be difficult conditions on the roads as heavy rain comes in from the west, and there could be some thunder and hail mixed in as we head into the afternoon.


    There's a colder feel to today. Highs of 6C (42F).

  24. Fifteen years since 'floods of a generation'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Can you believe it's been 15 years since the East Midlands experienced the worst floods since the 1940s?

    Meadow Lane

    Hundreds of houses were damaged when the River Trent burst its banks. Here you can see the submerged pitch at Meadow Lane.

    What do you remember about that year?

  25. Welcome to today's live news coverage

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Good morning! It's Friday 13th - unlucky for some, but luckily it is a nice bright start to the day.

    I'll be writing the news, weather and sport updates for Nottinghamshire so you can send me your Friday 13th stories and Children in Need pictures by email, Twitter or Facebook.