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  1. Updates for Wednesday 18 November
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

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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 at 08:00 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Weather: Rain will clear later into the evening

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    There will be some squally rain through the evening but this should clear later to leave a largely dry night with just the risk of an isolated shower. 

    It remains breezy and mild with ows of 9C (48F)

  3. Follow the dress code if you want your afternoon tea

    Hannah Meredith

    Journalist, BBC Radio Nottingham

    Former Royal Footman, Steve Scott Kaye, hopes to bring a little taste of how the other half lives to Nottingham, with his new tea room. 

    But beware - there's a dress code - no sportswear, no ripped jeans, no vests or caps.

    Steven Scott Kaye

    Basically, if the Queen wouldn't wear it, you won't be allowed to either!  

  4. Murray won't be buying cover for injured strikers

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray insists he won't be dipping into the transfer market to sign a striker, despite their current lack of goals.

    Murray has few options for strikers at the moment with only Matt Green and Adi Yussuf fit to play, but he is adamant he won't be signing cover.

  5. The dogging debate goes on...


    Some of you have been reacting to our story on Facebook about Colwick Country Park closing its car park to stop people meeting up there for sexual activity.

    Mark Birtles wrote: "Surprised the council didn't introduce a parking levy for all these doggers......instead of closing it!"  

    Tony Novellilno said: "Be packed out now they have advertised a burger van down there now."

  6. Anyone for a Dirty Harry?

    Hannah Meredith

    Journalist, BBC Radio Nottingham

    It was a right royal affair this morning as I went to find out how a new tea room in Nottingham is connected to the Queen.

    The owner Steven Scott Kaye is a former royal footman.

    Footman's Rest

    You can even pick up a Dirty Harry cocktail off the regal inspired menu at the Footman's Rest.

  7. Closure of car park seems to be helping

    Marcus Alton

    Radio Nottingham

    The council is calling people's sexual activity in Colwick Park "anti-social behaviour".

    The four bollards they have put up in the car park off Daleside Road have clearly had an impact as there was no-one around when I walked through the entrance.

    Colwick Park

    It was in the middle of the afternoon though and all was quiet in that part of the country park.

  8. Gedling care home 'improving considerably', owner says

    Eric Simpson

    BBC News Online

    I’ve spoken to the owner of a care home that’s been slammed by inspectors for its poor care.

    She says they’ve brought in a new manager and are turning things around at Stoke House in Gedling. 

    The inspection was earlier this summer and she said “things have improved considerably over the last four months”. 

    Stoke House

    Care Quality Commission inspectors said the home was understaffed and residents had to wait too long to have their incontinence pads changed – and cases of alleged abuse were not reported to the local authority.  

  9. Residents left in soiled incontinence pads

    Eric Simpson

    BBC News Online

    Several concerns were raised by CQC inspectors when they visited Stoke House in Gedling.

    They said some elderly residents were wearing soiled incontinence pads because staff “didn't have time to take them to the toilet”.

    Stoke House

    Another resident who was at risk of falling was basically left alone for an hour when they should have been watched constantly.

  10. Council hopes blocking car park will stop sexual encounters

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Nottingham City Council says it hopes blocking access to the car park at Colwick Park will "deter this activity" in the long-term.

    A spokesman said: "We have no plans to re-open the car park for the time-being, but this will not impact on genuine park users who still have two other car parks to choose from.”

    Colwick Park

    But Clinton Parmer, who runs a pub nearby, says there is a chance couples will just find somewhere else to go to.

  11. Stags manager confident of turnaround

    Colin Fray

    BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

    Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray remains confident that his side will soon start to score goals again.

    The Stags are without a goal in five matches, following their 2-0 FA Cup defeat at Oldham Athletic last night. 

    Adam Murray

    Murray said: “It’s frustrating because we’re creating chances. We have to stick to what we believe in and I’m more than confident we’ll swing round.”  

  12. Bollards to stop 'night time activities'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The problem of people meeting at Colwick Park for sexual activity is nothing new but the council says they have recently noticed it getting worse.

    Colwick Woods

    They have put up four bollards at one of the car parks, in an attempt to stop people from parking their cars there at night and going into the woods.

  13. Weather: Staying cloudy and breezy this afternoon

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It’ll be cloudy and breezy for most of us this afternoon with some brighter spells. 

    A band of quite squally showers, some heavy at times, will work south eastwards over the course of the afternoon. Highs 13C (55F).

  14. Sunrise over Kimberley

    This shot of today's sunrise has been sent in to us and was just too beautiful not to share.


    Thanks to Steve from Kimberley for sending it in.

  15. Mystery over Jenner incident

    Colin Fray

    BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

    No action was taken against Notts County winger Julian Jenner during their match against Salford City on 6 November by referee Andy Madley.

    We're not sure what it is that he has done but something has obviously been spotted on cameras or raised by officials afterwards.

    After subsequent disciplinary action, Jenner will now be banned for the club’s next three matches – against Northampton, Barnet and Cambridge.

  16. Care home needs to improve say health inspectors

    Eric Simpson

    BBC News Online

    I’m working on a story about a Nottingham care home that's in the news for the wrong reasons today.

    Health inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have released a report following their last inspection at Stoke House, in Gedling, where they rated a number of areas 'inadequate' and in need of improvement.

    Stoke House

    I've contacted the owner of the home and will report their comments as soon as we get them.  

  17. Council were 'overloaded' with Barney calls

    Stuart Thomas

    Head of BBC East Midlands

    I turned a corner in Kirklington, Nottinghamshire, last night and screeched to a halt as I was confronted by this tree. 

    I had to turn around and find another route home.


    It took several minutes to get through to the council to report it as they were overloaded but in the end my neighbour, who is a farmer, moved it.

  18. If you go down to the woods today...

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    There have been a few raised eyebrows around the newsroom about this story today.

    The city council has had to take extra measures to close the car park at Colwick Country Park at night because of people meeting up there for sexual encounters.

    Colwick Park

    They said extra police patrols had put a temporary stop to the activity but the problem had started again.

  19. Jenner gets three match ban

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Notts winger Julian Jenner has been banned for three matches after accepting a charge of violent conduct in the FA Cup tie at Salford.

    Julian Jenner
  20. Barney has been on the rampage

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Someone will find their trampoline missing from their garden this morning.

    One of our Weather Watchers spotted this sight in Hucknall.

  21. Tree down in primary school playground

    Anna Allatt

    Journalist, BBC News Online

    Pupils turning up at Robert Miles School in Bingham this morning were greeted by another one of Barney's casualties.

    Fallen tree at Robert Miles School

    But not to worry, it's business as usual after making the area safe - no excuses for a day off...

    Thanks to Kaz Dodd for her picture.

  22. Homes without power

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Some people in our region have woken up this morning without power.

    Western Power Distribution say 203 homes in Nottinghamshire are currently affected.

  23. Effects of Storm Barney

    Rebecca Dickson

    Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    There's police tape around a shop front on Carrington Street in Nottingham, after the sign and hoarding at the front were blown down in the storm last night. 

    Carrington Street
  24. Adams extends Stags loan

    Chris Ellis

    BBC Sport Online

    Notts County full-back Blair Adams has had his loan spell at Mansfield Town extended until 19 January.

    Blair Adams

    The 24-year-old signed on a month’s loan in October and made his sixth appearance for the Stags in last night’s FA Cup defeat by Oldham.  

  25. Tree down in Mapperley

    Heather Burman

    Journalist, BBC News Online

    On the school run this morning I saw this victim of Storm Barney.

    It's in Spring Lane, Mapperley Plains.

    Mapperley Plains
  26. Stunning sky this morning

    Rebecca Dickson

    Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    The most beautiful sky on Station Street in Nottingham this morning.

    Makes getting up at 05:00 totally worth it.   

  27. Weather: Breezy and wet today

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    The weather is still quite unsettled as Storm Barney has moved into the North Sea.

    There will be some showers around today and, at times, that will be quite heavy.


    Still quite breezy today with highs of 13C (55F)

  28. Good morning: Join us for today's coverage

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Hello, or as we say in these parts ....


    I'll be bringing you today's updates for Nottinghamshire. If you would like to get in touch you can email,tweet us or send a message on Facebook.