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  1. Updates for 25 November
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00

Live Reporting

By Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Updates on Nottingham's Local Live stream have now finished for the day. We'll be back with more from 08:00 tomorrow.

  2. Weather: Cloudy night with drizzly rain

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    The evening and night will become largely cloudy with a small amount of light rain or drizzle. 

    A minimum temperature of 5C (41F).


    Tomorrow will perhaps be occasionally bright during the morning, however cloud will increase by midday with spells of light rain or drizzle. 

    A high of 9C (48F).

  3. Newark's new jobs get praise from PM

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Before the Chancellor's big budget speech this afternoon there was the usual weekly Prime Minister's Question Time and this week, Newark got a mention.

    MP Robert Jenrick called for recognition of how 10,000 jobs had been created since 2010.


    David Cameron said he remembered visiting the town during the last parliament and praised the town's achievements.

  4. Your comments: Hostel 'not in our area'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    You've been telling us on Twitter what you think about plans for a new hostel in Lady Bay.

    It seems to had divided the area. Some people have sympathy for the people needing a place to stay but others don't want the hostel so close to a school.

    View more on twitter

    You can tweet us too, or send a message on Facebook.

  5. Chief exec leaves Notts County Ladies

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The chief executive of Notts County Ladies has resigned. 

    Luke Negus-Hill had been in the post for the two seasons in which the club has played in Nottingham. 

    Luke Negus-Hill

    He leaves with immediate effect.

  6. Buses delayed due to late night shopping

    NCT says late night shopping traffic is causing delays to a lot of city centre services...

  7. Cohen: 'It has been tough'

    Chris Ellis

    BBC Sport Online

    On his return to training Chis Cohen told BBC East Midlands Today: "For it to happen three times almost in a row, it has been tough.

    "I know I can change the way I play a bit, adapt a little bit and show other qualities that I know I have got."

    Chis Cohen

    Cohen also thanked the club, chairman, manager and supporters, saying he hopes to repay the faith put in him for a number of years if it's possible.

  8. Cohen to change 'style' after injury return

    Chris Ellis

    BBC Sport Online

    Some football news for you next. Nottingham Forest midfielder Chris Cohen believes he can change his style of play as he returns from injury.

    Chris Cohen

    The 28-year-old was back in training this week after stepping up his recovery from the third cruciate knee ligament injury of his career.

    He picked up the most recent injury just six games into the 2014-15 season at home against Derby.

  9. Budget: How is the East Midlands affected?

    Tony Roe

    BBC East Midlands political editor

    Investment in the East Midlands part of the 'engine room' is limited. 

    East Midlands train

    Extending an enterprise park in Derby and £1.25m to prepare the way for the HS2 station at Toton near Nottingham plus investment in the electrification of the Midland mainline was as far as it went.

  10. Investment gone into award nominated park

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Richard Hull helps to run Papplewick Playing Field and says: "We've got a lovely area, it's only a two-acre site but we've got disabled access, lots of swings and hang-out shelters for the teenagers."

    He said the skate park in the playing field had been a big investment for the park costing £41,000.

    Papplewick Playing Field
  11. Papplewick Playing Field up for national award

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Is Papplewick Playing Field one of the UK's BEST parks? Well, that's for you to decide.

    It's one of 20 parks in the midlands nominated for the Fields in Trust Award.

    View more on twitter
  12. Spending Review: Thorseby not mentioned but plans for Toton

  13. Honorary degree a 'honour and privilege' to award

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Another reason Lynn Saunders is getting the honorary degree is for her research work with Nottingham Trent University.

    She's been collaborating with psychologists in the university’s sexual offences, crime and misconduct research unit.

    Lynn Saunders

    Professor Edward Peck said: "It is an honour and privilege to award Lynn Saunders with an honorary degree in recognition of her tremendous achievements as Governor of HMP Whatton, one of Europe's largest prisons for sex offenders, and as the founder of the Safer Living Foundation."  

  14. Prison governor to get honorary degree

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    In other news, an honorary degree is being given to the governor of HMP Whatton.

    Nottingham Trent University will award Lynn Saunders at a graduation ceremony this weekend.

    HMP Whatton

    She'll be named an honorary Doctor of Social Science, in recognition of her "significant contribution" to the treatment and rehabilitation of sexual offenders.

  15. Spending Review: Mainline electrification 'to go ahead'

      East Midlands Today political editor tweets...  

  16. Snooker: Shaun Murphy in action

    BBC Sport

    Nottinghamshire's Shaun Murphy begins his UK Snooker Championship campaign in York later today.

    He'll play 21-year-old Ashley Hugill at 14:30.

    Shaun Murphy
  17. Lady Bay hostel public meeting tonight

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    There's going to be a public meeting tonight to discuss the plans for a young adults' hostel in Lady Bay.

    Houses on Trent Boulevard

    It's been organised by the homeless charity Framework who've made the application for properties 69 and 71 on Trent Boulevard. 

    The meeting is at All Hallows Church, Pierrepont Road, between 18:00 and 20:00.

  18. Nottingham man on Crimestoppers' Most Wanted

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police are still looking for a 56-year-old Nottingham man who failed to turn up at court last month.

    Elvis Andrews

    Elvis Andrews is charged with a number of historic offences, including rape and indecent assault of a child.

    He has a Northern Irish accent, goes by many other names and is on the Crimestoppers' Most Wanted website.

  19. Lady Bay hostel: 'Everyone is entitled to a chance'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Brenda, who has many years of experience of working with children and lives in Lady Bay, thinks the concerns by locals are discriminatory and that young people need a chance. 

    "There's kids already living in Lady Bay that have mental health problems and possibly have drug problems, what are we going to do, eradicate them all? We're not, everyone is entitled to a chance."

    Brenda thinks the young adults will be too busy sorting out their lives to be interested in the school and called the concerns "scaremongering".

  20. Mum supports Lady Bay hostel plans

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Not everyone disagrees with the location of the hostel though.

    Another mum, who spoke to BBC Radio Nottingham's Pip Watts on the school run, said: "I think it's a good idea, if you put them in a rough area they're just going to be around people who are a bad influence and they'll continue on a bad path.

    "I think they should be in a better off area so they can get better intervention and hopefully have better lives."

  21. Hostel residents will have drug, alcohol and mental health issues

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The hostel is mainly controversial because of it's location - it would be very close to the local primary school.

    The charity Framework, which has made the planning application, says some of the people living there will have issues with drugs, alcohol and mental health.

    Location of hostel compared to school

    Local mum Louise supports what the charity are doing but thinks it's the wrong place for a hostel and criticised the lack of community involvement in the plans.

    She also said: "If my children are playing in the garden, I don't want them hearing things that might not be appropriate."

  22. Controversial plan for hostel in Lady Bay

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Next I'll tell you about a controversial plan to turn two Edwardian houses on Trent Boulevard in Lady Bay, into a hostel for 14 young adults.

    Houses intended for hostel

    BBC Radio Nottingham's Pip Watts has been looking into this because it seems to have divided local opinion.  

  23. Police appeal after man dies in collision

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police are calling on the public to help them find out what happened when a 23-year-old man crashed his car on Friday.

    It happened at about 18:30 on the A46 southbound in Kneeton.


    Luca Cioci, from Balderton, lost control of the car he was driving and crashed into a brokendown  Smart car at the side of the road.

    Nobody was inside the Smart car at the time but Mr Cioci died from his injuries.

  24. Local support for White Ribbon Day

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Gedling Borough Council and Nottingham Rugby Club are also backing the White Ribbon Day campaign, which aims to stop violence towards women.

    View more on twitter
  25. Missing man found safe and well

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Yesterday we told you about missing man Muhammed Wasim from the Meadows area of Nottingham.

    We've now been told he has been found found safe and well.

  26. Police get behind White Ribbon Day in Nottinghamshire

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Also going on in Nottinghamshire today is White Ribbon Day, which is a campaign against violence towards women.

    The county's police force has named four White Ribbon ambassadors this year, to help make sure violence against women is reduced.

    White Ribbon ambassadors

    The ambassadors are Det Insp Pete Quinn, Det Ch Insp Andy Gowan, Det Ch Insp Leigh Sanders and Sgt Nigel Bradley.

  27. Mansfield slide out of playoff position

    BBC Sport

    Also in the world of football, Mansfield Town are going in the opposite direction in the table after after losing 2-0 at home to Exeter.

    They're now outside the play-off places for the first time since September  

    The Stags' next game is away at Barnet on Saturday.

  28. Magpies climb the table as they beat Barnet

    BBC Sport

    A bit of sports news for you now and Notts County have climbed to 14th place in League Two after beating Barnet 4-2 at Meadow Lane.

    Mike Edwards

    Mike Edwards got a brace, while Jon Stead and Alan Sheehan also netted for the Magpies.  

  29. Council budgets under threat

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Another budget casualty expected in the Chancellor's speech is local government.

    Well, BBC Radio Nottingham have been out in Selston, where there's a county and district by-election tomorrow, to ask them what their priorities are on council spending.


    Suggestions were, care for the elderly, buses, children's services, taking care of the roads, and providing more council homes.

  30. Police cut will affect front line staff numbers

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The police are expected to be one of the biggest casualties in the Chancellor's speech.

    It's been suggested their budgets could fall by more than 10%.

    Police men

    Nottinghamshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Paddy Tipping, was on BBC Radio 4's Today programme earlier and said in Nottingham, the easy savings had already been made.

    He said any more cuts would affect police numbers: "Eighty percent of our budget is on staffing, reductions on that scale imply deep cuts in both police numbers and PCSO numbers."

  31. Latest Nottinghamshire headlines

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    • The Chancellor's speech could have a serious impact on the number of police officers in Nottinghamshire, officials say
    • There's a controversial plan to house young people with mental health issues near a Nottinghamshire school
    • There are long delays on the M1 northbound after a lorry broke down 
  32. Businesses want 'firm commitments' on road and rail improvments

    Chris Hobson is from the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce and has been telling BBC Radio Nottingham what local businesses want to hear for the Chancellor.

    East Midland train

    He said: "We want to hear real commitment to long-term infrastructure spending, there's been lots of talk around putting more money into roads and rail, big projects like HS2. 

    "We actually need to see that happen now and have some firm dates and firm commitments."

  33. Travel: M1 delays of 75 minutes

    BBC Travel

    Travel time between J24a and J25 (northbound) of the M1 is thought to be about 75 minutes after a lorry broke down earlier.

    That's despite all lanes now being open.

  34. Spending Review: Osborne's big speech

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    I'll begin this morning by telling you whats being said in Nottinghamshire about George Osborne's speech later today.

    He'll set out the government's spending plans for the next four years.

    George Osborne

    Some big cuts are likely to be made but there's also likely to be extra investment in building more affordable homes.  

  35. Weather: Some sunshine this morning but cloud, rain and wind to follow

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    Sunny spells on and off throughout the morning before clouding over in the afternoon with a couple of showers. 

    Breezy with highs of 9C (48F).

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

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Hello Nottinghamshire, I hope you're all well this rather grey and wet Wednesday morning.

    I'll be looking after your Local Live page today, with all the top news stories, sport, weather and travel.

    To get in touch with me throughout the day, you can send me an email or a message on Facebook or Twitter.