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  1. Updates for 26 November
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Friday

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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: Mild, cloudy and mostly dry

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    We're expecting a cloudy but mainly dry night with lows of 9C (48F).

  3. Nottingham's owl man spotted in London

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Frank Shelton and his barn owl Kim have been a regular sight on the streets of Nottingham for six years.

    Frank Shelton

    But Dee Smith has told us on Facebook she's even seen him at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

    She wrote: "I was looking round an exhibition, turned a corner and there was a huge portrait of him! I'm afraid I broke the silence with "Oooh, it's the owl man!!"

  4. Vintage prams sell for thousands

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The auctioneers who were selling 15 vintage prams today have told us they have gone "for more than expected".

    The collection from the Nottingham Pram Company went for a total of £6,700 to private collectors from across the UK.

    Nottingham Pram Company

    A Victorian Landau Baby Carriage, which was made by JW Whitby between 1800 and 1885, sold for £590.

  5. Weather: Staying cloudy and dry into tonight

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    It's remaining cloudy overnight and will be largely dry but a few spots of light rain or drizzle are possible tonight.

    It’s a mild night. Min temperatures of 9C (48F).

  6. Your views: 'It was a proper pram'

    Fifteen Victorian prams made by the Nottingham Pram Company have been sold off for £6,700 this afternoon.

    On Facebook some of you have been sharing your stories of the famous prams.

    Nottingham Pram Company

    Marilyn Harrison wrote: "I bought my silver cross pram from here in 1972 for my son it was in mauve that colour had just come out it was so lovely to push it was what I call a proper pram!!"

  7. Goalkeeper to launch women's sport campaign

    As far as local female sport role models go, Carly Telford is up there at the top.

    Next week the Notts County Ladies goalkeeper will kick off a week-long campaign to encourage female students at Nottingham Trent University to take up sports.

    Carly Telford

    The university has joined forces with Sport England's national This Girl Can campaign to get women trying different activities.

  8. City gymnast is contender for BBC sports award

    BBC Sport

    She sat (and passed) her GCSEs while competing in international gymnastics competitions, she runs training sessions for children at her local gymnastics club and she's part of the Great Britain team thatmade history when they became the first to win a team final medal.

    Ellie Downie

    Not bad going for a 16-year-old from Nottingham.    

    And all of this hasearned Ellie Downie a spot in the BBC's Young Sports Personality of the Year shortlist.

  9. Your views: Fines for nuisance dog walkers get thumbs up


    The city council is hoping to start handing out fines for people who don't control their dogs in public places.

    On Facebook, Geoff Bowers agreed and wrote: "I should say so too! It's years overdue and has discouraged use and poisoned the area."

    Jill T said: "Thought their had been a fine for years for dogs mess. But if there is no one around to witness it who is going to enforce it?"

  10. Council waits to find out about national investigation

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Nottinghamshire Police has two investigations into allegations of historic child abuse at care homes across the county - Operations Daybreak and Xeres.

    One is focusing on allegations linked to Beechwood Community House and the other on allegations made at other care facilities from the 1940s to 1990s.

    council meeting

    The county council will find out tomorrow whether it will be investigated during the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse which is being led by Justice Lowell Goddard.

  11. 'Ensure goods are working' says fire officer

    We told you yesterday about a house fire in Sherwood and today station manager Martin Molloy, who attended the scene, has confirmed it was caused by a faulty heat lamp.

    He said the lamp formed part of a vivarium, which is an enclosure for a pet, and had overheated.

    Notts fire

    In a statement he said: "I would also encourage people to be careful with electrical goods and make sure that whether it is a heat lamp, or even a set of Christmas lights, that people keep an eye on them and make sure they are in good, working order.”  

  12. Fire services hand out advice after faulty lamp bursts into flames

    Kevin Stanley

    Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue have sent out a timely reminder today about electrical safety.

    On Tuesday night, a house in Sherwood was destroyed in a fire that was thought to have been caused when a faulty heat lamp for a pet burst into flames.

    Nottinghamshire Fire Service

    Watch manager Stuart Ruckledge says people should carry out frequent checks on their appliances.  

  13. Council statement is 'powerful' says campaigner

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The statement from the county council today on the allegations of historical child abuse in Nottinghamshire care homes has been called "powerful" by campaigners.

    Speaking outside the full council meeting, David Hollas said: "They have been campaigning for a long time to have their voices heard."

    David Hollas

    He added: "The fact the county council has made that announcement and said it will make sure they do everything they can for the victims, is a powerful statement."

  14. Pram memories shared


    Our vintage prams story has got you all talking on Facebook and sharing some of your stories.

    Barbara Miller wrote: "Got our pram from here for first born in 1980, and the bedding, canopy etc., and a cot! Then a buggy. We even got our daughters their dolls prams from there!"

    Ann Swift said: "I bought a pram from that shop 40 + years ago but more importantly for me is that my father lived with his family in the flat above the shop in the 1930's."

  15. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

  16. Today's statement 'is milestone for campaigners'

    Jeremy Ball

    Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

    There have been more than 250 historical abuse allegations made to Nottinghamshire Police against the city and county councils.

    And today campaigners were at the county hall to lobby councillors and said they want more support, and more action to find out what happened in local children's homes. 


    They applauded Mr Rhodes's statement from the public gallery but for some of these campaigners, this is far from over. 

    There are several criminal and civil cases going through the courts, but they do see this as something of a milestone.

  17. Leader: Council will be held accountable if there are failings

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Addressing full council this morning, Councillor Alan Rhodes said he welcomed the national inquiry in to the allegations of abuse at children's care homes in Nottinghamshire dating back to the 1950s.

    County hall

    He said: "If there has been organisational or institutional failings, then there needs to be accountability."

    You can see his full statement here.

  18. Council says it is prepared to make an apology

    Pete Saull

    Political reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    Nottinghamshire County Council leader, Councillor Alan Rhodes tells full council he's prepared to make an "unreserved" apology if Goddard abuse inquiry implicates the council.

    "We will not shy away from historical abuse allegations," he said, which prompted applause from campaigners in the public gallery.

  19. The parks belong to everybody

    Steve Beech

    Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    It was a glorious sunrise this morning at Colwick Park and I met up with a community of dog walkers who meet here every morning for a chat with their pets.

    The changes the city council is looking at are similar to the ones in Ashfield and will cover Woodthorpe Park, as well as areas in the Meadows and Clifton.

    Colwick Park

    The dog walkers I spoke to all agreed with the proposed changes and one lady said: "The park belongs to everyone, not just dog walkers and it's not fair on others, including the wildlife, when dogs are not on leads."

  20. Magpies midfielder to have scan

    Tom Garry

    BBC Sport

    Notts County midfielder Stanley Aborah will have a scan today as the club looks to learn the extent of a possible knee injury.

    The Belgian was withdrawn after 43 minutes of Tuesday's 4-2 home win over Barnet in League Two.

    Stanley Aborah

    The 28-year-old has made 20 appearances since signing for the club in July.  

  21. City council targets nuisance dogs

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The city council is taking action against irresponsible dog owners.

    If plans get approval, people could soon be fined if they fail to put their dog on a lead, let their pet enter areas they are not allowed to or don't pick up their poo after them. 

    Dog walk

    The idea is to stop dogs causing a nuisance in public places and it seems most people are all for it.

  22. Dog owners could be fined for not controlling pets

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    An uncontrollable dog and dodging dog mess can easily ruin a nice walk in the park.

    Now the city council is considering taking action against owners who fail to control their pets in public places.

    Colwick Park

    BBC Radio Nottingham reporter Steve Beech was lucky enough to start his day with this view at Colwick Park and talk to dog owners about what they think.

  23. Royal style Victorian pram up for auction

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    One of the prams up for auction today is a "coach built" Victorian pram, similar to the style used by the Royal family for Princess Charlotte's christening. 

    Years ago the Nottingham Pram Company's perambulators were a bit of an institution.

    Nottingham prams

    The company was founded in the mid-19th century by the Whitby family with a factory on Alfreton Road and a shop opened in Goose Gate in 1946.

  24. City's vintage prams up for auction

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    You might not know this but Nottingham was once well known for making prams.


    Today a collection of the Victorian prams, dating back to 1880, will be auctioned.

  25. Technical difficulties with BBC website

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    We're experiencing technical difficulties with the BBC website at the moment.

    Our tech guys are working to get the news back on our indexes as quickly as they can.

  26. Additional funding welcomed for HS2

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Chancellor George Osborne yesterday promised to give £1.25m to the proposed HS2 terminal at Toton.

    Richard Jackson, the Conservative leader at Broxtowe Borough Council, welcomed the cash and said while it is a long-term project, anything that brings jobs to the area is good news.

    HS2 corporate video

    "All councils are strapped for cash and to do the job right and get the most out of HS2 we need additional funding," he said.

  27. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    • An extra £1.25m for the project to build the proposed East Midlands Hub at Toton has been welcomed by councillors and business leaders
    • There are two by elections in Selston today for Ashfield District Council and the county council
    • Alex Hales is Nottinghamshire's only representative in the England cricket squad today as the 20/20 series against Pakistan gets under way in Dubai
  28. Tesche hoping for Forest return after injury

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

    Nottingham Forest midfielder Robert Tesche believes he's only one or two weeks away from being able to make his first team comeback.

    Robert Tesche

    The German has been sidelined with a broken foot since the opening day of the season, but amidst the publicity of team-mate Chris Cohen's return to training this week, Tesche has stepped up his plans for a comeback, too.

  29. 'Bring Toton plan forward' say business leaders

    Kevin Stanley

    Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    As promised, here's more reaction to yesterday's Spending Review. Nottinghamshire business leaders are calling for the High Speed Rail project to be brought forward so our county can reap the economic benefits.

    The Autumn Statement included more than £1m to help develop the proposed East Midlands Hub at Toton.  


    David Ralph, the boss of the Local Enterprise Partnership for our region, says the project should now be fast tracked.

  30. Sunrise over Hucknall

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    One of our Weather Watchers, Jacko, was up early to catch this dramatic sky over Hucknall.

  31. Spending Review gets people talking

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    There's been a lot of reaction to George Osborne's Spending Review yesterday so what have Nottinghamshire business leaders made of it?

    We'll bring you news of what they're calling for following the Autumn Statement.

  32. Weather: Some brightness through the cloud

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    A cloudy start with some brightness where the cloud thins and breaks. 

    The cloud will continue to build over the course of the day and some isolated showers are possible this morning.


    The rain should get patchier towards lunchtime. Highs of 9C (48F).

  33. Join us for today's updates

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Good morning. There's a lovely bright sky appearing over Nottingham as I type this from BBC towers.


    I'll be bringing you all the news, weather and sport updates for today. If you want to get in touch you can email or message us on Twitter or Facebook.