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

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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: Dry but cloudy tonight

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    It's going to be a mostly dry, cloudy night with the risk of an isolated shower. 

    Lows of 9C (48F).

  3. Club shows interest in Murray

    Colin Fray

    BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

    Mansfield Town say they're not surprised by the rumoured interest from League One side Walsall in manager Adam Murray.

    The Saddlers are looking for a new boss following Dean Smith's move to Championship Brentford this week.

    Adam Murray

    In an official statement, the Stags stressed Murray is under contract and they're confident he will stay. They say the interest in him reflects the huge strides which have been made under his management. 

  4. Not all bad news in budget announcement

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The proposals announced by Nottinghamshire County Council are not set in stone yet and the public will have a chance to comment on them.

    But it's not all bad news either.

    In the budget set out for next year, the authority says it will also be spending £18.8m on creating new school places, £10m to refurbish school buildings, £13m on major road maintenance and £3m to carry on rolling out super-fast broadband.

  5. Police concern over missing teenager

    Police say they are growing "increasingly concerned for the welfare" of a 14-year-old girl from Nottinghamshire.

    Chloe Leggett was last seen at about 17:00 on Monday in St Edmunds Avenue, Mansfield Woodhouse.

    Chloe Leggett
  6. Budget cuts will hit adult care services

    Peter Saull

    BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

    This is the council's first ever cross-party budget, but after several years of pain, the cuts are as deep as ever and proves that for Nottinghamshire at least, austerity is far from over. 

    day centre

    Adult social care has been largely protected up til now but under these plans, people cared for by the council will have to pay more for transport and meals in day centres. 

    Other savings will come from volunteers running more libraries and youth centres and some of the county's children will no longer be able to get a free bus to school.

  7. Drugs confiscated along with cars and cash

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Some of the people arrested over drugs offences in the county yesterday and today were from Clifton, Sneinton, Woodthorpe and Annesley Woodhouse.

    Police said they seized several kilos of "controlled drugs" along with cash and high value cars.

  8. Murphy breezes through to next round

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Shaun Murphy
  9. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

  10. Uber offered drivers incentives to join the firm

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Uber launched in Nottingham last month and offered drivers incentives to entice them into joining.

    The firm said it still had 100 drivers working in the city and would often cut back on the incentives once demand had built up.

    A spokesman said: "Uber is about having the freedom to work where you want. It's a shame to see partners go but we are open to partners coming back."

  11. Job loses to come in county council budget cuts

    Peter Saull

    BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

    The number of potential full-time redundancies at the council as part of the budget proposals is 182, but the council says 75 of those are already vacant positions.

    To put it into context in April 2010 the authority had 12,317 employees and in April this year there were 8,868, although the council says some of those posts relate to services which are now provided by private companies, so those people are still in jobs.

  12. Council to cut £62m from its budget

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Nottinghamshire County Council has just announced plans to save £62m from its budget over the next three years.

    The council said the cuts were needed because of an increased demand for services and a cut in income, especially in social care services for vulnerable and older people, and children.

    Nottinghamshire County Council

    Council leader Alan Rhodes said rather than closing or cutting front-line services, they would look at "creative ways" of delivering them.  

  13. Uber wages row: 'It's slavery'

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    One of the Nottingham Uber taxi drivers who has quit in a row with the firm over incentives it apparently agreed to pay told me working for them was "slavery".

    Shoer Kayani, who joined a protest outside the firm's Nottingham base today, said "There's no such thing as an incentive at all anymore."


    Uber said it was still agreeing to pay drivers £10 an hour but only after certain times.

    "When the demand is high enough, Uber reduces these [incentives] as they are no longer necessary," a spokesman said.

  14. City Uber drivers quit over wages row

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    There are a fair few less Uber taxi drivers of the streets on Nottingham today after 20 have quit amid a row over wages.


    Many of the drivers who work for the app-based taxi ordering firm claim it went back on incentives introduced when it started up last month.

    Fifty drivers held a protest outside the firm's city base earlier - and of those, just under 20 have ceased working for the company.

  15. Drugs operation leads to 18 arrests

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Police have arrested 18 people in Nottinghamshire and other parts of the East Midlands as part of a multi-force drugs operation.

    A total of 10 people were arrested on Monday for drugs offences and later bailed. A further eight people were arrested today.

  16. Taylor pops into the studio for a chat

    Colin Hazelden

    BBC East Midlands Today Sports Reporter

    England and Nottinghamshire's James Taylor was on fine form when he came in to chat to us last week.

    Watch the interview tonight on East Midlands Today.   

    James Taylor
  17. Beware illegal tattoo studios warns council

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A lot of people get tattoos on the spur of the moment and then regret them later.

    Now, Mansfield council is using tattoo regrets as a way of teaching young people about the dangers of using illegal and unlicensed tattooists.


    Environmental health officer Tina Edge, who will be running the sessions, said: "Some of the conditions in these are appalling. These young people don't know what they are getting themselves into."

  18. Your views: Broadmarsh plans get you talking


    Plans to pedestrianise more of the city centre has got you all talking on Facebook.

    Tim Meadows approves and wrote: "Now that looks brilliant. Would make that end of town much nicer to visitors."

    Broadmarsh entrance

    Meanwhile Keith Wells said: "Truly idiotic traffic management! it's already hell driving across the city east-west and vice-versa. This is just going to push the traffic out even further onto an overcrowded (and incomplete) ring road system. This will just kill the city even more."  

  19. Man arrested after stabbing at hospital

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A man has been arrested after another man was stabbed in Highbury Hospital in Bulwell this morning.

    Police said they were called to the hospital following reports of staff being threatened with a knife.

    The victim is not thought to have life-threatening injuries.

  20. Do you have any tattoo regrets?

    Jodi Law

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    Today in the office we have been talking about tattoo regrets.

    I went out to Mansfield yesterday to see people's body art and speak to them about why they wished they hadn't had it done.


    The town's council is worried about young people using unlicensed tattooists and so is trying to educate schoolchildren and students about the dangers.

  21. Council calls work a 'once-in-a-generation opportunity'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Nottingham seems to love roadworks and just as you think you might be seeing the end of them, the city council announces plans for more.

    A revamp of Broadmarsh Shopping Centre was approved in June and now the council wants to completely change the roads around the centre and Nottingham Castle.


    Leader of the council, Jon Collins said: “We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform this part of the city, to grow the city as a whole and to boost the city centre economy.”

  22. Edwards 'honoured' by Notts testimonial

    Andrew Aloia

    BBC Sport Online

    Defender Mike Edwards says he is touched that Notts County has granted him a testimonial year.

    "It’s a massive honour. Since I’ve come back the reception that I’ve had from the fans and everyone at the club has been fantastic," Edwards, 35, told BBC Radio Nottingham's Matchtalk programme.

    Mike Edwards

    "I’ve always loved the club and I’ve had some great times. There have been some ups and downs, which when I first signed people said we would have a few of them. They weren't wrong."

    The opponents for a pre-season testimonial game in the lead up to next season is yet to be confirmed, with other events also planned to honour 340-game Notts veteran Edwards.

  23. Broadmarsh work would bring 'significant disruption'

    Steve Beech

    Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    The new plans for Broadmarsh will see Collin Street and Canal Street pedestrianised and the shopping centre's car park and bus station will also be redeveloped.

    We'll also see some new retail outlets opening.

    Carrington Street

    If the four-year redevelopment plans come to fruition, the council hopes they'll boost the local economy by more than £1bn a year, creating almost 3,000 jobs but the construction phase would mean significant disruption in a city that's just recovered from three years of work to build new tram lines.  

  24. Roads to be pedestrianised in planned Broadmarsh revamp

    Steve Beech

    Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    Two of the busiest roads in Nottingham city centre could be pedestrianised as part of a major development around the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre. 

    The city council's described the plans, which involve major traffic diversions, as the biggest change in a generation and hope they'll undo planning mistakes made in the 1950s and 60s.     

  25. Save a fortune on your Christmas decorations

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    This is what greeted me as I came into the newsroom this morning.

    It's made with recycled items and just shows you can make anything with things that you might class as junk.

    Christmas tree

    Vanessa Pound from Play Works, a Nottingham resource and recycling centre, said: "We get a lot of industrial stuff sent to us. You can save a fortune doing this."

  26. Versatile Magpie granted testimonial

    Andrew Aloia

    BBC Sport Online

    Versatile veteran is an understatement when it comes to describing popular Notts County defender Mike Edwards.

    The 35-year-old, in his second spell with the Magpies and who has scored five goals while also working as the club's strength and conditioning coach this season, has been granted a testimonial year by the club.

    Mike Edwards

    In total, Edwards has played 340 times for Notts since making his debut in August 2004.

  27. A recycled Christmas

    Rebecca Brice

    Producer, BBC Radio Nottingham

    It's 1 December and that means, you can officially talk about Christmas - and start decorating.

    This morning, there's a recycled theme and the BBC Radio Nottingham studio has been transformed.


    It's been decorated by Vanessa Pound, from Play Works, which is a recycling and resource centre in Nottingham, with things you can easily find around your house and would most probably throw away. 

  28. Police officers and staff 'not above the law' says force

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Nottinghamshire Police says "investigative action was taken swiftly" after they became aware of a video of a police van driver using a mobile phone at the wheel yesterday.

    A spokesman said: "Nottinghamshire Police officers and staff are not above the law, being accountable as any member of the public would be. 

    Nottinghamshire Police

    "When employees fall short of these standards, it is absolutely right that it is brought to our attention.”  

  29. Holt admits pressure of playing in front of cameras

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    This is what Michael Holt had to say about being knocked out...

    Michael Holt
  30. BreakingForce confirms van driver was police officer

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Police have just sent us a statement confirming the person filmed using his phone behind the wheel of a police van was an officer.

    Paul Murphy, head of Nottinghamshire Police's Professional Standards Directorate, said the officer is the subject of an investigation.

    police van
  31. Police investigate driver's mobile phone usage

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Nottinghamshire Police says it will "take appropriate action" after the video of someone driving a van while using a mobile phone was sent to them.

    The force could not confirm if the driver was a police officer.  

    A police spokesperson said: "The matter has been referred to our Professional Standards Directorate which is assessing the matter so it's not appropriate to make further comment at this stage."

  32. Your views: Listeners comment on police van story

    Jodi Law

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    The video of a man driving a police van while looking at his phone has had lots of reaction from listeners.

    Eric in Newark text in: "Surely the police would certainly know by looking at the vehicle and where it was who was driving it."

    Another anonymous message read: "They (police) legally cannot comment on an ongoing investigation although they may well have sent reminders to their staff about this important issue. If they did admit sending emails it would be assumed an admission of guilt. They are damned if they do, damned if they don't."

  33. Van driver 'unaware' he was being filmed

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Paul Bent said he couldn't believe his eyes when he saw the driver of a Nottinghamshire Police van using a mobile phone at the wheel.

    He said: "It might have been slow moving traffic but anything could've happened in front of him that he wasn't aware of."    

    Nottinghamshire Police

    Mr Bent, who was a passenger in a car, said the van driver was unaware he was being filmed.

  34. Driver texting behind wheel of police van

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    We all expect our police to lead by example.

    But one car passenger got a shock when he saw someone texting behind the wheel while driving a Nottinghamshire Police van.


    We'll bring you more on this, this morning.

  35. Weather: Cloudy and breezy

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    Morning. It's going to be a cloudy and breezy day with rain clearing to the north and east throughout the morning. 


      Conditions are likely to be drier this afternoon. Highs of 12C (54F).      

  36. Join us for today's updates

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Pinch, punch the first of the month.

    Have you got your Christmas decorations up yet?


    I'll be bringing you all the news, weather and sport updates for Nottinghamshire today. If you want to get in touch with us or send us pictures of your brightly decorated homes you can emailtweet or send a message on Facebook