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

Live Reporting

By Dave Wade

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all from Local Live today. Join us again from 08:00 tomorrow.

  2. Weather: Persistent rain overnight

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    There will be some patchy rain around through the evening, which is set to intensify during the early hours of Thursday becoming persistent for a time. 

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

  3. Vigil held to protest against possible UK air strikes on Syria

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    About 100 people have gathered for a peace vigil at Nottingham's Brian Clough statue.

    It's to protest about plans for UK air strikes on Syria, which are being voted on by MPs tonight.

    Peace vigil in Nottingham
  4. Girl, 12, raises more than £30,000 despite brain tumour

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Now a heart warming tale about a 12-year-old girl, who has raised more than £30,000 for a Nottingham hospital, despite being seriously ill.

    Sophie Robinson was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2014 but relapsed in March.

    Sophie Robinson

    She has made cards and held bake sales to raise the money for the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre, where she was treated, and wants to raise more by Christmas.

  5. Bassetlaw consulted on devolution

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    People in north Notts could receive devolved powers after a six-week consultation.

    The area is part of the Sheffield City Region, which could see the area have an elected mayor who would take responsibility for transport budgets and strategic planning and have access to £900m of government money over the next 30 years.

    Read more here.

  6. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a recap of the top stories today:

    • Notts Labour MP John Mann has hit out at the prime minister for his reported labelling of opponents of action in Syria as "terrorist sympathisers"
    • The delay in finalising the route of HS2 in the East Midlands could be an "advantage" according to the leader of neighbouring Derbyshire County Council
    • The consultation on a proposed devolution deal for the Sheffield City Region, which includes Basseltaw, has opened
  7. Police seek driver who may have seen fatal crash

    Mansfield Chad

    Officers are appealing for the driver of a silver Mercedes C-Class Coupe who may have witnessed a crash in which a man was killed.

  8. Cricket: Not being picked was 'kick up backside' - Taylor

    BBC Sport

    Notts batsman James Taylor hastold the BBCabout his "frustration" over not being picked for England's Test team for three years.

    James Taylor

    The 25-year-old featured in the third Test against Pakistan - his first cap since playing against South Africa in 2012.  

    "But I used it as a positive. I tried to use it as kick up the backside," he said.

  9. Syria air strikes: How Notts MPs are expected to vote

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Here's what we know so far...

    Bassetlaw's John Mann and Nottingham South's Lilian Greenwood, both Labour, are expected to vote against air strikes on Syria.

    Labour's Vernon Coaker (Arnold) and Chris Leslie (Nottingham East) are thought to be voting for military action.

    It's thought that the county's Tory MPs will vote with the government.

  10. Would-be robber 'had bad teeth'

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Police say a man with "crooked, yellow teeth" tried to rob a bookmakers in Ollerton armed with what's believed to have been a knife.

    He entered William Hill at about 21:25 last Wednesday but was "verbally challenged" before he could make any demands and ran off through the fire exit.

    Witnesses described him as having crooked, yellow teeth and wearing a grey hoodie.

  11. Suspicious Beeston 'charity collectors' sought

    Nottingham Post

    An appeal for information on two women claiming to be charity workers has been launched by Nottinghamshire Poilce.

  12. Syria vote: Mann - time for a 'mature debate'

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Now last night the Prime Minister reportedly spoke of opponents of action as "terrorist sympathisers". 

    MP after MP have stood up to try to get David Cameron to apologise - one of those signed up against the motion is Bassetlaw MP John Mann.  

    John Mann

    "It's insulting and it's degrading to the debate," he said.

    "This isn't about cheap rhetoric from people like Cameron, this is about the security of the country, it's about war and world security - it should be a mature debate."

  13. Travel: Beeston delays

    BBC Travel

    Roadworks are causing problems on Queen's Road in Beeston at the Station Road junction.

  14. East Midlands HS2 route announcement delayed

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    It's also worth pointing out that whilst we don't even have a route for the East Midlands leg of HS2, a 43-mile section of it between Birmingham and Crewe will open in 2027, six years earlier than planned. 

    Lucky them. 

  15. Travel: West Bridgford congestion

    BBC Travel

    There's congestion along Radciffe Road in West Bridgford from Davies Road to the Trent Boulevard junction.

  16. East Midlands Chamber of Commerce bemoans HS2 delays

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    But whilst Anne Western thinks the HS2 delay is an "advantage" the same can't be said for all of the movers and shakers in the East Midlands. 

    HS2 train

    The East Midlands Chamber of Commerce has said it is "frustrating" there is "no clarity on the route or timeframe of HS2".

  17. County council leader says HS2 delay is an 'advantage'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    If you were getting excited about the HS2 high-speed rail link coming to the East Midlands,I suspect you will have seen the announcement on the route has been delayed until next year.  

    HS2 train

    But fear not, because the leader of Derbyshire County Council has said she thinks the delay is an "advantage". 

    "A bit more time to work on a really good solution for Long Eaton is a good thing," Anne Western said.  

    "We know for sure it's coming and we know it's coming to Toton, so we've got a lot of certainty we can work with."

  18. Syria vote: Notts MP seeks reassurance over security

    Quentin Rayner

    East Midlands Today chief news reporter

    Sherwood MP Mark Spencer has sought reassurance from the prime minister about bolstering security services and the police if the House of Commons votes to back UK air strikes in Syria.

    House of Commons
  19. Vending machine gives farmer 'a fairer price'

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Remember the scenes four months ago when farmers blockaded milk distribution centres and cleared supermarket shelves of milk?

    Well, one farmer has come up with what he says is a way of getting a much fairer price for his milk - a vending machine.

    Ian Sharman at his farm at Oxton near Southwell.

    Ian Sharman has created what's thought to be Nottinghamshire's first such device at his farm at Oxton, near Southwell, where he sells the white stuff at £1 a litre - about double supermarket prices.

    But the price hasn't put off the customers - on the first day they sold 40 litres. Whatever isn't sold is fed back to their calves.

  20. Weather: Showers heading in this evening

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    It's turning increasingly cloudy through the daytime after a bright start with strengthening winds and some showers by the early evening.

    Highs of 12C (54F).

  21. Cricket: Notts fixtures released

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Notts' opening four matches are against Surrey at home, Lancashire away, Yorkshire at home and Middlesex away.

    See the full list here.

    Cricket in rain
  22. Hucknall OAP complex nearly finished

    Hucknall Dispatch

    A £6.8m new older people’s apartment complex in Hucknall is nearing completion.

  23. Your views: Broadmarsh road development plans


    You've been having your say about plans to redevelop the area around the Broadmarsh Centre, including the pedestrianisation of two roads, that were announced yesterday.

    Broadmarsh plans

    On Facebook, Pamela Rotton urged the council to "get on with it".

    "The Broadmarsh is looking terrible very scruffy not a good impression for visitors coming from the bus station or train station," she wrote.

    Ian Ward had a different view: "Stupid idea. Gridlock forever!"

  24. Mann: Abuse of pro-war MPs 'unacceptable'

    Norman Smith

    Assistant political editor

    Labour MP John Mann has called for party activists abusing pro-war Labour MPs on Twitter to face immediate expulsion from the party

    He said abuse on social media was "beyond what is acceptable ..these people need to be dealt with." 

    John Mann
  25. Nottingham RFC: Haag 'unsurprised' by low attendance

    Nottingham Rugby Club head coach Martin Haag has admitted he's not surprised that attendances haven't gone up following the Rugby World Cup. 

    The Green and Whites are averaging about 500 fewer fans at The Bay compared to last season.

    Martin Haag
  26. Travel: A1 accident

    BBC Travel

    An accident on the A1 southbound has closed one lane, just over the border into Lincolnshire, between Long Bennington and Allington.

  27. Travel: More A616 delays

    BBC Travel

    There have been two crashes on the A616 this morning, one near Newark and another at New Ollerton, that have been causing delays. Now roadworks in Wellow at the Eakring Road junction are slowing drivers.

  28. Missing teenager found

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Some good news this morning - 14-year-old Chloe Leggett, who went missing from Mansfield Woodhouse on Monday, has been found safe and well, police have said.

  29. Council cuts to impact adult social care

    Peter Saull

    BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

    A closer look now at what this latest cuts announcement at Nottinghamshire County Council means.

    The council leader says "extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures" - and that means cuts to adult social care. 

    Care home

    Under thebudget plans, Nottinghamshire's most vulnerable people will have to pay more for transport and their meals in day centres. 

    Further savings will come from areas such as school transport and libraries.

  30. Travel: A52 lane closed

    BBC Travel

    One lane has been closed causing queuing traffic on the A52 between Nottingham and the Bardills Island, because of a broken-down vehicle.

  31. Travel: West Bridgford delays

    BBC Travel

    There's been an accident on the A60 in West Bridgford causing delays in both directions at the A606 Melton Road junction.

  32. Travel: North Muskham accident

    BBC Travel

    And the A616 is blocked further south at South Muskham, near Newark, because of another accident - this one involved two cars and a lorry on the roundabout at the Great North Road junction.

  33. Council cuts 'mean increased stress for staff'

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    A union has warned that cuts of more than £60m from Nottinghamshire County Council's budget mean more worries for staff.

    Staffing levels at the local authority have already shrunk by a quarter since 2010 - and more than 100 full-time posts are now in the firing line. 

    Brian Fitzpatrick

    Brian Fitzpatrick's from Nottinghamshire Unison said: "Those who are left are worried. How are they going to manage? We're talking about stress - high levels of stress in workplace - because the citizens of Nottinghamshire still want their services delivered."

    The council said it's investing in some areas, including a super-fast broadband rollout and school expansion.

  34. Cricket: Taylor's 'frustrating' wait for international call-up

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Nottinghamshire's James Taylor admits his wait for an international call-up was frustrating. 

    The 25-year-old batsman was included in the England side for the third test against Pakistan last month and will travel with the squad to South Africa.

    James Taylor
  35. Jobs at risk at County Hall

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    We'll bring you more this morning on the news that broke last night - that more than 100 jobs are at risk after Nottinghamshire County Council announced plans to save £60m from next year's budget. 

    County Hall

    The union, Unison, says its members are "worried" about the proposals.

  36. Weather: Rain heading in later

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    A dry and mild start to the day with plenty of cloud around throughout and some rain spreading down from the north in the late afternoon. Highs of 12C (54F).

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    BBC Local Live

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