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  1. Updates for 7 December 2015
  2. More news, sport. travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all from Nottinghamshire Local Live today. There'll be more updates tomorrow from 08:00.

  2. Weather: Wet and windy night but some sunshine tomorrow

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    Staying dry with some clear spells into the evening but the winds will pick up again overnight.

    There will also be a band of rain pushing in through the early hours but this should clear by the morning. 

    Lows of 8C (46F).


    There'll then be a mixture of sunshine and rain on Tuesday. Showers will be fairly isolated but when they do come along they will be quite heavy and blustery. 

    Some decent sunshine will develop in between but it will be a little cooler than today with highs of 12C (54F).

  3. Notts trip to Carlisle uncertain following floods

    BBC Sport

    If you're a Notts County fan, and were planning to make the long journey to Carlisle later this month, you might be interested to know Carlisle United have suspended all ticket sales for forthcoming matches.

    Brunton Park

    The club say it needs to assess the state of their Brunton Park ground after the weekend's floods. 

    Notts County are due to play there on 19 December.  

  4. Morton: 'System is not fit for purpose'

    More now on Nottingham actress Samantha Morton, who's been talking about why she spoke out about alleged abuse she suffered in children's homes. 

    She said she made the decision to speak out last year after reading about abuse in the press and getting "angrier and angrier" at "institutional barriers".

    Samantha Morton

    "There are individuals within all these systems who want to make it better but they are banging their heads against brick walls, saying the system needs to change, it is not fit for purpose."

    The BBC understands Ms Morton has met with police to discuss the allegations.

  5. Beeston's new tree postponed

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    I've just had an update from Broxtowe Borough Council on Beeston's new Christmas tree...

    It was supposed to be going up today but now it will go up at some time tomorrow.

    It's after they removed the first tree because it had been vandalised.

    Council sign on tree removal
  6. Nottinghamshire fireman helps with Cumbria flood rescue

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    I told you earlier about some Nottinghamshire firefighters being drafted in to help with the flooding situation in Cumbria, well we've now heard from one of them.

    Flooding in Cumbria

    Bryn Coleman says: "What we're finding is a lot of elderly people have decided to sit tight over the weekend and not wanted to be removed from their properties.

    "They're now 48 hours or more into this situation, they're getting cold, wet, hungry, probably needing medication.

    "So we're seeing a rise in the number of people needing evacuation."

  7. Morton: 'I felt like a criminal'

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    I've been listening to Nottingham-born actress Samantha Morton, who spoke to Radio 4's Woman's Hour this morning about alleged abuse she suffered in children's homes in the city.

    The Bafta and Golden Globe winner said she "felt like a criminal" after she spoke out last year.

    Samantha Morton

    "It's very traumatic, the interviewing process ... speaking to people in your past, it's really hard," she said. 

    "It's a very serious thing to say ... It was heartbreaking reliving it all again when I'd already reported it."

  8. Twins spend pocket money on gifts for the homeless

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a nice, heart-warming story for you.

    These eight-year-old twins from Clifton have been saving their pocket money this year, not to buy sweets or their favorite toy, but to buy gifts for homeless strangers.

    Korey and Mckade

    Korey and Mckade have bought hats, gloves, scarfs and ear muffs to give out to people over the festive period.

  9. Your photos: Weekend sky

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Thanks to Claire Rhodes who sent us this lovely photo of the sky above Eastwood over the weekend.

    I think you must have captured the rare bit of sunshine we had.


    You can send us your photos too by email, Facebook or Twitter.

  10. Morton speaks out about alleged abuse

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    This is a face you might recognise, it's actress Samantha Morton, who grew up in Nottingham.

    She's been explaining why she decided to speak out about the alleged abuse she suffered in children's homes.

    The allegations are being investigated as part of a national inquiry into child sexual abuse.

    Samantha Morton

    She said: "Looking at the past and what happened and what should have happened, now I'm an adult, a 38-year-old mother of three.

    "There has to be consequences, these things can't just be allowed to happen and then written about and then filed away."

  11. City council: We should be 'ranked at 32' over parking profits

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    As promised here is what Nottingham City Council had to say about a survey, which claimed it made a £13.3m profit from car parking charges - ranking it ninth in England.

    Deputy leader, councillor Graham Chapman, said: “We in fact make less from parking than some major cities like Manchester, Newcastle and Leeds - £5.2m last year. But this report mistakenly includes the Workplace Parking Levy which is unique to Nottingham and is ring-fenced by law to fund particular transport projects.

    “The WPL income makes up the vast majority of our total in this report – but when the so-called ‘surplus’ from our day-to-day parking charges is fairly compared against others, Nottingham is actually ranked 32nd.

    “Our car parks and parking spaces are busy which shows a thriving city centre and that our charges are appropriate. And of course, having the WPL means we can further improve the alternatives to the car that are already available in Nottingham.”

  12. Latest Nottinghamshire headlines

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

  13. Broad dons gown to receive honorary degree

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Yes that is cricketer Stuart Broad. He's hardly recognisable out of his cricket whites.

    He's received his honorary degree from the University of Nottingham.

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  14. Notts firemen help in Cumbria floods

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    I'm sure you've heard all about the terrible flooding in Cumbria over the weekend.

    Well, firemen from Nottinghamshire have gone to help.

    Floods in Carlisle

    Station manager Kevin Cleary co-ordinated Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service's response.

    He says: "The team up there are dealing with the logistics of things, assets coming in from not only the fire and rescue service but also our partners at the strategic holding area and then deploying them out to various scenes."

  15. Broad's 'outstanding career' recognised

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The registrar at the University of Nottingham has been explaining why they've decided to award cricketer Stuart Broad with an honorary degree.

    Stuart Broad

    Paul Greatrex says: "We like to honor people who've achieved amazing things in their field and we particularly like honoring local people as well.

    "It seemed entirely appropriate, following his eight for 15 in the Ashes test at Trent Bridge, to honor him this year."

  16. Parking profit figures 'skewed by workplace levy'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    I've just been talking to Nottingham City Council about its profit from parking charges being among the highest in England.

    The authority said this is because the RAC Foundation, which carried out the study, included income from the Workplace Parking Levy and without this the profits would be considerably lower.

    A full statement is on its way, so I'll bring you more later.

  17. Still no replacement Christmas tree in Beeston

    Steve Beech

    Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    There's still no sign of Beeston's new Christmas tree.

    Space where Christmas tree should be
  18. Honorary degree for England star Broad

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Nottinghamshire cricketer Stuart Broad is being recognised with an honorary degree from the University of Nottingham.

    Stuart Broad

    He'll receive a Doctor of Laws degree at a special ceremony this afternoon.