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Summary

  1. Updates on Wednesday 9 December
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

Live Reporting

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: Rain expected later

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    It's going to be a breezy evening with a strengthening southwesterly wind.

    The night will start dry but rain will arrive from the north later, with lows of 9C (48F)

  3. McClure: 'I will keep flying Nottingham flag'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Vicky McClure says she is "shocked" and "honoured" to be joining the likes of Brian Clough and Robin Hood in having a tram named after her.

    Vicky McClure

    The actress, well known for her roles in This is England and Line of Duty, said: "It's amazing that people think it is deserved. I will continue to fly the Nottingham flag for the rest of my life."

  4. Have your say on council budget cuts

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Last week the county council announced cuts to adult social care and school transport in a bid to save about £60m over the next three years.

    Today the authority launches its public consultation for you to give your thoughts on the plans.

    adult social care

    You have until 5 February to have your say.

  5. Man taken to hospital after being hit by bus

    Rebecca Dickson

    Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    A man, thought to be in his 50s, has been taken to hospital after he was hit by a bus in Nottingham city centre. 

    Police and paramedics were called to Upper Parliament Street, near the Victoria Centre at around 15:50.

    The man's injuries aren't thought to be serious and the road has now reopened.

  6. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

  7. Modern day opera to challenge gang culture

    Jeremy Ball

    Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

    It's like a modern-day Romeo and Juliet. A boy likes a girl from a rival estate, but his angry elder brother's convinced it'll end in violence.

    This is the story behind a new music project in St Ann's that they're calling the "Hip opera".

    Hip opera

    It's being written by teenagers from the area and aims to challenge Nottingham's gang culture.

  8. Stunning sunset over the city

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    There's a lovely sky forming out there to end the day.

    Nottingham
  9. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

  10. New rail deal 'will benefit passengers and business'

    Nottingham City Council says a new rail deal in the north of the county is "crucial" for the city and county.

    The Department for Transport announced earlier today Arriva Rail North would be taking over the Northern Rail franchise, which will see faster trains and better links to the north from Nottingham.

    Arriva

    Councillor Nick McDonald said: "It will offer better rail services for passengers and gets things moving towards our Midlands Connect ambitions, to maximise economic growth potential and create more jobs in the region through better transport links."  

  11. Prince Harry shows support for city hip opera

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Jourdan Blair, one of the youth workers in St Ann's, says it's great to have the backing of the Royals for the musical project.

    "This is our reality. It's our life," he said.

    Jourdan Blair

    "Prince Harry is a down to earth man. He's into the same music as us and what we do and that's why he has invested in us."

  12. Injury for Stags defender might force him to retire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    It's sad news for Mansfield Town defender Luke Jones who has been told he'll most likely never play again after suffering an Achilles tendon injury.

    The 28-year-old hasn't played for the Stags since re-joining them in May 2014 from Stevenage.

    Luke Jones

    Now more than a year and a half later, manager Adam Murray says Jones might be forced to retire.

  13. Uh oh!

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Someone seems to have got themselves into a bit of a pickle. 

    The lorry got stuck in Netherfield Lane, near Mansfield this morning.

    Stuck lorry
  14. Have a sing song on the trams says McClure

    Nottingham Local News

    Nottingham actress Vicky McClure has today become the latest local figure to have a tram named after her.

    She told the Nottingham Local News: “I’ve already become an avid user of the new tram system. Long may it reign and anyone on a late night Vicky McClure tram has my permission to start a sing song at any time!”  

    Vicky McClure
  15. What a magical festive scene

    A traffic cone decorated with tinsel in the middle of a roundabout.

    It doesn't get much more Christmassy than that, does it?

    Boots HQ
  16. St Ann's becomes home to barber shop hip hop

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Hip hop is the inspiration for a new musical show to come out of St Ann's.

    The show, being labelled as a hip opera, is set in a barber shop and tells the story of postcode rivalry and gang culture in Nottingham.

    Hip opera

    The project is supported by Prince Harry and William's Royal Foundation and a part of the musical was recently showcased in front of the Royals.

    The full production is expected to hit the stage in October next year.

  17. Cotgrave revamp to be complete by 2018

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    This is what Cotgrave's town square could look like if the plans are given the go ahead.

    The borough council has planned a new health centre, a library and police station in a joint building and will refurbish shops in the town centre.

    Cotgrave town

    The work is expected to be complete by 2018.