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  1. Updates for Tuesday 5 January 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

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: Showers clearing away eventually

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter, East Midlands Today

    A few showers are continuing into the evening and overnight but most will clear away by dawn. 

    There will be some patchy mist and fog forming but we will stay frost free tonight with a minimum temperature of 4C (39F).

  3. Your views: Do people get a say on devolution?


    The devolution debate continues.

    On Facebook, John Day wrote: "Do we who live here get a say ????"

    Josie Baran said: "As usual Nottingham City Council will say 51% of residents want this. I don't!!!"

  4. Bassetlaw's role in devolution plan

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The district of Bassetlaw is one of those areas which features in the 'North Midlands' devolution plan, but also in the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority - along with Bolsover in Derbyshire.

    MP John Mann

    So as I understand it, if you live there you will only have a member sitting in the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire combined authority, but will also get the chance to have a say on things happening across the border in Yorkshire.

    This is why people like Bassetlaw MP, John Mann, are strongly against the plans which have been released today.

  5. MP against devolution plan

    Tony Roe

    BBC East Midlands political editor

    The North Midlands devolution plan is a "total and absolute disaster" for Bassetlaw says MP John Mann (Labour)

    In his blog he says there was nothing in the deal for residents and he could see the Bassetlaw Hospital close in a few years time.

  6. Camps continue for another day

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The stand-off between the homeless people camping in Station Street and Cliff Road and the city council continues for another day.

    John who has been manning the camp told us: "We want to get everybody housed and we want a building. We can't be living like this no more."

    Cliff Road camp

    "There's many homeless people on the sites and the council are saying we've got none," he added. "We're not protesting either, we are keeping it nice and calm."  

    Nottingham City Council has not put anyone up for interview with the BBC but say they are still intending to seek another order to close down the second camp in Cliff Road.

  7. Man pleaded guilty to assaults

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Pepper appeared at Nottingham Crown Court today after he pleaded guilty to two counts of actual bodily harm (ABH) and five counts of common assault on 9 December.

    His accomplices, Pascoe and Jepson, were jailed last month for four years and two-and-a-half years respectively.

  8. Devolution deal: What is the 'North Midlands'?

    Neil Heath

    BBC News Online

    Renaming an area shared between Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire seems like a crazy idea, but it's actually not something new.

    The name has been around for about 130 years when the North Midland Division was defined in the 1881 census as Leicestershire, Rutland, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. 

    Devolution chart

    In 1939, even Peterborough was included in the North Midland region and the High Peak area of Derbyshire was dropped, later reinstated and then dropped again. 

    Sheffield was even described as being part of the North Midlands in a book about the north of England from the 1960s. 

  9. Man jailed for beating woman kept as slave

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    A man who repeatedly beat an enslaved woman with learning difficulties has been jailed for 27 months.

    Andrew Pepper, 26, formerly of Amesbury Circus, Broxtowe, joined Gavin Pascoe and Vicki Jepson in dishing out cruelty to the 24-year-old while she was kept as a slave for five months in Aspley.

    Andrew Pepper

    Pepper took part in the violent attacks against the woman, which dated back to August 2014.

  10. Golf club 'hit by vandals before'

    East Midlands Today

    Manager at the Notts Golf Club, Martin Bonner, says this isn't the first time they have had motorcyclists driving on their greens.

    Martin Bonner

    "We have had isolated incidents before where they have driven across the green or fairway," he said.

    "But this is the first time they have come in and caused this much damage."

  11. Golf course damage witnesses urged to come forward

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Here's what the 12th green at Notts Golf Club in Hollinwell looked like before it was damaged by motorcyclists.

    Holinwell gold club

    The incident happened on Sunday some time before lunch.

    A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said they were "liaising with the owners of the golf course" and they asked anyone with information about the damage to come forward.

  12. Pierre Van Hooijdonk - The striking striker

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Do you remember Nottingham Forest's striking striker? Former Reds manager Dave Bassett does and has been retelling the astonishing story.

    Pierre van Hooijdonk

    Pierre van Hooijdonk refused to play for Forest in the late 1990s which left Bassett "disgusted" at the time and caused quite a stir.

  13. Babies welcomed into the world in new year

    Mansfield Chad

    The Mansfield Chad has been to King's Mill Hospital to speak to two families who welcomed in the new year with a new baby.

  14. Devolution deal 'to create new jobs and homes'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    So what does the devolution deal mean for Nottinghamshire?

    There's been months of discussions on this and the councils have laid out 10 points in the document about what the powers for an elected mayor include and have committed to creating:

    • 55,000 new jobs
    • 77,000 new homes
    • Money for roads and bridges
    • More apprenticeships 
    • The introduction of Oyster-style cards for public transport - which already exists in Nottingham as the Robin Hood card.
  15. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Here's the top stories this afternoon: 

  16. City council leader: 'Focus on what deal can do for local people'

    The leader of Nottingham City Council has been giving his thoughts on the devolution deal for Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

    Jon Collins
    Quote Message: It is really important to focus not on what area it covers...but what it could do for local people, local communities which is create jobs, build new homes and bring up to £1bn additional investment. This is about a negotiation that will bring powers of funding down to our level and allow decisions to be made more locally in a way that I think will be better for the two counties." from Councillor Jon Collins
    Councillor Jon Collins
  17. Devolution deal: Being renamed the North Midlands

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    It's a deal that's now being called the 'North Midlands Devolution Agreement'.

    Leader of Nottingham City Council, Jon Collins, says "there's no particular reason" for the name change, but it's just because it "describes the area the deal is covering" - Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

    Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire