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  1. Updates for Thursday 14 January 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume on Friday

Live Reporting

By Sandish Shoker

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 tomorrow for all the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates.

  2. Weather: Warnings of ice in place

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    There is a yellow warning of ice from tonight until 10:00 tomorrow.

    Ice is likely to form on untreated surfaces so be aware of some difficult driving conditions especially on minor roads.  


    Tonight any remaining showers will clear leaving a largely dry night with clear skies. 

    It is a very cold night with a widespread frost and the risk of some icy patches. Min 0C (32F).

  3. Swedish defender Krantz joins Notts

    Andrew Aloia

    BBC Sport Online

    Former Sweden Under-19 international Maja Krantz has joined Women's Super League One side Notts County. 

    The 28-year-old, capable of playing in defence or midfield, joins on a one-year deal with the option of a second.

    Krantz, whose deal is subject to international clearance, moves to Notts after eight years with Swedish side Linkoping, where she won a league title and played Champions League football. 

    "She brings with her a lot of experience," said Magpies manager Rick Passmoor.

  4. Sheriff pays tribute to Rickman

    Rebecca Dickson

    Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    The current Sheriff of Nottingham has paid tribute to actor Alan Rickman who took on the role in the 1991 blockbuster Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves - winning a Bafta for best actor in a supporting role.

    Alan Rickman

    Mohammed Saghir, who has the ceremonial role at Nottingham City Council, said: "There are many actors who have played the role of Sheriff of Nottingham, but few have done so as memorably as Alan Rickman.

    "His sheriff was a gloriously nasty character who it was easy to love to hate and who he appeared to have great fun playing."

  5. New date for postponed Magpies fixture

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Accrington Stanley v Notts County has been re-arranged for Tuesday 23 February, after it was postponed last weekend because of a waterlogged pitch.

  6. Costs have added up for council over legal battle

    Eric Simpson

    BBC News Online

    Woodborough farmer John Charles Jones faced the possibility of having to tear down his 65m structure which has stood there for two years. 

    There has been a long legal battle over it and Gedling Borough Council has spent £120,000 in legal costs over the past five years.

  7. Reasons for truancy needs addressing says NUT

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The National Union of Teachers said it supports incentives such as rewards for pupils with high attendance.

    However, Nottingham president Diane Fletcher said truancy was far more complex and the reasons behind it needed to be addressed.


    She said: "Having them in school doesn't mean they are going to be learning.

    "100% attendance is great but it's the ones without outside issues who'll be getting the tickets."

  8. BreakingSingle council plan scrapped

    Peter Saull

    BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

    Motion to scrap district and borough councils and move towards a Nottinghamshire unitary authority defeated.

    But all of the Tories backed it, including the leader of Broxtowe, Richard Jackson, who effectively voted to abolish his own council.  

    Nottinghamshire County Council
  9. Rapper holds concert as reward for pupils

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A concert headed by rapper Professor Green is taking place in Nottingham this afternoon as a reward for pupils who have attended school.

    Professor Green

    The gig has been organised between Nottingham City Council and Capital FM as part of a £40,000 truancy campaign - Get In:Volved to Get the Gig.

    The council told us it was being held at a secret location but a quick look at Twitter this afternoon shows it's not so secret after all.

  10. Group against vow to fight on

    Eric Simpson

    BBC News Online

    The group opposing a wind turbine in Woodborough – which is almost as high as the Victoria Centre in Nottingham – have vowed to fight on.

    Woodborough and Calverton Against Turbines wanted rid of the turbine which overlooks the two villages, but the local council has once again supported it.


    The Nottingham Post reported the group is not giving up the fight.

    Their earlier High Court appeal was successful and the council was forced to re-consider the issue – but it was approved a second time last night.

  11. Forest lose Vaughan red card appeal

    Andrew Aloia

    BBC Sport Online

    Nottingham Forest's David Vaughan has been suspended for three games after the appeal against the red card shown to the midfielder in Tuesday's draw with Birmingham City was upheld.

    He will be banned for league games against Bolton, Middlesbrough and QPR.

  12. AAIB to probe runway incident

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    The latest now on the light aircraft that had a problem with its landing gear at East Midlands Airport earlier.

    A spokeswoman for the airport has said details of the incident on the runway at about 12:10 will be sent to the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.

    airport on runway East MIdlands Airport

    Flights were suspended for two hours, affecting four flights.

  13. How to get out of the January blues

    Jodi Law

    Presenter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    With "Blue Monday" on the horizon – dubbed the most depressing day of the year – here’s an alternative way to beat the January blues...pony therapy.

    Jodi and horse

    I've been down to Moo Haven Horse Rescue in Sandiacre where a new type of therapy is being used to help lift people's moods.

  14. Airport runway incident: More pictures

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    More pictures have been sent to us showing the aftermath of the incident involving a light aircraft on East Midlands Airport's runway.

    light aircraft problems

    The Cessna light aircraft brought the airport to a halt earlier today after it reported a problem with its landing gear shortly after landing on the runway.

  15. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

  16. Council back to court tomorrow for new order

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    As you've been hearing Nottingham City Council has this afternoon been granted a possession order at Nottingham County Court to remove the group who have been camped out on Cliff Road since 2 January.

    This though could be costly for the council, and take several days to get the bailiffs round, so they have come up with a quicker option.

    Cliff Road

    Tomorrow they will head back to court and apply for a closure order, which means that, if granted, police can move onto the site straightaway.  

  17. Farms gets backing for wind turbine

    Eric Simpson

    BBC News Online

    A Nottinghamshire farmer is celebrating after his local council once again voted to back his 65m high wind turbine in Woodborough.

    John Charles Jones has been fighting for years to keep theturbine on his land.


    It was built in 2013, but a High Court ruling suggested it might have to be taken down.

    But Gedling Borough Council voted 10-5 last night to back his resubmitted application.

  18. Tributes pour in for actor

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Some of you have been leaving your messages on Facebook following the news of Alan Rickman's death

    Alan Clark wrote: "He was great when he came to the premiere of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves at Showcase Nottingham and I had quite a long chat with him. 1991?"  

    Alan Rickman

    Mark Smith said: "RIP.He was an outstanding actor.He'll be sadly missed.Much respect."

    Sue Flower said: "I feel like my heart's been cut out with a spoon."