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  1. Updates for Thursday 21 January 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Friday

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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: A much milder night ahead

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    Showers will start to move in over the coming hours with some potentially heavy rain to follow in the more northern areas in the early hours of Friday morning.

    It's going to be much milder tonight too with overnight lows of 4C (39F).

  3. Cricket: Opener Hales in 'good place'

    BBC Sport

    Opener Alex Hales is in a "good place" despite mounting pressure to prove he deserves his Test spot, according to England and Nottinghamshire team-mate James Taylor.

    Hales, 27, has opened the batting on the tour to South Africa, but averages just 20 from six Test innings.

    James Taylor and Alex Hales

     The fourth Test gets under way on Friday.

  4. Force to continue work to cut shoplifting

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Nottinghamshire Police's Assistant Chief Constable Simon Torr says it is "encouraging" to see a fall in the number of burglaries and robberies being reported to them.

    He said they were still working with businesses to reduce shoplifting and the increase in sexual offences, violence and possession of weapon offences being reported "remained a priority".

    Nottinghamshire Police
  5. New time for local derby

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Derby v Forest on 19 March has a new time.

    But don't panic, there's only half an hour difference. It will now kick off at 12:30.

  6. Central government 'disconnected' says council leader

    Councillor Rhodes says he has now written to all local MPs to ask them to "urgently" raise the issue with ministers.

    Quote Message: "I am alarmed at the disconnect between central and local government, with decisions being taken at a national level with seemingly little or no understanding of their impact on normal people." from Alan Rhodes Leader, Nottinghamshire County Council
    Alan RhodesLeader, Nottinghamshire County Council
    Nottinghamshire County Council
  7. Council grant is 'worse than worst case scenario'

    Tony Roe

    BBC East Midlands political editor

    Councillor Alan Rhodes says they had planned a financial strategy based on a worst case scenario for government grant reductions.

    However, he said, the government grant settlement that was actually announced was "even worse than the worst case scenario" and "threatens the existence of many services".  

  8. Council handed £9m less than expected in grant

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The leader of Nottinghamshire County Council, Alan Rhodes, has announced that the main government grants for council services this year is £9m less than anticipated.

    As a result he says this will have a "devastating impact" on their services and on local people.

    Alan Rhodes

    He said having already made cuts to services in order to save money, they were now faced with looking at ways to make further savings in the next three years.

  9. Gardener happy to be 'home'

    BBC Sport

    A lot of Forest fans were happy to hear Gary Gardener was coming back and now he's here, he says it feels like his "second home".

    Quote Message: "I will give 100% for the team, I will get stuck in and I will connect with the fans...I always said I would come back here and this is the place where I wanted to be."
    Gary Gardener
  10. Crime up by 6% overall in county

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    Among some of the other crime figures released in the ONS report, the possession of weapons offences are up by nearly a quarter. 

    Overall, the figures show a rise in crime in Nottinghamshire of 6%.

    In every category, apart from bicycle theft and vehicle offences, the numbers of crime reported in the county were higher than anywhere else in the East Midlands.

  11. Your photos: Sun lights up frosty fields

    Here's another lovely image sent in to us by Weather Watcher Sunflower, of the sun trying to break through the clouds over the frosty fields in Calverton.

  12. Cat shot in eye with pellet gun

    Spare a thought for three-year-old tabby, Mittens, who was shot in the eye with an airgun in Chilwell.

    A vet found a pellet in the cat's bottom eyelid after an attack last week.


    Mittens' vision is not thought to have been affected. The RSPCA is investigating the attack and wants anyone with information to contact them.

  13. Figures highest in East Midlands

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    In the figures released by the Office of National Statistics there were 10 murders in Nottinghamshire, more than 2,000 sexual offences reported and 35,000 thefts - higher than anywhere else in the East Midlands.

    The figures look at the last year to September 2015.

  14. Rise in sexual offences reported in county

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    The national crime figures are out for the last year and there has been a rise in some reported crimes in Nottinghamshire: 

    • Sexual offences up 61%
    • Violence against the person up 20%
    • Robbery and domestic burglary down 15%
    • Drug offences down 9%
  15. Eastcroft expansion 'a seriously bad idea' say campaigners

    Environmental campaigners are strongly against plans to increase the size of the Eastcroft Incinerator.

    Quote Message: There's a policy to increase recycling to 70% and if we do that then this extra incineration capacity is not necessary and contrary to what the company tells us, it will produce more carbon dioxide than putting this into landfill. It is a seriously bad idea." from Nigel Lee Friends of the Earth, Nottingham
    Nigel LeeFriends of the Earth, Nottingham
    Eastcroft incinerator
  16. What do you think of the incinerator plan?

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Friends of the Earth aren't happy about the plans to almost double the size of the Eastcroft incinerator which we can see easily from our BBC Nottingham offices.

    Despite this the plans were passed by city councillors last night. 

    But what do you think? Email or Tweet us your thoughts.