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  1. Updates for Friday 22 January 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

Live Reporting

By Dave Wade

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all from Local Live this week. Join us again on Monday for all the latest Nottinghamshire news, sport, weather and travel.

  2. Weather: Dry and mild overnight

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter, East Midlands Today

    Staying dry with clear skies for the rest of the day and overnight. 

    We have imported some milder air so it won’t be particularly cold with lows of 3C (37F). 

    There may be some isolated patches of fog forming too.

  3. Broadmarsh scheme 'removing traffic barrier'

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    The planned revamp of the Broadmarsh area will get people into the city centre, city councillor Francis Ashton has said.

    "The proposed scheme is about taking away all of this traffic that makes a barrier between people arriving in the city and getting to the city centre," she said.

    Francis Ashton
  4. Notts County to keep Smith

    BBC Sport

    Veteran midfielder Alan Smith will stay at Notts County until the end of the season.

    The ex-Manchester United and England player, 35, had been linked with a move to Plymouth before Jamie Fullarton took over as manager this month. 

    Alan Smith
  5. Councillor 'appalled' at political correctness


    Many of you are not impressed with a Mansfield councillor's views on avoiding the word "chairman" because it might be considered sexist.

    Independent Stewart Rickersley said he's "appalled" at political correctness and claimed that children are no longer allowed to sing Baa Baa Black Sheep for fear of causing offence.

    Stewart Rickersley

    Sally Rootham said on Facebook: "I thought chairperson had been accepted as the correct term bloomin long ago? and of course we can still sing Baa Baa Black Sheep, it has never been banned"

    While Darren Hunt wrote: "I think Councillor Rickersey is being very naive if he really believes those things he's said, wo-person? Ba-ba black sheep banned, no one has ever thought this is real."

  6. Broadmarsh revamp: What are the plans?

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Here are some of the improvements the city council says you can expect to see once the revamp of the southern gateway to Nottingham, from the railway station to the bus station and up to the shopping centre, is complete:

    • A brand new public space on Collin Street linking the shopping centre with new cafés and shops on the ground floor of the car park building, which will be capable of hosting major events
    • Public art and a water feature
    • Better pedestrian approaches with safer junctions
    • Traffic currently using Collin Street and Canal Street will be re-routed onto London Road, Queen's Road, Sheriffs Way and Waterway Street West
    • Central College will be knocked down and rebuilt near the tramline  
    Broadmarsh plans
  7. Sherwood MP supports trust takeover

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    MP Mark Spencer for Sherwood (Cons) says he thinks "it is time" for Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust to be taken over.

    It's no surprise as he has been campaigning for this to happen for a long time now.

    Mark Spencer

    He said: "It is time for a new trust with a proven track record to come in and sort this once and for all so that my constituents get the level of care they deserve."

  8. Forest: Burke signs for Millers

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Forest confirm Chris Burke has signed for Rotherham on loan until the end of season, which frees up another place in the squad.

    Chris Burke
  9. Trusts merger 'will improve recruitment'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    More now on the possible takeover of Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust by either Derby or Nottingham.

    Peter Herring

    Interim chief executive Peter Herring said the merger could help improve the standard of care.

    "A long-term partnership will allow our hospitals to benefit from a stable leadership team and their strong working practices," he said.

    "The partnership will also improve our ability to recruit into key medical and nursing posts."

  10. Magpies: Sheehan signs for Luton

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Luton Town confirm signing of former Notts County loanee Alan Sheehan.

    Alan Sheehan
  11. Large fire in former chicken shed

    A fire at a large converted chicken shed in Edingley, near Southwell, last night took more than five hours to put out, the fire service has said.

    Fire crews were brought in from Ashfield, Southwell and Arnold to fight the blaze, which started at about 18:00.

    "The shed was around 20 metres away from the nearest house and nobody was involved or injured in the fire," said watch manager Frazer Cross, incident commander at the scene.

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  12. Broadmarsh in times gone by


    As the Broadmarsh in Nottingham begins its multimillion pound makeover, we've had a look back at how it's changed over the years.


    Check out our lovely slideshow on Facebook of how the shopping centre looked in the 1970s and 1980s. 

  13. Sherwood trust takeover bids: Background

    Nevine Malek

    Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust was placed in special measures two years ago because of concerns about death rates and standards of care. 

    In its latest report the Care Quality Commission found a number of "serious problems", including almost double the national average rate of deaths from sepsis, a bloodstream infection. 

    Its chief executive apologised for letting patients down.   

    Newark hospital

    Now the trust is in talks with the body that runs Nottingham's two main hospitals - which is already providing some tactical support - as well as Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. A preferred partner will be announced in mid-February.

  14. Tories could derail council tax rise

    Peter Saull

    BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

    We've just received a statement from the leader of the opposition Conservatives on Nottinghamshire County Council.

    The Labour group is short of an overall majority and the confirmation that the Tories are opposed to the revised budget plans could derail the whole process.

    Quote Message: More savings could be made by this council by streamlining our services further...The Conservative Group will not be supporting the 4% council tax rise." from Kay Cutts Leader, Nottinghamshire Conservatives
    Kay CuttsLeader, Nottinghamshire Conservatives
  15. Weather: Brighter afternoon

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    The rain will ease later and slowly clear eastwards with drier, brighter spells this afternoon. 

    The lingering rain may cause some tricky driving conditions with spray and standing water on the roads. Highs of 11C (52F).

  16. Broadmarsh revamp: Wilford Road works

    Traffic disruption's expected this weekend as the £250m plans to revamp Nottingham's Broadmarsh area begin.

    Here's how it'll affect the city this weekend.

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