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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 25 January 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Tuesday

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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: Staying dry tonight

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter, East Midlands Today

    It is staying dry into the evening and overnight.

    The cloud will continue to break up to give clear spells at first, but there will be more cloud pushing in by dawn and the winds will be picking up too.

    It will be a colder night with lows of 4C (39F).

  3. Travel: Roads busy tonight

    BBC Travel

    As with the start of the day, it ends with plenty of traffic on the roads around Nottinghamshire.

    Tonight there's disruption on Castle Boulevard, Meadow Lane, A610 Nuthall Road, Clifton Boulevard and Wollaton Road.

  4. Freedman expects new Forest striker

    BBC Sport

    Nottingham Forest boss Dougie Freedman expects to have a new striker in his squad by the time the transfer window closes on 1 February.

    Britt Assombalonga

    Forest are 11th in the Championship table following a 12-game unbeaten run.

    But, deprived of the services of long-term injury victims Britt Assombalonga and Matty Fryatt, they have struggled to score goals all season.

    Freedman told BBC Radio Nottingham: "I would be very surprised if I don't do something because I have that many things in the air right now."

  5. Man has ear bitten off on dancefloor

    A man had part of his ear bitten off in an assault on the dancefloor at the White Hart pub in Market Place, Newark.

    It happened at about 02:30 on Sunday.

    White Hart pub

    The man also suffered an injury to his shoulder and now police want to hear from anyone who saw what happened.

  6. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

  7. Your views: 'Don't blame all older people'

    Facebook

    The story of a family trying to get the law changed around testing for drivers over 70 has got you debating on our Facebook page

    Veronica Anderson wrote: "My husband is 74 and he is a very good driver, he drives all over the world, and I would soon tell him if I didn't feel safer with him. Some of the young people are far worst drivers, you can't jeopardise all older people for one or two."  

    Tania Morley said: "Trouble is most people think they drive well and can't see any error in their ways. My sympathy goes out to any family affected by poor drivers whatever age."

  8. Three guns taken off the streets say police

    Police said while they welcomed the sentencing of Dunne and South, it was "more satisfying" three guns had been taken off the streets.

    Nottingham Crown Court
    Quote Message: “It is very disturbing a determined criminal such as Dunne has been able to obtain these weapons. Thankfully, the excellent work of the investigative team means he will never be given the opportunity to use them to threaten or to carry out acts of violence.” from Temporary Det Ch Insp Karen Pearson Nottinghamshire Police
    Temporary Det Ch Insp Karen PearsonNottinghamshire Police
  9. Driving is 'vital' for older people says Age UK

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    At the moment any drivers over 70 have to fill in a self-assessment form every three years to renew their licence. This does not include a medical or driving test.

    The DVLA says it does not restrict licensing on the basis of age but if they find evidence of a driver not meeting the medical standard then they will step in.

    Age UK says it is "vital" for older people to drive as long as possible as it allows them to "have the independence to get out and about ....for as long as possible."

  10. Panthers still in the league race

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    It was a four-point weekend for the Nottingham Panthers, thanks to back-to-back wins over Manchester Storm.

    They followed up Saturday's home win with a 4-2 victory In Manchester last night as Stephen Schultz scored twice, with David Ling and Matthew Myers getting the others.

    ice hockey league

    It leaves Panthers eight points adrift of league-leaders Cardiff but with three games in hand, so they are very much still in the race.  

  11. Three wards affected by norovirus

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    We've been told this afternoon one ward at City Hospital and two at the Queen's Medical Centre have been affected by the winter vomiting bus - norovirus.

    People have been told to avoid going to the hospital if they area suffering with vomiting or diarrhoea. 

  12. Van driver hadn't seen wrong way driver

    BBC Inside Out

    The accident which killed Mr Luciw happened at 02:00 on 12 October near Kegworth, Leicestershire.

    The driver of the van sustained serious injuries, but survived. He said he hadn't seen the car coming towards them until the last minute.

    Luciew family

    You can hear more from Mr Luciw's family on Inside Out on BBC One East Midlands at 19:30.

  13. Drugs had a street value of £180,000

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Police said they found a gift bag with heroin and cocaine, with a potential street value of £180,000, in Dunne's car, which was parked outside his house in November 2014.

    On top of that he had three guns, one of which was loaded, and about £10,000 cash in his house.

    Dunne, 32, pleaded guilty to the offences last year while his accomplice South was found guilty at trial. 

  14. Older drivers should be retested say family

    Matthew Luciw from Nottingham was killed when the van he was a passenger in was hit by a car being driven the wrong way up the M1.

    The driver, 87-year-old Albert Newman, also died in the crash.

    Matthew Luciw

    Now the Luciw family are campaigning for older drivers to regularly be retested. 

  15. Forest avoid being wound up again

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Lawyers for HM Revenue & Customs had lodged a winding up petition against Forest.

    But that was was dismissed at the High Court earlier today after it was announced the undisclosed debt had been paid.

    Forest also escaped being wound up in the High Court last June after settling another tax bill. 

  16. Drug dealer found with guns jailed

    A drug dealer found with three guns, as well as cocaine and heroin, has been jailed for 15 years.

    Police raided Darren Dunne's home in Farleys Lane, Hucknall, and found the drugs and guns, along with ammunition.

    Fellow drug dealer Gemma South, whose fingerprints were found on a bag of drugs at Dunne's home, was jailed for three-and-a-half years,

    Darren Dunne and Gemma South