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  1. Updates for Friday 5 February 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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By Sandish Shoker

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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 on Monday with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Weather: Some rain and strong winds tonight

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    It's going to be cloudy tonight with outbreaks of rain during the evening and overnight.

    The winds are going to stay strong too with lows of 6C  (42F).

  3. Your views: 'Short sighted council'


    The council might have removed the "To Let" signs for now but some of you still aren't happy about their plans to close the centre.

    On our Facebook page William Robinson wrote: "What has happened about The City Of Literature very short sighted local council,The best known local writer."

    While, Shelagh Burnip, said: "Disgusting. We should all be proud to have a place like this to commemorate DH Lawrence."

  4. Freedman makes statement after deadline day

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    It wasn't a normal start to the weekly press conference at Nottingham Forest this afternoon. 

    Dougie Freedman had these words to say...

    Video content

    Video caption: Statement from Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman in the wake of deadline-day
  5. Nottingham lights up tonight

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    If you're in Nottingham city centre tonight and wondering why all the buildings are lit up, this is why.

    The council is hosting a Light Night event at various venues including the Galleries of Justice, Market Square and Nottingham Castle.

    A lot of the events are free.

  6. Hollis enjoying changes under new boss

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Haydn Hollis says he "personally feels more comfortable" and more secure with new Notts County boss, Jamie Fullarton.   

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  7. Council to focus on DH Lawrence museum

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The Georgian building off Mansfield Road in Eastwood, which houses the DH Lawrence Centre, was described by the author himself in his novel Sons and Lovers as a "grand redbrick building".

    He would often visit it to pick up his father's wages while he was working in the mines.

    DH Lawrence

    Broxtowe Borough Council says after the existing centre closes, it will "focus on the long term development of the DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum", which continues to operate on Victoria Street.

  8. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Here's your last headlines for the day:

  9. Conditions at home were 'disgusting' says relative

    The daughter of another resident at Autumn Grange said standards dropped when there was a change of management and staff began to cut corners.

    Evadne Fisher said the conditions were "disgusting".

    Evadne Fisher

    Ms Fisher said she knew ivy Atkin and she was friends with her mum.

    "She was a lovely woman. We should've known. We should've done something."

  10. Council 'looking at all the options'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Malcolm Gray, chairman of the DH Lawrence Society, said they were "disappointed" and felt "let down" at the decision to sell the Eastwood building but the solution was to find another organisation to take responsibility for it.

    Malcolm Gray

    He said: "Broxtowe Borough Council are obviously looking at a long term future for the building but it would have been better if there had been more communication."

  11. Players could be back before end of season

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Forest boss Dougie Freedman says Henri Lansbury is responding well to treatment and could be back before the end of the season.

    Dougie Freedman

    There's good news on Britt Assombalonga too.

    Freedman says he has had a positive couple of weeks and could also return this season.

  12. Woman banned from contacting 999 except in real emergency

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A 22-year-old woman who continually made nuisance calls to the emergency services has been banned from calling NHS Direct or NHS 111 for medical advice unless she is in genuine need of their help.

    Megan Ayscough

    It is part of a two-year criminal behaviour order which also bans her from verbally abusing emergency services staff, possessing any bladed articles or razor blades in a public place.  

  13. Sign removed from DH Lawrence Centre

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    And just as we were beginning to tell you about the story of the DH Lawrence Heritage Centre going up for rent, the borough council has been in touch and told us they have removed the "To Let" sign.

    Leader Richard Jackson said they had taken the decision "as a sign of respect to the passionate attitude of local people".

    He said the council would continue to "investigate potential options for the future of the centre" and "test the market" to find other options.

  14. Janssen wants to win trophies at Panthers

    Rob Schofield

    BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

    Nottingham Panthers player Cam Janssen says the team is feeling positive ahead of their game against Braehead Clan tomorrow night.

    Cam Jennsen

    The American joined the Panthers last year and said he came here to win and he wants to "hold up throphies",

    "I want to win championships. I want to be the Panthers history forever and have them hang my pictures on the wall. I want to part of Nottingham history forever."

  15. Study looks at new uses for centre

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Just a few weeks ago, the DH Lawrence Heritage Centre, dedicated to one of Nottinghamshire's most famous writers, was given a £20,000 grant from the Arts Council to fund a feasibility study.

    This study is looking at alternative uses for the building, which is also known as Durban House.

    Broxtowe Borough Council said the centre would close in its current form at the end of March and the study was not a rescue package.

  16. Care home director apologises to family

    Jeremy Ball

    Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

    Khan's barrister said he wanted to apologise to Ivy Atkin's family and said nothing could excuse the "shameful and deplorable" conditions at Autumn Grange.

    Yousaf Khan
  17. MP 'angry and upset' at centre sale

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    MP Gloria De Piero has written to the leader of Broxtowe Borough Council over the "extremely concerning news" that signs had gone up outside the Eastwood centre.

    She said she was "angry and upset" and added: "The council leader looked me and others in the eye and told us he was committed to exploring options for the future of the centre.

    DH Lawrence Centre

    “I am asking for reassurances that this has just been a terrible mistake and that I and the people of Eastwood have not been let down."  

  18. Autumn Grange care home boss jailed

    Jeremy Ball

    Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

    More on today's sentencing of Yousaf Khan over the death of Autumn Grange resident Ivy Atkin.

    Mrs Atkin, 86, died after she was found dehydrated, malnourished and with an untreated bed sore at the Nottingham care home in 2012.

    Ivy Atkin

    Khan, of Nelson Road, Nottingham, admitted manslaughter at an earlier hearing and was sentenced to three years and two months at Nottingham Crown Court.

    His firm Sherwood Rise Ltd was fined £300,000 for corporate manslaughter - the first case of its kind in England.