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  1. Updates for Tuesday 16 February 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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 today. Join us again tomorrow from 08:00.

  2. Weather: Risk of showers overnight

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It's feeling chilly with bright spells and variable amounts of cloud this afternoon. Highs of 6C (43F).

    Tonight, it'll be generally cloudy and breezy, remaining mostly dry with a small risk of an isolated shower. Lows of 2C (36F).

  3. Eastwood stabbing: Residents 'scared'

    Nottingham Post

    Neighbours say they feel scared and unsafe in their own homes after a stabbing – which came just 24 hours after a gunshot was heard a mile away.

  4. Fresh appeal over A610 armed robbery

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Police have made another appeal after an armed robbery at a petrol station in Cinderhill last month.

    They want anyone who saw a Vauxhall Insignia in the area around the Tesco Express service station on the A610 at Cinderhill at about 18:30 on Thursday 28 January to get in touch.

    Tesco Express

    Two masked men threatened staff with a firearm and a knife before stealing cash and injuring a security guard.

    They then fled over woodland and open ground towards Basford Hall College and Basford Miners Welfare, before driving off in a white Vauxhall Insignia

    The route may have included Goldcrest Road, Bagnall Road, Nuthall Road, Broxtowe Lane and Exbourne Road, where empty cash boxes were found dumped in wheelie bins.

  5. Travel: A1 delays

    BBC Travel

    An earlier accident on the A1 southbound at Blyth between Frankie's Diner and Bilby is causing congestion back to the Bawtry Road junction. All lanes have now reopened.

  6. Travel: Awsworth broken-down lorry

    BBC Travel

    Gin Close Way in Awsworth is partially blocked by a broken-down lorry on the roundabout at the Main Street junction.

  7. Weather: More on the yellow snow warning

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    There’s an early yellow warning for snow on Wednesday evening going through to Thursday morning. 

    Rain may turn to sleet and snow in places before clearing on Thursday. 


    Snow is more likely on higher ground but there’s the possibility of it reaching lower levels and causing some travel disruption. 

    This is a developing situation so stay tuned.

  8. Mansfield woman died days after telling police she needed help

    Nottingham Post

    A mother-of-two who died after she set herself on fire had confessed to police she needed help just days before, an inquest has been told.

  9. NHS trust merger: Union wants 'sustainable plan'

    More now on the potential for job cuts after the hospital trusts merger between Nottingham and Sherwood Forest.

    Coral Jenkins from the union Unison says staff need to know what's in store.

    Coral Jenkins

    "We need to get rid of the uncertainty and I think the merger goes some way to doing that," she said.

    "What we now need is a sustainable plan and a short, medium and long term forecast - that not only gives patients a sense of relief but the staff that work there."

  10. Your frost pictures

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    It was certainly cold this morning. Here are some pictures from our Weather Watchers.

    Steve from Kimbo took this one in Kimberley. it shows icicles running down a stone wall of an old railway cutting.


    And this one, from Dawn Chorus, shows a frosty path in Wymondham.

  11. Appeal after A46 crash death

    Police investigating the death of a man on the A46 last month have appealed for information.

    Pawel Lampke

    Pawel Lampke, 29, was killed at about 12:05 on Friday 15 January while driving a silver Nissan Almera between Farndon and Newark.

    Officers said: "It is unclear what Pawel’s movements were on the morning of the crash but investigators are urging anyone who was with him at any point, or spoke to him, to get in touch."

  12. Weather: Yellow warning of snow

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Looks like we're in store for a coating of the white stuff...

    The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow for a large part of Nottinghamshire tomorrow.


    It's valid from 20:00 on Wednesday to 10:00 on Thursday.

  13. Quarries consultation starts

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    If any of these are near you, you might want to take a look - there are now six weeks to comment on quarrying plans.

    Nottinghamshire County Council's hoping to create five new sand and gravel quarries over the next 15 years. 

    Quarrying map

    The Minerals Local Plan also recommends extensions to 14 existing quarries. 

    Once the consultation closes, it'll be submitted to the government for a formal review.

  14. Woman 'crushed against railings' by Audi

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Notts Police have shared an appeal from neighbouring Derbyshire after a woman was apparently crushed against railings by a car.

    The incident happened just before 10:00 yesterday in Main Street, Long Eaton.

    The 66-year-old woman was taken to the QMC with "significant" head and leg injuries.

    Officers have spoken to the driver of the Audi A3, an 18-year-old man, and inquiries continue.

  15. NHS trusts merger: Your views


    You've been having your say on Facebook about the takeover of Sherwood Forest NHS trust by Nottingham.

    Peter Johnson said he's "scared" of what will happen next.

    "Patients already waiting operations and appointments, will have to either go to Notts hospitals as the Newark folk do now and this will increase the waiting lists etc. No big is not beautiful," he wrote.

    Newark Hospital

    Alan Cassady-Bishop had questions about Sherwood's debt.

    "If the PFI was set up to fund the building, does this mean the "debt" has been paid anyway? Were the payments to the PFI firms set at a reasonable time limit anyway? Or did the "investors" see it as a nice little earner for decades? Whose bright idea was it to build a hospital with money that was impossible to maintain repayment?"

  16. Eastwood assault was stabbing

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Police have confirmed the serious assault reported last night in Eastwood was a stabbing.

    police drains

    Officers are searching drains and bins in streets around the area.

    A 28-year-old man is in hospital with serious injuries after the attack in Ryemere Close at about 19:45.