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  1. Nottingham - 18 February 2016
  2. More updates from 08:00 on 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: Another cold night

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    it's going to be a cold night with clear spells.

    A few wintry showers are possible over higher ground but for most it will be a dry night with a widespread frost.


      There is a risk of ice on untreated surfaces. Min 0C (32F)

  3. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

  4. 'Always more we can do' says force

    We told you earlier today that Nottinghamshire Police has been criticised by government inspectors for not giving the right support to vulnerable victims of crime.

    Deputy chief constable Sue Fish has told BBC Radio Nottingham the force are taking the issues very seriously.

    Sue Fish

    DCC Fish said: "There's always more we can do.

    "I understand how complex many of these areas are. They are complex, difficult and emotive areas to investigate."

  5. Police search Beeston address

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    We have had an email from someone alerting us to police activity in Beeston this afternoon.

    Officers closed off part of East Crescent at 13:30 where they have been searching a house.

    A force spokesman said it was part of an "on-going investigation" but they cannot tell us any more at this stage.

  6. Funeral procession passes by Ray's spot

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A procession has gone through Mansfield town centre this afternoon in honour of busker Ray Froggatt who died of cancer earlier this year.

    The cortege, which carried his specially designed guitar coffin, passed by the Primark store where he used to perform.

    Ray Froggatt
  7. Pearce to head off on survival expedition

    Steve Beech

    Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    Looking for a new challenge, former Nottingham Forest defender and manager Stuart Pearce is to compete in a new reality TV show with adventurer Bear Grylls.

    Stuart Pearce

    The footballer, nicknamed by Reds fans as Psycho, will join six other celebrities who'll battle through the wilds of Africa on a 12-day survival expedition. 

    The programme, Bear Grylls: Mission Survive, will air on ITV next month.

  8. Man admits burglaries at eight mosques

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A man who appeared at Nottingham Magistrates' Court earlier has admitted burglaries at eight different mosques in the city.

    Hussain Barak, 35, of no fixed address, was remanded in custody after entering the guilty pleas and will be sentenced next month.  

  9. Ray was 'genuine wonderful human being'

    Jared Stubbings took this photo of Ray Froggatt, who could often be seen singing in the town outside Primark.

    On his photography website, Mr Stubbings wrote: "This man has given more to the town and people of Mansfield than anyone I know."

    Ray Froggatt

    He said Ray always had a smile and kind word for people and described him as a "genuine, kind, wonderful human being".

  10. Man detained on historical sex charges

    Police investigating allegations of historical child abuse at care facilities in Nottinghamshire have arrested a 73-year-old man on suspicion of rape.

    The man has been bailed pending further enquiries.

  11. Final touches on Crown Island works

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Talking of the Crown Island roadworks there's some good news...

    The work to widen the road and change the layout, which has been going on since September 2014, is nearing to an end.

    The bad news though is there will be one last week of full evening closures for resurfacing.

  12. Hundreds to pay respects to busker

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    He serenaded people in Mansfield for more than 30 years but earlier this year Ray Froggatt lost his battle with cancer.

    This afternoon, hundreds of people are expected to gather in the town to say a final farewell to the popular busker.

    Ray Froggatt
  13. Hodge: Burke 'needs to learn what's needed in situations'

    David Jackson

    BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

    How good can 18-year-old Nottingham Forest winger Oliver Burke be? 

    He's signed a new four-and-a-half-year deal this week and former Forest and England midfielder Steve Hodge, who has known him since he was 13, says he's always had "genuine pace and he's direct".

    Oliver Burke

    Hodge said: "Against Cardiff he was superb (but) then against Leeds a couple of weeks ago he came on in the last 15 minutes when they were winning 1-0 and he gave the ball away in poor areas, so... He now needs to learn what is needed in certain game situations."  

  14. Beckhampton closure 'sensitive issue'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The city council says it understands the closure of the Beckhampton Centre has been "a sensitive issue for many" but points out it has consulted people on the plans and listened to their views. 

    A petition against plans to close the centre gathered 1,210 signatures at the end of last year.

    Beckhampton Centre

    The final decision on what happens to the centre lies with the executive board next Tuesday.

  15. New signings land in UK

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Nottingham Panthers have confirmed that new signings Franklin MacDonald and Kevin Quick are in the UK.

    The pair were signed on deadline day but their flights were both delayed because of bad weather.

    Nottingham Panthers signings