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  1. Updates for Tuesday 23 February 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Sandish Shoker

All times stated are UK

  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Nottinghamshire Local Live will be back at 08:00 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather. Until then, keep an eye on the BBC News website or listen to BBC Radio Nottingham.

  2. Weather: Temperatures to drop tonight

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    It's going to be a freezing cold night with frost and ice in places.

    Lows of 0C (32F).


    So expect a cold and frosty start to Wednesday but it will be another sunny, cold day.

  3. Missing teenagers have links to Bulwell

    There are concerns for two Derbyshire teenagers  - Brandon Storey-James (right), 16, from Somercotes, and his 15-year-old friend Leon Moore (left), from Long Eaton have been missing since yesterday.

    Police say the pair have links to the Bulwell area.

    Missing teenagers
  4. Daniel: 'Good to see some old faces'

    Chris Ellis

    BBC Sport Online

    Colin Daniel first signed for the Stags from Macclesfield in 2012 and helped them to promotion to the Football League in 2012-13.  

    The 28-year-old scored eight goals in his two-year spell at the club before going to Port Vale.

    Colin Daniel

    On his return he said: "It's good to see some old faces and some new ones."

    Daniel returns to Mansfield on loan

    Colin Daniel

    Mansfield Town sign their former winger Colin Daniel on loan from Port Vale until the end of the season.

    Read more
  5. Pregnant woman assaulted in cell: Officers 'deny wrongdoing'

    Phill Matthews, from the Police Federation, said all of the officers "deny any assault or wrongdoing" when the handcuffs were re-applied on Ms Wallace. 

    He said: "No officer has ever been criticised or been found wanting regarding any criminal or other type of assault to Ms Wallace.

    "No medical or other evidence has ever been produced to show a link between her custody and the early birth of her daughter." 

    Mr Matthews added that he was unaware of any further action being taken against the officers involved.

  6. Signal box is 'integral part' of Newark

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The Newark signal box opened in 1912.

    Kevin Thompson has called it "an integral part of Newark"  and says they are worried with Network Rail's plans to board it up, it will "fall into disrepair".

    Kevin Thompson

    He said he wanted to keep the signal box maintained so that people in the town could still enjoy it.

  7. Centre has 'served city well' over 30 years

    Peter Saull

    BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

    Councillor Sam Webster, portfolio holder for schools, has told me although the Beckhampton Centre has "served the city well for many years" they no longer believe it is viable with the number of teenage pregnancies falling in recent years.

    Beckhampton Centre

    Councillor David Mellen, portfolio holder for early intervention and early years, also added: "This decision doesn’t take away from the centre’s contribution over 30 years.

    "It is something to celebrate in terms of our achievements in bringing teen pregnancy down.”

  8. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Here are your final headlines for today:

  9. Network Rail: Maintaining box will be 'costly' for third party

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The signal box in Newark controls the level crossing but with technology changing, Network Rail plans to board it up and control it from Derby.

    Network Rail says it is in a conservation area and so they can't demolish it without permission but are hoping to board it up to stop people accessing it.

    In a statement, they said: "The box at Newark Castle is immediately next to the operational railway line and so would be very difficult and costly for a third party to maintain as they would need protection from the train operation."  

  10. Campaign to save signal box

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A campaign has begun to save a historic signal box at Newark Castle Station.

    Network Rail is set to board it up because it says it is no longer needed when it upgrades its signalling in the area.

    Signal box

    But people living and working nearby say they don't want the building to become an eyesore when it closes.

  11. Business bosses sign EU exit letter

    Rebecca Dickson

    Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    Two Nottinghamshire businessmen - Ian Baxter who who employs 60 people at his freight company and Stafano Pessina who's CEO of Boots which employs 70,000 people - are among those who've come out in favour of staying in the EU.

    They both signed a letter published in The Times newspaper today saying an EU exit would deter investment in the UK.

  12. Editor joins Step It Up campaign

    Sophie Shardlow

    Editor, BBC Radio Nottingham

    What a difference a day makes.

    On Monday I covered 18,204 steps during my day off walking the dog and doing the housework.

    Today I have clocked up 6,051 at work with a quick leg stretch into town at lunch time.

    Fitbit Step It Up

    I’m going to have to Step it Up in the office to get more steps tomorrow...      

  13. How many steps are you doing?

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    Our breakfast presenters Andy Whittaker and Sarah Julian have been using their smartphones to calculate how many steps they are doing each day.

    Andy totalled 9,957 yesterday while Sarah went way over the daily 10,000 steps target and clocked up 12,642 steps.

    BBC radio Nottingham Step It Up

    All week we are asking people to send us their steps, whether it be from walking, running, or jogging, via email or Facebook.

  14. BreakingEducation centre for teenage mums will close

    Peter Saull

    BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

    It's now been confirmed that the Beckhampton Centre, which has provided an education for teenage mums in Nottingham for almost three decades, will close.

  15. Drones used to smuggle drugs into prisons

    The Mount Whatton prison near Bingham has been included in a list of prisons where drones have been used to smuggle in drugs, mobile phones and USB drives.


    Statistics obtained through a Press Association Freedom of Information request show that in 2013 none of the unmanned aircraft were detected in or around prisons in England and Wales.

    But there were two incidents in 2014 and 33 in 2015.

  16. Officers could still face charges for woman's treatment

    Neil Heath

    BBC News Online

    Speaking to BBC East Midlands Today Ms Wallace said she would always be angry about what happened to her back in 2011.

    She said she was denied the opportunity to arrange childcare for her children while in custody and when she was moved to another cell she said she was "repeatedly punched" on the upper arm after refusing to be handcuffed.

    Lynette Wallace

    In 2013, the force found an inspector and two sergeants guilty of "gross misconduct" for their part and disciplined.

    Now, the IPCC has passed a file onto the Crown Prosecution Service and four PCs, two custody sergeants and two duty inspectors could face charges as a result. 

  17. Pregnant woman stripped and assaulted in police cell

    Neil Heath

    BBC News Online

    Nottinghamshire Police has apologised to a woman five years after she was handcuffed for 11 hours, stripped to the waist and assaulted while pregnant.

    Lynnette Wallace, 44, from Aspley, was 30 weeks into her pregnancy and said her ordeal led to a premature birth.

    police cells

    Ms Wallace was arrested on suspicion of arson - although subsequent charges were later dropped - and was taken into custody at Bridewell police station, where she was assessed as being at a risk of self-harming.

    Chief Constable, Chris Eyre, apologised for her ordeal and admitted after she was handcuffed for a second time it, "amounted to assault".

  18. Nurse walks 25,000 steps in a day

    Andy Whittaker

    Presenter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    Staff at the Queens Medical Centre are the latest to join BBC Radio Nottingham's Step it Up campaign. 

    Marc Cole is the deputy charge nurse there and says that during a long shift on Saturday he clocked-up 25,000 steps - covering almost 12 miles!

    QMC nurse

    All this week we're encouraging people to get moving and tell us how many steps they're taking each day. 

    They will then be added to our grand total.  

  19. New theatre to bring in more visitors

    Rebecca Dickson

    Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    Work to transform Nottingham's Royal Centre will begin this summer - after it won a bid for £1.5m from Arts Council England.

    In this huge project a striking two-storey canopy and a new entrance to both the Theatre Royal and the Royal Concert hall on South Sherwood Street will transform the façade of the two buildings.

    Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall

    The theatre said it hoped the new facilities would encourage more people to visit the centre during the day.