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  1. Updates for Nottinghamshire on Monday 29 February 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on 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: Warmer on Tuesday

    BBC Weather

    As Sara has already told us, temperatures will rise through the night.

    By dawn Tuesday temperatures could be up to 13C higher than they were this morning.

  3. 'No further comment' from council on sex charges

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Ashfield District Council has also sent a very short statement through about Jason Zadrozny being charged with child sex offences.

    A spokeswoman said they had been made aware of the charges by police this morning and would not be commenting any further at this time.

    Jason Zadrozny
  4. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Here's your final headlines for the day:

  5. Weather: Wet and windy night ahead

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    It will become windy overnight with outbreaks of heavy rain.


    It will be a chilly start to the evening but temperatures will gradually increase throughout the night.

    Minimum temperature: 2C (36F)

  6. Authority unable to suspend councillor

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Nottinghamshire County Council says that since changes to the Localism Act 2011, they no longer have the power to suspend councillors.

    Therefore Jason Zadrozny will not be disqualified from his councillor role unless he is later sentenced to a jail term of three months or more, or given a suspended sentence.

  7. Travel: A52 reopened

    BBC Travel

    All lanes on the A52 have now been reopened following the earlier accident. There is, however, still some congestion in the area.

  8. Police identify man's body found in Gedling park

    Rebecca Dickson

    Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    Detectives investigating the discovery of a man's body in Gedling Country Park say they have identified him.

    They had appealed for help to confirm who the man was as he had no identification on him and are now in the process of contacting his family.

    His death is not being treated as suspicious.

  9. Your views: Data protection issue raises questions


    The issue of data protection has raised some eyebrows today with some people on Facebook finding it a bizarre rule when Harry Whitehouse couldn't find out which hospital his mum was at.

    Diane Powell wrote: "Data protection taken to another level it's a joke I had the same problem with my mum." 

    Margaret Whitehouse

    But Alison Dutton agreed with the rule: "Data protection has to be in place. If it wasn't in place anyone could ring the ambulance service or hospital and ask about anyone. It's wrong that he couldn't find her but the ambulance service can not be blamed for the laws they have to abide by."    

  10. 'I look forward to clearing my name' says councillor

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Jason Zadrozny has sent a statement denying today's charges, saying: "Absolutely nothing has changed.  I said last year that I would clear my name and nothing has changed.  

    "I look forward to clearing my name.

    "In the meantime, I will continue to represent my constituents in the conscientious manner they are accustomed to."

  11. Travel: One lane closed on A52

    BBC Travel

    There has been a crash involving three vehicles on the A52, between the Bramcote Island and Bardills Island.

    There are some delays in the area due to one lane being closed.

  12. Notts sign Bird as Siddle's replacement

    BBC Sport

    Nottinghamshire have signed Australian Jackson Bird as a replacement for fellow Australia pace bowler Peter Siddle.

    The 29 year old took a Test-best haul of 5-59 in Australia's recent win over New Zealand.

    Jackson Bird

    Notts sign Bird as Siddle's replacement

    Jackson Bird

    Nottinghamshire sign Jackson Bird as a replacement for fellow Australia pace bowler Peter Siddle.

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  13. Zadrozny was England's youngest council leader

    Peter Saull

    BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

    The allegations against Mr Zadrozny date from 2003 and 2006

    In 2007, he became the youngest council leader in England - and when he was first questioned by police in March last year, he was hoping to become Ashfield's first ever Liberal Democrat MP. 

    He was subsequently suspended by the party.

  14. Councillor denies allegations

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Mr Zadrozny has said he "vehemently refutes the allegations" that have been made against him today.

    The 35 year-old is currently leader of the Ashfield Independents on both the district and county councils. 

  15. Valentine 'still risk' to public

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    The High Court heard Reuben Valentine has become a successful student while in prison and has been heavily involved in mentoring other prisoners.

    The judge ruled it was too early to tell if the improvement was permanent and said he believed Valentine was still a risk to the public.    

  16. Killer denied appeal to reduce sentence

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    A man who stabbed a teenager to death in Nottingham nine years ago has lost an appeal to have his sentence reduced.

    Rueben Valentine stabbed 17-year-old Jason Spencer (pictured) eight times - twice through the heart - after his jacket was ripped during a "play fight". 

    Jason Spencer

    Lawyers in the High Court said Valentine, who is now 26, has won academic awards in jail and "become a tower of strength" to grieving prisoners. 

    Back in October 2007, he admitted murdering Jason - and was jailed for life with a minimum of 16 years. 

  17. EMAS stand firm over patient confidentality

    Sonia Kataria

    BBC News Online

    So we have now heard from EMAS in the case of the woman who was "lost" in the system for 18 hours, according to her son.

    They said they "have a legal duty not to disclose patient confidential information".  

    A statement from a spokesman continued: "The operator correctly declined to provide any details to Mr Whitehouse but did advise him that patients from Farndon are taken to the QMC and suggested he contact them.”

  18. Council can take 'no action'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    We've had a statement from Nottinghamshire County Council following the news councillor Jason Zadrozny has been charged with 10 sex offences against a child.

    Jason Zadrozny

    Chief executive, Anthony May, said: “There is no action that the county council can take at this stage as this is a matter for the courts.”  

  19. Latest headlines for Nottingamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online