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Summary

  1. Updates for Nottinghamshire on Wednesday 9 March 2016
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

Live Reporting

By Dave Wade

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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  2. Weather: Rain easing overnight

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    Remaining cloudy this evening and during the night with further outbreaks of rain which will gradually ease by dawn. 

    Temperatures should stay above freezing. Min 4C (39F).

  3. Ex-Forest boss looks back

    BBC Sport

    Former Forest manager Billy Davies takes a light-hearted look at his time as a football manager, with big moments and spats with fellow coaches.

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    Video caption: Billy Davies Quickfire
  4. Panthers aiming for League title

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    The Nottingham Panthers are away to Coventry as their bid for an Elite League title continues tonight. 

    They're six points off the top with two games in hand and only six games to go.

  5. Basseltaw to vote on Sheffield devo

    Peter Saull

    BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

    Councillors on Basselaw District Council will vote next Thursday on plans to join the Sheffield City region devolution deal.

  6. Forest: Advisor 'leaves club'

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    We understand Adrian Bevington, who had been part-time advisor at Forest, hasn't been at the club for few weeks.

    Bevington was a former comms director at the FA and was advising the club's owner. 

    It's not clear why he's left Forest at the moment.  

    Adrian Bevington
  7. Chubby Brown: Your views

    Facebook

    You've been having your say on our Facebook page about Ashfield District Council's decision to cancel a Roy Chubby Brown gig at the Festival Hall.

    Steven Pires Allsop wrote: "it's their loss great performer if u don't like his content you don't buy a ticket it's that simple." 

    Roy Chubby Brown

    And Karen Hunt said: "Roy Chubby Brown has been known for 25+yrs as being inappropriate. So why book him in the 1st place to go and cancell?"  

  8. Forest: Worrall Dagenham loan extended

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Forest defender Joe Worrall extends loan spell at Dagenham & Redbridge. 

    He'll now stay until 5 April.

    Joe Worrall
  9. Chubby Brown: Council becoming a 'nanny state'

    The leader of the opposition on Ashfield District Council said the decision to ban Roy Chubby Brown from its venue was "ridiculous".

    Tom Hollis

    "I think it's [the council] become a bit of a nanny state," he said.

    "We all know what he does, we all know the kind of thing he does, we as a council shouldn't be running people's lives."

  10. Chubby Brown due to play Mansfield

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    The risque comedian is performing in Mansfield this month - just five miles away from the Kirkby venue where he's been banned from performing.

    Flyer

    The council said he's "quite able to perform in a non-council venue in Ashfield". 

  11. A612 crash: Five injured

    Pip Watts

    Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    Five casualties are being treated at the scene of a two-car crash on the A612, near Upton, police have told me.

    The road is closed between the A617 and Hockerton Road.

  12. Weather: Rain easing

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    There's a yellow warning in force for rain across the East Midlands, valid until 15:00. Standing water, spray and localised flooding all likely.

    Rain continuing for a time this afternoon, however it won’t be quite as persistent as this morning with showers on and off becoming the theme. Highs of 6C (43F).

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  13. Roy Chubby Brown 'not appropriate' for Kirkby venue

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Ashfield Council has confirmed it cancelled a booking for Roy Chubby Brown at its Festival Hall in Kirkby.

    In a statement it said it "does not feel that the booking was appropriate for a council venue and not one that it wished to be associated with".

    Festival Hall, Kirkby

    The statement added that cancelling the event has "not cost the council anything, nor would it have gained financially from the event". 

    The booking was cancelled prior to event tickets being put on sale.

  14. Chubby Brown decision 'against council's ethics'

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    We've not heard from Ashfield District Council about why it's apparently cancelled a gig by Roy Chubby Brown in October at a venue it owns in Kirkby.

    But local councillor Tom Hollis said the council had ruled his risque jokes are "against the council's ethics".

    Roy CHubby Brown

    "Surely people who buy a ticket to see him are fully aware of the performance he gives," he wrote on Facebook.

    "For Ashfield Council to bar a well known performer from coming to our area is simply crazy, particularly when the council needs all the money it can get....I say have some common sense!"

  15. Chubby Brown show pulled in Kirkby

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    A show by controversial comedian Roy Chubby Brown has been cancelled by Ashfield District Council.

    Roy Chubby BRown

    He was due to play at Festival Hall in Kirkby-in-Ashfield but the venue said the authority had pulled the plug.

    Independent councillor Tom Hollis said, on Facebook, the decision was "crazy".

  16. Snooker: Holt knocks O'Sullivan out of World Grand Prix

    BBC Sport

    Nottingham snooker player Michael Holt is celebrating a 4-3 win over Ronnie O'Sullivan in the first round of the World Grand Prix in Wales.

    Michael Holt