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  1. Updates for Nottinghamshire on Friday 11 March 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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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 on Monday with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Weather: Fog to form again tonight

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    It should remain dry this evening and overnight with light winds and some clear spells.

    Fog is expected to form again and has the potential to be dense with poor visibility for some.


    Temperatures staying above freezing with lows of 3C (37F).

  3. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Here's your final headlines from me today: 

  4. Businessman 'tarnished' by electoral allegations

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Kate Allsop's agent at the time of her mayoral election campaign was Mansfield businessman Stewart Rickersey.

    The Mansfield Chad said the inquiry focused around him and the amount of money spent on media advertising and election leaflets.

    Stewart Rickersey

    Mr Rickersey had always denied any wrongdoing and now cleared he said he wants to know who accused him and Kate Allsop of the claims.

    “We’ve both been tarnished by this," he said. 

    Mayoral election campaign probe dropped

    Kate Allsop

    A police investigation into "financial irregularities" during a mayoral election campaign in Mansfield is dropped due to "insufficient evidence".

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  5. Officers concerned about spate of drugs incidents

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Det Ch Supt Helen Jebb said all those who have died or been hospitalised over suspected drug taking in the past three weeks were "young people, on nights out, having a good time".

    She said officers were "concerned" about the recent incidents and continued to warn people about the dangers of illegal and so-called recreational drugs.

  6. Yussuf penalty 'over the top'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Mansfield Chad's sports editor John Lomas thinks the FA's penalty for Adi Yussuf is over the top.

    "He wasn't visible and was behind a stand," he said.

    Plymouth Argyle

    "It's hit Mansfield out the blue.....and been left with two strikers for their last 11 games because of some doddery old men at the FA."

  7. Bennett joins York on loan from Notts

    BBC Sport

    Scot Bennett is on the move again.

    The midfielder has joined York City until the end of the season.

    Scott Bennett

    Bennett joined the Magpies on a two-year deal last summer and moved on loan to Newport County in October, scoring one goal in 15 appearances.

    Bennett joins York on loan from Notts

    Scott Bennett

    York City sign midfielder Scot Bennett on loan from League Two rivals Notts County until the end of the season.

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  8. Busker uses pots and pans to make music

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Proof you can pretty much use anything to make music.

    This busker using pots, pans and plastic tubs drew in quite a crowd outside Primark in Nottingham this afternoon.

    Video content

    Video caption: Busker uses pots and pans to make music
  9. Deaths serve 'as stark warning' say police

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A spokeswoman for the police said she couldn't tell us any more about the three deaths at this stage because of "family sensitivities".

    DCI Scurr said their deaths should "serve as a stark warning" to anyone taking, or thinking of taking, drugs.

  10. Freedman: Oliveira not confirmed out of season yet

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Sticking with Forest news, Dougie Freedman says Nelson Oliveira is to have scans on a groin injury and it is "too early to rule him out of the season yet".

    Dougie Freedman

    He also says Andre Moritz will not be signing for the club after authorities halted his move.

    The deal fell through because of the timing of the release from his last contract, and had nothing to do with Forest's transfer embargo.

  11. Your photos: Brighter afternoon

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Well the day has certainly brightened up.

    Our Weather Watcher Carol Russell has been enjoying the sunshine in Blidworth.

  12. Warning about drug use after deaths

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Police have told us about the deaths of three people which they think might be connected to drug taking because they want to "warn young people of the dangers".

    The force said can't say at this stage which drugs are involved, but that bars and nightclubs popular with students and young people are "being targeted by organised criminals".

    Nottinghamshire Police officers

    DCI Leona Scurr, who is leading the investigation, said: "The fact that people have died should serve as a stark warning to you if you are taking, or thinking of taking, drugs. These deaths may not be linked to drug use. However, it would be remiss of us not to warn you of this situation.”    

  13. Forest sign Cardiff's Macheda on loan

    BBC Sport

    Nottingham Forest have signed former Manchester United striker Federico Macheda on loan from Championship rivals Cardiff City, subject to international clearance.

    Federico Macheda

    The 24-year-old hasn't started a Championship game this season.

    Forest sign Cardiff's Macheda on loan

    Federico Macheda

    Nottingham Forest sign former Manchester United striker Federico Macheda on loan from Championship rivals Cardiff City.

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  14. Police investigate possible drug connected deaths

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Nottinghamshire Police say they are investigating the deaths of three people which they think might be connected to illegal drugs.

    The force said the deaths happened within the last two to three weeks.

    Four other people have also collapsed in the city and been hospitalised after taking so-called recreational drugs.

  15. Yussuf ban will have 'knock-on effect' says boss

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Stags boss Adam Murray said he is "disappointed" with the length of the ban handed to Yussuf.

    Defending his player, Murray said Yussuf "followed instructions by three Plymouth employees, at a venue which was unfamiliar to him".

    Adam Murray

    Murray goes on to say in response to the FA that the five-match ban is "harsh" and "will obviously have a knock-on effect heading into our remaining 11 matches in our bid for a play-off place."

  16. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

  17. Mayor always denied spending allegations

    Peter Saull

    BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

    News of prosecutors dropping the investigation into Kate Allsop's mayoral campaign last year will come as a relief to her.

    Detectives considered whether some of the campaign literature distributed by her "independent forum" group wasn't included in her official spending return.   

    But she has always denied spending more than the legal limit of just under £7,000.

  18. David Cup trio to dazzle at city open

    BBC Sport

    The trio named to play the Nottingham Open in June were all part of the Great Britain squad that won the Davis Cup in 2015 - their first title in 79 years   

    Davis Cup winners

    Tournament director Paul Hutchins said: "We will have a strong contingent of highly-ranked international players.

    "That's made even better by welcoming a number of the British Davis Cup team."

  19. Striker apologises for behaviour

    BBC Sport

    Mansfield's Adi Yussuf urinated at the back of the stand at Plymouth while warming up.

    The 23-year-old admitted the charge but the club said while they did not condone Yussuf's behaviour, he had been guided by Plymouth stewards and substitutes because the toilets were far away.

    Adi Tussuf

    Mansfield striker banned for urinating

    Adi Yussuf

    Mansfield's Adi Yussuf is banned for five matches for urinating at the back of the stand while warming up during a game.

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