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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 16 March 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

Live Reporting

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: Staying dry tonight and into tomorrow

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter, East Midlands Today

    We have some fairly quiet weather ahead of us for the next few days.

    weather

    Staying dry tonight and tomorrow with some breaks in the cloud and light winds as well.

    Temperatures staying between 0C to 9C.

  3. Council and NET to review signs at Beeston

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    We showed you a picture earlier about some graffiti that has been painted on a cycle lane in Chilwell High Road, Beeston.

    The city council says the tram operator, NET, works with the charity RideWise to offer advice and training to cyclists and said there will also be a review of the signs.

  4. More bike lane graffiti in Nottingham

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Looks like the secret bike lane sign writer has been at it again.

    This time they've been spraying on signs on Mansfield Road in Nottingham.

    Mansfield Road

    Mike Mills who took the photo said: "With the volume of cyclists commuting up that hill it's crazy there's no provision for them..plenty of space for it."

  5. Travel: Heavy traffic on M1

    BBC Travel

    If you're heading south on the M1 tonight then you might want to leave a bit of extra time for your journey.

    There was an earlier accident at J23 (Loughborough) but while all lanes have reopened, there is still a lot of traffic.

  6. Your views: Memories of American Adventure theme park

    Facebook

    Some of you have been sharing your memories of the American Adventure theme park on Facebook.

    Kate Harrison wrote: "It was a great place and good memories but it would never be the same due to red tape and h&s now and it would always be compared to what it was."

    Julie Henshaw said: "Rode the Missile a few times, wish we could have it back." 

  7. Specialist bikes stolen in ram raid

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A specialist bike like the one below was stolen during a ram-raid at a shop in Nottingham Road, New Basford, on Tuesday.

    stolen bikes

    Police said two men drove a stolen Ford Fiesta into the shop front before stealing the bikes, which are worth between £3,000 and £3,500.

  8. Social worker denies beating and tormenting children

    Jeremy Ball

    Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

    Andris Logins, 57, from Arnold, faces 17 charges of sexual offences against teenage residents at the Beechwood home in the early 1980's.

    Today he arrived at court with his wife and on taking the witness stand he denied abusing four children he was caring for, including four counts of raping teenage girls and cruelty to a boy who claimed he was beaten, stripped and humiliated.

    Today the jury has heard youngsters were kicked, beaten and tormented and staff, as well as children, were terrified of one of the men who used to be in charge there.

  9. Mansfield sign striker Dieseruvwe

    BBC Sport

    Mansfield Town have signed Chesterfield forward Emmanuel Dieseruvwe on loan until the end of the season.

    The 21-year-old started his career at Sheffield Wednesday.

    Emmanuel Dieseruvwe

    Mansfield sign striker Dieseruvwe

    Emmanuel Dieseruvwe

    Mansfield sign Chesterfield forward Emmanuel Dieseruvwe on loan until the end of the season.

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  10. Could American Adventure make a comeback?

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Do you remember American Adventure? If you're from the East Midlands, chances are you paid a visit to the Wild West-themed park in the past.  

    Wild West show at American Adventure

    Well someone's started a petition to bring it back - and it's already got more than 5,000 signatures.  

  11. Budget round up

    Tony Roe

    BBC East Midlands political editor

    In the Chancellor's 2016 Budget there will be radical change on rates for small businesses.

    There is also a £250m investment fund for small businesses in the "Midlands Engine".

    George Osborne

    Further to that, a sugar tax will be placed on soft drinks, which will fund sport in primary schools.  

  12. Teenager found safe

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    We told you yesterday about 16-year-old Gabrielle Baker who went missing from her West Bridgford home on Monday afternoon.

    Police say she has now been found safe and well.

  13. Your photos: Sunshine over Attenborough

    BBC Weather Watchers

    In a contrast to yesterday's cloudy weather, the sun is out today.

    Weather Watcher Meg has taken this photo at Attenborough Nature Reserve.

    Attenborough Nature Reserve
  14. Logins claims he was not on shift on days of attacks

    Jeremy Ball

    Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

    Andris Logins says records show he wasn't on duty at the Beechwood home on the dates some of the sex attacks are alleged to have happened.  

    Andris Logins
  15. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    • A social worker accused of historical child sex abuse is giving evidence in his trial
    • What could happen to Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley if he fails to appear before MPs?
    • Mansfield Town have signed Chesterfield striker Emmanuel Dieseruvwe on loan for the rest of the season
  16. Social worker denies string of rapes and assaults

    Jeremy Ball

    Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

    Former social worker, Andris Logins, has denied a string of historical rapes and sex assaults on children at the Beechwood home in Nottingham.

    He's on trial at Nottingham Crown Court.

    Taking the stand today, Mr Logins told a jury his accusers gave police a description that fitted a different worker at the Beechwood children's home.

  17. Your views: Cycle lane next to tram track 'blatantly dangerous'

    Facebook

    The cycle lane graffiti in Beeston has got some of you talking on Facebook.

    Alan Cassady-Bishop wrote: "Of course, we should all be on our guard when sharing the streets. It's called common sense. But which came first, the tram track or the cycle lane? Putting a cycle lane intentionally near a tram track is like putting a soccer match on an ice rink - blatantly dangerous!"

    Joe Loughrey said: "It won't matter. These selfish cyclists ride on the footpath putting children and disabled people at risk."

  18. Weather: A bright afternoon ahead

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    It's a dry, bright and sunny afternoon with a cool breeze. Staying dry into tonight too.

    Highs of 8C (46F)