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Sandish Shoker

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Updates on Nottinghamshire's Local Live page have now finished. They will start again on Wednesday from 08:00.  

  2. Weather: Showers to continue

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    Showers which may be wintry over higher ground will continue this afternoon with occasional brighter spells. 

    Highs of 10C (50F).

    BBC weather
  3. First black actor to play Shakespeare role performed in city

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    As part of the BBC's Shakespeare on Tour series BBC Radio Nottingham today looked at when black actor Ira Aldridge performed in Nottingham.

    Mr Aldridge born in New York moved to Europe to be taken seriously as an actor and was famous for his portrayal of Othello.

    Ira Aldridge
  4. Striker makes comeback with a goal for U-21s

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Forest striker Britt Assombalonga marked his return from injury by scoring and playing for 45 minutes for the Under-21s side against Hull City.

    The 23 year old has been out with a knee injury since February 2015.

    Britt Assombalonga
  5. Shopping centre apology for traffic problems

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The congestion is continuing on Mansfield Road and Shakespeare Street this afternoon because of road closures around the Victoria Centre.

    A large crane has appeared outside the centre which is replacing old cooling towers on the roof as part of the redevelopment.

    General manager, Nigel Wheatley, said: "We apologise for any inconvenience caused and we will endeavour to complete the works as quickly as possible.”

  6. City council 'investing' in libraries

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    In Nottingham three libraries have closed since 2010, with 68 jobs being cut and one more is also proposed for closure this year.

    Nottingham City Council’s portfolio holder for leisure and culture, councillor Dave Trimble, said they have "protected the library service as best they can" and are investing money into several libraries over the coming months.

  7. Adjustments made to avoid more traffic delays

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    The crane which has been blamed for causing traffic problems in the city this morning is lifting equipment onto the roof of Nottingham's Victoria Centre.

    The city council said the work had been planned for the Easter period when roads "are generally quieter"..

    Mansfield Road

    A spokesman said they had made some adjustments to the traffic lights and added an extra lane on Shakespeare Street to avoid the same traffic issues. 

    Might still be best to avoid the area if you can until Thursday.

  8. PCC: 'Justice' for victims of convicted social worker

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    On Thursday a former social worker was jailed for the rape and abuse of children in homes more than 30 years ago.

    Speaking to BBC Radio Nottingham this morning, Nottinghamshire's police and crime commissioner Paddy Tipping said he was "pleased" for the victims and felt it was a big step for bringing them justice.

  9. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

  10. Library jobs cut highest in East Midlands

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Almost 8,000 jobs in libraries have been cut across the UK in the last six years.

    In the East Midlands 36% of jobs in libraries have been lost which is the biggest percentage drop.


    There were 1,905 paid posts in 2010 compared with 1,213 now.    

    The BBC has compiled the data from 207 authorities responsible for running libraries through the Freedom of Information Act.  

  11. Absconded prisoner has connections to Worksop

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    South Yorkshire Police say Darrel Bryce who has gone on the run from a prison in Doncaster has connections with Nottingham and Worksop.

    The force said members of the public should not approach either men if seen but contact police immediately.

  12. Robber absconds from open prison

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A Nottinghamshire man has gone on the run after absconding from prison.

    Darrel Bryce (left) was serving a life sentence at HMP Hatfield in South Yorkshire  for robbery and possession of a firearm.

    Darrel Bryce

    Bryce absconded with Jeremiah St Phorose (right) yesterday morning.

  13. White gets England call up for Euro qualifiers

    BBC Sport

    Notts County Ladies forward Ellen White has been called up again for the England squad for their next two European Championship qualifiers.

    Ellen White

    England face Belgium on 8 April and Bosnia & Herzegovina four days later.

  14. Crime falling in Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Nottinghamshire Police says in total 29 children were arrested for suspected firearms offences last year, which is an increase from previous years.

    The arrests included three children under the age of 11 in 2015, two in 2014 and two in 2013, and has seen 15 children aged 17 and under being charged in the last three years.

    gun crime

    The county's Police and Crime Commissioner, Paddy Tipping told BBC Radio Nottingham that despite these figures, crime in our region was falling faster than anywhere else.

    He said there was still a lot of work for the force to do.

  15. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

  16. Your photos: Purple skies this morning

    BBC Weather Watchers

    There was an interesting colour in the skies over Shelford this morning.

    David E was there to take this shot.

  17. Mansfield facing 'tough task' to make play-offs

    Rob Schofield

    BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

    Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray admits his side now faces a very tough task to reach the play-off places after the Stags had to settle for a 2-2 draw with runaway leaders Northampton

    Matt Green had scored a brace within 16 minutes to give Mansfield the lead but Jamie McGuire’s red card changed the game and allowed the visitors to get back in it.

    Matt Green

    The result leaves Mansfield eight points off the play-off places.