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  1. Updates for Wednesday 30 March 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

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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: Staying sunny into tonight

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    Any showers will ease tonight to leave a pleasant end to the day with plenty of early evening sunshine.

    It's dry overnight with light winds and clear skies. 


    A frost is likely in rural areas. Min 1C (33F).

  3. CCTV of pair released in assault investigation

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Police have released CCTV of a man and woman they want to speak to in connection with an assault on a man in Maid Marian Way in Nottingham city centre on 19 March.

  4. Councillor says life has been 'ruined' by allegations

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Jason Zadrozny, 35, who faces nine child sex allegations, said he wanted to prove his innocence in court.

    He said his life had been ruined and criticising police he said other people's careers had been ruined by police following other "spurious allegations".

    Child sex accused wants to run police

    Jason Zadrozny outside court

    A former parliamentary candidate charged with child sex offences announces his intention to run for police and crime commissioner.

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  5. Exhibition 'believed' to have broken record

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A spokeswoman for the Society for All Artists based in Newark says they have submitted an application to the Guinness Book of World Records to have their display officially recognised, but it could take months before that is confirmed.


    She said a record of this kind had not been in existence before for original works created specifically for an exhibition, so they are convinced they have broken it.

    The exhibition has exactly 32,283 pieces on show.

  6. Councillor criticises police force

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Speaking outside the magistrates court Jason Zadrozny criticised Nottinghamshire Police and said he intended to stand as an independent candidate for the Police and Crime Commissioner post because he wanted to stop officers dealing with "politically motivated attacks".

    Jason Zadrozny

    "Somebody needs to clean up Nottinghamshire Police," said Mr Zadrozny. "I want to put bobbies back on the beat and stop officers dealing with their political pay masters."

    He said the charges against him had been "the work of fantasy" and he looked forward to clearing his name in court and proving his innocence.

  7. Zadrozny to stand as police commissioner candidate

    Jeremy Ball

    Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

    Mr Zadrozny has announced that he's standing as a local Police and Crime Commissioner candidate. 

    After the hearing at Mansfield Magistrates' Court today he told the BBC that he's facing "trumped up charges" that are politically motivated.

    He was arrested after standing for the Liberal Democrats in last year's General Election. 

  8. Thousands of mini-paintings to go on display

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Here are a few little stats for you on the display of miniature paintings in Newark:

    • If they were all laid end to end they would stretch 2.87km (1.78miles)
    • 10,263 artists have submitted their work
    • Based on taking 30 minutes each to paint, the artists have all spent a total of 2,019 days painting

    Thousands of mini-paintings on display

    An attempt to break the world record for the most number of paintings displayed in one exhibition will open to the public on Friday. It has taken months to mount the 32,000 miniature works of art.

  9. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    • Independent councillor Jason Zadrozny has appeared in court over child sex charges, which he denies
    • A taxi driver has been fined after he picked up passengers at the QMC while uninsured and then charged them double the fare
    • White Post Farm in Farnsfield has been closed today because of a power failure
  10. Councillor faces several charges

    Independent councillor Jason Zadrozny, 35, of Sutton Road, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, is charged with two counts of rape of a schoolboy and four counts of indecent assault on a boy under 16 between September 2003 and April 2004.

    Jason Zadrozny

    He also faces three more charges of sexual activity with a boy aged 13 to 15, between 2004 and 2006.

    Mr Zadrozny, who denies the allegations, was granted bail.

  11. Empathy doll to help with dementia treatment

    Notts TV

    Notts TV has been to a Bulwell care home to find out how empathy dolls are being used to help people with dementia.

    Staff say while one of their residents Margaret still needs medication, the doll has had a much more positive affect.

    dementia doll
  12. Councillor in court over child sex charges

    Jeremy Ball

    Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

    A Nottinghamshire councillor has appeared in court accused of raping a schoolboy, and several other historical child sex offences. 

    Jason Zadrozny was arrested after becoming the Lib-Dem's parliamentary candidate for Ashfield in Nottinghamshire last year. 

    He's strenuously denied the allegations. A magistrate in Mansfield has ordered Councillor Zadrozny to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 27 April.   

  13. Notts Abbey features in new baking show

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Did you see the Great British Bake Off spin off - Bake Off Creme de la Creme on BBC Two last night?

    It's set in the beautiful surroundings of Welbeck Abbey.

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    Video caption: The Pastry Chefs are pulling together the final elements of their stunning Showpieces.
  14. Taxi driver fined for overcharging fare

    Mike O'Sullivan

    Reporter, East Midlands Today

    Tahir Zia from Aspley picked up two passengers at the Queen's Medical Centre in April last year. 

    He drove them to Gedling, charging £30, but when they complained about being charged double they found out he wasn't licensed as a hackney driver in the city.


    Magistrates fined Mr Zia £375 and gave him six penalty points for driving uninsured, but there was no separate penalty for breaking taxi regulations. 

    The magistrates said he could face "exceptional hardship" if he lost his driving licence.  

  15. Cabbie escapes driving ban after picking up passengers while uninsured

    Mike O'Sullivan

    Reporter, East Midlands Today

    A cabbie who drove two passengers while uninsured has escaped a driving ban.

    Tahir Zia from Nottingham picked up his fare from the QMC illegally but was found out after a complaint that he'd charged them double. 

    Tahir Zia

    Mr Zia, 41, from Grassington Road in Aspley, was at Nottingham Magistrates' Court today.

  16. Art challenge 'inspires' thousands to get creative

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    It's taken months for the SAA to go through the entries and put them together on large boards for display. 

    The Society's World Record Art Challenge was launched last year to get more people painting and see the largest number of artwork exhibited under one roof.


    Managing director, Richard Hope-Hawkins said: "We've been astounded at the response - it's remarkable to see so many different and creative artworks in one place.

    "Art groups have taken part as well as individuals, schools and many renowned professionals - it's inspired thousands of people to try something new."

  17. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    • White Post Farm has closed today because of a power failure
    • An exhibition has opened in Newark with 32,000 paintings which is hoping to break the world record for the largest number of artworks under one roof
    • Mixed martial artist Paul 'Semtex' Daley has been lined up to fight at the O2 Arena in London this summer
  18. Chicks being kept warm at farm

    Pip Watts

    Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    White Post Farm in Farnsfield has apologised after it was forced to close its doors today because of a power failure. 

    Anthony Moore, from the farm, said it was the first time it's ever happened and engineers are on site repairing the problem. 

    He said there's no need to worry about the chicks feeling chilly though, they're been kept warm by a generator.