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  1. Updates for 31 March 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Friday

Live Reporting

By Dave Wade

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

     That's all from Nottinghamshire Local Live today. Updates will start again at 08:00 on Friday.  

  2. Weather: Frost expected tomorrow

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    There’ll be sunshine with isolated showers for the rest of this afternoon. Highs of 12C (54F).

    Expect the odd shower in the early evening. Later any scattered cloud will disperse leaving a clear night with a frost expected – especially in rural areas. 

    Lows of 3C (37F) in towns and cities but it’ll be cooler in rural spots.

  3. Changes at death driver's GP surgery, inquest hears

    Nottingham Post

    The GP surgery of Thomas Burney, who was jailed at Nottingham Crown Court after his car left the road and killed 19-year-old Bryony Hollands (pictured left), has changed the way it highlights conditions that can affect patients' driving, inquest hears.

    Bryony Hollands and sister Keren
  4. City actress in BBC cops drama

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Catch Nottingham's own Vicky McClure (the one with the binoculars) in drama Line of Duty on BBC Two tonight.

    Here's a taster...

    Video content

    Video caption: Jackie Brickford arranges to meet Hari to talk about the goings on in work.
  5. Travel: A50 delays

    BBC Travel

    Just outside Notts, there are delays on the A50, near Kegworth, because of an earlier accident. It's also causing congestion on the A6 back to Borough Street.

  6. Rufford monks whipped themselves 'to ward off plague'

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    The medieval whip found at the former Cistercian monastery at Rufford is thought to date back to shortly after the Black Death in 1348-50 when the practice of using scourges grew in popularity in an attempt to ward off the plague.

    The Black Death, which killed between 30% and 45% of the population, is seen as the root of the decline of Rufford Abbey, which lost much of its income from the wool industry.

    Rufford Abbey
  7. Travel: Clowne delays

    BBC Travel

    If you're heading into Derbyshire, an overturned car is causing problems in both directions on the A618 through Clowne.

  8. Rare self-flagellating whip found at Rufford

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    An ancient whip uncovered at Rufford Abbey is believed to be one of only four metal scourges in the country.

    Archaeologists who uncovered the copper artefact at the medieval Nottinghamshire monastery believe it was used by monks to whip themselves.


    A similar metal scourge is on display at Rievaulx Abbey in Yorkshire while others have been found at Grovebury Priory, or La Grava, in Bedfordshire and Roche Abbey in South Yorkshire.  

  9. Rugby: Cobden back after two years of injuries

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Centre Joe Cobden is set to start his first game for Nottingham in almost two years, when the Green and Whites host relegation-threatened Ealing Trailfinders on Friday evening.

    The injury-ravaged 24 year old featured as a replacement in the second half of last weekend’s 22-12 defeat at Rotherham Titans, but will now make his first start for the club since facing Ealing at the Trailfinders Sports Ground back in April 2014.

    Joe Cobden
  10. Init code duckeh? Have a go at Notts-speak quiz

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Did you see this quiz on talking all Nottinghamshire yesterday? 

    I got 13/16. Not bad, I suppose, for a northerner.

  11. DH Lawrence centre closure: Society to keep fighting

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    The chairman of the DH Lawrence Society says more could have been done in the past to promote Durban House, which has now been closed by Broxtowe Borough Council.

    Malcolm Gray said Lawrence's birthplace was too small and had little room to accommodate a school group.

    He added that the society would "keep fighting" the decision.

    Glenda Jackson

    The campaign to keep Durban House open was led by Labour MP Gloria De Piero, and supported by screenwriter William Ivory, double Oscar-winning actress Glenda Jackson (pictured) and actor Robert Lindsay.  

  12. QMC to offer new tumour tests

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre is one of 21 hospitals across the UK to offer new genetic tests to children with cancer.


    At first, 400 children being treated at the hospitals will receive the test - which identifies key mutations in tumours.

  13. Forest ground could host rugby semi-final

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    The City Ground could host a European Rugby Champions Cup semi-final next month depending on results. 

    City Ground
  14. Former Magpies striker becomes Stags coach

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Stags appoint former Notts County striker Karl Hawley as a strikers coach on a short-term basis.

    Karl Hawley
  15. Over 1,000 support man who fought IS

    Newark Advertiser

    More than 1,100 people have signed a petition calling for a Newark man who was with Kurdish forces fighting ISIS not to face criminal proceedings.

  16. Forest cuts anniversary dinner ticket cost

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Nottingham Forest's cut ticket prices for an anniversary dinner to mark the club's 150th anniversary. 

    A number of former players were planning to boycott the event, calling the price of up to £2,400 for a table of 10 "scandalous".

    City ground

    On the club's website you'll now see a "new silver package" for £75 per person.