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  1. Updates for Wednesday 6 April 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

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By Dave Wade

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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  2. Weather: Showers to come

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    While there is plenty of dry and bright weather around there are also a number of showers still to arrive and some of these could be heavy. 

    Breezy with highs of 10C (50F).

  3. MP and comedian open new charity's HQ

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    What with the Chubby Brown story earlier, today appears to be "old school comedians day" here in Notts...

    MP for Newark tweets:

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    Care After Combat is a new charity to help ex-Forces personnel.

  4. Travel: M1 closure affecting A453

    BBC Travel

    There's stationary traffic on the A453 as a result of the M1 southbouind closure between junctions 23A and 23.

    Here's how the traffic camera's looking:

  5. Risk to patients if medical centre re-opens, judge rules

    Rebecca Dickson

    Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    A GP surgery in Nottingham will continue to stay closed after a tribunal judge ruled there's a risk to patients if it re-opens.

    St Mary's Medical Centre

    The St Mary's Medical Centre in Top Valley was shut in February after the Care Quality Commission said it failed to meet expected standards.

    An appeal against the decision has been heard today.

  6. Man in court over pub rapes

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    A man has appeared in court charged with two counts of rape a year apart, police have said.

    The 28-year-old, of Lincoln, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates Court on Monday.

    The charges relate to incidents in a room above The White Hart pub in Newark on Thursday 9 April, 2015, and Friday 1 April, 2016.

    He was remanded into custody until his appearance at Nottingham Crown Court in May.

  7. Travel: Ring road delays

    BBC Travel

    One lane is blocked on Western Boulevard northbound between Newport Drive and the Futurist traffic lights by a broken down lorry.

  8. New CBBC football show filmed in city

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    A new CBBC football drama, filmed in and around Nottingam, is due to air at the same time as Euro 2016, the channel's announced.

    Jamie Johnson, which features a cameo from Notts County's Roy Carroll, is about a boy who lives and breathes football and is based on a book of the same name by former FA editor Dan Freedman.

    Jamie Johnson
  9. Hillsborough inquests jury out

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    The jury at the Hillsborough inquests into deaths of 96 Liverpool fans has been sent out to start deliberating after hearing two years of evidence.

    One question asks if the fans were unlawfully killed in the 1989 disaster when Liverpool had been due to play Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup semi-final on 15 April 1989.


    Jurors will also decide if fans' behaviour added to a dangerous situation outside the stadium in Sheffield.  

  10. 'Buying tops renting' in Nottingham

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Buy or rent? Well, in Nottingham the former is a lot more cost-effective, it seems.

    Figures by Zoopla show that purchasing a property is easier on the pocket in almost half of British cities.


    Nottingham placed eighth on the list of top 10 cities where buying beats renting.  

  11. 'Unexplained' death on rail line

    Retford Times

    A woman has been found dead on the railway line near Babworth Road in Retford.

  12. Man jailed for attempting to meet teen in police sting

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    A 52-year-old man was jailed yesterday for three years for attempting to arrange to meet who he thought was a 13-year-old girl for sex.

    Colin Barber, of Blidworth, admitted attempting to meet a child for sexual activity at an earlier hearing, as well as three counts of possessing indecent images of children.

    He must sign the sex offenders register for life.

    Colin Barber

    Barber was involved in a lengthy text message conversation over a number of weeks with the girl, who was actually a specially trained officer.

    Nottinghamshire Police said Barber’s messages left no doubt he was well aware the girl was underage, writing: “You OK to sex? I am 50 you are 13.”