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  1. Updates for Wednesday 13 April 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on 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: Sunshine and showers for tonight

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter

    It will stay dry and bright for the rest of the day and into the night but there will be the odd shower passing by.


    Overnight there will be more cloud around and there is the chance of some patches of mist and fog forming too. Lows of 6C (43F).

  3. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Here are your final headlines for today:

  4. Hamilton loses in World Championship qualifiers

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Nottingham snooker player Anthony Hamilton has lost 9-10 to Robbie Williams and will not qualify for the World Championships.

    Anthony Hamilton
  5. Boots say pharmacists 'use professional judgement'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Boots has now responded to the accusations it is boosting profits by carrying out unnecessary checks on prescriptions.

    A spokeswoman from the Nottingham-based company said its pharmacists "use their professional judgement to assess the appropriateness of a clinical service, and we make it clear to our colleagues that these services should not be undertaken inappropriately.”   

  6. Nottinghamshire beat Surrey by three wickets

    BBC Sport

    It was certainly a lot closer that it looked when Notts were 72-0 chasing 169 for victory, but Nottinghamshire have done it.

    Jake Ball hits Surrey paceman Mark Footitt to the boundary for the victory. Cracking game.

    Nottinghamshire Cricket Club
  7. Firefighters searching for potential victims in blaze

    Mansfield Chad

    The Mansfield Chad has some photos of the house which was gutted by fire early this morning and says there are unconfirmed reports that a man may still be inside the building.

  8. Visitors to QMC ward to stay away 'unless necessary'

    Rebecca Dickson

    Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    There's been an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug on a ward at the Queens Medical Centre.

    The hospital says it's dealing with Norovirus on ward B48 and is asking people not to visit "unless absolutely necessary".


    Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has asked people not to go to the hospital if they're suffering with vomiting or diarrhoea.  

  9. Cause of Mansfield fire not known

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The cause of the fire in Austin Close, Mansfield is not yet known and a spokesman for Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue said the building had been left "structurally unsound both internally and externally".

    He said as soon as the building was safe they would continue searches inside. 

  10. Dantes used cannabis daily

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Dantes' daily use of cannabis was said to have induced psychotic behaviour.

    At the Court of Appeal, Lady Justice Hallett said: "These were the most brutal attacks on two innocent and virtually defenceless human beings.

    Kamil Dantes

    She added: "It was an impeccable sentencing exercise. No complaint can be made about the length of this minimum term."  

  11. People 'not accounted for' after Mansfield fire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Firefighters say they are still searching a house in Mansfield after a severe fire in the early hours of this morning as they "can’t confirm that all persons are accounted for".

    A spokesman said crews were called to Austin Close at about 01:40 to a "very intense blaze". 

    It is now out but firefighters are trying to make the building safe.

  12. Sentence for 'Face/Off' killings upheld

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A man who killed his parents after telling police they had been replaced with imposters like in the film Face/Off has failed in a bid to have his sentence reduced.

    Malgorzata and Leszek Dantes

    Kamil Dantes, from Worksop, said he wished to "destroy" the imposters, claiming they were wearing his parents' faces as skin masks.  

    He was given a life sentence with a minimum term of 18 years in July but his appeal was rejected at the Appeal Court yesterday.

    Sentence for 'Face/Off' killings upheld

    Malgorzata and Leszek Dantes

    A man who killed his parents after telling police they had been replaced with imposters fails in a bid to have his sentence reduced.

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  13. 'Be nice to each other' says Canal Trust

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Steven Hardy from the Canal and Rivers Trust says they wanted to encourage people to go back to old-fashioned manners and respect other users.

    Canal towpath

    He said: "We just want to remind people to slow down, be courteous towards each other and generally be nice to each other.

    He said the signs were just a "light-hearted" way of keeping the peace between towpath users and giving everyone some space.

  14. Travel: Temporary lights causing delays on Melton Road

    Ben Truslove

    BBC News Online

    Temporary lights that have gone up today on A606 Melton Road, as you approach the A52 roundabout, are causing tailbacks. 

  15. Remember your canal etiquette

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Canal towpaths in the East Midlands had more than 30m visitors last year, and the Canal and Rivers Trust says it is putting these signs up to remind people about the etiquette because of the popularity.

  16. Towpath users told to slow down

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    On sunny days like this, the canal towpath is perfect for a little stroll and now people are being told not to use them if they're in a hurry.

    In an effort to get runners and cyclists to slow down, signs have gone up along sections of the towpath.

    canal path

    The 'polite zones' are being trialled along the Nottingham/Beeston Canal, which is apparently one of the busiest towpaths in the East Midlands.

  17. Men wanted over Newark shop theft

    Police have released an image of these two men they want to speak to about a theft at Halfords in Lincoln Road, Newark last month.

    Halfords theft
  18. Cook: Hopefully Taylor can still be involved

    England captain Alastair Cook has been paying tribute to Nottinghamshire's James Taylor, who announced yesterday he was retiring due to a heart condition.

    Cook said: "He proved people wrong time and time again and was a great character to have around the dressing room. Those short leg catches in South Africa, doing the hard work for the team.

    James Taylor

    "It's a career cut very short but on the flip side at least it's been detected and we're not talking about something a lot worse. 

    "All our thoughts are with him, his family. Hopefully the operation can go well and we'll see him around, and adding his talent to the English game in a different way."