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  1. Updates for Monday 18 April 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Dave Wade

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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  2. Weather: Skies clearing overnight

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter

    Staying mostly dry but fairly cloudy for the rest of the day. It will be a dry night but the cloud will thin and break leading to clearer skies by the end of the night. 

    Turning cooler with lows of 1C (34F) in rural areas.

  3. Newark MP: Those who fight IS shouldn't be charged

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Robert Jenrick on what should happen to UK nationals who return from Syria after fighting the so-called Islamic State...

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    Video caption: Conservative MP Robert Jenrick on what happens to UK nationals who return from Syria.

    The Conservative MP became involved after a Newark care home worker was arrested on his return to the UK.

    He said: "The problem here is that the government does not have a clear policy."

  4. Powerlifter heading to Rio

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Newark powerlifter Natalie Blake confirmed as part of Team GB for the Paralympics in Rio this year.

    Natalie Blake
  5. Your pictures: Blossoming Beeston

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Certainly looking like spring in this picture at the University of Nottingham by Kate Pearson.

    Just wish it would warm up a bit...

    Beeston blossoms
  6. McNuggets 'more popular than lettuce' in North Notts

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    The Bassetlaw Labour MP reckons his constituents are big fans of the fast food chain...

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    We think he's referring to this story in the Independent today about Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn allegedly banning McDonald's from the party's conference next year.

  7. James Taylor retirement 'a warning to us all'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    The British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) also thinks the James Taylor case will help to publicise the dangers of heart conditions among people who are fit and healthy. 

    James Taylor

    Professor Clifford Garratt, vice president of the BCS, said: "There have been previous cases that have been well publicised, but not of this condition. 

    "Young athletes can have heart conditions, different from the more common coronary artery disease. 

    "They are just as serious, and in fact more serious."

  8. Taylor retirement should prompt 'heart tests for all'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a little bit more of what Professor David Kelsell has had to say about the knock-on effects of James Taylor's premature retirement.

    James Taylor

    "Genetics is changing dramatically and we now have this ability to analyse everyone's genome quite cheaply" he said. 

    "It could be that everyone's genome is analysed when they are young and it could be used to highlight conditions like ARVC. 

    "But, of course, even if someone tests positive it doesn't necessarily mean that the person will definitely develop the dangerous cardiac position." 

  9. James Taylor retirement 'highlights need for heart tests'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    The retirement of Notts batsman James Taylor could lead to all young people being tested for heart problems, a leading professor has said.

    James Taylor

    Taylor, 26, revealed last week he had been diagnosed with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) and could no longer play.

    Professor David Kelsell, who carries out research funded by the British Heart Foundation, said: "After what's happened to James, people will want to know if they are at risk." 

  10. Travel: A38 accident

    BBC Travel

    There's been an accident on the A38 Alfreton Road eastbound in Sutton-in-Ashfield at the Common Road junction.

  11. Rapist researched how to cover up crime

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    After releasing his victim, rapist Sam Southall researched how to cover up a rape and how to clean up blood on the internet, police said.

    The 28-year-old denied the crime, forcing his victim to endure a trial at Nottingham Crown Court.

    Nottingham Crown Court

    “For all the work we did to secure this conviction, none of it would have been possible without the fantastic courage of the woman at the centre of this brutal crime," Det Insp Nikki Smith, of Nottnghamshire Police, said. 

    "She has shown dignity and resolve in the face of great emotional strain. I hope this conviction has instilled in her the feeling of power and strength Southall tried so violently to take from her."

  12. 'Brutal' Harworth rapist jailed

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    A man, who beat up and raped a woman on the night of his 28th birthday and then held her captive until the morning, has been jailed for 15 years.

    Sam Southall, of Harworth, was found guilty of rape, ABH and false imprisonment, after a trial at Nottingham Crown Court.

    Sam Southall

    He beat the victim, in her thrities, around the head and face, violently sexually assaulted her then forced her to bathe, refusing to let her leave until the morning, police said.

    Detective Inspector Nikki Smith said: “This was a brutal and prolonged crime in which Southall not only left his victim bruised and needing stitches but caused her to endure the psychological and emotional trauma of being held captive afterwards."

  13. Travel: Lincs delays

    BBC Travel

    If you're heading into Lincolnshire, watch out for roadworks slowing traffic on the A46 at Thorpe-on-the-Hill between the A1434 Newark Road and Halfway House Lane.

  14. Panthers help GB to World Championship win

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Six Nottingham Panthers players iced for GB yesterday as they began ice-hockey's World Championship campaign 

    They beat hosts Croatia 4-1.

  15. Primary schools in city: 87% offered first choice

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Nearly 87% of children in Nottingham have been offered a place at their first preference primary school.

    The city council said 92% - 3,566 children - got either their first or second choice.

    “Demand for places continues to increase in Nottingham but we have been working for the past seven years to provide additional places. The fact that more pupils are getting their first-choice school shows that this action was necessary and is working," said Sam Webster, the councillor in charge of schools.

  16. Big Day Out success across Notts

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Venues taking part in BBC Radio Nottingham's Big Day Out yesterday say they had record numbers of visitors. 

    Thousands of people enjoyed attractions across Nottinghamshire for free. 

    Malt Cross

    Ten times the number of people on a usual Sunday visited Calverton Folk Museum and more than 200 went on tours of the Malt Cross in Nottingham (pictured). 

    There were 2,000 through the gates at Newstead Abbey and Stonebridge City Farm says it had 60% more visitors yesterday compared to the same day last year.