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  1. Updates for Wednesday 27 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: Chilly night ahead

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    Scattered showers continue to end the day which have the potential to be wintry.

    The showers will tend to die out overnight to leave clear skies and light winds. 


    It’s a chilly night with temperatures down to freezing with a frost developing. Min 0C (32F).

  3. Hundreds of appointments cancelled during strike

    Rob Sissons

    East Midlands Today Reporter

    Over the two days of the junior doctors' strike 127 patients at the QMC and City Hospital had their surgery cancelled and 892 outpatient appointments were cancelled.

  4. Councillor protests his innocence over child sex charges

    Jeremy Ball

    Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

    On the court steps this morning Councillor Zadrozny said: "I'm looking forward to my day in court because it's time people realised that people are the victim in this case."

    "It does no real victims of child abuse any good. These things need to be aired properly and I'm here to prove that I'm innocent and the CPS and Notts Police have been wrong in this case."

    Councillor Jason Zadrozny

    He is standing as a candidate in the upcoming police and crime commissioner elections. Here's a full list of all the candidates in Nottinghamshire.

  5. Man wanted after failing to answer bail

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Police are trying to find this man who is wanted in connection with a robbery at a jewellers in Newark in January.

    Matthew Porter, 35, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery and released on bail but he has since failed to answer bail.

    Matthew Porter
  6. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Here are your finals headlines for today: 

    • Firefighters say they are still "damping down" at a fire in a disused factory in Lenton
    • Councillor and PCC candidate Jason Zadrozny has denied 24 child sex offences in court today
    • Despite newspaper reports, Nottingham Forest say they've not approached Leeds United manager Steve Evans to take over at the City Ground
  7. Zadrozny 'determined to clear name'

    Jeremy Ball

    Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

    Councillor Zadrozny is in the middle of a political campaign to be elected as a Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

    But that campaign was on hold as he appeared before a judge accused of serious crimes involving the same boy when he was as young as 13-years-old.

    For now, he's on bail and back on the campaign trail but says he's determined to clear his name.  

  8. Council leader 'pleased' with Hillsborough findings

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Nottingham City Council leader Jon Collins, was at Hillsborough on the day of the disaster and today has also shown his support for the relatives of those who died.

    Jon Collins

    He said: "Many Forest fans who were there and who saw the terrible events unfold, as I did, will know these findings are consistent with their own experience of the day and that finally, after all these years, a true account of those events has been heard, accepted, and publicly recognised by a jury and the coroner.”  

  9. End to second day of doctors' strike

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Junior doctors have come to the end of their second all-out strike in a row over their new contracts.

    Consultants and nurses provided emergency care during the walk out with many hospitals saying they coped well and patients saying their received quick and effective care.

    Throughout the strikes the British Medical Association has argued the new contracts are unfair and extra money should be invested by the NHS to pay for a seven-day service.

  10. PCC candidate says he is 'looking forward to day in court'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Councillor Jason Zadrozny announced his candidacy in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections following a previous court hearing.

    He claimed then that the allegations against him were a "politically-motivated attack".  

    Jason Zadrozny outside Nottingham Crown Court on 27 April 2016

    PCC candidate denies child sex offences

    Jason Zadrozny outside Nottingham Crown Court on 27 April 2016

    A councillor and candidate in the upcoming police and crime commissioner elections pleads not guilty to 24 historical child sex offences.

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  11. Watch: Conclusion is 'relief for everyone involved'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    BBC Radio Nottingham's Andy Whittaker was with Brian Cole when the news of the inquests came in yesterday. 

    Here's what he had to say...

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    Video caption: Forest fan relieved at Hillsborough verdict
  12. Lenton fire: Dramatic scenes earlier

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Here's a pretty dramatic picture of the fire in the disused factory.

    It was taken by nearby resident Nathan Mansell moments before he was evacuated from his house.

    Faraday Road factory fire
  13. Lenton fire: Sounded like fireworks going off says witness

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    One of the residents in Faraday Road who has been evacuated from his house told BBC Radio Nottingham's Hayley Compton it was "pandemonium" when the fire broke out.

    "I was in my room and heard three loud explosions then there was smoke everywhere," he said.

    Lenton fire

    "It was like someone had let off 50 fireworks."

  14. Fans 'didn't know what was going on' says Hillsborough witness

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Speaking to BBC Radio Nottingham's Andy Whittaker, Brian Cole, vividly recalled the "complete carnage" he witnessed at Hillsborough.

    "At first Forest fans didn't know what was going off," he said. "We initially thought it was Liverpool fans causing some sort of unrest but as soon as we realised they [Forest fans] showed a lot of respect."

    Hillsborough diaster
  15. Fire officers will search building

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Incident commander Martin Malloy says the fire in Faraday Road is under control and they will carry out a full search of the building when they can.

    He said: "When a unit like this catches fire you hear little, loud noises.

    "We are not aware of any cylinders but we are searching for any hazards - to our officers and members of the public."

  16. Forest fan 'relieved' at yesterday's Hillsborough conclusion

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Brian Cole from Carlton was at Hillsborough on the day of the disaster and was one of several people who ran onto the pitch to administer first aid.

    He said since that day he had only spoken to his friend who was with him, his mum and the officers preparing evidence for the coroner.

    Brian Cole

    Mr Cole, a trained first aider, said he had tried and failed to resuscitate a man on the pitch and said he felt "relief" at yesterday's determination.

    "I have often asked myself whether I could have done any more," he said.