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  1. Updates for Tuesday 3 March 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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By Gavin Bevis

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Our live coverage across the day

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Today's Local Live updates have now finished. We'll be back at 08:00 on Wednesday with more news, sport, travel and weather.

Weather: Dry but chilly night

Cloud will melt away this evening to leave clear periods with light winds. This will allow temperatures to quickly fall, close to freezing in some rural locations, allowing a touch of frost to form.  

Weather map

Your views: Have Foxes eclipsed Forest?


Debate has raged on our Facebook page all day about whether Leicester City's title triumph is a bigger achievement than Nottingham Forest's European Cup exploits.

Amanda Tranter Everill posted: Whilst I'm happy that Leicester have won the premiership, it comes nowhere near the achievements of Forest. Forest won 2 European cups back to back with no money and no foreign players."

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here's your final set of headlines for today:

  • Police and volunteers have been searching for a missing 78-year-old man from New Ollerton
  • Two brothers have been jailed for a series of car-clocking offences
  • Cricket: Yorkshire have a 29-run first innings lead over Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge

Cricket: Notts lose early wickets at Trent Bridge

BBC Nottingham Sport

Notts seem to have found batting tricky in their second innings against Yorkshire. 

They bowled them out for 290 earlier, giving the visitors a first innings lead of 29 but have been pegged back to 75-4 in their second innings.

Watch again: PCC debate

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Don't forget, if you didn't hear this morning's debate involving Nottinghamshire's five candidate for the forthcoming police and crime commissioner elections, you can watch the whole thing on our Facebook page.

PCC debate

It featured Tony Bates (independent), Tony Harper (Conservative), Fran Loi (UKIP), Paddy Tipping (Labour) and Jason Zadrozny (independent) taking questions from listeners and presenter Mark Dennison.

Men questioned over West Bridgford assault

West Bridgford Wire

Four men remain in custody following a serious assault in West Bridgford.  

Your views: Have Foxes eclipsed Forest?


We've had a fair few comments on our Facebook page about whether Leicester City's title win eclipses Nottingham Forest's European Cup exploits.

Anthony Beardsley wrote: "Yes it does. Mainly due to money its harder to win the league now & Forest had a great side who were nearly all internationals back then compared to Leicester who by comparison to the big boys in the premiership are paupers."

Your photos: Blue skies in Blidworth

It may not have been the sunniest of bank holiday weekends but we've got blue skies today. Weather Watcher squib took this pic in Blidworth.


Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Here's a quick recap of the top stories we've been reporting:

  • The son of a missing 78-year-old man from Ollerton says he's desperate for information
  • Parents in Nottinghamshire have defended their decision to keep their children at home in protest at tougher tests for primary pupils
  • Cricket: Nottinghamshire's Jake Libby scores a century on loan at Northants

Travel: Slow traffic on Castle Boulevard

BBC Travel

There are delays on Castle Boulevard in Nottingham between the Grove Road and Castle Road junctions due to roadworks.

Cricket: Libby grabs century

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Nottinghamshire's Jake Libby appears to be enjoying his loan spell at Northants - he's just helped himself to a century against Derbyshire.

Have you seen missing Richard?

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Sadly we've got news of another missing person.

Police say 43-year-old Richard Atkinson has been missing from a YMCA in Nottingham since Thursday. Call 101 if you can help.

Richard Atkinson
Nottinghamshire Police

Taylor reflects on devastating diagnosis

BBC Sport

Former Nottinghamshire and England batsman James Taylor has been reflecting on the serious heart condition that forced him to retire from cricket last month.  

James Taylor

Stan Shanks: Family desperate for news

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Police have published this video showing Stan Shank's son Terry appealing for information on where his 78-year-old father could be.

Car-clocking brothers jailed

BBC Radio Nottingham

Two brothers from Nottingham have been jailed for car-clocking.

 A judge was told Kaas and Zikria Abbas, from Lenton Abbey., turned back the mileage on 15 cars, sometimes by more than a 100,000 miles. The vehicles were then sold on with fraudulent MOTs and tax discs.

Weather: This afternoon's outlook

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC Weather

Scattered cloud will continue to increase over the course of the day. This afternoon there’ll be some bright spells and the chance of occasional showers with highs of 13C (55F).

Alex Hamilton

Missing man's son pleads for father to make contact

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Stan Shanks's son Terry has appealed for his father to get in touch.

He said: “Dad, if you’re listening, please contact us or the police. We need to know that you are safe and well. All the family are here waiting for your safe return.

Stan Shanks
Family photo

  “We need you to be at the wedding. We all love and miss you very much.”  

Wildlife group's website out of action

Bit of a blow for our local wildlife trust...

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Duck of the day

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Thanks to Ronnie Conroy for sending in this super photo of an unusual looking bird he spotted at Arnot Hill Park in Nottingham. Apparently it's a Mandarin duck - I love it.

Mandarin duck
Ronnie Conroy

Stay-at-home protest: MP defends primary tests

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Robert Jenrick, Conservative MP for Newark, said parents were misguided in keeping their children home from school in protest at new tests for younger pupils.

He said: "Children need to learn quite early on how to sit tests. They're not tests that should make children really nervous or stressed.

"In fact many of the tests, if not widely trailed by schools, aren't tests that children would know they're sitting."

Have Foxes eclipsed Forest?

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

BBC Sport has been asking readers how Leicester City's title success ranks along other major sporting shocks, including Nottingham Forest's European Cup triumphs.

You can take a look at how the voting's going here

Peter Shilton
Getty Images

Forest heroes praise Foxes

Nottingham Post

After 5000/1 rank outsiders Leicester City defied the odds to secure the Premier League title, Nottingham Forest legends Frank Clark and John McGovern heap praise on their East Midlands rivals.

Stay-at-home protest defended by parents

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Parents in Nottinghamshire have been defending their decision to keep their children off school today in protest at the introduction of new tougher Sats tests for pupils as young as six.


Marie Luckett, a teacher and a parent from Radcliffe on Trent, said: "We want our children to have the best education and enjoy school. Unlike many politicians we aren't able to afford private schools where children don't have to do things like Sats - they don't have to follow this really bad curriculum.

"They have the chance to be more creative, more arty, learn musical instruments - and that's what we want for our children as well."

Congratulations from the other Big Wes

A begrudging well done to Leicester City captain Wes Morgan from the other Wes Morgan...

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Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Here's a reminder of our top stories this morning:

  • The five candidates aiming to be Nottinghamshire's next police and crime commissioner have gone head-to-head in a radio debate
  • The search for a missing 78-year-old man from Ollerton has entered its fifth day
  • Parents in Nottingham have defended their decision to keep their children home from school in protest at tougher tests

Cricket: Notts looking to halt Yorkshire fightback

BBC Nottingham Sport

It's day three of Nottinghamshire's County Championship match with Yorkshire at Trent Bridge.

The visitors will start on 170-4, 91 runs behind Notts. Follow the action through our online commentary.

Watch: Search for missing Stan continues

More now on efforts to find missing 78-year-old Stan Shanks. Supt Adrian Pearson, from Nottinghamshire Police, has asked people in the Ollerton area to look out for him.

Magpies congratulate Schmeichel on title win

Travel: Awsworth route closed by roadworks

BBC Travel

Gin Close Way in Awsworth is closed and there's very slow traffic at the Silo Way junction because of resurfacing work.

Watch again: Police and crime commissioner debate

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

The PCC debate has finished now but you can watch the whole thing back on our Facebook page.

PCC debate

PCC debate: Watch or listen live

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

We're into the final few minutes of BBC Radio Nottingham's police and crime commissioner election debate.

Don't forget you can watch it live on our Facebook page or listen live.

PCC candidates

PCC debate: City centre night violence

The candidates are asked about the row over plans to scrap the Nottingham City Police division and what they would do to tackle late night violence in the city centre:

Jason Zadrozny (independent) - policing should be equally distributed across all districts

Paddy Tipping (Labour) - wrong for Chief Constable and city council leader to be rowing about the issue in public

Fran Loi (UKIP) - cut violence by engaging more with venues rather than discouraging them from reporting violent incidents

Tony Bates (independent) - more police on the street to act as a deterrent

Tony Harper (Conservative) - positive police presence to deter crime and decrease the fear of crime

PCC: How would you cope with budget cuts?

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

The candidates have been asked how they would deal with future budget cuts and whether they would be willing to work with more outside organisations and the private sector:

Tony Bates (independent) - uneasy about involving private firms in frontline policing, would prefer to do more to tackle the root causes of crime

Fran Loi (UKIP) - pursue crowdfunding opportunities and expand community policing

Paddy Tipping (Labour) - continue forming strategic alliances with neighbouring forces to avoid duplication

Jason Zadrozny (independent) - more technology to reduce paperwork and explore innovative alternatives to policing low-level crime

Tony Harper (Conservative) - cut waste and invest savings in frontline policing

PCC debate: What are your main priorities?

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Nottinghamshire's five PCC candidates have been asked to summarise their priorities:

Paddy Tipping (Labour) - protect neighbourhood policing in the face of government cuts

Tony Harper (Conservative) - cut senior management to protect number of officers

Fran Loi (UKIP) - zero tolerance to violent crime and more visible policing

Tony Bates (independent) - be more creative to raise more funds for force

Jason Zadrozny (independent) - put more officers back on the streets and root out systemic corruption

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Watch: Nottinghamshire PCC debate

BBC Radio Nottingham

Our police and crime commissioner election debate has started. Watch it live on our Facebook page.

PCC debate

Congratulations to the Foxes

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

I suppose we should also say well done to our East Midlands rivals Leicester City on finally emulating Nottingham Forest by winning the league title...

Leicester City celebrations

Listen live: Election debate

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Still deciding who to vote for in Thursday's police and crime commissioner election?

From 09:00, BBC Radio Nottingham is hosting a debate with all five contenders vying for the position.

Nottinghamshire Police headquarters

Listen online to the head-to-head between Tony Bates (independent), Tony Harper (Conservative), Fran Loi (UKIP), Paddy Tipping (Labour) and Jason Zadrozny (independent).