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  1. Updates for Wednesday 4 May 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 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: A sunny end to the day

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter

    It's a dry and sunny end to the day with some clear spells and light winds. 

    We will be frost free again with lows of 3C (37F).

  3. MP supports Orgreave investigation

    Peter Saull

    BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

    Bassetlaw MP John Mann (Lab) has told BBC Radio Nottingham he agrees with Arthur Scargill that there should be a public inquiry into Orgreave.

  4. Claims Tories broke election spending rules

    Peter Saull

    BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

    In order to ensure a level playing field in elections there are strict limits on how much each party can spend.

    It's claimed the cost of the Tory election "battlebus" used to support local candidates - and the expenses incurred by touring activists - should have been included in the candidates' individual spending returns. 

    Conservative election bus

    However, the Conservatives declared the costs in the national return and insists it acted in accordance within the law.  

    The deadline for any prosecutions is 12 months from the date of any offence, unless police or the director of public prosecutions apply to the courts for an extension.  

  5. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Here are your final headlines for today:

  6. Bird visits getting more popular

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Derrick started taking his birds around care homes two years ago and said it was getting more and more popular with residents.

    He said he hoped people who run the homes see the benefits.

    Derrick Buttigeg and parrots
  7. Cricket: Draw would take Nottinghamshire top of table

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    A draw in today's match would take Nottinghamshire to the top of the Division One table, one point clear of Warwickshire and four clear of Yorkshire.

  8. Police ask for more time over election expenses claims

    Peter Saull

    BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

    Representatives of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Police have taken part in a meeting with the CPS and the Electoral Commission to discuss applying for more time to bring charges over election expenses allegations.

    Channel 4 News claims the Conservative party broke spending rules during the general election campaign in constituencies including Amber Valley, Broxtowe and Sherwood.

  9. Expansion to create 700 jobs

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    The £30m bioscience building has been bought and funded by the council, and will be operated by BioCity.

    The expansion is set to be finished by spring next year and the council says it will create 700 bioscience jobs over the next 30 years.

  10. Parrots can be good friends

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Animal lover, Derrick Buttigeg, who runs a rescue centre for birds in Sutton-in-Ashfield, has come up with an idea of helping older people keep their minds active with birds.

    He's been taking his parrots into care homes around Nottinghamshire to keep residents entertained. 

    Parrot

    Derrick said the birds can help provide genuine companionship to people.

  11. Nasa sculpture plans for site unveiled

    Here's an animated look at the sculpture we've been telling you about for the new £30m bioscience building at BioCity.

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    Video caption: Nasa sculpture plans for site unveiled
  12. Notts enjoy run spree

    Nottinghamshire 261 & 299-8 v Yorkshire 290 - lunch

    Dave Bracegirdle

    BBC Radio Nottingham commentator

    Nottinghamshire enjoyed the sort of morning that even their most avid supporters could only have dreamed about, on the final day against Yorkshire at Trent Bridge.

    After losing Samit Patel to his first ball of the day, Stuart Broad set about the Yorkshire attack with gusto, hitting an enormous six off Liam Plunkett, who went for 30 runs in just three overs.

    Nottinghamshire vs Yorkshire

    Chris Read had been watchful at the start and didn’t add to his overnight 13 for seven overs but when the opportunity presented itself he began to cash in.

    Read’s 50 came from 117 balls and by the interval he had raced to 78 not out, with the home side having added 148 runs in the session.

  13. Cricket stops for lunch

    BBC Nottingham Sport

     LUNCH: Notts 299-8, a lead of 270. Chris Read 78* Jackson Bird 1*