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  1. Updates for Tuesday 17 May 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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By Dave Wade

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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  2. Weather: Cloud increasing through the evening

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    Staying fine and mainly dry this evening with cloud increasing from the west bringing outbreaks of rain by dawn and lows of 10C (50F).

  3. City's top chef laments BBC recipes loss

    Verity Cowley

    Presenter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    Nottingham's Sat Bains says the BBC Food website is a "great catalogue of amazing recipes from some brilliant chefs".

    It comes after the news that the Beeb is closing a number of websites, including BBC Food.

    Sat Bains

    Contributing chefs include Nigella Lawson with 71 recipes, the Hairy Bikers with 477 and James Martin with 1,641.

    The 11,000 recipes on the BBC's website will be more difficult to find as part of changes - they won't be deleted but they won't come up as prominently in searches.

  4. Rainbow flags hoisted

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Wondered what the colourful flags over County Hall and Nottingham's Council House are?

    They're rainbow flags to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT).

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    The event marks the day in 1990 when the World Health Organisation declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder and is seen as a landmark day for those who oppose prejudice and discrimination.

  5. What do new dog orders mean?

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Dogs are now banned from:

    • Children's play areas, 
    • The city's three areas of special scientific interest, including Holme Pit and Colwick Cutting
    • The 21 local nature reserves, including Beeston Sidings and Moorbridge Ponds
    • "School land", meaning land in the city boundary used for education
    Wollaton Park

    There are a number of public open spaces, including Wollaton Park (pictured), where dogs are free to roam but which contain restricted areas where they must be on a lead. Click here for the full list

    In all other public open spaces in the city, dogs must be kept on a lead and owners must produce a poo bag when asked.

    Anyone flouting these rules faces a fine.

  6. Man with dog tattoo punched man

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Recognise this tattoo?

    Police say a man with a similar inking assaulted a 45-year-old man in Newark last month.

    Two men entered his home, punched him and demanded cash before fleeing empty-handed.

    Dog tattoo

    The victim needed stitches after the attack on 29 April.

    One of the men had a distinctive tattoo of a dog on the left side of his neck.

  7. Police changes: Public 'should have voted for two divisions'

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Nottinghamshire Police has said that if the people of Nottingham wanted two police divisions, then they should have voted for the PCC candidate who stood specifically on retaining them, namely Independent Tony Bates.

    A city council survey claimed overwhelming support to retain a chief superintendent for the city.


    “It should be noted that while 400 people have taken part in this city council survey, more than 170,000 people recently voted in the police and crime commissioner election in Nottinghamshire," a force spokesman said

    There will be no reduction in the number of officers in the city and there should be no adverse changes as a result, he added.

  8. More on city police changes

    Kevin Stanley

    Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    In March, PCC Paddy Tipping said no changes would be made to that structure before the summer. 

    City council leader, Jon Collins, also asked for the process to the paused until the appointment of a new, permanent chief constable. 

    Notts police badge

    Today the council produced a survey of 400 residents, claiming overwhelming support to retain a senior police manager for the city.

  9. Hain goes cheaply

    Warwickshire 373 & 164-4 v Nottinghamshire 383

    Dave Bracegirdle

    BBC Radio Nottingham commentator

    "Another wicket falls at Trent Bridge as the game moves towards a thrilling conclusion - weather permitting - as Sam Hain goes for just 9, nicking Jackson Bird behind.

    "Varun Chopra remains, unbeaten on 76, with the visitors on 159-4, a lead of 149."

  10. BreakingCity police division axed

    Kevin Stanley

    Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    The BBC can reveal Nottingham's dedicated policing division has been scrapped. 

    Nottinghamshire has traditionally had separate policing divisions, most recently one covering the city and one for the county. 

    Today a force spokesman confirmed there's no longer a dedicated chief superintendent for the city area, and that the new, unified structure was now in place.

  11. Bird swoops for run out

    Warwickshire 373 & 155-3 v Nottinghamshire 383

    Dave Bracegirdle

    BBC Radio Nottingham commentator

    "A brilliant pick up and throw from Jackson Bird snares Nottinghamshire an important wicket.

    "Laurie Evans, desperately trying to find some form, had battled his way to four from 36 deliveries then tried a risky run to mid on, which was terminal.

    "Varun Chopra, meanwhile, has scarcely put a foot wrong in reaching 75 not out."

  12. Dog ban rubber-stamped

    Peter Saull

    BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

    Nottingham City Council's executive board has approved a ban on dogs in some public spaces. 

    Councillors insist they're "not penalising responsible dog owners".

  13. Ban will 'hopefully bring about change'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Nicola Heaton, who is in charge of communities at Nottingham City Council, has been speaking about the potential dog ban in the city's parks. 

    "This is about educating people and changing their behaviour," she said. 

    "Happily there is only a small number of persistent offenders who are fouling the streets and making it unpleasant for everyone."

  14. Bookies think Evans will land Forest job

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    There appears to be three clear bookies' favourites for the vacant Nottingham Forest job. 

    Steve Evans, Nigel Clough, Martin O'Neill

    Steve Evans is odds on to land the job with one company, with Nigel Clough and Martin O'Neill also having short odds. 

    Harry Redknapp is 66/1. Hmm...

  15. Man banned from Hucknall town centre

    Nottingham Post

    Shoplifter Wayne Lee has been given a form of Asbo, banning him from Hucknall town centre for five years, after plaguing the community and being threatening towards local traders.

    Wayne Lee