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

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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: Warm night ahead

    Kay Crewdson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Staying warm and sunny into this evening with fair weather cloud and a light breeze. Overnight lows of 18C (64F).

  3. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

  4. Your photos: Blue skies over Bulwell

    BBC Weather Watchers

    The fields over Bulwell are looking good in the sunshine.

    Bulwell fields
  5. Carl Froch's mum proud to see him pick up degree

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Carl Froch's mum, Carol Weatherbed excitedly told BBC Radio Nottingham his honorary degree was "just as good as his other accolades".

    She said: "He's just my little Carl, come from me - a miners daughter in Gedling - and he's achieved so much. Just goes to prove, live your dream, go for it."

  6. Dog owner given 'strong words of advice'

    Police said a member of the public alerted them to a small dog sat in a car in a Bulwell car park this morning.

    They said officers weren't able to find the owner quick enough so took the step to smash a window and get little Gizmo out.


    The force said: "The owner of the car has been located and been given strong words of advice on the dangers of keeping dogs in cars on hot days."

  7. Police rescue dog from hot car

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Sunshine, hot cars and dogs are not a good mix.

    And in Bulwell this morning police said they had to rescue a dog who was struggling inside an overheated car.

    Dog rescue

    Reminding people about the dangers a spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said: “Please do not leave dogs in cars – even for a few minutes – as temperatures inside vehicles can rise rapidly, which can make dogs very distressed.

    “When the weather is warm owners should always ensure that pets have plenty of cool, fresh drinking water available to them.”

  8. Job market 'buoyant' says councillor

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    More than 2,000 people have found jobs this year according to a council-run scheme in Nottingham.

    The Jobs Fair and Hub - which is run in conjunction with the Department of Work and Pensions - aims to help people looking for full or part time employment. 

    Councillor Sam Webster says "things are buoyant" and there are lots of job opportunities available for people.

  9. Degree 'humbling' for boxer

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Boxer Carl Froch has told BBC Radio Nottingham's Verity Cowley it has been "humbling" and was a "very proud moment" to pick up his honorary degree today.

    He said: "It means I am getting, yet again, another acknowledgement for my services to a sport I have dedicated my whole life to."

  10. Froch picks up degree

    Verity Cowley

    Presenter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    All robed up and proud to be still packing a punch, Carl Froch picks up his honorary degree from Nottingham Trent University today.

    Carl Froch
  11. Your photos: Blue skies over East Bridgford

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Weather Watcher Emmyloo has been out enjoying the sunshine

    East Bridgford
  12. We 'could have commemorated more' says plaque group

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Peter Robinson from the South Broxtowe Blue Plaque Group said they could have easily unveiled a few more of the blue plaques over the last seven years.

    Their last one was installed at the Beeston railway station in October 2014.

    Blue plaques

    He told BBC Radio Nottingham: "We could've commemorated a few more people but we have to be very careful not to have every street covered with a plaque on it. I think we have done very well to have 34."  

  13. End to Beeston blue plaque campaign

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    A campaign which has seen the installation of blue plaques in and around Beeston to commemorate people and places connected to the area draws to a close today.

    The area has seen 34 different plaques installed with those remembered including actor Richard Beckinsale, a world-renowned explosives expert and even Queen Victoria's jester!

    Richard Beckinsale plaque
  14. 'King Coal' dies in hospital

    Lisa Teanby

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    Richard Budge, the former chief executive of Nottinghamshire based RJB Mining, has died at a hospice in Retford this morning, close to where he lived. 

    The man known as "King Coal" was 69 and had set up his own company called Coalpower, before a nine-year battle with prostate cancer. 

    He leaves his wife Ros, two sons and five grandchildren.

  15. Nottingham goes Pokemon Go mad

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    It seems Nottingham Castle is a Pokestop.

    The number of people gathering there and staring at their phones this lunchtime was a bit of a giveaway. 

    Nottingham Castle
  16. Weather update: If only all Mondays looked like this

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    The mist of this morning has gone leaving a warm and sunny afternoon ahead. Highs of 28C (82F)