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  1. Updates for Thursday 28 July 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Friday

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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: Showers will disappear later

    Kay Crewdson

    BBC Weather presenter

    Showers will fizzle out later and it will stay dry for most of the night.

    It's going to be a mild, muggy night with lows of 15C (59F) and light winds.

  3. Family describe teenager as 'a lively spirit'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The family of 16-year-old Hannah Pearson, who died after being found unconscious in Newark at the weekend, have been paying tribute.

    Hannah Pearson

    In a statement issued through police, the family from Marston, Lincolnshire said: "She was a bright and bubbly girl with a lively spirit who embraced life.  

    "She will be missed by everyone whose life she touched."    

  4. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    There are your final headlines for today:

    • The family of a teenager who died in Newark have been paying tribute to her
    • A kidnap gang from Nottingham have been jailed after they tied up a businessman and threatened to cut off his toes
    • Forest are hoping to sign former defender Armand Traore 
  5. Kidnap victims still suffer mental scars

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    We've already mentioned to you the story of the kidnap gang who have been jailed for snatching a Derbyshire businessman and holding one of his friends to ransom.

    Now Det Ch Insp Paul Myers has told BBC Radio Nottingham their victims have been "significantly affected by the ordeal".

    "They will continue to suffer the mental scares," he said.

    "Fortunately the physical scars have healed but I don't think you can ever forget something like this."

  6. Reds close to new defender signing

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    We understand that Nottingham Forest are close to signing the former QPR and Arsenal defender Armand Traore.

    Armand Traore
  7. Nottingham is in top 10 cheapest student cities

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Great news if you're a student in Nottingham.

    The city has been named 8th in a table of the most cost effective universities in the UK.

    Nottingham market square

    The survey of 2,500 students looked at how much they spent on a night out, how much time they spent studying and the average cost of rent.

  8. Reds say fans with tickets won't be affected by capacity issue

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Nottingham Forest issued a statement to fans earlier today in response to the county council limiting the capacity at The City Ground.

    The Reds say all parts of the ground will be affected by the reduction, rather than just one area staying shut.

    City Ground

    The club said any supporter already with a season or match ticket won't be affected by the capacity reduction, and they won't be asked to move to another seat.  

  9. Not first time for Lowdham roundabout

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    It seems that roundabout in Lowdham has previous.

    Some of you have been commenting on Facebook that it's not the first time that house on the corner has seen a crash like this.

    Lowdham roundabout
  10. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

  11. Prison assaults on the rise

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Nottingham Prison has seen the second highest rise in the number of assaults at East Midlands jails in the last five years. 

    According to recent government figures, there were 139 assaults in 2010 - rising to 297 last year. 

    Assaults at Lowdham Grange rose from 74 assaults to 231, while Whatton's increased from 13 to 31. 

  12. Swimmer reminisces about Olympics trips

    A nice little lookback from Rebecca Adlington.

    She's shared a photo on her Instagram page of her official team photos from the Beijing Olympics in 2008, London in 2012 and as part of the BBC commentary team this year.

    Rebecca Adlington

    She wrote: "#tbt my official Team GB photos from Beijing and London! Even though I'm not competing very much looking forward to going to Rio with team BBC! #olympics"

  13. Road closes for resurfacing

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    Roadworks will take place on University Boulevard next weekend.

    The road - one of the busiest in Nottingham - will be closed inbound from Friday to Sunday with the outbound stretch closed overnight.

    Traffic diversions will be in place.

  14. Stags pay tribute to 70s star

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Sad news from Mansfield Town this afternoon. 

    Star of the 1970s Dave Syrett has died, aged 60. 

    The forward made 65 appearances for the club in the 1977-78 season.

    Dave Syrett
  15. Oops!

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    If you've been caught up in the traffic problems around Nottingham Road in Lowdham this is what's happened at the roundabout.

    A lorry has overturned and shed its load of what looks like household waste.

    Lowdham lorry overturned
    Lowdham lorry overturned
  16. Weather update: Afternoon showers expected

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    Showers are going to be on and off for most of the afternoon and some of them could be heavy with the odd rumble of thunder. 

    Highs of 21C (70F)

  17. Gang left victim on a remote farm

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The Usher brothers were jailed along with three others for the kidnap of a Derbyshire businessman in April 2014.

    They put him in a van, bound his legs and hands and threatened to stab him and chop off his toes if he did not give them the keys to his safe.  

    Police said he was left "shoeless, battered and bruised" in a remote Nottinghamshire farm, but eventually managed to flag down a passing motorist.