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  1. Updates for Tuesday 2 August 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

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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: Feeling humid tonight

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It’ll be cloudy tonight with a few clearer spells and a chance of isolated drizzly showers in places.

    Feeling humid with lows of 17C (63F).

  3. Oxygen system helped skydiver breathe

    Mark Dennison

    Presenter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    Did you see the story about the US skydiver who jumped from 25,000ft without a parachute?

    Well today we spoke to Ted Atkins from Cotgrave who designed the oxygen system that allowed the jumper to breathe.

    Luke Aikins

    You can have a listen back to the interview online.  

  4. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Here are your final headlines for today:

  5. Passengers stuck in London too

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Rail passengers have been stranded at St Pancras Station in London too after several trains going north of Leicester were cancelled today.

    There has been a reduced service to Nottingham with passengers being advised to take alternative routes.

    St Pancras
  6. Train operator 'sorry for disruption'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    East Midlands Trains (EMT) has said sorry for the disruption caused to rail services following the bridge collapse. 

    "I just want to apologise and thank them (our passengers) for their good humour today," EMT's customer experience director Andrew Conroy said.

  7. Consultation to 'help improve services' says council

    BBC Radio Nottingham's Peter Saull went to Festival Hall earlier - another leisure centre that the district council is consulting on.

    The council says it is gathering people's opinions on ways they can improve services, improve efficiency and offer what's most needed for residents.

    Festival Hall

    Residents can have their say on the consultation here.

  8. Council 'considering future' of leisure centres

    Peter Saull

    BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

    Ashfield District Council is responsible for six leisure centres and wants to look at ways to save money - so it's currently gathering people's opinions on the future of four centres -  Festival Hall, Selston, Huthwaite and Edgewood.   

    They insist they are considering all options, including the possibility of a new centre in Kirkby, but that no decisions have been made about closing them.

    But the opposition Conservatives and Independents in Ashfield both have serious concerns about the consultation - and fear closures.

  9. Could leisure centres be closing?

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    This is Edgewood Leisure Centre in Hucknall.

    It is one of many in Ashfield that campaigners believe might be earmarked for closure.

    Edgewood leisure centre
  10. New signing might not play this weekend

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Nottingham Forest's recent signing, Armand Traore, says he's unlikely to be fit for this weekend's season-opener against Burton Albion. 

    Traore moved to the City Ground last week from QPR where he didn't play a single match last season. 

    Armand Traore
  11. Network Rail investigating

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    We've had a new statement from Network Rail on the bridge collapse.

    They have confirmed contractors were inspecting the road surface on the bridge which runs over the railway line at the time it collapsed but said that "no structural work was being carried out”.

    Bridge collapse

     A spokeswoman said a full investigation into what happened is being carried out.  

  12. Government office to share with council

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) will share office space with Newark and Sherwood District Council when it moves into its new headquarters next year.

    The local authority hopes to save around £500,000 a year by moving out of Kelham Hall and into the new premises off Great North Road.

    The DWP's 25 employees will move from their current Lombard Street location as part of a changes to the way Jobcentre services are delivered.

  13. Line could reopen in 'days' says Network Rail

    Eric Simpson

    BBC News Online

    Toby Higgins from Network Rail said they would have a better idea of how long repairs would take later today.

    "We are looking at days rather than weeks," he added.

  14. Crowd trouble was the fault of Notts fans says report

    Mansfield Chad

    Crowd trouble at the One Call Stadium during a derby game with Notts County was down to "unruly" away fans, according to a safety report published by Mansfield Town.

  15. Resident heard 'massive earthquake'

    Eric Simpson

    BBC News Online

    Jake Walton, who lives in Barrow upon Soar, told BBC News: “I was in bed when I heard something going on”.

    He said there were some Network Rail employees on the bridge and a few minutes later “there was a sound like a massive earthquake – it was quite nerve wracking”.

    Bridge collapse
  16. Campaigner bombarded with abuse after research

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Ms Jeffs said she "physically couldn't read" all of the abusive messages she received after her research resulted in Nottinghamshire Police expanding its hate crime categories to include misogynistic incidents.


    The force became the first in the country to classify misogyny as a hate crime in May.

  17. Police speaking to person who sent abusive message

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    In a statement Nottinghamshire Police said they were "speaking to a victim of online misogynistic abuse who had received offensive and threatening messages."

    The force said it had offered support and advice to the victim who had decided not to make a formal report at the time. 

    They said officers were instead speaking to one of the perpetrators to "reiterate the seriousness of their actions".