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  1. Updates for Monday 12 September 2016
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 08:00 Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Ben Truslove

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Our live updates have now ended and will return tomorrow from 08:00

  2. Weather: Warm night ahead

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter

    Staying dry but fairly cloudy for the rest of the day.

    Remaining dry overnight but the cloud will clear leaving clear skies into the early hours of the morning. 

    It will be a warm night with lows of 15C (59F).

  3. Changing technology in fire fighting

    Ben Truslove

    BBC News Online

    Want to have another look at those vintage fire engines? Of course you do...

    old fire engine
    Another old fire engine

    They were wheeled out yesterday to mark the closure of Nottingham Central Fire Station and show how much technology has changed over the last 70 years.

  4. Hundreds of cases of FGM reported in Nottingham

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    At least 200 cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) were reported in Nottingham last year, according to the Nottingham Community FGM Steering Group.

    The Sheriff of Nottingham, councillor Jackie Morris, is proposing the city becomes the first in the country to take a zero tolerance stance against the practice.

    She said she is backing the motion at a city council meeting this afternoon to highlight the ongoing concern.

    council chamber
  5. Power and determination captured in photographs

    Photographer David Baird has documented Paralympic sprinter Richard Whitehead over the last few years, including his 40-marathon challenge.

    These striking images demonstrate the power, determination and popularity of the Nottinghamshire runner.

    Richard Whitehead
    Richard Whitehead
    Richard Whitehead
  6. Richard Whitehead hopes to inspire

    Ben Truslove

    BBC News Online

    Paralympic gold medallist Richard Whitehead said yesterday's race could be his last in the 200m.

    Richard Whitehead wins gold

    "It's great sadness as well as happiness and proud," he said. 

    "I'm proud of where I'm from in Lowdham and Burton Joyce and Nottingham and the East Midlands. Hopefully, myself and Dave [Henson who won bronze] are inspiring people all over Britain...

    "I think it's really important that we put a show on out there today to show that anything's possible and if you believe in life you can achieve anything." 

  7. Notts County: Sheridan could have booed

    Notts County manager John Sheridan says he could have booed with the supporters as his side were beaten by Accrington.

    John Sheridan

    The Magpies' four-game unbeaten run came to an end as Accrington Stanley secured victory at Meadow Lane on Saturday.

  8. Your pictures: Fabulous sun over Nottinghamshire

    BBC Weather Watchers

    What a glorious day it has been, captured at Gunthorpe Gravel Pits by Weather Watcher DevilDave

    Gunthorpe Gravel Pits
  9. Nottinghamshire headlines

    This is the latest in the county:

    • The general-secretary of the TUC Frances O' Grady said Sports Direct's decision to abolish zero-hours contracts was down to "trade union shareholder power"
    • The Sheriff of Nottingham is highlighting the ongoing concerns about female genital mutilation (FGM) with a motion in council
    • A stretch of tram track is being boycotted by a Nottingham cycling club because its members say it's dangerous
  10. 'Cycling anywhere is dangerous'


    There is still debate on our Facebook page about the perils of cycling in Nottingham.

    Generic cyclist

    Rahee Ali wrote: "It's a minority but some cyclists aren't following the signs and road markings as advised in that area. They are clearly marked, but if they're not from a cyclist's POV then the council should improve them." 

    Barbara Kirby said: "Cycling anywhere is dangerous these days !"

  11. 'Emotions took over' for gold medal winner

    Ben Truslove

    BBC News Online

    Richard Whitehead said he had been working on his start for the T42 200m final at the Paralympics, which powered him through to win gold again.

    "I think my emotions took over towards the end and I kind of had lotr of flashbacks of what I've done in my life.

    "Potentially it's my last final."

    Richard Whitehead
  12. Striker Vellios said first Forest goal was 'very special'

    Apostolos Vellios

    Striker Apostolos Vellios says his first goal for Nottingham Forest against Aston Villa on Sunday was very special.

  13. Weather: Warm and dry through the night

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter

    Staying dry but fairly cloudy for the rest of the day. 

    Remaining dry overnight but the cloud will clear leaving clear skies into the early hours of the morning. 

    It will be a warm night with lows of 15C (59F).

  14. Return of the Shedi!

    Ben Truslove

    BBC News Online

    Some good news now - the Millennium Falcon shaped shed at Stonebridge City Farm has been repaired.

    Space shed

    Vandals had smashed the windows and damaged some of the Star Wars themed hut's structure.

    The original designer - who featured on the Channel 4 show Shed of the Year - returned the shed to its former glory.

    I just wish I could think of a suitable pun...

  15. Quality of life for girls varies either side of the Trent

    A report on the quality of girls' lives around England revealed Nottingham is one of the worst places to grow up while Rushcliffe is one of the best.

    Plan International UK ranked every local authority area based on child poverty, life expectancy, teenage pregnancy, GCSE results and youth unemployment.

    Anonmous girl skipping

    The report puts Nottingham in the bottom ten while leafy Rushcliffe is in the top ten.

  16. Miners 'looked after each other'

    Garrey Mitchell worked as a coal miner for eleven years from 1975 and said black miners were not treated any differently to their white colleagues.

    Garrey Mitchell

    "We were like a family down there, we had to look after each other. But when we went back on the surface it was a different story altogether," he said.

    He has taken part in Norma Gregory's research project on life as a black miner which features on tonight's Inside Out at 19:30

  17. 'Robin Hood and Maid Marian' marry in Derbyshire

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Nottingham's official Robin Hood and Maid Marian married in Buxton over the weekend after they fell in love while playing the famous couple.

    Tim Pollard aka Robin Hood met "Maid Marian" Sally Chappell at a banquet at the city's former Sheriff's Lodge venue. 

    Tim Pollard and Sally Chappell

    The couple now have a two-year-old daughter called Scarlett.

    Instead of wedding presents they have asked for donations towards a relaxing space for Ms Chapell, who has incurable breast cancer.  

  18. Travel: Delays on southbound A38

    BBC Travel

    An accident on the between Alfreton and South Normanton is causing delays on the A38 between Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.