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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 3 October 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: Dry and sunny evening

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter

    Staying dry and sunny for the rest of the afternoon and into the evening.

    The breeze will pick up overnight and there will be more cloud pushing in too with a few isolated patches of mist forming. It won’t be as cold as last night with lows of 8C (46F).

    weather
  3. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

  4. Travel: Roadworks cause delays in Arnold

    BBC Travel

    There is slow traffic on the A60 Mansfield Road in this evening's rush hour between the Oxclose Lane and Thackeray's Lane junctions, close to roadworks in the area.

  5. Swimmer happy to be home after Rio success

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    Mansfield paralympic swimmer, Charlotte Henshaw says it's taken her a couple of weeks to adjust to "normal" life, following her success at the Paralympic Games in Rio.

    She won bronze at the games and told BBC Radio Nottingham she's not got back into training yet now she's back home.

    Charlotte Henshaw
  6. Oak tree row led to clash between uni and council

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The planning stages for the university's new sports centre led to a clash between the city council and university in 2015 over the fate of the oak trees.

    The authority was accused of "double standards"  because it had removed about 40 trees to make way for the new tram line nearby.

    Trees at university
  7. New buses ordered for expressway

    Looking at the Eco-Expressway again now.

    A number of electric buses have been ordered to provide services between Gedling, through Colwick and to the eastern side of the city centre.

    Eco-Expressway

    The city council's Nick McDonald, said: "It will provide quicker and cleaner travel and help to improve the city's air quality."  

  8. Your views: 'How would horse speed limit be policed?'

    Facebook

    Some of you have been debating about the campaign for a 15mph speed limit for motorists overtaking horses on our Facebook page.

    While some of you don't understand the need for it, Karl Bainbridge wrote: "And how would that be policed? Theres laws everywhere that are in place but not enforced."

    Ian Filby added: "Best way to pass an horse is slow and wide. I've seen a few get spooked and bolt."

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Nottinghamshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    M1 Nottinghamshire southbound severe disruption, between J27 for A608 Hucknall and J26 for A610 Nottingham.

    M1 Nottinghamshire - One lane blocked on M1 southbound between J27, A608 (Hucknall) and J26, A610 (Nottingham), because of vehicle tyre change.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  10. Eco-Expressway in UK electric first

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    We told you earlier about work starting on the Eco-Expressway in Nottingham.

    It is an adaption of the existing road that runs from the city centre to Colwick and is the first electric vehicle-only road lane in England to be developed.

    Eco-Experssway

    In January Nottingham was one of four successful cities to bid for a share of £40m of government funding to promote use of electric vehicles.  

  11. Man, 69, in hospital after being hit by car

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Police say a pedestrian is in a critical condition after being hit by a car near a Beeston pub on Saturday evening.

    The force said the man, aged 69, was walking his dog near the Victoria Hotel on Dovecote Lane at about 19:30 when he was hit.

    A 58-year-old man from Beeston has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, drink-driving and failing to stop and has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.  

  12. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    • The University of Nottingham spent £1m redesigning its new sports centre in a row over two oak trees which the council said were "too valuable to lose"
    • A pedestrian managed to walk away with minor injuries after being hit by a car while walking over a zebra crossing in Netherfield
    • The Nottingham Panthers are top of the elite league and the Challenge Cup Group after two wins this weekend
  13. Lots of sports facilities at new centre

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Other facilities people can enjoy at the centre include archery and fencing space, martial arts dojo, dance studios, a snooker hall and an indoor sprint track.

  14. Former student helps fund centre

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The university sports hall is the second biggest in the UK, and opens today after revised proposals were eventually approved. 

    It's named after former Nottingham graduate and founder of Carphone Warehouse, David Ross, who gave several millions towards the centre.

    rock climbing

    Pats of the centre will be open for general members of the public to use, including a 12m climbing wall. 

  15. Nottingham looking good!

    East Midlands Today reporter Jeremy Ball has taken this photo while out and about in Nottingham today.

    Nottingham
  16. 'Valuable' oak trees halted sports centre development

    Neil Heath

    BBC News Online

    About £1m was spent redesigning the University of Nottingham's new sports facility following a row with the city council over two old oak trees.

    Original plans for the £40m David Ross Sports Village were turned down by the authority because it meant felling the 150-year-old trees.

    David Ross Sports Village

    The council had said the "veteran" trees were too valuable to lose.

  17. Newark trains still running during strike

    East Midlands Today

    A 24-hour walkout by staff working on Virgin Trains East Coast has begun, including on some routes in our region - but trains from Newark to London are still running. 

    The action is by members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) Union over jobs and working conditions and follows months of talks with the rail company about safety and staff cuts. 

    Virgin East Coast

    Virgin Trains says it will still run a full timetable from Newark and Grantham to London during the strike.  

  18. 'It was really horrible' says accident witness

    Ben Truslove

    BBC News Online

    Emilia Baran, whose husband runs Eight Barbers - which released the CCTV footage - said it sounded like two cars crashing into each other when the woman was hit.

    She said: "It was really horrible, I keep having nightmares about it.

    "People drive too fast down here, the speed limit should be 20mph because it's only a narrow road and there are lots of pedestrians but everybody goes too fast."

  19. Pedestrian only suffered minor injuries

    Ben Truslove

    BBC News Online

    Police said the pedestrian, a woman in her 30s, was taken to hospital but suffered only minor injuries.  

    They said they are investigating but no arrests have been made yet.

    Since the crash on Friday, there have been calls to install speed restrictions along Victoria Road.