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  1. Updates for Wednesday 12 October 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

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By Dave Wade

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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  2. Don't take smile for granted Nottingham

    BBC Radio Nottingham went out to see if the art of smiling in a photo is a thing of the past... It seems not.

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    Video caption: Don't take smile for granted

    Nottingham's Anna Robinson began a campaign after losing the ability to smile when the left side of her face was left paralysed because of a condition called Bell's palsy.

  3. Weather: Bright intervals

    Kay Crewdson

    BBC weather presenter

    Variable amounts of cloud overnight with showers becoming more frequent and heavier later in the night.  

  4. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    • A man is arrested on suspicion of rape after an attack on Forest Rec this weekend
    • City council pledges to make 5% of its vehicles electric by 2020
    • Ken Clarke criticises his party's "lack of debate" over Brexit
  5. Travel: A52 accident

    BBC Travel

    Bad luck if you're heading west out of the city centre this evening.

    There's been an accident that's partially blocking the A52 at the Wollaton Road junction.

    That's adding to the problems caused by an accident on University Boulevard and roadworks between the QMC and Priory islands.

  6. Rutting season under way at Wollaton

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    It definitely feels like autumn today.

    One sure sign is the stags of Wollaton Park battling each other in pursuit of females.

    BBC Radio Nottingham sent reporter Hayley there today to witness rutting season in all its glory.

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  7. 'We want whole fleet to be electric'

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    The “Go Ultra Low” award comes days after work began on the six-mile, £6.1m Eco Expressway – funded by the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

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    City councillor Nick McDonald said: “The Eco Expressway will run electric buses up and down so it’s all connected strategically. Collectively, it’ll make a big difference to the way in which the city feels over the next few years.

    “We want our whole fleet to be electric – that’s obviously more difficult with some of our larger vehicles such as dustbin lorries and big goods vehicles, but that’s our ambition.”

    The council also unveiled proposals in the Old Market Square today for where electric vehicles charging points may be installed, including plans for points at Blenheim Business Park, Wollaton Hall and the National Watersports Centre.

  8. City council vehicles to go electric

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Nottingham City Council is aiming to turn its cars, vans and lorries into low emission vehicles after the city was awarded “Go Ultra Low” status.

    The council has become a “Go Ultra Low” company after pledging to convert a minimum of 5% of its total fleet to ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) by 2020.

    Last year Defra announced Nottingham would become one of five “clean air zones” in England by 2020, after it was identified as one of the poorest areas for air quality.

    Out of its 450 vehicles, the city council has 12 electric vehicles and has a further four Nissan e-NV200 vans on order.

  9. Forest: No Assombalonga or Pinillos for Birmingham game

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Phillipe Montanier says Assombalonga and Pinillos have returned to training at Forest this week but are not in contention for Friday's game against Birmingham.

  10. Rape arrest after Forest Rec attack

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    A 28-year-old man from New Basford has been arrested on suspicion of rape after a woman was attacked on the Forest Rec in the early hours of Sunday.

    Nottingham's Goose Fair was being held on the recreation ground over the weekend.

  11. 'No mandate for pulling out of open access' to Europe

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Clarke also warned no-one is going to invest in the UK on any international project without greater certainty over the direction of Brexit.

    "The pound has devalued to an extent which would've caused a political crisis 30 years ago when I first came here," he said, adding that the value of the pound has dropped by 40% since 2006.

    Turning to the single market, he said he didn't believe there was a mandate for "pulling out of the completely open access that we have at the moment".

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  12. Ken Clarke 'surprised' by lack of Brexit debate

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Over in the House of Commons today, Rushcliffe MP Ken Clarke has been giving his views during a Brexit debate.

    The long-standing Conservative Europhile said he was "surprised" to see pronouncements at his party conference "announced as government policy without a word of debate" in the Commons or Cabinet.


    "It wasn't a very good start" to the process of negotiating the UK, he added.

    He says that in view of Brexit backers' support for free trade, "I don't think there's a mandate for pulling out of the single market". 

  13. Travel: Lady Bay Bridge blocked

    BBC Travel

    There's a broken down vehicle on Lady Bay Bridge, partially blocking the carriageway.

  14. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    • A man who beat his girlfriend to death in Sandiacre has his sentence extended by five years
    • Six candidates are lining up to be Nottinghamshire's new chief constable
    • Pets are blessed at a special service at Southwell Minster
  15. Baseball bat wielding robber threatens shop staff

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Police want to speak to this man after a robbery at a Londis in Sherwood a few weeks ago.

    A man holding a baseball bat threatened staff and made off with £300 and some bottles of spirits from the Valley Road store at about 20:10 on Tuesday 20 September.

  16. Maling's attack 'lasted several days'

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Maling had inflicted injuries on Ms Gough over a number of years, some serious, leading to her needing medical treatment on many occasions.

    Attorney General, Jeremy Wright QC MP, referred Maling’s sentence to the Court of Appeal as unduly lenient.

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    After today's hearing at the Court of Appeal, he said: "This was one of many violent attacks the offender inflicted on the deceased over a number of years, and this attack lasted several days. 

    “I hope this increased sentence gives some comfort to Ms Gough’s family at this difficult time.”

  17. Five years more in prison for man who beat girlfriend to death

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    A man who killed his girlfriend, who he regularly beat, has had his sentence extended to 15 years.

    Andrew Maling, 47, was sentenced to 10 years in June for the manslaughter of Amy Gough in Sandiacre.

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    The 34-year-old died when she arrived at hospital in May 2015 after a long weekend of beatings from Maling.

    Post-mortem examinations revealed there were three litres of blood in her abdomen.

  18. Walesby fire: Meeting to be held

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    A meeting's being held at Walesby village hall on Thursday to discuss the fire that's still burning off Forest Lane.

    It started three weeks ago on 21 September.

    Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue, the Environment Agency and Newark and Sherwood District Council are attending the meeting, according to the Walesby parish clerk.