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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 24 October 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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Today's Local Live updates have now finished. We'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow.

Weather: Largely dry night ahead

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather host

Mostly dry with patchy cloud and a few clear spells. 

There's the chance of a light isolated shower but most places staying dry with lows of 8C (46F).     

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across our region: 

  • Mansfield has the joint highest rate of diabetes related amputations, new figures reveal
  • Nottingham's been named as one of the areas of the East Midlands with the highest density of takeaway outlets 
  • Notts County defender Wes Atkinson joins Gateshead on a one-month loan deal 

Nigel Farage chats to BBC Radio Nottingham

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Some of the BBC Radio Nottingham team are already in London ahead of Parliament day and look who they bumped into...

Nigel Farage
BBC

Mansfield a 'diabetes amputation hotspot'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

This handy graphic shows you how Mansfield and Ashfield compares with other areas...

diabetes grid
BBC

Town has 'highest number of diabetes-related amputations'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Mansfield is the area with the joint highest rate of amputations related to diabetes, new figures have revealed.

Bandaged feet
BBC

They had 4.9 per 1,000 adults with diabetes, eight times more than Brent, north-west London, with only 0.6 per 1,000 patients in the past three years.  

Gidman 'very grateful' for Trent Bridge stint

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Outgoing Nottinghamshire all-rounder tweets...

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Notts County defender Wes Atkinson

National League side Gateshead sign versatile Notts County defender Wes Atkinson on a one-month loan deal.

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Your photos: October across Nottinghamshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

They really are magnificent animals. 

Deer in Wollaton
Steve A

Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Steve A for the pic from Wollaton. 

Magpies defender set for non league loan spell

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Notts County defender Wes Atkinson has joined National League side Gateshead on loan.

Wes Atkinson
Pete Norton/Getty Images

The 22-year-old will spend a month in the North East. 

BBC presenter sharing hotel with tree

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

I wonder if the aforementioned tree gets its own bath robe as well? 

Final preparations for Nottingham in Parliament Day

Sarah Julian

BBC Radio Nottingham

The tree and I are in London.  

Tree in a bathroom
BBC

He's a son of the Major Oak. 

It's now my job have to keep him alive.   

County appeal striker's dismissal

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Notts County tweets...

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Forest a 'shambles'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's BBC Radio Nottingham's Forest commentator Colin Fray's take on Saturday's "squabble" before the penalty...

Will Gidman

Kent sign Will Gidman from Nottinghamshire following all-rounder's successful loan spell at Canterbury last season.

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Airport closes runway

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

East Midlands Airport closed their runway for just over an hour this morning.

They told one concerned Twitter user it was a temporary closure between 10:30 and 11:34 and that they are now operational again.

East Midlands Airport
BBC

The Nottingham Post have a quote from the airport saying the closure was for maintenance work, not an emergency.

Nottingham 'among the worst' for number of takeaways

Kevin Stanley

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Nottingham's been named as one of the areas of the East Midlands with the highest density of takeaway outlets compared to the population. 

Battered sausage and chips
BBC

Public Health England is calling on councils to review their planning procedures, suggesting that more fast food joints could be contributing to obesity.

County council seat 'interesting' for ex-MP

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here is a little bit more from former MP Nick Palmer about his bid to join the county council at next year's elections. 

"I see the potential of sitting on the county council for Eastwood as a different job but a really interesting one," he told BBC Radio Nottingham. 

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across our region: 

  • Nottingham's been named as one of the areas of the East Midlands with the highest density of takeaway outlets compared to the population
  • A man has been crushed to death by a car on an industrial estate in Bingham, the BBC understands
  • Nottinghamshire all-rounder Will Gidman joins Kent after a loan spell there last year

Weather: Dry but cloudy afternoon

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Plenty of cloud around throughout the afternoon - however there will be a few brighter spells with the cloud thinning and breaking occasionally.

Charlie Slater
BBC

Highs of 12C (54F). 

Nottinghamshire all-rounder joins Kent

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Kent CCC tweets...

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Nottingham set to invade Westminster

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

If you are wondering quite what is going on - then the team are heading down to London for the Nottingham in Parliament Day.

More info about what is happening can be found here.

BBC Radio Nottingham heading south

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

BBC Radio Nottingham presenter tweets...

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Broad 'vital for England' in test match win

Jonathan Agnew

BBC cricket correspondent

It's tempting to say this is just a place to bowl spinners but Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes were vital for England and showed that the quicker bowlers can have an influential role here.

Stuart Broad
Gareth Copley/Getty Images

They are very fit and they are challenging in any conditions.

Golden signs for Paralympic star

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Ashfield District Council tweets...

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Pressure continues to mount on Forest

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

As weekends go - it wasn't a great one for Philippe Montanier and Nottingham Forest. 

Philippe Montanier
Getty Images

The Reds slipped further towards the Championship relegation zone with what Montanier described as a "poor, poor" performance against Cardiff.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what is happening across our region: 

Your photos: October across Nottinghamshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher BobRiach for sending in this stunning pic from the northern edge of our county at Mattersey Priory. 

Meteor night
BobRiach

Man 'crushed by a car' at industrial estate

Kevin Stanley

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

The body of a man has been found at an industrial estate in Bingham. 

Police were called to Moorbridge Road East at just before 16:00 yesterday afternoon. 

The BBC understands he was working under a car which crushed him. The death isn't being treated as suspicious.

County council election bid 'isn't a step down,' says ex-MP

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Despite serving as the MP for Broxtowe between 1997-2010, Nick Palmer has said standing for local government isn't a step down for him or his career. 

Anna Soubry
BBC

He was beaten by Conservative Anna Soubry (pictured) at the General Elections in 2010 and 2015. 

Former MP to stand in county council elections

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Nick Palmer - remember him?

Nick Palmer
BBC

The former MP for Broxtowe is to stand for Labour in Eastwood in next year's county council elections. 

Parliament Oak tree visits BBC

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

I wonder who has got responsibility for watering it for the rest of the day?

Tree visits BBC studios

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

It's not often BBC Radio Nottingham's studios are adorned with foliage. 

Tree
BBC

However, this tree has been grown from the Parliament Oak on Peafield Lane near Mansfield. 

It is one two heading to London tomorrow as part of Nottingham in Parliament Day.

Watch: East Midlands Today weather forecast

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Is it time to dig out your winter jumpers yet? Charlie Slater is the man to tell you...

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across our region: 

Ex-Nottinghamshire spinner signs for rivals

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Sticking with cricket momentarily - one of Notts' overseas players from last season, Imran Tahir has signed for Derbyshire. 

Imran Tahir
AP/Themba Hadebe

I'll never be able to look at him in quite the same way again... 

Broad consoles Bangladesh after nail biting win

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

How about this for a show of sportsmanship from Stuart Broad following England's win this morning?

Stuart Broad, left, consoles Bangladesh"s batsman Sabbir Rahman
AP/A.M. Ahad