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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 7 November 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: Cold and frosty tonight

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter

    There are a few rogue showers around at the moment but these will die away this evening and the cloud will break up too, leaving a dry and clear night. 

    The winds will die down and it will be a very cold and frosty night. 

    weather
  3. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

  4. Councillor asks for timetable update

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Nottinghamshire County Council leader Alan Rhodes says he also asked Transport Secretary Chris Grayling for an update on the scheme and for a timetable when they met at the CCN (County Councils Network) conference in Guildford this morning.

    The authority is a member of East Midlands Councils, which has been lobbying the government for many years to emphasise the importance of this scheme.

  5. MPs call debate to discuss electrification concerns

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Lilian Greenwood and other MPs will be at an urgent debate in Parliament tonight to discuss their electrification concerns.

    It's been called by the Conservative MP for Loughborough, Nicky Morgan and MPs say they will demand answers and assurances from the government that the delayed plans will go ahead.

    MPs
  6. What is an electrified railway?

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    If you don't know much about railway electrification and want to know why MPs so bothered, it's because electric trains are suppose to be faster, greener, quieter and more reliable.

    railway

    Network Rail says electric trains have more seats than diesel trains of the same length - so potentially less standing up for passengers.

    Electric trains are apparently also more reliable and need less maintenance so it could mean fewer delays.

  7. Greenwood: 'Government have to listen'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Labour MP for Nottingham South, Lilian Greenwood, told BBC Radio Nottingham earlier it was important for the East Midlands to get a better rail service.

    She said: "The East Midlands has been losing out when it comes to rail investment and we can't afford for this to disappear. The government have to listen."

  8. Prayers held for miners who lost their lives

    Quentin Rayner

    East Midlands Today chief news reporter

    Prayers and reflections have been heard at The Miners Lamp in Gedling to remember the 128 miners who were killed at the pit.

    Gedling prayers
  9. Fresh fears for rail electrification project

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    There are fears the electrification of the Midland Mainline is under threat again and could be postponed.

    Plans to upgrade the route from Nottingham through Leicestershire to London has been delayed for years and now MPs are worried this could be because of uncertainty over the project.

    Midlands Mainline
  10. 'Nothing left of pit' says former miner

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The Gedling Colliery closed in 1991 after more than 90 years of production and is now a country park.

    Gedling miners

    Graham Tavner who has helped organise today's anniversary event said: "25 years later we need to commemorate something. 

    "When you look at the pit there's nothing left... nature has taken over and I can't find the shafts - they've gone!"

  11. New beer for pit anniversary event

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    And to mark the day they have even made a new beer - the Gedling Talley.

    The former miners are enjoying a pint before a tour of the new Gedling Country Park and watching a film made by a worker on the last day.

    Gedling beer
  12. Minworkers reunited on closure of Gedling Colliery

    Quentin Rayner

    East Midlands Today chief news reporter

    The pints are flowing as more than 200 mineworkers reunite this afternoon on the 25th anniversary of the closure of the Gedling pit.

    Gedling Colliery
  13. Your memories of Gedling Colliery

    Facebook

    A few of you have been sharing your memories about Gedling Colliery on our Facebook page.

    Iris Radford wrote: "Remembering going with my dad to collect his wages. He would always take me into the canteen afterwards and the ladies there would spoil me with cakes and that peculiar orange juice you used to be able to get from the milkman. Dad was killed in an accident there in 1963."

    Friends of Gedling Country Park

    Katie Roper said: "I remember children in my class (in Mapperley) saying that their dads were losing their jobs. Funny how things stay with you."    

  14. Mike Ashley not present for MP visit

    Rebecca Marston

    Business reporter, BBC News

    Although the company had been expecting a visit from MPs, Sports Direct was not told when the spot check would be.

    Mike Ashley

    MPs gave notice only this morning that they would visit the Shirebrook site.

    Mike Ashley is thought to be on holiday and was not at the warehouse during the visit.  

  15. Sports Direct gets surprise MP visit

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    A group of MPs have made an unannounced visit to Sports Direct's Derbyshire headquarters this morning.

    Six members of the business, innnovation and skills select committee, who grilled the firm's owner Mike Ashley over working practices earlier this year, have been at its warehouse operation in Shirebrook to see if promised changes are being delivered.

  16. Airport runway opens again tonight

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The runway at East Midlands Airport will reopen at 20:00.

    It's said to be the first time a UK airport has closed its runway over seven weekends in order to resurface it.

    Traditionally airports have shut completely for up to two weeks to carry out similar work.

    East Midlands Airport runway