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  1. Updates for Tuesday 22 November 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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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: Showers this evening

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    A scattering of light showers are likely overnight with temperatures falling to 6C (43F).

  3. Have you seen 15-year-old Chloe?

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Police say they are concerned for the safety of Chloe Dexter.

    The teenager was last seen leaving her house in Misterton at 10:00 yesterday.

    Chloe Dexter
  4. Singing firefighter goes back to the day job

    Caroline Lowbridge

    BBC News Online

    Nottinghamshire's singing fireman came round my flat today (small electrical fire) but I didn’t think to interview him.  

    Andy was the star of Michael McIntyre's show on Saturday night.

    View more on youtube
  5. Travel: Lanes re-open on city centre street

    BBC Travel

    All lanes have reopened on Canal Street. There are still long tailbacks back to Trent Bridge after an earlier accident closed the road.

  6. Mixed views on police recruitment tweet


    The police recruitment story we've been talking about today has got some of you commenting on our Facebook page.

    Celia Jones wrote: "All it needed to say is Notts Police are recruiting in 2017, we are a diverse Police service, applications are invited from all groups."

    While Ian Jenkins, said: "Nearly all police officers are white males. What's wrong with encouraging people from different backgrounds to provide a representative police force that is trusted by all of us? 

    "If I was a young person living in multicultural Nottingham I would be wondering why the people who uphold the law are so different to my community. Well done Notts Police. "

  7. Listen: Helmer on Farage's ambassadorial hopes

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here's what UKIP East Midlands MEP Roger Helmer has had to say about Nigel Farage's chances of a big job stateside... 

    Video content

    Video caption: UKIP MEP Roger Helmer says Farage 'well-placed' to be UK ambassador
  8. Centre 'confident' penguins enjoy being with humans

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Three years ago a similar display using live penguins at Nottingham's Broadmarsh shopping centre was cancelled because of complaints from the public.

    In a statement Idlewells said the event would "both educate and delight" its customers.

    It continued: "Following a surprise visit to the home of these penguins and speaking with experts directly, we were 100% whole-heatedly confident these animals are extremely social and actually enjoy being with humans." 

  9. Group opposes shopping centre penguin event

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Back to the row over real penguins being used in a feeding demonstration at the Idlewells Shopping Centre in Sutton on Friday as part of a Christmas event.

    Animal campaigners PETA are among those urging the organisers of the event to cancel it over concerns for the welfare of the birds.


    Nicola O’Brien from the group said using wild animals as a form of entertainment "sends out the wrong educational messages to the public, in particular to children."

  10. Helmer backs Farage for ambassador

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    You might have heard the national news today about Donald Trump saying UKIP leader Nigel Farage would do a "great job" as the British Ambassador to Washington.

    Well (unsurprisingly) the UKIP Euro MP for the East Midlands agrees.

    Nigel Farage with Roger Helmer

    Roger Helmer said: "I personally think it would be a fantastic idea. I don't think there is any other man or woman in Britain who is so well placed to have the ear of the president-elect." 

  11. Watch: Our link to American tradition

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Here's BBC Radio Nottingham's Sarah Julian and Andy Whittaker explaining how Scrooby is connected to the American tradition of Thanksgiving.

    They'll be telling us more about how men from this village became forefathers of the US over the next few days.

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    Video caption: Historians call for more to be done to remember the story of the Pilgrim Fathers
  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A6008 Nottinghamshire westbound

    BBC Travel

    A6008 Nottinghamshire westbound severe accident, from Carrington Street.

    A6008 Nottinghamshire - A6008 Canal Street in Nottingham blocked and queuing traffic westbound from the Carrington Street junction, because of an accident.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  13. Did you know about county's connection to Thanksgiving?

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    It's Thanksgiving this Thursday in the US - an annual holiday when Americans spend time with their families. 

    It was first marked by the Pilgrim Fathers, who travelled from the UK to the new world on the Mayflower in 1620, but did you know many of those original settlers can trace their roots back to Nottinghamshire? 

    One of the most notable of them was William Brewster from Scrooby.

  14. Historian wants to remember Pilgrim Fathers

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    Nottinghamshire historian Sue Allen has called for more to be done to cement Nottinghamshire's place in history in the story of the Pilgrim Fathers.

    It's almost 400 years since the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, but one of the key characters was born in Scrooby, Nottinghamshire.

  15. Force proud to use 'positive action'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    BBC News has more on the discrimination row Nottinghamshire Police has faced over the recruitment tweet.

    The force said in responses to tweets it was "proud to use #PositiveAction initiatives".