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Summary

  1. MP Anna Soubry outraged by malicious tweet
  2. Tributes paid to men who died in A52 crash
  3. Councils pay out thousands over asbestos in schools
  4. West Bridgford school shut for third day
  5. Notts County manager cancels Christmas party
  6. Boxer Ekow Essuman wins first professional fight
  7. Benitez sends encouraging words to Forest
  8. Updates for Friday 2 December 2016

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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: Cloudy night

    Kay Crewdson

    BBC weather presenter

    Remaining mostly cloudy to end the day with the risk of a little showery rain through the evening and overnight.

    weather
  3. Sheridan: 'I think the players agree with me'

    BBC Sport

    BBC Sport has more on that story about Notts County manager John Sheridan cancelling the Christmas party for his players.

    He insisted it's not a punishment for the players after their winless run but said he doesn't care what the players think.

    John Sheridan

    He said: "I think the players know it's not a punishment anyway, so the players have responded the way I want them to respond....I think they actually agree with me."

  4. Magpies party cancelled after straight defeats

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    John Sheridan's decision to cancel the Christmas party for his players comes after a run of four straight league defeats for the side. 

    But there's good news - striker Jon Stead is back in the squad for Sunday's game against Peterborough in the FA Cup. 

  5. Forest v Newcastle: Striker back after injury

    BBC Sport

    Nottingham Forest striker Britt Assombalonga is available to play against Newcastle tonight after recovering from a hamstring problem.

    Hildeberto Pereira remains out as he serves the last match of a three-game suspension and full-back Eric Lichaj is a doubt with a calf injury.

    Britt Assombalonga
  6. Gold chain stolen from pensioner's neck

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A pensioner had a gold chain stolen from around her neck in Bilborough after she was distracted by a woman asking for directions.

    Police said a woman placed a plastic necklace over the 82-year-old victim's head as a token of thanks after she gave her directions, but at the same time stole her 18ct gold chain.

  7. Death crash: Residents called for better safety measures

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Two men who died in a crash on the A52 have been named by police as Gurdip Kareer and Kyle O'Connor from Wollaton.

    The road was closed in both directions at the time and one side of the carriageway remained shut for almost 24 hours.

    A52

    Since the crash, residents in Bramcote have called for better safety measures on that stretch of road.  

    They told BBC Radio Nottingham earlier this week they had been asking for something to be done for two years.

  8. Your photos: Sun shines over Trent Valley

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Weather Watcher JB has taken this stunning shot of the Trent Valley near Nottingham this afternoon.

    Trent Valley
  9. Travel: Long delays on A1

    BBC Travel

    The A1 in Carlton-on-Trent is closed and there is very slow traffic in the area because of a broken down vehicle. It's causing congestion back to the Newark Showground.

  10. New look for council house tonight

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Nottingham's Council House is going to look a little different tonight.

    It's going to be lit up orange by local charity Equation to raise awareness of domestic abuse and gender-based violence.

    Council house
  11. No Christmas party for the Magpies

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    John Sheridan says he's cancelled the Christmas do for players.

    He says it's not a punishment

    John Sheridan
  12. Men bailed over crash

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Two men, aged 22 and 24, were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after the crash in Bramcote last Friday evening.

    They were later released on police bail pending further enquiries.

    A52 crash

    Police appealed for information and said they particularly wanted to hear from anyone who had dash cam footage of the minutes before the crash.

  13. Pair had been good friends

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A police spokesman said Mr O'Conner and Mr Kareer had been good friends.

    Mr O'Connor had been driving one of the cars when the accident happened and Mr Kareer was his passenger.

  14. Families pay tribute to crash victims

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Two men who died in a serious crash on the A52 Derby Road last Friday night have been identified as Gurdip Singh Kareer, (left) aged 41 and 22-year-old Kyle O'Connor (right).

    The pair from Wollaton died at the scene after the accident between two cars and a lorry.

    Gurdip Kareer & Kyle O'Connor

    The family of Mr Kareer - also known as Johnnie - said the father-of-three was a family man who would "never be forgotten".

    Mr O'Connor's family described him as a loving and adventurous man and said they would hold his "fearlessness, strength, sense of fun and adventure" in their hearts forever.

  15. MP says trolling needs to stop

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Ms Soubry said someone rang her Nottingham office on Wednesday and made a number of threats to harm her, which she also reported to police and the Parliamentary authorities.

    This morning she had been tweeting about the Richmond by-election when she saw the tweet about her.

    Soubry

    "The abuse on Twitter has gone back up again from almost all sides - from both the left and the extreme right - and it all needs to stop."