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  1. Updates for Tuesday 3 January 2017
  2. Could fracking take place in Sherwood Forest?
  3. WW2 ceasefire document sold in Nottingham for £1,000
  4. 'Biggest recall' dentist's hearing cost over £130,000
  5. 'Elvis' set to quit politics
  6. Notts County sack John Sheridan
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

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By Dave Wade and Calum McKenzie

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  2. West Bridgford former pub becomes restaurant

    Nottingham Post

    Fifty jobs are up for grabs at a new Italian restaurant in the heart of West Bridgford as it gears up towards launching.  

  3. Cowley approach 'reassuring' for Magpies fans

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Radio Nottingham sports reporter

    Cowley an excellent young manager. 

    Reassuring for Notts fans that they're in the market for that sort of quality.

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  4. County's approach for Cowley rebuffed

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Notts County have been denied the chance to speak to Lincoln City boss Danny Cowley about the vacant managerial post at Meadow Lane, according to the Lincolnshire Echo.

    Danny Cowley

    County are looking for their twelfth manager in less than seven years. 

  5. Travel: No major delays

    BBC Travel

    No big problems on the roads as we move into the first rush hour of 2017.

    Look out for minor delays on Mansfield Road at the A6211 junction and Western Boulevard.

  6. Welly used to block CCTV during petting farm robbery

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    White Post Farm was broken into last night, which is bad enough but the items stolen really make you despair.

    Not only were children's cuddly toys, t-shirts with the farm's logo on and other stock taken, but also a charity box raising money for the air ambulance was emptied of cash.

    welly on camera

    "However we did find the use of children's wellies to cover the cctv quite amusing," a post on the farm's Facebook page said...  

  7. Tesco burglars steal £17K of cigs and computer games

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    A raid at Tesco Extra in Toton saw burglars get away with over £17,000 of cigarettes and games console games, police have said.

    It happened at the Swiney Way supermarket just after 20:15 on New Year’s Day, while the store was shut.

    tesco extra

    The burglars broke in before escaping with their haul in a dark-coloured car which sped away.

  8. 'An historically important document'

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    And here's Monty overseeing a German general signing a surrender document at the time.


    Richard Davie, of auctioneers Nottingham's International Autograph Auctions, said the note, signed on 4 May 1945, was an "historically important document".

    German forces in Italy had already surrendered on 2 May, but those in northwest Germany, Denmark and Holland surrendered to Field Marshal Montgomery, who was commanding all the British and Canadian armies in Europe, inside a tent at his headquarters, at Luneburg Heath on 4 May 1945.

    The final document of unconditional surrender was signed at US General Dwight Eisenhower's headquarters in Reims on 7 May.

  9. WW2 ceasefire document fetches £1,000

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    A piece of Second World War history has been sold in Nottingham for £1,000.

    It's a document ordering Allied forces to cease fire after the surrender of the Nazis in northern Europe in May 1945 and is signed by the famous Field Marshal Montgomery.

    ceasefire doc

    It's one of the earliest written records of the German surrender.

    The words in purple ink on it read: "All offensive ops will cease fire from receipt this signal."

  10. Weather: Patchy rain

    Kay Crewdson

    BBC weather presenter

    Remaining mostly cloudy this afternoon with the odd spot of rain in places. It will be breezy, though a little less cold. 

    Temperatures hover around 7C (45F).

  11. Fracking firm would 'work around' ancient trees

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Sherwood Forest contains a number of ancient trees, most notably the 800-year-old Major Oak, where legend has it Robin Hood and his Merry Men sheltered.

    Mr Pickering from Ineos Shale said his firm would have to consult with Nottinghamshire County Council if fracking was a viable option there to "work around ancient/veteran trees".

    "We anticipate that some areas will be straightforward while others may require adjustment to take account of specific environmental features," he said.

    major oak
  12. What are seismic surveys?

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Seismic imaging involves transmitting soundwaves into the ground and the reflections reveal the patterns of the rocks. This describes where the shale lies.

    Fracking firms don't require planning permission to carry out surveys.


    Mr Pickering, from Ineos Shale, said: "The data acquired helps us understand the subsurface layers and fracture systems and determine potential drilling locations from a geological perspective. 

    "Further analysis of surface constraints is required before a drilling site can be considered suitable."

  13. Shale gas firm 'not currently fracking Sherwood Forest'

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Friends of the Earth's Freedom of Information request we've been talking about today relates to the Forestry Commission, which has allowed seismic surveys in part of Sherwood Forest.

    shale gas boat

    Ineos Shale, the firm behind the surveys, has said it isn't fracking there currently and accused Friends of the Earth of "alarming the public".

    "In order to build upon our existing knowledge of the ground below us, we are currently preparing to carry out seismic imaging surveys across our wider licence area in the East Midlands which includes part of Sherwood Forest," said operations director, Tom Pickering.

    "This process does not include fracking in any form."

  14. No fracking applications received - county council

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Back to potential fracking in Sherwood Forest now.

    Nottinghamshire County Council have said that reports are "without foundation", saying it hasn't received any planning applications for shale gas development that involve fracking anywhere in the county.

    While that's true, the council did give permission for exploratory drilling in Misson, in the north of the county, to a firm called Island Gas limited in November.

  15. Struck off dentist's hearing cost tens of thousands

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Legal fees associated with the hearing for Mr D'Mello and dental nurse Caroline Surgey totalled £108,066, figures given to the Press Association via the Freedom of Information Act reveal. 

    Other costs incurred included expenses (£16,775) for the panel's travel and accomodation, while a legal advisor cost £13,350. 

  16. Hearing into 'biggest patient recall' dentist cost over £130,000

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    The hearing into the dentist at the centre of "the biggest NHS patient recall in history" cost more than £130,000, despite a guarantee he would not attempt to work again. 

    Desmond D'Mello

    Desmond D'Mello, who worked at the Daybrook Dental Practice, did not attend a General Dental Council hearing after making the vow. 

    But the council has said the hearing was necessary and there was a "very strong public interest" in holding it.

  17. Your photos: December across Nottinghamshire

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Steve A for this excellent pic of a goldfinch at Kimberley.