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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 11 January 2017
  2. Parents sign petition over 'extortionate' uniform
  3. Worksop firm Wilko fined £2.2m after accident
  4. Lack of parking causes problems at Gedling Country Park
  5. Selston residents discuss private security plans
  6. Alan Hardy completes takeover of Notts
  7. American businessman flies to UK to 'seal Forest takeover'
  8. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

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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: Staying windy tonight

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    It's remaining very windy throughout the night with clear spells and isolated showers, which could be wintry at times over higher ground.

    Minimum Temperature: 2C (36F)

    weather
  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A6097 Nottinghamshire northbound

    BBC Travel

    A6097 Nottinghamshire northbound severe accident, between Trent Lane and Main Street affecting A46.

    A6097 Nottinghamshire - A6097 in Gunthorpe blocked northbound between the Trent Lane junction and the Main Street junction, because of an accident. Congestion to the A46 junction.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  4. Reporters discuss Notts takeover

    Robin Chipperfield

    BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

    We are doing a Facebook Live now with Colin Slater on the Notts takeover and who the new manager might be.

    You can tune in here.

  5. More tests to be carried out on dead swans

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A statement from the National Trust said the post-mortem test was carried out by scientists working on behalf of DEFRA.

    The Trust added: “The National Trust now plans to commission further post-mortem investigations to try and establish why the birds died."

  6. Swans death 'not bird flu' says trust

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Earlier this week we told you about the bodies of 12 swans found dead at Clumber Park being sent off for testing.

    The swans had been discovered by the lake on Christmas Eve and there were fears their deaths had been caused by bird flu.

    swans at Clumber Park

    However the National Trust, which owns the park, has told us the tests have confirmed it was not bird flu.

  7. Fire death prompts smoking safety warning

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The coroner's court heard evidence from Tom Clark, from Nottinghamshire Fire Service's investigation team, who said the fire in Kegworth Road, Gotham is likely to have started when a recliner chair in the living room ignited.  

    He said there was "evidence that Mrs Kemp had smoked cigarettes on the day of the fire".

    Kegworth Road

    After the hearing Mr Clark urged people who smoke in their homes to ensure they disposed of cigarettes safely.

  8. House fire 'caused by cigarette'

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    An inquest has been told a house fire in Gotham, which killed a 95-year-old woman, was probably caused by a discarded cigarette. 

    The assistant coroner heard at the inquest on Monday that neighbours had tried to save Joan Kemp from the blaze last October.

  9. Tree still up in Market Square

    Mark Dennison

    Presenter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    I'd get that tree down asap if I were you, it's windeh.

    Oh, and it's not Xmas anymore...

    Market Square
  10. Changes already...

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    It's not taken Mr Hardy long to change his Twitter bio. 

    The businessman is chief executive of the Paragon Interiors Group and also owner of Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club in Cotgrave.

    Alan Hardy
  11. Weather: Chance of some rain

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC weather presenter

    It’ll be windy with variable amounts of cloud, some brighter spells and the chance of a few scattered showers.

    Highs of 8C (46F).     

    weather map
  12. School 'working to bring costs down'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The school says the uniform changes won't come into force until September so parents have nine months notice until it is compulsory.

    A statement said it was introducing the changes in response to requests from parents to improve clarity around uniform guidance and "ensure there is greater consistency in terms of what students wear to school each day".   

    Redhill School

    "We are currently in negotiations with a number of different uniform suppliers in order to bring costs down and secure the best possible deal for parents."

  13. Wilko cage crush store 'unsafe,' inspectors claim

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Health and safety inspectors have said they were "shocked" by practices at Wilko after Corisande Collins was crushed by a cage of paint tins.

    Wilko store

    The inspectors added the store's "systems were unsafe".

  14. Excitement over bird sightings

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Amy Sneap, conservation assistant at Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, was down at the grassland site just off Hucknall Road this morning looking for the waxwing.

    She told BBC Nottingham: "We don't get them here that often and it's only every few years we get good numbers of them, so this is a rare event which is why we are excited."

    Waxwing
  15. Bird finds new home in Sherwood

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    This is one of the birds that has been causing a stir in Sherwood.

    It's a waxwing which has been spotted at the back of a supermarket in the past couple of days.

    Waxwing

    The bird spends the summer as far away as Russia and North America and is then mainly seen on the UK's east coast during the winter months. 

    But this year it's come further inland.