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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 19 January 2017
  2. Man campaigns for authorities to get tough on cycling on pavements
  3. Greengrocer says only 50 boxes of courgettes are coming to Nottingham
  4. Mansfield Town's Chris Clements could be off to Grimbsy Town
  5. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00

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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 cloudy for tonight

    Another cloudy and misty evening with some drizzle possible.

    Lows of 6C (42F).

    weather
  3. Mansfield's Clements heads to Grimsby

    BBC Sport

    Grimsby Town have completed their signing of Mansfield Town midfielder Chris Clements on an 18-month deal..

    It was for an undisclosed fee.

    Chris Clements

    He's expected to play in the side against Notts on Saturday.

  4. Al Hasawi pledges 'complete and utter commitment' to club

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Nottingham Forest owner Fawaz Al Hasawi has affirmed his commitment to the club with the appointment of Samantha Gordon as chief financial officer.

    He said: "I feel it's my responsibility to...directly assure you of my complete and utter commitment to Nottingham Forest."

  5. Barrister said daughter left notes

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Mr Mansfield QC said notes left by his daughter Anna suggested that she felt like a failure.

    He said: "She left notes saying she thought she failed her children...nobody agrees with that, but that's where she placed herself."

    Anna
  6. Couple hope to make a difference with group

    Rob Sissons

    East Midlands Today Reporter

    Now with his partner, Yvette Greenway, Mr Mansfield has set up the campaign group SOS (Silence of Suicide).

    In Nottingham it is working with the Wright Initiative to offer monthly support and a big event is planned for the Albert Hall in March which the couple will attend.

    Silence of Suicide

    They said they hoped the group would help people thinking of suicide talk through their problems, and also help people bereaved through suicide.

  7. Lawyer launches suicide support group

    Rob Sissons

    East Midlands Today Reporter

    Leading human rights lawyer Michael Mansfield QC has been in Nottingham to launch a monthly support group for people affected by suicide.  

    The 75-year-old has been involved with high profile court cases including the Guildford Four, the Birmingham Six and represented the families at the Hillsborough tragedy inquests.

    Michael Mansfield

    His daughter, Anna, took her own life in 2015, three weeks after getting notice of redundancy from work.  

  8. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

  9. Tennis: Evans prepares for third round match

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Dan Evans is preparing for his third round match against Bernard Tomic in the Australian Open.

    He trains in Nottingham so we're going to claim him as our own.

    Dan Evans

    He'll be in action in the early hours of tomorrow morning after Murray's match against American Sam Querrey.

  10. Is this the perfect job?

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Professional Lego builder, Warren Elsmore, gave up his job as an IT consultant to play with Lego for a living and the exhibition is a collection of what he has put together.  

    He said: "I've been playing with Lego bricks since I was three."

    lego

    "There really isn't anything you can't do in Lego."

    And he's right! He's managed to create everything in Lego from the Grand Canyon and an African savannah to castles and London City Airport.

  11. Lego exhibition comes to Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    If you love Lego then a new exhibition coming to Nottinghamshire will be right up your street.

    Brick Wonders opens at the weekend at the Harley Gallery in Welbeck with 70 models of landmarks and features from around the world.

    Grand Canyon
  12. Cyclist fined after pavement accident

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A reader has been in touch to say he was hit by a cyclist on a pavement in Lace Street, Dunkirk.

    He said one day he was "immediately confronted by a cyclist" who slammed on his brakes and was thrown forward with the impact.

    Lace Street

    The man said the cyclist's helmet hit him in the face and damaged his glasses causing cuts to his face.

    He added: "I went to [the] local police station and presented all the information to an officer. He said he would check that the pavement was not designated for cycles and pursue the cyclist who had collided with me. He kept me informed of progress and finally told me that the person had been interviewed and accepted a £30 fine. I was happy with the result."

  13. Notts still working on transfer embargo

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Notts manager Kevin Nolan has confirmed the embargo isn't lifted yet.

    He said the club is working hard to do so but thinks the team will stay in League Two even if it isn't lifted.

    Kevin Nolan
  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, between J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham and J24A for A50 Derby.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane blocked on M1 southbound between J25, A52 (Nottingham) and J24a, A50 (Derby), because of a car fire.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  15. Swan rescued by RSPCA

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    For anyone worried about the swan wandering around in David Grove, Bramcote, this morning, it was safely taken away by the RSPCA soon after the photo was taken.

    Nottinghamshire Police said they received a call from a concerned member of the public after they had struggled to get hold of local animal rescue agencies.

    Bramcote swan
  16. Watch: Nottingham Panthers back home after win

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The British contingent of Nottingham Panthers were in the East Midlands Today studio last night to talk about their history-making win at the weekend.

    See what they had to say...

    Video content

    Video caption: Panthers players reflect on Cup win
  17. Bomb teams sent to 12 schools

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Remember when we told you about bomb disposal squads being called out to schools in Nottinghamshire to carry out controlled explosions.

    It was in the wake of government advice about how a potentially hazardous chemical should be stored in school labs.

    Checmicals

    It's now been revealed that there were 12 call-outs at schools in our region between October and December last year.

    In Leicestershire, teams were called out to seven schools and there were five in Derbyshire.

  18. Police concern for missing girl

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    We told you earlier about missing 15-year-old Kirsten Marechal.

    Now police say another teenager, 18-year-old Charnel Woodward, is also missing.

    They were both reported missing from the Sherwood Rise area at about 00:30 this morning.

    Chanel Woodward