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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 20 January 2017
  2. Nottingham considering bid for European Capital of Culture
  3. Dan Evans competes in third round of Australian Open
  4. Americans hoping for Forest takeover 'frustrated'
  5. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Monday

Live Reporting

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 on Monday with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Weather: Temperatures to fall tonight

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC weather presenter

    Skies will be relatively clear overnight with some scattered cloud. 

    Expect a frost tonight with lows of 1C (33F) but temperatures may fall further in rural spots.

    weather
  3. Property business fined over fire safety breaches

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A Nottingham property business has been fined £200,000 after admitting breaches of fire safety regulations at its Castle Gate student accommodation.

    Nottingham Student Lettings Limited and its sole director, Robert Singh, 52, pleaded guilty to five offences after fire officers visited the building in 2013 and found a number of breaches.

    Castle Gate

    Passing sentence, Judge Rafferty QC said if a fire had occurred in the building, death was not simply highly probable, but an "inevitability".

    Tom Clark from the fire service said Mr Singh "refused" to follow their advice and put the students and his staff at risk. 

  4. Young people account for most of A&E admissions

    Christian Hewgill

    Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    Nearly a fifth of patients attending the QMC's Accident and Emergency are 19 to 29-year-olds, so health bosses commissioned the research to find out why. 

    The Nottingham Business School concluded many would seek advice for health problems online - and if a search said they needed treatment, they'd head to A&E. 

    It concludes that websites giving advice need to be more explicit about which services should be used and when.

  5. Websites blamed for high number of students in A&E

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    Research carried out in Nottingham suggests poorly designed websites could account for the high proportion of students attending Accident and Emergency. 

    The study suggests young people seek a "quick fix" when they fall ill and search for their symptoms online, which can lead them to believe their illness or injury is more severe than it is in reality.

    A&E
  6. Hales to miss rest of India tour

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Nottinghamshire batsman Alex Hales has been ruled out of the rest of England's series in India with a fractured right hand.

    He picked up the injury during the second one-day international against India on Thursday after he attempted a catch in the outfield and jarred his hand on the ground.

    Alex hales
  7. Is Newark MP at inauguration?

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    As Trump's inauguration ceremony gets under way in the US, we've not heard anything from MP Robert Jenrick about whether he is attending or not.

    The Newark MP tweeted a picture of his invitation last week but that has since been deleted.

    Robert Jenrick

    He said he was heading to Washington to speak with the incoming trade representative, Bob Lighthizer, to push for a UK-US trade deal.

  8. Parents head to London to search for daughter

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Molly's family said they had not heard anything from her since Monday but phone tracking technology had shown that she was in London.

    Her parents, Anthony and Julie Davidson, said her phone records showed she had been speaking to someone in the Edmonton area so they have travelled there to distribute leaflets in the hope of finding her.

  9. Missing woman 'chatted to man online'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Here's more on the story about a vulnerable 19-year-old woman who has been missing for four days.

    Her family thinks she has gone to London to meet a stranger she met online.

    Molly Davidson
  10. Men wanted after Kirkby robbery

    This CCTV footage shows two men police want to speak to after a robbery in Kirkby-in-Ashfield.

    A man was approached by two men on Lowmoor Road just after midnight on Sunday 18 December. They sprayed liquid in his face, knocked him to the floor, then punched and kicked him. 

    They got away with the man's black leather briefcase which contained cash.

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  11. Brazil 'disappointed' to see Lansbury go

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Interim Forest boss Gary Brazil has told us he is "disappointed to see Henri go. 

    "He'll be a loss to the team but we wish him well," he said.

    Gary Brazil

    He added: "It's important that we strengthen. We're looking to improve the squad... we've got some targets."

  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, at J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham affecting J23 for A512.

    M1 Derbyshire - Queuing traffic on M1 northbound at J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J23, A512 (Loughborough).

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  13. Trump must 'pay attention to all communities' says professor

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    BBC Radio Nottingham spoke to Trump expert and University of Nottingham's professor of political science, Todd Landman earlier.

    You might remember Mr Landman as the man who was mistakenly placed on the BBC Breakfast sofa a few weeks ago instead of a mountain climber.

    BBC breakfast sofa

    He said Trump will need to pay attention to what is said at the Women's March in Washington which will also "raise questions about other rights and other concerns, and the diversity of America and the world, saying you need to listen to us as well".

  14. Trump protest in Nottingham

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    You can't have missed it, but it's the inauguration of Donald Trump as US president later this afternoon.

    A protest against him is being held in Nottingham's Market Square from 17:30.

  15. Family's fears for vulnerable missing girl

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    The family of a missing 19-year-old girl with learning difficulties say they believe she's travelled to London to meet a young man she'd been chatting to online.

    Molly Davidson, who has a mental age of 13 and epilepsy, was last seen at Nottingham's Broadmarsh bus station on Monday afternoon.

    But her father Anthony says friends of the Sutton-in-Ashfield teenager, pictured with her mother Julie, told him she'd been chatting to a man online and phone tracking technology showed she had been in London this week

    Julie and Molly Davidson
  16. Your views: Mixed opinion on culture bid

    Facebook

    Some of you are supportive of Nottingham's potential European Capital of Culture bid, some of you not so much.

    Kev-Kitten Winterbourne wrote on our Facebook page: "By the time 2023 comes along Nottingham will only have Student accommodation, bars, pubs and junk food shops."

    Nottinghamshire writers

    While Ryan Drain said: "And a great history both in sport , industry, literature and legend. This is long over due , for the size and population of Nottingham we are an under dog city that has always over achieved and had more success than we should. I'd say we've got it in the bag."   

  17. Forest captain signs with Aston Villa

    BBC Sport

    It's confirmed. 

    Henri Lansbury has signed with Aston Villa for a fee of about £2.75m.

    Henri Lansbury in action for Nottingham Forest

    He has made 150 appearances for Forest since joining from Arsenal in August 2012.  

  18. Travel: Delays on M1 northbound

    You can see the traffic building on the M1 near J26 on this photo from the Highways England cameras.

    One lane is blocked on the slip road because of an accident.

    M1 J26