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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 26 January 2017
  2. Child sex offender back in police custody
  3. Dutch couple help save Robin Hood attraction
  4. Mansfield guide dog in the running for Crufts trophy
  5. Nottingham part of Ed Sheeran's global tour
  6. County interested in signing Carlton Cole
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Friday

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By Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Our live updates have now ended and will return tomorrow from 08:00. 

  2. Weather: Sub-zero temperatures overnight

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    Another cold night. Patchy cloud and some clear spells. 

    A widespread frost and some hill fog will develop. There may be some isolated light wintry showers, so the chance of some ice on untreated surfaces.

    Minimum temperatures of: -2C (28F).

  3. See Nottinghamshire's best pictures on Instagram

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Following BBC Nottingham on Instagram yet? Here is today's image... 

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    Thanks to Emma Louise for taking it at Wollaton Park. 

  4. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here's what's happening across our region: 

  5. Images show area council wanted to protect from 'undesirable changes'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Basically, a conservation area is somewhere protected by law against undesirable changes. These are some of the images submitted with Sutton Bonington's application back in 1968...

    Sutton Bonnington in 1968
    Sutton Bonnington in 1968
  6. Celebrating region's conservation areas

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    I've just been sent these fascinating pictures and artifacts from 1968 when the first conservation areas were designated in Nottinghamshire. 

    Sutton Bonnington leaflet

    Sutton Bonington (pictured) was the second such area to be chosen and there are now 175 across the county. 

    Not sure what a conservation area is? This handy guide from Historic England should help.

  7. Notts County keen on former England forward Cole

    BBC Sport

    Here is some more on Notts County's attempt to try to sign former Premier League striker Carlton Cole. 

    Carlton Cole
  8. Canal death 'not suspicious'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    The death of a man whose body was found in the canal off Carrington Street on Wednesday is not being treated as suspicious, Nottinghamshire Police have said. 

    Carrington Street

    A post-mortem examination will take place to determine the cause of death. 

  9. Nottinghamshire road helps break world record

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    More than 500 Triumph bikers have broken the world record for the longest ever parade of the iconic motorcycles.

    Motorcycle ride

    The attempt, which was part of an event raising money for research into children's brain tumours, closed part of the A617 in Mansfield. 

  10. Former England forward linked with County move

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Nolan also claims to have spoken to ex-West Ham, Chelsea and England striker Carlton Cole about coming to Meadow Lane. 

    Carlton Cole

    "Obviously it would be fantastic if I could bring him here," he said. 

  11. County nearing end of transfer embargo?

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Notts County manager Kevin Nolan has said he is hoping to update fans on the club's transfer embargo "in the next 48/72 hours."

    Kevin Nolan
  12. Ed Sheeran coming on tour to city

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    If it sounds like your sort of thing tickets go on sale on Thursday from 10:00. 

    Better hope your boss is out the office... 

  13. Chart topper coming to Nottingham

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Ed Sheeran will be coming to Nottingham as part of a global tour following a year out of the music scene. 

    Ed Sheeran

    He'll be performing on consecutive nights (25 and 26 April 2017) at the city's ice arena.  

  14. Man admitted child sex offences last month

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    At Nottingham Crown Court last month, Slade admitted attempting to incite a girl to engage in sexual activity between November 1 and 20, and a similar charge between May 29 and June 8.

    He also accepted attempting to meet a child under 16 following grooming and a third count of attempting to incite a girl to engage in sexual activity.

  15. Child sex offender back in police custody

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    A man who failed to show up at court for sentencing after admitting child sex offences is now in custody, Nottinghamshire Police have said.

    Ricky Slade, 29, of no fixed abode, was caught chatting to people he believed to be young girls on the internet by an online action group.  

    He was due to be sentenced on Tuesday but did not attend court and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.

  16. East Midlands weather update: 'Feel like -5C'

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    It'll be a freezing cold afternoon with plenty of cloud around and possibly some sleet in a couple of areas.     

    Weather map

    Highs of only 0C (32F) but when you factor in the wind chill, it’ll feel more like -5C.