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  1. Updates for Friday 10 February 2017
  2. Power failure on rail network causes train delays
  3. Nottingham holds 10th Light Night
  4. Tributes continue to pour in for Sir Peter Mansfield
  5. Gary Brazil to stay in charge at Forest until end of season
  6. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Monday

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By Sandish Shoker

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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.

Weather: Sleet and snow tonight

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

Remaining cold tonight with a few sleet or snow showers.

A covering of snow is possible above 200m and for some of us it could be a white start even at lower levels.  A widespread frost will also develop.

Minimum temperature: 1C (33F)


Train misery continues...

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The trains from Nottingham might be up and running again but passengers are still facing issues with cancellations and overcrowding.

Sofia Sinnott

Sofia Sinnott sent us this photo of the Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street train which should have had four carriages but has left with only two.  

She said many of the passengers like her were having to face the whole journey standing in the gangway.

Your photos: Sun bursts through the clouds

BBC Weather Watchers

Despite the miserable weather there was a lovely sunburst over Nottinghamshire earlier.

One of our Weather Watchers caught this on a walk from Gunthorpe to Caythorpe. 

sun burst
David E

Men in court over fly-tipped mattress

BBC Radio Nottingham

Two men in Mansfield have each been ordered by magistrates to pay £170 in costs for fly-tipping. 

Christopher Cassidy, of Langham Place, and Michael Scully, of Noel Street, were found to have thrown a mattress out of a van, onto land at the back of properties on Cumberland Drive.

They both admitted dumping the mattress but denied the fly-tipping charges, claiming it had been blocking the road. 

MBE for Stuart Broad

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

He might have been in talks to take on the England Test captaincy yesterday, but today Nottinghamshire bowler Stuart Broad was at Buckingham Palace to pick up an MBE.

Broad, who passed the landmark of 100 Tests last year, was recognised for his career in cricket.

Stuart Broad
Getty Images

Speaking after the ceremony about highlights from his career he said: "Regaining the Ashes at my home ground at Trent Bridge in Nottingham in 2015 was a week I'll never forget.

"Personally getting the eight for 15, bowling Australia out for 60, at a ground I watched my dad play at when I was two or three years old."  

Trains running again

Lines reopen but there are still delays

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Good news everyone - the lines between Nottingham and Newark/Grantham have reopened after the power failure.

National Rail tweeted that trains are still likely to be delayed or cancelled as a result.

Level crossings also affected

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The signalling fault is also causing problems at crossings in Fiskerton and Bingham. 

Network Rail said engineers were working to to fix the issues "as quickly as possible".

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Signal failure causes travel delays

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The signalling problem on the trains is causing a lot of frustration for people.

Matt tweeted that he was having a good Friday until he got stuck.

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Misery for rail passengers this afternoon

Stuart Thomas

Head of BBC East Midlands

There are currently no trains running east of Nottingham at all due to the power failure.

Queues of passengers are waiting for replacement bus services to Grantham and Lincoln which are going to take at least 25 mins to arrive.


'You can get so many benefits from it'


Alex Scott urges you to sign up for the 2017 FA People's Cup

England player Alex Scott "would've loved the opportunity to have a competition like this when I was younger".

What's she talking about? The FA People's Cup - the country's biggest free five-a-side competition which gives you the chance to make your way to Wembley.

"When I was younger, playing in a football cage, the dream was always to play at Wembley," adds Scott.

"The FA People's Cup gives anyone the opportunity to sign up to a local team in your area. You don't have to rely on your mates.

"It's a chance to meet different people, socialise in different environments. It's more than just signing up, you can get so many benefits from it."

So what are you waiting for? Sign up for the FA People's Cup - but hurry as the deadline for entries is the 19 February!

Ameobi says it 'feels right' at Notts

BBC Nottingham Sport

We're at the Notts County press conference.

Shola Ameobi has refused to rule out staying at Notts beyond the end of this season.

Shola Ameobi

He said: "I've rejected other clubs but it feels right here." 

Gritters will be out tonight

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Temperatures are set to drop to around freezing tonight so gritter driver Sam Booth will be out with his colleagues.

They'll be on standby for the rest of the weekend too as more snow and sleet is expected to fall.

Travel: Signal fault delays trains

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A signal fault is causing disruption to East Midlands Trains between Nottingham and Newark this afternoon.

The line is expected to fully reopen in the next two hours.

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The life of a gritter driver

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

While you're sitting in your warm house in front of the telly tonight spare a thought for the county's gritters. 

Sam Booth has been giving us an insight into what his life is like at this time of year.

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William Booth Museum takes part in festival

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The William Booth Birthplace Museum in Sneinton is taking part in Light Night for the first time this year.

Abbey, who is a volunteer there, said they would have live music from the Salvation Army band and a local school choir throughout the evening as well as artist workshops for people to take part in.

Book of condolence opens for professor

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The University of Nottingham has set up an online book of condolence to pay tribute to Sir Peter Mansfield.

The professor designed the first MRI scanner and died yesterday aged 83.

Sir Peter Mansfield
University of Nottingham

Long Eaton water problem

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

People in Long Eaton have been told they may have no water supply or poor pressure for a bit while Severn Trent Water carries out an emergency repair.

Notts not in relegation scrap - Nolan

BBC Sport

BBC Sport has more on Kevin Nolan's confidence about Notts staying up.

He said their current position in the bottom three of League Two does not mean they face a relegation scrap.

Kevin Nolan

What is Light Night?

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

I've been asking my own questions in the office about Light Night and why it started.

Sharon Scaniglia, one of the organisers from the city council told one of my colleagues it started as a way of getting people out in winter when there's not a lot to do, and to discover Nottingham in a different way.

Nottingham Castle

Free entry at the castle

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Here's a photo I took at Nottingham Castle during last year's Light Night. 

The castle is opening up for free again with a light display and entertainment through the night.

Light Night

Have fun if you go along, but make sure you wrap up warm - it's going to be very cold!

Nottingham lights up tonight

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

It's the 10th Light Night in Nottingham tonight.

The festival sees the city light up in different colours, with several attractions opening up for free and live music and performances throughout the night. 

Light night big wheel
Debbie Davies

This year, the festival is also opening up to the Arboretum and venues in Sneinton for the first time.

Broad meets with Strauss over England captaincy

BBC Sport

Nottinghamshire's Stuart Broad has met with Andrew Strauss to discuss the possibility of him taking the England Test captaincy. 

Alastair Cook stepped down on Monday and Broad will be hoping he can take up the position having previously captained the Twenty20 side between 2011 and 2014.

Stuart Broad
Getty Images

Ask us your questions

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

If there is a question about Nottinghamshire that you want answered, then get in touch like Phil did, and we'll do our best to answer it for you.

Electric vehicle-only lane will be England's first

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Electric motorcycles are rare but they are becoming more and more popular as battery life, charge times and performance improve.

Last year the British Motorcycle Federation put together a list of electric bikes they recommended.

Nottingham City Council

When it opens, the Eco-Expressway will be the first electric vehicle-only road lane in England.

A new fleet of electric buses have been ordered in Nottingham which will be able to use it, as well as electric cars (including taxis) and electric motorcycles. 

Your Questions: Can low emissions motorcycles use the new Eco-Expressway?

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Phil used Your Questions to ask whether motorbikes that meet Euro4 standards will be able to use the new Eco-Expressway that is being built from the city centre to Gedling Borough.

The city council has told me only vehicles meeting the Ultra Low Emissions Vehicles (ULEV) criteria are going to be able to use the Eco-Expressway route - so essentially if they are electric or hybrid motorcycles.

Nottingham City Council

An Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicle is a vehicle that produces less than 75g/km of CO2.  

The Euro4 standard Phil mentions is something new vehicles now have to meet but it doesn't necessarily mean they are ULEVs.

More insurance claims for Defender thefts

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The amount of Land Rover Defender thefts has increased significantly according to figures by NFU Mutual.

Land Rover Defender

The insurer said that in the East Midlands there was a claim for a stolen Defender every month in 2016 - 44 in total. 

That’s a 42% increase on 2015 claims.

Nolan confident Magpies can clear relegation zone

Christian Hewgill

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Notts County might be third from the bottom of League 2 - a point clear of the relegation zone -  but manager Kevin Nolan says the Magpies are NOT in a relegation battle. 

It’s a relegation six pointer at Meadow Lane this weekend with fellow strugglers Cheltenham as the visitors.

Kevin Nolan

Former students pays tribute to professor

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Yesterday we told you about the death of Sir Peter Mansfield, a professor at the University of Nottingham who developed MRI technology.

The tributes have continued to pour in for him today.


Sir Peter Mansfield
University of Nottingham

Professor Richard Botwell, director of the new Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre at the QMC, said he first worked with Sir Mansfield as a PhD student in 1984.

He said: "He was a great man and an inspiration to us all. He was full of great ideas and came up with a lot of the detailed concepts that made MRI work."

Brazil to stay in charge at Forest

Christian Hewgill

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

Last night we learnt Gary Brazil will be in charge of Nottingham Forest until the end of the season, and he'll continue to be assisted by Jack Lester.

Gary Brazil

It comes as no real surprise with Nigel Clough turning down the reds and the pair winning three out of their four games in charge.

Travel: Lorry causing delays on A46

BBC Travel

The A46 is blocked near Cotgrave because of a broken down lorry at Colston Gate,

Watch: Today's weather outlook

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

It's a cold start to the day with a few ice patches to look out for this morning on what will be another mainly dry but cloudy day.

There’s also scope for a few wintry flurries with highs of 3C (37F)

Join us for today's updates

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Good morning and happy Friday!

It's going to be another cold day for most of us today but if you're out and about and see any nice frosty scenes, then be sure to share your photos with us by email or Facebook.