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  1. Updates for Monday 20 February 2017
  2. Patients to meet health bosses over surgery closure
  3. Shanay Walker inquest continues
  4. Sir Tom Jones announces Sherwood Forest concert
  5. Line of Duty star to 'perform for 1p'
  6. Nottingham Racecourse gets prize money boost
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Tuesday

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By Sandish Shoker and Calum McKenzie

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

Weather: Mild but rain around overnight

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

Cloudy with a few spots of light rain and drizzle in the first part of the night.

BBC weather grid

Outbreaks of rain becoming more widespread in the early hours. It’ll be mild, with some hill fog patches possible over high ground.  

Minimum temperatures of 7C (45F). 

Cohen returns following injury

BBC Nottingham Sport

Nottingham Forest club captain Chris Cohen has made his latest comeback from injury playing in an under 23s game against Hull.

Chris Cohen
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The 29-year-old played 77 minutes as the Reds won 4-0. 

Police appeal following hit-and-run

Lisa Teanby

BBC Radio Nottingham newsreader

A man's in a serious condition in hospital after a hit-and-run in Kirkby-in-Ashfield.

Kingsway street sign

Kingsway was closed for almost 12 hours after the collision at around 23:30 last night. 

Police said the vehicle didn't stop at the scene and they are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

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Are you following BBC Nottingham on Instagram yet? If you aren't, you are missing out on seeing excellent pictures like this... 

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Extra racecourse prize money 'essential for competitiveness'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Paul Fisher, managing director of the Jockey Club, has said it was important for the likes of Nottingham to benefit from this new prize fund (see 15:44). 

He said: "The Jockey Club recognises that prize money provides an important return for racehorse owners and is vital to the livelihoods of trainers, stable staff and jockeys. 

"It's also essential to our sport's competitiveness, so this is a real area of focus for us."

Both lanes reopen on M1

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Some good news for travellers...

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And this is what was causing those problems earlier...

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Racecourse gets prize money boost

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Nottingham Racecourse is to see an increase in prize money of more than £100,000 this year, according to owners Jockey Club Racecourses.

Nottingham Racecourse
Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The money has come from a £22.9m prize pot announced by the Jockey Club.

Recognition for Magpies striker

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Notts County FC tweets... 

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Council must 'prioritise siblings in school admissions'

BBC Radio Nottingham

Nottinghamshire County Council has done a U-turn on its controversial school admissions policy, which saw some siblings being split up and sent to different schools.

Matt Cardy/Getty Images

The Schools Adjudicator said it was unfair to remove a rule which gave priority to children who lived outside the catchment area but had siblings already at the school.

Now the council has said for 2018, it'll bring back that rule.

Staff at school 'felt safeguarding concerns weren't passed on'

Simon Ward

East Midlands Today reporter at Nottingham Coroner's Court

Dr. Holliman's statement told the inquest about how she was due to have confidential talks with staff to help them cope with bereavement. 

But she heard repeated concerned comments from staff about safeguarding procedures at the school and how staff felt their concerns weren’t being passed on.

The inquest into Shanay's death also heard that Dr Holliman felt this was so serious the conversations could no longer be kept confidential and the police should be told. 

The inquest continues.

Shanay Walker school staff told to 'go to police'

Simon Ward

East Midlands Today reporter at Nottingham Coroner's Court

A doctor who was sent to a Nottingham school to support staff after a pupil died, told an inquest so many teachers raised child safeguarding concerns, that she advised them to contact the police.

Shanay Walker
Nottinghamshire Police

Dr Gail Holliman was sent to Southglade Primary School after seven-year-old Shanay Walker, pictured, died in 2014. 

The inquest into Shanay's death is now taking place. Her aunt and grandmother were jailed for child cruelty.

Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe accident, between J28 for A38 Alfreton and J27 for A608 Hucknall affecting Tibshelf Services.

M1 Derbyshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M1 southbound between J28, A38 (Alfreton) and J27, A608 (Hucknall), because of an accident. Congestion to Tibshelf Services.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Your photos: February across Nottinghamshire

BBC Weather Watchers

Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Monty for sending this pic of the snowdrops at Edwinstowe. 


Spring is definitely on its way. 

Weather: Potential for some rain this afternoon

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

Cloud will increase during the afternoon with hill fog over higher ground and patchy light rain or drizzle.

Weather map

Maximum temperatures of 14C (57F).

Lady Pies learn FA Cup fate

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Notts County Ladies tweets... 

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Tom Jones 'relishing' woodland concerts

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Sir Tom, who is also going to be performing in woodland in Cheshire and Staffordshire, has said he loves performing in these unusual locations. 

Tom Jones
Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

He said: "I had a great time being part of the Forest Live concerts last year, so I am delighted to be coming back again and performing in three more of these beautiful woodland locations. 

"It’s important that people are aware of our forests and come to enjoy them, so I hope you can join me!"    

Outlaws star gets IPL deal

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

No deal for Alex Hales, but team mate Dan Christian is bought by the wonderfully named Rising Pune Supergiants...

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Tree felling to begin following protests

Hayley Compton

BBC Radio Nottingham reporter

In the last few minutes, Broxtowe Borough Council workers and protesters have agreed that work can start on felling some of the trees at Hall om Wong.   

Tree felling equipment

Protesters attempt to stop trees being cut down

Hayley Compton

BBC Radio Nottingham reporter

Contractors who turned up at Hall om Wong in Kimberley to chop down 40 trees were met by protesters.  

Protest in Hall om Wong

Police are on site mediating.

Tom Jones announces Sherwood Forest concert

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

What's new pussycat? Well... 

Tom Jones
Forestry Commission

Sir Tom Jones has announced a concert for Saturday 24 June in Sherwood Forest. 

It is part of a three-part tour round woodland locations.  

Line of Duty star to 'perform for 1p'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The Playhouse has said there are just a few pairs of tickets left to see Vicky McClure's play this evening. 

Vicky McClure
Getty Images

Earlier this morning, 200 went on sale so it might be worth trying to sneak out of work soon(ish) if you want to go. 

As it is a pay what you want performance - you can turn up with 1p and get a ticket if there are any left. 

IPL auction ends with Hales unsold

BBC Test Match Special

Looks like the opener will start the season with Notts... 

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Doctor facing tribunal over misconduct allegations

BBC Radio Nottingham

Dr Kashayar Ghaharian, see 8.31, is accused of making verbally abusive comments about his staff and patients over a period of six years and faces claims that some of his actions were dishonest.

The tribunal started last summer and will resume on 15 March 2017.

Big queues at city theatre

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Nottingham Playhouse tweets...

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...this is all because the theatre is offering people the chance to pay what they can afford to see Line of Duty star Vicky McClure's latest play Touched. 

A nice gesture I think you'd all agree? 

Watch: East Midlands weather outlook

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

Here's the weather forecast for the East Midlands...

BBC to celebrate Nottinghamshire music

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A word of warning - before you attempt to nominate someone like Jay McGuiness from Newark, the person has to have passed away for them to get a blue plaque. 

Jay McGuiness
Getty Images

Don't shoot the messenger - those are the rules.  

BBC to honour region's music heritage

BBC Music

One of these impressive blue plaques will be put up somewhere in Nottinghamshire as part of BBC Music Day to honour one of the region's stars or music venues.   

Blue plaque

For all the details about what is happening and how you can nominate someone/somewhere click here.

Hales fails to sell in IPL auction

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Nottinghamshire and England opener Alex Hales went unsold in the first round of the auction for the 2017 Indian Premier League.

Alex Hales

Hales, who has a reserve price of 10,000,000 Rupees (£120,000), had a short stint with the Mumbai Indians in 2015. 

Local Live host handover

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Thanks Sandish - I'll be guiding you through the next few hours across Nottinghamshire. 

GP surgery patients fighting to keep it open

BBC Radio Nottingham

Stephen Lowe, chairman of the surgery's patient participation group, says they will fight to keep it open.

"We can see no logical reason for closing the surgery," he said.

Stephen Lowe

"There are people prepared to come in and take the surgery over and none of the patients want to leave.

Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group said it had reviewed all options for the practice but opted for closure.

"We are confident the planned closure will not affect availability of appointments," it added.  

Patients meet with health bosses over surgery closure

BBC Radio Nottingham

We told you last week about patients at the Wollaton Vale Health Centre who are angry about its closure because the only GP there is retiring.

They are meeting with the local commissioning group to raise their concerns and discuss the possibility of keeping it open.

Wollaton Vale Health Centre

Dr Khashayar Ghaharian at the surgery is retiring but he also faces a tribunal over allegations about his conduct.

Travel: Congestion building around Nottingham

BBC Travel

The A52 Derby Road heading into Nottingham is looking busy this morning, as is Western Boulevard and Valley Road.

Maybe leave a bit of extra time for your journey this morning.

Join us for today's updates

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Good morning and welcome to the start of another week.  

We'll have news later of the outcome of a meeting on Nottinghamshire County Council's school admissions policy.