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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 15 March 2017
  2. History of Raleigh to feature in new film
  3. Canal Street remains closed for gas pipe repairs
  4. Scientists testing flytipped rubbish to find culprits
  5. Notts County and Mansfield Town lost last night
  6. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

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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: Cloud moving in tonight

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    Largely clear skies with a few patches of cloud through this evening. 

    Overnight skies will begin to gradually cloud over from the west with a few patches of hill fog in prone spots.

    Minimum temperature 7C (45F)

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  3. Canal Street work completed, says National Grid

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Good news Nottingham motorists...

    National Grid says the repairs to a leaking gas pipe on Canal Street have been completed and the reopening of the road is in sight.

    Canal Street

    A spokeswoman said the road would still stay closed tomorrow to allow engineers to carry out tests to ensure there were no more gas leaks before they resurfaced the road.

    She said: "We will update people later tomorrow on when we expect the road to reopen."

  4. Tributes to man who died in A1 crash

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Lincolnshire County Council has confirmed this afternoon that a man who died in a crash on the A1 near Newark was one of its officers.

    Ian Newell, who was 52 and from Grantham, had worked for the authority for two decades as a Trading Standards officer.

    Sara Barry, from the council, said: "Ian was an absolute pleasure to work with and was a dedicated and long-serving member of our Trading Standards team at the council. 

    "He was energetic, hard-working and the ultimate professional. But more than that, he was a kind and caring man, an asset to the team and a joy to be around.  

    "He had worked in Trading Standards for over 20 years and was absolutely committed to protecting the public. The team is deeply saddened by this and our thoughts are with his family."

  5. Watch: The story of Nottingham's Raleigh

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    We've been talking about the history of Raleigh Bikes today.

    A new BBC Four documentary tonight has some unseen footage from the factory dating back to 1902 and has interviews with people who worked there over the years to help tell the company's story.

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    Video caption: Watch: Unseen Raleigh footage used in new film
  6. Pizza restaurant closes down

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    It's the end of the road for another restaurant based at the Victoria Centre's Clocktower dining area.

    Stonebaked Pizza Co has closed, just months after Coast 2 Coast and Joe's Kitchen.

    Victoria Centre

    The area opened in October 2015 as part of a remodelling of the shopping centre.

    Intu manager, Nigel Wheatley, said they were in talks with a number of restaurants to move into the empty units and would soon be opening the Nottingham Street Food Club there.

  7. New photo of missing man

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A new image has been released of a 54-year-old Beeston man who has been missing since last month.

    John Ferris disappeared on 8 February and police said there had been no sightings of him since then. 

    Inspector Steve Wragg, said: "His disappearance is very out of character and he has never been reported missing before."

    John Ferris
  8. Sports Direct brands pay report 'fake news'

    BBC Business News

    Mike Ashley's Sports Direct has criticised a shareholder lobby group, accusing it of "fake news" for claims regarding its executive pay ratios.

    The Shirebrook-based firm says a PIRC (Pensions & Investment Research Consultants) report wrongly states the firm has a chief executive-to-average-employee pay ratio of 400:1.

    Mike Ashley

    Such a ratio would be the second highest in the FTSE 350.

    But the retailer says the PIRC figures include a bonus that was never paid, and a "true ratio" would be about 9:1.

  9. Police name man killed in six-vehicle A1 crash

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A man who died in a six-vehicle crash on the A1 at Newark last Thursday has been named by police as Ian Newell, from Grantham, Lincolnshire.

    The 52-year-old was driving one of the vehicles involved and was pronounced dead at the scene.

    A1 Newark

    The A1 northbound was closed for just under 24 hours after the crash.

    A 38-year-old man, arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, has been released on police bail until 30 June.

  10. Watch: Unseen Raleigh footage used in new film

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Here is some of that Raleigh footage we told you about earlier. 

    It is just a taster of what's going to be featured in a BBC Four documentary tonight called Pedalling Dreams: The Raleigh Story.

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    Video caption: Unseen Raleigh footage used in new film
  11. Your photos: Blue skies over the city

    BBC Weather Watchers

    There is a lot of blue sky around today.

    I've been out for a break to enjoy it myself!

    Warsop
  12. Afternoon weather update: Warm and bright

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    It should feel fairly warm for most of this afternoon with light winds and highs of 15C (59F).

  13. Students visiting newsroom

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The school reporters have been enjoying their morning watching how we do our jobs in the newsroom.

    And they'll be watching East Midlands Today go out live in the studio shortly.

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  14. WWE wrestlers set for return to Download Festival

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Performers from WWE wrestling are set to form part of the entertainment at this year's Download Festival at Donington Park.

    WWE wrestlers

    Wrestlers including Bobby Rhode, Aleister Black, Tye Dillinger and Kassius Ohno will appear inside the ropes. 

    Wrestlers at Download Festival

    Festival promoter Dave Bradley said: "Having WWE NXT at Download is like seeing what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object - you just know sparks are going to fly." 

    The Download Festival will take place at Donington Park from June 9 to 11.

  15. Agency wants to find those responsible for flytipping

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    BBC East Midlands Today has been to the Environment Agency lab today to see how the flytipped rubbish is tested. 

    Stephen Phipps from the Environment Agency said these tests help them determine what the waste materials are and where they have come from.

    Stephen Phipps

    He added: "It gives us an opportunity to find out where it's come from, what it is and helps us to make sure we are getting the right people and finding those responsible."

  16. Scientists test products in dumped rubbish

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    In April last year 23 barrels were found dumped by the Nottingham Canal in Cossall and Trent Lock containing an unknown chemical.

    It is flytipped rubbish like this that is being investigated in the Environment Agency labs by Lady Bay bridge.

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  17. Scientists testing flytipped rubbish to find culprits

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A team of Nottingham scientists from the Environment Agency is using forensic science to crackdown on flytippers.

    The agency says it has seen a rise in illegal waste being dumped across the region and they're now investing millions of pounds in tackling the problem. 

    Flytipping lab

    The scientists test small samples of flytipped rubbish to see if they are hazardous and to give clues about where the rubbish has come from.

  18. Pupils take part in School Report

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Apologies for the delays in updates, I have been showing students from the Holgate Academy in Hucknall around BBC Nottingham.

    The group has been visiting the online team ahead of tomorrow's BBC School Report, when we will hopefully be featuring a story from them.

    Students
  19. Gas works needed for safety

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Canal Street has been shut since Sunday evening after a gas leak was detected in one of the pipes near the junction with Trent Street.

    A spokeswoman for National Grid said: "For the safety of everyone in the area it is imperative that we complete these repairs."

    She said "every effort" was being made to complete the work as soon as possible.

    Canal Street
  20. Canal Street to stay shut until Friday

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    National Grid says Canal Street is likely to stay closed until Friday.

    A spokeswoman said engineers have completed repairs on five joints of the gas pipe and the road has been resurfaced there, but there is still a section of road they are working on.

    gas works

    She added: "We will then monitor the gas readings tomorrow. If no gas readings are detected tomorrow then we will reinstate the road and aim to reopen it to traffic on Friday. If gas readings are detected then further investigative work will be needed."