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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 22 March 2017
  2. Nottingham school 'worst hit' in funding shake-up
  3. Council energy company announces 17% price rise
  4. People forced to spend night away from fire-hit block
  5. Campaigners 'disappointed' after drilling plan given go-ahead
  6. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

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By Alex Smith

All times stated are UK

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  2. East Midlands weather update: A mostly cloudy night with showers

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    Tonight will be mostly cloudy with outbreaks of showery rain at times. 

    The winds will ease in strength in the early hours, with the chance of a few patches of mist and fog forming.

  3. Your photos: Squirrel in East Leake

    BBC Weather Watchers

    That is one determined squirrel... hope he wasn't driven nuts. 

    Squirrel
  4. Police appeal after serious assault in New Basford

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Nottinghamshire Police has appealed for witnesses after a serious assault on a man in New Basford.

    The force said the assault occurred in Maud Street at about 23:10 on Monday.

    The victim sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries.

  5. Residents allowed back into fire-hit apartment block

    Kevin Stanley

    Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    Residents have been allowed back into their homes - and while for the most part they're in remarkably good shape, some have quite a bit of water damage. 

    I've spoken to a number of people whose boilers have been temporarily condemned for safety reasons, so although most have light, they may not have heat.  

    Fire and police investigators have been here today but so far there's no word on what caused the fire. The top two floors are still out of action, so for some it'll be a second night away from home.

    Raleigh fire
  6. Trio jailed for arson attack at disused nightclub

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Three men have been jailed for an arson attack at a disused nightclub in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire police said.

    Ricky Whitworth, 24, formerly of Penn Street, Sutton-In-Ashfield, Connor Bowerman, 19, formerly of Welbeck Street, Sutton-In-Ashfield, and Robert Short, 19, formerly of Welbeck Street, Sutton-In-Ashfield, were sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court yesterday having all been found guilty of arson reckless as to whether life was endangered. 

    The court heard that the trio had set fire to the First Base Bar in Low Street on September 7, 2015. The building was extensively damaged and the occupants of an adjoining flat were evacuated.  

    Ricky Whitworth
    Connor Bowerman
    Robert Short
  7. MP 'arrived to vote as attack happened'

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry has reported that Orpington MP Jo Johnson, Boris Johnson's brother, had arrived to vote as the attack on Parliament happened. 

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  8. Gedling MP's 'tremendous shock' at Parliament shooting

    Lewis Scrimshaw

    News editor, BBC Radio Nottingham

    We've just spoken to Gedling MP Vernon Coaker, who is locked in the chamber. He was at Parliament for a vote.

    He said: "There is a tremendous sense of shock... but that it's not just about us [MPs]. There's also a shared concern for the family of the woman killed and those injured ."

    Vernon Coaker
  9. Pictures: Office block demolition nears completion

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Back to events in Nottinghamshire... 

    We told you earlier that the demolition of an office block near County Hall was nearing completion. 

    Here's an updated picture, today taken by Nottinghamshire County Council.

    Demolition

    This was the site just 12 days ago... 

    Demolition
  10. Nottingham North MP 'safe' after 'attack on Parliament'

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Nottingham North MP Graham Allen has tweeted: "Thanks for asking, my staff and I are all safe after today's attack on Parliament."

  11. Photo: The scene at Parliament

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    This is the scene at Parliament at the moment.

    Parliament scene

    A reminder that you can follow the BBC News live page on this story here .

  12. Police officer 'stabbed at UK Parliament'

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    A bit more on this developing story...

    A police officer has been stabbed in the Houses of Parliament in central London, Commons Leader David Lidington has said.  

    He told MPs the "alleged assailant was shot by armed police" following a "serious" incident.

    Staff inside Parliament were told to stay inside their offices.

    Scotland Yard said it was called to a firearms incident on Westminster Bridge amid reports of several people injured.

    Transport for London said Westminster underground station has been shut at the request of the police.

  13. MP wants clarity on energy price rise

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Earlier we told you that Nottingham City Council's Robin Hood Energy company has announced a 17% price rise .

    Now Nottingham East MP Chris Leslie has said he wants more clarity on why the rise is happening.

    The Labour MP told BBC Radio Nottingham: "I think it's important that companies that put up their bills explain why that's happening.

    "Yes, there are wholesale prices and all those other things, but I think a bit of transparency would help."

    Chris Leslie MP