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Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

A mostly cloudy and dry day across the region.

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Nottinghamshire tops November rainfall records

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

This autumn has been a tough one for the UK with many parts seeing record levels of rain and below average temperatures.

So far this month, based on Met Office data up to 17 November, Nottinghamshire has seen the most rain compared with the average.

Flooding in Worksop
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The county has already had 189% of its monthly average.

It led to severe flooding in places like Worksop (above), where dozens of homes had to be evacuated and two homeless men almost drowned when they became trapped in a wheelie bin.

During the worst of the rainfall, there was also a mudslide at Berry Hill Quarry in Mansfield.

Masked men with weapons steal car in Huthwaite

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Two masked men armed with a gun and knife have stolen a car in Huthwaite overnight.

Nottinghamshire Police said they were called following reports of a car theft on Woodland Avenue just before 23:30.

Woodland Avenue
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The men have been described as wearing dark clothing with their faces covered.

No-one was injured but police would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and may have seen something.

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Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

It's another chilly day, but not quite as cold as yesterday.

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Lottery winners remembered on 25th year since first draw

BBC Radio Nottingham

It has been 25 years since the first National Lottery draw was broadcast live from the BBC in London.

It was hosted by Noel Edmonds while Anthea Turner was in Nottingham providing inserts from the intu Victoria Centre.

Anthea Turner
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Over the years Nottinghamshire has seen more than 700 people claim prizes of £50,000 or more.

In 2012, the county had two big winners - Cassey Carrington and Matt Topham from Stapleford won just over £45m in the EuroMillions, followed by Gareth and Catherine Bull from Mansfield Woodhouse who won more than £40m.

Later that year, Jim and Maureen Emerton from Carlton won £4.5m and Alan and Kim Elliott, from Aspley, won £1m.

Jim and Maureen Emerton
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David Brown was living in Eastwood when he and his family won £1m three years ago.

"I was scanning the QR code on my iPad and I didn't believe it so I switched it off and scanned it again and again," he said.

"I told my daughter and she didn't believe it either, so she downloaded the app herself and scanned it on her phone."

Since winning, he and his family have bought a holiday lodge in Lincolnshire and moved house.

His daughter, who also got a share of the money, used it to pay for fertility treatment. She is now seven months pregnant.

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

It's a frosty start out there, and there's a Met Office weather warning for fog.

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Flood warnings remain in East Midlands

Alex Regan

BBC News

Flood warnings remain across parts of the East Midlands after heavy rainfall saw severe disruption across the region last week.

The Environment Agency has issued several warnings - meaning flooding is expected - across the River Trent at Cavendish Bridge, Carlton-on-Trent, Collingham, and Girton.

In Leicestershire and Derbyshire, the River Soar and the Derwent both have several flood alerts, meaning flooding is possible.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue boats
Lynne Haw
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue teams helped rescue people by boats last week

East Midlands weather: Drier and brighter

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

It's going to be drier and brighter this week.

There's a bit of mist and fog early on, but we can expect blue skies as we go into the afternoon.

We can expect highs of 8C, but tonight temperatures could dip to as low as -2C.

What do you want to know about the election?

The election campaign is under way and on 12 December the UK will go to the polls.

The BBC wants to know about the issues which matter to you and affect your village, town or city.

Whether it's polling, policies, or a local issue, send your questions to us and we'll do our best to answer them.

Follow the links below to ask your questions:

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'Flooding expected' at 23 waterways

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

There are 23 flood warnings in place across the East Midlands.

These are the waterways where the Environment Agency is warning "flooding is expected".

Flooding
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  • Cocker Beck at Lowdham
  • River Derwent at Church Wilne and Wilne Lane
  • River Doe Lea at Bolsover Coking Works and Netherthorpe
  • River Erewash at Ilkeston
  • River Erewash at Langley Mill
  • River Leen at Bulwell
  • River Maun at Edwinstowe and Ollerton
  • River Maun at Haughton, Milton and West Drayton
  • River Maun at Sherwood Forest Caravan Park near Kings Clipstone
  • River Ryton at Scrooby including Serlby
  • River Ryton at Worksop, Shelley Street
  • Rivers Leen at Old Basford, New Basford and Bobbers Mill
  • River Soar at Zouch Island
  • River Trent at Carlton on Trent including Beck Cottage
  • River Trent at Collingham
  • River Trent at Girton
  • River Trent at Lenton for Nottingham Park and Ride Site at Queens Drive
  • River Trent at Sawley Marina, including Sawley Lock
  • River Amber at Ambergate
  • Rothley Brook at Glenfield and Anstey
  • River Sence from Temple Mill to Sheepy Magna
  • River Wreake at Frisby-on-the-Wreake
  • River Wreake for mills at Hoby, Thrussington and Ratcliffe

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Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

Well, the rain hasn't completely stopped but it's not looking as bad as yesterday.

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

End of live updates

David Pittam

BBC News Online

It's been a long day of flooding - with even a bit of snow further north.

The rain has caused travel disruption across the region and in some cases flooded homes and businesses.

It should be drier overnight and into tomorrow, and in places the flood waters are subsiding but we will be back early on to bring you all the latest.

Heavy rain disrupts train services

Train services between Sheffield and Worksop are affected due to floodwater on the line, Northern rail says.

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List of Nottinghamshire roads closed

David Pittam

BBC News Online

Here is the latest list of roads closed by flooding across Nottinghamshire, according to the county council...

  • Nottingham Road - Road Closure Scheme (off Westgate past Minster School)
  • Woodborough - Road Closure Scheme
  • Tinkers Lane, Newark
  • Blind Lane, Oxton
  • Northend Cottage, Tollerton Lane
  • Abbey Circus, West Bridgford
  • Gordon Road, West Bridgford
  • Main Street, Normanton-on-Soar
  • Main Road, Hockerton
  • Chapel Lane Farndon
  • Grove Lane, Retford
  • Old London Road, West Drayton
  • Shireoaks Road, Shireoaks
  • Blackstope Lane, Retford

What do you want to know about the election?

The election campaign is under way and on 12 December the UK will go to the polls.

The BBC wants to know about the issues which matter to you and affect your village, town or city.

Whether it's polling, policies, or a local issue, send your questions to us and we'll do our best to answer them.

Follow the links below to ask your questions:

Your questions answered
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Flooding: Preparation for more heavy rain

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

More heavy rain is set to fall across the East Midlands.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Thursday and Friday meaning "further heavy rain may lead to further disruption and flooding".

Map showing weather warning
Met Office

Derbyshire Dales District Council is urging residents and businesses to be ready for a possible repeat of last week's flooding that killed one local woman.

The authority's chief executive, Paul Wilson, said: "While we will always try to help vulnerable residents, our advice to anyone concerned that their home or business is at risk of flooding is to buy sandbags from a hardware store. Garden soil can be used as an alternative."

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The district council is handing out filled sandbags at local "hubs" in areas which suffered most from the flooding on Friday.

People are being asked to take only what they need so there is enough to go around.

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service is also asking people to "be prepared" and avoid routes prone to flooding.

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What do you want to know about the election?

The election campaign is under way and on 12 December the UK will go to the polls.

The BBC wants to know about the issues which matter to you and affect your village, town or city.

Whether it's polling, policies, or a local issue, send your questions to us and we'll do our best to answer them.

Follow the links below to ask your questions:

Your Questions Answered
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More East Midlands flood problems to come, agency warns

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

More homes and businesses in the East Midlands are likely to fall victim to flooding in the coming weeks and months, the Environment Agency has warned.

The organisation said its teams had been working 24 hours a day to deal with problems caused by last week's huge downfalls.

At least 75 properties flooded in Nottinghamshire - including 50 in Worksop - and 39 homes and businesses were flooded in Derbyshire.

The agency warned with many areas of ground "completely saturated" and further heavy rain forecast, there was a "high probability" more people would be affected later this week and in the months to follow.

Flooding in Matlock
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Louise Cresswell, East Midlands area manager, said: "Further rain on Thursday and Friday may bring severe impacts from surface water and river flooding to parts of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

"People should remain vigilant, follow the advice of the emergency services, check their flood risk and plan to stay safe.

"We advise people to stay away from swollen rivers and not to walk or drive through flood water."

Friends raise cash for Children in Need with 5km walk

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

Two friends from Nottinghamshire have raised more than £1,000 for BBC Children in Need with a Rickshaw Ramble.

Ben Robinson and Jack Barnes wanted to take part in the charity's Rickshaw Challenge but were unable to take part due to their disabilities.

On Sunday they did their own 5km (3.1 mile) walk around Holme Pierrepont with their families and were greeted by Pudsey Bear at the end.

Ben Robinson and Jack Barnes with Pudsey
Jan Robinson

Flood threat remains as wet weather continues

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Flood warnings and alerts remain in place across the East Midlands as the wet weather continues.

The Environment Agency has kept warnings in place for the River Idle in Retford, Eaton, Gamston and Ordsall and the River Trent at Barrow, Carlton, Castle Donington, Swarkestone and Willington.

Flooding in Stoke Bardolph
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A total of 13 alerts - meaning flooding is possible - are also in place across the region, including the River Erewash, the River Wye, the River Sence and the River Maun.

The prime minister is to chair a meeting of the government's emergency committee later in response to the flood problems in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and other parts of England.

You can browse the full list of warnings and alerts here.

Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

We're likely to see further showers through the morning and into the afternoon but things should be a little drier towards the end of the day.

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Water pumped from 'saturated' river in to Trent

David Pittam

BBC News Online

Water is being pumped out of a "saturated" river in north Nottinghamshire and into the Trent.

The River Idle takes water from Retford, Mansfield and Worksop, which recently flooded.

The Environment Agency said it now has eight pumps in place pumping water out of it in West Stockwith.

Pumps
Environment Agency

Fresh weather warnings for rain in the region

David Pittam

BBC News Online

Residents of the East Midlands have been warned there could be more flooding and disruption this week.

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for rain covering most of Derbyshire from now until 12:00 tomorrow.

The forecasters said we should expect "frequent heavy showers [which are] likely to cause some flooding and transport disruption".

Weather map
Met Office

Wednesday is looking drier, but then there are two further yellow weather warnings for rain for the whole of Thursday.

One covers most of England, including the East Midlands, and a second specifically covers Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, stating "further heavy rain may increase disruption from flooding".

Weather update
Met Office

Flood monitoring taking place in Worksop and Retford

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

The chair of the Environment Agency is visiting flood-hit areas of Nottinghamshire.

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BBC Look North journalist Mark Ansell said more than 200 houses were flooded in Worksop on Thursday night.

Last week, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service helped evacuate residents from 25 homes after parts of the town centre flooded. Sixty-five others were offered the chance to move but declined.

The flooding and subsequent rescue operation led councillor Simon Greaves, of Bassetlaw District Council, to declare a "major incident" for the town.

Flooding in Worksop
Damian West

The flood warning for the River Idle, at West Retford and Ordsall, remains in place.

Flood disruption continues as more rain falls on region

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Flood warnings and alerts remain in place for several parts of the East Midlands after more heavy rain overnight.

The Environment Agency has issued warnings for the River Idle in Retford, Eaton and Gamston, along with the River Trent at Barrow, Carlton, Castle Donington, Collingham, Girton, Swarkestone and Willington.

The B5010 between Borrowash and Elvaston
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Meanwhile, tributes are continuing to be paid to the former High Sheriff of Derbyshire, Annie Hall, who died when she was slept away by floods in Rowsley.

There are still a handful of road closures in Derbyshire - including a stretch of the B5010 between Borrowash and Elvaston (pictured).

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Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

It will be a chilly day with further showers, hail and possibly thunder expected.

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Flooding risk 'abates in Nottinghamshire'

Jennifer Harby

BBC News

Residents in areas of Nottinghamshire that were worst-affected by overnight flooding have been told river levels are going down.

Some residents remain unable to return home, with 54 having been evacuated in Worksop. Many are staying with family and friends and the town's leisure centre is no longer required as a rest centre.

Meanwhile a number of homes remain evacuated in Mansfield following a landslide on Thursday night, although some residents have been able to return home.

Nottinghamshire Police confirmed 23 properties remain evacuated and 24-hour security remains on-site.

Power is still out for more than 200 homes, but this is expected to be returned once the water drops to a safe level.

A number of roads still remain closed.

landslide
BBC

Ch Insp Claire Rukas said: “Worksop town centre still remains under a lot of flood water with many of the roads still impassable.

“However, as there is no longer the same threat to life as there was overnight, we will be taking down our cordons and the roads closures will be dealt with by the highways agency as business as usual.

“Mansfield still remains a concern and partners are working on making sure the area is safe for residents to return home.”

River levels are slowly receding, with rain expected only intermittently across the weekend.

However, the force said temperatures could fall to zero, with the freezing conditions potentially impacting on driving conditions.

Worksop residents 'without light and power'

Jennifer Harby

BBC News

Residents in Worksop say they are struggling in their flooded homes, with the water having knocked out lights and power supplies.

Home in Worksop
Jojo Singh Nirmaan

Jojo Singh Nirmaan said the water came into her house at 3am and she has been unable to find alternative accommodation.

"I have two kids under five and it's hard to go out, even to buy milk for my daughter," she said. "We are trying to get the water out as best we can."

GArden in Worksop
Jojo Singh Nirmaan

Rescuers save 70 hedgehogs from flooded sanctuary

Neil Heath

BBC News Online

Rescuers have saved 70 hedgehogs from a flooded sanctuary in north Nottinghamshire.

The RSPCA were called to 7th Heaven Hedgehog Rescue, in Retford, this morning to help evacuate the animals.

Five of the hedgehogs were hibernating in one of the hutches but were thankfully taken to safety.

Hedgehog
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The sanctuary was inundated with people who wanted to help.

RSPCA inspector Dan Bradshaw said: “Lots of local people have taken in hedgehogs until the rescue centre is safe for them to be returned.

“It was such a fulfilling rescue and it was incredible to see the amazing community spirit in Retford.

"Everyone worked together to save these hedgehogs. It’s really heartwarming.”