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  1. Today's weather for the East Midlands

    BBC Weather

    It will be a similar day today to yesterday, starting largely dry with sunny spells in places.

    In the afternoon, showers will develop for many areas in the region. They will be heavy in places and potentially thundery at times.

    So it's another day to look out for impressive rainbows like this one snapped by BBC Weather Watcher Mrs Bird at Wollaton Hall in Nottingham.

    BBC Weather Watcher Mrs Bird captured a rainbow at Wollaton Hall, in Nottingham
  2. Today's weather for the East Midlands

    BBC Weather

    A bright start to the week, but widespread showers will develop throughout the day. They will be heavy in places, with the odd rumble of thunder.

    However, these showers will ease towards the evening. There will be moderate to fresh winds.

    BBC Weather Watcher Scruffy dog was out in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, to capture these swans enjoying the morning sun.

    Swan captured in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, by Scruffy dog
  3. Two leadership contests due in Nottinghamshire

    Hugh Casswell

    Political reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    Both the Conservatives and Labour groups in Nottinghamshire County Council will now have to put their minds to choosing a new leader following the election results announced today.

    The Tories - who retook control of the authority for the first time in 12 years - are set to appoint a successor to Kay Cutts, who confirmed she would step down last year, while Labour will look to find a replacement for Alan Rhodes, who lost his Worksop North seat.

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  4. Labour leader thanks colleagues after seat loss

    Liam Barnes

    BBC News

    The Labour group leader for Nottinghamshire County Council has thanked his colleagues after losing his seat.

    Alan Rhodes had represented Worksop North for 17 years, but lost his seat to Conservative candidate Callum Bailey.

    The incumbent earned 1,557 votes but was edged out by Bailey, who received 1,711 votes and 49.8% of the vote share.

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  5. Tories win control of Nottinghamshire County Council

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    The Conservatives now have 36 seats in Nottinghamshire, taking them over the 34 required to have a majority.

    In 2017 they fell three seats short of taking overall control, meaning they had form a coalition.

    Labour, the Liberal Democrats and Mansfield Independents have all seen their share of the votes fall.

    BBC East Midlands political editor Tony Roe said it is only the second time since 1977 that the Conservatives have won control of the county.

    Conservatives gain
  6. Nottinghamshire Labour group leader loses seat

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

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    The seat in Worksop North has been taken by Conservative Callum Robert Bailey.

    He won just 154 more votes.

  7. 'Big loss for Labour'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    In Nottinghamshire, the Conservative have made up for their loss in Greasley and Brinsley by gaining two new seats.

    Tom Smith snatched the seat in Blidworth and Nigel Turner in Worksop South.

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    Conservatives so far have a net gain of one seat in Nottinghamshire.

  8. Independents gain Nottinghamshire swing seat

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    Elizabeth Williamson has taken Greasley and Brinsley from the Conservatives with 48.1% of the vote.

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  9. First election results in Nottinghamshire

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    The first few results in the Nottinghamshire County Council elections are starting to come through.

    Ashfield Independents have won seats in Kirkby South, Sutton Central and East and Sutton North.

    The Conservatives have won seats in Bingham West, Balderton, Tuxford, Nuthall and Kimberley and Retford West.

    Labour have won seats in Worksop East, Blyth and Harwood.

    Nottinghamshire County Council
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