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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.

Weather: Humid night ahead

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Another warm and humid night with temperatures only falling to 19C (66F).

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Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Cricket: Patel caught out for 100

BBC Nottingham Sport

Samit Patel is out for exactly 100, caught on midwicket fence off Finn.

Notts 237-9.

Samit Patel
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Nottingham university rules out tuition fee increase

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The watchdog for university access has today given the green light to universities to increase tuition fees in England to £9,250  

The University of Nottingham had already ruled out an increase for current students and set its minimum fee to £9,000.

universities
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Post Office moves into shop

BBC Radio Nottingham

If you're in Burton Joyce you could soon be getting your stamps with a jar of olives.

The Post Office is planning to move its existing branch on Main Street to the Delights Deli, as part of a national plan which has seen several services integrated with other shops.

Men stabbed in front garden

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Anyone who saw a stabbing in Top Valley, Nottingham last month has been asked to get in touch with police.

Two men were stabbed in their front garden and then further down a walkway on 2 August and suffered stab wounds to their legs and buttocks.

A day to celebrate your constituency

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

If like me, you're wondering, what Bassetlaw Day is...

Apparently every constituency is given the chance to have a day in Parliament to celebrate what happens in their region....and today it's Bassetlaw's turn.

Businesses and MPs enjoy Bassetlaw Day

Tony Roe

BBC East Midlands political editor

Elsewhere at Westminster, it's Bassetlaw Day, with Labour MP John Mann and Conservative MP for Newark Robert Jenrick, putting businesses in touch with politicians and each other.

Bassetlaw Day
BBC
Bassetlaw Day
BBC

MP says Sports Direct still has more to do

MP Iain Wright, chairman of the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee has been telling BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Sports Direct's review "doesn't go far enough".

Travel: Lorry fire causing problems over the border

BBC Travel

There's a lorry fire just over the border in South Yorkshire which could cause some problems for people in Worksop. A lane is closed on the A57 Worksop Road and traffic in the area is very slow.

Lorry Fire
Highways England

Cricket: Notts on 181 at interval

BBC Nottingham Sport

There's a break for tea at Trent Bridge.

Notts are 181-6 with Patel on 55 and Hutton on 2.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Four deny Black Lives city protest charges

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Here's more on that story about the four Black Lives Matter protesters who were in court earlier today.

Traffic in parts of the city centre was "gridlocked" last month when people obstructed tracks during rush hour.

Protesters arm out of a tube
BBC

Striker Bendtner set to join Forest

BBC Nottingham Sport

Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner is set to join Nottingham Forest in the next 24 hours.

The 28-year-old Dane is a free agent after leaving German club Wolfsburg earlier this year and was at the City Ground on Tuesday discussing personal terms.  

Nicklas Bendtner
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Men could have information on attempted armed robbery

Two men who might have helped prevent an armed robbery have been asked to come forward by police. 

The men had been behind a woman who was approached by a man with a knife by the Beeston Free Church in Salthouse Lane at around 20:00 on Bank Holiday Monday.

Three Ladypies named in England squad

BBC Nottingham Sport

Three Notts County Ladies FC players have been named in the England squad for their match against Estonia at Meadow Lane next week.

Notts Ladies
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Your views: 'So what if they go to different schools?'

Facebook

Some of you have been giving your thoughts on our story about school admission changes with brothers and sisters starting at different schools.

On Facebook, Limb Amy, wrote: "It's silly because not all parents can get to the other school in in time so one child might have to be late all the time  

While Samantha Raven Sanderson, said: "Be thankful they have got an education here in the Uk. As not everyone in the world does. And so what if they go to different schools, it's not the end of the world..as there is public transport. And the kids are much more worldly now than back in the 1980s, when kids were just kids, with no mobiles or computers."

Festival change for next year

Steve Beech

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Next year's Robin Hood Festival will take place over a series of weekends rather than over a single week as at present.

The change is to allow for building work on the new Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre.

Robin Hood Festival
PA

Officials had earlier ruled out cancelling or moving the event which has been running for more than 30 years.  

Former railway line now a wild flower meadow

Andy Whittaker

Presenter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Down at the line I met Gordon Dyne, who is the trust warden at the nature reserve.

He said the site lay derelict for almost a decade until people who were aware of the wild flowers down there, saved it from development and created the meadow.

Gordon Dyne
BBC

They've recorded 250 species of wild flowers over the last 30 years.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Weather: Sunny and humid afternoon

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Sunny spells on and off throughout the afternoon along with plenty of cloud. Humid with highs of 24C (75F)

What remains of the Great Central Railway?

Andy Whittaker

Presenter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Each day this week we've been talking about the Great Central Railway -  a huge engineering project and a fast freight and passenger line through Nottinghamshire to London.

The closure of the line began 50 years ago, from 3 September 1966 - with the full closure a year later - after it was axed under the cuts of Dr Beeching.

Great Central Railway
BBC

We've been looking at what parts of the line remain and today I went to the stretch between Ruddington and Wilford which is now a nature reserve maintained by the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. 

Travel: Traffic building on A1

BBC Travel

There are long delays on the A1 northbound in Blyth because of an accident. It's closed between the Blyth South and A614 Bawtry Road junctions.

Black Lives protest accused trial date set

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

The four who were in court today spoke only to confirm their names, ages and addresses.

They will now face a trial on 3 November at Nottingham Magistrates' Court.

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Four people deny charges over tram obstruction

Ben Truslove

BBC News Online

I'm down at Nottingham Magistrates' Court for the hearing of four people accused of blocking tram tracks in Nottingham during a Black Lives Matter protest.

Eshe Naomi Graham, 20, Yvone Francis-Parmar, 50, Lisa Robinson, 48 and Malachi Glaiester Thomas, 30, all from Nottingham, pleaded not guilty to a charge of the wilful obstruction of a highway.

Councillor says admissions change is right

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

County councillor John Peck, and former headteacher of Peafield Lane Primary School in Mansfield Woodhouse, said he understood the concerns of parents but he still stands by the council's changes.

He told BBC Radio Nottingham it had always been the case that a second child would not be guaranteed a school place with an older sibling if the family lived outside the catchment area.

Say goodbye to Beeston toilets

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

This will cause a bit of stink in Beeston....

The public toilets at the former bus station have started to be demolished today.

Beeston toilets
Steve Barber

There's been some anger in the town after Broxtowe Borough Council said it couldn't afford to build any replacements despite hundreds of people signing a petition.

Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Dad shares photo of children in different uniforms

Blackstock signs for new club

David Jackson

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

After spending seven years with Nottingham Forest, striker Dexter Blackstock has a new club this morning. 

The 30-year-old had his contract cancelled at the City Ground by mutual consent last week and has now signed for Rotherham.

Dexter Blackstock
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Police warn over fake British Gas emails

There is a warning about fake emails from British Gas being sent out this morning.

Police say there have been hundreds of reports of emails "cleverly designed to look like customers' utility bills" being sent out which then link to malware that locks people out of their computers.

Families stuck after policy change

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Nottinghamshire County Council's changes to school admissions mean younger siblings are no longer given priority for a school place with their older brothers or sisters if the family live outside the catchment area.

Python Hill
Google

Wendy from Rainworth says the school run is "going to be hard work" now and she just wanted her son to go to the same school, as she also went there. 

"I just wanted the tradition to carry on," she said.

Travel: Slow traffic on A57

BBC Travel

It's staying busy on the A57 in Worksop because of roadworks near the Millhouse roundabout

Mum worries about school run

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

BBC Radio Nottingham's Hayley Compton has been to meet a woman in Rainworth whose daughter Torie-Ann, aged six, and son Harley, aged four, are going to separate schools.

Harley's sister already goes to Python Hill Primary School but he missed out on a place there and has today started at Lake View School - a 15 minute walk away.

Wendy, who is eight months pregnant, doesn't drive and said she worried about the school run.

Parents facing two school runs

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

It's the first day back at school for many children across Nottinghamshire today.

Cue photos on social media of cute, smiley children stood at their front door in oversized clothes.

first day at school
BBC

But for some parents, the start of school today means two school runs after a change to Nottinghamshire's admission policy.

Notts start final must-win game

David Jackson

BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

Nottinghamshire’s cricketers face a crucial few days ahead and if they lose to Middlesex at Trent Bridge they will be relegated to the second division of the County Championship.

They do have England bowler Jake Ball back in their squad though for the four-day game. 

Play starts at 10:30.