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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 16 February 2017
  2. Nightclub probed for turning away black group
  3. Nursery 'named and shamed' for underpaying staff
  4. Council calls for cash to protect education
  5. Swimmer set to tackle arctic challenge
  6. Green and Whites name side for Knights
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00

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By Calum McKenzie

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Our live updates have now ended and will return tomorrow from 08:00. 

Weather: Mild night but rain around

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

A fairly cloudy night with some patchy rain.

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Rain will become lighter into the early hours. 

Some patches of mist & fog will develop over high ground. Minimum temperatures of 7C (45F).  

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Restaurant closure 'disappointing'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The general manager of the Victoria Centre has been speaking about what will happen when Coast to Coast closes at the end of the month. 

"We’re disappointed to hear that Coast to Coast is closing its store here," Nigel Wheatley from intu said.  

"This is a commercial decision taken by the restaurant and we would like to wish their staff well. 

"We’re always working hard to refresh our store line-up with new and exciting retailers and we’ll be in a position to announce new brands soon." 

City centre restaurant to close

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Coast to Coast restaurant in the Victoria Centre is set to close. 

Coast to coast
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The company that owns the restaurant chain has said it will shut its doors "towards the end of February".

Nolan set to face former employers

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Nolan, who had a spell as player-manager at Orient, used his press conference to talk about the London club's current plight. 

Kevin Nolan plays for Leyton Orient v Notts County
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He said: "The situation there [at Orient] is so sad. 

"I hope once we get safe, they can get safe too. It'd be a tragedy if they went down." 

You can read the Sun's take on what's happening at Leyton Orient under owner Francesco Becchetti here.

County defender a doubt for Orient

BBC Nottingham Sport

Notts County boss Kevin Nolan has said defender Thierry Audel is a doubt for Saturday's game against Leyton Orient.

Kevin Nolan
BBC

Book of condolence still open for MRI 'pioneer'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

University of Nottingham tweets...

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London 2012 hero 'wanted to get back into hockey'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

David Griffiths, who is director of Beeston Hockey Club, has said he hopes their players can learn from Etienne's experience in top level sport.

"Etienne played hockey when he was a teenager and said he wanted to get back in to the sport," he told beestonhockeyclub.com

"He’s obviously an extremely talented sportsman and I’m sure our members will welcome him to the club and learn from his experience as a Olympic gold medalist."

Olympic gold medallist swaps sports

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

London 2012 canoe slalom gold medallist Etienne Stott has joined Beeston Hockey Club. 

Etienne Stott
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He told the club's official website he was looking forward to "trying something new". 

The Manchester-born athlete announced his retirement from canoeing in October 2016.

Your photos: February across Nottinghamshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Thanks to Rod Smith for getting in touch via Facebook and sharing this excellent pic of a duck at Attenborough Nature Reserve. 

Duck
Rod Smith

Any guesses as to the type of duck? Answers on a postcard... 

Ex-Forest and County defender heading north

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC tweets... 

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Your comments: Alleged 'hate crime' at nightclub probed

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The story about Mahalia Hamid and her friends being turned away from a nighclub (see 09:18) is still the subject of plenty of debate over on BBC Radio Nottingham's Facebook page.

Ian Rogers writes: "My friends and I have been turned away from venues countless times over the years, we just walk to the next one, no big deal."  

Mark Hammans adds: "Any private premises can refuse entry as they see fit it is a difficult job keeping orderly premises and no doubt other people will have been refused entry to other premises. It may have inconvenienced you but you are not out of pocket. Think there is an element of attention seeking."   

Knights name side to face Nottingham

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's how the opposition line up for tomorrow night...

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Weather: Mild afternoon ahead

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Cloud increases this afternoon but it should stay dry except for the odd shower.

Charlie Slater's weather map
BBC

Highs of 10C (50F). 

Forest boss to face media tomorrow

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Those of you after your Forest fix will having to wait a little longer according to the Nottingham Post's Paul Taylor...

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Everyone 'is entitled to minimum wage,' minister says

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Margot James, business minister for the government, has been speaking about the decision to publicise the nursery's underpayment. 

Margot James
Conservative Party

"Every worker in the UK is entitled to at least the national minimum or living wage and this government will ensure they get it," she said. 

Nursery 'named and shamed' for underpaying staff

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Wollaton Village Day Nurseries features on a government list of 360 employers that have underpaid staff.  

Wollaton Village Day Nursery
Google

The nursery failed to pay £6,609.91 to one worker, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said.  

Green and Whites name side to face Knights

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

For those of you heading along to Lady Bay tomorrow night - the full team can be viewed here.

A bonus-point win for the Green and Whites could see them move to within three points of the Championship play-off places. 

Over to you lads...

Lyons returns to side for Doncaster test

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Fly-half Gearoid Lyons will make his first start for almost six months when Nottingham host Doncaster Knights at Lady Bay tomorrow evening.  

Gearoid Lyons
Nottingham Rugby

The 21-year-old Irishman last started against London Scottish on the opening day of the season. 

Your photos: February across Nottinghamshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

It would appear spring has sprung. 

St Mary's Greasley church
BBC Weather Watchers/Steve A

Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Steve A for this pic at St Mary's Greasley.

Your comments: Alleged 'hate crime' at nightclub probed

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The story about Mahalia Hamid and her friends being turned away from a nighclub (see 09:18) has certainly got you all talking over on BBC Radio Nottingham's Facebook page. 

Eve Lynda Evans writes: "There is only the human race and we are all the same people so stop being awful towards others, try talking in this world with each other and preach peace." 

Cathy Topping adds: "This is shocking."   

Newark swimmer reveals new challenge

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Sounds a lot like hard work if you ask me. 

I'll stick to the local baths...

Man set for 'gruelling' arctic swim

Christian Hewgill

BBC Radio Nottingham reporter

Adam Walker, from Newark, the first Britishman to swim the 7 toughest oceans in the world, has announced his next gruelling challenge.

Adam Walker
BBC

He'll be completing a mile-long swim in the ice cold waters of the high arctic.

Notts 'looking at Siddle alternatives'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Notts are looking at alternative overseas signings because of growing fears Peter Siddle will not be able to play for the club again this summer, according to reports in the Nottingham Post.

Peter Siddle
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Party were turned away from nightclub due to 'skin colour'

Sofia Montero

BBC News

Miss Hamid had hoped to celebrate her 24th birthday at the city centre nightclub on 28 January, and paid £300 to pre-book a VIP table through a promoter.

Mahalia Hamid
Mahalia Hamid

"We were basically left there without any explanation, apart from we do not fit the criteria of the night," she said.

"Looking at the other guests, looking at ourselves, the only criteria that we didn't fit was our skin colour."

A female member of staff gave the group their £300 back.  

Nightclub replies to hate crime accusations

Sofia Montero

BBC News

In response, Volt told the BBC it had always "welcomed a diverse audience", including people of different races.  

Volt in Nottingham
Sofia Montero

Nottingham nightclub probed for turning away black group

Sofia Montero

BBC News

Police are investigating a Nottingham nightclub for an alleged hate crime incident after a group of predominantly black people were refused entry.  

Mahalia Hamid and her friends
Mahalia Hamid

Mahalia Hamid (pictured centre, front row) said she and her friends were told they could not enter Volt as they "did not fit the criteria".

She said she then stood by and watched as groups of white people walked into the club.  

Severe accident: A611 Nottinghamshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A611 Nottinghamshire both ways severe accident, at B683 Bestwood Road.

A611 Nottinghamshire - Very slow traffic on A611 Moor Bridge in Bulwell at the B683 Bestwood Road junction, because of an accident earlier on.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Watch: East Midlands weather outlook

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Here is your weather forecast for the East Midlands...

Line of Duty star takes her own tram to work

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Nottingham actor Vicky McClure has had a stern word with her tram alter ego on Instagram: "You better get me to work on time Vicky!!"

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Your photos: February across Nottinghamshire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher David e for sending in this stunning shot of the sunrise in Burton Joyce. 

Sunrise in Burton Joyce
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Hamilton progresses at Welsh Open

BBC Sport

Nottingham cueman Anthony Hamilton is through to the third round of the Welsh Open after a 4-1 win over Jamie Cope.

Anthony Hamilton
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Hamilton, who won his first ranking title earlier this month, will face Craig Steadman in round three. 

Call for cash to protect education funding

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Council bosses in Nottingham are among those to have warned hundreds of millions of pounds must be pumped into schools to ensure they do not lose out under new funding plans. 

Classroom scene
Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

Schools in England are already facing a squeeze on budgets, and many are set to lose out further under government plans to introduce a new national funding formula, according to a group of UK councils. 

They are calling for an extra £335m a year to be invested to make sure that the new funding formula can be introduced without any schools facing a cut in money.

Good morning: Welcome to today's live updates

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Good morning and welcome along to Thursday across Nottinghamshire. I'll be with you until later with the region's news, sport, weather and travel. 

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