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Sandish Shoker

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Nottinghamshire have finished for the day but we'll be back at 08:00 on Monday with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Weather: Bitterly cold night ahead

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    There is going to be gale force winds overnight and into Saturday with speeds of 50-60mph likely.

    Temperatures will also tumble quickly and it will be a bitterly cold night with some sleet and snow possible, although it is not expected to settle, and lows of 1C (34F).

  3. Cat tried to rescue stolen charity box

    Caroline Lowbridge

    BBC News Online

    After seeing news of the Kitty Cafe in Nottingham having its charity box stolen on Tuesday I gave them a call.

    Co-owner, Elliot Reed said there was more than £60 in the box and the money goes towards vet bills and rehoming the cats.

    Kitty Cafe

    She said resident cat Daisy had been rewarded after she tried to raise the alarm on realising what the man had taken.   

  4. Market stall prices to rise in Mansfield

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Announcing his decision to change the historic market in Mansfield Councillor Stewart Rickersey also said the price of stalls would increase next year.

    Mansfield market

    In a statement he said: "Doing nothing is not an option, neither is doing more of the same. 

    "We want to put Mansfield Market back at the heart of the town centre and bring more traders and customers to the market place.”

  5. Cohen is set to make a return to training

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    We've spoken to Forest manager Dougie Freedman today about Chris Cohen's return to training.

    The midfielder has been out of action since September last year after suffering a serious knee injury.

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  6. Travel: Burton Joyce accident

    BBC Travel

    Avoid the A612 in Burton Joyce this evening if you can. There's been an accident involving three vehicles by the Woodside Road junction and the road is blocked.

  7. 'Not all women want underwear to suck everything in'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Helen Brady-Scott eyed up the velour jumpsuit in a shop window when she headed out to the shops with BBC Radio Nottingham.

    But even she thinks Gok Wan has pigeon-holed women her age by making them think they should invest in underwear that sucks in all your wobbly bits in order to wear the latest fashions.

    Helen Brady

    "That can feel uncomfortable sometimes and I don't want my clothing to be dependent on restrictive underwear," she said. "I've felt ignored by the high street for the last 10 years."

  8. People are sleeping rough in dangerous conditions

    Jeremy Ball

    Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

    I went out with the team from the Framework homeless charity one night and we came across a woman sleeping in a fire exit. 

    The team later found two men sleeping in derelict garages and someone else in an abandoned house.

    Jason Marriott

    Jason Marriott, from the team, told me as there were more cuts to front line services, people were "reaching crisis point" and he feared the figure would keep rising.

  9. Forest players expected back after injury

    BBC Sport

    Forest defender Michael Mancienne and midfielder Robert Tesche are due back from injury as the Reds take on Brentford tomorrow.

    And here's a little fact for you: Forest have lost their last three away games, drawing a blank on each occasion. They have not lost four in a row since April 2011.

  10. Missing teenager found

    We shared an appeal from police earlier for help to find missing 15-year-old Conna Ross.

    He's now been found safe and well.

  11. Women work on study to improve fashion for over 60s

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Fashion guru Gok Wan has long been telling women what they should and shouldn't wear.

    Now experts at Nottingham Trent University have been listening to the views and experiences of women in their 60s who say they feel high street fashion doesn't cater for their age group and they are only left with beige and grey clothes to choose from.

    NTU clothes session

    Dr Katherine Townsend told the BBC the women who took part in the workshops felt they still wanted clothes to enhance their bodies and not hide them.

  12. Council decides Mansfield market will be changed

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    We've just been told that councillors have voted in favour of making changes to Mansfield's market.

    They have approved plans to spend £100,000 on work which includes moving all the stalls to Market Place, buying new ones and introducing a branded uniform for traders.

    The council said it also plans to have more entertainment and events in the square.

  13. Older women being ignored by high street

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Jackie Goode looks pretty stylish to me.

    But she said having grown up in the 1960s, when fashion was exciting for her and all about creativity, she feels she's being ignored by high street stores now.

    Jackie Goode

    "We still want to be noticed," she said. "And women our age do feeling increasingly invisible."

  14. Weather: Snow is on its way

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    You might not believe it but we could get our first snowfall of the year overnight.

    It's going to be an eventful night as the winds reach 50-60 mph and we might see some snow too. 


    But it will be gone before you know it, so you'll have to get up early for a chance of catching it.

  15. Rough sleepers in Nottingham rise

    Jeremy Ball

    Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

    The Framework homeless charity has told me 384 people have been found sleeping rough in Nottingham in the last year. 

    That's a sharp increase from last year.

    rough sleeping

    Some of these people are migrant agency workers with jobs but they can't afford to pay rent.  

  16. Five weeks until the big day

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    It's exactly five weeks until Christmas Day and the smells of mulled wine, German sausages and hot churros have returned to Nottingham's Market Square.

    Nottingham Market

    The annual Winter Wonderland with the Christmas market and ice rink has opened today and it was already bustling when I walked through earlier.

    Expect the crowds to get bigger tonight as the Christmas lights are switched on at 18:25.

  17. Is fashion good enough for older women?

    Sarah Julian

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    Are high street stores ignoring older women when it comes to fashion?

    Fashion experts at Nottingham Trent University have spoken to women aged 55 and over and their study found many felt forgotten by the big names on the high street.

    High Street

    I went shopping with two of the people who took part in the study to get their views.  

  18. People unhappy about Mansfield market move

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The changes to Mansfield market are said to the "biggest shake up in its 700-year history" and a lot of people aren't happy about it.

    Elected mayor Kate Allsop said she thinks "it will be really pleasant" in the town and in six months' time, people will say it was a great idea.

    Kate Allsop
  19. D-Day for town market's future

    Kevin Stanley

    Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    Mansfield's market charter was granted in 1227 and now 780 years later, traders fear plans by the district council to move them all to Town Hall Square could put half of them out of business.


    An online consultation was launched by the District Council in April last year but traders felt a paper consultation would be more appropriate and another was opened.

    More than 90% of those questioned in both said they wanted it to stay where it was and to stay open six days a week. 

  20. Broad says Hales deserves England Test chance

    BBC Sport

    Stuart Broad says Nottinghamshire team-mate Alex Hales has earned the right to become an England Test opener.

    Alex Hales

    Hales, 26, has been considered a one-day specialist at international level, but after scoring his first international century, he has been told he will get the chance to open on the tour to South Africa.

    Broad told BBC Nottingham Sport: "Alex averaged over 50 in the Championship last season and deserves his chance."

  21. Mansfield market: Your thoughts


    East Midlands Today took their cameras to Mansfield town centre yesterday to find out what traders think about plans to change the market.

    OnFacebook, Alison Barlow wrote: "Leave our market alone, it belongs where it is and yes cheaper rent will make for a better and bigger market like it used to be before as traders will come back."

    Debbie Walker added: "Leave it where it is, stop being greedy and asking to much rent then we'd have the thriving market place back we use to have, easy solution really."

  22. Decision due on Mansfield market proposals

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Mansfield market: Should it stay as it is or does it need an overhaul?

    Councillors are voting later today on whether to spend £100,000 on moving the market to Town Hall Square and reducing the number of market days to five.

    Mansfield market
  23. Government and rail industry 'look like idiots'


    We've been talking about the possibility of Nottingham getting better rail links with London for years, and today that continues.

    Commenting on ourstory about costs for the electrification project rocketing, Dave Bramwell wrote onFacebook: "This bit really makes the UK government and rail industry look like a bunch of idiots - 'the new trains themselves are on schedule and on budget, raising the prospect of electric trains arriving with no track to run on'."

  24. Moniz won't comment on Jenner suspension

    David Jackson

    BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

    Notts County manager Ricardo Moniz was reluctant to give his opinion on the three match ban received by Julian Jenner when I asked him, repeatedly, yesterday.

    Jenner kicked a ball at a Salford supporter in the recent FA Cup defeat and the fan then threw his cup of tea at him!

    Julian Jenner

    Moniz has been in trouble with the FA himself before, for comments he made about a referee and so just said: "All the things between players I discuss with them but not outside. It is, of course, not good but I don't give comment."

  25. Network Rail admits it was 'ambitious'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Network Rail has admitted they were "overly ambitious" with the money and time scale available after fresh criticism over their plans to electrify the network.

    Network Rail

    A spokesman said: "Our understanding of how best to plan and deliver major new electrification schemes was not good enough."

    He said "significant changes" had now been made to the way they estimated costs and planned projects.

  26. Newark MP critical of Network Rail

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Conservative MP for Newark, Robert Jenrick, has long campaigned for better rail links with the rest of the county and London and says we "desperately need" this long-awaited rail upgrade.

    Robert Jenrick MP

    This morning he has told the BBC Network Rail is "in complete chaos and isn't able to deliver projects on time and at cost."

    He also said their promises to electrify a large part of the network "might have been rash".

  27. Panthers set for long spell away from home

    David Jackson

    BBC Radio Nottingham Sport

    The Nottingham Panthers have won nine home league games in a row but now play 12 of their next 15 away from the National Ice Centre.

    For the first two, they play Edinburgh tonight and then again tomorrow in Scotland.

    Mike Wiikman

    Netminder Mike Wiikman isn't concerned about their long time away from home though: "Sometimes it's good to get out of your home town. It's going to be nice to be on the road for a bit, together as a group."

  28. MPs cast fresh doubts over rail scheme

    Peter Saull

    BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

    When the project was put on hold just weeks after the election, there was uproar across the East Midlands and people lined up to highlight the importance of the work to our economy. 

    The electrification may have been "unpaused" in September, but today's report from the Public Accounts Committee casts fresh doubt on whether it can be delivered on time and on budget.

    The completion date has already been pushed back by four years, to 2023, but MPs say "there's still far too much uncertainty" about the scheme.

  29. Midland Mainline prices have risen

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    It was an announcement a lot of people had been wanting - that a project to electrify the Midland Mainline would restart after being halted by the government.

    Train line in Nottinghamshire

    But this morning MPs are saying the cost of it has rocketed and said Network Rail has "lost its grip" on the project due to bad planning.  

  30. Weather: Mainly dry with winds getting stronger later

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    It's a mainly dry start to Friday with sunny spells through the morning before some showers push south through the afternoon.


    There's a yellow warning for strong winds in place so winds will strengthen into tonight, bringing much colder air.

    Gusts of 50-60mph are possible tonight with highs of 8C (46F)

  31. Join us for today's live coverage

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Good morning and welcome to Friday's news, sport, travel and weather updates for Nottinghamshire.

    If you want to get in touch with us about anything we're covering you can email, tweet or message us on Facebook.