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Live Reporting

By 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 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Weather: Dry and bright end to the day

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter

    The showers will become fewer and further between this afternoon and many places will have a dry and bright end to the day.

    Staying dry overnight with clear spells but it will be a little chilly for some with lows of 8C (46F).

  3. Owl project has increased population in area

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    We told you earlier about the Rushcliffe Barn Owl Project ringing its 1,000th barn owl.

    Howard Broughton from the scheme has been telling BBC East Midlands Today about their work.

    Howard Broughton

    He said: "When the project started the aim was to improve the barn owl population, which in Nottinghamshire was very low, and that's worked very well."

  4. 'What's going on with these Mapperley snakes?'

    Owner of Medusa Exotics - the shop where the Mapperley Plains python is recuperating - suspects the snake was abandoned.

    Shaun Patterson with the snake

    "It's probably someone who has abandoned the snake or is careless about how they keep it," Shaun Patterson said.

    "But two being found in the same place makes me wonder what's going on?"

    He said royal pythons are friendly snakes which make good pets.

  5. Snakes on the Plains

    Ben Truslove

    BBC News Online

    Mystery still surrounds why two pythons were found in the same field a year apart by the same dog walker.

    Helen Graper told the Nottingham Post how she stumbled upon the live beast this week just eight months after finding a dead one in the same spot on Lambley Dumbles, near Mapperley Plains.

    A live python on Lambley Dumbles

    Speaking to the BBC she said: "It's all very strange. People are going to start thinking it's me - but it isn't!

    "Someone suggested they might have laid eggs but I think it's a bit cold to be breeding."

  6. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Here are your final headlines for the day:

  7. Witnesses sought after city centre assault

    Detectives have released CCTV images of four people who witnessed a serious assault on a man in Long Row, Nottingham city centre last Wednesday.

    Police said they hope the four people might have information that could help their investigation.

    Long Row assault
  8. Prison population 'out of control'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Terry Fullerton from the Prison Officers' Association said he was "massively concerned" by the figures.

    "The increase is because we have a prison population that's basically out of control and less staff to deal with them in the prisons," he said.

  9. Villa v Forest moved for TV

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest has been moved to Sunday 11 September with a 13:15 kick-off for live TV coverage.false

    Because of this, Forest's match away at Rotherham has also been put back a day to Wednesday 14 September.

  10. Your photos: Sun makes an appearance

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Our weather experts were right - the sun did in fact come out this afternoon.

    Maggie shared this pretty picture of her afternoon in Bulwell.

  11. Riots in prisons increasing

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    BBC East Midlands Today's Jeremy Ball has been working on a story about the rise of riots in prisons.

    Through a Freedom of Information request he has found out that specialist riot squads have been called to Nottingham Prison more than 30 times since the start of 2012. 

    Nottingham Prison

    They were called for a variety of incidents, including inmates taking hostages and something called "concerted indiscipline" but the Prison Service said sometimes there was no violence and the team was called as a precaution.  

  12. PM jokes about Ken Clarke in Parliament

    David Cameron was talking about Rushcliffe MP Ken Clarke during PM's Questions in the House of Commons earlier after the MP thanked him for his leadership over the last six years.

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    Video caption: Cameron's tribute to Ken Clarke in last PMQs
  13. Ball to make England debut at Lord's

    BBC Sport

    BBC Sport has more on the news that Nottinghamshire bowler Jake Ball will make his England debut in the first Test against Pakistan at Lord's which starts tomorrow.

    Captain Alastair Cook said the 25-year-old had "been very impressive this year."

    Jake Ball
  14. Your views: Misogyny now a hate crime


    Some of you have been commenting on East Midlands Today's Facebook page about the misogyny story.

    Nik Boosh French wrote: "Will they be doing the same when a woman attacks a man? Will the Family Courts be adopting the same attitude when women lie to the courts?"

    Laszlo Kiss said: "'The classification now means people can report incidents which might not be considered to be a crime and the police will investigate.' .... isn't anyone else terrified by this?

  15. How are people playing Pokemon Go?

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The world seems to be going crazy for Pokemon Go at the moment but to be honest, I don't really understand the fuss.

    It's not legally available to download in the UK yet but some clever people have managed to figure out a way to get hold of the game early and play by tweaking the settings on their phones.

  16. Police warn Pokemon Go players to 'use common sense'

    Even Notts Police is talking about Pokemon Go, putting out a safety warning to users on its Facebook page today.

    The force said to players: "Please use common sense when throwing your pokeballs and enjoy the game."

    Pokemon Go
  17. Women's centre supports misogyny reporting

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The Nottingham Women's Centre, based in Chaucer Street, Nottingham has been working with the police to define misogyny and train officers on how to tackle it.

    The centre says it hopes the changes will help give more victims the courage to report incidents.  

    Nottinghamshire Police

    Centre manager Melanie Jeffs, said: "We're pleased to see Nottinghamshire Police recognise the breadth of violence and intimidation that women experience on a daily basis in our communities.

    "Showing that the police take it seriously will also give people the confidence to come forward and report offences."

  18. Weather update: Showers still to come

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    There's going to be a mix of sunshine and showers this afternoon along with plenty of dry and occasionally bright weather. Highs of 19C (66F)

  19. Police chief wants county to be 'safer for women'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Chief Constable Sue Fish said misogyny was an "important aspect of overall hate crime" and she wanted to make Nottinghamshire a safer place for women.

    She said: "We have listened to the women in Nottinghamshire and their experiences and it is completely unacceptable."

    She said while most men were respectful towards women some "simply had no boundaries" and needed to be challenged.