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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 22 February 2017
  2. PC facing misconduct hearing over M1 crash
  3. Nottingham couple told to leave holiday home
  4. Beechdale Baths being demolished
  5. Ex-Nottinghamshire cricketer retires
  6. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

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By Sandish Shoker

All times stated are UK

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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: Wind and rain increasing tonight

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC weather presenter

    It’ll be cloudy tonight with wind increasing overnight.

    Heavy and persistent rain is expected overnight and through the early hours. Lows of 8C (46F).    

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  3. A previously unannounced performer for the Brits

    Frankly, we're not sure we believe retired four-time super-middleweight world champion Carl Froch.

    But we'll let you tell him...

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  4. Stay prepared for Storm Doris

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC weather presenter

    An amber warning has been issued for wind from 06:00 tomorrow morning until 20:00.

    Rain and strong winds, with gusts of 50-70mph at the storm's peak, could cause travel disruption with hazardous driving conditions.

    Also be prepared for flying debris and damage to power supplies and buildings.

  5. Carer on phone jailed for man's death

    Caroline Lowbridge

    BBC News Online

    A care worker who was distracted on her mobile phone when the man she was looking after wandered off and drowned has been jailed for four months.

    Nikki Deaney, 29, from Nottingham was meant to be giving Majid Akhtar one-to-one care during a trip to King's Mill Reservoir in 2012.

    Majid Akhtar

    An inquest previously concluded Deaney's failure of care resulted in the 28-year-old's death and she was then prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive and admitted contravening health and safety regulations.

  6. Police hearing retires

    Giles Taylor

    BBC East Midlands Today reporter

    The misconduct hearing for Nottinghamshire PC Jonathan Mortimer has retired to consider its verdict.

    It will reconvene tomorrow.

  7. Distinctive food van stolen from football club

    Nottingham Post

    Hank Marvin's Lunchbox - a bright red food van used by Bottesford Football Club near Bingham has been stolen from their ground.

    The distinctive trailer worth £120,000, was stolen yesterday some time between 09:00 and 13:45.

  8. Cancellations and closures ahead of Storm Doris

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    We've heard of some more closures because of the severe weather that's predicted tomorrow.

    Rufford Abbey says it is closing all day and Newark Market is also cancelled, although some stallholders are being allowed to trade from their vehicles.

    Rufford Abbey
  9. Cyclist gets world record certificate

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Remember Kajsa Tylen who set a cycling world record earlier this year for covering 32,326 miles (52,025 km) in 12 months?

    The 40-year-old from Nottingham, broke the record set by Billie Fleming in 1938 and has today had her confirmation from the Guinness World Records.

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  10. PC says there were 'inconsistencies' in report

    Giles Taylor

    BBC East Midlands Today reporter

    PC Mortimer says when he visited Mr Newman he "seemed fine and alert" and his car was parked safely in the garage so he later closed the incident. 

    He said he remembers calling the bank to follow up their initial report, but accepts their logs don't back this up. 

    PC Mortimer said there were also inconsistencies in the incident log he was sent from the call handler, including Mr Newman's number plate which had been incorrectly entered.

  11. Officer gives evidence in misconduct hearing

    Giles Taylor

    BBC East Midlands Today reporter

    PC Jonathan Mortimer has been giving evidence in his hearing for gross misconduct.

    He said he was sent the incident to deal with but was called away to another emergency before he could investigate.

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    When he later followed it up, he admits he scanned the first two pages of the log, and didn't see any reference to Albert Newman's disqualification or a reported accident.

    He said he took this to mean that he was only to check Mr Newman was safe and healthy. 

  12. Watch: When will Storm Doris hit us?

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    If you're worried about Storm Doris, BBC Weather's John Hammond has a pretty comprehensive round-up of where it's going to be most severe and when...

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  13. Weather: Some rain around this afternoon

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    A mixed bag really… some cloud around, a couple of light showers (in southern parts of the East Midlands) and also a few brighter spells. 

    Breezy with highs of 11C (52F).   

    The weather
  14. Tow no!

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Unlucky! This Ferrari was found by Nottingham City Council's parking team yesterday with no road tax and no MOT.

    The vehicle was towed away and taken to the pound.

    Ferrari
  15. Weather warning in place for East Midlands

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    Before I get to the main forecast I need to let you know there's an amber warning in place across the East Midlands for strong winds associated with Storm Doris.

    charlie slater and a weather warning graphic

    The warning is valid from 06:00-18:00 on Thursday and stresses that you should "be prepared" for strong winds of 50-60mph (up to 80mph over high ground) that could well cause disruption.

  16. University drawing up plans for site

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A spokeswoman for the university said they are "keen to regenerate the site" and are in the process of drawing up some plans on what to do with it.

    So watch this space....

  17. Fire-hit building to be demolished

    Lisa Teanby

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Nottingham

    Work to demolish a building on Goldsmith Street in Nottingham, which was badly damaged by fire back in 2010, is also getting under way today.

    Scaffolding is going up on the site of the former Posh Spice restaurant. 

    Posh Spice restaurant

    It has been bought by Nottingham Trent University, which says it's clearing the area over the next eight to 12 weeks in preparation for regeneration, but has yet to submit plans for its future use.