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Summary

  1. Up to 300 jobs under threat at food manufacturers
  2. Schools ban giant hair bows
  3. Reports of 'road rage' on the rise
  4. Lucky escape for Mini driver after fire
  5. Olympic bronze medallist competing again
  6. Updates for Thursday 2 March 2017

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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. East Midlands weather update: Staying dry tonight

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    It will be a dry and settled night with lows of 5C (41F). 

    weather
  3. Schools ban giant hair bows

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Does "JoJo Bow" mean anything to you? 

    I remember girls wearing the massive colourful bows in their hair in the 80s (yes, i am that old) but it seems the craze is back!

    And now several schools are banning them because they breach uniform policies .

    JoJo Bow

    Sawley Junior School in Nottinghamshire is one of those banning the accessory.

  4. Your Questions: The Lady Bay mystery

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The chairman of the West Bridgford and District Local History Society, Peter Hammond, said this question is something a lot of people ask. 

    "People have asked me before but I have never found out the answer or followed it up," he said. 

    "It is intriguing to know where it came from."

    Lady Bay bridge

    If anyone has a definitive answer for us, then please  get in touch . It seems a lot of people out there - including me - would love to know!

  5. Your Questions: Where does the name Lady Bay come from?

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Martin Holodynsky used  Your Questions  to ask: Why is Lady Bay so named? 

    He said he was prompted to get in touch because he is often asked by people visiting the area and "it is something I have often wondered myself".

    Lady Bay

    Having trawled the internet and made several calls to historians in the city, I'm afraid it is still a mystery where Lady Bay got its name from.

    There are, however, several theories about its origins: 

    • That the medieval period Queen Isabella would moor her ships near this part of the River Trent and it was known as Our Lady's Bay
    • A chapel which stood on Trent Bridge in the 13th Century was dedicated to St Mary, which may have given the name Lady's Bay to a bend in the river   
    • A plot of land, now known as The Hook, was the pasture for a mare called Lady Bay    
  6. Up to 300 jobs under threat at food manufacturers

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    Up to 300 jobs are under threat at Welcome Foods, a food manufacturers based in Huthwaite. 

    It's after parent company, Bakkavor Foods, said it was unprofitable.

    The firm said a 45-day consultation with staff and unions is underway, and if the site does close, as many staff as possible would be redeployed into a sister factory in Newark or across seven other sites in Lincolnshire.

  7. Models in their 70s wanted for Nottingham fashion show

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    It's never too late to pursue your dream of becoming a model.

    Charity Age UK is looking for two people in their 70s to  become models at the student fashions awards at St Mary's Church, Nottingham .

    The event in June is going to be hosted by TV stylist Gok Wan.

    Gok Wan
  8. Sports Direct owner acquires struggling retailer

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    The owner of Shirebrook-based Sports Direct, Mike Ashley, has acquired struggling retailer Agent Provocateur out of administration.

    Mr Ashley is set to pick up the firm, which has 10 stores in the UK and employs about 600 people, via a pre-pack administration.

    The Newcastle United Football Club owner is thought to have beaten off competition for the retailer from another private equity firm, Lion Capital. 

    The amount paid by Mr Ashley is understood to be in the region of £25m. 

    Mike Ashley
  9. Concern over number of laser incidents at East Midlands Airport

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    There have been 54 incidents involving laser pens and planes at East Midlands Airport last year, according to figures released by The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA).

    Bottom of a plane

    BALPA have said they want tougher punishments for what they have called the "incredibly dangerous" act of shining lasers at planes. 

    If you want to read more about how dangerous lasers are to planes,  this BBC News article from February 2016 is well worth a read.  

  10. Nottingham Forest trio unfit for weekend's match

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    We're at the Nottingham Forest press conference.

    Gary Brazil has told us neither Matt Mills, Michael Mancienne nor Jack Hobbs will be fit for the weekend. Brazil also confirmed an out-of-contract Greek goalkeeper has been training with them this week.

    He also said a decision on the future of midfielder Jorge Grant is yet to be made.  

    Gary Brazil
  11. Police appeal for help to find missing girl, 15

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Police have asked for help to find missing 15-year-old Shola Folorunso .

    She was last seen at an address in the New Basford area of Nottingham at 18:40 on Tuesday.

    Shola Folorunso
  12. Man arrested after police chase

    Lisa Teanby

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Nottingham

    A man has been arrested after being pursued by police officers for an hour early this morning. 

    Nottinghamshire Police said the 25-year-old failed to stop when requested to on Middleton Boulevard, Wollaton, at about 02:00 but was eventually stopped on the A38 near Sutton-in-Ashfield.

    He's being questioned on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop, driving while under the influence of alcohol and theft of a car.

  13. Travel: Burst water main causing delays

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    There is slow traffic on the A52 between Bingham and Bottesford, at Grantham Road, because of a burst water main.

    It has been reported that about 600m of carriageway has been affected by this leak.  

  14. Watch: Dramatic car fire on Lowdham Road

    Mrs Barker had been on her way to work at Newark Hospital when her car burst into flames. 

    Lowdham Road has now reopened.

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    Video caption: Driver has lucky escape after car bursts into flames
  15. Lucky escape for driver of Mini

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    I've just spoken to Lucie Barker - who was the driver of the car on fire on Lowdham Road this morning.

    The 22-year-old, from Bakersfield, had a lucky escape after smoke started coming out of the bonnet of her Mini, before it burst into flames.

    Burnt out Mini

    She said: "I was stuck in a bit of traffic due to a broken down lorry and all of a sudden it just started smoking.

    "I didn't know if it was overheating and then I got out and within minutes the car was ablaze. It was quite scary."

  16. Pedestrian in hospital after Sutton crash

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    We told you earlier about the closure of Station Road in Sutton-in-Ashfield because of an accident. 

    Police have now released more details about it and said a pedestrian has been taken to hospital with serious injuries  after he was hit by a bicycle. 

    The accident happened at about 05:45 and the cyclist was also taken to hospital with minor injuries. 

  17. World Book Day: Girl, 8, eyes economics book

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    I've just seen this tweet from Nottingham's Five Leaves Bookshop - that is one intelligent eight-year-old! 

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  18. What is World Book Day?

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    World Book Day is not just about fancy dress. It is designed to get children talking about their favourite books and encouraging them to read more. 

    But a study today by the National Literacy Trust suggests that one in four children - aged between eight and 11 - say the first time they've owned a book was when they spent their World Book Day token.  

    books

    Nick Smith, a teacher at Southwark Primary School in Basford, said his pupils had been looking forward to today but ultimately the day was about reading. 

    He said it was still sometimes a challenge to get parents to read with their children.

  19. World Book Day: Children getting into character

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Photos of children dressed as their favourite book characters are flooding into us now. 

    Here's 10-year-old Rubie Woodcock, from Hollygirt School, dressed as a Gangsta Granny.

    Rubie Woodcock

    And here's Logan Jennings dressed as Cat in the Hat.

    Logan Jennings
  20. Lowdham car fire still causing travel disruption

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Here is a photo of that car fire in Lowdham which is causing disruption between Lowdham and Gunthorpe. 

    Lowdham Road is still closed between Main Street and Gunthorpe Road.

    Car fire