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  1. Updates for Wednesday 8 March 2017
  2. Council looks at cost of Broadmarsh car park demolition
  3. Sex offender arrested in Newark
  4. New cave discovered under Sneinton pub
  5. Royal Mail stops delivery to Bramcote street
  6. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

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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: Staying dry and clear tonight

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    A dry night with clear spells. Remaining breezy.

    Minimum Temperature: 7C (45F).

  3. TV show helps snare on-the-run rapist

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    There's more from BBC News Online on the sex offender who was tracked down in Newark after dozens of responses to a television Crimewatch appeal.

    Det Insp Yvonne Dutson from Durham Constabulary, where the crimes took place, said: "This a fantastic result and due entirely to the calls we had following the appeal on Crimewatch.

    "We understand Hauxwell had been living at the address in Newark for several months, without anyone knowing his true identity."

    Lisa Hauxwell
  4. Hospitals warn visitors to stay away for 72 hours after illness

    Nottingham Post

    Members of the public are being told not to visit any of Nottingham's hospitals for three days after they are ill in order to help prevent the spread of Norovirus. 

    The Nottingham University Hospitals Trust says the winter vomiting bug has hit several wards and said any visitors who have suffered vomiting or diarrhoea should stay away for at least 72 hours after their symptoms have gone.

  5. Travel: Rush hour delays

    BBC News Travel

    A few things to tell you about this evening:

    • The lights are still stuck on red on Wilkinson Street, New Basford which is causing some traffic in both directions
    • There's slow traffic on the M1 southbound at J25 (Brian Clough Way) because of an earlier accident
  6. Cave discovery thought to be 19th Century pub cellar

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    We've been talking a lot about caves today. 

    Here's another one that has been discovered on a building site on Lower Parliament Street. 

    One of my colleagues went down to take a look - you can even spot bottles on the shelf of what's thought to be a cellar of a 19th Century pub.

    Video content

    Video caption: New cave discovered on building site
  7. Boy, 13, reported missing

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Harvey Hollingworth, 13, was reported missing from Basford at about 20:45 last night. 

    Police have asked for anyone who knows where he is to get in touch with them.

    Harvey Hollingsworth
  8. Chris Leslie: Brexit 'looming hurricane'

    Tony Roe

    BBC East Midlands political editor

    Nottingham East MP Chris Leslie has called Brexit a "looming hurricane on the horizon" and it's not mentioned in the Budget speech.

    The MP said the 5,100 self employed people in his constituency will see the "break in promise" not to increase National Insurance contributions, which he says "will make lives precarious".

  9. Postman refuses to deliver post because of 'threatening dog'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The Royal Mail is no longer delivering post to one street in Bramcote because staff say a dog in one of the houses is too aggressive. 

    Deliveries stopped to the six houses on Dormy Close in December after a postie was chased by the loose dog, and residents now have to collect their mail each day from the local post office.

    Dormy Close

    The Royal Mail says they will continue delivering post to people's houses there once the dog is secured and no longer tries to attack their staff.

    There's a photo of Missy the dog in the Nottingham Post  and owner Derek Read told me: "She's a sheepdog. If she was a rottweiler or bull terrier it would be different, but she's not.

    "I have tried to interact him [the postman] with the dog but he won't."

  10. Business leaders gather for budget speech

    Hannah Meredith

    Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

    Business leaders from across the East Midlands have gathered at PwC at Castle Donington to listen to Philip Hammond's first budget...

    Business leaders from across the East Midlands
  11. Nottingham skater sets her sights on gold

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Team GB's Short Track Speed Skating team, who are based at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham, are in the Netherlands this week aiming for World Championship glory.

    Before they flew out we spoke to one of the sport's major stars, Elise Christie, who was in blistering form - winning medals galore - before having to recover from a nasty bout of concussion. 

    Now though, she says she's fully recovered and is aiming for gold in Rotterdam.

    Elise Christie
  12. Weather update: Staying dry this afternoon

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    Staying mainly dry and cloudy with a few brighter and sunnier spells developing with top temperatures of 12C (54F). 

    Just the risk of an isolated shower across southern parts later.

  13. Snake found abandoned in plastic box

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A boa constrictor found abandoned in a plastic box in St Ann's - along with a dead gerbil - has had to be put down.

    The RSPCA said a member of the public found the snake, which had shed its skin in the box, in Little John Walk.

    boa snake

    The snake was surrounded by a brown sludge and was found to have a respiratory infection and an abscess on its head.  

    RSPCA inspector Laura Kirkham said they are appealing for information. 

    "Very sadly, many people buy exotic pets without thinking through the responsibility first and with little or no idea of how difficult they are to care for, which as a result can lead to them being abandoned in a callous way like this," she said.

    "Ultimately it is the animal that suffers after the novelty wears off."

  14. Sex offender arrested after months on the run

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A sex offender who who has been on the run since last year has been arrested in Newark after a nationwide appeal, including on BBC Crimewatch on Monday.

    Craig Hauxwell, 48, who also goes by the name of Lisa Hauxwell and is originally from Darlington, had been convicted and sentenced to 14 years in prison in his absence in November for historic sex offences. 

    Lisa / Craig Hauxwell

    He was arrested last night in Newark where he had been living after police received several calls from members of the public after the Crimewatch appeal.

    Nottinghamshire Police said he was now being taken back up north to start his prison sentence. 

  15. Men stabbed in Bestwood

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Two men were taken to hospital on Monday night after they were stabbed during an assault in Bestwood.

    The 30-year-old and 26-year-old were attacked in Oxengate at 23:00. 

    They were taken to the QMC where police said they were in a "serious but stable" condition.

  16. Watch: New cave to be unveiled under city pub

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Speaking of caves, here's how work is being done to dig out a newly discovered cave underneath a pub in Sneinton.

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    Video caption: Sneinton pub unveiling cave
  17. Your questions: What does the city's cave network look like?

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Sonal Marner used Your Questions to ask: What would the cave system look like if it was mapped in its entirety to the outskirts, including for example, Wollaton Park?

    We put the question to the city council's archaeologist Scott Lomax who said there isn't just one cave system across Nottingham, but in fact hundreds of cave complexes. 

    He said the caves have never been joined together but here is a map of them across the city.

    Caves map

    He said the main concentration of caves is in the city centre, around the medieval town (between Parliament Street and Castle Boulevard / Canal Street). 

    He added: "Caves do, however, extend out of the city centre, predominantly along roads including Mansfield Road, Derby Road and Alfreton Road, reflecting post-medieval and modern development of the city. 

    "There are some caves in suburban areas such as Old Basford, Sherwood, The Park, Sneinton and St Ann's. There is one cave beneath Wollaton Hall."

    Mr Lomax said more caves were being discovered all the time so the above map will change.