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  1. Updates for Thursday 16 March 2017
  2. Buyer 'identified' for tobacco factory
  3. Country park users angry about hedgerow removal
  4. Schoolchildren become reporters for the day with BBC School Report
  5. New Forest manager holds first press conference
  6. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Friday

Live Reporting

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. Warburton welcomed at the City Ground

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Let's end today with Mark Warburton and his obligatory hold up a shirt on the pitch shot...

    Mark Warburton
  3. Weather: Cloudy tonight

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC weather presenter

    It’ll be cloudy tonight with a few patchy, drizzly showers to begin with.

    There’ll be some clearer spells in the early hours.

  4. Buyer 'identified' for tobacco factory

    Greig Watson

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    Here's a bit more on the news that a buyer may have been found for one of Nottingham's largest and most recognisable buildings .

    Horizon factory
  5. Reporter gets an insight into police force

    By Robyn (Holgate Academy, Nottingham)

    BBC School Report

    People like to be different things as they grow up and today I spoke to a police officer about his job and how it affects his life. 

    He told me that it hasn’t always been his dream because he wanted to be a vet, but as he went through university he started looking for jobs and he had a sit down to think about it. 

    When I asked him about qualifications, he said people are looking for different things. Some are looking for people who have studied languages, some are looking for people who have studied computers and some are looking for someone with people skills.

    I also asked him what he finds most rewarding and he said that it’s when you pick up an incident from the start because you have a chance to say "look, I’ve done that...I carried out this investigation". I thought that was good because you have made this investigation and helped out.

    It was a really fun experience learning about the police force and something I might want to do when I’m older.

  6. Actress shares her top tips with school reporters

    By Josh and Kai

    BBC School Report

    Today we were lucky enough to be able to interview Ayesha Dharker, who has starred in  Star Wars, Dr. Who and Coronation Street . It was a great experience and the answers to the questions were superb.

    We asked what inspired her and she said an actor came to her school and she signed up for the auditions just to miss maths!

    We then went on to ask her about her favourite film or TV show that she had starred in and she said  The Terrorist was her favourite film as they made it with natural lighting and with little budget.

    Josh and Kai

    The next question we asked was what film she wants to be in and she said she wanted to be in  The Muppets  or an animation film because she really enjoys voice acting.

    We asked if she had any tips for actors who are just starting their careers and she answered: "Don’t listen to other people, just stick with what you want."

    We also asked her how she chooses what films she wants to be in, and she answered that it’s because of the story line. If she loves the story, she will be in the film, and at the moment, she is in Holby City .

    Ayesha Dharker
  7. Developer will replant hedges

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Bloor Homes has been in touch and said they "mistakenly removed a section of hedgerow which should have been left in place." 

    A statement read: "We are extremely sorry for any upset this has caused, and we will of course be replanting this section of hedgerow as soon as possible."

    A spokesman said they would also be planting new hedgerow plants to close up a number of existing gaps in the hedge and around 350m of new hedge along the site where it adjoins the country park.

    Gedling Country Park
  8. Developer 'apologises' for hedge mistake

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Just a short update on the Gedling Country Park story we were talking about earlier today.

    The leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke and deputy leader, Councillor Michael Payne have been to the out to the site today where 30m of hedgerows have been ripped up.

    Mr Payne said Bloor Homes has acknowledged it was a mistake and apologised to the council.

    Gedling Country Park
  9. Comedian speaks to school reporters about his career

    By Mea and Hollie

    BBC School Report

    Today we interviewed a comedian called Paul Kerensa. We were able to talk to him on Facetime and ask him lots of interesting questions.

    We asked him whether he always wanted to be a comedian. He said that before he got into stand-up comedy he did not really know what he wanted to be and then decided to be a comedian.

    Hollie and Mea

    What problems do comedians face?

    Paul said that sometimes if you have said a joke too many times the audience finishes them for you and that can be embarrassing!

    What are the pros of being a comedian?

    He said it was the fact that he gets to travel everywhere.

    It was a great pleasure to be able to talk to him and we thank Paul Kerensa very much for sparing some of his time to speak to us.

  10. Interviewing our librarian

    By Charlotte

    BBC School Report

    We interviewed our librarian at Holgate Academy, Heather Jackson and asked her some questions about her job.

    What do you enjoy most about your job?

    Every day is different, I like that it’s not always the same atmosphere. I also like encouraging students to read something different.

    What’s the best book a student has ever recommended to you?

    The Noughts and Crosses series by Malorie Blackman- it was an amazing series – very different to anything I had read before.

    Heather Jackson and reporters

    Do you find it hard to get into a book?

    Sometimes. If I feel that after the first few chapters it’s not my sort of thing I do consider giving up, I think everyone has moments like that. I would never abandon a book though. I like to see a story through to the end.

    If you weren’t our school librarian, what would you want to be?

    I think something to do with event management, arranging parties, events and planning weddings.

    I think this interview helps to give a proper look into what it’s like to be a librarian.

  11. Live: Warburton holds first press conference

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Nottingham Forest's new manager Mark Warburton holds his first press conference...

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  12. Disabilities: People's dreams and the problems they face

    By Paige

    BBC School Report

    Everyone has dreams. They may be big or small, but no matter what they can be reached, even if you are disabled.

    Helen Adams Keller was an American author. She was the first deaf/blind person to be awarded a Bachelor Of Arts degree. She was an amazing writer who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. 

    Libby Clegg is a Paralympian for Scotland and England and has an eye condition called Stargardt’s Macular Dystrophy. At the last Paralympics, she won gold in the 100m run. 

    I interviewed her with some questions about her career.

    She said: “Training with a disability can be hard at times, as you have to overcome many difficulties. I run with a guide runner who helps me to stay in my lane and guide me down the track. When I run with my guide, it makes me feel independent and confident."

    Paige from Holgate Academy

    I also interviewed actor, Ben Goffe, who has dwarfism. His dad, Rusty Goffe, is also an actor and has been in Star Wars , Harry Potter and Willy Wonka as an Oompa Loompa. 

    “I have always wanted to be an actor but when I was at school, there was a brief time when I wanted to be a musician and go to a music school," he said.

    He is currently in  The Hypocrite , a Royal Shakespeare Company play at Hull Truck Theatre.

    I really enjoyed learning about these people’s careers. It’s really interesting to learn about how they got to where they are now, and it just proves disabilities shouldn’t hold anyone back.

  13. Reporters interview Game of Thrones actor

    By Hollie

    BBC School Report

    Today my friend Mea and I interviewed a famous actor called Sam Redford. We were able to talk to him on FaceTime and ask him many interesting questions. Sam Redford has been in Game of Thrones , Fantastic Beasts and many other films.

    We started by asking him if he knew how popular Fantastic Beasts was going to become and he answered: "I had an idea since the Harry Potter series was very popular.”

    Hollie and Mea

    Later Mea asked: “Do you still get nervous?” He replied: “Not as much as I used to.”

    I asked him whether he ever feels that the  Game of Thrones  script is too dark. 

    He said: "Well, sometimes it can be violent but the show follows the book series so we can’t really change it.”

    It was an absolute honour to interview Sam Redford. Thank you for letting us interview you!

  14. Buyer 'identified' for tobacco factory

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    We told you earlier about a buyer coming forward for the former Imperial Tobacco Horizon factory. 

    BBC News online has more on the story.

    The city council report does not name who the buyer is, but says it is "not of the same financial standing as Imperial Tobacco".

    Horizon factory

    The clearing of the site to remove traces of tobacco is in progress and is likely to be finished by next year.

  15. Notts academy manager leaves after two months

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Notts County academy manager Russell Hullett, who joined the Magpies in January, has left the club. 

    The club say they are looking for a replacement.  

    Meadow Lane
  16. Rowett confirms Forest interest

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Ahead of Derby County's trip to the City Ground, their new manager Gary Rowett has been telling BBC Radio Derby that Forest had also approached him for the manager's job. 

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  17. Canal Street to reopen tonight

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Canal Street is set to reopen at 20:00 tonight.

    National Grid said repairs to a leaking gas pipe had been successfully completed and the road was being resurfaced. 

    A spokeswoman said: "We would like to thank people in Nottingham for their patience while we carried out this work.

    "For the safety of everyone in the area it was vital that we completed these repairs. We are sorry for any delays caused to people’s journeys.”

    Canal Street