She has appeared in a number of television shows including Peak Practice, Boon, Cracker and Soldier, Soldier before becoming a regular cast member in the first two series of Band of Gold.
Ms Morton has also worked in films including Minority Report with Tom Cruise, Morvern Callar, Synecdoche New York, The Walking Dead, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Her work has been recognised with Academy Award nominations for her performances in Sweet and Lowdown, and In America, a Golden Globe Award for her role in Longford and a BAFTA for her semi-autobiographical directorial debt for film The Unloved.
Severe accident: A634 Nottinghamshire both ways
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Will our next scheduled election be at Christmas?
Paul McFadden, from Arnold, used Your Questions Answered to ask: "Does the Fixed Term Parliaments Act mean that the next scheduled election will also be
in December in five years' time?"
According to the 2011 Fixed Term Parliaments Act (FTPA), a general election must be called five years after the last poll.
So does this mean Christmas shoppers will be carrying around polling cards in 2024?
So the next general election will be scheduled for 2 May, 2024.
The act was introduced by the coalition government in 2011 as part of the agreement drawn up by the Tories and Lib Dems in the wake of the 2010 general election.
So an election can only be triggered before that if a motion of no confidence is passed in the government and no alternative administration can be formed or if at least two-thirds of MPs approved calls for an early election.
Both the Conservatives and Labour have, however, said they will scrap the FTPA.
Previously it was up to the prime minister of the day to choose when to call an election, provided it was within five years of the last one being held.
So although December elections will not become the norm, returning to the old system is likely to mean the next prime minister will be able to call a general election at will.
Patchy cloud is expected at times today but there will be some breaks and we will see blue and sunny skies.
Temperatures will be getting up to 6C or 7C but as we head towards the end of the week things will be turning a bit milder.
New Lincs and Notts air ambulance HQ approved
Plans for Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance's new HQ have been given the go-ahead by councillors.
The charity currently operates from two sites: one at RAF Waddington where its helicopters are based and another for the charity's staff.
The new HQ, at RAF Waddington, will join the two teams together at the same site for the first time.
A £1.8m grant from the government has been given to help in its construction.
Work building the new HQ should be completed by the end of next year.
Our new base will give us security of tenure, as well as the space and facility to further develop our life-saving service. As we celebrate our 25th anniversary this year, it’s fitting we are laying the foundations for the next 25 years to ensure we can continue to provide pre-hospital critical care to our patients."
BBC East Midlands' political editor Tony Roe says:
"It is indeed the case that under the FTPA the next election will be in
five years time, so in theory Christmas elections are on the cards for a while.
"But the feeling among MPs of all parties in the
last parliament was that the FTPA has been a bit of blunder.
"It’s only actually worked once with the 2015
election. The current election is the second since then... 2020 was meant to be
the next election."
Mr Roe warns voters not to be surprised if the act is repealed,
with a reversal to the situation where we have to have an election "at
least every five years".
"That will make Parliament more responsive to events,"
"No-one likes treading the streets canvassing in the dark,
not the politicians who have to knock on the doors nor the people opening their
doors, letting the heating out and the cold air in. And the hot air..."
What are candidates' views on fracking and green energy?
Using the Your Questions Answered tool on the BBC website, S Handy, from Misson, asked us to find out what candidates' views are on fracking and green energy in Nottinghamshire.
Exploratory tests for shale gas have been undertaken at two sites in Bassetlaw - Tinker Lane, near Barnby Moor, and Springs Road in Misson Springs.
Liberal Democrat candidate for Bassetlaw, Helen Tamblyn-Saville, said she is "strongly opposed to fracking" in Nottinghamshire and everywhere else.
She said: "It contributes to both water and air pollution and, instead, we should be focusing on building renewable energy solutions, such as increasing the construction of off-shore wind turbines and restore subsidies for solar power."
The Conservative Party office for Brendan Clarke-Smith said that he too is opposed to fracking.
Keir Morrison, the Labour Party candidate, said he would like to "ban fracking entirely".
He said: "There are better ways and means of creating energy and
prosperity than fossil fuel extraction.
"We don't need to be subjecting the
public to earthquakes and pollution when there is a vast wealth of clean, green
And Brexit Party candidate, Debbie Soloman, makes it a full-house for opposition to fracking.
She said the disruption it causes to local
people and their environment outweighs any economic benefits.
"If the UK is to have any hope of meeting
carbon neutral commitments, we should be further developing our renewable
energy resources and reducing our reliance on fossil fuels," she said.
Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands
BBC Weather presenter
It will be an unsettled start to the week with patches of rain throughout the day, which could turn heavy.
Expect some breezy weather with highs of 11C and lows this evening of 7C.
Lottery winners remembered on 25th year since first draw
BBC Radio Nottingham
It has been 25 years since the first National Lottery draw was broadcast live from the BBC in London.
It was hosted by Noel Edmonds while Anthea Turner was in Nottingham providing inserts from the intu Victoria Centre.
Over the years Nottinghamshire has seen more than 700 people claim prizes of £50,000 or more.
In 2012, the county had two big winners - Cassey Carrington and Matt Topham from Stapleford won just over £45m in the EuroMillions, followed by Gareth and Catherine Bull from Mansfield Woodhouse who won more than £40m.
Later that year, Jim and Maureen Emerton from Carlton won £4.5m and Alan and Kim Elliott, from Aspley, won £1m.
David Brown was living in Eastwood when he and his family won £1m three years ago.
"I was scanning the QR code on my iPad and I didn't believe it so I switched it off and scanned it again and again," he said.
"I told my daughter and she didn't believe it either, so she downloaded the app herself and scanned it on her phone."
Since winning, he and his family have bought a holiday lodge in Lincolnshire and moved house.
His daughter, who also got a share of the money, used it to pay for fertility treatment. She is now seven months pregnant.
Watch: Today's weather for the East Midlands
BBC Weather presenter
It's a frosty start out there, and there's a Met Office weather warning for fog.
More heavy rain is set to fall across the East Midlands.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Thursday and Friday meaning "further heavy rain may lead to further disruption and flooding".
Dales District Council is urging residents and businesses to be ready for a
possible repeat of last week's flooding that killed one local woman.
The authority's chief executive, Paul Wilson, said: "While we will always try to help vulnerable residents, our advice to anyone concerned that their home or business is at risk of flooding is to buy sandbags from a hardware store. Garden soil can be used as an alternative."