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Nottinghamshire County Council
Boundary changes have occurred here. 2013 seats are an estimate of what the result would have been then if the new boundaries had been in place.
Election 2017 Results
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Gedling Borough Council says Main Street in Lambley has been closed and diversions are in place.
The authority, with Nottinghamshire County Council, is working together to assess the situation.
BBC News Online
Nottinghamshire will be one of only five councils in the country to take part in a pilot project to help tackle childhood obesity.
The authority will receive £100,000 a year for the next three years to test out new ways of getting pre-school children to eat healthy food.
Almost a quarter of children in the county are already overweight or obese by the time they reach reception age.
East Midlands Today
A new deal - thought to be the first of its kind of the country - will see extra financial support given to young people as they leave the care system in Nottinghamshire.
Under the scheme, care leavers will not have to pay council tax until they're 25 and those going to university will have their accommodation paid for plus thousands towards their tuition fees. Others will be offered help finding work.
Philip Owen, from Nottinghamshire County Council, said: "As a corporate parent we are trying to do what any good parent would be doing for their offspring."
Local Democracy Reporter
Queen guitarist Brian May has praised Nottinghamshire County Council after it voted to ban all hunting with dogs on land it owns.
Hunting foxes with dogs is illegal but Labour councillors said trail hunting and exercising packs of hounds was being used as a "loophole" to get round the ban.
The new ban blocks all forms of hunting with animals on any council-owned land.
The move was brought forward by Labour councillors and passed by one vote after being opposed by the Conservatives, who control the council in coalition with the Mansfield independents.
The Tories said it was irrelevant because such activity "doesn't happen on council land anyway".
May, who is a vocal animal rights critic, tweeted that the authority was "an example to the whole of Britain".
He said: "Time to move on. Zero tolerance for blood 'sports'. Congratulations Nottinghamshire County Council."
Oliver and Olivia were the most popular names given to newborn boys and girls in Nottinghamshire this year, the county council has revealed.
The authority has rounded off 2018 by releasing a list of top tens related to the services it provides.
It revealed The Midnight Line by Lee Child was its most popular book loaned by its libraries, spaghetti bolognese was its most popular school meal and used car sales was the area most commonly complained about to its trading standards team.