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By Gavin Bevis and Calum McKenzie

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  1. Cricket: Broad made available for T20 Final's Day

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Stuart Broad has been made available to play for Notts Outlaws in Saturday's T20 Final's Day at Edgbaston.

    Stuart Broad

    Broad will then join up with England ahead of the third Test against West Indies at Lord's.

    The Outlaws face Hampshire in the day's second semi-final (14:30), with the winner going on to face either Birmingham Bears or Glamorgan in the final.

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, between J29 for A617 and J28 for A38 Alfreton.

    M1 Derbyshire - Slow traffic on M1 southbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  3. 'Dangerous' paedophile sent back to jail

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    A paedophile, who was found to be volunteering at a social club where families often took their children, has been jailed.

    Alan Carlson

    Alan Carlson, formerly of Portland Road, Hucknall, pleaded guilty to four counts of breaching a sexual offences order.

    The order, handed down to Carlson in 2001, prevented him from being in contact with anyone under the age of 16.

    Det Con Lisa Avvio from Nottinghamshire Police said: "Carlson had been slowly integrating himself into a community over the past three years.

    "He put himself forward to volunteer during ‘Family Night’ socials and often used sweets and expensive gifts to interact with them.

    "The way Carlson completely disregarded his sexual offences order, proves how little remorse he has for his previous actions or understanding of how inappropriate they were; a dangerous attitude to have in a community involving children."

  4. Analysis: Danny Drinkwater asks to leave Leicester

    Ian Stringer

    BBC Radio Leicester

    Leicester don't need to sell and certainly don't want to, so if Drinkwater is to move, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is going to have to sign a big cheque.

    Danny Drinkwater

    Drinkwater will be a loss to Leicester. He's strong and rugged but his range of passing is most impressive.

    And while he'll have to get past Cesc Fabregas and Tiemoue Bakayoko to partner his old chum Kante, that isn't something which will faze him. He's sure of himself, focused and disciplined.

    This is phase two of the dismantling of Leicester's class of 2015/16 and, sadly, it was always going to happen.

  5. Trial date set for Carlton flat murder

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    A suspect has appeared in crown court accused of murdering a man at a flat in Nottingham.

    Forensic scene outside a flat

    Steven Wooley, 31, of Manvers Court, is accused of murdering 58-year-old John Inger.

    Mr Inger was founded dead at a property in Walton Court, Carlton, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

    The case will next be at Nottingham Crown Court on 20 November, with the trial provisionally listed for 6 March next year.

  6. Mouse problems in The Meadows 'sent me crazy'


    We've had a few comments on Facebook about the rodent problem in The Meadows.

    Michaella Widdowson said: "5 years ago when I lived on wilford crescent this was a massive problem it's the reason I left sent me crazy."

    Mouse droppings
  7. Man charged over firearm incident in Leicester street

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    A man has been charged with having a firearm on a suburban street in Leicester.

    Police said they were called to Tolton Road on Sunday 21 May following reports shots had been fired.

    The 24-year-old Leicester man was charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of prohibited ammunition.

    Tolton Road
  8. Mike Ashley 'will regret' suing former colleague

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    A former Newcastle United director being sued by Mike Ashley over an investment dispute involving a French golf course has branded the Sports Direct boss's legal claim "malicious fiction".

    Papers lodged at the High Court in London allege breach of contract over a deal with Tony Jimenez made in 2008.

    Mr Ashley, who also owns Newcastle United Football Club, is demanding the return of a £3m investment or compensation.

    Mike Ashley

    In a written statement, Mr Jimenez said: "Mike Ashley will regret the day he embarked on this action and now seeks to reopen events from 2008.

    "This fabricated and malicious claim will be vigorously defended and the full details of the relevant agreements and the background to them, including the obligations arising from his failed sale of Newcastle United FC, will be set out in the appropriate courtin a significant claim from me and the other parties involved”.

  9. Long Eaton hit by water supply problem

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Some homes in the Long Eaton area are without water at the moment.

    Severn Trent said the problem - affecting properties in the NG10 postcode area - was caused by water pipes being damaged by a third party and it was working to get it sorted as quickly as possible.

    Long Eaton map
  10. Cricket: Notts v Northants delayed again

    Dave Bracegirdle

    BBC Radio Nottingham commentator

    Light drizzle falling again at Trent Bridge. Covers on, umpires out there with umbrellas.

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Nottinghamshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Nottinghamshire northbound severe disruption, between J27 for A608 Hucknall and J28 for A38 Alfreton.

    M1 Nottinghamshire - Queuing traffic and one lane closed on M1 northbound between J27, A608 (Hucknall) and J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of a broken down vehicle.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  12. Your photos: Pink sky at night

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    It's a bit gloomy out there - so how about this stunning sunset to cheer you up?

    Pink sky at night

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Buster9 for sending it in from Misterton, Nottinghamshire.

  13. Foxes in pole position to sign Jonny Evans?

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Leicester City appear to be involved in a complicated tangle involving Arsenal, Manchester City and Inter Milan in their bid to try to sign West Brom's Jonny Evans.

    Shkodran Mustafi, Jonny Evans and Eliaquim Mangala

    The Foxes had a £23m bid for the Northern Ireland international rejected last week.

    But Inter Milan have made no progress in their efforts to sign Eliaquim Mangala or Shkodran Mustafi, so no-one can be entirely sure which clubs can move on the Evans deal and which clubs can't.

    Arsenal, Manchester City and Leicester want Evans. Arsenal need to release Mustafi. West Brom want Mangala. Will either of those players end up at the San Siro?

  14. Covers off at Trent Bridge

    Dave Bracegirdle

    BBC Radio Nottingham commentator

    The rain has stopped and the mopping up process has begun at Trent Bridge.

    Day three of Notts v Northants will start at 13:10 providing there are no further showers.

    Trent Bridge
  15. Shopkeeper 'raped girl at city centre hotel'

    Jo Healey

    East Midlands Today

    A 16-year-old girl's been giving video evidence in the trial of Dilan Amin.

    At Derby Crown Court, the 27-year-old shopkeeper denies a series of sex offences, including rape, against seven girls, one aged 12.

    International Hotel

    One of the girls, who was 15 in December told how Amin and another man drove her and another girl to the International Hotel in Derby.

    She said they drank vodka, whisky and took cocaine. The court heard Amin had sex with her though she "remembers saying no to him".

    The trial's continuing.