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Live Reporting

By Dave Wade and Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Our live coverage for the week has now ended. East Midlands Live returns from 08:00 on Monday morning.

  2. Labour MPs backing PM over Russia 'baying for blood'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    Chris Williamson has said Labour MPs who have not backed Jeremy Corbyn's response to the nerve agent attack deserve to be deselected.

    Chris Williamson

    Mr Williamson, the member for Derby North and an ally of the Labour leader, said MPs who backed Theresa May were "baying for blood".

  3. Ken Clarke: 'Russia behind nerve agent attack'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    A senior Conservative MP has said he has "no doubt" that Russia is behind the poisoning of a former spy and his daughter.

    Ken Clarke

    Sergei Skripal, 66, and Yulia Skripal, 33, remain critically ill in hospital, after they were found unconscious on a bench in Salisbury on 4 March.

    "I have no doubt it is the Russians," Rushcliffe MP Ken Clarke told BBC Radio Nottingham.

    "This was... designed I think to send a little message to ex-patriot Russians wherever they may be, that they would not be forgiven if they upset the Kremlin too much."

    Russia denies involvement in the nerve agent attack.

  4. Arrest following Clumber Park vandalism

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    A man has been arrested after Clumber Park was vandalised on two separate occasions.

    Burnt out car and a damaged bridge

    Police were called to the National Trust-owned site on Saturday 3 March after the 250-year-old bridge was badly damaged.

    Officers were also called out in the early hours of last Monday after one of the buildings on the park was set alight.

    A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, theft of a vehicle and arson with intent to endanger life.

    He has been released on police bail.

  5. Mariam Moustafa death: 'No contact' with teen on bus

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    Bosses at Nottingham City Transport have released a statement following the death of 18-year-old student Mariam Moustafa.

    Mariam Moustafa

    Ms Moustafa died three weeks after being attacked outside the Victoria Centre.

    Footage has since emerged of the Egyptian engineering student on board a bus.

    Quote Message: As this is an ongoing police investigation, the information we can disclose about what happens on the bus is limited. However, we can confirm that Mariam does not inform the driver of any concerns she may have about other people in the queue for the bus, but when he subsequently hears raised voices on the top deck, our driver immediately attends to the problem and we can confirm there is no physical contact between Mariam and anyone else on our vehicle." from Nottingham City Transport Directors
    Nottingham City TransportDirectors
  6. Reports of shot fired in Carlton

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    Armed officers were sent to Carlton after reports of a gun being fired.


    Part of Forester Grove was cordoned off after police were called to the street shortly after 13:00.

    There are no reports of injuries.

  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, between J24 for A6 and J23A for A42.

    M1 Leicestershire - Slow traffic on M1 southbound between J24, A6 (Kegworth) and J23a A42, because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, between J30 for A616 and J29a for Markham Lane Markham Vale.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J30, A616 (Worksop) and J29a, Markham (Markham Vale), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  9. Man jailed for 15 years for abusing boys

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    A man who sexually abused two children when he was a teenager has been jailed.

    Keith Chapman

    Keith Chapman (pictured), 40, was sentenced for 15 sexual offences following a trial at Nottingham Crown Court.

    He had pleaded guilty in January to four counts of possession of indecent images.

    Chapman, who on one occasion paid the boys he abused £1, was given a jail term totaling 15 years.

    Police said his assaults took place in the Mansfield area in the late 1980s and mid-1990s.

    Det Sgt Fearne Murdoch said: "Chapman systematically groomed and abused a young boy and got him to recruit a friend who was of the same age.

    "He committed the most serious and disturbing acts against them which have had a profound affect on them throughout their life."

  10. St Patrick's Day stage event called off

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    Organisers of the St Patrick's Day celebrations in Nottingham have been forced to cancel the live stage entertainment.

    Crowds at the St Patricks Day event in Nottingham

    The team behind the event said the decision was due to adverse weather predictions and stressed the call had "not been made lightly".

    The parade is still going ahead and there will also be a stall selling shamrock and Irish food, organisers added.

    St Patricks Day Parade
  11. Amber warning for snow issued across East Midlands

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    An amber weather warning for snow and ice across the East Midlands has been issued by the Met Office.

    Weather warning map

    It comes into effect from 16:00 on Saturday and remains valid until 09:00 on Sunday morning.

    A less serious yellow warning is in place for the north of the region (including Chesterfield and Mansfield) this evening.

  12. Rugby: Green and Whites back in league action

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    Nottingham will be looking to avenge three losses to Bedford this season, when they host the Blues at Lady Bay on Sunday.

    Tiff Eden

    Bristol-bound Tiff Eden (pictured) starts at fly-half after being rested for the British and Irish Cup dead rubber against Ospreys last weekend.

    Darryl Veedenhaal, Oliver Evans and Sean Scanlon also return to the back division.