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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 18 May 2017
  2. Megan Bannister death: Two men in court charged with manslaughter
  3. Greek Marinakis buys Nottingham Forest
  4. Son admits stabbing father to death
  5. Teenager appears in court charged with Leicester murder
  6. Man speaks out after Kim Jong-un family picture goes viral

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By Amy Woodfield and Khia Lewis-Todd

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Terry Hawkridge

Notts County sign winger Terry Hawkridge from National League champions Lincoln City on a two-year contract.

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Football: 'Valuable' defender Barker gets six-month Burton deal

BBC Sport

The Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough says defender Shaun Barker is a valuable squad member, following the news he's signed a new six-month contract.

Shaun Barker
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The 34-year-old's deal is the third short-term contract he has signed since joining the Championship club last summer after four injury-plagued years.

Barker only made five substitute appearances, but helped the Brewers avoid relegation.

Six months is perfect. Physically I feel no different than I did in my mid-20s. I am fit enough and can still do sessions like everyone else. But I have a reaction with my knee so have to be careful."

Shaun BarkerBurton Albion defender

East Midlands weather update: Rain to return overnight

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

It’ll be dry this evening but cloud will increase overnight. Rain, which may be heavy at times, will move in during the early hours.

Lows of 8C (46F).

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Bradley Barry

Defender Brad Barry joins Chesterfield on a two-year deal after being released by Swindon.

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Watch: Dry weather reveals reservoir's past

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

It might be hard to believe after yesterday's downpour, but water levels at the beautiful Derwent Reservoir in the Peak District are much lower than usual.

The receding water has revealed a mysterious set of pillars, which played a crucial role in the building of the reservoir just over a century ago.

Eight men arrested on day of Notts County v Mansfield fixture

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Eight men have been arrested in connection with public order offences at a Nottingham city centre pub on the day of a Notts County versus Mansfield Town match.

The disorder took place at the Major Oak pub during the afternoon of 14 January, Nottinghamshire Police said.

The men, aged between 18 and 56, remain in police custody.

Nottingham dancers to perform at Chelsea Flower Show

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Nine Nottingham dancers are heading to this year’s renowned Chelsea Flower Show.

Dancers from The Dance Studios will be taking part in the show to perform a tap piece.

The girls, aged between 12 and 15, have been specially selected to perform an exclusive dance - set to Michael Flatley's Feet of the Flames.

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The Dance Studios

Maxine Loydall, director at The Dance Studios, said: "The chance for these girls from a Nottingham city centre dance school to perform at such a world famous event like the Chelsea Flower Show is a real privilege."

TDS
The Dance Studios

Son admits stabbing father to death

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A 31-year-old man has pleaded guilty to murdering his father at the house they shared.

Geoff Seggie (below) was found dead at his home in Marylebone Crescent, Mackworth, during the night on 1 December.

Mr Seggie, 59, described by his family as a "hero", had suffered multiple stab wounds, Derbyshire Police said.

Daniel Seggie, who lived at the same address, admitted murder at Nottingham Crown Court and is due to be sentenced on 31 May.

Geoff Seggie
Derbyshire Police

Pictures emerge of rubbish pile dumped at Stapleford Woods

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Gas cylinders, white goods and a chair are among the items that have been found fly-tipped at Stapleford Woods on the Nottinghamshire-Lincolnshire border.

Fly tipped rubbish
Nottinghamshire Police
Fly tipped rubbish
Nottinghamshire Police
Matt Oakley

Exeter City's former Southampton midfielder Matt Oakley announces he will retire at the end of the season.

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Watch: New Forest owner wants to work with fans

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Nottingham Forest have a new owner - it's Greek shipping magnate Evangelos Marinakis.

He's already the owner and president of Greek club Olympiacos, and now Marinakis has an 80% stake in Forest.

Evangelos Marinakis
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He's promising stability and investment - but he's facing accusations of match-fixing in Greece. However, he has passed the EFL's owners' and directors' test.

He has been speaking to the BBC about getting the fans involved in decision making...

Alfreton Town

New director and investor Lee Mullen will be "a breath of fresh air", says Alfreton Chairman Wayne Bradley.

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Nottingham Forest: Evangelos Marinakis denies match-fixing
Nottingham Forest's new owner Evangelos Marinakis denies accusations of match-fixing and criminality in Greece.

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, at J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

M1 Derbyshire - The main road is closed, with traffic being routed around the junction and back on again, on M1 northbound at J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of emergency repairs. Diversion in operation - up the exit slip road and back down the entry slip road.

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

St Matthews Way, Leicester

Abdirahman Adam, 22, died in hospital after he was found in St Matthews Way, Leicester.

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Lee Angol

Mansfield sign Peterborough duo Lee Angol and Hayden White, the sixth and seventh signings since the end of their season.

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Teenager appears in court charged with Leicester murder

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

A 17-year-old boy has appeared at Leicester Magistrates' Court charged with the murder of 22-year-old Abdirahman Adam, who died from a stab wound after being found injured in St Matthews Way, Leicester, on Monday.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has also been charged with possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

During the hearing, the boy confirmed his name and age. He has now been remanded in custody.

He will next appear at Leicester Crown Court tomorrow morning.

St MAtthews Way
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