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By Calum McKenzie, Gavin Bevis, Amy Woodfield and Dave Wade

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage of the day

    Our live coverage has now ended and will return on Monday from 08:00.

  2. Former Notts County chairman's funeral takes place

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Tributes have been paid to former Notts County chairman Derek Pavis who was laid to rest earlier this afternoon.

    Derek Pavis

    During his 13 years in charge, Pavis - who died last month following an illness - appointed both Neil Warnock and Sam Allardyce to the Meadow Lane dugout.

    Under Warnock, the Magpies achieved successive promotions to reach the old Division One in 1991.

    Earlier, fans waited to see Mr Pavis' funeral cortege passed through Meadow Lane.

  3. Murder probe: Woman released 'under investigation'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    A woman, aged 21, arrested on suspicion of the murder of a 66-year-old man, has been released pending further investigation, say police.

    Long meadow

    Anthony White died on Monday at Kings Mill Hospital.

    Emergency services had been called out to his home on Long Meadow, Mansfield Woodhouse, following reports of an incident there.

    Nottinghamshire Police say they believe his death was an isolated incident and that they are not looking for anyone else.

  4. Chesterfield residents to vote in devolution referendum

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    A referendum is being held to ask people in Chesterfield whether they want the town to become part of the Sheffield City Region.

    The move would see responsibility for key services being handed to a Sheffield City Region mayor.

    The non-legally-binding postal vote has been organised by Derbyshire County Council and ballot papers will be posted out later this month.


    Council leader Barry Lewis said: "It's time to put this issue to bed once and for all.

    "This is a massive decision for the future of Chesterfield and the rest of Derbyshire and many people have already said they do not want the borough to join Sheffield.

    "We would rather not have to spend tax-payers' money on holding a referendum but local people deserve the chance to have their say in an officially recognised way."

  5. Weather: Some rain around overnight

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC weather presenter

    Showers will die out over the course oftonight with a few clearer spells developing.

    bbc weather grid

    In the early hours cloud will thicken with blustery rain moving in from the west.

    Lows of 11C (52F).

  6. Ceramic poppies display inspires young artist

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Check out this splendid drawing of the Weeping Window poppies installation at Derby Silk Mill.

    It's the work of 10-year-old Olivia from Derby who was inspired to get artistic after seeing the ceramic poppies on TV last night.

    We reckon it's even better than the original!

    Weeping Window drawing
    Weeping Window
  7. Watch: How did Nottingham's students vote?

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Turnout among young voters is generally up - but what do they make of the result? Here's what some students in Nottingham have had to say...

    Video content

    Video caption: Watch: Nottingham students give general election reaction
  8. Loaded gun found wrapped in tea towel

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    A mother has been jailed after drugs were found in her kitchen cupboard during a police raid along with a loaded pistol wrapped in a tea towel.

    The discovery came hours after police seized drugs and a Skorpion sub-machine gun from the front seat of a male friend.

    Police said the drugs from both locations, which included heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine, had a street value of £24,000.

    Remmay Williams and James Orme

    Remmay Wiliams, 24, of Blount Road, Leicester, received a six-year sentence for the firearms offences and a two-year-sentence for drug offences after being found guilty by a jury, police said.

    James Orme, 29, of Station Road, Countesthorpe, received a nine-year-sentence last year after pleading guilty to firearms and drugs offences.

  9. Man, 96, spared jail for killing his wife

    Emily Anderson

    BBC East Midlands Today reporter

    A 96-year-old man who killed his wife has been given a suspended sentence.

    Jack Tindall

    Jack Tindall, strangled Ernestine Tindall at their home in Perlethorpe near Ollerton in August last year.

    Tindall had pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

    His wife had vascular dementia and had begged him to help her die.

    Nottingham Crown Court heard the couple had been happily married for 68 years and were "devoted to one another".

  10. Rugby: Nottingham's fixtures released

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Nottingham will begin the 2017/18 season with a visit to play Rotherham Titans at Clifton Lane.

    Nottingham Rugby at Clifton Lane

    The Green and Whites will travel to Yorkshire Carnegie the weekend before Christmas, before hosting London Scottish in a New Year fixture.

    The full fixture list can be viewed here.

  11. Fire closes Pride Park sports complex

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    A sports complex in Derby has been closed after a major fire in the early hours of this morning.

    The fire service said crews managed to contain the blaze, which broke out at Oxygen Freejumping Centre in Pride Park shortly before 02:15 but smoke had caused damage to other parts of the complex, including DW Sports Fitness, JJB Soccerdome and the Intersport shop.

    Closed sports complex

    BBC Radio Derby reporter Wesley Mallin said staff from the complex were sitting outside the main entrance on Friday afternoon to explain the situation to customers.

    Signs had also been put up saying the building will be closed "for the forseeable future".

    The fire service has started a joint investigation with Derbyshire Police.

  12. IPCC to look into Leicester crash

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Leicestershire Police has referred itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) following a crash involving two cars last night.

    Crash scene

    The collision, in St. Nicholas Circle in Leicester city centre, involved a suspected stolen Audi A7 and a black Audi A5.

    Two people have been treated and discharged from hospital for minor injuries.

    A man, 20, from London, has been arrested for failing to stop for a police officer and theft of a car.

  13. Thief attacks 89-year-old woman in her own home

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    An 89-year-old woman was left with a badly injured face after confronting an intruder who broke in to her home in Newark.

    Police said the man is thought to have entered her house in The Platts by climbing through a window at about 04:30 on Thursday.

    Victim's face

    The woman was injured as she tried to stop the thief, who was about 6ft tall and wearing dark khaki clothing and a hat, from getting away.

  14. Sandiacre hit by water supply problem

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Water supply has been disrupted in part of Sandiacre due to nearby pipe maintenance work, Severn Trent has said.

    It's affecting homes in Travis Road, Barker Avenue North and Barker Avenue East,

  15. Boys abused by ex-BBC hosts 'carrying burden'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Former BBC Radio Leicester presenters Tony and Julie Wadsworth, who were each jailed earlier for five years for indecently assaulting under-age boys, will also be on the sex offenders register for life.

    Sentencing the pair, judge Andrew Lockhart QC, said: "This case demonstrates the danger of conduct such as this.

    "I have no doubt that some of the young boys have found themselves carrying some form of burden into adulthood.

    "This is grave offending against boys, some of whom were very young - I have come to a view that all were damaged by their experience."

  16. Tennis: Wimbledon's unlikely hero gets Nottingham Open chance

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Marcus Willis - remember him?

    Roger Federer and Marcus Willis

    The world number 397, who was beaten by Roger Federer at Wimbledon last summer, will be one to watch when qualifying for the Nottingham Open gets underway tomorrow.

  17. New Derby North MP 'would accept shadow cabinet role'

    Simon Ward

    East Midlands Today reporter

    Chris Williamson, who retook Derby North for Labour last night, has said he would accept a shadow cabinet role if Jeremy Corbyn offers.

    Chris Williamson
  18. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Nottinghamshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Nottinghamshire northbound severe disruption, between J26 for A610 Nottingham and J27 for A608 Hucknall.

    M1 Nottinghamshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J26, A610 (Nottingham) and J27, A608 (Hucknall), because of a broken down car.

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

  19. Tony Wadsworth's world 'has come crashing down'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    In mitigation for Tony Wadsworth, lawyer Michelle Clarke, told the court that the hardest thing about a jail sentence would be being separated from Julie.

    "Your Honour heard from him that radio in effect was his life and he was working up to six days a week," she said.

    "His radio life and being with his wife was his life - all of that has come crashing down."