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Gavin Bevis and Amy Woodfield

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's the end of our live updates for today. We'll be back at 08:00 on Monday with more news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Roads set for resurfacing ahead of bridge closure

    Allen Cook

    BBC Local Live

    Work's due to start from Monday night on resurfacing work in parts of Burton that will be used as diversions once a bridge is shut to traffic.

    St Peter's Bridge

    The county council says staff will spend six nights in a row preparing a series of roads that'll take drivers who would normally use St Peter's Bridge.

    The crossing itself will close for strengthening work on 29 August until the end of November as part of a £6.1m project.

  3. East Midlands weather update: More showers through the evening

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    It will remain blustery until the end of the day with a scattering of showers. These may be heavy at times with the risk of thunder.

    The showers will gradually ease overnight, although one or two will still be possible.

    Weather map
  4. Large Arnold fire was arson, police confirm

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Nottinghamshire Police has confirmed a large fire at former county council offices in Arnold was started deliberately.

    Emergency services were called to Rolleston Drive on Wednesday at about 16:30 BST.

    Arnold fire

    A huge plume of smoke could be seen across the city as about 30 firefighters tackled the blaze.

    Police are now appealing for witnesses.

    Arnold fire
    Arnold fire
  5. Tips for a special parkrun weekend


    It's a special weekend in parks around the country.

    This Saturday, 19 August, those who take part in their local parkrun might find themselves jogging alongside some of the country's sporting stars.

    It's all part of a campaign for National Lottery-funded athletes to give a bit back and say thank you.

    Here's Team GB rowing legend Katherine Grainger with more information about parkrun.

    Video content

    Video caption: Katherine Grainger's 5 steps to Parkrun
  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1 Nottinghamshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A1 Nottinghamshire both ways severe accident, at B6325.

    A1 Nottinghamshire - Slow traffic on A1 in Winthorpe at South Muskham, because of an accident involving two vehicles earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to unnamed road.

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

  7. Police get extra powers to deal with Heanor troublemakers

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Police have been granted extra powers to deal with nuisance behaviour in Heanor town centre this weekend.

    The dispersal order allows officers to move on groups of people they think could be about to cause trouble.

    The order, which runs from 18:00 today until the end of the weekend, covers a large area including the memorial park, the market place, Heanor Town Football Club's ground and many surrounding streets.

    It was prompted by complaints of bad behaviour in the town centre during the school summer holiday.

    Map of Heanor
  8. Double rapist arrested after two months on the run

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police have located and arrested a double rapist in Leicestershire who was in breach of his prison licence.

    Sean Cawthray

    Sean Cawthray, who recently changed his name to Perry, failed to return to his probation-approved address nearly two months ago.

    He was arrested this afternoon for being unlawfully at large, Leicestershire Police said.

  9. Tour of Britain cyclists welcome - despite town's cycling ban

    Dominic Johnson

    BBC Radio Nottingham reporter

    Cycling enthusiasts will be welcome in Mansfield for next month's Tour of Britain - despite an official ban on cycling in parts of the town centre.

    For over a year there's been a local by-law banning cyclists from riding in Mansfield Market Place and the surrounding streets to deter anti-social behaviour.

    Tour of Britain cyclists

    But next month a stage of the country's biggest cycle race is starting in the town, and the irony wasn't lost on some.

    Cycling UK spokesman Duncan Dollimore said: "They are marketing the town as cycle friendly, but not to people who want to shop there.

    "We would never defend cycling anti-social behaviour, but why not deal with those being stupid and not responsible cyclists. They are effectively saying cycling is anti-social."

    Mansfield market place

    The council has issued a statement saying it welcomes "responsible" cyclists on the day however riders are asked to dismount and push their bikes through the pedestrianised area.

  10. Watch: Fresh bid to restore Bennerley Viaduct

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Campaigners trying to restore the UK's longest wrought-iron viaduct are preparing to submit a second bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund.

    Bennerley Viaduct near Ilkeston carried trains until it closed half a century ago.

    If the bid's successful, supporters plan to convert the Victorian structure into a path for walkers and cyclists.

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    Video caption: Campaigners want to turn the Victorian structure into a cycle path.
  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J31 for A57 Sheffield and J30 for A616.

    M1 South Yorkshire - Lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J31, A57 (Sheffield) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  12. Long delays caused by A46 crash

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Traffic on the A46 is now queuing all the way back to the M1.

    It's after a crash on the northbound carriageway at the junction for the A6.


    It may be best to avoid the area for a while.

  13. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Nottinghamshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Nottinghamshire southbound severe accident, between J26 for A610 Nottingham and J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

    M1 Nottinghamshire - Slow traffic on M1 southbound in Kimberley between J26, A610 (Nottingham) and J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of an accident. All lanes have been re-opened.

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