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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 28 January 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Friday

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By Sandish Shoker

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Nottinghamshire have finished for the day but we'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather

  2. Weather: Winds getting stronger tonight

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    We're expecting showers on and off through the first part of the night as the wind begins to strengthen, with lows of 7C (45F)

    weaher

    But watch out tomorrow morning. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning across Nottinghamshire which could see gusts of 60-70mph through the rush hour and some disruption to travel.

  3. Pearce wants to help grassroots football

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    This has to be the best bizarre news story of the day.

    Stuart Pearce says he has joined non-league side Longford AFC because the grassroots game was "essential" to the sport's lifeblood.  

    Stuart Pearce

    Manager Nick Dawe said they were looking forward to attracting big crowds thanks to their new signing.

  4. Pedestrian killed in Wollaton crash named

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Police have released the name of a pedestrian who died after a collision with a van in Wollaton two weeks ago.

    Gwendoline Barker, 86, died in the crash at around 11.10 on Humberston Road.

    Gwendoline Barker
  5. Panthers confirm dates for Challenge Cup semi-finals

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Nottingham Panthers have announced they will hold the 2nd leg of their Challenge Cup semi-final against the Sheffield Steelers on 24 February. 

    They will play their 1st leg the night before at Ice Sheffield.

  6. Freedman looks back at his year at Forest

    Natalie Jackson

    BBC East Midlands sports editor

    I've been talking to Dougie Freedman as he looks back at his year in charge at Forest.

    He said: "Your colleagues in the media questioned my time before the Derby game. They were wrong."

    Dougie Freedman

    Hear more from his interview on tonight's East Midlands Today.

  7. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    • The jury in the trial of a man accused of causing the death of a cyclist has been discharged.
    • A Nottinghamshire man accused of terrorist offences has told a trial he wanted to go to Syria to send money to help victims of the civil war.
    • Former Forest legend Stuart Pearce has come out of retirement to join a non-league side in Gloucestershire
  8. Retrial date set for lorry driver

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Lorry driver Adam Haywood had been on trial for causing the death of a cyclist at the junction of Lower Parliament Street and Pennyfoot Street.

    He will now face a re-trial at Derby Crown Court on 19 September.

    Adam Haywood
  9. Couple raise money for new bereavement unit

    East Midlands Today

    The parents of a stillborn baby say a special bereavement suite, which is being created with money they've raised is a fitting legacy for their little girl.

    Stillborn

    Michelle and Richard Daniels, from Beeston, came up with the idea for the facility at the Queen's Medical Centre after their baby daughter Emily was stillborn in 2013.   

  10. Ulhaq 'helped Cardiff teenager go to Syria for aid work'

    Jeremy Ball

    Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

    Today's trial at the Old Bailey has been analysing a series of online exchanges sent by Adeel Ulhaq. 

    He said he wired aid money from a pawnbrokers in Sutton-in-Ashfield for "feeding orphans" - but the prosecution has suggested that he knew that was code for "enemy combatants".

    The 21 year old has also admitted helping Cardiff teenager, Aseel Muthana, travel to Syria but said it was for aid work, not to join ISIS.

  11. Storms set to hit UK tomorrow

    BBC Weather

    Storm Gertrude is set to bring gusts of 60-70mph inland and up to 90mph in the far north early tomorrow morning.  

    Storm Gertrude
  12. Clarke praises professional Panthers

    BBC Sport

    David Clarke praised Nottingham Panthers' professionalism after they booked a Challenge Cup semi-final place against Sheffield Steelers with a 10-7 aggregate win over Braehead Clan.

    David Clarke

    Panthers eased to a 5-3 quarter-final second-leg win in Scotland with goals from Robert Lachowicz, Juraj Kolnik, Steve Lee, David Ling and Evan Mosey.

    Forward Clarke told BBC Radio Nottingham: "It was very business like. They got a couple of soft goals at the end, but it was a great night's work."

  13. BreakingLouise Wright death: Jury discharged

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    The jury in the trial of a man accused of causing the death of a cyclist in Nottingham in 2014 has been discharged.

    Adam Haywood, 30, of North Street, Langley Mill, was on trial at Nottingham Crown Court accused of causing the death of Louise Wright by careless driving.

  14. Arrests over Lenton street robberies

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Detectives investigating street robberies in Lenton arrested two people, aged 21 and 16, last night. They're still in police custody.

  15. Much-loved Psycho returns to the game

    He's loved by many Forest fans, won 78 caps for England and been retired as a player for 14 years ... but Stuart Pearce - aka Psycho - is back.

    The 53-year-old has come out of retirement to help a struggling non-league side who have been dubbed "the worst in the UK".

    Stuart Pearce Longford AFC signing

    Longford AFC, based in Gloucestershire, have lost all 18 games this season, scoring one goal and letting in 179.  

  16. Defendant wanted to go to Syria for hospital work

    Jeremy Ball

    Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

    Adeel Ulhaq tells the Old Bailey terrorism trial that he planned to go to Syria for hospital work but distanced himself from men who wanted to fight.

    Old bailey
  17. Teenager flew via Berlin for cheaper trip to Essex

    Ever been shocked by the price of a train ticket?

    consumer blogger flew from East Midlands Airport to go from Sheffield to Essex via Berlin because it was cheaper than going directly by train.

    Jordan Cox

    The entire journey took him 12 hours instead of three-and-a-half and he only really saved £8, but he said he had time to see the centre of Berlin.

  18. Weather: Staying dry and bright this afternoon

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    It's going to stay largely dry and bright this afternoon with increasing amounts of cloud and highs of 8C (46F).