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  1. Updates for Friday 20 May 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

Live Reporting

By Dave Wade

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all from Local Live this week. Join us again bright and early on Monday.

  2. Weather: Rain pushing in

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    Remaining dry but cloudy to end the day with a strengthening south westerly wind. 

    Rain will push in from the west overnight but this is likely to be fairly light and patchy. 

    It’s a mild night - minimum temperatures of 11C (52F).

  3. Smoking bus coming to a town near you

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    A mobile clinic is touring Nottinghamshire offering smokers free nicotine replacement therapy and support.

    Welnnes on Wheels

    It's been in Mansfield today, where around a fifth of people smoke.  

  4. Special Olympics Meg 'died twice on operating table'

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Meg McFarlane is no ordinary skater - she has Downs Syndrome and at birth was never expected to walk, let alone skate. 

    Now she's earned her place in the Special Olympics. 

    Meg McFarlane and mum

    Her dad said that 13-year-old Meg, (pictured above as a young child on the ice), underwent a series of operations early in her life and she even technically died on the operating table twice. 

    Cory McFarlane said "It proves the power of sport is an amazing thing."

  5. Notts fire engines heading for Croatia

    Hucknall Dispatch

    A team of staff from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service will be making a trip to Croatia later this month where they will be donating two of the service’s ‘end of life’ fire engines to firefighters there.

  6. Radford school to double in size

    Lewis Scrimshaw

    News editor, BBC Radio Nottingham

    News now of another school increasing in size.

    Mellers Primary School in Radford is set to double in size, increasing places to 420 to meet growing pupil numbers.

    Mellers Primary School

    Eight new classrooms and a new hall will be built, with work starting in August in time for September 2017.  

  7. Breakdancing film on show in city again

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    There's another chance to see the documentary about Nottingham's lesser known breakdancing scene this weekend.

    NG83: When We Were B-Boys tells the story of the breakdancing craze as experienced in the city in the 1980s. 


    It's being shown at Broadway cinema on Sunday.

    Filmmaker Claude Knight, a former B-Boy, told me the film, which was crowdfunded, has been shown many times across the country since its release last October.

    Read more about it here.

  8. Notts County's head of recruitment leaves

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Following Guy Branston's departure, chief executive Jason Turner has said: "I would like to thank Guy for his dedication and hard work...He leaves with our very best wishes.

    Guy Branston

    Branston said he's had a "fantastic time at the club and enjoyed every minute".

    The 37-year-old joined as chief scout in February 2015 and has played a key role in recruiting players since then.

  9. Magpies release 11 players

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Notts County say they envisage a managerial appointment by the end of the month.

    They've announced their retained list, releasing 11 players, including Roy Carroll, Liam Noble and Blair Adams.

    Wes Atkinson

    Wes Atkinson (pictured) and Haydn Hollis have been offered new deals.  

    Mike Edwards and Kevin Pilkington retain playing contracts and Alan Smith has been offered a player-coach deal.

  10. Travel: A1 delays

    BBC Travel

    There's heavy traffic on the A1 northbound at Markham Moor.

  11. Disabled boy's plight leads to roundabout mission

    Retford Times

    A Retford action group have launched a fundraising campaign to get a new fully inclusive, disabled access children's roundabout installed on Kings' Park.

  12. Weather: Isolated showers later

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    A decent day with plenty of brightness. Cloudy through this afternoon and a few isolated showers during rush hour.

    Maximum temperature: 18C (64F).

  13. Cricket: Broad out

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Stuart Broad now out for just two runs. England are 233-8.

    Stuart Broad
  14. More on Beeston Square purchase

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Henry Boot are the owners of the Square in Beeston.

    It was opened in 1970 but hadn't been refurbished since 1989. That was until late 2013 after big sections of it were demolished for the new tram route.

    The Square

    During that work, shop facades were modernised.

    Now the council is planning further changes which it says will "help secure the future of the development of the town".