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  1. Updates for Friday 8 July 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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By Dave Wade

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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  2. Weather: Dry end to the week

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter

    Staying mostly dry for the rest of the day with some spells of sunshine. 

    The winds will ease off this evening, giving a fine end to the week. 


    Staying dry for most of the night with some clear spells at first but the cloud will thicken by the end of the night and there will be some showery rain heading in by the morning. 

    It will be a muggy and humid night with lows of 13C (55F).

  3. Missing teen found

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Rehanna Boughalem, the 15-year-old girl who went missing from Daybrook yesterday, has been found safe and well, police have said.

  4. Story tells of ex-pat's return to Midlands

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Fittingly, the Flying Fish tells the story of an Englishman in Mexico who is called back to his ancestral home in the Midlands. 

    While sitting on a ship in the Gulf of Mexico he sees "flocks of flying-fish swept into the air, from nowhere… brilliantly twinkling in their flight of silvery watery wings rapidly fluttering".

    DH Lawrence

    After he became ill with TB, Lawrence dictated the first nine pages of the story to Frieda and then later he continued to work on the story, stopping at the top of page 39.  

  5. Unfinished Lawrence manuscript returns to city

    Neil Heath

    BBC News Online

    A manuscript of an unfinished short story by Eastwood-born author DH Lawrence has returned to the writer's home city.

    The Flying Fish was started by Lawrence, who was ill with tuberculosis, in Mexico City in 1925. 

    DH Lawrence text

    He dictated the story to his wife Frieda, before later continuing the work. 

    The University Of Nottingham bought the text at auction for $28,000 (£21,645).

  6. Basford fire: More pics

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    A great picture from the scene at the Basford fire, where firefighters are expecting to remain for the rest of the day.

    basford fire
  7. Travel: Worksop roadworks

    BBC Travel

    Roadworks are causing delays in Worksop on the A60 Mansfield Road at the Millhouse Roundabout.

  8. Cricket: Outlaws vs Northants tonight

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Notts Outlaws are in action this evening, facing Northants away in the T20 Blast competition.

    Notts go into the match in fourth spot in the North Group but are up against the in-form leaders.

    Wantage Road

    The action comes from Wantage Road at 18:00.  

  9. Fire being scaled down

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Latest update from the fire service: they've scaled down from eight fire engines to five.

    However, firefighters have still not been able to get inside the building because it's structurally unstable.


    They'll be there the rest of the day and into the evening.

    The evacuated residents are still at the community centre, and no time has been given for them to return.

  10. Fan ban at Nottingham Forest's City Ground

    It's a good job the football season is a few weeks away - Nottingham Forest's spectator capacity at its City Ground is limited to zero.  

    Nottingham Forest's City Ground

    Nottinghamshire County Council said it had no choice but to "restrict the club's spectator capacity to nil" because it has no safety certificate holder.

    But fret not, it is understood the club will sort out its paperwork and the limit will be lifted "in the next couple of days" - fingers crossed that's before the start of the season.

  11. Notts hospitals to stop some heart procedures

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Away from the fire for a moment, Nottingham University Hospitals Trust is to stop providing secondary level congenital heart procedures.

    These are procedures that don't require surgery like techniques to close a hole in the heart.


    It comes as MPs are to meet the Health Secretary to try to overturn a decision to stop children's heart surgery at Leicester's Glenfield Hospital.

    NHS bosses in Nottingham said it's no reflection on the quality of the work they do.

  12. City council: No definitive time residents can go home

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    There's "no immediate prospect" of residents being allowed back into their homes, according to Paul Millward from the city council.

    "We can’t say definitively - the fire is still continuing, some work being done to isolate electricity and gas."

    "I don’t know for definite yet at the moment."

  13. Firefighters have not yet been inside building

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Here's another update from Notts Fire and Rescue.

    We've been told because the building is structurally unsafe, fire crews have still not been able to get inside so they've been fighting the fire from the outside.


    Jo Wooler-Ward said: "The direction of the wind has also presented some challenges to the fire-fighting operation." 

    And she repeated the warning to keep windows and doors shut.

  14. More fire pictures


    Here are some more of your pictures of today's in Basford.

    We've had so many sent in, we've made a Facebook gallery.

    basford fire
    Basford fire
  15. Watch: Smoke billowing over homes

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Carolyn Elkins filmed this from her bedroom window earlier this morning...

    Video content

    Video caption: This video by Carolyn Elkins shows how close the Basford fire was to homes