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  1. Updates for Friday 29 July 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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By Sandish Shoker

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Today's updates have now finished. We'll be back on Monday at 08:00.

  2. Weather: Staying cloudy into this evening

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It’s going to be cloudy overnight with some clearer spells much later on and lows of 12C (54F)


    Over the weekend it's going to feel much cooler and there is likely to be a mixture of sunshine and showers. 

  3. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Here are your final headlines for the day: 

  4. Crowds expected in city for Pride

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    If you're looking for something to do tomorrow afternoon you could head into Nottingham city centre for this year's Pride.

    A parade will leave Castle Gate/Lister Gate at 11.30, finishing at Broad Street, where music and entertainment will continue until 18:00.

  5. First weather broadcast 67 years ago

    Kay Crewdson

    BBC weather presenter

    On this day in 1949, the first-ever weather forecast was broadcast on British TV.

    Forget modern graphics, I'm using this on tonight's East Midlands Today.

  6. Rare chance to see Da Vinci artworks

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Italian artist Da Vinci is best known for his Mona Lisa portrait.

    But these drawings, all rough sketches from his notebooks, give an insight into how he "recorded and understood the world around him".

    Leonardo Da Vinci

    Tristram Aver, exhibitions officer at the castle, said: "They are very, very rarely seen. and won't be seen within our lifetime again, certainly not in Nottingham.

    "They are personal and intimate unfinished artworks that were never meant for public display."

  7. Big match for Notts tonight in T20 Blast

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    It's a hugely important T20 Blast match for Notts tonight.

    They're at home to Leicestershire with play starting from 18:30. You can follow all the action online.

  8. Trevor Gray case: Wait to find out outcome of force appeal

    East Midlands Today's Geeta Pendse has been at the Royal Courts of Justice today for the hearing.

    She said Justice Coulson was extremely critical of Nottinghamshire Police.

    Trevor and Alison Gray

    She said if the force is given the go-ahead to appeal against today's judgement, Mr Gray's legal battle could continue, but if they are refused the opportunity then Mr Gray should be reinstated.

  9. Get an insight into Da Vinci's work

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    From tomorrow a special exhibition opens at Nottingham Castle.

    Ten of Leonardo da Vinci's drawings from the Royal Collection will go on public display and there'll be a programme of events, talks and workshops related to the artist's work.

    Leonardo Da Vinci

    The exhibition runs until October.

  10. Trevor Gray: Force intends to appeal decision

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Nottinghamshire Police has responded to the High Court's ruling on the Trevor Gray case.

    In a statement it said the force was refused permission to appeal against the decision at Friday's hearing, and "Mr Gray's reinstatement will be stayed" pending the force's application to appeal to the Court of Appeal.

  11. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

  12. Funeral for country hotel owner

    Kevin Stanley

    Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    The funeral has taken place of Nottinghamshire hotelier Imogen Skirving this afternoon.

    The owner of Langar Hall died after being hit by a car last month while on holiday in Menorca.   

    Imogen Skirving.

    Hundreds of friends gathered for the ceremony at St Andrew's Church in Langar to pay their respects.

  13. Patel granted benefit year by Notts

    BBC Sport

    Nottinghamshire all-rounder Samit Patel, who made his debut in 2002, has been granted a benefit year by the club.

    Patel, 31, says he is "privileged" and the opportunity to play for Notts has been "massive".

    Samit Patel
  14. Your views: You're talking ward cleaning


    Cleanliness in hospitals is always a strong talking point and some of you have been commenting on today's story on our Facebook page.

    Steph Brewer said: "Get rid the places are filthy at times."  

    Margaret Buckland wrote: "Surely the money collected from the car park should cover this, and more!!!"

  15. Man's M1 protest cost economy millions

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Nicholas Muton, 45, of no fixed address, made his guilty plea at Leicester Crown Court this morning.  

    Part of the southbound carriageway of the M1 was closed for more than a day while negotiators tried to talk him down.

    M1 closure

    The CPS claimed at his first hearing last month that he cost emergency services £1m and the wider economy £28m.

  16. Man jailed for causing M1 delays

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Nicholas Muton, who climbed into an overhead gantry on the M1 near Nottinghamshire has been jailed for two years for causing a public nuisance.

    It's after he pleaded guilty to climbing the gantry which saw the closure of the motorway for 28 hours.

    M1 delays
  17. Couple faced financial and emotional strain

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Trevor Gray and his wife Alison have spent £150,000 on legal fees during their battle to clear his name.

    They have managed to recoup most of this over the years and Alison Gray said the ordeal had "taken its toll" on them and their two daughters..

    Trevor and Alison Gray
  18. Trevor Gray: The events in the case

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Here's a timeline of the Trevor Gray case:

    • July 2011: An allegation of rape against Mr Gray is made. He is then suspended by the force 
    • February 2012: Mr Gray pleads not guilty to one count of rape, one count of attempted rape and sexual touching 
    • May 2012: He is convicted following a trial at Derby Crown Court and jailed for eight years
    • July 2013: Mr Gray's wife traces a key witness, whose evidence leads to his conviction being quashed on appeal
    • February 2014: Mr Gray is unanimously cleared of all charges after a four-day retrial
    • March 2014: The IPCC launches an independent investigation into the force's handling of the case
    • April 2014: A Police Appeals Tribunal board rules Mr Gray can return to work. That same month, Mr Gray is suspended by the police, a decision later upheld by a tribunal
    • April 2016: Mr Gray is granted a judicial review into his dismissal by the force