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  1. Updates for Thursday 4 August 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Friday

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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 today.

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  2. Weather: Clear spells overnight

    Kay Crewdson

    BBC Weather

    Winds become more north westerly to end the day and the showers ease so a drier, fresher feel this evening with any remaining showers clearing overnight. 

    Some clear spells developing leading to a cooler night than of late, particularly in more rural areas. Lows around 13C (55F).

  3. Supporters of Labour leadership hopeful meet

    Peter Saull

    BBC Radio Nottingham Political Reporter

    Owen Smith supporters, including Labour city MPs Chris Leslie and Lillian Greenwood, Gedling's Vernon Coaker and PCC Paddy Tipping, meeting in Nottingham today.

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  4. New Magpies striker on loan

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    New Notts County striker Vadaine Oliver says he understands his loan to January is with a view to a permanent deal.

    Vadaine Oliver
  5. MP demands apology over 'sickening' newspaper joke

    Tony Roe

    BBC East Midlands political editor

    Sick joke in local Nottinghamshire newspaper (circulation around 2,000) prompts call from Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry for an least.

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  6. Stabbing in Kirkby

    Lisa Teanby

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    A man has been taken to hospital with stab wounds after an assault in Kirkby-in-Ashfield this afternoon.

    The victm's injuries are not life-threatening, police said.

    A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

  7. Teen admits dangerous driving over road death

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    A teenager has denied attempted murder after a pedestrian was hit by a car which failed to stop.

    However, James Smith, 19, of Summergangs Lane, Gainsborough, admitted causing grievous bodily harm and dangerous driving at Nottingham Crown Court today.


    Nottinghamshire Police said the charges relate to a collision involving a 4x4 on the A631, near Beckingham (pictured), in April, following which the victim, also aged 19, was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.

    Smith was remanded into custody to appear again at the same court on 12 August.

  8. Forest: Pre-match presser

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    And main points from Forest's press conference with manager Phillipe Montanier ahead of Saturday's game against Burton Albion

    • He says he wanted to sign Pajtim Kasami two years ago when at Rennes  
    • Doesn't sound like new signings are imminent
    • On Assombalonga Notts County rumours: "I need all the players in the squad, but don't want to comment on rumour"
    • On captaincy: "I need more than one captain/leader on the will find out on Saturday!" 
    • Chris Cohen an injury doubt for Saturday, but Pajtim Kasami fit to play  
    Phillipe Montanier
  9. Travel: Robin Hood Festival delays

    BBC Travel

    The Robin Hood Festival is causing delays on the A614 in Ollerton at the Worksop Road junction. Congestion back to Rufford.

  10. Magpies: Pre-match presser

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Main points from Meadow Lane press conference ahead of game against Yeovil Town on Saturday.

    • Notts County manager, John Sheridan, says he favours a 3-5-2 formation 
    • He'll tell the players who his captain will be tomorrow.
    • He intends to play Aborah in a more forward position this season, he says.
    • He also reveals he still wants to add another player to his squad.
    • Michael O'Connor is back in training but will not be involved at Yeovil   
    John Sheridan
  11. EDL march: Your views


    The planned EDL march in Nottingham on Saturday has got you talking over on Facebook.

    Mark Nffc Shepherd wrote: "There is a time and a place and where is going to be loads of children well that's definitely NOT THE PLACE."

    Whereas, Mark Clark said: "Don't agree with their views but they have every right to protest as anyone else. If you want to live in a country that bans that then ill pay for your flight to north Korea or Zimbabwe if you like"

  12. EDL march: Clashes in city in 2009

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Nottingham is no stranger to EDL demonstrations: In December 2009 there were violent clashes between supporters of the far-right group and anti-war and anti-fascist protestors near the castle. 

    edl clashes 2009

    The EDL billed it as a peaceful protest against Islamic extremism but opponents claimed all they wanted to do was provoke community tension.  

  13. Police: March will go ahead

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Notts Police has said the English Defence League march will go ahead on Saturday but the situation "remains under constant review".

    It said it has a "legal obligation" to keep the public safe and allow peaceful protest to take place.

    EDL 2009

    The force assured people it was taking "all available steps to minimise disruption".

    “Having reviewed all available information, intelligence and human rights obligations, the specific conditions required to prevent a planned procession from taking place have not been met," a spokesman said.  

  14. Downpour in Nottignham

    Kay Crewdson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Talking of showers ... HELLO SUMMER

  15. Weather: Sunshine and showers

    Kay Crewdson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Still humid and breezy with cloud, some sunny spells and showers, some heavy.

    Winds becoming more northwesterly, so a fresher end to the day.

  16. Riots: Your stories

    BBC Radio 1

    Listen to this BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra special on the riots, five years on...

    It features untold stories from witnesses.

  17. Nottingham riots: Five years on

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    We're approaching the fifth anniversary of the worst riots in England since the 1980s.

    Violence kicked off in north London, following the police shooting of Mark Duggan.

    canning circus bomb

    Trouble spread across the country, including here in Nottingham, where Canning Circus police station was firebombed (pictured) and scores of vehicles damaged across the city.

    Our colleagues at BBC Newsbeat have been looking back at those eventful nights in August 2011.

  18. Cricket: 'Worry' over Hales

    Nigel Bell

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    The former Nottinghamshire and England cricketer Graeme Swann says he's worried about the form of Notts and England opener Alex Hales. 

    He only scored 17 yesterday as England made 297 in the third test against Pakistan.

    alex hales