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  1. Updates for Friday 7 October 2016

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

     That's all from Nottinghamshire Local Live this week - updates will start again on Monday at 08:00.

  2. Weather: Staying dry and cloudy

    Kay Crewdson

    BBC weather presenter

    Very similar conditions through the evening and overnight - a few drizzly showers possibly but mainly staying dry.

    A lot of cloud so relatively mild, lows around 11C (52F)

  3. 'Still lots more obstacles' say organisers

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Jim Mee, director of Rat Race, who organises the Survival of the Fittest obstacle race says there will still be lots more obstacles for runners to enjoy tomorrow - even though water isn't involved.

    He said there would still be a water slide that was not at the National Water Sports Centre.

    Survival of the fittest
  4. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Here are your final headlines for the day:

  5. Obstacle race changed over water safety


    Some of you have been talking about the water section of this weekend's Survival of the Fittest event being cancelled on our Facebook page.

    Margaret Stocks wrote: "My grandson did this a few weeks back and was ill it was something to do with the water they were drinking think." 

    Claire Platts said: "It was the only bit of the course I was looking forward too 😫 ! We get a wall climb and jump instead, eek!"

  6. Police called to reports of suspicious package

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    A police spokeswoman has told us officers were called to Welbeck Street at 14:35 following reports of a suspicious package.

    She said Old Chapel House has been evacuated and a cordon is in place with Outram Street and Forest Street both closed off. People have been advised to avoid the area.    

    Police say a 16-year-old boy has arrested on suspicion of threats to carry out criminal damage. 

  7. Happy World Smile Day

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Apparently it's World Smile Day today.

    So here's a picture of a smiling chimp (and an article from BBC Earth on how chimps smile and laugh just like us)

    Smiling chimp
  8. Couple told to stock up on supplies

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC News Online

    The Newark couple, who are staying in Davenport, Orlando have been advised “to stock up on water, food, to stay indoors and to not go out unless necessary.”

    They have been told they can fly back home tomorrow evening when they hope to finish celebrating their engagement.

  9. Couple stranded in Florida after hurricane

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC News Online

    A couple from Newark are among hundreds of holidaymakers who have had their holidays disrupted due to Hurricane Matthew.

    Thomas Hill, 28, took his girlfriend Katie Cragg, 29, on holiday to Orlando where he proposed outside Disney’s Magical Kingdom.

    Florida couple

    The couple flew out two weeks ago and were due to fly back today but have been stuck out there for another night after their flight was delayed.

  10. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

  11. Charity worker worries about famine

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Showing the BBC footage from the charity's destroyed offices Mr Al-Dairi said: "We begged the staff to leave, they refused.

    "We lost one two weeks ago and another member of staff lost his two children - I don't think there's enough words to describe how worried we are."

    Fadi Al-Dairi

    "When the supplies run out they will be facing a famine in Aleppo - they'll starve to death."  

  12. Charity struggling to send aid

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Mr Al-Dairi says his charity has now stopped using the trucks and had started transporting aid into Aleppo using a horse and cart instead.

    But he said they had not been able to make any deliveries in a month because of the dangers.

    Syrian aid
  13. Aid trucks attacked in Syria

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Founder of the Hand in Hand for Syria charity Fadi Al-Dairi from Wilford, Nottingham has been showing BBC East Midlands Today the footage of his charity's 12 buildings in Aleppo being attacked earlier this week.

    The charity has been taking British aid to Syria for some time and has in the past taken truck loads of food and medical supplies,but Mr Al-Dairi says they have also been targeted.

    Charity's Aleppo offices
  14. Weather update: Staying cloudy this afternoon

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    Plenty of cloud around this afternoon but it should stay mainly dry with a couple of brighter spells developing later. Highs of 15C (59F)

  15. Nottingham charity offices hit by air strikes

    Jeremy Ball

    Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

    A Nottingham-based aid charity says one of its workers has been killed, and several of its buildings have been destroyed, in air strikes in Syria.

    This week, Hand in Hand lost several warehouses and its office, in the city of Aleppo. 

    The charity's founder has just come back from the Syrian border and says it is getting dangerous to deliver aid but his staff are refusing to leave.

  16. Latest headlines for Nottinghamshire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

  17. Missing teen found safe

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    We told you yesterday about 15-year-old Aiden Taylor who had been missing from home.

    Police say he has now been found safe and well.