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Khia Lewis-Todd and Sandish Shoker

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates have finished for the day but we'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Weather: Cold night ahead

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    Temperatures will fall away to 2C (35F) overnight tonight with a widespread frost likely and a few light wintry flurries also possible over hills.

  3. Have you seen missing Krzysztof Kubiak?

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    This is Krzysztof Kubiak - he last spoke to his family in January this year. 

    Derbyshire police say the 34-year-old from Burton Road, Derby has not been in contact and they're becoming concerned.

    If anybody knows his whereabouts they are being asked to contact the police.

    Missing man
  4. Council apologises for 'highly regrettable' accident

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Chief executive of Nottinghamshire County Council, Anthony May, apologised and said it was "highly regrettable" that the accident had happened (as reported at 15.21).

    He said they had "contingency funding" in place to pay the £1m fine from the court and had already taken action to review and improve their safety procedures. 

    He added: "We know things went very wrong on the day and that we failed in our duty of care. For that reason, we have worked hard to improve health and safety arrangements at Rufford Abbey, and across the council."

    In the statement Mr May said they had carried out their own investigation and have since improved driver training, improved risk assessments for vehicle use and improved their public information in parks.

  5. General election 2017: How do I register to vote?

    Don't get left outside on polling day. Here are details of what you need and where you need to go to register for the general election on 8 June:

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    Video caption: The deadline to register is 22 May
  6. Football: National League winners aiming to follow Burton promotion blueprint

    BBC Sport

    A football club which secured promotion to the English Football League at the weekend is using Burton Albion as an inspiration to get from non-league football to the Championship

    Lincoln City won the National League title on Saturday, eight years after Burton began their ascent up the Football League.

    Lincoln City players celebrating promotion

    "I think it's realistic [to reach the Championship]," managing director Kevin Cooke told BBC Radio Lincolnshire.

    "I don't see why we can't do that, as long as you put good foundations down."

    Burton were fighting to gain Football League status in 2008 but eight years later, in 2016,  were promoted to the second tier for the first time in their history.  

  7. Cancer free bell helps patients stay positive

    UK-wide charity, End of Treatment Bells has put a bell in 88 hospitals around the country to help bring some positivity to cancer patients and their families. 

    Leicester Royal Infirmary is one of the latest hospitals to get one and today 67-year-old Harris Wagner got to ring it after his last radiotherapy session.

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  8. Warning over theft of realistic air guns

    A collection of realistic BB guns and air weapons have been stolen from a shed, prompting a warning from police.

    Stolen airgun
    Stolen airguns

    The six BB guns and 11 airsoft weapons - similar to paintball guns - were taken sometime last week from a house in Merrill Way, Allenton.

    Insp Greg Hunt warned that while the guns are not illegal to own, it could be illegal "to have them in your possession in public".

    “Perhaps more importantly though is how realistic they are to the appearance of a real firearm and as such could cause significant fear to a member of the public," he said.

    "If our armed officers were called to an incident involving someone carrying such an item they may have only a very short time to decide whether that person was a danger to them or the public, with potentially serious consequences." 

  9. General election 2017: How do I register to vote?

    Don't get left outside on polling day. Here are details of what you need and where you need to go to register for the general election on 8 June:  

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    Video caption: The deadline to register is 22 May
  10. Your comments: Solar powered bins 'a waste of money'


    Last week we told you about Derbyshire Dales District Council investing in new solar bins to place around Matlock, Ashbourne, Wirksworth and Bakewell. 

    Here's what a few of you had to say about this on our Facebook.

    Julie Scott said: "No wonder council tax has gone up ! The bins we had have been good enough for the past God knows how many years."

    Solar bins

    Kieran Pallett wrote: "Supposedly saving money in the long run by needing to be emptied less often and more collections on a van etc. Had them in Nottingham for years."  

    Linda Gregory added: "Pity they don't have a light on domestic bins so they could be emptied when full!"

    Daniel Hatton also added: "Waste of money."

  11. Mansfield Town's stadium 'oldest in the league'

    Liam Barnes

    BBC News Online

    It’s hosted football matches for more than 150 years – with claims that's longer than any other professional ground in the country – but how much do you know about Mansfield Town’s home?

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    Video caption: Where is the oldest professional football ground in the country?

    Now known as the One Call Stadium, Field Mill has been hosting football since 1861, and the Stags have been plying their trade there since 1919.

    You used Your Questions to ask us more about the ground’s long history, and Mansfield Town’s historian Paul Taylor, who’s spent nearly 50 years watching matches there, has spoken about some of the highlights.

  12. Tennis: Derby's Jay Clarke moving on up

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Derby's Jay Clarke has moved in to the Association of Tennis Professional top 400 for the first time.

    Huge congratulations are in order for the Derby lad.

    Jay Clarke
  13. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, between J28 for A38 Alfreton and J29 for A617.

    M1 Derbyshire - Slow traffic on M1 northbound between J28, A38 (Alfreton) and J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Video caption: Colin Slater: BBC's Notts County commentator retires after 49 years

    BBC Radio Nottingham commentator Colin Slater announces his retirement after 49 years of covering Notts County matches for the station.

  15. Mansfield's Alvin Stardust statue campaign gathers pace

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Campaigners behind a project to try to build an Alvin Stardust statue in Mansfield have released some artists' impressions of what they hope it will look like. 

    Alvin Stardust statue

    Stardust, who was once described as "the Godfather of British Rock 'n' Roll", grew up in Mansfield and also attended what is now Southwell Minster School.   

    The group behind the memorial said they have raised around £2,000 for the statue, which will be situated at Mansfield Museum. 

    They are still deciding how much more fundraising they need to do as the amount of money raised will determine the final statue size.  

    Alvin Stardust statue
  16. Cricket: Derbyshire lose both opening fixtures

    BBC Derby Sport

    Derbyshire are trying to remain positive as they prepare to start their one day cup campaign. 

    They've now lost both their opening fixtures in the County Championship. Kent beat Derbyshire by 169 runs.


    Captain Billy Godleman said: "In terms of championship cricket, once we get our bowling attack at full strength and we're able to string consecutive passages of play together and build some pressure on teams then i'll feel like we're moving in the right direction."