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Summary

  1. Mountain climber Tom Ballard missing in Pakistan
  2. Chris Williamson claims Labour is "too apologetic" over anti-Semitism
  3. Boots jobs at risk in management shake-up
  4. List reveals 10 most polluted roads
  5. Brendan Rodgers watches Foxes beat Brighton
  6. Damning report on mental health services
  7. Updates for Wednesday 27 February 2019

Live Reporting

By David Pittam, Amy Woodfield and Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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  1. Forest fans 'central' to redevelopment plans

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    Nottingham Forest's owner has said he is committed to developing the City Ground into a place "we will all feel proud of".

    Artist impression of City Ground development

    It comes as the club announces plans to increase its capacity to 38,000.

    Evangelos Marinakis has said "fans are central" to the plans following record season-card figures and a record number of average attendances.

    Quote Message: This investment is about our club and the city of Nottingham and we are all committed together to deliver a place that we will all feel proud of, the new City Ground, our home forever." from Evangelos Marinakis Nottingham Forest owner
    Evangelos MarinakisNottingham Forest owner
  2. Man taken to hospital after stabbing

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    A 36-year-old man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being stabbed in Kirkby-in-Ashfield.

    Station Street in Kirkby-in-Ashfield

    Police were called to Station Street just after 19:00 last night.

    The circumstances of the attack are still being investigated but it is believed to be an isolated incident.

  3. Major development plans for City Ground

    Neil Heath

    BBC News Online

    Nottingham Forest has announced major plans to increase its stadium capacity to 38,000, making it the biggest ground in the East Midlands.

    City Ground

    The proposals include plans for a new main stand, plus work to other areas of the ground and the Bridgford End.

    If planning permission is granted work could start by the end of the 2019/20 season.

  4. Watch: East Midlands weather

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    Becoming cooler and wetter this afternoon - here's your full forecast.

    Video content

    Video caption: Alex Hamilton presents the weather forecast for Thursday
  5. Five murder arrests over man's death

    East Midlands Today

    Three men and two women have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a 24-year-old man in Derby.

    Police were called to reports of an assault on St Thomas Road in the Normanton area early this morning.

    Map showing location of assault

    A man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries where he later died.

    Police have closed Pear Tree Road to St Thomas Road at the junction with Portland Street while they investigate. Drivers are being asked to avoid the area.

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, from J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham to J24 for A50 Nottingham South.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J25, A52 (Nottingham) to J24, A50 (Nottingham South), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  7. Chris Jones

    BBC rugby union correspondent

    Manu Tuilagi in action for England

    Chris Jones

    BBC rugby union correspondent

    England centre Manu Tuilagi says he will take time after the Six Nations to make a "massive decision" over his club future.

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  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, from J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham to J26 for A610 Nottingham.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M1 northbound from J25, A52 (Nottingham) to J26, A610 (Nottingham), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  9. Our live coverage across the day

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Today's updates have finished. We'll be back with more news, sport, travel and weather for the East Midlands from 08:00 on Thursday.

  10. Tonight's weather: Clear skies set to turn murky

    BBC Weather

    Clear skies at first this evening and into the first part of tonight, with patchy fog reforming.

    Clouding over from the west later, making for a murky end to the night.

    Weather map
  11. Labour MPs applaud decision to suspend Williamson

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Chesterfield's Labour MP Toby Perkins said he welcomed Chris Williamson's suspension but felt it was "regrettable" it had to be "dragged out" of the party leadership.

    Lilian Greenwood, Labour MP for Nottingham South, told BBC Radio Nottingham: "I'm afraid it's a pattern of behaviour that's brought our party into disrepute. That's why I'm pleased he's now been suspended."

    Chris Williamson

    Another Labour MP Wes Streeting - who represents Ilford North in Essex - said on Twitter: "Strongly welcome the suspension of Chris Williamson.

    "We got there eventually and I hope that this sends a message to other people in the Labour Party that dismissing or delegitimising concerns about antisemitism isn’t acceptable."

    Mr Williamson has yet to comment on his suspension but has apologised for his recent remarks on anti-Semitism.

  12. Williamson suspension follows backlash from colleagues

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Labour has suspended Derby North MP Chris Williamson over remarks about the party's handling of anti-Semitism.

    The Derby North MP said Labour had "given too much ground" in the face of criticism over the issue, but later said he "deeply regrets" the remarks.

    Chris Williamson

    A number of Labour MPs had called for his suspension and the parliamentary party said he was no longer welcome at their meetings.

    A Labour spokesman confirmed he has now been suspended "pending investigation".