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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 28 February 2017
  2. Coroner condemns Tunisia police response
  3. Two arrests over £2m railway track theft
  4. Funeral of MRI 'pioneer' set to take place
  5. Plan to offer knife crime victims help in hospital
  6. Cricket: England await Jake Ball injury news
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

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By Dave Wade and Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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Our live coverage across the day

Our live updates have now ended and will return tomorrow from 08:00. 

Weather: Frost or ice around overnight

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC weather presenter

It’ll be cloudy with scattered showers in the first half of the night. Skies will be clearer in the early hours. 

Lows of 2C (36F) in towns and cities. 

It’ll be cooler in rural spots with the chance of frost or icy patches forming.

Kids enjoy Shrove Tuesday fun

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

It looks as if kids from the Woodborough Woods Foundation School were allowed to ditch maths to take part in a pancake day race. 

The event - which has been running for about half a century - sees race winners get £1. 

Can't be bad. 

Pancake race
Woodborough Web

Cricket club 'expecting return to profit this year'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The club's AGM heard that it had made a profit of more than £1m in 2015, having hosted an Ashes test match.

Trent Bridge
Getty Images

Members were told the club was hoping to return to profit in 2017 and 2018. 

Cricket club posts six-figure loss

BBC Nottingham Sport

Nottinghamshire CCC have announced a pre-tax loss of £741,076 for the year to Sept 2016.   

Trent Bridge
Getty Images

The loss is being put down to there being no test match at the ground last year. 

Stags set for play-off spot?

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Leaving the UK's road network momentarily - a win or point for Steve Evans and Mansfield could see them move into the League Two play-off places.

Steve Evans
Harry Trump/Getty Images

Down the bottom end of the table, Notts County could be eight points above the relegation zone if they can beat second placed Plymouth. 

Simple. 

Magpies and Stags in midweek action

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

I'd also add - who comes up with these ridiculously long midweek trips? 

Long midweek trips for Stags and Magpies

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Spare a thought for Notts County and Mansfield fans this evening who face respective 500 and 400 mile round trips this evening to south west England. 

Road
Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Notts are at Plymouth, while the Stags are at Yeovil. 

I hope those of you going haven't got to be at work first thing tomorrow morning... 

Your photos: Swanning around in Newark

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Thanks to Lynne Heathcote for this picture of what appears to be a swan at Balderton Lake in Newark.  

Swan in some reeds
Lynne Heathcote

I'm happy to be corrected if it is, in fact, a type of duck? 

Answers on a postcard - or let me know via email.

Funeral of MRI 'pioneer' set to take place tomorrow

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

University of Nottingham tweets. 

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You can read more about Sir Peter and his links to Nottingham here.

Tunisia attack inquest 'an emotionally draining experience'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The family of John Stollery has released a statement following the conclusion of the inquest into his death in the Tunisia terrorist attack in 2015. Here is a short extract: 

John Stollery
PA

The information shared through the inquest process, and from those giving evidence, has been extremely difficult to hear and comprehend. It has been particularly heartbreaking to hear about the lives of all those who never got the chance to come home, the impact of their loss on their families and what they are experiencing. It has been an emotionally draining experience we will never forget."

Stollery Family

Hoardings to pave way for building work

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The venue has also confirmed that hoardings will go in June so building work can begin. 

That then allows them to do the majority of the renovations during August and September. 

Theatre changes about creating 'a real buzz'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Robert Sanderson, the venue's managing director, has said the project is about trying to get more people in during the day. 

New cafe
Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall

"The new canopy will rise up out of the pavement over the first floor roof terrace to create a real sense of space and a real buzz," he said. 

New cafe and terrace for theatre

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham will be refurbished in August and September to update its cafe bar and upper floor roof terraces. 

Artists impression of a cafe bar
Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall

The work will also see the creation of a new entrance to the venue. 

Track theft 'unusual'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A British Transport Police spokesman  said it was unusual for track to be stolen.

Rail track
Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Much of the police investigation has been dedicated to locating what those involved were doing with it, the spokesman added.     

Track 'possibly being smelted down'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here is some more on the story my colleague Dave brought you at 11:37 about the £2m worth of rail track that had been stolen.

Train
BBC

Officers said the track, some of which was from Nottinghamshire, was possibly being smelted down and sold on through scrap metal dealers.  

East Midlands weather update: Rain around this afternoon

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

It will be fairly cloudy through the afternoon with some outbreaks of rain. 

The rain could fall as a wintry mix over high ground.

Weather map
BBC

Evans continues good early season form

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Dan Evans appears to be a man in a hurry. 

Dan Evans
Andre Ringuette/Getty Images for LTA

The 26-year-old, who trains at the Nottingham Tennis Centre, needed just 51 minutes to brush aside Dustin Brown at the Dubai Tennis Championships. 

Evans will now face world number 12 Gael Monfils in the last 16. 

Coroner rejects hotel neglect finding

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Judge Nicholas Loraine-Smith (pictured) described how each of the victims came to their deaths.

In reaching his conclusion, he also rejected a finding of neglect against the tour firms and the hotel.   

Judge Nicholas Loraine-Smith
Judicial Office/Crown Copyright

Tunisia beach attack victims 'unlawfully killed,' coroner says

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The 30 Britons killed in a terror attack on a Tunisian beach were "unlawfully killed," a coroner has concluded.

John Stollery
Stollery Family

John Stollery (pictured), 58, from Nottinghamshire, was among those killed in Sousse in June 2015.

Hales 'can't wait' to return

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

And it would appear Alex is quite excited about joining up with his England team mates... 

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Cricket: Hales to join up with England

BBC Sport

Notts Outlaws and England opener Alex Hales will join his side on  their tour of the West Indies  after recovering from a hand fracture.   

Alex Hales
PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

The 28-year-old  suffered the injury to his right hand  during January's tour of India but a scan confirmed he has sufficiently recovered.

He will rejoin his international team-mates three days before the first match in Antigua on 3 March.

Evans to open singles campaign in Dubai

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Nottingham-based tennis player Dan Evans is set to begin his campaign at the Dubai Tennis Championships shortly. 

Dan Evans
Tom Dulat/Getty Images

Evans, who beat Andy Murray in the doubles on Monday, faces German Dustin Brown for a place in the last 16. 

You can follow it live once play gets underway here.

Local Live host handover

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Dave has been called away from his desk - so you've got me guiding you through the rest of the day. 

Arrests after £2m rail track theft

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Two men have been arrested in the early hours of this morning over the theft of about £2m of rail track from across South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and the West Midlands.

raids
BTP

The men, aged 50 and 54, were arrested in in Bessacarr, Doncaster, and are currently in custody.

Ten people were also arrested in November as part of the investigation, which has involved more than 100 British Transport Police officers.

Your pictures: Laneham

BBC Weather Watchers

It looks almost tropical in Laneham in this picture...

Laneham
Molesend

It isn't, however. It's freezing.

Tunisia attack inquest: Coroner starts conclusion

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The coroner at the inquest into the deaths of 30 Britons in the Tunisia terror attack has begun delivering his conclusions.

families
PA

He has described the Tunisian police's response as at best "shambolic" and at worst "cowardly". 

Families of the victims, including John Stollery, from Walesby, have been hearing evidence for six weeks.

It's been examining whether the UK government and travel firms failed to protect British tourists.

Pancake invention in Linby 'far-fetched'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Ross Parish, folklore and historian expert, said that the tradition of making pancakes on Shrove Tuesday originated in Linby could be true.

But he said he can't find anything that refers to the story further back than a piece in educational magazine Look and Learn in 1968.

Pancake
PA

"What gives it some form of credence is there's no other version anywhere else in the country," he said, however.

"There's no reason why it couldn't be true, just because someone doesn't write it down."

However the idea that the pancake was invented in the village is very "far-fetched" - the ancient Greeks were making pancakes far earlier than Viking times.

Was the pancake invented in Notts?

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

It's Shrove Tuesday, when for some reason we're supposed to mix flour, egg and milk to make pancakes.

Nottinghamshire County Council has made the bold claim that the humble dish was invented... in Linby.

Linby
Google

Legend has it that the women of Linby, enslaved by the Vikings in medieval times, pledged to kill their masters on Ash Wednesday, and on carrying out their plan, celebrated with a pancake.

The habit spread throughout the country and some people believe this was how our custom of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday originated.

But is there any truth in it?

Missing 13-year-old: Can you help?

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Have you seen missing Keelan Lewis?

keelan lewis
Nottinghamshire Police

The 13-year-old was reported missing from Kirkby-in-Ashfield at around 19:00 last night, Nottinghamshire Police said.

He is about 5ft 5ins tall and was last seen wearing a black Lacoste hoodie and dark Adidas jogging bottoms.

Cricket: England await Ball injury news

BBC Nottingham Sport

England are awaiting the results of a scan for Nottinghamshire's Jake Ball. 

He pulled up with a knee problem in a warm-up game in the West Indies yesterday. 

Jake Ball
Getty Images

Stags to face Yeovil

BBC Nottingham Sport

Mansfield Town will hope to end the night in the League Two play-off places. 

They're following the Magpies to the south west to face Yeovil.

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Magpies head to Plymouth

BBC Nottingham Sport

Notts County are looking to make it five games unbeaten as they make the longest trip of their season to Plymouth Argyle tonight.

Nathan's stabbing story: 'Life caught up with me'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Nathan was attacked with a knife several years ago near his home in St Ann's.

He didn't tell doctors what happened because he didn't want the police involved.

But he said putting youth workers in hospitals is a "great idea".

Severe accident: M1 Nottinghamshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Nottinghamshire southbound severe accident, between J27 for A608 Hucknall and J26 for A610 Nottingham.

M1 Nottinghamshire - Very slow traffic on M1 southbound between J27, A608 (Hucknall) and J26, A610 (Nottingham), because of a rolling road-block and an accident.

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

Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, between J23 for A512 and J22 for A50.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J23, A512 (Loughborough) and J22, A50 (Coalville), because of an accident.

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

Knife crime victims 'more open to help'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

John Poyton, from Redthread, the charity behind the project, explained how it works.

John Poyton
BBC

When you're injured and in pain, that's an incredibly negative thing but it's also a catalyst for recognising that perhaps you need help and you can't sort this out on your own, and in that moment young people are more open to accepting support."

John PoytonRedthread

Stabbing victims to be offered help in hospital

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Youth workers are set to offer victims of knife crime help in their hospital beds in a bid to break the cycle of violence.

Nottingham will be the first city in England, outside London, to run such a project when it starts later this year.

The project, called Redthread, doesn't involve the police and will see youth workers working alongside doctors.

Have you seen missing teen?

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Deanna Mawer, from Bestwood, was last seen on Nuthall Road at about 09:00 yesterday, Nottinghamshire Police said.

Deanna Mawer
Nottinghamshire Police

She's around 5ft 3ins tall has straight, brown, shoulder-length hair and was wearing an Ellesse tracksuit and a shiny black coat.