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  1. Man admits killing wife
  2. PCC investigate police custody death
  3. Teenager hit with syringe
  4. House blocked by bus stop
  5. Live updates for Friday 07 July 2017

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By Maryam Qaiser and Amy Woodfield

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That is all from East Midlands live - updates will start again on Monday at 08:00

  2. Weather: A cloudy and dry start to the weekend

    BBC Weather

    It’ll remain fairly cloudy tonight with the chance of a few more showers - they should disperse by the early morning.

    It’ll feel warm and muggy tonight with lows of 14C (57F).


    Saturday will be rather a cloudy and mainly dry day with some bright spells early on with a sunny afternoon likely in most parts.

    It’ll be slightly fresher with highs of 21C (70F).

  3. Project will detect pilots' stress and anxiety levels

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    Stress levels of aeroplane pilots will be monitored by using smart textiles, as part of a European research project with Nottingham Trent University.

    The university’s advanced textiles research group will explore how smart textiles embedded in cockpit seats and pilot clothing can measure anxiety.

    Professor Tilak Dias who leds the group said: "By using smart textiles we’re able to provide new prognostic and diagnostic techniques for pilot monitoring in a completely non-intrusive way."

    Tilak Dias

    Indicators of stress including a variable heart rate, perspiration and body temperature will be monitored by putting sensors into the yarns which are used to make clothing and textiles.

    The heart rate will be monitored and it will be possible to monitor fatigue and if a pilot is losing alertness.

    The project, which is called Active Simulator Cockpit Enhancement, will enhance cockpit simulators which is funded with £1.24m from the European Commission.

    It is led by SerTec Engineering in Spain, with Paragon SA in Greece, and Nottingham Trent University.

  4. Barman left with serious facial injuries

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    A barman has had to have almost 50 stitches after he was attacked on his way home from work.

    Joseph Coupe was left with serious facial injuries and will need extensive dental treatment after two men attacked him on Albert Street, in Hucknall on Saturday at 02:00.

    He said he was now too afraid to leave his house and believes the attack was unprovoked.

    "I know a lot of people in Hucknall. I get on with everyone in Hucknall, I have never been in a fight before in my life.

    "But now it makes me not even want to walk out of my house," he said.

    Police are investigating but Joseph said he hadn't had any further visits since the first officer came to see him.

    Nottinghamshire Police said officers took him to hospital for treatment and have kept him informed of their ongoing investigation.

    A police spokesperson said: "This report of this serious and seemingly unprovoked attack is currently being investigated and we would assure Joseph and his family that it is being taken very seriously and we will leave no stone unturned to find those responsible."

  5. Picture captures Newark thunderstorm perfectly

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    This amazing picture of the lightning over Newark was taken by photographer Teresa Martin, from Balderton.

    Newark lightning
  6. Travel: Crash blocking M69

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Traffic is at a "complete stand still" on the M69 northbound following a multi-vehicle crash.

    Highways England has said the Air Ambulance may be attending.

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  7. Man admits killing wife over fear of her leaving

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A 39-year-old man has pleaded guilty to the murder of his wife.

    Baldeep Singh admitted killing 35-year-old Amandeep Kaur at their home on Dovedale Road in Thurmaston.

    Amandeep Kaur

    After Singh killed his wife in February he called the police to tell them - he said he did it because he thought she was going to leave him.

    Officers then found Amandeep dead in her bedroom. A post-mortem examination revealed she died as a result of a laceration to the neck.

    Quote Message: Due to Singh’s actions two young children have lost their mother and he now faces a prison sentence with little or no contact with his children. I hope today’s guilty plea will help Amandeep’s family move on with their lives and put the events of her murder behind them." from Detective Inspector Chris Barratt Leicestershire Police
    Detective Inspector Chris BarrattLeicestershire Police

    Singh will be sentenced in September.

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A1(M) Nottinghamshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) Nottinghamshire northbound severe disruption, between J34 for A614 Bawtry Road and J35 for M18.

    A1(M) Nottinghamshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on A1(M) northbound between J34 A614 Bawtry Road and J35 M18, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  9. Man injured after gun fired at a house

    A 25-year-old man has been charged with firearms offences after a gun was fired at a house in Leicestershire.

    Gibson Road

    A man remains in hospital after he was injured in the incident at the property in Gibson Road, Sileby.

    A 25-year-old from Quorn appeared before magistrates in Leicester earlier and was remanded into custody, Leicestershire Police said.

    He was charged with possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, criminal damage, driving while disqualified and while unfit through drugs and possession of Class B drugs.

    Two men aged 19 and 26, and two women aged 21 and 25 were also arrested on suspicion of firearms offences and have been released under investigation.

  10. Weekend-long closure for A50 for new bridge work

    Hazel Morgan

    Journalist, BBC Radio Stoke

    Motorists travelling between Stoke-on-Trent and Uttoxeter this weekend will have to find an alternative route to the A50.

    Staffordshire County Council is closing it from 20:00 tonight until 05:30 on Monday from the A521 roundabout at Blythe Bridge to the B5030 junction at Uttoxeter.

    The site on the A50

    It's being done because the authority's using a huge crane to lift six 47m (154 feet) long steel beams into position for a new bridge.

    The council says diversions will be flagged up from the wider road network by Highways England, including notices on the M6 and M1.

  11. Investigation into how man died in police custody

    The police watchdog is to investigate after a man died in custody at Mansfield police station.

    Darren Brown, who was 50 and from the town, was arrested in a park on 23 June and taken into custody.

    Mansfield Police Station

    An ambulance was called when he was found unresponsive at about 04:30 the following morning but he was pronounced dead by a paramedic.

    Nottinghamshire Police referred the incident to the Independent Police Complaints Commission which is now investigating.

    An inquest into Mr Brown's death is due to open on Monday.

  12. CCTV images released in connection with Derby robbery

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    Officers investigating a robbery in Derby have released CCTV images of two men they want to speak to.

    A man was threatened with a knife during a robbery on Ashbourne Road, Derbyshire Police have said.

    The victim's money and mobile phone were stolen on 24 June at about 05:00.

    Derbyshire Police
    Derbyshire Police
  13. In pictures: Recognition for women's war efforts

    Allen Cook

    BBC Local Live

    The role of women in the war effort has been marked at the National Memorial Arboretum today and the site's tweeted photos from the event.

    It says people have heard stories ranging from Bletchley Park codebreakers to the first recipient of the Military Cross.

    The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps was formed exactly 100 years ago, allowing women to enrol in the British army for the first time.

    Two women at the Women's war event
    Two more women at the event
    Women gathered at the event
  14. Watch: Mahrez trains with Foxes

    Ian Stringer

    BBC Radio Leicester Sport

    Riyad Mahrez arriving for training at Leicester City earlier...

    Video content

    Video caption: Riyad Mahrez arrives for training five weeks after announcing he wants to leave the club

    It's been five weeks since he announced he wanted to leave the club...

  15. Elderly woman attacked during a robbery

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    A 78-year-old woman suffered a broken arm and ribs after she was attacked by a boy who stole her handbag, Nottinghamshire Police said.

    The suspect, believed to be a teenage boy wearing a school blazer, approached the lady as she entered a block of flats off Newark Street, Sneinton on Wednesday at about 18:15.

    He pulled her handbag dragging her to the floor causing her to suffer a broken arm and ribs and grazes to her wrists and elbow, which has needed stitches.


    The boy ran off with her bag, which was later recovered but items were missing.

    A member of public chased the boy, who is described as being aged 15-18, of mixed race, about 5ft 8ins tall and of stocky build.

  16. Schools 'too focused on exams', says new Nottingham MP

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    As the exam period is in full swing, the newly elected MP for Nottingham North Alex Norris, has said schools are becoming too obsessed with results.

    He said more attention should be given to what children actually achieve than what exam results they get.

    Mr Norris said: "If all Ofsted ever talk about are about results and progress, then that is what teachers and leaders... are going to skew towards.

    Alex Norris

    "If we look more about what children went on to do after leaving secondary school for example, how well skilled they were in the world, we would see a bit more focus there.

    "The balance I believe is much too one way than the other."

    We'll let you know what Ofsted say when they get back to us.