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Summary

  1. Man, 106, zips into the record books
  2. Mariam Moustafa family upset over burial delays
  3. Deaf migrant, 7, 'will not be deported'
  4. Gun fired in Nottingham
  5. Man released by police in sudden death investigation
  6. More cheese to please those overseas
  7. Peaty qualifies fastest in Commonwealth heats
  8. Updates on Friday 6 April 2018

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By Calum McKenzie and Sandish Shoker

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Dedicated live coverage on this page is now over for another week. East Midlands Live returns from 08:00 on Monday morning.

  2. Adlington set for prestigious swim honour

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    Rebecca Adlington is to be inducted into the Swimming Hall of Fame.

    Rebecca Adlington

    The Mansfield-born swimmer, who won two gold medals at the 2008 Olympics, will be awarded her place at a ceremony in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in May.

  3. Leicester City plans to extend King Power stadium

    Ian Stringer

    BBC Radio Leicester Sport

    Leicester City Football Club has announced plans to extend the King Power Stadium.

    The club's vice chairman, Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, said they aim to increase capacity, improve facilities and invest in the surrounding site.

    The plans are still in the early stages but the announcement comes just three months after the club revealed it will build a new training facility in Charnwood.

    King Power
  4. Success for East Midlands' Commonwealth Games stars

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    It has been a golden day for the East Midlands at the Commonwealth Games.

    Video content

    Video caption: Vasey wins surprise gold in women's 50m breaststroke

    Derby-born Sarah Vasey (above) won gold in the women's 50m breaststroke on her Games debut.

    The City of Derby swimmer beat Jamaica's Alia Atkinson in a time of 30.60 seconds.

    Adam Peaty also set a new Games record in reaching the 100m breaststroke final.

    In the velodrome, Charlie Tanfield, who trains at Derby Arena, won gold in the men's 4,000m individual pursuit.

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    Video caption: Charlie Tanfield takes gold in the men's 4000m individual pursuit

    Elsewhere, Nottingham-born Taeja James, 15,picked up a silver as part of the England team following the Women's Team gymnastics final.

  5. Bus driver, 78, has no intention of retiring

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    A 78-year-old who has been driving buses for more than 50 years has no intention of retiring.

    Avtar Lacher from Beeston, Nottingham can't walk past a bus stop without another bus driver or a passenger saying hello.

    Known to everyone as Terry, he started working on the buses in 1967. "There's been big changes since I started. Semi-automatic, automatic, new technology...It's amazing."

    Avtar Lacher

    Mr Lacher's daughter Jas says she has fond memories of her childhood with her dad as a driver.

    "My childhood memories are going to the Bartons depot in Chilwell and taking his sandwiches or going to the mess room and having a game of pool," she said.

    "I remember the time one afternoon he brought a bus home to us on his break. We ran up and down for 10 minutes and then he took it back again."

  6. Man dies days after Oadby crash

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    A man has died following a crash in Oadby earlier this week.

    Harborough Road and Queen Street

    The 52-year-old was hit by a white BMW in the early hours of Monday on the A6 Harborough Road at the junction with Queen Street.

    He was taken to hospital in Nottingham but has since died.

    Det Con Pete Davies said: "Our inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident continue."

  7. Rapist subjected victim to 'horrific ordeal'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    A man who raped and beat a woman showed "no remorse" throughout the trial process, police said.

    Jan Babiak

    Jan Babiak, 32, of High Road, Chilwell was jailed for 12 years plus a further four years on licence, following the attack in Chilwell in August last year.

    Babiak, who told police that the woman caused the injuries herself, was also put on the sex offenders register for life.

    He was jailed at Leicester Crown Court last week after an earlier trial in Nottingham.

    Det Con Shelley Christian said: "Babiak subjected the victim to a horrific ordeal. She has shown great strength and bravery throughout the case and subsequent trial after Babiak denied all the allegations.

    "Babiak has shown no remorse throughout the case."

  8. Cash boost for derelict buildings

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    Historic farm buildings in the Peak District could be set to benefit from a share of a £2m repair fund.

    Derelict barn

    Bosses at the national park will be working with landowners to determine which buildings should receive a grant.

    People will get money up to 80% of the total repair cost, which could then be used for projects including roof repairs and weather proofing.

    Sarah Fowler, chief executive of the Peak District National Park, said: "Particularly in upland areas, these historic buildings are vulnerable to falling out of use.

    "We look forward to working with farmers and land managers to help them restore buildings that contribute so much to the landscape character of the National Park."

    The Historic Building Restoration Grant is also being piloted in the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Dartmoor and Northumberland National Parks.

  9. Council 'paying white people more'

    Amy Orton

    Local Democracy Reporter

    White people at Leicester City Council earn on average 13% more than employees from black and ethnic minorities.

    City hall in Leicester

    The figures were released by city mayor Sir Peter Soulsby, following a request from Councillor George Cole.

    Sir Peter said: "This is very much a work in progress and there's still some way to go.

    "Although the figures are not as good as the gender pay gap, they are not disastrously bad."

    The median average ethnicity pay gap is 13%, while the gender pay gap is 3%.

    Following the release of the figures, Mr Cole said he felt that no ethnicity pay gap should exist.

  10. Probe into taxi driver's airport death

    Liz Roberts and Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    Two men have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter following the death of a taxi driver from Chesterfield at Manchester Airport.

    Manchester Airport from the air

    Greater Manchester Police said it was called out to a car park at Terminal 2 at about 08:25 this morning following reports of an assault.

    The taxi driver, 57-year-old William Taylor, who is known as Brent, was taken to hospital but died a short time later.

    The two men, aged 55 and 26, remain in police custody for questioning.

  11. Tenants moving into new council houses

    East Midlands Today

    Tenants are moving into the first council homes to be built in part of Leicestershire in nearly three decades.

    Council houses

    The properties, in Coalville, have been built on land owned by North West Leicestershire District Council, as the authority tries to tackle the housing waiting list.

    The council is charging tenants between £90-115 per week in rent, before giving people the option to buy after three years.

  12. Arrest after two men injured with knife

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    A man has been arrested for assault after two men suffered knife wounds in a fight in Nottingham on Wednesday afternoon.

    The men, aged 23 and 20, were taken to hospital after the fight at about 12:30 near the Bridgeway Centre in The Meadows.

    Police said a 35-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of GBH and affray and remains in police custody.

    Bridgeway Centre
  13. Traffic eases around zoo

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    Some motorists have reported long delays again today getting into Twycross Zoo. But they've tweeted that traffic is now clear...

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  14. 106-year-old record breaker 'an inspiration'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    A Guinness World Records adjudicator has said it was a "huge privilege" to award 106-year-old daredevil, Jack Reynolds, another title.

    Mark McKinley said: “This is the third birthday I’ve spent with Jack and definitely the most impressive yet, he never fails to impress and inspire.”

    Mr Reynolds from Hollingwood, near Chesterfield, has become the oldest person to ride a zip wire after he scaled the 197ft-high (60m) wire on live TV to raise money for a stroke charity.

    Jack Reynolds