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By Calum McKenzie and Sandish Shoker

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  1. Council to invest £1m in market refurb

    Kit Sandeman

    Local Democracy Reporter

    Plans to transform the fortunes of the "dreary" Arnold Market have taken another step forward after Gedling Borough Council revealed it's planning to spend more than £1m on renovations.

    The council is in the process of buying the market and says the money will be used to increase retail space and open up the area for the public to use.

    Residents have complained about the state of the market, labelling it "dreary", "empty" and "disused" and said it has been in a "state of decline" for a long time.

    Arnold market

    Councillor Jenny Hollingsworth said: "This is another very significant step in the right direction and I am very much looking forward to the future of the site and excited that residents will soon begin to see improvements to the market."

  2. Mariam Moustafa: Family upset over burial delays

    BBC Monitoring

    The family of an 18-year-old student, who died weeks after being attacked outside the Victoria Centre have complained about the difficulties of burying her body.

    Mariam Moustafa

    Mariam Moustafa, died on 14 March, following the attack in Nottingham on 20 February.

    Miss Moustafa's father Mohamed, said he was initially told his daughter's body would be kept a maximum of three weeks for investigation before they could bury her.

    He was later told by the police that the body could be kept for up to 12 weeks.

    Mohamed Moustafa

    Mr Moustafa added that he had been calling for a licence to protest outside the British Embassy in Cairo to complain about the delays in getting his daughter's body back.

    Egyptian law states that protesters must get permission before staging demonstrations.

  3. Police confiscate knife in stop and search

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    Nottinghamshire Police have confiscated a lock knife from a 29-year-old man in New Basford today during a stop and search.

    They tweeted that he had been interviewed and reported for summons to attend court.

    knife crime
  4. Watch: Police male voice choir 'not very PC'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    Dozens of you have got in touch via Facebook to criticise the decision to ask a police male voice choir to become a mixed-voice group.

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    Video caption: Derbyshire Constabulary Male Voice Choir was told to become a mixed group.

    Derbyshire Police chief constable Peter Goodman said the group was "incompatible" with force policies.

    But Sue Johnson said the decision was "political correctness gone mad".

    Janice Betson added: "I can't see anything wrong with having a male voice choir. If you want to have a choir with a deep sound you've got to have all men."

  5. Rugby: Prop swaps Tigers for Ealing

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    Leicester Tigers prop Ben Betts will leave the club at the end of the season to join Championship side Ealing Trailfinders.

    Ben Betts

    The 21-year-old, who has made five first-team appearances for Tigers, said he was looking forward to a new challenge at Vallis Way.

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, before J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M1 northbound before J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of a broken down car towing a caravan. In the roadworks area.

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

  7. NFU responds to 'aggressive' ram complaints

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    Farmers are being urged to properly consider whether "aggressive" animals should be in fields where the public have access.


    The National Farmers' Union's comments come after complaints were made about a ram (see 10:20) in a field in Kirk Ireton, near Carsington Water.

    The parish council said it had attacked several walkers in recent weeks, with one man injuring his thumb before escaping over a stile.

    A spokesman for the NFU said: "Farmers who keep livestock in fields crossed by public rights of way can be liable to civil and/or criminal proceedings if members of the public are injured by their livestock.

    "We would advise any livestock farmers who are aware that particular animals are likely to be upset by people walking in their field, or are likely to behave aggressively towards people, that they should consider whether the animal(s) should be in a field to which the public has access.

    "Derbyshire County Council is the enforcement authority for rights of way issues and should be informed about this situation."

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    Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of a broken down vehicle and an accident.

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

  9. Watch: 106-year-old breaks third world record on birthday

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    Here's the moment Jack Reynolds marked his 106th birthday by becoming the oldest man to ride a zip wire.

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    Video caption: Chesterfield man, 106, breaks third Guinness World Record

    The feat was Mr Reynolds' third Guinness World Record.

    The pensioner, from Hollingwood near Chesterfield, celebrated his 105th birthday by becoming the oldest person to ride a rollercoaster and his 104th birthday by getting a tattoo.

  10. Nolan upset about players missing out

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    Notts County manager Kevin Nolan says he's shocked none of his players were named in the League Two team of the season.

    Five Luton players, two Accrington Stanley players, two Coventry City players, one Wycombe and one Lincoln player made the list but the Magpies missed out completely, despite being in the race for promotion all season.

    Nolan says he thinks it's because players on loan aren't included but there are still other players to choose from.

    Kevin Nolan
  11. Art sought for summer festival

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    A council is after artists to display their work by the side of a river as part of a summer festival.

    Riverside Festival

    Leicester City Council wants work to display along the banks of the River Soar for June's two-day Riverside Festival.

  12. Adam Peaty sets new record


    The Olympic, World, European and defending Commonwealth champion is looking good for tomorrow's final.

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  13. Leicester Tigers make three changes to face Bath

    Mike McCarthy

    BBC Radio Leicester Sport

    Leicester Tigers have made a trio of changes to their starting 15 as they prepare to face Bath at Twickenham tomorrow.

    Ellis Genge makes his first Premiership start since returning from shoulder surgery. He is joined in the front-row by Tatafu Polota-Nau.Matthew Tait replaces the injured Manu Tuilagi at outside centre.Meanwhile youngster Jordan Olowofela comes into the matchday squad for the suspended Nick Malouf.

    Team sheet

    Replacements: Tom Youngs, Greg Bateman, Logovi’i Mulipola, Harry Wells, Will Evans, Harry Simmons, Matt Smith, Jordan Olowofela.

  14. Uni heads east to share teaching skills

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    A delegation from De Montfort University is to visit Malaysia, to share its teaching skills with the country.

    Kuala Lumper skyline

    The group will be meeting students and academics at institutions across Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu.

    James Gardner, from the university, said: "It will be exciting to forge new links in Malaysia and share some of the teaching skills we have developed here while showing the benefit of international education."

  15. Football: Musa's Moscow face uphill task

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    On loan Leicester forward Ahmed Musa endured a frustrating return to England as CSKA Moscow were beaten 4-1 by Arsenal in the Europa League quarter-finals.

    Ahmed Musa

    The Nigerian showed glimpses of his pace, but also spurned a good chance to give the Russians the lead with the tie level at 1-1.

  16. Communities should 'work together' to tackle knife crime

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    Owen Comrie from The Meadows is a former youth worker in Nottingham and was at the knife crime conference.

    His son was stabbed after a fight at a party four years ago and thinks communities in every area of the city should work together to tackle the issue. His son made a full recovery.

    "We should get together and solve the situation," he said. "Rather than just think the separate areas should be doing something. Until the community comes together it [knife crime] will just carry on and escalate."

    police tape
  17. Ram attends regimental day

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    Here's a ram who is behaving well.

    Badajoz Day is marked in Nottinghamshire on 6 April every year to commemorate the storming of the Spanish city and castle of Badajoz in 1812.

    The event is being marked in Nottingham's Market Square this morning and as is tradition a red military jacket will be flown from a flag pole

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  18. Man, 106, soars into record books

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    A pensioner has collected his third Guinness World Record on his 106th birthday by becoming the oldest person to ride a zip wire.

    Jack Reynolds

    Jack Reynolds, from Hollingwood, near Chesterfield, scaled the 197ft (60m) high wire on live TV to raise money for a stroke charity.

    Last year Mr Reynolds, pictured celebrating his 105th birthday, became the oldest person to ride a rollercoaster.

    On his 104th birthday, he became the oldest person to get their first tattoo.

  19. Zoo visitors facing long delays

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    Bosses at Twycross Zoo are warning people to expect another day of delays, as people try to access the attraction.

    Twycross Zoo sign

    The Leicestershire-based zoo was criticised by some on Thursday for leaving them queuing for "hours".

    "We are busy today and there is a queue on the A444 entering the Zoo," a tweet said.

    "If you are planning on visiting us today be prepared for congestion and please check your travel alerts ahead of your journey. Thank you for your patience."