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  1. Updates for Thursday 23 March 2017
  2. Death outside shop treated as murder
  3. Man 'raped girl in front room'
  4. A46 near Newark reopens after crash
  5. Flowers for police after London attack
  6. Chief constable says no specific terror threat to county

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By Dave Wade

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all from Local Live today.

    We'll be back on Friday at 08:00.

  2. Your pictures: Ladybird season

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Nice to see the little red and black bugs in your shots today.

    Here's one in East Bridgford...

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    And one in East Leake.

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  3. Man whose death sparked murder probe 'was stabbed'

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    A man who died after being found injured in St Ann's last night was stabbed, the BBC understands.

    Nottingham City Council leader Jon Collins has released a statement calling on the government to introduce a five-year mandatory sentence for possession of a knife, as is the case with guns.

    Quote Message: "A clear mandatory prison sentence would send a clear message and I am sure would have a similar impact. We are working with the police and other partners to help catch the perpetrator and to more widely tackle knife crime, which so sadly ended in tragedy last night. My thoughts and sympathy go out to the family and friends who have lost a loved one in this senseless attack. from Jon Collins Nottingham City Council
    Jon CollinsNottingham City Council
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    The BBC has contacted Nottinghamshire Police several times following the council's statement, but the force has yet to confirm how the man died. 

  4. Police appeal to find missing teenager, 16

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Police have launched an appeal to find a missing 16-year-old teenager.

    Jack Ellis was reported missing from Kirkby-in-Ashfield at about 20:45 yesterday,  Nottinghamshire Police said.

    Jack Ellis

    He is described as being about 6ft tall with straight brown hair, and was last seen wearing wearing dark blue jeans, a navy blue coat and black Nike trainers.  

  5. Six NatWest and RBS branches to close in Nottinghamshire

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Hundreds of jobs will be lost following a decision to close almost 160 RBS and NatWest branches across the country.

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    The following are set to close in Nottinghamshire:

    • Bingham (pictured)
    • Eastwood
    • Kirkby-in-Ashfield
    • Netherfield
    • Nottingham University
    • Southwell

    RBS blamed a "dramatic shift" in banking, with branch transactions falling 43% since 2010.

  6. East Midlands weather update: A pleasant evening

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It'll feel pleasant and spring-like this evening with sunshine and scattered cloud . It will also feel a little cool in the breeze with highs of 12C (54F).    

  7. Teen charged over 'stabbing'

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    A 19-year-old Colwick man has been charged after an alleged stabbing in Nottingham city centre earlier this month.

    It follows an attack in Trinity Square, in which a 33-year-old man suffered non-life threatening injuries in the early hours of Saturday 4 March.

    The man appeared at Nottingham Magistrates' Court today charged with grevious bodily harm and possession of a bladed article.

  8. A46 crash: One lorry recovered

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    There are likely to be rush hour delays as Highways England have said the southbound side of the A46 won't reopen until at least 18:30.

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  9. Flowers among police gifts received across country

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    We showed you this bunch of flowers earlier that were sent to a Nottingham police station in sympathy for the officer who was killed in London yesterday.

    It was one of a number of gifts given to police forces across the country.


    In the West Midlands, one police station received some sweet treats...

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    Elsewhere, there have been kind gifts and notes given to police stations in Coventry, Cheshire and Walsall.

  10. London attack: Minute's silence to be held at Magpies and Stags games

    BBC Nottingham Sport

    If you're going to the Notts County or Mansfield Town matches this weekend, you'll be asked to observe a minute's silence...

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  11. Major crime unit takes over St Ann's murder investigation

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    The region's major crime unit has taken command of the murder inquiry in St Ann's , police have said.

    The East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) is made up of specialist officers from the five forces across the region.   

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    A reminder of what we know so far:

    • A man was found injured outside the Premier Express store in Robin Hood Street about 21:30 last night
    • He was taken to the QMC but died as a result of his injuries
    • A post-mortem examination is currently taking place and the man's immediate family has been informed
  12. Your pictures: Sunny Southwell

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It's chilly but the sun has shown its face across Nottinghamshire today, including here, near the famous Minster.

  13. East Midlands weather update: Sunny spells

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    It will be dry and bright this afternoon with plenty of sunny spells and some cloud.

  14. Picture: Turf lorry sheds load on A46

    Heather Burman

    Journalist, BBC News Online

    The A46 has reopened northbound between Farndon and East Bridgford after this crash earlier on.

    But it's still closed southbound while the HGVs are cleared, Highways England has said.

    Turf crash a46
  15. Alfreton fire due to 'electrical fault'

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

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  16. A46 to be closed for 'at least two hours'

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Highways England has said the A46 is not likely to reopen until at least 14:30.

    The road is shut between the A617 and A6097 junctions.

  17. London attack: Council House pays respects

    Dominic Johnson

    BBC Radio Nottingham reporter

    A flag is also flying at half mast at the Council House in Nottingham today.

    council house