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Nottingham Pride pays tribute to Orlando victims

During Nottingham Pride today the noisy parade paused for one minute in silence to remember the 49 people killed in the homophobic attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando in Florida last month.

One of Pride's organisers Craig Martin explains why it was only right the event today paid tribute to those who were killed, while those attending explained why it was important for them to be a part of the parade.


Nottingham gay football team on lookout for new members

Attending Nottingham Pride today were the Nottingham Lions gay football team.

Formerly called the Nottingham Ball Boys, the team started a decade ago and welcomes players of all abilities to join the squad.

Here Simon Reid and Craig Innes explain why it's important for the team to take part in the Pride celebrations.


Football legend campaigns to end child sexual abuse

Peter Shilton has backed the CEASE campaign Credit: PA

Former England and Leicester City goalkeeper Peter Shilton is backing a campaign to stop children becoming victims of grooming.

CEASE – Commitment to Eradicate Abuse and Sexual Exploitation - aims to tackle the sexual exploitation of children by encouraging people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to protect the children in their lives and to spot the signs that could indicate a child is in danger.

Police say offenders will often target children through social media platforms and online gaming.

Leicestershire schoolgirl Kayleigh Haywood was groomed online by Luke Harlow and after exchanging 2643 messages over 13 days she agreed to meet him.

Two days later the 15-year-old was raped and murdered by Stephen Beadman, Harlow’s next door neighbour.

Football star Shilton pledged his support to try and prevent tragedies like this happening again by signing a CEASE hand which now has over four and a half thousand people behind it.

Full report: What are vloggers?

Now forget Pokemon Go. Vloggers are the real cyber stars taking over the online world. They are said to have more influence than the biggest pop acts and it can make them even more wealthy.

Next month one of the biggest vlogger festivals will return to Birmingham and thousands are expected to turn out to meet this new style of celebrity.

Helen Keenan reports.

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