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Five questioned after assault in Lenton

The assault happened on Sherwin Road in Lenton Credit: Google street view

Five people have been questioned by police after a man suffered a wound believed to have been caused by a knife in an assault in Lenton on Wednesday.

The man was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre for treatment following the incident on Sherwin Road, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

A 26-year-old man has been bailed pending further enquiries. Four other people have been released without charge.

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Police release picture of baby found in box

Credit: Northants Police

Police have just released a picture of a baby found abandoned in a box outside a house in Corby.

She was found wrapped in a blue blanket wearing just a nappy on Ibsen Walk on Monday (September 28th)

She was found in this box

Detectives are hoping that by issuing a picture the mother may come forward.

Weekend Picks: Birmingham Comedy Festival

Over 100 performers appearing at 20 venues across the city Credit: Tangram Theatre PR

The city will be full of laughter this weekend as the annual comedy festival returns for another year.

Chris Ramsey, Frankie Boyle, Lee Nelson, Rob Beckett, Tom Stade, Henning Wehn and US musical comedy superstar 'Weird Al' Yankovic are just some of the comedians you can see at the 8-day festival.

See more at Birmingham Comedy Festival

There'll be over 100 performers appearing at 20 venues across the city in a line-up that mixes multi-award winning international comedians with fast-rising names and the best acts from across the region.

We've also got classic Laurel and Hardy films, science inspired theatre, magic, cabaret and burlesque, music, sketches, podcasting, improv', and an exhibition.

– Dave Freak, Birmingham Comedy Festival

Weekend Picks: Derby Folk Festival

Over 40 acts and six dance at the Derby Folk Festival this year Credit: David Tiernan

The festival returns this weekend for another year of performances in the heart of the city.

Dance displays will take over the city's streets throughout the weekend, and free "fringe" performances will be held in various venues open to all. Concerts will take place in the City Marquee, Guildhall Theatre, The Old Bell Hotel and Derby Cathedral.

More here: Derby Folk Festival

This is the ninth year for Derby Folk Festival, and we continue to grow, not just in size, but in the whole buzz that a great event creates.

This year we have over 40 acts and 6 dance sides accounting for well over 200 performers, appearing in 14 different locations (indoor and outdoor) throughout the city.

– Bob Rushton, Programme & Venue Manager, Derby LIVE


Weekend Picks: Shakespeare Fun Palace

Shakespeare Fun Palace Credit: The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

This weekend families are invited to go back in time and enjoy Shakespeare inspired events as you’ll get a glimpse of what 16th century England was like.

There’ll be lots for children to enjoy from dance and music workshops, dressing up, quill writing or even listen to speeches from legendary Shakespeare plays. The fun palace is open to all ages and entry is free.

See more at the Shakespeare Fun Palace

We’re thrilled to bring the Fun Palaces project to Stratford-upon-Avon this year where local people can come along and take part in a huge variety of creative and science-related activities, with a Shakespearian twist!

There really is something for everyone and we hope that people will come along and be part of this wonderful celebration of creativity and community.

– Dr Anjna Chouhan, Shakespeare Fun Palace team

Weekend Picks: Goose Fair in Nottingham

Nottingham Goose Fair Credit: Nottingham City Council

With 720 years of history, the Goose Fair will return to the city this week from Wednesday running through till Sunday.

For the first time in recent years there will be new attractions and facilities on offer including a new licensed entertainment venue – the Moose Bar, free live music performances, old favourite family rides including waltzers, carousels and Hook-a-Duck.

See more: Nottingham City Council Goose Fair

Goose Fair is a very popular event in Nottingham which attracts over four hundred thousand visitors every year. For 2015, we’ve decided to allow a bar to operate with the intention of it providing a place for people to take a break from the crowds.

It is specifically designed to be family-friendly and will see live musicians playing

– Councillor Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture at Nottingham City Council
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