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Nottingham's big wheel is back after four-year absence

Nottingham's big wheel has returned to the city centre today after a four-year absence and is expected to draw in hundreds of thousands of extra visitors.

Nottingham's big wheel is back Credit: Gail Mellors / ITV News Central

The attraction has taken seven days to build and will remain in the Old Market Square for the next three weeks.

The wheel is 60m high Credit: Gail Mellors / ITV News Central

Standing 60 metres high, the wheel towers above most of Nottingham's tallest buildings and provides views across the city as far as the eye can see.

There are great views over Nottingham from the top Credit: Gail Mellors / ITV News Central

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Tests on Ebola vaccine show it did not perform as well as hoped

A scientist at the University of Nottingham says tests on an early Ebola vaccine show it did not perform as well as hoped.

The vaccine uses a single Ebola gene carried in a Chimpanzee cold virus, and it was tested on 60 healthy volunteers in Oxford.

Professor Johnathan Ball said the results showed the vaccine was safe and did provoke an immune response, although not to the extent hoped.

Tesco to close five stores in the Midlands

Tesco is closing another 43 UK stores Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Five Tesco branches in the Midlands are set to close after the supermarket giant announced they were shutting another 43 stores nationwide.

Around 2,000 employees are at risk of losing their jobs as a result of the closures across the UK.

The Tesco express stores in Bearwood and Northfield in Birmingham and Walsall Wood, as well as the Tesco Metro in Smethwick are all earmarked to shut.

The Tesco express on Raymouth Lane in Worksop was also on the list of planned closures.

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Book of condolence to open for student Euan Coulthard

The Mayor of Grantham has opened a book of condolence for those wishing to leave messages for Euan Coulthard who tragically died in Durham earlier this month.

The 19 year old University student from the East Midlands went missing after a night out, sparking a huge search operation.

His body was formally identified yesterday after it was discovered in the River Wear.

Euan Coulthard's body was discovered in the River Wear last week. Credit: ITV News

Euan's sister left this tribute earlier today.

"Hi, I'm speaking on behalf of Euan's close family, first and foremost we would like to thank you for creating the page that has been so helpful during this difficult time. The support has been truly overwhelming and we can't thank everyone enough. The Mayor of Grantham Ian Selby has kindly agreed to open a Book of Condolence for Euan to allow friends and members of the community to share their memories of Euan at this sad time.

The Book of Condolence is available for signing at the Mayor's Parlour in the Lobby of the Guildhall Arts Centre, St Peter's Green, Grantham from 9:30 to 4:30 weekdays and 9:30 to 2:00 Saturday with extra availability during evening performances.

For anyone that would like to have a message in the book but cannot get to Grantham you can email a message to admin@gravityfm.net and it will get transcribed.

Thank you."

– Sister of Euan Coulthard.

Four authorities launch fair funding campaign

Four authorities have come together to launch a campaign for fair government funding.

Nottingham is the ninth hardest hit authority in the country Credit: Edward Smith/EMPICS Entertainment

Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire say spending cuts in their areas are higher compared to those made in more affluent ones.

Nottingham is the ninth hardest hit authority in the country.

A petition is being organised which will then be presented to Parliament.

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