Police in Nottinghamshire have hailed their recent gun amnesty a success. Dozens of illegal weapons and ammunition have been handed in.
Elly, who has a rare form of bone cancer, was given tickets for a dream trip to Florida to swim with dolphins.
New mums in Nottingham will be able to donate their umbilical cords after giving birth, at new facilities at two of the city's hospitals.
The A52 Clifton Boulevard eastbound is closed due to an accident between A453 Clifton Lane / B679 (Silverdale Island) and A60 Loughborough Road (Nottingham Knight Island). Police are directing traffic.
A man who cut a hole in his mattress to hide his handgun and ammunition has today been jailed for six and a half years.
Police searched Adrian Davey's home in Mansfield Road, Daybrook, Nottingham, after stopping him in a car in February.
Officers noticed the hole in the mattress - and inside, they found the gun, ammunition and magazine hidden in a flannel. They also found cannabis and cocaine in the room.
Davey, aged 25, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm and ammunition, and to possession of Class A and Class B drugs.
He was handed a six and a half-year sentence for the firearm charges, plus two months concurrent for the drugs charges.
Det Insp Steve Waldram welcomed the sentence.
This case shows that when stop and search powers are used properly, dangerous people and weapons that could be used to cause harm in our communities will be removed from our streets.
Davey thought he could hide the gun inside a hole in the mattress and get away with it.
This shows that he was wrong and whatever his intention for having it, our swift action has prevented further crime and resulted in Davey being put behind bars.
I hope Imperial Tobacco will work with DWP to redeploy the many affected Nottingham workers who are losing their jobs & need new employment
Imperial Tobacco today said closing its factories in Nottingham and Naples would help save £300 million a year.
Up to 900 workers - including 540 in Nottingham - face the axe as part of the plans.
The firm said the savings - which would come into effect from September 2018 - were "necessary" for the future of the company.
Chief executive Alison Cooper said:
These projects are an essential part of securing the sustainable future of the business.
The prospect of job losses is always regrettable and we will be doing all we can to support employees and ensure that they are treated in a fair and responsible manner.
Hundreds of jobs are facing the axe at the Imperial Tobacco cigarette factory in Nottingham, it was announced today.
Around 540 jobs are on the line at the Nottingham site as the firm announces it plans to shut the factory down.
The plans are part of a Europe-wide restructure which would see 900 jobs cut between Nottingham and its site in Naples, France.
Thanks for patience in Sneinton today. Controlled explosion done as precaution. Roads reopened,residents can return home. #Sneintonexplosion
Old WW2 device found in Sneinton garden has been made safe after controlled explosion. #Sneintonexplosion
Sorry for inconvenience of roads closed and homes evacuated while controlled explosion carried out in nearby allotment. #Sneintonexplosion
Around 50 properties in Sneinton in Nottingham have been evacuated after a historic explosive device was found in a back garden.
The device was discovered in Highcliffe Road shortly before 2:30pm.
The road has been cordoned off and will be closed for several hours, police say.
Specialists from the Joint Service Explosive Ordnance Disposal are at the scene.
Nottinghamshire Police have warned 50 properties are set to be evacuated in Sneinton, Nottingham this afternoon.
This comes after a man discovered a historic military device in his back garden in Highcliffe Road this afternoon.
The road will remain closed between Sneinton Dale to Sneinton Boulevard for several hours while explosive experts ensure the devise is safe.
A singer originally from Nottingham has made it through to the next round of 'Britain's Got Talent', after wowing the show's judges.
Lucy Kay got four 'yeses' from the panel for her Vissi d'arte.
The 24-year-old is now a student in Glasgow.
New CCTV footage has been released of a Nottingham man who has not been seen in more than three months.
Polish-born Bogdan Nawrocki, 22, was last seen in the Bobbers Mill Road area of Radford on January 5.
Detectives investigating the disappearance say there have been no confirmed sightings of him since - and say they are concerned he may have come to serious harm.
The CCTV, captured in the weeks before he went missing, has been released in the hope it might jog someone's memory.