Catherine Saunders, from Nottinghamshire-based Midlands Women's Aid, backs calls for psychological abuse to be made an arrestable offence.
Around 900 of Nottinghamshire's top young athletes are taking part in the county schools' equivalent of the Olympic Games.
Elly, who has a rare form of bone cancer, was given tickets for a dream trip to Florida to swim with dolphins.
An elderly man remains in a critical condition in hospital after he was rescued from the River Trent in Newark yesterday.
The OAP was pulled from the water by a member of the public near Newark Castle at 5.30pm, and he was then airlifted to hospital in Lincoln.
It's not yet known how the man came to be in the water, and police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
Police are appealing for anyone who might have seen how an OAP came to be in the River Trent in Newark this evening.
The elderly man was rescued from the water near Newark Castle shortly after 5:30pm. He was airlifted to Lincoln Hospital where he's now in a critical condition.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police on the 101 phone number, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A pensioner is in a critical condition after being pulled from a river by a passer-by.
The man was airlifted to a hospital in Lincoln after being rescued from the River Trent near Newark Castle at about 5.30pm today.
Nottinghamshire Police are carrying out inquiries into the circumstances surrounding how the man came to be in the water and are appealing for witnesses to contact officers on 101.
Farmers in the East Midlands are still sending thousands of tons of hay and animal feed to help those whose livelihoods have been threatened by the floods.
It comes in the week the government has been handed a plan on how to prevent the severe flooding happening in Somerset again.
The overwhelming response of farmers in Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire has been gratefully received, and they say it will continue as long as help is needed.
Every week, two women in the UK die at the hands of a partner or an ex-partner. Last year the law was changed and psychological abuse was recognised as part of domestic violence - but campaigners want it seen as a crime, and the abuser arrested.
Between 2008/9 to 2013/2014 to date incidents of gun crime causing injury has fallen by 34% (from 47 to 31) #giveupyourguns
Nottinghamshire Police is to hold a two week-long gun amnesty, starting from today.
It will be the first of its kind in a decade.
The force says many firearms are held in innocence or have been forgotten in people's homes.
Between 2008/9 to 2013/2014 to date, the force says gun possession in Nottinghamshire has decreased by 37% (from 118 to 74) and incidents of gun crime causing injury has fallen by 34% (from 47 to 31).
Until 17 March 2014, weapons and ammunitions can be taken to seven stations in Nottinghamshire.
A man has appeared in court charged with shooting a man in the leg in Nottinghamshire.
Tristan Caunt, aged 32, from Nottingham, was charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life overnight an appeared before magistrates this morning.
It follows the shooting of a 29-year-old man in the early hours of February 8 in Huthwaite. He suffered a gunshot wound to his leg.
Another man, Daniel Butler, aged 30, also from Nottingham, had also previously been charged over the incident.
Nottinghamshire's Olympic canoeing champions Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott have defended the way lottery funding is targeted at sports with the best chance of medal success.
The pair, who won gold in the canoe slalom at London 2012, were speaking at the Nottinghamshire School Games at the University of Nottingham.
Earlier this month, UK Sport announced it was withdrawing lottery funding for British basketball, synchronised swimming, water polo and weightlifting.
It based its decisions on which sports have the best medal prospects for 2016 and 2020.
British Basketball was stripped of its entire £8.5m funding and will appeal the decision next month.
Baillie and Stott say UK Sport's remit is to achieve success at the elite level and it has to make difficult decisions with a limited pot of money. Stott also added that questions could be asked by the public if funding was directed towards sports which don't bring success.