Welcome to today’s CBJ Star live blog on Thursday, May 5.

We have the latest on the Police and Crime Commissioner elections, Sneinton’s deserted market and the best ways to get rid of garden pests.

We will also be on the ground covering the unveiling of the new Jimmy and Jack statue at Notts County.

15:01 – Hot in Notts: DIY home remedies to beat the heat

Things are hotting up and as much as we complain about the wet and windy, we also struggle with the scorching sun.


14:06 – 11 ways to fight off slugs: electric shocks, beer and parasitic worms

The UK is set for an invasion this summer and it’s not from ISIS – it’s a foe far more formidable, much more insidious and a lot slimier.


13:45 – Latest pics of new Jimmy and Jack statue at Notts County

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13:30 – Game of Thrones welcomes East Midlands kid as latest cast member

Budding superstar from the East Midlands Hannah Annette is the latest to join the cast of the hugely popular Game of Thrones.

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13:00 – Polling stations open as Notts votes for new Police and Crime Commissioner

Click here to find your nearest polling station and to read more about the candidates.

Fran Loi, Jason Zadrozny, Tony Harper, Paddy Tipping, Tony Bates.