Welcome to today’s CBJ Star live blog on Friday, May 6.

We have the latest on the Police and Crime Commissioner elections, a headteacher warning parents about smelling of cannabis outside her school. And the toxic smog which is heading for Notts this weekend.

We’ll also be on the ground at Beeston Tesco covering a campaign which is raising awareness about autism.

15:32 – Ilkeston woman lives in a box for 50 hours for charity

A campaigning mum who has swapped iPhones and iPads for 50 hours locked in a box for charity has urged others to do the same.


15:28 – Calls for police action over stoned parents coming to school

Angry parents have called for police involvement  over stoned parents coming to pick up their kids at a Nottingham primary school.


15:11 – Paddy Tipping still Police and Crime Commissioner – as Labour leads London Mayor race.

Former Sherwood MP Paddy Tipping has been reinstated as Nottinghamshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner with more than 80,000 votes.


15:11 – Sheep found mauled by dog hours after arriving at a Nottinghamshire nature reserve

A sheep was killed by a dog just hours after arriving at a Nottinghamshire nature reserve as part of conservation work.


14:58 – Clifton residents forced to clean up fly tipping

Furious Clifton residents have been forced to clean up piles of rubbish after people have been fly tipping outside their shops.


13.21 – WANTED: Police search for man after Bagthorpe theft

Notts police are searching for this man in connection with a theft from a car parked on a driveway in Bagthorpe.

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12.34 – Stan Shanks search: police comb River Maun for missing Notts man

Specialist divers have taken to the River Maun in their search for missing Ollerton man Stan Shanks.


12.13 – Teen boy charged with starting blaze at Rushcliffe Arena

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with sparking a fire which caused thousands of pounds in damage to Rushcliffe Arena.


12.00 – Toxic smog cloud set to hit Notts

A blanket of toxic fog could sweep across Nottinghamshire this weekend.

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11.08 – Nottingham couple jailed after preying on ‘extremely vulnerable’ woman following night out

A couple who targeted an ‘extremely vulnerable’ young woman and subjected her to a sexual assault on a Nottingham street have been jailed.