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The unit tackling knives and other weapons in Nottingham

BBC News

A former Home Office minister, Labour MP Vernon Coaker, has urged the government to treat knife crime with the same urgency as terrorism, calling it a "national crisis".



Man injured in Nottingham 'unprovoked' axe attack

BBC News

A man was taken to hospital with multiple injuries after being attacked with an axe. Three men riding bikes were approached by a man carrying the weapon in Bestwood Lodge Drive, Nottingham, at about 21:40 BST on Friday. One of the riders was then hit in the head, shoulder and back. He was taken to hospital with injuries not believed to be "life altering". Police said it was an "unprovoked" attack.


Slave worker found locked in Nottingham loft

BBC News

Police released the bodycam footage of the raid after Edward Zielinski, 42, of Birkin Avenue in Hyson Green, Nottingham, was jailed for modern slavery.


Konta starts with a win in Nottingham

BBC News

Johanna Konta has beaten American Victoria Duval 6-3 6-0 in the first round of the Nottingham Open. Konta was beaten by German Julia Goerges in the first round of the French Open but has risen to a best-ever ranking of 18. The 25-year-old will play either fellow Briton Freya Christie or China's Zheng Saisai in the next round. British stars Heather Watson, Laura Robson and Naomi Broady are also all in the first-round draw, as is former world number one Caroline Wozniacki. You can listen to BBC radio commentary of the event, which runs until 12 June, by clicking this link.