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Tiny dormice threatened by extinction as numbers plummet by 72 per cent

The dormouse could be classified as endangered after numbers plummeted by 72 per cent in just two decades, warns new research. The hazel dormouse is a European Protected Species and is monitored by volunteers at sites in England and Wales for the Nationa

yesterday, 09:30 in Regional East

Nottinghamshire: Weather forecast for Sunday

Here is today’s weather forecast for Nottinghamshire. The region will be waking up to a mostly dry and cloudy start this morning (Sunday, June 25). But the the cloud is likely to thicken with some spells of rain during the day. There should be some brigh

yesterday, 09:10 in Regional East

PRODUCT RECALL: ‘Sharp point’ on chipmunk toy could cause injury

Children’s toy manufacturer TOMY has recalled its Lamaze Munching Max Chipmunk over safety fears. The company have found that an internal part of the item could break and create a sharp point which could prove dangerous. TOMY say they have received one r

Saturday, 11:31 in Regional East

Half of Brits don't know their neighbours' names, research shows

More than half of all Brits don't even know their neighbours' full names, a survey has found. Fifty-seven per cent of residents across the UK are living next door to 'thingy' and 'whatshisname', the research by revealed. A po

Saturday, 11:31 in Regional East

URGENT information for Virgin Media customers

Virgin Media is advising more than 800,000 customers with a specific router to change their password immediately after an investigation found hackers could gain access to it. The company said the risk to customers with a Super Hub 2 router was 'small' bu

Saturday, 11:01 in Regional East

Cruel burglars swipe charity funds being raised to fly child cancer patient to US for treatment

Police are appealing for information after a burglary in Sutton saw offenders steal charity cash being raised for amchild with a rare liver cancer. The break-in happened at the Jimmy Beans Children’s Play and Party Centre on Coxmoor Road between 2am and

Saturday, 09:58 in Regional East

Man jailed after trying to import child-like sex doll into UK through East Midlands Airport

A man who attempted to import a child-like sex doll into Cheshire has today been jailed for two years and eight months after an investigation triggered by an incident at East Midlands Airport. Andrew Dobson, 49, of Merrivale Road, Wistaston in Crewe, was

Friday, 16:13 in Regional East

VIDEO: Everything you need to know about Snapchat's new location sharing Snap Map - according to Snapchat

A new feature on Snapchat allowing anyone to share their location has been explained by Snapchat in depth. The new Snap Map had prompted concerns from some parents groups online who argued that the update could pose a risk to children sharing their locat

Friday, 15:52 in Regional East

Warning to parents as Snapchat can share your child's exact location - how to check settings

Social media service Snapchat has introduced a new tracker in its latest update allowing people to see the exact location of their friends. The update allows you to see the exact area, town, street and even house in the street of any user. Some parents g

Friday, 14:56 in Regional East

Thousands urged to contact Hotpoint over fridge-freezer that caused Grenfell Tower fire

Thousands of people have been urged to contact Hotpoint after police revealed the Grenfell Tower fire started in a faulty fridge-freezer manufactured by the company. Hotpoint said 64,000 units of the same model were made between 2006 and 2009, when they

Friday, 14:56 in Regional East

RMT announces three-day strike on Northern rail network

A three-day strike involving Northern rail staff is due to take place next month. The Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) has announced fresh industrial action will take place on Saturday July 8, Sunday July 9 and Monday July 10 as part of its long-

Friday, 12:50 in Regional East

Why have cars across Nottinghamshire suddenly been covered in dust?

People across Nottinghamshire may have woken up this morning to find their cars covered in a mysterious red dust. But what has caused this layer of muck to be deposited on car bonnets, roofs and windscreens? The answer could well lie thousands of miles a

Friday, 11:20 in Regional East

COMMENT: Our health service is wonderful

The gnarled hand of old age is beckoning its arthritic finger at me and all I want to do is run in the opposite direction - if only my fragile bones would let me. Having been diagnosed with osteoporosis, I’ve started the downward spiral into taking table

Friday, 11:06 in Regional East

SLIDESHOW: A round-up of this week’s best readers’ pictures

Readers have been out and about taking pictures of life across the area. Here is a round-up of some the best snaps sent in this week. If you would like to see your picture appear online and in the newspaper please send them in via email. They don’t have

Friday, 10:59 in Regional East

Trespasser disrupts train services in Derbyshire

Rail services are being disrupted between Alfreton and Langley Mill this morning because of a trespasser. East Midlands Trains posted a tweet shortly after 7.30am to say it was working with Derbyshire Police to re-open the line. For updates on this story

Friday, 08:10 in Regional East

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