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There is just a week left to spend or bank your old paper fivers

People have just a week left to spend or bank the 155 million paper Bank of England fivers still in circulation before they lose their legal tender status. Friday May 5 marks the last day that the banknote featuring prison reformer Elizabeth Fry will be

yesterday, 17:01 in Regional East
 

Crackdown on speeding on Notts roads

Mobile speed cameras are out and about on Nottinghamshire roads this week. Mobile speed cameras will be in the following locations during the week beginning Monday, May 1: * A60 Bellar Gate-Woodthorpe Drive, Nottingham; * A60, Spion Kop; * A611 Hucknall

yesterday, 13:44 in Regional East
 

COLUMN: Seizures...signs and treatment, by Dr Tim Baker, St John Ambulance

A seizure can be caused by something interrupting the electrical activity in the brain. This leads the muscles in the body to contract uncontrollably and usually causes the person to lose responsiveness. It’s also known as a convulsion or fit. In adults,

yesterday, 13:07 in Regional East
 

Organiser, Oracle, Elephant, Maverick, or Steady Eddie ... which friend are you?

The average adult has 40 friends - and they fall into one of eight categories, according to new research. * The Organiser loves a list and plans everything - including nights out, birthday celebrations and holidays. * The Motivator is the one pushing you

yesterday, 09:57 in Regional East
 

No flash required: ‘belfie’ trend sees backsides bared at beauty spots

Feeling confident enough to take a ‘belfie’? That’s a bum selfie if you don’t already know and it’s the latest selfie taking trend to come from Instagram. Launched by Cheeky Exploits to “make the world a happier place through butts”, the page already has

Saturday, 11:18 in Regional East
 

Notts police officer dismissed following gross misconduct hearing

A police officer has been dismissed following a gross misconduct hearing on Thursday, April 27, held at Nottinghamshire Police Head Quarters. PC Graeme Thornhill, 34, based at Broxtowe Police Station, was found to have breached professional standards of

Friday, 16:27 in Regional East
 

New gym class consists of nothing but sleeping

The frantic, stress-inducing nature of modern life means that few of us seem to get enough sleep, and if you’re a parent, regularly getting your full 40 winks becomes even more of a luxury. With this in mind, family fitness brand David Lloyd Clubs is lau

Friday, 15:55 in Regional East
 

Over a quarter of Brits sacrifice their own holidays for stag and hen parties

Over a quarter of Brits are sacrificing their own holidays in order to attend stag and hen parties costing an average of £507 a time, new research shows. Conducted by personalised clothing retailer Banana Moon clothing, the survey looked into British att

Friday, 15:45 in Regional East
 

43,000 breakdowns expected on UK roads this weekend

As drivers prepare to hit the roads and enjoy the early May bank holiday weekend, Green Flag is warning that 43,000 breakdowns will cause chaos on Britain’s roads, with 10 breakdowns taking place every minute. More than 9,700 battery breakdowns are expec

Friday, 15:45 in Regional East
 

Appeal launched in memory of grandma who died after collision with moped in Mansfield

A fundraising appeal has been launched in loving memory of a woman who died following a tragic moped accident in Mansfield. Tributes have been paid to Sue Bingley, aged 51, who died in hospital yesterday after she was hit by a moped while walking on Bath

Friday, 14:04 in Regional East
 

Single lady finds romance after TV debut on Take Me Out – with friend from Mansfield Woodhouse

A Mansfield Woodhouse girl who is due to appear on hit TV show Take Me Out said she found romance – on her doorstep weeks after filming. Harriet Sale, aged 22, signed-up to be a contestant on ITV’s hit Saturday night dating show, hosted by comedian Paddy

Friday, 13:06 in Regional East
 

Fight against rogue scrap metal goes on

Efforts to tackle rogue scrap metal merchants operating in Warsop are continuing. Police have been clamping down on scrap metal vehicles in Warsop once again, with numerous fines being issued recently. Steve Davis, police warden for Warsop, said four fix

Friday, 11:30 in Regional East
 

Illegal fly-tipping halved in Warsop

The amount of illegal fly-tipping in Warsop has been halved thanks to an ongoing initiative. Police Warden Steve Davis said the problem of fly-tipping had been significantly reduced in the area thanks to the work of police. Speaking at a Warsop Parish Co

Friday, 11:30 in Regional East
 

All you need to know about the latest craze to sweep schools - and offices

It’s the latest craze that’s sweeping playgrounds and offices alike - so here’s all you need to know about fidget spinners and where to find them. Coming in a variety of shapes and colours, the fidget spinners are the most popular of a range of ‘kidult’

Friday, 11:16 in Regional East
 

QUICK QUIZ: Seven questions about the last seven days...

It’s been another busy week in the world of sport and showbiz, but have you been keeping up with the latest goings on? Have a go at our quick quiz and see...

Friday, 11:16 in Regional East
 
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