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Tom’s long locks chopped for cancer charity

Tom’s long locks chopped for cancer charity

A Scotton resident has braved the shave for charity - five years after he started growing his hair in support of his dad’s cancer battle. Tom Clayton began growing his hair in 2012 when his father, Neil, was diagnosed with colon cancer at the age of...

yesterday, 15:33 in Regional East
 

TV show First Dates is looking for contestants

Everyone’s favourite love guru and Maitre D Fred from First Dates wants to help more single people find love. The hit Channel 4 show is returning to screens next year and makers Twenty Twenty Productions, are looking for new contestants who want to...

yesterday, 15:04 in Regional East
 
Hucknall man’s date ended in cop shop for drink drive offence

Hucknall man’s date ended in cop shop for drink drive offence

A Hucknall man’s romantic date ended in the police station after he drove while over the limit, a court heard. Callum Rennicks’ car was stopped by police on Stoneyford Road, Sutton, at 11pm, when officers saw he was driving with no lights on. A test...

yesterday, 14:21 in Regional East
 
Kirkby man ripped off his stepgrandad for £7K

Kirkby man ripped off his stepgrandad for £7K

A Kirkby man who stole his stepgrandfather’s bank card and withdrew more than £7,000 in cash was due to inherit £10,000 from his grandmother, a court heard. Ryan Wood withdrew a total of £7,120, using the Lloyds bank card, between October 24, 2016,...

yesterday, 14:14 in Regional East
 
Gambling addict nicked perfume after big loss at bookies in Mansfield

Gambling addict nicked perfume after big loss at bookies in Mansfield

A gambling addict tried to steal perfume from Debenhams in Mansfield after losing £300 at the bookies and going on a drinking binge, a court heard. Staff saw Tomas Rosnovjak swaying unsteadily as he removed the security tag from a £75 bottle, on...

yesterday, 14:14 in Regional East
 
Bassetlaw man faced jail threat for shoplifting

Bassetlaw man faced jail threat for shoplifting

A Retford man who stole spirits and fragrances in a bid to pay his rent has been threatened with a jail sentence, a court heard. Joel Kemp was chased by staff after he stole the booze, worth £64, from Morrisons, on Kilton Road, Worksop, on August 27....

yesterday, 14:14 in Regional East
 
Sutton man’s mistake under Sex Offences Act

Sutton man’s mistake under Sex Offences Act

A Sutton man on the sex offenders register failed to properly inform police he had moved house despite two attempts, a court heard. Aaron Lowe told police about his move to an address on Carsic Road, on September 23, but failed to mention it was...

yesterday, 14:04 in Regional East
 
Why does the sky over Notts look yellow today?

Why does the sky over Notts look yellow today?

If you’ve set foot in Notts today, you can’t fail to have noticed the strange colour of the sky. Well, if you want to know the answer, here’s why. The unusual colour of the sky and the redness of the sun today is likely to be due to smoke from...

yesterday, 14:04 in Regional East
 
BREAKING NEWS: TV star and comedian Sean Hughes dies at 51

BREAKING NEWS: TV star and comedian Sean Hughes dies at 51

Irish stand-up star and BBC quiz show panellist Sean Hughes has died, his management company has said. Hughes, who was a team captain on Never Mind the Buzzcocks on BBC Two, also had a role in Coronation Street in 2007. He died on Monday, his...

yesterday, 13:03 in Regional East
 

Lincolnshire police officers improve driving skills by using Playstation game

Lincolnshire police officers have been receiving extra lessons in high-speed car chases - by playing a computer game. PlayStation has partnered up with the force to provide extra tuition to specialist drivers using Gran Turismo Sport. The project -...

yesterday, 12:47 in Regional East
 
One in five witness someone who needs CPR but the majority do nothing to help

One in five witness someone who needs CPR but the majority do nothing to help

A fifth of people witness somebody collapse and need CPR but most of them do absolutely nothing to help, according to worrying new research. An estimated one in five adults in the UK witness someone collapse who needs immediate CPR, yet the majority...

yesterday, 12:06 in Regional East
 
Dog poo thrown at Gainsborough house

Dog poo thrown at Gainsborough house

A polite request to a dog walker has ended up in poo-slinging war in Gainsborough. Anti social behaviour has been reported to Gainsborough Rural South police after dog mess has been thrown at a resident’s property in Saxilby. A force spokesman said:...

yesterday, 12:06 in Regional East
 
Isle’s Leesa makes the Pride of Britain final

Isle’s Leesa makes the Pride of Britain final

An Isle charity is celebrating its founder member being named as a Yorkshire finalist in the heart-wrenching annual Pride of Britain Awards. Leesa Sharpe, who linked with Maxine Strong and Jo Bale to form the Lex’s Legacy Pride of the Isle Awards...

yesterday, 12:06 in Regional East
 
Everything you need to know about Storm Ophelia

Everything you need to know about Storm Ophelia

With Tropical Storm Ophelia currently over parts of the UK, travel operators are warning there may be disruption and cancellations to ferry and train services. The huge weather system is now over battering parts of the UK with winds up to 80 mph in...

yesterday, 10:44 in Regional East
 
Dominic Raab - Why tougher sentences for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

Dominic Raab - Why tougher sentences for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

In a split second, someone’s life can be changed forever. It could be when they are Picking their kids up from school, when making their way home from a night out, or, as it did for Miriam Parker, when walking across the road at a pedestrian...

yesterday, 09:02 in Regional East
 
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