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Barrie is n amed Volunteer of the Year at Bassetlaw Hospital

A volunteer at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals has won the title of ‘Volunteer of the Year’ at the Trust’s annual Star Awards ceremony. Barrie Smith, who has been volunteering for nine years, has made a huge impact on patients and staff at Bassetlaw Ho

today, 11:24 in Regional East

Keep your children’s Halloween costumes away from flames

Parents in Lincolnshire are being advised to ensure their children stay away from naked flames due to the risk posed by fancy dress costumes. Lincolnshire County Council’s Trading Standards officers have warned that even costumes that comply with Toy Saf

today, 11:24 in Regional East

Archaeologists appeal for people’s stories after estate dig

The archaeologists who dug up a Gainsborough housing estate are appealing for residents’ help to piece together the area’s fascinating history. An event was held at the Gainsborough Uphill Community Centre on Monday, October 17, to celebrate the success

today, 11:24 in Regional East

Orionids meteor shower: how to see this weekend’s spectacle

Head outside one evening this weekend and you may well see the annual Orionids meteor shower in Britain’s skies. Gaze upwards and – if the weather remains clear – you’ll be treated to up to 25 shooting stars an hour as the Earth intersects the orbit of H

today, 11:24 in Regional East

Troubled NHS Trust appoints new finance director to fix deficit

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals Trust has appointed a new director of finance in a bid to resolve the debt crisis left by his predecessors. The NHS Foundation Trust has recruited Jon Sargeant to join its executive team and board starting in November. J

yesterday, 21:52 in Regional East

Ross and Sarah to head up Bawtry Retail Association

Bawtry Retail Association has appointed a new chairman and vice-chairman. Ross Jarvie, partner at Fine & Country is the new chairman and Sarah White, who runs Bawtry Eye Academy, is the new vice-chairman. They take over from Rebecca Dickenson, who...

yesterday, 16:37 in Regional East

WEATHER FORECAST: A mostly dry day with sunny spells

The Met Office forecast for the East Midlands for today Friday, October 21 is for a mostly dry day with sunny spells. There will be a chilly start with low cloud, mist or fog lifting. A few isolated showers may develop, most likely around the coast. Ligh

yesterday, 10:20 in Regional East

Harworth man grew his own cannabis because he was ‘sick of paying drug dealers’

A Harworth man grew cannabis in his sister’s loft without telling her because he was sick of paying money to drug dealers, a court has heard. Wesley Thompson, 21, of Bracken Way, admitted producing the Class B drug when he appeared at Mansfield Magistrat

yesterday, 09:51 in Regional East

VIDEO: ‘Corsa Cannibals’ arrive in East Midlands

Car criminals who prey on Vauxhall Corsa owners by stripping their vehicles for parts have arrived in the East Midlands. The criminals - known as ‘Corsa Cannibals’ - take front bumpers, wings, bonnets, headlights, and wheels from cars often leaving owner

yesterday, 08:04 in Regional East

Birthday boy Kev has a special present for Bluebell Wood

Retford business owner, Kev Cousins, has raised an incredible £4038.08 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in North Anston, after holding a raffle and comedy night for his 60 th birthday. Kev, of Retford, set up a raffle for Bluebell Wood from his shop,

yesterday, 07:32 in Regional East

Overweight Doncaster mum who couldn’t run after her children loses six stones

In 2014, Caron was 16st 6lb - the heaviest she’d ever been. She’d been admitted to hospital three times with severe asthma attacks and was unable to run after her two small children. Caron knew the time had come to really make a change. In January 2015,

yesterday, 04:21 in Regional East

Doncaster boy who nearly died at birth starts school for the first time

A little boy who nearly died at birth marked a huge milestone earlier this month as he started school for the first time. For William Ryder, four, from Doncaster, starting school was something his parents never dreamt until recently. William’s battle sta

yesterday, 03:38 in Regional East

‘Hero’ schoolboy from Whitwell invited for kick-about with Barcelona FC

A selfless Whitwell youngster who tore his prized FC Barcelona football shirt to make a bandage for his injured friend is to be recognised for his actions with a kick-about alongside the likes of Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez. Spencer Presho was praised i

yesterday, 03:38 in Regional East

WEATHER FORECAST: Sunny spells with scattered showers

The Met Office forecast for the East Midlands for today Thursday, October 20 is for sunny spells with scattered showers. Any low cloud and mist will lift in the morning to leave sunny spells through the day. The risk of scattered, sharp showers will cont

Thursday, 17:01 in Regional East

Indian treat for Isle pupils

A fantastic Indian experience was a treat for young Epworth pupils who are learning about the country and its customs in school. Thirty children attended a special mini banquet at the Khyber Restaurant in Epworth, that was kindly provided by the eatery f

Thursday, 16:22 in Regional East

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