News from Gainsborough Standard

Getting ‘wasted’: Youngsters sniffing fumes from burning wheelie bins to get high

Kids are literally getting wasted with Britain’s daftest drug craze - sniffing fumes from burning wheelie bins. Youngsters are risking their lives by torching the plastic bins in a bid to get high on the fumes, a waste management company has claimed. Off

38 min. ago in Regional East
 

All aboard for the big Easter egg hunt

Chesterfield Canal Trust will be running hourly Easter egg hunts aboard the Seth Ellis from the Hop Pole pub in Retford on Sunday, April 9, all accompanied by the trust’s Easter Bunny. All children get an Easter egg, with a drink and a hot-cross bun for

today, 04:50 in Regional East
 

Do we work longer when the clocks change?

It’s not long now until the clocks change on 26 March, heralding the start of summer, blue skies, light evenings, and good times. But despite the extra daylight, it seems that the average Brit is not looking forward to it, or automatically planning how h

yesterday, 13:11 in Regional East
 

CHOKING HAZARD: Products for teething babies recalled due to safety hazards

Amber necklaces and bracelets, wooden teething rattles and teething clips have been recalled after Trading Standards test results revealed them to be a choking hazard. The products, manufactured by It’s Handmade are aimed at teething babies and were volu

Saturday, 15:22 in Regional East
 

Don’t forget- the clocks go forward tomorrow

The arrival of Spring brings warmer and brighter days- but one hour less in bed, unfortunately. This will be the case when the clocks go forward tomorrow (Sunday, March 26) at 1am. Most internet-connected clocks, TVs and phones will go forward automatica

Saturday, 14:52 in Regional East
 

Wooden gate and rubbish pile found on fire in Gainsborough

Firefighters attended a blaze on Dickenson Terrace in Gainsborough last night. Crews arrived at the scene around 11pm yesterday (Friday, March 24) where they found a quantity of rubbish and a wooden gate “well alight”. They used a hose reel jet to exting

Saturday, 14:20 in Regional East
 

14 films to look forward to in 2017

From thrillers to comedies and superheroes, we have already been treated to some big releases this year. However, with another nine months to go, there’s plenty more to come!

Saturday, 14:20 in Regional East
 

Could you be on ‘Come Dine With Me’?

Are you the host with the most? Can you cook up a storm in the kitchen? Would you be able to pull off the dinner party to end all dinner parties? If so, smash hit TV programme Come Dine With Me are on the look out for hosts to firmly put the East Midland

Saturday, 13:09 in Regional East
 

QUICK QUIZ: The week in questions

It’s the weekend! And that means it’s time to test your news knowledge. Let us know how you do...

Saturday, 11:25 in Regional East
 

Three charged with conspiracy to commit robbery in Nottinghamshire

Three men have appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court charged with conspiracy to commit robbery across the region. Lee Faulkner, 38, of Shelthorpe Avenue, Loughborough, Daniel Locke, 35, of Leicester Road, Shepshed, and Mitchell Corbin, 36, of Belvoir

Saturday, 09:42 in Regional East
 

RISE AND SHINE: All your latest traffic news, weather reports and fun features

Welcome to our live news feed for Saturday, March 25. Sit back and relax and we’ll bring you all the news from across Nottinghamshire today.

Saturday, 09:04 in Regional East
 

National mortality statistics at health trust published

Mortality rates for Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLaG) remain in the ‘as expected’ banding. NHS Digital has today published the Summary Hospital-Level Mortality Indicator (SHMI) statistics for the period October 2015 to September

Saturday, 05:04 in Regional East
 

Tesco to cut petrol and diesel prices by 2p ahead of Mother’s Day

Tesco is to cut the cost of petrol and diesel by two pence per litre at all of its petrol stations this afternoon, Friday March 24. Tesco’s network of 500 filling stations is the largest of all UK supermarkets and the drop means millions of motorists acr

Friday, 15:50 in Regional East
 

REVEALED: The East Midlands’ favourite beauty spots

A stunning ridge walk and a legendary forest have been revealed as two of our region’s favourite beauty spots. The list has been put together to coincide with English Tourism Week (March 25 - April 2) by Pork Farms, the UK’s leading pork pie maker.

Friday, 14:31 in Regional East
 

LETTER: Town Centre - Ridiculous state of affairs

I was disappointed to read in The Standard that Marshall’s Yard will now be hosting a regular fish and chip stall and a pizza stall. These are already on offer in the town centre. It is already a ridiculous state of affairs that the farmer’s market is he

Friday, 12:49 in Regional East
 


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