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Police issue advice about winter driving after six cars get smashed up

After yesterday’s chaos on the A180 here is a timely reminder to all drivers of the dangers of driving in the winter and especially fog. The first key thing in winter is to SLOW DOWN. Most of the people involved in the recent collisions were travelling t

today, 15:48 in Regional East
 

Is your new fiver worth £50,000?

Brits are being urged to check their new fivers after engraved bank notes worth as much as £50,000 were circulated in a Willie Wonka-style ‘Golden Ticket’ giveaway. Tiny portraits of Jane Austen have been added to four of the new £5 notes by talented mic

today, 14:07 in Regional East
 

Book online for health and fitness sessions in North Lincolnshire

From Thursday December 8, health and fitness members and booking card holders will be able to book online for group fitness classes and a range of sports hall activities at The Pods. Through North Lincolnshire Council’s online booking portal, members wil

today, 13:58 in Regional East
 

Price hike for visitors to Clumber Park to ‘reduce damage’ to beauty spot

Bosses at Clumber Park are pressing ahead with controversial plans to alter their admissions prices - which will see visitors charged per head rather than per car. Currently families are charged per vehicle, which means they pay £7. But under the new pla

today, 11:55 in Regional East
 

WEIRD WINTER WEATHER: Temperatures to top balmy 12C

Temperatures are set to hit double digits today - after days of freezing weather. A Met Office spokesman said: "It will be a mild but dull start to the day for the East Midlands, with mist and fog patches slowly clearing in a strengthening...

today, 10:02 in Regional East
 

VIDEO: UK’s first ‘anger room’ open and ready for rage

A former forklift truck driver is hoping his new venture will be a smash hit by charging customers up to £35 to destroy household items with bats and hammers. The bizarre attraction - in a disused church - offers children and adults the chance to take ou

today, 10:02 in Regional East
 

WATCH: Female driver films video proving women can parallel park

A female driver fed up with jibes about the way women park has filmed a tongue-in-cheek video in response. Anna Draper, 51, became so annoyed at men stopping to watch her park her car in impossibly narrow gaps that she decided to come up with a how-to vi

today, 08:56 in Regional East
 

Biker injured in hit-and-run crash near Gainsborough

A motorcyclist was injured after being struck by a hit-and-run driver near Gainsborough. Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision between a green VW and a motorbike just after 7am on Tuesday, December 6 on the A159 into Gainsborough from Blyto

today, 08:56 in Regional East
 

Share your Christmas lights pictures with us

It’s less than three weeks now until Christmas and families everywhere are getting in the festive spirit by decorating their houses. So whether you go loopy with the lights or totally over the top with the tinsel, we want to see your pictures. Share them

yesterday, 13:36 in Regional East
 

Worksop charity HOPE will benefit from Co-op’s £140k grocery donation

Worksop homelessness charity Hope Community Services will benefit from a donation of £140,000 worth of groceries from Lincolnshire Co-op Group. The groceries will be split across 14 homelessness charities in the region, including Hope, which is based on

yesterday, 12:29 in Regional East
 

APPEAL: Stolen credit card used to buy jewellery in Gainsborough

Police are investigating the use of a stolen credit card to purchase jewellery worth £2,400 in Gainsborough. The card was used by a man at around 1pm on Monday, November 28 to purchase a bangle for £995 and a chain for £1,440 in Barnes and Son in Lord St

yesterday, 12:18 in Regional East
 

FREE! Festive poinsettia plant in this week’s Guardian

The Guardian has teamed up with Darfoulds Nursery in Whitwell to give readers a special offer just in time for the festive season- a beautiful poinsettia plant, worth £2.50. Poinsettias, which are a lustrous red in colour and also come in pink and white,

yesterday, 12:18 in Regional East
 

Energy van stolen and engine stripped near Gainsborough

Police are asking for help as they investigate the theft of a van belonging to Offshore Energy near Gainsborough. Officers believe it was stolen from Welton, driven along Sykes Lane, stripped of its engine on Cowdale Lane, Sturton by Stow, and then towed

yesterday, 10:58 in Regional East
 

Police appeal after pensioner suffers ‘serious head injuries’ in Worksop

An investigation has been launched after a 79-year-old man suffered serious head injuries in Worksop. The man is in a serious but stable condition at Bassetlaw Hospital following the incident in Gateford Road, between Sandy Lane and Turner Road, between

yesterday, 10:58 in Regional East
 

WEATHER: A murky and cold day for the East Midlands

The Met Office forecast for the East Midlands for today Tuesday, December 6 is for a murky day, with low cloud and locally persistent mist and fog. Given light winds, these conditions may persist in many areas throughout the day, with only limited bright

yesterday, 10:27 in Regional East
 
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