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‘Selfless’ Tom raised £3,000 for Cancer Research after his dad’s diagnosis last year

A 10-year-old school boy has raised thousands of pounds for a cancer charity after his dad was diagnosed with the disease. Tom Bontoft-Robinson’s dad, Andy, was diagnosed with cancer in June last year and instead of giving up and worrying, Tom set...

12 min. ago in Regional East

Dedicated and caring hospital staff to be recognised at awards

The caring, compassion and dedication of hospital staff from across Lincolnshire will be recognised at an awards ceremony later this year. Following an extensive longlisting and shortlisting process, the nominations for this year’s United Lincolnshire...

37 min. ago in Regional East

Support the Firefighters Charity by getting your car washed

Firefighters from across the county will be on hand to wash people’s cars in return for a donation to The Fire Fighters Charity. Car washes will be taking place in various locations throughout March, inlcuding Gainsborough fire station in Nelson...

37 min. ago in Regional East

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today, 08:20 in Regional East

Nottinghamshire in the snow - click to see a gallery of the best photos

CLICK HERE: to see a gallery of your snow pictures Most of Nottinghamshire has seen a significant amount of snow this weekend. Here’s a round up photos showing how the snow has affected Nottinghamshire. You can share your photos of the winter weather...

yesterday, 17:23 in Regional East

Roads are open but conditions are still hazardous

Lincolnshire County Council’s gritting team have been working around the clock to lessen the impact of the latest snowfall in the county and keep the main routes open. However, with snowdrifts already starting to cause problems and freezing...

yesterday, 13:57 in Regional East

Seven-year-old rescued after crash

Firefighters from Worksop and Harworth rescued a seven-year-old boy from a crash yesterday (Saturday, March 17). The crews attended Snape Lane, Harworth, after a car left the carriageway. The boy was left in the care of East Midlands Ambulance Service.

yesterday, 12:24 in Regional East

Gritting and road repair crews doubled

Latest figures reveal the impact the recent freezing conditions have had on the county’s roads. Teams have more than doubled the amount of runs compared to last winter to help keep the county on the move. However, a ‘freeze thaw’ process has effected...

yesterday, 12:24 in Regional East

Exhibition bringing Hollywood to Gainsborough

Iconic costumes worn by Hollywood stars such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Judi Dench and Daniel Craig will feature in a spectacular new exhibition at Gainsborough Old Hall. The Historical Hall of Fame showcases outfits from major movies, including Shakespeare...

yesterday, 12:24 in Regional East

Advice is to stay safe and warm

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue and public health managers are encouraging people to stay warm and safe if they’re at home or out and about during the cold weather. Lincolnshire Community Fire Safety manager, Shona Wright, said: “Please take sensible...

yesterday, 09:23 in Regional East

Advice for motorists during wintry conditions

Most of Lincolnshire has seen snow fall overnight. Lincolnshire Police has offered advice to motorists and have said to not travel unless absolutely necessary. While the conditions have not been as severe as those which hit the county at the beginning...

yesterday, 09:23 in Regional East

Training for teens to stay safe online

Nottinghamshire Police has launched a new training initiative to educate young people about online grooming, sexting and consensual sex. The training will begin on Monday, March 19, following tomorrow’s National CSE Awareness Day (Sunday, March 18)...

Saturday, 15:08 in Regional East

WEATHER WARNING: Amber alert for East Midlands

The Met Office have put out an amber warning for snow and ice from 4pm today (Saturday, March 17) until 9am tomorrow (Sunday, March 18). Snow showers are expected to become more frequent through the evening and night with icy patches also developing...

Saturday, 12:27 in Regional East

Will your child lose free school meals?

New Government rules coming into effect next month could mean thousands of chldren missing out on free school meals. All families on Universal Credit currently receive free school meals. But from April 1, children in year three and above will no...

Saturday, 11:00 in Regional East

Advice ahead of cold snap

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue and public health managers are encouraging people to stay warm and safe if they’re at home or out and about during the cold weather. With the risk of another period of cold weather and possibly further snow in Lincolnshire...

Saturday, 11:00 in Regional East

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