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Bassetlaw drink driver crashed into railings in Mansfield

A Bassetlaw drink driver collided with metal railings after a boozing session in Mansfield with his brother, a court heard. Andrew Thorpe’s Ford Focus crashed on Leeming Lane South, at 3.30am, on February 2, and the pair were found walking along Green...

4 min. ago in Regional East
 

Mansfield teen’s car vandalism spree

A drunk Mansfield teen who went on a car vandalising spree in his own street has been handed a £650 court bill. Jamie Burton began shouting and screaming at 4.20am, on February 2, and then pushed and pulled at his neighbour’s garden gate, on Mansfield...

12 min. ago in Regional East
 

Nottinghamshire couples wanted for new series of Don't Tell The Bride

Wanting to get married but struggling for money? Now there's a way you can tie the knot, and be given £13,000 towards your wedding. But there's a catch! It can only be organised by the groom, and you'd have to do it all on TV! The production team...

today, 15:35 in Regional East
 

A danger to life: How cold will it get as the Beast from the East arrives in Notts?

The Beast from the East is on its way towards Britain and forecasters are warning of potentially life-threatening temperatures after issuing a weather alert for Notts. Public Health England’s Extreme Events team are urging people to take extra special...

today, 15:16 in Regional East
 

WEATHER: Gritters out in force in Notts as weekend temperature plummets.

Gritting teams will be out in force over the weekend, with temperatures around Nottinghamshire set to plummet. Latest forecasts are predicting freezing night time temperatures on Saturday and Sunday, with a possibility of snow and ice day and night in...

today, 14:53 in Regional East
 

Mansfield dad drove home after daytime booze session with old pal

A Mansfield dad drove home erratically after spending the afternoon boozing in the pub with an old mate, a court heard. A witness saw Michael Bowers’ Nissan Almera veer across the white line and then clip the curb at a junction on Abbott Road, on...

today, 14:53 in Regional East
 

Ejection seat firm fined £1.1m over Red Arrows pilot death

The company that manufactured the ejection seat in which Red Arrows pilot Sean Cunningham was thrown to his death has been fined £1.1 million after admitting a breach of health and safety regulations. Martin-Baker Aircraft Company Ltd (MBAL), which is...

today, 14:34 in Regional East
 

Drug addict stole after methadone dose cut by mistake

A drug addict with more than 50 convictions stole from three stores in a bid to buy heroin after his methadone prescription was cut by mistake, a court heard. CCTV recorded Luke Tomlinson taking a £15 bottle of Bacardi from a newsagents on...

today, 14:08 in Regional East
 

Mansfield boozer made a noose in his cell after nightclub bust-up

A boozed-up Mansfield man tore a police cell mattress apart to make a noose after he was arrested for being drunk and disorderly, a court heard. Luke Siddon got into an argument with a doorman when he tried to enter the Rush Late Bar, and called...

today, 14:08 in Regional East
 

Ravenshead alcoholic’s third drink drive conviction in ten years

A Ravenshead alcoholic fell off the wagon and was caught drink driving for the third time in ten years as she drove home, magistrates heard. Police were led to Mary Carroll’s address on The Hollies after a member of the public saw her car swerving...

today, 14:08 in Regional East
 

Banned diabetic driver drove to collect prescription in Mansfield

A disqualified driver from Kirkby “panicked” because he was running out of lifesaving medicine for his diabetes and drove to the chemist, magistrates heard. Terry Newton’s car was stopped on Lichfield Lane, Mansfield, at midday on December 19, as he...

today, 14:08 in Regional East
 

Worksop man’s crowbar attack on Cheapside

A Worksop man admitted lashing out with a crowbar in a fight after he was shown CCTV of it five months later, a court heard. CCTV operators watched Jacob Smith chase a man into a Cheapside shop doorway and strike him on the back, at 3pm, on July 29,...

today, 14:08 in Regional East
 

Is your car ready for snow conditions as forecasters issue Notts weather warning?

As the Met Office issues a severe weather warning for snow and ice in Derbyshire next week, motorists are being warned to make sure their vehicles are ready for the bitterly-cold conditions. The county council has already used more than 9,000 tonnes...

today, 13:05 in Regional East
 

QUICK QUIZ: The week in questions

It’s been another busy week in the worlds of sport and showbiz. How much attention have you been paying to what’s hit the headlines?

today, 13:05 in Regional East
 

Can you be sued for clearing snow and ice from your paths and driveway?

Things are set to get very cold in Nottinghamshire next week as the so-called 'Beast from the East' arrives. And for many homeowners, plummeting temperatures mean it's time to ask that age old question - can I be sued if I clear the snow and ice from...

today, 11:38 in Regional East
 
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