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Sherlock tops international poll of most popular BBC characters

In news that will have David Brent demanding a recount, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock has topped a worldwide poll of the most popular BBC television characters. The 40-year-old actor has portrayed Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s popular sleuth Sherlock Holmes

58 min. ago in Regional East

Morrisons recall packs of meat as they may ‘cause meningitis’

Morrisons has recalled a brand of meat as there are concerns it could cause a flu-like sickness and meningitis. 150g packs of peppered beef slices are being recalled by the supermarket chain after the Food Agency said they could contain listeria monocyto

58 min. ago in Regional East

Vehicle fire closes two lanes on M1

A vehicle fire has closed two lanes on the southbound carriageway of the M1. The incident took place within the last hour between junctions 26 and 25. The Highways Agency say the fire service are on the scene and advise motorists to approach with caution

today, 11:47 in Regional East

10 things that are stopping you from getting a good night’s sleep

There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep to prepare us for the new day. But sadly many people aren’t getting one. New research reveals that the average Brit wakes up three times during the night, and for one in 10 of us it’s 7 to 10 times. Here’s 10 rea

today, 10:48 in Regional East

WEATHER FORECAST: Nottinghamshire

Here is today’s weather forecast for Nottinghamshire. It will be a mostly dry day (Sunday, February 19), cloudy at times with some sunny spells. Drizzle is possible towards the afternoon, feeling warmer than recent days with the maximum temperature peaki

today, 09:21 in Regional East

Only true Brits will get 100% on this food quiz

Think you know your cauliflower cheese from your bubble and squeak? Let us know your score!

yesterday, 14:23 in Regional East

Kodi set-top boxes: what are they and could I get in trouble for using one?

Kodi has been clocking up plenty of column inches due to the crackdown on the sale of pre-loaded TV set-top boxes containing premium content. For those unfamiliar with the most popular media app of the moment - and perhaps thinking about buying a Kodi bo

yesterday, 13:24 in Regional East

WARMING UP: Temperatures rise as plume of ‘tropical air’ sweeps over UK

The weather is set to be unseasonably mild this weekend as a plume of ‘tropical air’ sweeps over the UK. It could see some parts of the country enjoying higher temperatures than Majorca, forecasters say. And the mild weather is set to continue, reaching

yesterday, 12:09 in Regional East

Dog owners THREE TIMES hotter than cat people

Dog owners are three times as attractive as cat owners, according to a new survey. 63 per cent of the 1,000 single Britons questioned said that a date with a dog owner was more appealing than a night out with someone who owned a cat. Even rabbits were mo

yesterday, 09:49 in Regional East

WEATHER: Sunny spells possible- but will they last?

Here is today’s weather forecast for Nottinghamshire. It will be mainly dry today (Saturday, February 18) and we could even see some sunny spells. By evening, it should become cloudier with rain possible. Feeling warmer than previous. Temperatures will r

yesterday, 08:41 in Regional East

Lottery funding to help those who feel isolated from internet

A community project, based in Hucknall, that aims to help people who are not computer-savvy or feel isolated from the internet has been boosted by National Lottery funding. IT For All is aimed primarily at jobseekers and over-50s, who might not have desk

Friday, 15:25 in Regional East

100 jobs up for grabs at East Midlands Airport

Looking for a new career that can really take off? is creating 100 new roles based at East Midlands Airport. The company has recently taken over all ramp-handling services in-house so there are now 100 new fixed term and permanent jobs available

Friday, 14:36 in Regional East

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget. Following explosive reports this week on the plans that could alter the course of the NHS in England, we’ve summarised everything you need to kno

Friday, 12:32 in Regional East

Breaking news: Cancer patients told clinics to be rduced from five to three days

Cancer patients have been told that from Monday King’s Mill hospital will reduce its cancer clinics from five to three days. Patients say they have been told there will be no chemotherapy nurses at King’s Mill Hospital on Mondays and Tuesday from Februar

Friday, 12:22 in Regional East

Prosecco prayers answered with launch of new wine 'Progrigio'

Prosecco lovers have no reason to panic over a predicted price hike Because a new 'pro' wine has been launched for customers with a taste for fizz. ‘Progrigio’ – a mix of Prosecco and Pinot Grigio – will hit the aisles in Asda stores from this week. Made

Friday, 11:24 in Regional East

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