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Ex-thief who went straight caught with stolen goods in Sutton

An ex-thief from Sutton who decided to go straight after turning 40 was caught with stolen goods in the middle of the night, a court heard. Simon Thomas’s car was stopped on Robin Down Lane, Mansfield, at 2.20am, on October 11. He was found with a lawnmo

yesterday, 17:49 in Regional East

Notts GCSE results up on last year

School pupils across Nottinghamshire did better in their GCSEs than last academic year and data shows that there has been an increase in the percentage of students gaining five GCSE A*-C grades. The Department for Education has published a report showing

yesterday, 17:28 in Regional East

Caring schoolgirls set up charity fundraising group

A caring 12-year-old schoolgirl from Shirebrook has launched a new fundraising group so she can continue the charity work of an aunt, struck down by ill health. Caitlin Tucker joined forces with her friend, Taya Brocklehurst, also 12, to set up the Stude

yesterday, 17:10 in Regional East

Tesco recall ready meal over allergy risk

Tesco has issued a notice recalling a popular ready meal after it was revealed to be a risk to customers with allergies. The health risk was sparked after it was discovered that the sauce coating Tesco Takeaway Butter Chicken contained nuts, which were n

yesterday, 16:56 in Regional East

Ollerton man stole mum’s car and crashed into wall

A New Ollerton man crashed his mother’s car into a brick wall and ran off, a court heard. Jonathan Blundell took the green Daewoo Kalos at 6pm, on December 8, and two hours later refuelled with £20 of petrol from the Esso station on the A616 and drove of

yesterday, 16:06 in Regional East

Police want to speak to man in connection with assault

Notts Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with an assault. A 36-year-old man was left with a broken jaw in three places and a 34-year-old man needed stitches to his face after they were both punched in an unprov

yesterday, 15:44 in Regional East

Mansfield man sent to crown court on cocaine charges

A Mansfield man has been charged with dealing cocaine. Adam Brearley, 29, of Greendale Crescent, Clipstone, made no plea to a charge of possession with intent to supply when he appeared at Mansfield Magistrates Court on Thursday. It is alleged a quantity

yesterday, 15:09 in Regional East

Mansfield man lashed out over “sex” comments in chip shop

A Mansfield man lashed out when he heard “sexualised comments” about his girlfriend in a chip shop, a court heard. Nicholas Drury punched the man who made the comments in the side of the head, in the Leeming Street shop, Mansfield, in the early hours of

yesterday, 15:02 in Regional East

Boozer tried to break into mum’s house with garden fork in Mansfield

An alcoholic went on a Christmas drinking binge in Mansfield and smashed his mum’s window with a garden fork after she locked him out, a court heard. Steven Davis returned to his home address on Trusley Walk, Mansfield Woodhouse, on December 30, after hi

yesterday, 13:52 in Regional East

UPDATE: M1 southbound expected to remain closed throughout the day after crash

The southbound carriageway of the M1 remains closed after a multi vehicle crash earlier today (Thursday, January 19). The motorway is closed between junctions 28 and 29 to allow for a collision investigation, recovery of vehicles and cleaning the road su

yesterday, 13:52 in Regional East

Mansfield man faces trial for imprisoning a woman

A Mansfield man accused of unlawfully imprisoning a woman has been sent to Nottingham Crown Court. Paul White, 49, of Sherwood Street, made no plea to charges of false imprisonment and assault occasioning actual bodily harm, between September 1, 2015, an

yesterday, 13:52 in Regional East

Mansfield man faces drugs trial at crown court

A Manfield man has been charged with growing cannabis in his home, a court heard. Billy Gray, 32, of Big Barn Lane, made no plea when he appeared at Mansfield Magistrates Court on Thursday. He elected a trial and the case was sent to Nottingham Crown Cou

yesterday, 13:38 in Regional East

Asda thief spared jailed after confessing drug addiction

A Sutton thief was spared jail after confessing he was a heroin addict, a court heard. Donald Gornall, 49, of Caunt’s Crescent, admitted stealing a £40 coat from Asda, on St Nicholas Way, on January 2, and meat worth £8, the next day. He faced an immedia

yesterday, 13:38 in Regional East

Alfreton branch of Yorkshire Bank to close

The Alfreton branch of Yorkshire Bank is to close in June, it has been announced. The company has announced plans to close 39 branches across the country with around 200 staff at risk redundancy. The move is part of the company's strategy to...

yesterday, 13:38 in Regional East

Proud West Notts College hailed as champion of LGBT diversity

One of Mansfield and Ashfield’s educational flagships has again been named as one of the top workplaces in the country for promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) diversity. Proud West Nottinghamshire College has been placed as high as 60

yesterday, 13:19 in Regional East

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