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Have you seen Melanie Wilson?

Have you seen missing 22-year-old Melanie Wilson? Officers are concerned for her safety after she was reported missing from the Mansfield area. Melanie was last seen at around 11pm on October 17. She is described as around 5ft 6ins tall, white and of sli

today, 15:52 in Regional East

King’s Mill bosses step aside after merger delays

King’s Mill Hospital’s chief executive and chairman will step down from their roles after a planned merger with Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust was put on hold until next year. Peter Homa and Louise Scull joined Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Fo

today, 12:23 in Regional East

Orionids meteor shower: how to see this weekend’s spectacle

Head outside one evening this weekend and you may well see the annual Orionids meteor shower in Britain’s skies. Gaze upwards and – if the weather remains clear – you’ll be treated to up to 25 shooting stars an hour as the Earth intersects the orbit of H

yesterday, 18:02 in Regional East

Woman arrested as part of Notts historical abuse investigation

Police today have arrested a woman in connection with sexual offences in the 1980s. The 59-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of one count of indecent assault and actual bodily harm, and two counts of indecency with a child. The offences relate to

yesterday, 18:02 in Regional East

Inquest opens into death of 26-year-old Hucknall mum who was found dead in woods

An inquest has opened into the death of a 26-year-old Hucknall woman who was found dead in woodland near Papplewick. Mum-of-two Natalie Orton was discovered dead at around 10pm on August 30 this year- 11 hours after being reported missing. Opening the in

yesterday, 16:35 in Regional East

Air Ambulance scrambled to Alfreton ladder fall

The Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance was called to Alfreton this morning to treat a man who had fallen from height. The air ambulance crew received the call at 11.05am, arriving on-scene at 11.21am. A man in his 60s had fallen...

yesterday, 15:49 in Regional East

Missing Notts girl, 14, may be in Derbyshire

Have you seen missing teenager Kaleigha McNaul? Kaleigha, 14, was reported missing from the Canning Circus area of Nottingham but was last seen in the West Hallam area of Derbyshire at 8.15pm on Wednesday 19 October. She is described as a white south Eur

yesterday, 15:49 in Regional East

SUTTON CRASH: Police issue appeal for witnesses

Police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed a serious collision in Sutton-in-Ashfield in the early hours of this morning. A car collided with a lorry at the junction between Skegby Lane and Kings Mill Road East just before 2am. A man suffered s

yesterday, 14:42 in Regional East

Kirkby man’s high speed chase through Sutton

A Kirkby man who led police on a high-speed chase through Sutton, driving through red lights and on the wrong side of the road, has been sent to crown court for sentencing. Adam Clarke, 21, of Nuncargate Road, admitted dangerous driving and driving witho

yesterday, 12:49 in Regional East

Sutton cannabis farmer drank drug as juice to ease pain

A Sutton man told a court he grew cannabis and drank it in the form of juice for pain relief. Darren Brassington, 49, of Briar Close, Stanton Hill, admitted being concerned in the production of the class B drug when he appeared at Mansfield Magistrates C

yesterday, 12:38 in Regional East

Accident closes major Mansfield road

An accident has closed a major Mansfield road this morning and is causing heavy traffic on another. The road affected is the A6075 Abbott Road but the accident is causing major problems at the A617 junction as well. Motorists are advised to plan extra jo

yesterday, 10:46 in Regional East

Worksop man hit with bill for urinating in the street

A Worksop man who decided to spend a penny in the street was landed with a £215 court bill. Justin Holmes, aged 29, of Ely Close, admitted the offence by post at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court on Thursday. The court heard Holmes was spotted urinating again

yesterday, 10:35 in Regional East

Harworth man grew his own cannabis because he was ‘sick of paying drug dealers’

A Harworth man grew cannabis in his sister’s loft without telling her because he was sick of paying money to drug dealers, a court has heard. Wesley Thompson, 21, of Bracken Way, admitted producing the Class B drug when he appeared at Mansfield Magistrat

yesterday, 09:30 in Regional East

Man taken to hospital after Sutton smash

A man was taken to hospital after an overnight car accident in Sutton. The incident happened at around 2am outside the Fox and Crown pub on Kings Mill Road East and involved one vehicle which had been in collision with road furniture. The man was rescued

yesterday, 09:30 in Regional East

TRAFFIC NEWS: Lane closed on southbound M1

One lane of the M1 southbound will be closed this morning to allow the Highways Agency to complete overnight roadworks. The closure is affecting the stretch between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J28, A38 (Alfreton). The lane is expected to reopen at aroun

yesterday, 09:01 in Regional East

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