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The best Black Friday deals 2017

The best Black Friday deals 2017

As Black Friday comes around tomorrow, here’s where can you find some of the best deals. Many retailers have been running special offers for several days, so it’s always worth checking out their websites now if there’s something you’re looking to get...

yesterday, 18:45 in Regional East
 
Royal badge manufacturer secures £1.2 million of help to expand

Royal badge manufacturer secures £1.2 million of help to expand

A successful family-run business based in Newstead, whose clients include the Royal Family, has won £1.2 worth of investment to help future growth. Badgemaster makes bespoke name tags, badges and ID cards that are worn by a staggering total of five...

yesterday, 18:45 in Regional East
 
Jail for banned driver who walked out of Mansfield court and drove off

Jail for banned driver who walked out of Mansfield court and drove off

Shocked Mansfield magistrates watched a man they had just banned from driving get into his car and drive away from the court house, minutes after the hearing. George Fothergill had been disqualified for 12 months, following a number of traffic...

yesterday, 18:45 in Regional East
 
Notts child sexual abuse reports increase

Notts child sexual abuse reports increase

The football abuse scandal may have contributed to a large increase in the number of reports of child sex crimes, according to a charity. Figures released by the NSPCC show the number of recorded offences involving non-recent sexual abuse – where the...

yesterday, 18:45 in Regional East
 
£295 court bill for £15 of cannabis in Mansfield

£295 court bill for £15 of cannabis in Mansfield

A Derby man who told police he was carrying £15 of cannabis in Mansfield has ended up with a £295 court bill. Officers were called to Toothill Lane car park, at 4.30am, on November 5, after reports of two men acting suspiciously, and found Martin...

yesterday, 18:45 in Regional East
 
Man who strangled a woman to death in Sutton is sentenced

Man who strangled a woman to death in Sutton is sentenced

A man who strangled his former partner to death in Sutton has been sentenced. Stephen Fretwell, 46, of Ridge Close, was sentenced to a hospital order under the Mental Health Act at Nottingham Crown Court today (Thursday 23 November 2017). Fretwell had...

yesterday, 18:45 in Regional East
 
The essential do’s and don’ts of Black Friday

The essential do’s and don’ts of Black Friday

Black Friday is tomorrow, and whether you’re excited or full of dread, here are some of the best ways to stay on top and get the best deals. The American tradition has swept the UK in recent years, and most of your favourite retailers will definitely...

yesterday, 18:45 in Regional East
 
Woman cut free after Kirkby car smash

Woman cut free after Kirkby car smash

Firefighters had to cut a woman free by removing the roof of a car after she was trapped following a crash in Kirkby. Crews from Ashfield and Hucknall used cutting equipment to rescue the 36 year old after they were called to the crash on Main Road at...

yesterday, 18:45 in Regional East
 
Mansfield and district crime report

Mansfield and district crime report

Mansfield and district crime report for the week to Thursday November 23. Crimes reported over the past 7 days, 12:00 16th November - 12:00 23rd November 2017. Only those areas with reported crimes are listed. Berry Hill Burglary other than dwelling:...

yesterday, 18:45 in Regional East
 
Video: Apprentice contestant Elizabeth chases a goose to safety

Video: Apprentice contestant Elizabeth chases a goose to safety

It was a wild goose chase with a difference for Southwell florist and TV Apprentice contestant Elizabeth McKenna. Elizabeth 39, was driving over Trent Bridge in Nottingham, when she She noticed a goose walking down the busy road during morning rush...

yesterday, 18:45 in Regional East
 
Video: Man lost his home and pension after falling for a £200,000 online scam

Video: Man lost his home and pension after falling for a £200,000 online scam

A Nottinghamshire man who was conned out of £200,000 is sharing his story in a bid to prevent other people from falling victim to online fraud. It began three years ago when he was online searching for US ice hockey results and a pop-up appeared. He...

yesterday, 18:45 in Regional East
 
No joy for Thoresby’s festival refund

No joy for Thoresby’s festival refund

A library assistant who grew up in Mansfield has raised concerns after she was not refunded for a top 80s festival. Catherine Elliott, who is 40-years-old was excited to reunite with friends from Sherwood Hall School which is now The Samworth Church...

yesterday, 18:45 in Regional East
 
SCAM SPEEDING EMAILS: What to look for and how to protect yourself

SCAM SPEEDING EMAILS: What to look for and how to protect yourself

Motorists are being warned of scam emails claiming they have been caught speeding. Emails are being sent from scammers claiming to have ‘photographic evidence’ of a speeding offence but when the recipent opens the email a virus installs on their...

yesterday, 13:51 in Regional East
 
What you need to know about the changes to the driving test

What you need to know about the changes to the driving test

Major changes to the driving test will commence from Monday 4 December including the use of a sat nav and removing of some current manoeuvres. According to the DVSA road accidents ‘account for over a quarter of all deaths of those aged between...

yesterday, 13:51 in Regional East
 
Pupils unveil playground memory bench at Berry Hill Primary School

Pupils unveil playground memory bench at Berry Hill Primary School

Pupils at Berry Hill Primary School unveiled a new memory bench in time for Remembrance day. The school has been supported by a grant from the Nottinghamshire County Council Community commemoration fund to install the tree seat in the playground of...

Wednesday, 15:26 in Regional East
 


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