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Everything you need to know about the new £10 note

Just as we've stopped trying to rip apart the new indestructible £5 notes, the new £10 note has been revealed by Bank of England governor Mark Carney at Winchester Cathedral. It will feature a portrait of Jane Austen, with the note being being launched o

Tuesday, 17:05 in Regional East
 

Tobacco smuggling gang from Retford sentenced

Four Retford men have been sentenced for dealing in illicit tobacco worth more than £44,000 in duty taxes. Andrew Bond, 54, and his son Joe Karlson Bond, 22, of Ha’penny Bridge Way, were caught buying 50,000 cigarettes and 50kg hand-rolling tobacco at a

Tuesday, 12:07 in Regional East
 

B&Q team are hoping Lego will give them the winning edge at the Bluebell Wood Soapbox Derby

An adventurous team at B&Q’s Distribution Centre in Manton Wood is hoping Lego will give them a winning edge at this year’s Bluebell Wood Soapbox Derby. After missing out on the winner’s podium last year by just a few seconds, the Worksop team...

Tuesday, 10:53 in Regional East
 

Primark recalls flip-flops containing chemical linked to cancer

Discount clothes retail giant Primark has recalled pairs of flip-flop over fears they contain a chemical linked to cancer. Three pairs of flip flops sold in the store for almost six months this year have been recalled by the clothes store. A Primark spok

Tuesday, 10:53 in Regional East
 

Pupils design new road safety signs for Gringley on the Hill

Pupils at a Gringley on the Hill were asked to help design new road safety signs for the village. Gringley on the Hill Parish Council are wanting to improve road safety and parking in the village and to try and encourage this the children of St Peters C

Tuesday, 10:07 in Regional East
 

WEATHER WARNING: Region at risk of ‘intense downpours’ this week, Met Office warns

Thought the glorious weather was here to stay for the rest of the week? Think again. We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but the Met Office has issued a YELLOW WARNING for rain across the East Midlands region. Both Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire are a

Monday, 15:59 in Regional East
 

Don’t like Mondays? Here’s how you can appear on new Alan Carr gameshow and win a YEAR off work

Imagine winning a year’s salary on TV, resigning from your job on air and spending the next 12 months doing whatever you wanted. New Channel 4 TV show I Don’t Like Mondays will see Alan Carr give one lucky member of the audience the chance to have a year

Monday, 15:19 in Regional East
 

Mobile cameras are watching your speed on these Nottinghamshire roads

Nottinghamshire Police mobile speed cameras will be operating at the following sites during the week beginning Monday July 17. B6030 Sherwood Hall Rd/Clipstone Rd, Mansfield B6018 Sutton Rd, Kirkby in Ashfield B6023 Mansfield Rd, Sutton in Ashfield A60 L

Monday, 14:09 in Regional East
 

Huthwaite man rowed with cops after lorry crash

A Huthwaite man refused to take a breathalyser test and argued with police officers after he crashed into a lorry in Sutton, a court heard. Jack Askew was driving at speed along Lammas Road when his mini Cooper clipped the front bumper of a Jaguar and sp

Monday, 12:37 in Regional East
 

Kirkby teen in court for drugs after grandma called cops

A Kirkby teen who was arrested after his grandmother discovered he had cannabis and cocaine was holding the drugs for a friend, a court heard. Police were called to an address on Pearl Avenue, where they seized small amounts of the drugs from Ricky Walli

Monday, 12:37 in Regional East
 

Drink driver escaped from cops in Mansfield but caught later

A healthcare assistant was over the limit when she successfullly fled from police in Mansfield but was caught shortly afterwards, a court heard. Alisha Hopkins’ grey Polo was seen veering into the oncoming lane and officers followed it to the Fitness Fle

Monday, 12:37 in Regional East
 

Boozy highways supervisor overtook unmarked cop car near Retford

A highways supervisor who overtook police in an unmarked car was pulled over outside Retford and found to be more than twice over the drink drive limit, a court has heard. Matthew Bee’s Vauxhall van overtook the officers on mobile patrol at about 7pm, on

Monday, 12:37 in Regional East
 

Kirkby man must pay for repairs after drainpipe stunt

A Kirkby man who shinned up a drainpipe while visiting his sister faces a hefty bill after it came away from the wall and he tumbled to the ground, a court heard. Stuart Burrows was spotted by residents of the block of flats on Chatsworth Drive, Hucknall

Monday, 12:37 in Regional East
 

County council has welcomed new bypass funding

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced proposals for a potential multi-billion pound pot of funding for improvements to A-roads. The Government is proposing to allocate a portion of its National Roads Fund for improvements to local authority A-

Monday, 12:27 in Regional East
 

Celebrate a Weekend of Sport at West Lindsey Leisure Centre

Lincolnshire’s Weekend of Sport is taking place on Saturday, July 22, and Sunday, July 23. Leisure centres, clubs and organisations across the county will be opening their doors to encourage children of all ages and adults to come and have a go at someth

Monday, 12:27 in Regional East
 
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