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How police spot a drink driver - even before they’ve stopped your car

Police officers have issued a warning to drink and drug drivers who think they can get away with it: Don’t bother. Despite tip-offs from the public via Crimestoppers, officers still use their skill, intuition and experience to spot drink drivers....

today, 11:35 in Regional East
 

How police spot a drink driver - even before they’ve stopped your car

Police officers have issued a warning to drink and drug drivers who think they can get away with it: Don’t bother. Despite tip-offs from the public via Crimestoppers, officers still use their skill, intuition and experience to spot drink drivers....

today, 11:14 in Regional East
 

Mum who was more than twice over limit drove child to Warsop nursery - at 8.50am

A mum of five had her child in the car when she was over the drink drive limit outside a Warsop nursery school before nine in the morning, magistrates were told. Kathyrn Pinnick was approached by an officer, on a high-visibility patrol to tackle...

today, 10:47 in Regional East
 

Huge haul of fake tobacco seized in the county last year

More than £2.4 million of illicit tobacco products was seized across Nottinghamshire by the County Council’s trading standards officers in 2017-18 – an eight-fold increase on the previous year. A total of 45 seizures took place over this period –...

today, 10:04 in Regional East
 

Have your say on tackling rural crime in your area

Paddy Tipping, Nottinghamshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has called on people to take part in a major crime survey measuring the effects of rural crime. Mr Tipping said the 2018 National Rural Crime Survey was an opportunity for people to really...

today, 09:28 in Regional East
 

Guest Column: Bassetlaw is the ideal home for big business

This week I joined a number of business leaders and politicians at Laing O’Rourke’s Explore Industrial Park to discuss the potential for north Nottinghamshire to be one of four logistics hubs for Heathrow Airport’s third runway, among other high...

today, 07:03 in Regional East
 

Guest Column: Government must put passengers before profit on our railways

Last week in Parliament, we saw the farcical announcement by the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling MP that Virgin’s contract to run the East Coast Mainline franchise has been abandoned two years before it was due to end. The Government has messed...

today, 06:34 in Regional East
 

Guest Column: We must ensure the great British pub doesn’t die out

The pub sector in the UK supports 900,000 jobs, generates £23 billion in economic value and provides £13 billion in tax revenues. In addition, 30 million adults visit the pub every month, they are at the heart of the UK’s communities. However, they...

today, 06:12 in Regional East
 

Drink driver ploughed into two cars in Mansfield

A drink driver ploughed into two parked cars on his way home from the pub in Mansfield, a court heard. Benjamin Holloway’s silver VW Golf hit a parked Corsa, which was shunted into a red Fiat, on Chesterfield Road North, at 10.30pm, on May 3. A test...

yesterday, 17:59 in Regional East
 

Boozer headbutted police van cage in Mansfield fracas

A boozer battled with bouncers and headbutted the cage wall of a police van as he was being arrested in Mansfield, a court heard. Aaron Winson had been ejected from the Rush Night club, on Clumber Street, and was struggling with doorstaff as he tried...

yesterday, 17:16 in Regional East
 

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A popular Worksop venue which welcomes more than 100,000 people a year is facing an uncertain future if residents don’t pitch in to help it through a summer “pinchpoint”, it has been warned. A fundraising campaign has been launched in aid of North...

yesterday, 16:46 in Regional East
 

Pupils have buried a time capsule in the grounds of Gainsborough’s new Travelodge

Pupils from a Gainsborough primary school have buried a time capsule at the site of the town’s new Travelodge and restaurant development. A special topping out ceremony was held in Gainsborough today to mark the completion of the steelwork on the...

yesterday, 14:48 in Regional East
 

Driver being followed by officers in Mansfield forgot handbrake and rolled into police car

A careless driver forgot to put on his handbrake and rolled back into the police car that had been following him through Mansfield, a court heard. Vasile Pipina’s silver Vauxhall Astra was spotted running a red light, at 11.50pm, on April 24, and the...

yesterday, 11:52 in Regional East
 

HEATWAVE: East Midlands set to bask in RECORD BREAKING Bank Holiday heat

The current spell of warm, settled weather is set to get even hotter this weekend, forecasters predict. More warm weather is on the way for the East Midlands - how hot will it get and how long will it last? The recent May Bank Holiday Monday was the...

yesterday, 11:03 in Regional East
 

Residents must pull together to save North Notts Arena from summer funding “pinchpoint”

A popular Worksop venue that welcomes more than 100,000 people a year will be in hot water if residents don’t pitch in to help the facility through a summer “pinchpoint”, it has been warned. A fundraiser has been launched in aid of North...

yesterday, 10:46 in Regional East
 
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