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A round-up of this week’s best readers’ pictures

IN PICTURES: A round-up of this week’s best readers’ snaps July 20 Readers have been out and about taking pictures of life across the area. Click the link above to see a round-up of some of the best snaps sent in this week. If you would like to see...

today, 14:31 in Regional East
 

RISE AND SHINE: Your morning news and travel

Good morning Here is your round up of the morning news, travel and weather for today - Friday, July 20

today, 14:31 in Regional East
 

Hedgehogs need a helping hand to get through dry summer months

It has been a bit of a scorcher lately hasn’t it Summer is always a busy time of year for the RSPCA and especially so when there is a heatwave. The RSPCA sends out a lot of messages about keeping pets safe in hot weather and a lot of people thankfully...

today, 14:31 in Regional East
 

Action Fraud issues warning over scam Amazon email

A fake phishing Amazon email is doing the rounds asking people for their personal details warns charity Action Fraud. A spokesman for Action Fraud UK said: “We’ve had an increased number of reports about these fake emails purporting to be from Amazon....

today, 14:31 in Regional East
 

NSPCC teams up with a Worksop housing project for It’s Not OK campaign

The NSPCC has teamed up with New Roots Housing Project in Worksop to provide information and support to more than 1,500 young people on how to spot the signs of grooming and sexual exploitation. The year-long It’s Not OK campaign focuses specifically...

yesterday, 20:58 in Regional East
 

Fun for all the family at Clowne Gala

There was fun for all the family at this year’s Clowne Gala as the crowds enjoyed the heatwave. Visitors to the event on Saturday, July 14, were treated to performances from Treebeard and the Company Performance Ensemble marching band opened the...

yesterday, 17:19 in Regional East
 

Tax payers left to cover Government funding cuts for Lincolnshire Police

Government funding for Lincolnshire Police has dropped in recent years, leaving local taxpayers to pick up the bill. Figures from the Home Office show that Lincolnshire Police’s Government funding dropped by two per cent between their budgets for the...

yesterday, 12:17 in Regional East
 

Video captures incredible moment 94-year-old Dambusters veteran returns to cockpit to fly WWII Tiger Moth...

This is the incredible moment a 94-year-old RAF veteran returned to the cockpit to fly in a WWII Tiger Moth plane. John Watkins joined the RAF in 1942 and later served with 617 Squadron - also known as "The Dambusters". Sergeant Kirkham, of...

yesterday, 12:17 in Regional East
 

WARNING! Tarantulas the size of dinner plates are on the loose

Giant bird-eating tarantulas from Brazil are be on the loose in an northern village. According to the Mail Online, the RSPCA has revealed that pots containing the species of venomous spiders were run over by a vehicle in a car park in Derbyshire. It...

yesterday, 09:47 in Regional East
 

Gainsborough students show off town’s potential to German visitors

Students from Queen Elizabeth’s High School in Gainsborough and their German exchange visitors attended a special event at Marshall’s Yard in the town. The school runs an exchange programme each year with their twin town Cham in Germany and wanted to...

yesterday, 08:34 in Regional East
 

Slowdown of timetable changes is one delay rail passengers will actually welcome

Train operators, including Northern, have decided to scale back their next timetable overhaul, planned for December 2018, to avoid a repeat of the rail disruption that took place in May. Sir Peter Hendy, chairman of Network Rail, said “The railway...

yesterday, 08:19 in Regional East
 

Gardens in Thorpe Salvin showcased at annual Garden Trail

After more than 30 years of award-winning gardening, the villagers of Thorpe Salvin are holding their annual Garden Trail on July 21, and 22, to showcase the village gardens. And, this year, for the first time, a children’s treasure hunt has been...

yesterday, 08:19 in Regional East
 

Landmark for Bassetlaw Hospital department celebrated

A department within Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) is celebrating a streak of 19 months without a patient developing a severe, hospital acquired, pressure ulcer (HAPU). The Care Group, known as Musculoskeletal (MSK) and Frailty,...

yesterday, 07:28 in Regional East
 

Forget the heatwave, this is when we will get our wettest summer day

We’ve had quite the run of good luck: blue skies, scorching sunshine, and what adds up to one of the best summers the UK’s had for years. However, as we Brits know only too well, all good things usually come to an end, and never more so than with our...

yesterday, 07:28 in Regional East
 

RISE AND SHINE: Your morning news and travel

Good Morning. Here is your morning news, travel and weather round up for today, Thursday, July 19.

Wednesday, 23:51 in Regional East
 
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