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New homes springing up in West Lindsey for the over-55s

Dozens of new homes, specifically for the over-55s, are springing up in Gainsborough and the rest of West Lindsey. They are part of a strategy by the district council to meet a rapidly increasing demand for retirement living. According to the latest...

yesterday, 18:03 in Regional East
 

These are the 11 things that will cost you more money from April 1

Many household bills will be rising as energy companies and local authorities raise their prices in what some are calling Price Hike Day. Here are 11 things you will be paying more for. 1. Mobile network bill Three of the UK's biggest mobile networks...

yesterday, 17:00 in Regional East
 

Fresh new look for Worksop’s Aldi

Aldi has revealed a fresh new look for its Worksop store when it re-opened to customers this morning (Thursday, March 21) at 8am. Standing at 1,263sqm, a more customer-focused layout with wider aisles allows for the products customers know and love to...

yesterday, 16:52 in Regional East
 

Sale of Somerby Park land should boost Gainsborough’s economy

An 11-acre site of commercial development land in Gainsborough has been bought by a property and investment firm. The land, at Somerby Park, has been acquired by the Retford-based group, Strawsons Property, for an undisclosed sum. The firm intends to...

yesterday, 16:32 in Regional East
 

No-deal Brexit ‘low risk’ for Lincolnshire’s businesses, says council chief

A no-deal Brexit would be “low risk” for Lincolnshire’s businesses, according to the county’s economy chief. Lincolnshire county councillor Colin Davie, executive member for economy and place, said the region is “well prepared” should Britain leave...

yesterday, 15:44 in Regional East
 

Parking pain: The top parking mistakes to avoid on UK roads

Motoring experts from LeaseCar.uk have compiled a guide on identifying the top six prohibited parking spots so drivers can stay on the right side of the law. 1. Double yellow lines Two yellow lines mean parking and waiting is not permitted at any...

yesterday, 15:34 in Regional East
 

Worksop mum and her son present a Guardian Rose to ‘fab’ teaching assistant

A teaching assistant at a Worksop school has been presented with a Guardian Rose in recognition of the support she has given to one of its pupils. Six-year-old Ethan Myers attends Redlands Primary School, on Crown Street. His proud mum Lucy Myers...

yesterday, 14:27 in Regional East
 

Harworth Mum ‘died at the hands of former partner’, murder trial told

A woman was allegedly strangled by her former partner after a row, a court heard. Stuart Hall, 48, has gone on trial at Nottingham Crown Court accused of the murder of Klarissa-Charline Faith at their home in Bracken Way, Harworth, on July 30, last...

yesterday, 11:50 in Regional East
 

More than half a million people have signed a petition to 'cancel' Brexit

More than half a million people have signed a petition to 'cancel Brexit' by revoking Article 50. The online petition saw a spike in numbers following Prime Minister Theresa May's speech in Downing Street last night- and support is still growing. The...

yesterday, 09:46 in Regional East
 

'Still feeling warm' in today's weather

Yesterday the region enjoyed soaring temperatures of up to 18°C- but will the warm spell continue into Thursday? Forecasters say it remain dry across our area today (Thursday, March 21). It will be mostly cloudy, but some brighter spells could develop...

yesterday, 09:09 in Regional East
 

Gainsborough MP says RAF Scampton must stay open

I recently I held a debate on the future of RAF Scampton in the House of Commons, writes Sir Edward Leigh MP. There are serious concerns over the future of the base, which is the home of the Red Arrows. I firmly believe that Scampton has great...

yesterday, 07:16 in Regional East
 

New Macmillan cancer support centre to open in county this summer

It’s been a busy 2019 for me so far, with meetings and events all over the county, writes Jamie Davenport. Busy in my world is ultimately good news, as it means more and more people are choosing to support Macmillan in Lincolnshire. March marks my...

yesterday, 07:16 in Regional East
 

Worksop man and Retford woman fined for dropping litter

Two residents have been fined after failing to provide Bassetlaw District Council with information relating to separate incidents of littering. On September 18, 2018, a witness reported that a cigarette butt was deposited from a vehicle on Sandy Lane,...

Wednesday, 15:33 in Regional East
 

Worksop flat which was frequently visited by drug users is closed

Bassetlaw District Council has taken back possession of a flat in Worksop after frequent drug use and anti social behaviour. The flat at 60 Trent Street had been the subject of a Closure Order after the former tenant Deborah Manning, 54, of no fixed...

Wednesday, 15:33 in Regional East
 

Blind passenger is missing bus from Worksop as it is parking in the wrong bay

A visually impaired pensioner has been missing her bus because it is parking in the wrong bay. Catherine White, 83, needs to catch the number 22 bus to Doncaster, which is operated by Stagecoach, to take her to her home in Worksop. However on the last...

Wednesday, 15:33 in Regional East
 
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