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Ollerton firm celebrates after steam rises from power station

An Ollerton company is full of pride after seeing steam rise from one of the iconic chimneys at Battersea Power Station in London for the first time in more than 35 years. In February 2019, A1 Flue Systems announced that it had secured a multi-million...

yesterday, 12:05 in Regional East
 

Notts solicitor jailed for stealing £95k from clients

A solicitor who stole thousands from clients and laundered money stolen from a grandmother has been jailed. In 2015 David Grant, 70, was trusted by two of his friends to act as their solicitor to oversee of the sale of their business. However, a...

yesterday, 11:04 in Regional East
 

Doctors urge COPD patients to take extra care this winter

Health officials are urging people with a pulmonary disease to take care as temperatures plummet this winter. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is one of the most common reasons for people being admitted to hospital during the winter...

yesterday, 10:46 in Regional East
 

General Election 2019: Conservatives sweep North Notts as Labour's 'red wall' collapses

All seats in Nottinghamshire outside of the city have been won by the Conservatives as Boris Johnson brought home the biggest Tory majority since Margaret Thatcher. We are running our live blog throughout the night, with updates as they come in for...

yesterday, 06:38 in Regional East
 

Packed British holiday jet bound for Spain declares emergency over France

A packed British holiday jet bound for Spain has declared an emergency over France this morning. The Easyjet flight from London to Valencia sent out an emergency ‘squawk’ earlier this morning. Flight U28221, which took off from the UK at 8.30am and is...

Thursday, 10:01 in Regional East
 

These are the new destinations you can fly to as Doncaster Airport announces new flights

Doncaster Sheffield Airport has announced new destinations and flights for next year. Travel operator TUI’s expansion at DSA will be further accelerated with the addition of an extra aircraft operating from the airport for its winter 2020/21...

Thursday, 10:01 in Regional East
 

Dream trip to Lapland for Hucknall boy struck down by cancer

A dream trip to Lapland started the Christmas celebrations for a six-year-old Hucknall boy recovering from testicular cancer. Jake Barksby, of Tavistock Close, was diagnosed earlier this year, and had to have an operation to remove a 5cm tumour and...

Wednesday, 14:55 in Regional East
 

End of an era as Hucknall fire station closes after 75 years

It’s the end of another era in Hucknall with the closure of its fire station after 75 years. However, fears that the fire service will be lost to the town for good have been allayed because it is moving further along Watnall Road to the premises of...

Wednesday, 11:50 in Regional East
 

Hucknall children light up county council's Christmas

‘The best day ever!’ That was the verdict from excited schoolchildren from Hucknall who took part in the Christmas lights switch-on at the headquarters of Nottinghamshire County Council. Twenty-six youngsters, aged six to 11, from Butler’s Hill...

Wednesday, 11:04 in Regional East
 

Yorkshire Post podcast looks at big moments in the General Election campaign so far

A new episode of The Yorkshire Post's political podcast Pod's Own Country is out this morning. The paper's Westminster Correspondent Geraldine Scott is joined by Tom Forth (Head of Data at Open Data Institute Leeds), Ryan Swift (PhD Researcher at the...

Tuesday, 19:17 in Regional East
 

Many Hucknall people are anti-immigration, new survey reveals

Hucknall is home to some of the most anti-immigration people in Britain, according to new research. A survey of 21,000 people across the country was carried out to determine the social attitudes of Parliamentary constituencies. Participants were asked...

Tuesday, 19:17 in Regional East
 

Jeremy Corbyn issues pension promise to Notts WASPI women and mineworkers

Jeremy Corbyn has made a promise to the WASPI women and former miners of Mansfield and Ashfield that a Labour government would repay their longstanding pension "debts". Visiting West Nottinghamshire College in Kirkby with Ashfield's Labour...

Tuesday, 19:17 in Regional East
 

Men’s Shed set up in Bulwell to help those feeling isolated and lonely

Men in Bulwell who feel lonely or isolated are being invited to nip down to the shed to find solace and support. Not the garden shed but the Men’s Shed, which is part of a national scheme aimed at improving the social life of older, retired men....

Tuesday, 19:17 in Regional East
 

Over 80 jobs up for grabs at East Midlands Airport

More than 80 jobs are up for grabs as East Midlands Airport launch their recruitment drive.  The jobs available are permanent security and car parking roles, and no experience is necessary. The first round of interviews are taking place on December...

Tuesday, 18:35 in Regional East
 

Police appeal after Aston Martin V8 and Range Rover stolen from Notts home

Police are appealing for information after two high-value vehicles were stolen during a car key burglary in Nottinghamshire.  The victim called police just after 8.40pm on December 5, after being alerted by a vehicle tracker company that his lime...

Tuesday, 18:35 in Regional East
 
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