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today, 08:37 in Regional East

Mansfield star Richard Bacon reveals he was 'quite close to death' for two days

Mansfield-born star Richard Bacon revealed he was 'quite close to death' for two days after suffering a mystery lung infection. The 42-year-old former Blue Peter presenter - who was taken ill on a transatlantic flight earlier this month - said being...

yesterday, 22:53 in Regional East

Strange footage shows couple criticising shopper near Mansfield

A couple criticised a woman for wheeling a full trolley of shopping along a busy road. According to this Daily Mirror report, the woman was smoking a cigarette while apparently struggling to push the full trolley from the Asda store outside Forest...

yesterday, 22:53 in Regional East

Young man dies after crash on main road

A young man has died in a collision on the A1 this morning. The 26-year-old was travelling southbound in a Vauxhall Zafira at around 5.20am when it was in collision with an HGV. It happened close to the exit slip road at Carlton on Trent and the man,...

yesterday, 22:53 in Regional East

Rev Pap makes history as first female minister of Mansfield Unitarians

The Rev Maria Pap has been inducted as Mansfield Unitarians’ first ever female minister and also the first from the Eastern European Unitarian movement of Romania and Hungary. She said: “This appointment is a great honour and I hope it will be a great...

yesterday, 11:35 in Regional East

Extra strain on Nottinghamshire hospitals as helpline sends more callers to A&E

The NHS 111 helpline in Nottinghamshire is referring an increasing number of people to emergency services or calling an ambulance, prompting concerns about extra strain on A&E departments. The latest figures released by NHS England show that...

yesterday, 08:12 in Regional East

Body found in search for missing woman, Notts police say

A body has been found during the search for Julia Atterby. The 52-year-old went missing from the Skegby area on Tuesday afternoon. A Nottinghamshire Police spokesperson said this afternoon: "Julia's family are being supported by officers and have...

Saturday, 20:54 in Regional East

The unbelievable reason why a driver abandoned their car on the M1 this morning

A driver abandoned their broken-down car on the M1 this morning - because 'they had somewhere to be'. The vehicle was left in lane one southbound between junctions 35 and 34 of the motorway at around 11am. A Highways England spokesperson said:...

Saturday, 16:29 in Regional East

'Heartless' thieves steal 98-year-old woman's mobility scooter in Kirkby - then destroy it

'Heartless' thieves stole a mobility scooter from a 98-year-old woman in Kirkby - then it was later found destroyed. The scooter was stolen from the woman's front garden in Oak Street between 12.30pm and 4.35pm last Sunday. Her handbag, which...

Saturday, 11:34 in Regional East

Concerns mount for missing pensioner last seen wearing pyjamas

Police are concerned for the safety of a missing pensioner. Howard Barson, 75, was reported missing from the Clipstone area at around 5.30am today. He is described as white, of heavy build and around 5ft 11in tall. He is described as having receding...

Saturday, 10:51 in Regional East

Kirkby man fined for messy back garden

A Kirkby man has been fined for failing to comply with orders to clear waste from his property. Nicholas Lockyear, 50, of James Street, appeared in court charged with one offence of failing to comply with a community protection notice on 11 January...

Friday, 17:09 in Regional East

Sports Direct’s profits hit by link to Debenhams

Sports Direct, which has its headquarters in Shirebrook, has reported a sharp drop in annual profits, partly caused by its link-up with struggling department-store chain Debenhams. Pre-tax profits fell to £77.5 million in the year to April 29, down...

Friday, 17:09 in Regional East

Thieves smash 98-year-old woman's mobility scooter before abandoning it at a Kirkby park

An 98-year-old woman was left shocked after her mobility scooter was stolen and ‘smashed up’ by thieves before being abandoned on a Kirkby park. Eva King, 98, had her scooter stolen from her bungalow on Oak Street, Kirkby, on Sunday, July 15, which...

Friday, 14:30 in Regional East

Video shows bolt launched into space by building firm

A bolt from an Edwinstowe construction company has been launched to the edge of space -- and you can watch it all on a YouTube video! Robert Woodhead Ltd is working with the National Space Centre at Leicester to build its new ticketing facility, to be...

Friday, 14:30 in Regional East

How back-pain grandad skipped hospital’s waiting list

A relieved man from Sutton is pain-free and back playing football with his grandson after finding an alternative to the waiting list for treatment at King’s Mill Hospital. Warehouse supervisor Edwin Wallace had spent two years with a painful hip,...

Friday, 14:30 in Regional East

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