News from Mansfield and Ashfield Chad

Former Notts Police dog dies

A Police Dog who served with Nottinghamshire Police has died. Police Dog Loki, died on Saturday, August 11 aged 12 and had served the force between 2006 and 2011. He went on to spend eight happy years in retirement at home with his former handler....

17 min. ago in Regional East
 

Disqualified Mansfield driver gets car seized by Derbyshire Police

A uninsured, disqualified driver with no MOT or tax on the vehicle has had their car seized by Derbyshire Police. Yesterday, Friday, August 17 on the A444 a motorist caught the attention of the Roads Policing Unit with a poor overtake. A force...

today, 10:46 in Regional East
 

Dukeries School celebrate ‘best A level results in school’s history’

The Dukeries Academy in Ollerton have celebrated the “best result in the school’s history” at this year’s A level results day. Of those achieving A* to C grades, 73% managed to secure three A levels, while an overall majority of pupils (53%) achieved...

today, 03:31 in Regional East
 

Police investigate after man 'hit by dustbin lorry' in Mansfield

Mansfield District Council says it is cooperating with police after a 22-year-old man was "hit by a dustbin lorry". Harry Cater, from Ravenshead, claims he "could not walk" after he was knocked to the floor when the rear end of the...

yesterday, 17:48 in Regional East
 

Police investigate after man 'hit by dustbin lorry' in Mansfield

Mansfield District Council says it is cooperating with police after a 22-year-old man was "hit by a dustbin lorry". Harry Cater, from Ravenshead, claims he "could not walk" after he was knocked to the floor when the rear end of the...

yesterday, 17:48 in Regional East
 

Clipstone man jailed for raping child

A Clipstone man who raped a child on a number of occasions has been jailed. Shaie John Forth, 19, formerly of Gorseway in Clipstone, was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court today (Friday) following a five-day trial which started on May 29 2018, where...

yesterday, 16:42 in Regional East
 

King’s Mill praised for its care of learning disability patients

An independent report has praised King’s Mill Hospital at Sutton for the way it cares for and supports patients with learning disabilities. Healthcare staff are appropriately trained and have a professional attitude, while the hospital’s treatment and...

yesterday, 16:36 in Regional East
 

Mansfield man brought out a knife when cops called

A Mansfield man who produced a knife when police were called to a disturbance at his ex partner’s home has been spared jail, a court heard. Officers were trying to establish what had happened when John Wheeldon brought out the small kitchen knife in...

yesterday, 16:00 in Regional East
 

Sutton man threatened to “spark out” cop

A Sutton man who swore at a police officer and threatened to “spark him out” following a commotion outside a pub has been fined, a court heard. Police were called to disperse a crowd that had gathered on Low Street, on July 7, when one officer asked...

yesterday, 16:00 in Regional East
 

Warsop woman swigging red wine at wheel was FOUR times over the limit

A Warsop woman who was seen drinking red wine from the bottle just before her car was pulled over by police was nearly four times over the limit, a court has heard Acting on a tip off, officers watched Anne Mitchell get into her Renault Modus on...

yesterday, 14:06 in Regional East
 

Coach driver will lose livelihood after drink drive in Mansfield

A coach driver who was caught just over the drink drive limit as he drove to help his brother in Mansfield will lose his livelihood, magistrates heard. Mark Lake was pulled over by police on Nottingham Road, at 2.30am, on August 1, following a...

yesterday, 14:06 in Regional East
 

Banned Kirkby man risked jail by driving boss’s van

A Kirkby man who drove his boss’s van while banned for dangerous driving was nabbed after manoeuvring erratically and sent to the crown court, magistrates heard. Liam Bonsall was spotted by police driving the white Vauxhall Vivaro van at speed on...

yesterday, 14:06 in Regional East
 

Is it time to put our own country first?

When I was approximately 11-years-old, I attended Broomhill School. During that year, the education department sent thousands upon thousands of small brown envelopes to all the schools in England. The idea was that each child would take the envelope...

yesterday, 13:27 in Regional East
 

Reading between the parking-bay lines

According to a report in the Chad last week, Morrisons in Kirkby is to introduce number plate recognition cameras in its car park ‘to aid parking and management of the parking facilities’. In my view the only reason for spending money on the new...

yesterday, 13:20 in Regional East
 

System serves itself and not the public, says reader

Margot Parker MEP (Chad, August 8) is correct that a new unitary council for Nottinghamshire must protect and enhance local democracy if it replaces the current two-tier structure of county and borough/district councils, but the phrase ‘super council’...

yesterday, 13:20 in Regional East
 


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