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Mansfield mum welcomes new speed cameras set to reduce accidents on road where her son died

A Mansfield mum who lost her 16-year-old son in a collision has praised new speed cameras which look set to “significantly reduce accidents” on a fatal stretch of road. However, Cheryl Broughton who lost her son Lewis Crouch after a crash between a...

yesterday, 19:18 in Regional East

Police appeal after hit-and-run involving 14-year-old boy in South Normanton

Police are appealing for information after a teenage boy was hit by a car that failed to stop in South Normanton. The incident occurred at around 7am on Monday December 10 on Church Street when a silver Range Rover was in collision with a 14-year-old...

yesterday, 16:29 in Regional East

RSPCA preparing for busiest time of the year

Animal charity RSPCA is bracing for its busiest day this Christmas period, December 11, based on 2017’s statistics. In December 2017 the animal welfare charity received 55,821 calls from members of the public, with December 11 seeing 2,640 made. In...

yesterday, 16:17 in Regional East

Sutton drug lord goes on trial in Paris

A Sutton drug lord who is believed to have played a major part in one of Europe’s biggest drug rings has gone on trial in Paris. Robert Dawes, 46, is said to have been a leading figure in Europe’s biggest network in history covering the whole...

yesterday, 15:39 in Regional East

Snow could be on its way to Nottinghamshire this weekend

If you're planning to get out and about in Nottinghamshire on Saturday, you might need to rethink your plans as we could be set for some snow. The Met Office is forecasting a cold day on Saturday, with rain and some hill snow. Temperatures are also...

yesterday, 15:23 in Regional East

Nottinghamshire's best dressed houses this Christmas - in pictures

We asked you to tell us about the best dressed houses in the county this festive season, and you didn't disappoint! We can easily add to this gallery though so if you'd like your photo featuring, email it, along with some details about where it was...

yesterday, 14:06 in Regional East

Council boss calls for leader of Nottinghamshire county council to resign over ditched 'super council' plans

Councillor Jason Zadrozny, leader of the Ashfield independent party has called for the resignation of Councillor Kay Cutts, leader of Nottingham county council. Coun Zadrozny has called upon Coun Cutts to resign over her withdrawal of the Outline...

yesterday, 13:50 in Regional East

Firefighters tackle overnight van fire in Sutton

Firefighters from Ashfield tackled an overnight van fire in Sutton. Crews were called to the incident on Church Street, Sutton, at 1.43am this morning. Nobody was hurt. A spokesman said: “A crew from Ashfield was called at 1.43am this morning,...

yesterday, 13:50 in Regional East

Nottinghamshire County Council shelves plans for ‘super council’

Nottinghamshire County Council has announced that it is shelving plans to create one or two new ‘super councils’ in the county. Councillor Kay Cutts, Conservative leader of the council, had initially pressed forward with plans to introduce the new...

yesterday, 13:39 in Regional East

Shirebrook man to appear in court over 18 driving and theft offences

A Shirebrook man has been remanded to appear at court over 18 driving and theft offences in the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire area. Lee Shipman, 32, who lives in the Shirebrook area but has no fixed address, has been charged with five offences of...

yesterday, 12:44 in Regional East

Latest reports from Mansfield Magistrates' Court

Cases completed at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court. Motoring Ian Beastall, aged 44, of Dunsil Road, Mansfield Woodhouse, drove a car while over the legal drink-drive limit. He had 51 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, when the legal...

yesterday, 11:43 in Regional East

One in four Nottinghamshire people will eat three or more Christmas dinners

With just two weeks to go before Christmas Day, the festivities are well underway - particularly when it comes to treating the taste buds. New research provided by Linda McCartney’s Vegetarian Foods reveals that Nottinghamshire folk love Christmas...

yesterday, 11:31 in Regional East

Travellers at Oak Tree Leisure Centre issued notice to leave the site tomorrow

Travellers pitched up at an illegal encampment outside Oak Tree Lane Leisure Centre have been issued with a court order to leave the site by 8am tomorrow (December 11). A spokeswoman for the council said: "Mansfield District Council is working...

yesterday, 10:48 in Regional East

Man injured in town centre disturbance that closed off parts of Mansfield

A town centre fight that caused parts of Mansfield to be closed off has led to a police investigation after a man was hospitalised. The disturbance started in Noel Street at around 5.40pm on December 10, before a Ford Fiesta was smashed up in Rosemary...

yesterday, 10:40 in Regional East

Police officers move into the Ashfield Integrated Services hub

Police response officers are now based at the Ashfield Integrated Services hub as part of a move to bolster officer numbers and improve response times in the area. The move already appears to be paying off after a number of key arrests of suspects for...

yesterday, 08:29 in Regional East

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