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New ‘unique’ war memorial for Gainsborough

The Gainsborough Heritage Centre is set to unveil a unique permanent war memorial that records the names of each soldier who died during World War One. Andrew Birkitt, chairman, said: “Thanks go to the work of historian Peter Bradshaw as well as the...

today, 12:49 in Regional East
 

Your little one can win the chance to join Santa in his grotto

Notcutts garden centre near Worksop is hosting a festive drawing competition for children to win the chance to accompany Santa on his arrival at Notcutts on November 18. Santa’s arrival at Notcutts Dukeries is an exciting occasion every year, which...

today, 12:49 in Regional East
 

Nottinghamshire woman who stabbed boyfriend to death after row over hot tub party found guilty of manslaughter

A Nottinghamshire nursery nurse who stabbed her boyfriend to death after he jumped naked into a hot tub with two barmaids has been found guilty of manslaughter. Demi Harris, 21, flew into a jealous rage after warning her partner Christopher Pearson,...

today, 12:11 in Regional East
 

Nearly 10,000 children regularly missing from Nottinghamshire’s schools last year

New figures have revealed nearly 10,000 children were regularly missing from Nottinghamshire’s schools during the first two terms last year. Across the country, absence rates have increased over each of the last two years, following several years of...

today, 10:40 in Regional East
 

Gainsborough primary school get gold award for ‘making a difference’

A Gainsborough school is celebrating after being named School of the Year after it managed to turned itself around moving out of special measures. Benjamin Adlard Primary School was one of 13 winners honoured for inspirational work and outstanding...

yesterday, 17:22 in Regional East
 

Police urge adults to act on signs of child sex abuse after boy under 10 abused by 31-year-old man

Officers who worked on a case where a Nottinghamshire man was sentenced to 27 months in prison for sexually abusing a boy under the age of ten have stressed the importance for adults to act on any signs of abuse. Sean Rigley, 31, of Attenborough Lane...

yesterday, 15:20 in Regional East
 

Lincs: See who has been in court

MOTORING Charles Booth, 59, of Louisberg Road, Hemswell Cliff; driving without an insurance policy. Fined £660, £66 victim surcharge, £85 costs and licence endorsed with six points. Danielle Lewis, 29, of Ingamells Drive, Saxilby; driving over the 30...

yesterday, 13:51 in Regional East
 

Man was caught speeding twice over two days

A man from Scampton was caught speeding twice in the space of two days. Mark Leak, 48, of Sussex Gardens, Scampton, was speeding on the A52 on February 24, and then again on the A17 on February 26. He was fined a total of £333, £30 victim surcharge,...

yesterday, 13:51 in Regional East
 

Man was fined for stealing a number of items

A man from Gainsborough has been fined after he stole a number of items. David Titley, 37, of Aisby Walk, Gainsborough also stole a bottle of Southern Comfort to the value of £20 and bluetooth speakers to the value of £90 from Tesco and was fined a...

yesterday, 13:51 in Regional East
 

Bonfire night 2018: This is where you can see a bonfire and firework display in Nottinghamshire this year

Bonfire night is fast approaching and there are lots of events taking place across the county. We've put together a round-up of where you can see an organised display in Nottinghamshire. But we can easily add to the list so if you have an event you...

yesterday, 13:00 in Regional East
 

Everything you need to know for a spook-tacular Halloween

It is that time of year again where we all love to get dressed up as witches, ghouls, zombies and ghosts for some horrifying fun on Halloween. And whether you are young or old, there are plenty of events going on for Halloween in north...

yesterday, 12:32 in Regional East
 

New figures show crime is rising in Bassetlaw

Crime has increased year-on-year in Bassetlaw, according to the latest police recorded figures. There were 9,938 reported offences between July 2017 and June 2018, data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows. That’s up by 14 per cent on...

yesterday, 09:32 in Regional East
 

Thousands being moved on to troubled Universal Credit system despite continued financial fears

Thousands of people in Bassetlaw have already been moved to a Universal Credit system, despite concerns over whether they will have less money, new figures show. The Labour Party claimed this month that the new scheme, which has also been hit by...

yesterday, 08:44 in Regional East
 

Council gritting teams are primed and ready for winter

With the clocks poised to go back this coming weekend, there’s no turning the tide on the approaching colder temperatures, writes Coun John Cottee, chairman of the communities and place committee at Nottinghamshire County Council. Winter maintenance...

yesterday, 08:07 in Regional East
 

Do your finances match up to your goals?

So have you hit the big 4-0? Or is it all in the past? They do say life begins at 40. And it is quite a pivotal time, writes Jillian Thomas, a financial planner and the managing director of Future Life Wealth Management, based in Renishaw. It should...

yesterday, 07:09 in Regional East
 
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