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Connor Thompson is a news and sports reporter for the Newark Advertiser. He joined the Advertiser in September 2018 after completing his sports journalism degree at Solent University, Southampton.

18-year-old singer receives vital funds to support his music career

28 May 2022
18-year-old singer receives vital funds to support his music career

18-year-old singer receives vital funds to support his music career

28 May 2022

An 18-year-old singer has won vital funds to support his music career.


Royal British Legion branch marks 100 years with wreath-laying ceremony

21 May 2022
Royal British Legion branch marks 100 years with wreath-laying ceremony

Royal British Legion branch marks 100 years with wreath-laying ceremony

21 May 2022

A branch of the Royal British Legion has marked 100 years after an Advertiser article confirmed the date it was founded.


Chance to take to the water

20 May 2022
Chance to take to the water

Chance to take to the water

20 May 2022

A sailing club is running free dinghy sailing taster sessions this weekend.


Archers hit the ground running with trial sessions

20 May 2022
Archers hit the ground running with trial sessions

Archers hit the ground running with trial sessions

20 May 2022

The town’s biggest archery club are the the first in the county to hold taster sessions of sprinting archery.


Gunn in top form

20 May 2022
Gunn in top form

Gunn in top form

20 May 2022

Stephanie Gunn has won the Senior Discovery second round at Willowbanks Equestrian Centre.


Lyrical in praise for charity

15 May 2022
Lyrical in praise for charity

Lyrical in praise for charity

15 May 2022

A man inspired by a Newark-based children’s charity has written a song and produced a music video to celebrate its work.

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Football dream inspires bike ride in aid of Newark charity

14 May 2022
Football dream inspires bike ride in aid of Newark charity

Football dream inspires bike ride in aid of Newark charity

14 May 2022

A seven-year-old footballer has raised £1,000 for a Newark charity while learning a new skill.


Banks tops the bill for Newark Striders as he conquers the Pennine Barrier Ultra

13 May 2022
Banks tops the bill for Newark Striders as he conquers the Pennine Barrier Ultra

Banks tops the bill for Newark Striders as he conquers the Pennine Barrier Ultra

13 May 2022

The event started at 6am in Malham, and the route comprised of 50 miles of extremely tough terrain with over 8,500ft of elevation.


Police crack down on thefts of horse boxes

12 May 2022
Police crack down on thefts of horse boxes

Police crack down on thefts of horse boxes

12 May 2022

The force has introduced a simple but effective initiative to help stop thieves in their tracks.


Newark and Sherwood has achieved the greatest reduction in crime rates in Nottinghamshire, report reveals

12 May 2022
Newark and Sherwood has achieved the greatest reduction in crime rates in Nottinghamshire, report reveals

Newark and Sherwood has achieved the greatest reduction in crime rates in Nottinghamshire, report reveals

12 May 2022

A new report has revealed crime in Newark and Sherwood has reduced by 15% during 2021 and 2022 — the greatest reduction rate across Nottinghamshire.


Swimming star helps team hit new heights

12 May 2022
Swimming star helps team hit new heights

Swimming star helps team hit new heights

12 May 2022

A swimming club with strong ties to Newark is celebrating a record-breaking team effort at the British Championships.


Rugby club seal youth treble

12 May 2022
Rugby club seal youth treble

Rugby club seal youth treble

12 May 2022

Newark Rugby Club have completed a treble of age group titles.


Jan runs off course but still cracks the top-20

12 May 2022
Jan runs off course but still cracks the top-20

Jan runs off course but still cracks the top-20

12 May 2022

Two Newark runners earned top-20 finishes at the Birmingham 10k over the weekend, despite an unfortunate mistake.


From fountain to theme park

11 May 2022
From fountain to theme park

From fountain to theme park

11 May 2022

A fountain that previously sat in the centre of Nottingham’s Old Market Square has recently been turned into part of a theme park ride.

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Avian flu confirmed at poultry farm near Newark

11 May 2022
Avian flu confirmed at poultry farm near Newark

Avian flu confirmed at poultry farm near Newark

11 May 2022

An outbreak of avian flu has been confirmed at a commercial poultry farm near Newark.


South Notts League round-up: Convincing Newark beat Southwell on derby day

11 May 2022
South Notts League round-up: Convincing Newark beat Southwell on derby day

South Notts League round-up: Convincing Newark beat Southwell on derby day

11 May 2022

There’s nothing like an early derby day win to get your season under way, and that was the case Newark R&M 1sts on Saturday.


Notts Premier League round-up: Collingham beat Bridgfordians with dramatic final ball while Balderton lose at home to Clipstone

11 May 2022
Notts Premier League round-up: Collingham beat Bridgfordians with dramatic final ball while Balderton lose at home to Clipstone

Notts Premier League round-up: Collingham beat Bridgfordians with dramatic final ball while Balderton lose at home to Clipstone

11 May 2022

Collingham’s first win of the season came in a tense thriller at home to West Bridgfordians, with the result decided with the final ball.


Hat-trick hero Law helps Sheaf to cup final win

11 May 2022
Hat-trick hero Law helps Sheaf to cup final win

Hat-trick hero Law helps Sheaf to cup final win

11 May 2022

Wheatsheaf United lifted the Sam Arnold Memorial Trophy after a 3-1 win over Holy Trinity on Sunday afternoon.


County Cup blues for ten-man Town as Retford United earn revenge in the final

11 May 2022
County Cup blues for ten-man Town as Retford United earn revenge in the final

County Cup blues for ten-man Town as Retford United earn revenge in the final

11 May 2022

Town suffered a disappointing County Cup final defeat to fierce rivals Retford Utd last night, preventing the Blues from completing a historic double.


Tyre valve failure bursts Balfe’s bubble at Silverstone

10 May 2022
Tyre valve failure bursts Balfe’s bubble at Silverstone

Tyre valve failure bursts Balfe’s bubble at Silverstone

10 May 2022

After both drivers had taken part in their individual qualifying session, the aggregate gave them 12th place on the grid for Sunday’s race.


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