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Council will continue to fund free schools meals this half term and Christmas break

Council will continue to fund free schools meals this half term and Christmas break

Council will continue to fund free schools meals this half term and Christmas break

12 October 2021

A council will continue to fund free school meals during the October half term and two-week Christmas break.

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Date for this year's Newark Christmas lights switch-on confirmed

Date for this year's Newark Christmas lights switch-on confirmed

Date for this year's Newark Christmas lights switch-on confirmed

26 September 2021

The date for this year’s Newark Christmas lights switch-on has been confirmed, coronavirus restrictions permitting.


3,000 reasons for Xmas cheer dimly viewed

3,000 reasons for Xmas cheer dimly viewed

3,000 reasons for Xmas cheer dimly viewed

16 September 2021

Plans to light up a part of Southwell with more than 3,000 Christmas lights are under way — but some councillors do not support the idea.


Pets At Home to remain closed on Boxing Day

Pets At Home to remain closed on Boxing Day

Pets At Home to remain closed on Boxing Day

16 September 2021

Pets At Home is the latest retailer to announce it will remain closed on Boxing Day to ensure staff have a relaxing break.

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John Lewis to create thousands of Christmas jobs - with free food and drink among the perks

John Lewis to create thousands of Christmas jobs - with free food and drink among the perks

John Lewis to create thousands of Christmas jobs - with free food and drink among the perks

15 September 2021

John Lewis is looking to recruit more than 7,000 people to festive job roles across the company, including at Waitrose supermarkets.


Sainsbury's and Argos to shut on Boxing Day

Sainsbury's and Argos to shut on Boxing Day

Sainsbury's and Argos to shut on Boxing Day

13 September 2021

Supermarket Sainsbury's has confirmed it will keep closed all stores on Boxing Day, including its Argos branches, to give staff a festive break.


Rail company announces sale of thousands of Christmas tickets

Rail company announces sale of thousands of Christmas tickets

Rail company announces sale of thousands of Christmas tickets

23 August 2021

A rail company that runs through Newark has advanced thousands of tickets for sale ahead of Christmas.


Charity's season of good will to start early this year with raffle

Charity's season of good will to start early this year with raffle

Charity's season of good will to start early this year with raffle

22 August 2021

Despite it being only August, a group is already selling Christmas raffle tickets as part of a major fundraising campaign.


Supermarket staff welcome Boxing Day closure

Supermarket staff welcome Boxing Day closure

Supermarket staff welcome Boxing Day closure

11 August 2021

One of the UK's largest supermarkets is set to remain closed on Boxing Day, a move being welcomed by many who say key workers deserve a break.


The virus was the show-stopper, but now panto at the Palace Theatre Newark is back

The virus was the show-stopper, but now panto at the Palace Theatre Newark is back

The virus was the show-stopper, but now panto at the Palace Theatre Newark is back

22 June 2021

Panto is making a triumphant return to the Palace Theatre Newark this Christmas with a production change. Follow this page-turner to find out what.


Nursery's superheroes save the day with donations

Nursery's superheroes save the day with donations

Nursery's superheroes save the day with donations

30 January 2021

The Bullpit Road Day Nursery youngsters managed to raise £140 from staff and parents towards their annual Christmas hamper.

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Helping marooned truckers

Helping marooned truckers

Helping marooned truckers

09 January 2021

Lorry drivers stuck in Newark didn’t go hungry on Christmas Eve thanks to those who took pity on their plight.


Children's home for vulnerable to temporarily close despite county council assuring otherwise

Children's home for vulnerable to temporarily close despite county council assuring otherwise

Children's home for vulnerable to temporarily close despite county council assuring otherwise

07 January 2021

The closure has been confirmed ­— just days after the county council issued an assurance it had no intention of shutting the facility.

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GALLERY: Here's a flavour of what you achieved in 2020

GALLERY: Here's a flavour of what you achieved in 2020

GALLERY: Here's a flavour of what you achieved in 2020

31 December 2020

I'm sure we can all agree 2020 has been one hell of a year... Take a look back on what you achieved in the most trying of times.


Designer and shop owner spreads her wings for window display

Designer and shop owner spreads her wings for window display

Designer and shop owner spreads her wings for window display

31 December 2020

Paris-trained designer Hajra Kemari, of Petit Versailles on Stodman Street, Newark, is known for her impressive creations.


Get your unwanted real Christmas tree collected by the council

Get your unwanted real Christmas tree collected by the council

Get your unwanted real Christmas tree collected by the council

31 December 2020

Proceeds will be used to pay for planting whips and saplings around the district.


Local hero delighted with hamper

Local hero delighted with hamper

Local hero delighted with hamper

31 December 2020

Julie Pilgrim, who works at a school in Newark, was nominated as part of an appeal to thank those in the Long Bennington community.


Power station operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through festive period

Power station operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through festive period

Power station operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through festive period

31 December 2020

Staythorpe has operated 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the festive season to help power 3.5m homes.


Socially-distanced serenade by Santa on Christmas Day

Socially-distanced serenade by Santa on Christmas Day

Socially-distanced serenade by Santa on Christmas Day

30 December 2020

Volunteers dressed as a Santa and his elves to deliver hot Christmas dinners to some of the elderly and vulnerable in Long Bennington.


Phone firm owner drives from Leeds to Newark to deliver the gift of a Christmas chat

Phone firm owner drives from Leeds to Newark to deliver the gift of a Christmas chat

Phone firm owner drives from Leeds to Newark to deliver the gift of a Christmas chat

30 December 2020

The owner of telecommunications company drove from Leeds to Newark to ensure one of his customers could speak to his family on Christmas Day.


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