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A46: Villagers closer to quiet life

A46: Villagers closer to quiet life

A46: Villagers closer to quiet life

26 June 2009

Farndon residents living close to the A46 welcomed the start of dualling work.


A46: Wildlife checked

A46: Wildlife checked

A46: Wildlife checked

26 June 2009

Ecologists and landscape architects supervised vegetation clearance and carried out ecological surveys.


Additional costs revealed

Additional costs revealed

Additional costs revealed

26 June 2009

The MP for Rushcliffe, Mr Ken Clarke, claimed £17,564.62 from his additional costs allowance last year, including £2,470 on cleaning.


Calling on public for phone votes

Calling on public for phone votes

Calling on public for phone votes

26 June 2009

A charity that helps children deal with personal trauma is bidding for national prominence in this year’s National Lottery Awards.


Chapel adds to air of peace and tranquility

Chapel adds to air of peace and tranquility

Chapel adds to air of peace and tranquility

26 June 2009

A 19th Century chapel in the grounds of Newark Cemetery that was used as a storeroom has been fully restored.


Clinic offers lifeline to the sick

Clinic offers lifeline to the sick

Clinic offers lifeline to the sick

26 June 2009

Twenty-five people attended a blood-testing clinic at Newark Hospital in memory of Joel Picker-Spence, who died of leukaemia last year.


Cycles bound for Africa

Cycles bound for Africa

Cycles bound for Africa

26 June 2009

The first president of Zambia, Dr Kenneth Kaunda, was in Newark on Wednesday to open the premises for an ambitious project to send thousands of bicycles to Africa.


Dancing enthusiast reaches 100

Dancing enthusiast reaches 100

Dancing enthusiast reaches 100

26 June 2009

A surprise party at Newark’s Bower Court was held to celebrate Mrs Edith Brown’s 100th birthday.


Fearing for heritage

Fearing for heritage

Fearing for heritage

26 June 2009

Newark is in danger of losing its unique character according to a national Heritage At Risk report.


History fires up pupils

History fires up pupils

History fires up pupils

26 June 2009

Pupils at Winthorpe Primary School took part in a Civil War activity and learning day.


Hospital helpers raise £7,700

Hospital helpers raise £7,700

Hospital helpers raise £7,700

26 June 2009

Profits from a tea bar at Newark Hospital have been used to buy a new bladder scanner at a cost of £7,700. It will be used in the outpatients’ clinic.


James’s fund nets £4,244

James’s fund nets £4,244

James’s fund nets £4,244

26 June 2009

A boy with leukaemia has presented more than £4,200 to the hospital ward where he is treated.


Medieval maid makes lunch

Medieval maid makes lunch

Medieval maid makes lunch

26 June 2009

A Medieval living history event set at the time of England’s Wars Of The Roses was held in the grounds of Newark Castle at the weekend.


Off-licence ceases trading

Off-licence ceases trading

Off-licence ceases trading

26 June 2009

An off-licence in Newark has closed after claims of illegal use of the premises.


On two wheels to aid charity

On two wheels to aid charity

On two wheels to aid charity

26 June 2009

A chiropractor hopes to complete a 300-mile cycle ride to raise £5,000 for a children’s charity that has helped his daughter.


Path leads to split opinion

Path leads to split opinion

Path leads to split opinion

26 June 2009

A village heritage group has launched a petition opposing plans to close a section of an historic footpath.


Paying for mistake

Paying for mistake

Paying for mistake

26 June 2009

The MP for Sherwood, Mr Paddy Tipping, has apologised for using taxpayers’ money to refurbish his London flat.


Power staff help at holt

Power staff help at holt

Power staff help at holt

26 June 2009

Volunteers from Staythorpe Power Station are helping to restore an overgrown nature reserve.


Pupils’ chickens battered to death

Pupils’ chickens battered to death

Pupils’ chickens battered to death

26 June 2009

Pupils were devastated after a yob beat their school chickens to death with a tennis racquet.


Pupils bag potato prize

Pupils bag potato prize

Pupils bag potato prize

26 June 2009

Pupils at Bishop Alexander Primary School, Newark, won a potato-growing competition organised as part of the town’s entry in the East Midlands In Bloom competition.


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