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New name sought for old pub

New name sought for old pub

The new owner of what is thought to be Newark’s oldest pub is asking the people of the town to come up with a new name for it.


Suthers named as deputy leader

Suthers named as deputy leader

The county councillor for the Bingham area, Mr Martin Suthers, has been named as the new deputy leader of Nottinghamshire County Council.


Haunted by war zone experience

Haunted by war zone experience

FOR serving troops, the tour of duty will not end when 2 Mercian boards its flight home.


Giving protection on the frontline

Giving protection on the frontline

Ava Platoon provide reconnaissance and protect the convoys that make deliveries to forward operating bases.


Tax reduction hopes dashed

Tax reduction hopes dashed

The Rushcliffe MP, Mr Ken Clarke, was given special dispensation for his wife to claim single person’s occupancy at his West Bridgford home because he was in London so often.


Apologetic MP pays back £14,000

Apologetic MP pays back £14,000

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


Jackels on patrol

Jackels on patrol

During the visit I had the chance to drive some of the vehicles that the British use in Helmand, among them the new Jackal that those on the ground says provides greater safety from improvised explosive devices.


Revealing the enemy threat

Revealing the enemy threat

Colour Sergeant Willy Plowman works at 2 Mercian’s Camp Shorabak headquarters as one of the intelligence officers.


Walk-out by Staythorpe scaffolders

Walk-out by Staythorpe scaffolders

About 100 scaffolding workers at Staythorpe Power Station yesterday staged an unofficial walk-out in support of the 650 construction workers sacked from Lindsey Oil Refinery.


5,000 set to celebrate carnival

5,000 set to celebrate carnival

More than 5,000 people are expected on the streets of Newark for the town’s annual carnival.


Be safe — belt up

Be safe — belt up

More than 50 people were fined for not wearing a seatbelt in a police operation in Newark this week.


Book is crowning glory of recovery

Book is crowning glory of recovery

A former journalist, who has spent seven years researching the village where he lives, has written a book based on his findings.


Children learn to go green

Children learn to go green

Children at a Bingham day nursery visited one of the town’s bottle banks as part of a month-long project on recycling and the environment.


College takes care to help job seekers

College takes care to help job seekers

Job hunters are going back to college to get back into work.


Cutting queues

Cutting queues

A PROPOSAL to move parked buses from the town centre to Bingham Industrial Estate has been put forward.


Eight-year wait for brief blooming

Eight-year wait for brief blooming

A rare plant that flowers every eight years was in full bloom this week.


Estate houses puppet heaven

Estate houses puppet heaven

A hippopotamus, an aeroplane and large colourful fish are not items you would expect to find on an industrial estate — but they are part of a large collection of props at the Blunderbus Theatre Company’s Workshop.


Exercise goes high-tech

Exercise goes high-tech

About 300 pupils from seven primary schools in the Newark area sampled a PE lesson with a difference on Wednesday.


Fears allayed on school link

Fears allayed on school link

AN ALLIANCE between the Minster School, Southwell, and Magnus School, Newark, would help both to improve, according to the chairman of governors of the Minster School.


First-class return for village post office

First-class return for village post office

A new post office has opened in Farndon following a campaign by residents — six months after the previous one closed.


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