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Band too small for competition

Band too small for competition

An award-winning brass band that marked its 70th anniversary last year has withdrawn from competing because it cannot find enough members.


Brussels threat to prayers

Brussels threat to prayers

European law could stop Newark Town Council having Christian prayers before meetings.


Church charts hymn choice

Church charts hymn choice

The top ten hymns, chosen by a church’s congregation, were sung at a service to celebrate its 50th anniversary.


Concert pauses for arrest

Concert pauses for arrest

Around 100 people fled Newark Town Hall on Sunday during a concert after a teenage girl who was told to leave set off a fire alarm.


Council faces van site bill

Council faces van site bill

It could cost a council almost £300,000 to remove soil dumped illegally on a former gipsy caravan site, a council meeting heard.


Fans flock to festival

Fans flock to festival

FOUR locally-brewed ciders sold out and local ales proved popular at Bingham Rugby Club’s beer festival at the weekend, despite a power cut that reduced the drinking time.


Fitness fun helps charity

Fitness fun helps charity

People throughout the area have been getting active in aid of Sport Relief — the national fundraising initiative that helps to tackle child poverty in the UK and abroad.


Flood defence aids on show

Flood defence aids on show

Hundreds of people attended an exhibition of flood defence products in Lowdham Village Hall.


Four little pigs went to market

Four little pigs went to market

Four pigs were centre of attention for visitors to Bingham’s farmers’ market on Saturday.


Headgear on parade

Headgear on parade

Easter hats of all shapes, sizes and designs were on display when pupils at Lowe’s Wong Infants’ School, Southwell, paraded their creations on Friday.


Hike for hospital

Hike for hospital

A woman is planning to walk 95 miles to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital where her grandson died from a rare condition.


Medal for mastering maths

Medal for mastering maths

A schoolboy has gained a national award after taking part in a maths challenge.


Minster repair finish on time

Minster repair finish on time

Major repairs to Southwell Minster’s central tower have been completed on time and cost several thousand pounds less than expected.


MP backs smallest primary

MP backs smallest primary

The MP for Newark, Mr Patrick Mercer, has signed a petition against the possible closure of Nottinghamshire’s smallest primary school.


Murder feared

Murder feared

A young woman has died in hospital two days after being found at home with suspicious head injuries.


Olympic hopes for riding pair

Olympic hopes for riding pair

Southwell could be providing a competitor for the 2012 London Olympic Games as well as training facilities, after a young horse and its rider were earmarked for future success.


Parking fee fears

Parking fee fears

There are fears charges could be introduced at all carparks in Southwell.


Pets are rescued

Pets are rescued

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two chinchillas were found dumped on a playing field in Boughton.


Planning week of action to reduce general crime

Planning week of action to reduce general crime

A multi-agency week of action will take place on the Retford Road estate, Boughton, next week.


Public toilets will close, say district

Public toilets will close, say district

Ollerton’s only public toilets are set to close after Newark and Sherwood District Council decided they were of poor quality and limited community value.


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