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On a mission for a mouse-free house

On a mission for a mouse-free house

To many, the mouse is a cute and cuddly creature. Songs and cartoons promote images of a friendly, charming character.


Opposed to island homes

Opposed to island homes

Plans for a £71/2m five-storey apartment complex for Parnham’s Island off Millgate, Newark, are being opposed by town councillors who are worried about the visual impact it would have on the area.


Presenter pops in for breakfast

Presenter pops in for breakfast

Pupils at Hawtonville Junior School, Newark, were in the spotlight yesterday as they were filmed by a crew from children’s television show Blue Peter.


Pupils hit the paper trail

Pupils hit the paper trail

Craft classes at the Dukeries Complex, Ollerton, are giving people the chance to learn new skills.


Recycling scheme scrapped

Recycling scheme scrapped

The glass recycling trial in Bingham will not be rolled out across the borough, it has been confirmed. Rushcliffe Borough Council’s cabinet unanimously voted against the extension on Tuesday.


Rescue me? No thanks, I’d rather swim!

Rescue me? No thanks, I’d rather swim!

An intrepid feline disproved the rule that cats hate water when it leapt into the River Trent during an attempt to rescue it on Saturday.


Romance blooms

Romance blooms

Red roses are still the top choice when it comes to spreading a little Valentine’s Day romance.


Romance set to blossom

Romance set to blossom

More than 800 flowers have been delivered to a Southwell flower shop in preparation for Valentine’s Day.


Running to help crime victims

Running to help crime victims

A businesswoman is in training for the London Marathon in April to raise money for victims of crime.


Sale sets course for HMS Joel

Sale sets course for HMS Joel

Clothes, books, cakes and toys were sold at a table-top sale to raise money for a memorial for Joel Picker-Spence.


Shop’s decade of helping others

Shop’s decade of helping others

A charity shop that donates its profits to local causes and provides money for overseas projects is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year.


Snow White with a twist

Snow White with a twist

Pupils from Manners Sutton Primary School, Averham, put on a reworked production of Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs, featuring Abba’s hit Mamma Mia, for parents yesterday.


Social clubs feel the pinch

Social clubs feel the pinch

Working men’s clubs are being hit hard by the credit crunch as members cut back on their socialising.


Tackling truants

Tackling truants

Parents have been told to ensure their children don’t play truant, or be prepared to face the consequences.


Up the pecking order

Up the pecking order

Hostile geese have been named in the top three safety concerns for Southwell residents.


Views laid on the line

Views laid on the line

Train users met a representative from East Midlands Trains to discuss problems with the service between Lincoln and Nottingham.


Lorry driver dies on A1 at Claypole

Lorry driver dies on A1 at Claypole

A lorry driver who died on the A1 near Claypole on Wednesday is believed to have died from natural causes.


Power jobs protest moves into Newark

Power jobs protest moves into Newark

A job centre ran out of application forms today (Wednesday) as around 200 unemployed labourers went looking for work at Staythorpe Power Station.


Balderton home burgled

Balderton home burgled

Thieves who broke into a house on Hawton Lane, Balderton, on Friday, took a Volkswagen Golf from the drive after stealing the keys.


House fire in Newark

House fire in Newark

Firefighters from Newark attended a house fire on Wright Street, Newark, on Saturday.


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