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Magnus misses target for GCSE passes

Magnus misses target for GCSE passes

Newark’s Magnus Church of England School is the worst of 52 secondary schools in Nottinghamshire for GCSE pass-rates at A*-C grades including maths and English.


Minster School among the best

Minster School among the best

The Minster School, Southwell, was the second best comprehensive in Nottinghamshire with 71% of pupils gaining five A*-C grades, including maths and English.


Parents appeal for play area

Parents appeal for play area

Parents are calling for action to stop anti-social behaviour at a children’s play area in Ollerton.


Players keep tradition alive

Players keep tradition alive

An ancient play that dates back more than 400 years was performed in two pubs on Saturday to mark Plough Sunday.


Plot to meet rising demand

Plot to meet rising demand

A new allotment site is being planned to help meet growing demand.


Power jobs go abroad

Power jobs go abroad

Hundreds of construction workers from all over the UK are expected at the gates of Staythorpe Power Station on Monday.


Prince’s banter rapped by MP

Prince’s banter rapped by MP

An MP once at the centre of a race row said Prince Harry should have known better with regard to his comments about a fellow soldier.


Progress praised

Progress praised

The Dukeries College, Ollerton, has hit the Government target for GCSE pass rates for the first time.


Pupils with a hotline to God

Pupils with a hotline to God

Children at an infants’ school in Southwell use a home-made telephone in the school’s spiritual garden to say their prayers to God.


Readers respond to plea

Readers respond to plea

Advertiser readers have overwhelmed a charity with donations of unwanted tools and sewing machines.


School aims to expand

School aims to expand

A school plans to knock down old buildings and expand to provide a new sports hall and classrooms.


Service held in farmhouse

Service held in farmhouse

Around 30 people attended a Plough Sunday service in a farmhouse.


Siege-piece plan to attract trade

Siege-piece plan to attract trade

Ancient siege coins minted at Newark Castle during the English Civil War are at the heart of a campaign to encourage people to shop in the town.


Singular route to motherhood

Singular route to motherhood

Caroline Saddington’s route to motherhood did not follow the conventional path.


Snakes alive! Ernest’s a 14ft family favourite

Snakes alive! Ernest’s a 14ft family favourite

Most families are content with a dog or a cat as a pet.


St John HQ is hailed a success

St John HQ is hailed a success

First-aiders are reaping the benefits of their new headquarters, with an increase in volunteers.


Support for sugar staff

Support for sugar staff

A director of Silver Spoon says the company will do all it can to help staff made redundant when it closes its packaging plant at Newark’s British Sugar Factory this summer.


Surgery opinion divided

Surgery opinion divided

Opinion is split on Bingham Town Council over the siting of the town’s new health centre. Members failed to reach a decision at a meeting on Tuesday because of the differing views.


Tenants angry at charges hike

Tenants angry at charges hike

Council leaseholders are being told not to pay a property management charge that has risen, in some cases, by more than 5,000%, until a dispute over the increase has been resolved.


Too few opt to buy Fairtrade

Too few opt to buy Fairtrade

A shop selling Fairtrade and environmentally-friendly products is closing a week tomorrow because of the economic downturn.


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