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Brave to the end

Brave to the end

Joel Picker-Spence was still singing his favourite songs with a smile on his face just days before he died.


Call to spy on street drinkers

Call to spy on street drinkers

Residents of Fernwood are being urged to report problems caused by people drinking in the street so a record can be kept.


Caring attitude must never fade away

Caring attitude must never fade away

“How many of these men died needlessly through bad planning?” asked the Mayor of Newark, Mr Harry Molyneux, as he reflected on the number of lives lost during the two world wars.


Chance to be an oil baron

Chance to be an oil baron

A village reading room and two oil wells are among the lots up for auction on Wednesday.


Crossing is criticised

Crossing is criticised

Drivers have criticised Network Rail over how long they have to wait from the barriers going down at Bingham’s level crossing to a train arrives.


Deputy travels to cemetery

Deputy travels to cemetery

A wreath was laid at the Memorial To The Fallen at the entrance to Newark Cemetery at 11am on Sunday by the Deputy Mayor of Newark, Mrs Rita Crowe (pictured).


Double delight for pack

Double delight for pack

A Brownie pack had double cause for celebration at a birthday party in Collingham Youth and Community Centre.


End of the road

End of the road

Lorries could be banned from the centre of Southwell under plans being considered by Nottinghamshire County Council.


Food scheme’s support grows

Food scheme’s support grows

A community gardening scheme in Ollerton has been given £1,000 by a county councillor.


Foundations laid for future

Foundations laid for future

A rugby club with a rapidly growing youth section is looking to build a new changing block to meet the demand of its junior players.


Good start for hunt

Good start for hunt

Around 30 riders and 30 hounds met outside The Old Reindeer pub in Edingley on Tuesday for a meet of the Grove and Rufford Hunt.


Green light for Asda at last

Green light for Asda at last

Newark’s Asda store was approved this week with work likely to start next year.


Hundreds fill church

Hundreds fill church

More than 400 people packed St Giles’ Church, Balderton, for the remembrance service on Sunday.


Keen to double fire crew numbers

Keen to double fire crew numbers

A week-long recruitment drive aimed at doubling the number of part-time firefighters at Bingham Fire Station has been hailed a success.


Keeping tabs prickly friends

Keeping tabs prickly friends

Hedgehogs are to be tagged with radio transmitters so conservationists and students can monitor their movements.


Learning to help Children In Need

Learning to help Children In Need

Baking, painting spotty pictures and an assault course were among activities nursery children took part in this week in aid of Children In Need.


Legion’s stall fight continues

Legion’s stall fight continues

Plans by the Newark Royal British Legion to move a market stall from Stodman Street around the corner back to near the Town Hall were abandoned at the last minute on Saturday morning.


Lest we forget

Lest we forget

Villages throughout the area held their own services on Sunday to remember their war dead.


Moved to tears by images of war

Moved to tears by images of war

A school choir sang as images of war were projected on a screen at a school’s remembrance service on Tuesday.


New building a link with past

New building a link with past

A Royal Engineer who was based at the Bailey Road Army barracks, Newark, during the second world war opened a section of a new school building named after him.


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