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Giant composter was first choice

Giant composter was first choice

Preparations for the launch of the twin-bin scheme bordered on farcical after the bins’ German manufacturer failed to produce bins in time for the council’s deadline.


Head’s well-liked look

Head’s well-liked look

Primary pupils dressed as their head for a day in a surprise gesture to mark his 50th birthday on Monday.


House of horror

House of horror

A man died in hospital on Wednesday, two days after being found at his Collingham home with horrendous injuries.


Hunts in the pink as support grows

Hunts in the pink as support grows

It is three years since foxhunting with dogs was made illegal by Parliament, but the spirit of the country sport lives on.


In a class of its own

In a class of its own

Top marks were given to Robert Miles Infants’ School, Bingham, which was described as outstanding in its latest Ofsted report.


Into city delay

Into city delay

A rail park and ride service that would help ease Bingham’s parking problems would cost £6m.


Meters running on calorie count

Meters running on calorie count

A taxi driver has set himself the hefty challenge of shedding five stone to raise money for a children’s hospice.


Murder remand

Murder remand

Two men appeared before Newark magistrates on Friday charged with the murder of Mr Chris Johnson.


Open more hours.

Open more hours.

A youth centre is empty for long periods while youngsters complain they have nothing to do, it has been claimed.


Pans poised for flipping fun

Pans poised for flipping fun

There were pancakes aplenty in Newark Market Place on Shrove Tuesday as Beaumond House Community Hospice challenged people to test their flipping skills.


Plea for heat given cold shoulder

Plea for heat given cold shoulder

A 78-year-old man slept in his living room for two nights, wrapped in an overcoat, after he was told his broken heating was not an emergency.


Pondering on Potterdyke

Pondering on Potterdyke

There has been a mixed response to consultations over the plans for the supermarket development on the Potterdyke site and the idea of putting a bus station at The Wharf in Newark.


Poor view of towns entrance

Poor view of towns entrance

SIGNS around the entrance to an industrial estate give a bad impression to people using one of the main roads into Southwell, it has been claimed.


Posters gipsy curse fails to frighten

Posters gipsy curse fails to frighten

A school site manager ignored a gipsy curse and removed posters advertising a circus yesterday.


Racing ahead

Racing ahead

Claypole Primary School refused to let regulations and red tape spoil pupils’ fun when they held their annual pancake races on Tuesday.


Restaurant plan is fitting the bill

Restaurant plan is fitting the bill

Plans to turn a former theatre into a restaurant have been supported by Southwell Town Council.


Riders show all the right moves

Riders show all the right moves

The organisers of an annual charity dressage competition are celebrating after raising more than £6,000 for a spinal injuries charity.


Royal support for war-torn families

Royal support for war-torn families

The Duchess of Cornwall has made a donation to a fund that will aid the families of wounded Servicemen, it was announced this week.


School strikes gold for second time

School strikes gold for second time

A school has gained a Sportsmark gold award, its second gold award for subjects taught during and after school.


Scouts coin call for Czech trip

Scouts coin call for Czech trip

Scouts from the Newark district are appealing for people to help them collect special coins marking the centenary of the Scouting movement.


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