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Rueing rise of town quango

Rueing rise of town quango

Concerns have been raised that an unelected group in Newark has been given too much power and money.


Safety first on cycle route

Safety first on cycle route

A new cycle route, that will also include a pedestrian crossing, will be installed in the next year to link a business park close to a large housing estate to the town.


Search on for canine friend

Search on for canine friend

Staff at a residential care home for children are looking for a dog to make regular visits.


Seeing stars

Seeing stars

Children learned about the solar system in an inflatable planetarium.


Staying young with leap years

Staying young with leap years

A widowed great-great grandmother is celebrating her 20th birthday today.


Surgeries urged to avoid costlier telephone systems

Surgeries urged to avoid costlier telephone systems

Doctors’ surgeries in the Newark area have been warned not to introduce higher cost telephone numbers that make money from patients’ calls.


Top marks for tip

Top marks for tip

Users of Fiskerton tip have welcomed the reopening of the site this week after a month-long closure for improvements.


Toys from the past

Toys from the past

Victorian toys including whipping tops, cats’ cradles, hoops and diabolos will be available for people to play with throughout the new season at Southwell Workhouse.


Alterations to open former cells

Alterations to open former cells

Improvements are planned for a building owned by Southwell Town Council to make it more useful to the community.


A popular haunt for ghost team

A popular haunt for ghost team

For nearly five years investigators have been regularly visiting Newark Castle to study reports of paranormal activity.


Appeal made for better play areas

Appeal made for better play areas

A mother is calling for money to be spent on improving play areas, which she says are falling into disrepair, and are a magnet for drinking teenagers.


Cameras roll as hall becomes a star turn

Cameras roll as hall becomes a star turn

Four residents were chosen as extras when a film company descended on Flintham to make an adaptation of Noel Coward’s 1928 play, Easy Virtue.


Charity’s work comes to natural conclusion

Charity’s work comes to natural conclusion

A charity set up by a former teacher 20 years ago to help Brazilian street orphans will be deregistered in April.


Children show creative side

Children show creative side

Youngsters created beastly books as part of a half-term activities workshop.


Couple fear fox family

Couple fear fox family

A couple say they are concerned for the safety of their pets after a family of foxes moved into a neighbouring garden.


Decision due on parking charges

Decision due on parking charges

Charges will be imposed at two Southwell carparks if the move is approved by Newark and Sherwood District Council.


Dispensing to patients at centre

Dispensing to patients at centre

A health centre pharmacy that was licensed after a three-year campaign is finally open.


Double tragedy claimed sailors

Double tragedy claimed sailors

Two accomplished sailors who were inseparable friends died in two tragic accidents on the water, an inquest heard.


Drive to bring in tourists

Drive to bring in tourists

The head of Southwell’s tourist information centre wants more people living in the town to take part in festivals and events.


Learning to love books

Learning to love books

Children made heart-themed bookmarks as part of a library fun morning.


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