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Pensioners petrified of vandal attacks

Pensioners petrified of vandal attacks

Residents of a sheltered housing complex in Southwell that is regularly targeted by vandals say they are scared to go to sleep at night.


Ready to roll

Ready to roll

Teenagers and youth leaders in Ollerton and Boughton finally have a new £700,000 young people’s centre, three years after the previous facility closed.


Reassurances over charges

Reassurances over charges

Assurances have been given that carparking charges will not be introduced immediately after traffic wardens return to the streets in three months.


School makes world links

School makes world links

A village school has won an award for encouraging global awareness among its pupils.


Shortcut puts pitch at risk

Shortcut puts pitch at risk

Pupils crossing a park to get to school in Southwell are causing damage to sports pitches, according to the town council.


Takeover targeted

Takeover targeted

Discussions have started that could one day see the ownership of Bingham’s centrepiece, the Market Place, in the hands of the town.


Village school faces closure

Village school faces closure

Parents and governors are to fight plans to close Nottinghamshire’s smallest primary school.


Wind farm win for residents

Wind farm win for residents

Plans for five wind turbines were rejected by district councillors on Tuesday to the delight of campaigners who feared the impact on their villages.


Work starts on church for the 21st Century

Work starts on church for the 21st Century

Work began yesterday on a £11/2m state-of-the-art church building that will house a growing congregation.


£20m school hopes mount

£20m school hopes mount

A decision to build a £20m replacement for the Grove School on the present Balderton campus is expected this month.


Academy option

Academy option

The Dukeries College, Ollerton, could be rebuilt and turned into an academy school as part of a £150m scheme to transform secondary education in Newark and north Nottinghamshire.


Against business district

Against business district

Plans to give businesses in Newark town centre a greater say on services are not supported by the town or district council, it has been claimed.


Calls for better use of centre

Calls for better use of centre

Councilors are campaigning for a day centre to be made available for use by the community.


Camera ban at big top

Camera ban at big top

The owner of a controversial circus has refused to let the Advertiser take pictures of its caged lions and tigers.


Caving novel made deep impression

Caving novel made deep impression

A classic adventure novel from the 1950s is back in the shops, because a man wanted to keep a promise he made to his daughter 20 years ago.


Chosen to ring

Chosen to ring

Newark’s pancake bell is rung at 11am on Shrove Tuesday to signal that preparations for Lent should begin.


Forced to go fortnightly

Forced to go fortnightly

Fortnightly bin collections were forced on the council, the cabinet member responsible for refuse collection has claimed, saying it was inevitable if efficiency savings were to be made.


French food for thought

French food for thought

About 60 people attended a French cookery demonstration in Southwell on Friday.


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.


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