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Essentials on arrival

Essentials on arrival

A community shop run by volunteers is planning to welcome new families into the village by donating bags stocked with useful supplies.


Ex-pupil joins school fight

Ex-pupil joins school fight

A former pupil is collecting names for a petition in support of Besthorpe Primary School.


Farm homes find favour

Farm homes find favour

Plans to build 11 homes at a former farmyard site were unanimously approved by planners.


Full-time broadcasts allowed

Full-time broadcasts allowed

Newark is set to get its first full-time radio station.


Hundreds mourn traveller

Hundreds mourn traveller

About 400 mourners attended the funeral service for the wife of a prominent traveller.


Minster’s medieval secrets explained

Minster’s medieval secrets explained

A forgotten part of Southwell’s past has come to light in a major historical discovery.


MPs claims pay for mortgages

MPs claims pay for mortgages

Two local MPs have said they do not use taxpayers’ money to buy furniture, after news emerged this week of the so-called John Lewis list for MPs’ expenses.


Nuns tell of prison beatings

Nuns tell of prison beatings

As news of China’s crackdown on Tibetans’ calls for independence echoes across the world, Miss Katie Greenfield (33) of Lime Grove, Newark, spoke to two exiled nuns, who served nine and 12 years’ hard labour for their Tibet protests.


Pensioners set to learn homes fate

Pensioners set to learn homes fate

The fate of an old folk’s home earmarked for closure will be revealed at a briefing at the home on Tuesday.


Project given national prize

Project given national prize

Planners at Newark and Sherwood District Council have been presented with an award for their work on the Sherwood Energy Village, Ollerton.


Services ban on ex-vicar

Services ban on ex-vicar

A retired clergyman and former officer in the Territorial Army has been banned by his bishop from taking church services.


Soup tin on target as widow hits back

Soup tin on target as widow hits back

A pensioner hurled an empty tomato soup tin as she fought off two burglars who claimed to be from Neighbourhood Watch.


Sports future secure

Sports future secure

The future of three sports clubs in Bingham is assured for another 30 years after the town council agreed to renew the lease of Butt Field.


UFO claims add to county’s alien intrigue

UFO claims add to county’s alien intrigue

Anyone interested in possible alien activity should head to Nottinghamshire, according to a new report.


Ale house feel wins area title

Ale house feel wins area title

Quality real ale served in a traditional atmosphere has earned the Castle And Falcon the title Newark area pub of the year.


Band too small for competition

Band too small for competition

An award-winning brass band that marked its 70th anniversary last year has withdrawn from competing because it cannot find enough members.


Brussels threat to prayers

Brussels threat to prayers

European law could stop Newark Town Council having Christian prayers before meetings.


Church charts hymn choice

Church charts hymn choice

The top ten hymns, chosen by a church’s congregation, were sung at a service to celebrate its 50th anniversary.


Concert pauses for arrest

Concert pauses for arrest

Around 100 people fled Newark Town Hall on Sunday during a concert after a teenage girl who was told to leave set off a fire alarm.


Council faces van site bill

Council faces van site bill

It could cost a council almost £300,000 to remove soil dumped illegally on a former gipsy caravan site, a council meeting heard.


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