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Weather-proof work at church

Weather-proof work at church

Renovation work on an ancient village church has been completed after a charity stepped in with a grant of £11,000.


Wind warning closes market

Wind warning closes market

Newark market was cancelled on Friday after gale force winds were forecast. Many businesses also lost trade after a power cut.


Angered by cut in sign allowance

Angered by cut in sign allowance

Antiques fair organisers have criticised highway officials who have drastically reduced the number of roadside signs they are allowed to direct customers to the events.


Bright future for college

Bright future for college

The new principal of a community school hopes to improve attainment and continue the progress made by his predecessor.


Brutal and Barbaric

Brutal and Barbaric

Badger baiters have been operating in Southwell.


Care home eyes local workforce

Care home eyes local workforce

More than 70 jobs will be available at a new residential care home open in Southwell.


Carnival goes global

Carnival goes global

The theme of this year’s Newark Carnival has been revealed — Newark Goes Global — and it promises to be bigger and better than last year.


Circus animals prompt outcry

Circus animals prompt outcry

An animal rights group is urging people in Newark to boycott a circus that features tigers and lions.


Covenant could be costly

Covenant could be costly

Councillors have been warned that a request to lift a covenant to allow former allotments to become a sports and leisure area could be both difficult and costly.


Crime figures down

Crime figures down

The latest statistics show that Nottinghamshire police are reducing crime.


Etcher cleared of name errors

Etcher cleared of name errors

Newark Town Council has acknowledged that misspelt names of past mayors on a glass panel in the Town Hall are not the fault of the inscriber.


Flood risk views seem ignored

Flood risk views seem ignored

Villagers’ views over building on land prone to flooding are being ignored, a council meeting was told.


Good grub scoops pub award

Good grub scoops pub award

A village pub has won a national award for the standard of food served there.


Grave doubts for future

Grave doubts for future

Southwell is running out of space for graves.


Heartfelt cause for runner

Heartfelt cause for runner

A woman who took up running after being told she had Alzheimer’s disease plans to run the London Marathon to raise money for others with the condition.


Its a jazz jamboree

Its a jazz jamboree

More than 10,000 people are expected to pack Newark for a spectacular jazz festival in May, featuring 70 concerts in 30 venues.


Man leads in Mothers Union

Man leads in Mothers Union

A lot has changed since a branch of the Mothers’ Union was set up in a village 100 years ago — the current leader is a man.


Mole cull ordered for cemetery

Mole cull ordered for cemetery

Pest controllers are to be called in to clear moles from a cemetery.


Mother helped to rate maternity care

Mother helped to rate maternity care

Maternity services used by mothers and babies from the Advertiser area have been rated in an independent review.


MP happy to declare wife’s salary

MP happy to declare wife’s salary

The MP for Newark, Mr Patrick Mercer, is happy to declare that he pays his wife a £15,000 salary as his assistant, after it was revealed a fellow backbencher gave his wife and two sons more than £1/4m in six years for doing virtually nothing.


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