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Mayor has formula for town’s progress

Mayor has formula for town’s progress

A former Mastermind champion is the new Mayor of Bingham.


New council united to help community

New council united to help community

The first meeting of Fernwood Parish Council took place at St Giles’ Church Hall, Balderton on Wednesday.


No weekly collections

No weekly collections

Newark and Sherwood District Council will not follow Lincoln City Council in bringing back weekly rubbish collections during the summer.


Old boys revisit school days

Old boys revisit school days

Former pupils of the Minster Grammar School, Southwell, recalled their school days at a reunion on Friday.


On course to complete £4m school

On course to complete £4m school

Pupils are on course to move into their new £4.1m school in September after the final brick was laid on Wednesday.


Painful start for new chairman

Painful start for new chairman

The new chairman of Newark and Sherwood District Council was unanimously elected in his absence on Tuesday because he was at home with shingles.


Parking charges agreed, but Sundays will be free

Parking charges agreed, but Sundays will be free

Parking charges are to be introduced in Southwell, despite a petition signed by almost 2,500 people objecting to the idea.


Phone row over castle victim

Phone row over castle victim

An unconscious woman spent the night behind the locked gates of the grounds of Newark Castle and when she was found by a passer-by, it is claimed, he was denied the use of the telephone in The Gilstrap Centre to ring for help.


Pictures brighten wait for patients

Pictures brighten wait for patients

Photographs of local landscapes are providing light relief for patients at Southwell Medical Centre.


Pleasing results at pamper night

Pleasing results at pamper night

A ladies’ pamper evening at the Minster School, Southwell, was such a success that it could become an annual event.


Pride for team

Pride for team

More than 400 fans of Ollerton Town Football Club travelled to Meadow Lane, home of Notts County, on Wednesday to see their team play in the final of the Nottinghamshire Senior Cup for the first time in 70 years.


Pupils scoop a win

Pupils scoop a win

Twelve pupils at the Grove School, Balderton, have won an annual competition for the best newsletter for the second consecutive year.


Slow to see broken leg

Slow to see broken leg

A man who fell off a ladder went home from Newark Hospital after being told he had not broken his leg, only to find out five days later that he had.


Sporting theme for flowers

Sporting theme for flowers

The Olympic Games was the theme for a flower festival that attracted around 650 people at the weekend.


Stalls show plenty to do in town

Stalls show plenty to do in town

More than 60 organisations and clubs set up stalls either in the Market Place or in the Town Hall to help promote what they do.


Students help to grow in confidence

Students help to grow in confidence

Planting seeds, growing vegetables and plants and cutting grass and hedges are among the jobs seven people with special needs have completed to gain a qualification in horticulture.


Support for mast protest

Support for mast protest

A group campaigning for the removal of a mobile phone mast in Southwell are supporting a similar campaign in Suffolk.


Top award for Scout leader

Top award for Scout leader

A Scout leader who has worked with young people for more than 30 years has been honoured with one of the movement’s highest awards.


Verger fulfilled life’s vocation

Verger fulfilled life’s vocation

Tributes have been paid to a verger at Southwell Minster who died suddenly at his home this week.


Ward standards cause concern

Ward standards cause concern

A retired nurse has criticised conditions and care on a ward at Newark Hospital where her 87-year-old brother was treated.


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