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Hospitals chimney to come down


A 22-metre chimney that has been a Newark landmark for more than 100 years is being taken down brick-by-brick (right).

The chimney at Newark Hospital, Boundary Road, was part of the old coal-fired heating system and is no longer needed because the system is now gas.

Work to remove the chimney, opposite the hospital’s boiler house, is due to finish a week today.

A spokesman for Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust, which runs the hospital and commissioned the work, said the chimney was obsolete after new boilers were installed last year.

The trust would not comment on how much it was costing to have the chimney removed.

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