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Foodbank has busiest year ever

Foodbank has busiest year ever

Newark Foodbank has seen its busiest festive season in 2019, with an increase of 55%.


Language lessons for brothers from Brazil

Language lessons for brothers from Brazil

Brazilian twin brothers Rafael and Gabriel Ribas, 16, are staying in the Newark area to improve their English.


Rail station is among the least used

Rail station is among the least used

The Office of Rail and Road has revealed the most unused train stations of 2018-19.


COURT: Newark woman who assaulted police officer and attempted to assault another sentenced to 12-month community order

COURT: Newark woman who assaulted police officer and attempted to assault another sentenced to 12-month community order

This week's Nottingham Magistrates' Court listings have been released.


Objections over traffic impact on road

Objections over traffic impact on road

A planning committee objected to plans to demolish buildings to make way for a housing development.


Hospital coping in winter surge

Hospital coping in winter surge

NHS figures show 97.1% of patients admitted to Newark’s UCC in December 2019 were seen within four hours.


Hotel open despite being listed as permanently closed on Google

Hotel open despite being listed as permanently closed on Google

Owners Tom and Sandra Carr returned from Scotland recently to find that the hotel was listed as closed, according to search engine Google.


New hub to work with local people on how up to £25m of Towns Fund could be spent ­— Newark MP

New hub to work with local people on how up to £25m of Towns Fund could be spent ­— Newark MP

Robert Jenrick said the Towns Hub aims to hear directly from people on the specific support and investment they need.


Offender fined £400 for dumping Christmas rubbish

Offender fined £400 for dumping Christmas rubbish

Fly-tippers have been warned they will pay for their crimes after a man was hit with a £400 fine for dumping his excess Christmas waste.


Breeders going the whole hog for telly

Breeders going the whole hog for telly

Television crews were given a day in the life of a hog roast business for a popular farming programme.


Successful first year is grounds for celebration

Successful first year is grounds for celebration

THE first year of trading can be hard for new businesses, but the success of their first year has blown away the owners of a Claypole coffee shop.


Chatty man feels positive after meeting up with the slimmers

Chatty man feels positive after meeting up with the slimmers

Comedian Alan Carr co-hosted the annual Slimming World Awards, attended by Slimming World consultants from the Newark area.


GP surgery changes receives backlash from its users

GP surgery changes receives backlash from its users

Changes to a doctor’s surgery’s booking system, which will see emergency appointments cut by half, have been met with dismay.


Actor on popular Netflix series returns to former school

Actor on popular Netflix series returns to former school

A school was thrilled to welcome former student, now actor, Simeon Dyer back to fill the role of guest speaker at its upper school awards ceremony.


Three people living in tents on the street across district

Three people living in tents on the street across district

An FOI request into Newark and Sherwood District Council found between January 1, 2018 to 2019, three people were living in tents on the street.


COURT: Arsonist told to pay £1,000 compensation after found guilty of setting car on fire

COURT: Arsonist told to pay £1,000 compensation after found guilty of setting car on fire

This week's Nottingham Magistrates' Court listings have been released.


£12,000 cost of Traveller site clean-ups

£12,000 cost of Traveller site clean-ups

Almost £12,000 was spent by the district council between 2015 and 2018 to clean-up the mess left behind by Travellers, an FOI request has revealed.


10cm of land row proves very costly

10cm of land row proves very costly

An amendment to the approved access junction was refused because the amendment offered visibility of 2.3m by 43m, instead of 2.4m by 43m.


Tree-climbing pensioner has head for heights

Tree-climbing pensioner has head for heights

Mr Stephen Bell, 75, of Spalford, planted a couple of silver birch trees in his garden back in 1988, and Mr Bell said he loves to climb them.


COURT: Man who assaulted police sergeant gets 12-month community order and drink-driver more than 2 1/2 times over limit

COURT: Man who assaulted police sergeant gets 12-month community order and drink-driver more than 2 1/2 times over limit

This week's Nottingham Magistrates' Court listings have been released.


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