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Group updates plans for wildlife meadow on former Newark playing fields

Group updates plans for wildlife meadow on former Newark playing fields

The residents’ group updated its proposal to include accessible picnic benches and play equipment, to be inclusive of all children and their families.


Resulting impact on village after a month's worth of rain fell in 24 hours

Resulting impact on village after a month's worth of rain fell in 24 hours

Nottinghamshire County Council is the lead local authority for flooding and coordinated the emergency planning response as well as providing sandbags.


Man jailed after assaulting train staff and police officers

Man jailed after assaulting train staff and police officers

An alcoholic who assaulted two police officers and two LNER employees after drinking half a bottle of brandy has been jailed.


School with 18 pupils under threat after drop in student roll

School with 18 pupils under threat after drop in student roll

Nottinghamshire County Council is looking at the viability of the school, after meetings with staff, parents and governors.


Council object to five new homes over flood fears

Council object to five new homes over flood fears

Plans to build five homes on land off a busy road were objected to by a planning committee.


Dog saved from death wins over judges

Dog saved from death wins over judges

Clooney the dog won the hearts of the judges to take the title at the world’s greatest dog show in front of his emotional owners.


‘Bellringing is a dedicated art’ ­— ringer for 60 years

‘Bellringing is a dedicated art’ ­— ringer for 60 years

When Margaret Snyder started to learn bellringing at Newark Parish Church at the age of 12, she was already pretty familiar with the art.


‘There is so much more to acupuncture than needles’

‘There is so much more to acupuncture than needles’

When Hannah Charles came across acupuncture, she was working as a nurse, but had never even heard of the ancient and traditional form of healing.

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COURT: Abuse towards 77-year-old woman suffering with dementia sees two carers imprisoned

COURT: Abuse towards 77-year-old woman suffering with dementia sees two carers imprisoned

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


Pedestrian crossing given green light

Pedestrian crossing given green light

A pedestrian crossing got the green light from town councillors.


McDonald's litter lout hit with £150 fine

McDonald's litter lout hit with £150 fine

He was witnessed in the act by a fellow customer who captured the photo evidence that enabled the district council to identify the offender.


Town councillors object to build on site of grade two building

Town councillors object to build on site of grade two building

Angry residents pleaded with town councillors to protect one of the town’s most desirable properties.


Residents raise speeding concerns on busy Newark road

Residents raise speeding concerns on busy Newark road

In a letter anonymously submitted to the Advertiser, residents of the Newark road outlined their concerns ­— speeding drivers and loud vehicles.


District residents to pay extra 2.9% in council tax

District residents to pay extra 2.9% in council tax

The increase, which will see more money going into services and rainy day reserves, was approved on Monday.


Fraudster jailed for posing as landlord and possessing imitation firearm

Fraudster jailed for posing as landlord and possessing imitation firearm

Bentley, of Priestly Court, St Stephens Road, Ollerton, made over £7,500 from deposits his victims provided for a false property.


Girl, 15, put behind bars after setting bedroom blaze

Girl, 15, put behind bars after setting bedroom blaze

The teen set the bedroom fire, threatened two victims with a shard of glass, as well as pulling two people's hair and biting another.


Chin chin! Gin distiller's gold award

Chin chin! Gin distiller's gold award

Twisted Nose Gin, created by a Southwell-born distiller, was given the accolade of the world’s best design at the World Gin Awards.


Appeal to locate memorial to soldier who died fighting in Zulu war

Appeal to locate memorial to soldier who died fighting in Zulu war

A man wants to trace a memorial to a fallen Newark soldier from the worst defeat suffered by the British Army during the Victorian era.


Prolific shoplifter gets 2 1/2 years for 37 thefts

Prolific shoplifter gets 2 1/2 years for 37 thefts

Jay Parkinson, of London Road, Newark, was also barred from entering any retail premises in Newark town centre aside from five including Aldi.


New furniture store to open in former Holdens unit

New furniture store to open in former Holdens unit

The Holden family have said they hope people will support the new company's managing director who worked at Holdens for the past four years.

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