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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.


Businessman donates £1,000 to Bella the Belgian Shepherd's vet care

Businessman donates £1,000 to Bella the Belgian Shepherd's vet care

Simon Richardson, despite having no pets himself, said after the ‘absolutely horrific’ act he had to do something to help.


A partnership giving more than a listening ear ­— How a hearing dog changed a deaf man's life

A partnership giving more than a listening ear ­— How a hearing dog changed a deaf man's life

Robin, who has asked for his surname to be withheld, has for decades struggled to make himself heard in the world.


COURT: Two assaults on women in Newark and suspended sentence after thief stole £273-worth Wilkinsons goods

COURT: Two assaults on women in Newark and suspended sentence after thief stole £273-worth Wilkinsons goods

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


Newark charity has unspent money and is encouraging people to apply for grants

Newark charity has unspent money and is encouraging people to apply for grants

Newark Youth Trust was set up in 1994, funded by cash and shares from the closed Newark Boys’ Club.


Man, 31, who touched woman's breasts at a stables to 'warm her up' is given 12-month community order

Man, 31, who touched woman's breasts at a stables to 'warm her up' is given 12-month community order

David Baines, of Hill Vue Gardens, Newark, touched the woman’s breasts on a cold day and asked to ‘warm her up in the hay.’


From six students to three classes ­— starlight shines

From six students to three classes ­— starlight shines

Starlight Academy, which opened four years ago with just six children, now has three classes running every weekend.


Couch To 5k? Pick a trainer, and trainers, then go for it!

Couch To 5k? Pick a trainer, and trainers, then go for it!

It is almost 25 years since Couch To 5K was launched, and it remains one of the most popular exercise programmes in the world.


COURT: Community order for man who stole games console and motorist fined £660 for using phone

COURT: Community order for man who stole games console and motorist fined £660 for using phone

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


Time for the district council to take over centre?

Time for the district council to take over centre?

Roger Jackson, leisure and environment committee chairman, said he thought it was time the centre came under the district council's management.


Charity receives huge £151,100 from lottery grant to explore war history

Charity receives huge £151,100 from lottery grant to explore war history

Christmas came early for the Sherwood Forest Trust charity who applied to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for a grant of £151,100.


New book tackles bullying and belief

New book tackles bullying and belief

Becky BigTeeth And The Battle Of Elfaron, by Dan Watford, is aimed at young adults and sends a strong message about things not being as they appear.


Floating pub set to close for re-plating

Floating pub set to close for re-plating

The Castle Barge, moored on Town Wharf, is to be closed on Monday for up to six weeks as the boat needs to be re-plated


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