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Body found in search for missing teenager

Curtis Nuttall

Police searching for a missing teenager have discovered a body in the River Trent at Nether Lock, Newark.

Identification has not yet taken place but the family of 18-year-old Curtis Nuttall have been informed. He was last seen at around 11.30pm on October 14th, leaving the Pound Pub, in Beastmarket Hill, Newark.


Service held in memory of TA solider deaths

A service has been held to commemorate the deaths of ten Territorial Army soldiers near Newark forty years ago.

The Royal Engineers regiment sappers were on a night training exercise on the river Trent, when their boat went over the Cromwell Weir and capsized.

Only one man survived in what remains one-three-one Independent Parachute Squadron's biggest peacetime tragedy. Around a 100 people attended the service, including some who tried to rescue their comrades.

Road: A1 southbound Newark accident

The southbound carriageway of the A1 at Newark in Nottinghamshire is blocked due to an accident.

It happened around 11.10 am this morning near the A46/B6166 Lincoln Road (Newark Showground/Air Museum turn off) when three vehicles were in collision.

There are reports of congestion to B1164 (Carlton/Sutton/Kneesall turn off).


Funeral of Tunisia victim John Stollery to take place

The funeral of a retired social worker who was killed in last month's Tunisia terror attack will take place later today.

Credit: Nottinghamshire Council

John Stollery from the Newark area worked at Nottinghamshire County Council for 33 years.

He was among 30 Britons killed when a gunman opened fire on a beach in Sousse.

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Widow speaks out following the sentencing of motorists who caused fatal crash

Craig Cooke, a former soldier, had been heading home to see his family for Christmas. Credit: ITV Central News

Melissa Cooke has spoken out following the sentencing of two Nottinghamshire motorists who caused the crash in which her husband, Craig Cooke, was killed.

"Craig and I had plans and dreams, all of which were destroyed in that split second. We wanted to be that old couple that you see walking down the road hand in hand. We can't now do any of this because of them.

"I still cry everyday, as I think about him all the time. However, I have to face every morning with a smile for the sake of (our daughter) Codie, but inside I just want to scream. Codie is the only reason I'm still breathing.

"I have lost him forever, because of them. The closest I can now get to sitting next to Craig is to sit on the wooden bench by his grave."

– Melissa Cooke
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'Boy racer' pair put behind bars for killing father in head-on crash

The two men from Nottinghamshire are behind bars Credit: ITV Central News

Two men from Nottinghamshire are behind bars after what a judge called "one of the worse cases of dangerous driving he'd ever seen".

George Allen and Callum Leach from Newark admitted causing the death of father Craig Cooke when his car was hit head-on in Becon Hill in December 2013.

Leach (21) was jailed for nine years while Allen (19) received nine years in a youth detention centre. Both pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.

Craig Cooke (25), from North Tyneside was killed when his Xsara Picasso people carrier was hit by Allen's Ford Fiesta, which was travelling in the opposite direction, as he drove home to spend Christmas with his family on December 23, 2013.

Police officer charged with possession of unlicensed shotgun

A serving police officer has been charged with the possession of an unlicensed shotgun.

PC Richard Pocock, who was based at Newark, was arrested last month.

Earlier today, the 30-year-old was charged with possessing a shotgun without a certificate between January 2014 and February 2015.

He has been suspended from duty and is bailed to appear at Nottingham magistrates’ court on 14 May.

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