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Concern grows for missing Newark cyclist

Police are appealing for help in their search for missing cyclist David Anthony Smith. The 66-year-old was last seen at his home in Newark at about 3pm on September 2nd and is believed to have set off on a bike ride shortly after.

Officers say it is out of character for the keen cyclist to go missing and his family are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

Mr Smith is about 5ft 10ins tall, of medium build, with short grey hair and rides a dark coloured mountain bike.

David Anthony Smith Credit: Nottinghamshire police


Helicopter helps in search for missing pensioner

A police helicopter fitted with specialist heat-seeking equipment is being used as part of the search to find a missing Newark woman. Patricia Lawrence has not been seen since Thursday.

Today search teams have been out looking for the 65-year-old. Officers are asking people living near to her home in Stubton to check their outbuildings, sheds and garages in case Patricia has taken refuge there.

Patricia Lawrence has not been seen since Thursday Credit: Lincolnshire police

Man "critical" after Newark stabbing

A man is in a critical but stable condition in hospital after being stabbed at a house in Newark. Police were called to Nelson Road on Sunday evening. The 52-year-old victim was taken to Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre.

A 45-year-old woman, who was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, remains in police custody for questioning.

New Newark MP's first day on the job

Newark's new Conservative MP began his role today in the constituency after beating off competition from UKIP to claim the seat.

Robert Jenrick held off the challenge of UKIP, and even though his winning majority was far less than the Tories in the last general election, it's the party's first by election victory while in power for more than 20 years.

ITV Calendar's political correspondent Paul Brand reports:

New Newark MP tours constituency

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Newly elected Newark MP, Robert Jenrick, declined a drink on the job as he re-opened a local pub hit by flooding.

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Conservative, Jenrick, defeated closest challengers, UKIP, despite their majority being slashed by 9,000 votes.

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Cutting the ribbon (blue, of course), Jenrick wished the pub much success and said he was delighted that this was his first job as local member of parliament.


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Alexander: 'Disappointing' result down to 'tactical voting'

Danny Alexander has said the Liberal Democrats' poor performance at the Newark by-election was a "deeply disappointing result," but was due to "tactical voting" from the party's supporters.

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury was asked why the party had slumped from a 20% share of the vote to just 2%, a result that saw them lose their deposit.

He put some of the decline down to voters not wanting to see Ukip win the seat from the Tories, saying: "The last thing our supporters wanted was to be represented by Ukip in the House of Commons, therefore there was a lot of switching to other parties."

Helmer: Priority is sleep, then the General Election

Defeated UKIP candidate, Roger Helmer, says his party will no turn their attentions to their strategy for the 2015 General Election - but first he needs a good nights sleep.

Roger Helmer on his walkabout following the election count Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Controversial Helmer was beaten to the Newark seat by Conservative Robert Jenrick, but UKIP did manage to slash the Tories' majority by around 10,000 votes.

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