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Concerns grow for missing 15-year-old girl

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 15-year-old girl.

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Jenna Abdullah, who is also known as Jenna Taylor, was last seen leaving her Annesley Woodhouse home at about midday on Sunday 10 May 2015.

She was thought to be going to see a friend but has not been since.

Police and Jenna's family are growing increasingly concerned and keen for her or anyone who has seen her to get in touch.

Jenna is described as white with a slim build and long straight hair.

She was wearing a green parker type coat, with a red crop top, either black leggings or stone washed jeans and black Adidas trainers.

Inquest into soldier's death after collision with police car continues

An inquest into the death of a trainee soldier from Retford in Nottinghamshire, who was knocked down and killed by a police car, is due to continue today.

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Joshua Brown from Retford was hit by the police officer driving at 82mph in thick fog.

Last year, an Independent Police Complaints Commission report found there is a case to answer for misconduct.


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.

Mobile app to help understand Newark's civil war past

A mobile app to guide people around Newark's civil war history is being launched tonight.

Around 400 people are expected at this evening's premiere at the Palace Theatre. Credit: Press Association

It's part of a £6m project to tell the 17th Century story of how King and Parliament clashed in the nation's deadliest war.

Around 400 people are expected at this evening's premiere at the Palace Theatre.

Inquiry into historic abuse at Nottinghamshire children's homes

Nottinghamshire Police has confirmed an inquiry is underway to investigate a number of allegations of historic abuse affecting ten former children's homes or residential premises in the County of Nottinghamshire.

The Operation Xeres team is investigating a small number of complaints of historic physical, emotional, mental and sexual abuse reported by people who were in care for a variety of reasons, but who are now adults.

The inquiry is looking at allegations dating between 1940 and the 1990s at Skegby Hall, the former Whatton Young Offenders Institution, Repton Lodge in Worksop, Laybrook in Mansfield, Berry Hill Open Air School in Mansfield, The Ridge in Mansfield, Amberdale in Stapleford, Ashley House in Worksop, South Collingham Hall, and Cauldwell House in Southwell.

None of the allegations relate to the premises' current use.

Rail service suspended after level crossing accident

Rail services between Newark and Lincoln Central have been suspended following an accident on a a level crossing at Collingham.

It is affecting East Midlands Trains between Newark North Gate and Lincoln Central. Emergency services were called to the scene this lunchtime to find a car had left the road and was on the railway line.

They managed to remove the vehicle and the driver, a man, was airlifted to hospital. His condition is not yet known.


Union bosses and MP to meet amid fears of Kellingley and Thorseby redundancies

Union bosses and an MP are meeting at Kellingley Colliery today amid fears that their could soon be major redundancies at Kellingley and Thoresby Colliery.

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NUM general secretary Chris Kitchen and MP Yvette Cooper are to meet with potential job losses at Kellingley and Thoresby pits as soon as next week if there is no state aid.

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