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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.

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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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Police hope to identify body found in caravan one year ago

It is one year since the body of a man was found in a caravan near Beckingham on the Nottinghamshire-Lincolnshire border.

Police still do not know who he was. He had no distinguishing marks on his body and no wallet or phone on him. Tests revealed he had been dead for more than six weeks before being found.

Police are now hoping this forensic artist's impression of how he may have looked will help them identify him.

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They say the man was no older than 50, around 5ft 8ins to 5ft 10ins tall, of medium to slim build and had collar-length dark wavy hair. His ethnicity is unclear.

His body was discovered by a member of the public in a static caravan on a building site off Gringley Road.

Caravan where body was found

We are basically no closer to finding out who he is and how he died. Officers do not suspect foul play but they are keen to find out his identity in the hope of reuniting him with his family - wherever they may be.

– Spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police
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