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Harworth landmark tower finally comes down

Stubborn tower finally down

It resisted attempts to demolish it all day yesterday ..... but early this morning the landmark tower at the former Harworth colliery finally came down.

Hundreds of people turned out to watch the spectacle yesterday, but went home disappointed after explosives failed to fell this relic of the mining industry in North Nottinghamshire.

However, down it went early today with hardly a soul around to see it. Fortunately passing motorist Iain Gandy (obviously parked up!) caught the final moments.

Our reporter Chris Kiddey - and hundreds of onlookers - spent yesterday waiting for the tower to be blown up. The site will now be cleared for housing.


A1 Worksop Road closed at Ranby

The A1 Worksop Road is closed in both directions and there is stationary traffic due to an overturned vehicle between A57 / A614 Blyth Road (Apleyhead / Five Lanes End) and A620 / B6079 Retford Road (Retford / Ranby Turn Off). This is causing congestion on the A1 to A638 / A57 Cliff Gate / B1164 (Markham / Walesby Junction). Local diversions are in place. Trapped traffic is being release down the northbound entry slip road.


Plans for £12m education centre in Rotherham move a step closer

Plans to build a new £12 million higher education centre in Rotherham will move a step closer today with the merger of two big colleges.

Rotherham College engineering department Credit: ITV News

North Nottinghamshire College, which is the third biggest employer in Worksop, is joining forces with Rotherham College of Arts and Technology. The move will bring together almost 25,000 students.

Both campuses will remain in place but there will be new courses for students and employers added to the existing provision of both institutions.

Father of man jailed for wife and daughter murder: My son didn't get fair trial

The father of Neil Entwistle, the IT consultant serving life in a United States jail for murdering his wife and their nine month old daughter, has given his first ever television interview and told Calendar that he will never give up on his son.

Neil Entwistle is serving life in a United States jail for murdering his wife and their nine month old daughter

It is 10 years this week since the killings took place in Boston in America and Cliff Entwistle, a local councillor in Worksop, has chosen the anniversary to speak out for the first time, maintaining his son's innocence and claiming he did not get a fair trial:

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