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.
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.
Council leaders in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire have agreed for the proposed North Midlands Devolution deal to go ahead.
They believe it will bring huge economic benefits to the region, giving it more control over areas such as transport, housing and infrastructure. The final decision will be made by the Secretary of State later this year.
One lane is closed and there is slow traffic on the M1 northbound around J29 A617 / A6175 (Chesterfield/Mansfield) due to a broken down vehicle.
A 44-year-old man is in police custody under arrest on suspicion of murder as detectives investigate the death of a woman in Ridge Close, Sutton-in-Ashfield.
The body of the woman, also aged 44, was discovered on Monday morning.
The man remains in police custody.
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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.
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.
A prison near Retford has one of the highest rates of suicide among inmates in the country.
Six people died in custody at HMP Ranby in 2015, four of them took their own life.
Over the past three years there have been thirteen deaths in the prison, eight of which were self-inflicted.
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.
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:
Around 25 teachers are due to go on strike today and tomorrow over proposed job losses and alleged financial problems at The Newark Academy.
Unions held the first of six proposed days of strike action last week.
The Lincoln College Academy Trust says that job losses are being made due to 'staff over-provision'.