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Two arrested over death of man who was dropped off at Bassetlaw Hospital

Two men have been arrested over the death of a man shortly after he was dropped off outside a hospital in Worksop.

The 23-year-old was apparently fit and well when he was dropped off outside the maternity ward of Bassetlaw District General Hospital last Tuesday night.

He then suffered a fatal brain injury and collapsed outside the general entrance 45 minutes later.

Detectives, who are still trying to establish how he died, have arrested two men, aged 28 and 59, in connection with the incident.

We are continuing to investigate this death, which still very much remains unexplained.

“The family of this young man deserve to know what happened to their loved one.

“If you were on the hospital site, between the entrance to the maternity ward and the main Kilton Hill entrance that evening and recall seeing anything out of the ordinary, pick up the phone and call us.”

– Detective Inspector Andy Bateman


Sam Walker named as final Team GB table tennis athlete for Rio

The British Olympic Association has today named Sam Walker, Worksop, as the third table tennis athlete to be selected to Team GB for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The 21-year-old will compete in the team event alongside Paul Drinkhall and Liam Pitchford – after both were officially selected for the individual competition earlier this month.

Walker will be the youngest of the three table tennis athletes selected for Rio 2016 but has experience of competition at the top level.

It’s a dream come true. It’s been one of my dreams since I started playing to represent Team GB at the Olympic Games and to get it so early in my career is incredible. I’m looking forward to it.

The Worlds gave us confidence and belief – we did believe we could get those sort of results but doing it was a different story. It showed us and everyone else that Great Britain are a team to be feared and are ready to challenge for medals in big competitions.

– Sam Walker

Willett, Westwood and Fitzpatrick to tee off at the Masters

Sheffield's Danny Willet and Matthew Fitzpatrick and Worksop's Lee Westwood are to tee off in the first round of the prestigious Masters tournament in the USA today.

Willett, Westwood and Fitzpatrick will play in the first major of the year Credit: PA

Westwood is the first to tee off with Tom Watson and Charley Hoffman at 2:15pm.

Matthew Fitzpatrick, who is taking part in his first Masters tournament as a professional, tees off at 4:38pm with Darren Clarke and Billy Horschel.

Danny Willett is part of one of the final groups to begin at 6:39pm along with Sergio Garcia and Ryan Moore.


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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