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The sky's the limit for rocker Dickinson

Bruce Dickinson , the frontman of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden, was born in Worksop, raised in Sheffield and went on to rock the rest of the world

But Dickinson has another passion apart from music - flying aeroplanes!

The singer is taking to the skies as part of a First World War display team, which is putting on shows as part of this year's World War 1 centenary commemorations. Emily Knight reports


Cannabis plants found in Worksop house

Up to a quarter of a million pounds worth of cannabis has been seized from a house in Mansfield.

400 plants found in house in Worksop Credit: Nottinghamshire police

The Cannabis Dismantling Team from Nottinghamshire Police, acting on a tip off from the public, raided a house in Stella Street. Around 400 plants, estimated to be worth about £240,000, have been recovered from the top floor of the detached building.

Sergeant Jim Wells said: “This call has come in to us not long after we supported the Crimestoppers ‘Scratch and Sniff’ campaign in June, during which time cards were sent out to the public to provide an example of what cannabis plants smell like.

“I hope the find is illustrative of the faith people have in us to investigate their concerns and, wherever possible, act on this information by seizing illegal drugs and making arrests.

Concern grows for missing Worksop man

Missing Mark Riley Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Concerns are growing for 48-year-old Mark Riley who has been missing from his home in Worksop since yesterday.

He left his home without money or a mobile phone and his family are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

Police are keen for Mark, or anyone who has seen him, to get in touch.

Mark is about 5ft 11ins tall, and of a heavy build. He has wavy, white hair, a ruddy complexion and blue eyes. He has tattoos of names on both of his upper arms.

He was last seen wearing a yellow fleece top and bottle green trousers.


New sighting in search for missing woman

Sarah Thompson who has been missing since Sunday May 18, 2014 Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Police searching for a missing woman believe she may have been spotted in Worksop last weekend (May 24, 2014).

Sarah Thompson, who is 20-years-old, has been missing since Sunday May 18, 2014, but following an appeal for her whereabouts police officers are following up a new sighting of her in the Sandy Lane area of the town last Sunday (May 25, 2014).

Sarah is black, about 5ft 10 ins tall, and of thin build with shoulder-length curly black hair. She was last seen wearing black leggings, a black vest top and had a black shiny handbag.

Man charged with killing parents appears in court

A 28-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of his own parents at their home in Worksop.

Kamil Dantes appeared before Magistrates Mrs Whitelaw and Miss Neale at Nottingham Magistrates' Court this morning.

In a short hearing, his pre-trial hearing was arranged for April 29 at Nottingham Crown Court.

A Polish interpretor translated the charges and explained to Dantes that he would be remanded in custody until then.

Man charged with killing parents in Worksop

Leszek and Malgorzata Dantes

A 28-year-old man has been charged over the death of his parents in Worksop.

The bodies of Leszek Dantes and his wife Malgorzata Dantes, both aged 54, were discovered after officers were called to a house in Hardwick Road East at about 7am on Monday 21 April.

A post-mortem examination revealed they died of stab wounds.

Their son, Kamil Dantes, is charged with two counts of murder and is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court today.

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