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Cyclist, 14, killed in car accident

A 14-year-old boy was killed in the accident. Credit: ITV News

A 14-year-old male cyclist has died after a collision with a car on Chapel Lane between Bingham and the old A46.

Officers were called at around 10:15pm last night, and a 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.

He remains in custody.

The road will remain closed this morning, and officers are advising people to avoid the area.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them on 101, and are specifically interested in talking to the occupants of a second car which is thought to have passed the cyclist immediately before the collision took place.

Man arrested over unexplained death of woman

The body was found at an address in Bingham Credit: Google

A man has been arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm after police were called the reports of the sudden death of a woman in Bingham.

Nottinghamshire Police were called just after 1.15pm on Friday to an address in Edinburgh Drive, Bingham.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained.

A 30-year old man remains in police custody.


Number of playgrounds helps put town top for families

The high number of playgrounds and leisure activities as well as playgroups and crèches is what helps put Nottinghamshire town Bingham top of the charts for families.

The town has been named the best in the UK to bring up children in a new report.

The number of playgrounds is a big bonus for Bingham Credit: ITV News Central

Families agree that Bingham is 'best in UK'

A mother-of-two from a Nottinghamshire town has agreed with the findings of a report which has named Bingham as the best in the UK to bring up a family.

Gemma Cairns, with her children Olivia and Jack, agrees with the report Credit: ITV News Central

Gemma Cairns has lived in the market town her whole life, and is now bringing up her two children Olivia, three, and Jack, six months - and she says she thinks the town really does have it all.

Why Bingham is considered the 'best for families'

The third annual Family Friendly Hotspots Report has named Bingham in Nottinghamshire as the most popular place to raise a family. Here is what it commended:

  • 77% of GCSE pupils achieve A*-C grades against a national average of 43%
  • Affordable house prices - £138,969 average compared to £173,632 nationwide
  • Home to a large number of clubs and social groups including a model railway club, folk club and archery club
  • Bingham Leisure Centre caters for sports facilities
  • Rural setting means a quick and easy access to the countryside
  • Town has a rich history and dates back to before the Roman invasion
  • A number of retail outlets including a post office and pharmacy


Bingham named as best location to bring up family

Bingham was commended for its low crime and affordable housing Credit: Tim Goode/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Bingham in Nottinghamshire has been named as the best location in the country to bring up a family.

Children's saving provider Family Investments says the area is known for its excellent education as well as low crime and affordable house prices.

The report says education levels in Bingham are "excellent" Credit: Neil Squires/Press Association Images

The Family Friendly Hotsports Report compares 2,400 postcodes across England and Wales by using 67 different data sets covering the main priorities for families when they are considering moving into a new area.