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Council wants money to extend Robin Hood Line

A train on the Robin Hood Line between Nottingham & Worksop Credit: ITV News Central

The cost of part of a proposed extension to Nottinghamshire's Robin Hood Line should be part-funded by the government, according to the county council.

The line currently runs between Worksop and Nottingham. Plans are in place to extend it to Ollerton.

The council's asking for half of the 200 thousand pounds needed for the next phase of the study.


  1. Alison Mackenzie

East Midlands Councils furious at further cutbacks

The Government has announced a further cut to local authority budgets next year. They describe the 1 point 8 per cent reduction overall as a fair settlement in tough times.

But some councils in the East Midlands are furious saying they're already on the brink and that the cuts will hit the most vulnerable.

The Local Government Association claims that once inflation is taken into account the loss in funding is more than 8 per cent for each council. So who's right?

Our Political Correspondent Alison Mackenzie sent this report from Westminster.

Exclusion zone after Hinckley sub-station 'explosion'

People say they heard a loud bang at around 3:15pm this afternoon Credit: ITV News Central

Firefighters have been called to a fire at an electricity sub-station in Hinckley.

It's reported people living nearby heard a loud bang before a plume of smoke rose into the air this afternoon at Middlefield Lane.

There is currently a 200 metre cordon in place while firefighters wait for the electricity board to isolate electrics.

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