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Man pleads not guilty to murdering 16-year-old

A 23-year-old has pleaded not guilty to murdering a 16-year-old teenager from Lincolnshire.

Hannah Pearson was found an address in Newark. Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

James Morton appeared at Nottingham Crown Court this morning charged with the murder of Hannah Pearson from Marston in July.

Morton, of Pierson Street in Newark, Nottinghamshire, appeared via video link and spoke to confirm his name and his not guilty plea.

Ms Pearson died in hospital after emergency services were called to a Newark address in the early hours of July 24th 2016.

Morton was remanded in custody and is due to stand trial next January.


Tesco 'lightning strike' nothing more than burst pipe

The cause of an evacuation at a Tesco store on Saturday afternoon was a burst water pipe, the retailer has confirmed.

There were reports yesterday that lightning had struck the store causing water to pour in during heavy thunderstorms above the shop in Boston in Lincolnshire.

But Tesco say that it was in fact a water pipe that runs just below the roof that had burst. It happened in the late afternoon yesterday, and staff were able to clean up the water by 9pm, when the store reopened.


Police officer sacked after admitting stealing kayak and paddles

Officer sacked after admitting stealing a kayak and paddles before selling them on eBay Credit: Lincolnshire Police

A Lincolnshire police officer has been sacked after admitting to stealing a kayak and a set of paddles before selling them on eBay.

Constable Andrew Hamilton, who was a detective based in Grantham CID, kept the money from the sale, despite knowing or believing he was not lawfully entitled to do so.

He was dismissed by the force for gross misconduct just months after being awarded a Chief Constable's commendation for saving a motorists life who passed out at the wheel at 60mph.

The public hearing was chaired by Chief Constable Neil Rhodes who said: "There is no place in the police service for an officer who demonstrated such unequivocal dishonesty."

Midlands players says first ever Olympics Gold will have huge impact on hockey

Athletes from the Midlands have helped Great Britain's hockey team to their first ever Olympic Gold medal after beating the Netherlands in Rio.

Keith Wilkinson has been speaking to players in Birmingham and Beeston where some of the team trained. They say the impact on the sport will be huge:

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