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Man charged with murdering Sutton-in-Ashfield woman

Mansfield Magistrates Court Credit: PA

A man has been charged with murder after the sudden death of a woman from Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.

The body of Kerry Gascoigne, 43, was found at an address on Ridge Close in Sutton-in-Ashfield on Monday morning, Nottinghamshire Police said.

Stephen Fretwell, 44, is due to appear at Mansfield Magistrates Court this afternoon charged with her murder.

Weekend Picks: Big Garden Bird Watch

The Big Garden Bird Watch: Sat 16th January (Sherwood Forest Country Park, Mansfield)

Join RSPB's 'Big Bird Watch' this weekend Credit: Patrick Pleul/DPA/Press Association Images

More than half a million people across the country are set to take part in RSPB’s ‘Big Bird Watch’ at the end of the month. To mark this campaign Sherwood Forest Country Park are holding their very own bird watch this weekend.

Visitors are being invited to the park to join RSPB on the lookout for birds in the wildlife area. There’ll also be a chance to warm up indoors and have a go at making a bird feeder.

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Police appeal for missing 16-year-old from Mansfield

16-year-old Josh Prosser

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 16-year-old boy from Mansfield.

Josh Prosser was last seen on 31 December 2015 on Stella Street.

Josh is around 5ft 2in tall and of a slim build. He has short, straight brown hair. He is usually seen wearing a flat peek cap and a red tracksuit.

Anyone with any information should contact police on 101.

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Mansfield carol service in memory of Amber Peat

A carol service will be held tonight in Mansfield to mark Amber Peat's family's first Christmas without her.

A carol service will be held in memory of Amber Peat in Mansfield

The 13-year-old went missing in May 2015, and her body was found near her home three days later - where the service will take place.

A serious case review has been launched by Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board in the wake of her death.

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