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Warning to residents over bogus Council letter

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Residents are being warned to be on the lookout for a bogus letter supposedly from Newark and Sherwood District Council.

The letter is printed with a council letterhead and informs residents of an initiative to help the homeless and refugees in the area. According to the letter, residents will be required to rent spare rooms to those in need.

So far the letter has been delivered to homes in Blidworth but the council is concerned it might have been distributed more widely.

The council are asking people who may have received the letter to disregard it. If you are unsure about you can phone the council on 01636 650000.

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Weekend picks: Christmas is Cancelled once again

Newark: National Civil War Centre, Sunday December 11th

Chiefs at the National Civil War Centre in Newark will be putting away the mince pies this weekend as a Parliamentarian civil war regiment takes up residence - but don't worry, it's only a re-enactment.

The Robert Overton's Regiment Foote group will be laying on a day of musket firing as part of the Newark Christmas Market celebrations.

Costumed re-enactors will patrol the town's streets, mixing with revellers at the day-long winter event, which features over 80 stalls.

Back in the 1600s Christmas was banned in the East Midlands under a clampdown by the regime of controversial political leader Oliver Cromwell.

Bah humbug!


Race to find owner of medals ahead of Remembrance Sunday

The medals Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Police in Newark are trying to reunite a set of war medals with their rightful owner ahead of Remembrance Day.

They were found near to the Odeon Cinema at around 11pm on June 5th - the day of the Mayor's Parade. Since then efforts to trace them have been unsuccessful. The Medals Office believe they could be replicas as there are no serial numbers on them.

Anyone who may know who the medals might belong to is asked to contact Newark Police Station on 101.

These medals are very distinctive and have clearly been owned by someone who looked after them. We just hope that they may be about to go into their cupboard ahead of Remembrance and realise that they're missing and get in touch.

– Julie Cubbin, Nottinghamshire Police


A46 closed in both directions Credit: PA

The A46 is closed in both directions with slow traffic due to accident investigation work between A616 Great North Road and B6166 Farndon Road.

The road may remain closed until lunchtime.

Diversion - southbound traffic towards Newark should use the A1 towards Grantham, then head onto the A52 towards Bingham, to rejoin the A46 near Saxondale.


Man arrested over death of 16-year-old girl

Man arrested over death of 16-year-old girl Credit: PA

Nottinghamshire Police have arrested a 23-year old man in connection with the death of a 16-year old girl at an address in Newark.

Officers were called to the address in Pierson Street, Newark at around 12.10am this morning (24 July).

Ambulance crews attended to try to resuscitate the girl who was taken to Nottingham's Queens Medical Centre. She was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at hospital.

The 23-year old man remains in police custody pending further enquiries. The girl's death is currently being treated as unexplained.

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Man arrested over death of Newark teenager

A 23-year old man has been arrested in connection with the death of a 16-year old girl in Newark.

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Emergency services tried to resuscitate the teenager who was found at a house in Pierson Street in the market town at around 12.10am this morning. She was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at hospital.

A 23-year-old man arrested remains in police custody. The girl's death is being treated as 'unexplained.'

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