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Anger as 94-year-old waits 3hrs 30mins for ambulance

Mrs Janet Rogers has been left badly bruised and shaken after her accident Credit: ITV News Central

The family of a 94-year-old woman left bloody and bruised in the gutter for three and half hours say they feel let down with the ambulance service.

Janet Rogers came off her scooter on a sloping pavement in Farndon near Newark, falling heavily and injuring her head, arms and legs.

An ambulance was called and the operator told those helping not to move her, and advised to not let Mrs Rogers even have drink of water.

After waiting in the street in hot sunshine for three and a half hours, paramedics finally arrived.

East Midlands Ambulance Service has apologised, and says it's investigating.


£20m scheme to boost broadband in Nottinghamshire

Newark will be the first to benefit Credit: Martin Keene/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A scheme to improve access to broadband services for people in Nottinghamshire is being launched today.

More than 500 homes and businesses in Collingham near Newark will be the first to benefit from the £20million scheme.

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New Newark MP tours constituency

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Newly elected Newark MP, Robert Jenrick, declined a drink on the job as he re-opened a local pub hit by flooding.

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Conservative, Jenrick, defeated closest challengers, UKIP, despite their majority being slashed by 9,000 votes.

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Cutting the ribbon (blue, of course), Jenrick wished the pub much success and said he was delighted that this was his first job as local member of parliament.

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Alexander: 'Disappointing' result down to 'tactical voting'

Danny Alexander has said the Liberal Democrats' poor performance at the Newark by-election was a "deeply disappointing result," but was due to "tactical voting" from the party's supporters.

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury was asked why the party had slumped from a 20% share of the vote to just 2%, a result that saw them lose their deposit.

He put some of the decline down to voters not wanting to see Ukip win the seat from the Tories, saying: "The last thing our supporters wanted was to be represented by Ukip in the House of Commons, therefore there was a lot of switching to other parties."


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Helmer: Priority is sleep, then the General Election

Defeated UKIP candidate, Roger Helmer, says his party will no turn their attentions to their strategy for the 2015 General Election - but first he needs a good nights sleep.

Roger Helmer on his walkabout following the election count Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Controversial Helmer was beaten to the Newark seat by Conservative Robert Jenrick, but UKIP did manage to slash the Tories' majority by around 10,000 votes.

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George Osborne: Ukip vote 'down' on previous weeks

Chancellor George Osborne has said the Newark by-election win was a "strong win for the Conservatives" and it was "disastrous" for the Labour Party.

Asked what he thought of the Ukip performance after the anti-EU party came second, he said:

"The Ukip vote was down on where it was a few weeks ago. We have an argument we can take to the country now about the change Britain needs."

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Ukip: Conservatives will look at result in 'sheer horror'

Ukip leader Nigel Farage conceded his party had been defeated during the by-election, but hailed the result as Ukip's "strongest ever by-election performance".

Speaking after the result, Mr Farage said: "I think there'll be an awful lot of Conservatives with a majority of less than 10,000 who will look upon this result in sheer horror."

Farage said he thinks the Conservatives "will look upon this result in sheer horror." Credit: Tim Goode/EMPICS Entertainment

But he admitted he would have liked to have done better in Newark.

"Yes, I mean the majority's halved, but nonetheless for Ukip it's still a good night's work," he said.

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