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Man has part of ear bitten off in Newark pub

The incident happened on the early hours of Sunday Credit: PA

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man had part of his ear bitten off in a pub in Newark.

Officers were called to the White Hart in Market Placein Newark, at about 2.30am on Sunday.

He also suffered an injury to his shoulder in the incident which happened on the pub’s dancefloor.

He was taken to Lincoln County Hospital and has since been discharged.

Officers investigating the attack are urging anyone who saw anything to call 101.


Weekend Picks: The Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide

The Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic: Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th January (Newark Showground, Newark)

Credit: James Whitham/Mortons Media Group

Kickstarting the motorcycling year, the Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic returns for the fifth time. There’ll be over a hundred trade stands at the Newark Showground for the two-day exhibition this weekend.

Visitors will get the chance to see displays of restored and maintained classic machines of various makes, models and eras.

For prices, times and more information visit:

Crews leave scene of Nottinghamshire fire

Crews have now left the scene of a factory fire in Nottinghamshire, after being called at around 2.30am this morning.

The building was completely destroyed in the fire.

Bilsthorpe factory fire scaled down

A fire at a disused factory in Bilsthorpe has been scaled down.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said three crews remain at the scene. Kirklington Road is still closed to traffic.

Firefighters tackling large Nottinghamshire fire

Firefighters are tackling a large fire at a disused factory in Nottinghamshire.

Six fire crews have been at Belle Eau Park in Bilsthorpe since the early hours.

Kirklington Road is closed and local diversions are in place. Residents have been advised to keep doors and windows closed.


Woman missing from her home in Newark

Karen Winter Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Police are asking for the public to help them trace a 42-year-old woman who is missing from her home in Newark.

Karen Winter was last seen at her house in the Hawtonville area at around 1pm this afternoon.

She is believed to be travelling in a distinctive red K-reg Peugeot 309.

Better rail services promised for some East Midlands Trains passengers

East Midlands Trains has announced improved services Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Improved rail services between Nottingham, Newark Castle and Lincoln will start from today.

After a £2 million boost in government funding, passengers will be able to travel faster between stations on the new Castle Line, and East Midlands Trains has also promised more services.

Bosses at East Midlands Trains say passengers using Newark Castle will benefit from:

  • Most frequent ever service
  • A 41 per cent increase in weekday services
  • An extra 25 trains to and from Nottingham, providing two trains per hour for most of the day
  • Journey times reduced to just over 20 minutes on fast services to and from Nottingham
  • Fiskerton and Collingham will have more weekday services than they have ever had
  • Extra weekday morning peak service to Nottingham
  • Extra weekday evening service from Nottingham
  • More travel opportunities with an hourly service to Matlock via Derby
An East Midlands train passes through Nottingham station Credit: Martin Keene/PA Archive/Press Association Images

“I am absolutely delighted that we are introducing our new and much improved services for the communities and businesses along the Castle Line.

“The new services are a particular boost to the smaller, intermediate stations along the route as many of them will now have more services than they have ever had in more than a century.

"This is a real boost for the region and we are over the moon to have worked closely with so many partners and supporters to make this happen.

“However, we are far from complacent and know there is still more we can do to improve services for the Castle Line and we will continue to work hard, with our partners, to make further improvements.”

– Simon Taylor, Head of Network Development for East Midlands Trains
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