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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

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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.

Credit: Press Association

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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Weekend Picks: Nottinghamshire County Show

Nottinghamshire County Show: Sat 14th - Sun 15th May (Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire)

Organisers hope it’ll be the biggest County Show yet Credit: Anna Draper

The 133rd Nottinghamshire County show takes place this weekend.

Organisers hope it’ll be the biggest one yet celebrating the best of Nottinghamshire, from best produce and trade to livestock including the popular Sheep Show.

The show offers a variety of things to see and do including a music marquee, extreme sports, cookery demonstrations, a field gun display and urban free runners.

“There really will be something for everyone- it’s the first year we have secured the free runners which is high octane entertainment, we’re working on a new treasure trail for the children and many eclectic music performances to entertain the crowds.”

– Jayne Olney, Show Manager

For prices, opening times and more information visit: www.nottinghamshirecountyshow.com

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