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Army recruitment event being held in Nottingham

A recruitment event is being held by the Army in Nottingham today.

The Army's new wrap-around virtual reality headsets will be among what is on show. They let potential new recruits experience what it is like being on training exercises in the Army.

It is being held all day in the Market Square.

A Gazelle helicopter will also be on display.

An Army Gazelle helicopter Credit: Tim Ockenden/PA

The Army has something to offer everyone, whether you want to start out your career, use and improve your existing workplace skills, or try your hand at something completely different.

– Director General, Army Recruiting and Training Division, Major General Chris Tickell


Can you help find missing teenager in Nottingham?

Police are appealing for help to find a teenage girl missing in Nottingham.

Tamara Davis didn't arrive home after attending a youth club Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Tamara Davis, who is also known as Tamara Farrell-Davis, from Sneinton, is thought to have been to the Russell Youth Club in Lowdham Street at about 4.30pm yesterday.

She text to say she was on her way home at around 9.50pm, but never arrived back.

The 15-year-old is described as mixed race, about 5ft 1in tall and is of medium build.

She was last seen wearing black lace leggings with a grey background, a black parka jacket, a red vest top and a grey and black, flowery top with tassels on it. She was carrying a large black handbag with a grey jumper inside which she may have put on.

American's back Nottingham's Major Oak tree for award

Robin Hood fans in the American states of Oregon and New York are backing Nottinghamshire's Major Oak for the title of European Tree of the Year.

The famous tree in Sherwood Forest is known for being Robin's base.

Dog walkers walk past The Major Oak in Sherwood Forest Credit: Simon Cooper/PA Wire

Major Oak facts:

years old
weight in tonnes
feet in circumference

We are delighted to be backing this campaign. We enjoy close links with our friends in Sherwood Forest in the UK through our respective annual festivals which celebrate the life and times of Robin Hood and it would be great if the Major Oak can win.

– Susan Danz, from the Robin Hood Festival in Oregon, America


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