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Have you seen missing teenager from Nottingham?

Officers searching for a missing teenager from Nottingham are asking the public for help finding her.

Casey Jones was reported missing yesterday. Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Casey Jones, 16, from Aspley, Nottingham, was reported missing yesterday afternoon but was last seen in the Bulwell area at around 9.30am this morning.

Nottinghamshire Police are concerned for her safety and welfare and are keen to hear from Casey or anyone with information on her whereabouts.

She was last seen this morning. Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Casey is described as white, of slim build, with brown, shoulder-length hair. She is around 5ft 6ins tall and was seen wearing a black and white check coat, black leggings and a grey woolly hat.

Anyone with information is urged to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101.

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Weekend Picks: Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year Celebrations: Sat 13th - Sun 14th Feb (Beeston Square and Highfields Park, Nottingham)

Chinese New Year firework celebrations to take place at Nottingham Lakeside Arts Credit: Nottingham Lakeside Arts

On the Saturday events will take place in Beeston Square. There’ll be live performances including lion and dragon dancing, martial arts demonstrations, traditional & contemporary dance, a lantern parade and craft market.

On Sunday Chinese New Year celebrations will continue with a firework display at Nottingham Lakeside in Highfields Park.

“2016 is our twelfth annual Chinese New Year celebration and this year we're thrilled to welcome the return of Rong Tao who has been working his very own brand of choreographic magic with dancers across the East Midlands, as well as the very first visit of Ningbo-based visual artist Jiang Hongsheng (Jack) whom we met on a visit to The University of Nottingham in China campus in Ningbo last year”

– Shona Powell, Director at Nottingham Lakeside Arts

For prices, opening times and more information visit: www.lakesidearts.org.uk/

Police appeal for witnesses after fatal collision

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Nottinghamshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal collision on the A612 this morning at Colwick Loop Road.

At around 6.30am, a lorry collided with a man who has subsequently died of his injuries.

A road closure remains in place in both directions between Racecourse Island and Vale Road and is expected to remain closed for the rest of the morning.

Drivers are being asked to avoid the area if at all possible.

If you witnessed the collision or have any information which may assist please call 101.

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Weekend Picks: Science Festival

Stemcity Festival of Science and Curiosity: 12th Feb - 19th Feb (Various locations in Nottingham)

Science events will take place across Nottingham for the Stemcity festival Credit: Stemcity

Returning for its second year, the Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity will help people discover more about science and technology over the half-term week.

Youngsters will get the chance to take part in activities with science buskers, a pop-up planetarium and space-themed sensory pods.

Festival events will take place across Nottingham at the Central Library, National Videogame Arcade in Hockley and Intu Broadmarsh.

“Nottingham has rich history of contributing to science and technology in food and drink, healthcare, sporting achievements, and creative arts. By providing exciting hands-on experience StemCity partners are demonstrating that Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics subjects are everywhere and are for everyone,regardless of their age or background and continue to work towards making Nottingham an international centre for scientific, research and teaching excellence.”

– Councillor Nick McDonald, Portfolio Holder for Jobs and Skills, Nottingham City Council

For prices, opening times and more information visit: www.nottinghamstemworks.co.uk

Heritage rail lines to be linked after years of fundraising

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A bridge linking two heritage rail lines in the East Midlands is being built in Loughborough, after three years of fundraising.

It will reunite railways running from Leicester to the south of Nottingham via Loughborough.

Network Rail agreed to rebuild it, but only if £1m could be raised towards the full cost of £8m.

Junior doctors on strike across the Midlands

The picket line outside the Royal Derby Hospital. Credit: ITV News Central

Junior doctors have walked out for a second 24-hour strike amid the ongoing bitter row with the government over pay and conditions.

Thousands of operations, check-ups and tests have been cancelled as a result of the industrial action, which started at 8am.

Junior doctors at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and the Royal Derby Hospital were among those on strike across the Midlands.

Junior doctors have been on strike since 8am. Credit: ITV News Central
The picket line outside the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. Credit: ITV News Central
More than half of junior doctors are on strike. Credit: ITV News Central
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