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Man appears in court over woman's rape 30 years ago

A man has appeared in court charged with the rape of a woman 30 years ago. Credit: PA

A man has appeared in court charged with the rape of a woman 30 years ago.

John Bainbridge, 54, from Burton-on-Trent is accused of carrying out the attack on Vernon Road in Basford in Nottingham in May 1986.

Today at Nottingham Magistrates Court Mr Bainbridge confirmed his name, address and date of birth before being remanded in custody to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 4th July.


Chris Leslie MP: Jo Cox 'was the best of MPs'

Labour MP for Nottingham East, Chris Leslie Credit: PA

The Labour MP for Nottingham East, Chris Leslie, has released the following statement after the death of his colleague Jo Cox.

The brutal murder of my fellow MP and friend Jo Cox has left Westminster and many communities across the country in shock. Jo was going about her normal constituency duties and killed in circumstances we never expect to see in this country. She was the best of MPs, a fearless campaigner but also a genuinely caring person, the very nicest you could ever hope to know.

The House of Commons will assemble tomorrow to pay tribute to Jo and across all political parties we will come together to give thanks for the privilege of knowing her and to reinforce our democratic values, which Jo represented so ably. Everyone who knew Jo is devastated by these events but my thoughts are now with her husband Brendan and her two children who have been so cruelly robbed of their mother.

– Chris Leslie MP
Labour MP Jo Cox Credit: PA

Nottingham fatal crash: Police believe lorry driver may have vital information

Officers investigating a crash that killed a 21-year-old man in Nottingham believe a lorry driver may have important information.

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The incident took place at around 7:30pmon Friday on the A6002 Low Wood Road, close to the A610 Nuthall Island on the outskirts of Nottingham.

They have released a picture of a Leyland DAF HGV believed to be in the area at the time to help trace the driver.

This is an addition to the occupants of a silver Vauxhall Zafira and a dark-coloured Renault Megane who investigators also want to speak to.

Anyone with information about the lorry driver or the other two vehicles, or with any other information about the crash are urged to call 101, quoting incident number 862 of 17 June.

Appeal to motorists after 21-year-old from Nottingham dies in car crash

Police officers investigating a fatal car crash in Nottingham on Friday are appealing for the owners of two vehicles to come forward.

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A 21-year-old man died as a result of a collision involving a Peugeot car he was travelling in and a Subaru car at around 7:30pm.

The incident took place on the A6002 Low Wood Road, close to the A610 Nuthall Island.

The female driver of the Peugeot and the male driver of the Subaru are being treated in hospital. Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The road was closed for more than seven hours following the crash. No arrests have been made.

Investigators want to trace the occupants of two vehicles who may have vital information about the crash.

One is a believed to be a silver Vauxhall Zafira which stopped at the scene immediately after the crash. The other is a dark coloured Renault Megane, whose driver may also have important details about the incident.

Police have said it is imperative that the drivers of these vehicles make contact with the police in order to provide this essential assistance.

Anyone with information about who was in the Zafira or Megane, or has details about the crash, are urged to call 101, quoting incident number 862 of 17 June.

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Weekend Picks: Carnival

Arnold Carnival: Sat 18th - Sun 19th June (Arnot Hill Park, Arnold, Nottingham)

There’ll be a food and drink court at the festival Credit: Fredrik von Erichsen/DPA/Press Association Images

The annual Arnold Carnival returns to Nottingham this weekend with activities and entertainment for all the family.

There’ll be sports taster sessions and competitions, street entertainers and a food and drink court. Favourites include a fun dog show, BBM Flypast, children’s fun fair and activity marquee.

Over the two days there’ll be a mix of professional and community music, dance, local school bands, choirs and solo artists.

For opening times and more information visit:

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