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Four authorities launch fair funding campaign

Four authorities have come together to launch a campaign for fair government funding.

Nottingham is the ninth hardest hit authority in the country Credit: Edward Smith/EMPICS Entertainment

Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire say spending cuts in their areas are higher compared to those made in more affluent ones.

Nottingham is the ninth hardest hit authority in the country.

A petition is being organised which will then be presented to Parliament.

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Body confirmed as Durham University student Euan Coulthard

The body recovered from the River Wear in Durham city last Friday afternoon has now been formally identified as Euan Coulthard.

The 19-year-old was reported missing on Thursday, 15th January after he failed to return home following a night out.

The results of post mortem examination will be forwarded to HM Coroner but police are satisfied there are no suspicious circumstances regarding Euan’s death.

The coroner is expected to arrange for an inquest to open, probably later this week.

We are very grateful for the assistance we received during our searches from Euan’s friends and fellow students, as well as all the other agencies and volunteers who took part. Our thoughts are now very much with Euan’s family at this sad time.”

– Supt Colin Williamson

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Former Derby, Wolves and Forest star Alan Hinton cleared of cancer

72 year old tweets that he was given the all clear after a recent operation. He was diagnosed with bladder cancer for the third time last year.

Alan Hinton pictured at Pride Park. Credit: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

Alan, who lives in Seattle in the United States told his followers that he is also no longer taking medication for the condition.

He began his career at Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1961, before moving to Nottingham Forest. He also won two league titles with Derby County in the eight years he spent with the Rams.

Alan has spent the last 34 years in the US, perviously coaching Major League Soccer sides The Vancouver Whitecaps and the Seattle Sounders.

Two more Nottinghamshire Police front counters close today

Nottinghamshire Police Credit: PA

Two more front counters will be closing at police stations in Nottinghamshire today.

The force has already shut down its front offices at Bulwell and Clifton, and today, the services will close at Broxtowe and Ollerton.

The closures are part of a cost-cutting initiative announced by Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping last year.

"Nottinghamshire Police is committed to providing the best service possible to the public and this means putting the right resources in the right place at the right time.

"As such the Force reviewed its police station front counters and the decision has been made to withdraw some of the services at our quieter stations."

– Nottinghamshire Police

Front offices will also be closed at Hucknall, St Ann's and Oxclose Lane over the coming weeks.

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