Police in Nottinghamshire are to hold a two-week amnesty for the surrender of guns and ammunition, 10 years after the last amnesty.
The family of a 59-year-old woman from Nottingham who went missing exactly two months ago have renewed their appeal for help finding her.
Nottinghamshire Police has been forced to rename its crime-fighting advent calendar after it received complaints from its own staff.
Sergeant Heather Sutton, who was commended for saving a drowning woman in June 2013, was one of 17 police officers handed similar awards at a ceremony earlier this week.
Nottinghamshire Police held the awards ceremony on Wednesday night, recognising acts of bravery for both officers in the line of duty and members of the public.
After the awards, Chief Constable Chris Eire said:
"Events like this are a fitting tribute to honour the extraordinary efforts made by police officers, staff, specials, volunteers and members of the public...
... We are able to acknowledge their dedication and long service as well as the courage, professionalism and commitment shown in exceptional circumstances. They all deserve our thanks, praise and admiration."
A Police Officer who saved a woman from drowning in the River Trent in Nottingham last year, has spoken of her appreciation after being commended for her bravery.
Sergeant Heather Sutton, said:
The lady was struggling and her head kept going underwater – you could say she was drowning. The fire service were preparing their rescue, but I made the call to go in first. I know from experience that it takes time for them to get their ladders together...
... I didn’t think we could wait any longer – she was sinking and was clearly extremely tired. I didn’t feel like I could stand at the bank and watch her drown. She was really quite scared...
... My team were great. It’s our job to save lives and it’s really nice to be appreciated for that.
Sergeant Heather Sutton fought against a strong current to drag the woman to safety.
A female Police Officer who hauled a drowning woman 50m to safety, has received a commendation from Nottingham Police for her bravery in the line of duty.
Sergeant Heather Sutton, from St Ann's Police Station, spotted the woman in trouble in the middle of the River Trent, on June 4th 2013.
The 27-year-old was filmed by a passer-by, as she selflessly grabbed hold of the woman and dragged her to shore after diving in.
You can see the video in full at The Nottingham Post website.
Thieves have stolen a yellow-bellied turtle during a house burglary in Forest Town in Nottinghamshire.
The pet was taken when thieves ransacked its owners home on Rushpool Close sometime between 5.30pm on Sunday 12 January and 8.45am on Monday 13 January 2014.
A small safe containing jewellery, rings, money and a watch were also taken in the raid. The rings included a platinum gold engagement ring with a white diamond, and a platinum gold ring with cluster of diamonds as well as a ring bearing the name MUM set with black stones.
Detective Constable Andre Bak said
"A turtle is an unusual item to steal and one that might raise a few eyebrows should the offender try to sell it. “We are asking anyone who saw the burglary or anything unusual in the area around this time to get in touch with us or Crimestoppers."
Anyone with information is being urged to ring Nottinghamshire Police on the 101 number, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A man has today been arrested after a security guard was attacked and robbed of a restaurant's takings.
The security worker was carrying cash from the Beefeater restaurant in Millenium Way, Cinderhill, Nottinghamshire at around 10am yesterday when he was attacked by two masked men.
A 26 year old man, from Aspley in Nottingham, was arrested this morning in connection with the incident.
The attackers were described as two white, athletic men, wearing matching black tops and balaclavas at the time of the attack. They escaped in a small black car.
A serving police officer for the Nottinghamshire force has been charged with six counts of misconduct in a public office.
It's alleged PC Chris Young, 46, committed sexual misconduct against six women between 2003 and 2012.
The officer was last based at Hucknall and previously worked from Worksop.
Nottinghamshire Police say the officer has been suspended and bailed, and is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court on January 21.
Police are asking people who use the canal in Nottinghamshire to help them find a missing mother.
Elizabeth Kinston left her home in Beeston on the morning of Friday 1 November.
The mother of two children, who is currently on maternity leave, is believed to have been spotted outside Sainsbury's in the Castle Marina Retail Park later that day.
Detective Inspector Kev Broadhead said:
“We are aware that a number of people live on the marina and others have boats moored there.
"It’s a little community in itself with lots of people coming and going. As a result there could be people out there with information that may be vital to this inquiry."
A Nottinghamshire Police spokesperson says they are keeping an "open mind" over the possibility that Andy Turner's family house may have been targeted by thieves who knew about his mother's funeral.
– Nottinghamshire Police spokesperson
"Police are investigating a break-in at a house in Nottingham Road, Hucknall, that happened some time between 2pm and 8.30pm last night.
"Thieves gained entry via the back of the house. Keys and a white Range Rover Sport with the registration number L10 RUN was stolen, along with a number of other items including a laptop.
"Detectives are appealing for anyone with information or anyone who sees the vehicle to contact them on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."
Nottinghamshire police think a missing mum, who has links to Birmingham, may have boarded a train the day she left home.
Elizabeth Kinston left home at around 10 am on Friday 1 November and has not been since.
The 37-year-old stopped at a petrol station near the Priory Island junction of Derby Road and Woodside Road in Nottingham, before parking in the Broad Marsh car park in the city centre at around 11.30 am.
Elizabeth's car was recovered from the car park on Saturday, with her purse and phone inside.
Elizabeth, who became a mother for the second time this year, is around 5ft 7ins tall and of a medium build.
She was carrying a red and black back-pack and had a dark woollen hat with her, on the day she went missing.
Anyone with information are urged to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101.