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Former Nottingham lay preacher charged with historic sexual offences

Nugent was a lay preacher and church elder at the Seventh Day Adventists Church in St Ann’s Credit: Google Maps

A former Nottingham lay preacher has been charged with a series of historic sexual offences against children.

Samuel Nugent, 85, of Lyn Gilzean Court, off St Ann’s Well Road, will appear at Nottingham magistrates’ court on Tuesday 12 May, charged with four counts of rape and six counts of indecent assault.

The charges relate to three female victims, who were all under the age of 16 at the time the alleged offences were committed between 1970 and 1981, when Nugent was a lay preacher and church elder at the Seventh Day Adventists Church in St Ann’s.

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Three directors of Sherwood Rise bailed over Ivy Atkin's death

Sherwood Rise care home Credit: ITV News Central

The three directors of Sherwood Rise care home have been bailed to appear at Nottingham Crown Court in May.

Naseen Kiani, 53, of Whirlow Grange Drive, Sheffield, Yousaf Khan, 46, of Nelson Road, Nottingham, and Mohammed Rahamatullah Khan, 38, of Zulla Road, Nottingham are accused of gross negligence over the death of 86-year-old Mrs Ivy Atkin.

A police investigation was launched after concerns were raised about the standard of care provided to residents at the home.

49-year-old man dies in A1 crash in Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire Police are urging anyone who witnessed the collision to get in touch. Credit: PA Images

A 49-year-old man has died following a crash on the A1 in Nottinghamshire.

The man was driving an Audi A5 on the southbound carriageway when the vehicle collided with a parked HGV lorry.

The crash happened in a lay-by just south of the exit for Ranby, at around 6.20pm.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene but the female driver of the HGV was uninjured.

The A1 southbound has been closed throughout the afternoon to allow the vehicles to be removed.

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104 same-sex couples have tied the knot in Nottinghamshire

The county council says ceremonies have proved very popular. Credit: Elaine Thompson/AP/PA Images

104 same-sex couples have tied the knot in Nottinghamshire since gay marriage was legalised exactly one year ago today.

This includes 48 in Greater Nottingham, 37 in Bassetlaw, Newark and Sherwood.

The county council says ceremonies have proved very popular.

This figure is believed to have been boosted by a further change in the law in December, which allowed couples to convert civil partnerships into marriage.

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