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Man charged with murdering Sutton-in-Ashfield woman

Mansfield Magistrates Court Credit: PA

A man has been charged with murder after the sudden death of a woman from Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.

The body of Kerry Gascoigne, 43, was found at an address on Ridge Close in Sutton-in-Ashfield on Monday morning, Nottinghamshire Police said.

Stephen Fretwell, 44, is due to appear at Mansfield Magistrates Court this afternoon charged with her murder.

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

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Weekend Picks: Stargazing

Stargazing: Sat 6th Feb (Sherwood Forest Country Park, Nottinghamshire)

Look out for constellations in the night sky this weekend Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Join rangers and staff from a local observatory this weekend for a stargazing event in Nottinghamshire. Visitors of all ages are being invited to take part by looking at the different constellations in the night sky at Sherwood Forest Country Park.

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