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Five questioned after assault in Lenton

The assault happened on Sherwin Road in Lenton Credit: Google street view

Five people have been questioned by police after a man suffered a wound believed to have been caused by a knife in an assault in Lenton on Wednesday.

The man was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre for treatment following the incident on Sherwin Road, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

A 26-year-old man has been bailed pending further enquiries. Four other people have been released without charge.


Weekend Picks: 1940's Living History Weekend in Nottinghamshire

Sights and sounds of wartime Britain Credit: Nottinghamshire County Council

Experience the sights and sounds of wartime Britain as the 1940s’ war years are remembered at the living history event at Rufford Abbey Country Park. Visitors will see flypasts, military vehicles, battle displays and firing displays by two 25 pounder WW2 Howitzers.

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On the Home Front 1939-45 has become a key date in the calendar in recent years and has extra poignancy with the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

The weekend event gives everyone a chance to see what life was like during these war years at our historic Rufford Abbey and a service and church parade on Sunday provides a chance to reflect and remember those who sacrificed so much for their country.”

– John Knight, Councillor, Nottinghamshire County Council

Weekend Picks: Great Notts Show at Nottingham City Centre

Great Notts Show at Nottingham’s Old Market Square Credit: All About Tourism

The Great Notts Show returns to Nottingham’s Old Market Square this weekend for its annual, four-day celebration of all things great in the county. Last year over 120,000 people visited the event which showcased an array of food, drink, live music and arts.

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The Great Notts Show is all about celebrating everything that is great about Nottingham. With lots of fantastic stands consisting of food, drink and crafts there is something for everyone. Mix this in with some great bars selling real ales, champagne and more, you’re in for a fantastic couple of days.”

– Andy Whyles, Event Organiser


Metal thieves cause half a million pound rail disruption with £43 cable theft

Two metal thieves caused more than half a million pounds worth of disruption when they stole cabling worth £43 from the East Coast Mainline, British Transport Police have said.

Richard Yates, 26, and Dean March, 42, of Boughton, Nottinghamshire, stole 80 metres of signalling cable near Retford on April 12.

Theft of £43 disrupted 129 trains on the East Coast Mainline Credit: PA Images

Yates was arrested a day after the theft while weighing in stolen cable at a local metal dealer for which he received £43.45.

Officers said the theft caused 'huge disruption' to mainline services and affected approximately 129 trains, which amounted to more than 2,900 minutes of delays to the rail industry at a cost of more than £581,000.

Yates pleaded guilty to theft and was sentenced to 26 months in prison at Nottingham Crown Court while March also pleaded guilty and received a 36-month sentence, officers said.

Both March and Yates targeted one of the busiest railway lines in the country, the East Coast Mainline, which resulted in travel disruption and misery for thousands of passengers that day.

The irony is that despite risking their lives and their liberty, they only received £43 and now are facing a number of years behind bars.

– Detective Inspector Mick Dawes from British Transport Police

Campaigners gather outside NHS Trust Headquarters over mental health centre decision

Campaigners were already gathering outside the headquarters of the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust in Nottingham at 9am this morning.

Broomhill House and Heather Close are the two mental health centres at risk of closure.

Campaigners are present outside the Trust's headquarters Credit: ITV News Central
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