The Energy Minister Michael Fallon has confirmed a £10 million package for Thoresby pit but admits closure of the mine is inevitable.
A student has been fined after he was caught driving a car without doors, lights or a bonnet and using his arms to indicate when turning.
Nottinghamshire County Council is appealing for people to consider fostering older children and groups of siblings.
North Yorkshire Police have confirmed that the body found in the River Ouse near Skeldergate Bridge yesterday has been identified as missing 18-year-old, Tyler Pearson
The soldier was last seen entering the River Ouse in the early hours of Thursday 3 April 2014.
Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, said:
“My heart goes out to Tyler’s family, and I know the police will offer all the help and support the family need at this very difficult time.
“The recent spate of fatalities highlights the importance of staying safe near York’s rivers, particularly when alcohol has been consumed. Last month’s river safety summit concluded that the priority needs to be on prevention as well as response.
"Work is currently underway with groups across York and families of recent river victims to make some short films to highlight the dangers of the river. In the longer term we will devise a sustained and powerful campaign to help prevent more lives being needlessly cut short.
"In addition to this, I am keen to facilitate vulnerability training, so those working in York’s night-time economy know who they can go to and what they can do to help keep vulnerable people safe."
Police searching for missing soldier Tyler Pearson, from Nottingham, have recovered a body from the River Ouse in York.
North Yorkshire Police were called after to Skeldergate Bridge in the area shortly after 11am this morning.
The identity of the body is unknown at the moment, but the family of the missing teenager have been notified of the discovery.
A serving PCSO with Nottinghamshire Police has been charged with a string of child sex offences.
Daniel Childs, aged 28, who was based at Ollerton Police Station before being suspended last year, faces four counts of sexual activity with child under 16 years old.
He will also face three counts of misconduct in a public office.
The charges related to alleged offences said to have happened between 2006 and 2013 to four different victims, while he was both on and off duty.
He has been bailed to appear at Leicester Magistrates Court on May 1.
Communities came together in June last year for a 'Big Lunch' event in Nottinghamshire.
It highlighted just how much food is thrown away. But this year the national event has got a lot bigger!
In recent years thousands of people have gathered for lunch on the first Sunday of June. The meet is part of the Big Lunch programme which aims to encourage as many local communities as possible to organise lunches.
This year's official launch date in Sunday June 1.
Top tips to organise a Big Lunch:
1.) Choose a venue
2.) Invite people
3.) Bring food
For more details head to the Big Lunch website.
The Midlands will benefit from over £6 million to improve access to care in new plans outlined by David Cameron.
A £50 million pound access fund across the UK means people will be able to see their GP outside working hours and have the option to Skype, e-mail and instant message for consultations.
Two primary care centres will be developed in Birmingham which will trial the extended opening hours from 8am - 8pm seven days a week offering an extra 540 appointments each week.
While GPs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire will trial similar initiatives including telecare to help people manage their conditions at home.
Karen Helliwell, Director of Commissioning, NHS England Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country, said:
Improving access to GPs is imperative to prevent health problems storing up and to avoid pressure on our hospitals. I look forward to seeing the results of this exciting scheme and how it transforms healthcare in Birmingham.
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More than 1,000 bikers from all over the world are expected to turn out today to pay their respects to a Midland Hells Angel.
Neil Mott, aged 53, died of a stroke earlier this month. He was president of the Hells Angel group based in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.
The bikers will set off from the clubhouse at the Shoulder of Mutton in Sutton-in-Ashfield at around 10am for a ride around Ashfield before making their way to the cemetery.
Government proposals for Britain's deep-pit coal mining industry are "a load of crap", a veteran Labour MP said today.
Dennis Skinner urged the coalition to help protect miners at risk of losing their jobs, as he warned that the closure of two of the final three pits will reduce the industry to a "minuscule, small business".
Ministers have agreed a £10 million loan, alongside £10 million from the private sector, to support the "managed closure" of the mines at Kellingley and Thoresby.
The Government decided there is no case for investment to keep the sites open in the long term.
The UK Coal-operated sites employ 1,300 people and are to be wound down by autumn 2015.
Speaking during business questions, former miner Mr Skinner (Bolsover) told Business Minister Matthew Hancock: "Are you aware that one of the smallest businesses in Britain now is the mining industry?
"There are three pits left - 1,300 miners are due to be sacked at two of those pits. That will make it a minuscule, small business.
"And instead of helping those pits to stay open and give them tax breaks like they do the oil companies, what has this Government done to the small business?
"Just stolen £700 million out of the mineworkers' pension fund this February. What a story to tell those miners. Come on, help them out."
Mr Hancock replied: "Well, this morning we announced a package of support for the mining industry and I'm sure you will want to go look at that before raising any further questions."
Mr Skinner, who was sitting down, replied: "I've read it. It's a load of crap."
As expected, the government have confirmed this morning that they will help keep Kellingley and Thoresby mines open for another eighteen months.
In a statement to parliament, the business minister Michael Fallon said: "The taxpayer would face significant losses and liabilities in the event of an immediate insolvency of UK Coal, principally relating to redundancy and unpaid tax liabilities.
"Considering this, the taxpayer is better served by supporting a managed closure of the mines.
"It is the Government’s intention, in principle, to participate in the private sector led consortium created to avoid the immediate insolvency of UK Coal."
But so far the government aren't pledging the extra funding wanted by the unions to keep the mines going until 2018.
Mr Fallon continued: "There is no value for money case for a level of investment that would keep the deep mines open beyond this managed wind-down period to Autumn 2015.
"Private sector investors who wish to put in the substantial investment that would be needed to maintain the mines beyond Autumn 2015 without government support remain free to do so."
People in Southwell in Nottinghamshire will get their first view of a flood model designed to help protect the town after freak flash floods last summer.
A month's rain fell during the flash flooding when 56mm was recorded across Nottingham in 3 hours.
The computer-generated model will be shown at a public meeting tonight. It's hoped it will help protect homes and businesses in the future.