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Police appeal for missing man in Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire Police is appealing for the public’s help to find Mark Stephenson, who is missing from the Benfleet area of Essex, but has strong ties to Nottinghamshire.

Mark Stephenson is missing Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

He is believed to be in Nottingham and may be in the Ravenshead area.

Mr Stephenson was last seen at around 1pm yesterday, leaving a hospital in Essex. He was expected to return but failed to and police are concerned for his welfare.

Mr Stephenson, 45, is 6ft 6ins tall, of large build and has very short grey hair. He was last seen wearing grey jogging bottoms, a blue and grey spotted polo shirt and Nike trainers.

Anyone who sees him or has any information on his whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101.

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Watch: What did superheroes at Wollaton Hall make of today's picnic?

Thousands of people turned out today to try to break a world record attempt at Wollaton Hall for the most number of superheroes in one place.

Organisers are optimistic they broke the Guiness World Record and will find out in the next few days. The previous record was set in Australia in 2010, when more than 15 hundred superheroes gathered in Melbourne.

ITV News Central spoke to some of the superheroes taking part in the attempt.

Poll: Should gluten-free food be available on the NHS?

Bread contains gluten and is considered to be a staple food. Credit: Jens BÃŒttner/DPA/Press Association Images

People in parts of Nottinghamshire are taking part in a consultation to decide whether gluten-free food should continue to be available on prescription.

Currently, gluten-free foods, such as bread and flour are available to patients with the digestive condition, coeliac disease, on prescription.

Health commissioners want people to give their views on whether the prescriptions should be stopped or to limit the amount of food they can receive.

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Nottingham's BioCity hub given £30 million boost

Nottingham's growing reputation as one of the UK's leading city's for medical and life science research is to be given a boost.

The building is receiving £30 million worth of investment. Credit: Lauren Hurley/PA Archive/PA Images

Hundreds of highly skills jobs are expected to be created with the expansion of the BioCity hub. The facility will be fitted with high-tech biology and chemistry laboratories, as well as ancillary space for commercial leasing.

30 million pounds will be invested into the development to expand the current BioCity hub, offering a place that will be used to house start-up and medium size businesses.

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Woman missing from her home in Newark

Karen Winter Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Police are asking for the public to help them trace a 42-year-old woman who is missing from her home in Newark.

Karen Winter was last seen at her house in the Hawtonville area at around 1pm this afternoon.

She is believed to be travelling in a distinctive red K-reg Peugeot 309.

Serious case review into death of Amber Peat

Amber Peat Credit: Family handout

The death of Amber Peat has sparked a serious case review in Nottinghamshire.

The 13-year-old was found hanged less than a mile away from her home in Mansfield on June 2.

“Following the sad death of Amber Peat in June of this year, the Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board is conducting a Serious Case Review.

“The review will look at whether anything can be learned from this tragic event which could lead to improvements in the way that agencies work together to protect children in Nottinghamshire.”

– Chris Few, Chair of the Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board
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