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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.

For prices, opening times and more information visit: http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk

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Man has part of ear bitten off in Newark pub

The incident happened on the early hours of Sunday Credit: PA

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man had part of his ear bitten off in a pub in Newark.

Officers were called to the White Hart in Market Placein Newark, at about 2.30am on Sunday.

He also suffered an injury to his shoulder in the incident which happened on the pub’s dancefloor.

He was taken to Lincoln County Hospital and has since been discharged.

Officers investigating the attack are urging anyone who saw anything to call 101.

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East Midlands gets hundreds of electric car charge points

An electric car being charged Credit: PA

Six million pounds is set to be spent on installing hundreds of electric car charging points across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

230 charging points will be created in the counties as part of a £40m fund to push the use of plug-in electric cars across the country.

Both counties will also pay for a programme to let local companies try ultra-low emission vehicles with a view to buying them.

"The UK is a world leader in the uptake of low emission vehicles and our long-term economic plan is investing #600 million by 2020 to improve air quality, create jobs and achieve our goal of every new car and van in the UK being ultra-low emission by 2040."

– Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin
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Father of man jailed for wife and daughter murder: My son didn't get fair trial

The father of Neil Entwistle, the IT consultant serving life in a United States jail for murdering his wife and their nine month old daughter, has given his first ever television interview and told Calendar that he will never give up on his son.

Neil Entwistle is serving life in a United States jail for murdering his wife and their nine month old daughter

It is 10 years this week since the killings took place in Boston in America and Cliff Entwistle, a local councillor in Worksop, has chosen the anniversary to speak out for the first time, maintaining his son's innocence and claiming he did not get a fair trial:

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