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Sneinton Market redevelopment to begin

The redevelopment of Sneinton Market in Nottingham is due to get underway today.

The project is part of a wider redevelopment project in the city Credit: ITV News Central

Units on the site are going to be converted into workshops and studios.

It is part of a wider plan to refresh the city's Creative Quarter and create more jobs in the area.

City bosses hope the project will create more jobs in the city Credit: ITV News Central

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Culture Club cancel Nottingham date

Pop band Culture Club have been forced to cancel their date in Nottingham next month.

Singer Boy George is suffering from a serious throat condition Credit: John Rahim/EMPICS Entertainment

The group, who had due to play at the city's Capital FM Arena on 6 December, say they have been forced to take the decision because singer Boy George is suffering from a serious throat condition.

I’m devastated but I want to be able to perform to the best of my ability and the specialist has told me that right now that will be impossible. I will focus on getting better and see all my fans soon.

– Boy George

Divers find woman's lost family heirloom in lake

A delighted Julie Turner with divers Jon Peters and Phil Elson from The Tribe Scuba Credit: Nottinghamshire County Council

Divers went on an underwater mission to reunite a couple with a valuable ring which was lost in the lake at Rufford Abbey Country Park in Nottinghamshire.

Julie and Stephen Turner - from Mansfield Woodhouse - contacted Nottinghamshire County Council’s rangers team in distress after losing the opal ring on October 5 while feeding the ducks from a wooden bridge.

The rangers couldn't find the ring, but they allowed the Turners' family friend Phil Elson to take part in a search mission with his diving team. He and his colleagues found the family heirloom within just ten minutes, using an underwater metal detector.

The ring dates back to the 1930s, and is worth around £500. It was passed down to Julie from her husband's grandmother.

The ring dates back to the 1930s, and is worth around £500 Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

"I was distraught when it happened.

"I had put the ring on and as we were feeding bread to the ducks it literally slipped off my finger and into the water. The rangers tried to retrieve it that afternoon but to no avail, so we got in touch with the diving experts to see if they could help.

“We love visiting Rufford and everyone at the county council and The Tribe Scuba have been so helpful. It has been a difficult few weeks not knowing if we could get it back – we are elated.”

– Julie Turner, 47

"I was confident we could get it back, but the water is very silty so it was very dark and we had to work inch by inch.

"The support of the rangers was vital to help build up a picture of where the ring was so we could get it back safely and quickly.”

– Phil Elson, who found the precious ring

Five arrests after man shot in the leg

Five men have been arrested after another man was shot in the leg in a Nottinghamshire town.

The incident happened on Hamilton Road in Sutton-in-Ashfield Credit: ITV News Central

Police were called to the firearms incident on Hamilton Road in Sutton-in-Ashfield at about 8.30pm on 16 October.

The victim was admitted to Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre for treatment for a non-life threatening leg injury.

Three men– aged 26, 31 and 33 – were arrested in the West Midlands in connection with the incident and two other men, aged 32 and 34, were arrested locally.

All have been released on bail, pending further enquiries.

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Chief Rabbi visits The National Holocaust Centre in Nottinghamshire

The National Holocaust Centre in North Nottinghamshire. Credit: ITV News Central

The UK's Chief Rabbi has visited The National Holocaust Centre in North Nottinghamshire today to remember those who lost their lives during Hitler's final solution.

It's the first time Ephraim Mirvis has visited the centre also known as Beth Shalom, since being made Chief Rabbi last year.

As well as seeing the memorial gardens he also visited the new interactive exhibition called 'The Journey'.

Hospital bosses speaking to the government about debts

Bosses at an NHS trust in Nottinghamshire have admitted they are speaking to the government about managing its debts.

The figures were obtained by local Liberal Democrats. Credit: John Giles/PA Archive/Press Association Images

It is after new figures published today show the trust which runs King's Mill Hospital in Sutton in Ashfield is having to pay more than £3 million per month to service its debts.

It is true that the costs associated with the PFI contract remain expensive, but the facilities on offer to patients and their families at our hospitals are some of the best in the country.

At King’s Mill Hospital over 50% of our rooms are single occupancy, infection rates across the Trust remain low and patients consistently rate our ward environments highly in national surveys.

We continue to proactively manage the costs related to ourPFI and are in discussion with Monitor and the Department of Health to achieve a permanent solution.

– Paul O'Connor, Chief Executive of Sherwood Forest Hospitals

Nottinghamshire hospital trust 'drowning' in debt

New figures show the trust which runs King's Mill Hospital in Sutton in Ashfield in Nottinghamshire is having to pay more than £3 million per month, to service its debts.

The figures have been obtained by the Liberal Democrats Credit: John Giles/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Liberal Democrats based locally obtained the figures by a Freedom of Information request.

They show the PFI (private finance initiative) deal to fund the redevelopment of the hospital is £289.9m, with a monthly cost of £3.29m.

This is the biggest scandal our NHS has ever seen.

We knew the debt problem was bad but not quite on this scale.

Our hospital will have cost us £2.5 billion by the time we've paid the money back.

This for a hospital that only cost £298.9m to build.

It is a disgraceful waste of taxpayer's money.

All because Labour decided to use the private sector to fund the hospital.

It is especially galling when you find out there was an option to fund the rebuild through the public sector."

– Councillor Jason Zadrozny
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