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Police concerned for man missing for a week

Nathan Priest Credit: Family handout

Nottinghamshire Police are growing increasingly concerned for a 28-year-old man who has been missing for a week now.

Nathan Priest was last seen leaving an address in the Warsop area on Friday evening (9 September 2016).

Nathan is described as white, around 6ft tall, of a large build with short fair straight hair, brown eyes and a fair complexion. He was wearing blue jeans and a blue jacket.

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Weekend Picks: Nottingham Mela

Nottingham Mela: Fri 9th - Sun 11th Sept (Various Locations, Nottingham)

Credit: Bartosz Kali

Nottingham's annual South Asian celebration returns this weekend.

The Nottingham Mela is a three day event of music, dance, film screenings, sports, family friendly activities and traditional cuisine.

To coincide with the National Heritage Open Days, on Sunday the festival will fill Nottingham Castle with an extravaganza of family activities.

Visitors can expect an array of live music, dance performances, sports and games, family fun, food and craft stalls, as well as tuk-tuk rides around the park.

With a blend of traditional and contemporary, our aim is to provide an opportunity for artists from diverse disciplines to share their immense talents with audiences over the course of the weekend.

We aim to offer a chance for all to relax and delight in the beauty and spirit of this vibrant South Asian festival”.

– Sooree Pillay, New Art Exchange Producer and Mela Co-producer

For times, prices and more information visit:


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Weekend Picks: Grow Your Own Show

Grow Your Own Show: Sat 10th Sept (Woodthorpe Park, Nottingham)

Allotment associations and local food producers will be selling produce, and winter vegetable plant Credit: Nottingham City Council

Food growing, baking, beekeeping and crafts are among a bumper crop of attractions at the Grow Your Own show at Woodthorpe Park in Nottingham this weekend.

The event is an annual fixture on the park’s calendar, celebrating allotments, community gardens and backyard food growing. This year it will also feature a traditional country show, with a baking competition.

New and experienced growers will be able to pick up tips and ideas through a series of free talks throughout the day, put on by the Royal Horticultural Society and local experts.

The Grow Your Own show is always a popular day out and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever with a whole range of new attractions and ways that people can get involved.

We are especially pleased that Notts Bee Keepers are back again with their annual honey show - and that home-baked cakes are on the event menu this year!”

– Councillor Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Tourism

For times, a programme of all the workshops and more information visit:

Three people fined more than £2k for littering

Mansfield District Council Credit: Google Street View

Three people have been fined a total of more than £2,000 for dropping litter and failing to pay fixed penalty notices issued by Mansfield District Council.

34 year-old Abbie Oakley from Shirebrook was fined £440, ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £44 and costs totalling £259.42.

34 year-old Wang Jie from Mansfield was also summoned to court facing the same allegation of littering and magistrates fined him £660, ordered him to pay a victim surcharge of £66 and costs totalling £258.40.

Another man from Mansfield, 19 year-old Daniel Limer was fined £660, ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £66 and costs totalling 258.40 for littering on Nottingham Road in Mansfield.

Mansfield District Council Portfolio Holder for Public Protection Coun Mick Barton said: "I hope these court cases will send a clear message to people that as a council we mean business when we say we will not tolerate people dropping litter in Mansfield.

"These three offenders could have simply paid their Fixed Penalty Notice of £75 but instead they have chosen to ignore these notices and are now having to pay the full cost of that."


There are currently delays of up to 60 minutes on train services between Retford and Doncaster in Nottinghamshire due to overhead line problems.

Trains running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed or diverted.

Disruption is expected until 8pm but tickets are being accepted on Virgin Trains East Coast and East Midlands Trains services on reasonable routes.


Man pleads not guilty to murdering 16-year-old

A 23-year-old has pleaded not guilty to murdering a 16-year-old teenager from Lincolnshire.

Hannah Pearson was found an address in Newark. Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

James Morton appeared at Nottingham Crown Court this morning charged with the murder of Hannah Pearson from Marston in July.

Morton, of Pierson Street in Newark, Nottinghamshire, appeared via video link and spoke to confirm his name and his not guilty plea.

Ms Pearson died in hospital after emergency services were called to a Newark address in the early hours of July 24th 2016.

Morton was remanded in custody and is due to stand trial next January.

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