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Weekend Picks: Food and Drink Festival

Food and Drink Festival: Sat 28th - Mon 30th May (Nottingham Castle, Nottingham)

Celebrity chefs Tom Kerridge and Gregg Wallace will be handing out cooking advice Credit: Edward Smith / EMPICS Entertainment /PA Images

All things food and drink will be celebrated this weekend at Nottingham Castle.

There'll be a medley of stalls adorning the castle grounds, selling everything from local produce and hot food, to home and kitchen goods and artisan crafts.

Visitors can expect to see a whole host of celebrity chefs handing out cookery tips and tricks including Tom Kerridge and Gregg Wallace.

Local producers will also be demonstrating their skills such as cheese making and beer and wine masterclasses.

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Shopping centre evacuated after unidentified package found

Credit: Google Street View

Nottinghamshire Police have evacuated the Idlewells Shopping Centre in Sutton-in-Ashfield after an unidentified package was found in a toilet block in the centre at around 1.20pm today (Monday 23 May).

Shoppers and staff have been directed to a safe distance from the centre and a cordon is in place.

The army has been called to examine the item and make it safe.

There are no reports of any injuries at this time and the public is advised to avoid the area until further notice.

Man's head stamped on in assault - warning: video shows violent nature of attack

A 23-year-old man was hospitalised with a serious head injury after a man stamped on his head several times in Nottingham city centre.

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It happened at around 2.30am on 12 March on Cranbrook Street.

The intention of releasing this footage is to show the very violent nature of this unprovoked assault in hopes of appealing to someone’s conscious.

As you can see, one of the men repeatedly stamps on the victim’s head, a man who we believe is a stranger to him.

With such ferocious blows aimed at his head, this could easily have been a murder inquiry.

If you recognise anyone in this footage please give a call on 101.

– Detective Constable Chris Underwood

Three men remain in hospital following military vehicle crash

Three men remain in hospital following a crash involving four military vehicles on the A17 yesterday.

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The collision, which also involved a HGV, happened at around noon near Swineshead Bridge in Lincolnshire.

A 56 year-old man remains critical in Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham and a 44 year-old man continues to be treated in Addenbrookes for serious injuries. Both men were drivers of the MOD vehicles and are from South Yorkshire.

The driver of the articulated lorry, a 23 year-old man, remains in hospital.


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Weekend Picks: Nottinghamshire County Show

Nottinghamshire County Show: Sat 14th - Sun 15th May (Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire)

Organisers hope it’ll be the biggest County Show yet Credit: Anna Draper

The 133rd Nottinghamshire County show takes place this weekend.

Organisers hope it’ll be the biggest one yet celebrating the best of Nottinghamshire, from best produce and trade to livestock including the popular Sheep Show.

The show offers a variety of things to see and do including a music marquee, extreme sports, cookery demonstrations, a field gun display and urban free runners.

“There really will be something for everyone- it’s the first year we have secured the free runners which is high octane entertainment, we’re working on a new treasure trail for the children and many eclectic music performances to entertain the crowds.”

– Jayne Olney, Show Manager

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17 men charged with city centre football disorder

Officers investigating violent disorder between groups of Nottingham Forest and Notts County fans in Nottingham city centre have charged 17 men.

The Major Oak pub in Pelham Street Credit: Google Street View

The men, who are alleged to have been involved in a fight at The Major Oak pub in Pelham Street on Saturday 19 March, were arrested in an early morning operation in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire on Tuesday.

All of 17 of them are currently due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates court on Thursday 9 June.

An 18-year-old man who was also arrested on Tuesday has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Paddy Tipping re-elected as PCC for Nottinghamshire

New PCC for Nottinghamshire declared Credit: ITV News Central

Labour candidate Paddy Tipping will continue to be the Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire.

Of the 799,631 registered voters across Nottinghamshire, 21.8% turned out to vote in 704 polling stations.

The PCC is responsible for setting the priorities for the police force in Nottinghamshire, responding to the needs of local communities, setting the policing budget, and monitoring how well the police are performing.

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