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Weekend Picks: Caribbean Carnival

Caribbean Carnival: Sat 20th - Sun 21st Aug (Victoria Embankment, Nottingham)

The carnival parade will run along the Embankment Credit: Denphoto

The annual Nottingham Carnival will take place this weekend at Victoria Embankment.

The two day celebration will begin with a music festival on Saturday and a community-led carnival on the Sunday.

The carnival parade will run along the Embankment, where it first started in 1958. It will feature hundreds of colourful costumes and dancing along the riverside and through The Meadows.

The parade will return to the park for more entertainment and music. The carnival will begin at 2pm.

'United Colours of Nottingham Carnival’ is the theme for this year’s event, which brings together people from all walks of life to experience a taste of Caribbean Carnival”

– Chair, Richard Renwick

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Dentist 'failed to diagnose & treat tooth decay' says solicitor

The solicitor representing the patients of a Nottinghamshire dentist who has been struck off, has spoken about the effect his conduct has had on their health.

Desmond D'Mello was struck from the register of practicing dentists after failing to meet basic hygiene standards.

David Corless-Smith from The Dental Law Partnership says Dr D'Mello failed to diagnose and treat tooth decay and gum disease in some patients.

As a result, patients who thought their mouths were healthy, have lost a large number of teeth:


Shopkeepers given 200 hours unpaid work after fake tobacco worth £80,500 on sale

More than £80,000 worth of counterfeit and illicit tobacco was found for sale in their premises Credit: PA images

Two shopkeepers from Nottingham have each been given a 12 week sentence, suspended for 24 months, 200 hours unpaid work and ordered to pay £711 in costs. This comes following the two men admitting having more than £80,000 worth of counterfeit and illicit tobacco for sale in their premises.

29 year-old Adnan Mohamed who runs the Biedronka shop on Berridge Road, and 25 year-old Bahman Karimi who runs Alma on Radford Road in Nottingham, both pleaded guilty to possessing and offering for sale illicit and counterfeit cigarettes.

Karimi also admitted selling counterfeit tobacco to an underage person following a test purchase conducted by Nottingham City Trading Standards.

Portrait unveiled in memory of police dog

A portrait was unveiled at Nottinghamshire Police headquarters today Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

A small ceremony was held at Nottinghamshire Police as a portrait was unveiled in memory of police dog Rebus.

The German Shepherd, Belgian Shepherd-cross Rebus was helping in an authorised pursuit in the early hours of 18 May 2016 when he was struck by a police vehicle. Despite the best efforts, Rebus died from his injuries.

Following the incident the force was inundated with sympathetic and supportive messages from around the world. One of those was a Gloucestershire artist who used the photograph of Rebus released following his death to create a portrait painting.

“Everyone at Nottinghamshire Police was devastated by the tragic accident which befell Rebus back in May. Police dogs are part of the family here at Nottinghamshire Police.

This portrait is really very, very special and will serve as a fitting tribute to Rebus.”

– Ch Con Fish, West Midlands Police
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Weekend Picks: Food & Drink Festival

Food & Drink Festival: Sat 13th - Sun 14th Aug (Wollaton Park, Nottingham)

There'll be entertainment for all the family Credit: Living Heritage Country Shows

Nottingham food and drink festival is back again for a second year this weekend.

The event will take place at Wollaton Park and organisers say it's going to be bigger and better than it's debut year.

Visitors will get the chance to browse, sample and buy a variety of food and drink produce, both from the local region and from the international community, as well as enjoying live music all weekend.

There’ll also be a Real Ale Marquee, crafts corner, chainsaw carving and plenty of children's entertainment.

The event has been a huge success for the past two years. With a fabulous weather forecast and an excellent line up of chefs which includes Marco Pierre White, Brian Turner, Valentine Warner, we expect this year to build on that success.”

– Mark Hulme, Organiser

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Molly Renshaw through to finals of the 200m breaststroke

Molly Renshaw competes in the Women's 200m Breaststroke Semi Final 2 Credit: Mike Egerton / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Mansfield swimmer Molly Renshaw made it through to the final of the 200m breaststroke in the early hours of the morning.

Renshaw was the third fastest qualifier in a new British record of 2:22.33, taking it back from Chloe Tutton by just 0.01.

The final takes place in the early hours of Friday morning.

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