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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:

Concerns grow for welfare of missing teen

Nottinghamshire police say they are concerned for the welfare of a teenager who was last seen leaving home yesterday morning.

Missing Bobbi Jo Pattison Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Bobbi Jo Pattison, from Balderton, is believed to have visited Nottingham City Centre today.

Detectives say she was last seen wearing black leggings and Nike trainers with a plastic heel.

They are appealing to anyone with information on her whereabouts to get in touch.

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Nottinghamshire's Broad named world's best test bowler

Broad is now ranked top in the world Credit: PA

Stuart Broad has become the number one Test bowler in the world after inspiring England to victory over South Africa in the third Test.

Broad's best overseas figures of six for 17 sealed a 2-0 series win in Johannesburg and catapulted him to number one in the International Cricket Council's rankings.

Steve Harmison was the last England bowler to reach the summit, back in 2004, with Sir Ian Botham also achieving top spot in 1980.

Broad, the top wicket-taker in the current series with 15 at 16.46, overtakes India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and injured Proteas paceman Dale Steyn.

Weekend Picks: Skating Championships

NISA British Synchronized Skating Championships: Sat 16th - Sun 17th January (Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, Nottingham)

The British synchronised skating championships will take place this weekend Credit: Motorpoint Arena

This weekend the National Ice Centre are to host the British Synchronised Skating Championships where top teams from across the UK will compete for the national titles.

The annual competition is open to the public and involves over 700 skaters between 10 and 50 years told, from 58 teams.

“It is a highlight in the British skating calendar and a great chance to expose new people to the discipline. I can’t wait to see what this year’s talent will bring to the table"

– Chris Buchanan, Synchronised Skating Director at the National Ice Skating Association

Nottingham’s junior team the Icicles, who are also Junior World Championship competitors will be competing at the event.

For prices, opening times and more information visit: motorpointarenanottingham.com

Weekend Picks: Big Garden Bird Watch

The Big Garden Bird Watch: Sat 16th January (Sherwood Forest Country Park, Mansfield)

Join RSPB's 'Big Bird Watch' this weekend Credit: Patrick Pleul/DPA/Press Association Images

More than half a million people across the country are set to take part in RSPB’s ‘Big Bird Watch’ at the end of the month. To mark this campaign Sherwood Forest Country Park are holding their very own bird watch this weekend.

Visitors are being invited to the park to join RSPB on the lookout for birds in the wildlife area. There’ll also be a chance to warm up indoors and have a go at making a bird feeder.

For prices, opening times and more information visit: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/events/778/the-big-garden-bird-watch

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