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Council 'on course' to complete pothole repairs

More than 60,000 potholes have been repaired in Nottinghamshire since April last year.

Potholes can cost motorists hundreds of pounds in damages to their vehicle Credit: Tim Goode/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The County Council says it's "on course" to complete 152,000 repairs by the end of March.

The council looks after around 2,600 miles of roads and spends more than £2.8 million a year on repairs including filling in potholes.

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Police hunt after woman sexually assaulted yesterday

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted in Mansfield Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted as she walked in Forest Town in Mansfield, in the early hours of Sunday.

At 2.30am, the woman was approached from behind by a man in Main Avenue. She was dragged into an alley and sexually assaulted.

The victim had been out with her friends in the town centre, and she had walked along Bath Lane, Ravensdale Road, Sherwood Hall Road, Clipstone Road West and onto Main Avenue towards Forest Town.

Her attacker - who has an eastern European accent - fled the scene on foot in the direction of Clipstone Road West. He was wearing a short grey coat with reflective strips on his back.

Officers are appealing for anyone who may have seen the man or his victim on Sunday morning to come forward with information.

“Thankfully, these kinds of attacks by strangers are rare and we will be thoroughly investigating to help identify the man responsible, as well as continuing to support the victim and increasing our patrols in the area to reassure residents.”

– Temporary Detective Inspector Rich Monk

Local celebs join Matt in Text Santa bag pack

Matt Teale was joined by local celebrities in his quest to raise funds for Text Santa today Credit: ITV News Central

Matt Teale was joined by local celebrities in his quest to raise funds for Text Santa today.

Matt's helping out at a supermarket in Gamston today, and he's being ably assisted by a troupe of merry elves.

He's joined by Miss Nottingham, Rachel Cadman, and actor Sam Attwater. Sam's appeared in Dancing on Ice and now he's taking to the stage in Snow White and the Seven Dwarves at Nottingham's Theatre Royal.

Children from Rushcliffe School and Lady Bay Primary School are also hard at work to raise money for Text Santa's six chosen charities: Teenage Cancer Trust, Guide Dogs, WellChild, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Alzheimer's Society and Together for Short Lives.

Children from Rushcliffe school and Ladybay School are also working hard to raise money for Text Santa Credit: ITV News Central

He's joined by Miss Nottingham, Rachel Cadman, and actor Sam Attwater. Sam's appeared in Dancing on Ice and now he's taking to the stage in Snow White and the Seven Dwarves at Nottingham's Theatre Royal.

Children from Rushcliffe School and Lady Bay Primary School are also hard at work to raise money for Text Santa's six chosen charities: Teenage Cancer Trust, Guide Dogs, WellChild, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Alzheimer's Society and Together for Short Lives.

Nottinghamshire County Council video calls on teenagers to check before crossing the road

A hard-hitting video which aims to make teenagers check before crossing the road has been produced by Nottinghamshire County Council Youth Arts Team.

The 90-second film will soon be shown to paediatricians, coroners, nurses and police at the first national conference for CDOPs (Child Death Overview Panel).

We particularly wanted to support young people to develop a way of getting the message of road safety across to their peers and this thought provoking film achieves this in a direct and compelling way.

– Chris Few, Independent Chair, Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board
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