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Witness appeal: Woman dies after being stabbed in Nottinghamshire

Police are appealing for witnesses to a disturbance in Kirkby-in-Ashfield in which a woman was stabbed and has subsequently died.

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Officers were called to reports of a fight at an address in Gleneagles Drive at around 11pm yesterday.

The victim, believed to be in her 40s, had suffered stab wounds and was attended to by paramedics. She died on the way to hospital.

A 32-year-old man was taken to hospital with stab wounds. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

A 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is in custody.

Detectives would like to hear from anyone who witnessed or knows anything about the incident. They should call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 1003 of 16 July.

Driver who caused fatal collision while using mobile phone jailed for five years

A Nottinghamshire woman has been jailed for five years for causing a fatal collision while driving on the M1 motorway in November 2014.

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Christy George, 38, from Lime Tree Road in Hucknall was found guilty last month of causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving and perverting the course of justice after a trial at Leicester Crown Court.

During the trial George pleaded guilty to causing death whilst uninsured. She was sentenced on Friday to five years in prison.

The court heard George was travelling to work during the evening of Tuesday 25 November along the southbound carriageway of the M1. During her journey she made calls to a friend and her husband using her mobile telephone.

Eye witnesses described her swerving towards the central reservation and then suddenly applying harsh steering to the left, coming back on to the motorway when her vehicle collided with an HGV.

The impact of the collision resulted in the HGV losing control and crossing over the central reservation where it struck a BMW, travelling in the opposite direction.

The driver of the BMW, Murray Simpson, 48, from London, sustained fatal injuries.

Although people are becoming so used to constantly using their mobile phones they need to be aware that following a collision the police will seek to establish whether a mobile phone or other device was in use and if so whether it was a contributory factor in the collision.

The sensible advice in the Highway Code should be followed if drivers want to remain safe and within the law.

– Detective Constable Pete Davies, Investigating officer


Anna Soubry resigns as small business minister

Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry has resigned as Minister of Small Business, Industry and Enterprise Credit: PA

Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry has resigned as Minister of Small Business, Industry and Enterprise.

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Weekend Picks: Arts Festival

Wollaton Arts Festival: Thurs 14th - Sun 17th July (Wollaton Park, Nottingham)

A range of events will take place over the two day festival Credit: Nottingham City Council

The first Wollaton Arts Festival, a brand new event by and for the people of Wollaton, will take place this weekend.

The festival will celebrate the vibrant local community in Wollaton, with free events for everyone to take part in. It’ll include events such as a ‘Big Picnic’ in Wollaton Park on Sunday 17 July.

Festival events include:

Festival Gathering - 16 July - Take a trip down memory lane and find out about the history of Wollaton (and share your own photos and memories) plus enjoy live music

Wollaton Arts Festival Bake Off - 16 July - Enter a showstopping cake in one of two categories, under 18 and over 18

Wollaton Big Picnic - 17 July - A chance to enjoy food and drink, live music and entertainment with other local people. There'll also be free storytelling and activities for children, creative workshops, tours, walks and exhibitions.

I want to encourage everyone living and working in Wollaton to join us at the first Wollaton Arts Festival.

We need you to make the event a success and hopefully an annual event in Wollaton’s calendar.”

– Neighbourhood Development Officer for Wollaton, Lylse-Anne Renwick

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Nottinghamshire man charged with terror offences

Nottinghamshire man charged with terror offences Credit: PA

A Nottinghamshire man has been charged with two terror offences.

Ryan Counsell, 28, of Russell Road, Hyson Green, was initially arrested on Monday.

He has been charged with two offences contrary to Section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000. He appeared before Westminster Magistrates Court on Thursday (14 July) and was remanded in custody.

Police said there is no evidence to suggest any community was at immediate risk in connection with the investigation.

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Weekend Picks: Rowing Championships

British Rowing Junior Championships: Sat16th - Sun 17th July (Holme Pierrepont Country Park, Nottinghamshire)

More than eight hundred crews are set to race at the 2016 British Rowing Junior Championship. Credit: Drew Smith

Head down to Holme Pierrepont Country Park this weekend to watch the future of British Rowing compete in the Junior British Rowing Championships.

Racing over 2000m visitors can cheer on and support competitors as they race along the 2km Regatta Lake.

Competitors will be travelling from all parts of England, as well as from Wales, Scotland and Gibraltar to challenge themselves for the title of British Rowing Junior Champion.

Saturday’s racing kicks off with a large number of crews racing in different time trials to race This then sets up the final day of racing with semi-finals and finals on the Sunday.

It is great to see the growth of this event. Each year we are always aiming to raise the bar in terms of competition and event delivery.

This year, we are particularly excited about the introduction of a new style of racing for the J14s. “

– Jim Harlow, Chairman of the Regatta

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Have you seen this missing 12-year old boy from Nottinghamshire?

Police are concerned for the welfare of a 12-year-old boy missing from home in Nottinghamshire.

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Ziyad Meliebray went out on his bike around lunchtime on Thursday and was expected back later to his home in Wollaton. He never returned.

He is described as Asian, 5ft 7” tall and of medium build. He has short black hair, and is known to have links in Bilborough and Radford.

He was last seen on Saturday afternoon.

Have you seen him? If so, please contact 101 quoting incident number 748 of 7 July.

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