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Verdict due in headmistress misconduct hearing

A disciplinary panel will announce whether it finds a sacked headteacher from Nottinghamshire guilty of unacceptable professional misconduct this morning.

Margaret Gretton is facing allegations of racism, discrimination of special needs pupils and bullying Credit: ITV News Central

Margaret Gretton was dismissed from her job at Burton Joyce Primary School in 2013 after a special investigation by ITV News Central.

The panel considering her case has heard a range of allegations including racism and discrimination against children with special needs.

Miss Gretton denies all the allegations against her.


Film teaches teens to 'think before you dial' 999

'Think before you dial' is designed to relieve pressure on hospital A&E Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire/Press Association Image

School children in Nottingham are being shown a film about how to properly use local NHS Services.

'Think before you dial' has been commissioned by NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group, which buys and plans health services in the area. Local young people star in the film which was made by the city's Television Workshop.

The ten minute drama is designed to relieve pressure on hospital A&E by teaching young people how to appropriately use the service.

40-year-old man in hospital with 'serious injuries' after house fire

Emergency services were called to the fire at Derby Grove, Nottingham. Credit: ITV News Central

A 40-year-old man has been taken to hospital with 'serious injuries' following a house fire in Lenton, Nottinghamshire.

Police and the fire service have launched a joint investigation into the cause of the fire and the house, in Derby Grove, has been put in lockdown.

Up to 15 firefighters were on the scene from 12.40pm this afternoon.

A police and fire cordon have been put up at both ends of the street whilst investigations are ongoing.


Police have 'grave' concerns for missing woman

Anne Green Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Police are asking for the public's help in their search for a woman whose 'state of mind is giving grave cause for concern'.

Anne Green, 48, of no fixed address, has not been seen since Monday 9 March, but she made contact with her GP late yesterday afternoon, increasing concern for her well-being.

Anne is white, around 5ft 7ins tall with dark shoulder length hair. She may be wearing a dark overcoat and have a suitcase or bag with her. She speaks with southern accent.

She is known to frequent the area around Nottingham station and the Broadmarsh area of the city. She may also have links to Leicestershire.

Anyone with information should telephone Nottinghamshire Police on 101.

Man has ear bitten off in vicious unprovoked attack

Heathcoat Street Credit: Google Maps

A man had part of his ear bitten off when he was attacked as he walked home from a night out with friends in Nottingham.

The victim was assaulted on February 18 at 3am as he made his way down Heathcoat Street.

The vicious attack left him with bruising and a lump above his left eye, a cut to the bridge of his nose and part of his right ear missing.

Police officers are appealing for witnesses.

The first attacker is described as white with short wavy dark hair, a black waist-length jacket and jeans.

The second man is described as white with fair hair, wearing a green Parker-type jacket, with a cream jumper and black trousers.

Survey reveals Midlands' infidelity hotspots

Beeston is the UK's top spot for affairs, according to a new survey Credit: PA

If you're a resident of Beeston in Nottinghamshire, a new survey shows you should be keeping a close eye on your partner.

The bustling market town has been named the UK's top spot for infidelity.

According to The Official Infidelity Index 2015, two and a half per cent of the town's population is having an affair, meaning 954 residents are seeing someone they shouldn't.

People in Beeston, Newcastle-under-Lyme and Loughborough should keep a close eye on their partners Credit: PA

Husbands and wives in Newcastle-under-Lyme were the sixth most likely in the country to be unfaithful, according to the study. It claims that 1.64 per cent of people in the town are having an affair, amounting to a total of 1,231 adulterous relationships.

Loughborough in Leicestershire comes tenth on the list, with researchers saying that 924 people in the town are cheating on their spouse. Residents in Tamworth, Staffordshire, come 13th on the charts, with 1.39 per cent of local people having an affair.

The research was compiled by Illicit Encounters, which calls itself 'the UK's largest married dating website'.

The research was compiled by 'Illicit Encounters' Credit: Katie Collins/PA Archive/Press Association Images
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