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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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Police appeal for missing 16-year-old from Mansfield

16-year-old Josh Prosser

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 16-year-old boy from Mansfield.

Josh Prosser was last seen on 31 December 2015 on Stella Street.

Josh is around 5ft 2in tall and of a slim build. He has short, straight brown hair. He is usually seen wearing a flat peek cap and a red tracksuit.

Anyone with any information should contact police on 101.

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One charged with GBH after man seriously injured on New Year's Day

One person has been charged with Grievous Bodily Harm after a man suffered serious head injuries in an alleged assault outside a bar in Nottinghamshire.

The alleged assault happened outside Larry's Bar in Stapleford Credit: Google Street View

18-year-old Jack Shepherd from Stapleford has been remanded in custody to appear in court tomorrow. Two others have been bailed.

It happened outside Larry's Bar on Toton Lane in Stapleford in the early hours of New Year's Day.

The 44-year-old man suffered the injuries following an alleged assault in Toton Lane in Stapleford, outside Larry's Bar, at around 12.20am.

Nottinghamshire Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and has any information about the incident.

'Tent City' will have to move out of Nottingham city centre

A group of rough sleepers who camped out in the centre of Nottingham will have to leave by Monday after the city council won a court order to remove them.

The 'Tent City' was set up in Station Street on Christmas Eve to highlight the problem of homelessness. Credit: ITV News Central/ Peter Bearne
The group want the council to open up derelict buildings to give them somewhere to sleep in the winter. Credit: ITV News Central/ Peter Bearne
They say they have got widespread support. Credit: ITV News Central/ Peter Bearne

Three arrested after man 'seriously injured' in Stapleford

The alleged assault happened outside Larry's Bar in Stapleford Credit: Google street view

Three people have been arrested after a man suffered serious head injuries during an alleged assault in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire.

The man, aged 44, suffered the injuries outside Larry's Bar on Toton Lane at around 12.20am this morning, Nottinghamshire Police said.

Two men and a woman are in police custody after they were arrested in connection with the incident.

Weekend Picks: Nottingham Gala

Johann Strauss Gala: 3rd January (Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham)

Johann Strauss Gala comes to Nottingham Royal Concert Hall this weekend Credit: Simon Cooper/Press Association Images

The Johann Strauss Gala is back for another year in Nottingham this weekend. Audiences have been entertained for over 40 years by the Gala’s music, dancing and comedy. This weekend, dressed in period costumes, the Johann Strauss dancers and orchestra return with a brand new show to welcome in the new year.

For prices, times and more information visit: www.trch.co.uk/index.aspx?articleid=29906

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