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Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry backs Theresa May for Prime Minister

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The Minister for Small Businesses and Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry has said she will be supporting Theresa May's bid to become the next Prime Minister.

The Home Secretary, who appears to be the front runner in the race to be the next leader, has already been hailed as the 'bookies favourite' to win and has also been endorsed by high-profile party members including Derbyshire Dales MP Patrick McLoughlin.

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Weekend Picks: Canoeing Sprint Regatta

British Canoeing Sprint Regatta: Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd July (Holme Pierrepont Country Park, Nottinghamshire)

The British Canoeing National Sprint Regatta takes place this weekend at Holme Pierrepont Country Park in Nottinghamshire.

Sprint racing takes place over 200, 500 and 1000 metres Credit: Armin Weigel / DPA/PA Images

Competitors will race against each other on the 2km Regatta Lake.

Sprint racing is one of only two canoeing events included in the Olympic Games and races take place over 200, 500 and 1000 metres.

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Woman requires hospital treatment for facial injuries after assault

Members of the public are being asked to help identify a woman who assaulted another woman in Nottinghamshire late on Friday night.

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The assault took place in Carlton Road (A60), close to the Ashley Hotel, between Mount Avenue and Baulk Lanein Worksop at around 10.30pm-11pm.

The victim required hospital treatment for a facial injury.

The offender is described as white, aged around 25-26 years old, of very slim build and with blonde hair. 

If you witnessed the incident, know the offender or have any other information which can help, please call 101, quoting incident number 485 of 25 June.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Care assistant charged with sex offences at mental health unit

Care assistant charged with sex offences at mental health unit Credit: PA

A healthcare assistant has been charged with a string of sex offences at a hospital's mental health unit in Mansfield.

Robert Roberts, 59, is charged with 14 counts of sexual assault and two of rape alleged to have been committed in 2014.

Nottinghamshire Police said the charges relate to incidents said to have taken place at Millbrook Mental Health Unit, run by the Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust unit.

Roberts, from Sutton-in-Ashfield, in Nottinghamshire, is due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on July 25.


Photos released in Lenton sex assault investigation

Items the victim was wearing at the time of the attack Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Police investigating a serious sexual assault in Lenton have released photos of items of clothing the victim was wearing when it took place.

It's hope the images of a pair of multi-coloured checked shorts and a blue vest top will help potential witnesses to come forward.

The assault on a 22-year-old white female happened some time between 10pm and 12 midnight on Monday 6 June 2016 in an area off Derby Road.

There have not yet been any arrests over the assault.

Police believe the attack may have taken place in the vicinity of Gloucester Avenue, Henry Road and Devonshire Promenade.

Leaflets with pictures of the clothing are being distributed during house-to-house enquiries in that area.

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Weekend Picks: Carnival

Arnold Carnival: Sat 18th - Sun 19th June (Arnot Hill Park, Arnold, Nottingham)

There’ll be a food and drink court at the festival Credit: Fredrik von Erichsen/DPA/Press Association Images

The annual Arnold Carnival returns to Nottingham this weekend with activities and entertainment for all the family.

There’ll be sports taster sessions and competitions, street entertainers and a food and drink court. Favourites include a fun dog show, BBM Flypast, children’s fun fair and activity marquee.

Over the two days there’ll be a mix of professional and community music, dance, local school bands, choirs and solo artists.

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