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TRAINS: RETFORD - NOTTINGHAMSHIRE - EAST MIDLANDS

There are currently delays of up to 60 minutes on train services between Retford and Doncaster in Nottinghamshire due to overhead line problems.

Trains running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed or diverted.

Disruption is expected until 8pm but tickets are being accepted on Virgin Trains East Coast and East Midlands Trains services on reasonable routes.

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Man pleads not guilty to murdering 16-year-old

A 23-year-old has pleaded not guilty to murdering a 16-year-old teenager from Lincolnshire.

Hannah Pearson was found an address in Newark. Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

James Morton appeared at Nottingham Crown Court this morning charged with the murder of Hannah Pearson from Marston in July.

Morton, of Pierson Street in Newark, Nottinghamshire, appeared via video link and spoke to confirm his name and his not guilty plea.

Ms Pearson died in hospital after emergency services were called to a Newark address in the early hours of July 24th 2016.

Morton was remanded in custody and is due to stand trial next January.

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140-year-old structure reconstructed to upgrade railway

New beams in place at Hucknall Station Credit: Twitter/@networkrail

Station Road Bridge in Hucknall has been demolished as part of Network Rail's Railway Upgrade Plan.

The train line below has been closed this weekend to allow for new bridge beams to be fitted at Hucknall station. The road surface on the bridge will also be replaced to cater for the 9,000 vehicles which use it every day.

Works on the repairs began on June 4 and will take six months to complete.

The road remains closed but train services using the line below will be unaffected, apart from during the August Bank Holiday weekend.

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Weekend Picks: Food & Drink Festival

Great Food & Drink Festival: Sat 27th - Mon 29th Aug (Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire)

Newstead Abbey Credit: Rui Vieira / PA Archive/Press Association Images

There’ll be a range of food and drinks, cookery demo's, and everything food related this weekend for the Great Food & Drink Festival in Nottinghamshire.

Based in the grounds of Newstead Abbey, there’ll be demonstrations from chefs and Sunday Brunch host, Simon Rimmer, as well as Michael Caines, Head Chef at Gidleigh Park since 1994 and 2014 Great British Bake Off winner, Nancy Birtwhistle.

For times, prices and more information visit: http://greatfoodanddrinkfestivals.co.uk/newstead-abbey/

26-year-old man from Nottinghamshire dead after collision

A man has died following a crash in Nottinghamshire.

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Police were called to the A620 Babworth Road in Ranby, near Retford at 11.45pm on Thursday night.

The 26-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A silver Hyundai and a blue MG Rover were involved in a collision. The road remains closed.

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Police have urged anyone with information to contact them on 101 quoting incident 975 of 25 August 2016.

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