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Body confirmed as missing Nottingham mum Elaine Harrison

Elaine Harrison went missing in December
Elaine Harrison went missing in December Credit: ITV News Central

The body of a women found in Colwick on Tuesday has been confirmed as missing mum Elaine Harrision.

The 59-year-old went missing from her house boat at around 3pm on December 9th last year.

Her disappearance sparked a large search by her family and members of her community.

Detective Inspector Mike Allen said:

On behalf of the Force and the family I’d like to thank the public for all of their help with the search for Elaine.

I am only sorry that it has had such a tragic ending and the thoughts of Nottinghamshire Police are with the family at this difficult time.

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Royal wedding cake slice to be auctioned

A slice of cake from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding is to be auctioned next week.

Auctioneers Mellors and Kirk are expecting the slice of fruit cake to fetch between £50 and £150 when it goes up for sale on Wednesday.

The cake along with the special note is expected to fetch between £50-£150. Credit: Handout photo issued by Mellors & Kirk.

The cake is to be sold by former employee of Crown Speciality Packaging, Adrian Richardson. who was one of a small number of employees of the firm who were sent a piece of the royal wedding cake to thank them for their work on a specially commissioned presentation tin.

Nigel Kirk, director of Mellors and Kirk Auctioneers in Nottingham said: "It will no doubt be popular with collectors of royal memorabilia."

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Up to 600 jobs at risk at Thoresby colliery

Nottinghamshire's Thoresby colliery will close by the end of next year at the latest, as part of a phased scaling-down of mines by UK Coal.

The company - the UK's largest coal producer - currently employs 2,000 people across the country, including around 600 at Thoresby.

A miner at work at Thoresby colliery in November last year
A miner at work at Thoresby colliery in November last year Credit: Joe Giddens/PA

It is currently in talks for an emergency cash injection of between £10 million and £20 million from the government and the private sector to continue operating until the end of 2015.

It comes after competition from cheap imported coal put pressure on business.

A spokesman for the firm said cutbacks would be made even if the emergency cash is secured.

We have started today consultations with the unions on looking at the way forward - that is, looking at reducing numbers in the coming months.

We are looking to secure the best outcome possible.

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Regiment to exercise Freedom of Ashbourne

Soldiers from 2nd Battalion the Mercian Regiment will be parading through Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire over the next three days, exercising their Freedom of three East Midland towns.

The regiment, which recruits many of its soldiers from the two counties, will be exercising its freedom of Ashbourne, Mansfield and Chesterfield ahead of its move to Dale Barracks in Chester from Northern Ireland over the next six months.

The battalion previously paraded through Nottingham on a 'coming home' tour in 2009
The battalion previously paraded through Nottingham on a 'coming home' tour in 2009 Credit: Rui Vieira/PA

After this, the regiment will be deployed on a UN tour of Cyprus.

The parades start at Ashbourne Town Hall today, from Mansfield Town Hall tomorrow and from Chesterfield Town Hall on Friday.

Thoresby Colliery at risk of closure unless £10m found

The owners of Thoresby Colliery coal mine in Nottinghamshire need to find at least £10 million within weeks to avoid closure.

The lamp room at Thoresby Colliery, Nottinghamshire Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

UK Coal say they are currently in talks with the government and private investors in a bid to save the pit.

If the cash injection is not found 600 jobs could be at risk.

Police appeal for help finding girl known to travel around East Midlands

Aphrael Heightley has been missing for more than two weeks
Aphrael Heightley has been missing for more than two weeks Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Police are appealing for help once more in finding a 16 year-old girl who has been missing for more than two weeks.

Aphrael Heightley, from Greenwich, London, left her home on Tuesday 11 March at 7am and has not been seen since.

She is known to travel across the East Midlands - including Ilkeston in Derbyshire, Langley Mill in Nottinghamshire and Swingate in Nottingham.

Police say she usually dresses in boyish clothes and will refer to herself as Matthew.

Anyone with information is asked to get in touch on 101.

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