A pensioner from Nottinghamshire who spent her whole life struggling with her own identity has finally had her marriage declared legal.
The RSPCA has launched an investigation after a three week old lamb had its ears cut off in Nottinghamshire.
An unemployed man from Nottinghamshire who was left out of pocket after answering a bogus job advert has branded the conmen "low life".
PC Mick Colley, who led the case against the Speeds said:
“Unlike the rest of us, the Speeds felt entitled to the good life irrespective of whether they earned an honest living to get it.
Daniel sold illegal drugs so he and his wife could enjoy holidays, have all the mod cons and drive nice cars.
Daniel was not only polluting our community with illicit substances, Abigail was draining money from law-abiding taxpayers by continuing to claim benefits.
This is what happens when you bite the hand that feeds you. He will now have to get used to a much more modest life in jail and she will have to go without the luxuries in life for a change.
We can all now rest safer in the knowledge that thousands of dangerous drugs have been taken off Nottinghamshire’s streets and nightlife and the subsequent crime fuelled by drug addiction reduced.”
A Forest Town couple who enjoyed a comfortable lifestyle paid for with money made from drug dealing have been in court. The Speeds, from Admiral’s Court, were sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court last Friday.
Daniel, aged 36, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to possession with intent to supply amphetamines, otherwise known as ‘Speed’.
He was sent to jail for two-and-a-half years. His wife Abigail, 27, was given a community order requiring her to undertake 180 hours of unpaid work until 2 May 2014.
The pair were arrested following a police raid at their then home in Garwick Close, Mansfield, on 13 October 2011.
Officers seized around a kilogram of amphetamines from bags, and tubs found in the kitchen and a Mercedes car parked on the driveway. This was estimated to equate to 1,000 individual deals with a combined street value of £3,550.
Scales featuring traces of the same drug, as well as £1,991 cash, was also seized.
Further enquiries into the couple’s lifestyle found unaccounted cash deposits over a five-year period into Abigail’s bank account.
They totalled £78,284, despite Daniel being unemployed since 2008 and Abigail receiving benefits to supplement her earnings as a chip shop assistant.
As a result, property worth £16,509 was seized from the address, including televisions, a stereo and speakers, a laptop, mobile phones, iPods, satellite navigation units, a camera, clothing and other electrical items.
Fifty pet snakes have been stolen from a Nottinghamshire pet shop.
It happened overnight on Friday at Sherwood Pets, on Mansfield Road.
The reptiles vary in length, between half a metre and a metre-and-a-half, and are in a range of colours and patterns. They are not considered dangerous.
The Labour Party has gained 18 seats in Nottinghamshire, taking overall control of the County Council.
The Conservative Party and Liberal Democrats both lost seats.
UKIP lost its only councillor.
- Labour Party – 34 seats
- Conservatives – 21 seats
- Liberal Democrats – 8 seats
- Mansfield Independent Forum – 2 seats
- Other – 1 seat
- Independent – 1 seat
This is a picture of Jake Weir's injured leg. He is a builder from Spalding, who almost lost one of his legs after he tried to demolish a garage in Nottingham. The building almost collapsed on top of him.
West Bridgford Central and South have been taken from the Conservatives by Labour.
Nottinghamshire local election results are still being counted.
Judge Jonathon Teare imposed a 14-month jail suspended for two years for assaults that left a Nottinghamshire model scarred for life when her face went through a glass panel.
Lasha Horton, 23, needed over 30 stitches after the incident.
The judge described the assaults as "an entirely reckless act" that had left a young woman scarred for life.
He told Genavese Justin that the only reason she had not been sent to prison immediately was because that would have meant depriving her two-year-old daughter of her mother.
As well as gaining three seats in the north of the county, Labour has just picked up the marginal seat of Beeston South and Attenborough from the Conservatives. In those seats which Labour held – including their group leader Alan Rhodes – the majority has increased significantly.
A lot will now depend on places like Mansfield, which was dominated by independent candidates last time. If Labour can make gains there, they might yet have a chance of taking overall control.
UKIP's performance has been patchy. Overall they have increased their vote, but support has been evenly spread so they have been unable to pick up seats. It seems they are mainly taking support from the Conservatives with Labour and the Lib Dems largely unaffected.
Chief Inspector Andy Charlton, Head of Roads Policing in Nottinghamshire, said they were trying hard to track down people who throw missiles at vehicles, so they could arrest them.
Chief Inspector Andy Charlton, Head of Roads Policing in Nottinghamshire, said: "I don't know why we would be more than any other police area.
"Certainly we take the matter very seriously. We attempt to try to find out who the offenders are and do as much as we possibly can to arrest them."