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Weekend Picks: Bird Ringing

Bird Ringing Demonstration: Sun 31st January (Creswell Crags, Worksop)

Visitors will get the chance to see a range of bird species Credit: Creswell Heritage Trust

Visitors will get the opportunity to get up close to the feathery residents at a bird ringing demonstration this weekend. Events will take place in the picturesque surroundings of Creswell Crags. Sorby Breck Bird Ringers will be delivering the event for those taking part on the Sunday.

“The bird-ringing events at Creswell Crags are a fantastic opportunity to get really close to a wide range of bird species that can be found here. You can never guarantee what might turn up… from tits, robins, through to the occasional Kingfisher”

– Roger Shelley, Creswell Heritage Trust Director

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Woman seriously injured after being hit by police vehicle

The collision is being investigated Credit: PA

A woman is in hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a police vehicle in Worksop, Nottinghamshire Police has confirmed.

The collision happened on Memorial Avenue in Worksop, shortly after 4.30pm on Tuesday.

The woman's injuries are believed to be serious and she has been taken to hospital in Sheffield.

The matter has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.


Weekend Pick: Festival of Food and Drink in Nottinghamshire

Credit: Festival of Food and Drink

Over 150 food and drink producers, artisan specialists and experts will be at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire this weekend for The Festival of Food and Drink in Worksop.

It’s the biggest celebration of food and drink in the region with a celebrity cookery theatre, interactive classes for both children and adults from the School of Artisan Food.

We’re thrilled to be back at Clumber Park with a line-up of celebrity chefs including Masterchef judge John Torode, Michelin star chef John Burton Race, and Chetna Makan from the Great British Bake Off.

The beauty of our event is the weather doesn’t matter. We have huge indoor shopping marquees as well as covered areas to sit back and soak up the atmosphere.”

– Bev Channell, Event Director

Police appeal for information over missing Worksop teenager

Roxanne Wilcox was last seen at Doncaster train station Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Police are concerned for the welfare of a missing 16-year-old girl from Worksop and appealing for information from anyone who may have seen her.

Roxanne Wilcox was last seen at Doncaster train station at about 3.30pm on 2 September.

She was due to be picked up at the same station later that day but never showed up.

Roxanne is from Worksop Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Roxanne is described as 5ft 5ins tall, with long, red hair which has been dyed purple and a nose piercing. She was wearing black leggings, a black t-shirt with a picture of gold trainers on the front and a black, zip up jacket.

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Man admits killing parents in 'frenzied' knife attack

A man has admitted killing his own parents in a "frenzied, prolonged" knife attack.

Leszek Dantes and his wife Malgorzata Dantes Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Kamil Dantes, 29, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of his parents, Leszek Dantes and his wife Malgorzata Dantes on the grounds of diminished responsibility. He will be sentenced at a later date.

The 54-year-olds’ bodies were discovered at around 6am on Monday 21 April 2014 in the upstairs front bedroom of the family home in Hardwick Road East in Worksop.

The Dantes each had around thirty stab wounds.

Mrs Dantes was Mr Dantes' full time carer, after the 54-year-old was diagnosed with a brain tumour and became reliant on a wheelchair.

In recent years relatives had noticed changes in Kamil’s behaviour, with him becoming more and more negative towards them. This appeared to be aggravated by reported use of steroids and cannabis.

He was detained under the Mental Health Act for two weeks in 2011 after reporting to police that his parents were dead.

Since then he had been on medication and closely monitored.

Inspectors say the couple could not have predicted what their son might do.

Kamil subjected his parents to a frenzied, prolonged attack on that April morning without any provocation. Caught unaware, they had no time to fight back and certainly his father, who struggled to walk, had no means of escape. They trusted him, they supported him and this is how he repaid them. This incident has understandably taken its toll on their relatives, some of whom remain in Worksop. They asked that their privacy be respected to allow them the space and time to process what has happened to their family and find a way to continue on with their lives without them.

– Detective Chief Inspector Leigh Sanders
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