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MP calls for meeting with Government after patient recall

The MP for Gedling and the Leader of the Council have said the findings of the report are "shocking and disturbing".

A recall of 22,000 patients has been issued by NHS England who have been treated by a dentist in Nottingham accused of poor hygiene standards.

The information leaflet issued by NHS England. Credit: NHS England

There are still significant questions that remain about the chronology and management of these events. It is clear to us that a full independent investigation is required to ensure that lessons are learned for the future. We have asked for an urgent meeting with the Secretary of State for Health and will seek assurances of behalf of Gedling residents that everything possible is being done to resolve these very worrying and urgent matters.”

– Vernon Coaker, MP and Cllr John Clarke

Dentist 'failed to change gloves between patients'

NHS England are appealing for anyone who was treated by a dentist who is accused of poor hygiene standards to come forward for testing.

The information leaflet issued by NHS England. Credit: NHS England

Desmond D'Mello, who worked at Daybrook Dental Practice in Nottingham, allegedly failed to wash his hands and change gloves when treating different patients.

He is also alleged to have used the same instruments on patients without sterilising them.

"If there had been any transfer of blood between patients due to the lapse in infection control procedures there could potentially be a low risk that hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV virus could have been transferred from patient to patient," health officials said.


Girl, 7, injured after police shooting incident on school trip

A seven-year-old girl has been injured after police accidentally shot a firearm during a school visit to the Nottingham Police HQ.

Nottingham Police said the child suffered a cut lip following the incident on Thursday, October 30, although police are still investigating the cause.

The gun went off at the end of a brief talk with firearms officers and one of them is now not on duty.

Residents across Nottinghamshire report feeling quake

The British Geological Survey said it had received reports of the earthquake from residents across Nottinghamshire.

Residents in Mansfield, Hucknall, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Papplewick, Ravenshead, Newstead Village and Blidworth, all reported feeling the tremors on the BGS Seismology website.

One reported they "felt a heavy rumble as if some big lorry had passed", another described the tremors as a "vibration lasted for a few seconds with a rumbling noise" while another reported they "heard a loud bang and felt a shudder", a BGS spokesman said.

2.6 magnitude earthquake hits Nottinghamshire

The earthquake struck near Papplewick in Nottinghamshire. Credit: Google Maps

A 2.6 magnitude earthquake struck Nottinghamshire this evening, the British Geological Survey has confirmed.

The quake hit near Papplewick between Nottingham and Mansfield around 7.15pm this evening.

Residents across Nottinghamshire reported feeling the tremors.

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Earthquake reportedly hits Nottinghamshire

An earthquake has been reported in Nottinghamshire.

The British Geographical Survey said it was looking into reports of a quake in the region.

Members of the public who felt the tremors took to Twitter to describe their experiences.

'My only wish is to see my son's killers brought to justice'

Nottinghamshire Police have arrested two men in their 40s on suspicion of the murder. Credit: PA

The mother of a taxi driver shot in an "execution-style" killing 20 years ago has said her "only wish is to see those responsible brought to justice".

Ethsham Ghafoor, known as Shami, was found dead in his taxi in Nottingham in November 1994.

Police said they have today arrested two men on suspicion of his murder.

A statement from the father-of-two's family said they were "pleased" with the latest developments.

Shami's mother Walayat Begum, who is now in her 70s, added: "I plead to anyone with information to make my suffering lighter. My pain is never-ending. As long as we are here, we will demand justice."

Anyone with any information about the murder is asked to contact the Nottinghamshire police incident room on 0115 8446913.

Two men arrested over taxi driver 'execution' 20 yrs ago

Taxi driver Ethsham Ghafoor. Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a taxi driver who was shot dead in an "execution-style" killing 20 years ago.

Ethsham Ghafoor, 26, was found dead in his taxi in the car park of a nursery in Gedling, Nottingham in November 1994.

The suspects, aged 42 and 43, will be held for the rest of the day.

Nottingham University lab to be rebuilt after fire

More than 60 firefighters tackled the blaze on Friday night. Credit: Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service.

A building at Nottingham University, which was set to be a world-leading research centre, will be rebuilt after it was destroyed by fire.

The £20 million chemistry lab was due to open next year but was completely destroyed by the blaze while still under construction.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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