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Warning to residents over bogus Council letter

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Residents are being warned to be on the lookout for a bogus letter supposedly from Newark and Sherwood District Council.

The letter is printed with a council letterhead and informs residents of an initiative to help the homeless and refugees in the area. According to the letter, residents will be required to rent spare rooms to those in need.

So far the letter has been delivered to homes in Blidworth but the council is concerned it might have been distributed more widely.

The council are asking people who may have received the letter to disregard it. If you are unsure about you can phone the council on 01636 650000.


Malakai McKenzie murder: Police make new arrest

A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a teenager from Nottingham three years ago.

The Hubb Pub, Nottingham, where the shooting took place Credit: ITV News Central

Malakai McKenzie was shot outside The Hubb pub on Hucknall Road in Sherwood on 21 April 2012.

A 29-year-old man was arrested in connection with his murder at Gatwick Airport yesterday.

In June 2013 Cameron Cashin was found guilty of Malakai McKenzie's murder following a six week trial. He was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 34 years.


Sherwood MP nominates cat for 'Purr Minister'

Mark Spencer, MP for Sherwood, has posted a video of his cat online, as Battersea Dogs and Cats Home launch their first online election poll to crown Westminster's cat of the year.

The Nottingham politician's cat is called 'Parsnip' and the furry feline is up against other moggies nominated by MP's and Lords in Westminster.

To be crowned 'Pur Minister' of cats, the contestants have provided a 50-word manifesto - or 'manifursto' as it is being called - setting out why they think their pet is the best candidate.

Battersea's head of Cattery, Lindsey Quinlan, said of the competition:

"We're really excited about our Westminster top cat competition and hope MP's have great fun entering their cat and the cat-loving public enjoy choosing their 'Purr Minister'"

Council leader cites 'robust' concerns over hospital care

A parish council leader has said concerns over standards of care at Newark Hospital prompted a letter calling for it to split from Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust.

Ian Harrison, chairman of Muskham Parish Council, said he and other local leaders had "increasing and really robust concerns" over the level of clinical care at the hospital's current trust.

A letter was sent to the trust by the Newark Healthcare Consultative Group - representing Newark Town Councils and six parish councils in the region - calling for the hospital to be affiliated with Nottingham University Hospitals instead.

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