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6:09pm Fri Apr 29, 2016
There is concern over a 78-year-old man from Ollerton who has gone missing.
12:20pm Fri Apr 29, 2016
Calls are being made to use Bingham’s historic Market Square as a carpark.
12:00pm Fri Apr 29, 2016
Work to restore a historic building in Bingham town centre, which has been unused for more than a decade, might not get under way for another four years.
12:00pm Fri Apr 29, 2016
An Army veteran has completed the first of five mud runs for charities that support injured Servicemen.
10:03am Fri Apr 29, 2016
A mother who has signed up for a six-day desert trek to raise money for a charity is looking forward to telling her 14-month-old daughter all about it on her return.
8:50am Fri Apr 29, 2016
A woman has been given a suspended jail sentence for assaulting police officers, making up crimes, and theft.
7:30am Fri Apr 29, 2016
Bands and artists are set to rock the stage at this year’s Alehouse Rock III festival in Southwell in tribute to the man who founded it.
10:16pm Thu Apr 28, 2016
The Nottingham to Newark Castle railway line has re-opened after a person was hit by a train.
3:11pm Thu Apr 28, 2016
An actor who has had leading roles in three popular television series will play a baddie in this year’s pantomime at the Palace Theatre, Newark.
12:17pm Thu Apr 28, 2016
A disqualified driver who led police on a car chase through Newark, putting the public at risk, has been sent to prison.
11:28am Thu Apr 28, 2016
A musician from Southwell will share a stage with his idols — thanks to his father.
7:30am Thu Apr 28, 2016
A senior teacher at a Newark school stole text books worth more than £27,000 over three years and sold them online.
Taxing matters
I BECAME fed up of politicians scoring points off each other by publishing their tax returns in the interests of transparency.

Everyone knows that if you want to present a transparent tax return, hire a good accountant and it’s job done.

Never mind their tax matters, there are other issues that all parties should be addressing, such as: the UK steel industry, immigration; the NHS; junior doctors’ strikes; housing shortage; and homelessness.

And, oh yes, have they all forgotten about the EU referendum?
— RAY PEARSON, Burgage Close, Southwell.
Healthy option
Despite the continuing age of austerity in which local authority budgets are under increasing pressure, Newark’s long wait for a new leisure centre fit for the 21st century is finally over.

The state-of-the-art Newark Sports and Fitness Centre, off Bowbridge Road, cost close to £10m and early indications are that it has, overall, been money well-spent.

The benefits of regular exercise are not in doubt — the NHS says it can reduce the risk of serious illnesses such as heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes by up to 50% and lower the risk of early death by up to 30%.

It says there is strong scientific evidence that being physically active can help lead to a healthier life.

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