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Should schools provide childcare outside of normal term time?

12:18pm Sat Oct 10, 2015
High-end labels of ball gowns and prom dresses are among items for sale at Beaumond House Resource and Information Centre this afternoon.
10:47am Sat Oct 10, 2015
The Vulcan will be embarking a national tour this weekend - and it will pass over Newark on Sunday.
10:12am Sat Oct 10, 2015
An epic cycle challenge lasting 24 hours helped to raise more than £2,500 for Children In Need.
10:00am Sat Oct 10, 2015
A crew from the BBC One show, Bargain Hunt, arrived in Newark to film for one of their episodes.
7:59am Sat Oct 10, 2015
The search for a missing Dunham-on-Trent man has been renewed, a week after his initial disappearance.
7:30am Sat Oct 10, 2015
A teenager’s attitude and commitment has earned her a regional award for her voluntary work.
12:35pm Fri Oct 09, 2015
Police want to speak to a man about burglaries and robberies in the Newark area.
8:00am Fri Oct 09, 2015
A French lumberjack has been helping students at Newark’s internationally-renowned school of violin-making get the very best wood for their instruments.
7:00am Fri Oct 09, 2015
Youngsters at a charity that has popstar Jay McGuiness as its patron are urging voters to support him as he performs on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.
7:36pm Thu Oct 08, 2015
Two people were taken to hospital after a serious collision on the A52 near Bingham.
3:08pm Thu Oct 08, 2015
Pupils are being urged to donate their unwanted football kit and equipment to children less fortunate than themselves.
2:20pm Thu Oct 08, 2015
A man has been banned from driving after he admitted being in charge of a Fiat Punto on the street where he lives while unfit through drink.
Treatment delay
The article, A&E Handover Times Above Target Figure (Advertiser, September 24) gave details of long delays experienced by patients in ambulances waiting outside King’s Mill and Lincoln hospitals.

While the target set by the NHS for patient handovers is within 15 minutes, the majority (more than 70%) of all Newark emergencies exceeded that. Some waited two hours or longer.

In 2012 David Flory, as deputy head of the NHS, writing about ambulance to hospital handover times, stated: “There should be no doubt that the delays have an adverse impact on patient experience of the service and increase risk to patient safety.”

For Newark patients, however, the poor experience of the service and the safety risk they are exposed to are not just confined to the poor hand-over times.
­— FRANCIS TOWNDROW, chairman, Say Yes to Newark Hospital.
Chance meeting
AREALISTIC opportunity presents itself to finally provide pupils at Newark Orchard School with the learning environment they deserve. The school, which caters for pupils with special needs, is on two main sites — Appletongate and London Road.

The Advertiser has led the way in highlighting the dilapidated state of the outdated buildings on both sites that are no longer fit for purpose and is backing a campaign by parents to provide pupils with the school they should have.

No youngsters should go to a school where roofs leak and buckets are used to catch rainwater that drips through.

Additional problems at the Orchard include doors not being wide enough for wheelchairs and standing frames to fit through.

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