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Should smoking be banned in public?

5:00am Fri Feb 27, 2015
An artist has been saddened by the return of more than 30 paintings she donated to Newark Hospital.
9:47pm Thu Feb 26, 2015
Woods Court care home in Newark will close after Nottinghamshire County Council's budget was passed.
2:34pm Thu Feb 26, 2015
Children at a preschool are celebrating after their nursery was rated outstanding by Ofsted.
12:00pm Thu Feb 26, 2015
A neighbourhood study is under way to look at how to improve the quality of life for people on the Hawtonville Estate in Newark.
12:00pm Thu Feb 26, 2015
A mother says her faith in humanity has been restored after well-wishers rallied round with messages of support and gifts for her autistic son who was attacked in the street.
6:00am Thu Feb 26, 2015
This year’s three-day Newark Festival is to be headlined by Irish pop stars Boyzone.
5:00am Thu Feb 26, 2015
A festival organiser who has been diagnosed with lung cancer says he is determined that the festival will take place.
10:18pm Wed Feb 25, 2015
Around 20 people were evacuated from a fire that has caused an estimated £250,000-worth of damage at a social club.
12:18pm Wed Feb 25, 2015
A retired businessman who served for 32 years as a member of Nottinghamshire County Council died at his home in Collingham on Saturday.
10:34am Wed Feb 25, 2015
The future of a threatened council care home will be decided tomorrow.
9:02am Wed Feb 25, 2015
An additional 25 trains will run between Newark Castle train station and Nottingham every weekday from May.
8:55am Wed Feb 25, 2015
The A1 is blocked northbound at Tuxford following an accident.
Political future
Your correspondent Ray Pearson (Political Limbo, News Views, February 19) complains about the current political drift, asking how any two parties can squabble and then cosy up.

2010 was, in retrospect, a watershed in UK politics.

It may well have been the end of our peculiar system, which has permitted one-party rule without a majority of the popular vote.

It is likely that from here on coalitions will become the norm.
­— JULIAN HAMILTON, Liberal Democrat town and district councillor for Southwell East.
Internet influence
THE shocking story of the teenage boy who was stoned and beaten in the street, which featured on the front page of last week’s Advertiser, demonstrated the growing influence of the internet and social media.

Within hours of our story being published and then posted online, it had been shared hundreds of times on Facebook and retweeted by many more users on Twitter. By the end of the day it had been picked up by the national Press.

Comments poured in, again on Facebook and through the Advertiser’s website. Without exception, they expressed support for the young victim and revulsion at the actions of the two youths responsible.

Sixteen-year-old Thomas Birks, who is autistic, had summoned the courage to walk into Newark on his own for one of the first times.

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