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Should road signs say "Newark" instead of "Newark-on-Trent"?

7:30am Fri Jan 30, 2015
A vigil will be held in St Mary’s Church, Bottesford, on Saturday night for anyone wanting to spend a time of quiet reflection in memory of student Euan Coulthard.
4:00pm Thu Jan 29, 2015
Newark-on-Trent is to cease to exist ­— at least on road signs.
2:11pm Thu Jan 29, 2015
One of Newark's most iconic night-time venues throws open its doors once more at noon on Friday, January 30.
12:41pm Thu Jan 29, 2015
Several schools in the Advertiser area have closed today due to bad weather.
12:02pm Thu Jan 29, 2015
Heavy snow has fallen in Newark, amid a yellow weather warning issued by the Met Office.
12:00pm Thu Jan 29, 2015
Urgent talks on improving safety at a major road junction in Newark will take place tomorrow.
11:29am Thu Jan 29, 2015
Police are asking for help to trace a cyclist who came to the rescue of a man who had been badly assaulted.
7:30am Thu Jan 29, 2015
A decision to change the name of a popular town-centre pub has angered some of its customers.
5:00am Thu Jan 29, 2015
A new political group is aiming to shake up decision-making in Bingham by kicking party politics off the town council.
10:48pm Wed Jan 28, 2015
An earthquake has been felt by people in Newark, Southwell and surrounding areas.
3:51pm Wed Jan 28, 2015
A former captain of Newark Rugby Club’s under-18s side had class A drugs MDMA and PMA in his system when he died, an inquest heard.
1:21pm Wed Jan 28, 2015
The mother of a student rescued from a Turkish mountain after eight days says it is miraculous he is safe and well.
Major draw
I was delighted with Chiel’s Comments on Newark Castle and the new National Civil War Centre as major and important tourist attractions for our town (Making History, Advertiser, January 15).

However, I was disappointed that no mention was made of another major, and important, tourist attraction, namely the magnificent Grade I listed Georgian town hall in the heart of Newark Market Place.

Along with 30 other volunteer guides, I show visitors around the superb John Carr building with its magnificent ballroom, civic treasures, art gallery and museum (which has free entry) six days a week.

This is a major tourist attraction, having around 6,000 visitors a year.
— GODFREY COZENS, London Road, Newark.
Club plan on hold
THE future use of an iconic Newark town centre building once more hangs in the balance. Honeybars Leisure Ltd, the company behind plans to re-open the Corn Exchange on Castlegate as a nightclub, says the £2m project is now on hold.

It follows a decision by Newark and Sherwood District Council to turn down an application to relax licensing restrictions so alcohol could have been served until 2.45am on Friday and Saturday nights.

Honeybars also wanted to be able to stage live entertainment until 3am at weekends and serve drinks in glassware until it closed.

News of the plans to re-open the Corn Exchange prompted fears of increased anti-social behaviour and noise nuisance for people living nearby. The police also had serious concerns about behaviour in the area.

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