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Do you agree with a ban on smoking in play areas?

2:40pm Tue Jul 28, 2015
Burglars stole several items from the The Song School on Church Walk, Newark, and then a car that was parked outside.
2:05pm Tue Jul 28, 2015
A maze made of maize will send families running around in circles at Kelham Hall.
1:33pm Tue Jul 28, 2015
A teacher at Barnby Road Academy, Newark, has retired from the school after 25 years.
11:59am Tue Jul 28, 2015
Almost 50 people took part in a three-hour fancy dress spinathon at the Grove Leisure Centre, Balderton, on Sunday and raised £5,500 for Hope House School in Newark.
8:47am Tue Jul 28, 2015
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm following an assault in Newark yesterday evening.
8:33am Tue Jul 28, 2015
A woman was given a parking ticket after a council ran out of paper on which to print her renewed parking permit.
2:32pm Mon Jul 27, 2015
Two of the nation’s top TV personalities have given help through social media to a father and son who are hoping to raise £10,000 for charity.
11:27am Mon Jul 27, 2015
A 16-year-old girl who went missing from her home in Ollerton over the weekend has been found.
11:21am Mon Jul 27, 2015
Fire investigators have completed their investigations into the cause of a large fire at an industrial estate in Cotgrave which happened on the night of Thursday of last week.
9:57am Mon Jul 27, 2015
One of Nottinghamshire premier boutique music festivals again hit the high notes.
7:30am Mon Jul 27, 2015
Pupils at a primary school in Newark staged a Shakespeare play that was brought up to date with modern-day language.
7:30am Mon Jul 27, 2015
A major project that aims to secure Newark’s place on the technology industry map is set to be launched.
Make MIU bigger
Can anyone explain why money is going to be spent altering the entrance to New-ark Hospital’s Minor Injuries Unit and reducing the planned original internal area by 50% from 207sq m to 98sq m?

We do not need GPs at the hospital — we have surgeries for that. We need doctors at the hospital and the MIU should be enlarged.

If more people were taken to Newark Hospital by EMAS, the time saved by not going to King’s Mill, QMC or Lincoln means we wouldn’t have to wait so long for ambulances and have people waiting for two hours.
— KEVIN SCOTT, Newark (Full address supplied).
Break the habit
THE health and lifestyle arguments for not smoking are overwhelming, yet thousands take up the habit every year. Almost two-thirds of smokers are said to start before they are 18.

As so many smokers start before they are legally old enough to buy tobacco, anything that can be done to educate young people about the risks of smoking is to be welcomed.

Newark and Sherwood District Council’s introduction of a voluntary smoking ban in play areas falls into that category.

The initiative is aimed at parents and is also designed to cut the number of children who start smoking.

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