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7:15am Sat Feb 28, 2015
A woman is urging people to take part in a Guinness World Record attempt to help make the longest loom band in memory of a boy who died from a brain tumour.
5:00am Sat Feb 28, 2015
A couple have retired after working in the Newark retail industry for more than 40 years.
4:00am Sat Feb 28, 2015
Progress is being made on securing Bingham its first publicly-accessible defibrillator.
2:11pm Fri Feb 27, 2015
Four dedicated fans ensured they felt "So Good" by becoming the first to buy tickets to see Boyzone at this year's Newark Festival.
11:29am Fri Feb 27, 2015
Forty tonnes of scrap and waste material caught fire at a yard in Newark overnight.
8:48am Fri Feb 27, 2015
A man who twice breached a restraining order by shouting at his neighbours and calling them scumbags has decided to move.
 
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.
 
 
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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