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Are traffic problems in Newark having an effect on trade in the town?


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8:19am Wed Oct 22, 2014
Professional musician Jim Stretton gave children a noisy introduction to the world of brass music.
7:52am Wed Oct 22, 2014
Julie Symcox took this picture of a sunrise over Muskham.
6:13pm Tue Oct 21, 2014
A stroke team was on stand-by waiting to treat a pensioner when his ambulance was diverted from their hospital to another, an inquest heard today (Tuesday).
6:04pm Tue Oct 21, 2014
Military vehicles from the past will be in Newark Market Place on Saturday, and for the following two Saturdays, in support of a poppy appeal.
4:03pm Tue Oct 21, 2014
A GRANT of nearly £¼m has been made to Magnus Church of England Academy, Newark, for a complete refurbishment of its food technology block.
2:19pm Tue Oct 21, 2014
Christmas trees decorated with lights will once again adorn Southwell’s streets during the festive season.
 
2:02pm Tue Oct 21, 2014
Newark MP Robert Jenrick will open Magnus Academy’s hands-on learning centre on November 20.
1:20pm Tue Oct 21, 2014
The old A46 between Farndon and East Stoke has reopened after being shut while a fallen tree was cleared.
11:41am Tue Oct 21, 2014
Staff from Andrew and Co Solicitors will be among those to take part in the Forget-me-not Sleepwalk in Newark Market Place on Saturday.
11:23am Tue Oct 21, 2014
High demand for accommodation provided by a charity that helps young homeless people in Newark has meant all 29 of its bed spaces have been taken for almost a full year.
8:00am Tue Oct 21, 2014
PUPILS raised almost £400 through a charity week at their school. The four houses at the Magnus Church of England Academy, Newark, each held individual events.
7:46am Tue Oct 21, 2014
THIS picture of a sunrise over Southwell Minster was submitted by Peter and Vivien Scorer, of Southwell.
 
 
Road review required
Recent experience makes me wonder just why big business has been actively encouraged to locate resources at Newark.

Eddie Stobart and others have established large operations and must now be regretting it because of the quite ridiculous traffic situation that occurs in the town with monotonous regularity.

The most recent antiques fair at Newark Showground was a case in point, generating queues on the A1, A17 and A46 from the early hours of the Thursday.

The queues on the A1 that occur every time a major event is held on the showground are particularly dangerous and it must be clear to all that the current road layout is not fit-for-purpose and needs to be reviewed.
— JOHN HOLLAND, Main Street, Bathley.
 
Wind of change
Wind turbines are certainly not to everyone’s taste — either in terms of appearance, how they operate or assessments of their efficiency. More of them, however, continue to spring up.

Opponents argue that they are too expensive, they are inefficient, not very green and are an eyesore.

Supporters, on the other hand, say they are attractive, a good source of renewable energy, and will help reduce reliance on imported energy.

Three giant turbines are set to be built just outside Newark, in Hawton, after a developer’s successful appeal against Newark and Sherwood District Council’s decision to refuse planning permission.
 
 

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