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Should schools be subject to yearly Ofsted inspections?

4:02pm Thu Nov 26, 2015
A lorry driver who caused a multi-vehicle accident when using his phone at the wheel has been jailed.
3:45pm Thu Nov 26, 2015
Shop workers have been praised for tackling two people who left a Southwell store without paying.
3:25pm Thu Nov 26, 2015
There were delays at the A46/A1 roundabout after a 4x4 with a trailer hit a lamppost.
2:37pm Thu Nov 26, 2015
Police want to speak to a man about an alleged assault at the Old Post Office pub, in Newark.
2:12pm Thu Nov 26, 2015
Shoppers got into the Christmas spirit at a fashion show at Jane Young, Newark.
2:05pm Thu Nov 26, 2015
A Newark teenager is the latest apprentice at Newark and Sherwood District Council.
12:00pm Thu Nov 26, 2015
Alan Rhodes will make “an unreserved apology” to survivors of child abuse if Nottinghamshire County Council is found to have failed in its duty of care.
10:50am Thu Nov 26, 2015
Music fans have another week to get their hands on early bird tickets for next year’s Newark Festival due to popular demand.
9:59am Thu Nov 26, 2015
Children created a wall full of handprints to say no to bullying at their school.
9:44am Thu Nov 26, 2015
Newark’s community pantomime, which gets under way this evening, is a traditional family show full of fun and laughter, song and dance, and plenty of corny jokes.
9:27am Thu Nov 26, 2015
A fundraising evening will be held at The Pound Pub, Newark, on Saturday to support the family of 18-year-old Curtis Nuttall.
7:00am Thu Nov 26, 2015
A father-of-two who was killed in a car crash has been described as an “amazing” family man by his fiancée.
Nothing is free
Recent Advertiser headlines about a free school being planned for Newark did not fill my heart with joy, as I was always told that nothing in this world is ever free.

I agree that the number of students leaving Newark for schools outside the area is abhorrent, but to try to eliminate that with a free school is not the right way of correcting it.

Free schools do not need the support of the county council to open and are funded fully by the Government.

Free schools work independently of other schools and outside the local set-up, setting their own term times and the length of school days.
— VIC HALL, Queen Street, Balderton.
Generous response
While nothing can ease the pain family and friends of Luca Cioci are feeling after his tragic death, they can take comfort from the instinctive response of his work colleagues and the wider community.

Luca, of Balderton, died in a road accident on the A46 on Friday. He was 23.

He worked as a waste management operative at Newark and Sherwood District Council’s Brunel Drive depot in Newark where colleagues have launched a Christmas appeal for his partner, Katie Pitchford, and their two young children.

The generous response in such terrible circumstances is heartwarming and a sign of Luca’s popularity among his workmates.

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