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3:47pm Wed Jul 13, 2011
Thousands lined the streets of Newark on Sunday to watch dozens of local groups and organisations take part in the carnival parade.
Are solar farms preferable to wind turbines?

4:17pm Wed Apr 16, 2014
A man who took a JCB digger was involved in a slow chase with police lasting almost an hour before he was finally cornered, Lincoln Crown Court was told.
4:09pm Wed Apr 16, 2014
A footpath at an agricultural campus will be lit in the early morning and evening to help keep students safe.
4:08pm Wed Apr 16, 2014
People raided their cupboards and attics for antiques to be valued by a TV auctioneer.
2:56pm Wed Apr 16, 2014
A council has caught up with a waste handler three years after house clearance rubbish was fly-tipped.
2:37pm Wed Apr 16, 2014
Two Shetland ponies led a procession of about 30 people through a village for Palm Sunday.
2:22pm Wed Apr 16, 2014
Runners from across the Advertiser area were among 35,864 who took part at the weekend in the 2014 Virgin London Marathon.
10:55am Wed Apr 16, 2014
Two roads have reopened following a serious road traffic collision in Newark this morning (Wednesday).
9:29am Wed Apr 16, 2014
Three cars and some fencing were damaged in a suspected arson attack on Tuesday night.
9:25am Wed Apr 16, 2014
A horse which became stranded in a ditch had to be put down by a vet.
3:58pm Tue Apr 15, 2014
Newark Festival 2014 has added to its already star-studded line-up by confirming appearances from music legends Marc Almond and Heaven 17.
10:32am Mon Apr 14, 2014
A £10m facility that would turn crops into power has been refused permission, against the recommendation of planning officers.
8:05am Mon Apr 14, 2014
Councillors have welcomed an application for almost 1,000 homes and urged the developer to pay for improvements to Newark’s roads.
Puzzled by school inspection ruling
The report on the Ofsted inspection at Lowe’s Wong Junior School, Southwell, left me puzzled, then angry (Successful School Told To Improve, Advertiser, April 3).

After a lifetime’s career in teaching in a variety of schools, both primary and secondary, I have been a volunteer at Lowe’s Wong for the past 18 months.

So it does not surprise me to know that, as was reported, it is “one of the best performing schools in the Advertiser area for its ten and 11- year-olds” as this is the very level I have been helping with.

For the inspectors to come in for a brief visit and decree the school needs to “improve its standard” when 90% of the children are already achieving level four or above in the Sats, is flabbergasting.
— DAVID STONE, Farthingate, Southwell.
Support services
EWARK Patriotic Fund is warning that a generation of soldiers returning from the frontline face long-term mental health issues resulting from their experiences. The Advertiser today highlights two cases — likely to be the tip of the iceberg — where post traumatic stress disorder has had a major impact.

Sergeant Robert Jackson, of the Grenadier Guards, is having to leave the career he always wanted because of his condition.

Former Territorial Army nurse Phil Bond said the condition had changed his personality and put huge strain on his family and working life.

With combat operations coming to an end for British forces in Afghanistan some may assume that the need to support organisations like the patriotic fund and Help for Heroes will recede.

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