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Is Great North Road, Newark, the right place for a major supermarket?

4:40pm Fri Aug 29, 2014
A dog groomer has won her third best in show in six years.
12:26pm Fri Aug 29, 2014
An action group opposing a proposed sand and gravel quarry gathered more than 300 signatures for their petition in less than an hour.
10:41am Fri Aug 29, 2014
Members of the public are being invited to explore the largest inland dry dock in Britain as part of a series of summer open days.
10:13am Fri Aug 29, 2014
Advertiser reporters Elizabeth Hambidge and Warwick Lane and photographer James Turner completed the ALS ice bucket challenge this morning (Friday).
8:39am Fri Aug 29, 2014
A park-and-ride scheme serving Bingham looks increasingly unlikely after the idea failed to gain backing from the county council.
8:05am Fri Aug 29, 2014
The son of a soldier who received three Military Crosses in five weeks says his father should have been given higher decorations for his exploits in the first world war.
2:30pm Thu Aug 28, 2014
A volunteer who has raised thousands of pounds for charity by holding community coffee mornings is organising her last one.
12:25pm Thu Aug 28, 2014
Villagers are hard at work bringing a warmer feel to a village hall with an extensive insulation project.
11:42am Thu Aug 28, 2014
A £1.3m renovation of The Archbishop of York’s palace is complete after five years’ work.
11:28am Thu Aug 28, 2014
The Advertiser's news editor received a soaking this morning when he stepped up to the Ice Bucket Challenge.
11:20am Thu Aug 28, 2014
The family of a boy who suffers from a rare genetic condition is urging people to support a fundraising day to raise money for medical research.
10:46am Thu Aug 28, 2014
Town councillors will buy three ceramic poppies that form part of a display at the Tower of London commemorating those who died during the first world war.
Disabled rights
I AM amazed at the views of Mr King, of Kings Floorings, with reference to the disabled badge holders of Newark (Firm Fined Despite Paying For Permit, Advertiser, August 14).

Disabled people who live or visit Newark for whatever purpose have the right, just as Mr King, to use public roads.

I would like to remind him that a lot of the disabled of this town and area have in the past suffered because they were prepared to put their bodies on the line for the sole purpose of helping people like Mr King, and the like.

At least most, if not all, disabled people in Newark are spending their money in the town to the benefit of businesses.
— D. UNDERWOOD, Sydney Street, Newark.
Fight goes on
THIS week the Advertiser is delighted to report a major u-turn by the organisation that runs Newark Hospital. Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has backtracked completely and decided that, rather than remove the permanent CT scanner from the hospital, it will instead install a new one at a cost of £½m.

That’s quite a change of mind.

The original decision to remove the scanner, which was paid for in part by public fundraising, prompted outrage on top of the resentment and anger already caused by cuts to services at the hospital.

Even Newark and Sherwood Clinical Comm-issioning Group, which plans services for the hospital, distanced itself from the scanner decision.

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