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Do you back the train maintenance staff who are going on strike?

6:30am Sun Jul 27, 2014
A former Army combat medic who is using his life-saving skills as a St John Ambulance volunteer is backing a call for more people to join the charity as first aiders.
2:40pm Sat Jul 26, 2014
Youngsters were jumping for joy at a bouncy castle fun day held at Newark Rugby Club today.
8:00am Sat Jul 26, 2014
A retired miner who acts as a volunteer driver at major sporting events has a unique way of marking his involvement — he visits a tattooist.
7:30am Sat Jul 26, 2014
An eight-week-old baby died after sleeping on her mother’s chest on a sofa in a hot room an inquest heard.
3:09pm Fri Jul 25, 2014
There are delays of around 15 minutes on the A1 southbound near Newark, due to heavy traffic.
12:40pm Fri Jul 25, 2014
A crash at the junction of London Road and Main Street Balderton left this car on its side.
12:00pm Fri Jul 25, 2014
A bank is extending its opening hours in Newark to include Saturdays. The TSB branch on Castlegate will open from 9am to 1pm.
11:00am Fri Jul 25, 2014
The driver of a grey panel van may hold information after a crash in which a car hit a house in Halam Road, Southwell.
10:23am Fri Jul 25, 2014
The grandson of a First World War soldier whose experiences drove him to suicide says his name should have been added to a memorial in time for commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the conflict.
9:04am Fri Jul 25, 2014
Replacement bus services will run on train routes through Newark during the Unite strike, which takes place from Sunday to Thursday.
8:00am Fri Jul 25, 2014
Police want to speak to a woman after a purse was stolen in New Look, Newark.
7:00am Fri Jul 25, 2014
A memorial bench has been installed at a school in memory of a former pupil who died earlier this year.
Wonderful walk
Congratulations go to Farndon Parish Council, various trusts, the many volunteers and others who have created and maintained the nature and wildlife reserves around the village.

With the sun shining brightly I recently set off from my home and walked across Sconce and Devon Park to Devon bridge.

The first public footpath on Farndon Road leads to the Trent, passing in front of Trent Villas and on to Farndon Mill.

Here, and beyond, the flood plain meadows are enriched by a colourful display of wild flowers.
­— NEVILLE THORPE, Holden Crescent, Newark.
Festival return
IT SEEMS certain that Newark Festival will return in 2015. The feel-good factor with people having a good time and the community coming together, plus the all-round benefits brought by an influx of visitors to the town generated by this year’s event, were reasons enough for that to be the right decision.

The set-up is likely to be similar, with the town council contributing towards the cost and the Liz Hobbs Group being responsible for ticket sales.

It is conceded that lessons must be learned from this year’s event.

Complaints arising from The Human League concert on the Saturday night, including a lack of toilets and long bar queues, should be taken on board.

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