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3:57pm Wed May 25, 2016
A charity is asking for volunteers to join its befriending service.
1:25pm Wed May 25, 2016
Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to an accident in which a motorcyclist died.
11:15am Wed May 25, 2016
Helicopter patrols have been carried out after power cuts were believed to be caused by someone shooting at overhead cables with an air rifle.
9:46am Wed May 25, 2016
A motorcyclist has died following a serious collision on the A52.
9:38am Wed May 25, 2016
A teenage model from Fernwood has won a national beauty pageant.
9:14am Wed May 25, 2016
A rising music star who lives just a few miles away from the site of this year’s Newark Festival will perform an acoustic set at the event.
7:42pm Tue May 24, 2016
A devoted father of two young children was driving at an average speed of 101mph before a crash in which he died, an inquest heard.
4:30pm Tue May 24, 2016
Promising young basketball players had a visit from a sporting star they could look up to.
3:40pm Tue May 24, 2016
Youths breaking into the site of a school that is being demolished risk exposing themselves to toxic asbestos.
3:26pm Tue May 24, 2016
More than 300 bags of clothes that are now too big for their owners have been collected by slimming groups in Newark and the surrounding area.
12:21pm Tue May 24, 2016
About 100 veterans from the RAF’s former nuclear strike force ­— known as V Force ­— attended a reunion at Newark Air Museum on Saturday.
11:07am Tue May 24, 2016
People living near the site of a proposed major housing development fear they would be cut-off if an accident happened on the main route into their village.
Design matters
Newark MP Robert Jenrick spoke for many of us when he says our built environment matters, and we do need to demand more (Make Progress, But Protect Heritage, Advertiser, May 5).

We should, indeed, praise the council’s rejection of the ugly and unnecessary proposed supermarket near Newark’s cattle market island.

Good design need not cost more. It should integrate economy, functionality and aesthetics. But good design needs a good customer. It’s too easy to blame the architect.

Compare, for instance, the industrial identikit Asda to the sympathetic Morrisons design.
— MARTIN SMITH, Southwell (Full address supplied).
End the hoax calls
SHORTCOMINGS at East Midlands Ambulance Service identified in a Care Quality Commission report received widespread coverage, not least in the Advertiser.

While the service was rated inadequate for safety, and requiring improvement overall, the report highlighted the fact that the care offered was good and that people were treated with dignity, kindness and respect.

The staff, particularly those on the frontline handling and responding to emergency calls, deserve the same in return

Unfortunately, as we report this week, that is not always the case.

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