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

3:50pm Mon Jul 28, 2014
Businesses on a small industrial estate say their trade will be hit if plans to close a level crossing near them go ahead.
3:28pm Mon Jul 28, 2014
A 14-year-old girl raised money for Marie Curie Cancer Care with a sponsored head shave.
1:55pm Mon Jul 28, 2014
Ice Age artefacts and artwork inspired by the era were on display in the Buttermarket, Newark, on Saturday.
10:11am Mon Jul 28, 2014
Dehydration was the only concern for festival-goers attending Deerstock 2014 at the weekend at a new venue bathed in blazing sunshine.
10:08am Mon Jul 28, 2014
Dancers will perform in Newark Market Place on Tuesday ahead of an afternoon of free activities for young people.
10:00am Mon Jul 28, 2014
Police are "increasingly concerned" about University of Nottingham student Tom Nixon, who has been missing since Thursday.
8:53am Mon Jul 28, 2014
The locations of mobile speed cameras across Nottinghamshire have been revealed for this week.
6:00am Mon Jul 28, 2014
A pensioner who befriended a Second World War prisoner-of-war as a young boy has flown to Germany to be reunited with him.
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.
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.
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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