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7:29pm Sun Aug 02, 2015
Free carparking round-the-clock in Newark would be crazy, according to a businessman and councillor who headed a group looking at parking fees.
7:14pm Sun Aug 02, 2015
The list of mobile speed camera locations in Nottinghamshire for this week has been released.
8:20pm Sat Aug 01, 2015
A man who took videos of girls has been sentenced to 12 months in prison.
7:30am Sat Aug 01, 2015
An appeal has been launched to raise money to save an abandoned dog’s hearing.
12:00pm Fri Jul 31, 2015
Calls have been made for a driving test centre in Newark after waiting times for learners increased beyond three months in some cases.
7:22pm Sun Aug 02, 2015
Colston Bassett Stilton has been announced as Reserve Champion UK and Best Stilton at the International Cheese Awards, held in Nantwich, Cheshire.
 
11:03am Sat Aug 01, 2015
A 48-year-old woman has been found safe after going missing yesterday evening.
12:31pm Fri Jul 31, 2015
The Newark Business Awards, now in its tenth year, will once again be held in the spectacular setting of Kelham Hall.
12:00pm Fri Jul 31, 2015
A dressmaker inspired by Thelma Madine, creator of the spectacular dresses featured in Channel Four’s Big Fat Gypsy Weddings series, is one of the newest traders on Newark Market.
11:48am Fri Jul 31, 2015
Cloudy conditions are likely to dominate the weather over the weekend in Newark.
11:32am Fri Jul 31, 2015
The A617 between Newark and the Lockwell Hill roundabout is closed due to a burst water pipe.
9:29am Fri Jul 31, 2015
A couple who met in Newark on Coronation Day 62 years ago celebrated 60 years of marriage on Saturday.
 
 
No solution
We are told long-term solutions to Newark’s traffic problems could cost £200m (Ten-year, £200m Plan To End Gridlock Misery, Advertiser, July 16).

No it won’t, because there isn’t a long-term solution.

Dualling the A1 was once seen as a marvellous step forward — now it’s not enough and three-lane stretches are considered essential.

The same story can be repeated everywhere in the UK.
R. GRAVES, Main Street, Farndon.
 
Happy to help
Some believe community spirit has all but vanished from modern society, with fewer people being prepared to look out for their neighbours. An incident in Farndon at the weekend went some way to disproving that theory.

When ten-year-old Harley Smith, who has autism and epilepsy, slipped out of the family home a frantic search was launched.

Harley’s mum, Mrs Lisa Smith, admitted they were terrified he could have made his way to the A46 or the River Trent. They feared the worst could have happened.

Neighbours quickly realised something was amiss and dropped everything to go out on foot, on bikes and in cars looking for him.
 
 

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