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Are lower speed limits the key to reducing deaths and serious injuries on the roads of Newark and Sherwood?


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1:18pm Fri Sep 19, 2014
A lorry ended up at the foot of an embankment by the side of the A46, near the Farndon roundabout.
10:56am Fri Sep 19, 2014
A number of police officers were involved in the arrest of two Travellers this morning for alleged threatening behaviour.
10:00am Fri Sep 19, 2014
Kelham Hall was compared to Hogwarts by the chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council as it hosted a county council meeting last week.
8:54am Fri Sep 19, 2014
Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom after a No vote in an independence referendum.
7:30am Fri Sep 19, 2014
A cat died from its injuries after someone shot at it with a pellet gun.
7:00am Fri Sep 19, 2014
A Newark pub is set to reopen ­— and has been renamed after its owners’ high-fiving dog.
 
4:45am Fri Sep 19, 2014
An art exhibition depicting tragic scenes from the frontline has opened as part of commemorations marking the centenary of the start of the first world war.
12:30pm Thu Sep 18, 2014
Newark could get its third Costa Coffee and Subway outlets if plans are approved by Newark and Sherwood District Council.
7:30am Thu Sep 18, 2014
More people per head of population were killed or seriously injured on roads in Newark and Sherwood than anywhere else in the East Midlands, a report reveals.
6:45am Thu Sep 18, 2014
A planning application that would see a Sainsbury’s supermarket coming to Newark has been submitted.
6:30am Thu Sep 18, 2014
A woman has spoken of her 13-month ordeal after wrongly being issued a parking charge notice that was rescinded only as she sat in court waiting to be prosecuted.
11:06am Fri Sep 19, 2014
There are traffic delays on the A46 Newark bypass and the A1 after a lorry shed its load near the British Sugar factory.
 
 
Home comforts
If you were looking forward to a healthy, comfortable old age, forget it.

A recent report suggested taking away from us ‘oldies’ our winter fuel allowance, free TV licence, free prescriptions and the loss of, or a cap on, benefits.

The reason given was that we were living too long and there were more of us.

If there is a shortage of cash then stop giving it to, say, India, which can put a rocket into space and promote lucrative cricket tournaments.
— RAY PEARSON, Burgage Close, Southwell.
 
Inspired by games
MUCH is made of high profile sports stars, actors and other celebrities being held up as role models and in many cases, although not all, that status is justified.

But inspiration is perhaps more obviously found among those whose spirit and strength of character carries them through times of incredible adversity.

The 400-plus competitors in Prince Harry’s Invictus Games undoubtedly fall into that category.

The games captured the public’s imagination and have helped bring about a greater understanding of the sacrifices made by those who put their lives on the line for their country.
 
 

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