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Should the speed limit on motorways be raised to 90mph?

10:42am Fri Sep 04, 2015
The Southwell branch of an estate agent is accepting donations to help refugees in Calais.
9:14am Fri Sep 04, 2015
Natalie Richardson was a heroin addict for years and admits that she couldn’t see a way out.
2:03pm Thu Sep 03, 2015
Police officers are appealing for witnesses to a burglary on London Road, Newark, on Thursday, August 20.
1:40pm Thu Sep 03, 2015
A former Police Community Support Officer who was found guilty of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl has been jailed for five years.
1:36pm Thu Sep 03, 2015
The last green open space in Bingham has been protected from development for at least two decades.
12:53pm Thu Sep 03, 2015
Children across the region have been heading to school for their first day of term.
12:33pm Thu Sep 03, 2015
A teenager from Newark has gone through to the national final in search of Britain's best pre-17-driver.
12:23pm Thu Sep 03, 2015
People in Bingham are being asked to fill in a survey about the future of their town from Monday.
12:15pm Thu Sep 03, 2015
A man is hoping to launch Newark’s first hovercraft cruises on the River Trent.
8:57am Thu Sep 03, 2015
Campaigners are calling for ambulance crews to be able to take less serious emergency cases to Newark Hospital.
8:40am Thu Sep 03, 2015
Drinkers are being asked to cast votes to find a winning brew to be served in the Strangers’ Bar in the House of Commons.
5:01pm Wed Sep 02, 2015
A ten-year-old girl raised nearly £1,800 for Breast Cancer Research by sitting in cold baked beans — smashing her original £150 target.
Noise warning
I often used the Hatchet’s Lane pedestrian level crossing to get across the East Coast rail line to the riverside, and then into town (Dicing With Death, Advertiser, August 27).

While this was convenient for me, it was also alarming to see the frequent disregard shown by other users to the warning lights.

Because of careless pedestrians, train drivers routinely sounded their warning horns on approaching the crossing, adding considerably to the noise nuisance for nearby residents.

Noting the crossing closure, and hoping to make the best of the situation, I contacted Network Rail to ask that they inform the train operating companies that audible warnings were no longer needed, there being no possibility of pedestrians crossing.
— BOB MARSTON, Hatchet’s Lane, Newark.
Ales vie for votes
AN ELECTION with a difference will see a Newark favourite represented at the House of Commons. Never mind last year’s high profile by-election and the General Election of three months ago, this time it’s tasty tipples that will be vying for votes.

A real ale brewed by one of six established micro-breweries in this area will be sold in the Strangers’ Bar at Westminster throughout October.

Six Newark pubs will each feature two beers from their adopted brewery for a week from tomorrow.

Discerning drinkers will be invited to cast their votes for the beer they think best represents Newark and its brewing heritage.

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