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11:12am Sun Sep 21, 2014
A bumper crowd enjoyed a slice of agricultural life at the 163rd Collingham Show and Ploughing match.
9:29am Sun Sep 21, 2014
Fire crews were called to Rufford Road, Edwinstowe in the early hours of Sunday morning after a car collided with a wall.
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.
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.
11:00am Fri Sep 19, 2014
There is no right or wrong when it comes to wedding flowers; it is totally up to personal choice, writes floral designer Kathryn Proctor, of Heavens Scent.
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.
 
9:30am Fri Sep 19, 2014
A 50-year-old man has been jailed for 30 weeks after admitting failing to comply with the requirements of registering as a sex offender and other offences.
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.
5:00am Fri Sep 19, 2014
Two former pupils of The Grove School, Balderton, will serenade their former classmates with a string of Elvis covers when they meet for a school reunion in November.
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.
 
 
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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