HITTING THE BIG TIME

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Newark MP Patrick Mercer has written a story that is apparently going to be made into a £50million film, much of it set in Newark. Called England’s Gold, it is described as an epic set mostly in the Crimean War, but starting and finishing with descendants of the Crimean soldiers heading off to and returning [...]

VICTORY FOR VIC

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There is a nice picture of Vic Hall on his mobility scooter with his way to a footpath barred by metal railings. The railings and bollards were put up to stop motorcyclists from using the paths that link Church Lane and Pinfold Lane, Balderton, and the alley beside the Coronation Street playing fields. But they [...]

DO AS COUNCILLOR WALLACE TELLS YOU. IT’S FOR ...

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Trish Gurney’s letter about Newark Hospital printed in the Advertiser of 26 April has prompted a ‘do as you are told, dear prols’ letter from County Councillor Stuart Wallace. He makes party political propaganda by disingenuously accusing Trish of attempting to “hijack the hospital review to make party political propaganda”. He concludes: “Let us move [...]

POLICE RECRUIT HELPERS

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Nottinghamshire police say they are restricting to 1,000 the number of police community support officers they plan to recruit initially, so the process does not become logjammed. The PCSOs will replace front line officers who have been dismissed to achieve budget cuts. More about the recruitment process at www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/jobs. Source: Newark Advertiser – 3rd May [...]

ANOTHER CASE OF CON CONS

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Figures used to justify the closure of Newark’s magistrates court have been rubbished by Solicitor Adrian Driver, representing legal firms opposing the closure of the court. HM Court Service said the six items comprising the maintenance backlog for the court building would cost £88,500. But Adrian Driver has questioned the sum. It includes £11,000 for [...]

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TORIES CONTINUE TO DISMANTLE THE HEALTH SERVICE

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The future of Newark Ambulance Station on Queen’s Road is under threat as East Midlands Ambulance Service seeks to cut costs. It is one of 65 ambulance centres in the region that could be closed as the service re-organises around 10-14 large hubs. When it happens, watch response times fall. Paul Baggaley, Secretary of the [...]

PARKING CHARGES A CONCERN

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More than 200 people responded to a survey that is part of Newark’s bid to become one of the Government’s ‘Portas Pilots’. 77% of the respondents thought parking charges in Newark were a problem. Suggested innovations for the scheme have included a hopper bus, an App for smart phones and tablets giving details of shops, [...]

MERCER GETS HIS OWN COLUMN

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It looks as if Newark MP Patrick Mercer now has his own column in the Advertiser. It is called ‘Political Post: The MP for Newark, Mr Patrick Mercer, on what’s in his mailbag this week’. In this inaugural column he supports the pilot badger culls that are supposed to stop the spread of TB in [...]

BUS SERVICES SCRAPPED

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The Aslockton to Newark bus service by Premiere (service 56b) comes to an end on Sunday, leaving villages with a three-hour journey to get into and out of Newark. The 56b took 50 minutes each way. The 57 bus link from East and West Bingham also ends on Sunday. So much for the need for [...]

NEWARK GROWTH POINT ROAD CONCERNS

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People living on Lowfield Lane, Balderton, are becoming increasingly concerned at plans to build a road joining the A1 to the A46 within 150m of their homes as part of Newark’s Growth Point plans. They met with Balderton Parish Council on Tuesday last week to outline their concerns. They want the road moved 200m to [...]

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