A Stamford primary school has buried a time capsule as part of building work taking place.A pupil from each year group at Malcolm Sargent School on Empingham Road helped plant the capsule which contains letters, notes, photos and a piece of school uniform.The capsule has been buried in the foundations of the new key stage one classroom and was the brainchild of Paula Stenson, head of year five.The picture, from left to right, shows Paula Stenson, Tony Miller from Lindum Group Construction, Tristan Revell, headteacher at Malcolm Sargent and Tracey Scoot from Lincolnshire County Council.On the front row are pupils from each year group from foundation to year six. … [Read more...] about School pupils bury time capsule for future
An open-air European style piazza is coming to Chilwell this weekend - just in time for a weekend that's predicted to be an absolute scorcher. The grounds of former Barton's bus depot, now known as The Garage, will become the venue for the Street Food Smoke-Up Summer Special. There will be live music, world street food and local beers on Saturday, June 29 at the pop-up piazza, off High Road. Revellers will find craft beers from local breweries Black Iris, Thornbridge, Brewster's, Totally Brewed, Magpie and Welbeck Abbey, plus artisan gins, sangria and Pimm's. When the munchies strike, check out street food vendors who will be selling Neapolitan style pizzas, Italian arancini, hot dogs, burgers, burritos, poutine, halloumi fries and loaded Belgium waffles. Live music from acoustic artist Mitch Colcombe kicks off at 4pm and Americana duo Trent Delta will be performing from 6.30pm. Admission is free. Doors open at 3pm. James Barton, one of the organisers said: "Head to … [Read more...] about Open-air food, drink and music festival is on its way to Notts
Engineers on a housing site that could contain dangerous chemicals will have to wear protective clothing. Workers would also be advised not to let any soil touch their skin. This comes after harmful industrial waste products, including poisonous and cancer-causing chemicals, were dumped at the site in Somercotes. However, a developer insists that homes can be built on the site, if the waste is properly dealt with. The plans, from Bernard Swain, would see homes built on land near two former and two existing landfills in Somercotes, reports Derbyshire Live. The area has been used as agricultural land, but it was formerly a brownfield site. Residents in Somercotes have been highlighting concerns over contamination in the area for 40 years. They believe that nobody really knows what may have leaked into the ground on the site, off Birchwood Lane, near Nether Farm, and what potential harm any chemicals could have caused to residents in the area. Now, the potential risk to future occupants … [Read more...] about The housing site so contaminated workers can’t touch soil
Striker Hillal Soudani says he feels he still had more to give for Nottingham Forest, but could not turn down an “appealing” offer to play for Olympiacos. The Algerian’s 12-month spell at the City Ground was blighted by injury as he managed just eight appearances in the Garibaldi. Soudani had penned a three-year deal when he joined the Reds from Dinamo Zagreb last summer. A knee problem early on last season ruled him out for a couple of months, and then a recurrence of the injury ended his campaign early, in October. The 31-year-old had scored twice in his opening four games for the club, but Forest fans barely got the chance to see what he could do, with his move to Greece completed last week. “So it is in life and football; you do not always get everything you want, you can not influence all things,” Soudani said of his time on the banks of the Trent. “I started great, played eight games, scored two goals; I just felt great there and the fans have … [Read more...] about Soudani reveals biggest regret about Forest exit
In a glamorous ceremony at Newark Showground on Friday night, hosted by BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Melvyn Prior, the Newark Business Awards celebrated the finest businesses in the Newark area who go the extra mile for their staff, clients and customers.The night got into full swing with a drinks reception, followed by a speech from Claire Lomas MBE - an inspirational speaker - who was paralysed in 2007 from a riding accident, but went on to conquer the London Marathon in 2012 raising £210,000 for spinal research.And to finish off the evening, winners were announced in the awards ceremony which saw small local businesses chuffed with their achievement.Can you spot yourself in the gallery below?The winners of the Newark Business Awards are:Best Social Enterprise (sponsored by Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance) - F4RN (Fibre 4 Rural Nottinghamshire)Best Start-Up (sponsored by Newark & Sherwood District Council) - Kitchen 52Business Innovation (sponsored by DB Wood) - Trigger … [Read more...] about More photos from the Newark Business Awards.