NottinghamshireLive news headlines today, September 13, 2021

By Jack Thurlow

Here are some of the latest news headlines at NottinghamshireLive this afternoon on Monday, September 13, 2021.

Uninvited stranger stabbed and slashed family at pub funeral wake: Two brothers were stabbed and their sister slashed in the face after an uninvited guest lashed out with a weapon at a family wake.

Mourners visited the Crusader pub, Hartness Road, Clifton, after a funeral on May 21, 2019, Nottingham Crown Court heard on Monday, September 13.

As they gathered in one room, Chantelle Phillips noticed stranger Kyle Parkin, wearing a high visibility vest and drunk, repeatedly walking past her table where she was sitting.

He approached and asked for her name and number and whether he could buy her a drink. She declined and he hung around for a while before moving to another area of the pub.

Her brother, Daniel Phillips, noticed Parkin staring at him in what he perceived as being in a direct and confrontational manner.

Parkin, who had been drinking heavily and had been using cocaine the night before, had his hand in his right pocket holding an object. Daniel Phillips interpreted that as Parkin letting him know he had an object.

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Investigation as residents complain of worsening stench in Netherfield : Residents of a town have complained about a increasingly unpleasant smell in their area.

In recent days Netherfield locals have taken to social media to complain about the smell, which is said to affect the entire area.

Some said that they had contacted Gedling Borough Council's Environmental Health department to report the problem.

But others had resigned themselves to the situation as they said it was a constant in the town and that they had got used to the stench.

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Family of Stapleford dad 'incredibly numb' after he was killed in crash: The family of a Stapleford dad-of-three who died in a crash have said they are “incredibly numb” following his death.

Martin Glyn was away with his family in Skegness when he was involved in a three-vehicle crash on August 25.

The 36-year-old was travelling along the A158 near Hagworthingham, Lincolnshire with his son, Jordan, back to his wife Hayley and young daughters, Jasmine and Savannah at their caravan.

He was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.

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Memorial trees to be planted at Nottingham sites to remember all those lost during the pandemic: A number of trees will be planted in the city for all those who have sadly lost their lives during the coronavirus pandemic.

Nottingham would be one of the four or five cities involved in the Blossom Again project and aims to embed Covid‐19 into the nation’s cultural memory.

The National Trust and Nottingham City Council are working in partnership with a view to planting trees at two different sites.

The plans for this project, which is expected to be delivered by December 2022, have been approved.

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Shop owners hit out at new pavement licence fee across Gedling Borough : Businesses owners have hit out at plans to introduce a new fee for pavement licences across Gedling Borough.

Shop owners can now apply for a pavement licence which gives them authorisation to put removable furniture outside. It had been free but now there will be a fee for applications.

The Business and Planning Act 2020 came in to effect on July 22 2020, Gedling Borough Council's Environment and Licensing Committee listed that owners must not obstruct the highway and there will need to be a smoke free area.

The new fee will cost businesses up to £100 to process the applications due to the amount of officer time involved and the expectation that more applications will be submitted.

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Chance for public to decide future of Nottinghamshire children's centre: A public consultation will determine the future of a Nottinghamshire children's centre as either a maternity hub or a family hub.

Retford Central Children’s Centre, which is owned by Nottinghamshire County Council, costs approximately £17,500 a year to run.

In 2017-18, Family Action was awarded a lease to operate from the centre to provide childcare through their new Tall Trees Pre-School.

Most children’s centre services were also relocated to Hallcroft Children’s Centre, although they retained some space in the building for 1-2-1 and family appointments, and the midwifery team from Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospital Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust continued to offer appointments once a week from the centre.

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