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Trent Barton increases fares on A THIRD of its bus routes in Derby...

A bus operator has increased its prices on some of its routes through Derby. Trent Barton announced its single fares will rise by 10p, while "2trip" return tickets will go up by 20p. The hike came into force on Sunday. Among the routes affected are: i4 – Derby, Chaddesden, Spondon, Borrowash to Nottingham Rainbow One – Alfreton and Ripley to NottinghamIndigo – Derby, Long Eaton and Nottingham 20 and 21- Heanor to Nottingham Rapid One – Ripley and Heanor to Nottingham 1A – Ripley to Heanor A spokesman for the bus operator said: "We understand that increases to fares are never good news, and the decision was not taken lightly. "These latest changes will enable us to invest in our buses, their features and latest technologies, making sure we remain a really good bus company." MORE NEWS: Car overturns after crash on busy Derbyshire roadMeanwhile, several timetables changes have been made to some routes. Evening journeys on the Amberline route between Derby and Hucknall have been scrappe..
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Edwalton Golf Club aims to recruit family members after refurbishment

Families are being targeted to take up golf after a £125,000 refurbishment of a Nottinghamshire club. Edwalton Golf Centre's new-look clubhouse includes an upgraded bar area, restaurant, entrance hall and toilets, while its driving range has also been improved. Owner Glendale Golf, which has introduced a new monthly membership offer, and Rushcliffe Borough Council have joined forces to invest roughly equal amounts in the revamp. Club professional and centre manager Simon Williams said: "The centre didn't look too great before so it needed a completely new lease of life to bring it up to standard and attract new people to play here. "We also do footgolf here and the future for us is very much based around having a family-orientated offer. Read more: New academy at The Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club part of £4.5m investment"We want it to look vibrant and energetic – that's our mission statement. It's vital otherwise we can't compete. "People are expectin..
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Chief Constable reassures Notts over terror threat

The new Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire has said there is "no specific threat" locally as he paid tribute to a police officer who died in the London terror attacks. Three people died when a Hyundai was driven along the pavement of Westminster Bridge yesterday, before PC Keith Palmer was fatally stabbed outside the Palace of Westminster, and his attacker shot dead. Chief Constable Craig Guildford said late last night: "Our thoughts this evening are with all those involved in the police operation in London. In light of today's events, it is really important that we come together as one, remain vigilant, and report any suspicious activity. "It has now been confirmed that PC Keith Palmer, a 48-year-old father and husband who had 15-years service with the police, died after he was attacked this afternoon, as well as four other people. None of them left home this morning not expecting to return. "Our thoughts are with the officer's family and our colleagues in the Met, as well ..
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This is why you should never say 108 or 112 to Siri

You may have seen Tweets asking you to say '108' to Siri to find out what happens. Well, it's really not something you should be doing. If you say that number to Siri - the 'intelligent assistant' on Apple iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches - then you will actually be making a call to emergency services. And making a hoax 999 call not only wastes the time of hard-pressed emergency services, but is also a criminal offence which could leave you with a fine. Read more: Will your £1 coins be worth anything if you hold onto them? The number 108 is used as an emergency number in India, along with 100 (for police), 101 (fire), and 102 (ambulance), although all of these are being replaced by a general 112 number. If you say it to Siri, it recognises it as an emergency call, and puts you through to the services in your area. Unfortunately people have taken to social media encouraging others to try it out for themselves. All iPhone users say 108 to Siri enjoy and ur..
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Sculptor who created iconic Beatles tribute backs bid for Bendigo statue

A famous sculptor who created the iconic Beatles statue which stands on the world-famous Liverpool waterfront has backed plans to bring a new Bendigo statue to Nottingham. Andrew Edwards was so inspired by the story of one of England's best bare-knuckle boxers, who grew up in Trinity Square, Nottingham, that he created a prototype of the Bendigo statue free of charge. A campaign to bring back the sporting legend in bronze was started in December 2015 by Ryan Walker-Drain, 27, who felt there needed to be a fitting tribute to the star in the city centre. Read More: Long before Carl Froch, there was BendigoAt the moment, there is a statue of the champion fighter above Zam Zam Restaurant in Sneinton, but campaigners believe it is tucked away and in a bad condition. The Bendigo Memorial Fund was set up, with only £1,000 of the desired £60,000 having been raised – but that hasn't stopped Mr Walker-Drain fighting for the statue. Through Twitter he contacted Andrew Edwards, from Sto..