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A 42-year-old man has died after a crash near Newark on Sunday.

Nottinghamshire Police officers were called to the incident on Fosse Road in Farndon just before 8.40am on Sunday, October 25, which involved one car.

At the time the A46 was closed at the junction with Fosse Road, School Lane and Moor Lane in East Stoke and at both junctions towards Hawton.

The victim was treated at the scene but died from his injuries. The circumstances of the collision are still being established.

His family members have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

Detective Constable Sarah Stables, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a serious collision and we are working to establish how a man sadly lost his life.

“I would like to appeal to anyone who may have information or dashcam footage to please come forward and help us find answers for the man’s family.”

Anyone with information should call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 153 of October 25.

The UK’s newest music festival will be launched at Newark Showground next summer.

Unlocked Fest is a three day music festival that will be held at the showground between June 18-20, 2021.

The festival will combine well-known headliners with top DJs and tribute acts from the 90s onwards, as well as funfairs, silent discos, artisan food and drink, and a host of camping options.

Headliners for the event include The Feeling, Craig Charles and Ministry of Sound Classical, with other performers such as 5ive, Space, Republica and Sonique also booked.

The first line-up poster has some big names on there. Photo: Unlocked Fest

Steve Yeardsley, founder of Unlocked, has over 20 years experience working in events and said there’s a real gap in the market for the event.

“Having come out of a year where there have been no events at all, I think there’s a real appetite to attend events again and enjoy great music, food and drink with friends and family in a relaxing and ambient environment.

“Getting the line-up right is key. We’ve all been to festivals where the headliners sing one or two well-known tracks and fill the rest of the set with the new material.

“We really want the music to be familiar, songs that the crowd sing and dance along to all day and night. We’re going to create everyone’s favourite playlist and deliver it live!”

Launch tickets can be booked now via the Unlocked Fest website, with the opportunity of either one payment or a monthly payment plan.

Camping and non-camping tickets are available for the full weekend, with single day tickets being released at some point in 2021.

Adult camping tickets will cost £156, with non-camping costing £132, while youth tickets for 12-17-year-olds will be £100 and £76 respectively.

VIP packages will also be available from £197 upwards and will include priority access to the main arena, as well as an exclusive VIP bar and complimentary drink.

LNER will add contactless car parking at its train stations in Grantham, Newark, Retford, Doncaster and Peterborough from October.

The system will use Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR), with cameras on entry and exit, validating bookings made via the app or contactless payments at the station.

Commuters can book a parking space via the app or the LNER website, so there won’t be a need for a physical ticket or to use a manual payment machine.

The new system will be operation from October, with new signage and barriers to be installed in the meantime.

Drop off and short stay areas will also be controlled by ANPR, without any barriers, with payment options at the machine or via the app.

Season pass holders can also use the app to purchase a season pass.

Wakefield Westgate, York, Darlington, Durham and Newcastle stations will also have the new system installed.

Parking for now at these stations is £5 a day after 09.30am Monday-Friday or for those having a long weekend, park anytime Friday to Monday for £12.

Claire Ansley, Director of Customer Experience at LNER, said: “this new car parking system combined with our mobile ticket app will mean that customers can complete their entire journey without the need of a physical ticket or having to use a payment machine.

“We also believe this will help give customers greater confidence when they travel by removing the need to contact equipment often touched by many people.”

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