The University of Nottingham is the greenest university in the world, according to a new study.

Search for children seen wandering streets in pyjamas

An extensive search was under way today after two young boys were spotted out alone in the early hours of the morning.

Police probe shooting of boy, 16

Police appealed for information today after a teenage boy was shot.

Man arrested after woman killed in attack

A man was arrested today on suspicion of murdering woman who died after being attacked.

Questions Of Cash: 'Pension fund firm rejected my French documents'

Q. I am about to retire – my birthday is on 30 September – when my pension should start. I have a pension fund with Winterthur Life and applied to receive my pension. But it will not accept my French birth certificate as proof of age. I have explained to Winterthur that the French system is different from Britain's: original birth certificates are always kept in archives at the place of birth. This avoids such an important document being lost. No French citizen gets the original certificate: one sends for a copy whenever necessary and receives it promptly, free of charge. I have lived in England since 1972, have paid my taxes and been a good citizen. CC, by email.

Fears for missing 14-year-old

A 14-year-old girl who has been missing for two weeks could be with an adult who might harm her, police said today.

Workplace parking levies may be imposed by councils

Councils across the country are pushing ahead with plans to charge for parking at workplaces, it was disclosed last night.

Man shot dead in garden attack

A 24-year-old man was shot dead in a back garden today in what is believed to be a targeted attack.

Death confession got out of hand, says broadcaster Ray Gosling

A BBC presenter accused of wasting police time over claims that he killed a former lover dying of Aids admitted today that his apparent confession "got out of hand".

Girl, 14, shot with Taser by mistake

Police have apologised to a girl of 14 after accidentally shooting her with a Taser.

Sale sign Rouse to strengthen pack

Sale Sharks have strengthened their pack with the signing of lock Nick Rouse from Nottingham.

Ken Coates

Ken Coates (Obituary, 2 July), was an inspirational figure within Nottingham University beyond his own department, as I found when he used the ringing phrase, "contrary to the laws of natural justice" while enlisting my support as a history student against his expulsion from the Labour Party in 1965, writes Giles Oakley.

Two in hospital after gas explosion

Two people were taken to hospital after a gas explosion at a house, emergency services said today.

Competition result: The peacock and the mouse come out on top

One is a beautiful and vain peacock; the other, a dirty field mouse. Together this unusual pairing has won first prize in our Brian Wildsmith competition: a limited edition print worth £650 of the best-selling illustrator's own unlikely duo, the parrot and jaguar who feature in his book Jungle Party.

Inquest into parachute tragedy to begin

An inquest will open today into the deaths of two people who died after they became entangled in their parachutes during a routine jump.

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