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Carer who ‘always goes the extra mile’ beats 300 other nominees to national award

A North Lincolnshire carer has been recognised by families of people she has looked after for her constant dedication. Kathryn Sate was named the Hales Group’s Personal Approach award winner after being nominated by the families of three separate clients. The group employs 2,500 people nationally and Kathryn beat 300 other nominees to the award. Explaining how she’s able to achieve such a bond with the people she looks after, she said: “I just love my clients, I love caring and I love my job. I’ve been working as a carer for 22 years, which helps you to develop really strong bonds with your clients. I’m still completely overwhelmed to win though, I thought I was just coming in for a staff meeting.” Hales Group is a national care company which has its North Lincolnshire branch on Oswald Road in Scunthorpe. Its 2,500 employees give around 30,000 care hours a week for clients.

Work started on life-size Lancaster Bomber on Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire border

Work has started to build a life-size model of a Lancaster Bomber on the Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire border which campaigners hope will become a national landmark rivalling the Angel of the North. The steel replica of the iconic bomber will be built on high ground off the A46 at Norton Disney, in Lincolnshire, in a spot campaigners say will be seen by 34,000 motorists each day. Lincolnshire is known as “bomber county” because of the number of military airfields it had during the Second World War.

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NEW CARE HOME OPENED NEAR NOTTINGHAM

A care home operator has opened the doors to its new £12m site near Nottingham. Ruddington Manor is New Care’s second home in the city and is located in Ruddington. The doors were officially opened by The Lord of Rushcliffe, Cllr Maureen Stockwood, and her consort Cllr Francis Purdue-Horan. The new home has 66 beds and includes en-suite wet rooms, communal lounges, dining rooms and secure landscaped gardens. It also offers a host of hotel-style services including fine dining, a hair salon, nail bar, concierge and a busy and varied programme of activities and events. New Care chief executive Chris McGoff said: “We are thrilled that the Lady Mayor was able to take time out of her busy schedule to open Ruddington Manor. We are incredibly proud of the care facility and we were delighted to give her a preview tour. The cutting of the red ribbon and meeting the first Ruddington Manor residents was a truly memorable way to mark the occasion.”

Nottingham Trent leapfrogs city rival in university league table

Nottingham Trent University has soared 18 places to overtake its better-known competitor, the University of Nottingham, a member of the elite Russell Group, in the 2019 edition of the Guardian University Guide. The former polytechnic has had a meteoric rise up the table over the past five years. From languishing in the bottom half, Nottingham Trent moved to 53rd place in the 2017 edition, 34th in the 2018 edition; it is now 16th. This year it has overtaken its competitor for the first time by one place in the rankings. The university has improved across every measure, including substantial advances in graduate career prospects and National Student Survey results, as well as attaining higher entry standards among its students and a better student to staff ratio. The top three in the Guardian University Guide are the same as last year: Cambridge, Oxford and St Andrews.