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Passionate about making a difference to nature

Posted onPosted on 19th Jul CommentsNo Comments

Is nature beautiful? That was the question posed to reception children at Forest Glade Primary School, Sutton, for their enquiry learning. They looked at the beauty of seasons, plants, and…

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Community champion launches health hub

Posted onPosted on 19th Jul CommentsNo Comments

A £9.1m health hub has officially opened its doors to the public. Warsop Health Hub was launched by community champion Graham Hall (below) and Mansfield mayor Andy Abrahams. Tour of…

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Summer of Play returns to Clumber Park

Posted onPosted on 18th Jul CommentsNo Comments

Summer of Play is back for a second year at Clumber Park and promises to be bigger and better. From 27th July to 8th September, 10am to 4pm, there will…

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Libraries host summer holidays fun

Posted onPosted on 18th Jul CommentsNo Comments

Inspire Nottinghamshire Libraries, including those across Mansfield, Ashfield and Sherwood, have many activities taking place for the school holidays. The Summer Reading Challenge, an annual programme run by The Reading…

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Another top award for Mansfield hairdresser

Posted onPosted on 18th Jul CommentsNo Comments

Mansfield’s Mark Leeson has been named International Hairdresser of the Year at the Australian Hairdressing Industry Awards for a second successive year. Mark, who has been running his business in…

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Thousands of thanks to Rotarians from hospice

Posted onPosted on 18th Jul CommentsNo Comments

One of the last acts of outgoing Ravenshead and Blidworth Rotary president Mike Kings was to present a charity with a cheque for £1,000, together with his successor, David Lewis.…

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Portland Charity governor awarded MBE

Posted onPosted on 18th Jul CommentsNo Comments

A member of the governing body at Portland Charity was awarded an MBE in the King’s Birthday Honours for her lifetime of service to specialist education. Before retiring and joining…

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Mad Hatter’s Tea Party success

Posted onPosted on 17th Jul CommentsNo Comments

Academy Transformation Trust Further Education, based in Sutton, hosted a Mad Hatter's Tea Party at Sutton Lawn with youngsters from Kingsway Primary School, Kirkby, and Sutton's Croft Primary and Leamington…

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Banking hub opens in Kirkby

Posted onPosted on 17th Jul CommentsNo Comments

A new banking hub has opened in Moor Market, Kirkby. Ashfield District Council is hosting the hub, which offers a counter service operated by the Post Office, where customers of…

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Mansfield leading way for Green bus transport

Posted onPosted on 17th Jul CommentsNo Comments

Mansfield is to become a pioneer of clean and green public transport, thanks to a partnership between Nottinghamshire County Council, Stagecoach East Midlands, and West Notts College. The council secured…

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Flying the flag for Green spaces

Posted onPosted on 16th Jul CommentsNo Comments

Five Newark and Sherwood District Council parks have successfully retained their Green Flag Award status for another year. Among them are Vicar Water Country Park, Clipstone, and Sherwood Heath Cockglode…

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£1m will transform arts activities across Ashfield

Posted onPosted on 16th Jul CommentsNo Comments

A three-year transformational programme for arts, culture and creativity in Ashfield will include weekly events and performances, an annual community arts festival, and large-scale shows and festivals. Ashfield Arts Partnership…

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Healing power of music hits right note

Posted onPosted on 15th Jul CommentsNo Comments

Hospital patients are to benefit from regular music therapy for a further two years. OPUS Music has been visiting patients at King’s Mill Hospital, Sutton, for several years. Jo Thornley,…

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Buddies initiative will help to transform lives

Posted onPosted on 15th Jul CommentsNo Comments

A horticultural social enterprise dedicated to supporting adults with diverse needs, has been awarded £418,547 to fund an innovative buddies project over the next five years. The National Lottery Community…

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National accolade for brave William

Posted onPosted on 11th Jul CommentsNo Comments

An eight-year-old Huthwaite boy who raised £8,000 for charity after losing both legs to sepsis has been named as a finalist in a national award - and you can vote…

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Summer Reading Challenge under way at libraries 

Posted onPosted on 11th Jul CommentsNo Comments

Inspire, which delivers libraries on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council,  has launched its annual free Summer Reading Challenge, hoping to top last year's figure of 10,000 children taking part.   This year’s…

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Smart doorbells for victims of domestic abuse

Posted onPosted on 11th Jul CommentsNo Comments

Victims of domestic-related crimes are being provided with home security improvements as part of a new initiative. Nottinghamshire Police is working with Tara’s Angels to offer Ring doorbell cameras to…

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Bringing old hall back to life

Posted onPosted on 11th Jul CommentsNo Comments

Grade II listed Ollerton Hall, which has been empty for around 50 years, is to be restored and transformed into eight apartments. Plans to develop the site into a care…

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Two Changing Places facilities launched

Posted onPosted on 11th Jul CommentsNo Comments

Two specialist toilet and changing facilities have opened in Mansfield’s town centre. The Four Seasons Shopping Centre and Mansfield Museum now have Changing Places facilities that can cater for visitors…

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Focus was on wildlife and rural crime

Posted onPosted on 10th Jul CommentsNo Comments

A community event that showcased efforts to tackle wildlife and rural crime has been hailed a great success. Nottinghamshire Police’s Rural and Wildlife Showcase at Rufford Abbey Country Park aimed…

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Dedicated catering team cook up awards success

Posted onPosted on 10th Jul CommentsNo Comments

Hospital catering workers are celebrating an OSCARS win. The Blossomwood (formerly Millbrook Mental Health Unit) Catering Team was named Non-Clinical Team of the Year, Corporate Services at Nottinghamshire Healthcare’s Outstanding…

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On-demand bus service is extended

Posted onPosted on 10th Jul CommentsNo Comments

Mansfield’s evening on-demand bus service, which launched in August 2022, is be extended from three nights a week to six. It operates from Monday to Saturday, 7.30pm until midnight. Nottsbus…

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Empty eyesore shop transformed

Posted onPosted on 9th Jul CommentsNo Comments

A former empty charity shop on Low Street, Sutton, has been transformed into a clean and green building by Ashfield District Council. 9-11 Low Street, the former YMCA shop, has…

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Events to support North Notts Cat Rescue

Posted onPosted on 8th Jul CommentsNo Comments

North Notts Cat Rescue is holding a Summer Fun Day at Bentinck Miners' Welfare, Kirkby, on 28th July, 12noon to 4pm. There will be indoor and outdoor stalls, a tarot…

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Grant helps put new set-up in the picture

Posted onPosted on 8th Jul CommentsNo Comments

A start-up commercial photography business is going from strength to strength after receiving business support from Mansfield District Council. f22 Studios was set up in January by two experienced photographers…

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The BIG Sing & Dance in Kirkby

Posted onPosted on 8th Jul CommentsNo Comments

Kirkby is set to host The BIG Sing & Dance, a one-day event featuring live music and performances from schools across Ashfield. Around 250 pupils from seven primary and junior…

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Awards and applause signal end of another academic year

Posted onPosted on 8th Jul CommentsNo Comments

The end of another successful academic year at West Nottinghamshire College was cause for celebration, recognising students’ hard work, endeavours, growth, and development in three glittering awards ceremonies. Teachers, students,…

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Reach’s rewind back to the 80s

Posted onPosted on 4th Jul CommentsNo Comments

An annual summer celebration at Reach Mansfield was all about the 1980s. The centre is one of five Reach runs in Nottinghamshire, supporting more than 250 people with learning disabilities…

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Award marks baby-friendly journey

Posted onPosted on 3rd Jul CommentsNo Comments

The Neonatal Unit at King’s Mill Hospital, Sutton, has achieved the prestigious Baby Friendly Award from the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative. The award came after the unit, which is…

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Summer holiday fun for schoolchildren

Posted onPosted on 3rd Jul CommentsNo Comments

Children who receive free school meals have an opportunity to enjoy fun activities while making new friends at a summer holiday camp being run by West Nottinghamshire College. It will…

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Choir leader is making a difference!

Posted onPosted on 2nd Jul CommentsNo Comments

The founder of a Mansfield Choir is in the final four for a community accolade. Claire Eames has made it to the last stages of the BBC Radio Nottingham Make…

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LIFE Church Festival returns in Mansfield

Posted onPosted on 2nd Jul CommentsNo Comments

The LIFE Church in Mansfield, based at South Mansfield Community Centre, is holding its biggest event of the year. The annual LIFE Church Festival in Berry Hill Park, Mansfield, on…

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Lifesaving tribute to neighbour

Posted onPosted on 2nd Jul CommentsNo Comments

A tight-knit community in Blidworth helped to honour a long-time neighbour with the donation of a defibrillator. Residents on Marklew Close and New Close, Blidworth, were devastated when Mike Stubbs…

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Safety messages given to hundreds of youngsters

Posted onPosted on 2nd Jul CommentsNo Comments

A total of 850 pupils from 23 primary schools were given safety messages at events organised by Newark and Sherwood District Council. Nottinghamshire Police, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, VIA,…

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Thoughtful fundraisers celebrate NHS birthday

Posted onPosted on 1st Jul CommentsNo Comments

Caring charity fundraisers Cory Marsh and his fiancee, Deborah James, who have marked the birthday of the NHS for the past five years,  again brightened the hospital for NHS staff…

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No stopping Taylors Trucksport in Zolder

Posted onPosted on 29th Jun CommentsNo Comments

There was no stopping Huthwaite’s Taylors Trucksport Racing in Belgium over the weekend 22nd and 23rd June, where they collected more silverware with two further podium finishes, reports Paul Horton.…

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Teeing off a record day of fundraising

Posted onPosted on 28th Jun CommentsNo Comments

The Armchair Club — a Mansfield-based group that helps local sports people — raised a record £3,000 at its ninth annual fundraising golf day at Coxmoor Golf Club. Twenty five…

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£2m fitout contract for Mansfield business

Posted onPosted on 27th Jun CommentsNo Comments

Mansfield-based fitout specialist Deanestor has been awarded a contract worth more than £2m by Robertson Construction Tayside for the new Monifieth Learning Campus in Angus. This brings Deanestor’s furniture and fitout…

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Beauty spot’s café gets a colourful makeover

Posted onPosted on 26th Jun CommentsNo Comments

Artists from West Nottinghamshire College have brought the outdoors inside at a local beauty spot’s cafeteria. Students Kiera Durrant, Lexi Snood, both 18, and Caitlyn Stinson, 17, have spent over…

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From sauces to courses – Michael’s found success

Posted onPosted on 26th Jun CommentsNo Comments

An apprentice from West Nottinghamshire College is celebrating being named as the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire branch’s Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD) student of the year. Michael Potter, 39,…

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Helping victims of domestic abuse

Posted onPosted on 26th Jun CommentsNo Comments

A Mansfield charity received a £1,500 donation from David Wilson Homes to support its services for women and families who have been affected by domestic abuse. NIDAS (Nottinghamshire Independent Domestic…

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Sting shines at Sherwood Pines

Posted onPosted on 25th Jun CommentsNo Comments

It's been 41 years since Sting last performed in the area. The Police were quite possibly the biggest band in the world when they visited the Royal Centre during their…

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Innovative ticket to ride is an award winner

Posted onPosted on 25th Jun CommentsNo Comments

A student travel scheme has won a national award. The multi-operator student ticket scheme was named the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transport’s (CIHT) Bus Centre of Excellence Bus Initiative…

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Geared up for award

Posted onPosted on 25th Jun CommentsNo Comments

Kirkby man Danny Matthews has won an award for his classic 1988 Renault 5 GT Turbo. He collected a Masters of the Marque award at the Voitures Francaises event at…

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Gascoines scoops award at British Property Awards

Posted onPosted on 24th Jun CommentsNo Comments

Family-run estate agent Gascoines is celebrating after winning the Gold Award for its regional property expertise at the British Property’s Southwell Sales Awards 2024. In a major year celebrating its…

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Workhouse highlighted in new podcast

Posted onPosted on 24th Jun CommentsNo Comments

In its latest series, the National Trust Podcast has shone a spotlight on The Workhouse and Infirmary in Southwell, which this year marks 200 years since it opened. Curator and…

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Sutton outdoor market temporary relocation

Posted onPosted on 21st Jun CommentsNo Comments

Sutton’s outdoor market will be temporarily relocated from Monday, 24th June, while improvement works take place on Portland Square in the town. Ashfield District Council’s ambitious plans include removing the…

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Mini Police Fun Day event at Carr Bank Park

Posted onPosted on 20th Jun CommentsNo Comments

Three free interactive family fun days are being held by Nottinghamshire Police to celebrate and reward the efforts of its Mini Police recruits. At each event, there will be static…

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Work placements celebrated by students and employers

Posted onPosted on 20th Jun CommentsNo Comments

Employers have been formally recognised for their contribution to equipping students at West Nottinghamshire College with the skills and experience to pursue their career ambitions. A celebration event at the…

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Ashfield Show to return over three days

Posted onPosted on 20th Jun CommentsNo Comments

For the first time in more than a decade, Ashfield Show is returning. It will take place over three days in August at Sutton Lawn — Friday 9th, Saturday 10th,…

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Helping sight charity to make a difference

Posted onPosted on 20th Jun CommentsNo Comments

An opticians is supporting a charity that works to prevent sight loss and avoidable blindness in more than 30 countries across Africa and Asia. Pinders Opticians, which has branches in…

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Chance for youngsters to get creative in holidays

Posted onPosted on 19th Jun CommentsNo Comments

Free workshops for teenagers who love performing will take place in Rainworth this summer. Open Doors, a National Portfolio Organisation funded by Arts Council England, has organised two summer programmes…

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Thousands of thanks to Sutton Rotarians

Posted onPosted on 18th Jun CommentsNo Comments

Sutton Rotary donated £7,000 to local foodbanks, charities, community groups, and youth organisations from its 2024 Community Action Fund. Nineteen organisations based in and around Sutton applied for a grant…

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Nomination for award is just the ticket

Posted onPosted on 18th Jun CommentsNo Comments

A student travel scheme, which has seen more than 185,000 journeys made by students, staff, and apprentices in its first three months, has been shortlisted for a national award. Nottinghamshire…

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Memories wanted of old Victoria Hospital

Posted onPosted on 18th Jun CommentsNo Comments

The public are still invited to share their memories and old photographs of the former Victoria Hospital as work continues to transition the site into a a modern healthcare facility…

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Lewis comes back to his roots at Refined

Posted onPosted on 17th Jun CommentsNo Comments

A former trainee chef at West Nottinghamshire College returned to the kitchens for an evening of great taste and to show current students his success in the sector. Lewis Kuciers,…

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Success Rises as new venture marks major milestone

Posted onPosted on 17th Jun CommentsNo Comments

A new business that focuses on using adapted activities to help improve the quality of life enjoyed by infirm Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire people has reached a major milestone. Rise.Life Nottinghamshire…

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Old Meeting House needs your votes!

Posted onPosted on 14th Jun CommentsNo Comments

The Old Meeting House Unitarian Chapel, Mansfield is in the final of  the Heritage Open Days 30 Year Anniversary Gallery - and it needs your vote! To celebrate the  30th…

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A change of name at a fun-filled day

Posted onPosted on 14th Jun CommentsNo Comments

A Mansfield Church announced a new collective name for St John’s with St Mary’s — Christ the Light — at a family fun day. The Rev Chris Lee opened the…

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Taking pupils into the outdoors

Posted onPosted on 13th Jun CommentsNo Comments

Earlier this year, Newark and Sherwood District Council launched a birdbox giveaway for primary schools, aimed at engaging younger generations in protecting and enhancing biodiversity. During Great Big Green Week…

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Why It Has Never Been Better To Be a Gamer

Posted onPosted on 13th Jun CommentsNo Comments

People tend to focus on the less-than-great elements of modern life, but there’s little doubt that, in some instances, things have arguably never been better. You can very much make…

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Beavers’ bug hotels donation

Posted onPosted on 13th Jun CommentsNo Comments

1st Forest Town Beavers held their meeting in St Alban’s Church, Forest Town, and presented the church with bug hotels they had made for their craft badge. Beavers had planned…

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Stags historian honoured by Mansfield Rotary

Posted onPosted on 13th Jun CommentsNo Comments

Paul Taylor, president of the Stags Supporters Association and official historian of Mansfield Town FC for the past 25 years, has received a top honour from Mansfield Rotary. The award…

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Lung cancer information day

Posted onPosted on 12th Jun CommentsNo Comments

A health and wellbeing event for people affected by lung cancer is being hosted by Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation at Mercure Hotel, Sherwood, Nottingham, on 2nd July, from 10am…

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Howzat for helping young people to get about!

Posted onPosted on 12th Jun CommentsNo Comments

Young people with disabilities at Portland Charity have been handed a transport lifeline following the delivery of a new 16-seat accessible Lord’s Taverners minibus. The new 16-seat wheelchair accessible minibus…

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Two podium places for truck racing team in Europe

Posted onPosted on 11th Jun CommentsNo Comments

There were two further podium places for Huthwaite’s Taylors Trucksport Racing team in the second round of the Goodyear FIA European Truck Racing Championship in Slovakia, writes Paul Horton. Driver…

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Community cash up for grabs

Posted onPosted on 11th Jun CommentsNo Comments

Housebuilder Redrow East Midlands has relaunched its community fund for a fifth year to support deserving local groups. The fund aims to help organisations with specific donations and give them…

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Ex-firefighters visit fire museum

Posted onPosted on 11th Jun CommentsNo Comments

Around 60 retired firefighters from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service Retired Members Association visited Mansfield Fire Museum for an open afternoon. Organised by museum trustees and Trevor Newton, a retired…

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Charity says thanks for donation

Posted onPosted on 11th Jun CommentsNo Comments

The Amazon fulfilment centre, Sutton, has made a donation to a charity that supports people who have suffered a brain injury. A total of £1,100 was made to the Derby…

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Helping to transform school’s learning environment

Posted onPosted on 10th Jun CommentsNo Comments

A team of volunteers from David Wilson Homes completed two transformative volunteering projects at Heathlands Primary School, Rainworth, adjacent to the homebuilder’s Elm Tree Park development. The first — led…

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Meet former TV face at classic car show

Posted onPosted on 10th Jun CommentsNo Comments

The Wonderland Classic and Sports Car Festival is returning for a 23rd year. The annual event at Ferry Farm Fields, Hoveringham, on 29th and 30th June, will feature Sarah Crabtree,…

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Legendary radio voice given top civic honour

Posted onPosted on 10th Jun CommentsNo Comments

The managing director of Mansfield 103.2 radio station, Tony Delahunty, has been awarded Ashfield District Council’s highest honour — the Freedom of the District. He received the honour at the…

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Week of safety events in park

Posted onPosted on 7th Jun CommentsNo Comments

Newark and Sherwood District Council has  again partnered up with Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service to host educational sessions dedicated to safety. A week-long event is being…

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Mansfield Carnival prepares to take off

Posted onPosted on 7th Jun CommentsNo Comments

Mansfield Carnival, a free midsummer event to celebrate inclusivity and diversity in the community, will be held in the town centre on Saturday, 22nd June, from 11am to 4pm -…

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Spiderman councillor talks charity to the King

Posted onPosted on 6th Jun CommentsNo Comments

Outgoing Ashfield District Council chairman Coun Dale Grounds has thanked all those who supported his charitable causes during his year in office. He attended more than 120 events and raised…

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Curtain up on theatre group donations

Posted onPosted on 6th Jun CommentsNo Comments

Mansfield Hospitals Theatre Troupe raised £7,700 for charities through its annual pantomime, Robin Hood, at the Palace Theatre, Mansfield. A presentation evening was held at Rainworth Village Hall as the…

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Mansfield Choral Society’s Summer Playlist

Posted onPosted on 5th Jun CommentsNo Comments

Mansfield Choral Society will be performing A Summer Playlist at Samworth Academy, Mansfield, on Friday, 5th July, at 7.30pm. The concert will include summer fun favourites as well as thought-provoking…

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Turning derelict land into an event space

Posted onPosted on 5th Jun CommentsNo Comments

Work has begun on the transformation of the derelict Fox Street, Sutton, into an event and market space. Ashfield District Council plans to create a flexible outdoor space that links…

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Thousands enjoy a Mansfield party

Posted onPosted on 4th Jun CommentsNo Comments

Thousands of people packed into Mansfield town centre for Party in the Market. It is estimated that more than 5,000 visitors enjoyed entertainment and live music, including an hour dedicated…

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From Mansfield to Croatia

Posted onPosted on 3rd Jun CommentsNo Comments

Mansfield Fire Museum has donated one of its exhibits for active use in Croatia. The Dennis Sabre fire engine, which was previously in service with Nottinghamshire Fire Service, was used…

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Stateside adventure for young footballers

Posted onPosted on 3rd Jun CommentsNo Comments

Two teenage footballers are to embark on the journey of a lifetime to develop their careers in the USA. Ava McCartney and Libby Hudson will further their academic studies, while…

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Outstanding school celebrated

Posted onPosted on 2nd Jun CommentsNo Comments

Parents, pupils and staff at Crescent Primary School, Mansfield, are celebrating after Ofsted rated it Outstanding. Inspectors said the school, which provided an exceptional education for its pupils and the…

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Stepping out for brain injury cause

Posted onPosted on 2nd Jun CommentsNo Comments

Staff and service users from Cygnet Lodge and Cygnet Grange, Sutton, donned fancy dress costumes, including a tin of beans and a flamingo, to complete a five-mile fundraising walk in…

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Chatsworth Country Fair returns for 2024

Posted onPosted on 1st Jun CommentsNo Comments

Chatsworth Country Fair, one of England's most spectacular annual outdoor events, is to return again this summer. Held in the 1,000-acre parkland surrounding Chatsworth House, tens of thousands of visitors…

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Young chef cooks up a winning meal

Posted onPosted on 1st Jun CommentsNo Comments

Mansfield student Khaira Miah designed and cooked a tasty meal to win a food competition. Khaira, who attends Queen Elizabeth’s Academy, won both the Mansfield and Nottinghamshire rounds of Rotary’s…

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Celebrating talent in fostering families

Posted onPosted on 31st May CommentsNo Comments

Sixteen talented young people took to the stage in Mansfield to showcase their skills at a special celebration for Nottinghamshire’s foster children and fostering families. Fostering’s Got Talent, organised by…

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National recognition for specialist care team

Posted onPosted on 31st May CommentsNo Comments

The team at a Sutton care facility that helps people with brain injuries and progressive neurological disease has been nominated for a national award. Cygnet Lodge, on Sandown Road, is…

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Business-minded students celebrate their endeavours

Posted onPosted on 30th May CommentsNo Comments

Business students at West Nottinghamshire College brought glitter and applause to the stage at their end-of-year celebrations, with awards in 16 categories. The event, opened by principal and chief executive…

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Outdoor theatre back in Titchfield Park

Posted onPosted on 30th May CommentsNo Comments

Oddsocks Productions, which takes classic texts and creates bold, innovative and interactive theatre, is returning to Titchfield Park in Mansfield with an open-air production of  Shakespeare in the Park, a…

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Museum exhibition celebrates local natural world

Posted onPosted on 29th May CommentsNo Comments

The story of local fungi and how it underpins our natural world is being explored in a new museum exhibition in Mansfield. Mansfield Museum’s spectacular Through the Lens exhibition, which…

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Homebuilder helping sick children

Posted onPosted on 29th May CommentsNo Comments

A charity that supports the families of children fighting cancer across Mansfield and Ashfield has thanked homebuilder David Wilson Homes for a donation. It presented PASIC Cancer Support, a Nottingham-based…

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Family shows coming to Palace Theatre

Posted onPosted on 29th May CommentsNo Comments

From toddlers to teens, those who love history and Shakespeare, or just the young at heart there are  family shows coming up at Mansfield Palace Theatre. The Lion Inside leaps…

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Podium joy for Taylors Trucksport in Italy

Posted onPosted on 28th May CommentsNo Comments

Taylor’s Trucksport Racing Team’s start to their second season in the Goodyear FIA European Truck Racing Championship went well with a podium finish in Italy, writes Paul Horton. The team,…

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Listen to sounds of the Major Oak

Posted onPosted on 28th May CommentsNo Comments

The sounds of the ancient Major Oak tree have been recorded for the first time — and can be heard on a podcast. Alex Metcalf recorded the Major Oak as…

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Tributes to music greats at Palace Theatre in June

Posted onPosted on 27th May CommentsNo Comments

From tributes to music greats to familiar faces from the entertainment world, plus well-known stories including Shakespeare, there is something for everyone at Mansfield Palace Theatre in June. Marc Bolan…

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National recognition for specialist care team

Posted onPosted on 27th May CommentsNo Comments

The team at a Sutton care facility that helps people with brain injuries and progressive neurological disease has been nominated for a national award. Cygnet Lodge, on Sandown Road, is…

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College and Stags launch women’s football programme

Posted onPosted on 27th May CommentsNo Comments

West Nottinghamshire College and Mansfield Town FC have announced a pioneering new programme for talented young female footballers. The college and promotion-winning Stags have teamed-up again to give school leavers…

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Wishing for a funny panto!

Posted onPosted on 24th May CommentsNo Comments

Actor James Mackenzie, probably best known for his role as Raven in the BAFTA award-winning CBBC series of the same name, has been revealed as one of the stars of…

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Music tributes galore at Palace in June

Posted onPosted on 23rd May CommentsNo Comments

There is a varied programme of music tribute events in June at Mansfield Palace Theatre - a mix of something for all ages and tastes. Marc Bolan and T.Rex were…

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Jazz vocalist coming to the Palace

Posted onPosted on 23rd May CommentsNo Comments

Expect exhilarating swing from award-winning jazz vocalist and long-time BBC Radio 2 and Jazz FM broadcaster Clare Teal when she brings her new show, The Clare Teal Seven, to Mansfield…

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Amazon supports Mencap in Sutton

Posted onPosted on 23rd May CommentsNo Comments

The Sutton branch of Mencap has received a £1,000 donation from the Amazon fulfilment centre in the town. The charity, which supports and campaigns on behalf of people with learning…

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Award for police custody officer

Posted onPosted on 23rd May CommentsNo Comments

A police custody officer who goes the extra mile to help suspects in need of support has scooped an award. Detention Officer Sam Stevens (pictured) and his colleagues are the…

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High note for brass band from building society

Posted onPosted on 22nd May CommentsNo Comments

Mansfield Building Society’s Community Support Scheme has donated £500 to Creswell Colliery Brass Band. The band wants to offer somewhere for young people to learn to play brass instruments. Establishing…

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Help to inspire love of reading

Posted onPosted on 22nd May CommentsNo Comments

People are being urged to become literacy volunteers in primary schools across Mansfield and Ashfield to help inspire a love of reading in children. Literacy Volunteers, formed in 1996, needs…

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Outdoor adventure centre to open

Posted onPosted on 22nd May CommentsNo Comments

Thrill-seekers will be able to scale the heights when Nottinghamshire’s newest tourist attraction opens its doors to the public this weekend. Adventures is the latest addition to the Mill Waters…

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Community hub launched

Posted onPosted on 22nd May CommentsNo Comments

A new community hub, which will provide a space for skills development, social activities, and support for local residents, is now open in Boughton. Coun Lee Brazier, housing portfolio holder…

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Pedal power challenge to help hospice

Posted onPosted on 21st May CommentsNo Comments

Mansfield man Tom Scott is gearing up for a 120-mile cycling challenge on Saturday (25 May) in memory of childhood friend Sarah Fallen, aiming to raise funds for a hospice.…

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Restoring architectural jewel to its former glory

Posted onPosted on 21st May CommentsNo Comments

Work to restore an important architectural jewel in Mansfield’s crown has begun. The Brunts Charity’s £530,000 six-month renovation programme at The Brunts Chambers buildings, on Leeming Street and Toothill Lane,…

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Making a connection through music

Posted onPosted on 21st May CommentsNo Comments

A Mansfield-based group making a difference to people’s lives through the creativity and enjoyment of music is celebrating its first birthday. Open Voices, whose weekly music sessions are particularly suitable…

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The Forest Singers to host summer concert

Posted onPosted on 21st May CommentsNo Comments

Mansfield mixed choir The Forest Singers are hosting a summer concert, also featuring guest performers, at St Lawrence’s Church, Mansfield, on Saturday, 22nd June, at 4pm. Tickets for the event,…

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An Evening of Burlesque at Palace Theatre

Posted onPosted on 20th May CommentsNo Comments

Direct from London’s West End, the UK’s longest running burlesque show, An Evening of Burlesque, is back at Mansfield Palace Theatre on 31st May. The variety show blends cabaret, comedy,…

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Homes builder helping to save lives

Posted onPosted on 20th May CommentsNo Comments

David Wilson Homes East Midlands has installed defibrillators across its developments, including The Hawthorns in Sutton, and Stonebridge Fields in Warsop. They are on the outside of the homebuilder’s marketing…

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Attendance booms as County Show a success

Posted onPosted on 17th May CommentsNo Comments

Nottinghamshire County Show has been hailed a success as attendance boomed and more competitors flocked to take part Organisers praised a successful event after a combination of a big crowd,…

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Amazon help with new Portland College project

Posted onPosted on 16th May CommentsNo Comments

A team of employees from the Amazon centre in Sutton became painters and decorators when they volunteered their services to a charity that inspires and empowers people with disabilities to…

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Singing out on the big stage

Posted onPosted on 16th May CommentsNo Comments

Stagecoach Performing Arts students from Mansfield took part in the nationwide company’s Big Spring Sing at the Royal Hall, Harrogate. Samantha Taylor, principal of Stagecoach in Mansfield, said: “It was…

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Double celebration for Inspire

Posted onPosted on 15th May CommentsNo Comments

Inspire, the independent charitable organisation that runs culture, learning, and libraries on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council, has achieved recertification in two national quality marks for a further three years.…

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Informative artwork created by learners

Posted onPosted on 14th May CommentsNo Comments

Students helped to raise awareness of violence against women and girls across Ashfield. Learners at Vision West Nottinghamshire College, Mansfield, designed and produced artwork highlighting national statistics that show half…

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Mayoral award for Stags owners

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Mansfield Town FC owners John Radford and Carolyn Radford have been given a Special Mayoral Award in recognition of their hard work and commitment during the last 14 years in…

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Charity rowers Oar Blimey backed by Stags owners

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Transatlantic charity rowers Oar Blimey were given a £5,000 donation from Mansfield Town FC owners John Radford and Carolyn Radford, through The Radford Foundation. Oar Blimey — Mansfield brothers-in-law George…

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Free tennis family fun days in Mansfield

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Mansfield Lawn Tennis Club  is hosting a family fun open day at its Pheasant Hill based on Saturday, 18th May. Anyone from the local community is invited to attend at…

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Trust named as sponsor for new special school

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Diverse Academies Trust, which already runs several schools in the area, has been chosen to sponsor a new 160-pupil special free school in Mansfield. The new school, as reported in…

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Accolade for salon at national awards

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A Sutton hair and beauty salon, which expanded to also be a training academy, is celebrating again. Acut Above The Rest, based on Outram Street, was named Outstanding Salon of…

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Students’ research knows no bounds!

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A-Level students at the Mansfield and Ashfield Sixth Form College presented research topics that formed part of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). The EPQ is equivalent to half an A-Level…

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Rising to the challenge of getting people active

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Two care professionals dedicated to helping improve the lives of others have seen their latest initiative rise to become a big success just six months after its launch. Rise.Life Nottinghamshire…

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Serving up success at tennis club

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Mansfield Lawn Tennis Club was rewarded for its best year in 2023 by receiving three top accolades at the Notts LTA Tennis Awards — and has stressed that the club…

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Discharge lounge to free up hospital beds quicker

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A spacious new discharge lounge at King’s Mill Hospital, Sutton, aims to speed-up the process of discharging patients, as well as allowing people quicker access to hospital beds. Volunteers based…

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Music tributes at the Palace in May

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Among the music tribute evenings at Mansfield Palace Theatre in May is Northern Live – Do I Love You on Wednesday, 8th May, which keeps the faith to the original…

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Top marks for hospitals

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The care environment at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust exceeds the NHS national average in all areas, according to the results of the latest Patient-Led Assessment of the Care…

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Chance for young performers to star in panto

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This year’s Nottingham Playhouse pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, is looking for young performers from  the area to form the young chorus who will perform alongside the professional actors in…

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