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Magical countdown to Christmas at Drayton Manor

Taking your child to see Father Christmas is an essential part of the festive season for most parents.

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Manager Martin Atkins in the new gym at Mansfield's Bannatyne Health Club and Spa. (PHOTO BY: Matt Roberts)

Dragons’ Den star’s national company invests £1 million in Mansfield

A national company, headed by a TV star, has invested £1 million in Mansfield by upgrading a popular health club and spa.

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Hallowe'en fun at Sherwood Pines Forest Park in Edwinstowe.

Spook-tacular Hallowee’en fun for youngsters

Spook-tacular events are to be held for youngsters over the Hallowe’en weekend at Sherwood Pines Forest Park in Edwinstowe.

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Simple delights that made us want to stay

Simple delights that made us want to stay

Picturesque Isle of Wight resort kept everyone entertained so time flew for the whole family

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Harbour Law won the 2016 St Leger

Chance to win tickets to popular St Leger Festival

The William Hill St Leger Festival at Doncaster Racecourse is a heady mix of top quality racing and a fantastic social scene.

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Take a trip to Wheelgate All-action theme park.

Wheelgate’s well worth another look

Wheelgate theme park may be a well-known day out for Mansfield families – but if you have not been for a while then it might be worth taking another look.

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Rippon Homess site manager Keith Richards (left) with Mark Johnson, of Bilsthorpe Fisheries.

Spy cameras to deter fish poachers at Bilsthorpe ponds

New CCTV cameras have been installed to help combat poaching at private fish-ponds in Bilsthorpe, thanks to a donation by a local housebuilder.

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The play area at Acacia recreation ground in Annesley.

Residents have their say on £200,000 revamp of Acacia park

Residents have had their say in plans to improve Acacia recreation ground and park in Annesley.

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JTF, from Hucknall, the triumphant winning team in the second Active Ashfield Games Its A Knockout competition at Kingsway Park in Kirkby.

‘It’s A Knockout’ fun beats working for a living!

Fun and frolics replaced the grind of work during an ‘It’s A Knockout’ competition as part of the Active Ashfield Games.

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READER OFFER: Save up to HALF PRICE on Flamingo Land family tickets

Yorkshire's Flamingo Land is a wild family fun day out and it just got better - we have an amazing reader offer to save you up to HALF PRICE on family tickets!

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And they're off!....the first batch of cyclists get under way at Sherwood Pines. (PHOTO BY: Mark Fear).

Armed Forces troops descend on Sherwood Pines -- by bike!

Sherwood Pines was the ideal venue for an exciting cycling challenge for hundreds of Armed Forces personnel from across the country.

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The Monster Truck you'll be able to ride at the event

VIDEO: Massive monster trucks set to perform at Yorkshire Post Motor Show on Father's Day

A slew of massive monster trucks are set to perform at the Yorkshire Post Motor show next month.

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The show included a demonstration by the Dog A.I.D. organisation, which provides assistance dogs for disabled people. Here is an amusing example of the jobs the dogs can do. (PHOTO BY Rachel Atkins)

Thousands flock to Newstead Abbey show to help dog rescue centre

Dog-lovers were in their element at a fun event for all the family at Newstead Abbey over the Bank Holiday weekend.

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Staff at Brierley Forest Park and Ashfield District Council receive the accreditation from a Natural England representative.

Popular Brierley Forest wins country park status

The popular Brierley Forest Park has become a member of an elite group of outdoor spaces in the UK.

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East Midlanders are steps ahead when it comes to walking

East Midlanders are steps ahead when it comes to walking

It’s official, East Midlanders walk more than people in any other region.

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RUN FOREST, RUN! -- youngsters charging through the pictureque Sherwood Pines Forest Park. (PHOTO BY: Rachel Atkins)

Let’s go! Invasion of the school fun runners at Sherwood Pines

Sherwood Pines Forest Park at Edwinstowe was invaded by more than 500 primary school children for a fun run that promoted a worldwide campaign.

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WARTIME SOLACE -- a WRVS rest centre, re-enacted by Carol Deane and Paula Westerside-Downes and her 12-year-old son, Finley. (PHOTO BY: Sarah Washbourn)

Hundreds flock to nostalgic wartime weekend at Papplewick Pumping Station

Almost 2,000 visitors stepped back in time to get a taste of life during the Second World War as Papplewick Pumping Station hosted a 1940s weekend.

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Half term and Hallowe’en fun at Warwick Castle

Prepare to be scared this half-term at The Haunted Castle, returning to Warwick Castle from the 22-31 October, with six all-new thrills and spine chills.

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GUEST COLUMN: Roll up for the Major Oak Festival, by Coun John Knight

GUEST COLUMN: Roll up for the Major Oak Festival, by Coun John Knight

This coming weekend is the annual Major Oak Woodland Festival taking place on September 10 and 11, which is promising a fantastic day out for everyone.

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