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DVLA car tax changes: Find out how much you will pay from April

New tax rules will end up costing motorists hundreds of pounds when they come into force in April.
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Nottingham has been named as one of the top ten cities for trade businesses.

Nottingham named as one of best UK cities for trade businesses

If you're thinking of starting up a new trade business, Nottingham could be the place for you.
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All you need to know about the new £1 coin

Check your change from today to catch a glimpse of a shiny new £1 coin in a bid to curb the rise of counterfeits.

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Prices at the pumps are set to drop.

Tesco to cut petrol and diesel prices by 2p ahead of Mother’s Day

Tesco is to cut the cost of petrol and diesel by two pence per litre at all of its petrol stations this afternoon, Friday March 24.

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A section of 'smart motorway'.

More ‘smart motorway’ work to begin next week

The next phase of work on the so-called ‘smart motorway’ is to begin on the M1 next week.

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RISE AND SHINE: Live travel news, weather and fun features

RISE AND SHINE: Live travel news, weather and fun features

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The retailer has stores in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Redundancies 'inevitable' as shoe retailer Brantano goes into administration

Struggling footwear chain Brantano - which has stores across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire - has been placed into administration.

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The Natwest branch in Station Stret in Kirkby will close in October 
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Natwest bank set to close in Kirkby

A branch of Natwest bank will close in Kirkby in October.

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Chief executive officer Bev Smith, who is leaving Mansfield District Council.

Tribute as Mansfield District Council’s chief decides to leave

A glowing tribute has been paid to the leading lady at Mansfield District Council, who is to leave after eight years’ service.

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Northern Rail operates services across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Northern Rail staff set to hold further 24-hour strike

Staff at Northern Rail are set to hold a further 24-strike next month in a row over the future role of guards.
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RISE AND SHINE: Live travel news, weather and fun features

RISE AND SHINE: Live travel news, weather and fun features

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£8.5 million Berry Hill development grant to help create 4,000 jobs

£8.5 million Berry Hill development grant to help create 4,000 jobs

A £8.5 million grant has been given to a new development in Mansfield which could help create up to 4,000 jobs.

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New plans for two housing developments

New plans for two housing developments

Two new housing developments are being planned for Eastwood – with one set to provide homes for war veterans.

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The u-turn has been welcomed.

U-turn on National Insurance increase for self-employed welcomed

A u-turn on plans to increase National Insurance payments for the self-employed has been welcomed.
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Mother and son team Claire and Sam Wood run Stephensons coffee shop in Chesterfield. Sam began training as an apprentice through the Learning Unlimited scheme, part of the Chesterfield College Group.

Apprenticeship Awards: Training helps both businesses and individuals

Most 19-year-olds are still trying to figure out what they want to do in life.

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Northern Rail staff are taking part in a 24-hour strike today.

RAIL STRIKE: How will your journey be affected?

Northern Rail staff are taking part in a 24-hour strike today - affecting rail journeys in Nottinghamshire.

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Leader of Derbyshire County Council and cabinet member for strategic policy, economic development and budget, Councillor Anne Western with Councillor Dean Collins, Derbyshire County Councils cabinet member for highways, transport and infrastructure.

Jobs-boosting £7.6m new link road opens at Markham Vale

Ambitious plans to create around 2,500 new jobs have moved a step closer with the opening of a new £7.56m link road to the M1 motorway from Markham Vale.

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Major road into Mansfield to be closed for six months

Major road into Mansfield to be closed for six months

A major route into Mansfield is set to close for six months so a new roundabout can be constructed.

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Post office changes criticised by residents

Post office changes criticised by residents

The closure of Mansfield’s Crown Post Office and move into the Four Seasons Shopping Centre this week has been criticised by residents.

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Andrew Percy with the two county council leaders Alan Rhodes and Anne Western

New visitors’ centre in Sherwood Forest to benefit from £63 million East Midlands cash boost

The new Sherwood Forest Vistors centre will benefit from a £63 million cash boost to the East Midlands.

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