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Boy needed to be circumcised after groin-kicking ‘game’ gave him genital injuries

A violent playground game became a ‘craze’ at this Notts school – and one eight-year-old was kicked so hard in the groin he needed surgery.

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ALL KITTED OUT -- cadets and adult volunteers of the new Combined Cadet Force, pictured outside Sutton Community Academy.

Schools join forces to set up new Army cadet unit

Schools in Ollerton and Ashfield have joined forces to set up a new Army-themed cadet unit to boost both the studies and the career prospects of pupils.

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Mansfield chef cooks up a sotrm in the capital

A talented chef and former West Nottinghamshire College student joined 11 other young people to to cook at a prestigious catering presentation in London.

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Burst water main closes school

Renishaw Primary School has announced it is closed to all pupils staff and visitors today due to a burst water main.

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Tim Novell, Dale general manager, with apprentice Heather Neale.

Bright future for Mansfield apprentice

The boss at a Mansfield area engineering firm says apprentices have brought them a wealth of home-grown talent for more than 20 years.

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FEATURE: Are academies the right move for Mansfield’s schools?

With the recent move by Rainworth’s Joseph Whitaker to convert to an academy, it means almost all of the secondary schools in the Mansfield area are no longer under the guidance of the local council.

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RATED: Secondary schools in Mansfield

Here, we take a look at the latest Ofsted inspection reports for secondary schools in the Mansfield area.
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Lewis Smith, nine, absconded from school and walked back to his home in Bilsthorpe. His parents are not happy with how the school dealt with the situation. Pictured with Dad Andy Smith.

Autistic boy escapes from school

A furious mother has pulled her autistic son out of a Bilsthorpe school after she claims staff ‘let him escape from school’.

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Nick Clegg to talk about his new book Between the Extremes

WIN: Nick Clegg tickets for Sheffield's Off The Shelf this Friday

Nick Clegg, the former Deputy Prime Minister, is a guest speaker at this year's Sheffield Off The Shelf book festival on Friday and we have TEN tickets to be won.

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GUEST COLUMN: Get learning with CLaSS programme, by Coun John Knight

GUEST COLUMN: Get learning with CLaSS programme, by Coun John Knight

Inspire’s Community Learning and Skills Service (CLaSS) is launching a new programme of learning in every district in Nottinghamshire this month.

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Headteacher leaves failing Mansfield school

Headteacher leaves failing Mansfield school

The headteacher of a Mansfield school has left his position before the latest damning Ofsted report was published, it is understood.

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POLL RESULTS: Grammar school plans divide opinion in Nottinghamshire

POLL RESULTS: Grammar school plans divide opinion in Nottinghamshire

Plans to end the ban on creating new grammar schools have been met with a mixed reaction by Nottinghamshire residents.

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POLL: Have your say on the government’s grammar school plans

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced the end of a ban on the creation of new grammar schools.

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TTS colleagues create wildlife corner for Mansfield pupils

TTS colleagues create wildlife corner for Mansfield pupils

Employees from a Kirkby-in-Ashfield based firm created the perfect surprise for pupils at a Mansfield school when they returned from the summer holidays to find a revamped area of the school grounds.

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Sexting has become a common phenomonen with younger people and may play a large role in increased sexual offence reporting.

SPECIAL REPORT: Hidden crime in our schools

Sexual offences outnumber bike thefts as crime in Mansfield schools is revealed

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MP Gloria De Piero who was donating savings from her payrise towards selected students towards their student fees. From left, Sophia Parvaiz, Lauren Bromley, Sydney Alexander, Callum Gilder, Tiggy Stickley and Megan Lowbridge. 

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Students in the money thanks to generous MP

Ashfield MP Gloria De Piero has handed over thousands of pounds to help students from her constituency pay their way at university.

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1966 Woodhouse Manor School French Trip.

Back to school in Mansfield – 50 years ago

Education has been in the headlines in the recent days, from students collecting their A-level and GCSE results to pupils returning for a new school year this week.

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College chiefs and business leaders check progress on the new �6.5m Vision University Centre being constructed at West Nottinghamshire Colleges Derby Road campus. Picture: Rachel Atkins.

Countdown to opening of Mansfield University

The final countdown is on to the opening of Mansfield’s new £6.5 million university centre.

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Denise Kendrick presents cheque to John Roberston with Robin Hood Way walkers

Village school joins academy trust

A village secondary school is the latest establishment to step away from council control by signing up to join an academy trust.

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Wainwright Primary Academy Director, Tamara Hazlehurst, right with Executive Principal Louise Davidson.

Struggling Mansfield schools join new education trust

Struggling schools in Mansfield have joined a new academy as part of a educational shake-up, it has been announced.

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