Council says no to electric taxi

A bemused Warsop taxi driver who forked out on an environmentally friendly electric car was snubbed by staff at Mansfield District Council when he inquired about a Hackney Carriage licence because his vehicle doesn’t have an engine.

Bullocks near Chatton.
 Picture by Jane Coltman

Burning manure ‘causes a stink’ with residents

Residents in Brinsley have called environmental health officers to investigate an enormous pile of burning manure in the village.

Clumber Park.

Ineos threatens legal action against Clumber Park over fracking survey

Energy firm Ineos is threatening legal action against the National Trust so it can carry out a fracking survey on Clumber Park near Worksop.

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.

Beautiful flowers outside Mansfield bus station.

Mansfield is looking bloomin’ lovely at this time of year!

Mansfield is bloomin’ lovely at this time of year! So much so that the town is hoping to land another award for its floral creations.

The county councils Lydia Powles hands a plaque to Asquith youngsters and teaching assistant, Thespo Yournimou.

Lessons on waste and worms earn plaques for schools

Projects that have taught children about waste and helping the environment have earned special recognition for two primary schools in Mansfield.

An example of the kind of fly-tipped waste by a roadside that councils have to clear up.

Advert on Facebook led to fly-tipping prosecution

A Mansfield man who used a trader he found on Facebook to dump his rubbish now has a criminal record after being prosecuted for fly-tipping.

Sir Alan Meale, Labour MP for Mansfield.

GENERAL ELECTION: Meale speaks out on Tory fox hunting plans

Mansfield’s long-standing Labour MP Sir Alan Meale has slammed Prime Minister Theresa May over plans to re-legalise fox hunting.

A sign that welcomes visitors to Mansfield's sister town in Ohio, USA.

Tree from Mansfield’s USA sister town for clean-up project

A tree, native to Mansfield’s sister town in the USA, has been planted in support of a special clean-up project.

An example of illegally dumped rubbish in the Mansfield area.

Covert cameras used by council to snare fly-tipper

Hidden CCTV cameras were successfully used for the first time to catch a fly-tipper from Mansfield dumping rubbish illegally.

Breaking News.

BREAKING NEWS: Greens step aside in Mansfield parliamentary fight ‘to keep Tories out’

The Mansfield Green Party has given its reasons for not fielding a candidate in the forthcoming general election, after fighting the seat in 2015.

Mansfield Bus Station

Drain works to disrupt Mansfield bus station services

Works to the drains at Mansfield bus station will start this Sunday and run until July.

Shut-Ins Series 2: - Britain's Biggest Hoarders, (Sue and Neil)

Mansfield hoarder with more than 100 dolls calls in the professionals

A grandmother-of-nine who hoarded more than 100 dolls had to enlist professional help to clear her home after it became too hazardous for her family.

Plans for 400 new homes  including access  on land to the south of Stonebridge Lane, Warsop, together with associated highways works, public open space and landscaping.

Fight to stop 400 new homes in Warsop continues

Warsop council is to fight against plans to build 400 new houses in the town amid fears that services will not cope with 1,000 new residents.

Would you take a 'belfie'?

No flash required: ‘belfie’ trend sees backsides bared at beauty spots

Feeling confident enough to take a ‘belfie’? That’s a bum selfie if you don’t already know and it’s the latest selfie taking trend to come from Instagram.

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.

A planning application to build  a Costa Coffee Drive Thru on land at Sutton Road was submitted to Mansfield District Council last week.

‘Drive thru’ cafe for Mansfield?

Plans are afoot to build a new “drive-thru” coffee shop close to King’s Mill Hospital.

Shirebrook woman fined for burning rubbish at property

Shirebrook woman fined for burning rubbish at property

A woman has been fined more than £200 for repeatedly burning waste at a property in Shirebrook, despite warnings not to.

Breaking news.

Fly-tipping costs Mansfield man £1,327

A Mansfield man has been ordered by magistrates to pay £1,327 in fines and costs for fly tipping offences.

Fracking rig - Unconventional gas firm Ineos is set on seismic surveys across Nottinghamshire.

FRACKING: Notts council distanced itself from Ineos due to campaigners' rally

EXCLUSIVE: An FOI investigation has revealed that fracking company Ineos 'pressured' Nottinghamshire County Council to sign seismic licences before a formal decision.

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